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Tribute Concert Held For The Late Boyzone Member Stephen Gately

30 November 2009 12:01 AM, PST | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Fans of the late singer turned up to the tribute concert in memory for Stephen Gately on November 29th. The event was held at the Palace Theatre in London and was organized by Stephen's partner Andrew Cowles. Crowds of 400 plus fans gathered in the rain to pay tribute to the singer who died in October. The 33-year-old Irish star and member of the hit boy band Boyzone died of natural causes at his home in Majorca on Oct. 11th. His former band mates Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch were in attendance along with pop stars Duncan James and Lee Ryan from Blue, actor Leslie Phillips, Cherie Blair, Lisa Snowdon and Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli. Bruno Tonioli said of Gately: "He was a very, very nice guy. He was the kindest, sweetest, most generous kid. It's very tragic what happened, but nevertheless we are here »

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European fans applaud, shed tears at Michael Jackson film

28 October 2009 8:37 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Berlin - Michael Jackson fans gave an emotional reception to the movie of the final days of the singer's life, but there were also tears at screenings across Europe early Wednesday. In London, where Jackson was to have launched his comeback tour, fans emerged moved and shaken from the premiere at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square. Duncan James, who hosted the pre-premiere entertainment show at the cinema, said the footage showed that Jackson had been ready to perform live for the first time in years and was in full control of the show's preparations. 'He was a genius, an inspiration to many artists who will watch that film,' he said. 'It was amazing. I'm »

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Kimberly Wyatt's celebrity dance-off

4 September 2009 2:46 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Kimberly Wyatt challenged a group of celebrities to a dance-off. The Pussycat Dolls beauty was partying at London's Studio Valbonne nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning (03.09.09) when she slid onto the floor and did the splits. Kimberly then dared former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams and ex-Blue member Duncan James to copy her moves. A source explained: "Everyone was knocking back the drinks and they had a splits competition." However, it was the 31-year-old former boy band singer who wowed the crowds with his supple limbs as he lifted his leg up over his head. The source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He got a bunch of wolf whistles and a lot of attention." Earlier »

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Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt Challenged Celebrities To A Dance-Off

3 September 2009 11:03 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

Kimberly Wyatt challenged a group of celebrities to a dance-off. The Pussycat Dolls beauty was partying at London's Studio Valbonne nightclub in the early hours of Thursday morning when she slid onto the floor and did the splits. Kimberly then dared former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams and ex-Blue member Duncan James to copy her moves.

A source explained: "Everyone was knocking back the drinks and they had a splits competition."

However, it was the 31-year-old former boy band singer who wowed the crowds with his supple limbs as he lifted his leg up over his head.

The source added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He got a bunch of wolf whistles and a lot of attention."

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Costa: 'Duncan James can be himself now'

13 August 2009 3:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Antony Costa has voiced his support for Duncan James following his decision to speak out over his sexuality. The star's Blue bandmate last month told a Sunday newspaper that he is bisexual and has been in "loving relationships" with men and women. Costa has now predicted that James will be happier now that he has gone public with the truth. He told the Daily Record: "Duncan is my mate, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Price's flirting 'broke Andre's heart'

8 August 2009 3:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Peter Andre split from Katie Price after hearing about her antics on nights out, it has been alleged. According to The Mirror, the singer was shocked to discover that Price offered sexual favours to Blue member Duncan James shortly after the birth of the couple's daughter Princess two years ago. A source said: "Katie was hammered and determined to let her hair down. She was in the VIP section drinking heavily when she bumped into Duncan. She virtually launched herself at him, grinding up and down against him, and grabbing his crotch. "Duncan was flirting back in a pretty innocuous way and kept reminding her she was a married woman. But Katie was having none of it and continued to make crude sexual gestures. She was bragging about her sexual prowess. "She made some comment (more) »

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Katie Price 'propositioned Duncan James'

