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Axl Rose and Tom Jones might be in a bit of trouble after a party they hosted in London.

The performers were partying at the Chiltern Firehouse in the city, which officially closes at 3am, but it seems Axl and Tom didn't stick to that deadline.

Two council officers were called at 4.30am to shut down the party, yet the singers didn't listen and kept going for another hour and a half.

After further complaints, the officials returned and waited until everyone left the venue at 6am.

According to The Sun, Axl threw the get-together and many celebs were in attendance, including Kate Moss' ex-husband, Jamie Hince.

A source told the publication: "The music was pumping. There was screaming, with boozy celebs cheering the fight from Las Vegas, which didn't start until 4.20am UK time."


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"Axl was rooting for the US fighter and wasn't happy about noise complaints. The bar manager tried to argue it was a private party.

"The Westminster council officials were made to wait outside by security. Management eventually turned the music off but the shouting continued."

It seems like everyone had a ball, so!


The next season of The Voice UK could very well be its last, according to various sources inside the BBC.

Despite growing viewership figures – almost seven million people tuned in for the series four finale – it's believed the show may be dropped to cut costs.

Senior executives have reportedly been warned not to get into a "bidding war" for the show with ITV, amid mounting pressure to make budget cuts.

"The BBC has had no choice but to walk away in the face of all the cuts being made," a source told The Mirror.

"It’s a sad day, because it’s a BBC show."

While the show is likely not to be produced by the BBC from 2016 on, it could of course be picked up by ITV, home of The X Factor and I'm A Celebrity.

ITV are already believed to have made an offer, and a three-year deal is expected to be signed within days, with bosses there promising to match the €14million-a-series costs.

The fifth season of The Voice kicks off in January on BBC One, with will.i.am, Paloma Faith, Boy George and Ricky Wilson all lined up as coaches.

Back in August, the BBC was forced to apologise publicly to former coach Tom Jones, after he was axed from the judging panel without warning.

The singing legend took to social media to express his anger, accusing producers of "sub-standard behaviour."

Former Director of Television for the BBC, Danny Cohen, later said he was "truly sorry" for any upset caused.


The Voice UK returns for a fifth season early next year, but one notable face will be missing from the judging panel… Welsh music legend Tom Jones.

Tom took to Facebook earlier this month to express his disappointment after he was abruptly axed from the show in favour of Boy George, something the BBC informed him of just 24 hours before the new line-up went public.

While the broadcasting company first defended their decision, saying "no role was ever promised," one BBC director has spoken out to apologise to the singer.

"I've got huge respect for Tom and I'm truly sorry he's upset, because I am a big fan of his," BBC's director of television Danny Cohen said. "I think he's a gentleman, I think he's an extraordinary figure in music and you'll have seen the huge respect that all of the artists have had for him on The Voice throughout."

Danny added that he hoped Tom would be returning for a new project with the BBC "very soon."

In his original statement on Facebook, Tom accused BBC execs of "sub-standard behaviour" for not informing him of the line-up changes well ahead of time. 

"In good faith, as part of the team, I’d put the time in my schedule to be involved in Series 5, as I’ve done so for the last 4 years. I’ve supported the show and the BBC since the beginning. I was told yesterday, with no consultation or conversation of any kind, that I would not be returning," he explained.

"Having been through plenty of transformations throughout the years, I support and admire creative change. But being informed, as a matter of duty and respect, is an important part of creative relationships. This sub-standard behaviour from the executives is very disappointing."

Former coaches will.i.am and Ricky Wilson will return to the line-up this year, with Paloma Faith and Boy George taking over from Rita Ora and Tom.


Tom Jones is not happy with BBC bosses following the announcement that he will be leaving The Voice UK.

According to a post on the legendary singers Facebook page, he received “no consultation or conversation of any kind” before they announced he was axed from the show.

He claims those involved with the show only provided him with a day’s warning before he was cut as a judge on the talent competition.

Yesterday a new line-up of judges was announced for the show that included Paloma Faith and Boy George, 54.

BBC bosses thanked Tom for his work on The Voice and it seemed as though  the decision had been made with both parties having discussed the matter.

About The Voice UK: In good faith, as part of the team, I’d put the time in my schedule to be involved in Series 5, as…

Posted by Tom Jones on Friday, 14 August 2015

Just hours later, Sir Tom (he received a knighthood in 2006) took to social media to set the record straight. He wrote:

“I’ve supported the show and the BBC since the beginning. I was told yesterday, with no consultation or conversation of any knd, that I would not be returning.”

He went on to say that while he appreciates changes often have to happen in the creative  world, he also believes “being informed, as a matter of duty and respect, is an important part of creative relationships.”

He called the way in which bosses handled the show “sub-standard behaviour” and “very disappointing.”

Fans have no reacted well to the news, which comes as the Daily Mail reports an insider as saying that Tom had asked for a significant increase in his salary to be included in this year’s contract. Apparently it was something to the tune of €700,000.


A spokesperson for the show has reportedly pointed out that Tom was not actually fired, as judges are given contracts which only last one year. His was simply not renewed.



….even though he hadn’t died!

When Tom Jones began trending on Twitter on Sunday, everyone assumed he had died.

Rather, it was quite the opposite; the Welsh singer had performed at the AFL grand final in Australia.

Many people took to Twitter to say that when they saw his name trending, they instantly assumed he had passed away. 


Thankfully, The Voice judge is still alive, well and singing!

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