Thursday, 27 January 2011

Amelle Interview with Glamour Magazine

Amelle Berrabah

  • By Charlotte Duck
  • Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Amelle Berrabah Interview
PA Photos
The Sugababe gets up close and personal with our ever-probing Glamour Inquisitor
1. Last text message you received?
Ooh let me check my phone. Tom, my boyfriend.
2. Last time someone saw you naked - and who?
Ha. This morning, my boyfriend!
3. Your celebrity crush growing up?
I used to really love Gary Barlow from Take That - confessing my love!! And then I moved on to Leonardo DiCaprio once I saw him in Titanic. I watched that film SO many times, I was completely in love with him.

4. Put your iPod on shuffle. Write down the first song that comes up
Kanye West, Paranoid, off his album 808s & Heartbreat. I love this tune.
5. Sum yourselves up in three words
Bubbly, honest and a good person.
6. If you could eat anything in the world right now, what would it be?
Right now I'm at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, and they do an amazing club sandwich. This place always reminds me of that. So, I'd have the chicken club, minus the bacon!

7. Last book you read?
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger.

8. Tell us about your involvement in Fight Cervical Cancer in Style.
The other girls in the Sugababes and I launched this campaign a year ago with a massive gig in Koko which was great for raising awareness, but still girls and women just don't know enough about this disease that kills nearly three women every day. This week is the European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week so now's a great time to highlight the simple steps that girls and women can take to reduce their risk, like leading a healthy lifestyle, cervical screening and HPV vaccination. I was so surprised to learn that whilst 44% of all girls and women surveyed recently correctly identified that cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 20-29, 36% have, at some point, not attended their smear test when invited, and I feel this needs to be addressed.
Amelle is proud to support the 1st year anniversary of the Fight Cervical Cancer in Style campaign; a national campaign to educate and raise awareness about cervical cancer developed by GlaxoSmithKline, in association with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK charity dedicated to cervical cancer. For more information speak to your local GP/nurse or visit

Jade Ewen wants 'EastEnders' part

Thanks for the heads up @TheLastSugababe

Jade Ewen wants 'EastEnders' part

Thursday, January 27 2011, 19:04 GMT
By Kristy Kelly, Entertainment Reporter
Jade Ewen
Jade Ewen has said that she wants to star in EastEnders after seeing boyfriend Ricky Norwood win 'Most Popular Newcomer' at last night's NTAs for his portrayal of Fatboy.

The Sugababes singer explained that she would like to get back into acting and is drawn to the BBC serial above all soaps.

She told Bang Showbiz: "I used to do a lot of acting so it's definitely something I'd like to go back to. If I were to be on a soap it would have to be EastEnders because I'm an East Londoner."

Ewen added that she would enjoy playing the part of a nasty character.

She said: "To play a mean girl would be fun. It's always fun to be a bit bitchy I think, more interesting."

Sugababe Jade Ewen shows her cheeky side in Valentine's collection for Miss Ultimo

Sugababe Jade Ewen shows her cheeky side in Valentine's collection for Miss Ultimo

Sugababe Jade Ewen wows in Valentine lingerie for Miss Ultimo

Posted: Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Above: Jade Ewen wowed us with her stunning figure for Miss Ultimo

ABOVE: Sugababe Jade Ewen also modelled Miss Ultimo's 'Highland Fling' range

ABOVE: Jade Ewen said she's hoping her boyfriend will be buying her undies this Valentine's Day

ABOVE: We're loving this cute tartan set Jade Ewen was modelling
IT'S got to be tough following in the footsteps of the likes of Kelly Brook and Kara Tointon.
But when you've got a figure like Sugababe Jade Ewen, it's probably a preeetty easy decision to drop your togs for Ultimo.

The gorgeous 23-year-old has unveiled one helluva figure for Miss Ultimo's Valentine's collection, unveiling a super-toned physique in a range of fun and flirty underwear sets.

Posing in the 'Cherry Drop' gingham set and a blue, tartan offering aptly called 'Highland Fling', blokes everywhere will be drooling at this sizzling photoshoot - which lands just in time for Valentine's Day (i.e. a time to buy their girlfs new pants).

We also reckon the laydees will be mega-impressed that Jade proves it's not just red undies that are V-Day fit, as she models a cute tartan set which features adorable little frills and a cheeky, tartan heart on her bottom.

Even the red gingham lot from Miss Ultimo has a cute twist; with the adorable gingham print featuring tiny little cherry appliques along the bust and a frill across the behind.

Jade, who shot to fame first as a Eurovision contestant and then as the newest member of the Sugababes, said she reckons the new range is perfect for the romantic season.

She said: “I love the new Miss Ultimo Valentine’s collection. It’s really pretty and lots of fun, perfect for celebrating the most romantic day of the year.

"There’s nothing quite like sexy underwear to say ‘I love you’ and to woo your lady. My boyfriend has never been brave enough to buy me lingerie, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this year!”

