It’s the CBB final tonight! Guess who’s favourite to win?!

It’s been a long three weeks, but the FINAL of Celebrity Big Brother takes place tonight! There’s still seven housemates left in the house which means this could be a pretty long eviction show – poor Brian Dowling will have lost his voice after interviewing all that lot! Coral have Jedward as favourites to win […]

It’s been a long three weeks, but the FINAL of Celebrity Big Brother takes place tonight! There’s still seven housemates left in the house which means this could be a pretty long eviction show – poor Brian Dowling will have lost his voice after interviewing all that lot!

Coral have Jedward as favourites to win at odd of 4/9, followed by Kerry Katona and Amy Childs. We’re not really surprised the Irish duo look set to claim the Big Brother crown – they haven’t been nearly as irritating as we expected – and have provided the most entertainment by far!

As for the rest of the housemates…. the will they/won’t they relationship between Amy and Lucien interested us at first – but got old pretty quickly… it’s starting to seem like a ploy to get more votes – everyone knows that the public are a sucker for a romance!

Bobby and Darryn – the word ‘miserable’ doesn’t even come close… cheer up guys! We’re getting pretty sick of watching you two mooching around the house. You do realise you’re on TV right? Paddy at least cracks a smile now and then, and we’re actually big fans of his – but we doubt he’s got the fanbase to compete with the likes of Jedward and Amy.

Kerry Katona has been slightly more entertaining, but predictable – and is no match for trouble-makers Jedward, who make everything in to a game. We still get the giggles when we remember narrator Marcus xx proclaiming: ‘4.25pm. Jedward have made a fort in the garden, and have been meditating inside for the past hour.’

One way or another it’ll all be over tonight… just in time for the non-celebrity version of Big Brother – which starts on Friday! Who do you want to win?

Jedward have been set a mean task by Big Brother!

Jedward have been ordered to stay away from each other by Big Brother – or risk receiving an electric shock! The twins – who have been driving some fellow housemates barmy – were called to the diary room and set a challenge by Big Brother. They were given different coloured suits, and ordered to remain […]

Jedward have been ordered to stay away from each other by Big Brother – or risk receiving an electric shock!

The twins – who have been driving some fellow housemates barmy – were called to the diary room and set a challenge by Big Brother.

They were given different coloured suits, and ordered to remain at LEAST five metres apart from each other at all times. Big Brother warned that if they did not stick to this rule, they would get an electric shock  from a device fitted in their suits.

The task means that John and Edward – who found fame on the X factor in 2009 – will be forced to get to know fellow housemates better on their own, rather than a wacky pair.

To test how well they take on this challenge, the rest of the house will be tested on how well they know Jedward as individuals – and will win a disco if they answer enough questions correctly!

Poor Jedward! We think they might get a bit sad and lonely – they’re just so used to being together! As Edward said on the first day of the house- ‘What would I do without you here John?’

What do you think? Little bit mean, or hilariously funny?

xx

Big Brother vs. The X Factor …. Let the battle commence!

It’s been a weekend FULL of Reality TV, with two of the biggest shows in TV history competing for your attention. Yes, both Big Brother and the X Factor are back! But who gets your vote – Do you prefer Gary, Tulisa, Dermot and their crew of wannabe singers? Or would you rather sit back […]

It’s been a weekend FULL of Reality TV, with two of the biggest shows in TV history competing for your attention. Yes, both Big Brother and the X Factor are back!

But who gets your vote – Do you prefer Gary, Tulisa, Dermot and their crew of wannabe singers? Or would you rather sit back and watch the likes of Kerry Katona, Amy Childs and Jedward preforming crazy tasks and gossiping about each other in the sauna?

We know, it’s a hard decision, which is why we’ve decided to help you out – with our helpful guide to the best, and the worst, of both shows this weekend.

Big Brother

Is love in the air for Amy and Lucien?

Watched by: 5.1 million (launch show)

Best moment: The show has only been on for three days, and already we’re finding it hard to choose our favourite moment.  Kerry’s ‘diva’ tantrum, that had the other housemates looking on in horror? Jedward using a WHOLE bottle of washing up liquid for their bath? No, we think Lucien’s lady drama stole the show this weekend! The 19-year-old actor admitted that he has the hots for Pamela – who’s old enough to be his mum – but there’s clearly a bit of a spark between him and Amy too… what’s going to happen? We can’t wait to find out!

