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Snoop Dogg Planning Collaboration With Cheryl Cole

October 21st, 2012 8:02pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rapper Snoop Dogg is planning a collaboration with British singer Cheryl Cole on her next album.

The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker has previously teamed up with stars including Katy Perry, Lil Kim and Justin Timberlake, and now he has the Girls Aloud star, who is mentored by in the U.S., in his sights.

He tells Britain's Daily Star, "I will work with Cheryl, that is for sure. It's going to happen. Hip-hop sells in America and that is the direction her manager wants to take her.

"I have already talked with him about collaborating with her on her next album and I am ...

Cameron Diaz & Cheryl Cole Are Elegant In White At UK 'Expecting' Premiere

May 23rd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Cameron Diaz & Cheryl Cole
Cameron Diaz and British singer Cheryl Cole attended the "What to Expect When You're Expecting" UK Premiere yesterday. The duo dazzled in white. Cameron opted for an elegant sleeveless pantsuit, while Cheryl showed off her sexy shoulders in a simple dress.

Cameron recently brushed off rumors that she clashed with Jennifer Lopez on the set of the romantic comedy. She told Ellen DeGeneres, "It's always like that. They want women to be cat fighting. We live in such a misogynistic, chauvinistic (world), especially the media..."

Meanwhile, Cheryl recently made headlines for defending Chris B...

Cheryl Cole Believes 'It's Time We Forgave Chris Brown'

May 19th, 2012 3:33pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has risked the wrath of women's groups by insisting it's high time the world forgave Chris Brown for beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna during a 2009 fight.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was vilified after the attack, which left his ex black and blue and led to an assault conviction.

Brown publicly apologized for his actions and recently re-teamed with his ex to work on two new songs, but though Rihanna may have forgiven her former boyfriend, many of his fiercest critics haven't.

Grammy Awards bosses were slammed by women's groups and fellow celebrities for handing Br...

Girls Aloud Back In The Studio

May 13th, 2012 6:29pm EDT
Girls Aloud
British pop stars Girls Aloud have ended their lengthy hiatus and are back in the studio to record their first album since 2008's "Out Of Control".

The "Sound of the Underground" hitmakers had previously hinted at plans to mark their 10th anniversary this year, and on Saturday night, their regular songwriting team Xenomania revealed it is back in the the studio with four of the five bandmembers.

In a post, Xenomania wrote, "Prepping to go in the studio with Nadine Coyle Now for new GA sessions...New GA sessions with Nicola Roberts Kimberley J Walsh Sarah Nic Harding in the stu...

Tulisa Contostavlos Named FHM Magazine's Sexiest Woman

May 2nd, 2012 8:26am EDT
Tulisa Contostavlos
British pop star-turned-TV talent show judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been voted the sexiest woman in the world by FHM magazine.

The former N-Dubz singer has seen her fame in the U.K. skyrocket thanks to her role as a panellist on Simon Cowell's British version of The X Factor, and now she has seen off competition from former judge Cheryl Cole to take the sexiest woman mantle in the men's magazine's annual poll.

Contostavlos says, "It's a true honor and definitely a lovely confidence boost. I'm proud of me and I am who I am... I wouldn't wanna be anything less or anything more, I'm just ...

Nicole Scherzinger Supports Britney Spears As 'X Factor' Replacement

April 13th, 2012 11:19am EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger has thrown her support behind Britney Spears as her potential replacement on The X Factor, insisting she is always "rooting" for the singer "no matter what."

The Pussycat Dolls star was initially hired to host Simon Cowell's show, but was drafted onto the judging panel to replace British pop star Cheryl Cole, who was axed during the early stages of the contest.

Scherzinger exited the show at the end of the first season, along with fellow judge Paula Abdul, and Cowell is rumored to be close to signing the Toxic hit-maker to take over in a massive $15 million deal.


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...

Cheryl Cole Dropping Last Name

April 9th, 2012 9:38pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole is dropping her last name as she prepares for a career comeback.

The Girls Aloud star has decided to ditch her marital surname and be known simply as "Cheryl" after splitting from British soccer star Ashley Cole in 2010.

The singer filed for divorce from the England international ace following allegations he had cheated on her with a string of women.

A source tells The Sun on Sunday, "Cheryl is beginning a new chapter in her life so she doesn't want to be associated with negative stuff from the past.

"She's not removing Cole legally, it's just a career state...

