Having only just been revealed as the next host of 'America's Got Talent', Banks is going to have a lot on her plate in the next year.
Tyra Banks is set to dramatically increase her workload by returning to host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ after a year away from the show, replacing Rita Ora, on top of her newly-announced hosting duties on ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Just a few days after she secured her position as ‘AGT’s new host, replacing the departing Nick Cannon, the 43 year old presenter, who became a mother for the first time just over a year ago, is returning once again to host the show that made her name.
Tyra Banks is to return as the host of 'America's Next Top Model'
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The former couple had a bad breakup back in 2014.
The former couple reportedly fell out after Calvin refused to let Rita use any of the material they had worked on together on her new album and banned her from performing their collaborative single, ‘I Will Never Let You Down’.
Rita Ora is reportedly back on good terms with Calvin Harris
Continue reading: Rita Ora And Calvin Harris Reportedly Bury The Hatchet
Rita Ora gets ''emotional'' when she thinks of her new music.
Rita Ora gets ''emotional'' when she thinks of her new music.
The 26-year-old singer songwriter has revealed she recently broke down in tears when she thought about the singles she has penned but is currently sitting on, because she just wants to hear it played over and over on the radio.
Speaking to The Sun Online about her upcoming music, the blonde beauty said: ''I got a bit emotional downstairs. I just feel like I've really missed my new songs and I've been listening to it coming over here and I can't wait for it to be on the radio and go back on the road and just be on tour again.''
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James Arthur wants to go ''crazy'' on his next album.
James Arthur wants to go ''crazy'' on his next album.
The 28-year-old singer - who was crowned champion on 'The X Factor' in 2012 - has revealed he plans to make new hit records in the future, which will be a ''bit'' similar to the 'Famous' rapper Kanye West's records, and is event thinking about releasing a ''R&B hip-hop'' LP.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, the musician said: ''I want to just go a bit crazy and bit more Kanye next. I would love to do something more left (field) and maybe make an R&B hip-hop thing.
Continue reading: James Arthur Wants To Go 'crazy' On His Next Album
Internet security Intel Security (McAfee) published its annual list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online in 2016.
She’s long been a thorn in the side of the patriarchy with her irreverent and forthright brand of comedy, but now Amy Schumer is proving to be actively dangerous – to internet users who search for her name!
A new report conducted on various search engines by anti-virus experts shows that Amy Schumer has been the most dangerous name to search for online in 2016, as the internet security firm Intel Security published its annual list of the TV, music and film stars whose names are most regularly hijacked by hackers to lure people to sites carrying malware.
Amy Schumer is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in 2016
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When Ana and Christian had their first fateful meeting, neither party knew much about the real person they were meeting. Christian didn't know just how naive Ana really was and Ana didn't quite understand just how dark Christian's thoughts ran. Though from completely different backgrounds and living entirely different lives, the pair were attracted to one another and they began a relationship - one mainly brought about after Christian seducing Ana, his latest younger woman. As dark secrets were uncovered, it became known to Ana that Christian was into BDSM. Still wishing to go ahead with the relationship, Ana finds out just how far Christian is willing to go to get his thrills but realises that she can't be with a man who inflicts that level of pain on someone they care about.
Time passes, Christian continues with his business lifestyle and Ana starts a new job at a publishing house and the former lovers reunite whilst at an exhibition of photography put on by one of Ana's friends. Christian begins to realise that his feelings for Ana run deeper than the usual dominant / submissive roles that usually define his relationships. With Ana now setting the rules, the pair begin a true relationship but as stories about Christian's past are revealed and Ana is introduced to some of the women that involve his past, neither party know exactly how they'll make their relationship work without sacrificing certain aspects.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprise their roles as Christian and Ana respectively. Kim Basinger is introduced to the plot as Elena Lincoln a lady Ana nicknames Mrs. Robinson after learning that she seduced Christian whilst still of a young age. Whilst Rookie Blue actor Eric Johnson is cast as Jack Hyde and Bella Heathcote as Leila Williams.
