Darius Campbell Thanks Fans For ‘Popstar To Operastar’ Votes

Darius Campbell (aka Darius Danesh) checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@dariuscampbellofficial) on Tuesday (January 19), talking about his participation in the ITV1 show ‘Popstar to Operastar’. The 29-year-old writes:

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well and I just wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who voted for me on Friday.

I’m relieved the first show is over and so happy to get through. Singing ‘Nessun Dorma’ was a huge privilege for me and I hope I did it justice.

I’m loving doing this show and we are becoming a tight knit group of friends. The many weeks of rehearsals are starting to pay off for all of us now and as upset as we were to see Alex go, we know that someone has to leave each week. I just hope I can do enough week after week to impress the viewing public and make it through.

I’m back in rehearsals now ahead of this Friday’s show and really looking forward to it. So happy to be back on the TV in front of you guys and hopefully stay in the competition as long as possible but that’s up to you!!

Anyway, take care and see you all very soon….

D x

Darius Danesh To Work With Pete Glenister Again On Third Album

Darius Danesh checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@dariuscampbellofficial) on Saturday (December 27), talking about celebrating the holidays in Canada and plans to begin work on his third album soon. The ‘Pop Idol’ season one finalist writes:

Sending you all a big Christmas hug and much love this festive season to you and yours…

I’m writing this from a snow covered log cabin in Canada, and I know you haven’t heard from me much in 2008, but promise I’ll be back in the New Year!

I’m returning to the UK to work with Pete Glenister soon (he co-wrote and produced Colourblind and my favorite songs on the first album) and you’ll be able to catch me guest-starring on Hotel Babylon in February… Until then I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas holiday and wish you all health, wealth and happy times in 2009…

Thank you for your loyal and wonderful support, your incredibly generous support, birthday gift, cards and letters this year- and I hope that you and your families have a remarkable New Year…

God bless, Darius

Darius Danesh Is Living The High Life

The Glasgow Daily Record reports ‘Pop Idol’ finalist Darius Danesh has moved into the Hollywood Hills home of his screen-star lover Natasha Henstridge and is beginning work on his third album. “Darius has come a long way,” a source said. “His critics said he had no talent and would end up a nobody. But he’s working on his third album and is living in the Hollywood Hills in a million-pound mansion with his gorgeous film star girlfriend. It’s hard to believe it’s the same person who was laughed off ‘Pop Stars’ as a joke-figure. Darius is living the high life now.”

14th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party

Alyssa Milano, Anastasia, Carmen Electra, Darius Danesh, Haylie Duff, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Nikka Costa, Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, Paulina Rubio, Prince, Salma Hayek, Sharon Osbourne, and Sir Elton John were amongst the stars attending the 14th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party on Sunday (March 5) at the Pacific Design Center in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages.

Elton Congratulates James Blunt For U.S. #1

March 3, 2006 – The Mirror spoke with Elton John for his thoughts on James Blunt, who is enjoying his hit single ‘You’re Beautiful’ in the US top spot – the first number one for a UK solo artist release stateside in nearly 10 years, and his album ‘Back To Bedlam’ entering the top five. “Congratulations and well done to James, it’s great that someone else has managed to crack it again,” Sir Elt said. “It’s a fantastic single and a fantastic album. It’s great to see another British artist at the top of the charts.”

Donald Trump Happy For Elton And David

December 28, 2005 – Donald Trump commented on the news that Elton John married his long-time partner David Furnish on December 21st on the first day that civil partnerships between gay couples became legal in England under the new Civil Partnership Act. Trump said on his Trump Blog on December 22nd: “…I’m very happy for them. If two people dig each other, they dig each other. Good luck, Elton. Good luck, David. Have a great life.”

The post at trumpinitiative.com has since been removed.

Elton And David’s Stag Night

December 27, 2005 – Orlando Bloom, Bryan Adams, and Take That star Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn attended the ‘Stag Party’ thrown by Elton John ahead of his wedding to partner David Furnish at the TOO2MUCH club in central London, England on December 19th. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages.

Darius Isn’t Ready To Give Up Pop Yet

Though Darius Danesh has jumped on to the London stage to star in ‘Chicago’, the ‘Pop Idol’ finalist tells Neil Sean of Sky News his pop career may not be over yet. “I’ve decided I want to take some time out and make the best album I could,” he said. “Once my stint in the musical is over, I plan to release it.”

‘Chicago’ Backstage Party For Darius After Debut

‘Pop Idol’ finalist Darius Danesh and his girlfriend, actress Natasha Henstridge, attended the backstage party following Darius Danesh’s first night playing the role of lawyer Billy Flynn in ‘Chicago: The Musical’ at the Adelphi Theatre on Monday (November 21) in London, England. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Darius Danesh Won’t Resort To ‘Cheesy’ Eurovision

Though Darius Danesh is currently without a record deal, don’t look for the ‘Pop Idol’ to resort to competing in the annual Eurovision contest. “It’s all a bit cheesey really… and I would never waste one of my better songs on a show like that,” Darius told Ann Montini of Sky News. “But hats off to Javine for giving it her best shot.”

Darius Danesh Strikes Out With Abi Titmuss

The Sunday Mirror reports that Darius Danesh made an unsuccessful attempt to score with Abi Titmuss at a London pub after a celebrity screening of new flick Team America World Police. “Darius looked gutted when Abi turned him down,” a spy revealed.