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Tulisa Contostavlos

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: July 13, 1988 (25)

Tulisa Contostavlos first entered the public sphere as a member of N-Dubz in 2007. The group (Tulisa, her cousin Dappy and friend Fazer) all hail from Camden in North London and their music reflected their tough, poverty-stricken childhoods. The group would achieve ten UK top 40 singles but split in late 2011.

In 2011, Tulisa was announced as part of the new X Factor judging panel and became mentor for the 'Groups' category. Her final group Little Mix went on to win the eighth series, the first group to do so in X Factor history.

In 2012, a sex tape featuring her and an unseen man spread across the internet. After attempts to legally block the tape failed, Tulisa released a video confirming the tape as real and identifying the mystery gentleman as ex-boyfriend MC Ultra, who she is now suing for releasing the video.

Following the scandal, Tulisa was assured her place on The X Factor was safe and has since released the first single off her first solo album Young.

Lana Del Rey, Kanye West, Helen Mirren, more in today's celebrity pictures. Helen Mirren, more: Today's Pictures Today's celebrity pictures include Russell Brand, Tulisa, Salma Hayek and more. Russell Brand, more: Today's Pictures Former X Factor judge is photographed riding a banana boat in Ibiza. Tulisa wears cut-out swimsuit in Ibiza Jessie J, Tulisa Contostavlos, Joey Essex in today's celebrity pictures. Jessie J, more: Today's Pictures Andy Murray, Tulisa and Rita Ora in today's celebrity pictures. Celeb Pictures: Andy Murray, Tulisa, more Digital Spy's showbiz reporter on Gabz Gardiner, MKS and more. Anna Williamson Showbiz Peek at the Week DJ slams The Voice: "Come on BBC, there must be better things to do with my licence fee". 'Voice' is a s**t 'X Factor', says Neil Fox Ex-Pop Idol judge approves of Tulisa's X Factor firing: "What has she done?" 'Nobody respects Tulisa', says Neil Fox N-Dubz star shows off new extensions on Instagram before flying to Ibiza. Tulisa shows off new makeover - pictures Give us your suggestions on who should take over in the big, red spinning chairs. 'Voice': Who should be series 3 coaches? Former X Factor judge was said to have cancelled all shows following drugs arrest. Tulisa denies pulling out of summer gigs The singer appears in better spirits following her recent drugs arrest. Tulisa reunites with N-Dubz - pictures Gareth Varey reportedly talks to police after sending a message to a jouranlist. Tulisa PA threatens to kill Sun reporter? Tulisa Contostavlos's N-Dubz bandmate and former boyfriend speaks about her arrest. Fazer: 'Tulisa should have known better' A man is arrested after banging on her front door in the early hours. Tulisa 'confronted by intruder at home' The Sun on Sunday responds to allegations made by a piece in The Guardian. Tulisa movie hoax claims denied by 'The Sun' Rylan tells DS that Tulisa was "set up" by the media in a case of 'Britney Spears syndrome'. Rylan Clark: 'Tulisa did nothing wrong' An old friend of N-Dubz is apparently taking part in the reality show. Tulisa friend 'for Big Brother house' The singer is said to be having nightmares following her drugs arrest. Tulisa 'suffering major panic attacks' The N-Dubz star was reportedly lined up to play a British girl who moves to India. Tulisa 'tricked by fake movie role' Digital Spy showbiz reporter on Tulisa, the Duchess of Cambridge, more. Anna Williamson Showbiz Peek at the Week The X Factor judge made the comments while leaving the first day of auditions. Sharon Osbourne: I loved Tulisa's arrest The rapper is teased at a rap contest over his ex-girlfriend's arrest. N-Dubz Fazer laughs off Tulisa jibes The troubled singer decides to give up battling for damages from her ex-boyfriend. Tulisa 'drops sex tape case' Chris Maloney branded an "embarrassing person" after revelling in X Factor judge's arrest. Lucy Spraggan slams Maloney over Tulisa Louis Walsh says that even Gary Barlow will be affected by Osbourne's comeback. X Factor Louis: Sharon brings madness Mike GLC says after the pair are bailed: "Anyone can edit or chop things together on video." Tulisa drug sting friend: She's innocent Former X Factor judge was arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs. Tulisa bailed after drugs arrest Musician and former X Factor judge reportedly confirms couple's split. Tulisa 'confirms Danny Simpson split' Our legal team explores the issues around the alleged drug deal. Tulisa 'drug deal' - legal Q&A Scotland Yard source claims singer will be questioned over allegations "within days". Tulisa to be questioned by police? Former X Factor judge is accused of offering drugs to an undercover reporter. Tulisa 'caught in cocaine deal' Singer also tells DS that leaving Xtra Factor is "a massive loss". Murs: Tulisa press attacks need to stop The new Bit on The Side host also wants Kate Moss to take part. Rylan: 'Tulisa should do Celeb BB' 'Young' singer takes the break following news of her departure from The X Factor. Tulisa parties in Marbella - pictures The axed X Factor judge will reportedly move to the US to focus on acting. Tulisa 'determined to be Hollywood star' Singer apparently wants a fresh start after the worst year of her life. Tulisa 'quit X Factor to avoid craziness' The returning X Factor judge also promises to giver Gary Barlow "a big hug". X Factor Sharon: I'll throw water at Louis She joins Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow for series 10. X Factor judges revealed: Sharon returns As Tulisa confirms her X Factor departure, we look back at her headline-making antics. Tulisa: Her 'X Factor' showbiz scandals