Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Shhh 1 nov 13Chris Brown Goes To Rehab

Chris Brown has entered rehab following an overnight stint in a jail cell. Notorious for his 2009 domestic violence against his former partner Rihanna, Chris Brown was arrested on Sunday after assaulting a man outside the luxury W hotel in Washington. Chris’ representative told E! news that he will be receiving treatment to help with his “anger management issues.” The statement continued to say that: “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point,”

There was original speculation as to whether or not this attack was a violation to his probation in the Rihanna case, but the charge was later dropped to a misdemeanour and Brown was released without bail on Monday. Rihanna received a surge of warning messages from concerned fans in August last year after appearing on popular American TV show Oprah and admitting that despite what happened in 2009 she still loved Chris Brown and probably always will. The general tone was one of “he’s done it once and will do it again” and it seems that Chris Brown is living up to everybody’s expectations. Chris will reportedly spend three months in rehab.

BeyonceA Double Treat From Beyonce

Beyonce has previewed a clip of her upcoming single, God Made You Beautiful and she is happy for everyone to know who it is about – her daughter Blue Ivy. The brief audio was played over an advertisement for her forthcoming DVD Life Is But A Dream and include the words ‘When you were born, the angels sighed in delight, they never thought they’d see such a beautiful sight’. The Single Ladies singer has been keeping busy with not only being a fashion icon and mum to baby Blue Ivy, but has also been on her Mrs Carter Show World Tour. The soulful tones and Beyonce’s strong vocals on God Made You Beautiful are sure to be a hit. The DVD which will detail her rise to fame hits stores on November 25th, just in time to be popped under the Christmas tree, maybe?

Mcfly's Tom and GHalloween Treat For Mcfly’s Tom Fletcher

Mcfly favourite Tom Fletcher and wife Giovanna are expecting their first child! The pair took to youtube to make their announcement, using his well placed creativity to share the news over some pumpkin carving. The pair even gave us a close up scan snap to end the video! Tom is no stranger to some youtube publicity after his wedding speech (or should we say, song) went viral and gained 11 million hits on the popular streaming site. Tom will be the first member of the ten-year-old group to have a baby, so all eyes will be on the boys’ future. The boy-turned-man-band are renowned for their close bond and supportiveness of each others solo-ventures, and it doesn’t seem like this one is going to be any different. After all, the band themselves say that Love Is Easy. Fingers crossed that juggling fatherhood and a bit of pop world domination should be equally as easy and we won’t see too much of a Mcfly shaped hole in our hearts! You can see the video here.

Lady Gaga and Kelly O with birthday cake“Let Them Eat Cake!”

Kelly Osbourne’s Sunday night quoting of Marie Antoinette on Twitter was not because of a recent interest to divulge into some French history, it was in retaliation to a white flag raised by Lady Gaga. The two opinionated women chose to open 2013 with a bang, when Lady Gaga sent a public letter to Fashion Police presenter Kelly O, asking her to reconsider her chosen public path and to “take responsibility and accountability” for the example she believed Kelly to be taking. The feud continued when Mother Osbourne got involved, calling Gaga nothing but a bully and was reignited this week when Gaga came face to face with the mother-of-the-enemy. The pair kissed and made up on Sunday’s live X Factor results show and Lady Gaga seemed keen to extend the olive branch to Kelly, in the form of a birthday cake. Kelly though, seemed far from impressed and took to the twittersphere to vent, with some tweets taking a more cryptic tone such as “I live for a #Cause, not for the #Applause” and others filled with the Osbourne straight-talking that we’re all used to, like “Not to be ungrateful, but why would you send me a birthday cake via my MOTHER in a country half the world away? #JustSendToME #LoveNotWar” Our advise to Kelly? Follow your mother’s footsteps – kiss and make up!

GaryBarlowGary Barlow Visits Afghan Troops

X Factor judge and singer/songwriter Gary Barlow has taken some time away from the judging panel this week and headed over to visit troops in Afghanistan. Shortly after his live appearance on ITV for X Factor’s results show, Barlow flew out to meet troops from the army, navy and airforces. The fan favourite reportedly performed for the troops and experienced a taste of what life is like on the front line. Luckily cameras were rolling and the show is due to air in early December. An ITV spokesperson has said: “We can confirm Gary is doing a one-off special to broadcast on ITV later in the year. Owing to security restrictions it would be inappropriate to release any further information at this stage.” Photographs of Gary Barlow with troops can be found at MirrorOnline and show Gary taking the time to talk to soldiers, as well as holding a letter to the camera from one father which read “Hello Peyton, Daddy misses you loads xxx”. This is not the first time that we’ve seen Gary Barlow’s philanthropic side, it follows the 2009 celebrity hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, which was in aid of Comic Relief and raised over £3.3 million.

Sophia Mead

Sophia Mead

Sophia is a greedy graduate not content with building up her credentials in one half of her joint honours degree. By day, she is a junior PR Executive, racing around trying to conquer the world of public relations but by night frantically taps away at her keyboard, getting lost in the realms of celebrity culture and sharing the stories with her own “Sophia spin”. Sophia is unashamedly obsessed with meaningful quotes and whilst blissfully content with the simple things in life, she’s far too ambitious to ever let them be enough until she is carrying on her person that perfect Chanel bag.

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