Friday, 11 December 2015

The Golden Globes 2016: All the Nominations & the Essential Watch List

It's that time of year again! *eeeeep* Will it be another year of tragedy for Leo DiCaprio? Will Carol come out on top, and how will Tarantino's last movie The Hateful 8 do?

The Nominations were announced yesterday, and with Ricky Gervais returning to host, it's set to be a seriously good night. If, like me you can't wait until January 10th, why not prep for the big event with my watchlist!

Watch Now

Nominated for best motion picture, Mad Max was released on DVD back in September and makes for an impressive re-make of the Mel Gibson originals. Released at the end of November, Carol tells the story of two women from completely different backgrounds who engage in a love affair during the 1950's. Critically praised and starring the multi-award winning actress Cate Blanchett, the romantic drama has been nominated for the most Golden Globes. Amy Schumer's Trainwreck in now available on Netflix, Spy was released on DVD recently and Brooklyn with Saoirse Ronan is currently in limited cinemas. I think it's time to grab the popcorn dont you?

Book Up

Come January 1st, you have two corkers to look forward to. Jennifer Lawrence's Joy is released, as well as Eddie Redmayne's The Danish Girl, already hailed as an artistically made pseudo-biography. For those who missed The Martian in cinemas, you can pre-order the DVD set for release on January 12th. Fancy a classic Hollywood biopic? Trumbo tells the story of the legendary screenwriter who is blacklisted due to his political beliefs- in cinemas on 5th January. 

Hang in There

The dream would be to watch all of the movies nominated before the Golden Globes, but with a few of them we might have to wait a little while. The 15th of January plays host to two movie releases- Explore Leonardo Dicaprio's uncharted wilderness in The Revenant, and The Room tells the story of a woman and her son being freed after five years in captivity.A week later, delve into the world of finance in The Big Short starring Hollywood hunks Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale and on the 29th, Spotlight delves into the lives of journalist who investigate a religious scandal.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • The Martian
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Best Director
  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro Iñarritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
  • Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Steve Carell, The Big Short
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Al Pacino, Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture
  • Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

 The Other Nominations:

Best Screenplay
  • Emma Donaghue,  Room
  • Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer,  Spotlight
  • Charles Randolph, Adam McKay,  The Big Short
  • Aaron Sorkin,  Steve Jobs
  • Quentin Tarantino,  The Hateful 8
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
  • "Love Me Like You Do," 50 Shades of Grey
  • "One Kind of Love," Love & Mercy
  • "See You Again," Furious 7
  • "Simple Song #3," Youth
  • "Writing's On The Wall," Spectre

For the Television Awards:

Best Television Series, Drama
  • Empire
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mr. Robot
  • Narcos
  • Outlander
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
  • Casual
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Veep
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television
  • American Crime
  • American Horror Story
  • Fargo
  • Flesh and Bone
  • Wolf Hall
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
  • Aziz Ansari,  Master of None
  • Gael Garcia Bernal,  Mozart in the Jungle
  • Rob Lowe,  The Grinder
  • Patrick Stewart,  Blunt Talk
  • Jeffrey Tambor,  Transparent
Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama
  • Caitrona Balfe,  Outlander
  • Viola Davis,  How to Get Away with Murder
  • Eva Green,  Penny Dreadful
  • Taraji P. Henson,  Empire
  • Robin Wright,  House of Cards
Best Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
  • Jon Hamm,  Mad Men
  • Rami Malek,  Mr. Robot
  • Wagner Moura,  Narcos
  • Bob Odenkirk,  Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber,  Ray Donovan
Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
  • Rachel Bloom,  Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Jamie Lee Curtis,  Scream Queens
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus,  Veep
  • Gina Rodriguez,  Jane the Virgin
  • Lily Tomlin,  Grace and Frankie
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama, Comedy, Limited Series, or Made for TV Movie
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Damien Lewis, Wolf Hall
  • Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
  • Tobias Menzies, Outlander
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robo

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Kim Kardashian Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!

Early this morning reality star Kim Kardashian posted a statement on her website telling fans that she was pleased to announce the arrival of her baby boy.

The post read: "Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well".

The star also posted this picture of her with West:

Yesterday Kim teased us with a number of messages, from this one which was captioned 'ready when you are lol'

We are waiting with bated breath to know what his name will be! My money is on East, or South. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Best Dressed at Venice Film Festival 2015

The 72nd Venice Film Festival commenced yesterday, with an array of star-studded attendees. Let's check out the best dressed so far. 

