Rich people: They’re just like us! Except when they’re hiring mystical advisors to come cleanse the energy from their homes and investigating cryogenic freezing. Britney Spears and Simon Cowell are continuing to promote The X Factor, and their latest stop was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where the stars discussed their odd habits and idiosyncrasies. It probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that Cowell has come up with some very weird ways to spend his money, which casts a sort of eerie, Twilight Zone pall over the interview. (Cowell also talks about why Spears makes such a great judge, which is less strange.)
But that weird feeling, these-very-rich-people-are-talking-about-freezing-their-bodies-after-they-die feeling is only compounded by the fact that while Cowell is as broad and charismatic as ever, Spears still seems visibly tense and uncomfortable, even when she’s covering fairly light subjects like her affection for chewing ice and her aversion to wearing socks.
Ah, well — just as long as she turns it out in the studio. Watch the first half of the interview above, then see the second part below.