Tulisa To Get £70,000 X-Factor Make Over?

Newly appointed X-Factor Judge Tulisa Contostavlos will reportedly receive a staggering £70,000 makeover ahead of the TV talent show’s return next month because ITV bosses fear the 22-year-old singer’s look is “too chavvy”.

The N-Dubz star has apparently been teamed up with celeb stylist Gemma Sheppard to help transform her style into a more sophisticated and demure look.

Former Destiny’s Child singer and fellow judge Kelly Rowland has reportedly been given a £40,000 style allowance.

A production source told The Sun:

“They put aside so much for Tulisa because you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. They want her to be the new nation’s sweetheart. She looked too chavvy and cheap on the first-day auditions so producers gave her a bigger budget for clothes and styling.

“They want her to have a designer look with chic class – more Posh Spice than Vicky Pollard in Little Britain, which was how she has looked more than a few times.”

According to the insiders, the move came when Tulisa turned up to the first audition show in Birmingham last month in less than flattering black jumpsuit. The source added: “We thought she’d turned up in her pyjamas. Something had to be done.”

I think Tulisa looks absolutely fabulous just the way she is. But hey, if someone’s giving you a free 70k makeover, take it and own it…


Beyonce Talks Love & Jay-Z With Piers Morgan!

Piers Morgan and Beyoncé

The notoriously private Beyonce gave a candid interview with Piers Morgan, where she opened up about love, Jay-Z, having babies and turning 30. The superstar singer, who gave an epic performance at Glastonbury on Sunday, followed by and equally smashing performance in London last night, revealed that both her and Jay want to avoid any scandal and be known purely for their music, instead of their relationship. When asked about her relationship with the rap icon, she admitted: “Jay and I have kind of made a decision that we want to be known for our music and not our relationships or scandals.

“We’ve been together for a very long time and I’m very happy,” she said. “Love is the foundation of everything I do.

“My music is inspired by love – from my family, my husband, my sisters. It gives me the security and confidence that you see on the stage.”

Watch the FULL interview below:

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Cast In Talks For A Reunion!

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air cast are in talks for a one-off reunion special. Tatyana Ali, or Ashley Banks as we knew her in the hit 90′s tevelision series, told Hollywood Life that she has been in talks with lead starWill Smith about the project.

Ali said: “I still keep in touch with Will and it would be great to work with him again. The whole cast including Will just talked about doing a reunion.”

According to the actress, scheduling conflicts is the main obstacle that’s preventing filming from starting: “I think everyone would be into it [but] it just depends on everyone’s schedule,” she said. “I was on the show for six years from beginning to end, so having a reunion would be so much fun.”

This was one of my favourite shows back in the day, so I really hope they do make a reunion. They really don’t make sitcoms like they used to…

Cheryl Cole Who? Nicole Scherzinger’s First Day As An X-Factor Judge!

The US X-Factor resumed filming yesterday in New Jersey and it was like Cheryl Cole was never even there.

New judge Nicole Scherzinger swiftly slipped into the Geordie singer’s seat, joining fellow judges Paula AbdulSimon Cowell and LA Reid, for her first day in her new role on the television talent show.  The formerPussycat Doll felt so at home in her new position, that you wouldn’t have even realised  that last week the show was apparently in ’crises’.

Simon Cowell is a cold cold (and extremely successful) man…

Cheryl Cole To Return To X-Factor USA?

After all the drama and hoopla that came with her sacking, there’s now been a huge u-turn, as Cheryl Colehas  reportedly been re-hired as a judge on X-Factor USA.

Since firing the Brit singer, Fox Network – and Simon Cowell in particular, have been under huge criticism for their harsh handling of the Girls Aloud Star.

Cheryl is expected to rejoin filming on Wednesday, when auditions begin again in New Jersey, reports The News Of The WorldNicole Scherzinger, who had dramatically been gifted Cheryl’s job, will now take her original post, as co-host with Welsh hunk Steve Jones.

Back in the line-up? Cole with X Factor USA judges Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, Paula Abdul and Cowell and co-hosts Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger

An X-Factor insider tells the tabloid, it was Simon who persuaded Fox execs to give the Geordie beauty another chance.

“This is the biggest surprise of the lot – Cheryl is back. Who could possibly have predicted this – it appeared that Simon had dumped Cheryl for good?

“But behind the scenes Simon has been wooing Cheryl. And key executives at Fox all realised they had made a big mistake. They have been watching the tapes of her at the American auditions and realising that she could be a huge star over there.”

Well well well (in JME voice), Nicole Scherzinger must be pissed…

It’s Official: Tulisa & Kelly Rowland Confirmed As New X-Factor Judges!

Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Kelly Roland (pic: Mock up)

After days of speculating whether Cheryl Cole will come back to the British X-Factor and if someone will be squeezed out to make way for the Girls Aloud star, the hoopla has finally been sorted, as ITV have officially confirmed that Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos will be judges on this year’s X-Factor.

The former Destiny’s Child star and N-Dubz singer will join Take That’s Gary Barlow and only remaining original judge Louis Walsh, on the British reality talent show, which starts filming this Wednesday.

Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television, said the judges have the  ”experience right across the music business to pick the stars of the future.  As multi-million selling artists, songwriters and pop masterminds, Gary, Tulisa, Kelly and Louis have huge breadth of appeal with our audience.”

Well, a huge congrats to both Kelly and Tulisa. This year’s X-Factor is going to be VERY different, but change is good. American Idol lost Simon Cowell last year, and since replacing the sharp-tongued Brit with singers Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the show is actually doing even better than before.

Cheryl Cole Sacked From US X-Factor & Replaced By Nicole Scherzinger!

Cheryl Cole has been dramatically sacked as a judge on the US X-Factor and swiftly replaced by ex Pussycat Doll singer, Nicole  Scherzinger.

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When Cheryl was officially announced as a Judge on the US X-Factor, many of us gasped in shock. ‘How an earth could Cheryl Cole sit alongside the likes of L.A. Reid and judge up-and-coming American talent on their singing?’ It was all quite bizarre.

It was also a well known fact that bosses at the Fox network weren’t keen on appointing the Girls Aloud star, but Simon Cowell bent over backwards to (reluctantly) persuade them to hire his 27-year-old British protégé.

They had feared her Geordie accent may be hard for Yanks to understand and the fact she’s practically unknown Stateside was a big gamble and had execs worried that US audiences wouldn’t warm to her. But despite all the obvious risks, they gave her the benefit of the doubt and offered her the job – but only with the condition they could fire her at any given opportunity. And they did.


Yesterday it was claimed Cheryl got the boot because of her accent and “lack of chemistry” with fellow female judge Paula Abdul. But that sounds like a cover up, because they knew what her accent was like before they hired her. But the lack of chemistry part sounds spot on.

Nicole had been set to co-host the show, which airs in September, with former T4 host, Steve Jones, but the 32-year-old singer will now take Cheryl’s seat and sit alongside Simon, Paula and L.A. Reid on the judge’s panel.

If Twitter is anything to go by, many people are relieved about this news, but two people who will be nervous by these latest developments are Tulisa and Kelly Rowland. Because TV bosses now apparently want Cheryl to return to her old job on the UK version. And if Cheryl does comes back, Kelly or Tulisa will be out. Damn! All this drama and the show hasn’t even started yet.

They shouldn’t have hired Cheryl in the first place, because it was so obvious to everyone – apart from Simon – that she wasn’t right for the US role, but firing her like that is so harsh and humiliating. But hey, there’s too much money invested in the show for them to risk it on Chezza, so they gotta do what they gotta.

Now we just have to wait and see how the UK judging panel turns out…

N-Dubz Tulisa To Replace Dannii Minogue as New X-Factor Judge

There’s been so much speculation over who will be on the judge’s panel on the new US X-Factor, that we’ve practically forgotten about the UK version. Now that it’s been confirmed that Simon Cowell will be joined by music exec L.A. Reid, singer Paula Abdul and Cheryl Cole on the upcoming American series, we can now turn our full attention over to the UK version.

So, who will replace Simon? Who will replace Cheryl? Well, the big question now is who will replace Dannii Minogue? The 39-year-old Aussie shocked everyone by announcing she has quit the talent show, to focus on her commitments as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent.

Step forward Tulisa Contostavlos… It has been revealed the N-Dubz singer will be replacing Dannii in the new series. That explains why N-Dubz abruptly announced they were taking a break.


Dannii explained she will no longer be a part of the popular talent show, as auditions conflicted with her work schedule. The mum of two released the following statement:

 “I’m so disappointed that I can’t be a part of The X Factor this year. I’m going to miss the show.

‘During discussions for me to return it became clear that, unfortunately, the audition dates in the UK clash with my live shows of Australia’s Got Talent during June and July.”

2011’s X-Factor will now be fronted by Take That’s Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa and a yet-to-announced forth judge. That’s one hell of a  major reshuffle. Whether fans buy into the new line-up, only time will tell, but a big CONGRATULATIONS to Tulisa on the new role.

How AMAZING Did Pippa Middleton Look?

Yes it was Kate Middleton‘s big day and she looked divine, but her little sister and chief bridesmaid Pippa Middleton looked stunning as well. The 27-year-old also wore a Sarah Burton for McQueen design.

 In theory, a bridesmaid wearing white shouldn’t work, but in reality it worked amazingly. Not only did Pippa look fabulous, but she also did a pretty damn good job with her bridal duties…


This may be a bit of a long shot, but it would be pretty cool if Pippa and Prince Harry got together. The flame-haired randy royal was really eyeing her up during the ceremony, so you never know….

PS) Prince Harry is cutie.

Congratulations To William And Kate: The Royal Wedding 2011 In Pictures!

OMG how beautiful was the royal wedding? I watched it from the start to finish and I was truly moved, it was absolutely beautiful. Kate Middleton Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning. She really did look like a princess. Her Sarah Burton for McQueen dress was devine – it was nice to see she picked a British designer. And William looked so dashing and handsome. They really are a wonderful couple and you can see they’re so in love. I wish them a life of happiness together.

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Just married! HRH Princess Catherine emerges from Westminster Abbey, wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, holding hands with her new husband Prince William

 Kate Middleton

A big Congratulations to the happy couple xoxo