Rachel Stevens And Mystery Boyfriend Vacation In Barbados

Rachel Stevens sent temperatures soaring as she enjoyed a long, lingering kiss with the new mystery man in her life. The 28-year-old former S Club star seemed totally smitten with her hunky new fella as they relaxed during a romantic holiday in Barbados. They kissed and cuddled for all to see on the beach outside their small luxury hotel on the west coast of the Caribbean island. “They looked very much in love,” said one fellow holidaymaker. “Things were getting pretty hot and steamy. They seemed totally oblivious to everyone around them.” Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.

Rachel Stevens Discusses Favorite Magazines

April 28, 2006 – In a video clip posted at the VIP section of her official web site, former S Club star Rachel discusses where she gains her fashion inspiration from and why she cannot resist celebrity gossip.

Rachel Stevens feet“I am always buying my magazines and my papers and I love Heat and OK. I read all the gossip pages. I can’t help myself. They’re great for when you’re on the plane or in a car or whatever. I always buy Vogue. I love the magazine. I always fold over the pages when I see things I like. I always go every couple of weeks and buy a big stack of magazines, and also these French Vogue, W, these fashion magazines are great for when I want to give ideas. I literally have massives of Post-it notes that I stick in loads of magazines that I give to my stylist or when I’m trying to come up with ideas for my videos and things like that. So yes, I do love my mags, definitely over a cup of tea.”

Watch the clip here.

Rachel Stevens Discusses Dance Routines

A new clip on former S Club star Rachel Stevens’ official web site VIP section features the singer talking about dance routines.

Rachel Stevens hands“I’ve worked with a few different choreographers over my career. One choreographer I worked with a lot on my solo stuff is a guy called Luka. He works with a girl called Roberta, and I worked with them on ‘LA Ex’ and ‘So Good’ and quite a few of my tracks actually, and they’re both these Italian glamorous, very fabulous choreographers, and I love working with them,” Rachel explained. “They’re very fantastic. Usually it takes me two days to learn the routine, but as I’m getting older, my brain is not retaining things as easily. I always need a touch up now and again. Always going from the studio to my first performance is really weird, because you take the performance out of the studio and it just feels really, the first time you always miss a few things and forget a few bits, but it’s just the way it goes.”

Watch the 2-minute clip here.

Rachel Stevens In ‘American Idol’ Audience

March 30, 2006 – Eagle-eyed fans of Rachel caught the singer/actress in the audience for Tuesday night’s ‘American Idol’. While other celebs usually are called out by name by host Ryan Seacrest or their name is captioned, the star relatively unknown in America was not. YouTube has since removed a brief clip from the show.

Rachel Stevens Shopping In Los Angeles

March 15, 2006 – Former S Club star Rachel was photographed with her step-father Russel shopping at the Stella McCartney store in Los Angeles, California on Monday (March 13).

Rachel Stevens Getting Acclimated To LA

March 15, 2006 – Rachel checked in with fans on her official forum on March 9th, during her stay in Los Angeles. “I can’t believe I’ve been here nearly 6 weeks already, it’s absolutely flown by,” she writes. “I’ve had a few meetings which have gone really well. One of my meetings the other day was on the 15th floor, of course it had to be right at the top! Anyway at least I got a good work out & yes I’m still working on my lift phobia!! I’ve met some very interesting people, once I’ve actually found where I’m going, that is ….! The roads over here were very confusing at first and me and maps don’t really go well together. A few days of forgetting that they drive on the other side of the road, and finally learning that you can turn right on a red light, after being hooted at & frustrating lots of drivers along the way wasn’t great, but I’ve got it down now! Been getting to know all the team at William Morris (WMA), who have been taking very good care of me, showing me the ropes.”

