Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Silly Old Daniel Celebrity Roundup.

I tell you what. It is nice to be blogging again. I'm starting to adjust much better to being home. However, I did discuss my recent heartbreak, and I'll tell you something, folks. The shock of it all, mixed with my feelings about being back in England following on from my year abroad, has led me into a very different lifestyle choice that I never thought I'd even have considered. But the good lord works in mysterious ways:

So...yeah. Time, I think, for an all new Silly Old Daniel Celebrity Roundup...


Let's be honest, between Cheryl Cole chucking out yet another solo album with a little help from producer du jour Calvin HarrisKimberley Walsh treading the boards in Shrek and Nadine Coyle seemingly hating the rest of the lasses, things honestly could be going better for Girls Aloud, currently into the third year of their "year off". I, as I'm sure is the case for most Girls Aloud fans, had given up hope and put all my eggs in the Little Mix basket (I would say The Saturdays but let's be honest, this time next year there most likely won't be a The Saturdays to).

However, things took a turn for the highly optimistic when Nadine Coyle posted this on her Twitter account this week:

Oh sorry, I mean this:

As someone who's spent the past 7 months largely in the company of people who've never heard of or are utterly ambivalent towards Girls Aloud, let me explain what this tweet means. It means that Xenomania, the producer of every Girls Aloud single since their debut (as well as producing some amazing stuff for acts like Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys and Cher) is behind their re-union material. It means that Nadine Coyle, who is billed (at least in the press) as the member of Girls Aloud least willing to be involved in the band's re-union, is in the studio. Finally, it means that Girls Aloud are actually back. They are actually releasing some material. It's on.

If rumours are to be believed, the material's unveiling will co-incide with this year's Children In Need telethon, supposedly taking place in November, which would suggest the girls will be recording the official Children In Need single this year following in the footsteps of Spice Girls, JLS and, oddly, Girls Aloud themselves.

To anyone who doesn't think that the world needs more music from Girls Aloud, then you just listen to this:

Perfection. Bring on the new material.

2. Good news for deluded fans of the mentally ill...

So, as reported here on Silly Old Daniel (and, you know, every other website that has dealt with news- celebrity or otherwise- in the past 4 weeks) it was looking considerably likely that Britney Spears would be joining Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid as judges for the second series of the American X Factor airing later this year.

The news polarised some people: some (like myself) feared Britney wouldn't be up to the job either because of her mental state or, indeed, because she's simply uninteresting. Some fans of the singer didn't take kindly to being told the emperor was wearing no clothes (one tweeted me to tell me to "fuck off back to Le Mans or whatever dump I come from").

In fact, the news was a hundred percent true and Britney was confirmed as the third judge on the panel at the start of this week in a press conference in New York. More surprising was the news that the fourth judge on the panel was fellow Disney star, 19-year-old Demi Lovato.

Now I don't want to make light of mental illness, but come along now. Demi Lovato and Britney Spears on the same panel? Was Lindsay Lohan busy or something? Is there going to be some class of intervention when the show reaches the live stages or what?

All cynicism aside, let's be honest. This is probably going to be really good isn't it? Yes. Yes it is.

3. You will never bloody guess who's got a single coming out...

Well let's be honest, saying "you'll never bloody guess who's got a single coming out" and then posting a photo of Alex Reid somewhat narrows down the guessing game doesn't it? Posting a picture of Alex Reid only to reveal that, in fact, Amy Childs was releasing a single (which, let's be honest, is news that would surprise no one and will probably happen in the next 18 months) would be a bit of a white elephant, wouldn't it?

So, yes, the long and short of it is that Celebrity Big Brother winner, cage-fighter, cross-dresser and former husband of soul-eater Katie Price Alex Reid re-tweeted this shocking news yesterday:

And so it seems Alex Reid's debut single "Stardust" will be coming soon. It's been described as an uptempo summer anthem that will make us all feel good. How Alex will have time to promote the song while he's on tour with stripper-comedy Wildboyz with fellow A-listers Dale Howard and Danny Young (yes, really), not to mention supporting fiancée Chantelle Houghton during her pregnancy, which does seem to have been going on for a hundred years.

While any clips of the song are yet to be released, let's all just hope and pray that it's less of a heap-of-shite than this "effort" from his former partner:

Despite it all, I still really do fancy Alex Reid.

If you thought the Alex Reid single was unexpected news, wait till you hear who's unveiled themselves as the newest female rapper on the block. Following on from the recent success of acts like Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks, Olympic gold medal-winner Serena Williams has released a clip of her upcoming rap single. Would you like to hear it? OF COURSE YOU WOULD:

It must be said: Serena Williams is not a bad rapper at all (despite the fact she does state at one point that "I cook the track up like a frozen pizza".


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1 comment:


    I can't come back to Twitter! For a 'myriad' of reasons that ship has now sailed.

    I read your tweets though from time to time... I'm sorry that you're sad at the moment! come and see us in London and we'll all cry.

    PS i massively enjoy the fact you're blogging again. in your absence I read far too many fashion blogs.