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Report: Simon Cowell Told Britney to Clean Up Her Act for "The X Factor"

Nino Munoz / FOX(LOS ANGELES) -- While a former bodyguard once accused Britney Spears of being at times less than glamorous around the house, promos for The X Factor prove she's back in fine form -- and the New York Post reports her boss, Simon Cowell, had much to do with it.

The paper says Cowell wanted to make sure Britney looked her best on the air, after she once showed up to work apparently not wearing a bra. "It was made clear she is expected to be impeccably dressed and made-up for the show. And none of those ragged hair extensions," a source says.

Reps for the show deny Cowell forced Spears to get a new stylist but sources say following the pep talk, "she's since turned up looking amazing."

The re-tooled season two of The X Factor, with Britney and Demi Lovato as the series' new judges, kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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