'X Factor' Judge Simon Cowell Confesses: 'I'm Bad, I Do Bad Things' (EXCLUSIVE)
The X Factor judge and executive producer Simon Cowell was at his tell-it-like-it-is best when auditions wound their way to the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Saturday, Celebuzz has learned.
Returning to the judges' panel after missing last weekend’s auditions in Kansas City, Mo. with bronchitis, the 52-year-old Brit confessed to one hopeful contestant that he has a secret rebellious side!
"I'm bad... I do bad things," he told the aspiring singer/childcare worker, who admitted she's lived a rather tame life.
Fellow judge Demi Lovato chimed in too, telling the woman: "You just need to hang out with me for a weekend!"
"When this girl came onstage and professed to the judges that she'd never ever done anything bad in her life, Simon clearly thought it was time to liven up her life," an on set source told us.
It came a day after Cowell defended Britney Spears, his high-priced replacement for axed judge Paula Abdul, with the declaration that he was "the unstable one" of the panel.
Here's how a candid Cowell put the woman on the spot, according to our spy:
Cowell asked the auditionee, "Have you ever done anything bad?" to which she responded, "No."
L.A. Reid: "Not even ran a red-light when you're driving?"
"No... well maybe, but I didn't get caught," she retorted.
Cowell: "So you've never ever done anything bad? Nothing at all? Have you ever even cheated on a boyfriend?"
"I've never had a boyfriend," she said.
Cowell: "Well that can soon change!"
Reid: "Yes, Simon's single!"
Cowell: "And I'm bad. I do bad things!"
So did the woman make it through to the next round?
The final word came from Spears, 30, who told her: "Singing is definitely not you're thing sweetie."