Monday, 26 November 2012

Ellen Page Wiki and Pics

Ellen Page Wiki and Pics


Ellen Page, is a Canadian actress and comedian born February 21, 1987 full name is Ellen Philpotts Page. Page received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress, for her role in the film Juno. She won back-to-back Austin Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress for her roles in Juno and Hard Candy. She is also known for her starring roles in Inception, Super, Smart People, Whip It, and as Katherine "Kitty" Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand. Page received attention in Canada for award-winning roles in Pit Pony and Marion Bridge, and the television shows Trailer Park Boys and ReGenesis. In 2008, Page was nominated for Time's 100 Most Influential People list and placed No. 86 on FHM's Sexiest Women in the World list, and No. 93 for 2009. In June 2008, Page was named on Entertainment Weekly's future A-List stars list.


Early life of Ellen Page

Page was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the daughter of Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. She attended the Halifax Grammar School until grade 10, spent some time at Queen Elizabeth High School, and graduated from the Shambhala School in 2005. She also spent two years in Toronto, Ontario studying in the Interact Program at Vaughan Road Academy, along with close friend and fellow Canadian actor Mark Rendall. Growing up, Page enjoyed playing with action figures and climbing trees.


Ellen Page Career

Page in 2007
Page began acting at age four, appearing in numerous school plays. She first acted in front of the camera in 1997 at age ten in the CBC television movie Pit Pony, which later spun off into a television series. This led to more roles in a number of small Canadian films and television series, notably playing Treena Lahey in season two of Trailer Park Boys. At 16, she was cast in Mouth to Mouth, an independent film shot in Europe. Page starred in the 2005 movie Hard Candy and gained praise for "one of the most complex, disturbing and haunting performances of the year".


She also appeared in X-Men: The Last Stand as Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat), a girl who can walk through walls. In the previous X-Men movies, the part had been used in brief cameos played by other actresses, but never as a main character. As the title character in Juno, Page garnered substantial praise; A. O. Scott of The New York Times noted her as being "frighteningly talented" and Roger Ebert said, "Has there been a better performance this year than Ellen Page's creation of Juno? I do not think so". Page was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Juno, but lost to Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose. The role, however, did win her several other awards, including a Canadian Comedy Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Satellite Award.

Page also has starred in Smart People, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Although released after Juno, Smart People was shot earlier.[11] Her other film credits include An American Crime, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; The Tracey Fragments, which was released in November 2007 in Canada and May 2008 in the U.S.; and The Stone Angel.


In 2007, she was attached to play the title character in an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and had planned to work on an as-yet unmade film entitled Jack and Diane opposite Olivia Thirlby, with whom she co-starred in Juno but it was announced in August 2009 that her role in Jack and Diane would be played by the actress Alison Pill. Before his death in January 2008, Heath Ledger had discussed with Page the idea of starring in his directorial debut, The Queen's Gambit.

Page hosted Saturday Night Live on March 1, 2008 and on May 3, 2009, she guest starred in the episode "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh" of the animated series The Simpsons as a character named Alaska Nebraska, a parody of Hannah Montana. She also starred in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, alongside Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Drew Barrymore and Kristen Wiig. The film premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and had its wide release on October 2, 2009.


She features in Michael Lander's film Peacock, opposite Cillian Murphy, Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas, which was released in 2010 despite an original release date of 2009. In August 2009, Page began shooting the thriller Inception, a film directed by Christopher Nolan and co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ken Watanabe. The film was released on July 16, 2010.

She has starred in the film Super, and will reportedly play Stacie Andree in an upcoming film about Laurel Hester.

As of 2010, she serves as a spokesperson for Cisco Systems in a series of ads appearing in three commercials set in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. On May 26, 2010 it was reported in a column on "Deadline Hollywood" and by Entertainment Weekly that Page will star in the new HBO series Tilda alongside Diane Keaton, who plays the title role. Tilda is based on the life of Nikki Finke, the founder of the influential Hollywood blog, DeadlineHollywood.com. Tilda was reportedly dropped by HBO due to friction between the creators. She is also the narrator of the documentary on colony collapse disorder, Vanishing of the Bees.

