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In The Mix - 25th September 2010

Katy Perry On Sesame Street

Recently, it has been reported that a segment which showed Katy Perry singing with Elmo on Sesame Street, has been pulled out of an episode due to complaints. A preview of the segment was shown on Youtube where Perry sings a clean version of her hit "Hot N Cold." while wearing gold bustier top, which some people felt was too revealing for a kid’s set.

The Sesame Workshop has said "Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver. We also value our viewers' opinions and particularly those of parents." It continued:

"In light of the feedback we've received on the Katy Perry music video which was released on YouTube only, we have decided we will not air the segment on the television broadcast of Sesame Street which is aimed at preschoolers. Katy Perry fans will still be able to view the video on YouTube."

So check that out if you can. I watched the video and personally I enjoyed it, but I can see why some parents would be concerned of their young children watching it.

Stars of 2010

T4 has announced two acts that have been added to the bill for this years T4’s Stars of 2010.
Performers already confirmed are Alexandra Burke, Professor Green, Jason Derulo, The Wanted, JLS, N-dubz, The Example, Mark Ronson & The Business International, and now the two newest to be announced are Tinie Tempah and local singer Pixie Lott.

The event is now in its second year. Last year there were performances from Sugababes and La Roux, as well as guest appearances by the Harry Potter cast members.

More acts are expected to be announced for this years event in the next few weeks.
T4’s Stars of 2010 takes place at Earls Court on November 21st and tickets are now on sale. For tickets or more information visit www.channel4.com/t4

Kat and Alfie are back

In the days when I Used to watched Eastenders I had two favourite characters, who sadly left, but now they are back! Much loved Alfie and Kat Moon, who are played by Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace, returned to our TV screens this week.

Shane told ITV's This Morning that when he was offered the chance to reprise the role he was made aware of the storyline which he and Jessie are very excited about. He reveled "The [Executive producer] Bryan Kirkwood came and sat down with us and told us about this storyline he has got, which is going to be an ongoing story for the best part of a year or maybe two years,"

"[Jessie Wallace and I] kind of went, 'Wow'. I can honestly say that after being involved in EastEnders for a long time, that it is going to be the biggest soap story in probably the history of soaps."

Eastenders have had some big storylines in the past, so if this is said to be the biggest yet then it’s going to be a gooden!

Eastenders is next on at 8pm on BBC One on 27th September.

Christmas songs

It seems a bit early to be thinking about Christmas, but it is actually only 3 months away, and I’m sure that time will fly by! One RnB artists has already recorded their Christmas song.

Rihanna has recorded a track called 'A Child Is Born’ as part of a new festive compilation album, featureing in Now That's What I Call Christmas!.  

A clip of the song has leaked on to the internet, and features the lyrics: "A child is born/ On this Holy Night/ And all the angels sing of the joy he brings/ made the stars so bright."

‘Now that’s what I call Christmas’ has 36 tracks which also features contributions from Kelly Rowland, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey and it is out on October 12.

Mariah is also gearing up to drop her own full-length Christmas album, which is a follow up to her 1994 album ‘Merry Christmas’. The new album is out on November 2nd.

Both albums I’m sure will make great Christmas presents.

Justin Bieber’s girlfriend

Earlier this week American teen R&B singer, Justin Bieber, to the devastation of his many fans, was spotted kissing a girl in the back of a car.

That girl was 16 year-old fellow singer Jasmine Villegas, who stars in Justin’s “Baby” video and she is currently opening for him on his concert tour.

She has appeared in many TV programmes such as My Wife and Kids and Disney's That's So Raven. She has also taken roles in  many music videos such as Kanye West's "Jesus Walks", and Sean Kingston’s & Justin Bieber's "Eenie Meenie". And not forgetting her own singles  "I Own This" and "Serious".

These two have been rumoured to dating but neither of the pair have actually confirmed they are an item. But whatever their status is Jasmine seems to be a big fan as she has said 'Justin is just 100 per cent real with his fans and his friends and he gives everybody his full personality.

'That's a really good thing about him. He's not fake at all. He's just like, "I'm Justin. Here's me."' And then adding ‘He’s just an outgoing person. He’s funny.’

However Justin has made more of an attempt to dampen relationship rumours, recently stating in an interview that girls are 'trouble.'

Justin hit the music world in 2009 with his hit single One Time.  He stole the hearts of millions of girls worldwide and now has more than 5.3million Twitter followers. He is certainly one popular lad and if he is dating Jasmine then she is one lucky lady.

Rob visits Kirsten

Robert Pattinson has reportedly visited his rumoured girlfriend Kristen Stewart in New Orleans, while she films for her new Movie On The Road

The Twilight star travelled to the set and was apparently embraced by the crew. A source said "Rob visited Kristen on set, but he wasn't in the way.

"He was very professional while she was filming. Everyone on the crew loved him. He was chatty, mostly talking about sports, London and getting ready for the next Twilight film."

The heart throb is currently preparing to film Unbound Captives, meaning he has lots of time to visit Kirsten. The insider added: "He couldn't stop staying how happy he was to have some time off and how relaxed he felt!"



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