Danni quits X-factor
This week it was reported that Dannii Minogue quit her role as a judge on X-factor because it clashes with the live shows of Australia’s Got Talent, which she has been on since 2007.
On The Other hand some people feel she may have been forced out on purpose by X Factor bosses. However Simon Cowell’s publicist Max Clifford has denied these rumours saying “He (Simon) definitely wanted to keep her in because she was very popular and has worked very well. But in the last few months, because of the American X Factor, this X Factor has had an awful lot of juggling going on and it’s a question of getting the best possible combination.”
However bosses of the UK version of the US show The Voice are keen to take Danni on as a judge. An insider has said “Bosses really want Dannii, as she was hugely popular on the X Factor and really knows her stuff. She mentored Matt Cardle to the crown last year and is really good with contestants. She would be great on The Voice.”
The Voice is a talent show in were the judges, including Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, face the audience and can’t see the singer, so that it is really all about the voice.
Daybreak’s Donate a Day
Daytime TV programme Daybreak has a whole host of celebrities supporting them as they prepare for their ‘Donate a Day’ event which is happening this Monday.
Simon Cowell, Rod Stewart, Paul O’Grady, the cast of Emmerdale and The Loose Women and local singer Pixie Lott are just some of the celebs getting involved. They will take part in doing good causes for the day such as such as doing a neighbours’ shopping or decorating a community centre.
And of course ‘Daybreak’ presenters Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles will be playing their part, Christine is going t visit the Teenage Cancer Trust in Cardiff while Adrian will spend a day with Age UK in Birmingham.
Christine has said: “Time is precious and in today’s busy world it’s easy to lose track of what’s important around us. Family, friends, the local community and charitable causes could all benefit from a few hours of our time. Daybreak’ is launching ‘Donate a Day’ to encourage you to give up a little bit of time to make a big difference.”
A celebrity Karaoke Fundraiser took place the week headlined by the one and only Jack Black. The event which was called Unicef’s Playlist for A list allowed the public to bid for an opportunity to sing along with a celebrity in a live duet.
Other celebrities took part in the event too including Ne-yo, model Brooklyn Decker, Actor Bill Bellamy and many other.
The money raised will go towards benefiting the schools in Africa.
The popular T4 programme Shipwrecked has had a two year break but will be returning to our screens later this year
The show watches contestants spilt into two teams, The Tigers and The Sharks who live on opposite Islands near New Zealand. The aim of the game is for them to stay on the Islands for as long as they can and gain for new members. The largest team then wins a cash prize. However in the new series the format may be slightly different.
Neil McCallum, head of T4 and Music said: “As one of the pioneering reality shows, ‘Shipwrecked’ has always proved to be a firm favourite amongst T4 fans. So it’s great to be bringing the show back this autumn, with its refreshed format and new back to basics approach to island life.”
Executive Producer Tayte Simpson added: “The rules and format will be kept tightly under wraps, but we can say that applicants should be prepared for the experience to be tougher than ever. Yes it’s paradise, but this is no summer holiday.”