RT @TomTheWanted: Well what an amazing welcome tonight in Monterrey. You were all wonderful! Love
First Lady Michelle Obama made a welcome appearance at the 2013 Arthur Ashe Kids Day held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. She bounces onto the stage and hugs tennis star Serena Williams before high-tenning everybody else in the vicinity and launching into her speech. 'I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be here with all of you', she gushed to her audience. 'You all look good, you sound good, this is amazing.'
All five members of the band performed at the Summertime Ball.
Nathan Sykes made his triumphant return to The Wanted this weekend, during the band’s performance at the Summertime Ball. Sykes had been off on a mandatory hiatus, after suffering a hemorrhaging nodule, but he seemed pumped for his first performance with them after the break. Naturally, he gave the obligatory gratitude to fans over Twitter after the show: 'Thanks for all the love today. Really put a smile on my face …'
The rest of the band also made a big event out of Nathan’s return and posted a celebratory tweet: 'He's back!!!!!!!!! #WelcomeBackNath.' The performance went off without a hitch, but Sykes’ return was in question up until the very last days, the Daily Mail reports. Before the concert, the singer commented that he would be “gutted” if he didn’t get to perform. About The Wanted’s upcoming Summertime Ball appearance, he said: 'I'd love to be there, we've been lucky enough to perform at every Summer Time Ball so far so I'd be gutted to miss it but I've got to take each day as it comes.”
He also talked about the slow recovery process: “I've had good days and bad days, days when I've tried singing and its been back to what it was and then had days when its been like I'm going backwards again but I'm having speech therapy and vocal coaching to try and get the strength back.”
Continue reading: Nathan Sykes Is "Wanted" Once Again At The Summertime Ball
Reality stars of the E! network and others arrive at the 2013 E! Upfront Presentation in New York. Among them are Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness of boyband The Wanted; 'Fashion Police' star Kelly Osbourne, and 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest.
It was a good night for The Wanted fans who happened to be huddled next to the platform where the band were performing their hit song 'Glad You Came' at the 2013 E! Upfront Presentation. Jay McGuiness, Max George, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran were all there, though Nathan Sykes was decidedly missing, presumably recovering from his recent throat surgery. Max offers his microphone to some fans nearby who promptly begin singing, while Jay pulls up a delighted girl from the crowd and gives her a brief dance before helping her back down.
Singer needs operation to save voice
Worrying news for fans of The Wanted, the group themselves, and more importantly, Nathan Sykes. It’s been confirmed by the boy group’s press management that the singer has been forced to book in surgery on his throat in an effort to save his voice.
According to the band’s publicist, “The Wanted's Nathan Sykes will under go specialist throat surgery on Thursday 18th April in Los Angeles and as such will be taking unforeseen hiatus from The Wanted.” Bad news for Nathan, as tomorrow happens to be his birthday. “The priority for Nathan, his label and management is that he is given time to recover and receive the best treatment possible” the statement continued. “The remaining four members of The Wanted will continue fulfilling the bands promotional commitments across the world.”
The group have a number of live engagements to fulfill this year, which the Independent has confirmed will still take place but without Sykes. It’s a blow for the group, though, who’ve been following their peers One Direction in making major inroads on the United States after storming the UK with two number one hits and a platinum selling second album in Battleground. They had hoped to be back in the studio to record their third album, though this will of course now not be possible for the foreseeable future.
Continue reading: The Wanted's Nathan Sykes Forced To Undergo Throat Surgery And Hiatus
Just when we think she might be settling herself down with a new boyfriend (rumours abound about her and The Wanted's Max George), Lindsay Lohan rejects offer from Dancing With the Stars. With debts amounting to almost $300,000, the much loved show that receives enormous ratings offered her almost double that, but she turned it down.
As TMZ reported, Dancing With the Stars, keen to get on board one of the most talked about celebrities in the western world, and a source tells the website the the offers exceeded $550,000. Apparently she has never and will never consider doing reality television, which makes her one of the only washed up stars not to try to trawl back any kind of resemblance of a good reputation or career. She's adamant to stick to movies. She's developed a really bad rep when it comes to films, particularly in the NY Times article about The Canyons, as well as the trouble she caused on set in Scary Movie 5 opposite her generous colleague, Charlie Sheen.
In another stupid rejection, Lindsay refused a negotiative plea-bargain with her prosecutor over crashing her Porsche last year. She was offered a deal in which she wouldn't be sent to prison, just be made to serve 6 months in rehab. Apparently though she said no (Amy Winehouse, anyone?) and refuses to admit any responsibility for a crime she continues to claim she did not commit.
