Ex EastEnders Star Dropped From Record Label

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Hey guys, here’s a bit of Thursday afternoon soap gossip for you concerning ex-EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas, who played gay Syed Masood’s wife Amira. According to The Sun newspaper, the ex soap star turned singer, has been dropped by her record label after her debut single flopped.

The 29-year-old actress, who quit EastEnders earlier this year for a pop career, only managed to reach number 85 in the charts with her debut single Shimmy. Bosses had expected the single to do better after Preeya appeared on The National Lottery and Loose Women to promote it but the single failed to make an impression in the charts. Apparently the ex soap star had already recorded her album Constant Cravings, which will now not be released by Mercury.

An insider said: "Shimmy got very little radio or TV airplay, which is vital for a first single. Bosses thought the album wouldn’t do much better."

A spokesman for Preeya said: "There was a difference of opinion with Mercury about the direction she should go in. If Mercury is not the right label, there are others who are interested."

He added that she would feature on grime artist Skepta’s new single Cross My Heart next month – and planned to release her next song in November on a different label.

Well, let’s hope that Preeya does better second time around, but what did you think of Preeya’s debut single Shimmy…was it any good or did the ex ‘Enders star make a mistake in giving up her day job? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.

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EastEnders’ Sam returns pregnant

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EastEnders w/e Friday 20 August
 
This week, you may have noticed a storm about the crackers Phil-on-crack storyline. Hundreds of viewers have complained to Ofcom and the BBC (because they say it’s unsuitable for pre-watershed viewing) and the media are openly laughing at this plot twist.
 
To be honest, I don’t quite buy it either – it smacks too much of sensationalism; crack for crack’s sake. Oh well – let’s see how it plays out.
 
In the Square itself, the club’s back in business, but when Peggy hears Glenda’s secret, will this scupper Ronnie’s happiness?
 
Meanwhile, Whitney and Bianca take a miserable Carol out… well if they wait for her to be happy, they’d be stuck in the house forever. Glenda drops herself in it and reveals the truth to Ronnie, who’s sickened by what she hears.
 
Shirley discovers that Phil’s taking drugs and wants to help. Heather’s left out in the cold. Vanessa lands unexpectedly on Max’s doorstep. Peggy tries to paper over the cracks when she’s given some home truths. Jodie realises Darren hasn’t been completely honest with her. Abi cares for Darren after his ordeal, but does she have romance on her mind?
 
Bianca tries to boost her mum’s spirits after her failed date. Peggy’s shocked to the core when she finds out about Phil’s drug problem. Peggy goes to see Sam, but Sam rejects her and as she gets up to leave, Peggy realises that her daughter heavily pregnant…
 
Also on EastEnders this week:
Darren takes extreme measures for Jodie
Shirley’s loyalty to Heather is tested
Glenda tries to reason with Ronnie
 
Hollyoaks w/e Friday 20 August
 
I’m so used to hearing about soap stars wanting to make it in Hollywood that when I hear something different – it’s a surprise. Hollyoaks’ Hollie-Jay Bowes has revealed that she is launching a pop career. The 21-year-old – who plays Michaela McQueen – will leave soon. She’s in a band called Jeanie In The Radiator. Well – good luck to her!
 
Back to the soap itself and Tony gets the shock of his life when Gabby turns up in Il Gnosh. Carl tries to apologise to an unforgiving Jem for his treatment of Liam in the past. Ravi and Eva bicker and wind each other up about their love lives. Following another discussion with Tony, Gabby decides that she’s going to leave Phil. Steph anxiously arrives at the hospital for another round of chemotherapy.
 
Heidi turns up to view the SU bar as a possible venue for the charity fashion show. Anita comes home to learn the news that Jem’s moved out; Ravi won’t admit why. Heidi and Mitzeee come to blows with Cindy as they check out outfits for the fashion show at Cincerity. Steph enthusiastically gets to work on her film with Louis. Heidi and Mitzeee check in with Cindy and are relieved to find that her collection isn’t as good as theirs. After being rejected by Carl once again, Mitzeee puts in a phone call to the Chester Herald… what’s she up to?
 
Meanwhile, it’s the day of the charity catwalk showdown and Cindy’s brimming with confidence that her Vintage collection will win. Trying to be a ‘good’ mother, Eva presents Anita with a dress from Cincerity – what she doesn’t tell her is that she stole it! On the day of Heidi and Cindy’s catwalk showdown, Mitzeee gets her sweet revenge.
 
Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Brendan issues a threat to Ste
Tony and Gabby grow closer
Heidi makes Riley hit the runway in his boxers
 
 
Coronation Street w/e Friday 20 August
 
Our entire house erupted in laughter on Friday night. Corrie fans – you know why. Gail giving Deirdre a caking was the funniest thing I’ve seen on a soap in ages. I nearly laughed at Steve McFadden trying to act like a crack addict in EastEnders, but this was different. There’s hope for the Barlows yet – but how many feuds is Gail gonna have? She’s already got a foe in Eileen Grimshaw – surely she doesn’t need another one?
 
