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    Actress Bregje Heinen shows off her flawless figure as she models leopard-print bikini after starring in Babylon

    MODEL and actress Bregje Heinen proves she’s top of the spots in this leopard-print bikini.The Dutch 31-year-old — due to wed Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino this year — posed for swimwear brand Calzedonia following her movie role in black comedy movie Babylon, starring Margot Robbie.Bregje Heinen stunned in this leopard-print bikiniCredit: CalzedoniaBregje starred in black comedy movie Babylon, starring Margot RobbieIn Babylon Margot plays Nellie LaRoy — a controversial rising star based on original Hollywood It-Girl Clara Bow.The film also stars Brad Pitt, 58, and Olivia Wilde, 38, and was directed by Damien Chazelle. Bregie has previously modelled for the likes of Victoria’s Secret and Prada and Versace.She also made a cameo appearance in the music video for Maroon 5’s 2012 hit single Payphone.READ MORE IN SHOWBIZAway from the camera she insists she’s a girl of simple tastes.She explained: “When I get home, I take my makeup off, put my hair up, pajamas on, and sit on the couch.“I never go to bed right away.“Even if I’m out late.Most read in Celebrity“Oh, and I have a deep fryer. So I’ll break that out.”Body by Victoria’s Secret: Extended advert More

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    Noughties pop legend breaks his silence after cancelled festival left fans devastated – and announces FREE gig

    A NOUGHTIES pop legend has broken his silence after one of his cancelled performances left fans devastated – by announcing a FREE gig going ahead tomorrow tomorrow. Gareth Gates was due sing on stage at the Challenge Festival in Bradford over the weekend – but it was cancelled due to “safety concerns”.Gareth Gates has put on a free gig for devastated fansCredit: Gareth Gates / InstagramGareth shared this message on InstagramCredit: instagramThe singer – who has sold over 3.5 million records in the UK – took to Instagram earlier today to speak out to his fans about the decision. Gareth will now be performing at live music venue Tapestry Arts in Bradford instead – and fans won’t have to pay a penny. He said on his Instagram story: “I’m gutted Challenge Festival is cancelled this weekend.”I was looking forward to playing in front of my home crowd.Read more on Gareth Gates”I’ve been told it was out of the organiser’s hands.”I have however decided to do a free concert tomorrow night at @tapestryarts for those who bought tickets to the Big Pop festival.”To claim your free ticket please email @chair@saltairefestival.co.uk.”Gareth was supposed to headline at the festival, taking place at Mrytle Park in market town Bingley.Most read in MusicThe likes of Peter Andre was also supposed to perform at the event. The organisers shared the devastating news on Instagram: “We have had to cancel The Challenge Festival over safety concerns.Gareth Gates reveals bullying hell on board luxury cruise ship as he’s ‘verbally abused’ by passengers”Another great event cancelled because of unrealistic demands such as fencing a woodland area in case of fire amongst many others.”We will put more details up later, totally gutted, 1000s of hours and thousands of pounds wasted.”Organiser Ian Andrews-Swailes said of the cancelled festival: “I’m really gutted. This was going to be a big community event for Bingley and Myrtle Park and setting a template for community events for the Bradford City of Culture 2025.“Challenge has taken hundreds of hours to prepare and cost me thousands of my own personal money. I was bankrolling the festival this year.“I put so much effort into this effort for Bradford, for nothing. It’s gut-wrenching.“All I wanted to do was to give Bingley something they could be proud of and run for themselves in the future.“The whole of the community of Bingley was wanting this and will be absolutely gutted.”Bradford receives a lot of negative press and I felt it was important to showcase the positive aspects of the city and district, particularly in the run-up to Bradford 2025.”It comes weeks after Gareth shared some rarely seen snaps of his daughter Missy on her 15th birthday.The pop icon shares the teen with ex-wife Suzanne Mole.Gareth captioned the post: ” “Happy Birthday to my beautiful little lady @missygates_x.”Gareth shot to fame on ITV’s singing competition Pop Idol.READ MORE SUN STORIESHe placed second behind winner Will Young. More

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    Taylor Swift spending more on security for Eras tour than ‘any artist in history’ as Travis Kelce jets out to join her

