6th April 2014
James Arthur reportedly dropped by Simon Cowell label after homophobic, terrorist lyrics row 18
5:49 PM — James Arthur has reportedly been dropped from Simon Cowell's Syco record label, over 'terrorist-glamorising' lyrics on a track referencing his homophobia row.
13th September 2013
Simon Cowell: ‘I wish I had been born gay’ 13
10:50 AM — Simon Cowell has joked that he would have been richer if he’d dated men because the women in his life have cost him so much money.
24th July 2013
Paul Gambaccini: The BBC singled me out as a ‘potential security threat’ for being gay 17
1:56 PM — Radio 2 DJ Paul Gambaccini has revealed how the BBC marked his personnel file with a "Christmas tree" symbol in order to warn others that he was gay.
3rd July 2013
Elton John: It is ‘hard to stay sane’ in the modern music industry 2
3:12 PM — Sir Elton John has criticised the modern music industry for turning musicians into "bitter nonentities," and has said that his music career "will have to change" so that he can look after his two children.
9th April 2013
Simon Cowell: ‘I couldn’t care less if people think I’m gay’ 12
11:01 AM — Simon Cowell has once again commented about speculation concerning his sexuality by saying he "couldn't care less" if people think that he’s gay.
11th March 2013
X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney comes out as gay 22
10:50 PM — X-Factor finalist Christopher Maloney has come out as gay in an interview for Now magazine. The singer who came third in the ITV reality contest told the magazine: ""Do you know what, I'm going to admit it - yeah. Honestly, I've never denied it or anything like that."
3rd January 2013
David Walliams: I’m happy to be camp but I hate the way I look 6
2:35 PM — David Walliams, 41, has spoken out about his dislike of his appearance. Despite previous psychiatric help, Walliams suggests that his changeable characteristics rescued his sanity.
30th August 2012
Interview: Joe McElderry on his new album, love and Perez Hilton 14
9:38 PM — The pop star talks to Laurence Watts about his new album, Whitney Houston’s death and why he’d like you to follow him on Twitter.
27th May 2012
Video: 80s gay icon Sinitta comes @Out4Marriage for gay couples everywhere 25
1:00 PM — Joining a growing number of public figures, the American singer, ex-girlfriend of both Simon Cowell and Brad Pitt, and sometime X-Factor judge is the latest celebrity to film a video for the Out4Marriage.org campaign, which calls for global equal marriage for gay couples.
22nd March 2012
David Walliams teases Simon Cowell with gay jokes on Jonathan Ross show 42
8:51 PM — Talent show mogul Simon Cowell was left visibly squirming during the filming of the Jonathan Ross show after Little Britain star David Walliams repeatedly teased the X Factor boss questions on his sexuality.
28th July 2011
X Factor contestant called ‘tranny’ by staff 66
1:38 PM — A transgender X Factor contestant was said to be furious after programme staff mistakenly sent her an email calling her a "tranny". Pamela-Michelle Giovanni, 46, was sent the email by two junior researchers, the Sun reports.
16th July 2011
Sir Elton John won’t “rush” his label’s young stars into studio too early 4
11:58 AM — Sir Elton John says that he won’t “rush” young artists who he has signed to his Rocket Music Entertainment Group company into the studio before they are ready. Rocket Music already has signed-up Leon Russell, Lily Allen, James Blunt and Sir Elton himself.
10th July 2011
Gay singer Joe McElderry wins Popstar to Operastar 15
11:40 PM — Joe McElderry, who won X Factor in 2009 and came out as gay last year was tonight crowned the winner of ITV's Popstar To Operastar after a performance enjoyed by the judges and telephone voters alike.
29th June 2011
Man who accused Louis Walsh of sexual assault set to be charged with extortion
10:47 AM — The man who accused X Factor judge Louis Walsh of sexually assaulting him in a Dublin bar will reportedly be charged with extortion and wasting police time.
3rd June 2011
Simon Cowell denies claims that Britain’s Got Talent star was made to ‘act more gay’ 11
12:41 PM — Simon Cowell has been forced to issue a statement denying claims that his record label SYCO had signed Britian's Got Talent finalist, 12-year-old Ronan Parke, over two years ago and that Parke was made to "act more gay" for publicity purposes.
28th April 2011
Interview: Richard ‘Biff’ Stannard, the man with the X Factor 25
5:25 PM — You might not know his name, but you can’t fail to know Richard 'Biff' Stannard’s music. Working with The Spice Girls, Kylie, U2 and countless other bands and artists he’s arguably written and produced some of the best songs in the history of pop music.
12th January 2010
Campaign to make Mrs Robinson number one 20
12:15 PM — An internet campaign has begun to make Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel number one in the charts. It follows the scandal surrounding homophobic Northern Ireland MP Iris Robinson's dalliances with a man young enough to be her grandson.