I love the concept of 'Pay It Forward'. The idea that you can pass on an opportunity and a good deed to someone deserving or help someone in life fulfil a dream is a wonderful concept, embraced not only in the USA but over 100 countries around the world and I strongly believe that we should make it more prevalent in the UK. With life getting busier, more hectic and stressful for all of us it's easy to forget acts of kindness and helping others, even the smallest good deeds can make the biggest of differences.
Simon Cowell was born on this day 7 Oct 1959, television producer, entrepreneur, and media personality. Where would the music business be without Mr Cowell? Would the world be a better place if we'd never had the pleasure of hearing (or seeing) Susan Boyle? Would the fashion industry be in better shape without the sales of white crew neck t-shirts and black slacks?
Welcoming 1,700 athletes, from 12 different sports disciplines, into our beautiful city of Bath and seeing the Flame of Hope arrive to mark the start of the Games was really something more than just 'special'.
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.