    TAYLOR Swift is spending a whopping $30 million on security to keep her safe during the European stretch of her global tour.A top music industry source, who has worked with superstars like Adele, Madonna and Rihanna, laid bare the costs of ensuring maximum safety during the sell-out tour, to The U.S. Sun .The U.S. Sun has spoken to an external consultant for the Eras tour about the costs of securityCredit: GettyTaylor and boyfriend Travis Kelce want to live a normal life, but know security is keyCredit: BackGridTaylor Swift fans are increasing in number as the spotlight continues to shine on herCredit: EPAThe insider, who is also an external consultant for the Eras shows, broke down the staggering costs for keeping Taylor safe and preserving her privacy as her football star boyfriend Travis Kelce jets back out to meet her this week.”She is the biggest superstar on the planet,” said the insider who’s been at the top of the game for over 20 years.”So security has to be perfect for her and the entourage.”It’s not just Taylor, however, who needs protection.The star’s Kansas City Chiefs boyfriend is now so famous that walking unaccompanied in the street could prove problematic.The couple have been spending lots of time together on her European tour after Kelce joined Taylor in Paris earlier this month.He was seen watching her perform in the French capital, alongside Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper, before jetting back for his own music festival Kelce Jam last weekend.The tight end was set to join her back in Europe this week in Portugal before they attend the Monaco Grand Prix motor racing together at the weekend.Most read in CelebrityThe expert said over 20 people – “the absolute best at their jobs” – have been hired to ensure safety for everyone in her team as they move around Europe for her slated 51 shows, which started in Paris and ends in London later this summer.Each one, according to the insider, are paid $1,100 day. With the jam-packed European leg, which runs from the start of May for 100 days, that will cost a cool $2 million.Taylor Swift fans think star is ‘coming to Broadway’ after trademarking key term from The Eras TourYet these contracts don’t just include paying a bodyguard a daily rate.Further costs include renting security cameras and monitors, walkie talkies and even clothing to ensure everyone looks on point.INSANE NUMBERS Travel, stays in hotels, food and other expenses for the whole team trusted with keeping Taylor safe can easily add another $2 million onto the bill.Once the security at the venues, many of which will be welcoming crowds of well over 65,000, is totted up, the final figure will reach $30 million.Of course, for an artist who is to smash the record for the highest grossing tour of all-time for a second successive year, these numbers aren’t problematic.Yet there are necessary considering just how popular the 34 year-old has become across the world.”I worked with others international superstars like Rihanna, Madonna and Adele, but Taylor Swift’s is the most expensive tour to manage,” continued the industry expert.”But it’s all justified because of the passion and the massive crowds she is attracting. “No other artist has ever spent that much money for security, her own and the security in venues in European history, that is for sure.”Timeline of Travis Kelce’s lavish gifts to Taylor Swift
    April 2024: Travis sends $27k worth of gifts including 11 flower deliveries in one day to mark release of 11th album.
    February 2024: Travis splashes $16k on Valentine’s gifts including an eternity rose sculpture, Hermes scarf and Dior beret. Earlier in month, sends more roses and stunning Bulgari earrings to commemorate her historic Grammys win.
    January 2024: Taylor shows her thoughtful side by ordering bespoke Louis Vuitton bags and jackets to celebrate Travis and Kansas City Chiefs pal Patrick Mahomes for breaking a post-season touchdown combination record.
    December 2004: Travis brings some festive cheer by splashing out on some $5k Louboutin shoes, matching bag and a $23k Cartier watch. He also books luxury suites at hotels for when Taylor’s Eras tour hits Europe.

    The U.S. Sun spoke to security expert Peter Dalton last year, who helped plan the logistics for Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018, as well as the 2019 United Kingdom visit of former POTUS Donald Trump.”Stars like Taylor would have the kind of security similar to a member of the Royal family or government official,” he said before revealing round the clock security for celebrities would be upwards of $3 million.Taylor’s astonishing 161 shows this year is double the amount she played last year, but with the added exposure, comes added risk – and cost.READ MORE SUN STORIES”We are making sure she feels safe 24/7, no matter what,” the insider added.”But the costs are massive.”The couple enjoy time away from the spotlight whenever possibleCredit: BackGridTravis Kelce, Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper lap up Taylor’s recent show in ParisCredit: The Mega Agency More

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    Roberta Flack version of First Time Ever horrified us… but I got to like it, says Peggy Seeger

