Simon Cowell just uncorked some of the most withering criticism of his career. But it wasn't directed at some hapless contestant on Fox's "The X Factor" -- this time, his ire was pointed at "The Voice," his main competition in televised singing shows.
Cowell unloaded his scorn after NBC added a third night to "The Voice's" season premiere, which airs next Monday, Tuesday and now Wednesday. The latter date officially conflicts with "The X Factor's" season premiere, and Cowell is, shall we say, unhappy about it.
"This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business," he said to TMZ, citing a previous "gentlemen's agreement" that kept to the similar shows in different time slots.
He even rescusitated a late '90s diva rivalry Between "X Factor" judge Britney Spears and "The Voice's" Christina Aguilera, declaring that "Britney's not going to appreciate the fact that Christina -- who has been a bit of a rival -- isn't allowing Britney to have a night of her own."