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Kylie Minogue is reportedly planning to release new music following the huge success of her 2023 hit Padam Padam.

The pop princess, 55, is working on her 17th studio album, which has been said to be full of dance music, according to The Sun.

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It has also been speculated Minogue will re-release her 2023 record Tension, featuring brand new music and original hits. 

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Kylie Minogue attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)

A source told The Sun: “Kylie has made it clear to her team this is no time to slow down. Plans are already in motion for the next two albums, one of which will be a repackage of Tension with additional songs.”

“As for the direction of album 17, it’s in the early days, but a full-on dance album is in the works.

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“The plan is to release the Tension repackage towards the end of the year, with probably up to five new tracks.”

The news comes after the cancellation of Splendour in the Grass 2024, which Minogue was secured to headline later in the year.

Kylie Minogue's upcoming album Tension comes out September 22

The Aussie icon recently spent time in California with British DJ Joel Corry, who says it would “be an honour” to collaborate with the singer. 

“Kylie absolutely smashed it last year. She has taken over the charts. I’ve loved the sound of the singles. They sound really fresh and current. She is pop royalty. It would be an honour to work with her,” he said. 

Corry shared a snap of him and Minogue in the studio, writing: “Been in LA writing BANGERS all week!! Lucky to work with some very special people Heading back on tour with fresh fireee to test.”

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Kylie Minogue at the 2024 Billboard Women in Music Awards

Tension was a major success, and Minogue took to Instagram to thank her followers for their support. 

“Baby can’t you feel that my heart is beating .. 💎 TENSION 💎 is NUMBER ONE in the UK and AUSTRALIA!! THANK YOU to everyone who bought it, streamed it and made it YOURS … I am in awe of the love and support you’ve shown me. I will hold on to this moment forever!! ✨,” her caption read.


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How did Julie Andrews lose her voice?


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Julie Andrews became a Hollywood legend thanks to her powerful voice, which landed her leading roles in classics such as 1964’s Mary Poppins and 1965’s The Sound of Music. Unfortunately, the star hasn’t sung since 1997, when she lost part of her vocal talents.

While most people know Andrews for her enviable Hollywood career, the actress’ first passion is theater. Andrews began to perform at an early age by the side of her mother, Barbara Ward Wells, and stepfather, Ted Andrews, both part of the Entertainments National Service Association put together to entertain British troops during World War II. In 1947, when Andrews was only 12 years old, she made her professional singing an aria at the London Hippodrome. A few years later, Andrews would begin a brilliant Broadway career across the ocean, using her voice to charm audiences for generations.

As the 40th Anniversary Edition DVD of Mary Poppins reveals, Andrews was invited by Walt Disney himself to take over the leading part in the House of Mouse’s iconic adaptation of Pamela Lyndon Travers’ books. Disney saw Andrew performing in Broadway’s Camelot and decided she was the only one who could do justice to the enchanted nanny. The movie’s production was halted so that Andrews could give birth to her first child in London before returning to America.

It’s hard to think of a big studio making financial compromises of this scale for an actress with no experience in filmmaking. Yet, Disney was right on the money, as Andrews’ performance would go on to win her a Best Actress Oscar. She would be nominated for the same award for The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria, two projects that showcase the star’s impressive singing voice.

Unfortunately, the year 1997 would soon rob Andrews of her ability to sing.

Why can’t Julie Andrews sing anymore?

Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins
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While performing on Broadway in 1997, Andrews noticed her voice becoming hoarse. After consulting with a physician, she received the news she had non-cancerogenic nodules in her vocal cords that had to be removed. But when she woke up from her surgery, she found out she could no longer sing. 

The result of the surgery would be tragic enough without malpractice from the responsible doctor. However, as it turns out, Andrews never had nodules, and her hoarse voice was caused by muscular striation. That means she received an incorrect diagnosis in 1997 and could have had her condition treated in less invasive ways. In 1999, Andrews filed a suit against the doctors of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, getting a settlement in 2000. Regardless of any legal compensation, the damage was done, and Andrews would be forced to abandon her career as a singer.

Andrews underwent multiple surgeries to try to fix her voice but to no success. That meant she had to be careful when choosing roles for film and TV projects. But it didn’t stop her from winning our hearts in The Princess Diaries movies, which we all hope will one day get a third installment. In addition, Andrews found a new calling writing children’s books with her daughter, Emma Katherine Walton Hamilton.

Andrews currently lends her voice to Lady Whistledown in Netflix’s Bridgerton. Bridgerton’s third season premieres on the streamer on May 16, 2024.


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Orlando Bloom opens up about his life with Katy Perry in rare interview

Orlando Bloom knows successful partnerships often require personal growth.

The actor was a guest on the What Now? with Trevor Noah podcast, where he discussed his new documentary series Orlando Bloom: To the Edge.

Noah also asked about his life away from work, commenting that Bloom and his partner Katy Perry seemed to be living “a life of normalcy.”

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Katy Perry, left, and Orlando Bloom arrive at the tenth Breakthrough Prize Ceremony

“I think one of the things that I fell in love with Katy was, she hates when I say this, so I have to word it carefully, but her music was everywhere, right? When I came up it was just on every radio station, but I wasn’t conscious of what I was listening to. But I fell in love with Katheryn, this girl from Santa Barbara,” Bloom replied.

