Cheryl Cole – the little Geordie has reportedly been dropped from the US version of the X-Factor. It appears that a combination of lack of chemistry with Paula Abdul and difficulties in Americans understanding Cheryl’s Geordie accent are behind the decision. The story we are hearing from Cheryl’s people is that she is homesick and missing friends and family. The story follows on from reports earlier in the week that Cheryl was asked to drop close friend dancer Derek Hough as it would make her more attractive to US audiences. Her own site does not yet have confirmation of the X-Factor news.
Scarlett Johansson – US actress, most famous for her role in Lost in Translation opposite Bill Murray, in the news for her photo shoot for US fashion mag W’s June issue in which she will pay homage to a number of different movie greats. Also news out that she has recorded a track with Massive Attack for a new movie, Days of Grace. To hear Scarlett singing on an earlier album she did singing Tom Waits covers with Pete Yorn go to their MySpace site where streaming audio and video is available.
Olivia Wilde – US actress is in the news as she is reportedly dating her Tron co-star actor Bradley Cooper. Olivia is probably better known to us in the UK as “Thirteen” in medical drama House. One strange fact you may not know about Olivia is that when she married her husband at the age of 18 the ceremony took place in an abandoned school bus! The couple separated earlier this year citing irreconcilable differences.
For lots of photos of Olivia check out the Olivia W website.
In 2009 Olivia was voted Number 1 in Maxim’s Hot 100. This accolade made it into House’s 4th episode during season 6 of the series when after her character Dr Remy “Thirteen” Hadley was fired by Dr Eric Foreman House says to him: “My condolences. Although, it’s not like she’s the hottest woman in the world.”
Kelly Rowland – the X-Factor machine is getting into full steam as Kelly is in the news today amid rumours she is to replace Cheryl Cole in the UK version of X-Factor. The ex Destiny’s Child has beauty secrets and details of her new album on her website but no confirmation of the X-Factor judging role as yet.
Andy Murray – Scottish tennis star is in the news as he is currently playing in the French Open at Roland Garros stadium. Check out the latest scores online from the tournament’s official site. Andy has also apparently looked to Roger Federer’s former coach Sven Groeneveld for assistance with his game since his frustrating victory in the first round over Frenchman Eric Prodon.