X Factor UK Headlines for 04/29/12

New music from Paije Richardson and Misha B, Dannii Minogue to replace Kelly Rowland on XF UK? Cowell’s threat to ITV bosses over lucrative X-Factor renewal.

Paije Richardson – ‘Bang Bang’

Misha B has released a free mixtape thing

Cher Lloyd, Snoop Dogg re-record ‘Want U Back’ for US release
Cher Lloyd has recorded a new version of ‘Want U Back’ with Snoop Dogg, it has been reported.

The track was originally released in February 2012 as the third single from Sticks + Stones, featuring guest vocals from X Factor USA contestant and rapper Astro.
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction continue their domination of Australian album chart for the 4th week in a row.

POP sensations One Direction have vowed never to leave the UK, despite becoming stars around the globe.

The X Factor boyband have been offered the chance to settle in the USA after scoring a No.1 album there.

Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, all 18, Zayn Malik, 19, and Louis Tomlinson, 20, have been told they can earn millions more by relocating.

The young heart-throbs could expect advertising offers to double if they lived Stateside.

But a homesick Liam assured UK fans they are not moving anywhere.

Talking on tour, he said: “We were all asked the other day where we would want to live in the world and we all said the UK.

“There are great places out there but you can’t pick anywhere but home.
Read more: The Daily Star

He won’t be Up All Night! Harry Styles’ minders ban girls from his hotel room on his last night with Emma Ostilly
He’s been making the most of his newly found fame and time on the road during One Direction’s first concert tour.

And Harry Styles has been adamant on having a good time during his latest stop in New Zealand.

But while he’s a member of one of the biggest boy bands currently around, the singer is still being restricted on the amount of fun he’s actually allowed to have.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘He phones up to five times a day’: Harry Styles’ mother dispels Lothario reputation as she says her son is just a mummy’s boy
He might be on a quest to build a Lothario reputation, but Harry Styles is a mummy’s boy at heart.

The 18-year-old calls his mother up to five times a day on tour, declaring his love for her.

And when he can’t reach her on the landline due to conflicting time zones, he still finds time to text.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Your insurance must have been through the roof! Harry Styles, 18, shows off his new £100,000 Audi R8 Coupe
He famously paid £15,000 to insure his second-hand Range Rover Sport.

So the price for covering Harry Styles’ brand new Audi R8 Coupe was probably through the roof.

Especially when he’s just turned 18, just passed his driver’s test, and the car goes from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds with a a top speed of 196mph.

Not to mention that the vehicle is worth more than £100,000 and he’s likely to cover a lot of miles visiting his family in northwest England, and fulfilling his band commitments.

The One Direction star showed off his new ride as he arrived home to his parents’ house in Cheshire.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘Let’s do it again sometime!’ One Direction’s Zayn Malik and Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards enjoy movie date
They were forced to deny rumours of a romance last December after One Direction appeared on The X Factor.

But now it seems that Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and boyband singer Zayn Malik have started dating, after the pretty blonde singer tweeted that the pair had enjoyed a date to watch The Avengers Assemble.

Perrie wrote on her Twitter page this morning: ‘Just went to see avengers assemble and it was #boring. Good night though! xD @zaynmalik.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘I am just devastated’: One Direction’s Louis defends himself against bizarre Twitter campaign to get him back with first girlfriend
Louis Tomlinson has been forced to speak out and defend his love life after a vicious Twitter campaign to get him back with his ex-girlfriend went viral.

The 20-year-old singer has ended up on the receiving end of a bizarre online campaign, with fans telling him he should break up with Eleanor Calder, 19, and go back to Hannah Walker, a primary school teaching assistant in his hometown of Doncaster.

Nearly 140,000 users are now following Miss Walker on Twitter.

They got the word ‘Louannah’ – an amalgamation of Louis and Hannah – trending on the site, posted messages praising Miss Walker and sent photographs of the former couple to Miss Calder.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Well blondes do have more fun! Simon Cowell bans One Direction’s Niall Horan from dying his golden locks
It seems no matter how big you get you’ve still got to answer to someone even bigger, as One Direction’s Niall Horan found out.

The blond haired heartthrob was planning to dye his hair black to spice up his image but his plans were shut down by Simon Cowell proving he’s still very much in charge.

The X Factor boss told the 20-year-old singer that changing his hair colour could lose the group fans.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Heartbreak for Alexandra Burke as Geordie model Laura Brown claims to have ‘enjoyed hotel romp with Jermain Defoe’
X Factor star Alexandra Burke faces heartbreak following revelations that her boyfriend, England footballer Jermain Defoe, enjoyed a hotel fling with Geordie model Laura Brown, 23.

Miss Brown claims to have had sex with the Spurs striker in Newcastle, having met him in person only twice previously.