    THE First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is a song for the ages.Covered a thousand times in a thousand ways, it captures the overwhelming sensation of love at first sight.Having played at the first Cambridge Folk Festival in 1965, Peggy’s taking this year’s US legend slot with her musician sons and daughter-in-lawCredit: Laura PageRoberta Flack version of First Time Ever horrified us… but I got to like it, says Peggy SeegerCredit: GettyPopularised by Roberta Flack’s sensual, soulful take, it also held Elvis Presley, Diana Ross, Johnny Cash and George Michael under its spell.Three poetic, impossibly romantic verses were written by one folk singer, Ewan MacColl, for another, Peggy Seeger.“The first time ever I saw your face/I thought the sun rose in your eyes,” it begins.MacColl experienced that intense thrill on Tuesday, March 27, 1956, at a smoky basement flat in Chelsea — and he turned it into a song.READ MORE MUSIC NEWSHe was 41 at the time, a folk firebrand and socialist activist known for Dirty Old Town, about his birthplace of Salford.He was among a small gathering looking on as Seeger, less than half his age at 20 and newly arrived in the UK, sang traditional ballad The House Carpenter, banjo in hand.The daughter of a musicologist father and composer mother, she was part of an American music dynasty which included her half-brother, folk icon Pete Seeger, and the brother she often sang and recorded with, Mike Seeger.All these years later, Peggy is speaking to me via video call from her home in Oxford — city of dreaming spires on the Thames, not the one in Mississippi.Most read in Music‘In his midlife crisis’Having played at the first Cambridge Folk Festival in 1965, she’s taking this year’s US legend slot with her musician sons Calum and Neill MacColl and daughter-in-law Kate St. JohnJust shy of her 89th birthday, she’s forthright, funny and never far from throwing her head back with a glorious smile. The sun really does still rise in her eyes.Over the decades, Peggy has been a tireless campaigner for women’s rights, typified by her anthem I’m Gonna Be An Engineer, and a staunch environmentalist but that doesn’t stop her embracing one of the greatest love songs of all time.Elvis’ Graceland home up for auction after Lisa Marie Presley ‘failed to pay back $3.8m loan’ as family files lawsuit_Only last year, she released a wistful new recording of First Time Ever.“My voice has slipped down lower,” she reports. “And I’ve found that the song has an entirely new feeling to it.”Recalling that fateful day in 1956, she adds: “I think Ewan probably fell in love with the whole deal.“He was past 40. He was in his midlife crisis. He had a five-year-old son and a tired marriage in which both parties had already been unfaithful.“Then along came this just-out-of-teenage American girl with long brown hair and a big banjo with songs that he loved.”Over the decades, Peggy has been a tireless campaigner for women’s rightsCredit: GettyWe know MacColl was smitten but how did the object of his desires feel about him?“The first time I saw Ewan, I thought he was the funniest thing I’d ever seen,” admits Peggy. “Red beard, black hair, big ears, smoking.“And he was very, very amorous . . . shall we put it like that!”The rest, as they say, is history, with the two folk singers from different sides of the Atlantic becoming an item, having children, eventually marrying in 1977 and staying together until his death in 1989.It’s important to note that after MacColl began his affair with Peggy, his second wife, Jean Newlove, gave birth to their daughter, Fairytale Of New York singer Kirsty, in 1959.Peggy says Ewan was the first love of her life and “my work soulmate”. The second is her current partner, traditional singer Irene Pyper-Scott.“I had known Irene for a long time but the first time I REALLY saw her was like a lightning bolt,” says Peggy.She tells me that though Irene has moved to the opposite end of the earth — to New Zealand — they talk every day via WhatsApp in the small window when both are awake.This brings us to First Time Ever’s second verse, which starts: “And the first time ever I kissed your mouth/I felt the earth move in my hand.”“When I sing it, I always remember the first kiss with either Irene or Ewan,” says Peggy.“With Ewan, it was fantastic. He really knew how to do it — I’d been dealing with boys up to then.”The third verse demonstrates the rapid progression of Ewan’s relationship with Peggy, from crush to lover.It goes: “And the first time ever I lay with you/I felt your heart so close to mine/And I knew our joy would fill the earth/And last ’til the end of time my love.”’CHAMBER OF HORRORS’Peggy says: “When it comes to ‘lay with you’, I have to think of the second time with Ewan because the first time was a disaster. The first time with Irene was incredible, so there you go.”Another aspect of the First Time Ever story is MacColl’s less than favourable opinion of the numerous cover versions, what he called “the chamber of horrors”.In the Sixties, other folk artists such as The Kingston Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, Bert Jansch and Gordon Lightfoot felt compelled to record the song but it was soul singer Roberta Flack who gave it global recognition.It was a sleeper hit, appearing on her debut album First Take in 1969 and only reaching No1 in the US three years later after featuring in Clint Eastwood’s haunting thriller Play Misty For Me. Peggy says Ewan was the first love of her life and ‘my work soulmate’Credit: GettyPeggy picks up the story, “Ewan and I opened the post one morning and there was a cheque for something like $75,000.“At the time, we had been groping for work and for money to keep two families.“Though we hadn’t heard of Roberta Flack’s version, it turned out that it had whizzed up to the top in America.”Peggy well remembers their reaction to hearing the song in its chart sensation mode.“We were both horrified because, as Ewan put it, he wrote it as an hors d’oeuvre and Roberta had turned it into the main meal,” she says.“My way of singing it takes two minutes and hers takes about five. She milks it but I’ve gotten to like it.”So what does Peggy think of the Elvis cover?“Well for one thing, he never got to sleep with her in his song — he danced with her,” she replies with one of those smiles.“Ewan used to say it was like Romeo down on the ground calling up to Juliet at the top of the Post Office Tower.“I have trouble with other people’s versions because I can’t hear them telling their own experiences. I feel that they’re just thinking about singing the song.”Long after Ewan died, Peggy heard Johnny Cash sing First Time Ever on the fourth instalment of his American Recordings, The Man Comes Around, the last album of his lifetime.‘Extreme version’“When I first heard it, I hated it,” she says. “It was the singing of a broken old man.”To Peggy, this wasn’t what she expected from the singer who had walked the line to resist alcoholism and violence, who had swept June Carter off her feet and had proposed to her on stage.But, as with Roberta Flack, she changed her mind. “Since thinking about singing things lower, I absolutely love the way Cash sings it,” she confesses.Of all the various attempts at First Time Ever, Peggy believes that one of hers is the most “off-the-wall”.She’s talking about a pumping electronic dance rendition on a 2012 album called Folksploitation complete with her vocals.She says: “I recorded it as low as I could singing Roberta’s tune, not the one Ewan wrote, and a friend of my daughter’s turned it into this dance track.“So I was responsible for one of the most extreme versions of that poor little song. You must hear it!”Our thoughts turn to another stunning MacColl song, The Joy Of Living, written by a man approaching the end of his life and set in the mountains of Scotland, Wales and England where he loved to ramble.CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
    THIS year’s edition of the enduring festival finds Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant presenting Saving Grace featuring Suzi Dian (Fri).
    Other highlights include Ralph McTell (Thurs) and Transatlantic Sessions, Larkin Poe, Turin Brakes (Sat). Peggy Seeger & Family play on Sunday as do Blue Rose Code and Oysterband.

