Jessie J forced to pay £1m to manager

Singer Jessie J is to hand over £1million to the manager who discovered her to bring a two-year legal battle to an end.   Raymond Stevenson discovered the star when she was a 15-year-old student at the Brit School and says he helped to guide her through a ‘self discovery’ when she was a teenager.   Now The Voice judge must hand over 20 per cent of her £5million earnings from her triple-platinum selling debut album Who You Are to Stevenson.

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He landed a record deal for the Essex-born singer, who has had two number one singles, when she was 19 and paid £70,000 of his own money to get her out of it when the label went bust.

Mr Stevenson, who owns management company 141a, previously said: ‘I don’t think there is a dispute about our involvement and what we did for her over five years, and 20 per cent represents that.’

Stevenson helped Jessie – real name Jessica Cornish – get signed by a major record label in the US after British music bosses turned her down.   She was then signed by Crown management, who also manage Union J, who got her a deal with Universal Records.   A music industry source told The Sun: ‘Jessie is signed to the type of huge label who usually just push people around and get what they want.

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‘Ray is extremely well-respected, but he runs a relatively small operation and Jessie’s people thought he would just roll over.’

Lucia Hinton and Raymond Stevenson owners of the Imperial Garden

A joint statement from Jessie J and 141a to the newspaper said: ‘The parties have reached an amicable solution.’  Stevenson also said: ‘141a is very proud of Jessie’s achievements – she is a very talented artist.’

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Delta Goodrem Gets Makeover

She recently swapped her trademark flowing locks for an edgy shorter ‘do, but it seems that was just the start of Delta Goodrem’s style makeover.   Looking more rock chic than pretty pop princess, the Aussie singer showed off her slim figure in tight leather pants, a black blouse, high chunky boots and a wide black hat as she stepped out for her morning coffee in Santa Monica.   And not forgetting the ultimate accessories for any celeb, Delta donned large sunglasses and carried an oversized tan bag as she strutted along the street.

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The 28-year-old singer has been dividing her time between LA and Australia, where she is busy fulfilling her duties as a coach on the second season of The Voice Australia alongside fellow coaches Benji Madden, Seal and Ricky Martin.

Delta has been going through a fashion evolution of late, swapping her bohemian style wardrobe for more on-trend outfits and experimenting with fashion in her role as a coach on the singing reality show.

The singer received her share of criticism on last year’s show for everything from her ‘love-and-light’ mantras to her wardrobe choices, but Delta is clearly determined to start fresh with a new blonde do and a shift in style.   And she’s obviously loving the change, with the singer tweeting about her new look: ‘New haircut. Thank you Mr Brennan @mikeybren xo.’

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And while Delta is currently on the market, her fans are still buzzing about her romance with The Voice host Darren McMullen.

There was no denying their chemistry when they were spotted cosying up together last year, and while they went out of their way to deny their relationship, Darren has finally admitted that the pair ‘had something going on.’

Chatting to Australian radio hosts Kylie and Jackie O, Darren admitted: ‘We were just two very young single people who would hold hands occasionally. We are still very close.’   Delta’s love life has been a hot topic since she split from fiance Brian McFadden in 2011, with the starlet enjoying a brief but high-profile romance with pop star Nick Jonas, who was eight years her junior.

And it seems Delta might still have a thing for toyboys – the singer was teased by her fellow coaches for flirting with 20-year-old Bondi singer Ben Goldstein in the latest episodes of The Voice Australia, after she thanked god that another handsome singer had joined the show.

She’s got The Voice and The Body!

She’s not got long now until she’s planning to shave off her hair for Comic Relief with only a few days left on the countdown.

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So Jessie J has managed to fit in one last photo call before shedding her locks for charity on Friday.

The Price Tag hitmaker reunited with her fellow The Voice mentors on Monday as she gears up the excitement for the new series.

And she certainly seems on form at the moment as she happily showerf off her slender physique in a sleek black dress for the promotional call.

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Jessie 24 was joined by her colleagues Sir Tom Jones , Will.i.am and Danny O’Donoghue as they set
promoting the second series of the BBC talent show.

Clearly in the mood to impress , she turned up in a black wrap dress with a bow belt deatailing , cut to show off her super toned legs.

The claws come out!

Shakira wants the world to know one thing – do not underestimate her.

In a new sneak peak of The Voice’s upcoming season four it’s newest judge is not planning on being the nice one just because she is the only woman.
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Taking over from Christina Auguilera on the popular singing show.

The 36 year old is certainly making a mark both as a ferocious judge and a fan favourite.

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How does he do it?

Adam Levine bags yet another gorgeous girlfrined Gossip girl star Amanda Setton.

Adam Levine obviously has a taste for beautiful successful women and luckily for
The Voice judge they seem to be just as keen on him.

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The ladies man met the brunette 27 year old through mutual friends shortley after his split from
behati a month ago and they immediately hit it off.

Adam and Amanda have just started dating each other and it’s still early days

They met around a month ago through mutual friends and instantly hit it off and they have gone on several dates since.

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Ricky Marin Jets Into Australia!

He looked like juat another daddy leading his children through the airport. Ricky Martin had actually jetted into Sydney , Australia to take up his post as judge int the country’s version of The Voice.
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And the 41 year old looked like he was raring to go as he dragged his boys through the arrival
lounge. Ricky looked in good form in an eye catching all white outfit of pullover ,trousers and
trainers.

The Livin’ La Vida Loca star has previously talked about how having the four year olds
has completely changed his lifestyle.

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Ricky is joining Delta Goodrem , Seal and Joel Madden on the panel of the hit show.