Monthly Archives: December 2011

Taylor Releases ‘Safe & Sound’


Taylor Swift gave fans an early Christmas present this morning by releasing a brand new track called ‘Safe & Sound‘.

The song is a collaboration with ‘The Civil Wars‘, and has a folksy sound, similar to that of British band ‘Mumford & Sons‘.

She made her little announcement early this morning: “Something I’ve been VERY excited about for a VERY long time is going to be happening VERY soon. (And I’m not referring to Christmas). And this is it, the big surprise… Go get it! #TheHungerGames. #SafeAndSound is trending!”

The song is the soundtrack to upcoming film ‘The Hunger Games.’

Hilary’s Christmas Bump


Hilary Duff‘s had her growing bump decorated with a festive design.

Her sister Haylie is responsible for the present painted on her belly, which she then snapped a photo of, with Hilary posing in front of the tree with the peace sign.

“Happy holidays from the three of us! Haylie what would I do without you and your artistic ways!,” Hilary tweeted.

“Evening spent painting my sister Hilary Duff ‘s belly and hanging with my brother in law… Can’t wait to meet my nephew. #HurryUp&GetHere,” Haylie replied.

Frankie Cocozza Gets MJ Tattoo


X Factor‘ reject Frankie Coke-Up-The-Nozza has had yet another ridiculous tattoo done; this time of ‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson.

He’s chosen to have a photo of him in his ‘Jackson 5‘ days etched onto his arm in black and white.

“Can’t wait to feel the pain tomorrow, I’ve missed getting myself inked. A tribute piece of art for the king himself; by the king I mean MJ,” he tweeted the day before.

“Big thank you to Stewart Charles for the amazing tribute, love the piece a lot,” he wrote today.

His friend Ollie Mack uploaded a photo of Frankie in the tattoo artist’s chair, wearing a painful grimace.

Blair ‘Gossip Girl’ For ‘Nails Inc.’ Review


'The Blair Collection'

When I read online that ‘Nails Inc.’ had created a ‘Gossip Girl‘ collection just a few weeks ago, I just knew I had to try it.

After trying (and failing) to find it in my local Debenhams store, and it being sold-out virtually everywhere, I bought it online, at the reduced price of £16 (most other retailers are selling the sets for £20).

Left to right: 'Blair' and 'Privileged'

As the world’s biggest ‘Gossip Girl‘ fan, I simply had to go for my favourite character’s polish, ‘Blair‘ (played by Leighton Meester). The duo set features a dark-teal undertone, and an iridescent pearly white/ green top layer. The packaging itself describes the final effect as ‘special effects overglaze’, but I would prefer to describe it as a ‘speckled’ effect, similar to that of the ‘Barry M‘ cracked effects.

Base coat of teal coloured 'Blair'

You start off by applying just one thick layer of ‘Blair‘, leave it to dry for a few minutes, and then go over each nail at least two times with ‘Privileged‘. You will notice that the sparkly green flecks appear- if you only want a slightly glittery effect, apply one coat- but if you’re like me, and love glitter, do up to two or three!

The finished product: 'speckled' nails

I can’t recommend this product enough- for a discounted price, buy it here!

Also available is the amber flecked ‘Lily‘, and the midnight blue ‘Serena‘ (sold in separate sets). So if anyone wants to buy me them for Christmas, feel free!

Miley Cyrus Called “Asshole”


Miley Cyrus has been branded an “asshole” by a so-called fan during a holiday to Costa Rica with boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.

She had politely declined to pose for a photo with one girl, as the couple were rushing to catch a helicopter. Miley told one disappointed fan “sorry, gotta go honey,’ and had “asshole!” shouted after her. A usually calm Miley then flipped, shouting “what the fuck? Are you for real? We’re on vacation, I’m not being an asshole, we’re on vacation.”

She was clearly angry about the verbal abuse, and posted a message about it on Twitter: “Been trying not to tweet & just enjoy the holidays but just to clear something up I would NEVER swear to a fan. When someone yells something SO rude making ME look like an “asshole” in front of fans who I am more than happy to take a picture with I can’t tolerate that kind of rudeness. Everyone who was there apologized for the woman’s brusque behavior. She obviously wasn’t a fan. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! LOVE to ALL!”

Abbey Clancy & Peter Crouch Burgled


and Abbey Crouch‘s £4.5 million mansion has been burgled.

The break-in happened at their home in Cheshire last night, and Christmas presents, a watch and rings are just a few of the items stolen.

The police said: “The couple discovered the break-in after they returned to the house at around 7.20pm on Tuesday night. The house had not been ransacked but had been given a pretty untidy going over and there were several items missing. We have no value on the missing items as yet but it was obviously an unpleasant thing to come home to and police have launched an investigation.”

“Thank you all for your lovely and supportive messages, means a lot,” Abbey tweeted this morning.

Kelly Osbourne Takes Yet Another Trip To A&E…


The world’s most accident prone celebrity, Kelly Osbourne, has been hospitalised in Hawaii, and has her arm in a cast after fracturing it in several places.

After the initial cast having to be re-set, she was left with a replacement that tragically pushes her thumb into the ‘thumbs up’ position, which even sh agreed made her “look like such a tit.”

She was staying on the island for a family friend’s wedding with parents Sharon and Ozzy.

She somehow managed to fracture her left hand in three places when she fell out of bed last week.

Kelly tweeted yesterday: “I’m in so much pain I can’t sleep, it’s bloody excruciating! Thumbs up! My dad took me back to the hospital to get my hand re-casted he even picked the color! Feeling much better! I must be the most accident prone/stupid person in the world I fell out my bed while sleeping last night & fractured my hand in 3 places!”

Britney’s Engagement Ring


When Jason Trawick proposed to Britney Spears last week, he presented her with a four-carat diamond designed by Neil Lane. The sparkler features a crown shaped band and tiara-style setting, and has over 90 small round diamonds.

The designer himself said: “Jason is a romantic and when I asked him to tell me about Britney and what the ring would represent to them so I could find inspiration, his response was always the same — she is his princess! Jason didn’t want an over-the-top ring with a giant stone.”

Speaking about when Jason first saw the finished product, Lane added: “He loved it. The guy was so excited and nervous. At the end of the day, even with all the fame, he’s still a normal guy who was about to propose to the woman he loves. He’s deeply in love with her. Britney is his princess and he is her knight in shining armor. Jason’s protective of her. He adores her. Every good fairytale needs a princess, and now Britney has a ring fit for a princess!”

“Still glowing! About to jump on a plane to ‘Planet Hollywood‘ in Vegas. Throwing a birthday party for Jason at ‘Chateau‘ night club. So fun Xoxo. Tonight was one of the most magical nights of my life. Such an amazing time with my new fiancé and our closest friends and family,” Britney tweeted over the weekend.

Beyoncé’s Parents Finalise Divorce


Beyoncé‘s parents Tina and Mathew Knowles‘ divorce has been finalised after 31 years of marriage.

They were issued a final decree of divorce in Texas last month, a whole two years after Tina initially signed the papers.

They separated in 2009 after she discovered that Matthew, 60, had a ‘bastard baby’- he had fathered a child with Alexsandra White during an 18 month affair.

Tina cited the reason for the divorce as “discord or conflict of personalities”, which “prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”

Matthew helped to propel his daughter into the spotlight, and until earlier this year, managed Beyoncé‘s career, whilst Tina was responsible for the creation of the ‘House of Deréon‘ clothing label that they both share.

Another classic example of a midlife crisis!