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Simon Cowell wants more children, says Kian Egan

April 6th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell already wants another child, according to Kian Egan.
The new father - whose partner Lauren Silverman gave birth to his first son Eric in February - apparently told the Westlife singer he was keen to add to his growing family.
Kian told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Simon seemed pretty excited and he told me he wanted to have another child fast. I told him to give him misses time to recover first.
"The thing about Simon is, it's all come as a surprise. Even when he got his dogs he didn't realise how much he would love them.
"I told him to wait until he has a baby and wait un...

Kian Egan thought he was 'done' with music after Westlife

March 3rd, 2014 8:30pm EST
Irish singer Kian Egan has credited his stint on U.K. survival show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! with reviving his pop career because he was convinced he was "done" with music following the break-up of Westlife.

The Flying Without Wings hitmakers split for good after completing a farewell tour in 2012 and Egan went on to become a mentor on the Irish version of reality show The Voice.

But it wasn't until he was crowned the king of the jungle on the reality TV show in December (13) that the prospect of returning to the charts became a real possibility.

Egan, who is married to act...

Kian Egan lands solo deal

January 22nd, 2014 3:20am EST
Former Westlife star Kian Egan has scored his first solo record deal.

The Irish singer rose to fame as a member of the Flying Without Wings hitmakers in the late 1990s and they split for good in 2012 after completing a farewell tour.

Now Egan, who serves as a mentor on the Irish version of reality TV contest The Voice, reveals he will be resuming his music career as a solo star.

Breaking the news to fans on Twitter.com on Tuesday (21Jan14), he writes, "Excited to announce I have signed a record deal today with Warner bros (sic). My debut album will be released on March 17th 2014".


Brian McFadden to appear in The War of the Worlds stage musical

December 11th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Brian McFadden
Irish pop star Brian Mcfadden has been cast in a new touring production of The War Of The Worlds musical.

The former Westlife member will join Australian singer/actor Jason Donovan in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, which is returning for a sixth and final trek of the U.K. and Ireland in 2014.

McFadden will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, a character played by Liam Neeson, who will appear as a 3D holograph as featured in previous runs of the hit show.

The singer says, "I've long been a fan of The War of The Worlds and am so excited to be involved in th...

Simon Cowell's Spice Girls regret

December 10th, 2013 10:20am EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell's biggest regret is failing to sign the 'Spice Girls' to his record label.
The 54-year-old music mogul admitted that he was "hurt" when the platinum-selling girl band - made up of Victoria Beckham, Mel C, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell - found worldwide success after choosing a rival record label and has regretted missing out on the chance to work with the 'Wannabe' singers ever since.
In an interview with Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' yesterday (9.12.12) Simon said: "What can I admit to? Spice Girls was probably my biggest mistake. I knew they were going to big and ...

Pop star Kian Egan wins I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

December 8th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Former Westlife star Kian Egan was crowned king of the jungle on Sunday (08Dec13), after winning U.K. reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.

After three weeks of camping out in the Australian jungle, the Irish pop star was voted the champion of the survival series, beating out British fashion guru David Emanuel, who took the runner-up spot.

Egan, who proclaimed that the experience was "the best three weeks of (his) life", was left stunned upon hearing he had won the competition, gushing, "The whole thing has been an amazing experience... It's way beyond my expectations. I ne...

Alfonso Ribeiro: 'I almost cracked under jungle pressure'

December 5th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro was voted off U.K. reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! on Thursday (05Dec13) and revealed his time in the jungle for the programme almost sent him crazy.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star spent more than two weeks living in the Australian rainforest for the survival show, and was frequently captured on camera breaking down in tears and telling his fellow celebrity contestants he wanted out.

The actor, who became a dad to son A.J. just weeks before the show began, was eventually dismissed by viewers on Thursday, and within minutes of leaving his former ...

Bankrupt Shane Filan couldn't afford to buy toys for his kids

July 18th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Former Westlife star Shane Filan was so broke at the height of his money troubles he couldn't afford to buy toys for his children.

