2012年5月31日

Maybe that's why Simon axed her! Nicole Scherzinger holds up London X Factor auditions for an hour while she gets ready

One would think that after being axed from the US series of The X Factor after one season, Nicole Scherzinger would be on her best behaviour when she was invited back to be a guest judge on the UK version.
But the singer was late to the auditions at London's O2 Arena today - holding up filming by an hour.
Nicole kept her fellow judges and the audience waiting while she finished getting ready.
Diva behaviour: Nicole Scherzinger held up filming and had her fellow judges waiting today when she was an hour later for X Factor auditions in London
Diva behaviour: Nicole Scherzinger held up filming and had her fellow judges waiting today when she was an hour later for X Factor auditions in London
Nicole is the third guest judges so far this series, following Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer flew to London from the Riviera, where she was enjoying a post-Grand Prix holiday with her F1 driver beau Lewis Hamilton.
 

But she was back in work mode yesterday, tweeting: 'Looking forward to seeing my UK fans in London at the 02 on Wednesday!!! I'm so grateful and blessed to have them!!! #secondhome.'
Awesome Foursome: Nicole is the third guest judge so far this series, following Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora
On to the next: Nicole is the third guest judge so far this series, following Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora
While Tulisa came out as the standout judge on last year's panel, the singer was heckles by the audience today when she said she didn't know a song a contestant chose - which turned out to be by her 'friend' Jessie J.
Jessie was by Tulisa's side helping her select contestants during last year's judges houses rounds, so it was surprising when she said she hadn't hear of the track.
When it was pointed out that it was her friend's song, Tulisa hit back: 'Yeah, but that don't mean I'm going to listen to her album.'
All is forgiven: Gary Barlow didn't seem to mind once the auditions got under way
All is forgiven: Gary Barlow didn't seem to mind once the auditions got under way
Today saw the return of singer Joe Cox, who made it right through to the judge's houses round last year, before being axed by Gary.
Joe wowed the crowd with Katy Perry's The One That Got Away.
Insisting that he has no hard feelings towards Barlow, Joe told the Take That star: 'I want to say thank you for saying no, because I wasn't ready.'
Not a fan? Tulisa was heckled when she failed to recognise a song by her 'friend' Jessie J
Not a fan? Tulisa was heckled when she failed to recognise a song by her 'friend' Jessie J
Tulisa and Louis both told Gary that had Joe been in their category, they would have put him through to the live shows.
Louis- 'You've convinced me we've found someone brilliant,' said Louis. 'I predict you are one of the people to watch in this competition because you are bigger and better.'
Gary revealed: 'Your "no" was the hardest for me by far and I've been waiting for this moment. You are going to be a great artist Joe, welcome back.'

2012年5月29日

Back to boho! Catherine Tyldesley slips into a maxi dress after her day in costume on Corrie - and opts for a VERY plunging neckline

Earlier today she was spotted on the Coronation Street set being assisted by a personal security guard as she tottered along in a pair of towering high heels.
But it was back to her favourite boho look this afternoon for Catherine Tyldesley, as she reappeared later wearing a black AX Paris maxi dress.
The plunging neckline made for a high-impact look, and colourful splashes of sparkle brightened up the ensemble.
CATHERINE TYLDESLEY
CATHERINE TYLDESLEY
Back to basics: Catherine slipped into one of her favourite maxi dresses this afternoon, complete with plunging neckline
Catherine wore her hair in the same Alice band which she had sported earlier, and looked as though she were heading home after the day's filming.
She carried what appeared to be a breast cancer awareness tote bag, with 'check your boobies' written on the front, complete with a 3D bra.
White flip flops made a change from her footwear earlier, and must have come as a relief for the actress.
Kept it simple: Catherine wore the same Alice band in her hair which she had been sporting earlier
Kept it simple: Catherine wore the same Alice band in her hair which she had been sporting earlier
Kept it simple: Catherine wore the same Alice band in her hair which she had been sporting earlier
Catherine had said on Twitter that she was shattered after a spot of early morning exercise, writing: 'A 5.30am swim seemed like such a good idea at the time #fallingasleepstoodup'
When she arrived to film scenes for today in a pair of sky-high heels, it's no wonder she needed a bit of a helping hand.
The pretty blonde actress clung to the arm of her personal security guard as she teetered on to the set in her peep-toe nude heels.
The perks of being a star! Catherine Tyldesley was seen being helped on to the Coronation Street set by a security guard this morning
The perks of being a star! Catherine Tyldesley was seen being helped on to the Coronation Street set by a security guard this morning
Smiling for the waiting photographers, Catherine looked stunning in a printed blue dress which highlighted her hourglass curves.
She topped off the dress, which featured a low V-neck, full skirt and frilled sleeves, with a backcombed hairdo, kept in place by a sleek black alice band.
Hourglass curves: The pretty printed dress highlighted Catherine's enviable feminine figure
Hourglass curves: The pretty printed dress highlighted Catherine's enviable feminine figure
Hourglass curves: The pretty printed dress highlighted Catherine's enviable feminine figure

