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Cheryl Cole Song Invovled In Copyright Dispute

3/23/2011 9:29am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British pop star Cheryl Cole is at the center of a plagiarism battle amid allegations her hit single Fight For This Love was illegally copied from a demo track.

Executives at seven companies with an interest in the song, including music labels Universal, Sony and EMI, have joined forces to fight accusations from music publishers Wardlaw Banks and Peermusic that Cole's 2009 chart smash borrowed chunks from an unreleased demo called I Want You Back.

I Want You Back was composed in 2001 by Kevin Hughes, Simon Chapman and Wayne Wilkins, who also has a writing credit on Fight For This Love but...

Show Insider Says Jessica Simpson is a Front-runner to Judge on 'The X Factor'

3/2/2011 11:32pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Simon Cowell's new talent show, The X Factor, may be getting its first judge to sit alongside the former American Idol icon - Jessica Simpson.

"There [are] loads of conversations happening at the moment," an insider told PEOPLE magazine. "No one has been offered a judging role yet as new names keep coming forward who want the role, but there are some front-runners and it's fair to say Jessica is one of them. She's very keen."

"She knows what she is talking about [and] is talented and likable," the source adds.

The X Factor got its start in the U.K. in 2004, and Cowell left American Idol ...

Best Dressed At The Brit Awards - Cheryl Cole

2/16/2011 6:00pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British bombshell Cheryl Cole showed up to the Brit Awards in London last night wearing a Stella McCartney black sequined dress with a side slit that showed off her long legs. The gown also highlighted her new back tattoo.

At the show Cole presented Rihanna with the "Best International Female" award and admitted she had a crush on the pop star. Newcomers Tinie Tempah and Arcade Fire were the big winners.

On Monday, Cole won the "Best Music" prize at the Elle Style Awards.

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Emma Watson Dazzles In Cut-Out Dress At Elle Style Awards; Wins Top Trophy

2/15/2011 11:00am EST
Emma Watson
Emma Watson's daring cropped hair has helped her win the Style Icon trophy at the Elle Style Awards in London. The "Harry Potter" star was handed the top accolade at the British publication's annual event, which celebrates the most fashionable stars. Watson, who chopped off her flowing locks after wrapping up work on the hit franchise last year, was thrilled with the prize.

She says, "It feels amazing. Fashion is something that I love. I try not to think about it too much. I try and block all that off and I just do what I love and just have fun with it. I've definitely been feeling the pr...

Simon Cowell in Talks With Nicole Scherzinger & Cheryl Cole for U.S. 'X Factor'

2/8/2011 11:40pm EST
Simon Cowell
Music mogul Simon Cowell is still refusing to name names for his U.S. X Factor judging panel, but he has confessed he's talking to both Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole.

On Monday, Cowell confirmed he would be one of the three judges when the hit British talent show takes over TV later this year, but he's coy about who'll join him.

However, he did let some trade secrets slip in a new TV interview with ex-girlfriend Terri Seymour.

He told the reporter for news show Extra he and his production team are "talking to" Scherzinger and Cole and admits his former American Idol judging pal Paul...

Simon Cowell Spends $2.85 Million On Super Bowl 'X Factor' Ad

2/7/2011 2:29pm EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell spent a massive $2.85 million to promote the U.S. launch of his show The X Factor with a TV commercial during the Super Bowl - but he starred in it solo because his judging panel is not finalized.

The music mogul was seen being digitally re-assembled from shattered fragments during the 30-second advertisement on Sunday, before facing the camera in front of the words: "He's back."

The expensive TV slot was to promote the upcoming debut of The X Factor in the U.S. this autumn - but Cowell had to appear in the ad on his own because he has still not decided on his fellow judge...

Elton John: 'Only Drag Queens Are Allowed To Lip-Synch'

2/4/2011 12:46pm EST
Elton John
Elton John has taken aim at British pop acts including Girls Aloud and The Saturdays for lip-synching, insisting their music is devoid of "human soul".

The Rocket Man has taken issue with the current crop of chart-toppers, branding girl groups Girls Aloud and The Saturdays virtually indistinguishable.

He tells Britain's The Word magazine, "(The music is) all awful. Frankly, they all sound the same. It's hard to tell Girls Aloud from The Saturdays. And then there's Cheryl Cole... It's all c**p. British pop music like that is the worst. It's just awful. It could have been made by anybody....

