Britney Spears

Well, at least she's an older teen-ager


My first impressions of Demi Lovato and Britney Spears, in their new "X Factor" world? Lovato could be a sharp, zesty force. Spears, I'm not so sure about. And Lovato really needs to get back to her jet-black hair, instead of those silly dye jobs.

All of that is, however, beside the point. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

"Idol" has Mariah, a small-town bus and questions


OK, I'm still not a fan of superstars as judges. Unless they're all Blake Shelton (which would be a good thing), they spend too much time censoring themselves and worrying about what people will think.

Still, I have to admit "American Idol" hit the jackpot with Mariah Carey. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

Britney and a "stoked" Demi join Fox


OK, now it's official that Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be the new "X Factor" judges. In the previous blog, the network people wouldn't confirm or deny it; now, however, they've had their presentation to advertisers. Here's the brief I sent to papers:

By MIKE HUGHES

Simon Cowell and Fox have finally made
it official: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will be the new “X
Factor” judges this fall.