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Deliveroo rival to launch ‘Chef Factor’ hunt for takeaway cooks to star in its clips
Just Eat has struck a £10m-a-year deal to be the new sponsor of The X Factor and intends to launch a nationwide “Chef Factor” hunt for takeaway cooks to star in its branded clips.
Just Eat’s multiyear deal, one of the largest for a weekly show on British television, includes sponsorship of The X Factor TV show, app and the annual live tour.
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- Mark Sweney
After a complicated past few years, British singer-songwriter James Arthur is ready to make his comeback.
“I am terrified, but it’s a milestone in my career,” Arthur, who’s a “super fan” of the show, told People ahead of his performance. “It’s one of the biggest things anyone can do in their career.”
He adds: “I feel like I’ve been working for years and years building up to this moment, getting my chance »
- Mariah Haas
Having spent half her life onstage, whether as part the Spice Girls or as a judge on The X Factor and America's Got Talent, Mel B has taken part in so many joyous moments—both her own and those belonging to the aspiring stars who craved approval from the British pop icon. Now it's hard not to wonder how many times over the past decade she was faking it for the cameras. When the singer, whose real name is Melanie Brown, filed for divorce on March 20 after nearly 10 years of marriage, on first glance it looked like a run-of-the-mill state of celebrity affairs—"irreconcilable differences," a request for joint custody of her 5-year-old daughter. But the »
Despite dealing with divorce troubles, Melanie "Mel B" Brown's support network remains strong.
Brown's former America's Got Talent co-star Nick Cannon sat down with Et on Monday and admitted that he's exchanged a few emails with the 41-year-old singer, who was recently granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband, Stephen Belafonte, after accusing him of beating and threatening her throughout their nearly 10-year marriage.
"We've both been so busy, but more than anything, just wishing her well and praying she's in the best place she can possibly be," the 36-year-old Wild 'N Out host told Et.
Cannon also expressed his shock at the physical abuse allegations, adding, "I haven't been paying that close of attention to it, but we just want her to be as happy as possible and in the safest place possible."
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Normani Kordei has been eager to have the support of her Fifth Harmony groupmates in the audience during her current stint on Dancing with the Stars, but it appears her friends are going one step further.
Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brooke and Dinah Jane have been announced as attending Monday’s episode — but a source confirms to People that the group will also be performing on the ABC reality dance competition.
“We’ve been touring on the other side of the world, so they can’t be here in person yet but they text me and have been so supportive as I fly back and forth, »
- Patrick Gomez
It’s been a tough week for Melanie “Mel B” Brown, who filed her divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte amidst allegations he beat, threatened and exploited her throughout their nearly 10-year marriage.
But arriving at her lawyers office in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday, the 41-year-old former Spice Girl kept her chin up — rocking a confident white knee-length dress, matching accessories, and long braids.
The mother-of-three had a tough ruling in court earlier in the day, when a judge shot down her attempt to regain control of alleged sex tapes in Belafonte’s possession — part of a court order »
- Dave Quinn
The former Spice Girls star, 41, was seeking a court order demanding Belafonte, 41, turn over any “electronic media in his possession” that depicted Brown “in either a sexual situation and/or other compromising situation.”
The judge denied Brown’s request, but the temporary restraining order she was granted against Belafonte earlier this week prevents him from disseminating the videos in any way.
Brown maintains that Belafonte has the tapes — along with other personal items of hers, »
- Daniel Goldblatt
According to documents obtained by People, the 41-year-old film producer is seeking spousal support and wants to have his lawyers’ fees paid for by Brown, 41.
He is also seeking joint physical and legal custody of the daughter he and Brown share.
Brown filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 10 years on March 20, and requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support.
According to court documents, Brown listed their separation as Dec. 28, but Belafonte disputes that in his court »
- Alexia Fernandez
ABC has dumped upon us a heap of photos from its upcoming Dirty Dancing remake, offering our first look at — among other things — Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) and Colt Prattes as the film’s iconic couple, Frances (aka Baby) and Johnny.