Back on’t cobbles, Nick and Peter’s rivalry leads to a punch up in the Rovers. I must admit, I prefer the David/Nick clashes. Their sibling rivalry is very believable and it soooo reminds me of Bobby and JR Ewing in Dallas. Anyway, Natasha struggles to keep it together following her break-up.
 
Will Bill retire and sell up to Owen? If so, what will that mean for Jason? Elsewhere, Natasha interrupts a moment between Nick and Leanne with a shocking announcement. Nick tries to persuade Leanne that she’s making a mistake with Peter. Natasha has to make a heartbreaking decision… but will she tell Nick?
 
Fiz has a huge announcement… but an ultimatum for John. Following a discussion with Leanne, Nick pledges his future to Natasha, but has he left it too late? Natasha’s trapped as her terrible lie spirals out of control. Sophie and Sian find a way to meet up, away from their disapproving parents – forget Romeo and Juliet; they’re Juliet and Juliet.
 
Peter and Leanne’s relationship shows the strain when they row at work. Fiz’s news means John’s determined to be rid of his double life. How will Audrey behave as she faces the Rovers for the first time since Lewis left? When Fiz and John make an important announcement in the Rovers, Nick decides to follow suit.
Also on Coronation Street this week:
Deirdre and Ken are in turmoil
Nick does a U-turn over his love life
Gail’s scathing of Nick’s news
 
 
Emmerdale w/e Friday 20 August
 
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the ratings, you’ll know that Emmerdale has been doing really well recently. Funnily enough, their drug storyline about Holly Barton hasn’t attracted anywhere near the level of criticism that EastEnders is currently facing. Maybe the EastEnders writers should study a coule of episodes of Emmerdale.
 
In the Dales, Andy’s possessiveness becomes too much for Adele. Leyla makes contact with Justin. Rhona battles her feelings, but Paddy worries he’s upset her. Andy vents his frustrations over Adele. Holly steals to fund her habit. Rhona arranges a break to take her mind off Paddy. Andy reaches breaking point. Moira gives Holly the benefit of the doubt.
 
Scarlett refuses to be Carl’s skivvy. Holly babysits for Laurel and Ashley, but is Gabby in a safe pair of hands? Meanwhile, Andy seeks out help with his anger. Scarlett decides enough is enough. Holly’s busted when Ashley finds her drugs. Scarlett decides to start her own business.
 
Nicola feels abandoned by Jimmy. Moira’s troubled to discover Holly’s missing. Viv’s jealous when she sees Lizzie with the twins and Carl enjoys having Eve around the office. Holly’s disowned by her father when she defiantly refuses to stop taking drugs. Meanwhile, when Moira discusses Holly’s problems with Nicola and Val, Nicola fails to keep the matter a secret. She dashes off to open her big mouth to anyone that will listen. 
 
Also on Emmerdale this week:
Adele decides to be straight with Andy
Andy crashes his car after being dumped
Holly takes cocaine while babysitting
 
 
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Caption Competition Week 72

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.  Well. it’s that time of the week again where you not only get a chance to make us laugh, but more importantly, you get the opportunity to win the much coveted Gus Smith seal of approval. This week’s the prize goes to Chris Vickers who wrote:

 

“Even the arches are cleaner than this place…where’s my mum when I need her?”

Congratulations Chris, you’re this week’s recipients of The Gus Smith Seal Of Approval. And here he is…

 

 

This week’s picture features Holly, Roz & Gabby from Emmerdale.  I’ll kick off with my contribution…The caption I’ve come up with is:  

 

“ Hey Gabby, I wonder if Simon Cowell’s stil looking for a replacement for a poorly X Factor Judge?”

Just leave a funny caption (keep it clean, no swearing or it will be deleted) by adding a comment.  The winner will be announced next Friday. You can enter as many times as you like. That’s it for me, I’m out of here. Join me on Monday for a full preview of your favourite soaps. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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EastEnders Drug Addiction Storyline Sparks Controversy

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According to The Sun newspaper, the BBC has received over 200 complaints about the EastEnders drug addiction storyline involving Steve McFadden’s character, Phil Mitchell. 

In scenes that were broadcast before the 9pm watershed on Monday night, viewers saw Phil Mitchell and Rainie Cross, taking crack cocaine through a pipe, after Phil was kicked out of the Queen Vic for attacking his mum Peggy.

