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Alexandra Burke wants to be an actress

February 20th, 2014 1:20am EST
Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke wants to be an actress.
The 25-year-old singer - who shot to fame after winning 'The X Factor' UK in 2008 - has been trying her hand at different things over the past two years to diversify her career but she's now decided to take up theatre classes in a bid to become a Hollywood starlet.
She said: "It's been challenging. It's something that I wouldn't say comes naturally to me. In school, I loved doing singing, dancing and acting. It came naturally to me at 16, I just need to get back on to it so it can be natural again."
The 'Let It Go' hitmaker has already picked her dre...

Stars line up to pay homage to brave Brits at awards ceremony

October 8th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Sarah Harding
Stars including Nicole Scherzinger, Kimberley Walsh, Alexandra Burke and Peter Andre were on hand to honour brave Brits at the annual Pride of Britain Awards in London on Monday night (07Oct13).

James Corden, Ronnie Corbett, Sarah Harding, Katherine Jenkins and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron also attended the ceremony, but were overshadowed on the night as the spotlight was shone on the country's most inspirational citizens.

Among those honoured included lollipop lady Karin Williams, who dived in front of an out-of-control car to push a group of children to safety, as well as eigh...

Alexandra Burke strips off in anti-fur campaign

October 1st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Alexandra Burke
British pop star Alexandra Burke is the latest star to strip off in the name of animal rights after she was left horrified by the brutality of fur farms.

The Bad Boys hitmaker has completely disrobed for a new campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in the organisation's longrunning 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur' drive.

Burke admits she was apprehensive about going nude, but felt compelled to act after seeing videos of animals being killed for their hides for fashion.

She says, "I was nervous about posing nude as I've never done it before. It was uncomfortable...

Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012

December 31st, 2012 12:05pm EST
Sexiest Celebrity Bikini Bodies Of 2012
2012 saw its fair share of celebrities showing off their sexy curves in bikinis at the beach (and one-piece suits as well), but which stars were the sexiest of all?

Some were snapped by the paps, while others discovered the magic of Instagram and shared photos nearly every time they went, minimally clothed for some sun, sand & surf.

Stars like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna seemed to post their sexy shots the most, while supermodel Bar Refaeli shared lots of photos with her fans.

Britney Spears got her bod back to its rockin' old form; while Stephanie Seymour, 44, and Daisy Fuentes, 46, prov...

2012 Brit Awards Fashion: Rihanna Sparkles, Nicole Scherzinger Shines & More

February 22nd, 2012 8:45am EST
They aren't on the same scale as the Grammy Awards, but the Brit Awards are very important to those on the other side of the pond. Several U.S. stars attended the event in London yesterday to hobnob with their British counterparts.

Rihanna, who just released two controversial songs with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, wore a low-cut sparkling dress accessorized with long gloves.

Former "X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger opted for a pretty pale yellow strapless gown. And Florence Welch picked a dress that eerily matched her skin tone.

Check out the fashion on the following pages...


Katy Perry & Christina Hendricks Are Cosmo's 'Women Of The Year'

November 3rd, 2010 9:00am EDT
Katy Perry
Newlywed Katy Perry, Christina Hendricks and Brit Alexandra Burke were honored at the annual Cosmopolitan magazine awards in London on Tuesday evening.

The "I Kissed A Girl" hitmaker, who married Russell Brand last month, was named top International Music Star at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year bash, while Burke took home the British equivalent.

Busty beauty Hendricks bagged the U.S. TV Actress trophy for her role in hit show "Mad Men." Gemma Arterton claimed the Film Actress honor, while "Doctor Who" star Karen Gillan won the U.K. TV Actress award.

"Glee" hunk Mark Salling l...

British Celebrity Hikers In Peru Stumble Across $142,000 In Cocaine

October 1st, 2010 10:00am EDT
Gabriella Cilmi
A group of celebrity hikers including singers Gabriella Cilmi and Alexandra Burke became embroiled in a police investigation during their charity trek through Peru after discovering a big bag of cocaine under a rock.

The stars are walking the famous Inca Trail to raise money for a breast cancer charity, but the expedition was halted on Wednesday when TV-presenter-turned-West End actress Denise van Outen stumbled across a hidden drugs stash. Van Outen alerted their security team and called in police, who removed the cocaine, which is believed to have been dropped by smugglers.

She tells...

Simon Cowell Calls The FBI Over Leaked Tracks

March 22nd, 2010 9:43am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has stepped up efforts to track down hackers who have stolen songs from his artists and posted them online - he's called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to help.

The music mogul was left fuming last summer when tracks from Leona Lewis' latest album Echo made their way onto the internet ahead of the record's official release in November.

He called in police in Britain to help find out who was responsible - and now the "American Idol" judge, along with bosses at his Syco music company, is working with FBI agents in a bid to crack the case. The news comes after an...

Fashion Star Of The Week: Alexandra Burke

February 19th, 2010 9:17am EST
Fashion Star Of The Week: Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke, Britain's 5th season "X-Factor" winner, was a cute little lady in red at the 2010 Brit Awards held on February 16 in London.

The Outfit: A Notte by Marchesa silk-chiffon gown in lipstick red.

Sassy Factor: The ribbon-trimmed bodice of this frock looks adorable on Alexandra. Love how she opted to wear a longer version of the dress instead of going short.

Accessories: The entire look is kept simple. Alexandra sports a bangle on one hand and a necklace. Love how she is working that bob haircut with soft highlights.

Image © PR Photos

Get the look: This No...

Beyonce & Eminem Artists Of Decade, Chris Brown Deletes Twitter, More

December 15th, 2009 1:05pm EST
Beyonce & Eminem Artists Of Decade
Weekly Music News: Lil Wayne's Rebirth has been playing hide-and-go-seek for some time now. The album that originally had a release date set for April then for today, December 15, has been pushed back yet again for release in February 2010 - just in time for when the rapper turns himself in to serve his 1 year jail sentence. Talk about great marketing. Chris Brown deletes his Twitter account, Eminem is Artist of the Decade, and Leona Lewis's Golden Globe nod rounds out this week's music news.

Chris Brown deletes Twitter account

Over the weekend, Chris Brown went on a tirade via his Tw...

Moby Blasts Reality Singing Shows

November 17th, 2009 8:52am EST
Moby Blasts Reality Singing Shows
Dance star Moby has followed Sting's lead by hitting out at reality shows such as American Idol - insisting the "awful" singing contests are cheapening the music industry.

The DJ shuns Simon Cowell's talent competitions, including The X Factor, which has made stars of Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke. And the disc-spinner is puzzled why the winners are so popular - because they are manufactured pop stars with no personal passion in their tracks.

He says, "I think shows like that are awful. I have no interest - I think it debases music and cheapens everything I care about. I think so...

Cheryl Cole: 'I Am Obsessed With Beyonce'

September 29th, 2009 3:20pm EDT
Cheryl Cole Obsessed With Beyonce
Pop star Cheryl Cole cringes when she recalls her run-in with Beyonce backstage of last year's The X Factor finale - because she bombarded the superstar with compliments.

The Girls Aloud, who is a judge on the British singing competition, navigated 2008 champion Alexandra Burke to win the final, and was overcome with emotion when she watched her protégé get to duet with the Crazy in Love hit-maker.

And, despite telling herself she would keep her cool in front of Beyonce, Cole admits she got carried away in the moment when she came face to face with the diva.

She tells Hello! Mag...

Lady Gaga Most Downloaded Artist In U.K. Chart History

September 7th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Pop sensation Lady Gaga has been crowned as Queen of the iPod age - she is the most downloaded artist in the history of Britain's official chart.

In the five years since downloads were counted towards sales figures in the U.K., the quirky dance star has seen two of her hits make the top five biggest sellers list.

Poker Face was the most downloaded track, with the star's debut Just Dance coming in third. Kings of Leon were also one of the most successful acts in the chart - Sex on Fire was in second place, while follow-up Use Somebody came in fourth.

Leona Lewis also managed two of ...

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