Ahead of the new series of X Factor launching on ITV this August, there have been dozens of reports in the media about what’s going to change now that Simon Cowell is back on the show…
And as we reported this week, one of the major changes that Cowell has implemented for the show’s new run in to introduce a fifth category – which will see ‘wildcard’ acts given the chance to compete alongside regular contestants – and therefore a fifth judge too. Read more & comment »
There’s news of the Aw Bless variety today as former X Factor star Olly Murs has revealed that his One Direction pals are just too darn busy to spend time with him.
The Troublemaker singer said, “I always invite the 1D boys to my barbecues…
“But they’re too busy [to come].” Read more & comment »
It’s been revealed today that former X Factor stars Marvin Humes – who of course shot to fame while in boy band JLS – and Olly Murs are both set to release new albums this year…
But while Marvin’s new work will of course be his debut outing as a solo artist, for veteran Olly, his latest album will be his fourth. Read more & comment »
For weeks now it’s been reported that X Factor boss Simon Cowell has ordered the show’s producers to bring back the “fun” factor by sending more novelty acts through to audition in front of himself and fellow judges Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Mel B…
And that’s because Simon believes that part of the reason for the dwindling viewing figures that have dogged the show over the last couple of years is in part due to the lack of wannabes who are just plain awful. Read more & comment »
There aren’t many men who can pull off looking sexy in a thong, but as you can see in the image above that former X Factor star Olly Murs posted on Twitter, he is one of them…
With the cheeky picture, Olly wrote, “Get ready for 2014 calendar!! JOKES #letmeseethatThongThongThongThongThong” Read more & comment »
This week, music biz stars were out in force for a party arranged by Modest Management – which is an annual affair – at London’s trendy The Vineyard, and among those turning up hoping for a free egg bap and a beer or two were a number of X Factor stars past and present, and members of boy band One Direction.
However, while 1D’s Harry Styles and Liam Payne were at the party, Louis Tomlinson was absent – most likely because he was busy being interviewed about finalising his takeover of Doncaster Rovers Football Club – as were Niall Horan and Zayn Malik. Read more & comment »
Niall Horan and Olly Murs were enjoying some bro time today and it seems that things got a little frisky on the golf course (it’s a course right? We’re always temped to say field but that would be wrong….wouldn’t it?).
The One Direction star admitted this week that he just wanted to lie in a dark room and recover from his three night stint in Wembley Stadium at the weekend, in which the X Factor band played to hundreds of thousands of fans in the iconic venue, before closing Sunday night with a star studded party, organised by Simon Cowell in London.
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It’s been reported today that former X Factor finalist and Xtra Factor co-host Olly Murs is set to break the hearts of women everywhere by proposing to his girlfriend Francesca Thomas.
And it seems he’s set to make it a very romantic event, given that a source close to the Troublemaker singer has claimed that he’s working on a very “special” proposal. Read more & comment »
There’s bad news for fans of Robbie Williams who were hoping to see him playing in the Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford this weekend as it’s been revealed that he won’t now be taking part…
And that because nobody’s prepared to insure the Take That superstar against any injury he may receive while playing. Read more & comment »
Collabro won themselves a spot in the Britain’s Got Talent final on Monday night and yesterday, we caught up with the gorgeous lads to find out how they felt about the big news.
The classical boyband wowed the judges at their first audition with a rendition of Stars from Les Miserables and sticking with that theme, they picked Bring Him Home from the same musical for their live semi final tune.
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