    Peggy provides this moving insight: “The tune is not Ewan’s — it is Sicilian — but it is his swan song.“They say that men face death with more fear than women and he was very, very afraid of dying.“I’ve tried to figure out if I’m afraid of dying,” she continues. “I will be afraid if I’m in great pain and it is drawn out and undignified . . . just give me an easy way out with a chance to say goodbye to my kids and my partner.”Peggy believes that “women are more attached to life than men.Men risk their precious bodies so easily — they jump off the sides of mountains, they stand at the bottom of avalanches, they take risks.“They go to war and face other soldiers, and do these soldiers think they’re going to come back? All of them? Why do they do it?”Her words bring to mind her recent anti-war song How I Long For Peace and a classic written by Pete Seeger in 1955, Where Have All The Flowers Gone? With wars in Ukraine, Gaza and other places around the world still raging, protest songs new and old stay relevant.She says of Pete, who died aged 94 in 2014: “Well, we loved each other dearly but it was impossible for us to perform on stage together. We had completely different ways of dealing with things.“Pete would just throw him-self out there, embrace everybody and make wonderful, wonderful songs without naming any names.”Peggy says the closest he came to pointing the finger was on Waist Deep In The Big Muddy which appeared during the Vietnam War.“That suggests a president [Lyndon B Johnson] has taken us into the big muddy and has a wish that he had drowned.”Peggy laughs when she adds: “I named names though. I did a song about Prince Charles’s wage rise way back. And I can’t remember a word of it!”Another of her name and shame efforts is called Donald’s In The White House.As you may have guessed, she’s not a Trump fan. “The country will go into civil war if he gets back in. It’s headed that way,” she affirms.“Enough numbskulls!”BIG SETBACKAfter all Peggy’s wonderful recollections, we arrive at the present day and her upcoming Cambridge Folk Festival show, for which she has suffered a big setback.“On February 4th, I had a bad back injury,” she says. “I’ve been practically out of orbit since then.“Now, I can walk with one stick but, for three months, I wasn’t able to lift the banjo. Physically, I was catapulted into a later time of life.“I’m doing physiotherapy and I’ve just started to pick up the banjo. I don’t even know if I’ll be able to play it again.“But I’ve been singing every day — thank God for my voice!”Peggy believes that ‘women are more attached to life than men’Credit: Vicki SharpWhether it’s with or without her banjo, Peggy has a huge back catalogue of songs to draw on, including those from her acclaimed recent albums, Everything Changes (2014) and First Farewell (2021).A song from the latter, The Invisible Woman, written with son Neill, has received much attention. It’s about how people don’t look at older women.“And into my teens I was never not seen,” she sings.READ MORE SUN STORIESThen she muses wryly: “Eighty years have gone by in the blink of an eye/Now it seems that I’m not here at all.”Having spent an hour in her company, all I can add is that Peggy Seeger, as she enters her 90th year, remains a vibrant, vital, very visible woman. More

