Monthly Archives: May 2013

Name & Release Date Of New ‘Bridget Jones’ Book Announced

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Bridget-JonesBridget Jones creator/ legend Helen Fielding has made fans of the series aware that she’s writing a follow up book for a while now, but until now a release date and title for the new work has not been given. The third (and quite possibly final) installment in the hi (wait for it) larious series is titled ‘Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy‘, and is scheduled for release October 10.

Anyone that know me well will know I’m occasionally referred to as ‘Bridget‘ by friends and family- I don’t think I’ve ever come across a character, aside from Carrie Bradshaw, that reminds me more of myself. This release date feels like years away- roll on October!

When the author was asked if Bridget was still mad on Mark Darcy, she simply raised an eyebrow at her publishers. Given that Bridget was 32 when the first novel was published 15 years ago, she would be fast approaching her 50s in a present day setting. The only other details provided so far is the following tiny extract: “You see, this is the trouble with the modern world. If it was the days of letter-writing, I would never even have started to find his address, a pen, a piece of paper, an envelope, a stamp and gone outside at 11.30pm to find a postbox. A text is gone at the brush of a fingertip, like a nuclear bomb or Exocet missile. Dating Rule No. 1: Do not text when drunk.”

‘I Heart…’ Author Lindsey Kelk Tells Me Her Make-Up Must Haves In Q&A

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It’s certainly not everyday that you are sent an email on your favourite topic from one of your favourite chick-lit authors- what a privilege! Lindsey Kelk, author of the brilliant ‘I Heart…’ series, offered on Twitter last week to do a little beauty Q&A with fans, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to get her opinion on the products America has to offer.

A fellow Brit herself, she moved to New York a while ago, which she told me in her response made her very poor, but has provided her with the biggest excuse ever to go a little cray cray in the likes of ‘Sephora‘ (imagine ‘Boots‘ but full of just make up). That said, I’m pretty sure that she could be my sister- we have an oddly high amount of things in common, (wrestling obsession aside. Sorry!) So with that, I’ll get on with it and show you her message…

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“I’ve been a beauty junkie for as long as I can remember. Many of my ‘My Little Ponies‘ suffered a Joker face makeover and my mum’s make up drawer was constantly under surveillance. Moving to the US was a disaster for my credit card, ‘Sephora‘ and ‘Duane Reade‘ are my downfall (I can’t go in ‘Duane Reade‘ without coming away with a new ‘Essie‘ polish) plus I live in Brooklyn which is full of amazing little boutiques that stock indie brands. I recently discovered ‘Shen Beauty‘ in Carroll Gardens and nearly decimated my savings account on ‘Ilia‘ and ‘RMS‘ prods. Nightmare. That said, I love a bargain. I have some really good friends up in Toronto and whenever I’m visiting, we go straight to ‘Shoppers Drugmart‘ and buy up all the ‘Quo‘ and ‘Essence‘ products. ‘Essence‘ is a super bargain brand that has a really great eyeliner for $2.99 and it’s called I Heart Punk! It’s MADE for me! I also love the ‘Revlon‘ lip butters and ‘Just Bitten‘ pencil stains.”

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“Most of my favourite cheapo products are from the UK. ‘Boots 17 Blow Out‘ mascara is amazing and I’ve got loads of my New York friends hooked. I can’t get ‘Bourjois‘ in the US either, super sad. We don’t have the ‘Rimmel Apocolips‘ here yet either, thankfully I bought all of them last time I was in England. Oops. When I’m splurging, I love ‘Armani Luminous Silk Foundation‘ and the ‘YSL Glossy Stains‘, although the ‘L’Oreal‘ knock offs are pretty good. For eyeliner, I love the ‘NArs Carpates‘ liquid pen, topped off with ‘Estee Lauder Double Wear‘ pencil for long lasting impact. I do love a good black liner. Just lately I’ve been wearing more bright lips and neutral eyes but most of the time, I’m a smokey eyes gal and I live and die by my ‘Smashbox‘ and ‘Urban Decay‘ palettes. My newest obsession has been blush. I’m torn between my ‘Givenchy‘ jelly blush which is really subtle and tarte stain which is not. Always topped off with ‘MAC Strobe Cream.’ Always. I think I have a problem. ‘NArs Orgasm‘ is great, I have it in powder and creme stick. It is a sickness.” And with that, I think I’ve found my new best friend…

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Eva Longoria Graduates From College With A Masters & Is Praised By A Former US President

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Eva-Longoria-052213spLast week it was ‘Ugly Betty‘ actress America Ferrera graduating from college…this week it’s ‘Desperate Housewives‘ glamour-girl Eva Longoria! She was joined by both of her parents at a ceremony held on Friday at the ‘California State University‘ in Northridge, and was awarded her heard-earned Master‘s Degree in ‘Chicano Studies.’

Former US President Bill Clinton tweeted her: “Thanks for inspiring others to never stop learning and for your support of @ClintonGlobal. Congrats on your degree.” Eva graciously responded with: “Thank you Mr. President.” Her former co-star Marcia Cross praised her friend: “Huge congratulations on your graduation today! From Canne to Cap and Gown. You are really something.”

