Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Shh 28 Feb 14Sarah Jessica Parker Brands Women As “Unfriendly”

Fronting the cover of this month’s Harper’s Bazaar, SJP talks shoes (obviously), self-Googling and the scathing cattiness of the modern-day women.

Sarah Jessica describes the change in culture and why she thought that people warmed to those famous four in the Sex and the City series, citing “friendship” as the ultimate secret weapon. “She was a really good friend. That’s why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and acts of selfishness. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we’re not always the very best friends we can be… It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way [Sex and the City] was a more innocent time.”

She went on to talk about the modern-day woman, a woman who seems light-years away from the Carrie Bradshaw days: “I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive.  I like to remember that Carrie and the other woman in Sex and the City were really nice to each other.’

SJP is a staple part of showbiz thanks to her years as Carrie Bradshaw, so it’s still a welcome change to see somebody so grounded by the success. How does she do it? By steering clear of Google! ‘I don’t read anything. I don’t Google myself. Good God, no! I have absolutely no constitution for that,’ she says.  ‘I’m curious about everything, except what people have to say about me. It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.’

The full article can be viewed here – where you can also view her STUNNING outfits from the shoot.

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe Films Frankenstein

From the magician to the magician’s assistant… kind of. Daniel Radcliffe has started filming Frankenstein, where he Igor, plays the assistant of Frankenstein (to be played by James MacAvoy). The most fascinating thing about this role is definitely the hair. Whilst his talent will undoubtedly impress once the Timur Bekmambetov film is released, at the minute it is all about the hair. Daniel Radcliffe turned up to the What’sOnStage awards on Sunday sporting a mousey brown, long bob. The, erm, luscious locks were a bit of a shock to all in attendance and it doesn’t seem that Daniel is to much of a fan either, saying: “I don’t mind how it looks but I mind dealing with it. I don’t know why any man would have it voluntarily,” he said.

“The amount of work it takes, having to dry it – doing anything to it is a f**king nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women. I wouldn’t be growing my hair this long in my own time.” We are glad that he can appreciate the daily traumas us women go through. Thanks, Daniel. 

pippa middletonPippa Middleton on THAT dress

In 2011 we saw a Royal wedding and we were also splendidly and formally introduced to Pippa Middleton. Although we can wholeheartedly say that it would be impossible to outshine Kate Middleton on her wedding day, Pippa Middleton may have come dangerously close…especially when entering the church. Yes, you all know what we mean. Pippa Middleton in THAT dress. It seems as though our future Queen’s sister actually regrets the dress. Speaking at the Women in Advertising and Communications London dinner, Digital Spy reports Pippa said that she was “just glad it fitted at the time”, before adding: “In retrospect it fitted a little too well.” When reflecting on what she’s learned about being thrust into the public eye after being given the title of a “celebrity” (who needs a royal title, eh), Pippa joked: “As I have found, recognition has its upside, its downside and, you may say, its backside!” If anyone wants to know our opinion, we would NEVER have swapped that Alexander McQueen gown and it could never fit too well!

Robin-Thicke-Paula-Patton-1Robin Thicke Dedicates Song to Estranged Wife

The Blurred Lines singer and his actress wife announced their split earlier this week and Robin vanished off the radar until Thursday Three concerts were cancelled following the news. Yesterday though, Thicke did however burst back to life and performed his first concert since the split on in Fairfax, Virginia.

MailOnline reports that he admitted that he had written the song Lost Without U for Paula and told the crowd that he was trying to get her back, and admission he had also shared with TMZ photographers earlier that day. saying: ‘For y’all that don’t know me and my wife separated, but I’m trying to get my girl back. She’s a good woman,’ While the reason for the split is still unknown, it seems that he could be doing everything he can to get her back after “enormous and elaborate” bouquets of flowers were delivered to her LA home, although it’s unclear who they were from.

The pair have split after eight years together, a bit of a shock when the couple appeared so strong. Posing happily at every bash since the Blurred Lines track dropped, it was hard to see that the pair were struggling. Reports have said that Paula had been considering ending things for a while. Robin Thicke has been on the music scene for fourteen years but shot to the top once the Blurred Lines single was released. The number one hit which also features Pharrell and T.I caused controversy across the UK when radio stations across the world refused to play it, declaring it too sexist and degrading towards women. Then came the EMA’s and the Miley twerk. Need we go on? We’d be comfortable betting our bottom dollar that lines definitely got blurred between Paula and Robin after that performance.

KW and JSKimberly Walsh Pregnant

Kimberly Walsh is the second member of Girls Aloud to fall pregnant! Band mate Nadine Coyle gave birth to a baby girl on the 10th February and now it seems that Kimberly is hot on her heels. The Strictly Come Dancing star announced four days ago that she was going to be having a baby with long – term partner Justin Scott, via twitter. The tweet read: “’Justin and I are so happy to let you all know we are having a baby!!! Couldn’t wait to share our lovely news with you all.’”

It was then the turn of Cheryl Cole to announce Kimberly’s news, taking to Instagram and saying: “’Finally! I am able to share some of the BEST NEWS EVER!!! Kimberley and Justin are expecting their first baby together – it has been both one of the most exciting and yet hardest things to keep in!!’ Nicola Roberts tweet read “’Secrets out!! I am BURSTING with love! Kimberley & Justin are having a baby! I am so happy and so literally beside myself with excitement!!!”

While Nadine was last to do so, we suppose that “baby brain” can still be used as an excuse. We’re thinking that the girls will be having a very different reunion if one was to be on the cards. Perhaps there could be a crèche facility?

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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