For anyone even beginning to speculate as to whether Lindsay Lohan will be appearing in Celebrity Big Brother, the answer is almost definitely 'No'.
Not only has the tearaway star denied all the rumours, unequivocally, more importantly, she needs to be in court pretty soon. After her probation was revoked three weeks ago, a court date was set for January 15th to decide whether or not she'll be heading to prison for her misdemeanours. Celebrity Big Brother starts on January 3rd and will run for a month which would stop her from being in court when she's meant to. So unless the show want to pay off all her debts for just a week's appearance (which is highly unlikely) then her London appearance is for a holiday, not for reality TV.
So, why is LiLo in the UK then? Well, mostly likely to continue to creepily pursue Max George from The Wanted- as she did while she followed him around the US like a lost puppy. Although, he's jetting off to New York for NYE today, as the Mirror reports, so she may have just missed her chance. Heading to London may also be to taste freedom for the last time as she could be in jail for up to 245 days. That is, if she even fills the full term... if she's even sent to prison. Celebs get away with all kinds these days.
Continue reading: No, Lindsay Lohan Will Not Be In Celebrity Big Brother
While no one will be surprised that Lindsay has chosen to party rather than attend court, everyone will definitely be disappointed.
Her apparently platonic relationship with The Wanted's Max George (platonic for cameras, at least), has been widely reported and George has said that they think they're keeping her out of trouble. However, it is their company that has induced Lohan to choose to sack off court in favour of hopping on a plane to London with the boys, Extra reports.
She left a tweet saying "I heart the UK" which implies that she's there. However, tomorrow (12th Dec) she's due to appear in court in relation to the car crash she caused and later lied about to police last June. Although her attendance isn't obligatory, she's truly skating on thin ice with her numerous charges and breaks of probation. We're surprised she's even allowed to leave the country!
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan: Opts Out Of Court And In To London With The Wanted
Both Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen have been in the press lately for far less negative nuggets of news than normally befalls them. Sheen became a magnanimous philanthropist by giving Lohan $100,000 to help pay off her tax debts. And Lohan has been kind-of romantically linked to Max George of The Wanted.
Lindsay has been seen with The Wanted boys at three days of their Jingle Ball tour in Philadelphia, Massachusetts and New York. George spoke to a New York radio station about their relationship with Lindsay: "I think we've proved to ourselves, if we can stay out of trouble and keep her out of trouble this week, then we're obviously outstanding citizens of the community, and we've managed to do both, so I'm quite proud of that." Jay McGuiness, another member of The Wanted, added, "Aside from the first night (when she was arrested)." While speaking positively about the young red-head, George implied confirmation that she's drinking again, reported SFGate, saying: "She always brings vodka to the table, that's definitely one thing. It's fine. She's good company."
Sheen's philanthropy, while we all revered him for such a good deed, has apparently gone unnoticed from Lohan who hasn't even thanked him reports the Examiner. "I'm still waiting for a text to say 'thank you.' Anything, you know?" He said, "I wish her the best. She just needs a little bit of time ... People need to give her time to get her sh*t together." Hopefully with the kindness Lohan is receiving from both Sheen and George she can 'get her sh*t together' in time to save her life and career.
It was reported yesterday (7th Dec. '12) that Lindsay Lohan had appeared backstage at a The Wanted gig in Philadelphia's Jingle Ball, but Max George- who she was reportedly there to see- denied inviting her. Since then however, TMZ has been told that he did invite her to come along. Just as she asked her to join them on their tour bus as they took their show to Boston.
George's love live has recently come to a sharp stop as he and his girlfriend broke up not long ago. It has been reported that he's not looking for a girlfriend and doesn't want one, but apparently LiLo didn't get that memo. Lindsay's dating history isn't too hot either, she has been single for a while now, but in the past she's been linked to Calum Best, and a highly publicised relationship with Mark Ronson's sister, DJ Samantha Ronson. She has since described the latter relationship as 'toxic', telling US Weekly that "two toxic people cannot be together." Since their relationship ended in 2009, she has been single so we can hardly blame her for looking for love, regardless of gender.
For now, George isn't totally put off by Lindsay, a source told TMZ: "doesn't want a girlfriend, and is a single guy ... but doesn't mind having Lindsay around." However, LiLo might do well taking a leaf out of the irritatingly wholesome country singer Taylor Swift who seems to be fighting guys off with a stick.
Quick! Someone print Lindsay Lohan one of those “I’m With The Band” t-shirts. According to TMZ, the beleaguered young actress has been behaving like a super-groupie, following English / Irish boy band The Wanted around and even travelling in the tour bus with them, between shows. It seems that her recent brush with the law (‘which one?’ we hear you cry!) hasn’t put her off hanging out with the boy band, who seem to be encouraging her presence and Max even admitted inviting her backstage at the Philly Jungle Ball last night.
