LOS ANGELES - Simon Cowell is thrilled with the way things are going with his two brand new X-Factor judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
The 52-year-old English music mogul, who has shown time after time that he has the Midas Touch, has however expressed some disappointment in his male judge L.A. Reid.
Reid, who is 56, and looks like American Idol's Randy "The Dawg" Jackson but in a fancy suit, threw a tantrum when he learned that he would be having to mentor the contestants in the over 25 category.
L.A. pouted and slammed the phone down half a dozen times acting more like a spoiled prima donna than even the Queen of Tantrums herself Madonna.
TV ClickerWorld reported that an inside source revealed that he overheard Cowell, who is known as The Royal Dude of Rude, tell the Brat Bro (Reid) that if he does not stop acting like a cross between Glenn "Teardrops" Beck and Kanye "The Pest" West that he could very well find himself kicked off the show and replaced by Shaquille O'Neal.
O'Neal has reportedly talked to Simon and informed him that he will gladly step in for the whining, self-centered, crybaby Reid at half of L.A.'s salary plus all the Pompous Pizza Parlor pepperoni pizzas he can eat.
Cowell laughingly stated that a few days ago the zombie-looking Reid complained that fellow judges Britney and Demi had used up all of the tanning spray.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Beverly Hills hair stylist FuFi Fondue, who does Spears and Lovato's hair, disclosed the fact that Britney and Demi's dressing rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art microwaves whereas Reid's dressing room has a refurbished hot plate.]