Khloe Kardashian Explains Her Rough ‘X Factor’ Start

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khloeKhloe Kardashian didn’t get off to the best start in the first few weeks of her “X Factor” hosting gig, and Thursday on HuffPost Live she discussed the many factors that contributed to her initial struggles with live TV.

After getting the job only a week before the show’s live premiere, Kardashian quickly found herself feeling like a rookie. “I’ve never done live TV before, and I was asked to not do any hosting lessons because they wanted me to be just myself. I found the day before because the stage was just built, that I couldn’t read the teleprompter without glasses, so I had to get contacts the day before,” she explained.

Live TV presented many new challenges for the veteran reality star. “Just learning how there’s a screaming audience and you don’t yell because the mic is right there … I will have an earpiece in my ear, and while I’m trying to read the teleprompter then I have someone counting down … and they’re like, ‘Okay, ask Simon this or that’ … There were so just so many pieces I never knew were involved in live TV,” Kardashian said.

“I do feel like through every show I got better and better, but my first week I literally was like, ‘I am going to die. I want to fake a heart attack,'” Khloe continued.

Still, through all her struggles, Khloe said Simon Cowell had her back. “I actually love Simon. I love that personality, I love the honesty. He was so phenomenal to me. He could tell I kind of lost my confidence the first week … I got insecure for a minute, and Simon told me, ‘I hired you for you, I could have hired any trained host, so be yourself.’ And as soon as he said that, I felt like I was getting into my groove, and then it was the finale and now it’s over,” she joked.

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Like Britney Spears, Khloe,  he hired you for the possibility that you would crash and burn on ‘Live’ TV and create a media buzz. A buzz for all the wrong reasons as far as you were concerned, but the buzz Simon was looking for. Unfortunately for Simon, both you and Britney didn’t crash and burn, however, you both proved ultimately useless. So useless that the ratings for XFactor were, unfortunately for Simon, what did crash and burn.

Sorry Khloe, you’re a wanabee who was set-up for someone else’s gain. For you to actually think of yourself as not only a success but now a qualified TV Host…dream on Ms Kardashian…assuming you actually have claim to that name.

Let’s also be honest here, If it were not for Mario, Khloe would have crashed and burned to the amusement of many.

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Terence Stamp, ‘Star Wars’ Actor, Didn’t Get Along With George Lucas

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terenceCross Terence Stamp off George Lucas’ Christmas card list.

Stamp — who has 78 credits to his name, including iconic roles in “Superman” and “The Limey” — appeared in “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” as Chancellor Valorum, but has no love lost for Lucas, who directed the film.

“We didn’t get on at all”, Stamp told Empire (via Den of Geek). “I didn’t rate him that much as a director, really. I didn’t feel he was a director of actors, he was more interested in stuff and effects […] He didn’t interest me and I wouldn’t think I interested him.”

Stamp isn’t the first British actor to blast big-budget effects extravaganzas. Last year, Hugo Weaving, who voiced Megatron in three “Transformers” films, slammed the filmmaking process.

“That’s a weird job for me because it honestly was a two-hour voice job, initially,” Weaving said. “It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things.”

Weaving said he never met “Transformers” director MichaelBay in person.

“Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs?” Bay wrote. “With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job wasn’t ‘artistic enough’ or ‘fulfilling enough’?”

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Scary Skinny Lara Flynn Boyle Shows Off Shockingly Puffy Face And Wild Lips

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laura coverShe may have been one of the most gorgeous television stars of the 1990’s, but Lara Flynn Boyle is nearly unrecognizable these days.

The 42-year-old Twin Peaks star, who has kept a relatively low profile in recent years, emerged at a Los Angeles park on Wednesday afternoon, looking scary skinny and shockingly different, and RadarOnline.com has the photos.

Wearing baggy tan pants that drew attention to her stick thin legs with a Mickey Mouse t-shirt and blue sweatshirt, the actress looked painfully thin even though a slight tummy bulge hung over her tightly belted waist.

She also attempted to hide her face with a baseball cap and sunglasses, but she couldn’t conceal her puffy cheeks and artificially injected trout pout.

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It’s incredible what people will do in Hollywood to enhance themselves. Most of the time it is un needed and in some circumstances it goes terribly wrong….this would be one case where it went… terribly wrong.

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Chelsea Handler Slams Guest Piers Morgan, Says ‘Suck My A**!’

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chelseaA fired-up Chelsea Handler came out with guns loaded on Wednesday night’s Chelsea Lately, slamming guest Piers Morgan by saying he has “molester eyes”, calling him “annoying,” and even telling him to “suck my a**!”

