Britney Spears in Christopher Kane at the X-Factor viewing party: cute or uncomfortable?

These are some photos from last night’s “viewing party” red carpet for the X Factor. Sigh… y’all know I like Britney and I want her to do well, and to her credit, she looks very well-put-together (for her) at this event. But in almost all of the photos, her body language is “I don’t want to be here, I’m uncomfortable, stop yelling, stop taking my photo.” I just… don’t understand why her “team” and her fiancé are still hellbent on having Britney do all of this stuff that she’s uncomfortable doing. Anyway, she’s wearing a Christopher Kane dress which is okay, and I think she looks like she’s lost weight. Her body is looking really good, and the weave doesn’t look busted (but it does look kind of cheap, whatevs). So, basically, this was a great Britney appearance and now that she’s succeeded, she’ll probably have to do more. Poor Brit.

When did Demi Lovato get bangs? They look okay, but she looks older. Of course, she’s always looked older than her current age (20) to me.

Y’all know I like Khloe Kardashian too. But OMG. CB was like, “Khloe looks decent, she looks like she lost weight” and I agreed… but then I saw the buttons. Is this what Duchess Kate has done to the fashion industry? Kate decreed that all the peasants shall now wear gratuitous buttons and the designers followed suit? BUTTONS BUTTONS BUTTONS. As for everything from the neck up… too much makeup, but I have a soft spot for that hairstyle.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. cmc says:

    Britney’s boob area is making me uncomfortable in that dress. That part is really unflattering. Also, enough with the open mouth/chewing gum thing! That’s SO gross.

    Demi is doing something weird with her makeup which makes her face look almost… non-human, in a way. I don’t know, I’ve been reading a lot of scifi. As for Khloe, I think she looks pretty.

  2. Samantha says:

    I’m just happy to see Demi with darker hair. The blonde stuff was awful on her.

    That’s the best Brit has looked for a while.

  3. ladybert62 says:

    (1) Brit looks like she is in pain
    (2) What is that in her mouth – gum? YUK!!

    • Canda says:

      She looks sooo uncomfortable, it’s so transparent. Whenever she’s shot from the side with her arm(s) stick-straight and seemingly glued down the side of her body with unnaturally straight fingers, I know she’s out of it and wants to leave.

      Hey, Britney:

      1. Stop chewing gum and opening your mouth.
      2. Fix those eyebrows.
      3. Fire your makeup artist (or stop doing it yourself), those eyes are horrific.
      4. Picture #3 says “sorry that I farted”. Do stop that.

    • Liv says:

      I think she looks like someone turned the lights off in her head a long time ago. I feel so sorry for her. She really needs to get control over her life again.

      • BooBooLaRue says:

        Yuppers. I wish she would just retire and enjoy a quiet life with her fiance, kids and money. She could live simply off her income for the rest of her life and just be a regular person.

      • jenny piccolo says:

        You feel sorry for her? She’s rich and famous and goes through struggles just like everyone else does. She has two beautiful sons that she adores and a man who wants to spend his life with her. A few years ago when she was shaving her head bald she would have dreamed to be in this place where she is now – finding success again. ARE YOU SERIOUS that you feel bad for her? You should feel bad for me. I’m poor, 60 lbs overweight, my job sucks, my love life sucks, and my teenager is flunking out of school. !!

      • Liv says:

        I feel sorry for you too then ;-)

        But I feel sorry for her, because she was pushed in this business with 15 or 16 years – definitely too young. Her whole family depends on her financially. And now it seems like nothing’s left of her.

        You may have issues in your life, but at least you have yourself, you know what I mean?

  4. Sapphire says:

    I’ve never jumped on the family=puppet master forcing Poor Brit to do things when she’d rather be at home eating cheetos, y’all. I never seen any evidence that this girl wanted or even could do anything other than perform.

    • Amory says:

      But she doesn’t need to perform, and she doesn’t seem to get any joy from it. Her appearances always seem a bit painful for her. I think it’s a shame that her family spends more time and energy trying to hook her up with work than they do trying to get her back to parenting.