Cheryl Cole Sues Tabloid Over False Romance Article

March 14th, 2012 12:35am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole is suing the editors of a U.K. magazine for libel after they published false reports about her love life.

The Girls Aloud beauty found her private life under scrutiny last month when an expose about her alleged romance with former So Solid Crew rapper MC Harvey was splashed across the cover of Now.

In the article, Harvey claimed to have grown close to Cole in 2010 following her split from ex-husband, England soccer star Ashley Cole.

He said, "There was a relationship and an attraction to each other's aura... We've known each other for years. But then (after s...

Simon Cowell & Nicole Scherzinger Open Up About 'X Factor' Shake Up

February 8th, 2012 10:00am EST
Nicole Scherzinger Simon Cowell & Paula Abdul
Music mogul Simon Cowell fought to help his friend Paula Abdul keep her job as a judge on "The X Factor," but he was overruled by TV executives.

Abdul was dropped from the line-up of the reality show last month, along with fellow panel member Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones.

Antonio 'L.A.' Reid kept his place as a judge, and Cowell reveals he did everything he could to keep Abdul alongside him on the Fox series when negotiations began at the start of the year.

He told "Extra," "I would've liked to have kept her. She was very gracious and I said that to her. She understands it's b...

Steve Jones Won't Be Hosting 'X Factor' Again

January 31st, 2012 8:53am EST
Steve Jones
British presenter Steve Jones has announced he won't be returning as the host of "The X Factor."

The Welsh star was rumored to be leaving the series after failing to impress viewers following the first season of the talent competition last year.

Show boss Simon Cowell spoke out midway through the series to insist Jones' job was safe, stating, "There is a lot of speculation about Steve Jones leaving the show. To avoid any confusion, Steve will be hosting all of the live shows and he's doing a great job."

But it has now been revealed he has been dropped ahead of the second season later thi...

Cheryl Cole Enlists Rihanna For New Album

January 11th, 2012 11:22am EST
Cheryl Cole
English media darling Cheryl Cole wants Rihanna to lay down some vocals on her upcoming third solo album. The record will be Cheryl's first since being bumped from the cast of FOX's The X Factor last year.

Ousted X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is enlisting the help of Rihanna to ensure her next album is a chart-topping titan.

Cole is returning to the world of pop for the first time since she was uprooted from the judges panel of the FOX talent show by mentor Simon Cowell.

Who better to co-sign her comeback than RiRi? After all, the Bajan mama has officially sold more digital downloads than ...

Is Kim Kardashian Really The 'Ultimate Woman'?

January 8th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley, Kate
Body parts of Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Keira Knightley and royal bride the Duchess Of Cambridge make up the ideal woman, according to a new British website poll. bosses investigated what celebrity assets appeal to U.K. women most and they have come with a list of what bits make the Ultimate Woman.

The Duchess' hair, Jolie's famous lips, Fox's eyebrows, Knightley's cheekbones, Cheryl Cole's eyes, Kate Beckinsale's nose and Gwyneth Paltrow's chin are the must-have facial items, while British model-turned-actress Kelly Brook's bust also makes the list.

The finished mock-u...

2011 - The Year In Review, May

January 1st, 2012 1:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
May was a shocking month as Hollywood tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger split from his wife of 25 years Maria Shriver, only to reveal later on in the month he had fathered a lovechild with their housekeeper 13 years earlier. Although the scandal rocked Hollywood, he wasn't the only one heading for splitsville - Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller became officially divorced, as did actress Neve Campbell and James Bond star George Lazenby. Lady Gaga also split from boyfriend Luc Carl, while Hayden Panettiere ended her romance with her boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko. Girls Aloud beauty Nadine C...

Red Carpet Fashion Hits Of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 8:00am EST
Fashion Hits Of 2011
It's been another star-studded year on the red carpet, but before putting 2011 completely in the books, we thought we'd take a look back at some fashion standouts that occurred throughout the past 12 months.

While some of 2012's big events are right around the corner, let's take one last look back at some of the fashion hits from 2011. Check out the slideshow and enjoy!

Catherine Zeta-Jones gave her beloved New York Jets a boost on the red carpet at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

"Glee" star Lea Michele in pink at last year's Globes.

Shakira rocked the carpet Cannes France last...

Tulisa Contostavlos Shocked By 'X Factor' Abuse

October 3rd, 2011 11:31am EDT
Tulisa Contostavlos
N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos feared she was hated by half of Britain after she was subjected to a barrage of abuse for taking up a judging role on The X Factor.

