While the bubbly blond was slogging through the jungle, chomping down bugs in Oz on last year’s reality show “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!” her husband was also Down Under, laying the groundwork for his solo career.
(And no, that’s not a salacious metaphor for infidelity. Get yer minds out of the gutter.)
Brian recorded a duet with Delta, a pretty, up-and-coming Aussie pop singer, and immediately tongues started wagging.
(Again, not dirty. What is it with you people?)
The singers denied everything, Kerry won the jungle challenge, and that, as it seemed, was the end of the story. But then Brian split with Westlife, started a solo career, and said sayonara to the missus. Divorce proceedings were put in motion. And recently Brian told a tearful Kerry that he was indeed in love with Delta Goodrem. It was, he told reporters, “the hardest conversation” of his life.
“It was really emotional,” he told the Daily Mirror. “I think it was the first time she fully accepted it was all over.”
Brian is sad but philosophical about the whole affair. (The Kerry one, that is.)
“She knew it was over before,” he said. “But this was the final nail. We’re not right for each other; we drifted apart.”
Talk about having delusions of grandeur: British pop star Robbie Williams is insulted that he wasn’t invited to replace the late Freddy Mercury as the front man for Queen’s upcoming world tour.
Rob thought he was a shoo-in, after the surviving members of the band complimented him on his cover version of “We Are the Champions” last year. But, according to DigitalSpy.com, the group decided to hand the microphone to singer Paul Rogers of the band Free.
“I don’t want to be nasty, but Robbie is no Freddy Mercury,” said Queen bassist John Deacon. “Freddy can’t be replaced – and certainly not [by] him.”
U2’s plan to kick off its 2005 world tour in Florida, on March 1, has been put on indefinite hold, due to family illness. HotPress.com has confirmed that the delay is due to “concerns about the health of a member of Edge’s family.” According to the Sunday World, the guitarist’s 7-year-old daughter, Sian, has been diagnosed with leukemia.
The Irish music magazine quotes a source close to the band who said, “The hope is that the delay won’t be too protracted, but nobody knows because the situation is serious.” The band will perform at the Grammy Awards show in February, as well as at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in March.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since their Mickey Mouse Club days, but dueling divas Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera might just get back to the “Y? Because we like you!” days. If Brit has anything to do with it, that is.
The Louisiana pop tart is tired of the “Toxic” relationship she has with her former pal, and wants to kiss and make up. Not kiss in the Madonna / MTV way, mind – get serious, y’all! – in the “please forgive me for implyin’ that y’all’s a skank” way. More important, she’s ready to forgive and forget Christina’s snarky remark about her engagement ring – “It looks like she got it on QVC,” sniffed the “Drrrrty” warbler.
Whatever. Britney’s spokesperson has confirmed that her client longs for the days when Brit and Chrissie would giggle over Barbie dolls and fellow Mouseketeer Justin Timberlake.
“Britney recently wrote Christina a letter telling her how happy and beautiful [she] looks lately,” said the flack.
Relations between the two might just be warming up. After all, Christina did stick up for Brit when everyone was making fun of her engagement to backup dancer Kevin Federline. “[Britney’s] not trailer trash,” Christina opined. “But she sure acts that way.”
Everyone knows it’s good to be king, but it’s gotta be even better to be Angelina Jolie. The sexy actress has fame, fortune and – more important – her pick of men. Just added to Angelina’s long list of admirers is her “Alexander” co-star, Irish hottie Colin Farrell, who has called her his “ideal woman.”
Because she played his mother in Oliver Stone’s swords ‘n’ sandals epic, the whole thing could have slightly yucky Oedipal overtones, or at least that creepy Ashton-and-Demi vibe. But in reality, Angelina and Colin are only a year apart in age (she turns 30 this year, to his 29). And since they’re both highly photogenic, and wildly famous, they could fill the magazine cover void created by the breakup of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.
And Colin’s apparently ready for romance.
“I haven’t had a girlfriend in a long time,” he told Femalefirst.co.uk. “Angelina could well and truly be the right woman. She certainly comes close.”
Speaking of the newly separated Brad and Jen, ’tis rumored that Angelina’s perfection was one of the catalysts for the breakup. The actress worked with Brad last year on the upcoming romantic thriller “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and on-set sources tattled that the two became very close, even though they didn’t have an affair.
Things are about to get extremely fiery over in Spice World, now that Mel B, aka Scary, is penning a tell-all tome about her former bandmates.
The singer, who has reinvented herself as a Broadway actress, will pocket a cool
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