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Dressed down in active wear, the singer appeared to be in positive spirits Tuesday morning when she was photographed out with a friend in Beverly Hills. People confirmed on Monday she filed for divorce from her husband, Stephen Belafonte, after nearly ten years of marriage.
In divorce papers filed on March 20, the former Spice Girl, 41, listed their date of separation as December 28 and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte, 5.
She also »
- Nicole Sands
In divorce papers obtained by People on Monday, the former Spice Girl member listed the date of separation as December 28 and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison Brown Belafonte, 5. In addition, the America’s Got Talent judge, 41, has requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support.
- Karen Mizoguchi
In divorce papers obtained by People, Brown listed the date of separation as December 28 and asked for joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Madison Brown Belfonte, 5.
She has also requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support.
Brown and Belafonte, 41, married in 2007 after five months of dating. The two have a blended family — including daughter Madison, Brown’s daughters Angel Iris Murphy Brown, 9, and Phoenix Chi Gulzar, 17 (from her relationships with ex-boyfriend Eddie Murphy and ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, »
- Brianne Tracy
Liam Payne is living the dream, with his favorite girl by his side.
The One Directioner opened up about his relationship with girlfriend Cheryl Cole in a cover story for the new issue of the U.K.'s Rollacoaster magazine.
"This is the thing. In a non-cliché way, it's weird waking up every day and literally living out your dream," the 23-year-old singer explains before gushing over his 33-year-old girlfriend. "Obviously I have the most beautiful girlfriend in the world, and she’s absolutely amazing."
The duo first met in 2008, when Payne was just 14 years old. At the time, Payne was auditioning for the X Factor U.K., while Cole was a judge on the show.
But a romance between the two didn't blossom until years later. "She's been my dream girl since I was younger," Payne confesses »
Back in 2011, America — well, the small fraction of America that watched Simon Cowell’s botched U.S. transfer of “The X Factor” — saw 13-year-old Rachel Crow break down in wailing fashion when she was booted from the tacky TV singing contest. It was a distressing sight, but it was hard to weep for her: Better things clearly awaited the charismatic, camera-ready kid, and that promise comes to fruition in Netflix’s peppy, family-friendly escapade “Deidra and Laney Rob a Train.” As teen sisters resorting to palatably desperate measures to get by when their single mom lands behind bars, Crow and fellow up-and-comer Ashleigh Murray make an infectiously spirited duo in director Sydney Freeland’s sophomore feature; exuberant but not obnoxious, their combined energy and ingenuity is enough to steam the film through some off-track script wobbles.
An odd fit for Sundance’s avant-garde-inclined Next strand when it premiered in January, »
- Guy Lodge
Disney was once awfully good at a certain kind of cheerful kid-fueled adventure comedy, and it’s in that spirit that Sydney Freeland’s charming sophomore feature “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” operates, save the kind of PG-13 language and grownup themes that might have given old Walt pause. Boasting a pair of winning star turns by newcomers Ashleigh Murray (CW’s “Riverdale”) and singer Rachel Crow (a former contestant on “The X Factor”) as frizzy-haired high school-age sisters who become small-time train thieves to solve family money problems, “Deidra & Laney” shows an easy flair for heartwarming comedy, character eccentricity and. »
- Robert Abele
Once, tales of ordinary folk achieving stardom enthralled the nation. But smooshing its contestants into reluctant boybands revealed its true cynicism
In 2004, when The X Factor started, the show’s premise was simple: find talented but overlooked people and help them realise their dream of pop stardom. The contestants were mentored by the people who’d nurtured the musical endeavours of Westlife, Ozzy Osbourne and, er, Zig and Zag – Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell respectively – and who would repeatedly tell them that the key was working hard and trying their best every week.
For a while it worked. Series three winner Leona Lewis became a genuine pop star. She had legit talent, making at least one banger (Bleeding Love), breaking the Us and becoming, briefly, a celeb that even your nan might recognise. Embarrassing as it is to think about now, the show was a national phenomenon: X Factor parties happened every weekend, »
- Issy Sampson
FremantleMedia, the London-headquartered production company behind The Young Pope, The X Factor, and Family Feud, has upped its investment in the European multi-platform network Divimove following its acquisition of the company in January 2015.
