Hear’Say And Soccer Stars Mix

News of the World reports Hear’Say singer Myleene Klass is being hotly pursued by Manchester United soccer star Ryan Giggs. A source told the tabloid, “He’s had a soft spot for Myleene for a while and has been ringing her to go out, but it seems he doesn’t rattle her cage. But he’s not giving up. He’s coming to London soon and is hoping he might bump into her at a showbiz party.” Meanwhile, Myleene’s bandmate Suzanne Shaw has ended her two week romance with soccer star boyfriend Frank Lampard.

Fans Claim Fix After Hear’Say Picks Old Pal

February 6, 2002 – The Sun reports fans are furious after thousands of them tried out for Hear’Say thinking the band was going to pick an unknown talent to replace Kym Marsh. Johnny Shentall is not only engaged to former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee, but he was a dancer for Hear’Say late last year. Rochelle Reding, 18, of Loughton, Essex fumed, “There were rumors that Hear’Say knew they wanted a boy from the start. It’s disgusting. What a waste of time.”

Hear’Say Pick Fiance Of Former Steps Star As New Member

February 6, 2002 – The fiance of former Steps star Lisa Scott-Lee, Johnny Shentall, is to be the new member of pop act Hear’Say. Shentall reacted to the news telling reporters gathered at a press conference his thoughts on his new group, “I think they are great and I think they make people smile.”

Band member Suzanne Shaw said of the selection process, “It was really hard to make the decision as there was so much great talent but Johnny is perfect for Hear’Say.” Read more.

Hear’Say Delay Naming Of Replacement Band Member 1 Day

February 4, 2002 – Hear’Say had planned on naming a new member to their group on Monday after witnessing two days of auditions but have decided they need more time and will make the announcement at 12:00 GMT on Tuesday. Noel Sullivan told the BBC: “We’ve whittled it down to 12, but we still haven’t decided. We’re going to work through the night, trying to whittle it down further if possible.” Read more.

Kym Marsh Admits To Counseling Over Hear’Say Clashes

Kym Marsh spoke with News of the World where she revealed “There were so many rows I had counseling.” As for her main Hear’Say enemy and source of her depression that required the counseling, she admitted, “Yes, Myleene Klass and I did fight. We didn’t get on and there was a personality clash. It’s extremely unlikely that she and I will have a conversation again. The arguments started even before we released a single and carried on while we were in the band.”

Hear’Say’s Foster Confirms Kym Marsh Quit

Danny Foster talked with BBC One’s Top of the Pops to confirm that Kym Marsh had quit the group, but added, “Hear’Say will go on.” As for speculation who will replace Kym, talk that Pop Idol contestant would was rejected by a spokeswoman for the show who said, “None of the contestants would want to be in Hear’Say because they are all determined to pursue solo careers. They have shown that they have the talent to do that, but those who have been linked to the band are flattered.” Read more.

Hear’Say Holding Tryouts For Kym Marsh Replacement

Hear’Say revealed on their official website that they will be holding open auditions for wannabe pop stars to replace departed member Kym Marsh.

The group’s website stated, “We have been faced with some choices and although as a four piece we feel more united, ambitious and stronger then ever, we decided that to give Hear’Say the best opportunity, and because we owe it to our fans, that we should recruit a new member to give the band a new fresh look and line up.”

Hear’Say Kym Plotted Leaving Band During OK! Deal

A poster on Popbitch.com claiming inside information on the Kym Marsh bolt from Hear’Say is claiming the singer schemed the move when setting up her wedding picture deal with OK! Magazine. Pauline wrote, “Kym Marsh has definitely left Hear’Say and won’t be coming back. She spent December negotiating her OK! wedding deal for -300K, including several screaming phone calls to BBC legal who, in her opinion, were being too slow to clear her boyfriend’s [EastEnders star Jack Ryder] contract. The day after the deal was signed, making sure there was no band-leaving clause, she phoned Rav Singh to say she was leaving, before telling management, band or Polydor. She is convinced she has a successful solo career ahead of her.”

Hear’Say Drama Continues… Announcement Delayed

January 21, 2002 – MTV UK reports a statement outlining the Hear’Say’s future was expected to be released today, January 21, but an announcement has now been put off until the end of the week. The group has been having meetings with manager Chris Herbert to try and talk Kym Marsh into staying with the part of the made-for TV band.

The Sun Says Kym Marsh Official To Leave Hear’Say

January 19, 2002 – Since it’s from the Sun, their use of the word ‘official’ should be taken with a grain of salt, but the UK tabloid reports Kym met the rest of the group and manager Chris Herbert yesterday and told them she would not be returning. Polydor said there will be a statement over the weekend or on Monday to make it official.

Tour Obligations Force Kym To Re-Join Hear’Say

January 16, 2002 – Peoplenews.com reports Kym’s planned exit from UK pop band Hear’Say is on hold due to the band’s committed nine date tour in September. The band would have had to pay out over $5 million to break the tour arrangement so Kym will have to make up with rival Myleene Klass.

Kym Marsh Buys Wedding Dress

January 16, 2002 – The Sun reports Kym, who’s status with Hear’Say is currently in dispute, purchased a wedding gown for around $9,000 for her upcoming wedding with EastEnder Jack Ryder. An insider said that during her stop at the store she was, “constantly on the phone to Jack, calling him ‘darling.'” The tab reports Kym expects to be free of her Hear-Say contract by Friday to pursue a solo career with her own band.

