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Becky Hill: The Voice UK aftercare was one phone call

14 h Newsdesk Becky Hill has claimed the only aftercare available to stars of 'The Voice' was "one phone call". The 'Wish You Well' singer shot to fame after making the semi-finals of the first series of the spinning-chair talent show in 2012 when it was on BBC One, and she has claimed that the contestants had limited access to psychological support after the programme ended. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at The Wanted star Tom Parker's 'Inside My Head' Stand Up to Cancer charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this week, Becky said: "Oh, it was a phone call - that was it. They introduced us to people but it would have been up to us to contact them. But in terms of aftercare – it was one phone call." Becky sharing her experience of aftercare on 'The Voice' comes after Jedward recently slammed rival show 'The X Factor' and boss Simon Cowell for the treatment of its stars in a huge Twitter tirade. In a series of tw..

Jack White needs ‘struggle’ in his life

14 h Newsdesk Jack White gets "scared and confused" if there's no "struggle" in his life. The former White Stripes frontman is passionate about creating "art", and he insisted it was essential for him to set up his Third Man Records company, which as well as a record label, now also includes shops and even a vinyl pressing plant in Detroit. He said: “It is this disease I have and I don’t know what started it, but if there is no struggle involved in my life I get scared and confused. If art is not being made in some way, I start worrying. I wish I could pinpoint why this is necessary for me. I can’t get away from it.” And the 'Steady As She Goes' hitmaker is pleased he's been at the heart of the recent resurgence in vinyl records. He told The Times' Saturday Review: “We were part of a pioneering movement to make vinyl a reality again. "Not a day goes by when you don’t see a television show with a turntable in it. Taylor Swift’s last album sold 125,000 vinyl..

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are ‘always working through stuff’

15 h Newsdesk Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are "always working through stuff" in their marriage. In an interview for the October 2021 issue of Harper's Bazaar, the Australian actress opened up about how she met the country music star at a G'Day LA event in 2005, and how their assistants pulled strings "behind the scenes" to eventually help them "hook up". Noting Keith was "sort of intimidated" by her at first, Nicole went on to explain that they are constantly working on their marriage, having tied the knot in 2006. "We're always working through stuff, but it's very much love based, so there's an enormous amount of give and take," she shared. "I want him to have the best life he can have, and he responds the same way." Nicole and Keith share two daughters together - Sunday Rose, 13, and 10-year-old Faith Margaret - and when it comes to juggling parenting with their busy careers, the star noted there is not much time for socialising. "I have my work, I have ..

Sigrid teases new music is coming ‘very soon’

16 h Newsdesk Sigrid has teased she has plenty more new music coming "very soon". The 25-year-old Norwegian pop star embarked on a "new era" with her recent singles 'Mirrors' and 'Burning Bridges', and she has revealed she has a lot more new tunes on the way for fans. Speaking to BANG Showbiz at The Wanted star Tom Parker's 'Inside My Head' Stand Up to Cancer charity concert at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this week, she said: "I’ve started this new era which is very exciting with ‘Mirrors’ and ‘Burning Bridges’ and there will be new music very soon. I’m pretty much scheduled up!" The music the 'Strangers' hitmaker - who released her debut studio album, 'Sucker Punch', to acclaim in 2018 - is writing currently is her most personal and "honest" to date. She added: "I think the new music I’m writing – it’s not necessarily linked to the last two years but there is some inspiration from having a lot of time to think abou..

Jack Whitehall steps down as BRITs host

16 h Newsdesk Jack Whitehall is stepping down as host of the BRIT Awards. The 'Jungle Cruise' actor has overseen the ceremony for the last four years but after it was announced next year's event will take place on 8 February, he's confirmed he'll be unavailable for the gig as he's got working commitments in the US. He tweeted: "Sad to say after 4 brilliant years, I’ll be handing on the baton as I’ll be in the US filming another project at the top of next year. Loved doing it so much.(sic)" The 33-year-old comic joked he wants whoever follows him as host to mick Olly Murs, Little Mix and Niall Horan in the way he always did. He added: "All the best to the new host, I pray they treat Mursy, my mixers and sweet little Nialler with the respect they deserve." Jack's announcement came after it was confirmed the BRITs will return to London's O2 Arena, with Polydor co-president Tom March taking over as chair of the BRIT committee for 2022. The cere..

