Hello Yahoo omg!, Pips Taylor here with your backstage gossip from The X Factor. This week we are not down at the studios, oh no we are filming our interviews in a secret location! OMG. I know, very exciting.
Here are a few pictures of this location for clues:
Here is a picture of our set and my outfit of the day - sweatshirt by Amen skirt by Missoni.
The day kicked off with an interview with Luke Friend who was wearing a ladies jacket but as ever he pulled it off!
Luke had an amazing weekend last weekend but is pretty nervous about this weekend and really doesn't want to be in the bottom two again. Channel those nerves into excitement Lukey - you're in the semi-finals!
I then interviewed Nicky Blue Eyes who thought he was going to be in the bottom two last week but wasn't! Its only him and Sam Bailey who haven't yet been in the bottom two. Nicky chatted about who he would like to have as a celebrity neighbour and yes he would release a perfume like One Direction have. Watch this space.
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X Factor backstage blog: Pips Taylor chats One Direction with Nicholas McDonald and snaps Luke Friend wearing girls clothes!By Julia | the juice – Sat, Dec 7, 2013 18:27 GMT
Hello Yahoo omg!, Pips Taylor here with your backstage gossip from The X Factor. This week we are not down at the studios, oh no we are filming our interviews in a secret location! OMG. I know, very exciting.Read More »from X Factor backstage blog: Pips Taylor chats One Direction with Nicholas McDonald and snaps Luke Friend wearing girls clothes!
- Julia | the juice – Thu, Dec 5, 2013 22:50 GMT
It's become the digital hub for outpourings of emotion.
And sure enough, as the news that Nelson Mandela had died on Thursday night trickled out, Twitter became the hub for shared grief.
Famous faces from all different areas of the public eye took to the social network to express their admiration for the former South African president.
Here's what they tweeted:
Read More »from Nelson Mandela dies: Emotional celebrity reactions on Twitter
Justin Bieber gets shirtless and crotch thrusts with Taylor Swift lookalike in All That Matters music video - WATCHBy Julia | 110% pop – Tue, Dec 3, 2013 14:19 GMT
Justin Bieber likes to get shirtless. And he also likes a bit of a crotch thrust.Read More »from Justin Bieber gets shirtless and crotch thrusts with Taylor Swift lookalike in All That Matters music video - WATCH
Pips Taylor's exclusive backstage X Factor Blog: Simon Cowell's return, Luke Friend's 'double trouble' and Rough Copy talk bottom twoBy Julia | the juice – Sat, Nov 30, 2013 14:46 GMT
Hello Yahoo OMG its me again Pips, the Interactive presenter for The X Factor.Read More »from Pips Taylor's exclusive backstage X Factor Blog: Simon Cowell's return, Luke Friend's 'double trouble' and Rough Copy talk bottom two
So, it has been an eventful couple of weeks both Sam Callaghan and Hannah have left the competition and we are already at the quarter finals!
This week the finalists are singing two songs, one is their own choice and the other is voted for by the public – and so Jukebox week is born. The competition is hotting up fast and the finalists are really feeling it.
Today I popped into the Contestant Make-up room to see make-up artist extraordinare Julia Carta, who is in charge of the finalist’s looks each weekend. Once the finalists have been styled by guru Frank Strachan, Julia will create their make-up looks for the X Factor stage. Here is a picture of Julia in her make-up studio:
It was busy down at The X Factor this week and first up I interviewed Nicholas Mcdonald, who was still buzzing after celebrating his birthday last weekend on the same night that The X Factor celebrated its 10th Birthday.
Nicky is quite
- Julia | the juice – Fri, Nov 29, 2013 18:26 GMT
We've been snapping SELFIES for what seems like forever. But this month it was actually made official when it was honoured with Word of 2013 and introduced into the Oxford Dictionary.
So in honour of the world on everyone's lips we've launched our very own Selfie Awards as we bring you the good, the bad and the seriously ugly in the world of celeb self-portraits.
We're asking you vote for your fave selfie in an array of categories:
And this time it's the turn of the so-called BELFIE, coined by new mum Kim Kardashian who chose to expose her bottom, rather than her face on her Instagram page.
Triggering a new craze for bum shots, the American reality TV star was soon followed by a swathe of stars also eager to show off their backsides. But who did the best BELFIE of the year? It's YOUR call. Vote in our POLL at the bottom.
1. Kim Kardashian
The original creator of the Belfie, Kim K sparked 'OUTRAGE' when she posed in this teeny-bit-tiny white swimsuit and uploaded a picture of her backside, Read More »from The omg! Selfie Awards 2013: Best Belfie Kim Kardashian v Cheryl Cole v Kelly Brook
- Julia | 110% pop – Mon, Nov 25, 2013 15:23 GMT
You know you've reached pretty high status in the music world when you've done a duet with a musical legend.And as if we were in any doubt over Gary Barlow's position at the top of the musical tree, he's gone and secured a collaboration with none other than Elton John.
Released EXCLUSIVELY on VEVO today, 'Face To Face' is the second single on X Factor judge Gary's brand new solo album.
And we already reckon it's going to be our snuggle-in-with-a-mug-of-cocoa-Christmas song.
The track, which is released on January 20, sees him hook up with friend and long-time inspiration Sir Elton at the infamous Abbey Road studios.