Who Is The Most Desirable Celebrity Wife?

1/31/2011 4:00pm EST
Most Desirable Celebrity Wife
Natalie Portman has topped a poll to find Hollywood's most desirable wife - while Charlie Sheen has been named the least wanted husband.

The "Black Swan" actress saw off competition from Megan Fox, British singer Cheryl Cole and Prince William's bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, to be crowned the Most Desirable Celebrity Wife in a poll by U.K. planning service My OK! Wedding.

The least popular fantasy husband was Sheen, who checked into rehab last week following his hospitalization for a hernia, while scandal-plagued Mel Gibson was a close second.

Britain's Prince Harry was voted the most des...

Cheryl Cole Shows Off Her New Back Tattoo (Photos & Video)

1/27/2011 1:00pm EST
Cheryl Cole
Last night we spotted British singer Cheryl Cole attending the National Television Awards in London wearing a revealing black dress that showed off her back tattoo.

Her little black Gucci dress had a touch of Liz Hurley's safety pin dress about it. Her sexy backless dress was just low enough to give us a glimpse of her latest artwork - a vine-like tattoo on her lower back. She also revealed a touch of side cleavage.

What do you think of Cheryl's dress and tattoo?

Cheryl Cole Shunning Plastic Surgery

1/10/2011 2:16pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has no plans to succumb to surgery to maintain her looks - because she hates the idea of "looking the same" as other women.

The Girls Aloud beauty has previously been forced to deny rumors she has plumped up her lips, and even though her The X Factor boss Simon Cowell handed her a voucher for Botox treatments as a Christmas present, Cole is adamant she won't be undergoing any cosmetic procedures.

She tells Fabulous magazine, "In Hollywood you see surgery all the time, walking down the street, but I don't think it's good or nice, because everyone looks the same...

Cheryl Cole Refuels Derek Hough Dating Rumors

1/3/2011 10:14am EST
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has reignited speculation she's dating professional dancer Derek Hough after the pair jetted out to South Africa for an intimate New Year's Eve vacation.

The Girls Aloud star was rumored to be dating the Dancing With the Stars dancer following her split from soccer star husband Ashley Cole last year. Hough's dad seemingly confirmed the pair was an item, but Cole kept silent about their relationship.

Now, the pair has been spotted enjoying each other's company again - Cole was photographed dancing closely to Hough as they celebrated the start of 2011, and the d...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: July

1/2/2011 9:00am EST
Mel Gibson
Love was in the air in July as a host of celebrities walked down the aisle - Spanish stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in the Bahamas, while Emily Blunt became Mrs. John Krasinski after marrying The Office star in romantic Como, Italy.

A pregnant Alicia Keys said 'I do' to Swizz Beatz, while Orlando Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr became husband and wife in a secret ceremony. Wedding bells also rang in Georgia as country sweetheart Carrie Underwood married her hockey hunk, Mike Fisher.

But there was also plenty of heartache in Hollywood - Kelly Osbourne called of...

2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

1/1/2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Simpson
February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...

37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010

12/29/2010 8:00am EST
Hottest Female Stars 2010
It's that time of year again! Starpulse has released our annual list of the 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010. These actresses, reality TV babes and pop stars have topped the box office, the music charts and our fantasies.

Now some of these ladies aren't "hot" in the traditional looks department, but they're definitely hot in Hollywood for what they've done.

Conspicuously absent this year: Jennifer Aniston, who keeps making movie duds, and Megan Fox, who also can't carry a film. Good looks can only get you so far.

One obvious sexy contender is 20-year-old country pop sensation Taylor Swift...

The Best Celebrity Fashion Of 2010

12/23/2010 8:23am EST
Best Celebrity Fashion Of 2010
Another year (and decade) has come and gone, including another busy year of red carpet events where celebrities strutted their stuff, showing off the latest and greatest from the fashion world.

So take a look back at 2010 and see what was hot! (Or check out what was not hot here!)

Here's the best celebrity fashion of 2010:

Emma Roberts shined in this Julien Macdonald dress at the British Fashion Awards in London.

Nickelodeon actress Victoria Justice (we smell a star in the making) looked beautiful and age appropriate at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in Los Angeles.

Diane Lane at the 2n...