    • Laura says:

      Agree, Sapphire. People are so quick to jump on the ‘Britney’s family is forcing her to work OMG!!!’ bandwagon that they forget that it was during an extended break that Britney’s breakdown started. Remember when she had nothing to do but drive around, picking up paps and talking with a fake British accent? Has no one considered that working helps her keep her balance? Of course not.
      Also, read Britney’s first interview with Rolling Stone…the one with the midriff and the Teletubby. Britney’s mom talks about not wanting Britney in the spotlight just yet, and Britney basically tells her to shut up. Britney wanted what she got.

  5. LadyMTL says:

    Britney looks really uncomfortable, for sure. Whenever I see pics of her I just want to give her a hug and tell her to relax, lol. As for the rest…meh. Khloe’s hair looks really nice but I want to wash her face.

  6. lem says:

    I think Britney really likes doing what she does, she just doesn’t enjoy the press aspect of it. I think if she really hated doing all of it b/c it made her so uncomfortable, she wouldn’t do it and I don’t think her family would force her. I think she loves doing X Factor, just this publicity stuff makes her uncomfortable (which I completely understand).

    • bbybt says:

      That’s exactly what I see too! I don’t think she looks as vacant as in the past. In fact, I think she looks like she just realized how weird all the attention she gets is and doesn’t like the celebrity aspect of being a celebrity. And I also find that understandable. She’s grown up and leads a very private personal life at this point. I think she just wants to be normal.

  7. little-red says:

    That dress is made for smaller breasts, she looks like she borrowed it last minute.

    Khloe looks decent, I really like the blouse.

  8. Quinn says:

    Britney’s arms are always SOOO stiff in photos these days…I just want to grab them and shake them around, loosen them up. Whatever gave her the “it” factor when she was younger has definitely vanished.

  9. Lupe says:

    I never thought I’d see the day that Khloe Kardashian had the best look on a red carpet.

  10. Meg13 says:

    She does look uncomfortable which makes me wonder: HOW? This is the girl that’s performed all over the world, for millions of people. Is it because of the media’s play-by-play of her breakdown? Is it her man gnawing at her self-confidence? She used to be poised, if nothing else. It’s weird for someone who’s been in the public eye for so long.

  11. Tifygodess24 says:

    I have to say this as someone with personal experience with major depression and panic attacks all the time as well as a brother with Autism , just because Someone looks uncomfortable , not certain what to do with their body etc doesn’t mean they don’t want to be there so the SAME could be said for Britney. She may be the one who wants to do this stuff , she has stated before she likes being out and about, working as well as just being at home. I feel like people want to say she’s being pushed but that may not be the case. Many people with mental illness still make themselves do things ( comfortable or not) so they can live as normal as possible. And for Britney this stuff is normal, none of us know what is going on behind the scenes or her exact medical diagnosis.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      I can relate, too…I have severe major depression bouts and panic attacks/anxiety problems (and a son w/ a type of autism). I think Britney needs some medication, if she isn’t on it already. When I have anxiety, I can barely do things. But I would’ve thought she’s have been happier at home w/ her boys. She does a great job keeping them out of the spotlight. She has beautiful teeth, I’ll give her that! What ever happened to K-Fed, anyone know? Did he go leaching off another woman and making babies, and is his cap still backward, his bling still on, and his pants still falling down? Does he see the boys?
      Hate all the dresses in the photos BTW

      • RN says:

        I have no doubt that Britney is already heavily medicated, and has been for years. My guess is that she was on some heavy-duty anti-psychotics after her breakdown, judging from her (vacant) facial expressions from around that time. The dosage may have been lessened as of late, but it would be foolish to assume that she won’t be on some type of psych med(s) for the rest of her life.

  12. Zelda says:

    That dress is very 1998.
    I’d've loved it then but it’s bad, now. Bad.
    But at least it appears to be her size, so… a step up? She looks SO much thinner when she’s not poured into things.

  13. Gia says:

    Ugh…get Britney out of there. I just don’t get how her dad and “fiance” (cough **guardian** cough)can keep pushing this work on her. She’s rich. It’s enough. It’s uncomfortable even looking at her.

  14. Minky says:

    Brit looks pretty, though uncomfortable. Maybe if that dress were a bit bigger in the chest? Looks like she’s straining to keep everything in place… Maybe if she weren’t so stiff it would’ve looked more relaxed?

    Demi, meh.

