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Sugar Bits — Gary Barlow Wants His Own Pop Reality Show

  • Gary Barlow wants to rival The X Factor with his own pop reality show on the BBC. He is apparently pushing the idea after setting up his own music label, backed by Universal (the arch rival of Simon Cowell's label Sony BMG). The show, which was originally offered to ITV, will involve singing and dancing and could replace Andrew Lloyd Webber’s shows. — The Sun
  • Nancy Dell'Olio has reportedly been offered £250,000 to join the Celebrity Big Brother house, in the hopes that Ulrika Jonsson's former love rival will increase the viewing figures. It is thought she will decline the offer. Ulrika is reportedly being paid £175,000 for her appearance on the show. — Daily Mail
  • Stephen Fry, Lee Evans and Franz Ferdinand will reportedly be the first guests to appear on Jonathan Ross's Friday night chatshow when it returns on 23 Jan. — Guardian
  • Jordan/Katie Price's alleged speeding offence has been dropped in her absence due to a legal technicality. — PA
  • Patrick Swayze has admitted he may survive only two years, in his first US TV interview since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He told interviewer Barbara Walters he was "scared" and "going through hell". — BBC
  • Brad Pitt has defended both Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie in an interview with W Magazine. — PopSugar
  • William Rast, the brand backed by Justin Timberlake, will make its Bryant Park debut on 16 Feb. when it holds its spring show at the tents during New York Fashion Week. Justin is scheduled to be present at the show, but there will be no performance. — WWD


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