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Girls Aloud Back In The Studio

5/13/2012 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...

Cheryl Cole Sues Tabloid Over False Romance Article

3/14/2012 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...

Girls Aloud Star Sarah Harding Spends 30th Birthday Alone

11/20/2011 5:30pm EST
Sarah Harding
Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding snubbed a joint birthday bash with her bandmate Kimberley Walsh to celebrate her 30th alone in a hotel room, according to a U.K. report.

The British singer held a lavish star-studded bash to mark turning 29 last year, but Harding, who recently split with her fiance Tom Crane and underwent a stint in rehab, refused to fly back from America to party and celebrate the big 3-0 in London.

Harding reportedly "didn’t feel ready" to join her bandmates, including Cheryl Cole and Nicola Roberts, at a London nightclub on Friday.

A source tells Britain's Daily Mirror, ...

Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding Checks Into Rehab

10/12/2011 9:16am EDT
Sarah Harding
British pop star Sarah Harding has checked into rehab to battle depression and alcohol addiction issues.

The Girls Aloud star is seeking help in a clinic outside of the U.K. after struggling to get over her split from fiance Tom Crane last month. The couple planned to wed next year, but the relationship fell apart following a series of arguments.

According to Britain's The Sun, Harding - famed for her heavy partying - turned to alcohol to drown her sorrows.

A source tell the publication, "She's been through a traumatic time in her personal life and had to honor her work commitments on...

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

9/21/2011 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

9/14/2011 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

8/12/2011 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...

Simon Cowell Confesses He Got Cheryl Cole Move 'Wrong'

8/7/2011 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...

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

6/6/2011 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'

6/6/2011 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...

Lily Allen Attacks Newspaper Over "Cry-Baby" Remarks

5/30/2011 6:00pm EDT
Lily Allen
British singer Lily Allen has lashed out at a U.K. newspaper columnist after she was branded an "over-privileged cry-baby" in an article.

Writer Julie Burchill penned a column for Britain's The Sun newspaper in support of pop star Cheryl Cole after the Girls Aloud singer was axed from the panel of the U.S. version of The X Factor.

Burchill heaped praised on Cole for sticking to her working class roots, comparing her favorably to Allen, who she dismissed as a "public-school tool" due to her privileged upbringing.

In her column, she writes, "I ADORE Cheryl Cole... I adore the way she sp...

Lady Gaga Wrote 'Judas' About Ex-Boyfriend

5/23/2011 9:42am EDT
LAdy Gaga
Lady Gaga has confirmed she wrote her new track Judas about a lover who broke her heart, just days after she announced her split from boyfriend Luc Carl.

The pop superstar encompasses biblical themes in her latest release and was heavily criticized by Christian groups for the imagery used in the accompanying music video.

Gaga has now revealed the religious overtones hide a deeply personal meaning behind the lyrics as she is singing about a boyfriend who betrayed her. The news comes less than two weeks after Gaga confirmed her relationship with heavy metal drummer Carl has come to an end...

'X-Factor' Judge Cheryl Cole Wears Revealing Low-Cut Dress In Cannes

5/13/2011 4:00pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
All eyes were on Cheryl Cole as she strolled the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival today. We can't imagine why, can you?

The British singer has been confirmed as a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor," which will debut in September. The Girls Aloud star has appeared on the panel of the U.K. show for the last three years alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

The new show has already started filming, and her strong accent reportedly left some contestants scratching their heads. Chezza - as they call her across the pond - hails from Newcastle upon Tyne in the no...

Will Cheryl Cole's Thick 'Geordie' Accent Affect The Success Of The U.S. Version Of 'The X Factor'?

5/12/2011 4:19pm EDT
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole, a former singer in British girl-group Girls Aloud, will be coming to TV sets across America this fall as a judge on Simon Cowell's new music talent search show, The X Factor.

The gorgeous singer is a stranger to the U.S., but not to The X Factor - she served as a judge on the fifth & sixth seasons of the original British version of the show. Simon Cowell, creator & fellow judge on the series, spoke very highly of her when he first convinced her to do the show.

"I knew she was going to be good because she speaks like normal people speak. People can relate to that. And I think ...

Cheryl Cole Will Judge U.S. 'X Factor'

5/5/2011 11:27am EDT
Cheryl Cole
British singer Cheryl Cole has been confirmed as a judge on the U.S. version of "The X Factor."

The Girls Aloud star has appeared on the panel of the U.K. show for the last three years alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

Speculation has been rife over who Cowell would pick to judge the upcoming American version of the talent series when it launches later this year, with Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Simpson and Nicki Minaj among the names rumored to be on the shortlist.

Music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid made it onto The X Factor panel alongside Cowell - and on Thursday it...

Emma Watson Named Britain's Best Dressed Woman

5/3/2011 12:00pm EDT
Emma Watson
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has cast her spell over the fashion world - she's been named Britain's best dressed woman in a new poll.

The actress has proved her style credentials since rising to fame by becoming a regular in the front row of fashion shows and acting as muse and model for British fashion house Burberry.

And the dramatic pixie crop Watson debuted last year has seemingly boosted her appeal - she has knocked pop singer Cheryl Cole off the top of British magazine Glamour's best dressed list.

The Girls Aloud star was pushed into second place, while "Twilight" actress Kriste...

Kimberley Walsh To Host Royal Wedding Party

4/26/2011 3:51pm EDT
Kimberley Walsh
Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh is hosting a party for her pals on Friday to celebrate Prince William's wedding.

The British royal will exchange vows with Kate Middleton at London's Westminster Abbey and singer Walsh is gathering all her friends together to watch the nuptials on TV.

She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "Royal wedding fever has hit - I'm so excited! I've met Prince Charles a few times, so it's a shame I didn't get an invite - I'll have to settle for watching it at home."

"I've been nominated to hold a party and I've got a magnum of champagne to crack open. I can't wait t...

Justin Bieber Looking To Hook Up With Cheryl Cole?

4/24/2011 7:25pm EDT
Justin Bieber and Cheryl Cole
Justin Bieber has taken an interest in British singer Cheryl Cole lately, however not as one might expect. Recently he saw pictures of her home in a magazine and the "Baby" singer says she's renting her home in the wrong part of town.

"I saw the place she was renting in a magazine and she is in the wrong part of L.A. for sure. I have a place in L.A. and so many of my buddies have great places. I can help show her round the properties in the best and coolest areas. Where I really want to show her is in the Hills," he says.

Justin thinks his property buying advice can help the former Girls ...

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 ...

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....

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...

Nadine Coyle 'Haunted' By Failed Adoption Bid

12/28/2010 10:15am EST
Nadine Coyle
Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle will be "haunted forever" by the face of an orphan she dreamed of adopting - because she'll always "regret" allowing red tape to stop her from taking in the youngster.

The singer visited Thailand shortly after a tsunami struck on Boxing Day in 2004 and she met four-year-old Lui, whose parents died in the disaster. Coyle hoped to adopt the boy, but she dropped the plans when the paperwork proved "too complex" - and the star is haunted by her decision.

She tells Britain's The Sun, "He wouldn't let go of me the whole week I was there. Even though I really wan...

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...

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...

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...