The singer confirmed earlier this year she would be acting as a judge and mentor on Simon Cowell's hit singing contest while her hip-hop group is on hiatus.

However, she was stunned when the news she would be replacing beloved judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue provoked a barrage of criticism from die-hard fans of the show.

She tells British magazine You, "I was getting tons of abuse. I felt like at least 50 per cent of ...

Lauren Conrad & Derek Hough Spotted Getting 'Pretty Cozy'

October 3rd, 2011 8:39am EDT
Lauren Conrad
TV star-turned-fashion icon and author Lauren Conrad has sparked rumors she's dating dancer Derek Hough after the couple was spotted together at a Hollywood concert on Thursday night.

The pair appeared to be an item as they embraced throughout Jason Scoppa's weekly residency at the Sayers Club, according to

An onlooker says, "They were pretty cozy. Definitely playful and flirty... They were close to each other. He had his arm around her waist. They were dancing and also holding hands."

Conrad recently ended a long relationship with actor Kyle Howard, while Hough was linked t...

American 'X Factor' Reviewers Prefer Cheryl Cole To Nicole Scherzinger

September 21st, 2011 3:25pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole's short-lived role as a judge on the American version of The X Factor has been hailed a success by U.S. TV reviewers, with critics insisting the British singer is more "interesting" than her replacement Nicole Scherzinger.

Simon Cowell fought for the Girls Aloud star to be placed on the panel of the Stateside adaptation of his hit talent show after three hugely successful years as a judge on the British program.

However, he was forced to remove Cole and replace her with the former Pussycat Dolls beauty - who had been hired as the show's co-host - after she failed to impress ...

Cheryl Cole Makes A Morale Boosting Trip To Afghanistan

September 14th, 2011 8:32am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has flown to Afghanistan to visit U.K. troops serving in the war-torn country.

The Girls Aloud star made her way to the country's Helmand Province on Tuesday night to surprise servicemen and women.

Cole underwent special training to prepare for the hostile environment she will tour during her visit, which marks 10 years of British operations in the country.

Her morale-boosting trip is being filmed as part of the annual Pride of Britain Awards, which will air on U.K. TV next month.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "Cheryl's amazed by the courage of all...

Cheryl Cole Lands Her First Hollywood Film Role

August 12th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has bounced back from her embarrassing departure from The X Factor by landing a role alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in What To Expect When You're Expecting.

The Girls Aloud star was already a hit judge on the British version of the show when Simon Cowell drafted her in to sit on the new panel as he took the series to the U.S. earlier this year.

However, the brunette beauty failed to impress executives at Fox, and she was axed from the line-up in favor of Nicole Scherzinger.

Cole has kept a low profile since the debacle, but now the Brit is ready to...

Brittany's TCA 2011 Blog: 'New Girl,' 'X Factor,' The Future Of 'Breaking In'

August 8th, 2011 8:00am EDT
TCA 2011
It's been seven months since the last Television Critics Association presentation - so now it's time for new buzz. I returned to the front row to catch up with the happenings at FOX and sister network FX. In this first part of my TCA blog, we meet New Girl and The X Factor, the FOX executive session sheds some light on House, Fringe and the Glee spinoff rumors, and I try not to faint.

There's always a surprise or two at these events, and mine happened right off the bat. FOX hosted a breakfast themed around its trio of Gordon Ramsay cooking shows (Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Ma...

Simon Cowell Confesses He Got Cheryl Cole Move 'Wrong'

August 7th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has confessed he bungled his efforts to launch Cheryl Cole's career in the U.S., admitting he was "wrong" to remove her from the judging panel on America's The X Factor.

Girls Aloud singer Cole hit headlines earlier this year when she exited the newly-launched U.S. version of Cowell's hit TV show just days after it began shooting. Cowell expected her to return to her former role as a judge and mentor on the U.K. series - but Cole left the franchise altogether, turning her back on Cowell.

Now, he has revealed he hoped Cole's return to Britain would have been "good" for her c...

Helen Mirren Wins Body Of The Year Poll

August 1st, 2011 8:35am EDT
Helen Mirren
Veteran actress Helen Mirren has fought off competition from younger rivals Jennifer Lopez and Kelly Brook to be named the best body in showbiz.

