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The Xx 'Dream' Of Writing For Beyonce

29th August 2012

The xx ''dream'' of writing a song for Beyonce. The 'Crystalised' band were honoured to meet their Pop Idol earlier this year, and would love to contribute a track to one of her future albums.Bass...

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Will Young's Fresh Album

5th July 2012

Will Young says his latest album has been a ''breath of fresh of air'' for him.The singer - who shot to fame after winning UK TV talent show 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - recently released...

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Big-name Actors Prop Up Indie Film The Paperboy

24th May 2012

Even with Nicole Kidman, Zach Efron, Matthew McConaughey, and John Cusack in the cast, and Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels ( Precious ) directing, the producers of The Paperboy had difficulty rounding up backers for the movie,...

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Simon Cowell 'Was Engaged To Glamour Model'

17th April 2012

Simon Cowell was reportedly once secretly engaged to a Page 3 girl.The 52-year-old music mogul apparently proposed to glamour model Louise Payne - who he met in 1995 following the breakdown of her marriage to...

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Simon Cowell Was Surprised By Pop Idol Success

24th March 2012

Simon Cowell only ever intended 'Pop Idol' to be a ''marketing exercise''.The music mogul never used to pay much attention to the ITV music competition as a programme to discover new talent until he realised...

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Cowell Looking For A New "X" In X Factor

23rd February 2012

Seeming to acknowledge that there are only subtle differences among all the TV talent shows, including his own The X Factor , Simon Cowell said Wednesday that he plans to give the show a distinctive...

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Sinead O'connor Blasts Talent Shows

13th February 2012

Sinead O'Connor has slammed TV talent shows claiming they lure young people into a "worship of fame".The 'Nothing Compares 2 U' singer - famed for her outspoken views - is not a fan of music...

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Kelly Clarkson Believes In Talent Shows

31st December 2011

Kelly Clarkson believes TV talent shows encourage "artist development". The 'Mr. Know It All' hitmaker, who won 'American Idol' in 2002, believes it is tougher for singers to crack the music industry in a traditional...

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Will Young Slams First Single

24th December 2011

Will Young "hates" his first ever single.The 32-year-old star released the double A-side 'Anything Is Possible' and 'Evergreen' when he won TV talent show 'Pop Idol' in 2002 but hasn't ever performed the first track...

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Will Young's Depression Struggle

7th November 2011

Will Young has "ongoing issues with depression". The 'Jealousy' hitmaker - who rose to fame on 2002 musical TV talent show 'Pop Idol' - admits he has been seeing a therapist for a long time...

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Will Young Wants Kids

19th August 2011

Will Young "really wants" kids.The 32-year-old singer - who announced he was gay shortly after winning UK talent show 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - has admitted he is "very broody" and would like to have...

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Competitive Will Young

4th August 2011

Will Young is "competitive". The 'Jealousy' singer admits he has had to develop a thick skin since entering the music business, but would never intentionally treat someone badly to get what he wanted.He said: "I...

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Will Young Was 'Terrified' Of Being Gay

27th July 2011

Will Young was "terrified" of being gay.The 32-year-old singer - who revealed he is homosexual soon after winning UK TV talent show 'Pop Idol' in 2002 - admits he wasn't a very "sexual" person until...

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Will Young Returning To The Stage

23rd May 2011

Will Young is re-launching his stage career.The 32-year-old singer - who made his stage debut in Noel Coward's 'The Vortex' in 2007 in Manchester, North West England - has been "in discussions" about treading the...

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Guy Ritchie To Be A Dad For The Third Time

9th March 2011

Guy Ritchie has a third child on the way after his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsely announced her pregnancy.Guy Ritchie, the British filmmaker and former husband of Madonna, is expecting his third child and his first with...

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Simon Cowell Receives International Emmy Award

23rd November 2010

Simon Cowell revealed his life was "boring" before he appeared on television, during his acceptance speech at the 38th International Emmy Awards.The music mogul - who first achieved TV stardom as a judge on 2001...

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Lythgoe Wants Abdul Back On Idol

5th August 2010

Nigel Lythgoe, familiar to many viewers as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance , is returning as an executive producer of American Idol , rejoining fellow exec producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz...

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John James And Rachel Fail Task

5th August 2010

John James and Rachel failed their endurance task.The pair – who were required to spend 24 hours in isolation in the task room as part of the 'What The Dickens?' task to earn an extra...

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John James Angry Over Task

4th August 2010

John James and Rachel are angry with this week's shopping task.The Australian hunk and the former 'Pop Idol' contestant are currently locked in a room together as part of their 'What the Dickens?' weekly task,...

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Caoimhe Quits Big Brother

20th July 2010

Caoime has quit 'Big Brother'.The Irish student walked out of the Channel 4 compound after 42 days in the house, telling her housemates and Big Brother she was desperate to be reunited with her boyfriend...

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Caoimhe Threatens To Quit Bb Again

20th July 2010

Caoimhe has threatened to quit the 'Big Brother' house, again.The pretty Irish student told John James and Corin that she was finding it increasingly difficult to stay in the house.She said: "It's not worth it....

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Will Young's Stage Sprint

20th July 2010

Will Young thought he had given himself "a hernia" on stage.The 'Leave Right Now' hitmaker gave a polished performance at the English Heritage picnic concert at London's Kenwood House on Saturday (17.07.10) but worried he...

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Rachel And Caoimhe Face Bb Boot

19th July 2010

Caoimhe and Rachel are up for eviction in 'Big Brother' this week.The Irish student and the pretty former 'Pop Idol' contestant received the most nominations from their housemates, and will battle it out in the...

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Bb Beams In New Housemates

9th July 2010

Three new housemates are to enter the 'Big Brother' house tonight (09.07.10) - in a spaceship.In a week where the housemates have been invaded by robots, the trio will be dropped into the compound's garden...

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Portuguese Idol Star Joins Mourning Hail! Onstage In Lisbon

1st June 2010

Portugal's POP IDOL runner-up had a heavy metal treat onstage at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon on Sunday (30May10) - he got to perform with rock supergroup HAIL!Diana Silveira Piedade, 25, joined Tim...

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American Idol Company May Be Sold To Show's Creator

28th May 2010

Simon Fuller, the creator of Britain's Pop Idol, America's American Idol, and their assorted offspring, is teaming up with former Barclays Capital banker Roger Jenkins to buy CKX Inc., the company that now owns American...

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Fiancee Too 'Nice' For Simon Cowell

12th May 2010

Mezhgan Hussainy is "too nice" for Simon Cowell. Simon's fellow 'X Factor' judge Louis Walsh has joked the beautiful make-up artist is too good for the music mogul, but claims the relationship has had one...

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Young's Disbelief At Idol Win

28th April 2010

British singer WILL YOUNG spent years rewatching the moment he won 2002 reality TV show POP IDOL - because he "couldn't believe" he had triumphed in SIMON COWELL's singing contest.The Leave Right Now hitmaker fought...

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Will Young Sings Like Lennon

1st March 2010

Groove Armada claim to have made Will Young sound like John Lennon.The dance duo have collaborated with the 'Leave Right Now' singer on tracks for their new album 'Black Light' and were amazed at how...

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Simon Cowell Scared Of Us Reaction

12th January 2010

Simon Cowell was terrified he would be hated if he worked in America. The music mogul was concerned viewers would react badly to his 'Mr. Nasty' persona if he agreed to be on the judging...

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