Thursday, August 30, 2007


Believe it or not, there is news!

Westlife's new video is being filmed in LA at the moment, but here's the big, amazing part!:

It's another cover.

Not that we didn't see it coming - even on studio albums, the boys do tend to stick to the covers as nice, safe bets on the singles chart, especially when their songs are being released around Christmas, when misty nostalgia is thick in the air like a misty, nostalgic fog. They've also booked themselves a spot on the Late Late Show for a Westlife-only Christmas special (Dec 21... coincidentally the day Nicky's sis-in-law's first movie - 'PS I Love You' gets released) to showcase the new song and talk about how modest and down-to-earth they are.

The song is 'Home'. By Michael Buble.

Aside from the fact that they already HAVE a song called 'Home' and it was on the Turnaround album (oh, but that was the tumultuous 'Brian is leaving' album, so we're contractually obliged to forget about it, even though it was one of their most ambitious albums), and aside from the fact that we'd all thought they'd passed out of that unfortunate swing phase with only tiny side-effects to their hair, and aside from the fact that it's another cover...

Okay, it could be alright. Sure, Buble's version was amazingly wonderfully brilliant, but so was Josh Groban's version of You Raise Me Up, and I doubted them then as well. And then look what we got: 12th number one and breaking into Australia and Asia. And a pretty good song.

So, even though I'm once again doubtful of their song choice, I'll let this one lie until I have more definitive proof of its crapness (or lack of).

Who knows? The boys might surprise us for once.

But I'd be more surprised if they released an original song.

Friday, August 03, 2007

New Westlife Album!

Finally there is news! Yeehah!

From the official website:

We’ve got very exciting news: the band are in the studio right now recording their next album!
It’s going to be a brand new studio album, and the guys have been working with a whole host of top producers including Steve Mac, Quiz/Larossi, Per + David, Jorgen Elofsson and Maratone (Rami, Antor + Savan).

Once the recording has finished at the end of August, the boys will be heading to a secret overseas location to shoot the video for the first single, as well as some fantastic new promotional pictures.

Stay tuned for more info…

Friday, July 06, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to SHANE!

He's 28... yesterday

(Sorry Shane)

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to SHANE!

He's 28... yesterday.

(Sorry Shane)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Anyone For Juice

Yes, I know, there has not been a single update, but there hasn't been a single bit of news since the babies were born. Damn these Westlife boys and their insistence on having a holiday. How could they?!

As for holiday stuff, the only thing we've heard from Kian is that's he's opened a juice bar called 'Monkey Tree' in Strandhill, and was seen in there painting the walls with everyone else. That's so nice of him, seeing as he's a Popstar God (caps necessary). Oh, and he and Jodi were seen at the Fantastic Four premiere. Wow! Now that's a breaking story!

Also, Rocco and Jay are being christened... sometime in the next month.

Apart from that, no news.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

First Photo of Rocco and Jay


This one's from the Star, I believe (correct me if I'm wrong, someone). Rocco's in Nicky's arms, and Jay's with Georgina.

And I repeat: Awwwwwwwwwwww...!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Birthday to Mark!

Happy Birthday to our young Mark Feehily who, even though he's the baby of the band, is getting on in years!

Happy 27th, Marky!

Mark shares his birthday with Kylie Minogue, Gladys Knight, and... erm... Jesse Bradford.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Rocco & Jay Welcomed Home

But no snaps before granda's big day

AFTER more than a month in hospital, the Taoiseach's grandchildren Rocco and Jay have finally made their way home.

While little Jay made his first trip home early last week, new parents Georgina Ahern and Nicky Byrne got an unexpected present yesterday when doctors gave the go-ahead for Rocco to join them too.

Last night, the twins were said to be "safe and sound" at home with their parents in Malahide, Co Dublin.

They had been cared for at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street since their birth there - six weeks premature - on April 20.

Both babies weighed around three pounds when delivered by cesarean section. However, since then the tots have been "piling on the weight".

Jay was first to be allowed home by doctors last Tuesday and Georgina and Nicky were not expecting to bring their second son home until later this week.

However, not to be outdone, Rocco ensured he was hot on his brother's heels.

"Rocco went home today. It was completely unexpected. Georgina and Nicky were expecting to bring him home later in the week. This is the best present they could have got," said the couple's spokesperson.

And while there is still no set date for the country's most famous babies' public debut, it will not be before polling day on Thursday.

The couple are going to discuss the release of the babies' first photographs with their families but have already decided grandfather Bertie Ahern has to get the election over with first.

Instead, the photograph is expected to be made public in the next two weeks.

In the days following the twins' birth, Nicky and Georgina turned down million euro offers for the first photographs.

Irish Independent