Girls Aloud’s Comeback!
Everyone has been wondering if current girl group Girls Aloud are going to be reuniting as there as been friction between some members and some have them have gone solo however it’s been confirmed they will make a come back next year!
Their Manager Hilary Shaw has said “Everybody wants them to make a comeback and it will be next year. Well, it is their 10th anniversary so there will be something. They speak all the time, and that includes Cheryl and Nadine [Coyle] with the other girls. Cheryl is keen to get back with the girls and is planning something which could be a one-off or some gigs.”
The band who is made up of Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding, were formed in 2002 on the on TV talent show ‘Popstars The Rivals’ and they have not performed together since they opened for Coldplay at Wembley Stadium in 2009.
As we all know Cheryl has been a busy girl launching a successful solo career, releasing two albums, being a judge on ‘The X Factor’ and she has now been confirmed as a member of the judging panel on the US version of the pop star search show by Simon Cowell.
Earlier this year, Kimberley said it would be tough to get the band together for a reunion because of their hectic schedule. She said: “It’s not down to me. It’s all of us – Cheryl’s busy and Nadine’s not in the country, she’s in America, so it’s difficult.”
Spice Girls Olympic Reunion
Back in 2001 one of the most well known girl bands, The Spice girls, spilt up. They then got back together just for a world tour in 2007. But now Ginger Spice (Geri Halliwell) who was the one who left the group in 1998, has said she thinks they should appear together at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games, as it will help put British music back on the map.
She said “The Spice Girls are part of me and always will be. If it happened and felt natural and right, then I’m always open to singing with the other girls.
“Singing at the Games is a great idea and would be an amazing opportunity – and it’s a sign the Brits are back. This is our time. Everything is circular and now there’s a British pop revival.
“It needs to put itself back on the map on a world stage. This is our opportunity to show that British music, which has led and dominated the world, should do, always.”
Some other artists have also been considered to appear including Joss Stone and Muse. Coldplay are said to have been approached to perform an especially written anthem as well called ‘Welcome Song’.
Essex singer Jessie J thinks that some stars are envious of her for being able to just be herself and being brave enough to say whatever she wants. She thinks some are too scared to speak their minds and are too worried about appearing ‘perfect’
She has said: “I say it how it is and I don’t really think before I talk. I sometimes think that’s what everyone else in the industry wishes they could do, but they started out being so perfect that any time they do anything out of the ordinary, people pick up on it.
“I decided that if I just started out being me, no one can ever say I’ve changed.”
She also added: “I don’t ever want to feel guilty about having a bad day. I have to go with my emotions. Sometimes you’re overtired and your mascara doesn’t go on right and you don’t know what to wear and you rip your favourite trousers, and you want to scream and throw something at the wall.
“It’s not that you’re not appreciating your life, it’s just about being a girl.”
The nominations for this years BAFTA TV Awards have been announced and teen comedy drama Misfits is leading them being in four different categories.
The ceremony will take place at London’s Grosvenor House on 22 May and will be presented by Graham Norton who has got his first nomination since 2002 in the entertainment performance category for BBC One’s The Graham Norton Show.
Sir David Attenborough’s natural history documentary Flying Monsters 3D gets the first nomination for a 3D programme.
Jessie Wallace is up for her 1st BAFTA portraying Coronation Street legend Pat Phoenix in The Road to Coronation Street.
And hit programmes such as The Only Way Is Essex and My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding are nominated for the YouTube Audience Award.
There are many other categories such as leading actor/actress, entertainment performance, factual series, Current Affairs, sport and many more.
These can all be found on the website www.baftas.org
New Reality show
A new reality show is set to be filmed in August, where a group of single celebrities get paired up together to go on dates!
The primetime dating series will see unlucky-in-love celebrities invited on to discuss their likes and dislikes, while a computer comes up with their perfect match.
They will then get paired up with another celebrity who best fits the perfect match and will go on romantic dates. At the end of the date they will be asked how it went and if there is any connection between them!
Stars who have been reported to be a part of this new show are local girl Chantelle Houghton – who split from ‘Crimewatch’ presenter Rav Wilding earlier this month – Calum Best, Big Brother’s John James Parton and ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ star Chloe Simms.
An insider has said “There are loads of celebrities who have disastrous love lives so we thought we would give them a helping hand.
“Let’s face it, some need all the help they can get. You never know, it may spark a celebrity wedding!”
Ultimate Latin Superstar
Jennifer Lopez is currently a judge on American Idol and she is now using her role as a TV talent scout on another programme which will search for the ultimate Latin Superstar.
J-Lo has teamed up with Simon Fuller and her husband Marc Anthony to make a show which will see the couple travel to 21 counties to find the best Latin wannabes.
The show will be called Q’Viva! The Chosen and will be directed by Jamie King who has Choreographed for Britney Spears.
J-Lo has talked about the programme by saying “This is a show for the 21st century with an unprecedented global and local story. The Latin culture is a tapestry that is rich in passion, tradition and artistry and we are going to places where all of this talent lives and wouldn’t have otherwise been discovered.”