Sophie Ellis Bextor Puts Richard Jones In The Dog House

Sophie Ellis-BextorSophie Ellis Bextor sounded off on her husband Richard Jones over The Feeling bassist’s recorded question posed to his wife on a radio show and a Tweet Richard sent to a music web site logged into Sophie’s account. The pop singer told her Twitter followers (@SophieEB):

So @thefeeling did the same radio tour as me last week, and Richard was asked to record a question for me to answer on one of the stations.

What do you think he asked? Something sweet? Something to put us both in a good light?

No. He asked me ‘do you like picking up my dirty pants off the floor and putting them in the laundry bin?’

This makes us BOTH LOOK BAD. (and I don’t like it)

Naughty R!!!

RT @thefeeling @Popjustice @sophieeb that was actually me. Wrong account. Whoops. R

@thefeeling you knew EXACTLY what you were doing! Apologize to my followers at once! It’s not even past the watershed.

“@Popjustice: I cannot believe what @SophieEB just tweeted me about fisting” I did not expect to read this today when I woke up this morning

Sophie Ellis Bextor Performing At Naked Heart Foundation Ball

Sophie Ellis Bextor will play at the Naked Heart Foundation ball next weekend. The English pop singer will be heading to Abu Dhabi to perform at the event held on the Yas Island on November 13th. Sophie will be playing alongside the likes of Leona Lewis and Sarah McLachlan. Find out more information about The Naked Heart Foundation at NakedHeart.org.

Armin van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘Not Giving Up On Love’ Video

Sophie Ellis-Bextor 'Not Giving Up On Love' music video

September 18, 2010 – Armin and Sophie are out with the music video to their new single ‘Not Giving Up On Love’, from Armin’s new album ‘Mirage’.

“I am so excited to be releasing a song with Armin,” Bextor said. “I love what he does and I think ‘Not Giving Up’ is a wonderful blend of trance and wistful pop. The song suits a sunrise or a dancefloor and it’s great to sing. Filming the video in Ibiza was the perfect way to christen the track!”

Watch the video below.

Armin van Buuren vs Sophie Ellis-Bextor 'Not Giving Up On Love' single cover

Sophie Ellis Bextor: Avoid Heavy Makeup At Festivals

Sophie Ellis Bextor is offering concertgoers a guide on how to dress for a festival in a column for Telegraph. One bit of advice the British pop singer had:

Stay neutral – You don’t want to be heavily made-up at a festival – it just looks odd. And as you’re spending a lot of time in the daylight, it’ll look really obvious if you have a lot of make-up on. A bit of eyeliner and mascara is all I wear. You don’t know when you’re going to see a mirror anyway, so best just to keep it simple. Any essentials you may need during the day, pack in a satchel so you’re still ‘hands-free.’ And always take dry shampoo – it’s a brilliant invention

The rest of her tips at telegraph.co.uk have since been removed.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Talks About ‘Bittersweet’ Release

May 4, 2010 – Sophie checked in on her YouTube channel to pitch the release of her new single ‘Bittersweet’, and there are remixes available of the track as well. “Thank you so much for all your positive messages over the past few weeks,” the British pop singer told her fans. ‘Bittersweet’ is the lead single from Sophie’s upcoming fourth studio album ‘Straight to the Heart’. Watch the brief message below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Planning Informal Album Artwork

April 7, 2010 – Sophie answered another round of Twitter questions in a blog at her MySpace (@sophieellisbextor) on Wednesday (April 7), including if she had a concept for the artwork to her new album. The 30-year-old writes:

Yeah, I think we want to do something which is a bit looser and more informal than we have done before. I’ve done lots of lovely things where it’s been quite diva-ish and distant, and I do really like that angle for pop. But now that it’s album four, I feel like it might be OK to show a slightly different side of me. Maybe something a little bit more playful.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Thanks Fans For ‘Bittersweet’ Feedback

Sophie Ellis-Bextor message to fansApril 1, 2010 – Sophie left fans a thank you message for the feedback she’s been getting for her new single.