In April 2011 it was announced that Page would co-star in the Woody Allen film To Rome with Love alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Penélope Cruz, and Alec Baldwin.
In June 2012, Quantic Dream announced a video game entitled Beyond: Two Souls in which Page will portray the protagonist Jodie Holmes, with a planned launch date in early 2013.



Ellen Page Personal life

Page resides in her hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and has two dogs named Julie and Sprout. She is prone to walking and talking in her sleep. In 2008, Page was one of 30 celebrities who participated in an online ad series for U.S. Campaign for Burma, calling for an end to the military dictatorship in Myanmar. She describes herself as a pro-choice feminist.



Ellen Page Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Pit Pony Maggie Maclean TV movie
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress
Nominated—Gemini Awards for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
1999–2000 Pit Pony Maggie Maclean Twenty-nine episodes, main character
2001–2002 Trailer Park Boys Treena Lahey Five episodes, recurring character
2002 Rideau Hall Helene "Pilot"
2002 Marion Bridge Joanie ACTRA Maritimes Award for Outstanding Female Performance
2002 The Wet Season Jocelyn
2003 Ghost Cat Natalie Merritt Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's or Youth Program or Series
2003 Touch & Go Trish
2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story Young Lisa
2003 Going for Broke Jennifer
2003 Love That Boy Suzanna
2004 ReGenesis Lilith Sandström Eight episodes, recurring character
Gemini Award for Best Supporting Actress
2004 I Downloaded a Ghost Stella Blackstone
2004 Wilby Wonderful Emily Anderson Atlantic Film Festival Atlantic Canadian Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Female
2005 Hard Candy Hayley Stark Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2005 Mouth to Mouth Sherry
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Katherine "Kitty" Pryde (Shadowcat)
2007 An American Crime Sylvia Likens
2007 The Tracey Fragments Tracey Berkowitz Atlantic Film Festival Canadian Award for Best Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
2007 Juno Juno MacGuff Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Female
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Breakout Female
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
MTV Movie Awards - Best Female Performance
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—National Movie Award for Best Performance - Female
Nominated—Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated—MTV Movie Awards - Best Kiss (Shared with Michael Cera)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
2007 The Stone Angel Arlene
2008 Smart People Vanessa Wetherhold
2009 The Simpsons Alaska Nebraska "Waverly Hills 9-0-2-1-D'oh", guest star
2009 Whip It Bliss Cavendar/Babe Ruthless
2009 Vanishing of the Bees Narrator Environmental documentary
2010 Peacock Maggie
2010 Inception Ariadne MTV Movie Award for Best Frightened Performance
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (Shared with Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment (Shared with Leonardo DiCaprio)
Nominated—Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
2010 Super Libby / Boltie
2012 To Rome with Love Monica
2012 Family Guy Lindsey Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream, guest star - 1 episode
2013 The East Izzy
2013 Beyond: Two Souls Jodie Holmes Video game

Ellen Page Other awards and nominations

Nominated for the BAFTA 2008 Orange Rising Star Award

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Cheryl Cole Wiki and Pics

Cheryl Cole Wiki and Pics

Cheryl Ann Cole  is an English recording artist, songwriter, dancer and model born 30 June 1983. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Cole had won a place as a member of the girl group, Girls Aloud. She has been part of the group ever since, and during that time it has achieved 20 top-ten singles (including four number one singles) in the UK and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. In 2009, Girls Aloud won "Best Single" with their song "The Promise". In 2009, Girls Aloud announced their musical hiatus.


Cole embarked on a solo career and released her first solo studio album 3 Words (2009) through Polydor records, "3 Words" saw the release of three successful singles, the lead single from the album "Fight for This Love" debuted at number one on the UK charts becoming the best selling single of the year. "3 Words" and "Parachute" both peaked within the top five of the UK charts. 2010 saw the release of Cole's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which went straight to number one. Cole released her third solo album A Million Lights on 18 June 2012, with lead single "Call My Name" being released on 11 June 2012, the single became Cole's third number one single. During her solo career Cole has earned three BRIT Award nominations.


Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon; referred to as a fashionista by the press. She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, while also becoming the new face of cosmetic company L'Oréal. Cole was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 until September 2010, when she divorced him following the announcement of their separation earlier that year. Cole became a judge on The X Factor in 2008, becoming the winning judge twice out of the three series she judged. In 2011, Cole left the UK version of The X Factor to judge the American version. However, Cole was sacked from the show. Cole's net worth was estimated at £15 million in April 2012.


Cheryl Cole Biography


Cole was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside, and grew up on council estates in the districts of Walker and then neighbouring Heaton. She is the fourth of five children of Joan Callaghan, and the first of her two children born to her second lover Garry Tweedy following the collapse of her marriage to the father of her three other children. Cole's parents were together for more than a decade but never married each other; they separated when she was eleven years old. She has a brother, Garry (born in Newcastle in 1987), and three elder maternal half-siblings: Joseph, Gillian and Andrew.

As a small child in about 1990, she appeared in a television advert for British Gas.

As she was interested in dancing from an early age, Cole started sequence dancing at the age of four, before joining The Royal Ballet's summer school at the age of nine. She won modelling competitions, including the titles of Boots Group's "bonniest baby", Mothercare's Happy Faces Portrait competition, "Best Looking Girl of Newcastle", The Evening Chronicle's "Little Miss and Mister", and "Most Attractive Girl" at the MetroCentre.

She then appearing in a second British Gas adverts, an SCS furniture store advert, and an Eldon Square Christmas advert with younger brother Garry as well as appearing in dance recitals on some television shows. She attended Walker Comprehensive School in Newcastle between September 1994 and July 1999, and left at 16 with few qualifications. During her time there, she was suspended twice: once for fighting with another pupil and again for swearing on a bus. After leaving school in 1999, she took a job as a waitress in a restaurant.


Cheryl Cole 2002–08: Girls Aloud and marriage


Cole auditioned for the reality television show Popstars The Rivals in 2002 with the song "Have You Ever". Several thousand applicants attended auditions across the UK in hope of being selected. Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell. These finalists then took to the stage, participating in weekly Saturday night live performances which alternated weekly between the girls and boys. Each week, the contestant polling the fewest phone votes was eliminated, until the final line-ups of the groups emerged. Cole joined Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh to form the new girl group Girls Aloud, as determined by a public vote administered through the show on 30 November 2002.


The group's debut single "Sound of the Underground" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one. Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between formation and reaching number one. The group released their debut album Sound of the Underground in May 2003, which entered the charts at number two and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) later the same year.

Since 2003, Girls Aloud have released twenty additional singles, with all but one charting within the top ten, and 15 reaching top five positions. Their singles "I'll Stand by You", "Walk This Way", and "The Promise" have charted at number one. Two of their albums have reached the top of the UK Albums Chart: their greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud and 2008's Out of Control, both of which entered the chart at number one, with over one million copies of the former being sold.

All five of their studio albums have been certified platinum by the BPI. They have been nominated for five Brit Awards, and in 2009 won "Best British Single" at that year's Brit Awards for "The Promise". The group has sold ten million records worldwide. Girls Aloud have become one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, and had amassed a fortune of £25 million by May 2009. The 2007 edition of Guinness World Records listed them as "Most Successful Reality TV Group", while they also hold the record for "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group" in the 2008 edition.


On 11 January 2003, Cole was involved in an altercation with a nightclub toilet attendant and was subsequently charged with assault over the incident. She was subsequently found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm at her trial on 20 October, and sentenced to 120 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay her victim £500 in compensation, as well as £3,000 prosecution costs.


Cole began dating England and Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in September 2004, announcing their engagement after he proposed in Dubai in June 2005. The couple were married at a ceremony at Barnet, North West London on 15 July 2006. They signed an exclusive deal with OK!, reportedly worth £1 million, regarding the rights of the photographs. In January 2008, a hairdresser named Aimee Walton alleged in The Sun that she had engaged in drunken extramarital sex with Ashley Cole. Subsequently, glamour model Brooke Healy claimed that she had spent the night and had sexual relations with Ashley Cole in December 2006. The couple, however, reconciled.