He continued, saying Perry had parents who were “pastors living on food stamps. We’re not talking glamorous Montecito. It’s the side (of Santa Barbara) that no one knows.”

Bloom said Perry also “demands that I evolve, and I feel I do the same for her.”

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom

“And that makes for fireworks, pardon the pun,” he said. “But it also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of growth.”

The two began dating in 2016. They welcomed a daughter, Daisy Dove, in 2020.

Bloom added that he wouldn’t change the relationship for anything.

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Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, Carnival Row, premiere, red carpet

“I wouldn’t change it for anything, even when sometimes it feels like, ‘How do we do this?’ Because we’ve got these two giant careers and lives, and hers is like a universe sometimes,” he said.

“But I think I just keep coming back to her and trying to hold her hand and walk her back to the sand pit and be like, we’re just going to build a sandcastle.”

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‘It changed my whole life’: Why Mambo No. 5 singer Lou Bega is happy to be called a ‘one-hit wonder’

“A little bit of Monica in my life, a little bit of Erica by my side, a little bit of Rita’s all I need, a little bit of Tina’s what I see… I do all to fall in love with a girl like you.”

Everyone knows Mambo No.5. 

Released by Lou Bega in 1999, the undeniably catchy song – a cover of a 1950 instrumental track by Dámaso Pérez Prado – soon became utterly inescapable.

Mambo No. 5 hit number one in several countries, including Australia, and earned Bega a Grammy nomination for best male pop vocal performance.

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Bizarrely, it even spawned another cover version, “performed” by animated children’s character Bob the Builder and released two years later in 2001.

So just what happened to the singer Lou Bega? 9Honey Celebrity takes a look at where he is now.

Who is Lou Bega and what is he up to now?

Lou Bega was a stage name.

Bega is a German singer, whose real name is David Lubega Balemezi.

He was born in Munich in the ’70s and is now 49. His late mother was Italian and his father was from Uganda. He lived in Italy, Germany and Uganda while growing up.

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The song propelled Bega to celebrity status. Even though his subsequent music didn’t reach the same heights as Mambo No. 5, he’s still a name plenty of people remember today.

He started out his music career as a rapper.

Bega recently performed some shows to celebrate 25 years since the release of the hit song. 

He is also quite active on his official Instagram account and boasts 16,000 followers.

Lou Bega

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He recently released a book titled Mambo No.1, under his name, David Lubega.

“My Life is better than a movie,” he previously wrote in one post.

In 2013, it was reported that a journalist mixed up Lou Bega’s name with Lou Reed, who had died, and Bega had to say he was still alive but had received condolences from fans.

What songs does he sing?

The success of Mambo No. 5 helped his debut album A Little Bit of Mambo scale the charts in various countries, including Australia, though the other singles from the album didn’t track quite as well.

Bega has released seven studio albums in total, and his most recent was called 90s Cruiser, which was released in 2021.

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Lou Bega in his video for 'Mambo No. 5'

While some artists would bristle at being seen as a “one-hit wonder”, Bega seems relaxed about it.

Speaking to Vanity Fair on the 20th anniversary of Mambo No. 5 in 2019, he said he ultimately decided the song had been a “blessing” for him, rather than a curse.

“It opened all the doors and changed my whole life,” he said.

As for how the song’s theme – the lyrics list women’s names as conquests – chimes with the attitudes and values we hold today, Bega told the magazine he didn’t think it was problematic.

“It was a different time. I never felt like a predator singing it,” he explained.

“It has a cuteness about it. Even the last part of it says, ‘I do all to fall in love with a girl like you.'”

Other songs he released include Angelina and Sweet Like Cola.

Scenes from Lou Bega's 'Mambo No. 5' music video

What is the meaning behind Mambo no.5?

Bega told Vanity Fair there are two levels to the hit song, one “superficial level”.

“Then there’s a deeper level. When you actually listen to it as a song, the first verse is about repentance, actually,” he said.

He previously recalled a funny pinch-me moment when he met Jennifer Lopez at the Grammys when he was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in the early 2000s.

Jennifer Lopez Grammy Awards 2000 iconic dress

Speaking to Rolling Stone India, he said: “She turned around and said, ‘Hi Lou, nice to meet you’ and kissed my cheek and you know what at that time I can’t describe what happened to me [laughs].”

“A week before I was watching her on television and here I am receiving a kiss on the cheek from her. It was quite monumental.”

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Who is he married to and does he have a family?

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Bega is married to Jenieva Jane B and the pair share two children.

He often shares glimpses of his personal life on Instagram and it seems the family have a strong interest in horse riding.

He previously shared a gushing tribute to his wife on her birthday and wrote: “I can still remember how my eyes discovered yours for the very first time & I couldn’t believe it.”

“The perfect match, my second half, the most beautiful thing in the world, finally one. I felt instantly touched by the most High. Prayer answered!!!… We are one in flesh & spirit!!! 4Ever ❤️ you Jen-Jen!!”

He is said to have a networth of approximately $AU4.6million.

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