Kerry Katona is set to reunite with former Atomic Kitten bandmates Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton, as well as her replacement Jenny Frost, when the British girl group heads out on a 10-date UK tour. “She’s excited about rejoining the band,” a source close to the reality star train wreck told News of the World. “Her money problems are well documented, so there was no way she was going to say no to a six-figure offer.” Though Jenny, Liz and Natasha have previously had no interest in working with Kerry, the six figure deal became hard to turn down given their inability to match their group success with their solo careers.
Liz McClarnon checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@lizmcclarnon) on Monday (October 27), offering comments on her former Atomic Kitten bandmate/trainwreck Kerry Katona, who has been dominating British tabloid headlines in recent days following a disastrous appearance on ‘This Morning’. Liz tells readers:
I’ve been asked a lot recently by various news channels and newspapers to comment on Kerry. I didn’t want to speak about it, as I know how capable they are of twisting people’s words. But I wanted to say to all of you, because I know you love Kerry (like me), let’s get behind her and hope the best for her. I’ve known her since she was very young and she knows she has my support.
The People reports former Atomic Kitten bandmates Liz McClarnon and Natasha Hamilton were avoiding each other while at Kingdom nightclub on Thursday night in Liverpool, sitting at opposite tables. “They’ve always been so close – especially after they both fell out with Kerry Katona when she quit the band,” a spy told the Sunday British tabloid. “Yet they didn’t acknowledge each other once. It was very strange.”
Liz McClarnon’s people sent out the following bulletin to her MySpace friends (@lizmcclarnon) on Thursday (January 17):
Liz McClarnon and fellow band mates shall be together on live TV for the first time in over 2 years. Catch Atomic Kitten on GMTV tomorrow morning, Friday 18th. The girls will be coming live from Liverpool and talking about their new single ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ due for release on 28th Jan, as well as their performance together at the Number 1 Project Show this Saturday in Liverpool. You’d be daft not to tune in!!!
Liz McClarnon checked in with her MySpace (@lizmcclarnon) friends on Friday (January 11) with the following bulletin:
Liz shall be joining fellow band mates Natasha Hamilton and Jenny Frost onstage for a one off performance at G-A-Y on 2nd February!
This is following their performance together at Liverpool’s Number 1 Project show on 19th January, and the release of their new single “Anyone Who Had A Heart” on 28th January.
The girls are all very excited to be performing together again at G-A-Y, a night that has always proved to be a lot of fun, and a bit different from their normal shows, and would love to see all their fans there to support them for this evening of fun and mayhem!!
Atomic Kitten will be reuniting when they headline The Number One Live Concert, the biggest musical charity concert to ever take place in Liverpool. The event takes place on January 19th as part of The Number One Project, celebrating the beginning of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year.
To mark the memorable occasion, the female trio with the release of a single for the project, a cover of Cilla Black’s ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ on January 28th.
Liz McClarnon said of the event, “It is going to be great to do a big arena with the girls again, we do love the more intimate gigs but the atmosphere of an arena is always amazing. We are also really proud that it is one of the first shows at the ACC in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year. Now that’s one to tell the grandkids!”
Neil Sean of Sky News reports that despite Kelly Osbourne’s 2005 release ‘Sleeping in the Nothing’ being an absolute sales disaster, the spawn of Ozzy has reassured her fans that she will be back in the studio very soon. “I have more song ideas and it won’t be long,” Kelly said.
InStyle Awards For Best Beauty Buys 2007
Former Atomic Kitten stars Liz McLarnon and Natasha Hamilton, Sugababes members Keisha Buchanan and Amelle Berrabah, and Kelly Osbourne attended the InStyle Awards for Best Beauty Buys 2007 at Sketch on January 30th in London, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Atomic Kitten and former S Club star Hannah Spearritt were on hand for Disney’s new TV special ‘Hannah Montana Live in London’ One-Off live show, featuring Miley Cyrus, at Koko on Wednesday (March 28) in London, England. Watch fan filmed highlight clips from YouTube. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
The Mirror reports Atomic Kitten are getting back together for a charity concert in aid of jailed Liverpool FC soccer fan Michael Shields, who is serving 10 years in Bulgaria for the attempted murder of barman Martin Georgiev – a charge he has always denied.
Ananova reports that Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton and Jenny Frost are already in talks to reunite Atomic Kitten. “We’ve been talking about a reunion,” McClarnon revealed. “We really enjoyed working together for our charity single earlier in the year and it’s given us the impetus to have another go as a group. We’ve talked about recording some new material and plan to go back on the road next year.”