The song and video were amazingly recorded and filmed simultaneously in just FOUR HOURS - yes that's how precious Elton John's time is.
[Gary: I'd never challenge Robbie Williams to a chart battle, I'd lose]
[Review: Gary Barlow's Since I Saw You Last 'lacks spark']
Elton has said of the collaboration: "It really was a fun day and I loved working with Gary."
And it genuinely Read More »from Gary Barlow duets with music royalty Elton John for new single Face To Face - watch the VIDEO HERE
Pips Taylor's exclusive X Factor backstage blog: Sam Callahan serenades and Rough Copy reveal fashion hopes for the futureBy Julia | the juice – Sat, Nov 16, 2013 15:26 GMT
Hello Yahoo OMG! Pips Taylor here with the backstage goss from the X Factor and we are celebrating all things British with Great British Song Book Week!Read More »from Pips Taylor's exclusive X Factor backstage blog: Sam Callahan serenades and Rough Copy reveal fashion hopes for the future
The studios were busy busy today and we kicked off to a flying start and first up for a cheeky chat were the Rough Copy boys who have been totally smashing it each week- amazing comments from the judges and this week is no different – expect the usual style and swagger…
Exclusive: Yes they want to launch their own clothing line and the are taking suggestions from fans as to what it should be called. Feel free to tweet them your suggestions.
I decided to go all out in a pleather outfit for Rough Copy – and oh it was noted: Here I am wearing Trousers by H&M, Shoes and Sweatshirt by Miss Guided:
Next up was a natter with Sam Callahan who opened up about Gary’s critique - he just takes it on board and cracks on- all about the Positive Mental Attitude for Sam. Believe it or not Sam plays the drums, guitar, piano and has been writing songs
Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews full frontal naked picture goes viral online as he follows in the footsteps of Jamie Laing, put it away lads!By Julia | the juice – Thu, Oct 31, 2013 14:56 GMT
It seems like someone’s finally given him his comeuppance.
A completely (and we mean COMPLETELY) naked picture of what looks like the notorious Made in Chelsea love rat Spencer Matthews has gone viral online, which he is now said to be 'mortified' about.
Looks like he messed with the wrong woman.
The picture in question shows Spencer in all of his glory standing at the end of a bed while the sneaky photographer’s legs can be seen in the foreground.
It is not yet quite clear as to who posted the picture online – but one thing is for sure, many people have now seen Spencer in the buff.
We imagine exes Lucy Watson and Louise Thompson are having a good old laugh.
Spencer allegedly cheated on Louise in her own bed before doing the dirty on Lucy with a supposed 8 different women just two months into their relationship.
What a stand up guy.
To make matters worse, Spencer is addressing the Oxford Union today. Best of luck with that.Read More »from Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews full frontal naked picture goes viral online as he follows in the footsteps of Jamie Laing, put it away lads!
- Julia | the juice – Tue, Oct 29, 2013 12:44 GMT
Forget Spencer peeing off Stephanie Pratt and Jamie Laing's love triangle with Lucy Watson and Phoebe, because it was ALL kicking off away from the screen last night.Read More »from Made In Chelsea: Cheska and Victoria have bitchy off-screen Twitter spat. DRAMA ALERT!
The *REAL* Made In Chelsea drama at 10pm this Monday came courtesy of two of the more sidelined characters - Cheska Hull and Miss Victoria.
It all kicked off when Victoria (literally the poshest girl to ever set foot in Chelsea) hit out at Cheska for seemingly no reason.
[Made In Chelsea: Jamie Laing and Lucy Watson FINALLY snog]
Commenting on her lack of support in the maxi dress she was wearing in a scene with Fran, Victoria tweeted from no-where "put on a bra".
Cheska was clearly not going to take that kind of sartorial abuse lying down and tweeted a response involving a brag about her boyfriend Josh Gunn (who isn't in Made In Chelsea).
She said: "For the record @VictoriaBH I have been in a loving relationship for over a year so thank u for proving you
Rachel Riley's Strictly weight loss: Countdown queen may not have got points, but she HAS got a six-pack, says Tess DalyBy Julia | the juice – Mon, Oct 28, 2013 14:47 GMTShe might not be pulling in the points on the dancefloor (despite trying pretty flippin hard).
But Countdown Queen Rachel Riley has got ONE thing to show for her time on Strictly Come Dancing.Read More »from Rachel Riley's Strictly weight loss: Countdown queen may not have got points, but she HAS got a six-pack, says Tess Daly
In fact, make that SIX things.
The numbers guru has grown herself a six pack - thanks to the rigorous training on the BBC One dance show.
Host Tess Daly exclusively revealed to Yahoo Lifestyle: "The celebs are taking it more seriously now. They are often training up to (and sometimes over) 30 hours a week - phew!
"Rachel Riley says her body has changed completely. It was pretty spectacular before, but she says she now has a 6 pack to rival her fitness-fanatic husband."
[Strictly star Rachel Riley gets crippling rib injury]
[Tess Daly reveals that Abbey Clancy has GAINED weight on Strictly]
Blonde bombshell Rachel, who struggled again this week but managed to avoid the dreaded dance-off, previously admitted that her body is unrecognisable since starting to dance.
She told OK! Magazine she'd lost her