What's that in Britney Spears' ear?
There's speculation The X-Factor judge is wearing an ear piece that allows producers to tell her what to say during live shows.
But the show's producers say Spears' words are her own, and she's only wearing a "custom-molded earplug" for noise sensitivity.
"Britney wears it for the crowd noise," said a producer.
So, why is she wearing only one? According to her manager, she lost the other ear piece.