The Morning Mix: Simon Cowell Speaks On Cheryl Cole Leaving ‘The X Factor’

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:: Simon Cowell is finally speaking out about Cheryl Cole being let go from The X Factor on both sides of the pond. “She just looked a little bit, I wouldn’t say uncomfortable, but just not as happy as I’ve seen her on previous shows,” he said about her time filming the series in the US. “She told me she wasn’t happy but that she also accepted it was a business decision and she wished the show well. Typically, in Cheryl form, she was disappointed but charming at the same time.” [Just Jared]

:: Taylor & Shania — the new and improved Thelma & Louise. [Socialite Life]

:: Nicki Minaj wants to star in a movie with Will Smith and be directed by Tim Burton. We’re shocked at how much we actually like the potential of both those collaborations. [EW Music Mix]

:: Chris Brown will perform at the 2011 BET Awards — which make sense, as Breezy has racked up more nominations than any other artist. Let’s just hope he keeps his tear ducts in check this year. [Rap-Up]

:: Lady Gaga could have used anything to cover up her bare breasts at the CDFA Awards, and she used pasties? How passe! Best Week Ever imagines some more creative nipple-covers. [BWE]

After the jump, find out which music acts will be appearing on the tube today.

Music On TV:
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — I See Stars (repeat)
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Lenka
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Roy Haynes
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) — the Black Angels, Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea (repeat)
:: Tavis Smiley (PBS) — Ziggy Marley
:: Conan (TBS) — Death Cab for Cutie

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