"Extra" spoke to Simon Cowell and he's giving his judge's verdict on Britney Spears' recent MTV VMA performance.
"She stole the show whether you liked it or not," Simon insisted. "The only thing you heard about the following day was Britney Spears."
He added, "It wasn't the best performance...she looked like she was somewhere else. She wasn't ready for it."
He continued, "I certainly wouldn't have kept her in Vegas for three days beforehand. I would have put her in somewhere like Omaha. Rehearse, get her in there as quickly as possible, and get out."
Simon admitted, "She's had more attention in the last 48 hours than any artist on the planet!"
Simon also took aim at Britney's wardrobe, saying, "She should have had a very large snake on her to draw the attention away. She should have brought that snake back. It wasn't a great outfit. It was appalling."
Is there anything Simon would have changed for Britney?
"Bigger shorts," he quipped.
Cowell's advice to Britney is "Dump her friends....fire the stylist...be sensible...put her in rehearsal for four weeks, get her into the gym."
However, Mr. Mean admitted, "When she's on it, she's incredible."
But Simon doesn't have that level of hope for her latest studio effort.
About "Gimme More," he calls it "just an okay record."