More X Factor news. After reports that Kelly is not planning to return to the 2012 series it now looks like Gary’s also jumping ship. The big boss Simon Cowell says that he thinks Gary will be tied up with Take That commitments this year as the band prepare to release a new album. Si admits that the “show takes over your life, it is not a two day a week show.” Funny how Louis always manages to find the time…
Katy Perry has defended herself after the uproar over her on-stage flirting. Katy was pictured indulging in some kissing and nipple tweaking with audience members in the final shows on her California Dreams tour, seen by some as disrespectful to her ex. But Katy pointed out on Twitter that “I have *kissed* 1 boy, picked randomly out of the audience, on the cheek as a part of my show for all 125 tour dates. Simmer down now.” Hear, Hear!
X Factor runner-up Marcus Collins,(remember him?) announced last week that his first single will be a cover of White Stripes 2003 hit ‘Seven Nation Army.’ We can now reveal that the single will be released on March 4th with his self-titled debut album following on March 12th. Gary Barlow serves as executive producer whilst Marcus has also been in the studio with Brian Rawling who’s worked with Girls Aloud. The album will be a mixture of covers like ‘Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher’ and Janelle Monae’s ‘Tightrope’ as well as self-penned material. Better get a move on Little Mix!
[column width=half last=true]
In romance news Rihanna has been spotted partying in the same club as ex Chris Brown. The pair were spotted leaving a club in Hollywood on Sunday night. They drove off separately but it seems a bit fishy right? Wonder how Chris explained that huge tattoo of his girlfriend’s face on his arm?
Bruno Mars has taken the honour for the best-selling digital song in the world for 2011. ‘Just The Way You Are’ sold 12.5m downloads across the globe throughout last year, with ‘Grenade’ coming in second with 10.2m downloads sold. LMFAO’s ‘Party Rock Anthem’, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘On The Floor’ and Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ complete the top 5.
JLS have been chatting about their brand new album! Speaking to Digital Spy the band have revealed they’re already halfway through their fourth album which they see as going “back to our roots” and have been working with a number of different producers in LA including Babyface, Sean Garrett – who’s one of America’s biggest songwriters, and Bangladesh who’s previously worked with Rihanna. Aston also hints that they’d love to work with man of the moment Ed Sheeran, saying “we think we could do something amazing together in the studio.” Get in line, Ed’s the most popular boy in school at the moment…