Category — Altiyan Childs
You can always rely on The X Factor winner Altiyan Childs to produce a bit of controversy and this time it is about his alleged upcoming gigs in the USA.
It appears his big break in the USA may be bollocks as is the tour he as apparently doing.
The Daily Telegraph investigated and found out the gigs did not exist or if they do it is not under his own name!
The Daily Telegraph writes:
TROUBLED singer Altiyan Childs has broken with another management company. And he claims to be playing a string of gigs across the US despite the venues saying they’ve never heard of the Australian singer.
Childs, dumped by Sony Music after winning The X Factor in 2010, told his Facebook fans he will be playing Hollywood’s famed Viper Room this week, as well as shows at Las Vegas’ Tao Nightclub and the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
“I have never heard of an Altiyan Childs. I haven’t got anyone under that name playing the Viper Room,” the venue’s Roman Hernandez said. “He’s not on our calendar at all.”
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s VIP co-ordinator Elijah Scholer confirmed: “There’s nobody playing here under that name and he hasn’t played here over the past week. I’ve got nothing about this guy in our system.”
And a spokesman for Tao Nightclub said: “He’s not playing here at all, never heard of him. We know nothing about this, there is no such scheduled event with Mr Childs at Tao.”
No surprise that The Daily Telegraph could not contact Altiyan.
If he did go to the US the question is who funded the trip? Was it is fans?
May 1, 2013 176 Comments
In court this week Nicholas Cocuzzoli alleged that Altiyan Childs, winner of The X Factor, used ice.
The Sunday Telegraph are reporting that Cocuzzoli, who is currently before the courts on drug charges, told them that Altiyan Childs was a frequent user of the illicit drug ice.
The article states:
In court on Wednesday, Childs admitted to using cannabis, saying: “I’ve smoked it before. I had a joint once or twice in the bedroom (of the Ramsgate house),” he said.
Cocuzzoli told the court that Childs would frequently use ice and that the tour team had given up trying to convince him to stop abusing the drug.
“It was a real problem because of the mood swings … he would be wrecked before his shows,” Cocuzzoli told the court. “We tried to address it two or three times but he would go into a fit, kicking walls and screaming.
“It got to the point where it wasn’t worth it.”
Altiyan also spoke in court:
Childs told the court he went to Kogarah Police Station at the “end of March or early April” last year when he told officers he was the “victim of a corrupt crew” after falling out with his tour crew including his then-manager.
Childs told the court: “I was a victim and I wanted some advice. I wanted to talk to someone and ask them.”
The matter continues in court on April 2.
This court case is almost more interesting then The X Factor itself.
March 4, 2012 148 Comments
Oh Altiyan you comment when you were on The X Factor saying you don’t do drugs appears to be shown to be a lie.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Altiyan Childs has been charged with driving under the influence.
EMBATTLED rocker Altiyan Childs has been convicted of driving under the influence of methamphetamine and cannabis, outraging fans he has long told: “My only drug is love.”
Capping off a disastrous 12 months, the eccentric X Factor winner pleaded guilty in Taree Local Court this week to having both drugs in his system while driving a car north on the Pacific Highway.
The 36-year-old reportedly admitted to police that he had smoked a “joint laced with MDMA” at a party in Bexley, in Sydney’s south, the night before he was pulled over for a roadside breath test in Coolongolook, near Forster, on November 8 last year.
Childs – real name Altijan Juric – yesterday said it was a “very rare thing” for him to be caught up with drugs but that he was trying to relax after a troubled year.
January 21, 2012 47 Comments
The saga that is Altiyan Childs life continues with his manager John Martinovich dumping him.
The Daily Telegraph reports Child’s manager is no longer working for him.
The article states:
Contacted yesterday, Martinovich – who took over Altiyan Childs’ career after he fell out with previous manager Steve Gold in sensational circumstances – was cryptic about the split, saying only that he “didn’t want to comment”.
I need some time to figure stuff out,” he told Confidential. “I’m not in a position to say anything or make a comment just yet.”
But sources close to the singer say that the split ends an association that goes back several years, with Martinovich – a long-time friend of the Childs family – having once managed the singer during his pre-X Factor days.
It looks like this could be the beginning of the end of Altiyan’s career as he will soon become untouchable.
January 5, 2012 25 Comments
Altiyan Childs turned up at court this week and there were words between his father and his former manager Steven Gold.
Adelaide Now reports:
Both Gold (real name Steve Yankuloff) and Childs were at Sutherland Local Court attending a hearing against Childs’ former mate Nicholas Coccuzzoli, who was charged in April after police allegedly found drugs during a raid at his home.
Gold, too, was arrested this year and charged with eight weapons offences, with that case expected to be heard next month.
“There were words exchanged between Altiyan, his father and Steven. I think (Jimmy) said something along the lines of, ‘Your day will come’ to Steven,” said a source close to Childs.
Both reps for Childs and Gold confirmed the ‘incident’ at Sutherland.
Adding to the intrigue is a rumour that Childs, who arrived at court just hours after winning his first ARIA award, at one point refused to come out of the bathrooms at the Sutherland courthouse and had attempted to tie himself to a bathroom sink.
“He had been partying at the ARIAs the night before and wasn’t in the best state,” said a source close to the 36-year-old rocker.
But Childs’ manager John Martinovich yesterday said the bathroom allegation was “99.99% untrue”.
“I don’t think that happened,” he said, adding; “There were words (with Gold). And it is fair to say the two are no longer friendly.”
Meanwhile Gold’s lawyer Stephen Alexander tells Confidential the relationship is “extremely bitter”.
Altiyan Child’s was living in the house just prior to the NSW Police raiding it. For the story on that go here.
What the article doesn’t say is why he was at the court hearing.
December 9, 2011 121 Comments