As part of the deal, Divimove’s co-founders, Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker, and Sebastiaan van Dam, will remain in charge for at least the next two years. While details of the investment were not disclosed, Fremantle’s stake in Divimove will remain at 75%
“The investment enables us to pursue our strong growth strategy by expanding our team and opening further local Divimove offices across Europe," Ruhe, who serves as Divimove’s CEO, said in a statement.
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- Geoff Weiss
If you hadn’t yet heard of British girl group Little Mix you are now. Formed in 2001 on the UK “The X Factor” and signed to Simon Cowell’s record label – Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock– have taken over the charts earning four platinum albums and 11 hit singles in the […] »
Until Liam Payne came along, Cheryl Cole wasn't all that lucky in love. The twice-married pop star is currently expecting a baby with the One Direction singer, whom she met when she was a judge and he was a teenage contestant on The X Factor alongside Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles. With her first child on the way, interest in her relationship with Payne has reached an all-time high. Given that Cole has been so private about her pregnancy, her friend will.i.am admitted Monday on Loose Women, "I don't know if she has had the baby. She has been keeping it private; there are no details." Regarding her romance with Payne, will.i.am said, "I've known her for a »
After months of speculation, Cheryl Cole is showing off her sizeable baby bump!
In a publicity photo for L'Oreal Paris' partnership with The Prince's Trust -- first published by The Mirror U.K. -- the 33-year-old X Factor U.K. judge can be seen rocking a skin-tight black dress, and standing in profile to put her growing bump on display.
Rumors that Cole and her boyfriend, One Direction singer Liam Payne, were expecting a child together first popped up in November when the couple attended the Fayre of St. James' charity Christmas concert in London, England.
Cole and Payne, 23, walked the red carpet together, where the "Call My Name" singer wore a curve-hugging olive green dress, which appeared to hint at a growing baby bump.
Photos: Celeb Pregnancy Style
The pair have still not publicly addressed the pregnancy news, though »
Cheryl has debuted her baby bump!
The mother-to-be, who is expecting her first child with One Direction‘s Liam Payne, showed off her pregnancy curves in a photo shoot for L’Oreal and The Prince’s Trust, published in this week’s The Daily Mirror.
Dressed in a black, long sleeve ensemble, the X Factor U.K. judge smiled softly as she posed in profile and cradled her bump.
In November, People confirmed Cheryl, 33, and Payne, 23, were expecting their first child, though the couple never officially announced it.
That same month, the singer let her baby belly peek through when the »
- Karen Mizoguchi
In Billboard‘s new cover story, Cabello opens up about the fallout from leaving the girl group in December.
Further, she said she reached out directly to the women. “I don’t want to get into the details of that, because it was really intense and it »
- Lindsay Kimble
Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.
Amazon has hired Fremantle Media International executive Georgia Brown as director of original TV for Europe as its originations push accelerates, Broadcast has learned.
Brown, who was most-recently executive vice president of content and co-productions at The X Factor distributor, will lead the company’s commissioning strategy across the UK and Europe.
The streaming service has been searching for a high-profile exec to lead the push for a number of months, with Amazon Studio director Roy Price revealing his plans at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Based in London, she will report to head of international productions Morgan Wandell.
She joined from Shine International in 2015, where she was senior vice president »
Fox has tapped a new head of alternative programming.
Veteran producer Rob Wade has been named president, alternative entertainment and specials, the Fox Broadcasting announced Monday. Corie Henson, who had led alternative, will continue with the network as executive vice president, reporting to Wade.
“Unscripted programming is one of the true hallmarks of broadcast television. No other platform captures the immediacy and excitement of a big, broad, breakout unscripted hit like broadcast, and we are committed to expanding our efforts in this area beginning today, with Rob,” said Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden, to whom Wade will report. “Rob’s an incredibly well-respected executive and producer with a proven track record working on reality hits. He’s also a creator himself, which »
- Daniel Holloway
This article originally appeared on EW.com.
