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Fed up Nicole Scherzinger says “I’m done with Britain!” Jane McDonald to replace her in Cats

Fed up Nicole Scherzinger says “I’m done with Britain!” Jane McDonald to replace her in Cats

Former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly said that she’s “done” with the UK and is therefore going back to her native America.

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X Factor judge Cheryl FV backs hubby Jean-Bernard in rant about “f***ed up” music biz?

X Factor judge Cheryl FV backs hubby Jean-Bernard in rant about “f***ed up” music biz?

We recently reported that Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who is of course married to X Factor judge Cheryl, had taken to Instagram to have a bit of a rant that appeared to be aimed at Cheryl’s record label and at various radio stations.

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Are One Direction overworked? Sinitta BLASTS Simon Cowell after Zayn Malik drama?

Are One Direction overworked? Sinitta BLASTS Simon Cowell after Zayn Malik drama?

The evidence of how destructive fame can be has been seen in the tragic consequences it has had for a number of stars in the past…

Take for instance Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain – to name but a few – who all became self-destructive as they struggled to cope with fame and all that it brings.

And while many struggle to understand how having fame and fortune can become a miserable existence, as we reported earlier, a senior psychology lecturer pointed out that living in a “goldfish bowl” and having everything you do scrutinised and reported on is enormously stressful.

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And of course, One Direction singer Zayn Malik knows that only too well, given he’s recently been signed off work as he is suffering from stress after allegations were made in the media that he may have cheated on his fiancé, Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards.

It was while discussing the drama surrounding Zayn that former pop star Sinitta levelled criticism at music mogul Simon Cowell – who of course first put One Direction together as a group and has since overseen their careers – over his recent assertion that should 1D wish to pursue solo projects, he’ll support them, as long as they don’t split up as a band.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Sinitta said, “The [One Direction] boys have worked nonstop since they left the show.

“It’s been so intense… but you know, sometimes, they just crash.

“Simon encouraging them to do solo projects isn’t going to do well for them [but] taking a break is.”

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Sinitta isn’t the first – and surely won’t be the last – to think that the One Direction lads are overworked, and as we reported last year, one industry insider even claimed they were being worked “like dogs” in order to capitalise on their global popularity…

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And it can’t be denied that since their time on X Factor in 2010, Harry Styles, the aforementioned Zayn, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan have had barely any time off between tours.

But even when they do, they don’t get to enjoy much of it given that they are constantly surrounded by press and fans, and can’t do even the simplest of things that the rest of us take for granted, such as going on a holiday and lazing on beach, or even going out with friends for the evening.

Everything they do, everywhere they go, they’re filmed and photographed doing it and followed by the media and fans, so the only time they actually get to relax is if they are in their own homes or in a hotel room. And even then, chances are, the press and fans will be outside, so they daren’t go near a window!

We know we couldn’t live like that. Could you?

And do you think One Direction have been overworked? If so, is that why Zayn has, as Sinitta put it, “crashed”?

Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

X Factor New Zealand’s Natalia Kills reckons sacking was a ‘publicity stunt’ & check out the two new judges NOBODY knows!

X Factor New Zealand’s Natalia Kills reckons sacking was a ‘publicity stunt’ & check out the two new judges NOBODY knows!

In case you have been living under a rock for the past few days, you’ll not know that Natalia Kills and her husband, Willy Moon have been FIRED from the New Zealand version of The X Factor.

The pair were sacked after disgusting comments they made toward a contestant on the show spread like wildfire around the internet. People knew about the comments who didn’t even know a New Zealand X Factor even existed it went THAT viral. Well, she reckons that it was all a publicity stunt, but if it was, it has backfired.
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X Factor’s Chris Maloney in car crash with Emmerdale’s Kurtis Stacey

X Factor’s Chris Maloney in car crash with Emmerdale’s Kurtis Stacey

X Factor star Christopher Maloney was hospitalised this week after being involved in a car accident in Blackpool on Wednesday.

It’s been reported that the former X Factor finalist was in a vehicle with Emmerdale actor Kurtis Stacey when another vehicle ploughed into the back of them. The men are working together on a panto in the area and were both injured in the incident.

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More drama for X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson as court hears evidence over drive-by shooting

More drama for X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson as court hears evidence over drive-by shooting

Last year, we reported that former X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson had been left horrified and in shock after members of her ex-partner Karl’s family were the victims of a drive-by shooting in Liverpool.

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Sinitta slams X Factor New Zealand’s Natalia Kills over bullying claims!

Sinitta slams X Factor New Zealand’s Natalia Kills over bullying claims!

Sinitta has become the latest star to wade into the whole furore over X Factor judge Natalia Kills and her husband and their verbal bashing of a contestant on the New Zealand version of the hit talent show.

The former pop star is of course best friends with the original reality TV Mr Nasty, Simon Cowell, and in a new interview claimed that the British actress was trying to emulate the music mogul….but got it all wrong!

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X Factor New Zealand: Natalia Kills hints at Willy Moon conspiracy after sacking

X Factor New Zealand: Natalia Kills hints at Willy Moon conspiracy after sacking

Natalia Kills has hinted that she and her husband planned their insanely nasty comments on X Factor New Zealand last week, in a bid to boost their profiles and careers.

The married couple were sacked by bosses of the TV series after they ripped into hopeful singer Joe Irvine, accusing him of imitating Moon’s hair and style and slamming his singing and performing skills.

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X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini back for 2015 as music career stalls

X Factor’s Cheryl Fernandez-Versini back for 2015 as music career stalls

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini could be heading back to the X Factor panel this year and fans of the ITV show have been divided by the news.

Simon Cowell revealed recently that he hasn’t yet signed up all the judges for the 2015 run – though there has been plenty of speculation that he will be replacing Louis Walsh with One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson when auditions begin – and last week host Dermot O’Leary insisted that even he doesn’t know anyone who might be appearing.

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Fifth Harmony’s EXCITING fan announcement! Ally Brooke Hernandez reveals….

Fifth Harmony’s EXCITING fan announcement! Ally Brooke Hernandez reveals….

Fifth Harmony have announced a very special fan event this afternoon and we have to admit…..we’re really, really looking forward to this one!

Ally Brooke Hernandez has opened up in an interview with J-14.com and revealed that the X Factor USA girl group will be taking time out of their crazy busy US tour to host a special live stream concert for their fans, which will be set up for worldwide viewing.

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