Visually, there aren’t too many surprises in store. The remake — airing Wednesday, May 24 at 8/7c — appears to honor the vibe of the original 1963-set film; Breslin’s Baby is dressed like a living doll, while Prattes appears to fully embrace Johnny’s wild style. »
“She never knew where her money was or how she could get to it,” the source says, adding, “He set up the account, put the accountants in place; she literally never knew where her money was.”
The source says that with Belafonte, 41, in control, he would have Brown do “anything that would earn him a bit of money.”
As the couple goes through the process of divorcing, Mel’s lawyers will be bringing »
- Brianne Tracy
Camila Cabello made quite the journey to get where she is today.
In a recent interview with Glamour, the 20-year-old singer and her mom, Sinuhe, opened up about their difficult path coming to America from Cuba.
"We flew from Cuba to Mexico, and went by bus to the American border; it took a month," Sinuhe told the magazine. "We left everyone behind, my friends, my family. My fear was that my husband wouldn’t [ever] be able to come."
Camila -- who recalled that she was "very introverted" as a child and had trouble making friends in a new country -- brought just one item with her to America: a doll her mom found at a flea market.
"I started bringing my CDs to the Ymca after school; I’d ask for the boom box and go play my music in the »
Domestic violence experts tell People Melanie “Mel B” Brown‘s depiction of alleged physical abuse at the hands of her estranged husband sync up with the stories of many other survivors.
The former Spice Girl, 41, filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte, also 41, last month, and later filed a temporary restraining order in which she vividly described his alleged abuses that date back almost a decade.
For instance, she claims that on the night of her Dancing with the Stars finale in November 2007 he choked her and slammed her head onto a hardwood floor. She said it was part of a »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
The singer filed for a temporary restraining order against her husband of 10 years on Monday, outlining how Belafonte allegedly manipulated and threatened her into staying with him. Belafonte, 41, has been ordered by authorities to leave the family’s Los Angeles home and to stay away from Brown, 41, and her three daughters: Phoenix, 18, Angel, 10, and 5-year-old Madison.
TMZ first reported news of the restraining order. Belafonte has denied the claims to TMZ and said he is “shocked” by the allegations. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Melanie “Mel B” Brown has filed a temporary restraining order against Stephen Belafonte, claiming that he beat, threatened and exploited her throughout their nearly 10-year- marriage, People confirms.
The singer and TV personality filed the order on Monday, with authorities ordering Belafonte, 41, to leave the family’s Los Angeles home and to stay away from Brown, 41, and her three children, Phoenix, 18, Angel, 10, and 5-year-old Madison.
In documents obtained by People, Brown spoke of an alleged August 2012 incident in which Belafonte punched and pushed her down after she performed at closing ceremonies for the London Olympics. She said that her skin »
- Char Adams
ABC is jumping back into the reality singing-competition genre and adding a twist. The network has given a 10-episode series order to “Boy Band,” a show that will pit singers against one another in a battle to join the next music-group sensation, Variety has learned exclusively. Produced by Matador Content (“Lip Sync Battle”), the series is set to debut this summer on the Alphabet.
No host or judges have been selected yet, but insiders say that ABC is out to a number of boy-band and girl-band members past and present for the role of host and for the judges panel. The judges will be called “architects,” and will serve as mentors.
Performers will compete for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records, with viewers voting live at home for their five favorite potential members. “Boy Band” will be executive produced by Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and »
- Daniel Holloway and Elizabeth Wagmeister
Former One Direction member Liam Payne, 23, and pop star Cheryl Cole, 33, welcomed their first child last Wednesday. Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole Welcome Baby Boy Photos Payne and Cole, who commonly goes by just Cheryl, have been dating since February of last year, and met in 2009 on the set of The X Factor. Payne was auditioning as a […]
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
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 »
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