Morgan – appearing on the E! chat show to mark the second anniversary of his show on CNN – spent most of the interview light heartedly poking fun at Handler, who was not taking it.

The 47-year-old unflappable Morgan had barely sat in his chair before Handler, her tone dripping with acid, asked him, “What are you looking at?”

The British journalist – obviously trying to be funny – replied with a rather back-handed compliment, saying, “Either you’ve had plastic surgery or a makeover as you look really hot today.”

Handler, 37, – clearly channeling her inner 5-year-old – quickly snapped back, “You are so annoying, you are so obnoxious and you wonder why everyone hates you.

 “I specifically covered up so you couldn’t look at me and undress me with your molester eyes,” she added.

The equally quick-thinking Piers hit back straight away, saying; “Normally when I come on the show you are really hung over in a really unprofessional way.”

Then, turning to the audience, Piers and added another zinger, saying, “She’s like a bad boomerang, you chuck her away and she just sucks back in.”

Handler reminded Morgan that he had been a guest on her show a year ago.

“You interviewed me last year on my first anniversary and it just proves one thing….” said Piers.

Interrupting him, Chelsea responded, “Let me guess, that you’re a better interviewer than I am?”

When a chuckling Piers agreed that that’s where he was going, a miffed Handler fired back, “I don’t pretend to be a great interviewer, I don’t even pretend to be good at my job.”

“That’s clearly apparent today, but I can help you,” responded Piers with a smirk.

At that point, the ever eloquent Handler said, “Suck my a**!”

Laughing out loud, Morgan ticked her off even more by once again asking, “Are you sure you haven’t had any surgery? Seriously?”

When Chelsea then said she was trying to keep herself together, Piers got out a pretend violin and played it to the audience.

“Poor multi-millionairess Chelsea, whining about her life again,” he quipped.

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NFL Legend Dan Marino Does An ‘Arnold’ – Admits Having A Love Child While Married

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Samsung's Fifth Annual Four Seasons of Hope - ArrivalsIn a story reminiscent of Arnold Schwarzenegger, NFL legend Dan Marino had admitted to having a love child with his former mistress – and he made the shocking admission on his wedding anniversary!

The married quarterback-turned-CBS broadcaster Wednesday admitted to having a 7-year-old daughter named Chloe with Donna Savattere, a beautiful production assistant he had an affair with when they worked together at the network’s Manhattan location.

The announcement came on the same day the 51-year-old NFL legend celebrated his 28th wedding anniversary with his wife, Claire. (No reason was given for why Marino felt the need to make his confession.)

“This is a personal and private matter. I take full responsibility both personally and financially for my actions now as I did then,” the Miami Dolphins great told the paper in a written statement. “We mutually agreed to keep our arrangement private to protect all parties involved.

 “My wife and I have been married for almost 30 years and have six children together,” he continued. “And we continue to be a strong and loving family.”

A source told the The NY Post that Marino and Savattere, then 35, “had an affair, and she had a baby,” adding that “everything was on the down-low and secretive.”

Insiders told the paper that Marino subsequently gave Savattere millions of dollars. She temporarily moved to Texas before coming back to the Big Apple, where she now owns residences in the Upper West Side and the Hamptons.

Savattere, who gave birth to Chloe in June 2005, has since had a second child with her husband since 2009, Nahill Younis. She has tried to change the child’s name from Chloe Alexis Savattere to Chloe Alexis Younis, records indicate.

Marino does have contact with Chloe as “part of the deal,” insiders said, adding that Savattere “was always saying she had to go meet with her lawyers to go over the scheduling and other issues.”

Marino has worked as an analyst for CBS the past 10 years, and is scheduled to work this Sunday’s Super Bowl broadcast.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Gets One More Season—We Meet The Mother Next Year

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metAll the deals are done and CBS announced yesterday that How I Met Your Mother is ending at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 broadcast season. All series regulars – Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris and Alyson Hannigan – will return, as well as series creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

The official press release also swears we’ll meet the mother next season. When during the season, however, is anybody’s guess.

How I Met Your Mother premiered in September 2005 and in its seventh season – it’s currently in its eighth season – it delivered its highest ratings ever in viewers and key demographics. Hopefully the show goes out on top next year both creatively and in terms of ratings.

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Kelly Clarkson Crowned Highest-Earning ‘American Idol’ Star

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KellySinger Kelly Clarkson has been crowned the highest-earning American Idol contestant, according to Forbes magazine.

Clarkson, who was the talent show’s first winner in 2002, came out on top of a success list after pulling in a whopping $8 million over a 12-month period, beginning in May, 2011.