Simon Cowell Hands Out Botox For Christmas

12/20/2010 9:35am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell shocked his The X Factor co-stars Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh by giving them $4,500 worth of Botox each as a Christmas present.

The music mogul handed his fellow judges an envelope each at the final of the British show last week - and Walsh was stunned when he opened the package to reveal Cowell had paid for him to have the face-freezing injections.

Walsh tells Sharon Osbourne on U.K. TV show Lorraine, "Right before going on stage, Sharon, on the final he says, 'I've got a present for you three', and he gives us envelopes... I got home and opened (it) - it's...

Cheryl Cole Named Most Popular Music Star Of 2010

12/2/2010 1:09pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has fought off competition from Lady Gaga and Rihanna to be named the most popular music star of 2010.

The Girls Aloud beauty, also a judge on Simon Cowell's reality show The X Factor, topped the list compiled by internet search engine Yahoo, based on the number of online 'hits' she's received in the U.K.

The Poker Face hit-maker came second, closely followed by teen pop sensation Justin Bieber in third place.

Katy Perry, who married Russell Brand in October, was named the fourth most popular singer while Rihanna rounded out the top five.

Britney Spears, K...

Justin Bieber Swears Off Living In 'Depressing' England

12/2/2010 12:40pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has vowed never to move to the U.K. because he finds everything about the country "depressing" - apart from the sexy women.

The Baby hit-maker is currently on a promotional trip to Britain as the country suffers severe disruption amid widespread snowstorms and freezing temperatures. And Bieber is adamant the unpredictable climate has put him off ever relocating to the U.K. - admitting he even hates English food.

He tells Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton, "I couldn't live here. The weather is depressing. (In summer) it's still depressing. (But) I like the girls."

When Cotton ask...

Justin Bieber Hires Coach To Deal With Changing Voice

11/29/2010 4:00pm EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber has hired a singing coach to deal with effects from puberty. An insider says it is the same coach Usher used to deal with similar problems when he was a budding star.

A source told the News of the World, "Justin is physically developing at a slower rate than most guys so his voice is only breaking now.

"He's working with the best in the business, a specialist called Jan Smith, to make sure he gets much vocal rest as humanly possible for a working pop star."

However, Bieber still has no trouble when it comes to ladies. On the UK show X Factor, he flashed a grin to judge C...

David Beckham Shirtless - Hot Or Not?

11/29/2010 3:00pm EST
David Beckham
We spotted David Beckham strutting his stuff for LA Galaxy during their friendly match against The Newcastle Jets in Australia over the weekend. What do you think of David sans shirt? Is he still hot? Or do the tattoos turn you off?

David was recently named the second most idolized celebrity in a poll by online video network He garnered 14 percent of the vote behind Cheryl Cole who won 25 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, the soccer star is set to follow in the footsteps of his fashion designer spouse Victoria Beckham by creating his own line of underpants.

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Cheryl Cole Named Most Idolized Star

11/23/2010 12:49pm EST
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole is the celebrity most idolized by kids - beating out competition from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and David Beckham in a new poll.

The Girls Aloud star topped a survey by online video network to find the showbiz icon most children consider the perfect role model.

She polled almost a quarter of the votes, ahead of soccer ace Beckham in second with 14 per cent and Poker Face hit-maker Gaga, who was third with more than nine per cent.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal is fourth with 7.4 per cent, and Britney Spears comes in fifth with almost three per cent of the vo...

Jamiroquai Frontman: 'Lady Gaga Is A Money-Making Freak'

11/5/2010 10:48am EDT
Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay has taken aim at pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, dismissing her as a "money-making freak."

The Space Cowboy hit-maker is well known for his outspoken views, and recently launched a tirade against British pop star Cheryl Cole and Australian singer Dannii Minogue just hours before he performed on U.K. talent show The X Factor - on which they are both judges.

And the star didn't hold back when he was asked for his opinion on pop's current first lady Gaga, insisting she is nothing more than a music industry marketing tool.

He says, "Lady Gaga is a money-making freak ...

Cheryl Cole Suffered 'Worst Year' Of Her Life In 2010

10/24/2010 8:04pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has branded 2010 the "worst year" of her life - insisting she can't wait for the countdown on New Year's Eve when she will finally be able to put the last 12 months behind her.

The Girls Aloud star has endured a turbulent year which saw her split from her soccer player husband Ashley Cole in February following allegations he had affairs with five different women.

