The Sun reports Girls Aloud have signed on to host a Christmas special for ITV, where the girl group will do comedy skips, interview celebrity friends, perform some of their hits, and premiere their Christmas single. “They want people to see another side of them which is why they’ve agreed to do the show,” a source told the British tabloid. “They’re more ambitions than just singing and this is a great showcase for them. Sarah in particular wants to be an actress.” Read more.
Nadine Coyle chatted with The Sun about the constant speculation surrounding the future of Girls Aloud, suggesting the pop group has stayed together so long thanks to having side projects. “I like to have loads of things going on at the same time,” the 23-year-old said. “We can do whatever we want as well as being in Girls Aloud. We can always come back to the band.”
But Coyle wouldn’t promise Girls Aloud would record a follow-up to their just released fifth album ‘Out of Control’. “I would say there will probably be another album,” she said.
Girls Aloud were thrilled to learn their new single ‘The Promise’ debuted at #1 in the UK singles charts, giving the girl group their fourth chart topping hit. They wrote to fans on their blog at MySpace on Sunday (October 26):
Hi everyone, thank you so much for helping us achieve our fourth Number One. We think Team Girls Aloud, which of course includes you guys, have worked really hard and now it has all paid off. We glad you love the track and can’t wait to bring you the album – we think it’s our best yet! Thanks guys, we couldn’t do it without you. Lots of love, Sarah, Nicola, Cheryl, Kimberley and Nadine. Xxxx
Girls Aloud are out with the music video to their new single ‘The Promise’, the lead release off the British girl group’s fifth studio album ‘Out of Control’, out November 3rd on Fascination Records (Polydor). Watch it below.
The following message was posted at the Girls Aloud blog at MySpace (@girlsaloud) on Monday (September 29), with news on the British girl group’s new album:
As the Girls gear themselves up for the release of their fifth studio album, we can now exclusively reveal what it’s set to be called.
Out of Control.
Yes, there have been many rumors and fans have come up with their own suggestions on the forum but Sarah, Cheryl, Nicola, Kimberley and Nadine decided this would suit their next album best.
Out of Control sees the Girls team up with Brian Higgins and the rest of Xenomania for what promises to be their most exciting and thrilling album yet.
We will be bringing you more news as it comes in – so stay tuned!
Let us know what you think of the title in the forum!
Cheryl Cole had planned to bury the hatchet with Charlotte Church in Girls Aloud’s new book ‘Dreams That Glitter’, but Charlotte recently called the girl group “five dogs without balls” and said “Cheryl’s proved she’s got no backbone” as a judge on ‘The X Factor’, prompting Cheryl to change her mind. “Cheryl decided she’s had it with the feud. She wrote a sincere passage in the book about how much she regretted it and how much she enjoys Charlotte’s show,” a source told The Sun. “She thought it time to grow up and draw a line under it. But there’s only so far you can push her. Charlotte made some entirely unprovoked attacks and that changed Cheryl’s mind on the matter. After hearing them she was straight on to the publishers to tell them to remove the passage. They weren’t best pleased to be tinkering with it at this late stage but said they would do their best.” Read more.
The following message was posted at Girls Aloud’s blog at MySpace on Monday (August 25) in response to a report in The Mirror the group were signing on for a reality show to find a sixth member:
Over the weekend the papers have been filled with false stories on the girls. But instead of the tired old ‘split’ stories, they have invented rumors of a brand new Girls Aloud reality show.
These reports could not be more wrong and the Girls are far too busy putting the finishing touches to their brand new album to be filming a new show, let alone bringing on board a new member.
The papers often get things wrong but this one should win some kind of award!
The Girls’ album will be out later this year and www.girlsaloud.co.uk will be the only place for all your official news.
The Sun has learned Girls Aloud are set to release a follow-up to last year’s ‘Tangled Up’ album. The British girl group will release the lead single in October, with their fifth album to follow in November. “The girls are really excited about this one. They think it’s their best album yet,” a source tells Gordon Smith. “The last was their most successful so far and that has given them the drive to keep going. They have spent more time recording this one than they have in the past because they want to get it right.”
The People reports 34-year-old internet fan fic writer in Tyneside, England was tracked down by detectives from Britain and Interpol for writing a story about kidnapping, raping and butchering Girls Aloud, then selling the girl group’s mutilated bodies on eBay. “Yes, I did write the stuff about Girls Aloud and I’m sorry if I caused offense or worry – it wasn’t what I intended,” said the man, who still lives with his parents. “What I wrote was just a fantasy thing. It was harmless.”
Asked why he wrote the fantasy tale about the ‘Popstars: The Rivals’ singers, he said, “I’m not a fan of theirs at all so there’s no real reason I picked them – I just did. I’ve written other articles along the same lines which are not about Girls Aloud or celebrities and which I’ve not been charged over. But I’m not prepared to go into why I write them.” Read more.
The violent and pornographic fictional account at asstr.org has since been removed.
Update: Darryn Walker has since been cleared of obscenity charges, according to bbc.co.uk.
After splitting up with her DJ boyfriend Tom Crane, Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding tells The Evening Standard’s London Lite she’s fed up with men, and joked about switching teams. “I don’t really want to talk about men at the moment,” Harding said at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park. “I’m really fed up with all of them. I think I might become a lesbian.”
As for the continuous talk the British girl group will call it a day, the 26-year-old blonde insisted that’s not happening anytime soon. “I’m really excited about the new album,” she said. “We’re going to start recording it next week. We’re writing songs at the moment.”