    Khloe looks cute! Too much makeup, but the outfit is flattering and her hair looks pretty. Simple, not overdone, and nice. :)

  15. aston martin says:

    I feel really badly for Britney in terms of her contractual appearance requirements. It’s an arena completely 180 degrees different from being on the show which is tightly controlled and where she is never on her own, alone, in front of the glare. She is not the same person, mentally, as she was before her breakdown, and likely never will be, so to bring up the fact that of her extensive performing in her past really does not reflect her current reality.

    TMI but I’m bipolar, too, and after being the life of the party my entire teenage and young adult life I became a virtual shut-in and shy to the point of tears once the bipolar took over. Britney’s trying so, so hard, in my opinion, and it’s never going to be “enough” for anyone hoping or expecting her to return to her old self. Personally, I think it’s amazing she’s out there at all, although I’m sure the hefty contract IS a motivator.

    • Gia says:

      I just want to say that it’s ok to be shy. I think shy people are refreshing…taking some time to get to know someone is, IMO, a nice change of pace. Don’t feel like you are a failure or whatever just because your not the life of the party anymore. It’s overrated… and usually annoying ;)

    • Zobeth says:

      Aston I feel your pain. I don’t have bi-polar but I have anxiety and panic attacks. My husband has several family members with bi-polar. Its such an isolating disease. People who don’t have it don’t know what its like every day – just to get out of bed is a challenge. Whenever I see Britney I can see her struggle in her eyes. They are so telling and it breaks my heart. Simon should know better and try and shield her more. I hope some day she can retire and just try and be happy. Hang in there aston – your a very strong person just to talk about this in public. Big hugs to you.

  16. Hahahahaha says:

    Pitty Britt briit..Khloe looks ‘very’ ‘hungry’..poor her.

  17. bns says:

    Britney’s body looks great. I’m listening to ‘Everytime’ right now.

  18. Darlene says:

    What’s going on on the front of Britney’s left foot/ankle? It looks bad! Get a bandage!! :(

  19. valleymiss says:

    Most of Britney’s look could be solved if she just PUT HER HAND ON HER HIP! She looks like a 12 year old girl coming out of a changing room self-consciously to show her mom her Easter dress.

    Question: Why does Britney wear a weave at this point? She shaved her head like 3 or 4 years ago. Wouldn’t it be grown out to shoulder-length, or even cute bob-length by now? Someone who knows more about weaves, please explain this to me.

    And…one last thing: Maybe the reason Britney’s management/dad push her to tour and work is because it keeps her busy. When she was having her breakdown, she wasn’t really doing much in terms of work, was she?

    • Gia says:

      but why does ‘work’ have to mean spotlight? There is so much she could do behind the scenes to stay busy. Showbiz is a huge industry. I get what you’re saying, but clearly she is uncomfortable.

      • valleymiss says:

        Well, I was just playing devil’s advocate. Just total conjecture on my part.

        What do you mean by behind the scenes stuff? Do you mean like, fashion lines and stuff like that?

      • Gia says:

        to valleymiss – I was thinking something to do with dance maybe? She clearly loves it, but just not in front of thousands of people anymore. Why not work with other artists? Maybe choreography? I don’t think a fashion line would keep her busy or interested..because I agree that she definitely needs to stay active doing something.

      • valleymiss says:

        I think that would be really cool, actually. I could see Britney being a choreographer for people like Katy Perry, Selena Gomez (does she dance?) and so on. I know Britney messed up her knee, though, and don’t you kind of have to be able to dance to be a choreographer? As in, demonstrating the move first?

    • Cece says:

      My guess about that weave — First, weaves are to thicken the hair, not just add length, so maybe her real hair is not that nice. Second, her team is still trying to dress her like a Barbie doll, so she needs the long hair for that look.

      I would much rather see her in something more sophisticated and age appropriate. She really can’t pull off the new young thing look anymore – time to retire it.

  20. Suzy says:

    Britney still with the gum in her mouth **face palm**

    Also, her extensions look busted imho

  21. roxy750 says:

    Absolutely love Khloe’s look. She looks great, a bit retro, very classy and beautiful all the way around!

  22. RN says:

    Does Priscilla Presley know that Khloe stole her hair?

  23. Stubbylove says:

    Damn Brit – why do you have to stand like a 5 yr old? Oh yea, that’s b’cuz you have the mind of a 5 yr old – forgot – nice gum BTW. Khloe looks like a distorted Fembot – her legs look good though.

