Standing Ovation is the album I've always wanted to make. My fourth album in three years and probably the one I am most proud of. You see, I have a long standing affiliation with musicals. As a wee girl the family would often congregate round the TV watching the old classics, South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof and then as I got older I went to see my first stage musical Les Miserable and from there I was hooked, captivated and I loved the way you could transform yourself into another world with the emotive lyrics.
Piers Morgan -- controversial ex-editor of the Mirror, dubiously qualified judge of talent on both sides of the pond, and successor to the braces of Larry King -- is a divisive figure. He has been described as an obnoxious idiot, an odious windbag, a pompous cretin, and an arrogant, smarmy, egotistical, self-satisfied, droning buffoon. His critics have been less kind.
Just when you thought that Simon Cowell couldn't be any more hypocritical, any more more false and apparently any more botoxed he's back. Last night heralded his return to Britain's Got Talent. But more importantly we got to see Susan Boyle's spiritual successor; Jonathan Antoine. That, and a whole load of hypocrisy.
Susan Boyle has shown off her fighting side in a new interview by slamming Ricky Gervais for calling her a "mong" in his comedy show. The Office cr...