Kristen Stewart

She might choose tom boy chic for her off-duty days, but Kristen Stewart knows how to channel luxe charm for the red carpet with none other than Chanel couture. The intricately embroidered violet piece was complemented by her vampy rouge and messy updo. Effortless perfection! 

Alicia Vikander

Actress Vikander wore four outfits while out at the festival, with this one for film Danish Girl being the strongest. The Louis Vuitton mini dress channeled retro chic with all over monochrome paisley print, finished with grungy strap detailing at the waist.

Amber Heard

Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard adopted winter florals on the red carpet in this stunning layered gown. Reminiscent of a flamenco dancer, the side split gave the look a sultry edge. Meowwww

Alessandra Ambrosio

Looking every inch the Victoria's Secret Angel, Ambrosio charmed the crowd in her sheer maxi dress. A plunging neckline and skinny waist made for the perfect formalwear piece.  

Elizabeth Banks

A vision in pure white, Elizabeth Banks opted for a neutral number, with a glittering diamante belt and neckline trim. 

Monday, 31 August 2015

Best and Worst Dressed at the MTV VMAs 2015

It's that time of year again! The wildest and most dramatic award ceremony took place last night in star-studded style, with show-stopping outfits to match...

Best Dressed

Gigi Hadid 
Turning up as part of Taylor Swift's girl squad, Gigi Hadid wowed in a dramatic front split mustard gown, complete with retro tresses, reminiscent of her model mothers. Perfection!

Kylie Jenner
Proving herself very much part of the Balmain army, Jenner donned a heavily weaved mini dress in the designers signature style. Nicknamed the Kim Klone for the night, the 18 year-old did strike a stark resemblance to her older sister in a jet black fringed wig. 

Vanessa Hudgens
Ever the bohemian goddess, Vanessa Hudgens kept it floaty in a plunging dusky pink maxi dress, heavily accessorised for a touch of gypsy chic. Effortless!

FKA Twigs
Panned for this racy look, I loved FKA Twigs' intricate if not risque gown, complete with corset-like features. 

Kim and Kanye
This might not be the couples' best look, but last night they stayed on trend, with Kim donning this season's coveted khaki complete with lace up front, her husband opting for something more casual, channeling his Adidas collection that was showcased earlier this year. 

Nicki Minaj
Looking every inch an Egyptian Queen, Nicki Minaj shone in a shimmering gold gown with plunging neckline and sheer cut outs. 

Rita Ora
Twit-twooo! Rita looks fabulous in her feather ensemble, intricately detailed with cross straps and cut-out bodess.  

Hailee Steinfeld
Supporting bestie Taylor Swift, Hailee brought a touch of luxe to the red carpet in a Stella McCartney jumpsuit, Charlotte Olympia heels and a thick gold choker. On point! 

Demi Lovato
Former Disney tween Demi Lovato showed a more demure side, opting for a powder pink mosaic style mini with her hair scraped into an updo. Loving those blush tones Demi! 

Miley Cyrus
Okay so yes this might be hideous, but I do think this constitutes as the BEST of a bad bunch. Host Miley Cyrus chose a serious of *very* questionable outfits during the VMAs, but I have to admit I wasn't surprised. This piece that resembles dungaree straps attached to a chandelier is indeed Versace! How fun. 

Worst Dressed

Kat Graham
I was so disappointed when Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham took to the red carpet in what looked like knock-off Versace, she is always so chic. The piece bulged in all the wrong places and was accompanied by a bag that looked just like a Chinese lantern. What were you thinking?!

Amber Rose
Oh Amber Rose, we knew you were classless, but what did you think this would do to your reputation?! Arriving at the awards with her best friend in tow, she chose an insult printed jumpsuit filled with words like 'Golddigger' 'slut' and 'bitch'. My mind boggles. 

Taylor Swift
EW. What is this?! Metallic houndstooth in a tracksuit format... what was going through Taylor Swift's mind I will never know. Her thick black eye is unflattering and her tight updo did not compliment the shape of her face. 

Z La La
Okay so by now, I know Z La La will permanently live in my worst dressed section, but this alien ensemble takes the biscuit. I want to know how she got her hair to stand vertically! 

Cara Delevingne 
After constant appearances to promote her latest movie Paper Towns, I have to admit I had high hopes when I saw Cara Delevingne last night but I was left sorely disappointed. The star-covered rag did nothing for the star. 

Kelly Osbourne
Why this lady is on Fashion Police baffles me- speaking of that, if you are looking for someone to replace her, *waves and points at self* ? This pinstriped puke-inducing piece was half way between a jumpsuit and disaster. BLEURGH. 

