The Sun reports Blue star Lee Ryan is back with Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon after the two met up at the Kitten’s show at London nightstop G.A.Y. over the weekend. A friend of Lee’s told the Sun, “The two of them are really in love and even though it is difficult finding time to see each other it is even harder not being together. It will upset a lot of Lee’s fans as he is the big heart-throb in Blue. Liz has even had a bit of hate mail because of the relationship.” Just last Monday Lee had said to Dominic Mohan at the ‘Crossroads’ after-party in London, “I really liked her but we never got to see each other so it really wasn’t worth it.”
Blue’s Lee Ryan told fans on the group’s official website that reports he’s engaged to girlfriend Liz McClarnon from Atomic Kitten are untrue. Lee said, “I just wanted to let you know, these rumors about me and Liz getting engaged are rubbish. I’m in Asia at the moment… we hardly see each other!”
The Sun reports Atomic Kitten’s Liz McClarnon has become the final member of the trio to become engaged. She reportedly is planning a summer wedding with Blue star Lee Ryan. The pair have only dated three months and have kept ultra quiet about the news, not even telling their record company.
Lee Ryan Says Blue May Change Genres
Lionel Seah of the Straits Times spoke with boy band Blue including singer Lee Ryan who talked about the band’s plans for future recordings. Lee revealed, “We are still a young group. Who knows, we may change musical genres or we may not. We are still growing as a band.”
The controversial singer who made headlines for his comments on the World Trade Center terror attack also broached ‘breaking America’ saying, “Right now, we just want to concentrate on the European, Asian and Australian markets. Breaking into the American market would be nice but we are taking everything one step at a time.”
Embattled Blue member Lee Ryan is making headlines again after his incredibly unwise remarks about the World Trade Center attack as he now was knocked down in the middle of the road at Leicester Square Tuesday night, according to both The Sun and Popbitch.com. A bystander revealed, “He saw his ‘legions’ of fans, he moved into the road to board his blacked-out people carrier. However, the vehicle had just pulled off and said dense boy band member was knocked down in the middle of the road, much to the amusement of me and my mate. A bunch of photographers appeared from nowhere, capturing his humiliation for the pages of heat (no doubt). Instantly the horrified girls swarmed like crazed bees to grab a piece of the struck down blonde casualty.”
Westlife’s Bryan McFadden Sticks Up For Blue’s Lee
October 31, 2001 – NME reports Bryan McFadden of Westlife stuck up for follow pop star Lee Ryan of Blue telling reporters at a press conference, “We actually spoke to him, I think it was in Belgium at the weekend, and he actually told us that (The Sun) totally took him out of context and he didn’t actually mean it that way. I think whatever he says he says, y’know, and we’re not gonna comment on it because we don’t have an opinion on it. I think he shouldn’t be sacked for something he says like that. He has his opinion, whether it’s wrong or whether it’s right, he shouldn’t be sacked from a music group for what he thinks about politics and stuff like that.”
In perhaps the most idiotic, career damaging comment in pop history, Blue singer Lee Ryan gave an insane response when asked about his thoughts on the terror attacks on New York. Ryan said, “What about whales? They are ignoring animals that are more important. Animals need saving and that’s more important. This New York thing is being blown out of proportion.” After other band members told him to shut up, Lee continued, “Who gives a f*** about New York when elephants are being killed?” Execs at Virgin were furious at his remarks and he has since apologized, pledging to donate profits from the band’s next single to the Twin Towers Fund.
UK Pop Acts Hold Charity Show Saturday
October 21, 2001 – Several of UK’s top pop acts were on hand to perform at the ‘Showtime at the Stadium’ charity event at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium last night. Included on the lineup were Steps, A1, Blue, Atomic Kitten, Damage and S Club 7, and others in the event that raised funds for Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and the BBC’s Children In Need Appeal. The event was simulcast last night on Radio 2 and will be broadcast on BBC 2 on November 25.