Rachel Stevens Checks In From Los Angeles

Rachel Stevens smilesRachel Stevens again checked in with fans on her official website’s forum on Monday (January 23). “Hi guys,” the former S Club star writes. “As I mentioned last week I’ve some exciting news to share with you which you may have seen a little bit about in the newspapers over the weekend. I’m writing to you from LA where I’ve been invited to come for a couple of months by the William Morris Agency (one of the biggest US acting agencies). I met with the guys pre Christmas and they have invited me over to meet a few key people in the acting world. I’m only here for a couple of months and then I’m back to the UK to carry on with my music. Whilst I’m here I’m planning to take some holiday, every girl needs a few days off! So don’t worry, I’ll be back before you know it! I will keep you posted with how I get on so keep an eye on the site for updates. See you all soon, Lots of love, Rachel x”

Rachel Stevens: I’m Still With Polydor

January 21, 2006 – Rachel checked in with fans on her official website’s message board on Thursday to announce that she hasn’t been dropped by her record label, as had been rumored for several weeks. “Just thought I’d drop you a quick line as although I read your messages, I’ve never posted on here before,” the former S Club star typed. “Hope 2006 is treating you all well so far. I’ve had a bit of time off to do some fun stuff and now my batteries are full recharged and I’m raring to go! It’s lovely to read all your lovely messages on here, I really appreciate the support you’ve shown me. The rumor mill has been working overtime recently, so I thought I’d let you know officially that Polydor and I are still working together and they are as supportive as ever, so no need to worry! I’ll be in touch again soon and will let you know about the stuff I’ve got planned as soon as it becomes official. Take care and lots of love Rachel x”

Rachel Stevens Rejects Workout Video

January 16, 2006 – Former S Club star Rachel was offered a mega-deal to front her own workout video, but declined, telling Neil Sean of Sky News: “I have no right to tell anyone how to look or work out, that’s not my job at all.”

Rachel Stevens Looks To Mirror Billie Piper’s Footsteps

January 14, 2006 – New magazine reports that Rachel, worried she’ll be dropped by Polydor after poor sales of her last album ‘Come And Get It’, is going to drama school in a bid to follow in Billie Piper’s footsteps. “Billie was a pop star and she has done wonders with her career,” the former S Club star said. “I’ve acted in the past but I’m not properly trained, so this year I plan to change that.”

Rachel Stevens Posts New Year Message To Fans

January 11, 2006 – Rachel posted the following message to fans on Monday (January 9): “Hi guys, Hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year. Thanks for your messages on the forum – I had a lovely break, and even managed to get away on a nice relaxing holiday. I’ve got all sorts of exciting stuff coming up for 2006, which I’ll be telling you about soon. There will definitely be some live dates, so I am looking forward to seeing you there. Keep an eye on the site for all the details! Love and best wishes, Rachel x”

Rachel Stevens Seeks Career Boost From James Blunt

Rachel Stevens Christmas videoThe People reports that Rachel Stevens is hoping to boost her career by teaming up with James Blunt. “Her recent material just hasn’t sold,” an industry insider remarked. “In this climate, an artist needs to be consistently in the top ten to be financially viable.” But a spokesperson for the former S Club star said, “Rachel is still very much a Polydor artist. There is nothing definite but she may even release another single from her album.”

Rachel Stevens Forum Mods In Rumor Control Mode

December 30, 2005 – The moderator at Rachel’s official forum posted a warning to visitors on Friday over rumors, as reports continue to circulate that the former S Club star will be or has already been dropped by her label Polydor. “Hello Rachel fans (and a few others),” RA writes. “There have been people on here posting rumors about Rachel recently, and the other mods and I would just like to ask that you try to reduce speculation on these rumors to a minimal – preferably none at all. There has not been an official announcement, and in order to avoid negativity on the board and intrusion from the media, we would like you to wait until there is one. Sadly the admin and mods on here do not have time to deal with each post in the correct manner, so please try and make our lives easier by leaving it off of the board. This should be a place that Rachel can log on to and see her fans, not people spreading vicious rumors about her career or personal life.”

Rachel Stevens’ Christmas Message

December 24, 2005 – Rachel recorded a video Christmas message for fans. “I would like to wish you all a very, very happy Christmas,” the pop singer said. “I hope you get lots of lovely presents under the tree, and have a fabulous New Year and I will see you all very soon.” Watch it here.

McFly Swarm To Rachel Stevens

The guys from McFly visited The Mirror’s 3AM girls, and shared their thoughts on former S Club star Rachel Stevens after seeing her in the paper’s picture library. “My ultimate Christmas present would be a plaster cast of Rachel’s boobs,” Danny Jones said. “I’d ask if I could cop a feel first and, if not, I’d buy a cast of them.” Bandmate Harry Judd added, “Rachel Stevens is beyond fit. She’s amazing, but I could never ask her out – as if I’d ever have a chance!”

