Last year 90% of the nation’s female population appeared to fall in love with James Arthur on ‘The X Factor‘; he sold thousands of copies of his first single, a cover of Shontelle‘s track ‘Impossible‘, but now he’s hit out at critics that claim that the singer does not show gratitude towards the talent show which discovered him.
Earlier this evening, James began a lengthily Twitter rant about showbizness: “Something’s irritating me. I’ve done about 200 interviews in total over the last two months and in every single one of them I have said that I am so proud to come from ‘The X Factor‘ and I am so thankful to the both the writer of ‘Impossible‘ and the success the song has given me, not to mention the fans I have gained across the globe. And in one joke made during an interview with ‘The Sun‘ (ironically) who I attempted to build bridges with after the assassination of my character they have done.. I said: “I haven’t made an effing penny from impossible!” We then both laughed. Now of course I am BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS ME.”
“‘X Factor‘ took me from nothing to this place I’m in now where I have amazing support and get to travel the world with my music. Am I ungrateful for wanting an album of songs I have written? You just can’t win! Love as always to my beautiful fans. And apparently these comments are made by me on Jonathan Ross tonight. WRONG AGAIN! All I did was perform on Jonathan Ross I don’t speak.”
Demi Lovato said early last month that she would absolutely love to see a realistically proportioned Barbie doll on the market, and her celebrity influence has clearly struck a chord with manufacturers ‘Mattel‘, who have updated the doll’s usual stick-insect figure.
The new curvaceous doll has less of a nipped-in waist, and lacks the huge thigh gap of previous models. It has older twins (if ya get what I mean) in the bra area, and more of a Kimmie-K butt. The company were inundated with responses from fans when Demi tweeted last month, “One of my biggest dreams, having collected Barbies since I was a kid, is to have my own Barbie but with my actual body type. Weight & height.”
Today she wrote: “Can I also say, that… That new
@barbie‘s got BACK!!!!! Hahahaha. #bootybootybootyboottrockineverywhere @barbie you are AWESOME! LOVE this!” So nice to see a more realistic and healthy sized doll on the toy shelf, in a market which is saturated in unattainable size 0 images.
Singer Demi Lovato is still grieving for her father at the moment, but has made the mature decision to turn his death into a more positive thing, by partnering with a charity foundation. She described her ideas for the ‘Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program‘ on Twitter, saying: “I believe that everything happens for a reason and I want some good to come out of my father’s passing… So I am launching the ‘Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program‘ to help pay for treatment expenses at Cast Recovery for someone who needs help. Tell me your story. Go to http://www.castrecovery.com and click on programs.”
The charity have written about her involvement on their own website: “Demi Lovato has partnered with CAST Recovery to create ‘The Lovato Treatment Scholarship‘ in honor of her Dad, Patrick Lovato, who passed away in part due to untreated mental health and addiction issues. Demi has battled these issues throughout her life, and she understands what’s at stake. At the same time, effective treatment is costly, and many can’t afford the care they need. ‘The Lovato Treatment Scholarship‘ will cover expenses for someone struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, including the costs for one of CAST Recovery’s transitional living homes, as well as the clinical services provided at CAST’s outpatient program. Demi knows the CAST Recovery team well. She continues to work with them directly, and trusts that their programs offer some of the best services available. Demi and the CAST Recovery team wish they could help everyone, but unfortunately they can’t. And while the scholarship will only be able to help one person at a time, Demi will continue to speak out on these issues and lend their voice to those in need.”
Demi Lovato and her elder sister Dallas are mourning today for their deceased father. Patrick Lovato, who was not present for the majority of his daughter’s childhoods, died today of cancer. Patrick has had no contact with Demi and Dallas in recent years, and Demi used her strained relationship with her father as songwriting material occasionally, especially on her most heartbreaking track, ‘For The Love of a Daughter.’
The song gives fans a glimpse into her less than stable home life, and she sings about the ‘family war’ that she endured at just 4 years old. Prominent lyrics include: “You have a hollowed out heart but it’s heavy in your chest, I try so hard to fight it’s but it’s hopeless… you’re hopeless.”