In defence of the storyline, the BBC stated: "EastEnders has a history of tackling social issues and this drugs storyline follows that tradition. We acknowledge that some viewers may consider this storyline challenging, however EastEnders in no way – and at no point – glamorises or condones the use of drugs, and furthermore we took great care to avoid any demonstration on how to prepare or take drugs."

It continued: "We feel that Phil’s decline will highlight the destructive nature of drugs, and rather than encourage drug use, will act as a deterrent. We worked closely with drug and alcohol charities, including Addaction and DrugScope, throughout the editorial process to ensure that we handled the storyline accurately and sensitively. 

The statement went on to say that care was taken to warn viewer’s about the episode’s content through "programme publicity and billings".

Anyway guys, the hard-hitting drug addiction storyline is set to continue, as Phil’s life spirals out of control. But what do you think, were the scenes on Monday night’s episode of ‘Enders inappropriate? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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EastEnders’ Janine pops the question to Ryan

 
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EastEnders w/e Friday 13 August
 
It’s a big week for EastEnders’ Janine Butcher (played by Charlie Brooks). The scheming minx is gonna pop the question to boyfriend Ryan (played by Neil McDermott), without knowing that he is the father of Stacey Branning’s baby Lily.
 
Charlie Brooks thinks that Janine will be "absolutely destroyed" when the truth is revealed. Charlie – who has played Albert Square’s Janine for 11 years – is keeping schtum as to whether her conniving alter-ego will actually walk up the aisle for the third time.
 
Coming up in the soap this week, Shirley makes a shock discovery. Janine surprises herself when she pops the question to Ryan. Elsewhere, a frustrated Max goads Jack to breaking point. Shirley turns to Heather – and the bottle – for comfort. Ryan and Janine’s crippling defences start to crumble… is there hope for some kind of happiness in Walford?
 
Meanwhile, Peggy’s stunned by some home truths and a lovesick Whitney excitedly waits for Billie’s return. A furious Carol gives Bianca a humiliating public dressing down. Phil’s descent into oblivion takes a dark turn when he hatches a chilling plan.
 
Not sure I buy Phil on crack at all, but the EastEnders writes are capable of anything.
 
Peggy’s left shocked and angry following an important discussion over The Vic’s future. Carol makes amends with Bianca – but only after exposing her dirty little Texan secret. Peggy continues to fret over The Vic’s future and Roxy makes a big announcement about the pub.
 
Also on EastEnders this week:
Ryan reaches a decision over Janine
Peggy suffers a big setback
Is Bianca cheating on Ricky?
 
 
Emmerdale w/e Friday 13 August

Fans of the old rural soap are set for a "huge reveal" concerning Leyla Harding and her sister. Natalie Anderson, who has joined Emmerdale as Leyla’s fiery sibling, is tight-lipped about the reason for the rift between the pair. She said: "I can’t tell you because there’s a huge reveal coming up. It’s something that happened in their past when they were younger. That’s why Alicia’s not fond of Leyla." Oooooh! Wonder what that’s all about – we’ll find out soon.

So to the action and a terrified Ryan faces his day in court. Holly firmly denies that she’s got problems to Adam. Meanwhile, Marlon’s chuffed that things are going well with Rhona. Charity urges Cain to keep quiet about Mark’s wallet. Leyla’s thrown by a visit from her sister Alicia. Rhona shrugs off her nagging feelings about Paddy.

Faye visits Ryan in prison. Leyla’s distraught when Alicia dismisses her at the funeral. Rhona’s time with Marlon is ruined by a call out. Andy’s unhappy about not seeing much of Adele. Jackson and his mum Hazel move in with Aaron and Paddy. Andy’s paranoia starts to get the better of him. Elsewhere, Rhona beats the boys at their games evening. Leyla scatters her mum’s ashes. Aaron’s shocked to hear that Jackson and his mum Hazel will be staying at Smithy.

Also on Emmerdale this week:
Leyla’s sister makes a surprise visit
Katie advises Andy to give Adele her space
Rhona decides to distance herself from Paddy

Coronation Street w/e Friday 13 August

There’s been so much speculation about the future of Coronation Street legend Jack Duckworth. Now, according to the News of the World, it looks as if he might be involved in an assisted suicide storyline. The paper reports that he will beg his girlfriend to help him commit suicide after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Bear in mind that the same paper also reported that his demise will come in the great tram accident. We’ll see…

Feeling guilty over his schemes, Lewis insists that Audrey mustn’t sell the salon. Then again, leopard’s don’t change their spots and in the next instant, Lewis’ latest scam at the bookies earns him £4k – will Peter rumble him?

Probably not because Peter isn’t exactly the sharpest tool in the box, but Lewis’ winnings raise Leanne’s suspicions. Having to think quickly, Lewis throws Deirdre off track by kissing her. Yuck.

