Little Mix have laid into the scripted X Factor, and hope to trump former boss Simon Cowell s ratings, saying: The best revenge is success.
The group who won the show in 2011 say its viewing figures dropped because it lost its authenticity.
Taking a swipe at the series, they vow their new BBC talent show, The Search, will mark a new dawn of reality TV where authenticity is key, with Jade Thirlwell saying: You cant lie to people. People arent stupid any more about the smoke and mirrors.
Joni Mitchell: ‘I’m a fool for love. I make the same mistake over and over’ – The Guardian
As she releases a box set of her earliest recordings, in a rare interview Mitchell talks about life before fame, the correct way to sing her songs – and her long…
I was lying in bed last night thinking about getting a cat, says Joni Mitchell. Its an early summer Sunday, and shes sitting in her backyard patio, nicknamed Tuscany. Behind her a bird feeder is busy with hungry visitors. And this guy shows up at the gate around midnight, meowing.
A light-brown kitten with long white paws, only a few months old, leans contentedly against her shoulder. I hope nobody comes to claim him, she confides softly. Theyre fast friends. Nearby Marcy Gensic, Mitchells longtime…
‘Very nice!’: Kazakhstan adopts Borat’s catchphrase in new tourism campaign – The Guardian
An official said the phrase, popularised by Sacha Baron Cohen’s character, sums up the vast tourism potential of the nation in a ‘short, memorable way’
Kazakhstan, the home country of the fictional Borat Sagdiyev, has adopted the brash, moustachioed characters catchphrase Very nice! for a new tourism campaign.
In the recently released Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the fictional journalist depicts his homeland as misogynistic, homophobic and anti-Semitic as he does in the original, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. In the first iteration Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, worried that he would be…
The Lathums: From a sold-out tour to clowning around in a circus – BBC News
The Lathums were meant to be supporting Paul Weller this year – instead they’re playing in a circus.
By Ian YoungsEntertainment & arts reporter
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After tours, festivals and support slots with Paul Weller and Blossoms were wiped off their summer schedule, rising indie band The Lathums raised their spirits by playing their first gig since March alongside clowns in a circus ring.
That’s what The Lathums frontman Alex Moore says was meant to have happened for his band this year.
After finishing a sold-out tour in February, the Wigan group were supposed to be…
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