Fellow champion Carrie Underwood shared second place with rocker Chris Daughtry with earnings of $5 million, while country singer Scotty McCreery came in third with $4 million.

Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson was fourth after surprisingly only raking in $3 million and Jordin Sparks rounded out the top five with a modest $2 million.

Other singers to make the top 10 include Adam Lambert, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, David Archuleta and David Cook.

Clarkson’s latest triumph caps off an amazing month for the star – she became engaged to boyfriend Brandon Blackstock at Christmas and performed at President Barack Obama‘s inauguration ceremony.

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Conrad Murray Dumped By Attorney Michael Flanagan Following Jailhouse Altercation With Legal Team

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conradJust one week after Michael Flanagan got into a heated jailhouse altercation with Valerie Wass, his fellow attorney and co-counsel, he has announced his intention to no longer represent their client, Conrad Murray, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

“Flanagan will inform Murray during his next jailhouse visit that he will no longer be representing him,” a source tells Radar. “Michael had been representing Murray in his fight against the California Medical Board to get his medical license reinstated.

 “Michael had been assisting Wass, who is Murray’s appellate attorney, but wasn’t formally on record. Michael has already formally notified Wass in writing that he’s quitting and will give Conrad referrals for other attorneys who may be able to assist him.”

The two attorneys, along with Flanagan’s son, were involved in a physical and verbal altercation at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles last week as they were visiting Murray. Wass subsequently filed a police report alleging Flanagan’s son pushed her. A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Spokesperson said it was a “very minor altercation” but that there would be an investigation in to the matter.

Meanwhile, as RadarOnline.com previously reported, Murray’s baby mama, Nicole Alvarez, recently sold a sobbing voicemail message that the convicted felon left for her from jail, to a website so she could pay her rent

In the voicemail, a highly emotional Murray can be heard sobbing as he complains about the hardship of life behind bars.

 “I can’t sleep now, it’s very hard, I’m in constant pain,” he bemoans. “Can someone please help me? I can’t use my hands anymore, I have no more use of my arms.”

Murray is currently appealing his four year involuntary manslaughter sentence for the death of his patient Michael Jackson.

The disgraced former cardiologist, “is ever so hopeful that his appeal will be successful, and he will be let out of jail early on bail while his appeal is heard,” an insider previously told Radar.

However, the chances of Murray being let out early “are really slim to none. Murray has been deemed a flight risk, and he has been denied several times before during the appellate process to be released,” a law enforcement revealed.

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‘Girl Meets World’ Cast: ‘Boy Meets World’ Stars Have Open Invite

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boy meets worldThe “Girl Meets World” cast has found its lead with Rowan Blanchard, who will play Cory and Topanga’s daughter. But the rest of the ensemble could include some very familiar faces to “Boy Meets World” fans.

Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are reprising their “Boy Meets World” roles of Cory and Topanga, parents to 13-year-old Riley (Blanchard). Their friends and family from the original ABC series could also stop by. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Michael Jacobs said the cast has an open invite.

“We sat down with them and talked about what their roles on the show may be,” Jacobs said in regards to the original “Boy Meets World” cast members. “Whoever wants to be part of this show will be and whoever wants to move on will. The most important thing is to see what the show is and then see what their part in it will be. Will Friedle said, ‘I will be at every taping.’ Everybody is quite attached to it. The bottom line is: Will Rider [Strong] or Will be a cast member? Will they put in appearances? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll see.”

Strong, Shawn Hunter to “Boy Meets World” fans, said he wasn’t part of the project in November.

Jacobs said he has been reading fan reactions on Twitter and Tumblr and taking stock in what “Boy Meets World” fans have been saying.

“If we do a redo of the original series, that’s no good,” he said. “Nobody wants that. The world [my kids are] growing up in is a far tougher world; it’s not the same world Cory Matthews met. I certainly don’t know that it’s as kid-friendly. It’s far more complex than it used to be because of their immediate access technologically, about things they should and shouldn’t.”

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‘Boy Meets World’ EP on Follow-Up: Viewers Want ‘This Type of Honest Show’ (Q&A)

Who else from the original series may join the Disney Channel update? “Whoever wants to be part of this show will be and whoever wants to move on will,” executive producer Michael Jacobs told THR.

Now that Disney Channel’s Boy Meets World follow-up Girl Meets World has found Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence’s young daughter, the real work begins.

Boy Meets World executive producer Michael Jacobs, who is overseeing Girl Meets World, hopes the pilot and potential series is a nod to the past that will pay dividends in the future with the inclusion of two characters viewers have grown up with for seven seasons. But don’t expect a retread of ABC’s “TGIF” comedy staple. “If we do a redo of the original series, that’s no good,” Jacobs told The Hollywood Reporter. “Nobody wants that.”