Michelle Mone OBE, creator of Miss Ultimo, added: “Any men out there wondering what to get their lady this Valentines, here’s your answer! The new Miss Ultimo collection is sexy, playful and feminine and the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.”
The Miss Ultimo Valentines collection is available from Debenhams stores nationwide and online

Ricky Norwood's lucky cufflinks and Jade wants to play mean

Ricky Norwood thanks lucky cufflinks for NTA win


Thursday 27th January 2011 - 16:00:41
'EastEnders' actor Ricky Norwood puts his National Television Award win last night (26.01.11) down to wearing his ''lucky cufflinks''.
Ricky Norwood puts his National Television Award win down to wearing his "lucky cufflinks".
The 'EastEnders' actor - who won Most Popular Newcomer for his role as Fatboy in the BBC One soap - believes carrying the lucky charms around with him during last night's (26.01.11) ceremony at London's O2 Arena ensured his success in the category.
He told BANG Showbiz: "I've got some lucky cufflinks I always wear but tonight my shirt has got buttons on it so I couldn't wear them. I can't be without them though so I made sure I put one in each pocket!"
I've got some lucky cufflinks I always wear but tonight my shirt has got buttons on it so I couldn't wear them. I can't be without them though so I made sure I put one in each pocket!
Meanwhile, Ricky's girlfriend, Sugababes singer Jade Ewen, admitted seeing the actor pick up the award had made her long for a role in 'EastEnders' herself.
She explained: "I used to do a lot of acting so it's definitely something I'd like to go back to. If I were to be on a soap it would have to be 'EastEnders' because I'm an east Londoner.
"To play a mean girl would be fun. It's always fun to be a bit b****y I think, more interesting."

New HQ Photo of Jade in Miss Ultimo - Cherry Drop (Full length)

Amelle Interview with New Magazine

Sugababes star Amelle Berrabah: 'I fancied Alex Reid'

Sugababe Amelle Berrabah tells new! all about her friendship with Alex Reid, her baby plans and leaving the band

Posted: Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Above: Sugababe Amelle Berrabah has confessed to fancying Jordan's ex Alex Reid!
Nearly a year has passed since we’ve heard so much as a peep out of the Sugababes.
So when new! was invited to interview Sugababe Amelle Berrabah in a private member’s club in London’s Covent Garden, we couldn’t wait to quiz her on what our favourite pop trio have been up to (as well as discussing Jordan's ex Alex Reid!)

“We’ve been in and out of the studio working on the new album,” the singer explains. But, up until a year ago, there was a lot more going on besides.

In 2009, Amelle achieved solo success with her No.1 single Never Leave You – a collaboration with Tinchy Stryder.

But the shock exit of bandmate Keisha Buchanan later that year, followed by Amelle being treated for nervous exhaustion a month after that, prompted fears for the band’s future.

Fast-forward to 2011, though, and the brunette is glowing with happiness. Here, the 26-year-old singer tells new! all about her relationship with former model Tom Benn, 30, and admits that she used to have a crush on Jordan’s ex…

You and Tom have been together a year now, how are things going?
Really good, thank you.

Is he The One?
For now. No, I’m joking. I definitely think he’s The One. He’s an amazing, funny person. He’s my best friend.

There were stories that he was planning to propose…
Yeah, where the hell did that come from? My brother called me and said, “You’re getting married?” and I was like, “No.” I don’t think he’ll propose any time soon.

Would you have a big wedding?
I love the idea of an evening wedding. I want it to be big but full of faces I know – not wedding crashers.

Would you ask your bandmates Heidi Range and Jade Ewen to be your bridesmaids?
Well, I have sisters, so… Heidi gets asked that a lot about her wedding to Dave Berry. She just says, “No, they’re not [my bridesmaids].” Her sister and Dave’s sister will be her bridesmaids.

It’s also been reported that you would like to become a mum in the next two years. Is this true?
No [laughs]. I definitely want kids but not in the next two years.

How many children would you like?
Two or three.

Last month, there was a story that you and Alex Reid had been cosying up at London club Mahiki’s Christmas party. What was going on there?
[Laughs] He was my kick-boxing instructor for, like, six years. And I’ve known him since I was 11. He just came over to say hi and chat about our hometown, how his mum’s doing and stuff. We were literally catching up.

Do you get on well with Alex?
I used to see him a lot. He’s a lovely bloke – really sweet. He wears his heart on his sleeve and he does make me laugh. I’m proud of him.

Have you ever fancied him?
[Blushes] Oh God, this will be so weird for him to hear this. I did used to fancy him a little bit when I first started the kick-boxing.

Are you surprised that his marriage to Jordan has ended?
Yes, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him moving his stuff back in [to Katie’s].

Have you got any nice single friends that you could hook him up with?
Um, most of my friends are taken now, man, but I might have one in mind…

To read more from Amelle, pick up the latest issue of new!

