Smoldering: She cuddled up on the red carpet to her dashing husband Eddie Cibrian, whom she famously began her romance with while they were both married to other people … [Read more...] about Kesha unleashes her animal instinct in see-through leopard print stockings as she leads the stars at MusiCares tribute to Aerosmith
But, as further proof of how difficult it is to have a relationship in the house, things got tough for Holly and Kyle. So much so, that their cast mates sat them down in series 11, when they were no longer together, and said one of them had to go, admitting they couldn't handle the tension. … [Read more...] about Who is reality TV star Holly Hagan – and why is she worth a whopping £400,000?
So, if this shambolic stuff is – whether for low, craven or visionary reasons – to be increasingly commonplace on BBC news and current affairs, the conflict between its traditional, informing ambitions and this form of mischief dictates some rapid adjustments to the editorial guidelines. Would it be simpler, in fact, to reclassify this sort of pointless improv as entertainment? Already, BBC rules look radically more permissive than in 2014. Then: “Vox pops are a tool of illustration, NOT a tool of research… Avoid terminology such as: ‘We’ve been out on the streets to find out what the people of Manchester think about this’.” Now, on The World at One, we’re introduced to “the view from Stoke”. A view that, as extracted and depicted by the BBC plays colourfully and, as above, influentially into narratives of the people versus parliament. … [Read more...] about Is the rise of the unscientific vox pop a fresh take on news or just plain laziness?
When she arrived with a bang in 2009, all burnt orange Mr Whippy quiff and ear-pricking falsetto, Jackson stood out in a sea of TV talent-show blandness. Her success was sudden and unexpected: second single In for the Kill’s metallic 80s electropop peaked at No 2 in the UK and was later remixed by Kanye West for its US release, while the follow-up Bulletproof landed her and La Roux’s silent second member Ben Langmaid their first UK No 1. The accompanying self-titled debut album topped 2m sales and won them a Grammy for best electronic/dance album. Just like La Roux’s music was a throwback to a different time, Jackson kept it similarly old school with the press, favouring sweary honesty over media-trained politeness. “I just wanted to get rid of all the crap you weren’t supposed to say in interviews,” the 31-year-old laughs, ruffling her loose, David-Bowie-circa-Low fringe. … [Read more...] about La Roux: ‘My label dropped me on New Year’s Day. I was like, yippee!’
Le’aupepe’s humour and charisma have made him a cultish, obsessed-over figure for fans. Some of his band – which comprises Fijian guitarist Joji Malani, Korean-American keyboardist Jung Kim, Kiwi bassist Maxwell Dunn and Polish Australian Donnie Borzestowski on drums – met in an evangelical church as children and, as a frontman, Le’aupepe seems like a character straight out of a YA novel: the mysterious new kid at school who wins over the cohort. … [Read more...] about Arias 2017: Gang of Youths poised for wins at Australia’s biggest music awards