Smart ladies love the UK

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Cheryl Cole is everything to me. If you don’t know who she is, The Awl has a great primer. Go read it. There is no way you will not want to know everything about her–she is completely fascinating.

Cheryl’s new record, “A Million Lights” came out last week in the UK and it contains all the  pop jams you crave during the summer. She keeps collaborating with her mentor, will.i.am (ewww) and one of the songs, “Ghetto Boy,” is written by Lana Del Rey because people in the UK still care about her. It sounds exactly like something from “Born to Die” except with the phrase “drop it like it’s hot” repeated about 500 times. I almost turned it off in my car but my love for Cheryl made me push on.

While Cheryl comes from a reality tv background (Girls Aloud was formed on Popstars: The Rivals and she was a judge on X Factor UK), she is not the best at singing live. She was gorgeous in her Eva Minge gown when she sang “Need You Now” with Gary Barlow (of Take That; current X Factor UK judge) during the Queen’s jubilee but the poor thing embarrassed herself in front of her entire nation. I enjoy watching this on repeat.

I am really looking forward to using this blog as an excuse to 1. follow Cheryl and other UK celebs  more closely and 2. watch and post about X Factor UK this fall.