Joe Jonas
Ah just when you thought the Jonas brothers' were making a well-deserved comeback to cool, brother Joe blows it with a disgusting brown leather ensemble. Unless he arrived on a motorbike and intended to change, this is unacceptable. 

Selena Gomez
I always expect wonderfully edgy pieces from Selena, but last night fell flat. I would attempt to describe her dress, but it's too drab for words.. just look at it!

Mahogany Lox
What the fudge. Mahogany Lox looked more prom than premiere as she opted for a sickly blue dress. She accessorised with encrusted cat ears and... is that an advert for Clean and Clear spot cream on her handbag?!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Dun Dun Dun! Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards Call off their Engagement!

It seems this pair need a little more than Black Magic to keep them together...

It was the perfect pairing, set in pop tween heaven, but alas, former One Direction bandmate and his fiancée Perrie Edwards (of Little Mix) have reportedly called off their engagement (if you trust People Magazine).

According to the gossip generator, Zayn was the one to end it two weeks ago, with Perrie being 'devastated'.

The pair had been engaged for almost two years, meeting during talent show The X Factor. US Weekly published a statement by Zayn's people which read " He just wanted to move on and start over in all ways".

It seems like Mr Malik is too good for everyone these days, after taking a swipe at his former band One Direction, signing a solo contract and stating he would go on to make "real music".


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Chezza's Wasting Away! Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Causes Concern with Noticeable Weight Loss

Strikingly slender and in no way her normal self, X Factor judge Cheryl Fernangbrgbrw blah blah (her name is far too long) left a photoshoot looking gaunt, causing concern over her sudden suggested weightloss.

 Cause for concern? Cheryl Fernandez-Versini showed off her notably slimmer frame as she stepped out after a photo shoot with her fellow X Factor judges in London on Sunday

The Geordie lass has suggested that her recent change in figure has come about due to the recent death of her father-in-law, attempting to hit back at critics who have labelled her a 'bag of bones'.

Trying to defend herself, she said:

"It's not nice. There are people out there going through similar things to me that feel the same thing, it hurts them."

Could it be the pressure of fame, the use of clever contouring, or perhaps even the pressure to look as good as new colleague Rita Ora?

Friday, 12 June 2015

So Kylie Jenner is Releasing a Secret Album?

If there's one thing celebs LOVE doing, it's multi-tasking. If they can't sing, they act, if they can't do either, they just do both and they'll probably be loved anyway *COUGH* J.LO *COUGH*.

 Kylie Jenner doesn't just have a talent for selfies and socialising as it was reported that she is using those plumped lips of hers to produce her own album!

US Weekly revealed that the reality tv star may be gearing up to drop a secret album, with rumours pointing to the material on her LP being written by (supposed) boyfriend Tyga. Not one to leave any pals out, Jenner has enlisted Pia Mia, brother-in-law Kanye West and Selena Gomez to help her, with an insider saying:

"Selena is one singer who has taken Kylie under her wing. Her music will be different from Selena’s, but Kylie still looks up to her, and appreciates her feedback and advice when it comes to the music business.”

Kylie: "But bbz, I want da album 2 b so unique!"

Kylie is apparently looking to create a sound of her own, similar to what Iggy Azalea has achieved. 

YAWN. What do you guys think? 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Taylor Swift's Bad Blood: All the Best Bits

Oh Britney! SORRY I mean Taylor...(did anyone else see the similarities with Toxic/Stronger? no?!)

Watch out Katy Perry, because if Taylor Swift has made an electric Marvel-esque video about your 'Bad Blood', I wouldn't want to get on her wrong side!

Tay Tay teamed up with a number of stars including singer Selena Gomez, model Cara Delevingne, actress Lena Dunham and the legendary Cindy Crawford. In case you don't have four minutes to spare (or waste, whichever way you look at it) here is a quick rundown of the best bits.

Tay springs into action as Catastrophe, kicking butt- naturally.

Meanie Arsyn (a.k.a Selena Gomez) pushes poor Tay off a building. Not. Good.

Lady Gaga is that you?! Bad Romance or what?

Ellie Goulding will never be bad ass, even with a giant cotton bud in her hands...

Tay and Cara are twinning! I don't actually think Delevingne has worn her hair any differently since the Met Gala last year... #boring.

All that hate...

In case you totally paused for another look, here is a list of the famous faces:

Taylor Swift as Catastrophe
Selena Gomez as Arsyn
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great
Karlie Kloss as Knockout
Jessica Alba as Domino
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice
Serayah as Dilemma
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori Ellie Goulding as Destructa X
Zendaya as Cut-Throat
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte Ellen Pompeo as Luna Mariska Hargitay as Justice
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress