Simon Cowell to snub X-Factor 'karaoke' singer Chris Maloney

Dec 7, 2012

Tabloid tales: 1D boys cause havoc in NYC, Pizza Hut perfume, Rihanna 'wants baby with Chris Brown'

On the eve of The X Factor final, Simon Cowell is focused on launching singing careers for two of the finalists - James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas – but has no plans for the third, Chris Maloney, according to the Daily Mirror. The paper bases its report on an interview with judge Louis Walsh who revealed: “Simon is in America working his own show. I spoke to him this week and I know he loves James and Jahmene but I don’t remember him talking about Chris, no.” Maloney is described by his detractors as a “cruise ship crooner” and “karaoke singer”. But some believe there are enough members of the public who’ll vote for him this weekend just to annoy Cowell.

One Direction have managed to land themselves in trouble with the police while travelling in New York, according to The Sun. NYPD officers spotted Louis Tomlinson standing up out of the sunroof of a moving car, filming himself singing. The police pulled the car over and subsequently caused a gridlock. Luckily for Louis, who apparently was trying to "capture every minute" of the boy band's fun-filled Big Apple trip, the NYPD merely issued the 1D star with a warning about road safety. A source told the paper: "He may have found it funny but motorists stuck in a traffic jam certainly didn't."

A new perfume has been launched by an unlikely brand – Pizza Hut. The Metro reports that, just in time for Christmas, the restaurant chain has created a "pizza-scented perfume" that smells like "freshly baked dough mixed with a little bit of spice". A Facebook post from Pizza Hut Canada said they had created the limited edition Pizza Hut perfume to "reward fans" and would be giving away hundreds of bottles free. Marketing director Beverley D'Cruz said he hoped one day the perfume would be stocked on the high street so pizza lovers could "enjoy the fresh smell of Pizza Hut pizza whenever they want".

Rihanna has only recently rekindled her relationship with Chris Brown but apparently she already wants to have a baby with him. According to The Sun, Rihanna shocked her record company by asking "when the best time would be for her to take off, as she wants a baby." Rihanna's mum is said to be furious at the prospect of her daughter having a baby with the man who was arrested in 2009 for beating her up, and asked her daughter: "Is this the type of man you want as your baby's dad?"

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