The Queen star, 66, topped the poll voted for by members of British gym chain LA Fitness, leaving Amazonian supermodel Elle Macpherson in second place.

Brook and Lopez came third and fourth respectively, while U.K. singer Cheryl Cole rounded out the top five.

David Beckham topped the men's poll, while James Bond star Daniel Craig was named runner-up. Johnny Depp came third, Brad Pitt was voted fourth and Australian singer Peter Andre was fift...

Tulisa Contostavlos Involved In Backstage Altercation?

July 22nd, 2011 4:10pm EDT
Tulisa Contostavlos
N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos was involved in an alleged altercation with her bandmate Dappy's girlfriend backstage at a show on Wednesday.

The singer, who recently replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge on Britain's The X Factor, was left furious when Dappy's on/off partner Kaye Vassell accused Constostavlos' friend Nyomi Gray of having an affair with the rapper.

The pair argued behind the scenes at a gig at the O2 Academy in Oxford, England before Contostavlos ordered bouncers to remove her, according to Britain's The Sun.

A spokesperson for the band has confirmed the bust-up, saying, "T...

Cheryl Cole's Ex-Husband Attends Her Birthday Party

July 4th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole has fueled rumors of a reconciliation with her ex-husband Ashley Cole after they were photographed together at her birthday party in London on Friday night.

The Girls Aloud singer, who recently exited the judging panel of Simon Cowell's American The X Factor show, split from the soccer player last year amid rumors of his infidelity, and their four-year marriage officially ended in September.

Cole's representatives recently denied rumors of a reunion, but the former couple stepped up speculation about their relationship after they were seen together during the...

Cheryl Cole Breaks Her Silence On 'X Factor' Firing

June 20th, 2011 3:43pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole has broken her silence on the strange situation that led her to be fired from X Factor.

One day Cheryl Cole was on top of the world, the next saw her released from not one but two incredible gigs. When Cheryl Cole was fired from the new American version of X Factor, she tried to get her position as judge on the British version back -- only to find it had already been filled.

Now the Brit is breaking her silence for the first time since this all went down. In a letter to fans on the Cheryl Cole website, she wrote:

"I wanted to talk to you all direct, and first and foremos...

Cheryl Cole Footage Won't Be Cut From 'The X Factor'

June 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Simon Cowell has decided to address the drama surrounding Cheryl Cole's departure from The X Factor in the American show when it debuts later this year.

The British pop star, who sat on the judging panel of the U.K. version of the series, was picked to front the new U.S. sister show with Cowell, Paula Abdul and Antonio L.A. Reid, but was subsequently dropped and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger when she failed to impress TV bosses. It later emerged Cole had been given the chance to return to the U.K. show, but turned it down.

Cole left after filming two audition episodes in the U.S., and Co...

Nicole Scherzinger Officially Appointed Judge On U.S. 'X Factor'

June 6th, 2011 2:29pm EDT
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger has officially been announced as British singer Cheryl Cole's replacement on the judging panel of America's The X Factor.

Simon Cowell, the brains behind the talent search, fought hard to land his protégée a place on the judging panel after she became a hit on the original U.K. version. However, Cole was axed after wannabes reportedly struggled to understand her heavy northern English accent during the audition process.

Cowell's representative confirmed the music mogul was doing everything he could to find the Girls Aloud beauty a place on the forthcoming reality show...

Simon Cowell Still Wants Cheryl Cole For U.S. 'X Factor'

June 6th, 2011 8:38am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is in discussions with U.S. TV executives to reinstate his British pop star protégée Cheryl Cole as a judge on the American version of The X Factor.

The music mogul fought hard to land the Girls Aloud star a place on the panel after she was a hit on the British version of the show. However, after wannabes auditioning in the U.S. failed to understand Cole's heavy northern English accent, she was allegedly dropped after just four days.

Cole has gone into hiding since the news broke, and no official statement has been released on the rumors - but now Cowell's publicist has rev...

Cheryl Cole Returning To U.S. 'X Factor'?

June 5th, 2011 2:30pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole is set to return to the U.S. version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor, according to new reports.

The Girls Aloud beauty hit the headlines last month after it emerged she had been dropped from the Stateside launch of the talent show and replaced by Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger.

But according to Britain's News of the World, Cowell has persuaded network executives behind the Fox show to re-hire Cole and she is expected to take a place on the judging panel when auditions continue in New Jersey on Wednesday.

A source tells the tabloid, "This is the bigge...

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