In a 2009 interview, Demi addressed her relationship with her father: “2 years ago . . . When somebody lets you down after you’ve been the only one there for them . . . I had to cut off all connection. It was hurting me too much.” In the same year he said about his daughters: “I would never blame Dianna. She is a wonderful mother. I love Demi, her sister, Dallas, and Dianna. I think about them all the time and I pray they are OK and safe.”
Demi was due to appear at a ‘X Factor‘ promo shoot alongside fellow judges today, but has been excused from attending for obvious reasons, whilst she struggles to come to terms with the death of a man who was a mere stranger to her, despite their biological link. Dallas tweeted just now: “Rest in peace daddy I love you,” and fans of the pair are trending “
Silly Tulisa…you may know a few druggies but you shouldn’t shout your mouth off about it! Contostavlos has been a bit of a bell-end (if you think back to her last scandal this might seem relevant), by getting caught arranging a drug deal by a ‘The Sun‘ reporter. Tulisa was innocently framed by the journalist, who she introduced to her dealer, who then sold him half an ounce (£800‘s worth) of cocaine to them at the ‘Dorchester Hotel‘.
The dealer in question is best friend to the singer, rapper Mike GLC. The sneaky journo secretly filmed these encounters, and passed them onto the police. The ‘Metropolitan Police‘ said: “We have received information concerning the alleged supply of illegal drugs at a central London location. We are considering the information received.”
During the meeting, she referred to weed as “green sweets,” and cocaine as “white sweets,” and bragged: “Half my phone book sells it. Of course I can get it for you. Half the guys I know are drug dealers. One’s a massive cocaine dealer. He’s my best friend. He’s a gangster – he’s my gangster.”
Leona Lewis has shown some balls (alright, metaphorically not physically), and for the first time ever, has proved she’s not a total wet wipe, by saying the f-word on Twitter. Simply shocking. Her Twitter tirade was provoked by tonnes of news coverage and tweets about horse racing event, ‘The Grand National.’
The annual race is a day for gamblers, and animal welfare activists have a poor view of it due to the injuries and occassional fatalities incurred during the race. The former ‘X Factor‘ warbler ranted: “Fuck the ‘Grand National.’ How about we put down the little tits that running those poor horses into the ground. Can’t stand this bullshit.” Jesus Christ, someone please pour the girl a strong drink…
Demi Lovato received a fairly mixed reception when ‘Fox‘ network producers hired her as a judge during the first season of ‘The X Factor USA‘ last year, but she clearly won the US public over as she has been asked to return for the 2013 series.
The cheeky actress-turned-singer, who’s latest single ‘Heart Attack‘ has far exceeded any other pop track yet to released this year, tweeted about her contract renewal: “Had an amazing time overseas and so excited to come home and share the news that I’ll be returning to
@TheXFactorUSA!” I can’t wait to see the wacky hair colours that she pulls off this season…
Former ‘X Factor‘ contestant and ‘Red Velvet‘ front woman Katie Waissel has posted a shocking picture on her Twitter page Sunday showing bruises she received from her ex in a vicious attack.
She separated from her ex husband Brad Alphonso recently after a 2 month-long marriage, and accidentally bumped into him in LA over the weekend, where she’s been working on her music. He was arrested by police and remanded in custody, but was released a few hours later without further charges.
The Twitter tirade went: “This doesn’t wash with me. Nothing like a name and shame at 02:54 am Los Angeles time. He’s a fucking liar he’s an asshole he’s a bastard I’m better off without a lower!!#PrettyFaceFor5Mins. #UntillTheyGetToKnowYou. Keep falling for the bullshit! Never again! Just have to think new inspiration for new material! #Asshole.”
Britney Spears called off her engagement to manager Jason Trawick last week after a year-long engagement, and has voluntarily returned her $90,000 ‘Neil Lane‘ diamond ring. In a statement, the singer explain explained the news: “Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.” Meanwhile, Jason added: “As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.”
Britney has also switched management, meaning that Jason will have very little control over her, and her father has reprised the role of co-conservator of her and her estate, but her father Jamie Spears will remain as conservator. In another shocking move, Brit has declined Simon Cowell‘s invitation for her to return to ‘The X Factor USA‘ for its second season this year: “I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.” A Las Vegas residency (think Celine Dion) and sitcom role are also in the pipeline, so watch this space…