Blue star Duncan James tells The Sun that actor Orlando Bloom has agreed to appear in one of the group’s videos for free. Speaking at the launch bash for Orlando’s latest movie ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’, Duncan could hardly contain his excitement. “I told him it was only a cameo but it was the whole point of the song and he jumped at it,” James explained. “He said, ‘Count me in’ so I can’t wait to let the boys know. When you’ve written the song yourself it becomes your baby so to have Orlando on board is really cool.” Read more.
Blue Bands Settle Name Dispute
June 30, 2003 – Ananova.com reports two bands called Blue have settled their High Court “name’s the same” battle. The current boy band and the 50-something members of a Seventies rock group agreed that each could continue to be known as and trade under the name Blue.
Blue With Shades Of Grey
June 28, 2003 – The Mirror reports Blue are being sued by a Seventies rock band with the same name who claim confusion is damaging their career and reputation. But the original Scotland-based band – all now in their 50s – may find the case difficult to prove as even the judge is with it enough to spot the difference between them and the teen-favorites.
Blue Heading To Japan
May 20, 2003 – Blue’s official site reports that group is jetting off to Japan this week on another leg of their promotional tour. The lads spend 6 days there and will be performing at the Japanese MTV Awards and appearing on Nippon TV which is one of the biggest Japanese TV stations. Blue are nominated for Best Pop video and Best Group video for ‘One Love’ at the MTV Japan awards this Sunday and they’ll be performing ‘If You Come Back’ live also. When they return they will be spending a couple of days writing for their new album then off to France for promotion and a day at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Blue Let Loose At Cannes
May 19, 2003 – The Sun has photos of Blue stars Duncan James and Lee Ryan at the Cannes Film Festival, including two of Duncan with a mystery blonde, Lee with a mystery brunette, and one of the two singers flipping off the photographers. Check them out here.
Blue Singer Sets Up TV Production Company
May 13, 2003 – The Mirror reports Blue star Duncan James is going into business with Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, setting up a TV production company called Meltdown TV. “I’m really excited as I’ve always been very interested in TV production,” James said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity and a great investment for the future. Tara and I will make a great team.”
Blue Replace Britney Spears As Face Of Pepsi
April 25, 2003 – The Sun reports Blue have signed a $80 million deal with Pepsi to replace Britney Spears as the soft drink’s international face. Duncan James said, “Pepsi has signed some of the biggest names over the years. We are really flattered we will now be part of that.”
Blue And Kittens Do Their Bit For Music Therapy
April 2, 2003 – Simon Webbe and Duncan James from Blue said that since they’ve learned what the Nordoff-Robbins organization does, they just want to help. “What we saw in the videos is a baby crying in a high-pitch, so the therapist sung a note at the pitch the child was crying at, eventually bought the tones down, so eventually the kid was talking as normal,” they said at the press conference announcing the charity gig along with Atomic Kitten. “I wish (the people in the press conference) would see some of the work.”