Amanda Bynes Arrested: Arrives At Court With Crazy Blonde Wig For Bong Charges

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51a0a2a089161Amanda Bynes was arrested yet again this week- this time for marijuana possession, reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence. She is accused of being caught smoking the drug in her Midtown Manhattan apartment’s lobby. When police arrived at the property she let them in, and then proceeded to chuck a giant bong out of the window (although her camp are insisting that this was in fact a vase)- in any case she faces trouble because it was thrown onto a busy sidewalk, with many passers-by.

She rolled up to court yesterday with the worst weave I’ve ever seen (trailer trash at its finest- when did she decide to do a Britney and shave all her hair off?!), and her attorney Andrew Friedman denied the charges, adding: “Clearly a search was made for the bong and nothing was recovered. My client completely denies ever having thrown anything out the window. She was followed illegally into her apartment for no reason.” Amanda left the court, and told the judge: “Thank you, sir, have a nice day.”

The actress has tweeted recently: “I only smoke tobacco I don’t drink or do drugs. I’ve never had a bong in my life! I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot! 😀 I need Nicki Minaj‘s wig person stat!”

Professor Green Cancels Gigs After Being Crushed By Car En Route To Show On Anniversary Of Stab Attack

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Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 13.41.08Professor Green may be a ‘pro’ when it comes to making music, but not so much when it comes to avoiding personal injury… the rapper got seriously hurt yesterday after a road traffic accident. He was travelling to Hartpury College in Gloucestershire to perform at their end of year Summer Ball, when he was crushed between 2 different cars.

Alongside several hilarious shots of him with medics in an ambulance trying to treat him (and supplying him with plenty of gas!), he tweeted: “Won’t know until tomorrow if its surgery or not, so fucking depressed. No jokes left in me this could hinder and ruin so so much. If I’d have fallen when the car hit me I’d be dead. Would have been my head in between the cars. Nearly 4 years to the day I got stabbed and again a full moon, something about this time of year that brings me badness. All because an incompetent ‘DHL‘ driver dropping the car off didn’t put it in park or turn the engine off. Oh I left out the bit where he accidentally slammed his foot down on the accelerator.”

Screen shot 2013-05-25 at 13.40.58And this morning, he updated concerned fans: “I really didn’t realise the severity when I was on the gas, was being a moron and doing nothing but making jokes, not anymore! My star sign, and it was a supermoon. I’m telling you it’s not a great time for me – next time I’m wrapping myself in cotton wool and staying at home. Massive apologies to Hartpury and Roehampton. . . fucking fuming I’m stuck in a shitty hospital instead of performing the new shit! I never got run over in Hartpury, I was leaving to collect the car we were driving up in when it happened. Nurses are so underrated. I always find it funny when artists have ego’s. what the fuck are you doing for anyone? Nurses don’t have egos and they spend their time actually helping people.”

Green‘s Nan has been trying to cheer him up with a gift of a bell, which he is clearly expecting fiance Millie Mackintosh to take note of. Following the incident the Chelsea– born beauty wrote on her account: “Think I’m going to have to get a nurse outfit and a bell… #dotingwifey. Waiting while he’s having an X-ray.. Everything is crossed!”

Paris Hilton Signs To ‘Cash Money’ Record Label

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wayneParis Hilton has altered her musical direction quite drastically in the last few years, and her new record label certainly reflects that. The party-loving socialite has just inked a deal with ‘Cash Money Records‘, known for its rap and R&B stars, such as the likes of Nicki Minaj and ‘Lil Wayne.

The ‘Young Money‘ account tweeted: “EVERYONE GO FOLLOW @ParisHilton.SHE OFFICIALLY FAMILY NOW! @BIRDMAN5STAR SLIM @LILTUNECHI DONE IT AGAIN! BILLIONAIRE MIND$ #YMCMB.” Paris and ‘Lil Wayne have been chummy for a while- this year he performed at her birthday party (crystal microphone and all), and last year they released a song together.

Paris revealed to ‘Showbiz 411‘ that fans can expect to hear her next track as early as this summer: “This is a lot different than my first album. It’s really going to be house music.” The blondie also posted on her Twitter account: “Love all you guys so much! So proud I have been Trending Worldwide all day & night because of you all. I have the best fans in the world!” New colleague Birdman tweeted her: “Welcome@ParisHilton to tha Family,” and she responded with: “Thanks BO$$! Happy to be apart of the family. #PH❤ YMCMB.”

Watch CUTV’s Latest Interview With The Cheeky ‘Loveable Rogues’ Boys

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Back in AprilCUTV‘ caught up with Loveable Rogues for a chat before their gig alongside Olly Murs in Cardiff… see what they had to say about being Beliebers, celeb pals ‘Little Mix‘ and ‘One Direction‘, getting Rita Ora‘s number, running around naked, and how is getting on with driving (I’m pretty sure I may have found a worse driver than myself!)