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God, it makes you feel old to think that Girls Aloud are now a thing of the past. We shall not look upon their like again. Sniff. But anyway, thinking about that former cultural phenomenon recently, I had a moment of nostalgia recalling the video for "I Can't Speak French", in which the Girls flounce around in very short, corsetted can-can skirts, with layers upon layers of net and frills and feathers in various shades of pink and pale lilac-y colours.

No feud in Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts insists

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has not spoken to the rest of the band for months, Nicola Roberts said in a magazine interview.

Sick Cheryl Cole cancels engagements

Cheryl Cole has been forced to pull out of a string of appearances after being struck down with a bout of bronchitis.

Deborah Ross: 'Toni Terry may well forgive John but then again she may well not,' said An Insider. Hey, can anyone have a guess?'

If you ask me, which you haven't done for a while now – where have you been? – it's about time we stopped taking "A Source" and "A Close Family Friend" quite so much for granted. These two work tirelessly across all the tabloids and celebrity gossip magazines and, without them, where on earth would we be? How would we keep up to speed on Madonna splitting up with her latest fella ("He felt he had nothing in common with her," said A Source) or how Peter feels about Jordan's re-marriage ("He hit the roof when he heard," said A Close Friend?). Where would we be? I mean, it's not like you can sit in an office and just invent this sort of thing between, say, marking up cellulite with big red arrows or putting a big black "X" on Lily Allen's outfit, is it? Don't you think these people have enough to do with their big red and black marker pens as it is? Don't you, even, think they need to get on with spotting Sarah from Girls Aloud eating a croissant outside a café in Primrose Hill?

Ashley &amp; Cheryl Cole: A marriage made in <i>OK! </i>and broken by <i>The Sun</i>

She has cast herself as the princess in the tower; he will be the recipient of the least sympathy in a public separation since Ike Turner... or perhaps Heather Mills.

Cheryl Cole ends marriage to Ashley 'by text'

Cheryl Cole sent Ashley Cole a text message to tell him their marriage was over, it was reported today.

Cheryl Cole speaks of 'romantic' Ashley

Cheryl Cole spoke about her husband's "romantic" side just days before Ashley Cole faced newspaper reports about sex texts sent from his mobile.

Album: Cheryl Cole, 3 Words, Polydor

Sometimes, a Girl Aloud would do better to stay silent

Album: Cheryl Cole, 3 Words (Fascination)

Just as Whitney Houston's comeback album follows an autobiographical subtext in which most of the material deals with her overcoming her tribulations, so does Cheryl Cole's solo debut appear to follow an equivalent subtext in which the path to romantic fulfillment is pock-marked with treachery, uncertainty and secrecy.

Pandora: Revenge is sweet as Peston feels the heat

At last! The moment we have all been waiting for – or, at least, the moment many a Treasury minister would have given their eye-teeth for: the chance to see Robert Peston squirm. In public.

Party Of The Week: Oh, what a great Knight

Fashion met art at Somerset House on Monday night at the opening party for photographer Nick Knight's new exhibition 'SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution'. Housed in the new home of London Fashion Week, which has been in full swing, it showcases works from Knight's pioneering online fashion and art project 'SHOWstudio', a series of online collaborations, with photographers, artists, writers and designers, which offers an insight into the high-end world of fashion, with projects, film and live performance.

Cheryl Cole to front L'Oreal ads

Her style is copied by women around the country - and now Cheryl Cole has landed a deal to front beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.

My Secret Life: Noel Clarke

Actor & director, 34

Album: The Marvelettes, Forever, (Motown)

The Supremes weren't even the best girl group on Motown, let alone in the world. The Marvelettes were, although these things are, of course, a matter of taste.

Blogger who wrote about killing Girls Aloud cleared

Case tested whether Obscene Publications Act applied to the internet

Man cleared of obscenity over Girls Aloud blog

A former civil servant who wrote an internet article imagining the kidnap, rape and murder of the pop group Girls Aloud was cleared of obscenity today.

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