6 August 2009 1:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Peter Andre ended his marriage to Katie Price shortly after hearing about an alleged drunken incident involving Duncan James and his wife, it has been claimed. According to The Mirror, the glamour model's friends told Andre that she had offered to perform a sex act on James in a nightclub toilet nearly two years ago. It is believed that the revelations led to a breakdown in trust between the couple when they finally emerged earlier this year. Recalling Price's alleged behaviour at London's Movida nightclub, a source revealed: "Katie was hammered and determined to let her hair down. She was in the VIP section drinking heavily when she bumped into Duncan. She virtually launched herself at him, grinding up and down against him, and grabbing his crotch. "Duncan was flirting back in a pretty innocuous way and kept reminding her she was a married (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Webbe backs Blue bandmate James

19 July 2009 7:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue star Simon Webbe has insisted that his bandmate Duncan James's sexuality is "not a big deal". James announced last week that he is bisexual, adding that he has been in "loving relationships" with both men and women. Commenting on his decision to reveal the truth, Webbe told the Sunday Mirror: "To me Duncan has always been out, so it's no different for me or the boys - we have always known. We're a team and we're there for him. I love him and want him to be happy. I'm sure it's a weight (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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Battle of the Network Gays: July 16, 2009

16 July 2009 5:50 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Every week we pick the gays who we think have made the biggest splash in televsion and leave it to you, the keepers of the flame, to decide who will be crowned Gay of the Week. We'll announce the winner in Friday's Best Gay Week Ever column, and that champ will reign until a new set of challengers are introduced the following week to try to steal his title.

Last week you voted Captain Jack and Ianto ("Janto") into the seat of honor, but this week three challengers will do their best to wrest away the scepter.

Check them out, and vote for your favorite!

This week's contenders:

Lloyd (Rex Lee) from Entourage (Why?)

Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) (Why? Love him or hate him, any character that can get the ladies of The View talking about wagging penises has surely made a splash on the cultural landscape.)

Duncan James of the British Boyband Blue (Why? »

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British Boybander Duncan James Comes Out As Bisexual

13 July 2009 6:04 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Duncan James

Our friends across the pond seem to get out in the lead on most things gay. Civil partnerships. Multiple political parties vying for our love. And out boybanders. They already anted up Stephen Gately of Boyzone, and we called with Lance Bass of N'Sync. Now they've raised us Duncan James, of Blue.

The interview with News of the World comes as Duncan and his group, Blue, prepare a greatest hits reunion tour and album they announced in April. Blue disbanded in 2004, after a three year run that included 11 Top 10 hits, and three #1 songs.

Blue

Duncan James, Simon Webb, Lee Ryan, and Anthony Costa

Duncan now joins a growing number of teen idols in European pop that are coming out comfortably as something other than straight. There’s Boyzone’s Gately, Westlife’s Mark Feehily, and Pop Idol winner Will Young, who have all come out as gay.

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Blue's Duncan James: 'I'm bisexual'

12 July 2009 5:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue star Duncan James has revealed that he is bisexual in a candid interview about his personal life. The 31-year-old popstar admitted that he first fell in love with a man eight years ago but was too scared to go public with the truth. Speaking to the News Of The World, James confirmed: "I'm bisexual. I've been in loving relationships with men as well as women - and I'm not ashamed. But even though I fancy men, I still fancy women too." He added: "I was living a secret life. I went through a process of asking: 'What the f*** am I? Am I gay? Am I straight? Am I bi?' That's why I was so frightened about talking. Now, (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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James 'suffered anxiety after Blue split'

30 June 2009 11:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Duncan James has revealed that he suffered from panic attacks and anxiety when Blue first disbanded in 2005. The boyband singer took anti-depressants to overcome his problems, while he compared his troubles to those of Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle. "I was burnt out and emotionally drained. You come out of a big pop group after five years in a bubble and... I suffered from really bad anxiety and panic attacks," he told Heat. "I barely left the house and I would freak out about the littlest thing. I was like a proper recluse and taking tablets to cope. It's really frightening. (more) »

- By David Balls

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Blue comeback 'partly about the money'

