British pop star-turned-reality TV personality Kerry Katona wed for a third time on Sunday (14Sep14). The former Atomic Kitten singer exchanged vows with her partner George Kay at a luxury hotel in Gloucester, England in front of guests including Spice Girls star Melanie Brown and fellow TV star Katie Price, who acted as a bridesmaid.
Katona has been dating Kay since 2012 and they became parents to a daughter in April (14). She was previously married to Westlife star Brian McFadden and has four other children from previous relationships.
British pop star Kerry Katona has given birth to her fifth child. The Atomic Kitten singer gave birth to a baby girl on Friday night (04Apr14).
Her fiance George Kay tweeted his bride-to-be on Saturday (05Apr14), writing, "thank you for bringing my beautiful daughter into this world last night! You are both amazing."
The star has yet to reveal the tot's name.
Katona is already mum to Lilly and Molly from her marriage to former Westlife star Brian McFadden, and Heidi and Max from her previous relationship with Mark Croft.
Former Westlife star Kian Egan has scored his first solo record deal. The Irish singer rose to fame as a member of the Flying Without Wings hitmakers in the late 1990s and they split for good in 2012 after completing a farewell tour.
Now Egan, who serves as a mentor on the Irish version of reality TV contest The Voice, reveals he will be resuming his music career as a solo star.
Breaking the news to fans on Twitter.com on Tuesday (21Jan14), he writes, "Excited to announce I have signed a record deal today with Warner bros (sic). My debut album will be released on March 17th 2014".
Egan's public profile was given a big boost in December (13) after he was crowned the king of the jungle following a stint on U.K. survival show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! He spent three weeks living on meagre rations at a camp in an Australian rainforest.
He won't be the first Westlife star to break out on his own - Shane Filan unveiled his debut solo album, You and Me, in November (13), while Brian McFadden quit the group in 2004 to release his own music.
Irish pop star Brian Mcfadden has been cast in a new touring production of The War Of The Worlds musical. The former Westlife member will join Australian singer/actor Jason Donovan in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, which is returning for a sixth and final trek of the U.K. and Ireland in 2014.
McFadden will perform The Sung Thoughts of The Journalist, a character played by Liam Neeson, who will appear as a 3D holograph as featured in previous runs of the hit show.
The singer says, "I've long been a fan of The War of The Worlds and am so excited to be involved in the tour. It's a true honour to be involved in this electrifying show and to be joining such an exciting cast, including singing the thoughts of The Journalist, who is played by one of my all-time Irish heroes, Liam Neeson... This will be a totally new experience for me which is both terrifying and exhilarating!"
Donovan will reprise his role as disturbed religious man Parson Nathaniel, while Les Miserables actress/singer Carrie Hope Fletcher has also signed up for the production, which is based on Jeff Wayne's 1978 concept album.
The new tour which will kick off in Dublin, Ireland next November (14).
Irish pop star Brian Mcfadden is turning Santa for a week to give unsuspecting Brits an early Christmas present. The former Westlife star will spend this week (ends13Dec13) as a guest presenter on U.K. TV show Daybreak, and he will be touring the country to dole out some festive cheer.
McFadden's first job in his role as 'Secret Santa' on Monday (09Dec13) was to travel to Slough, England to reunite Yvonne Laurie with her long-lost sister Elaine, 57 years after Laurie was adopted aged two.
He told her, "We have a little early Christmas present for you. All the way from Scotland - your sister Elaine!"
As the stunned pair hugged and wept outside Laurie's home, Daybreak presenter Lorraine Kelly told viewers McFadden will be springing surprises on the unsuspecting public all week.
A shopping mall performance by Irish pop star Brian Mcfadden had to be axed on Thursday (07Nov13) after he turned up minutes late to a Christmas lights switch-on event in Manchester, England. The former Westlife singer found himself stuck in traffic en route from London to Manchester for the Intu Trafford Centre's annual holiday celebration, and organisers opted not to wait for McFadden, cut his time slot on stage and asked British soap star Natalie Gumede to flick the switch on the festive decorations on schedule.
Disappointed McFadden took to his Twitter.com blog to apologise to fans, writing, "Sorry to everyone at the trafford lights. Took 6 1/2 hours from london. Arrived 3 minutes late but trafford centre wouldnt (sic) wait. Sorry".
McFadden tried to make it up to devotees by spending time signing autographs and posing for photos outside the Trafford Centre.
The singer has been invited to return to the event next year (14).
Speaking on Friday (08Nov13), Gordon McKinnon, the Intu Trafford Centre's regional director, says, "Sadly Brian McFadden was caught up in traffic and missed his slot on stage. We had been looking forward to hearing his new acoustic material, so we were extremely disappointed - and we know that Brian was too. We would love to have Brian back next year."
British singer-turned-TV personality Kerry Katona is pregnant with her fifth child. The Atomic Kitten star is expecting her first child with her fiance George Kay, who she became engaged to in April (13).
Katona shared her happy news with U.K. talk show host Alan Titchmarsh in an interview due to air on Thursday (12Sep13).
She announced, "We're just found out we're having a baby - I'm three months pregnant. I have food and a baby in my belly, the best friends in the world, a great job and I'm a very lucky girl. I'm very grateful."
The 33 year old is already mum to daughters Molly, 11, and 10-year-old Lilly-Sue with her first husband, singer Brian McFadden, as well as a Heidi, six, and Max, five, with her second husband, Mark Croft.
The new arrival will be personal trainer Kay's first child.
Former Westlife star Brian Mcfadden will show off his fancy footwork on TV after signing up for a new U.K. show which teaches celebrity couples how to dance. The singer will hit the dancefloor with his wife Vogue Williams for Stepping Out on Britain's ITV network.
JLS singer Oritse Williams and his girlfriend AJ Azari will also take part, along with Dempsey and Makepeace stars Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber, and British actress Denise Welch with her husband Lincoln Townley.
The celebrities will be judged each week on a new genre of dance. The show will debut in the U.K. later this month (Aug13).
British singer Kerry Katona feels "ashamed and embarrassed" about her latest bankruptcy bid, according to her fiance. The Atomic Kitten filed her petition at Wigan County Court in England on 2 July (13), five years after her last bankruptcy drama, when she was left unable to pay a $133,300 (£86,000) tax bill.
Katona took to Twitter.com to declare, "Hold your head high and be proud, never be ashamed!" - but her fiance George Kay reveals the singer is "struggling" to cope with her latest financial crisis.
In an interview with Britain's Sunday Mirror, he says, "What Kerry's going through has hit her hard and I'm there for her. Her mind is always racing - thinking about 101 things.
"She can step outside the house and be all bright and bubbly. She puts on a brave face to take the kids to school, and for work. But what people see and how Kerry actually is are two different things. She's struggling. I can tell she's depressed because she curls up on the couch and falls asleep in the afternoon - she's very lethargic at home.
"When I go to bed she stays up watching the telly (TV) to try to switch off from all her thoughts. She feels ashamed and embarrassed of being bankrupt again. She'll eventually come to bed but then she's up again in the middle of the night. Four hours is a good night for Kerry but, at the moment, we're lucky if she's getting two."
Katona's young children are also rallying to boost their mother's spirits, with Kay adding, "When Kerry told the kids she was bankrupt our Lilly-Sue (the star's daughter by ex-husband Brian McFadden) took out all the money she's ever saved and said: 'You can have my £100 mummy'. It was heartbreaking. We both cried about it. But I say, 'Everything's going to be alright. We'll get through it.'"