  24. aston martin says:

    Somehow I missed Khloe here. She looks BEAUTIFUL. She’s carrying that 70′s sexpot look so well, and that is a hard one to pull off.

  25. d says:

    So are stylists/wardrobe people all cracked out in Hollywood or what? Because WHY would they put Britney in a dress that squishes her breasts and ug, the side panels. So 80s. Or did she insist on it? They really didn’t have any other dress that would suit her and still be classy? I think they had the right idea, because at first glance, it looked good (the colour with the flowers), but the side panels, the shortness, the boob area…I just don’t understand why anyone thought that was a good idea.

  26. Melissa says:

    From neck up, Britney looks nice. But I hate that dress. It’s too short and just looks really ugly. It’s like leather meets embroidery meets lace. EW. And I dislike her shoes as well.
    This is the best Demi has looked in a while. I really like her look, except the shoes. I like the color of teal in Khloe’s outfit and that’s it. I like her better with redder hair, so the dark doesn’t do anything for me. She just looks really uncomfortable and a little dead in the face, kind of like Kim.

  27. Meaghan says:

    I LOVE brits dress, she looks great but she DOES look so uncomfortable in every picture and interview. I doubt she wants to be doing this…

  28. Mayday says:

    Okay everyone is gonna say I’m nuts but I actually think she looks super cute.

    I’ve said it before but I really think she has been doing a great job on x factor and she seems to be enjoying herself. I’m happy for her.

  29. lylaooo says:

    WHY why whyyy britney always wears a wig..since she shave her head..the hair lookks awful..the hair extensions…wigs…and she makes “funnY” faces to the cameras…she´s 30, she doesn´t need that..she looks stupid to me..and i was in my teens when she appear and i always like strong music (the british are my all time favs) but deep inside of me i kinda like her music 2-3 songs….

  30. apsutter says:

    In the pic with Simon Cowell she looks super stiff. Like when she was the host on SNL and played a Barbie. She looks very uncomfortable posing for pics but I think Brit has always looked better in motion than in a still photo.

  31. Karen says:

    OMG her dress shrunk in the dryer!! Quelle horreur!!

  32. Alana Fajina says:

    Britney’s just lost “It.” And she had “It” in spades. It’s kinda saddened me, you can see it in her eyes she is just not into it. Bless her heart for trying though..
    I love me some Khloe. I detest that she was spawned from that KarJenner “woman” but that is through no fault of her own. Those Shoes!!!! I would die a thousand mini deaths for those babies, I Am Not Kidding!!! I don’t mind her outfit either. It’s not her worst look, but it doesn’t particularly flatter her body type. The shirt is too small for her boobs and I gather that’s why it is unbuttoned so low. One of the Many bummer factors of having a big rack :(

  33. Jenna says:

    I think Britney looks great, her skin looks fantastic. She’s slowly returning to her old self. I think she’s just super self conscious because of how the media used to criticize her every move. I feel like she’s afraid of saying something stupid on X Factor so she usually just doesn’t say much. She just seems like a sensitive person.

  34. d says:

    And to be fair, toofab has video of the paps going NUTS yelling and yelling at her when she was on the carpet and it’s uncomfortable and awful to watch. I think I’d go a little mental from that after a while too. I think that kind of thing all.the.time over the years must have worn her down. It ain’t good. I do wish they’d leave her alone.

  35. Jennifer12 says:

    Poor Britney- what has happened to that free spirited, happy girl she was? She looks lovely and the dress is really beautiful, but her body language screams misery. Khloe’s body looks great. The end.

  36. Stay-Cee says:

    Demi looks good ! Glad she finally stopped spray tanning !

  37. Joanna says:

    Khloe looks great! She has great legs

  38. e.non says:

    i feel so sorry for her; she’s clearly unwell. that red carpet ‘smile’ is not even close to genuine. surely, she has enough money to retire and move back to where she came from and rear her children there away from the drama. the leeches who dominate her world are killing her.

  39. Lexi says:

    Uncomfortable, she looks so uncomfotable

  40. Celt Lady says:

    I, too, cringe at the sight of poor Britney’s body language and obvious discomfort. Wish the poor girl could take a few years off and just chill, and be a momma to those cuties.

    Love Khloe……this is the best that she has ever looked. She is so real, so unlike the others in her family.

  41. The Original Original says:

    Khloe just screams wookie to me. Sorry