Portsmouth Students Not Happy With Lip-Synching Stevens

December 15, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Rachel was booed off the stage at the Portsmouth University Crimbo after lip-synching at the event for 30 minutes. “We’d paid £27.50 each to get tickets, which is quite a lot when you’re a student,” a student remarked. “Rachel only mimed songs she’s released as singles and then the rumor got out that she’d been paid £6,000 for the evening – so no one was very happy with her.”

Rachel Stevens Will Be Given Another Shot With New Album In ’06

December 4, 2005 – A forum poster at RachelStevensOnline.com, who claims to know an insider at 19 Management says that Rachel isn’t about to be dropped by her record label even though her sophomore album ‘Come And Get It’ was a sales flop. “19 and Mr. Fuller have complete faith in Rachel, and they have booked her studio time starting in January so she can start work on her third studio album to be released hopefully sometime in 2006,” the source said. “The reason she hasn’t been dropped? After her past hits and the material she recorded for her 2nd release, ‘Come And Get It’, they have faith in her and accept that she’s suffered a failure, but what artist doesn’t encounter failures in their career? It’s a normal part of the music industry and her managers understand that. Expect to see a brand new Rachel Stevens in 2006.”

Rachel Stevens Seeks Acting Guidance From Will Young

Rachel Stevens tells The Mirror she asked ‘Pop Idol’ season one champ Will Young for advice on how to launch an acting career. “I’ve asked him for guidance now he’s an established actor,” the former S Club star said at the premiere of Will’s movie debut, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’. She added that being single has been enjoyable and she won’t be looking for a new man any time soon. “To be honest, I love it,” she revealed. “I get to watch whatever I like on TV.”

Will Young Hopes To Get Script Green Lighted

November 27, 2005 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Will is hoping the acclaim he’s received for his big-screen debut ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ will help get his own script a green light. “It’s something I’ve worked on for years,” the ‘Pop Idol’ champ told a source. “It’s semi-autobiographical.”

Rachel Stevens Eyes Freddie Lundberg For Video & Boyfriend Role

November 26, 2005 – Rachel spoke with Neil Sean of Sky News about plans for the video for her upcoming single ‘Crazy Boys’, which she’s hoping will feature soccer star Freddie Lundberg. “It’s all top secret but my dream is to have the lovely Freddie in the video for the song as my boyfriend.” the newly-single former S Club star teased, “I’d like that in real life too, but I’ll start with the video.”

Rachel Stevens Performs At Smash Hits Poll Winners Party

November 25, 2005 – Rachel shocked her fans at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party on Sunday (November 20) by not lip-synching her new single ‘I Said Never Again’. Stevens also received the ‘Most Fanciable Female’ Award at the event.

Rachel Stevens Visits Cool FM

November 22, 2005 – Rachel officially opened the brand new Cool FM POD on October 27th at the Odyssey Pavillion ion Belfast, Ireland. Cool DJ Glen Pavis provided Rachel with a naked picture of himself, which she signed while Glen explained the reason for the nakedness was a bet with his listeners that if ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex’ didn’t make it to #1 he would get his kit off for a four hour show – the track went in at #2. CoolFM.co.uk has removed the audio.

Will Young Impresses Hollywood Bosses

November 18, 2005 – The Sun reports that Will is so impressive in his role in the British film ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ that Hollywood execs are touting him as the next Hugh Grant. “He is going to the U.S. premiere of ‘Mrs. Henderson’ and is meeting top Hollywood bigwigs when he’s out there,” a spokesman for the ‘Pop Idol’ champ said. “They really like him. Recently the only English gent they’ve had is Hugh Grant. They see Will as a cooler, younger version of that type who can sing, dance and also do comedy. He’s the whole package as far as they are concerned. And his meetings tie in really nicely because next year we’ll be launching his music in the States too.”

Rachel Stevens Needs More Hits Before Looking Abroad

Rachel Stevens took part in an online chat with readers of The Sun and was asked if she plans on releasing any singles in the US or any other countries. “Yes I really want to. But first I want to establish myself here in the UK a bit more,” the former S Club star responded. “This is only my second album but it is definitely something to consider in the future.”

The entire chat at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

Rachel Stevens Performs At Switching On Of Leeds Christmas Lights

November 13, 2005 – Rachel was on hand to perform as the Leeds Christmas Lights were switched on Thursday (November 10) at Victoria Gardens in Leeds, England. The former S Club star tells Leeds Today she was thrilled to do the honors. “I am really excited,” she said. “I haven’t been to Leeds for ages, so I have had a little tour and learned a lot of facts about the city.” Stevens added she was surprised by the success of her solo career. “I never knew what to expect really,” she admitted. “It’s been a busy year as my second album has been out for a couple of weeks. Leading up to Christmas I’ll be playing a few gigs.”

Read more at LeedsToday.net and view photographs from RexFeatures and WireImage.

Small Screen Career Switch For Rachel Stevens?

November 10, 2005 – New! magazine reports that Rachel secretly auditioned for the role of Rose Tyler in ‘Doctor Who’, a part that eventually went to Billie Piper. “I’ve been called back for a meeting about a permanent role in ‘Torchwood’ [a ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off],” she said. “I so hope I get it as I’m sick of being attacked for my music.”

Rachel Stevens Tops Sexiest Survey

October 26, 2005 – The Sun reports that Rachel topped a survey by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to find the nation’s sexiest stars, beating out Kelly Brook, Keira Knightley, and Catherine Zeta Jones.

Rachel Stevens On The Hunt For A New Boyfriend

October 23, 2005 – Rachel spoke about the difficulties in finding a man after her split from boyfriend Gavin Dein. “I’m just doing my thing being single at the moment,” the former S Club star told The Glasgow Daily Record. “I’m looking forward to when the right guy comes along. I wish I could say the phone hasn’t stop ringing now that I’m single. But unfortunately that’s not the case. I’ve had a few offers, but it just doesn’t work like that. People just don’t phone me and ask me out for a date. I’ll just have to meet someone through a friend or through work. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

The full story at dailyrecord.co.uk has since been removed.

‘My World’ With Rachel Stevens

‘My World’ featuring Rachel Stevens aired on T4 Sunday, a documentary following the former S Club star around over the summer. Clips include Rachel working out, being presented Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year Award by Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and Howie Dorough, Rachel in the studio recording ‘So Good’, her T4 performance, enjoying dinner with her dancers, the ad she did for testicular cancer screening, a visit to the supermarket, and more.

Rachel Stevens’ Latest Deserves To Be A Hit, But Will Likely Flop

Rachel Stevens 'Come And Get It' album cover

October 17, 2005 – Alexis Petridis of the Guardian reviewed Rachel’s new album ‘Come And Get It’, released today, giving it an impressive four out of five stars, but giving most of the credit to the disc’s “stellar team of pop producers”.

Petridis writes, “Whatever Stevens’ shortcomings, ‘Come and Get It’ deserves to be a hit. It is packed with brilliant, cutting-edge pop music. Instead, it seems more likely to end up a very 2005 kind of failure. Stevens may be the first pop star in history to have been media-trained out of a job.”

Rachel Stevens Pitching Herself For Bond Girl Role

October 17, 2005 – Rachel has revealed it would be a dream come true to be Daniel Craig’s Bond girl. The former S Club star told The Sun, “I would love to be Daniel Craig’s Bond girl. I’ll think he’ll be great in ‘Casino Royale’. It would be my dream job… totally fabulous and so glamorous. I love getting glammed up! I’d love to move into acting a bit more and the Bond films are classics. Some of the most famous movies around.”

Rachel Stevens Finds A ‘Gay Best Friend’

September 18, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Rachel has arranged a date with Lottery host Dale Winton. The pair swapped numbers at last week’s GQ Awards, after Dale heard that the former S Club star was on the lookout for a gay best friend. “They’ve already arranged to go to Rachel’s gig at the G-A-Y club together,” a source said. “It could be the start of a beautiful friendship.”

Rachel Stevens Cuts Crying Scene

September 7, 2005 – Ann Montini of Sky News reports that Rachel is featured in a television special next month, but the former S Club star removed a scene in which she’s seen crying after a phone call. “She won’t reveal why or who was on the phone, just that she wanted it taking out,” a source revealed.

