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 12
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.
20th November 2013
X Factor’s James Arthur in spat with Lucy Spraggan over his use of the word ‘queer’ 14
9:03 PM — James Arthur has found himself amid a new Twitter drama, despite quitting the microblogging site this week, as fellow X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan tweeted a text conversation between the two containing a heated disagreement over his use of the word "queer".
19th November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur quits Twitter after homophobic row 8
1:09 PM — X Factor star James Arthur has left Twitter following criticism for using homophobic language against another artist in a “rap feud”.
16th November 2013
X Factor winner James Arthur apologises for homophobic slur in diss song: ‘I’m disappointed in myself’ 14
4:57 PM — X Factor winner James Arthur has said he is 'extremely disappointed' in himself for a rap he recorded in retaliation against another artist, which included homophobic slurs, but said 'in rap... words I used have a different intent'.
10th October 2013
DJ claims she is ‘scorned ex-lover’ of X-Factor judge and singer Demi Lovato
5:40 PM — An Australian radio DJ has taken to Twitter and Instagram to claim that she had a fling with US singer songwriter Demi Demi Lovato.
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.
3rd September 2013
Exclusive Video: X Factor finalist Melanie Masson backs equal marriage for Scotland
12:56 PM — X Factor Finalist Melanie Masson is the latest to speak out in support of equal marriage in Scotland as part of the Equality Network’s It’s Time video campaign.