Beautiful in blue: Jane Danson was also seen arriving on the set in a chic blue dress and black heels
Beautiful in blue: Jane Danson was also seen arriving on the set in a chic blue dress and black heels
Catherine had earlier written on her Twitter page that she was struggling following a very early beginning to the day.
She tweeted: 'A 5.30am swim seemed like such a good idea at the time #fallingasleepstoodup!'
Catherine had earlier written on her Twitter page that she was struggling following a very early beginning to the day.
Catherine had earlier written on her Twitter page that she was struggling following a very early beginning to the day.
The stunning actress, who plays Eva Price in the ITV1 soap, has previously spoken about her incredible weight loss after she managed to go from a size 22 to a size 10.
She told Now magazine earlier this year: 'Obviously I'm very proud of my weight loss, but I've still got body issues, like my stretchmarks and my stomach.
Maxi-mum marks for effort: The fitted dress is in contrast to the maxi dresses Catherine has been sporting over the past week
Maxi-mum marks for effort: The fitted dress is in contrast to the maxi dresses Catherine has been sporting over the past week
Not the first time: Catherine has also stepped out in a bright orange maix and a bright blue one
Not the first time: Catherine has also stepped out in a bright orange maix and a bright blue one
Not the first time: Catherine has also stepped out in a bright orange maxi and a bright blue one
'Compared to what I was when I was a teen, I've got nothing to complain about. I tried all the fad diets and even the revolting cabbage diet.
'The only thing that worked was healthy eating and exercise. I re-educated myself about food with the help of a nutritionist.'
Catherine wasn't the only member of Corrie seen arriving on set today.
Jane Danson also opted for a blue outfit in a form-fitting dress and black heels, with her blonde hair swept up in a chic updo, as she was escorted on to film her scenes.

2012年5月26日

‘Motherhood is splendid’: Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai isn’t letting cruel weight jibes spoil her baby bliss

She was heavily criticised for not losing her baby weight in stellar time.
But Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is not letting cruel weight jibes spoil her baby bliss.
The new mother couldn't help but gush about her six-month-old baby girl Aaradhya as she posed on the red-carpet at the Cannes premiere of Cosmopolis this evening.
Stunning turn: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked stunning on the red-carpet for the premiere of Cosmopolis in Cannes this evening
Stunning turn: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked stunning on the red-carpet for the premiere of Cosmopolis in Cannes this evening
'(Motherhood) is wonderful. You ask the question and I beam!' she said.
'It’s splendid... It’s inexplicable.The joy, the bliss, is wonderful. A smile from my daughter and that’s it! She’s good. She’s great.'
While she has been lambasted in her own country by fans for her approach to baby weight loss, the Bollywood star, who was once dubbed 'the most beautiful woman in the world', looked stunning for her red-carpet appearance tonight.
Aishwarya dazzled in a floor-length glittering gown.
So incredibly happy: In the face of being criticised by fans in her native India about her baby weight, the Bollywood star told reporters that motherhood was 'splendid'
So incredibly happy: In the face of being criticised by fans in her native India about her baby weight, the Bollywood star told reporters that motherhood was 'splendid'
The Indian star's ensemble featured a strapless design with a sheer embellished long-sleeve overlay and a long train.
The brunette beauty kept her accessories simple, carrying a simple metallic clutch and a pair of diamond studded earrings.
She wore her dark tresses out in an old-Hollywood style curl and made her beautiful blue eyes pop with plenty of black eyeliner.
Aishwarya has put on a stunning turn during her time in Cannes. 
Gorgeous: The Indian star's ensemble featured a strapless design with a sheer embellished long-sleeve overlay and long train
Gorgeous: The Indian star's ensemble featured a strapless design with a sheer embellished long-sleeve overlay and long train
At the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala on Thursday night she looked gorgeous in a gold embroidered sari and co-ordinating tailored jacket with Mandarin collar.
Her hair was piled high on her head and adorned with a slender gold band, while her make-up was understated except for the dark eyeliner around her eyes.
The former Miss World, who is married to Abhishek Bachchan, the son of one of India's best-loved stars, gave birth to her daughter, in November last year.
All eyes in Aish: The actress certainly dazzled the crowd and press with her appearance
All eyes in Aish: The actress certainly dazzled the crowd and press with her appearance
She found international fame in the Hollywood film Bride and Prejudice, and Julia Roberts billed her as the world's most beautiful woman.
But an unfortunate recent photograph that captured her with a double chin, sparked a flurry of cruel criticism, with some suggesting that she has a 'duty' to her fans to regain her pre-pregnancy figure.
One website posted a video of the star looking less than her usual svelte self, flicking between photographs of her pre-birth, and photos now.

