Howard Stern Slams Britney as Potential "Train Wreck" on X-Factor

May 11, 2012 By:
Howard Stern Slams Britney as Potential

After months of negotiation and rumors, Britney finally made it official and signed on to join Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge on Season 2 of "The X Factor." But while Spears was recently voted onto Victoria’s Secret’s 2012 “What Is Sexy?” List as “Sexiest Songstress”, not everyone thinks she’s quite up to the task of being a judge.

At a Thursday press conference in New York City, Howard Stern, a judge for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent’’, employed his signature bluntness to deliver scathing comments about the Fox network’s hiring of Spears, calling it: “a wonderful decision, you know Britney still thinks the earth is flat.”

Navigating the globe is unlikely to be one of Spears’ duties! So what else did Stern, recently threatened with a boycott by Parents Television Council, have to say?

“I think we're going to tune in to see her, to see if she can function through the thing," Stern said dismissively. "As far as any real criticism, I think Simon and L.A. Reid will do that. I think Britney will sit there and eat a lollipop and wear a sexy outfit.” Clearly Stern has put some thought into this!

He continues, adding some criticism of “American Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez to boot: “I think she’s going to sit there like J.Lo and,” he switches to a falsetto, “you’re wonderful, you’re terrific. Do you think I can get a perfume endorsement out of it? Do you think I can perform on the show?”

But will Stern watch? He says, "I'll tune in to see what kind of train wreck she is, absolutely!"

Spears will reportedly get $15 million for her first season as a judge. That’s not too shabby for wearing a sexy outfit, Stern!