The Flying Without Wings hitmaker was declared bankrupt last year (12) after the property company he started with his brother Finbarr imploded following the global financial crisis in 2008.

The star admits he didn't realise how dire his situation was until he went to an ATM machine and discovered he only had $627 (£405) in the bank. He later hit breaking point when he couldn't afford to buy his son Patrick a cheap toy.

Speaking at the launch of his new single...

One Direction Release Video For Charity Single 'One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)'

February 21st, 2013 9:38am EST
One Direction
One Direction has released the music video for their latest single "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)", which was specially recorded for Red Nose Day, a telethon event annually held by a British charity, Comic Relief. The music video starts off on a serious note, as the five boys explain about Comic Relief and how they were going to help Comic Relief raise money for the less fortunate.

The music video was filmed while the boys were on tour. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles recently visited a children's hospital in Accra, Ghana and they were extremely...

Shane Filan From Westlife Declared Bankrupt

June 15th, 2012 12:22pm EDT
Shane Filan
Shane Filan from Irish boyband Westlife has been declared bankrupt. The 32 year-old singer’s property-development company, Shafin Developments, crashed, leaving him with enormous losses and a debt of over $35.7million. The company was put into receivership last month, when the property market in Ireland crashed.

Filan said in his statement, “Earlier this week I was declared bankrupt in Kingston County Court. It was a very difficult decision to take, but the most responsible course of action, given the debts I owe to banks on property. I have worked long and hard to try to reduce my debts, ...

U2 Dedicate A Song To Amy Winehouse

July 26th, 2011 10:52am EDT
U2 have honored Amy Winehouse by dedicating a song to the tragic singer during a gig in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The band was playing at the city's TCF Stadium on Saturday, the day the tragic Rehab hit-maker was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.

The group proceeded to pay tribute to Winehouse during the show, dedicating their 2001 track Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of to her. The song was originally written for late INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, who committed suicide in 1997.

Frontman Bono told the crowd, "We wrote this next song for Michael Hutchence, but you wil...

Nick Jonas Is Probably Dating Delta Goodrem - Photos

May 17th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Nick Jonas Delta Goodrem
Yesterday we told you that it was possible Jonas Brother Nick Jonas was dating Australian singer Delta Goodrem. Now that we have our hands on the pictures of the pair walking out of Arclight Cinema in LA, we think it's very possible they are an item.

The two met last year for a song collaboration and apparantly hit it off despite the age gap (Jonas is 18, Goodrem is 26). Now that Delta has broken off her engagement with Westlife star Brian McFadden, she has apparently rebounded with Nick already!

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Nick Jonas Dating Delta Goodrem?

May 16th, 2011 2:55pm EDT
Nick Jonas
Teenage pop star Nick Jonas has sparked rumors of a blossoming new romance with Australian singer Delta Goodrem after the pair stepped out together over the weekend.

The Disney star, 18, and Goodrem, 26, were snapped holding hands as they left a movie theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to UsMagazine.com.

The singer, who once dated pop star Miley Cyrus, later took to his Twitter.com account writing, "I feel so blessed. Had a great weekend."

Meanwhile, Goodrem ended her seven year relationship with fiance and Westlife singer Brian McFadden last month.

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Delta Goodrem Is Back On The Market!

April 1st, 2011 8:53am EDT
Delta Goodrem
Musical couple Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden have split after seven years together. The former Westlife star began dating the Australian singer after his separation from wife Kerry Katona in 2004, and they became engaged in 2007.

However, the couple has now parted ways, with a statement from the pair reading, "Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden regretfully announce that they are no longer engaged, and after much consideration, have mutually decided to end their relationship."

"This decision has been made with a lot of soul searching from both parties with the realization that they have...

Boy Band O-Town Reforms

January 18th, 2011 7:38am EST
Boy band O-Town has reunited - four of the five original members have teamed up again to start work on new music.

The hit-makers, whose track All Or Nothing has been covered by Westlife, formed on the first season of MTV reality show Making The Band in 2000.

Jacob Underwood, Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, and Dan Miller went on to release two albums before they disbanded in 2003.