It was Max that was reported to have been at the centre of Lohan’s recent nightclub bust-up. She was arrested for assaulting another girl in the club and rumor has it, it was all over Max George. According to TMZ’s source, Max “doesn’t mind having Lindsay around” but stressed that the two of them are definitely not a couple, as some media outlets have been hinting. He “doesn't want a girlfriend, and is a single guy,” apparently. Still, Lindsay seems pretty keen to get her claws into him. Or maybe one of the other members of the band.
In fact, in the pictures published by the Daily Mail, she can be seen sharing a joke with Max’s band-mate Tom backstage at their gig in Boston last night (Thursday December 6, 2012). Clutching a packet of cigarettes, Lindsay looks to be in high spirits, walking between the pair, as Max looks on nonchalantly. Max recently split from his fiancée, British soap star Michelle Keegan, back in August.
Quite often, it seems, Lindsay Lohan is wanted... for crimes. These crimes include DUIs, theft and more recently, hitting a woman in a club in New York. Now though it's LiLo that's wanting, and what she wants is Max George from The Wanted. However, while a few years ago everyone may have jumped at the chance to date LiLo, her poorly judged escapades over the past few years have effectively black listed her, and he is simply not interested.
TMZ report that she was 'hanging out' with The Wanted, backstage at the Jingle Bell Ball, but apparently, Max has denied any association with her, claiming that he didn't invite her and in fact had no idea that she was even going to be attending. The fight that Lohan had last week with Tiffany Mitchell was reportedly about her speaking to George, but fellow The Wanted member Jay McGuiness says that's not true.
"It's a bit of a blur actually, but some sort of scuffle with a fortune teller," he told MTV, "It was very odd. We actually carried on partying after that. It was reported that [the fight] was about Max, but I don't think it actually was." He even went on to describe her as a 'sweetheart', which is probably the highest praise she's received since reviews for The Parent Trap came out.
Continue reading: The Wanted Max George Is Wanted By Lindsay Lohan
The Wanted stars have revealed what really happened on the night that Lindsay Lohan was arrested for allegedly punching someone's lights out at New York City's Avenue lounge. The actress was partying with the British boy-band stars before the incident, though it seems the intense criticism aimed at her may be unfounded.
Speaking to MTV News at the Jingle Ball in Los Angeles, singer Jay McGuiness explained, "It's a bit of a blur actually, but some sort of scuffle with a fortune teller. It was very odd. We actually carried on partying after that. It was reported that [the fight] was about Max, but I don't think it actually was." Initial reports had suggested Lohan punched a woman who got too close to Max (she was thought to be interested in the singer). McGuiness added, "But [Lohan] was a total sweetheart on the night, so our experience is quite positive." In fact, Jay was so enamoured by the actress that he donned a "Free Lindsay" t-shirt when the boys supported Justin Bieber at New York's Madison Square Garden a couple of days later. "I'm a little bit of an artist, so I got the old Sharpie out," he explained, "And, yeah, after a small scuffle that went down, I felt very sorry for her. I wanted to cheer her up and I think she said she liked it, right?"
Lohan probably has bigger things to worry about in all fairness. She faces a third-degree assault charge in New York as well as three more counts brought by the Santa Monica Attorney in connection with a June 2012 car crash. In theory, she could be behind bars for Christmas.
Continue reading: The Wanted Reveal The Truth About Lindsay Lohan Scuffle
Justin Bieber was among those performing at the second night of the KIIS FM Jingle Ball, with pretty much anyone who's been anyone making an appearance over the radio network's massive two-dayer. Sunday night (December 2) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles saw current chart sensation Taylor Swift coming up against The Jonas Brothers - who found themselves eclipsed by the star. Last night, though (December 3), it was the turn of Bieber - still deep into his lengthy tour - Ke$ha, YouTube sensation Psy and fast rising British group The Wanted, among others, to provide the party.
Well, Lindsay Lohan's world has just got that little bit weirder. The Hollywood actress was arrested on Thursday (November 29, 2012) for allegedly punching another woman in the face at a nightclub in New York. According to TMZ.com, Lohan screamed something along the lines of "give me my space" to her eventual victim, though it seems she had other reasons for the bust-up.