Reaction to Girl Meets World has been loud to say the least since news broke in November, and concerns raised by fans of the original are being taken to heart. “As soon as we talked about redoing the show, the response was so overwhelming and positive that no matter what happens with this show, myself, the staff, Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are incredibly gratified,” Jacobs said.

In an in-depth conversation, Jacobs talked exclusively with THR about why he cast Rowan Blanchard for the title role in the Disney Channel effort, the appeal of bringing back a classic to television more than a decade later and whether Rider Strong (and other Boy Meets World regulars) could really drop by.

The Hollywood Reporter: Why about 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard made her right to play Cory and Topanga’s daughter?

Michael Jacobs: The thing about casting that has changed is that there were tapes that came in from all over the country, every city and town. When you say this was a national casting search, this really was. We looked at just about everybody. We had it in mind that she should be in seventh grade, 13 years old and that she should be representative of the typical 13-year-old girl. That’s basically how we set about Boy Meets World. We brought in finalists, girls we thought would be absolutely lovely in the role, and we had a test session. When we were listening to the girls and the dialog coming out of their mouths, we realized something was wrong. The girls seemed a little too old in aspect. We were doing a coming-of-age story and you can’t cast somebody who has already come of age. The cost of coming of age has gotten a little younger. I remembered Rowan and how I felt about her when she first came in. I felt like it was Cory Matthews walking into the room.

THR: What were the first reactions to her?

Jacobs: I put her in front of Gary Marsh, Adam Bonnett, Corey Marsh and all of the people at Disney Channel and they immediately said that they were very intrigued by this. It was our first breath of real honesty, that this was a real girl who was actually growing up. We came to love her quirkiness and naturalness. Rowan instructed us that this is the show we should be doing.

THR: What’s the appeal of doing a project like this right now, 13 years after Boy Meets World went off the air?

Jacobs: The appeal to me was exactly the same appeal that I had in doing the original, which is that I look around at the landscape and I look at my children and what is on television for them, and there are very few shows that are like this, what we aspire this show to be. I think of Boy Meets World and I think of Wonder Years and I think of Happy Days, which I grew up [with]. The thing that delineates this show is that I don’t want this to be anything except the natural experience of actually growing up in this current world. I’m reading a lot about, “Is this girl going to be a singer? Is this girl going to aspire to be an actress?” This is a girl who is going to aspire to put one foot in front of the other and to try and understand the confusion that is her life. That’s what I think becomes real about this show. The stories we intend on doing are stories about a real girl who is coming of age. The beauty of this show is the girl will have two parents whom the world has already watched come of age and their natural confusion in the next step of Cory and Topanga’s own evolution: being parents. I’m looking at what the condition of the world is right now for kids who are growing up and if we can offer the same sort of guidance and entertainment that Boy Meets World offered, then the show is a good thing to do right now.

THR: From your perspective, Girl Meets World is filling a void that that you believe exists in TV?

Jacobs: Since Boy Meets World went off the air, I haven’t seen this kind of programming on the air. That was reflected in the reaction, which I am extraordinarily grateful for. As soon as we talked about redoing the show, the response was so overwhelming and positive that no matter what happens with this show, myself, the staff, Ben and Danielle are incredibly gratified. It’s rare that in your own lifetime you get to hear positive response in this volume about the work that you’ve done. Boy never left the air. It ran on Disney Channel, it ran on ABC Family, it’s running on MTV2, you can turn on the television any time of day and catch an episode. There has to be the realization that the public does want this type of honest show or at least the aspiration to be honest in its characters.

THR: Do you have fears that viewers may gravitate more toward Cory and Topanga, who I assume will act in support, than Riley?

Jacobs: I think that’s a formula. I don’t want this show to be a part of a formula. Is there a lead? Are there supporting characters? Boy Meets World was always an ensemble. There is pretty much equal interest about who you would naturally term “supporting characters.” Ben and Danielle would be the first to say that Boy was always an ensemble that Ben was in the middle of with all of the stories spun out from him. Will Cory and Topanga be supporting characters? All of the characters will have their feature stories and will be paid close attention to, so hopefully the audience will love the characters the way they loved the characters on Boy. You’re going to be seeing a lot of Riley Matthews because she’s the point of view of this show but what influences her are all of the characters in her life. You are going to see very equal attention paid to Cory and Topanga and all of the other supporting cast as you would naturally term it.

