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Cheryl on This Morning
 
Published by:
  2012/09/11
 

Cheryl talks to her former Kilimanjaro climbing partner Denise Van Outen about her Tom Daley crush, favourite sweets and the next Girls Aloud get together.

Plus Denise puts some of your questions to the Geordie pop princess, so to find out what Cheryl’s dream job would be, watch the video above…

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Cheryl on The Jonathan Ross Show
 
Published by:
  2012/09/09
 

Click above to watch Cheryl’s interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, also with mini performances of Call My Name and an epic big performance of the new single Under The Sun.

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Capital FM interview with James Barr
 
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  2012/09/04
 
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Cheryl and will.i.am in ES Magazine
 
Published by:
  2012/09/01
 

Photo Shoots > 2012 > Ram Shirgill :

Cheryl Cole is now known as Cheryl. She gave up her first surname, Tweedy, when she married the footballer Ashley Cole in 2006.

Then he was allegedly unfaithful, and then there was some boomeranging back and forth, with rings coming off fingers and newer, bigger rings that seemed to bellow ‘FORGIVE ME’ back on fingers, and then he was allegedly unfaithful again and then that was that, because Cheryl-Tweedy-Cole-Cheryl may be a bad picker but she is nobody’s fool.

So, of course, it makes sense that you may not, aged 29, relish the prospect of lugging someone else’s surname around with you for the rest of your life. But Tweedy was never going to re-stick. I mean, who is Victoria Adams? And so, for her third album, A Million Lights, she’s just Cheryl, thanks very much. I suspect her manager Will.i.am had a flickering, busy old hand in this branding, because that’s what he does, essentially. He spins and rinses and brands. And she, wisely, listens.

‘He’s a genius,’ she says. ‘He has a genius mind. Just to listen to him…’ It’s a compelling partnership, this self-proclaimed Queen of Chavs and the slightly space-age Black Eyed Peas frontman, solo artist, super-producer, actor, designer and techno-guru from the LA ghetto. It seems clear from the start that one of the reasons they rub along so well is because he talks and she listens.

And, my word, does he talk. He is monosyllabic, dry, locked-in and seems to be battling a stammer until the verbal flood-gates fly open and all of a sudden he’s on a manifesto-centric roll, holding forth, twitchy, lyrical, cheeky. It’s overstimulating stuff. Contrarily, one of the first things apparent in Cheryl is that she is difficult to overstimulate. She is, these days, calm and powerful. She radiates resolve.

We are on the ES shoot in St John’s Wood on a balmy Saturday morning. Cheryl pitches up punctually in a Phillip Lim top, tight jeans and soaring Burberry heels. She is quiet, obliging, self-contained and, as we all know, absurdly pretty. Even Rihanna recently declared the Geordie girl ‘the most beautiful woman I have ever seen’. Because Cheryl is so serene, the entire crew are super-tranquil. Not so when Will slides in two hours late, puncturing the zen with his studded Louboutin slippers, off-kilter energy and wonky humour. Suddenly everything is a bit weird and overexcited; suddenly everyone is a bit gaspy and fizzy. Everyone, that is, except our Cheryl.

The pair met four years ago when, in her first musical expedition outside Girls Aloud, she featured on his solo single ‘Heartbreaker’. Everyone assumed that if they weren’t in love, then he, at least, was. ‘Of course that’s the natural thing people go to,’ she says. ‘Heaven forbid you should have any other kind of relationship with someone from the opposite sex.’ And then, faintly scandalised: ‘I was still married then, too.’ Ashley may be the faithless kind; his ex-wife is not. ‘I had always thought Will was quirky and out there and just ridiculously talented, and he is all those things. He’s amazing and we just clicked straight away.’

Will — who has produced for U2, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj — took her seriously as a musical force. He persuaded her to go solo. Commercial and delightful though she clearly is, it is perhaps challenging to identify the trigger for his extreme enthusiasm and commitment. I don’t think it’s as simple as a bloody great crush. He’s too odd for that. So what inspired him, in an early studio session with Cheryl, to compare her lyrical delivery to that of Michael Jackson? ‘Her personality,’ he says baldly. ‘Charming, approachable, adorable, sweet, broken, fragile, strong.’ Fine, I can believe all of those things — but, for once, Will, answer the damn question. ‘So, what is music?’ he asks instead. ‘Music is channelling, collaboration, rinsing. Music is harmonious, it’s tolerant, it’s compromise. Music is about going through shit. And thinking about shit. Shit is the shit. Shit is the only thing that is f***ing nasty but that can grow grass. Shit is f***ing dope.’ His mother is also dope, the house we are shooting the pictures in is dope, my dress is dope, Prince Charles is dope.
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BBC Radio 1 interview with Fearne Cotton
 
Published by:
  2012/09/01
 

Check out the BBC Radio 1 interview Cheryl did with Fearne where she talks about the car crash with will.i.am, Girls Aloud, her upcoming tour and Tom Daley!

