‘X Factor’ Housing Crisis: Show Admits Home Visits ‘Not Necessarily’ As They Seem (Video)

Britney Spears and Simon Cowell might not have opened their doors to contestants, as "X Factor" segment suggested

Last Updated: October 11, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

The phrase "Mi casa es su casa" may not mean much to "The X Factor" judges.

Representatives for the show admitted Thursday that the residences presented as the homes of "X Factor" judges Simon Cowell and Britney Spears are "not necessarily" their actual residences.

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"The 'Judges Homes' part of the show is filmed in a house of the judges' choice, not necessarily the judges' own homes," reps for "The X Factor" told TheWrap.

The statement comes on the heels of a report from TMZ that "Cowell's" house is actually the Miami home of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, while Spears actually lives in Calabasas, Calif., and not Malibu, as the segment suggested.

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This wouldn't be the first time that "The X Factor" has been accused of distorting the facts. As TheWrap reported last year, the show strongly implied that contestant Geo Godley had dropped his pants and exposed himself to the audience. But an audience member said he was actually wearing a thong. (As the episode was aired, a big red "X" appeared over Godley's groin.)

Watch Wednesday night's "Judges Homes" segment below: