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Charlotte Church wants to pursue degree in physics

March 12th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Former child star Charlotte Church is planning to head back to school to obtain a degree in physics.

The Welsh opera singer-turned-pop star has become fascinated by the world of natural science in recent years and now she is seriously considering returning to her studies.

She tells the BBC, "I want to go and do a degree in physics - I will have to do an A-level (high school qualification) in physics and maths first though.

"I just think it's important to keep the brain active and keep educating yourself. I have an interest in it and I should try to follow it. It's something I've been int...

Charlotte Church: Miley Cyrus has skewed perspective

February 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church says Miley Cyrus has a "skewed perspective".
The 28-year-old singer - who was catapulted to the spotlight as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005 - can relate the young 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker, 21, who made headlines last year for a number of provocative performances, and expects she will change her attitude in a few years.
Charlotte said: "It's so obvious this young lady has a skewed perspective because of what she's been through. All she knows is to sell and be sold. This sounds patronizing but in a couple of years she'll change her tune. I went th...

Charlotte Church slams music industry bosses for sexualising stars

October 15th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Charlotte Church
Singer Charlotte Church has slammed music executives for "hyper-sexualising" female pop stars, blaming them for the harsh treatment meted out by critics.

The outspoken Welsh singer was just 12 years old when she came on the music scene, sending her on a fast path to fame when she was still in her formative years.

Now 27, she used her appearance at this year's (13) Peel Lecture to radio industry executives in Salford, England on Monday (14Oct13) to speak out against the image she was forced to take on in order to transition from classical singer to pop star.

Church said, "Women are being ...

Charlotte Church turned down X Factor role

August 9th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Charlotte Church
British singer Charlotte Church has spurned an offer to be a judge on The X Factor as she would rather "poke her eyes out" than be a part of the TV talent show.

The Crazy Chick hitmaker shot to fame as a child opera singer before turning to a pop career in her teens, but she has no desire to mentor young hopefuls on the show, which she blasted as "the machine that kills music".

Church took to her page on Thursday (08Aug13) to share the news with fans writing, "I got asked to do The X Factor job. I'd rather poke my eyes out with sticks than be a part of the machine that kills m...

Adele Is The Richest Musician In Britain

April 12th, 2012 9:42am EDT
Adele's stellar year has boosted her bank balance - the soul sensation has jumped to the top of the countdown of the wealthiest young musicians in Britain.

The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has taken over the charts around the globe with her emotional second album "21," which has sold a staggering 20 million copies since its release last year.

And her success has seen her fortune swell dramatically - she is now estimated to be worth $32 million, according to the Sunday Times' annual rich list.

The new figure is a huge leap from the $7.2 million she was allegedly worth this time last yea...

Charlotte Church Splits From Record Label

March 13th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has parted ways with her record label, just a year after announcing the $3 million deal.

The "Crazy Chick" hitmaker signed with Power Amp Music in 2010 after a five-year career break, which saw her give birth to two children.

Church's latest album, "Back To Scratch," failed to set the charts alight in Britain, scraping in at number 23, and it has now been revealed the singer has split from the label, amid rumors of a dispute over how best to promote her music.

Her spokesperson tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "All I can really say, because of the confidential...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: June

January 1st, 2011 7:00pm EST
Megan Fox
June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married MC Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

"Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera became engage...

2009's Worst Celebrity Baby Names: Bandit, Sparrow & More

November 28th, 2009 9:43am EST
Gerard Way
Gerard Way's decision to call his daughter Bandit has backfired - it has been voted the worst celebrity baby name of the year.

The My Chemical Romance rocker and his musician wife, Lindsey Ballato, welcomed little Bandit Lee in May, but the bizarre name has landed them top of an unflattering new poll.

Nicole Richie and her boyfriend Joel Madden, who called their new son Sparrow, were placed second on the list, while British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow came third.

Charlie Sheen was also lambasted for calling one of his baby twins Bob, and Charl...

Charlotte Church Welcomes Baby Boy

January 12th, 2009 10:13am EST
Charlotte Church
Singer Charlotte Church has become a mother for the second time after welcoming a baby boy.

The former classical star gave birth to the tot just after midnight on Sunday at her farmhouse in Vale of Glamorgan, in her native Wales, with rugby player boyfriend Gavin Henson at her side. The baby, whose name has not been announced, weighed in at seven pounds, five ounces.

A post on the star's official website confirms that "mum and baby are both doing just fine."

Church and Henson first became parents when daughter Ruby Megan Henson was born in September 2007.


Cheryl Cole Confirmed As Sharon Osbourne's Replacement

June 11th, 2008 9:44am EDT
Cheryl Cole
Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has been signed as the new judge of hit U.K. TV talent show The X Factor - taking over from disgruntled star Sharon Osbourne.

The pop beauty, who scored a chart hit with Black Eyed Peas star on his track Heartbreaker last month, will join the judging panel of the program when it airs on Britain's ITV1 channel later in the year. Cole will join music mogul Simon Cowell, pop manager Louis Walsh and singer Dannii Minogue on the hit show.

Rock matriarch Osbourne quit earlier last week amid speculation of a long-term rift with Minogue - sister of...

Charlotte Church's Boyfriend Cleared Of Charges

January 13th, 2008 4:30pm EST
Charlotte Church
The boyfriend of Welsh singer Charlotte Church has been cleared of charges over his involvement in a disturbance on a train from London to Cardiff last month. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service decided on Friday that rugby star Gavin Henson will not face trial due to insufficient evidence.

The 25-year-old had been ordered to appear in Cardiff magistrates court over the incident, in which the sportsman allegedly vomited and publicly urinated while in a first class carriage, before calling a fellow passenger a "fat c---."

The three other men traveling with Henson are due before in...

Charlotte Church's Boyfriend To Face Charges

December 10th, 2007 12:19pm EST
Charlotte Church
The boyfriend of Welsh singer Charlotte Church will be prosecuted following his involvement in a disturbance on a train from London to Cardiff earlier this month.

British Transport Police confirmed 25-year-old Gavin Henson and three other men have been ordered to appear in Cardiff magistrates court in January over the incident, in which the rugby star allegedly vomited and publicly urinated while on board, before calling a fellow passenger a "fat c**t".

Police met Wales rugby star Henson as he alighted the train in Cardiff, after a female guard alerted authorities of the star's...

Stars Turn Out For Cosmopolitan Women Of The Year Awards

November 7th, 2007 12:40pm EST
Cameron Diaz
Stars including Cameron Diaz, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Jensen and Leona Lewis have all been honored for their contribution to girl power at a glitzy London awards ceremony. Diaz scooped Ultimate Lady of Film prize for her career success, while Jolie was awarded the Ultimate Woman Who Made Us Care gong for her humanitarian efforts.

Singer Lewis scooped the Ultimate Newcomer gong at Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday night, following an exceptional year of winning British reality show The X Factor, signing to Simon Cowell's Syco record label and reaching number on...

Fascinating Facts

September 23rd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church has given birth to her first child. Church and rugby star partner Gavin Henson welcomed the unnamed tot on Thursday. The 21-year-old singer - who recently expressed the desire to have a son -delivered her daughter at the Welsh countryside home she shares with Henson.

Ozzy Osbourne and Slash are among the heavy rock 'survivors' who will appear on a series of new addiction-recovery videos, released by the MusiCares organization. The stars will share their lowest moments with others struggling with life and abuse issues.

Celebrity couple Felicity Huffman and Willi...

Charlotte Church Angry After Mother's O.D.

August 23rd, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church was angry with her mother after she overdosed on drugs. Charlotte's mom Maria, who suffers from depression, overdosed two years ago after finding out her husband was having an affair. And it was Charlotte who was first on the scene.

She recalls, "It was a tough time. At first when I found her, I was angry because I thought she'd tried to kill herself. But she said all she wanted to do was sleep for a few days to forget about what had happened. She said she wasn't trying to kill herself, or so she says. When I found her, I didn't panic, I just went straight into this c...

Charlotte Church Plans Water Birth

August 22nd, 2007 6:15pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church is planning to give birth to her first child underwater after a friend told her it was an amazing experience for her. The former child star, 21, and boyfriend Gavin Henson have purchased a birthing pool for their baby's impending birth, according to the singer's mother Maria.

She says, "Her friend had a water birth and told her how great it was, so she's going for it. They are all the rage at the moment and there are a lot of benefits with them too."

Maria also reveals her daughter and Henson have decided not to find out the sex of their baby, which is due next mo...

Charlotte Church's Poking Reminder For Amy Winehouse

August 22nd, 2007 12:08pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church will never forget her duet with Amy Winehouse - she had to prod the troubled pop star in the back to let her know when to sing.

Church was filming a segment for her British TV chat show The Charlotte Church Show earlier this year - but Winehouse turned up drunk for the duet and Church had to improvise.

She recalls, "Amy kept forgetting the words. I told her, 'When I squeeze you, it's your turn to sing'. We did it with me poking her in the back."

- Amy Winehouse Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Charlotte Church Denies Split Reports And Plans A Complaint

July 11th, 2007 11:46am EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant pop star Charlotte Church has angrily denied reports she has split from partner Gavin Henson, and plans to file an official complaint against the perpetrator. Several British newspapers on Tuesday reported Church, 21, had thrown Henson out of their Wales home after reading revelations linking him to Northern Irish sales adviser Tracy Donnelly.

However, rugby ace Henson's agent Peter Underhill says, "They are still very much together and it's absolute rubbish to say they have split up." Church's webmaster on her official website writes, "I was reading an online copy of The Lon...

Pregnant Charlotte Church Kicks Out Boyfriend After Reports Of Cheating

July 10th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant pop star Charlotte Church has reportedly thrown her partner Gavin Henson out of their Welsh home after newspaper reports linked him to another woman. Northern Irish sales adviser Tracy Donnelly told a British newspaper she and the Welsh rugby ace shared "a few kisses" at a Belfast nightclub recently.

Following the revelations, the former child soprano told Henson to leave their shared home in Cardiff.

A source tells British newspapers Daily Mail and Evening Standard, "Gavin is gutted that he got caught out, but Charlotte isn't listening to any of his excuses. She is ve...

Emma Watson Voted Greatest Female Ambassador

June 28th, 2007 11:02am EDT
Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson has been voted Britain's greatest female ambassador in a new poll. The actress, who plays Hermione Grainger in the boy wizard series, beat off competition from Keira Knightley and Lily Allen, who came second and third respectively in the poll, carried out by Top Of The Pops magazine.

Peter Hart, editor of the publication, says, "A good ambassador needs brains and beauty, not just bags of cash." Charlotte Church and Katie 'Jordan' Price were among the other ladies in the top five, while former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham found herself at the bottom of the...

Charlotte Church Predicts Motherhood Awards

June 7th, 2007 2:04pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant pop star Charlotte Church predicts she'll win Mother Of The Year accolades after she gives birth to her first child later this year - because her rivals aren't renowned for their parenting skills.

Anti-landmine campaigner Heathers Mills, supermodel Kate Moss and British reality TV star Jade Goody were all short-listed for the recent British award, despite media criticism of their behavior.

Church says, "Mother Of The Year? That's not gonna be f*#king hard is it? The runners-up were Heather Mills, Kate Moss and Jade Goody, so next year I should f#*king fly it."


Charlotte Church Fears Giving Birth Alone

June 5th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant star Charlotte Church fears she will be forced to give birth alone this autumn, if boyfriend Gavin Henson is picked to play in the Rugby World Cup in France. The 21-year-old singer-turned-TV presenter is due to give birth to her first child later this year and is dreading being without Wales star Henson and her mother Maria - who recently moved to France to start a new life.

Maria tells Closer magazine, "I bought the house in France before Charl got pregnant and had always planned for a life in the sun. When the baby comes Charl will need our help and we may move back. New mum...

Charlotte Church Buys Dream Home

June 4th, 2007 11:33am EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant singer Charlotte Church has bought a $1.6 million home in her native Wales with rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson. The Voice of an Angel star, who is expecting her first child in the autumn, is thrilled with her dream home which boasts a swimming pool and a hot tub.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "This house is everything Charlotte and Gavin have dreamed of. Gavin often talks about how he was brought up in the country and that's what the both want for their child."

-Charlotte Church Pictures

Charlotte Church Wins Victory Over Press

May 13th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Singer Charlotte Church has won her battle with a British newspaper who speculated about her pregnancy before she could assuredly make the official announcement.

Church, who is currently five months pregnant, complained to the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) when The Sun reported on rumours of her pregnancy before a 12-week scan - the date doctors advise for informing family and friends.

The PCC branded the newspaper's reporting "a serious intrusion into her private life", setting a precedent for future coverage of celebrity pregnancies.

-A Few Charlotte Church Pictures


Charlotte Church Determined To Give Natural Birth

May 9th, 2007 10:00am EDT
Charlotte Church
Welsh singer Charlotte Church is determined to give birth to her first child naturally and in her home city of Cardiff. The Crazy Chick hitmaker is expecting her first child with her rugby ace boyfriend, Gavin Henson in September, but she wants to shun the celebrity trend to pre-arrange cesarean section births.

The star's mom, Maria, says, "Charlotte's not too posh to push. She's being cared for privately at the moment, but she definitely wants the baby born in Cardiff. She hasn't decided yet whether to go private or have it on the NHS (National Health Service).

"Whatever happens,...

Charlotte Church Says She Has No Plans For New Album

May 9th, 2007 9:47am EDT
Charlotte Church
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has disappointed fans after declaring she won't be recording another album anytime soon. The pregnant star made the transition from child opera star to pop singer last year with her album Tissues And Issues.

However she's now concentrating on her British TV chat show and will be taking time off from music while she's pregnant with her rugby star boyfriend Gavin Henson's baby.

She says, "I haven't got any plans to release any another album in the near future as I don't want to rush and chuck out something willy-nilly. But Gavin bought me a grand pian...

Charlotte Church Slams Simon Cowell And Sharon Osbourne

May 8th, 2007 2:19pm EDT
Charlotte Church
Charlotte Church wants to replace judges Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne on British talent show The X Factor - because they don't know enough about music. The former classical star is amazed at the pair's ignorance while judging pop hopefuls, and is sure she'd do a better job.

The soprano says, "They just don't know the ins and outs of a voice or music. When I'm watching the show I think: 'You haven't got a clue what you're on about - I should be on there'.

"On the last series Sharon said, 'That was so messy, you were all singing in different keys.' Er yes, they're called harmoni...

Charlotte Church To Leave City Life

May 4th, 2007 11:02am EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant singer Charlotte Church is set to ditch city life for country living in a bid for privacy. The former opera star, who is due to give birth to her first child in September, was involved in a car crash in her hometown of Cardiff, Wales last week, but instead of helping the singer, people just took photos of her instead.

Now Church's rugby ace partner Gavin Henson, who she's been dating for two years, wants to move to the countryside to start a big family.

He says, "I was really disgusted, nobody came to help us. All these people just took photos of us. Charlotte is pregnant...

Charlotte Church Shaken After Car Accident

May 2nd, 2007 11:04am EDT
Charlotte Church
Pregnant Welsh singer Charlotte Church was left shaken but unharmed after a vehicle plowed into the back of her car on Sunday. Church, who is due to give birth to her first child in September, was on her way home in Cardiff, Wales when she was hit from behind by another car.

She was being driven by her fiancé, rugby ace Gavin Henson, who also escaped injury.

Charlotte's spokeswoman says, "Charlotte was shunted by the car behind but she is absolutely fine."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Charlotte Church Won't Get Married Before Giving Birth

April 17th, 2007 9:21am EDT
Charlotte Church
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has laughed off reports she is planning to wed before giving birth in September, insisting she doesn't want to be a pregnant bride. The chat show host and her boyfriend of two years, Gavin Henson, were rumored to be rushing down the aisle before the tot's arrival.

However, Church's mother Maria tells British magazine Reveal, "I can assure everyone that Charlotte and Gavin are not getting married before the baby comes.

"Charlotte certainly won't walk down the aisle a pregnant bride. This is 2007, not 1807.

"And if she ever decided to sneak off and...

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