In June 2008, it was announced Cole would replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge for the fifth series of The X Factor alongside Dannii Minogue, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh. Cole was given the girls category (made up of female contestants between 16 and 25) and subsequently ended up as the victorious judge when Alexandra Burke was crowned the fifth winner of The X Factor on 13 December 2008. Cole returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was given the boys category (made up of male contestants aged 16 to 25). Cole emerged as the winning judge for a second consecutive year after Joe McElderry was crowned the sixth winner of The X Factor.

Simon Cowell, creator of The X Factor, said, "I knew she was going to be good because she speaks like normal people speak. People can relate to that. And I think that is the best sign of a judge." Cowell has referred to Cole as "one of the best I've ever worked with." Cole was interviewed during an episode of the fourth series of Piers Morgan's Life Stories. The show, which aired on 23 October 2010, drew an audience of 7.2 million: the highest figure in the chat show's history. As a member of Girls Aloud, Cole has also appeared in the fly on the wall documentary Girls Aloud: Home Truths, the E4 documentary series Girls Aloud: Off the Record, an episode of Ghosthunting With..., and a one-off variety show entitled The Girls Aloud Party.


Cheryl Cole 2009–10: 3 Words and commercial breakthrough

In March 2009, Cole climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief. The trek raised £3.4 million for the charity. Between 3 February and 23 March 2009, Cole raised money for Comic Relief by providing the voice for the BT Speaking Clock.
Cole's first solo performance was on American rapper will.i.am's "Heartbreaker" in 2008. She was picked to appear as a dancer in the video after taking streetdancing classes during the filming of the ITV2 series The Passions of Girls Aloud, in which the members of the band achieve something they had always wanted to do, other than sing. She was later asked, by will.i.am, to sing additional vocals on the track. In April 2009, Cole started working on solo material.

Her debut album, 3 Words, was released in the UK on 26 October 2009. In July 2009, Girls Aloud announced they would take a year-long hiatus in the pursuit of solo projects, but would reunite for a new studio album in 2010. In August 2010, bandmate Nicola Roberts revealed that she wasn't anticipating a reunion of the band until 2012.


Cole was reunited with will.i.am for the album, in addition to collaborating with Fraser T Smith, Syience, Danish production team Soulshock & Karlin, singer-songwriter Taio Cruz, Wayne Wilkins, and Steve Kipner. Recorded in Los Angeles and London, Cole mainly collaborated with will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, the executive producer of 3 Words. It crosses from contemporary R&B, dance pop, house and a more general pop sound. Cruz was asked to write two songs for Cole, the first of which, "Break Your Heart", was written specially for Cole but Polydor label boss Ferdy Unger-Hamilton felt the song was too similar to Heartbreaker, the track Cole did with Will.i.am.

 When asked about the album's title Cole revealed she had already contemplated an album title which contained the phrase 3 Words before the title track was recorded. She had considered titles like Three Syllables, although the strongest contender was Unveiled as Cole "felt like she didn't have any protection without the girls [Girls Aloud]" and because it correlated with the veil on the album cover. The album begins with its title track, a duet with will.i.am and Cole's favourite song on the album. She said the song was "totally different from anything I've done [with Girls Aloud] or liked before" and took its inspiration from Cole's newly acquired love for dance music on the charts, especially David Guetta & Kelly Rowland's "When Love Takes Over".


3 Words spent two weeks at number one. On 6 November 2009, BPI certified the album Platinum, denoting shipments of over 300,000 units. It later tripled this feat. The first single from the album, "Fight for This Love", was written by Andre Merritt, Steve Kipner and Wayne Wilkins, and produced by Steve Kipner and Wayne Wilkins. According to Cole, it was released as the lead single because she "connected with the song so well". Following a performance on The X Factor live results show, "Fight for This Love" became the fourth best-selling single of 2009 in the UK. It charted at number one on both the Irish and UK Singles Chart. In 2010, "Fight For This Love" went to number one in Denmark, Norway and Hungary.

 "Fight for This Love" gained positive to mixed reviews. Ruth Harrison from 'Female First' was impressed by the song after initially being worried that Cole would not be able to cope going solo. She said "Whilst it does sound just a little big Girls Aloud-y, we still love it, and can see it being a huge hit on the club circuit up and down the country ... we think this is going to send her well on her way to global superstardom." The single was later certified silver in the UK. Cole's second single "3 Words", which features will.i.am, went to number 4 in the UK and seven in Ireland. In 2010, the single was released in Australia and charted at number 5 and was certified platinum.

The third single, "Parachute", charted in the top five in both the UK and Ireland. The single was certified silver in the UK. From May to July 2010, Cole was the opening act for The Black Eyed Peas at the British shows (as well as some European dates) of The E.N.D. World Tour. Chris Johnson of the Daily Mail wrote, "she was supposed to be the support act. But as it turned out, Cheryl Cole ended up being the main event".


Cole was given a one-off television programme for ITV1 titled Cheryl Cole's Night In, which aired on 19 December 2009. The programme, hosted by Holly Willoughby, featured music and interviews with Cole and some of her favourite performers. Alexandra Burke, Rihanna, Will Young, Snow Patrol and will.i.am made appearances. Cole told the press, "I couldn't be happier that ITV have asked me to round off the year with my own show, working with some of my favourite artists". The programme attracted 5 million viewers on its first airing, substantially less than the 8.1 million viewers that Strictly Come Dancing received during the same time slot. In late 2009, Cole became the new face of L'Oréal. However, her recent advertising campaign promoting the L'Oréal Elvive shampoo and conditioner range attracted criticism amid claims that she had deliberately deceived persons wishing to buy the product, since it shows Cole with hair extensions.

Cheryl Cole 2010–11: Messy Little Raindrops and personal struggles


In March 2010, Cole stated that she had begun working on a follow up album to 3 Words, which she hoped to release "later on in the year". Cole's second solo album, titled Messy Little Raindrops, was released on 1 November 2010. The album's first single, "Promise This", was released on 24 October 2010 and became her second number-one hit in the UK. "Promise This" is an up-tempo dance-pop song written by American songwriter Priscilla Hamilton, British music producer Wayne Wilkins, who was responsible for Cole's debut single "Fight for This Love", and Christopher Jackson.

The album was largely produced by Wayne Wilkins. The album also features guest vocals from August Rigo, Dizzee Rascal, Travie McCoy, and will.i.am. Cole started recording sessions for her second album in February 2010 though in an interview on Alan Carr: Chatty Man she admitted that some of the songs submitted for the record dated back to 3 Words (2009). Messy Little Raindrops has received generally mixed reviews from music critics. A predominantly positive review came from Jon O'Brien of Allmusic who awarded it four out of five stars. Cole made a high-profile appearance on Piers Morgan's Life Stories, in which she discussed her marriage and divorce with Ashley Cole and her life-threatening battle with malaria.


In early February 2010, news broke that Cole's husband had cheated on her with five more women. On 23 February, Cole announced she was separating from her husband. On 26 May 2010, Cole filed for divorce at London's High Court citing "unreasonable behaviour" of estranged husband Ashley as the reason for their break-up. She was granted a decree nisi on 3 September. In October of that year, Cole stated in an interview with The Guardian that she would continue to use her married name, saying that changing it back would make her seem "ashamed" of her marriage. On 3 July 2010, Cole was admitted to hospital with suspected acute malaria after a visit to Tanzania. During an X Factor photoshoot in Cardiff, Cole has said that she noticed her lips were blue.


Cole returned for the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010 to mentor the girls category once again. In this series, Cole faced intense scrutiny from the public and the media after she rejected popular contestant Gamu Nhengu to go through to the live shows in favour of Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel, even though both had fluffed their performances at judges' houses. Cole also received more criticism after she refused to vote for an act in the fifth week, which resulted in claims that the show was fixed. This series would also mark the first that Cole was not the winning mentor, after a contestant in her category, Rebecca Ferguson, lost out to Matt Cardle, who was mentored by Dannii Minogue.


