Fact: British singer Jay McGuiness was crowned the winner of U.K. reality show Strictly Come Dancing over the weekend (19-20Dec15). The former The Wanted star beat out competition from British soap stars Kellie Bright and Georgia May Foote and broadcaster Katie Derham.
Fact: The Wanted singer Tom Parker was involved in a minor traffic accident over the weekend (07-08Jun14) when the car he was driving collided with a motorcycle. The British pop star was reportedly travelling less than 10 miles per hour and was happy to swap insurance details with the other motorist.
Quote: "It kind of showed the true colours of some of the members. Old wounds were reopened. I just hated it." The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran regrets being part of the band's ill-fated U.S. reality Tv show The Wanted Life. The singer believes the show led to the group's split.
Quote: "We're thinking of a Great Gatsby-themed wedding with costumes and all that. I want a Star Wars wedding but maybe my missus doesn't want that so we'll have to discuss it." The Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran is looking to the movies for inspiration ahead of his wedding to Nareesha MCCaffrey.
Quote: "I wanna collaborate with Rihanna because we wrote a song about her and we deserve it, Ok? Rihanna, if you're looking (sic), you need to do a song with us!" British pop star Siva Kaneswaran appeals to the R&B superstar for a duet with his band The Wanted after scoring a hit with their tune Walks Like Rihanna.
Quote: "Actually I didn't cut it, Max did. It was about 4am and we were about to do a gig in Brighton, in the U.K., and we'd been out (drinking)... and Max was like, 'Mate, mate, it'd be a great idea to cut your hair' and I was like, 'Yeah, it would'. He got (a) razor... and went straight up the sides, and if you Google it, you'll find the worst pictures of me of all time." The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness blames his bandmate Max George for chopping off his long locks.
Quote: "I saw Nina on a billboard in New York and I obviously thought she was very beautiful and then we ended up bumping into each other a few months later in L.A. and we became friends for a long time and eventually (we embarked on a romance)... She's awesome and I'm really happy and I finally feel settled now." The Wanted star Max George first fell in love with his model girlfriend Nina Agdal after spotting her on a big advertisement for Aerie lingerie in the Big Apple.
Quote: "To be honest, I always liked Selena, but I really did not want to go that side because Justin would kill me! I would probably receive a call from (mutual manager Scooter Braun) telling me to stay away!" The Wanted star Nathan Sykes briefly considered romancing Justin Bieber's ex Selena Gomez before he began dating singer/actress Ariana Grande.
Fact: The Wanted's Nathan Sykes joined his rumoured girlfriend Ariana Grande onstage during an appearance on U.S. Tv breakfast show Live! With Kelly And Michael on Thursday (05Sep13). The couple performed their duet Almost Is Never Enough.
Tweet: "Spain is crazy!!!! Never had so many kisses!!" The Wanted's Max George is enjoying the attention from his female fans in Europe.
Fact: The Backstreet Boys were offered a cameo role in The Wanted's boyband parody video for Walks Like Rihanna.
Fact: The Wanted's new album will feature a collaboration with Justin Bieber. The follow-up to 2011's Battleground also features hitmaker Dr. Luke and Rita Ora, and will be released n September (13).
Quote: "We met her manager, Jay Brown, in New York and he said he really liked it and she really liked it, which is always a good sign 'cause if she hated it we'd be in a pretty bad place." The Wanted star Max George insists Rihanna is a big fan of the group's new hit Walks Like Rihanna.
Quote: "I can't remember my birthday - the whole thing was under general anaesthetic." The Wanted singer Nathan Sykes missed his 20th birthday in April (13) as he underwent throat surgery.
Fact: The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran has landed a modelling contract with top firm Next Model Management. The pop singer, who featured in ad campaigns as a teen, joins a roster which includes fellow Brit Rita Ora, Lana Del Rey and Bradley Cooper's new girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse.
Quote: "This is a little lesson about interviews: Someone was like, 'Who, out of all of you, is most likely to dabble with a guy and I was like, 'Well, probably all of us'. You just say that silly thing and then the next day, in the press, it's like we all want to have a go with someone with a massive personality." The Wanted star Jay McGuiness on the one thing he regrets saying in an interview.
Tweet: "New York has a reputation for rudeness but every time we come here we meet genuinely nice people with top humour. & lots of street tramps." The Wanted's Jay McGuiness is enjoying life in the Big Apple as the boyband promotes its new reality Tv show, The Wanted Life.
Quote: "She's confident and probably a little bit stoned as well." The Wanted star Jay McGuiness on the way Rihanna walks. The boy band's new track is titled Walks Like Rihanna.
Fact: Boyband The Wanted are hoping to take a tribute to Rihanna to the top of the charts - their new single is titled She Walks Like Rihanna.
Quote: "No we're not dating, not any more... but you know, we're really good friends so there are no hard feelings at all." Amy Winehouse's singer goddaughter Dionne Bromfield has split from The Wanted star Nathan Sykes.
Quote: "We're moving into Hollywood into a big house... for a certain period of time doing a bit of filming, bit of fly on the wall... (I) feel so sorry for (the neighbours), so apologies now! We're all really excited about it." The Wanted star Max George on moving into a Hollywood mansion with his bandmates for a new reality Tv show.
Tweet: "Losing you're (sic) wallet is the worst feeling in the world.... Finding it is the best!!" The Wanted star Max George gets lucky after recovering his wallet.
Tweet: "Ok... So the paper says I dress up as the spice girls. This is Not true. Sugababes however.... Haha." The Wanted star Max George pokes fun at reports he likes to dress up as members of the girl group.
Quote: "She's a very attractive girl... I'm just a bit short for her." The Wanted star Max George has a crush on boy band rival Harry Styles' ex Taylor Swift.
Fact: Singer Carly Rae Jepsen, British boyband The Wanted and rapper Flo Rida were among the stars who performed during MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (22Nov12). Actress Whoopi Goldberg also waved to fans from a float during the annual cruise through the streets of New York City.
Tweet: "so it begins. just pranked by @thewantedmusic on this plane. im not happy. they are messing with fire. #DontPrankAPrankster". Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun vows to get his revenge on jokesters The Wanted.
Tweet: "My eye is the colour of a cherry thanks to @JayTheWanted..lefthook." The Wanted star Max George was left with a bloodshot eye on Tuesday (13Nov12) following a workout with bandmate Jay McGuiness.
Quote: "We're racing on the go-karts and suddenly I get a massive smash in my car. But seeing David Beckham flying by afterwards, I'm not even upset - it's David Beckham!" Siva Kaneswaran of British boy band The Wanted was involved in a fender bender while racing at a birthday party for the soccer ace's son Romeo earlier this month (Sep12).
Quote: "I cried my eyes out. I had never met anyone like that." The Wanted star Nathan Sykes was overwhelmed as he met Stevie Wonder.
Quote: "There's talk of us at the moment doing something with J.Lo, how cool would that be? Our two labels are in discussions. It would be a dream come true for us." British singer Tom Parker reveals his band The Wanted could be heading into the recording studio with Jennifer Lopez.
Quote: "A collaboration between the two bands could generate a lot of cash. We have no issue with 1D whatsoever. They're great lads." The Wanted star Nathan Sykes is open to recording a track with fellow British band One Direction.
Fact: Top designer Tommy Hilfiger supplied boy band The Wanted with their wardrobe for the Billboard Music Awards.
Fact: The Wanted star Nathan Sykes celebrated his 19th birthday in style on Wednesday (18Apr12) when he visited the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Sykes was treated to a private birthday party at Hugh Hefner's pad by his bandmates - and the publishing icon even showed up to wish the star a happy birthday, as did Glee actor Chord Overstreet and several Playboy bunny beauties.
Fact: The Wanted have become first boy band to top Billboard's Pop Songs chart with a debut single since Hanson. Their hit Glad You Came is the number one played song in America.