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    Successful careers and sizzling sex lives show the celebs turning 50 this year definitely won’t be slowing down

    THEY’RE the nifty 50s – the women with the wow factor who have reached their half century and are definitely not out.There was a time when turning 50 meant you were past it, but the fabulous females who are celebrating the milestone birthday in 2024 seem like they are only just getting started.Denise van Outen dazzled as she stepped out just days before her 50th to record the video for her new single, DiscolisciousCredit: SplashKate Moss, who turned 50 in January, has gone from all-night clubbing and rumours of substance abuse to yoga and health retreatsCredit: TWITTER/KIM KARDASHIANVictoria Beckham — who admits her microphone used to be turned off — is 50 and flourishingCredit: InstagramAnd there must have been something in the water when they were born back in nineteen seventy phwoar, because Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Louise Redknapp and Penelope Cruz, to name just a few, look as if they’ve been drinking from the fountain of youth. With glowing skin, impressive six-packs, sizzling sex lives and successful careers, this year’s new 50-year-olds prove it’s no time to be slowing down.This week TV’s Denise van Outen dazzled as she stepped out just days before her 50th to record the video for her new single, Discoliscious.Spice Girl Mel C, DJ Sara Cox and actresses Eva Mendes, Amy Adams, Elizabeth Banks and Hannah Waddingham all turn 50 this year too.READ MORE ON SHOWBIZPsychologist Emma Kenny says: “Fifty is a time for women to finally reclaim their life.“They’ve spent their 20s on their career, and if they have a family, their late 20s, 30s and 40s would likely have been dedicated to raising the kids and working to pay the bills.“Then perimenopause and menopause sneaks up on you around 40. But into your 50s — finally — you are the star of your own show again.”Dubbed the Spice Girl who couldn’t really sing, Victoria Beckham — who admits her microphone used to be turned off — is 50 and flourishing.Most read in CelebrityKate Moss, 50, wows with lookalike daughter Lila Grace, 21, as they pose for designer bag ad campaignHaving long since ditched her solo pop career, she is now a fashion and beauty mogul. Last month she launched her first high street collection for her fashion label, Victoria by Victoria Beckham, with a collaboration with Mango. Meanwhile, her Victoria Beckham Beauty business reports a tripling of customers and has won 28 industry awards, with one £30 Satin Kajal Liner reportedly sold every 30 seconds.Now the rumour mill suggests she may reprise her Posh Spice role in a reunion with the Spice Girls.Not only that, mum-of-four Victoria is also in the shape of her life, with up to six gym sessions a week.Louise Redknapp relaunched her pop career, become a fashion influencer and found loveCredit: RexHannah Waddingham is the epitome of a late bloomer, with her TV acting career only starting at the age of 45Credit: GettyPenelope Cruz joined the club on April 28 after huge accolades for her latest role in hit film FerrariCredit: GettyOn turning 50 last month she said on Instagram: “I feel so incredibly blessed to have reached this milestone . . .  blessed, but also accomplished and deeply content.”Kate Moss, who turned 50 in January, has gone from all-night clubbing and rumours of substance abuse to yoga, ice baths and health retreats. And now she is looking better than ever as she sits in pride of place on every catwalk’s front row.She also has her own skincare range, Cosmoss, and a beauty range believed to be launching this year.She has also banked millions in profits through her modelling agency Kate Moss Agency, which looks after her daughter Lila, 21, and Rita Ora.LATE BLOOMERActress, singer and presenter Hannah Waddingham, who turns 50 on July 28, is the epitome of a late bloomer, with her TV acting career only starting at the age of 45.The single mum only became an A-lister in 2020, when she landed a leading role in TV comedy drama Ted Lasso, winning an Emmy for her portrayal of Rebecca Welton in 2021.Last year she hosted Eurovision and had her own one-woman Christmas show for Netflix. Not afraid to speak her mind, last month she scolded a photographer for asking her to show him some leg.Louise Redknapp shot to fame in Nineties band Eternal, then took a rest from the limelight to raise her two kids with footballer hubby Jamie.After they split in 2017 she said: “I have spent most of my life pleasing everyone else, worrying about being judged and thinking I should always do the right thing by staying home, looking after my kids and husband.“I became a sort of Stepford Wife, wanting to be perfect at it.”RELAUNCHED CAREERBut in the past few years she has relaunched her pop career, become a fashion influencer and has found new love with former military officer Drew Michael. Oscar-winner Olivia Colman turned 50 in January, and with her dyed blonde hair and Prada gowns, many are calling this her fashion era, while Olivia proudly confesses to tweakments such as Botox.Once a lager-swilling ladette, Radio 2’s Sara Cox will be 50 in December and is in her best shape ever, from cycling, riding and the gym — which is how she now has a six-pack.READ MORE SUN STORIESIt’s not just our stars who look fab at 50 — Penelope Cruz joined the club on April 28 after huge accolades for her latest role in hit film Ferrari.Similarly, Amy Adams and Elizabeth Banks are flourishing in their careers, while Eva Mendes has stepped back from acting to raise her family with Ryan Gosling, and has become a children’s author.Spice Girl Mel C will turn 50 this year tooCredit: GettyElizabeth Banks is flourishing in her careerCredit: Getty More

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    Katie Price cruelly mocked by fans on her birthday after she belts out tracks at her Podcast Show

    KATIE Price has been cruelly mocked by fans for her singing voice after belting out tracks on her podcast tour.The star turned 46 during her visit to Cardiff where her fans celebrated her big day with her by singing a sweet rendition of Happy Birthday.Cruel trolls ripped into Katie Price’s singing on her birthdayCredit: Instagram/@xchardonnayThey lashed out over a new clip of her rehearsing a performance of I Got UShe has been performing up and down the country this week on tourCredit: InstagramKatie has been going up and down the country as part of her first solo nationwide tour but some have insisted that her singing vocals leave little to be desired.The star was even savaged by cruel trolls as she shared a video of her in rehearsals practising her most-known song, I Got U.Katie uploaded the clip of her belting out the track but faced harsh feedback.Hitting out at her vocals, one critic said: “Wtf was that.”Read More on Katie PriceAnother went on to insist that Katie sounded like a “cats chorus”.Someone else furiously asked: “Sorry but what on earth is going on here!?”Before a fourth quipped: “Who’s told her she can sing ffs.”Katie has famously tried her hand at music a number of times throughout her career.Most read in ShowbizShe first tried to carve out a music career with pop bop Not Just Anybody when she went up against Javine Hylton in a bid to represent the UK at Eurovision.The mum-of-five went on to try again by releasing an album of duets with ex Peter Andre entitled A Whole New World.Inside Katie Price’s birthday from hell as she ‘avoids reality of her life’ ahead of evictionSince then, she has released a line of stand-alone singles, namely Free To Love Again in 2010, I Got U in 2017 and Hurricane in 2019, all of which failed to have a significant impact on the charts.However, some fans who had attended the shows defended the star as they pleaded that attendees would have an enjoyable evening.”I went and they were all brilliant ! Had a great night and such a lovely down to earth girl,” said one fan.As someone else said: “What an amazing night!!”Katie’s podcast tour has also not been without some other worrying issues.The double bankrupt star has been forced to slash ticket prices to just £10 after failing to sell out any venues during the tour.Katie is set to appear in at the The Clapham in London on Friday – but ticket prices have dropped by over half the original price in a bid to fill seats.Tickets were priced at £29.99 each, but are now being flogged at £10 on seat filler website Central Tickets.READ MORE SUN STORIESThe famous sisters are also hitting Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle in the upcoming weeks.It comes after Katie’s 400-seat venue in Birmingham last night failed to sell out – leaving her forced to flog tickets at the last minute.The tour has failed to become a sell-outCredit: Instagram More

