The Mirror reports that Mike Skinner’s declarations of love for former S Club star Rachel Stevens have not gone unnoticed. “It’s really cool that he likes me,” the 26-year-old confided after Thursday’s Disney Kids’ Awards. “I like him, he’s a cheeky chappy. He might well have a chance.” Last month The Streets’ rapper said: “I’ve got a girlfriend but it’s a joke with her. She’s allowed to shag Pharrell Williams and I’m allowed Rachel Stevens.”
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The Sun reports that with the help of music stars Mariah Carey, ‘Pop Idol’ champ Will Young, and former S Club star Rachel Stevens, The Sun was able to raise £127,000 in just one day, for the kids of Beslan. “It is great what The Sun is doing.” said Carey. Others who supported the cause include David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney.
Will Young Eyes ‘American Idol’ Judging Guest Slot
September 13, 2004 – Will is considering a chance to appear as a guest judge on the new season of ‘American Idol’ in a bid to crack the US market. “Will is keen on the idea and his experience at winning ‘Pop Idol’ will help others,” a source said. “He likes the fact that he also gets to sing to a world wide audience at the end of the show so I’m sure he will agree to such an exposure.”
Rachel Stevens At Oxford
September 11, 2004 – Former S Club star Rachel was photographed at Poo Na Na’s nightclub Oxford after her performance on Thursday (September 9), during her attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most public appearances in one day.
Elton John and his boyfriend David Furnish, Natasha Bedingfield, former S Club star Rachel Stevens, Peter Andre, Jordan, and Will Young attended the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2004 held at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London on Tuesday (September 7). Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, and TheSun.
Pretty Polly Drops Rachel Stevens, Eyes Jamelia
August 26, 2004 – The Mirror reports that former S Club star Rachel’s modelling deal with hosiery giants Pretty Polly has come to an end. “Rachel’s gorgeous but using her in the campaign didn’t have the impact on sales people had hoped for,” an insider explained. “She’s very petite and perhaps people don’t associate her with sexy lingerie shoots.” The company is now looking at Jamelia to take her spot. “She’s so hot at the moment, especially after her three Mobo nominations,” the source added. “They’re in the process of thrashing out a deal but Jamelia won’t put her name to just any old campaign.”
Sky News reports that former S Club star Rachel Stevens is vowing to never wear a skirt again after photographs appeared to show the singer with cellulite hit the British tabloids. “I hated it when they said I had it,” she complained. “What girl hasn’t got a bit? I’ve told my stylist no more skirts ever again. I mean I cannot bear another attack like that.”
Rachel Stevens Mucks It Up In ‘Deuce Bigalo 2’
August 24, 2004 – The Glasgow Daily Record reports Rachel was in a mocked-up Venice waterway in Amsterdam to film ‘Deuce Bigalo 2: European Gigolo’. The former S Club star didn’t get the usual treatment from the make-up artists. Instead, she was covered in muck to play Ms. Mud in the sequel to ‘Deuce Bigalo: Male Gigolo’.
The Mirror reports that former S Club star Rachel Stevens was shocked to find out that her next single – ‘More, More, More’ – was originally performed in 1976 by porn star Andrea True. “I’m thinking of going porno girl myself,” she revealed. “My stylist was suggesting kind of retro, kind of 70s, not naked but porno-esque. I think that would be quite kitsch and cool.”
Rachel Stevens Appears On ‘TRL’
August 10, 2004 – Former S Club star Rachel recently made an appearance on the UK edition of ‘Total Request Live’, where she talked about her new single ‘Some Girls’, the re-release of ‘Funky Dory’, her interest in a clothing line, she turned down date requests from audience members, her nerves walking the red carpet, running the mile for Sports Relief, her ‘Suzie Gold’ appearance, her thoughts on Britney Spears after her quickie marriage and new engagement, her thoughts on Kabbalah and Scientology, and more.
Former S Club star Rachel Stevens performed for G-A-Y clubbers off at London’s Astoria on Saturday (July 31). Check out pictures from RexFeatures.
Rachel Stevens Says ‘Pop’ Isn’t A Dirty Word
July 31, 2004 – Ireland On-Line reports that Rachel has furiously defended pop music – insisting it isn’t a “dirty word.” The former S Club star said, “Pop should never be a dirty word, and I don’t agree that you need to grow up in a garage with a guitar making your fingers bleed in order to be considered a musician. Just because you’ve come from a pop background it doesn’t mean you have no right to make music.”
Rachel Stevens U.S. Project Pushed Back
July 26, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: After seeing her song, ‘Some Girls,’ shoot to the top 3 in the UK, Rachel and her record company have cancelled the release of, ‘Fools,’ and her album. Right now, the former S Club star’s main concentration is in Europe and the US is secondary. However, the album has only been postponed but ‘Fools,’ as a single is completely cancelled. It will still be used in the ‘Princess Diaries II,’ though. The album has been postponed to late December or possibly sometime in January. The first single is still being decided, however ‘Some Girls,’ is looking to be the top choice.
Rachel Stevens Returns To First Love After Latest Split
July 25, 2004 – After splitting from millionaire Gavin Dein, The People reports that former S Club star Rachel is back with first love Dan Cohen. The pair went out for dinner the other night, and also took in Simon & Garfunkel’s gig at Hyde Park in London.
The new Rachel Stevens commercial for Sky Sports featuring the former S Club star performing ‘More More More’ has been posted online. The sexy singer is featured on stage in a purple sweatsuit in the advert. Watch it at via Vimeo below.
The People reports that just as Rachel Stevens is celebrating the chart success of ‘Some Girls’, she’s been dumped by millionaire boyfriend Gavin Dein, son of Arsenal vice-chairman David. “Rachel would always choose work over him,” said a Gavin pal. “Dates were cancelled because things would come up with her work.” And her run-in with ‘Friends’ actor David Schwimmer brought more tension. “Rachel kept talking about going to see him in Los Angeles so he could introduce her to people who could help her acting work,” the pal added. “Going on like that about this handsome actor helped sow the seeds of doubt in Gavin’s mind that he was doing the right thing.” A spokesman for the singer downplayed the split saying, “They were never really serious and only went out on a few dinner dates.”
Former S Club singer Rachel Stevens has been denied the top spot in the singles chart by a dance track. ‘Lola’s Theme’ by the Shapeshifters, which is already a huge hit on the club scene, entered at number one. It pushed Rachel’s ‘Some Girls’, which is the official song of Sport Relief 2004, into the number two slot. Usher’s latest single ‘Burn’, which had occupied the top spot for two weeks, slipped to third.
Rachel Stevens Lands Deal With Sky Sports
July 17, 2004 – According to The Sun, former S Club star Rachel has signed up as the new face of Sky Sports. Stevens has recorded a version of the 1976 hit ‘More More More’ for Sky’s soccer coverage next season. Rachel, who performs the track with 200 extras in a virtual stadium, justified the signing saying: “I’m an Arsenal fan. I know the off-side rule and lots of the chants.”
Rachel Stevens Tells All To The Mirror
July 16, 2004 – Former S Club star Rachel visited The Mirror’s offices to set the record straight on gossip surrounding her, including her run-in with ‘Friends’ star David Schwimmer, her hopes to run into *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, her split with actor Jeremy Edwards, and her budding romance with Gavin Dein. Stevens also talked about the UK’s version of ‘Big Brother’, her solo chart successes and failures, staying in shape, and more.
Bellefire, Blazin’ Squad, Darren Hayes, Deepest Blue, Gabrielle, Girls Aloud, Javine Hylton, Mark Owen, McFly, Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado, Peter Andre, Pop!, former S Club star Rachel Stevens, former Boyzone star Ronan Keating, Sam & Mark, former All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis, Sugababes, The Calling, and V were on hand for The New 96.4 BRMB’s ‘Party in the Park’ 2004 Sponsored by O2 Music on Saturday (July 10) at Cannon Hill Park in Birmingham, England. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.
Rachel Stevens Releases Debut U.S. Single
July 11, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Rachel Stevens is after a U.S. pop career ala Britney Spears/Beyonce. The ex S-Club star has contributed her song, ‘Fools,’ to the Princess Diaries II soundtrack and is making it her lead single from her debut album, ‘Funky Dory.’ The song will be released to radio August 2nd, followed by the release of her album on September 21st. Rachel is currently promoting her single, ‘Some Girls,’ overseas but in September, Rachel will come to the U.S. to promote ‘Fools’ and the disc’s second single, ‘Sweet Dreams My LA Ex.’ The tracklisting has already been finalized. Read on for the complete tracklisting.
Rachel Stevens – ‘Funky Dory’
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2. Sweet Dreams My LA Ex
3. Funky Dory
4. Some Girls
5. Breathe In Breathe Out
7. Heaven Has To Wait
8. More, More, More
9. Little Secret
10. I Got The Money
11. Blue Afternoon
14. Some Girls (Rhythm Masters Vocal Mix)