Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Lily Allen Would Rather Eat Crap Than Sit Next To Simon Cowell

Apparently Lily Allen watches X Factor in the UK. The show that is coming to the US this year has been in the news a lot this weekend. On Saturday night after the show ended, Lily turned to her Twitter and said, "X Factor FAIL. Too set up/scripted in my humble opinion... it's s**t. FACT! It's everything that I detest about modern western culture. Cowell is the only one who really benefits. I don't know how Simon Cowell has managed to get away with essentially copywriting the talent contest. It's beyond me, really."

"I've better things to do with my time than feed the nation with the notion that doing cover versions will sort your life out. I'd rather actually eat my own crap than sit next to any of those goons. Except Cheryl, obvs."

Wow, say how you really feel. The thing is she is right in a sense. All this show and its numerous other copycats have done is take that high school talent contest and turned it into television. Plus, Simon is the one who benefits. He owns the show and makes millions of dollars for televising a talent contest.

The other big controversy that has come to light is that X Factor executives have admitted they alter the voices of contestants. Yep. They use an Auto-Tune and admit they try and make good voices better while using it to make bad singers sound worse. It sounds to me then like they can manipulate the results. If you want some controversy than make one of the contestants have a bad week by adjusting the Auto-Tune. Of course they would probably just say they use Auto-Tune to make the program better.


sunnyside1213 said...

Did Ted C write this? I have no idea what is going on here.

The Nightmare Child said...

Oh, I do adore Lily Allen. She's the perfect combination of beauty and bluntness.

Her & Cheryl need their own sitcom or something.

Seachica said...

I love Lily Allen and her diarhea of the mouth. She has no fear.

Jessica said...

Ok the auto-tune thing is very strange, but of course it came from England, they do things differently - but every single show on television has someone that is the person that benefits the most.
Why is it only pointed out here?
Lily Allen used to be cool, now she is just a bitter arrogant b****.
She's the laziest person I've ever seen, then wants to boo hoo that she has no money. Ha! That's what happens when you only want to play at festivals once or twice a year and not bother with actually touring - you play one show then get paid a few thousand, that it would take 2 months of touring to make but you're just too damn lazy to do anything but the festival.
So she threatens to retire every 6 months until someone feels sorry for her and hires her to do something.
Oh and I love how recently on Twitter she was looking for car, then asked if anyone knew where she could get it used and cheap. When people were confused, she started yelling "I love how you people think I have money" and then proceeded to insult people that tried to talk to her about it.
She's just an ugly person with entitlement issues.

jen said...

♥Lily Allen♥ Love that crazy broad...

ms_wonderland said...

Bill Bailey has a great joke about this:

BillBailey "they also use AutoMorph on the x-factor judges, who are in fact a coypu, a dugong, a gulper eel and a sea-cucumber"

I can't see why this is hard to understand - what Lily says is plain English. Why bring Ted C into it? I've never had a problem understanding Ted either.

TinselSass said...

Simon's "talent competitions"
have made him one of the richest people in entertainment. Strange. Especially since the formula is so, formulaic.

Agree with all of you appreciating Lily A. I so enjoy that she speaks her mind - even when her ramblings risk being cringe-inducing. There's always a brain working - not just a bobblehead.

Jen... how do you add "hearts" via the QWERTY keyboard? (Thanks in advance for the tutorial!) (Great avatar, btw.)

mooshki said...

TinselSass, you type &xxxheartsxxx; but remove the x's from that.

You can also do music notes. Instead of the word "hearts," put in one of these numbers:

9833 ♩
9834 ♪
9835 ♫
9836 ♬
9837 ♭
9838 ♮
9839 ♯

jen said...

I've never seen that way, Mooshki! I just use alt then numbers on the far right. Press alt then press 3 & voila - ♥

And yes, the notes are fun, too hehe ♪ (alt 13) ♫ (alt 14)

Good times. LOL

Meg said...

Yep. They use an Auto-Tune and admit they try and make good voices better while using it to make bad singers sound worse. It sounds to me then like they can manipulate the results.

WTF??? What is the point of watching a show like this. Does AI do this too? I knew they lip synced the group photos but I never knew about this.

hunter said...


WHaaattttt?!?!??! Do they do that on American Idol?

Then I would be truly so disillusioned.

That's just plain wrong.

hunter said...

(I mean I believe it but I am shocked!!)

KellyLynn said...

Celeb twitter feeds that aren't publicist-managed are the best thing to ever happened to gossip. I also love that Lily Allen has no filter.

TinselSass said...

Thanks Mooshki and Jen.

Hope this works... £

TinselSass said...

I'll try another time... thanks for the lessons and the indulgence.


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