Star turn: Baby weight or not, Aishwarya looked every inch the Bollywood beauty in a gold embroidered sari and co-ordinating tailored jacket with Mandarin collar at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala on Thursday night
Star turn: Baby weight or not, Aishwarya looked every inch the Bollywood beauty in a gold embroidered sari and co-ordinating tailored jacket with Mandarin collar at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala on Thursday night
Star turn: Baby weight or not, Aishwarya looked every inch the Bollywood beauty in a gold embroidered sari and co-ordinating tailored jacket with Mandarin collar at the AmfAR Cinema Against Aids gala on Thursday night

Called 'Aishwarya Rai's shocking weight gain', the clip, which came accompanied by elephant sound effects, has been seen more than 500,000 times.

Dozens more videos in a similar vein have been posted, each with viewing figures in the tens or hundreds of thousands.

Comments left after the video prove that many of those watching have little sympathy for the star.

'She is a Bollywood actress and it is her duty to look good and fit,' one said. Another added: 'She needs to learn from people like Victoria Beckham who are back to size zero weeks after their delivery.'
Letting her fans down? Former Miss World and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been lambasted by followers who suggest she should have lost her baby weight following the birth of her daughter
Letting her fans down? The former Miss World has been lambasted following the publication of an unflattering photo, with critics suggesting that she should have already lost her baby weight
Mrs Rai-Bachchan has commendably remained cool-headed about the criticism, and has been open about the fact that she is in no hurry to lose the few extra pounds she gained during her pregnancy.

'The most beautiful woman in the world': Aishwarya Rai won Miss World in 1994
'The most beautiful woman in the world': Aishwarya Rai won Miss World in 1994
She has said that she simply wants to 'enjoy motherhood'.
Indeed, if her appearance at Cannes is anything to go by, she has little to worry about.
Nor is she short of support in her goal to prioritise her new daughter.
Though there is certainly more critique than praise, many have come out in defense of the star, saying that she, like any new mother, should be focusing on her infant, not her diet.
One wrote: 'She is a real women looking after a baby. We should be concern [sic] for her health and happiness especially if she is nursing the baby.'
Another said. 'Kudos to you Aish for keeping it real and letting your baby have all the bonding and attention she needs with you. Enjoy your life.'
Media commentators in India have said that expectations placed on the country's most famous stars are impossibly high.
Cinema professor Shohini Ghosh told the New York Daily News: 'There is a glorification of motherhood in India and Indian cinema.
'But people are confused because they don't know whether to glorify Aishwarya in her new motherhood or lament that she is not looking like a runway model.'
Showbusiness columnist Shobhaa Dé added: 'She is held up as the ideal of beauty and so there is an expectation on her to look perfect at all times.'