“I want to send lots of love to my fans and say a genuine thank you for all their messages of support about the new single ‘Bittersweet’ and the video,” Sophie says in the video. “I’m really excited to be back with the new record. It’s sounding pretty good and I think it’s gonna be a good year for us.”

Watch it via YouTube below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Talks About Her New Single ‘Bittersweet’

Sophie Ellis Bextor did a Q&A on her official web site, with several questions pertaining to her new single ‘Bittersweet’, which she wrote just after giving birth to her son Kit. Asked where she penned the track, the British pop singer responded:

It was a very, very relaxed writing session just after I’d come back from hospital. I was taking things easy and Hannah Robinson, who I write a lot with, came round. I was still feeding Kit at the time, so I had to keep stopping every two or three hours to feed him. I remember at one point in particular I was actually feeding him while I was writing. I was thinking, “This is pretty much the modern pop star – feeding a baby and writing a dance track!”.

The entire interview at sophieellisbextor.net has since been removed.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Shoots Her Album Cover

March 10, 2010 – Sophie updated her Twitter followers (@SophieEB) on Wednesday (March 10), discussing a visit to Paris, France and her album cover photo shoot. The British pop singer writes:

Back from Paris. Video with junior caldera done. Macaroons eaten. Merci, Paris.
Oh and I should let you know yesterday I shot my album cover. Very nice photographer who made me shout out very odd stuff as he clicked.
And sometimes I flung my head around. Sore neck today.
All in the name of pop.

Is Sophie Ellis Bextor Feeling Pressured To Deliver Successful Album?

February 12, 2010 – Sophie answered a few questions from fans submitted to her Twitter on her blog at MySpace (@sophieellisbextor) on Thursday (February 11), including one who wondered how critical is the success of her upcoming album for her career and if she’s feeling pressure ahead of its release. Sophie responded:

Ooh, that is an intelligent question. I would say the least critical out of everything, actually. Because I kind of feel like I do what I do now. Although that being said, you obviously want it to do well and I’m really pleased with it. But I don’t feel as much pressure, because I feel like I’m here now, y’know? I feel like I’ll be able to put out another album after this, no matter what.

Freemasons ‘Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)’ Video Ft. Sophie Ellis Bextor

Freemasons 'Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)' featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor (single cover)

June 12, 2009 – Freemasons are out with the music video to their new single ‘Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)’, featuring Sophie, off the English dance duo’s third album ‘Shakedown 2’, out June 29th on Loaded Records. Watch the Chris Sweeney directed video via YouTube below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor 2 Or 3 Songs Away From Finishing New Album

Sophie Ellis Bextor did a Q&A on her blog at MySpace (@sophieellisbextor), talking about her baby Kit and 5-year-old son Sonny, as well as her new Freemasons single ‘Heartbreak (Make Me A Dancer)’ and if she’s making progress on her new album. The 30-year-old pop star says on the latter topic:

Absolutely. I’ve got some really good stuff and we’re nearly there, but I think I probably need another two or three songs. There are a couple of collaborations in the offing which might be quite good.

We’ll see. It’s all a matter of people’s diaries tallying up. I always get in trouble for saying when things are coming out, because then they change. But if everything goes to plan, I’m hoping to put out another single after ‘Heartbreak’, maybe in August and then have the album out later this year. That’s the intention, anyway.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Blogs About Baby Son Kit

April 17, 2009 – Sophie blogged at sparklingpregnancy.com about the birth of her second son Kit, who was born nine weeks early on February 7th. “I wouldn’t say it was easy having a premature baby again,” Sophie said, haven also given birth prematurely to Sonny, “it’s a traumatic experience, but Richard and I got through it by telling ourselves that if Kit wasn’t in hospital then I’d still be pregnant with him. Knowing there wasn’t any way that he’d be home with us no matter how things had gone made it easier so we just tried to go with the slight feeling of limbo and tried to be patient as he started to get well enough to come home.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor Pregnancy Allows Her Time To Focus On Music

