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New Britain’s Got Talent Judge

Britain’s Got Talent has taken the lead from The X Factor and added a new hottie to the Judges table.  Amanda ‘wort face’ Holden may have been the golden girl in the past season’s of the Simon Cowell led hit ITV show but a new broad is in town. 

Kelly Brook has been confirmed as a new 4th judge of the hit show… lets see if she gets the seat next to the man himself.

New Judge

New Judge

In the summer Cheryl Cole was added to ‘The X Factor’ lineup and it completely changed her career, she has now become a British National treasure.  Adding Kelly to the lineup of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ is seen to be an attempt to re-create that magic. 

What will Amanda think?..


January 13, 2009 Posted by | Britain's Got Talent, Entertainment, News, TV | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newlyweds Jet Off

Newly married Josh Duhamel and Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson have jetted out of LAX yesterday afternoon bound for Honeymoon fun times.  Josh and Fergie were married on Saturday in Malibu under tight security.

Newlyweds at LAX

Newlyweds at LAX

The couple married at Church Estates Vineyard in Malibu with Fergie opting to wear Dolce & Gabanna.  Guests in black at the ceremony included Mario Lopez, Kate Hudson and new parents Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O’Connell.

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, TV | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

24: Day 7

8am – 10am

The new series of 24 premiers tonight at 9pm on Sky 1.  For the first time the series will be set in Washington DC rather than LA and brings back old faces from the past.

Day 7 hits our screens

Day 7 hits our screens

January 12, 2009 Posted by | 24, Entertainment, TV | , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrity Big Brother Is Here

2009 has kicked off to a chavtastic with Channel 4 launching Celebrity Big Brother 2009.  There are a couple of questionable but all in all its a stellar bunch.

First into the house was La Toya Jackson, the stripping Playboy posing Jackson sister.  Apart from the usual Jackson nose which they all seem to have (must have got a family discount) she seemed to be the most real out of the Jackson bunch, she sounded completely normal just like a girl from the valley.  Second to enter the house was former Sugababe Mutya Buena.

More Sugalump than Sugababe

More Sugalump than Sugababe

 I was convinced Mutya was pregnant with her second child after seeing her enter the house because excluding her freekishly skinny legs baby got Back, Side and Front.  I really hope for her sake she is pregnant because she has piled on some very unflattering pounds… Her records didn’t sell that badly did they?

Verne Troyer was the third housemate to go in and as one of the smallest men in the world it was slightly uncomfortable watching him struggle to drag his bag from the diary room and into the house.  I know Big Brother likes to push the limits but for me this is a tad too far and especially after Davina made the “Ahhhh so cute” comments, wrong wrong wrong.   This isn’t the first time in a reality TV house for Troyer a few of years ago he appeared in the series ‘The Surreal Life’ where on one very awkward night he got very drunk, stripped naked and peed in the corner…  Let’s home there’s no repeat in this series.

Fourth in the house was someone I don’t really care about or know but he was in politics, that’s probably why I blacked out.  All I know is he got a lot of boos.Then in no particular order was Coolio, glamour girl Lucy Pinder, former boybander Ben Adams, Michelle Heaton, former ‘The Word’ presenter Terry Christian, ‘Shameless’ star Tina Malone and Queen Wench Ulrika Jonsson.



Big breasted (yes they’re real) Lucy Pinder got the most boos of the night because of her snooty comments pretty much separating herself from humanity.  If you really don’t want to be put in the same box as Jordan or glamour models why get your baps out for money.  Face it, you’re one step up from a stripper… we don’t care if you have a brain.
There will definitely be fireworks in this series and my moneys on Ulrika being the celebrity who has a meltdown this year. 
Let the games begin.

January 2, 2009 Posted by | Celebrity Big Brother, Entertainment, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hallelujah Set For Chrsitmas No. 1

Alexandra Burke’s debut single has become the fastest selling European single ever.  Hallelujah which was available to download from midnight on Saturday sold over 105,000 downloads in one day alone, this smashed the previous record of 85,000 which was held by fellow X Factor winner Leona Lewis.

Record Breaker

Record Breaker

Leona Lewis has gone on to be a huge international star and has been nominated for numerous awards including VMAs, EMAs, MOBOs and now a Grammy for her huge hit ‘Bleeding Love’.  Alexandra dreams and of achieving the same success and maybe more.

The next 6 months will be vital for Alexandra as it is key that she comes out with a great album and not one full of covers.  Hopefully they will team her up with great writers and she will come out with an amazing debut. 

