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Simon Cowell has no qualms about becoming a first-time father.

The X Factor judge, 53, addressed his situation for the first time on Tuesday, telling the BBC, “I’m proud to be a dad.”

Cowell – fathering a child with Lauren Silverman, who wasn’t separated at the time from now-estranged husband Andrew Silverman – went on to say, “It’s something I hadn’t thought of before, but now I know I feel good about it.”

Keeping his distance from the mother of his unborn child until her divorce drama calms down, Cowell calls Lauren “a very special girl.”

Adds Cowell, “Things are changing in my life right now for the better.”

His positive comments follow an interview in 2009, when he said, “God, no, I couldn’t have children. If I had them here drawing on the walls I’d go nuts. You’ve got to be up at a certain time. Got to listen when all you want to do is sit in a corner thinking.”

But he had a change of heart last year, explaining, “I do really, really like kids, because I can talk to them and listen to them. The problem has always been how much time you need to devote to bringing up kids and I’ve always dedicated all my life to work, and at 52, I’ve probably missed the opportunity.”

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The latest Hollywood celebrity gossip tells us KHLOE KARDASHIAN wants to quit hosting on “The X Factor” after just two live episodes.

Well, that was fast.

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Khloe Kardashian‘s much-awaited hosting gig on “The X Factor” this past week didn’t quite take off as well as we’d hoped, so the married reality star is reportedly thinking of leaving her hosting duties for good.

It all started with her distracting nip slip during her debut on the show. Then, she kind of messed up her timing during the second episode because her co-host Mario Lopez ended up reading some of her lines from their shared teleprompter… but sources reveal it was actually production’s fault.

TMZ pointed out that Khloe was bound to have some difficulty in reading a prompter due to her being inexperienced when it comes to hosting. Plus, it “robs her of her personality.”

Now, the site reports:

“We’re told Khloe is open to leaving the hosting duties to Mario, and taking on the personality-driven interviews without a teleprompter.”

Do you think she should?

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According to recent celebrity news, CHERYL COLE has admitted to cursing out SIMON COWELL after she was fired from the USA edition of “X Factor”…

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The gorgeous Brit is finally opening up about her intense reaction to how she was fired from her position as a judge on “X Factor” last year.

Cheryl was initially a judge on the British edition of “X Factor, but was tapped to join Simon as he launched the show in America. However, just one month after she was announced as an official member of the judge’s panel, the singer was abruptly fired from the show and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.

In her new book, “Cheryl: My Story”, the singer revealed that what made her really angry about the firing was the fact that Simon Cowell didn’t have the guts to tell her himself-the news was delivered by Richard Holloway, executive producer of the show.

Cheryl wrote (as excerpted from The Sun):

“I can’t get over the fact that ‘big man’ Simon, the same guy that told me I had the job and told me ‘don’t wear that hair’ couldn’t tell me I didn’t have the job! The coward didn’t even have the guts to phone or send a message warning me what was coming.”

She continued:

“I was furious with Simon for letting it happen like this. I believed we had a good friendship and I couldn’t understand why he just hadn’t been straight with me… I wrote the longest text ever. I apologise about the bad language, but this is how he made me feel.”

The text, which was full of curse words, went like this:

“F*** you. F*** Britain’s Got Talent. F*** the orange and purple outfit. F*** big hair. F*** the UK X Factor. F*** you all. I hate you. I understand you’re a businessman, and what I’ve learned from this is that business means more to you than friendship. I’m sad it’s got like this and I wish you the best of luck, but count me out.”

Simon tried to talk to her and apologize, but by then Cheryl had decided to cut off all communication with him.

Many months later, when they finally had the chance to talk again, Cheryl revealed what Simon first said to her:

“Taking you off [“X Factor”] was the worst mistake I ever made and if I could have my time back, I wouldn’t do it again… I’m sorry.”

The two eventually patched things up after that, of course.

What do you think of Cheryl‘s reaction to getting fired?

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Recent Hollywood celebrity gossip tells us that MARC ANTHONY and JUSTIN BIEBER are slated to become the next celebrity mentors on “The X Factor.”

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Among four of the next celebrity mentors for “The X Factor” will reportedly be Jennifer Lopez’s Puerto Rican ex, Marc Anthony, and the young teen heartthrob, Justin Bieber.

We know. Odd picks, wouldn’t you say?

Nonetheless, sources close to TMZ report:

“[Marc Anthony] recently inked a deal with the FOX talent show to join the cast as a mentor for Simon Cowell‘s group of music hopefuls…”

The site also recalled:

Bieber also signed on to be a celeb mentor — there will be 4 in total, one for each judge — lending his (ahem) years of knowledge to L.A. Reid‘s squad.”

On the other hand, Justin does beat Marc‘s album sales with a 3 million difference and Marc has his two Grammys (plus three Latin Grammys) to swamp Justin‘s zero.

Oh, and they both like hot Latin chicks.

So, if the two were to battle against each other as the show’s newest mentors, who do you think will win…

Marc or Justin?

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