The 34th Brit Awards took place on Wednesday night in the country’s capital and raked in it’s lowest viewing figures yet. The show had a lot to live up to after its, now veteran, host James Cordon admitted that last year’s event was a bit lacklustre. But this year, even drafting in the likes of international stars Beyonce and Katy Perry didn’t save the show, nor did generous helpings of our own talent like ‘breakthrough artists of the year’, Bastille. The show brought in nearly two million less views than last year, earning it the title of the lowest viewed Brit awards show since the pre records were ditched and it went live in 2007. Ouch. One Direction couldn’t even save the show. Taking home the award for ‘Best Video’ the band made an appearance to bring in the ratings, but to no avail. On the plus side, the big wigs were happier with the social media presence the show was able to generate this year. Twitter mentions saw a new high for the Brits and reports say that the show pulled in 4.14million posts, which is a massive increase on last year’s 1.4m mentions. Every cloud, eh…
Myleene Klass Goes Global!
Ok, so maybe global is a bit presumptuous but we think that she will soon be taking over the world. The singer, presenter and model has bagged herself a prestigious gig for CNN! Myleene initially rose to fame when she became one fifth of the manufactured Popstars winners, Hear’Say. The Littlewoods model will be face of the network’s latest show in support of Paris Fashion Week, the aptly titled, Fashion Season: Paris. Digital Spy has reported that she will be interviewing some top designers such as Isabel Marant and Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing to name but two!
CNN International’s senior vice-president of programming Mike McCarthy said: “We’re delighted to bring Fashion Season: Paris to CNN International’s audience, and that Myleene Klass will be the face of our fashion coverage.
“The programming takes a look beyond the catwalk, meeting the characters behind the couture, and will explore the business of the multibillion pound fashion industry.”
You can catch Myleene and rate her skills from February 24th until the 28th. If that’s not enough for you, our very own will be hosting a thirty minute special which will air on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Bradley Cooper steals the show at LFW
London Fashion Week brought us more trends, more gorgeous models and more urges to have us reaching for the lettuce this week. Importantly, it also brought us some serious celeb sightings. One of our particular favourites was the unexpected sighting of the oh-so-handsome Bradley Cooper. Turning up at the Burberry show on Monday, Cooper was on the front row of the Burberry AW14 collection to support his girlfriend, model Suki Waterhouse. Photographs from the day show him getting pally with fashion royalty, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour. Turning up at the event, Cooper kept it low-key (ish) wearing a double-breasted black jacket and some aviator sunglasses. We can forgive Bradley Cooper anything, we will even forgive sunglasses in the dull, British, winter weather. The winter sun can be pretty blinding at times….
Keeping It Cooper – With Commando News!
Keeping with all things Cooper (just the way we like it), he’s shared a naughty little secret! The 39-year-old actor appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and admitted that when he went along to the White House State Dinner last week, he faced a bit of a wardrobe malfunction. Telling Ellen all about it, he said: I’m prepping for this new movie and I’m trying to gain weight fast, so I’ve gained about 15 pounds in four weeks and nothing fits me anymore. So I wore the tuxedo I wore to the Golden Globes. I just sort of threw it in the bag and brought it and went to Washington DC and then I’m getting dressed like 10 minutes before I was supposed go, and literally the pants go up to like here,” he said, gesturing to his upper thighs. “And I just started laughing, like, ‘This is hilarious, I’m going to meet the president.'” He went on to say: “I had to go commando… because there was no room at all. I did. I had to,” “And you’re sitting there and it’s a lot of getting up [to greet people]. You know what I mean? And I couldn’t stand up really.” Erm… a slightly risky move by Cooper but we can wholeheartedly say that we’re ok with this.
Simon Cowell Now A Daddy!
Simon Cowell’s and girlfriend Lauren Silverman welcomed their new son, Eric, into the world this week. Silverman gave birth to her baby boy on Valentine’s day and only a few days later, Cowell took to Twitter to share three images of the new family. The first black and white snap was a family affair, showing the new parents smiling down on baby Eric, being cradled by the X Factor judge and saying: “…now you can see how handsome little Eric is”. He also tweeted a father/son picture which said “I never knew how much love and pride I would feel” and a snap of little Eric sleeping peacefully. It seemed to be a bit of a near miss for Cowell who was filming additional scenes for Britain’s Got Talent when Lauren went into labour, but he flew to be by her side for the birth. We are going to throw this out there, but is Simon Cowell going to have to take up a different role on his judging panels? Because it doesn’t seem as though he’s going to suit the bill of “Mr Nasty” anymore…