Alexandra definitely has the edge on Leona as she can dance, so hopefully there will be some great up tempo numbers.

Lets see what happens…

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Music, The X Factor, TV | , , | Leave a comment

Alexandra Burke Wins X Factor 2008

My favouriteAlexandra Burke has won The X Factor 2008 and is set to become a huge star.   Cheryl Cole who mentored Alexandra has had a successful debut on the show and has definately made her mark.

The Winner

The Winner

Alexandra has been the best singer the X factor has ever had and will definitely be giving Leona Lewis a run for her money.  Alexandra’s debut single ‘Hellalujah’ is available to download from midnight tonight.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, The X Factor, TV | , , , , | Leave a comment

Alexandra and Beyonce Steal The Show

In the X Factor  final main show Alexandra, Eoghan, and JLS all had three songs each to perform, a Christmas song, duet and an encore of one of their favourite performances from the series.

Eoghan kicked off the show with a performance of Wizzard’s ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ which was okay, bland like all his other performances and slighty lower than I would have liked.  Eoghan also had a duet with Boyzone performing their hit ‘Picture of You’ and finished off with High School Musical’s finale song ‘We’re All in This Together’ a song that was performed in last years final by Same Difference…That worked out well for them didn’t it, lets hope it’s not jinxed.

JLS began their night with Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ there was a funny Merry Christmas bit that made me laugh but overall it was Astin holding it all together as usual.  JLS performed ‘Flying Without Wings’ as a duet with Westlife and finished off with the ballad they performed in the semi final which got rave reviews from the judges, I’m pretty sure that I’d never heard it before in my life.

Alexandra began her night with Christmas hymn ‘Silent Night’, I would have liked to see something more upbeat but it was a classy performance.  Alexandra’s second performance of Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ which she performed as a duet with Beyonce was by far the best performance of the series and completely outclassed all the other duets and performances.  Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh should have done a better job as mentors to ensure their acts had the best duet partners possible, maybe Boyz II Men for JLS and Mcfly with Eoghan.  Anyway it’s all done now, Alexandra’s final performance that also closed the show was ‘You Are So beautiful’ by Jock Cocker’.

Who will win, we decide.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | General, The X Factor, TV | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who Wins We Decide

Rihanna’s out and Beyonce’s back in, allegedly, add Westlife and Boyzone to the fold teamed with the X Factor finalists then we have ourselves our Saturday night showdown.

Tonight will see either Alexandra Burke, Eoghan Quigg or JLS realise their dream of pop stardom, the other two losers will have all their hopes dashed for at least an hour.  The winner of this years X Factor will win a £1million recording contract and sign to SonyBMG under the SyCo label.  We’ve had all the sob stories, the tears and the sick relatives and now it all comes down to us, the voting public.

Alexandra has now become the odds on favourite to take the prize but let’s not rule out squidgy Eoghan or girl crushing JLS as they all have their supporters and the finale show normally draws in the most votes of the season so anything could happen.

As the rumours stand at the moment Beyonce will duet with Alexandra, Westlife with JLS and Boyzone with Eoghan although lets face it Boyzone and Westlife are both eaqually as dull.

The real X Factor winner

The real X Factor winner

The only thing that doesn’t have to be speculated about in tonight’s show is that Simon Cowell will be laughing all the way to the bank adding to his growing bank balance as he, as always, is the real winner.

December 13, 2008 Posted by | The X Factor, TV | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Now Rihanna Has X Factor

Another day another rumour, today the rumour is that Rihanna will be appearing on the X Factor Final and performing a duet with JLS.

X Factor Duet

X Factor Duet

This is odd because if the rumours are true they would be pairing Boyzone with Alexandra and Duffy with Eoghan, surely Rihanna and Alexandra would be a better pairing?  It’s clear that ‘No Matter What’ happens Boyzone unfortunately will be on the show.

Also, Rihanna is the biggest thing in music right now so it’s funny that they have gone for her over Beyonce, not too good for Sasha Fierce’s ego I imagine.

I wonder who will be in the rumour mill tomorrow?

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Entertainment, Music, The X Factor, TV | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Classic I’m A Celeb

So I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here is over for another year with Joe Swash emerging victorious.  One of my favourite I’m a Celeb moments from this year was George Tekei, classy American actor of Star trek fame singing ‘tits in a trolly’

December 10, 2008 Posted by | I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, TV | , , , , , | Leave a comment