The latest X Factor 2014 news: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole return!
Though as far as we’re aware, the world and his wife thought that Cheryl Cole just happened to meet hot French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and their love blossomed from there, it seems that in fact, her X Factor boss Simon Cowell may have played cupid by introducing the couple to each other.
Apparently, Simon first met Jean in 2012 while the music mogul was reportedly dating Brazilian businesswoman Ana Paula Junqueira, who’s a friend of Jean’s… Read more & comment »
Former Spice Girls star Mel B has of course been appointed as the fourth judge on X Factor UK this year, and will therefore join Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell and newlywed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the new run of the show, which debuts on ITV in August.
However, there’s some speculation this week that Mel may only have signed up to the show in order to boost her profile in the hope that it could facilitate a Spice Girls reunion, which might prove to be extremely lucrative were it to happen. Read more & comment »
Though of course The X Factor airs in a number of countries, each show is broadcast featuring that particular country’s unique version of the talent quest, and hitherto, X Factor UK has only ever aired in the United Kingdom.
However, it seems that’s about to change as it’s been reported today that this year’s new run – which debuts on ITV in August – will air in Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand for the first time ever. Read more & comment »
When it was revealed recently that X Factor judge Cheryl Cole had wed her French beau Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, amid dozens of news reports about the hush-hush wedding were articles speculating on whether Cheryl could change her surname…
On Twitter, she changed her name to @CherylOfficial – it had previously been @CherylCole – however, other than that, she gave no indication that she would take on Jean’s surname and therefore, it was mooted that she may now use just her Christian name by way of a stage name. Read more & comment »
Nicole Scherzinger is facing a bit of a crossroads this year, after she was dropped from the X Factor judging panel by show boss Simon Cowell.
While the music mogul implied that their parting of ways was amicable when he made his announcement and confirmation a few months ago, the former Pussycat Doll has admitted that she hasn’t spoken to Simon in months and wasn’t informed in person that she wouldn’t be sitting at the judges’ table for a third year.
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As a thank you to the One Direction lads for yet another summer of all round awesomeness, we’ve chosen our Top Ten favourite facts about them all, and now it’s the turn of Zayn Malik…
Up first though is his bio…
Zayn was born on 12 January 1993 and is from Bradford, West Yorkshire. His father, Yaser Malik, is British Pakistani, and his mother, Trici is of Irish and English descent. Zayn has an older sister, Doniya, and two younger sisters, Waliyha and Safaa. Read more & comment »
Katie Price is reportedly planning to audition for the X Factor this year, despite the fact that she’s eight months pregnant with her fifth child.
The reality TV star did make an attempt to launch a singing career many moons ago. Who could forget her version of A Whole New World which she released with then husband Peter Andre? But now heat magazine reports that she’s keen to go it alone and is considering a tryout on the hit ITV talent competition.
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X Factor bosses may be brave, or a little bit stupid as they’ve warned Mel B that she must NOT go partying under any circumstances whilst at judges’ houses… you’d have thought they’d have warned the contestants, but nope, this wild judge needs a warning of her own.
It has been reported that Mel B is set to jet off to Cancun for judges’ houses this year with her category, which could prove to be a bit of a disaster.
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It’s no secret that X Factor judges Cheryl Cole – or Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as she now might be – and Louis Walsh don’t get on, which is primarily thanks to lingering resentment of their former relationship when Louis was manager of Cheryl’s group, Girls Aloud.
And in fact, ahead of the judging line-up being revealed this year, it was widely reported that Cheryl was hoping Simon Cowell would not invite Louis back onto the panel in the show’s new run… Read more & comment »
Though Cheryl Cole has only just wed her French beau Jean-Bernard, it seems their honeymoon period could be interrupted by a visit from Tweedy in-laws…
And that’s because apparently Cheryl’s dad Garry Tweedy has had to move out of his council house in Newcastle as the entire row of houses on the street has been condemned and deemed unsafe for human habitation. Read more & comment »