Cheryl’s having second thoughts about her and Lloyd sticking together. Meanwhile, Lewis’s scams are uncovered when the Barlows watch the CCTV in the betting shop. With Fiz gone, will John’s partner in crime make a move on him? Sophie and Sian try to conceal their secret from nosy Sally. Carla and Nick bury the hatchet for the re-opening of Underworld.

Meanwhile, a clingy Natasha ups the pressure on Nick about moving in together… but will Nick confront naive Natasha and end it once and for all? An accident at work leaves Bill doubting his abilities. Meanwhile, Deirdre, Audrey and Peter all suffer the consequences of Lewis’ deception. A dumped Natasha reveals her secret to Leanne… and is it over for Sophie and Sian?

Also on Coronation Street this week:
Deirdre’s indiscretion is exposed
Audrey’s shocked as she learns the truth
Is sickly Molly well enough to leave the Street?

Hollyoaks w/e Friday 13 August

Former Emmerdale actress Sheree Murphy will take a break from Hollyoaks for family reasons. She has played Anita Roy’s long-lost mother Eva since February and originally thought she’d be off to America with footballer husband Harry Kewell. But that’s fallen through and although she’ll be written out, Sheree will eventually make a return to the soap.

Hollyoaks seems to be settling down into a groove again – the ratings have stabilised so that’s good news for fans. This week, Veronica robs the McQueens. Jasmine’s forced to hide from Carl as he narrowly escapes seeing her dressed as a boy. Lauren’s got a visiting order from Gaz and Leo’s been offered a job in another county; he wants Sasha to move there with him.

Elsewhere, Bart’s spotted by Jasmine with a spray can tagging the Skate Park. Rhys is running out of patience with Duncan. Brendan’s suspicious of calls that Cheryl’s making. Mitzeee winds Jasmine up about the boy she kissed. Meanwhile, Darren and Duncan’s living habits leave a lot to be desired. Lauren still hasn’t made up her mind about which parent she wants to live with. Cheryl interviews potential bar staff for Chez Chez.

Jasmine’s still having to persuade Heidi that nothing serious is going on with Bart. Jacqui and Rhys are getting on each other’s nerves. Jasmine’s in the doghouse for seeing Bart behind her Dad’s back. Jem and Carl’s history is finally revealed.

Also on Hollyoaks this week:
Veronica calls a mystery accomplice
Lauren makes a big decision
Malachy decides to track Veronica down

 

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Slice Of Soap Caption Competition Week 71

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of A Slice Of Soap.  Well. it’s that time of the week again where you not only get a chance to make us laugh, but more importantly, you get the opportunity to win the much coveted Gus Smith seal of approval. This week’s the prize goes to Joanne Craven who wrote:

 

“ This new Shake n Vac smells great Peggy………”

Congratulations Joanne Craven, you are this week’s recipients of The Gus Smith Seal Of Approval. And here he is…

 

 

This week’s picture features Phil Mitchell from EastEnders.  I’ll kick off with my contribution…The caption I’ve come up with is:  

 

“This place is filthy…where are Kim and Aggie when you need ‘em, ‘aye ?….”

Just leave a funny caption (keep it clean, no swearing or it will be deleted) by adding a comment.  The winner will be announced next Friday. You can enter as many times as you like. That’s it for me, I’m out of here. Join me on Monday for a full preview of your favourite soaps. Got a comment about your favourite soap, this blog or anything else? Share it with me.

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Vicky Entwistle Quits Corrie

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Sad news soapsters: Vicky Entwistle, best known to us as Weatherfield battleaxe Janice Battersby, has decided to leave Coronation Street after 14 years. The 41-year-old actress, who’s been in the soap since 1997, said that her decision to bow out was based around her ambition for other acting roles.

Yesterday, however, it was suggested in The Sun newspaper, that Ms Entwistle’s decision had been influenced by disputes with soap boss Phil Collinson over her character and future storylines. 

Responding to the rumours, the actresse told The Sun: "There was no bust-up. Phil is lovely. I wanted to shake off a character I’ve played for 14 years." She added: "I’ll miss the great friends I’ve made during my time in Coronation Street, but I know we’ll stay in touch and I’m grateful to be part of the show’s 50th anniversary as it’s a huge landmark in British television."

The show’s producer Phil Collinson commented: "’When she first appeared on screen in 1996, Janice Battersby caused a stir and has continued to do so ever since.  She’ll be missed by us all and we wish her well."

Hey guys, I can’t believe that Janice Battersby’s leaving Corrie… it seems like only yesterday that ITV were announcing the arrival of the Battersby family on the cobbles. Let’s just hope that she’s not one of the casualties of the 50th anniversary tram crash, cos I’d like to think that we haven’t quite seen the last of one of Coronation Street’s best-loved characters.

So, how do you think Janice Battersby should be written out of Coronation Street? Let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment.

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