HE’S created hits for Beyonce, Rihanna and Leona Lewis.
So if anyone can get Girls Aloud back in the studio it has got to be Ne-Yo.
The US star is urging Kimberley, Nadine, Cheryl, Sarah and Nicola to get back in the studio to make more chart-toppers.
Ne-Yo, 31, who is back in Britain for his tour in February, said: “It’s Christmas – time for putting whatever dramas you have behind and making sweet music.
“I’m a huge fan of curvy Kimberley Walsh and I’d love to do something with them all.
“Let’s make some hits, girls. Give me a call. I’m always up for making music, it’s something we’ve talked about.”
Ne-Yo’s tour kicks off in Glasgow.
Sharon Osbourne has cast doubt on Cheryl Cole’s chances of making it big in the US and said Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger would be better for US X Factor.
Sharon, 58, said: ‘Cheryl’s perfect for England – she’s the nation’s sweetheart and they absolutely love her.
‘But over here [in the US] it’s Nicole’s town. You have to think of the audience and most of them would never have heard of Girls Aloud.
‘Nicole’s great TV, has a huge following here in the States and people absolutely love her. Plus she’s beautiful and talented.’
But the former X Factor judge did not rule out 27-year-old Cole’s chances completely, telling Now magazine: ‘It takes a long time to make it in the States because it’s so huge. I think she’s made the right decision to move out here. She couldn’t just come over and do a show then pootle off.’
Referring to Cheryl’s close friendship with Simon Cowell, Sharon added: ‘She probably looks at him as the father figure she never had. Simon absolutely adores her and you can tell that by the way he looks at her.
‘Cheryl reminds me of Bambi. She’s got these big, brown, beautiful eyes and you just want to stroke her.’
She said Cowell liked to be surrounded by young, pretty women, adding: ‘I think Simon needs his young girls beside him, like Nicole Scherzinger. If you were king of the world like he is, would you want ugly women around you? He’s not going to want someone with no teeth and psoriasis – that’s why he has beautiful girls around him.’
Sharon has been linked with a judge’s role on Britain’s Got Talent but said: ‘There’s been talk but not from Simon. I’d be there in a heartbeat.’
Nicola Roberts is in the January issue of Company magazine. See the full interview and photoshoot over on NicolaRoberts.co.uk
The magazine is out to buy 18th December.
Now that’s what we call an entrance!
Bandmates Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh looked stunning as they arrived at The Sun Military Awards 2010 in London on Wednesday night.
We can’t work out which dress we prefer – Nicola’s sexy Vivienne Westwood leopard print dress (teamed with Christian Louboutin shoes, obvs) or Kimberley’s chic lace number.
One thing’s for sure, though: we’ll definitely be trying out their hairstyles over Christmas – pass the hairspray please!
Cheryl’s number one hit ‘Fight For This Love’ received the Live Lounge treatment today by none other than New York indie rockers, Vampire Weekend!
“One day we were in the car driving to the airport and we heard a song that reminded is of KC and Jojo ‘All my Life’ which is a very important song for people our age. We were like “This song is awesome”. Then we saw her on tabloids. Who knew she was famous?”
Vampire Weekend come to terms with the existence of UK pop star Cheryl Cole in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Download their version of ‘Fight For This Love’ (complete with horn section) here.
Listen to the full Fearne Cotton interview on Radio 1 with BBC iPlayer
Nadine Coyle talks about the Christmas Nativity
Here is Nadine talking about the Christmas Nativity, which animal will annoy her most in a stable and if she would rather be a Wise Man or a Shepherd.
I edited this video myself, so its a bit choppy in parts!
Walsh has teamed up with Santos for ‘Like You Like’ – her first solo recording project outside of the girl group.
“It looks like Girls Aloud are all branching out and doing their own thing,” Santos told the Daily Star. “Kimberley’s one of the hottest ones. She can sing and she can dance as well.”
The 22-year-old also revealed that he is eyeing up the chance to work with several X Factor singers, including this year’s winner.
“A collaboration with Matt Cardle and Cher Lloyd would be good,” he admitted.
Pop beauty Nadine Coyle is set to drop a bombshell on her Girls Aloud bandmates by telling all in an explosive new book about the group.
Nadine is privately furious over the glaring lack of support given to her solo album by Cheryl, Kimberley, Nicola and Sarah.
Her record flopped in the charts and the Derry singer, 25, is now in danger of having to pull her future single releases while Cheryl’s career goes from strength to strength with the full backing of her bandmates. But Nadine could have the last laugh after being approached to write a book revealing what really goes on in the group.
A source close to the singer revealed: “Nadine feels she has been betrayed by the girls and they’ve sided with Cheryl at her expense.
“Nadine was fiercely loyal to the girls in the past but her patience has been pushed to the limit and at this point she feels she has nothing to lose.
“She is on the verge of signing the deal and the contents of the book will be a real eyeopener to say the least.
“Nadine will claim that she did all the hard work in the band – laying down the vocals and putting the time in at the studio while the rest of them dined out on her talent.
“And there will be some startling revelations about what went on on the road and all the behind-the-scenes fights between the girls.”
Nadine’s bandmates are already dreading revelations about the group coming out.
The source added: “They have all spent years carefully managing their public personas but they have no control over this. They’re praying Nadine changes her mind but it’s in her hands.