Amelle is proud to support the first-year anniversary of the Fight Cervical Cancer In Style campaign, a national campaign to educate and raise awareness about cervical cancer, developed by GlaxoSmithKline, in association with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK charity dedicated to cervical cancer. For more information, speak to your local GP or nurse or visit

EastEnders score NTA hat-trick

EastEnders score NTA hat-trick

 22:45 UK time, Wednesday, 26 January 2011
EastEnders graced the o2 Arena stage not once, not twice, but three magnificent times at the prestigious National Television awards. All thanks to YOU!
As well as clinching the Best Serial Drama award after a tremendous year of dramatic performances, the much-loved Ricky Norwood scooped Most Popular Newcomer for Fatboy, and lovely Lacey beat off stiff competition (including Steve McFadden) to clinch the Outstanding Serial Drama Performance gong as Stacey. Kerching.
Before Simon Cowell could even warm his seat  in the front row, Ricky Norwood was presented with the Newcomer award as ruuuuude bwooyy Fatboy, innit.
The actor slid away from his gorgeous girlfriend, Jade Ewen, and excitedly thanked his way through his acceptance speech with special appreciation for his nan and fans: "YES. WOW. Thank you to every single person who voted.
"And thank you to my nan who has guided my path. And thank you people out there. YEEAAH!" Brilliant.
AlisonnLOVEE wrote on Twitter: 'SOOOO pleased for Ricky Norwood! I love him'
Buffbeany added:‎ '#ntas Congrats to Ricky Norwood, aka Fatboy from EastEnders on becoming Best Newcomer!!!'
Dina on Facebook wrote: 'I love this guy!!! He brings some spark, and laughter to the screen... Love you Fatboy xxx !!!!!
Next to grace the stage for EastEnders was the lovely, and surprisingly shy Lacey Turner.
The actress, who left our soap screen at Christmas as sassy Stacey, has had a magnificent year which had us gasping in horror as she admitted to being Archie's killer in the February live episode.
She also saw her husband, Bradley, fall to his death *sob*, and had to flee the Square at Christmas with Lily.
Lacey (looking glam in a lovely black number) accepted the Outstanding Performance gong for the third time by saying: "Thank you very much to everyone who has voted for me over the last six years, and supported me.
"And thank you to everyone at EastEnders. I learnt so much whilst I was there. And thank you to all of my family for putting up with me!” (Surely she's not a handful like Stacey!?)
Vicki supported Lacey's win on Facebook: 'HUGE congrats to Lacey - there is no one more deserving. She rocks x x x'
Samantha added: 'Lacey u did it again, and I never doubted u would!! Amazing actress. So sad u left Walford, but all the best for the future xxx'
-lyndsey- tweeted: 'Lacey Turner is brilliant - definitely deserved that award #ntas'
And lastly, *after wiping tears following legendary Bruce Forsyth's speech for Special Recognition* EastEnders took the most coveted award of the night... for Best Serial Drama!
Nitin Ganatra (Masood) and Nina Wadia (Zainab) pointed out that the award is never taken for granted, as "the competition is superb."
They also thanked the fans for voting and added: "The show wouldn't be what it is without the commitment and the diverse issues."
Sarah wrote on Facebook: 'Nice one enders great storylines you all deserve it cast and crew x'
The biggest-ever National Television Awards was all it promised it would be... and more. It had the red carpet glamour, the nail-biting drama, crazy dancing (from energy spark Louie Spence), the magical music performances, a few tears, and of course a few whopping gongs thrown in too!
All that can be left to say is... 'you're twisting my melon, man.' (Big up Shaun Ryder and Stacey Soloman's opener.) Brilliant.
We just have to do it all again next year...
Thanks again for voting folks.

Trend Alert: Double Strap Jewel Alice Bands

Trend Alert: Double Strap Jewel Alice Bands

Last night at the NTAs, TV stars Myleene Klass and Jade Ewen had a Grecian-inspired beauty look going on. Both were wearing long and flowy of yellow dresses, and their dark hair was adorned with sparkling double-strap Alice bands. Shop some more fun and fancy Alice bands below and let me know which one is your favourite.

2 Photos of Heidi and Dave at NTAs

Thanks to @TheLastSugababe for the heads up

Jade Ewen for Miss Ultimo in The Sun 25th Jan 2011

Jade Ewen for Miss Ultimo in the Mirror 25th Jan 2011

Jade Ewen for Miss Ultimo in Heat Magazine Star Style 25th Jan 2011

Jade Ewen for Miss Ultimo in Heat Magazine Fashion Favs 25th Jan 2011

Jade Ewen Montage Video - My Man (Cahill remix) Audio

Babehotnow | 15 January 2011 
Pictures from various sites around the web i do not own any of them. Music Jade ewen - My man (cahill remix) i do not own it No copyright infringement intend :D Enjoy! x