Over at myspace a message was recently posted from the sugababes official page that says the following;

Heidi and Amelle are suffering with a severe bout of flu. They’ve been instructed to take at least a week off before a reassessment and so will unfortunately be out of action for at least the next 7 days.

If you’d like to leave a message for the girls below, we’ll make sure it’s passed on to them.

Lets hope its not Swine flu, considering the country is currently in a pandemic!

Amelle-Berrabah01Sugababes have been playing various festivals this summer including headlining Ponty’s Big Weekend festival in Wales and have recently returned from The States where they have been recording their 7th album after signing with Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella label and say they loved the chance to work with singers and producers including Ne-Yo, Stargate and RedOne.

Singer Keisha Buchanan said: “I think it’s given us a fresh energy again. I think the one thing we wanted to do was come back with something different. With each album we’ve always worked with a new producer and come out with a single which is so standout from the rest of the album.

“I think with their energy coming in, it’s definitely given us some life. It’s definitely got the British feel throughout the album – we’ve not gone away and gone ‘All American’ on our fans.”

Her bandmate Heidi Range added: “We had a fantastic time and worked with some of the biggest producers in the world at the moment. It was a really exciting process for us.”

The group have experienced several line-up changes before arriving at current formation of Keisha, Heidi and Amelle Berrabah but despite the upheaval, Keisha – the only remaining founder member – insists they have no plans to call it a day.

She added to BBC Newsbeat: “We’ll keep going just as long as we’re happy. I think the moment when we’re not really enjoying it anymore we’ll probably call it a day. ”
The current line up have released, Change, Catfights & Spotlights as well as the ‘Overloaded‘ Greatest Hits CD and DVD

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Former actress turned animal rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot has asked France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, to convince her husband to ban bull-fighting.

The 1960s blonde bombshell asked Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy, in a letter, to get behind her campaign and sway President Nicolas Sarkozy on the issue.

She wrote “Could you convince your husband to ban bullfights, this atrocious spectacle of death, by telling him ‘someone told me France must no longer allow the death of a tortured animal’?”

The letter thanked former supermodel Bruni-Sarkozy for taking a public stance against wearing fur.
carla-bruni01Bruni-Sarkozy wrote to PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) last month assuring the organisation that she would never buy, wear or own fur.
“I can’t tell you how important this stance is in the struggle I have pursued for so many years,” Bardot wrote.

The 74-year-old retired from showbusiness 30 years ago and has concentrated all her attention on animal welfare.

Bullfighting is a deep-rooted tradition in Southern France which involves bulls being ritually killed in a ring in front of an audience.
Bardot also wrote to Mr Sarkozy earlier in the year asking for a ban on seal products because of the cruelty involved in their manufacture.
Bardot’s glittering career saw her star in 48 films, numerous musical shows and record 80 songs. Highlights of which were the movies ‘And god created woman‘ and alongside Dirk Bogard in the classic British comedy ‘Doctor at Sea‘.

During the 1990s she became outspoken in her criticism of immigration, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France.
Bardot has been convicted five times for “inciting racial hatred”.

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Kate Winslet has vowed to never to show her breasts again on the big screen.

The Oscar winning actress has stripped off in several films, including Titanic. However, she has conceded that she’s too old to be going topless in front of the cameras.

Winslet told Harpers Bazaar, “I’ll be 34 in October. I can’t keep getting away with it.

“There was so much of it in The Reader because the story required it, but people have seen enoughof my butt and my boobs. I have to put them back.”

Kate – who raises two children with her director husband Sam Mendes – doesn’t believe in the typical idea of romance, explaining she would rather be given something simple and meaningful than a flashy, expensive gift.

kate winsletShe explained: “Romance to me is spontaneity. It’s not diamond earrings – it’s a bunch of daffodils that are freshly picked from the field. Or just a little thing like Sam calling me at three in the afternoon, saying, ‘I’m coming home now.

I’m done for the day.’ It’s romantic because he just thought, ‘I’ll go home. I want to be with Kate and the kids.’ ”

Kate hinted that she is taking a break from movies.
She told Hello, “I think I have to take time of. I’m sick of me and I’m sure everyone else is too.
“I would love to do some theatre. It would be a good challenge.”

Kate recently took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader and also went back to the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Revolutionary Road – which was also directed by husband Sam Mendes

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Tonight it was revealed that Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has landed a role in the upcoming movie St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, and she will appear alongside David Tennent, Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.

The cast will also includes Gemma Arterton, Talulah Riley, Jodie Whittaker, Juno Temple, Tamsin Egerton, Celia Imrie and Fenella Wollgar, alongside newcomers Ella Smith, Zawe Aston and Montserrat Lombard.

Sarah Harding, appeared fleetingly in the first St Trinian’s film in 2007.

Sarah_Harding02The film see the girls embark on a rollercoaster-style treasure hunt for the legendary Fritton’s Gold, which sees them face the villainous Pomfrey, played by Tennant, and his sidekicks from the women-hating secret society known as AD1.
It is being produced by Everett, Nigel Green, James Spring, Paul Brett, Tim Smith and Chris Smith. It has been written by Nick Moorcroft and Piers Ashworth. Entertainment Film Distributors will handle the UK distribution rights. It is being made in association with the Aegis Film Fund and Prescience.
The first instalment of St Trinian’s grossed $25m at the UK box office.

Harding has said she is determined not to be another pop star who fails at acting. The 27-year-old is making her TV debut in hard-hitting drama Freefall next month.

“I don’t want to try too much too soon, I’m taking baby steps,” she told the Sun.
“I’m working my way into acting gradually – I don’t want people to think I’m just swanning in there.
“There is a stigma attached to people who go from singing to acting.”
“People like to see you as just one thing and find it hard to take if you try something different.”

