Cheryl Cole is reportedly worried she will receive the same harsh treatment from the US tabloids as Britney Spears. The Girls Aloud star is planning to relocate to Los Angeles as part of her efforts to launch a music and television career in America.
She is set to be given a helping hand by Simon Cowell in the form of a mentor’s role on X Factor USA, while her friendship with Will.i.am will also be useful in terms of establishing her credibility.
However, a friend told Now magazine Cheryl is getting stressed about her big move, because she is all too aware how difficult it can be to win over the American media.
The source said: ‘She knows how harsh US audiences and tabloids can be, so she wants to get it right.
‘She’s seen what happened to Britney Spears with all the scrutiny over her weight and personal life and Cheryl’s determined to keep her private life private and focus on work.’
They added that the Geordie singer is now on a strict diet as she tries to lose 9lb and ensure she is in what she considers perfect shape before she heads across the Atlantic.
I don’t think that’s avoidable, the US media are hungry hungry hippos. Good luck Chez <3