Former Steps star Lisa Scott Lee, Louise Rednapp, Mark Owen, Gareth Gates, former Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh, and Girls Aloud performed as part of ‘Party in the Park’ at the Whitbread Hop Farm in Kent on Saturday (September 6). Check out pictures from RexFeatures (page1 / page2).
Jealous Jack Nixes Kym’s Gig With Triple 8
September 7, 2003 – Management for former Hear’Say singer Kym Marsh gave no reason for her cancelling her scheduled gig in Hull on Thursday, but friends of the couple tell The People that her jealous hubby Jack Ryder was behind the decision. A pal revealed, “Jack wasn’t exactly happy about Kym being at the same gig as Triple 8.” Marsh was linked to 888’s David Wilcox when her marriage hit the rocks, but she denied having an affair.
Mark Owen spoke with The Sun about his weekend reunion with his former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams at Knebworth. He says, “It was a very emotional show and I was a bit choked at times. There were a few tears. It was an amazing night and one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The crowd just went on and on and you could feel the energy when you were up on stage. It was great performing with Rob again and it brought back a lot of memories.”
Robbie Security Tight After Stalker Threats
August 3, 2003 – The Sunday People reports that Robbie Williams has turned Knebworth into Fort Knox this weekend after chilling threats from stalkers. The singer was flanked by 20 bouncers as he played the biggest shows of his life to 125,000 fans each night in the stately home’s grounds, while 10 bodyguards stood guard after the concerts as he slept at exclusive Hanbury Manor Hotel in nearby Ware, Hertfordshire. “Rob has had problems with stalkers and knows how scary it is,” a source close to Williams said. “Our biggest fear was an attack at the hotel, but no one outside of his pals got close to him. The team did a top job.”
Mark Owen admitted to Dotmusic.com that at times it had been strange to watch former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams achieve such phenomenal solo success. “In a lot of ways I sit and watch him on the telly and forget that I was once in a band with him,” he explained. “I look at him and go ‘Wow!’. He’s done some fantastic videos and stuff, and some great songs. But when I see Rob [socially], it’s like seeing an old school friend really, in a lot of ways. He’s still my old mate, you know? When I see him I don’t see Rob who’s playing three nights at Knebworth, I see Rob who I met up with when we were 17 in Manchester at a gay club and started our rehearsals.”
Timberlake Has A Burger, Hold The Diaz
July 30, 2003 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports former GOP gubernatorial hopeful Corinne Wood and daughter Ashley spotted *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake having a late lunch at Johnny Rockets recently, but new girlfriend, actress Cameron Diaz–who was in town to see his concert at the Allstate Arena–was not joining him in a burger with special sauce.
McDonalds To Sign Justin Timberlake
July 30, 2003 – AdAge.com reports McDonald’s Corp. is close to signing Justin for a role related to its global ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ campaign, said several executives close to the situation. Specifics were not disclosed, but one person pegged the deal to be worth well under $1 million.
Cameron & Robbie’s Go Karting Leaves Timberlake Worried
July 29, 2003 – The Enquirer reports Justin Timberlake was frantic after learning girlfriend Cameron Diaz was seen go-karing in Berlin with Robbie Williams, who she had been linked to in the past. “Justin is jealous,” an insider said. The insider said Timberlake “is worried that Robbie may be making Cameron’s heart race as well.” But Diaz told Timberlake not to worry. “Cameron has assured Justin that he’s being ridiculous to worry about her running off with Robbie,” the insider said. “But if he can’t get over it, it could destroy the relationship he’s trying to save.”
A source close to Robbie Williams tells The Sun that the singer has gone on the Atkins Diet, in a bid to stop piling on the pounds while on tour in Europe. “Robbie is desperate to lose weight,” the insider revealed. “He is living on sushi and has ordered his chef not to serve food with carbohydrates.”
Robbie Williams Impressed With Berlin’s Maxwells
July 23, 2003 – Popbitch.com reports Robbie Williams had dinner in Maxwells restaurant in Berlin last week. He left this message in their guest book: “Thanks for the best thing I’ve eaten in Germany. Well, in a restaurant anyway.”
Robbie Phones In Sick For Sara Cox
July 22, 2003 – The Daily Star reports Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox got Robbie Williams to phone in sick for her when she decided not to go into work and stay with him in Amsterdam where they were recording an interview. “I’m about to give her a ride in my private jet,” he explained.
Owen Jealous Of Williams’ Success
July 21, 2003 – Mark Owen confessed to The Mirror that he’s been quite jealous of the success his former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams has achieved. “I wondered why he was doing so well and the rest of us weren’t,” he said. “But he knows I’ll always be the better footballer.” Mark is going the solo route now himself where he performed on Sunday at Party in the Park in Cardiff.
Robbie’s Painfully Close Shave
July 21, 2003 – The Sunday People reports Robbie Williams picked up a huge gash on his face, which his spokesman claims he got while shaving. The singer was sporting a four-inch plaster to hide the cut during a concert in Amsterdam.
The Sun reports Robbie Williams has buried the hatchet with former Take That pal Mark Owen and asked him to perform with him live. A pal of Robbie’s revealed, “Robbie decided that after eight years it was time to forgive and forget. He thought the best way to help his old mate would be to get him on stage at Knebworth, his biggest shows of the year. Rob really missed Mark when he left ‘Take That’. It took a lot for them to start talking again but now they’re good mates. There will be a lot of excitement because it will be the first time they have been on stage together since 1995.” Read more.