Freefall is a drama concentrating on how the credit crunch is affecting Britain. It airs on BBC2 on July 14 at 9pm.

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Angelina Jolie made £16.5 million is the past year, making her Hollywood’s top earning actress. She pipped her partner Brad Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, who raked in £15.3 million, a study by Forbes showed.

Most of Jolie’s income came from her share of the profits from the action film Wanted, but she was also paid a large upfront sum for her role in Salt – about a CIA officer who is accused of being a spy and goes on the run.

Aniston earned most of her millions from the romantic comedy Marley and Me and her upcoming film The Baster – about a woman who gets pregnant using a turkey baster.
“Aniston also still earns money from (reruns of TV series) Friends and she gets a nice paycheck shilling for Glaceau’s SmartWater,” Forbes said.

angelina02Meryl Streep came in at number three with £14.7 million, most of which came from her role in Mamma Mia, while Sarah Jessica Parker was ranked fourth with £14 million in earnings following the movie version of TV series Sex and the City.
Cameron Diaz rounds out the top five, banking £12.2 million between June 2008 and June 2009.

Forbes.com said it spoke to agents, managers, producers and lawyers to work out what actresses were paid upfront for movies they are currently shooting and what pay they might have earned after a movie hit the theaters.

Money earned from perfume or clothing lines was also taken into account.

“As is still typical for Hollywood, our actresses earned significantly less than their male counterparts,” Forbes said, adding that the top earning male actor, Harrison Ford, made £40 million.


Cheryl Cole celebrated an X-tra special birthday – as it was revealed she is set to front a US version of The X Factor.
The Girls Aloud singer turned 26 with a £60,000 surprise party thrown by Chelsea and England soccer star husband Ashley, 28.

And the icing on the cake came when she learned she had been specially chosen by Simon Cowell to take his top-rated TV show across the Atlantic.
Senior US executives from NBC are due to fly to Manchester this weekend to see her in action at the live auditions.

A source said: “Simon is on the brink of signing a deal to take The X Factor to America and, if he gets his way, Cheryl will be its star.
“He thinks she has amazing presence and her down-to-earth Northern charm will appeal to the American public. She is also an incredibly beautiful girl.
“She won’t get paid anything like the million pound salary she’s on here, because obviously she is not as well known in the States.
“But if it is a success, like most of Simon’s shows are, it could catapult her into the big league.”

cheryl coleIt is understood Simon, 49, will not be able to appear on the show as he is tied into a deal with rival network Fox for American Idol.
The music mogul, who has an estimated fortune of £120million, has already announced he plans to quit after the next series of X Factor.
And he has made it clear he wants Cheryl to step into his shoes and become the main face of the show, which regularly pulls in around 15 million viewers.

ITV1 bosses are desperately trying to persuade him to stay, but while  he wants to continue with Britain’s Got Talent, he feels it is time to move on.

Simon was at Cheryl’s bash on Wednesday at London’s Vanilla nightclub. Other guests included Cheryl’s bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts and X Factor judges Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

Hubby Ashley had secretly invited Cheryl’s showbiz pals, plus friends and family from Newcastle – treating them to flights and putting them up in hotels.

He even arranged for Cheryl – looking stunning in a frilly white mini-dress – to be presented with a giant pink birthday cake in the shape of a star. A friend said: “Cheryl just thought they were going out for a quiet meal.
“But when they pulled up outside the nightclub, she knew he had planned something special and she welled up with emotion.”

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Aside from being the worlds most famous and most sold poster girl, Farrah Fawcett must also lay claim to having one of the most famous hairstyles in history.

In fact it was so popular in the 70’s pretty much every teenage girl was trying to copy it  which ultimately earned Farrah quite a few contracts to endorse hair products including those by Wella and Fabergé.

teenbeat1076farrahTrolling around the web recently I found this guide on how to get your own “Farrah hair” from Teenbeat magazine’s October ’76 issue.

Mini bio from IMDB.com

Farrah Fawcett, was a fresh-faced woman from Corpus Christi, Texas. In the early 1960s, she was voted the “Beautiful Woman” by her high school colleagues.

In the late 1960s, she had her first break in guest-starring roles in shows such as “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965), “The Flying Nun” (1967) and “The Partridge Family” (1970).

Then, in 1968, she dated actor Lee Majors, and the couple were married on July 28, 1973. Shortly after, Majors starred in his series “The Six Million Dollar Man” (1974) and Farrah guest-starred in four episodes.

As her career took off, she posed in her red bathing suit for a poster, and it sold a staggering 8,000,000 + copies.

After the poster was released, producers Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg starred her in the Crime/Drama Megahit show “Charlie’s Angels” (1976). Farrah received a paycheck for $10,000 an episode, and when it started to take off, Majors wanted her home by 6:30 pm to have dinner on the table. Farrah felt dissatisfied about the direction of the show.

farrah_on_skatesThen, in 1977, after the first season wrapped, she abruptly left the series. Shortly there after, the departure resulted in a lawsuit with the producers of the series. Finally, she agreed to return to the series in guest spots for six episodes: three in the 1978-79 season, and the other three in the 1979-80 season.

In late 1979, Fawcett and Majors had separated, and, since there was no reconciliation in sight, they were divorced in 1980.

Farrah dated ‘Ryan O’Neal’ from 1980-1997. Then, in 1998, Farrah was severely injured by James Orr, after she had spurned his proposal of marriage.

In 2006, Farrah was diagnosed with anal cancer After going through countless treatments, her health deteriorated rapidly, and she passed away on June 25, 2009, aged 62.

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