2012年5月24日

Wonder what he sees in her! MIC's Natalie makes the most of the heat in tiny denim shorts on day out with boyfriend Hugo

They've just returned from the Caribbean, but Hugo Taylor and Natalie Joel looked like they were still on holiday as they soaked up the sunshine in London today.
The Made In Chelsea couple enjoyed a stroll along the Serpentine in Hyde Park today, and looked like they were feeling the heat.
Still sporting a deep bronze tan from her vacation, Natalie showed off every inch of skin possible in skimpy shorts and a vest top with spaghetti straps.
Summer romance: Made In Chelsea couple Hugo Taylor and Natalie Joel soaked up the sunshine in Hyde Park today
Summer romance: Made In Chelsea couple Hugo Taylor and Natalie Joel soaked up the sunshine in Hyde Park today
The reality star displayed her enviable legs in tiny denim short shorts and wedges.
 

She wore her long curly blonde hair loose and tumbling around her shoulders.
While Natalie was keeping cool in little clothing, her man covered up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
Feeling the heat: While Natalie showed off plenty of skin in her tiny denim shorts and strappy top, her boyfriend covered up in jeans and a shirt
Feeling the heat: While Natalie showed off plenty of skin in her tiny denim shorts and strappy top, her boyfriend covered up in jeans and a shirt
Pins on parade: Natalie showed off her enviable legs in short shorts and wedges
Pins on parade: Natalie showed off her enviable legs in short shorts and wedges
Pins on parade: Natalie showed off her enviable legs in short shorts and wedges
Natalie and Hugo have just returned from a quick getaway in the Caribbean. 
Miss Joel was introduced to Made In Chelsea viewers this season a few months into their relationship.
But things have turned serious fast for the couple, who admit they're already discussing marriage.
Pins on parade: Natalie showed off her enviable legs in short shorts and wedges
Getaway: the couple were sporting golden tans following their recent Caribbean holiday
Fans may not be privy to a Chelsea wedding though, as it has been rumoured that Hugo may not return to the show next season.
Taylor, who came up with the concept for the series, has revealed he is planning a move to Los Angeles to study drama.
A source told the Mail On Sunday that Hugo plans to take best friend and co-star Spencer Matthews along with him, but hasn't let on whether Natalie will be joining them.
Loved up: The couple have admitted they're already discussing marriage
Loved up: The couple have admitted they're already discussing marriage

2012年5月23日

Suddenly shy Heidi Montag hides her surgically-enhanced figure under a demure top on dinner date with Spencer Pratt

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are still going strong after three years of marriage.
The Hills couple were spotted heading out for dinner in Beverly Hills, California last night.
The two were seen holding hands and looking loved up as they dined at Il Cielo, which has been named one of the most romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.
Dinner date: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt stepped out for a meal at Il Ceilo in Beverly Hills, CA last night
Dinner date: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt stepped out for a meal at Il Ceilo in Beverly Hills, CA last night
The 25-year-old kept her implants well covered and looked nearly demure in an outfit that kept her all covered up.

She wore blue jeans, peep toe wedges and a crew-neck sweater with turquoise embellishments.

Pratt, 28, kept his look casual, too, opting for a navy polo shirt, jeans and trainers.
The look of love: The Hills couple enjoyed a romantic dinner date
The look of love: The Hills couple enjoyed a romantic dinner date

The Tom Cruise of the reality world: Spencer, 28, isn't shy about sharing his feelings for Heidi
The Tom Cruise of the reality world: Spencer, 28, isn't shy about sharing his feelings for Heidi
They seemed to have enjoyed their meal, as Spencer tweeted today: 'Had the most romantic dinner with @heidimontag last night.'

Given that Heidi filed for divorce back in 2010, it's good to see the two getting along so well.

Perhaps attending former Hills co-star Kristin Cavallari's recent baby shower has bonded them even more.
Pretty Heidi: For once, the 25-year-old looked lovely
Pretty Heidi: For once, the 25-year-old looked lovely
Both paid their respects to Cavallari, who is having a child with NFL player fiance Jay Cutler, last weekend.

Guests could be seen laden with bags, balloons and baskets as they unloaded their car trunks with plenty of gifts.
But the treats were handed out the other way around to approximately 30 friends too at the celebration where Petals L.A. provided the flowers.
Casual couple: Speidi didn't feel the need to dress to the nines this time
Casual couple: Speidi didn't feel the need to dress to the nines this time
Apparently attendees were treated to cupcakes and a three-tier sponge cake by Pink Salt Event Cuisine, in addition to being served cocktails.
A source told Us Weekly: ‘It was like a fun party. Kristin was glowing and gorgeous. She looked so happy! Guys were there, too. It was co-ed.’
Spencer's younger sister, Stephanie Pratt, was also in attendance.
Not hiding: Heidi showed off her implants on the cover of her album
Not hiding: Heidi showed off her implants on the cover of her album

