The rest of this week's column featuring Britney Spears, Kelly Brook, Kimberly Wyatt and James Blunt
*Atomic Kitten fans better reached for a box of tissues as I have bad news. Jenny Frost – who came second out of the girls in Channel 4′s Famous And Fearless – has told me there’s no chance of the girls getting back together since splitting in 2004. She revealed: “Me and the girls are still pals and we still do stuff together but I don’t think we’ll be going back into the studio.”
*Kimberly Wyatt is one busy lady. Not only has she slotted her bending legs back behind the panel on the second series of Sky1’s Got To Dance but she’s also paring it with judging duties on the American version, Live To Dance. Phew!
“I’ll appear in the UK on Sunday and fly to America for Wednesday. It’s going to be interesting that’s for sure but I couldn’t be more grateful. Fortunately I live in LA so I get to be home with my dog and my little family.”
The former Pussycat Doll also revealed she was gutted to hear her old girlband has been disbanded after Nicole Scherzinger quit. But she reckons their sexy clobber may soon get new owners. “We knew at the start that it was set up not to be forever and we were made very aware that we could be replaced,” she said. “There were girls before us and I’m sure there will be girls after us. That’s something that we’ve had to come to terms with. It could completely continue though as the Dolls have been going for fifteen years.”
*Congratulations are in order for Mark Ronson’s model squeeze Josephine De La Baume. I hear the brunette has been lined up and signed a deal to become the face and body of up market kinky undies company Agent Provocateur. But the model has fallen in hot water over “leaked” Youtube footage of the star wearing the brand’s sexy lingerie. The voyeuristic footage of de la Baume was posted on the video site earlier this week. The shaky film features the model in a hotel room, undressing from her Agent Provocateur dress to reveal her underwear. Minxy!
*Britney Spears is back with a HUGE pop record called Hold It Against Me. I can let you all know that the single will be released here on February 20 and the as yet untitled album will drop in March. The star is being reunited with X Factor creative director Brian Friedman, who will choreograph the vid, at the video shoot this week. Bring. It.
*This year’s Hampton Court Palace Festival sounds like it’s going to be bigger and better than previous years. The first two acts that I hear are signed up to perform are soft rock legend Bryan Adams and James Blunt. The boys will play at the Palace in June and tickets go on sale next Friday. Register at the website for tickets now at www.hamptoncourtpalacefestival.co.uk. I also hear Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts will be providing the picnics. Get in.
*Simon Cowell – listen up! Original diva Dionne Warwick called me this week to tell me she’s gagging for a place on the American X Factor judging panel.
“What I’d really love to do is to be on the panel. I think I’ve a little bit of information to share and it’s nice to be around young pop artists. It’s definitely something I’d like to put in Simon’s ear to see if he can fix it.” Do it! And despite notching up a mountain of hits during a mammoth 50 years in the music biz, the Walk On By warbler refused to let me call her the ‘L’ word.
“It’s very strange for people to call me a legend because I still have a long way to go. I’m a legend in the making! Legends are people like Ella Fitzgerald so I have very big shoes to fill. I don’t think it’s modesty – I think it’s honesty!“
You can catch the songstress tonight leading an all star cast of performers in a charity concert at London’s Apollo Theatre to promote the work of The Hunger Project. Visit www.worldhungerday.org.uk for more info.
*Scott Mills is the luckiest dude alive. I swear. He’s become friends with Take That star Robbie Williams and has just spent the last week with the star staying at his LA mansion. My sources spotted the pair dining out at LA nightspot Osteria Mozza this week. But it’s not just the Robster that Scott has been eating with. He also went for a bite with Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz aka Artie and Tina from Glee. How incredibly showbiz of Mr Mills.
*My pal Myleene Klass has taken the bull by the horns throughout her current pregnancy – she’s eating whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Last time we dined out she had a bowl of chips followed by scones and strawberry jam. She updated me this week and said: “Aunt Bessies yorkshire puddings. By the plate load.” Wow, how am I going to stick to detoxing in January with a friend like this!