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.
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Monday 12 April 2010
Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has not spoken to the rest of the band for months, Nicola Roberts said in a magazine interview.
Friday 12 March 2010
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?'
Saturday 27 February 2010
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?
Wednesday 24 February 2010
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.
Monday 22 February 2010
Cheryl Cole sent Ashley Cole a text message to tell him their marriage was over, it was reported today.
Monday 15 February 2010
Cheryl Cole spoke about her husband's "romantic" side just days before Ashley Cole faced newspaper reports about sex texts sent from his mobile.
Sunday 25 October 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
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.
Friday 25 September 2009
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.
Friday 25 September 2009
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.
Thursday 27 August 2009
Her style is copied by women around the country - and now Cheryl Cole has landed a deal to front beauty brand L'Oreal Paris.
Saturday 15 August 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
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.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
Monday 29 June 2009
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.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
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- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death