Girls Aloud (formed 2002)
Girls Aloud is a British all-girl pop group. The band formed on the ITV talent show Popstars: The Rivals. The line-up of the band has remained stable throughout their existence: Cheryl Cole (née Tweedy), Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding.
Musical Career: Following their success on Popstars: The Rivals, Girls Aloud released their debut single 'Sound of the Underground'. The song went straight to number one and gave them the record of having the shortest length of time between forming and gaining a number one single. The debut album, released a few months later, was also named Sound of the Underground. It went in at number two, second only to Justin Timberlake's Justified. The album featured tracks written by Bryan McFadden of Westlife and Edele Lynch of B*Witched.
In 2004, Girls Aloud returned to the public arena to promote the debut single from their second album. 'The Show'. The single reached number two in the charts, as did its follow up, "Love Machine'. Their second number one single came with the release of a cover of 'I'll Stand By You', originally by The Pretenders. The album, What Will the Neighbours Say? was released in November 2004. 'Wake Me Up' became the band's eight consecutive single to chart in the top five.
Girl's Aloud's third studio album was named Chemistry. The album featured tracks such as 'Long Hot Summer' and 'Biology.' The album features writing credits for 'N Sync's JC Chasez. Despite critical acclaim, the album peaked at number eleven in the charts; their lowest to date.
The band's cover of 'See the Day' (originally by Dee C. Lee) at Christmas earned the band their largest amount of radio play since their debut single.
In 2006, Girls Aloud released The Sound of Girls Aloud, a compilation of hit singles and unreleased tracks. The double CD featured live cover versions of Blondie's 'Hanging on the Telephone' as well as Kaiser Chiefs' 'I Predict A Riot.'
The release of 'Something Kind Ooooh' saw Girls Aloud become the first band to reach the top five purely on download sales.
In March 2007, Girls Aloud collaborated with Sugababes for a cover of 'Walk This Way', originally by Aerosmith. The collaboration was in aid of the charity Comic Relief.
Girls Aloud's fourth studio album, Tangled Up, was released in 2007. The debut single 'Sexy! No No No' was performed for the first time for the Channel 4 show T4 On The Beach. The album debuted at number four. The album also featured the single 'Can't Speak French.'
'The Promise', released in October 2008, was the first single from the band's fifth studio album. The track debuted at number one in the charts, making it their fourth number one single. The next month, the album, Out of Control was released and also debuted at number one, having sold over 85,000 copies. The next single was confirmed as 'The Loving Kind.'
Other Projects: Cheryl Cole is a judge on 2008's series of The X- Factor. She replaced former judge Sharon Osbourne and there has been much media speculation surrounding tensions between Cole and fellow judge Dannii Minogue. Girls Aloud's former manager, Louis Walsh is also a judge on the show.
In 2008, the girls released their own autobiography entitled Dreams That Glitter - Our Story.
Personal Lives: Cheryl's relationship with her husband, the footballer Ashley Cole, has been the subject of much tabloid gossip. She briefly stopped wearing her wedding ring when it was revealed that Ashley had cheated on her but reports suggest that the relationship is now back on track.
For a brief while, Nadine Coyle dated the Desperate Housewives star Jesse Metcalfe, whilst Sarah Harding was rumoured to be dating the actor Stephen Dorff.
The former wildchild pop star will be joining the cast for a short series of guest appearances later this year.
The 33 year old singer will temporarily join the cast of the long-running soap institution for four episodes later this year. She’ll apparently play a feisty character who stirs up trouble for Tracy Barlow.
Sarah Harding is to feature briefly in 'Coronation Street' later in 2015
Continue reading: Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding To Join 'Coronation Street'
Cheryl Cole has won a nice little payout from the producers of The X-Factor USA.
Pop star Cheryl Cole has won a considerable pay-out from the producers of The X-Factor USA, who sacked her after filming just one episode in 2011.At the time, Simon Cowell refused to confirm the reasons behind Cole's departure, though speculation suggested she was removed over fears the American audience would not understand her Newcastle accent.
Cheryl Cole At The Cannes Film Festival
She sued producers Blue Orbit for $2.3 million for loss of earnings though the company settled out-of-court with an undisclosed sum. During the lawsuit, it also transpired that Cole had already signed on for a second season on a salary of $2 million.
Continue reading: Cheryl Cole Wins Big Payout after X-Factor Nightmare
After undergoing an "intense" session under the needle, Cheryl Cole has been praised by her tattoo artist in the face of the storm of criticism directed towards her inked backside.
Cheryl Cole's new bum tattoo has provoked much derision towards her choice to get a heavy image of red roses tattooed over her cheeks and lower back. Critics have called the singer out as "crazy" after the image of her new ink surfaced on the tattoo artist's Instagram profile.
Cheryl's New Tattoo Has Sparked Horror Amongst Fans & Critics.
Artist Nikko Hurtado, known for his photorealistic work on his client's skin, posted a pic of the lower half of his latest subject's body with the caption: "Here is a in progress shot of a Tattoo I've been covering up and reworking. Really exited to show healed shots. It was some intense tattooing sessions. She's tough as nails. [sic]"
Sarah Harding & fans - Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding arriving at RTE Studios where she met some waiting fans and posed for photos and signed atuographs.Sarah was given a present of a bottle of Coke with her name on it and a I Love Ireland bag,by some of her fans. - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 3rd August 2013
Danny Dyer has made no secret of the fact he's made bad movies - though Assassin could turn out to be one of his better efforts.
Danny Dyer has teamed up with noted action movie producers Jonathan Sothcott and J.K Amalou for the hitman thriller Assassin. Sothcott - a ridiculously prolific producer of action flicks - recently worked with Dyer on Vendetta, though there appears to be a heightened buzz surrounding their latest effort.
Described as a "glossy action film", the movie will see Dyer play a professional contract killer who compromises himself when he realizes that his latest victim is the estranged father of the girl he has fallen in love with, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"JK [Amalou] has written a brilliantly slick script and I cannot wait to start work with him, he's a force of nature of a filmmaker," producer Sothcott said. "I look forward to continuing building the new Danny Dyer brand with Assassin and Vendetta." Shooting on the movie is scheduled to begin in August with the filmmakers aiming to have a promo ready for the American Film Market in the fall.
Continue reading: Danny Dyer To Play Contract Killer in 'Brilliantly Slick' 'Assassin'
Happy Birthday Cheryl Cole! The singer celebrated her 30th birthday with her friends and bandmates as well as her new beau in Las Vegas
Cheryl Cole has just turned thirty and never being one to leave a good cause for celebration begging, the Girls Aloud singer saw in the big day with her bandmates and new beau, Tom Holloway, in the ultimate party destination of Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been thirty years of ups and downs for the Tyneside-native, coming from a working-class background in the north of England to earning millions and becoming one of the biggest names in showbiz, so happy birthday Cheryl, have a drink on us!
It has been a journey-some thirty years for Cheryl
With her latest squeeze on her arm and her best friends with her, Cheryl was determined to enjoy a birthday to remember, even if Simon Cowell wasn't there. She reportedly spent a six-figure fortune on flying her nearest and dearest out to the States, footed the bill for the Vegas bash and accommodation and even paid for a stay at a top-class mansion in Malibu for some post Vegas relaxation. If that wasn't enough the ex-X Factor judge is then heading back home for one more get together in the UK with some of the people that didn't make it out to the USA.