Liberty X star Jessica Taylor spoke with The Mirror about her new guy Kevin Pietersen, a 25-year-old cricket ace. “I’ve been single for ages, so it’s great to finally meet someone,” said Taylor, also 25. “We were introduced by mutual friends a month ago. We’ve only been out a few times, but we’ve really hit it off.”
Kelli Young Waits Too Long To Accept Ray J Date
December 20, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Kelli Young of Liberty X took so long deciding whether to date Ray J that he turned his attentions to fellow soul crooner Keisha White. “Ray J is in London this week for his Hammersmith Palais gig and had been trying for months to arrange a date with Kelli after falling for her charms when she visited the US with the band,” a source revealed. “He’s gutted she hasn’t called him – but is now more wrapped up in Keisha who lives Stateside.”
Kelli Young Remembers How Liberty X Became A Group
December 7, 2005 – ‘Top Of The Pops’ caught up with Liberty X for a Q&A and asked the ‘Popstars’ losers if they remembered the first night that they officially became Liberty X.
“What had happened was that ITV had asked us to come on London to promote ‘Pop Idol’ on GMTV,” Kelli Young responded. “Not everyone lived in London, but I did, and I invited everyone around to my house to catch up and stuff. We order takeaway, and then Tony had an interview scheduled with Irish radio and he mentioned to them that we were all in a room together. They were all like, ‘Ooh, can you sing a song?’ So we sang a song, and that’s where the idea came from, because it sounded good. All the vocal parts were there… and it sounded really good, even though we hadn’t seen each other for ages. So we thought ‘Why don’t we try it out as a band’. The next morning we went on GMTV and said we’d been thinking about becoming a group – and then the phone didn’t stop ringing after that!”
The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.
Liberty X Official Forum Hacked
September 20, 2005 – The official Liberty X website forum has been defaced by “sp€££&@ndyou”, who describe themselves as Turk hackers and appear to have hacked the pop group’s site to urge Britain to pull troops from Iraq. Check it out at libertyx.co.uk.
Liberty X Return With New Deal And New Sound
September 18, 2005 – Liberty X are back with a new single, ‘Song For Lovers’, and the reality show group spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about what fans could expect from their upcoming album. “We have a new deal and sound,” Michelle Heaton said. “Plus we have all matured; we know it’s ultimately the public and fans who can make us a global success, and we know they are behind us.”