Cheryl Cole (born Cheryl Tweedy, 30.6.1983)
Cheryl Cole is a British pop star. She rose to fame as a member of Girls Aloud and was married to the England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 to September 2010 .
Childhood: Cheryl Cole was born and raised in the Heaton area of Newcastle upon Tyne. She has one brother, two half-brothers and a half-sister.
Cheryl Cole took up dancing as a child and also won a number of modelling contests. Among other contests, she won the Boots Group's Bonniest Baby contest, the Mothercare Happy Faces Portrait contest and The Evening Chronicle's 'Little Miss and Mister' and the 'Most Attractive Girl' at the Metro Centre. Cole also appeared in two British Gas adverts as well as an Eldon Square Christmas advert (which her younger brother Garry also appeared in).
When she was nine years old, Cheryl Cole attended the Royal Ballet summer school.
Pop Music Career: In 2002, Cheryl Cole auditioned for the 2002 series of Popstars The Rivals. She sang 'Have You Ever?' by S Club 7 and became the first contestant to be chosen for the group Girls Aloud. Despite not winning the series, Girls Aloud went on to become one of Britain's most successful pop groups of the early 21st century. The other members of the group are Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, and Nicola Roberts.
Whilst filming Passions of Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole took street-dancing lessons. She was soon chosen to appear in a music video for 'Heartbreaker', the solo single for Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. She was also asked to sing backing vocals on the track. The track reached number four on the UK singles chart.
Following the success of Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole announced in April 2009 that she intends to launch a solo career and that she would release a solo album before Girls Aloud's next album, scheduled for 2010. It was also announced that Taio Cruz would be writing a song for the album.
TV Personality: In 2008, Cheryl Cole was chosen to replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge of X Factor. Cole won the first series. She was given the Girls category and Alexandra Burke won the series, in that category. Cole was also selected to return in the sixth series of the show. She joined Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh on the judging panel.
Personal Life: In January 2003, not long after Girls Aloud had shot to national recognition, Cheryl Cole was arrested following an incident with a toilet attendant at Guildford's 'The Drink' nightclub (now known as 'Harpers'). Cole was charged with racially aggravated assault but, at trial, was only found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and was also required to pay the victim, Sophie Amogbokpa £500.
Cheryl Cole married the footballer Ashley Cole in London on July 2006. Media reports of Ashley Cole's infidelity have hampered their marriage and for some time, Cheryl Cole refused to wear her wedding ring.
Lily Allen released a song entitled 'Cheryl Tweedy' as the B-side to her 'Smile' single.
In FHM's 2009 'Sexiest Women' poll, Cheryl Cole was ranked at number one. She also appeared on the cover of Vogue in Britain. The circulation of that February 2009 issue was 240,000 - the best ever sales figure for the magazine in February.
After eleven years as a judge on the ITV reality show, Walsh has stated that he hasn't been approached for the forthcoming series.
After weeks of speculation, Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will not be returning to ‘The X Factor’ later this year. The former Westlife manager and long-term judge on the popular ITV talent show will effectively be quitting after 11 years on the panel.
The 62 year old spoke to the Press Association on Wednesday and said: “The truth is I've done it for 11 years, I never thought I would even be on TV for four or five. To get ten was great, to get 11 was amazing, I'm not hanging around for them this year.”
Louis Walsh will not return to 'The X Factor'
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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to the judging panel for the upcoming 12th series of 'The X Factor'.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will return to The X Factor and has received a hefty pay rise. According to reports, the former Girls Aloud star has negotiated a £500K pay bump. The 31-year-old singer is the first celebrity to be signed as a judge by the show's creator, Simon Cowell, for the upcoming 12th series.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has signed on to return to The X Factor as a judge.
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The long time judge has said he’d have to really think about returning to the ITV talent show for a 12th season.
Louis Walsh’s time as an ‘X-Factor’ judge could be up, as the music manager has said he’s “done with the show”, after 11 seasons. The 62 year old made the comments during an appearance on the Seven O’Clock Show on Thursday, when he was asked about his future as a judge on the ITV talent show.
Louis Walsh has served as a judge on the ‘X-Factor’ for 11 years.
“I’m done with X Factor, honestly,” he told the hosts. "I’ve done 11 seasons - I don't think I'll be going back. That’s a long time in television. I think they’re going to change the show and get new faces.”
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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.
Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.
Cheryl Fernandez Versini - Shots of the judges and contestants from the Uk TV show the X-factor were photographed as they left the Fountain studios after the semi-final results show in London, United Kingdom - Monday 8th December 2014
Cheryl Cole recorded a live video for her song 'Goodbye Means Hello' from her 7th November 2014 album, 'Only Human'.
Not literally, but the former Girls Aloud star's name is linked to the most sites with malicious software lurking within them.
It’s official: Cheryl Cole is the most dangerous person on the internet. At least, according to McAfee, an online security software provider who have analysed which celebrities have the largest amount of malicious websites associated with their name.
Cheryl Cole is the most dangerous celebrity search term on the internet in the UK
Though Cheryl’s surname is now officially Fernandez-Versini, a much less memorable and, presumably, searchable handle following her second marriage this summer, her professional name still provides the biggest opportunity for hackers to exploit search terms.
Despite the return of Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole, 'The X-Factor' was unable to beat 'Strictly Come Dancing' in the ratings.
It is a battle that could have perhaps been avoided had either the BBC or ITV backed down and rescheduled, but Strictly Come Dancing and The X-Factor went head-to-head for the first time this year on Sunday, with the dancing reality show winning out. ITV will have hoped the return of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell would have been enough to pip its rival - airing its first season without Bruce Forsyth - though it wasn't to be.
The return of Simon Cowell was not enough for The X-Factor to beat Strictly
Strictly returned with 8.4 million viewers on Sunday - a 33.7% share of the audience between 8pm and 9.15pm. The X-Factor had to settle for second place, with 7.6 million viewers and a 27.9% share between 8pm and 9.05pm.
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Brace yourselves, "The X Factor" is coming.
Wait, is it x factor time again? When did this happen? The mentors – this year’s lineup is Cheryl Cole, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh – got their respective categories on Friday. Unfortunately, not everyone was all too happy about the outcome.
Cheryl Cole loves her girls. No, that's not a pun.
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Simon Cowell and the other judges meet in battle for new series
The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go by. While every year The X Factor judges battle it out on our television screens, Simon Cowell and co have gone one step further this year, by starring in a Game of Thrones-inspired commercial.
The minute-long promo shows Cowell and the other judges lead individual armies of hopefuls into battle for the X Factor throne, ahead of the much-anticipated new series this Autumn.
X Factor judge Simon Cowell arrives at the London auditions of flagship ITV talent show
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