And now they are set to make a comeback - but Angel, who has gone on to carve out an acting career for himself, has refused to sign up, reports TMZ.com.

Il Divo Returns With 'The Promise' Nov. 18

September 24th, 2008 8:30pm EDT
Il Divo
One of the most successful groups in the world, with over 22 million albums sold, Il Divo is ready to re-emerge with a brand new album and massive touring plans. On November 18th (November 10th globally), Il Divo will release The Promise, the group's fifth album (Syco/Columbia). And today, Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced that it has signed a global touring agreement with Il Divo who will be launching their worldwide tour in February 2009.

Il Divo will announce their massive 2009 touring plans later this fall. Two prior sold out world tours have seen the...

Celine Dion Tops Worst Rendition List

June 23rd, 2008 8:23am EDT
Celine Dion
Canadian singer Celine Dion's has received an undesirable accolade - she is responsible for the worst cover song in history.

The My Heart Will Go On diva's cover of heavy rockers AC/DC's track You Shook Me All Night Long has been deemed "musical offensive" and placed atop a chart of the worst ever covers compiled by industry publication Total Guitar magazine.

British girl groups Sugababes and Girl's Aloud's cover of Aerosmith's Walk This Way took the number two spot on the shameful round-up, with Irish boy band Westlife's take on Extreme's More Than Words coming third in the pol...

Hayden Panettiere Goes Pop

June 9th, 2008 11:12am EDT
Hayden Panettiere
Heroes star Hayden Panettiere has called on Geri Halliwell's hitmaking team to give her stalled music career a boost.

The actress signed deal with Hollywood Records years before her "Heroes" TV show became a big hit and now she is devoting her time to carving out a pop career.

Her new reggae-flavored song, "Wake Up Call," has been written by Andreas 'Quiz' Romdhane and Josef Larossi, who have previously churned out hits for Halliwell, Diana Ross and Westlife.

And the actress/singer has also landed a major sponsorship deal with fashion brand Candie's, who will feature the trac...

Atomic Kitten Star Gives Birth To Son

April 13th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Atomic Kitten
British singer-turned-reality TV star Kerry Katona has given birth to a boy. The former Atomic Kitten star and husband Mark Croft celebrated the birth of Maxwell at Macclesfield General Hospital, Cheshire, England on Friday.

The tot - born five weeks early and weighing five pounds four ounces - has been named after Katona's spokesman and PR guru Max Clifford.

Katona, 27, says, "He's absolutely fine, he's beautiful."

The couple has a one-year-old daughter Heidi and Katona has two older children - Molly, six, and Lilly Sue, five - from her marriage to Westlife singer Brian M...

Notable Quotables

December 26th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Abigail Breslin
"I'd really like a puppy." Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin on her dream Christmas gift.

"Christmas is always special for me. I like to have a big meal with my family." Alicia Keys on her Christmas.

"When I was little I got a big truck you put batteries in it and it had big claws coming out of it. I will never forget it. I saw it there on the sitting room floor on Christmas morning and I was like 'Aaahhhhh!'." Westlife's Shane Filan on the best Christmas present he has ever received.

"I will most likely do my usual Chinese food and a movie, which in my family is an i...

Westlife Singer Says Best Thing About Christmas Is TV Programming

December 26th, 2007 2:00pm EST
Westlife singer Nicky Byrne is aiming to spend the festive period in the comfort of his living room chair - watching an endless stream of classic movies on TV.

The Irish star's annual Christmas ritual is to take in film after film - an activity that can only be rivaled by the unwrapping of gifts.

He says, "The best thing about Christmas is all the presents and the films that are on the telly. All the movies that are on like Star Wars and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Home Alone, Superman, Back To the Future, Superman. I love all that."

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Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...

Spice Girls Back Down From Westlife Chart Battle

October 4th, 2007 9:21am EDT
Spice Girls
Reformed pop stars the Spice Girls have delayed the release of their greatest hits album by one week - to avoid a chart battle with Irish boy band Westlife.

Spice Girls Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholme, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell were set to drop their compilation of hits in the U.K. on November 5th, but backed down after learning they would be going head-to-head with the Flying Without Wings hit makers.

