3 items from 2011
Sarah Harding has denied suggestions of a feud with her Girls Aloud colleague Cheryl Cole. The 'Promise This' singer celebrated her 28th birthday with bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh last week, but Harding failed to make an appearance at the £40,000 London bash. However, the Dating In The Dark presenter claimed that she had not intentionally snubbed Cole's festivities, but had simply "lost track of time" while recording new solo material. "I was in the studio in the country working on music that evening and lost track of time," she told the Sunday Mirror. "Cheryl knows I would have tried my best to get there. So there's no feud." The 29-year-old (more) »
- By Daniel Sperling
Simon Cowell loses battle with Fox over Cole
How quickly things change. Just eight days ago we were being told that Cheryl Cole, fresh off the plane to La, had already become such hot property stateside that she'd caught the eye of Angelina Jolie and was being showered with more film roles than she knew what to do with.
But that's all over now. Maybe it was the accent, maybe it was the colossal hair, maybe it was the time she wore a dress that was quite similar to Paula Abdul's. Whatever the reason, Cheryl Cole's American X Factor dream is now officially in tatters.
This might not come as a surprise to anybody who saw the show's first real promo last week. »
- Stuart Heritage
This Green And Pleasant Land: The Story Of British Landscape Painting
This documentary's title illustrates the challenge presented by the subject. In the main, Britain's landscape wants for panoramic drama. British artists must find – as the British artist who wrote the song from which the title is taken did – a way to summon meaning from vistas of quaint affability. The film surveys efforts of that sort, from the Flemish paintings hung in the court of Charles I to the digital drawings of David Hockney. Among a distinguished cast of pundits are Nic Roeg, Dan Snow and Will Self.
9pm, Channel 4
Not everyone in Islington has money to burn or belongs to the chattering classes. As London-based businesswoman Lyn Cecil discovers, »
- Andrew Mueller, Jonathan Wright, Julia Raeside, Rebecca Nicholson
3 items from 2011