Amelle Berrabah quits the Sugababes?

Amelle Berrabah

Amelle Berrabah is rumoured to have quit the Sugababes amid reports of bullying by fellow band mate Keisha Buchanan.

The 24-year-old singer, who recently achieved chart success with a solo venture on Tinchy Stryder’s ‘Never Leave You’ had noticeably missed a string of public appearances in the last week following a heated argument with the only original member Keisha. 

And in true form, the band have wasted no time in getting a replacement, Eurovision star Jade Ewen is thought to be stepping into Amelle’s shoes.

A statement from Jade’s record label said: Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, we regret to inform you that Jade Ewen will be taking time off from all promotional activity for the foreseeable future.”  

Amelle, who joined the group in 2005 to replace Mutya Buena is the third member to walk out since the groups inception.

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Looking at the Sugababes history, they were overdue a new line-up.

(Note: For those not in the know, check out a pic of Jade Ewen, Britain’s former Eurovision entry below…)

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September 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 3 comments.

Obama calls Kanye West a ‘Jackass’

It seems like everyone has an opinion on Kanye West’s VMA blunder and the American president is no exception. 

In an off-the-record exchange ahead of an interview with US TV network CNBC, Barack Obama is asked by a reporter whether his daughters Malia and Sasha were annoyed by the rappers antics at the MTV awards ceremony on Sunday night.

“I thought that was really inappropriate. It’s like…she’s getting an award…what are you butting in?”

When another hack asks why West did it, the president mutters: “He’s a jackass”.

His remark provokes laughter in the room, however, Mr Obama appears to realise he has overstepped the mark and appeals to reporters to “cut the president some slack…I’ve got a lot of other stuff on my plate.”

Although the message was never meant to be heard by the public, his words were tweeted by ABC network presenter Terry Moran, enabling more than a million of his followers to re-iterate the message.

Lesson for the president…there is no such thing as ‘off-the-record’.

Check out the full audio above…

September 16, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 2 comments.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon latest trailer

Bella…Jacob…ohmigawd EDWARD!

Rejoice Twilighters.

Summit Entertainment have released a third installment of the ‘New Moon’ trailer. Expect a topless Robert Pattinson, plenty of awkward staring and erm boy-transforming werewolves.

I’m assuming this is the whole film minus the excessive brooding and vacant stares. Check out the trailer above…

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 1 comment.

Patrick Swayze dies at 57


Patrick Swayze has died after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

A statement released by the actor’s publicist Annett Wolf, said: “Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.”

Fans of the 57-year-old were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer. He is best-known for his roles in films Dirty Dancing and Ghost.


September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

Kanye West apologises to Taylor Swift on Jay Leno

He’s eating his words now.

Following widespread condemnation by celebrities and the general population alike for his impromptu rant at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Kanye West has issued not one, but three apologies to Taylor Swift via his blog and now the Jay Leno show.

The 32-year-old rapper was booked on the chat-show along with Jay-Z and Rihanna to perform their current single ‘Run This Town’ but asked if he could say a few words beforehand.

On the verge of tears, West struggled to keep his composure when Jay asked what his mother, who died two years ago, would have thought about his behaviour, he said: “My hurt caused someone else’s hurt. After this, I need to take time off and work out how I’m going to deal with this for the rest of  my life.”

Check out the apology on the video above…

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 1 comment.

Nicole Scherzinger & Lewis Hamilton break-up?

Lewis Hamilton - Nicole Scherzinger

Could there be trouble in paradise for Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton?

According to the rumour-mill, the Formula One champion has called time on the couples two-year relationship following pressure from the Pussycat Doll’s front-woman to settle down and start a family.

A source close to the racing-driver said: “He’s young, they spend an awful lot of time apart and he’s just not ready to leave his youth behind for a lifetime with Nicole.”

The 31-year-old singer is reported to have pulled out hosting duties at F1 Rocks, a three-day concert which is held in conjunction with the Formula One night race in Singapore next week. Scherzinger is said to be devastated about the sudden split and wants nothing to do with Formula One or the McLaren driver.

However, when Hamilton was questioned about the break-up the 24-year-old quashed the hearsay, he said: “That’s bullshit. We are still together.”

Together or not, i’m sure this short-lived gossip thrilled the remaining members of PCD for a good five-minutes.

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 1 comment.

Lady Gaga’s VMA style


The most talked about moment from the Video Music Award’s may have been yet another famous rant from Kanye West, but let’s not overlook the many costume changes of Lady Gaga.

The ‘Poker Face’ singer slipped in to no-less then six outrageous outfits during the show, including what can only be described as some sort of bird nest collar-come-headpiece.

I have to admit she provided some great comical value to the show.

Click on the thumbnails below to check out her interesting attire…

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September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Celebrity, Style. 4 comments.

Kanye West crashes Taylor Swift’s VMA moment

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Every award show has its YouTube moment and for the Video Music Awards on Sunday, Kanye West provided himself as the spectacle.

The 32-year-old rapper stormed on stage during an acceptance speech by Taylor Swift for ‘Best Female Video’ and unleashed an astonishing rant, leaving the country starlet humiliated.

Grabbing the microphone off the 18-year-old singer, he said: “I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” referring to the former Destiny’s Child members ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’.

As West handed back the microphone, a shell-shocked and unable to continue Swift seemed close to tears.

According to sources at the VMA’s the ‘Love Lockdown’ singer was soon-after kicked out of the building, while ‘Swift was seen crying hysterically backstage’.

However, a clearly mortified Beyoncé ended up providing damage control by giving the young star a chance to finish her speech during her acceptance for ‘Best Video’.

Oh Kanye, your such a clown. In your own words…how could you be so heartless? (err Apologies for the bad pun)

Check out the incident on the video above…

September 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Celebrity. 3 comments.


London Fashion Week is almost upon us and to mark the beginning, fashionista-favourite BrandAlley are hosting a block-buster sale of Temperley accessories and apparel with reductions of up to 60%.

But you better get your skates on, the Temperley sale is for a limited time only – Friday 18th September to  21st September, so keep a note in your diary.

Check out a few of the purdy pieces after the jump…


September 10, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Style. Leave a comment.

Lady Gaga covers V magazine

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Here’s Lady Gaga channelling her inner poodle…or is it Oompa Loompa?

The ‘Poker Face’ singer poses quasi-nude (surprise!) for the October issue of ‘V magazine’.

September 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Celebrity. Leave a comment.

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