It's the end of the road for the Croydon group, who lost out to Luke Friend in the public vote
Like many such hackneyed quotations, the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice is often trotted out in contexts that turn its meaning around
In the same week that television brought us a drama about the making of Doctor Who, X Factor celebrated its tenth birthday with a series of performances of past winner’s singles.
Brazil midfielder Paulinho has announced he has played his final match for Corinthians, amid speculation he is set to join Tottenham.
Adele is the wealthiest young musician in Britain with an estimated fortune of £30 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.
Leona Lewis said today that a permanent place on the X Factor judging panel would be "nerve-wracking" as she backed Sharon Osbourne to return to the show.
Chart-topping star Emeli Sande has been named best British female solo artist at the Brit Awards.
Craig was left in tears of laughter after Lisa's performance, while Kimberley and Pasha won their second perfect 40 of the series
I believe I could have had a career in the music industry without the X Factor But it was an amazing platform that propelled me to what's happening now. I won't listen to anything people say [against] it. I got up every week and sang on stage without that lip-syncing that a lot of artists do these days – that takes a talent that you can't fake.
X Factor's done power ballads - boy, have they done power ballads - they've done country, they've even gone a bit "urban" (we blame Tulisa for that one), but as Popbitch has correctly identified, there are some songs that even a man as evidently, um, self-confident, as Simon Cowell, would never have the hubris to attempt.
Calvin Harris and Florence Welch have secured their second collaborative number one single in three months as "Sweet Nothing" topped the official UK singles chart.
I've tried to find a scientific way of writing songs The brain really interests me, so I studied clinical neuroscience at Glasgow University [graduating in 2010, having been signed to EMI while studying]. I've discovered that while I don't think you really create a formula, analysing how people think can help [with songwriting].
Sarah Vine – Times columnist, domestic goddess and wife of the Education Secretary, Michael Gove – is, as her readers will be aware, a keen baker. Last week, I'm very reliably informed, she produced a particularly large batch of flapjacks and, unable to feed them to her family fast enough, gave them to her husband as a treat for his hungry cabinet colleagues. Pickles, Clarke et al, she surely concluded, are classic flapjack-lovers. Gove dutifully transported the tasty snacks to Downing Street in a Tupperware container. On his way to the Cabinet Room, however, he was detained by that day's security detail, who informed him, in no uncertain terms, that the Tupperware – not to mention the flapjacks within – was a security risk, and would have to stay with them. So Gove went to Cabinet empty-handed, and Ken Clarke's tea went unaccompanied. But who, we might well ask, ate all the flapjacks?
Justin Bieber has teamed up with PETA to urge his fans to adopt a pet.
The former president has become a vegan. (There's just the small matter of the fish)
As she reprises her turn in Secret Diary of a Call Girl, the pop star-cum-actress is relishing her roles as Belle de Jour – and a new mum