Cole's first official book, entitled Through My Eyes, was published on 30 September 2010 by Bantam Press. The book is described as "a series of stunning exclusive new photos plus informal shots from her own personal collection ... a revealing and intimate portrait of the world of Cheryl Cole". Through My Eyes offers a glimpse of Cole in the recording studio, backstage on tour, behind-the-scenes at The X Factor, at photo shoots and at award ceremonies. She said the book is "filled with pictures that capture those moments, [her] memories and the people [she's] closest to". Cole is the subject of several unauthorised biographies, as well as books detailing her relationship with and divorce from Ashley Cole.


In February 2011, Cole launched her own charitable foundation with The Prince’s Trust following a meeting with The Trust’s President, HRH Charles, Prince of Wales. The Cheryl Cole Foundation will provide vital funds for The Trust in the North East, helping disadvantaged young people from Cole’s region. On 13 June 2011, she auctioned 20 dresses with ASOS to raise funds for the foundation.

2011–present: A Million Lights, debut solo tour and Girls Aloud reformation
On 5 May 2011, it was officially announced after months of speculation that Cole would appear as a judge alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Paula Abdul on the American version of The X Factor. However, after only three weeks as a judge and completing the auditions in Los Angeles and Chicago, Cole departed the show.

 Cowell said that the reason why Cole left was because he offered her the job in the UK version back and he felt that she would have been more comfortable there. Additionally, it was later confirmed that she would not be returning to the UK version either, as Tulisa Contostavlos had taken her place on the UK judging panel. Nicole Scherzinger replaced Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor USA for the rest of season 1. A year later on The Graham Norton Show, Cole revealed that she snubbed the decision to return to the UK version of the show.


Cole's third studio album, A Million Lights, was released on 18 June 2012. The album debuted on the UK Albums chart at number 2, becoming her first album not to get to number 1 in its first week and her first album not to surpass sales of 100,000 copies in its first week. The lead single "Call My Name", became Cole's third number one single on the UK Singles Chart. "Under the Sun", the second single from the album, was released on 3 September 2012. "Screw You" featuring British rapper Wretch 32 has been confirmed as the album's third single.


On 4 June 2012, Cole dueted with Gary Barlow at the Diamond Jubilee concert organised and created by Barlow himself and watched by millions worldwide. In October 2012, Cole embarked on her first solo concert tour, the A Million Lights Tour, which started on 3 October 2012 and ended on 17 October 2012.
On 8 August 2012 it was revealed that Cole would return to the The X Factor as a guest mentor to help judge Gary Barlow pick his finalist for the finals of the competition. Cole's autobiography entitled "Cheryl: My Story" was published on 11 October 2012.

Cole spoke on its content and admitted that she sent Ashley chapters to look over to warn him about the book, Cole was also asked if Ashley wanted any alterations changed, to which she replied, "It wouldn't have mattered if he did, to be quite honest. I just thought it would be nice that I gave him a heads up so he can leave the country two weeks before. It will be very honest and the truth - from my own perspective." Cole also revealed more information on the book during an interview with daytime program This Morning stating "I've actually got a lot of stuff to say and things to put straight and it's been a cathartic experience - more than I thought, draining - but really good to just get everything out and on to a piece of paper."


After months of speculation, Cole confirmed that Girls Aloud's reunion would occur in November 2012. The reunion is said to coincide with their tenth birthday and the release of a charity single for Children in Need. On 31 August 2012, Cole confirmed on BBC Radio 1 and Capital FM that the group's new single will be released in November, teasing the lyrics "I just wanna dance".
Artistry

Cheryl Cole Voice and stage

"If you think my live vocal sounds so good it must be mimed, I'm happy, I take it as a compliment"
— Cole, speaking on the accusations of her miming.
Cole has a mezzo-soprano range. Cole spoke about her vocal ability saying "I am very aware of my ability, I know I’m no Mariah Carey but I think the emotion in the song is what matters."


