Gwen Stefani’s Make Me Like You Video is AMAZING!

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Yesterday Gwen Stefani filmed the music video for her new single, the cheesy love song Make Me Like You LIVE during a commercial break of The Grammy’s (where Taylor Swift once again dominated and put Kanye West back in his place!).

Gwen’s video is really special, and she managed to pull it off, even though there were a couple of moments that had me worried! Check it out below:

It’s like Grease: Live all over again!

Brilliant video, super-catchy song, and Gwen Stefani looks younger than she did in 2006!

#ManCrushMonday: Henry Cavill

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To mark the return of Man Crush Monday, I’ve picked a SUPER man to save the day!

As I’ve mentioned before, Superman is my absolute favourite superhero! I love all his incarnations, although I am especially fond of Tom Welling’s Smallville Clark Kent. And just like the rest of the world, I am eagerly anticipating the latest installment of the Man of Steel franchise, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

Current Superman and British heartthrob Henry Cavill is quite easily the sexiest, manliest Kal El we’ve had so far (sorry Dean Cain!). He’s just so ruggedly handsome and… furry. He’s definitely a welcome break from the clean cut, smooth and muscular goody-two -shoes we normally get from the DC hero, and Henry is to thank for that, seeing as he fought for his right to go all-natural!

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Mr. Cavill has starred in some great films and television series, long before becoming the Man of Steel on the big screen. With films such as Immortals and The Man From U.N.C.L.E, he’s more than proved his leading man status in Hollywood.

As he prepares for his role in the first Justice League film, Henry took to Instagram to share his strenuous (and shirtless) workout, almost breaking the internet in the process:

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Glad to see he is taking his fitness so seriously!

Fun Facts About Henry Cavill

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  • We may know him as Superman, but according to Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, she always envisioned him as the only actor who could pull off Edward Cullen (No one tell R-Patz!). But by the time production had started he was too old to play 17.
  • For a brief period in 2013, he dated nerd bait Kaley Cuoco (Penny from the Big Bang Theory). The two were papped together non-stop for two weeks before it all ended!
  • Unsurprisingly, Henry is a big fan of rugby and used to be a skilled player. Sadly, he had to give up the sport due to injuries.
  • 2013’s Man of Steel wasn’t his first attempt at wearing the red cape. He came very close to playing the part in the 2006 film Superman Returns, but the part eventually went to Brendan Routh.
  • Henry is really good with his tongue… He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian (get your minds out of the gutters people!).

And to bring to a close another sexy #ManCrushMonday, here’s a wet Henry to cool you down:

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#ManCrushMonday: Olly Murs

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If like me you tune into The X Factor on a weekly basis, you will hopefully appreciate this week’s Man Crush Monday… Olly Murs!

As much as I loved Dermot O’Leary on a Saturday & Sunday night, I have to say, cheeky chappy Olly Murs is a welcome replacement. His flirtatious banter with Caroline Flack and occasional word vomit have kept me entertained since August, so I think this week he deserves a little attention!

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Since 2009 (yes 2009!), Olly Murs has been gracing us with his presence on radio and television alike. As one of the most successful X Factor runner-ups, his career has gone from strength to strength, including 4 UK number one singles, a few (minor) successes in the US, and now his presenting role on The X Factor has brought him full circle.

Essex boy at heart, one of the things I like about Olly is how genuine and ‘normal’ he seems. I can imagine him having a pint in a pub with the lads, or enjoying a curry takeaway while watching I’m A Celebrity with the missus. I may be wrong, but I like to imagine him as a typical British boy next door. Except when he’s stripping down into a questionable thong on stage of course:

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As well as a great, positive attitude, a  I am extremely jealous of the Troublemakers closet, and would like to spend an hour or so in there with him… Picking out clothes for myself of course! Although for you to really appreciate his dress sense, you will have to look elsewhere because most of the pictures in this post feature very little clothing.

Fun Facts About Olly Murs

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  • Olly has a twin brother, but they are estranged, because Olly missed his wedding because due to The X Factor in 2009.
  • In 2007 he appeared on Deal or No Deal and went on to win a WHOPPING £10! (I’m sure his X Factor money doesn’t even compare!).
  • Despite his very successful and lucrative pop career, Olly continued to live with his parents until 2012 (three years after his run on The X Factor).
  • Before finding fame, Mr. Murs worked in a call centre and was part of a band called Small Town Blaggers.
  • During that time, he auditioned for The X Factor twice, failing on both occasions!