Drake narrowly beats Lil Nas X to reclaim Number 1 album

1 d Newsdesk Drake returns to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with Certified Lover Boy, denying Lil Nas X a chart-topping debut with Montero. Drake’s latest record rebounds from 3 to 1 and leads on streams this week – though it was a tantalisingly close finish as fewer than 500 chart sales separate the Top 2 albums, with Lil Nas X’s debut studio collection leading on downloads. Meanwhile, UK rapper Tion Wayne finishes at Number 5 with his debut record Green With Envy, landing just ahead of Bob Dylan’s Springtime In New York – Bootleg 16 at Number 6. Springtime is Dylan’s 41st Top 10 album and claims the most physical sales of the week. Legendary English rock band Genesis score their first Top 10 album in seven years with hits collection The Last Domino at Number 9, and Birmingham drill rapper M1llionz closes off this week’s Top 10 with his debut mixtape Provisional License. Further down, Canadian metal group Spiritbox open at Number 19 with debut album Eternal Blue, while former ..

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shivers’ claims second week at Number 1

1 d Newsdesk Ed Sheeran remains the king of the Official Singles Chart as his latest single Shivers claims a second week at Number 1. Ed’s second single from his upcoming album = racked up another 6.1 million streams over the past seven days to hold its place at the summit. Shivers fends off strong competition from Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix), which jumps two places to Number 2 – Elton’s highest-charting single as a lead artist since his re-release of Are You Ready For Love hit Number 1 in 2003. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s Industry Baby leaps six places to a new peak at Number 3, and following the release of his new album Montero, That’s What I Want is this week’s highest new entry at Number 10, and former Number 1 Montero (Call Me By Your Name) rebounds 47 places to Number 16. Central Cee’s Obsessed With You (4) and Glass Animals’ Heat Waves (7) both hit new peaks this week, and Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) by Nigerian artist CKay zooms 14 places to Number 9. ..

James Arthur blasts The Script as ‘egomaniac vultures’ over lawsuit settlement

1 d Newsdesk James Arthur has described The Script as greedy "egomaniac vultures". The 33-year-old musician reached a settlement with the band this week after they alleged his 2016 single 'Say You Won’t Let Go' - which has racked up 1.8billion Spotify streams - was similar in composition to their 2008 track 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', taking legal action. Arthur has now hit out at the band - fronted by Danny O'Donoghue - accusing them of taking credit where none is due. In a Twitter post, he said: "Where there’s a hit there’ll be a bunch of greedy b****, egomaniac vultures like the script (sic)" The Script members Danny and Mark Sheehan are now formally listed as songwriters on the song. James has insisted his track "was a completely original idea" and accused the band's lawyer of using "very dirty tactics" while claiming he only accepted the settlement because of the high cost of legal fees. On Twitter, he alleged: "I can sleep at night knowi..

Jason Derulo and girlfriend Jena Frumes split four months after son’s birth

1 d Newsdesk Jason Derulo has split from his girlfriend Jena Frumes four months after the arrival of their son. The Talk Dirty hitmaker announced on Twitter on Thursday that he had parted ways with Jena, the mother of his four-month-old son Jason King. "Jena and I have decided to part ways," he wrote. "She is an amazing mother but we feel being apart at this time will allow us to be the best versions of ourselves and the best parents we could be. Pls respect our privacy in this time (sic)." The announcement has surprised fans of the couple, as Jena wrote a heartfelt birthday tribute to the R&B singer earlier this week to celebrate their joint birthday on 21 September. "You are the most handsome, hardworking, talented, silly, loving human ever," she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. "You truly make me whole and I'm so grateful for the love we share. You and our mini make me the happiest girl in the world and I can't wait to make more memories with you guys. "I know I..

Hayley Kiyoko struggled to embrace her Asian heritage growing up

1 d Newsdesk Hayley Kiyoko took a long time to embrace her Asian heritage. Speaking to People, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter got candid about her biracial identity and how it played into her struggle with her sexuality. "Growing up biracial - my mom's Japanese Canadian and my dad's Caucasian - it took a long time for me to really connect and embrace my Asian heritage," the What I Need hitmaker began. "I was never white enough, I was never Asian enough, but I also was never straight enough. For most of my adolescence, my sexuality kind of took over my struggle with fitting into society. Then as I was able to learn and accept myself, later in life, I started to unpack my culture and my roots." Kiyoko, who identifies as a lesbian, said that she "didn't really have the space" to explore her heritage when she was young, but is grateful to have been able to as an adult. The Found My Friends singer also praised seeing more Asian-American artists emerging into the mainstream..

Becky Hill: The Voice UK aftercare was one phone call

Jack White needs ‘struggle’ in his life

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are ‘always working through stuff’

Sigrid teases new music is coming ‘very soon’

Jack Whitehall steps down as BRITs host

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