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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 .
Cheryl Cole: 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.
Cheryl Cole: 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.
Cheryl Cole: 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.
Cheryl Cole: 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.
12th November 2014 -
Cheryl Cole recorded a live video for her song 'Goodbye Means Hello' from her 7th November 2014 album, 'Only Human'.
7th October 2014 -
With her fourth album 'Only Human' set for release on November 7th 2014, Cheryl Cole has some fun in the sun for the video of her forthcoming single 'I Don't Care' (the clean version) out...
2nd October 2014 -
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...
8th September 2014 -
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...
10th August 2014 -
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,...
4th August 2014 -
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...
28th July 2014 -
Cheryl Cole topped the UK Singles chart last night with her new single ‘Crazy Stupid Love’. It makes the former Girls Aloud star only the third British female solo act to score four UK number...
28th July 2014 -
Cheryl Cole's personal and professional life could be going better as of late.The newly married pop-star earned her fourth UK No.1 single on Sunday (July 27th) with her latest track 'Crazy Stupid Love,' featuring fellow...
15th July 2014 -
Cheryl Cole surprised us all on Monday, when she announced she’d secretly tied the knot with her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. Jean-Bernard who? We asked. Yes Cheryl and her dashing new husband had only been together...
14th July 2014 -
This is not a drill, Cheryl Cole is now a married woman! The ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer wed her boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in secret last week, after a whirlwind three month romance.The singer shared the...
3rd July 2014 -
In a recent interview with Elle, Cheryl Cole discussed her relationship with Simon Cowell, her sacking from The X Factor US in 2011 and her highs and lows over the last four years including her...
16th June 2014 -
Cheryl Cole is allegedly refusing to sit next to Irish entertainment manager Louis Walsh on The X Factor judging panel this year. Tensions have been mounting since Simon Cowell revealed in an interview that Cole...
15th June 2014 -
Simon Cowell has revealed that he would be happy for his four-month-old son to one day enter the entertainment industry. The Britain’s Got Talent judge has given his blessing should baby Eric one day decide...
12th June 2014 -
Cheryl Cole shows off her moves in the video for 'Crazy Stupid Love'; her brand new single featuring Tinie Tempah which will make an appearance on her forthcoming album and will be available to buy...
11th June 2014 -
Mel B has been announced as the new judge who will be joining The X Factor panel for the upcoming 11th series of the talent show. The former Spice Girl, 39, appeared on the show...
3rd June 2014 -
There was a time when “Promise This” singer Cheryl Cole and Black Eyed Peas rapper/The Voice UK judge will.i.am were practically joined at the hip. Her first solo venture away from band Girls Aloud was...
31st May 2014 -
Of course Louis Walsh was was going to be on the 'X Factor' this year, what would they do without him? But the Irish music mogul has just confirmed his seat on the show's judging...
21st May 2014 -
Cheryl Cole looked characteristically stunning at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Foxhunter. Dressed in a Monique Lhuillier gown, the 30 year old singer is easily one of the most beautiful women to attend the...
27th March 2014 -
For about a week now Facebook and Twitter have both been overrun with selfies of girls wearing no makeup. At first we were all a little confused, but things got increasingly clearer when we realised...
13th March 2014 -
It was only earlier this week that Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell's professional relationship was fixed as the 'Girls Aloud' singer was confirmed to be returning to the X-Factor.But the 56 year-old music mogul has...
11th March 2014 -
The 2011 tiff between Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell has become the stuff of legend. Cheryl has never minded expressing quite how she felt about the music mogul's surprise decision to remove her from the...
11th March 2014 -
Cheryl Cole - one of the biggest celebrity names in the UK despite taking several years out of the limelight - has confirmed she is returning to The X-Factor UK after signing a reported £1.5...
11th March 2014 -
It seems Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole's professional relationship is on the mend!The music mogul has confirmed that the former 'Girls Aloud' singer will be returning to the Uk's X-Factor as a judge.Cowell took to...
27th February 2014 -
Come on ladies, admit it, we’ve all had a bit of a girl crush at some point. There’s nothing sexual in it, it’s more that we want to devour the subject of the crush whole...
24th February 2014 -
Earlier this month former Girls Aloud member Nadine Coyle gave birth to her first baby daughter. Nadine announced to her Twitter followers on February 10th: ‘I am overjoyed to let you know that our little...
13th February 2014 -
Nicole Scherzinger announced that she would not be returning to the panel of The X Factor this year, amid Simon Cowell churning up the rumour mill that a Cheryl Cole X Factor return may be...
6th January 2014 -
Cheryl Cole has been on a media rollercoaster since her split from footballer Ashley Cole, which may or may not have had an effect on the decision made by 20 year-old student Tom Julius in...
24th December 2013 -
JLS announced this year that they were to separate and head out on their own separate ventures, announcing their last ever run of performances along with the news of their split this summer. Marvin Humes,...
5th December 2013 -
Cheryl Cole has joined the cast of Coronation Street for a very special one-off episode. The cameo is part of ITV’s Text Santa episode of the soap. Cole is set to play a childhood friend...
29th November 2013 -
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...
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