And there you have it, everything you need to know about Olly Murs, along with some skin-flashing images to perk up your Monday! Be careful when looking at these pictures, as they may cause your heart to skip a beat… (See what I did there? :-P)

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#ManCrushMonday: Matt Bomer (Part Two)

MB3Oh Monday, how quickly you come back around! Following a week of very extensive journalistic research, I’ve come back to talk about the very talented, very delicious Matt Bomer.

Last week I mentioned how Mr. Bomer has been a star on the rise, but unfortunately, it hasn’t been easy for the openly gay actor to receive the recognition that he deserves. More than once he has missed out on high-profile roles, and although no one would ever admit it, it seems to be due to the fact that he is gay. He was even rumoured to have been up for the role of Christian Grey, before he lost out to Jamie Dornan. As much as I love Jamie, Matt would’ve made an excellent Grey (he’s who I would’ve pictured!).

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Being a handsome, openly gay actor in Hollywood can be a blessing and a curse, so it’s good to see him coming out on top! As well as choosing leading man roles, Matt has pushed himself as a method actor too. His role in Ryan Murphy’s The Normal Heart saw the actor lose 40 pounds to play a gay man dying of AIDS. He continues to challenge himself as an actor, and his filmography is extremely diverse, as well as entertaining.

MB8One of the things that I really admire about Matt is his relationship and family life. He has been happily married to publicist Simon Halls since 2011 and is the father of three sons. In an interview with Out magazine in 2014 he very eloquently described how he balances his personal life with his acting persona:

‘I felt a responsibility to Simon and to our kids to be able to live with integrity and not have some strange split psychology of, “This is who my dad is at home, and this is who he is to the public,”. That trumped any type of professional repercussions that it could have had.’

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#LifeGoals #FamilyGoals #RelationshipGoals

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  • Matt Bomer’s sexuality was always considered an open secret, and although he never really publicly came out, it came to be general knowledge when he thanked Simon and his boys during an acceptance speech for his Steve Chase Humanitarian Award.
  • Believe it or not, Matt has been a DILF for over ten years now! The couples three sons were all born via surrogacy. Kit was born in 2005 and Walker and Henry (a set of twins) were born in 2008.
  • As well as missing out on the role of sex-enthusiast Christian Grey, Bomer was also rumoured to be in the running for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel before Henry Cavill won the role. He had also auditioned for the role in the 2006 film Superman Returns. He eventually went on to voice the character in the animated film Superman: Unbound. Close enough I guess!
  • Bomer practices the Transcendental Meditation technique. This requires the use of a mantra and 15-20 minutes of eyes-closed meditation per day.
  • Matt Bomer is a distant cousin of Justin Timberlake! They both share descendance from Edward Bomer, who was born in 1690. Random! (they also shared a screen in the film In Time).

And there we have it. I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of Matt Bomer’s two week run as #ManCrushMonday! but rest assured, I will continue to keep a close eye on him, just in case we find it necessary to feature him in a part three! 😉

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(I Think) It’s Okay To Like Justin Bieber Now!

Has Justin claimed me as a new Belieber?

No, I haven’t converted to Belieberism (is that a thing?), but I hate to admit that the little snot has started to grow on me a little…

JBThe problem for me was never just his music (which was actually quite painful to listen to). As the tween became a teen, his bratty attitudes continued to shock and disgust me. His sense of entitlement was nauseating and he just appeared to be an all round douchebag!

Earlier this year, when he started his ‘Apology Tour’ I thought it was just his PR team trying to miraculously revive his career and reputation. And to be fair, it probably was. But somewhere along the way, I started to soften up to him a little bit. His apologies started coming across as more sincere, he was able to laugh at himself and take a public lashing on Comedy Central’s roast, and most importantly, he actually made a descent song! ‘Where Are Ü Now’ was a huge success for the Biebs and it’s producers Jack Ü, (AKA Diplo and Skrillex). And after months of trying to make amends, it was the perfect musical reintroduction.

Now he’s back with ‘What Do You Mean?, his first official single from his new album, and it looks like he’s finally ready to grow up. This new sound is making waves not only with that god-awful pack of juvenile delinquents called Beliebers, but he’s also impressing people outside of his regular fan base. The further he can get away from them the better, but I don’t see how he can distance himself from his cult-worshipers followers.

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Things definitely seem to be looking up for him, and he seems to be very grateful for his second chance, which is nice to see!

I’m not saying I love the boy, and he still has a long way to go before proving he can be a respectable young adult, but for now, the music is bearable, or, dare I say, even enjoyable, which is what it should really come down to. Don’t lock me up yet, as things can still take a turn for the worse! But call me an optimist, because I’m hoping that he really is a changed person.