It has been widely reported that Cole lip-syncs during live performances. Whilst performing "Fight for this Love" in 2009 on The X Factor, media speculated that the performance was mimed, something that Cole denied though she admitted to having some pre-recorded vocals to help the live performance. In 2010 during Cole's second performance on The X Factor she "showcased her vocal and dancing skills with an energetic, raunchy routine that earned a standing ovation from her fellow judges." Similar to her 2009 performance of "Fight for This Love" on The X Factor, the media speculated whether Cole lip synced or not.


An ITV spokesperson insisted that Cole did not mime, although the performance was pre-recorded. On 26 May 2012, it was reported that Cole would perform "Call My Name" with live vocals on The Voice UK, following allegedly pre-recorded performances that occurred the previous year on The X Factor UK. It was also reported that The Voice executives always edit the vocals for every artist on the show, and they would "provide some finishing touches to her singing prior to it being broadcast."

As the performance began, COLE swan-dived onto her backing dancers before they performed a highly ellaborated routine. Following the broadcast, Cole received mixed comments from viewers, with a few accusing the singer of lip synching, while others, including pop artists Emma Bunton and will.i.am, praised the performance. In an interview with BBC News, Cole addressed the negative comments, and said that "if you think my live vocal sounds so good it must be mimed, I'm happy, I take it as a compliment." She performed the track again on The Graham Norton Show on 8 June 2012, and was also accused of lip synching.
Music and Influences

Cheryl Cole - "Fight for This Love" (2009)

The song is a uptempo, R&B song with a synthy production and dance influences.
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3 Words was influenced by Cole's appreciation for dance music and has given the album and its singles a distinctively different sound to Girls Aloud. It crosses from contemporary R&B, dance pop, house and a more general pop sound. Messy Little Raindrops utilizes a more dance pop sound than Cole's previous album, Cole described the album as "more exciting, very personal, very me," combining pop, R&B, and dance sounds. In contrast to her debut album 3 Words (2009) and Messy Little Raindrops (2010), which both mainly drew influences from the Dance-pop and Pop genres, A Million Lights Cole's third studio album also incorporates R&B and dance. Cole also incorporated Dup-step into A Million Lights "The dub-step influenced track Girl In The Mirror – showing a new direction for Chezza, away from her usual R&B influenced sound."



Cole has named Britney Spears and Beyoncé Knowles as a few of her inspirations, performance and fashion wise. Cole spoke on the reason Beyoncé Knowles was a big influence on her saying "I love Beyonce, I just think she is such a beautiful person inside and out, apart from what she does on the stage which is obviously incredible and aspiration. I just like her as a woman shes empowering." Cole has also cited 'Left Eye' a former member of American band TLC was a big influence saying "I wanted to be Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes from TLC - I used to wear baggy jeans and Timberlands like a tomboy."

Cheryl Cole cites singer Rihanna as an influence saying: "You know what I love about Rihanna? I know she gets a lot of criticism, too, about what she wears and what she sings about, but she is so free," she explained. "She doesn’t give two f**ks. I love that in her. I love that sense of freedom about her. She’s gorgeous and free. A perfect pop star." Cheryl Cole also cites American singer Mary J Blidge as an influence stating so Blidge's music has helped her "Mary J. Blige's song Just Fine is my feel good song. Mary's voice sounds so grown up and you can hear that she has experienced a lot in her life, her songs help me with every heartache."


Cole has also influenced other artists, one being American singer Selena Gomez. In October 2010, Gomez revealed that Cole was an influential person for her saying "She's a big influence on me," the star said. "I picked up her CD and they gave me Girls Aloud things and a DVD of her, and her music got me through my whole movie [that I was filming]. She made me feel better, I just love her music and I think she's a really nice person. She's been through a lot, but she carries herself with a lot of class and I love that."



Cheryl Cole Public image


Cole has become a recognised and photographed style icon; referred to as a fashionista by the press. Cole has been described as the one of the best dressed women in the world. Fashion magazine British Vogue praised Cole's style saying "Her wardrobe choices have become as successful as her singles - while filming for X Factor, she had fashion fans watching her every sartorial move and was snapped wearing a string of fashion-forward outfits from Givenchy and Preen, to McQueen and Missoni." In both 2009 and 2010 Cole was named the best dressed woman by Glamour Magazine. Cole kept her top spot in 2010 above fashion model Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham, Cole also beat R&B singer Rihanna who came second and actress Blake Lively who came third. The result for the magazine were compiled from around 14,000 votes from the magazine's readers.

She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar. Cole has topped FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World twice: once in 2009 and the second time in 2010. Cole has won a list of awards due to her style and image including Glamour Women of the Year Awards for TV Personality and Best dressed and Style Network Award for Best Dressed Woman and Style icon of the decade In February 2009, Cole appeared on the cover of British Vogue. The media coverage of her appearance in the magazine boosted the magazine's circulation to 240,000: its best ever February figure. She also appeared on the November 2009 cover of the UK's Elle magazine.


Many celebrities have spoken about Cole's fashion style and looks. Actress Megan Fox spoke about Cole saying 'I don't know that many British girls, but what's her surname? Cheryl? Cheryl Cole, yeah she's hot, and I love her tattoos.', Socialite Paris Hilton complimented Cole saying 'I love the way Cheryl dresses, and she's so sweet. We hung out a bit at the Grammys and I just find her beautiful and down to earth.' Actress Teri Hatcher called Cole a role model saying 'Cheryl is a great role model and exactly the sort of woman we would love to have a role on Desperate Housewives. I hear she is an absolute darling.' Rihanna also spoke on her admiration for Cole 'Like, how do you have a face like that, with hair like that and dimples, and a body like that, that's proportioned like that. And you have a successful career, something about that is not right.' Cole was referenced in Lily Allen's "Cheryl Tweedy", a B-side to her 2006 debut single "Smile". Cole took the song as a compliment to her, although Allen later pointed out that it had been tongue-in-cheek. Allen has since retracted her comments.



Cheryl Cole Filmography

Main article: Cheryl Cole videography
Selected filmography
Popstars: The Rivals (2002)
St Trinian's (2007)
The X Factor (2008-2010)
Cheryl Cole's Night In (2009)
The X Factor USA (2011)
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)


Cheryl Cole Discography


3 Words (2009)
Messy Little Raindrops (2010)
A Million Lights (2012)
Tours

Cheryl Cole Solo Tours

A Million Lights Tour (2012)
As solo supporting act
The Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. World Tour (Europe, 2010)


Cheryl Cole Awards and nominations

Year Award-giving body Award Result
2007 Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Best Female Singer Nominated
Virgin Media Awards Most Fanciable Female Won
2008 Hottest Female Nominated
Heat Magazine Awards Sexiest Female Won
Best Reality TV Judge Won
2009 Glamour Women of the Year Awards TV Personality Won
FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World #1 Sexiest Woman in the World Won
Style Network Awards Best Dressed Woman Won
Style icon of the decade Won
BBC Switch Live Awards Switch's Prom Queen Won
Virgin Media Awards Hottest Female Won
Legend Of the Year Nominated
Glamour Woman of the Year Awards Best Dressed Won
2010 2010 BRIT Awards British Single (Fight for This Love) Nominated
Glamour Women of the Year Awards Best Dressed Won
Woman of the Year Won
FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World #1 Sexiest Woman in the World Won
BT Digital Music Awards Best Female Artist Won
Best Single (Fight for This Love) Won
Best Video (Fight for This Love) Nominated
2011 2011 BRIT Awards British Single (Parachute) Nominated
Best British Female Nominated
Elle Style Awards Musician Of The Year Won
TRL Awards (Italy) Best New Act Nominated
Cosmopolitan Awards Best Dressed Woman Won
BT Digital Music Awards Best Female Artist Nominated
2012 Virgin Media TV Awards Best Judge Won
BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards Best British Single Nominated
Best British Album Nominated
Best British Music Act Nominated
Female Hottie Pending

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