Sources say Lindsay punched the woman over Max George from the boy band The Wanted, who was previously dating the British soap-star Michelle Keegan. Lohan had been to the Justin Bieber concert at Madison Square Garden - but not to see the teenage Canadian in action. She had her sights set on Max, who had opened the show with his band. She tried to get backstage afterwards but was blocked by security though managed to find Max, Jay and Tom at a hotel bar later in the evening. The four of them - along with one of the actress' friends - headed out to club Avenue together but not before Max was swarmed by adoring female fans, even kissing "a few."
As the evening wore on, Lohan became "drunker and drunker" and caught Max speaking to the woman who she eventually set upon. According to sources at the venue, Max was turned off by the fact Lindsay was "sloppy drunk" and she eventually wound up in jail. The boy band star seemingly referenced the incident in a tweet, telling fans, "eventful night!!"
Continue reading: Wanted! Lindsay Lohan Punched Woman Over Boy Band Star Max George
The feud between One Direction's Zayn Malik and The Wanted's Max George appears to have intensified after the X Factor star called his rival "chlamydia boy." After a day of bitchy tweets to each other, Zayn's comment appeared to take things to a whole new level.
Max, who is currently in Canada with The Wanted as they tour with Justin Bieber, told Malik, "tell me you're problems without the 8 security in NYC.. The only problem I have with you is the s*** banter. Grow up son." You'd have to be a detective to figure out the ins and outs of their exchanges, though Zayn appeared to call Max the "geek of the week." When The Wanted star replied, "Does that mean I'm 'in'?", Malik offered, "'I'm not sure why your still talking to me mate conversation ended when I called you a geek. p.s your display just how's how much of a wannabe you are :)" Later, Max told Zayn to "enjoy rehearsals" but "stay off the bud...it clearly makes u cranky," which is when Zayn delivered the insult, "alright chlamydia boy ;)"
Continue reading: Fight! One Direction's Zayn Malik Calls Max George 'Chlamydia Boy'
THe 40th anniversary of the American Music Awards brought out all the big names that you'd expect from the US music industry and more, with stars past and present rubbing shoulders at a truly star-spangled gathering at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles yesterday (November 18, 2012). However, despite the presence of Youtube sensation Psy - who closed the evening by being joined by MC Hammer for his huge hit 'Gangnam Style' - the US biggest selling artist of the year Taylor Swift, and pop royalty Usher and Christina Aguilera, there was only name on everybody's lips. Justin Bieber took home the top award of the evening, Artist Of The Year, and his mom Pattie Mallette was there to celebrate it with him.
RT @TomTheWanted: Well what an amazing welcome tonight in Monterrey. You were all wonderful! Love
RT @SivaKaneswaran: Great show last night! #TheWantedInMexico http://t.co/WvURl9Rrb9
RT @JayTheWanted: Monterrey, Mexico City & Guadalajara, some of these are harder to write than the others. Can't wait to visit soon!
“@LittleMixers85: MEEE! Are you ready to come to Monterrey?? WE MISS U!” Can't wait x
“@pauliinapop: MEEEE!!! I'm gonna see u with my bro, my sis and my dad, how cool is that? :)” family affair 👍
Mexicooooooo. Who's coming? http://t.co/CZWBlzr0gU
RT @SivaKaneswaran: We can't wait to put on a great show for you In .... Mexico!! Grab your tickets right here!! #TheWantedInMexico http:/…
RT @TomTheWanted: Hey guys. So excited to come back to Mexico! Make sure to get your tickets now! Not long left :D http://t.co/CYEKc7pwiH"
Can't wait to be back on stage in Mexico. Not long now http://t.co/rVKCWq6MFB
RT @TomTheWanted: “@boltomparker: @TomTheWanted TOM SEE YOU NEXT MONTH ☺️💕😊💃 http://t.co/npEXUG4wtb”can't bloomin wait!! :) x
See you there... http://t.co/d2I1zC0XaZ
Excited to be added to the bill for @FusionFest! Get your tickets NOW http://t.co/L69l2TwRnH http://t.co/zzRIPQS6Sh
So if you spend £25 on merch you can get Wanted World merch free! Pretty bloody good http://t.co/6ZoSd9yHjE
Max caught a hammerhead shark in Tampa. It's swimming free now #wantedwednesday http://t.co/lfHTobeF2w
Amazing show and crowd at Universal Studios #wantedwednesday http://t.co/UfWemEJkYa
Jay and a Bird #wantedwednesday http://t.co/xRMXsuVdzn
It's Wednesday... WANTED WEDNESDAY #wantedwednesday
“@MTLTheWanted: @thewanted me and my friends are leaving in two days for the last show!!! Girls from montreal on their way!” See you soon! x
“@Ruthfreckles: I have a feeling @thewanted will reply to me today.” trust your instincts ;)