News archive from 6 January 2012, page 13

Cowell brands Young 'obnoxious'

Cowell brands Young 'obnoxious'

Will Young's Pop Idol triumph in 2002 still annoys Simon Cowell - and he's taken aim at the chart-topping singer in a new interview a decade after his win. The music mogul struggles to accept that Young was crowned the first-ever Pop Idol, admitting...

 
Radcliffe: 'I'm absolutely in love'

Radcliffe: 'I'm absolutely in love'

Daniel Radcliffe has talked candidly about his relationship with his girlfriend, insisting he is glad to have found real romance because he is "not an easy person to love". The Harry Potter star is dating production assistant Rosie Coker and...

 
Girls Aloud offer Harding support after New Year bust-up

Girls Aloud offer Harding support after New Year bust-up

Singer Sarah Harding has ordered her Girls Aloud bandmates not to visit her following the violent New Year's Day argument with her boyfriend - because she wants to "hide" after the incident. The star became embroiled in a heated discussion...

 
Osbourne keen to avoid 'spoiling' baby

Osbourne keen to avoid 'spoiling' baby

Father-to-be Jack Osbourne is keen to bring up his baby free from the trappings of fame - and he's banned his sister Kelly from "spoiling" the tot. Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack and his fiance Lisa Stelly are set to become parents in the coming...

 
Richards undergoes eye surgery

Richards undergoes eye surgery

Rocker Keith Richards has undergone surgery to correct his failing eyesight. The Rolling Stones legend has been suffering from deteriorating vision over the years, so to celebrate his 68th birthday in December, he underwent laser eye surgery. Richards...

 
Boyz II Men given Walk of Fame star

Boyz II Men given Walk of Fame star

R&B stars Boyz Ii Men turned their Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony into a family affair on Thursday by inviting all of their loved ones to the unveiling. The End of the Road hitmakers were honoured with the 2,456th star and bandmembers Shawn...

 
Adam Ant postpones American tour

Adam Ant postpones American tour

Eighties pop star Adam Ant has postponed his upcoming U.S. tour dates after his album release in the country was delayed. Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter will not hit shelves as planned in America, and as a result,...

 
Sheen wants Oscar nod for actor dad

Sheen wants Oscar nod for actor dad

Charlie Sheen has thrown his support behind his actor father Martin Sheen by urging Academy Awards members to nominate him for an Oscar this year. Sheen's dad has previously won a Golden Globe, as well as multiple SAG awards and an Emmy, but has yet...

 
Martin desperate for a daughter

Martin desperate for a daughter

Pop star Ricky Martin is keen to add to his family in 2012 - he wants a baby daughter. The Livin' La Vida Loca singer became a father to twin boys Matteo and Valentino in 2008, via a surrogate, and now he's keen to add a little feminine magic to his...

 
Clooney invented agent to help him land auditions

Clooney invented agent to help him land auditions

George Clooney was so desperate to land auditions at the beginning of his Hollywood career he created an agent character to do his own bidding. The Descendants star was being represented by a "really c**py agency" at the time and he didn't...

 
U.S. payroll jobs up, jobless rate falls

U.S. payroll jobs up, jobless rate falls

Nonfarm payrolls increased 200,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, the most in three months and way above economists' expectations for a 150,000 gain. The economy needs to sustain the current pace of job creation to signal a robust...

Reuters, 14:22 in Business
 
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes coding course

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg takes coding course

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has resolved to take an online computer coding course. The mayor is joining more than 180,000 people currently taking part in Code Year, a campaign to encourage more people to program. "My New Year's resolution...

 

Pakistan's former envoy to U.S. caught in web of scandal

He is caught up in a tense stand-off between Pakistan's civilian leaders and its generals over a memo that accused the army of plotting a coup after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden last May. Now fearing for his life, he has taken refuge in...

 
Third ratings agency gives Hungary a junk credit rating

Third ratings agency gives Hungary a junk credit rating

Fitch has become the third ratings agency to cut Hungary's credit rating to junk status. The agency blamed "unorthodox policies" for its decision to cut the country's rating from BBB- to BB+. Hungary's centre-right government has been...

BBC, 14:39 in Business
 
RADCLIFFE OPENS UP ABOUT LOVE

RADCLIFFE OPENS UP ABOUT LOVE

DANIEL RADCLIFFE has talked candidly about his relationship with his girlfriend, insisting he is glad to have found real romance because he is "not an easy person to love". The Harry Potter star is dating production assistant Rosie Coker...

 


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