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X Factor 2011: Pics- what Tulisa, Kelly, Janet, Sophie and Misha B wore this weekend

By Andrea Petrou on October 17th, 2011

It was a sad night for Tulisa yesterday as one of her groups, Nu Vibe, got sent home. However, there was nothing to cry about when it came to her weekend X Factor outfits.
The judge looked hot in a black dress with a rising hem and embroidered detailing on Saturday night, while a short while netted 50s style frock on Sunday ensured she really stood out. However, she faced fashion competition from fellow judge Kelly who wowed in a gorge red minidress by Todd Lynn on Saturday night and a stunning black dress with sheer panel detailing at the neckline, on Sunday.
And the contestants also showed they had style. Misha B went for a structured purple puff sleeved dress which really made her stand out. Also going for an outrageous look was Kitty who went for a white structured short frock while Sophie played it safe in a slinky red number. Giving a nod to the lace overlay look was Janet while Sami went for a turquoise number.

See all the pics in the gallery below.

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X Factor judge Kelly Rowland loves wigs

By Andrea Petrou on October 13th, 2011

Kelly Rowland is “in love” with wigs.

The When Love Takes Over hitmaker gets her hair-pieces custom-made and has learned over the years the styles that suit her best.

She said: “I’m in love with wigs. I get them custom-made and I have my hairstylist shape them to my head. I can go from long to short in less than a minute.

“I tried a blonde wig once and I looked like I should have been wearing a tacky dress with my legs out. I looked crazy. Even a too-light brown hair colour doesn’t work for me because it becomes the same colour as my face.”

The 30-year-old beauty also admitted she would love to shave her head one day.

She told Essence magazine: One day I’d like to cut off all my hair – really close – shaven to my head. It’s such a really beautiful look.”

Kelly rarely uses hair straighteners any more after her frequent use meant she previously burned parts of her hair off.

She said: “I never want to apply heat every day. I did that before, and lost all my edges.”

Celebrity gossip, Gallery, X Factor

X Factor 2011 pictures: What Kelly, Tulisa, Misha, 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily and other contestants wore

By Andrea Petrou on October 10th, 2011

2 Shoes

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ITV Pictures

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Jessie J gets a scooter so she can get around at the MOBO Awards

By Andrea Petrou on October 5th, 2011

Jessie J is set to be given a mobility scooter so she can get around the MOBO Awards easily.

The ‘Do It Like A Dude’ singer is up for four prizes at the ceremony which takes place at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland, tonight and is set to perform even though she is wearing a special support boot after breaking her left foot in June.

Organisers want to make sure the injured pop star is comfortable during the night and have requested she be provided her with a “pimped up” motorised scooter to get around the venue.

An insider told BANG Showbiz: “As Jessie is nominated for four awards and performing, she’s potentially going to be up and down from the stage five times. We don’t want her to do anything that might hamper her injury so we’re looking at some ways to make it easier for her.”

Jessie – who had to cancel a number of festival and live appearances, including a support slot on Katy Perry’s tour, due to the injury – is up for Best Album for ‘Who You Are’, Best Newcomer, Best UK Act and Best Video and Best Song for ‘Do It Like a Dude’.

The 23-year-old singer is set to fight it out with Adele – who has four nominations – in the Best UK Act, Best Album and Best Song categories, with the soul singer nominated for her worldwide hit LP ’21’ and track ‘Someone Like You’.

The 16th annual MOBO Awards, in association with Lebara Mobile, take place this evening and extra tickets are available at

The annual ceremony – which recognises music of black origin in the UK – is televised live on BBC Three at 10pm with highlights being broadcast on Friday October 7 on BBC One at 11.45pm.

Celebrity Style, dresses, Gallery, Red Carpet

Pictures: Pride of Britian Awards – Cheryl Cole wears Victoria Beckham, Tulisa, The TOWIE cast and more

By Andrea Petrou on October 4th, 2011

The stars stepped out last night in sparkles and skyscraper heels to celebrate the Pride of Britain Awards.
Cheryl Cole made her first big public appearance since the whole X Factor US debacle, showing us she was still bang on trend with a pink slinky dress by Victoria Beckham, while bandmate Nicola Roberts also went for an ethereal frock in a similar hue.

The TOWIE cast were also out in force with Amy Childs opting for a blue strapless long frock. She was joined by Sam and Jessica who kept it classic in black frocks.

And black was also the order of the day for Kimberley Walsh who looked stunning in a long black dress with lace sleeves, Coleen Rooney, Holly Willoughby and Emma Bunton.
Brightening up the red carpet was X Factor judge Tulisa who went for a patterned netted frock. See all the fashions in the gallery below.

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X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland and Tulisa’s styles so far

By Andrea Petrou on October 3rd, 2011

Tulisa and Jessie J

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ITV Pictures

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Paris Fashion Week: Givenchy Spring/Summer 2012 – Jennifer Hudson, Gisele Bundchen and Lindsay Lohan attend the afterparty

By Andrea Petrou on October 3rd, 2011

Gisele Bundchen

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Gisele dances the night away in black trews and a white tee Genin Nicolas/ABACA/Press Association Images

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Cheryl Cole wants to create her own fashion line

By emilyborrett on September 21st, 2011

What is it about celebrities wanting to have a little bit of a go at absolutely everything these days? First we have Katie Price turning her hand to editor as she launches a magazine that is, hilariously, all about her, and now Cheryl Cole has revealed that her new shoe collection has inspired her to turn to fashion design.

Cheryl, who’s just launched her new shoe collection with the website, said when asked about a potential foray into fashion: “Do you know what? I wouldn’t rule it out, actually. I have loved designing these shoes. I haven’t enjoyed a project so much in a long time. So, yes, it might be the start of something.”

To me there’s something mildly annoying about celebrities trying to turn their hands to creative industries such as fashion – other popular celebrity sidelines being acting, writing novels and perfumes – as if all the auto-tuning and clever styling that these people have has made them suddenly believe their own hype. Or am I just being mean about Cheryl Cole? Maybe I am just grumpy today.

Who knows if Cheryl has it in her to be a fashion designer. Maybe, just maybe, she will be like Victoria Beckham and amaze us. But then again, maybe it will just be crap.

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Cheryl Cole has designed her own shoe line

By emilyborrett on September 15th, 2011

Cheryl Cole has made her first dainty steps into the world of fashion design, as she’s just designed her first ever shoe collection.

Cheryl, everyone’s favourite Geordie lass, is collaborating with the fashion site to create her new line of limited edition shoes – and it’ll go on sale in December. We’re usually sceptical about celebrities attempting fashion design but we might leave a space on our Christmas lists, just in case..

StylistPick’s creative officer Juliet Warkentin said: “We are thrilled to be working with Cheryl. Cheryl is the style icon and is amazingly warm, a quality that has made her the nation’s favourite. We believe that the launch will have a huge fashion impact; establishing fashion’s greatest influencer as a major force in fashion design and further democratising fashion.”

Lovely little Cheryl has remembered that her fans aren’t as rich as she is and made the collection affordable as well as glam, having overseen the entire design process herself “from concept to design and packaging”.

Girls, it’s time to start learning how to totter in our heels like Cheryl. ARE YOU READY?

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Yay or nay?: X-Factor Tulisa’s new hair

By emilyborrett on August 18th, 2011

Yesterday was the X Factor Press launch in London’s leafy Greenwich, and we couldn’t resist having a gander at the paparazzi photos to have another gawp at our new line-up of judges. Neither could we help staring long and hard at Tulisa Contostavlos’ new hair, which has acquired some yellowy stripy bits in it all of a sudden.

We all know that dip-dyeing (the ends of your hair being lightened for a surfer girl look) is a big hair trend at the moment, but we’re not sure about the streaky chunks of blonde at the top of Tulisa’s hair.. Maybe it’s just us but we thought that streaky hair was finally a thing of the past – but maybe that’s just us. Personally we preferred the N-Dubz singer’s dark chocolatey locks..

What do you think? Vote in the poll below to let us know whether you think Tulisa’s new dye-job is a do or a don’t.

See pictures from The X-Factor press launch here.

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Nicole Scherzinger likes a more “grown up” look

By emilyborrett on August 9th, 2011

Singer Nicole Scherzinger has revealed that she prefers a “grown up” look when it comes to dressing herself.

Nicole, whose style trumped Cheryl Cole’s last year when she was a guest judge on the British X Factor, prefers a rock and roll image above anything else, putting together leather jackets and tough boots with lacy, girlie dresses to keep things edgy.

She said: “My style has evolved into being a little bit more grown up. It’s rock ‘n’ roll inspired, but chic. Glam rock. If I wear a lace dress I throw on a leather jacket to toughen things up, or some crazy boots. I like dresses that are sassy, but have clean lines.”

Nicole is set to be a judge on the new American version of the X Factor. We can’t wait to see what outfits she pulls out of the sparkly fashion bag for us.

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Dannii Minogue thinks more dresses need to “flatter” arms

By Andrea Petrou on June 30th, 2011

Dannii Minogue thinks more dresses need to “flatter” arms.

The Australian star works on her own fashion line Project D with friend Tabitha Somerset Webb, and although she has no technical experience, the sexy singer does believe she knows what works to help women feel their best.

She said: “I have worn dresses in the glare of public scrutiny. I know how a great dress needs to work.

“I want to know, for example, what is it with designers and sleeves? Why is it so hard to buy a dress that flatters your arms?”

However, the 39-year-old star admit she was not completely confident when she decided to wear a Project D dress on the UK version of ‘The X Factor’ for the first time because she had only just given birth to first baby Ethan with British hunk Kris Smith.

She told Grazia magazine: “The first time I wore Project D on the show I was so nervous. It was the Jingle dress – fitted, knee-length, full skirt – very ‘Mad Men’.

“I’d only just had a baby and had completely changed shape. I felt so insecure.”

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Cheryl Cole is spending £20,000 on a lavish birthday party for herself.

By Andrea Petrou on June 29th, 2011

Cheryl Cole is spending £20,000 on a lavish birthday party for herself.

The ‘Parachute’ singer has not been seen in public since being fired from the US ‘X Factor’ and turning down an offer to return to the UK show last month but plans to celebrate turning 28 tomorrow (30.06.11) with a spectacular bash at an undisclosed London location on Friday (01.07.11).

According to the Daily Star newspaper, the stylish purple and black invitation sent out to friends – including her Girls Aloud bandmates, record company executives and some former ‘X Factor’ colleagues – reads: “You are invited to celebrate Cheryl’s birthday. Friday 1st July. 9pm til late.

“Venue to be advised. London.”

It is not known if Cheryl’s ex-husband Ashley Cole – who she is rumoured to be considering reconciling with – will be at the party, but her friend and new manager is expected to be there.

The email address guests are asked to RSVP to ends with, which is thought to be an address for the Black Eyed Peas star.

Though Cheryl hasn’t been seen in public since her ‘X Factor’ axing, she recently took to her website to reassure fans she is OK.

She said: “I have had the weirdest past few weeks (nothing unusual there though.) I wouldn’t even know how to begin to tell you all about it.

“I have had the time that I have not had in so long to just chill with my loved ones and do the normal things that I like to do. See my friends and family and be with my doggys. It feels long overdue and sooooo good, even my feet are happy to not have to wear a pair of high heels hehe.

“It also breaks my heart a little when i hear that some of you worry about me and need to know that I am ok, so I want to PROMISE you that I am absolutely fine and more than OK! (sic)”

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Cheryl Cole annoyed by Cowell snub

By Andrea Petrou on June 8th, 2011

Cheryl Cole was annoyed Simon Cowell didn’t have the “guts” to tell her she had been sacked from the US ‘X Factor’.

The 27-year-old beauty – who was officially replaced on the show by Nicole Scherzinger earlier this week following two weeks of speculation – is upset the music mogul had created a “circus” around the talent show and believes it is “shoddy” her dismissal was made public before there had been any official statement.

A source said: “Cheryl is very much her own person and she hated the circus that the ‘X Factor’ had become.

“She was annoyed that when the bad news came, Simon did not even have the guts to tell her himself and left it to another executive.

“But she was even more upset that the discussions over her contract became open season for everyone. It was shoddy to say the least.”

Cheryl is also said to have hit out at 51-year-old Simon by claiming she is no one’s “puppet” in text messages to her friends.

The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “After the reports surfaced at the weekend that Cowell wanted her back, her pals were clamouring to know what was going on.

“Her text response was short and brutal – that she was ‘no one’s puppet.’ It said it all. And while not mentioning Cowell by name it was clear who she meant.”

Meanwhile, Nicole – who was originally supposed to co-host the show with Welsh presenter Steve Jones – has confirmed she only found out she had replaced Cheryl as a judge when she read reports in the press.

She said: “I haven’t said this yet, but I think it’s official that I have been made a judge. It’s an amazing opportunity.

“I’m kind of finding out along with everyone else. It’s kind of crazy to read about it in the newspaper first.”


Cheryl Cole determined to carve a career without Simon Cowell

By Andrea Petrou on June 1st, 2011

Cheryl Cole is determined to carve a career without Simon Cowell.

The 27-year-old beauty – who was sensationally sacked as a judge on the US version of ‘X Factor’ last week after just four audition recordings – does now want the music mogul to be the “puppet master” behind her career and is keen to work on her own terms and not become the new Sinitta, Simon’s ex-girlfriend who assists him on the TV talent show.

According to The Sun newspaper, Cheryl’s mother Joan told a friend: “She was terrified Simon had become her puppet master and she was being turned into his new Sinitta – Simon’s little pet.

“She is determined to carve out a career without him. He’ll have to come up with something special for them to even speak again.

“Simon made Cheryl a UK superstar. She became the nation’s sweetheart. But after he dumped her in the US, she decided to make a stand to show she’s not a puppy.”

Meanwhile, British ‘X Factor’ judge Louis Walsh has confirmed Cheryl plans to reunite with her Girls Aloud bandmates Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle and Nicola Roberts for a tour in 2012.

He told BANG Showbiz: “I’ve been on the phone to Cheryl all day, honestly I can show you texts, she’s fine. She’s getting back with Girls Aloud in 2012 and they’re going to tour.”

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