With Christmas over and normalcy returning, there isn’t much to celebrate.
But it seems that James Arthur is still unwrapping presents, having rekindled his romance with his gorgeous girlfriend Jessica Grist.
I revealed that James and the model split a bit awkwardly in July – just as he was releasing a record filled with positive lyrics about their relationship. And after patching things up, I hope he can now sing them again without feeling dizzy.
James and Jessica were spotted together at a specialist garage that packs smart motors in custom colors and logos, as both showed off extremely daring patterned designer outfits.
They tell me: âThey were six months apart but always kept in touch and got along very well. The people close to them are thrilled they’re back – there’s a certain chemistry and they’ve been together for the better part of a decade. Hope this is a fresh start. There was always something really good there.
The couple started dating in 2012 when she worked as a backing dancer on The X Factor series that James won. I recounted in July how they broke up, and in an interview shortly after they broke up, James told me, “The challenge is people like to tell stories from me, the stuff. love – but I’m trying to figure out how I can dress it in a cooler way. I put a lot of myself into the music, a lot of my story, but I hope that will help d ‘other people.
âI never wanted to involve people in my personal life, although I know it comes with the territory, but I agree to expose myself. I am a great ambassador for mental health.
“Uncomfortable as it makes me feel to talk about my personal struggles, I have seen how useful it can be, so I will continue to do so – whether through music or interviews.”
James recently unveiled a UK tour this spring, which will see him perform in theaters across the country playing fan favorites and new material. Hopefully her rekindled romance will inspire further success.
THE KING OF THE DOJA GARNIER
DOJA CAT looked like she was ready for the rodeo as she performed in Indianapolis.
The American rapper woke Naptown with an upbeat performance of some of her biggest hits in these black and red tasseled leggings and a matching bra with white pants and long gloves.
Saturday’s concert was Doja’s first after vacationing in the Bahamas.
The Kiss Me More singer had spent the New Year soaking up the sun and fueled speculation that she was dating rapper French Montana.
French, who recently worked with Doja and Saweetie on the single Handstand, shared a photo of himself having dinner with Doja and a friend.
In another video, the couple were seen having fun at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island.
Doja and French had previously insisted that they were just friends, but their fans certainly seem to be hoping they could reunite. They are a lovely couple.
LOUNGE RICKIE THINKS PINK
RICKIE HAYWOOD WILLIAMS says he and his co-hosts Melvin O’Doom and Charlie Hedges have some surprises in store for Radio 1’s brilliant Live Lounge.
And that was after Ed Sheeran was forced to cancel his niche.
In an exclusive chat, Rickie said, âWe were supposed to have Ed in the studio before Christmas, but he had Covid, so he was pushed back. We want to bring Ed back soon. Then we have Wolf Alice and other bands that had to cancel, but it’s going to resume soon.
And a dream guest for Rickie, alongside Beyonce, includes BBC Sound of 2022 poll winner Pink Pantheress.
Rickie – who has partnered with Birds Eye Green Cuisine for their new ‘do what you can’ campaign to reduce meat consumption – added, âShe’s getting a lot of press right now and rightfully so. Pink Pantheress is absolutely awesome.
“She’s amazing. She’s one of those artists who understands what music is right now. Some of her tracks are only two minutes long because she reflects on the way people listen to music now on TikTok. and social media. She’s so current and she totally understands. She’s a genius and I love her so much. “
CARDI B has apologized to fans after getting into a bitter Twitter argument with rapper Cuban Doll.
The WAP hitmaker sided with Cuba over the weekend after claiming Cardi’s husband OFFSET tried to put her to bed in 2018.
Cardi told her fans, âDeleted these tweets. . . it’s bad for business and I’m done helping the needy. I want to apologize to my fans. I know you all get mad when I watch out for germs. Cardi and Offset briefly separated in 2018 following claims he cheated on her, with a woman claiming he invited her with Cuba to sleep with him.
At the time, Cuban denied knowing Offset, but on Saturday she posted a series of tweets claiming she was paid to claim she didn’t know him. As the argument escalated, Cardi fired back when a Cuban claimed she was “intimidated” by her.
A NEO LOOK FOR HAILEY
HAILEY BIEBER seems to be a huge fan of The Matrix.
The American model wore sunglasses and a long leather coat that the film’s Neo would be proud of as she visited her husband Justin at a West Hollywood studio.
She went inside to listen to the new tracks her singer partner was working on.
Justin released his seventh studio album Justice last March and will perform the record, along with some of his biggest hits, next February in the UK.
The star has sold nearly a million tickets for his world tour, with demand being huge, the Canadian added three more shows on his tour here. Justin will play concerts across the UK, including Manchester, Aberdeen and London.
He warmed up his UK fans with a set at Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball last month and after watching his performance I can confirm that everyone who has tickets for him in 2023 is going to be in for a treat.
ELT FEEL LOVE TONIGHT
ELTON JOHN is once again one of the most requested singers on the planet, five decades after the start of his career.
A string of young stars are desperate to enter the studio with the Rocket Man singer after seeing his rebirth.
A 2021 Bumper saw him topped the charts for the first time in 16 years with his collaboration Dua LIPA Cold Heart, then repeat that hit with his festive single Merry Christmas and Ed Sheeran and on the Ladbaby Sausage Rolls For parody. Everyone.
DJ and producer Joel Corry, who has had hits with Mabel and David Guetta, told me, âI’d love to do a big dance piece with Elton. He tops the charts and beats him. I would love an Elton John and JC banger.
WESTLIFE is yearning for a collaboration too – and has once joked that Elton “emailed the wrong group, he thought he was emailing Westlife” for his 2002 business with Blue, sorry seems be the hardest word.
Nicky Bryne told me, âElton is a legend but he worked with everyone except us. Elton, we’re here and ready. Tiny Dancer would really work for us – Louis Walsh always said that.
Mark Feehily agrees: âNobody gets tired of Elton John anytime soon. No matter how many albums he makes, he’s still a legend. He’s always fiery, where we wouldn’t want to screw him up. He still looks amazing. I’m surprised we haven’t sung with him yet.
Shane Filan added, âSomeday I think it will happen. We and him together would be pretty awesome.
PIN HE WAS SINGING THAT
MABEL braved the cold and unveiled her pins at a party in London.
The Don’t Call Me Up singer paired it with barely there pantyhose with a leotard, jacket and boots.
I revealed last week that the star is preparing to release her second album, with tracks like Good Luck and Let Love Go appearing to be targeting her ex-lovers.
Her boyfriend, Preye Crooks, should take note and stick to his best demeanor.
END OF AN ERA FOR PUSSYCAT DOLLS
Fellow NICOLE SCHERZINGER Pussycat Dolls say the end of their tour marks the end.
Carmit Bashar and Jessica Sutta have claimed they have no idea the world tour has been canceled.
In a joint statement, they said: âIt seems like this is the end of a chapter of an incredible life changing experience, filled with incredible memories we will always be grateful for. To the fans, we love you.
Nicole said on Saturday that they had chosen to cancel the dates due to the pandemic.
But given the bad blood – and the legal dispute that is brewing between her and Dolls creator Robin Antin, I think it was more than Covid that thwarted their comeback plans …
Hot or not
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