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    Sarah Harding’s mum spotted in the crowds at Girls Aloud’s Manchester show after giving blessing to use vocals

    SARAH Harding’s mum Marie attended the Girls Aloud Show tonight after giving the band her blessing to use Sarah’s vocals.Brave Marie showed her support to Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh following the passing of Sarah three years ago.The Girls Aloud Show tour is well underwayCredit: SplashSarah Harding with her mum MarieCredit: MirrorpixSarah’s mum helped plan the Girls Aloud Show tourGirls Aloud pictured after they shot to fame on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002Credit: News Group Newspapers LtdThe group, who met on Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 reunited on stage in honour of their bandmate who tragically died from breast cancer in 2021.They had split in 2013, but in her final months, Sarah reconnected with Girls Aloud and urged them to perform together again.Following Sarah’s death, the girls wanted to include Marie in planning the tour. She gave permission so they could use Sarah’s vocals and helped curate a stunning backdrop of footage and photos of Sarah.READ MORE ON GIRLS ALOUDTonight, fans spotted Marie in the crowds as she attended the first night of the Manchester run of gigs.Marie was accompanied by radio DJ and Sarah’s best friend Greg Burns to Manchester’s AO Arena.A concert goer said: “It was really special seeing Marie in the crowd. It will mean so much to the girls.”The iconic girl group kicked off their tour in Dublin last week and fans have been left in tears during a special tribute section where Sarah’s vocals were used.Most read in CelebrityDuring the concert, the foursome performed a duet with Sarah, whose vocals to the song I’ll Stand By You played as the group sang along live on-stage, in videos circulating on social media.It was previously revealed that Girls Aloud will split profits from the tour five ways.Sarah’s estate will benefit from the profits as an insider said: “That’s the right thing to do. There were five girls in the band.”The tour was in memory of their late bandmate, Sarah Harding, second leftCredit: PA:Press AssociationSarah Harding and best pal Greg Burns in 2016Credit: AlamyGirls Aloud reunion tour set listThe reunited noughties pop group put together a set list of all their biggest hits.
    ACT ONE

    Untouchable
    The Show
    Something New
    Love Machine
    Can’t Speak French
    Biology
    Whole Lotta History

    ACT TWO

    Wake Me Up
    Sound of the Underground
    Girl Overboard
    No Good Advice
    Graffiti My Soul
    Long Hot Summer
    I’ll Stand By You

    ACT THREE

    Sexy! No No No…
    On the Metro
    Jump
    Call the Shots
    Something Kinda Ooooh

    ENCORE

    The Promise More

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    Cruz Beckham in shock music career change as he signs to major rock band’s management team

    GUITAR fan Cruz Beckham is on course to become the new Slash — after signing with a top management team who look after rockers.Cruz, 19, is busy honing his new sound and has hopes of emulating the Guns N’ Roses axe-man with C3, who steered US indie heavyweights The Strokes.Cruz Beckham has signed with a top management team who look after rockersCredit: GettyWhat the guitar fan might look like in our Slash mock-upCruz is Victoria and David’s youngest sonCredit: GC ImagesInsiders confirmed Cruz has left TaP Music Management, which looked after pop acts including Dua Lipa, to focus on a “more guitar-led organic sound”.Cruz — Victoria, and David’s youngest son — is working with ­studio producers to refine his sound.A source said: “His move from TaP was amicable but he’s signed with C3 who manage rock bands like Thirty Seconds to Mars and Modest Mouse. “They are more in line with where his music is evolving.READ MORE IN SHOWBIZ“Playing live is going to be a big part of the roll-out of his music and Cruz and his new team want to be sure it’s perfect before he launches.”Guitar “obsessive” Cruz began his music career in 2016 at 11 years old and in 2021 he worked with Richard “Biff” Stannard who wrote a string of hits for the Spice Girls in the 1990s.He signed with TaP in 2022 and last year performed at The Lore of the Land pub in Marylebone, Central London, stunning punters.Victoria filmed him playing guitar and singing in the crowded bar.Most read in BizarreVictoria and David Beckham’s son Cruz reveals incredible Spice Girls-themed tattoo tribute to his mum– More