30 June 2009 7:38 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue have conceded that financial incentives were part of the reason behind their decision to reform. The 'All Rise' boyband, who recently headlined the Capital FM Summertime Ball in London, insisted that they were eager to make a comeback. "If people are going to offer us money, we're going to take it. We've all got kids and mortgages and futures to secure," Duncan James told Heat. Band member Lee Ryan added: "This is our bread and butter." The group, (more) »

- By David Balls

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Blue struggle to remember song lyrics

9 June 2009 7:32 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue have admitted that they have struggled to remember their song lyrics since reforming for several live dates this summer. The boyband performed together for the first time in four years at the Capital FM Summertime Ball on Sunday, singing hits including 'All Rise' and 'One Love'. "It's great. The banter's still there, the laughs are still there and the whole Blue thing's still there," group member Antony Costa told Digital Spy. However, bandmate Duncan James (more) »

- By Nick Levine

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Blue's baby band

6 June 2009 9:00 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Blue want their children to be the new Corrs. The recently-reunited boyband - Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe - are all fathers, and have decided their kids should pursue careers in the music business. Lee, who has six-month-old son Rayn with his fiancee Samantha Miller, said: "It's wicked being a dad. I'm the only one of us with a boy, which screws up our girlband plans - now we've got to do the Corrs." Simon, who has 12-year-old daughter Alanah, insists he wouldn't have been as successful in the music industry if he wasn't a father. He explained: "If I didn't have Alanah I would never have been grounded enough to survive this career." Antony »

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Duncan James injured in Blue rehearsals

5 June 2009 4:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Duncan James is recovering after suffering an injury during rehearsals for Blue's comeback concert. The singer, who recently reunited with his former bandmates, told ITV1's This Morning that he was taken to hospital last week after giving himself a hernia in training. "I was doing the dance moves, then 'Urgh'. I had to be rushed into hospital," (more) »

- By Lara Martin

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Boyzone's Ronan Keating blasts Blue

2 June 2009 2:35 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Boyzone have blasted Blue for refusing to dance at their reunion shows. Ronan Keating - frontman of the Irish boy band - criticised the 'One Love' hitmakers for disappointing their fans by choosing a less strenuous routine when they reunite at the weekend. He said: "It's a cop-out if you ask me. Fans are going for the nostalgia and so they will want to see Blue pulling out the dance moves." Blue - consisting of Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe - are due to perform at Capital FM's Summertime Ball at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday (07.06.09) after a four-year break. Ronan has offered to teach the British band some last-minute dance »

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Boyzone blast Blue

2 June 2009 2:35 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Boyzone have blasted Blue for refusing to dance at their reunion shows. Ronan Keating - frontman of the Irish boy band - criticised the 'One Love' hitmakers for disappointing their fans by choosing a less strenuous routine when they reunite at the weekend. He said: "It's a cop-out if you ask me. Fans are going for the nostalgia and so they will want to see Blue pulling out the dance moves." Blue - consisting of Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe - are due to perform at Capital FM's Summertime Ball at the Emirates Stadium in London on Sunday (07.06.09) after a four-year break. Ronan has offered to teach the British band some last-minute dance moves to »

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Blue: "We want to play Glastonbury"

1 May 2009 12:50 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue have revealed that they want to play at Glastonbury Festival. The reformed boyband, who enjoyed a string of bestselling records in the early 2000s, admitted that they are eager to perform at the legendary event. "The music industry has changed so much. If Jay-z can do Glastonbury, we can do Glastonbury," Duncan James told the Daily Star. "Maybe next year, when we may look to record some new material," he added. The group continued by claiming that their fans had spurred them into getting (more) »

- By David Balls

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Blue reunite for Summertime Ball

28 April 2009 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Blue have confirmed that they will be performing at the Summertime Ball on June 7. The boyband, who sparked rumours of a reunion last week, made the announcement this morning on Capital FM's breakfast show. "Myself and the boys have talked about doing something together again for a while now," Duncan James said. "We met up last week and decided we will definitely be doing something together as a group this summer. "We're all very excited (more) »

- By David Balls

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