Drama on the US version of the X Factor continues to make our show look like an episode of Antiques Roadshow – it’s been confirmed that judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones will not be returning for the next series. We can’t wait for months of rumours that Cheryl Cole is replacing them all.
Time to get used to this name: Conor Maynard. If you’re not one of his “Mayniacs” already, prepare for a takeover similar to Bieber fever soon – Conor was announced as the winner of MTV’s Brand New for 2012 competition after receiving 50% of the public votes. Listen to a preview of his debut single ‘Can’t Say No’ here and make your own mind up.
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One Direction are currently supporting Big Time Rush over in the US and rumour has it that the big scary men in charge are desperate to make sure birthday boy Harry Styles is seen as the lead singer and frontman of the band due to him being “funny, confident” and his “great voice”. In other probably related 1D news, Niall was found sobbing in his bedroom last night, burning a picture of Harry.
Ed Sheeran has confirmed that he will pose NAKED for a charity calendar released by Elton John and has started a new fitness regime to make sure he’s looking his best for the “raunchy shoot”. We definitely did not expect to start this month clawing our eyes out of our heads. Anyone else think this is the worst idea ever?