27th July 2014
James Arthur wants to make ‘long term commitment’ to Stonewall following homophobia row 36
4:25 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he wants to make a "long term commitment" to leading gay rights charity Stonewall, months after causing controversy for recording a rap with homophobic lyrics.
26th July 2014
UK: James Arthur to change name following homophobic lyrics row 27
2:41 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur is to change his name to get away from the "stigma" that surrounds him, after multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.
Marcus Collins: Strictly will have same-sex dance couples eventually
12:03 PM — Singer Marcus Collins has said it is only "a matter of time" before a same-sex dance partnership is allowed on Strictly Come Dancing.
23rd July 2014
Tulisa’s PA: ‘I don’t know why I said Simon Cowell was gay – it is not true’ 7
6:21 PM — Simon Cowell has received an apology from Tulisa Contostavlos’ personal assistant who made false claims about the music mogul’s sexual orientation.
21st July 2014
Simon Cowell rejects ‘antiquated’ claims that he is gay from Tulisa drugs trial 28
7:11 PM — Management for music producer Simon Cowell have released a statement refuting claims made during N Dubz Tulisa's trial, that he is gay.
18th July 2014
X Factor judge Simon Cowell to respond in court to ‘gay’ claims
12:05 PM — A spokesman for Simon Cowell says he plans to make a statement in court "as soon as possible", after a trial heard claims that the music producer is gay.
17th July 2014
‘Simon Cowell is gay’, claims N-Dubz Tulisa’s manager during drugs trial
7:04 PM — During the first day of former X-Factor judge Tulisa's drugs trial, the court heard claims that music producer Simon Cowell is gay.
5th July 2014
Nicole Scherzinger: Gay people are more empathetic and understanding 11
4:11 PM — Former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has said that she has a special "connection" with the gay community.
12th June 2014
UK: James Arthur dropped by Simon Cowell record label after homophobic lyrics row 18
8:45 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has confirmed he is no longer signed to Simon Cowell's record label, following multiple rows over homophobic lyrics.
27th May 2014
Amanda Holden suggests Conchita Wurst should become new X Factor judge 8
3:43 PM — Could Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst be the next X Factor judge? Amanda Holden seems to think so.
24th April 2014
X Factor boy band Union J to headline Pride Cymru
7:10 PM — X Factor boyband Union J will headline this year’s Pride Cymru, it has been announced.
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.
5th January 2014
Dustin Lance Black confirms he is dating Tom Daley with ‘I love Tom’ cake 28
12:06 PM — Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black using an image of an "I love Tom" cake has confirmed that he is dating Tom Daley during a night out in London.
20th December 2013
X Factor finalist Sam Callahan: Nobody should be discriminated against for who they are 4
2:56 PM — X Factor finalist Sam Callahan has spoken out in an interview to condemn bullying and to say that he think James Arthur made a mistake with homophobic lyrics.
16th December 2013
James Arthur: I have felt ‘deep, deep shame’ for using homophobic lyrics 39
7:23 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has spoken out about to say that he has suffered from depression, and since being involved in a controversy surrounding homophobic lyrics, he has lost a lot of confidence.
13th December 2013
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger defends James Arthur following homophobia controversy 19
7:30 PM — X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has come to the defence of James Arthur after he was embroiled in controversy surrounding the use of homophobic slurs in a rap diss.
29th November 2013
Lucy Spraggan clarifies to say she thinks James Arthur ‘isn’t a homophobe’ 24
4:08 PM — Lucy Spraggan has said she wants to clarify her position on James Arthur after a Twitter spat last week, saying she does not think he is homophobic.
28th November 2013
Petition calls for X Factor to drop James Arthur performance following homophobic rap 14
4:02 PM — Following a storm of controversy over a feud rap he recorded which included homophobic slurs, and time off for "acute exhaustion", James Arthur is now facing calls for ITV's the X Factor to drop him from a performance this weekend.
26th November 2013
Olly Murs gives James Arthur ‘benefit of the doubt’ over use of anti-gay slurs 19
12:00 PM — Singer Olly Murs has defended James Arthur following his use of homophobic slurs against another artist in a “rap feud”.
22nd November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur diagnosed with ‘acute exhaustion’ following row over homophobia 27
6:34 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has cancelled all of a week's engagements after being diagnosed with "acute exhaustion". This comes at the end of a week of controversy surrounding homophobic lyrics in a rap diss he recorded.