Most everyone in the entertainment world was excited to hear The X Factor had landed Britney Spears as its new celebrity judge. One famous face that's not so thrilled? Howard Stern.
Clearly not a member of the Britney Spears fan club, Howard told Access Hollywood that the pop star will show up "eat a lollipop, wear a sexy outfit" and offer no real insight to any of the contestants.
"Listen, I think we’re going to tune in to see her, if she can sort of function through the thing," he snarled. "As far as any real criticism, I think Simon [Cowell] and L.A. Reid will be doing that… I don’t anticipate great opinions out of her."
Ouch. Not content to drag down only one superstar, Howard then turned his criticisms to Jennifer Lopez on American Idol.
"I think she’s going to sit there like J.Lo and [say], ‘Oh, you’re wonderful. You’re terrific. Do you think I could get a perfume endorsement out of this?'" he said. "'You think I could perform on the show?’ I think that’s what it’s about."
The shock jock ended his verbal tirade by saying Brit will be good for ratings, as people will "tune in to see what kind of trainwreck she is."
A very rich trainwreck, Howard. Brit's contract was rumored to be $15 million for one season, and those in her camp say she and Simon are "very excited to work together."
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