THR: How will the show be different than Boy Meets World considering it’s for Disney Channel, which has a different target audience than ABC?

Jacobs: That is not going to influence what the tone and quality will be of the show. I’m hoping parents who grew up with the original Boy Meets World will put their children in front of this because they know what we’re going to do. The world is different today. Even in the 20 years since Boy first premiered, there have been so many changes in the lives of children and how they grow and what they have been exposed to on the television screen, the movie screen and the computer screen. That influenced why we couldn’t cast a 13-year-old because it seemed to me we were coming into the middle. It seemed to me there wasn’t much to learn at 13, which was sad to me in a way. What I’m hoping is that the freshness of this will be a girl at her absolute cusp of being able to be influenced by these surrounding forces. Cory, who has been nothing but confused all his life, will try to impress upon his daughter that he knows what he’s doing now and she will see right through that. That’s going to be one of the primary relationships within the show. Topanga’s observation and realization that neither of them know truly what they’re doing and it’s not an easy world to raise a child in is what makes this show great for right now.

THR: Rider Strong was vocal about his lack of participation in the update. Now that Girl Meets World is an official pilot, have you discussed this with him or any other castmembers?

Jacobs: When Rider said that he was not approached about being a part of the show, there actually was no official show. [At the time] it was an idea that Gary Marsh, Adam Bonnett, Corey Marsh and the Disney Channel people called me up asking if I would be interested in doing this. It just got an official greenlight for pilot. I didn’t want to talk to everybody about something that was only a discussion. Then the world reacted and I got a bajillion phone calls. Rider and Will Friedle and all of the cast said, “What is this? We thought we were done!” We sat down with them and talked about what their roles on the show may be. Whoever wants to be part of this show will be and whoever wants to move on will. The most important thing is to see what the show is and then see what their part in it will be. Will Friedle said, “I will be at every taping.” Everybody is quite attached to it. The bottom line is: Will Rider or Will be a cast member? Will they put in appearances? Maybe, maybe not. We’ll see.

THR: Would you want this to run on Friday nights like Boy Meets World did?

Jacobs: That’s not up to me. The people at Disney are extraordinarily bright at what they do. They will put the show at exactly the right place, at exactly the right time. My concern is when we get a time slot, our show is ready and we hit the ground running and the audience gets exactly what the audience wants.

THR: How many versions of Girl Meets World did you toy with before landing on this one?

Jacobs: This was it. Gary, Adam, Corey and their staff spoke to me about doing it. I spoke to my wife. I said, “Sequels are very tough. I don’t want to do anything at all that would hurt or tarnish whatever legacy the original had.” This was before the world reacted and demanded that I don’t. [Laughs] Now I’m under absolute command of the world and I’m paying very strict attention on what the show will be. The idea I came up with is the idea we’re going forward with. Girl Meets World can be told on two levels: the coming of age of Riley Matthews and two parents who haven’t quite come of age themselves

THR: Is there anything that’s keeping you up at night? Are there challenges you’re facing in terms of how to stay as true to your original vision as possible?

Jacobs: There is literally one thing that’s keeping me up at night. Now that we’ve gotten the response – and I’m reading a lot of it. I know this way lies madness. I know to read Twitter and Tumblr, which I never did before, and everyone at Disney is taking great stock in articles that say “these are the five things we demand from Girl Meets World,” “these are the ways the show has to go.” If we do a redo of the original series, that’s no good. Nobody wants that. The world [my kids are] growing up in is a far tougher world; it’s not the same world Cory Matthews met. I certainly don’t know that it’s as kid-friendly. It’s far more complex than it used to be because of their immediate access technologically, about things they should and shouldn’t. The thing that keeps me up is will I actually be able to communicate to a vast audience the joy of growing up with a bit more innocent confusion and a bit less wanting to run off the cliff and becoming much too old much too fast? If I can do that, then this is a real contribution.

Britney Spears Is Blissful And Lacking Some Clothes

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Britney Spears without a bra againBritney Spears just loooooves to feel…free! But maybe next time she should be a little more careful about what kind of shirt she’s wearing when she decides to skip grabbing a bra!

The 31-year-old pop star was spotted shopping with her bodyguard at Calypso in West Hollywood on Wednesday morning, and even though she left the X Factor and split from fiance Jason Trawick earlier this month, it looks like she’s doing better than ever!

Of course, if we’re to believe the new issue of Life & Style, Britney and Jason have been shacking up! A source tells the mag, “She and Jason have slept together since the split. They’ve seen each other multiple times … Before, they were always fighting about getting married and having kids. They’re getting along much better since not being engaged!”

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