2012年5月21日

Cheryl Cole shines bright in show-stopping white dress making her big entrance at Cannes by melting into the floor with dramatic scarlet train


She has only had a minor role in one film but Cheryl Cole looked every inch the big Hollywood star as she stepped out in Cannes tonight.
The 28-year-old singer dazzled in a dramatic white dress by Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture as she made her big entrance at the Film Festival.
And the singer certainly knew how to make a big impact as she appeared to melt into the carpet with her scarlet train matching the floor.
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Shining bright: Cheryl Cole looked every inch the big Hollywood star as she stepped out onto the carpet in Cannes this evening in a dramatic white and red dress Shining bright: Cheryl Cole looked every inch the big Hollywood star as she stepped out onto the carpet in Cannes this evening in a dramatic white and red dress
She teamed the dramatic gown with bright red nails and a small matching clutch bag.
The British beauty had her long brown locks in loose waves around her shoulders and she had diamonds dripping from her ears.
While the dress had a fairly modest neckline there was a demure flash of skin from the low cut design at the back.
 
Ruffling feathers: Cheryl's impressive gown stole the limelight from the other stars at screening of Amour
Ruffling feathers: Cheryl's impressive gown stole the limelight from the other stars at screening of Amour
 
Ruffling feathers: Cheryl's impressive gown stole the limelight from the other stars at screening of Amour

 
Working her magic: Cheryl had photographers captivated and happily posed for plenty of snaps Working her magic: Cheryl had photographers captivated and happily posed for plenty of snaps
 
Simple but stunning: While the neckline of the dress was high at the front it dipped down at the back Simple but stunning: While the neckline of the dress was high at the front it dipped down at the back
As well as glittering detail at the top of the train, the train of the dress was covered in bold red feathers.
Cheryl made her dramatic entrance at the screening of French film Amour and there were plenty of familiar faces joining the singer at the event including Diane Kruger.

 
What a poser: The 28-year-old starlet was seen looking back to photographers over her shoulder What a poser: The 28-year-old starlet was seen looking back to photographers over her shoulder

 
English rose: Cheryl was more than happy to pose up for as long as was needed and beamed at the doting photographers English rose: Cheryl was more than happy to pose up for as long as was needed and beamed at the doting photographers
But none could match Cheryl's impressive arrival in her unusual dress.
 
 

 
Even a spot of rain couldn't take the smile from Cheryl's face ans she was seen beaming as she made her way up the steps.
A man appeared more than happy to hold an umbrella out for the singer as she entered the screening.
 
Time to shine: Despite not being the star of the film Cheryl was the one who got the most attention as she arrived
Time to shine: Despite not being the star of the film Cheryl was the one who got the most attention as she arrived
Time to shine: Despite not being the star of the film Cheryl was the one who got the most attention as she arrived
 

Time to shine: Despite not being the star of the film Cheryl was the one who got the most attention as she arrived
 
Mingling and shaking: The singer was seen chatting with other guests ahead of the screening Mingling and shaking: The singer was seen chatting with other guests ahead of the screening
The stars of the film Emmanuelle Riva, Susanne Haneke, director Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant posed up together ahead of the screening.
The film tells the story of an elderly married couple who are living in Paris when one of them suffers a strokE.
Cheryl's trip to France is brief as she is set to be back in London on Tuesday for the premiere of her film What To Expect When You're Expecting.
 
Damsel in distress! Cheryl didn't let a bit of rain bother her and a man helped her make her way in the stairs by holding out an umbrella for her Damsel in distress! Cheryl didn't let a bit of rain bother her and a man helped her make her way in the stairs by holding out an umbrella for her

 
The stars of the show: Emmanuelle Riva, Susanne Haneke, director Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant posed up together ahead of the screening The stars of the show: Emmanuelle Riva, Susanne Haneke, director Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant posed up together ahead of the screening

 
Glitter girls: Diane Kruger looked gorgeous in her sparkling silver gown while Josephine Jobert opted for a high-impact black dress
Josephine Jobert
 
Glitter girls: Diane Kruger looked gorgeous in her sparkling silver gown while Josephine Jobert opted for a high-impact black dress