Worst moment: Poor Kerry failed the task set for her by Big Bro when her fellow housemates voted Jedward as the biggest divas in the house, rather than her. As punishment, Kez is up for eviction this week – and had to choose two others to face the chop with her! A tearful Kerry spent ages dithering, and then had to face Bobby and Sally, who she eventually nominated. Isn’t Big Bro mean?!

CRINGE moment: Darryn’s ‘six pack’. We have to say, our eyes nearly popped out of our skulls when we saw Mr.Papparazzi’s sticky-outy abs as he chilled in the Sauna. He’s doesn’t have the most athletic build we’ve ever seen, and yet he seemed to be sporting a rather impressive six-pack! He was questioned by Paddy on the matter, and admitted he’s had sculpting surgery, to give the impression of a buff bod. Cringe!

What we can’t wait to see: More tasks! The housemates took part in an Ancient Egypt themed challenge this weekend, which involved them being mummified and playing musical chairs – all under the watchful eye of billionaire Mohammed Al-fayed – random, but brilliant! We want more like that, BB!

Overall rating: 7/10

The X Factor

Goldie gets a little too close to head Judge Gary!

Watched by: 12.6 million

Best moment: 16-year-old Janet Devlin belted out an amazing rendition of ‘Your Song’ by Elton John – that had the judges on the verge of tears! Her beautiful voice has the bookies tipping the Belfast lass as an early favourite to win the show, and we have to say we agree!

Worst moment: It all kicked off when George Gerasimou, 19, sang his version of ‘Gimme Everything’. George is no stranger to the competition – he auditioned in 2009, throwing his microphone to the ground when his singing was criticized.  The gobby youngster claimed that he had “matured”, but this proved to be untrue when judge Tulisa received a torrent of abuse after she told him the judges had “heard enough.” Gerasimou shouted: “You’re some scumbag trying to replace Cheryl. Some scumbag from the block.” Not nice!

CRINGE moment: Singer Goldie had us squirming in embarrassment as she wrapped her leg around head judge Gary Barlow’s neck during her audition! Her dance routine may have been pretty cringe-worthy, but the 48-year-old must have done something right, as she got through to bootcamp!

What we can’t wait to see: More of Gary’s surprisingly funny putdowns! Call us judgemental, but we had this idea that Mr Barlow was well, a bit boring. You know, the kind who settles down for a game of scrabble on a Friday night in his slippers. Well boy did he prove us wrong! Not only was Gary brilliantly firm with contestants, but he made us giggle more than once. Which is more than Simon’s ever done!

Overall rating: 9/10 – We had been a bit worried that the departure of both Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole might leave the show lacking sparkle – but we were wrong! The new judges were brilliant, and gave the show a new lease of life.

So there you have it! Here at MyGala, we STILL can’t quite decide between the two – although there is something about the X Factor that we just can’t get enough of – but we do know one thing  for certain…we’re going to be watching A LOT of television for the next few weeks! Will you be doing the same?

And, if you love the idea of a battle, why not play Battle of the Clubs at Gala Bingo? There’s a massive 8k up for grabs each week, so get those tickets and let the games commence! All details can be found here. Happy playing!

Celebrity Big Brother – It’s here!

The most talked about TV show of the last few months FINALLY hit our screens last night, and what a launch show it was! Channel 5 pulled out all the stops to ensure that the relaunch of Big Brother was bigger and better than ever before. AND after weeks of speculation we found out just […]

The most talked about TV show of the last few months FINALLY hit our screens last night, and what a launch show it was!

Channel 5 pulled out all the stops to ensure that the relaunch of Big Brother was bigger and better than ever before. AND after weeks of speculation we found out just who was heading in to the house – at last!

As expected Tabloid Queen Kerry Katona, Essex babe Amy Childs and teen popstars Jedward were all revealed as housemates – but there were a few surprises in the line-up too! Read on for the full list, and all the gossip from the first show.

Kerry Katona

Tabloid queen Kerry was first in to the house, with a hairstyle that can only be described as ‘the Jedward’. She was clearly a bag of nerves, and cracked open the champers as soon as she got in to the house, proceeding to breathe far to heavily in to her microphone. She’s also been set the first challenge by Big Brother – read on to find out more!

Tara Reid

Was it just us, or did American Pie’s Tara, who got married just TWO days ago (she’s obviously not that bothered about having a honeymoon!) seem just a little bit on the strange side? She tottered up to host Brian Dowling with a look of complete confusion on her face, stumbled in to the house and started calling Kerry Katona, “Kerrah” – telly at its best, and this is just the launch show!

