Samanda Rape Aqua
I guess the combo of their names -- Samanda -- is supposed to be cute? Awww. Dumb broads, just start scissoring.
"I went through a really bad patch when I was around 17," she says, her voice cracking. "A lot of my friends were just incredibly mean to me and I was really depressed. I always invited my friends to the shows but they never came and they never invited me out. It was a difficult time. My parents would say I should go out on a Friday night but I didn't have anyone to go out with. I had everything I wanted but not happiness. I wanted to fall asleep and not wake up."That's so sad. I'm pretty much blaming Girls Aloud. But, oh well, at least Keisha can smile knowing she and the other two broads stomped their stiletto heels on hot piece of Mancunian ass Shayne Ward this week, whose troubled double A-side "No U Hang Up/If That's OK With You" [video] settles for the #2 position.
The January 2007 edition of attitude did not appear on its publication date. Speculation mounted over whether the magazine was still in publication with reports of cleared offices and disconnected telephones. At one point, it was reported that attitude had closed owing to financing problems and that they may be put up for sale. However, the February 2007 edition came on sale as planned. In his monthly letter, the editor explained the problems had been due to a change of publisher. It has since been confirmed that the magazine has been sold to Giant Clipper Ltd.So, did Darren Hayes sail that ship on its last voyage? More importantly, what the F ever happened to my "We Call It Acieed/Trance Dance" 12"?
The July 2007 edition of attitude also didn't appear on its publication date. Staff claimed not to have been paid since April as Giant Clipper Ltd faced a financial crisis. At the end of August a combined Aug/Sept issue was published. 
The attitude website appears to no longer be online. The domain registrant of attitude.co.uk is still recorded as Remnant Media Ltd in the Nominet WHOIS database. 
“When Simon stops all this stupid hype about her, that’s when we’ll see if she can deliver. Like every artist Simon has, she’ll fade into obscurity eventually. Only Will Young has been successful, and that was because he’s talented and cut ties with Simon. Leona is a poor man’s Mariah Carey. Simon’s lost it. He is disrespectful. Leona may be talented, but she’s not worked as hard as me or others in the industry — fact!”Of course, Jamelia's probably a bit on the defensive because her last album flopped like a dead whore at bachelor party, and now she's gotta shill perfume and strip for PETA to make a living...but still!! At least she's saving monkeys and undoing her bra without Simon's carefully guided hand unfastening the strap.
Today the Crown Prosecution and The Metropolitan Police concluded there was no case to answer in relation to the recent allegation that singer Darren Hayes had racially abused a door person at a London restaurant on July 22nd 2007. Upon an investigation the Police recommended that no formal charges be brought against Mr. Hayes and that there was no racist undertone to the incident.
"I could never think, let alone utter a racist remark. It's just not who I am," Mr. Hayes said. "As a gay man, I find the notion of discriminating against a human being because of race, gender or sexuality to be abhorrent. It goes against everything I have stood for."
Mr. Hayes confirmed that an altercation took place at the restaurant, for which he received a caution, but strongly denied any racial undertones to the brief exchange. He is pleased that any notion of racism has been ruled out by Police recommendation and he was not charged with any crime.
"It was a horrible thing to be accused of and I want to thank all of my friends, family and fans for giving me the benefit of the doubt. The experience has been frustrating and at times made me very sad, but through it all I have to say I support the legal system and our right of protection under the law. I'm glad the truth is out there. I just want to concentrate on my music now."
Labels: Darren Hayes
Labels: Take That
Only Pete Waterman could watch a God-awful car insurance advert with an intensely irritating female trio howling about the "cheapest wheels" and start seeing dollar signs and potential single flash up in his mind. Most of us would reach for the remote or, even worse, the shotgun...With a lyrical mundanity that would embarrass The Vengaboys, the trio of Emma, Carly and Cathi, squawk about "sunshine", "blue sky", "your love", "rain" and "pain", with the latter being the predominate emotion felt by the listener. With more computer systems than the Starship Enterprise working overtime on the production and girls' voices, the tune's got the soul of a twig and the irritation levels of 77 Janet Street Porters locked in a small room.If twigs and Janet Street Porter are your thing, "(I'm So) Happy Happy (You're Mine)" is available now from several European iTunes stores, and the physical single is out September 24. [Watch the video]
Labels: Take That
Labels: Pet Shop Boys
Westlife's New Single
It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for – we can finally reveal that Westlife’s new single will be released next month!
It’s a cover version of the gorgeous ballad ‘Home’ by Michael Bublé and will be out to buy on 22nd October (those of you paying attention during last Saturday’s X Factor may have heard a taster!) The video shoot has just been completed, so stay tuned for more info.
The song is taken from their upcoming album, which the guys have just finished recording. It’s packed full of brand new songs which Westlife have worked on with a team of top writers and producers. Full details coming your way shortly.
* "I used to come in and work at [Warner Bros. exec Ben Margulies'] studio, which was [at the back of a loft space that was covered in wood chips], and I wrote "Vision Of Love" there, songs that became number one hits that I don't listen to anymore."
* "I got a job as a backup singer [for Brenda K. Starr] because I was one of those girls hanging out with Lenny Kravitz."
* "Did we show the butterfly room?"
IS: Sometimes I interview people who say they are scared by their fans.
MC: ...Oh, this is a burn book like in Mean Girls, only the fans did it with celebrities.
IS: [reading] "Jennifer Lopez is a fugly skank who can't sing!"
MC: But I didn't write that!
IS: [reading more] "Eminem is almost too gay to function. 50 Cent is a mouse on steroids..."
Labels: Mariah Carey