Pop Idol

We Discuss Grammys Nominations, ‘The Moorside' And Tom Hiddleston's Latest Comments

Into It | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Into It

In the latest episode of 'Into It', we're discussing the TV drama that's had everyone talking, The Moorside, which tells the story of the disappearance of Shannon Matthews in 2008. While the two-part series has won critical acclaim, some have suggested that focussing on a real-life case involving a child so soon after the event is in bad taste.

15 Years After Pop Idol's Debut, Where Are The Contestants Now?

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

Today (6 October) marks a milestone in reality TV history, as it is 15 years since ‘Pop Idol’ hit our screens for the first time. It was the show...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: Will Young Has One Simple Question For Simon Cowell

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Will Young says that he has one simple question for Simon Cowell, the man behind Will's first big breakthrough. Will, who was the first winner of ...

Don't Judge Me, but I Don't Like Marvin Gaye or Pharrell Williams

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

No doubt like a lot of people by now, I've had a quick go at playing the two songs back to back, chucking on Gaye's Got To Give It Up followed by T&P's Blurred Lines, and vice versa. A quick go at playing judge and jury. And, well, yeah they do sound pretty similar. Tempo, the syncopated rhythm, the vocal pitch, even - arguably - the yukky sexism. But hey, what do I know?

Arab Idol Winner Makes Unique Declaration About Country's Flag

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

While Ben Haenow has been celebrating winning 'X Factor' in the UK, there's been an equally significant musical victory a bit further afield. Arab...

Where Are The 'Pop Idol' Stars Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Entertainment

When brand new ‘Big Brother’ contestant Zoe Birkett stepped into the house on Monday night, we couldn’t help but feel we’d seen her face somew...

Does This New 'BB' Housemate Look Familiar?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Big Brother’ waved goodbye to yet another of its tenants last night as Marlon Wallen became the sixth person to be evicted from the current serie...

The Quarter Life Crisis

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

"I'm having a quarter life crisis" I declared grandly to my ridiculously talented friend Carmel. "Oh..." she remarked "...what's that?"

Bieber Fever Reaches Unsettling Heights

Victoria Uwonkunda | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Uwonkunda

Five schools have decided, upon receiving requests from almost 100 girls, to reschedule midterms a week ahead so these girls won't miss out on the Bieber concerts, which would have been held the same week as the schools' tests!

Some Thoughts on The Voice and TV Talent Shows

Django Wylie | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Django Wylie

The talent show derives its sense of fairness by appropriating the apparatus of democracy. We vote for our favourite singer (or at least the one with the most sympathetic cancer-related anecdote) and they are duly elevated to the plutocratic realm of celebrity, however transitory their tenure.

You'll NEVER Guess What Pop Idol's Rik Waller Does Now

Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Have you ever wondered what happened to Pop Idol's Rik Waller? Well dear readers, you're in luck. The singer who found fame on the first series of...

David Cameron Claims His Daughter Told Him To Vote For Will Young, Two Years Before She Was Born

Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has revealed he has only voted in a reality TV programme once, when he plumped for Will Young over Gareth Gates in the final of Pop Idol...

Let FROG Organise the Olympics

Ronnie Joice | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Last week I attended a party thrown by Bacardi to celebrate their 150th birthday party. At one point, I found myself stood next to a prolific music bl...

'I Still Don't Like Will Young'

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

Simon Cowell has admitted that he still doesn't like Will Young and 10 years on cannot bring himself to watch the first Pop Idol final because he was ...

The X Factor and Mental Health

Matt Taylor | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Entertainment
Matt Taylor

Regardless of Ceri Rees's own mental health, this is not the first time that concerns have been raised about the mental wellbeing of contestants on the show, and whether it is appropriate for vulnerable people to take part in these programmes.

Will Young: 'Talent Shows Not About The Music' - Do You Agree?

Posted 22.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Will Young has taken a pop at today's TV talent shows, calling them "sensational". Young, 32, the first winner of Pop Idol, wh...

Battle Of The Simons Continues, This Time Over US X Factor

Posted 19.09.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Simon Fuller has launched a legal battle against the American television network Fox seeking credits and fees for the forthcoming...