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JLS unveil ‘Proud’, Jessie J for IOW festival, Miley Cyrus returns and X Factor 2012 news – Gossip!


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JLS unveiled their shiny new single ‘Proud’ yesterday. As we told you earlier this week, the track is the Official Sports Relief single and is released on March 18th. Our verdict? It’s predictably uplifting and stuffed full with emotional high notes, listen to it here. As part of their Sports Relief role, the band will also perform ‘Proud’ and lots of other hits at a special one-off concert at London’s O2 Arena on March 24. AND! Olly Murs and Rizzle Kicks will be there! Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow. We could insert the obvious “we’re so proud” statement here but we know you JLSters have got that one covered.

You’ve got three guesses, who’s broken a US chart record for the longest time spent at Number 1 for a British act? No it’s not Matt Cardle. That’s right Adele! The singer has broken a record previously set by The Beatles and Pink Floyd after 21 spent it’s 16th week in the top spot on the US Billboard 200 this week. Thrillingly she’s also matched the success of the Titanic soundtrack.

Occasional singer and full-time red carpet accessory Miley Cyrus has said she’d love to play Carrie Bradshaw in a planned Sex and the City prequel series. Miley admitted the lead role in The Carrie Diaries, created by the people behind Gossip Girl, would be “really cool.”

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Simon Cowell has hinted he will return to this year’s X Factor. Following his absence from the judging table in 2011 Si says he’s signed up for the second series of the US show “but anything could happen regarding the British one.” Gary Barlow’s wiping away the tears of rejection with fifty pound notes as we type.

In other X Factor news, hilariously Cheryl Cole has been voted “Best Judge” in Virgin Media’s TV Awards. She was up for her doomed stint on X Factor USA and faced competition from the show’s more permanent judges and loads of other TV personalities. Proud Chez tweeted the results to Simon Cowell this morning saying: “Oh my!” And all in a couple days work, LOVE this.”

It’s still freezing but the first bits of summer festival news are starting to filter through. Jessie J has just been confirmed for the Isle of Wight line-up in June. Jessie joins Example, Stooshe and Magnetic Man at the festival but the organisers have admitted they’ve deliberately stayed away from booking “pop acts” this year, instead opting for craggy headliners Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Tom Petty. MP! are launching a petition.

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