The bizarre sight of Kerry Katona sharing a glass of champagne with an American movie star was interrupted by the rest of the housemates – here’s a quick run down of just who you’ll be watching for the next three weeks!

Paddy Doherty

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’s Paddy seemed rather sweet considering he’s a bare knuckle fighter – but his accent is impossible to understand. The confused looks and blank stares as he introduced himself to his fellow housemates were priceless.

Amy Childs

No surprises here – the TOWIE star has been a rumoured Housemate for weeks. A very glamourous and pouty looking Amy strutted in to the house like a pro and greeted “Kerrah” like an old friend – they partied in Marbella this summer so BB will be a nice little reunion for the pair! We’re praying she asks Tara if she wants a Vajazzle!

Mr Paparrazi, Darren Lyons

Wacky Darren – a showbiz pap- arrived in a whirl of gold suit, pink Mohican and his pet parrot’s feathers hanging from his hair. An understated entrance then. Will the stars suck up to him in the hope the next pap shots of their misbehaviour may not be published? Time will tell!

Lucien Laviscount

Finally we were treated to a bit of eye candy in the form of actor Lucien, who you might recognize from Coronation Street. The cheeky chappy seemed to catch the eye of Amy straight away, as her eyelash fluttering and pouting went in to overdrive! Let’s hope this is the first signs of a romance brewing!

Sally Bercow

Sally is the wife of the Speaker in the House of Commons, and admitted that he wasn’t pleased she was taking part in the show. We think she seems feisty, and could make a very interesting housemate!

Pamela Bach Hasslehoff

Pamela, ex-wife of the infamous “Hoff” and Baywatch star was next into the house, after an entrance that can only be described as crazy. Host Brian Dowling – who we thought did a brilliant job, by the way – looked terrified as she hugged him, called him ‘buttercup’ and told him he looked like her dog! We think Pam is going to be pretty entertaining viewing.

Bobby Sabel

Hooray for model Bobby Sabel, who had all the females smiling the minute he walked down the stairs… unfortunately for them he admitted that he’s ‘rubbish with girls’!

Jedward

Last, but definitely not least, pop due Jedward came hurtling out on to the stage, cartwheeling hi-fiving and generally acting like two small children on Christmas morning – after eating a truckload of sugar. We’re not sure, but we think we may have heard Kerry mutter ‘oh no’ as they bounded into the house, while poor Tara seemed completely bewildered by the mad pair!

SO, that’s your lot – and here at Gala we think it’s a pretty amazing line-up! We’ll definitely be tuning in tonight to watch Kerry – who was set the first task by Big Brother. She has to throw a full-on diva strop and make sure the housemates vote her ‘biggest diva’ in a days time – bring it on!

Who do you want to win?

Which celeb has been CONFIRMED as a Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out!

WHO has just been confirmed as a Celebrity Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out…. The X Factor 2011 launch is taking place at the 02 arena in London today, and a certain judge has just revealed that on of his acts is entering the Big Brother house tomorrow night. Yes, Louis Walsh let […]

WHO has just been confirmed as a Celebrity Big Brother housemate? Read on to find out….

The X Factor 2011 launch is taking place at the 02 arena in London today, and a certain judge has just revealed that on of his acts is entering the Big Brother house tomorrow night.

Yes, Louis Walsh let slip that Irish twins Jedward WILL be appearing on the celebrity version of the show, as rumours have suggested for some time now.

Here at Gala we have a bit of a soft spot for the quiff-sporting duo, but we can’t help but think the other housemates don’t realise what they’re letting themselves in for!

What do you think of this news, are you happy that Jedward will be on your television screens every night!?

They Are Back, But Are They Bigger Than Before: New Look For The X Factor And Big Brother!

This month a whole load of reality shows spring back into action!  It is the return of The X Factor and Big Brother.  However both of these shows will be returning with huge changes.  The X Factor of course has 3 new judges and Big Brother has moved to a new channel with a whole […]

This month a whole load of reality shows spring back into action!  It is the return of The X Factor and Big Brother.  However both of these shows will be returning with huge changes.  The X Factor of course has 3 new judges and Big Brother has moved to a new channel with a whole host of new people involved in the show.

The first official promo pics have been released for The X Factor with the obvious comparisons being made between Cheryl Cole and her replacement Tulisa Contostavlos from N-Dubz.  In the new pictures Tulisa has long brown hair full of volume and curls and is wearing a Herve Leger bandage dress which Cheryl is a known fan of.  Since she joined the X Factor team she has transformed from “chav” to fab and she looks amazing in the new promos.

