Fact: Boyzone star Ronan Keating's ex-wife has landed her own show about parenting on Irish Tv. Yvonne Keating, who has three children with the pop singer, will act as a celebrity mentor for struggling parents.
Tweet: "Stuck in bed with throat infection and head cold, Hope I'm not getting Man flu, I've loads to do and can't do anything!! Pain in the hole." Boyzone star Keith Duffy has fallen victim to a winter bug.
Fact: Boyzone star Shane Lynch has formed a new dubstep/house band with Phats & Small dance singer Ben Ofoedu. Cruise Control also includes members Kiz and Paddy and their first single is called Raindrops.
Quote: "As time goes on the gaps in between become easier to manage, but dates like the anniversary are obviously tough, very tough. But I think Steo's passing actually helped bring us closer together, in a way. It was such a tragic event and such a shock but we were there for each other and still are." Irish singer Keith Duffy on the death of his Boyzone bandmate Stephen Gately in 2009.
Fact: Boyzone star Mikey Graham is hosting a celebrity golf tournament in Scotland to raise money for a disabled children's charity. The Caudwell Children Celebrity Golf Classic will run from 29 September (11) until 1 October (11).
Tweet: "Been in bed since Saturday with serious viral infection and man flu, I feel s**t! Awake most the night again! Aches and pains..." Boyzone star Keith Duffy is nursing a nasty illness since the band wrapped its tour of the U.K. last week (ends18Mar11).
Quote: "He made a lot of guys feel good about themselves. (They thought) 'If he can do that, I can'." Sharon Osbourne applauds late Boyzone singer Stephen Gately for 'coming out' as gay in 1999 and encouraging other homosexuals to announce their sexual orientation.
Fact: Boyzone singer MIKEY GRAHAM was kicked off U.K. figure skating competition Dancing On Ice on Sunday (07Mar10) after skating to his bandmate Ronan Keating's ballad WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL. Graham dedicated his performance to his late bandmate, Stephen Gately.
Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife Heather Mills and Boyzone singer MIKEY GRAHAM are among the celebrities taking part in British reality show Dancing On Ice, which sees stars learn to skate and compete against each other. The new series begins on 15 January (10).
Quote: "Time is a great healer. You surround yourself by your loved ones around Christmas, then we can try to find the good out of the bad. We all miss him terribly, but we've got to crack on (move on). Life doesn't stand still for nobody (sic)." Boyzone star Shane Lynch will use the holidays to help deal with his grief following the death of his bandmate Stephen Gately in October (09).
Quote: "We don't talk about work, we go down the pub for a pint and talk about cars, microphones and studio gear. It's not very rock and roll, but we're good mates!" Boyzone star Ronan Keating insists there's no rivalry between him and Take That's Gary Barlow.
Fact: Boyzone are to pay tribute to their late bandmate Stephen Gately's rise to stardom in new film. The Irish singer died from a build-up of fluid on his lungs at his home in Majorca, Spain on 10 October (09), aged 33.
Fact: The four surviving members of Boyzone will act as pallbearers at Stephen Gately's funeral on Saturday (17Oct09). Ronan Keating, Shane Lynch, Keith Duffy and MIKEY GRAHAM will carry the late star's coffin along with two members of Gately's family.
Quote: "We were trashing hotel rooms. We went through a phase of sitting up all night drinking, then picking fights with people. I've no idea what we were thinking." Boyzone star Ronan Keating admits the band haven't always been clean-cut.
Quote: "I was meant to be the cute one. Nowadays there seems to be a new criteria - let's get a gay one." Boyzone star Stephen Gately is convinced modern boybands aren't complete without at least one gay star.
Fact: Irish pop stars Boyzone will kick off a reunion tour next year (08). The LOVE ME FOR A REASON hitmakers recently announced they are to reform for British charity Children In Need this month (Nov07). The tour, which will start in London on 30 May, will be their first in seven years.
Quote: "I was watching the Brit Awards at home with my family and JACK went crazy when Take That came on. I don't think he realises that Daddy used to be in a band like Take That." Former Boyzone star Ronan Keating is irked his eight-year-old son doesn't appreciate his career success.