The model now reportedly says that she regrets the incident and feels sorry for singer Alexandra.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Damage control! Cheating Jermain Defoe turns up to girlfriend Alexandra Burke’s house to discuss future of their relationship
Following cheating allegations which have dominated headlines for the last few days it looks as though Jermain Defoe has finally gone cap in hand to girlfriend Alexandra Burke.

The footballer, 29, turned up to Alexandra’s house the day after a model claimed that she enjoyed a hotel romp with him early on in his relationship with the singer.

Jermain and Alexandra, who reportedly get on very well, are said to be discussing whether to continue with their relationship.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Kelly Rowland not returning to the judging panel for X Factor… with Katy Perry in the frame to replace her
She may not be Beyoncé.

But when Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland joined the X Factor, Simon Cowell hoped she would be the perfect replacement for Cheryl Cole.

But with just two weeks to go before filming starts, the 31-year-old singer is ‘unlikely’ to return to the ITV talent hit, show sources confirmed last night.

And in a mad dash to replace her, Cowell, 52, and ITV chiefs have been in talks with pop princess Katy Perry and a string of other stars.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Dannii Minogue ‘in talks to make a dramatic return to The X Factor’ following break-up with boyfriend Kris Smith
Dannii Minogue is reportedly in talks to make a dramatic return to the X Factor.

The 40-year-old, who has recently endured a traumatic break-up with her boyfriend of four years Kris Smith, is apparently newly keen to return following the upheaval in her personal life.

Dannii was a judge on the X Factor for four series before moving to Australia full-time in 2010 after her last season in the UK finished.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘We certainly had some interesting conversations!’ Cheryl Cole on renewing friendship with Cowell… as she confirms Girls Aloud’s November reunion
She’s back on track with her music career after being fired from X Factor USA.

And as she promoted her new single Call My Name today, Cheryl Cole spoke about renewing her friendship with music mogul Simon Cowell, telling Chris Moyles the pair had enjoyed some ‘interesting conversations’ after her axe.

Cheryl made the admission in a frank interview on Radio 1, in which she also confirmed that Girls Aloud are planning a reunion in November for their tenth anniversary.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Has it all all backfired for Simon Cowell after a string of revelations about his lovelife… and now his top shows fail to win any Bafta nods?
After years riding high at the top of the TV and music industry, even Simon Cowell would admit the past 12 months have not been his finest.

Following a drop in viewing figures for his biggest TV shows Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor and the recent revelations about his private life in a new biography, it appears the music mogul’s Midas touch doesn’t always work.

And today, it was revealed both BGT and X Factor failed to receive any nominations at the BAFTA TV Awards, prompting critics to question if Cowell’s wave of success is starting to falter.

Over the past two weeks, Cowell admitted he has been ’embarrassed’ by a string of reports about his lovelife in Tom Bower’s biography.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Not that bothered then after all! Simon Cowell is guest of honour at launch of tell-all book that detailed his colourful love life
Simon Cowell last night apologised to his close friends and family for embroiling them in an unauthorised tell-all biography.

The X Factor supremo, 52, brazenly turned up to the launch of the book written by Tom Bower.

The book had detailed his secret affair with Dannii Minogue, his break-up with fiancée Mezhgan Husseiny – and how he had wanted a fling with Cheryl Cole.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Time to relax! Simon Cowell kicks up his high heeled custom-made boots after partying at book launch
He was probably a little nervous turning up the launch of his ‘unauthorised’ tell-all biography.

So when it was all over, it was time for Simon Cowell to party.

And it looked like the X Factor supremo had had a good night.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Cowell’s threat to ITV bosses over lucrative X-Factor renewal
For a decade now, Simon Cowell has been the driving force behind the hit shows which, at one point, helped ITV avoid commercial ruin.

But the current £120 million agreement between his company Syco and the broadcaster, which gave them a two-year deal to screen the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, ends next year.

And Cowell believes ITV has failed to back him on a number of issues over the past year including a perceived lack of support over Tom Bower’s revealing biography last week.

Now he has made it clear to senior ITV executives that there are no guarantees he will automatically re-sign.

My source reveals: ‘Simon has felt recently that some people at ITV take him for granted.

‘Without him they wouldn’t have had their two biggest shows – and there was a period when the X Factor propped up the entire channel.
Read more: The Daily Mail

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Irish Charts
2 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
19 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
32 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
34 Jedward – Waterline
35 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
47 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
56 One Direction – One Thing

7 One Direction – Up All Night
15 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
81 Jedward – Victory
84 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven

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The Official Charts
1 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
28 Olly Murs – Oh My Goodness
37 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
57 Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
63 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

1 Jack White – Blunderbuss
7 Olly Murs – In Case You Didn’t Know
23 One Direction – Up All Night
30 Rebecca Ferguson – Heaven
60 Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
71 Olly Murs – Olly Murs
81 Will Young – Echoes

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.