January 30, 2009 – Sophie is contributing blogs about her second pregnancy to Shloer. Sophie’s said in her first blog on January 16th:

For me being pregnant is almost an indulgence as it gives me more time to focus on my music. My favorite part of the album making process is song writing so I’m taking my time and really savoring it. Protecting myself and the baby is the most important thing at this time and being pregnant really does give you the chance to slow down, prepare for the birth and focus on the things you really want to do. One of my top tips would be to try to preserve your social life as much as possible when you’re pregnant as it reminds you that you’re you and not just a pregnant lady! I DJ, run a club night called Modern Love, and have been doing the odd gig too. I’m going to continue to do this as long as possible so I don’t feel defined solely as a pregnant woman. I still have lots of energy so I might as well keep active and happy.

The entire post at sparklingpregnancy.com has since been removed.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Isn’t Sure Whether Baby #2 Is A Boy Or A Girl

Pregnant singer Sophie Ellis Bextor is juggling her second baby with a busy work schedule. When ITN asked whether baby #2 was a boy or a girl, she said, “It’s definitely one of those. I kind of feel like it’s another boy. But it’s not really based on anything. We haven’t asked the doctor to find out. I love having a son but I kind of feel like I’d be on familiar territory with that.” Sophie added that she’s finishing up a fourth album which should be out around August-September, and it will be “a return to the more dancey side of things.” Watch the interview below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Discusses Insecurities, Odd Looks

October 12, 2008 – Sophie Ellis Bextor shares some thoughts in an article in today’s Sunday Times. “I was a confident child, but then my parents divorced,” Sophie explained. “I can see a big difference between me and my half-sister, who has grown up with happily married parents. She is far more secure than I ever was.”

The humble 29-year-old added, “When I was younger I realized I was never going to be conventionally pretty, so I thought: ‘So what if I look a bit odd? I’d better celebrate it’.”

Update: The entire story at timesonline.co.uk has since been archived.

Roisin Murphy Happy To Pass ‘On & Off’ To Sophie Ellis Bextor

Roisin Murphy tells the Daily Star she’s okay with Sophie Ellis Bextor’s next single being ‘On & Off’, the song Roisin originally recorded with No 1 star Calvin Harris, 24, but never used. “I think it is a lot better than my version actually,” the former Moloko singer said. “I think it suits her voice better – it is more narrative somehow with her singing it. That kind of dry delivery that she does, it doesn’t sound like anybody else, she has really made it her own.”

Sophie Ellis Bextor ‘Off And On’ & ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’ Audio

June 2, 2008 – Sophie has posted a pair of new tracks on her MySpace player, presumably to be included on the British pop singer’s forthcoming fourth studio album out later this year. Sophie also announced this morning she’s set to take part in this summer’s The House Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens on July 10th. Tickets are priced at £150 with profits going towards restoring the house and gardens, including planting more than 1,600 new trees and building a new café. Listen to ‘Off And On’ and ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’ at myspace.com/sophieellisbextor.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Working On New Material For Next Album

Sophie Ellis Bextor checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@sophieellisbextor) on Tuesday (May 27) with the following message:

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re all well and enjoying the sun, well, when it is actually nice out. I hope we get a decent Summer this year. I’m trying to think of things to do with Sonny when it’s miserable outside. So far we’ve been down the local Paint-It-Yourself shop and painted plates and a mug for Richard. The other weekend I went to The Life Ball in Vienna which was one huge party. It raises money to combat AIDS and HIV. We opened the show in the official Life Ball Mini which was designed by Agent Provocateur and I sat with Joseph Corre who was lovely. It was such a massive event, it was a real honor to be there.

Meanwhile I’m back in the studio recording new material for my next album and I’m so excited about it all. I can’t say too much about it all just yet but you can be sure that as soon as I can I’ll tell you all about it.

Anyway, that’s about it for now but thank you so much for all your messages in the forum,

Lots of Love Sophie. x

Sophie Ellis Bextor Making 4th Studio Album Before Greatest Hits

April 12, 2008 – A Q&A with Sophie Ellis Bextor has been posted at the singer’s MySpace (@sophieellisbextor) on Friday (April 21), where Soph said, “There’s lots of exciting things going on, but I’m afraid I cannot tell you too much about any of them.” Asked why not, she responded, “Well, one thing is quite an exciting thing to do with my record company and the other is quite an exciting thing to do with other stuff. But I don’t want to jinx either until it’s all signed and sealed.” As for plans to release a greatest hits album, she said, “Well, because I’ve got so much material together that we’re really happy with, I’m actually going to push on and make a fourth studio album, rather than a greatest hits.”

G-A-Y 15th Anniversary

Sophie Ellis Bextor, Sugababes, Girls Aloud, and Westlife performed at the G-A-Y 15th Anniversary at the Astoria on Saturday (December 1) in London, England. At one point, Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle was joined on stage by her boyfriend and ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Jesse Metcalfe. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

Sophie Ellis Bextor: ‘I’d Love To Have More Kids’

December 2, 2007 – Sophie tells The Sunday Mirror she’d like to give her 3-year-old son Sonny a sibling at some point. “I’d love to have more kids, but it’s a matter of fitting it in. If I could be pregnant at home and not have to go to work that would be ideal. Last time I was pregnant I felt like hibernating, it was a really private time.” As for how she’s can handle both a pop career and raising Sonny, Sophie said, “Balancing work and motherhood can make things complicated, but I’m not the first working mother and I’ve got lots of support. Also, I’m very lucky that I can bring him along to work with me and I take advantage of that.” Read more.

Sophie Ellis Bextor ‘Today The Sun’s On Us’ Video

Sophie Ellis Bextor 'Today The Sun's On Us' single cover

July 10, 2007 – Sophie is out with the video for her new single ‘Today The Sun’s On Us’, the third release from the British pop singer’s third album ‘Trip The Light Fantastic’. The Sophie Muller directed video was filmed in Iceland and has a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ theme. Watch it below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Takes In Isle Of Wight Festival

The Sun spoke with several acts at the Isle of Wight festival over the weekend, including Sophie Ellis Bextor. “I am in the middle of doing the George Michael Support tour so this is a day off to see my husband (Richard Jones from The Feeling) really,” she said. “It is a great festival. I have not been to the Isle of Wight since I was 11 as part of a school trip where we all had to wear bobble hats with our names sewn onto the front so I am quite glad that I do not have to wear that whilst I am here.”

The story at thesun.co.uk has since been removed.

All Back To Mine With Sophie Ellis Bextor

May 26, 2007 – The Extra Venue’s All Back To Mine features Sophie providing a tour of her favorite spots in London, England. The singer visited Ravenscourt Park while discussing her new album ‘Trip To The Light Fantastic’ before venturing to a Portobello Market, and then The Fat Badger Pub.

Video at Yahoo! Music UK & Ireland has since been removed.

Baby Spurs Ambition From Sophie Ellis Bextor

April 30, 2007 – Sophie tells The Sunday Mirror having a surprise baby so has its benefits, making her more ambitious than ever. “After my son was born, people suggested I wouldn’t be interested in this life as a performer any more but, far from losing my drive, it has heightened it,” she said.

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

Sophie Ellis Bextor ‘Me And My Imagination’ Video

Sophie Ellis Bextor 'Me And My Imagination' single cover

April 25, 2007 – Sophie is out with the music video to her new single ‘Me And My Imagination’, from the British pop singer’s third studio album ‘Trip the Light Fantastic’. The dance pop song was written by Sophie and Hannah Robinson and co-written and produced by Matt Prime. Nourizadeh Nima directed the video that was shot in London. Watch it below.

Sophie Ellis Bextor Turns Down ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

January 24, 2007 – Sophie tells Neil Sean of Sky News that despite the chance of promoting her new music on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, she turned down the opportunity to appear on the UK version of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. “I’m way too busy with the new album and tour,” she explained. “But the offer was fantastic – maybe next time.”

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