She filed for divorce in May and just two months later she was struck down with a near-fatal bout of Malaria.

Cole has since made a full recovery, while her divorce was finalized this month, and she ad...

Cheryl Cole Won't Change Surname Back To Tweedy

10/24/2010 2:40pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has decided not to change her name following her painful divorce - because she is "not ashamed" of her marriage.

The Girls Aloud star split from her soccer player husband Ashley Cole in February following allegations he had affairs with five different women. Their divorce was finalized earlier this month, prompting speculation she will return to her original last name of Tweedy.

But Cole insists she is not making any changes following her divorce, and she is also keeping a tattoo on the back of her neck which reads, 'Mrs C'.

She tells Britain's Guardian newspap...

Rihanna Plans Duet With Cheryl Cole

10/24/2010 2:00pm EDT
Rihanna is planning to hit the studio with British singer Cheryl Cole to record a new duet.

The "Umbrella" hitmaker recently lavished praise on the Girls Aloud star, calling her "the most beautiful woman I have ever seen."

The sexy singer has reached out to Cole and put forward plans for a collaboration, and Cole admits she was stunned when she heard Rihanna's suggestion.

She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "I couldn't believe it when I heard Rihanna wanted to work with me. When I found out she wanted to collaborate, I got goosebumps all over."

And Cole reveals they are planning to releas...

Cheryl Cole's Wax Figure Is Hot

10/20/2010 11:00am EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole unveiled her new wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London today. They museum did a good job with this one - the statue looks just like the British pop star!

The Girls Aloud star was so convinced she was "going to die" during her malaria battle earlier this year she made a will.

Cole has since recovered - but insists she was suffering so badly at the height of her illness she hoped for a quick death. She said, "I thought I was going to die, I actually thought I was going to die. I thought if I'm going to die I want to die soon because I was in so much pain."

Cheryl Cole:'I Thought I Was Going To Die'

10/15/2010 11:33am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole was so convinced she was "going to die" during her malaria battle earlier this year she drew up her will.

The Girls Aloud star was forced to take time out from her role as a judge on Simon Cowell's U.K. talent show The X Factor after contracting the disease on a trip to Tanzania in June.

Fans worried for her health after she collapsed at a photo-shoot in July and was admitted to an intensive care unit at a London hospital, and the singer admits she began dividing up her possessions as she prepared for the worst.

Cole has since recovered - but insists she was...

Joan Collins: 'There Aren't That Many Good-Looking Actresses'

10/11/2010 4:31pm EDT
Joan Collins
Actress Joan Collins laments the lack of beautiful actresses in Hollywood, insisting audiences are "starved of gorgeous people" on the big screen.

The glamorous Dynasty star believes the modern film industry would be much more exciting if studios cast more attractive stars in their movies - and she's convinced Angelina Jolie is the only actress who lives up to the legends of the silver screen.

Collins tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "I have to say, there aren't that many good-looking actresses around today. I mean, there's Angelina Jolie and there's... Angelina Jolie. But I can't think...

Simon Cowell Changes His Name To 'Lightning'

10/10/2010 1:53pm EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell has an electrifying new name - Lightning Cowell.

The music mogul was annoyed when a singer named Storm Lee entered as a contestant on his U.K. TV show "The X Factor" last month, and he refused to call the wannabe by his adopted moniker.

Cowell insisted that if he changed his name to "Lightning," his fellow judges - including British singer Cheryl Cole - would find it ridiculous.

But he was ambushed by presenter Konnie Huq during a live broadcast of spin-off show The Xtra Factor on Saturday night - she presented him with Deed Poll documents to legally change his name.

And Co...

Police Investigating Cheryl Cole Death Threat

10/6/2010 8:40am EDT
Cheryl Cole
Police in Britain are investigating a death threat allegedly made against Cheryl Cole after she axed a talented black singer from Simon Cowell's TV show The X Factor.

The Girls Aloud star has faced growing criticism in the U.K. since Sunday's program which saw her choose nervous contestant Cher Lloyd for the live rounds of the series over confident Gamu Nhengu.

However, the furor around Cole has turned sinister - an anonymous phone message has been intercepted which allegedly threatened the singer and claimed she made the "biggest mistake" of her life by axing Nhengu.

And now cops fro...