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Cheryl on Daybreak
 
Published by:
  2012/08/17
 

Check out the full Daybreak interview aired on Tuesday morning with Richard Arnold! She talks about her new single Under The Sun, Girls Aloud, Tom Daley and the tour.

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Grazia interview excerpts.
 
Published by:
  2012/07/10
 

In this week’s issue of Grazia, we bring you Lottie Lumsden’s exclusive interview with Cheryl Cole. The Geordie popstar reveals she’s fighting back against the internet bullies with a little help from Prince Charles and her new charity Cheryl Cole Foundation, which launched at the end of last year. She also dishes on her embarrassing slip-up when meeting Charles himself and her difficult childhood in Newcastle. For the full interview, get thee to the newsagent pronto but because we’re generous folk, we wanted to bring you a taster. Read on for the highlights…

On The Cheryl Cole Foundation

‘I’m sick of talking about myself and my career and I had an overwhelming sense of needing to do something for charity. I wanted to give back.’

On internet bullies

‘In the last few years I’ve been bullied on Facebook and Twitter. It’s evil and very public. People judge my appearance and hair, and say that I look fat. And I want to help these young people because I know how it feels to come out on the other side and be someone who achieves.’

On her upbringing in Newcastle

‘There were a few near misses. When you live in an underprivileged environment like some of the kids I’ve met you do make the wrong decisions and you hang out with the wrong people.’

On the Duchess of Cambridge

‘Kate is really down to earth and we talked about fashion and she said she loved my music. She was incredibly girly and sweet.’

On Prince Harry

‘Everybody knows I have a soft spot for Harry. He’s cute. I’ve met him several times and we laugh about it. It’s a bit of banter between us. He’s so ordinary and a normal 27-year-old who is living in a crazy world and we can bond over that.’

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Alan Corr interview
 
Published by:
  2012/07/07
 

Cheryl Cole survived a near-death experience, divorce, and an axing from The X Factor US to make her new album. Alan Corr meets the people’s pop princess and hears why she feels like a real woman now
1 of 1 Cheryl Cole: “I was 19 when I got in the industry and I’m 29 now so I’m a woman now and for that reason alone I’m a hell of a lot stronger.
Cheryl Cole: “I was 19 when I got in the industry and I’m 29 now so I’m a woman now and for that reason alone I’m a hell of a lot stronger.”

Curled up and coquettish on the couch of a penthouse suite in London, Cheryl Cole has a look of unreality about her. She’s all dimples and big hair and every inch of the 5′ 3″ People’s Pop Princess is dressed head to toe in her beloved and slightly chavtastic print patterns – a black shirt with small white love hearts, grey jeggings with red polka dots, and clunky heels with, you guessed it, red polka dots.

She’s quite a vision. Fame, any fame, does that to the beholder but after three solo albums, stealing the public’s hearts on X Factor, and becoming a tabloid fixture, Cheryl is surprised as anyone that’s she’s gotten this far. “Of course,” she says in the Newcastle accent that proved impenetrable to American TV viewers but which has charmed her adoring public. “Having a career in music at all is pretty unbelievable . . . ”

The last time I met Cheryl she was more sullen than sultry. It was eight years ago and Girls Aloud had recently won Pop Stars: The Rivals, the talent show forerunner to X Factor and they were gathered together in a Dublin hotel room strewn with the aftermath of a takeaway meal. The heady scent of chicken curry and pizza wasn’t exactly the sweet smell of success.

Maybe the pong was too much for Cheryl because she spent most of the interview outside on the balcony deep in conversation on her mobile phone. When she finally joined us, she remained slightly removed and a little impatient with the whole chore of meeting the media.

A lot has changed. Cheryl Cole is now Britain’s surrogate Lady Di, the people’s pop princess who’s transcended mere pop stardom, the Geordie who’s been remade and re-launched by Simon Cowell and more recently, will.i.am. In fact, so great has Cheryl’s reinvention been that even that ugliness with that toilet attendant back in 2003 has been airbrushed from history.

“I’ve been through dark times, don’t get me wrong. I’ve seen the dark side but I like to think that me music is light and refreshing and empowering. I hope it’s not dark.”

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