Cheryl Cole Hits L.A.


She’s already conquered TV and music in Britain, and now Cheryl Cole has landed on U.S. shores, and seems to be making just as good of an impression as she does in the UK. The Girls Aloud star and X-Factor judge is taking a break from filming to record some of her solo material in Los Angeles with Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am. Cheryl landed at LAX early yesterday wearing a thigh-skimming babydoll dress, and was reportedly surprised by the level of pap and fan attention at the airport.

Cheryl is also rumored to be in town to discuss starring in an American version of X-Factor as a judge, something which mentor Simon Cowell is said to be lining up for her – as long as she loses her Geordie accent. “He’s joked about her needing elocution lessons, but in all seriousness, it’s something she’ll have to consider,” reports Now magazine. Judging by the effort she made to look stunning after an 11-hour flight, we’d say the problems of a pesky regional accent wouldn’t be too much. [Photos: Splash News Online]


Brits Backstage Gossip!

We had lots of fun live blogging the Brit Awards for you last night from London, which saw Duffy and Kings of Leon among the music stars who triumphed on the night. But we wouldn’t be doing our job without rounding up some of the behind-the-scenes gossip.

  • Lady Gaga – who appeared with the Pet Shop Boys for the briefest cameo ever – had the largest entourage backstage. “A total of 16 minders, assistants and managers were crammed into her dressing room – and used a rota to hang out with her,” according to reports. Plus, she was overheard saying, “Who are these people?” about Girls Aloud. Well, until about five seconds ago we hadn’t heard of YOU, love.
  • (Gaga also achieved her particular shade of orange by having three spray tans on the day…)

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The Brit Awards: Live Blog!

England’s “Grammys” is a huge deal in UK music — and our UK contributor, Becky Howard, is teaming up with PopSugarUK to live blog the show, which features performances by Kings of Leon, Take That, Coldplay, U2, Duffy, Girls Aloud, Adele, Leona Lewis, The Ting Tings and others. Plus, Lady Gaga will be closing the show with a duet with the Pet Shop Boys. Participate in our live blog now and check out PopSugarUK’s Brit Awards coverage.


The Brits Are Coming!

Hrrrrnk! Tonight sees the “funnest” night ever in British music – The Brit Awards – being broadcast live on UK TV, and live-blogged direct for your amusement in a joint effort by Scandalist and PopSugarUK starting at 2pm EST. What, you don’t know what the Brits are? Shame on you! It’s the Grammys but about as third as long, celebrating the best music of the past year, and legendary for the bad behavior of its attendees.

Back in the 1990s, Robbie Williams challenged Oasis’ Liam Gallagher to a live fight, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker infamously wiggled his ass onstage at Michael Jackson during the latter’s preposterous “Earth Song,” and only a couple of years ago, presenter Russell Brand raised eyebrows with a few trademark controversial comments (what’s new?) Overseeing proceedings tonight at London’s Earl’s Court are comedy stars James Corden and Mat Horne (hey, they’re big in the UK) with singer Kylie Minogue.

Up for awards or performing live are Kings of Leon, Take That, Coldplay, U2, Duffy, Girls Aloud, Adele, Leona Lewis, The Ting Tings and LOADS more. Plus, Lady Gaga will be closing the show with a duet with the Pet Shop Boys. Woop! See you at 8pm GMT/3pm EST for the unfolding horror/joy. [Photos: WireImage]