#ManCrushMonday: Scott Eastwood

Scott Eastwood, a star on the rise!

Scott1Normally I like to try and give a little bit more substance to these Man Crush posts (it’s not just looks that make a man!) Having said that, this week’s pick is more eye candy than anything else!

Not that there isn’t substance to Scott Eastwood. With a few hit films under his belt and more scheduled for release within the year, he is on the fast-track to becoming a bona fide Hollywood hunk! But truth is, the reason why he’s my topic of discussion this week is simply for the fact that I like to look at him!

I’m not very familiar with his work, but know of him, initially because of his famous father, Clint Eastwood (they share an uncanny resemblance!). Recently, He caught my eye with his starring role as ‘music video hottie’ in Taylor Swift’s video for Wildest Dreams. The visual is stunning in terms of cinematography and storytelling.

If you’re like me and need an education in all things Scott Eastwood, make sure you do a little more research! Watch ‘The Longest Ride’, drool at his Davidoff’s Cool Water ad campaign, and most importantly, curse at Taylor Swift for getting frisky with him in her video!

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#WomanCrushWednesday: Rita Ora

The ‘Body On Me’ singer is my pick for this week’s #WCW

I’d taken a little break from Woman Crush Wednesday (mostly because I find that I have more fun writing about Man Crush Monday :-P), but I have found an urge to return thanks to Miss Rita Ora.

rita5Confession time: I am one of those people whose life is probably dictated a little too much by The X Factor. When it starts in August, it feels like the countdown to Christmas has begun. When Tulisa was a judge, I downloaded all of N-Dubz albums. And this is all without even starting on my Cheryl fascination! So when Rita was confirmed to be joining the show, the seed was planted.

In my defense, I’m not that terribly fickle! I was already a fan of hers! I’ve always liked her music; and Rita would show up to the opening of an envelope, so I always see her on red carpets and at awards shows (My husband and I often discuss her provocative outfits!).

But what’s the secret to her appeal and why is she my #WCW?

Sex, Sex, Sex!

rita1The thing about Rita Ora is that she is just one very sexy lady. She oozes sex appeal! And if you are to believe the stories about her in the press and from the lips of former flings, whether true or not, she has garnered a sexual reputation for herself! But good on her for simply ignoring the criticism and playing up her flirty, sensual side. She’s hot and she knows it!

She’s a Working Girl!

rita4It cannot be said that Rita doesn’t work hard for her money and fame. Music is just the tip of the iceberg! Modelling, television, endorsement deals, films (you all saw her brief cameo in Fifty Shades of Grey), you name it, she’s doing it! As well as being a master of time, it appears Miss Ora has somehow mastered the art of teleportation. One minute she’s in The UK doing X Factor, the next she’s doing a talk show in America, and after that she’s in Korea filming for Samsung! There clearly aren’t enough hours in the day for this girl, and her work ethic is definitely something to be admired.

She Has The X Factor!

rita3It’s not just about convincing the general public you’ve got talent, you’ve got to convince the entertainment industry that you’ve got ‘it’. And Rita has definitely made an impact since her breakthrough. Securing four UK number one singles and a number one debut album, she’s shown just how marketable a brand she can be. But numbers aside, Rita is also very likeable and captivating. She’s like your best friend from school that you never wanted to cross because she can be a bit of a psycho!

Rita gif1Rita Ora is a force to be reckoned with! A sexy, smart, and hard-working woman who knows who she is and what she wants in life. That kind of confidence and determination is attractive on anyone, but when they come from someone as stunning as Rita, it’s enough to make your knees weak! And I love the fact that she parties as hard as she works, as she’s never one to miss an event!  Rita has the potential to be a global star, and she won’t stop until she’s placed her flag on every continent.

Fun Facts About Rita Ora

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  • Rita auditioned to be the British contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, but dropped out when she thought it could harm her chances of being a successful solo artist (Thank god for that!)
  • At the age of 19 she was able to convince Jay-Z to sign her to his record label less than 48 hours after meeting him!
  • Rita has been romantically linked to many male celebs, including Rob Kardashian, Bruno Mars and Calvin Harris.
  • She loves tabasco sauce so much, she carries a bottle around with her everywhere she goes.
  • Rita recently starred alongside Jake Gyllenhall in Southpaw, where she played a battered drug addict. Her acting skills were praised by both Jake and the movie’s producer Harvey Weinstein.

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