In a recent interview she says that her new sleek, flawless appearance is down to a ‘glam squad’ of hair and make-up artists.  “I’m lucky to have a glam squad of hairdressers, make-up artists and stylists who help with red carpet events.  Once you’ve factored in hair straighteners and false lashes, it usually takes two hours.  I loved experimenting with labels like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen during the auditions but I’m a high street girl at heart.  River Island and Lipsy are my faves.”

Also coming back to our screens but with big changes is of course Big Brother.  This year it moves to channel 5 and will kick off with a celebrity special.  I think the word celebrity should be used loosely though looking at the potential line up.  So far people such as Jedward and Kerry Katona have been suggested for the line-up and strangely so has Sally Bercow.  I doubt we were the only ones thinking – err who?!?  Sally Bercow is apparently the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow…!  Yeah, we still have no idea who you are or why on earth you would or should be appearing on celebrity big brother.

Also apparently appearing this year is Pamela Anderson and Paddy Doherty from the Channel 4 documentary series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  It will be interesting to say the least, although how it can be called celeb big bro, I’m not so sure.

We Say Ireland, You Think…!

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!! Guinness (remember the ad too??) Leprechaun’s Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward Shamrocks Louis Walsh Irish dancing – river dance Giant’s Causeway The legends that are U2 Ballykissangel Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland: The longest place name […]

Ireland, the home of many, many things!!!

  • Guinness (remember the ad too??)
  • Leprechaun’s
  • Boyzone, Westlife and err…Jedward
  • Shamrocks
  • Louis Walsh
  • Irish dancing – river dance
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • The legends that are U2
  • Ballykissangel
  • Superstar actors Pierce Brosnan and Colin Farrell

www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo

Some random facts you may not have known about Ireland:

  • The longest place name in Ireland is Muckanaghederdauhaulia, in County Galway.  Wouldn’t want to try and say that after a few pints of Guinness that’s for sure.
  • IRELAND FACT: A ROUGH HANGOVER CURE…I’ll just take the hangover, thanks: One traditional Irish cure for a hangover was to be buried up to the neck in moist river sand.
  • Baileys Irish Cream which was launched in Ireland in the early seventies is now the most popular liqueur in the world.
  • Couples in Ireland could marry legally on St. Brigid’s Day (February 1st) in Teltown, County Meath, as recently as the 1920’s by simply walking towards each other. If the marriage failed, they could “divorce’” by walking away from each other at the same spot, on St. Brigid’s day the following year. The custom was a holdover from old Irish Brehon laws, which allowed temporary marriage contracts.

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Britney Invites Jersey Shore Star Pauly D On Her New Tour!

The one and only Britney Spears has some very strange and questionable tricks up her sleeve for her latest tour – Femme Fatale.  So far confirmed to appear on the tour is none other than your favourite Guido Pauly D. Can you believe it?  The uber tanned and super spiky haired Jersey Shore star Pauly […]

The one and only Britney Spears has some very strange and questionable tricks up her sleeve for her latest tour – Femme Fatale.  So far confirmed to appear on the tour is none other than your favourite Guido Pauly D.

Can you believe it?  The uber tanned and super spiky haired Jersey Shore star Pauly D has been confirmed for at least six dates of Britney’s tour.  He will be showing off his DJ skills and we are sure we will see a fist pump or two from Pauly too.  He said “I am so excited to be performing… Britney is one of my favourite performers and certainly one of this generation’s most influential artists.  It’s an amazing platform to connect with my fans round the country.”

Pauly D has also been announced as the resident DJ at Rain nightclub at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and is probably glad to be doing work that isn’t just related to Jersey Shore!  He was the DJ at Britney’s surprise gig in Las Vegas which was recorded for an MTV special so this is maybe how Pauly got his place on her tour.

Other people said to be linked to the tour are the crazy Irish duo Jedward.  Was insanely spiky hair a requirement to take part in the tour?  What may surprise us more actually is if Britney actually sings live on her tour! (Ooh sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Well good on you Pauly D, you are our fave Jersey Shore person ever!  Thanks to you we have the brilliant phrases ‘cabs are here’ and ‘t-shirt time!’  Check out the newly released trailer for the next season of Jersey Shore which was filmed in Italy.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7x_JjS_dE