Sex Secrets Revealed By Suzanne Shaw’s Ex

News of the World sat with the ex-boyfriend of Suzanne Shaw and then manager of Hear’Say, Andrew Warner, who gave juicy details of the couple’s sex life in what appears to be revenge following her cruel treatment of him and cheating on him with on of Hear’Say’s dancers, David Kay. Andrew also gives up more details on the fighting that erupted between Kym Marsh and the rest of the group.

Top Hear’Say November Search Queries

Following news that Hear’Say had a bitter bust-up causing the departure of Kym Marsh, a quick look on search engine Overture.com shows she was the least popular female in the group, with Suzanne Shaw and Myleene Klass getting over 800 searches while Kym Marsh was much lower at 221, making many wonder if her solo decision was wise. The band itself saw searches since August drop 15% in wake of their latest album flopping.

Bitter Feud With Myleene Klass Caused Kym Marsh Exit

The Sun talked with an insider close to Hear’Say who explained the bitter and long time rivalry between female bandmate Myleene Klass was the primary reason behind Kym Marsh’s decision to ditch the band and go solo. Said the insider, “Myleene gets all the attention because of how she looks and she acts as the group’s unofficial leader. This drives Kym mad and she can’t understand it because she is actually a better a singer than Myleene. On the other hand, Myleene gets jealous because Kym gets all the best lines to sing. They are always rowing and they had a huge fight on Monday.”

Kym Marsh Has Quit Hear’Say

January 13, 2002 – News of the World’s Rav Singh reports Hear’Say beauty Kym has quit the band after a bitter clash over her bandmates decision to go to Oman to perform for British troops. An insider revealed, “Kym thought if they were going as a gesture to entertain the troops it would have been fair enough. When she found out they were going to take a BBC crew with them she thought it had been turned into a shameless publicity stunt.”

Bookies Say Hear’Say Next UK Group To Split

December 27, 2001 – NME spoke with bookmakers William Hill that Hear’Say are favored to be the next pop group to split following the announcement by Steps yesterday. Odds are 6/4 that Hear’Say will split before December 31, 2002, while they are also offering odds of 5/2 on Westlife, while S Club 7 are at 6/1 and The Tweenies have odds of 33/1.

Hear’Say Hottie Marries Younger Man

December 12, 2001 – The Sun reports soap star Jack Ryder will announce next week his plans to marry Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh. As for the timing, an insider revealed, “Both Jack and Kym have busy schedules next year – Hear’Say start an arena tour in June – so they haven’t decided yet whether to marry before or after that.”

Hear’Say Singer Dating Dancer

December 11, 2001 – The Sun reports Hear’Say’s Suzanne Shaw has followed the lead of American pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera by hooking up with one of her group’s backup dancers, David Kay. Shaw admits, “We’re having a good time. It’s really, really nice – what we’ve got is great. He dances, I sing and there is no pressure on us at all.”

Hear’Say Sales Open Awfully

December 4, 2001 – The Sun reports Hear’Say have debuted on the album charts at a horrible #20 with only 9,443, which compares against 306,631 for their debut album’s first week. A spokesman admits, “The market is incredibly hard at the moment but we are still hoping for some good sales in the run up to Christmas. If we had brought this out in the summer these sales would easily have given it a No1.”

Elton Apologizes To Hear’Say For Ugly Comment

The Sun reports Elton John apologized to Hear’Say when he ran into the band at Monday’s Royal Variety Performance for his comments to the Sun in September calling Hear’Say “The ugliest band I’ve ever seen. Danny looks like Shrek. I feel sorry for them.” At the time, Myleene Klass was very unhappy at the comments and fired back, “When he-s finished playing with his wig he can talk about us being ugly. I was really upset.”

Timberlake Checks Out Elton Show

November 29, 2001 – WireImage.com has photos of *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake being photographed with music legend Elton John as the *NSYNC’er watched Elton perform ‘Songs from the West Coast Tour’ at Madison Square Garden in New York on Tuesday.

Timberlake was dressed in a brown leather jacket along with blue jeans, while Elton was head to toe dressed in black. The pair had previewed Elton’s new music video for ‘This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore’, where Justin plays the role of a young Elton.

Check out photos of the pair here.

Justin To Play Young Elton

November 16, 2001 – Peoplenews.com reports *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake has been cast by Elton John to star as a younger version of himself in his new video. Timberlake will don sideburns, flares and platform shoes to represent a 70s version of the singer, and will be joined by Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman. The format of mouthing to Elton’s music will be similar to the Robert Downey Jr. version of his song, ‘I Want Love’.

Hear’Say Near Completion on 2nd Album

October 25, 2001 – Dotmusic reports manufactured UK pop band Hear’Say are just about through recording their second album entitled ‘Everybody’ with a planned December release date. A single bearing the same name will be released first off the album that their label calls a formation of the “is a who’s who of all the best writers and producers.” Hear’Say have sold 1.2 million copies of debut album ‘Popstars’.

Hear’Say August Search Queries

September 30, 2001 – The August search queries on Goto.com for Hear’Say are out and the band has a rather small total of 4,572 searches for ‘Hear’Say’. As for the individual band members, Suzanne Shaw is the clear leader with 1,175 searches, with Myleene Klass at #2 with 333. Kym Marsh had only 100 searches, and Noel Sullivan had 75. Danny Foster didn’t make the 25 search query limit to even get listed.

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