The exit factor: Britain's sweetheart dumped in US

FILE-In this Friday, May 21, 2010 file picture singer Cheryl Cole arrives for the screening of "Outside the Law", at the 63rd international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 21, 2010. A spokesman for British singer and TV personality Cheryl Cole says she is being treated in a London hospital for malaria.Publicist Sundraj Sreenivasan said Tuesday the 27-year-old performer will have to cancel all work commitments for the next week. Cole reportedly recently returned from a trip to Tanzania.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles

May 27, 2011 8:28:20 AM PDT
In northeastern England they say she's a canny lass - and maybe that's the problem.