Rachel Stevens ‘I Said Never Again’ Video Preview

September 2, 2005 – Rachel fan site RachelStevensOnline.com reports that the video for the former S Club star’s next single ‘I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)’ is directed by Trudy Bellinger, and is set in a women’s prison after Rachel is wrongly accused of a crime. They write, “The video combines attitude, high energy dance routines, fun and female feistiness with the glamour of pop that is synonymous with Rachel. Apparantly it will be filmed on the ‘Bad Girls’ set as well. The video should hit music channels within the next week or so, so make sure you keep your eyes pealed!”

Rachel Stevens On Plastic Surgery: Never Say Never

Take5 magazine recently caught up with Rachel Stevens for a Q&A and asked the former S Club star if she would ever consider having plastic surgery. “I would never say never – but right now I’m not thinking about getting any done,” she responded. “You never know though and I don’t disapprove. If you want it go for it.” The rest of the interview at RachelStevensOnline.com has since been removed.

Rachel Stevens Fires Back At Ana Matronic

Rachel Stevens responded to Scissor Sisters frontwoman Ana Matronic who had said she’d rather avoid dinner with the “boring” former S Club star and eat with a terrorist instead. “The whole thing was weird because she did have dinner with me at the Capital Awards and said nothing at all,” Stevens told Attitude magazine. “I think she’s funny and really charismatic but I remember thinking when I read that quote how strange it was that somebody so open didn’t say it to my face. I would probably have told her to fu** off and sit somewhere else if she wasn’t happy but she didn’t say anything.”

Rachel Stevens’ New Album Due October 10th

August 20, 2005 – Rachel issued a press release announcing the title and release date of her sophomore album, ‘Come And Get It’, which will be released in the UK though Polydor/19 Entertainment on October 10th. “I’m really proud of this album, ever since I started working in music it’s been about releasing great pop tracks that everyone can dance and have fun to,” Stevens said. “But this time I also wanted to express more of myself and give people a few surprises along the way. Although I’ve matured I still want to keep pop fun but a little naughtier!”

Rachel Stevens Gets Little Screen Time In ‘Deuce Bigalow’

August 12, 2005 – RachelStevensOnline.com has a rundown of the cameo made by Rachel in the just-released film ‘Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo’. On the downside for fans of the former S Club star, she only appears for one minute as one of film star Rob Schneider’s several dates and has no spoken lines. On the upside, her new single ‘I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)’ is featuring in full for the film’s closing credits.

Rachel Stevens Feeling Broody

August 7, 2005 – The Sunday Mirror reports Rachel, who is dating Gavin Dein, was full of baby talk when she joined pals celebrating the arrival of Thierry Henry’s daughter, Tea, at a bash in North West London last week.

Rachel Stevens Hates It When Nobodies Kiss & Tell

August 4, 2005 – Rachel fumed to The Daily Star about people who hook up with celebrities and sell their stories to the tabloids. “It’s annoying when people find fame just because they’ve got with someone’s other half,” she said. “It angers me.”

Rachel Stevens Questionnaire

July 29, 2005 – A questionnaire from marketing firm Vice-Versa was sent out to fans of former S Club star Rachel Stevens, asking them to rate her image, voice, music, and music videos. They also included favorite photos and favorite titles for her upcoming album. Those taking the questionnaire will automatically be entered into a draw for 5 chances to get some new albums from Universal. Check it out at Vice-Versa.info.

Rachel Stevens Eyes Soap Actress Backup Career

July 6, 2005 – Rachel tells Ann Montini of Sky News that if her pop career goes bust, she has a backup plan: acting. “I would love a role in a soap,” she said. “They are so well acted, but if I had to choose it would be the drama ‘Born & Bred’ as I love all those 40s-style clothes. They suit me well.”

Rachel Stevens Online Chat

July 3, 2005 – Rachel took part in an online chat with fans at This Is London and was asked the most diva-ish thing she’s ever done. “I don’t think myself as a diva, but I am going to start trying it,” the former S Club star joked. “Maybe with a few swans in my dressing room to begin with!” The complete chat at rachelstevensonline.com has since been removed.

Rachel Stevens Interviewed On GM:TV ‘Entertainment Today’

July 3, 2005 – Rachel performed her new single ‘So Good’ on GM:TV ‘Entertainment Today’ Friday morning (July 1). After her performance, she gave an interview and talked about her much discussed new gloves, the One campaign, and her testicular cancer PSA.