This is not the first time Westlife have challenged the Spice Girls in the British charts - the two bands released new albums on the same day in November 2...

Superstars Invited To 'X Factor'

August 27th, 2007 9:51am EDT
Celine Dion
Superstars Celine Dion, Elton John and Jennifer Lopez have been invited to mentor wannabe pop acts on British TV talent show The X Factor.

Music mogul Simon Cowell wants the trio to offer advice and tips to singers and bands competing to win the ITV1 show in December.

Last week, X Factor judge Dannii Minogue admitted her older sister Kylie may appear on the program.

Last year, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, ABBA star Bjorn Ulvaeus and Westlife advised contestants on their path to stardom.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Justin Timberlake Too White To Be A Success

August 16th, 2007 10:14am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake will never be as successful as Prince because he is white, according to music mogul Louis Walsh.

Walsh, who has guided the careers of British pop acts Westlife, Boyzone and Samantha Mumba, criticized Timberlake for his stage flamboyance after attending the Irish leg of his European tour last month.

He says, "I went to see Justin in Dublin and he thinks he is Prince. He's playing keyboards, guitar and rapping - hello, you're white!"

- Justin Timberlake Gallery

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Delta Goodrem Readies Her Comeback

August 13th, 2007 10:08am EDT
Delta Goodrem
Australian singer Delta Goodrem is preparing to make a musical comeback after a one year break, vowing to be a better artist.

The 22-year-old took time out of the limelight to battle cancer and come to terms with her parents' divorce, but is hoping for chart domination with new single In This Life.

And Goodrem - who is dating former Westlife singer Brian McFadden - believes her parents' painful divorce has contributed to her becoming a "completely new artist."

She says, "I have had my space away from people to deal with my personal demons and feelings. Now I've moved on and I...

Westlife Singer Battles Ex For Custody Of Kids

August 5th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
Irish pop star Brian McFadden has appealed for full custody of his children from ex-wife Kerry Katona, because he is worried about their welfare.

The former Westlife singer, 27, took his appeal to Taunton County Court in Somerset, England, on Friday, after becoming concerned about the well-being of Molly, five, and Lily-Sue, four, following Katona's run in with armed robbers at her Cheshire mansion last month.

The British reality TV star and magazine columnist, 26, checked into London's The Priory clinic shortly after the ordeal. The couple have shared joint custody of their two ...

Fascinating Facts

July 15th, 2007 4:30pm EDT
Guitar great Santana is secretly penning music he hopes will become the official anthem for soccer's World Cup in 2010. He says, "I'm writing music that will hopefully put us center stage with our African brothers in South Africa."

Sales of energy saving light bulbs have increased by more than double after the recent Live Earth music festivals designed to increase climate change awareness.

Irish pop star Brian McFadden won $114,000 on an $800 bet at a London casino on Tuesday. The 27-year-old former Westlife singer couldn't believe his luck when he landed one of the top prizes tre...

Mika To Write For Westlife?

May 10th, 2007 10:04am EDT
British pop star Mika is to write a song for Irish group Westlife, according to reports. The Grace Kelly singer is allegedly helping the band with tracks for their new album in a bid to inject some "freshness" into their sound.

A source tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "Mika has given pop a good kick start again in the fun department and turned around many opinions that the scene had perhaps gone a little stale.

"Westlife have been around for nine years now and want to freshen up their sound so Mika is exactly the man to do that."

Bandmember Mark Feehily says, "Good p...

Former Atomic Kitten Star Blasts Brian McFadden

April 3rd, 2007 9:38am EDT
Atomic Kitten
Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has dubbed singer ex-husband Brian McFadden "cruel" and "evil" for describing having children with her as "like getting a dog". Former Westlife singer McFadden recently revealed he only married Katona in 2002 for the money and fame and that he was too immature to have two children with her.

The 26-year-old - who divorced Katona after two-and-a-half years of marriage - said, "If we hadn't had kids, the marriage wouldn't have lasted as long as it did. I was too young to understand what having kids meant. Having a child was like getting a dog."


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