Lady Gaga has given fans at least one reason to hit the road with her later this year.
The singer-songwriter has announced her Joanne World Tour after performing during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night. The global trek will be Gaga’s first proper tour since co-headlining the Cheek to Cheek Tour with Tony Bennett between 2014 and 2015.
The tour kicks off in August in Vancouver and will run through December making stops all around North America and Europe, before wrapping up back in the U.S. for a final date on Dec. »
- Joey Nolfi
Increasing sales of digital rights and higher demand from top Asian markets fueled a 10% rise in the value of British TV exports during the 2015-2016 cycle, according to the U.K.’s Pact trade org.
The annual survey by the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television found British TV exports hit about $1.65 billion in 2015-16, up 10% from the 2014-15 cycle, when sales were essentially flat from the year before. Among the most widely distributed productions were “The Night Manager,” “Downton Abbey,” “Deutschland 83,” “The Returned,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who,” “Poldark,” “The X Factor,” “Mr. Selfridge,” “The Mysteries of Laura” and “Top Gear.”
Exports to Japan marked the single-biggest increase by country, rising 48% year-over-year to $18.7 million. India (43%), China (40%), South Korea (39%) and Spain (33%) rounded out the top five gainers. The U.S. remains the largest export market for U.K. producers, with business rising 16% to $620 million. Sales to Canada dropped 29% to $58.7 million; sales to Australia and New Zealand were down »
- Cynthia Littleton
The contestants can belt out a tune but can they cut it in musical theatre? The stage show cast from the BBC1 series will fall flat if it doesn’t find acting talent
Reality TV and talent shows don’t seem to like theatre very much. On The X Factor, nothing is more likely to make Simon Cowell sneer than a performance that he deems too “musical theatre”. Last autumn, E4’s Stage School, set in a performing arts college, was a reality show that had absolutely no grasp on the reality of theatre training. The programme’s fame-hungry prima donnas seemed to believe that making a career in theatre has nothing to do with talent and hard work and everything to do with pouting and behaving badly.
Such shows reinforce the idea that acting is easy and that talent, training and technique don’t matter. As if anyone can »
- Lyn Gardner
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Serafinowicz, Nick Kroll, Beck Bennett, Nick Offerman | Written by Garth Jennings | Directed by Christophe Lourdelet, Garth Jennings
Whilst Disney seem to be raiding their animated back-catalogue in the hopes of finding their next big cinema hit, abandoning the joyous nature of the animated movie for more dour live-action versions, it’s left to other studios – like Dreamworks, Illumination etc. – to keep the slew of animated kids film coming. Current kings of the CG-animated movie Illumination Entertainment, who also have Despicable Me 3 out later this year, hit cinemas early with Sing, a truly family-orientated film that takes it’s story from the current popularity of the TV talent show.
Sing tells the story of Buster Moon (McConaughey) a koala who grew up with a passion for theatre. However that passion does not »
- Phil Wheat
Annual British television exports rose 10% to £1.33 billion ($1.66 billion), according to newly released research. Sales of digital rights were up 79%, with streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon becoming major buyers of U.K. shows.
Among the top-selling shows were “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The X Factor,” as well as foreign-language series represented by British sales companies, such as Germany’s “Deutschland 83,” according to “UK TV Exports Report 2015-2016.” The report was released by British producers’ association Pact, ITV Studios and BBC Worldwide. Figures are for April 2015 to March 2016, and have been compared with the preceding 12 months.
Sales to the U.S., which remains the U.K.’s largest export market, increased by 16% to £497 million ($624 million). Australia is the second-largest market, with sales of £106 million ($133 million). Exports to France grew 5% to £73 million ($91.6 million), making it Britain’s biggest non-English-speaking market and its third biggest overall.
North America represented 41% of total export revenue, with »
- Leo Barraclough
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