Ora was accused of being the ‘Becky with the good hair’ referenced on Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ album.
Rita Ora has slammed rumours that she was the “Becky with the good hair” mentioned on Beyonce’s Lemonade album, calling the accusations ‘rude and disrespectful’. The 25-year-old was formerly a protégé of Beyonce's husband Jay Z and signed to his Roc Nation records, but she left the label earlier this year after a dispute.
Rita Ora didn't appreciate being labelled “Becky with the good hair”
In an interview with Vanity Fair Ora spoke about the “Not Becky” pin she wore at this year’s Met Ball after-party, shortly after the release of Lemonade. “That [pin] was a present from Katy Perry. Maybe I was the only one seen wearing it, but there were others,” Ora explained.
The singer gave a powerful rendition of ‘What Child Is This?’ during Mother Teresa’s canonisation ceremony on Sunday.
Former ‘X Factor’ judge Rita Ora was “honoured” to have been chosen to perform at the vigil for Mother Teresa's canonisation in Rome on Sunday night. Ora sang ‘What Child Is This’ during the ceremony which took place at the Papal Basilica of St Paul ahead of Mother Teresa being made a saint by Pope Francis.
Continue reading: Watch Rita Ora Perform In Rome As Mother Teresa Is Made A Saint
Walsh criticised Ora and her fellow judge Nick Grimshaw for being "lightweight" and knowing "nothing about talent" on last year's series.
Ahead of his return to ‘The X Factor’, judge Louis Walsh has criticised the choice of Rita Ora for the talent’s disastrous series last year, saying the 25 year old pop star “didn’t know a thing” about talent and that she turned it into a “fashion show”.
Walsh, 63, is coming back to the ITV singing contest after a year away, and is returning alongside fellow former judges Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. He spoke to Best magazine on Wednesday (August 3rd) and lambasted the decision to have both Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (who has also quit the programme) and Ora on the same panel, saying that he advised against the move at the time.
Rita Ora departed 'The X Factor' after just one season earlier this year
The lyric appears on track ‘Sorry’ and sent social media buzzing about who 'Becky' could be.
There’s been few lyrics ever discussed as intensely as one particular line from Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’, off the album Lemonade. The lyric ‘he better call Becky with the good hair’ sparked social media debates and accusations, as everyone tried to discover who ‘Becky’ was. But now the song’s co-writer Diana Gordon has finally come clean with the truth behind the infamous line.
The co-writer of Beyonce’s ‘Sorry’ has spoken about the song’s most infamous lyric
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Gordon was asked what she though about people’s reactions to the lyric. “I laughed, like this is so silly,” she said. “Where are we living? I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?’ Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?"
The rapper won’t be talking about his future romances either.
Professor Green has said he will be keeping a “dignified silence” about his divorce from Millie Mackintosh. Appearing on ‘Loose Women’, Green said he’ll be staying quiet on details about the split, because it wasn't a “celebrity relationship”.
Professor Green is keeping a “dignified silence” over his divorce from Millie Mackintosh.
"The best approach with any matter that personal is a dignified silence," Green told the ‘Loose Women’ panel. "Especially when there's another party involved.” Green married the ‘Made in Chelsea’ star in 2013, but the couple announced they were divorcing back in February.
It’s been rumoured that Swift and Harris wrote the track together before their break-up earlier this year.
Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s recent smash hit ‘This is What You Came For’ may have had an unlikely co-writer, the DJ’s ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift. The idea that Swift shares writing credits on the track started as a fan rumour, but now TMZ claims it’s true and may have even led to their break-up.
Ora quit her role as a judge on ‘The X Factor’ earlier this year.
British singer Rita Ora has reportedly been tipped as the new host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’, when a revamped version of the competition debuts on VH1. Ora was previously a judge on both the UK versions of ‘The Voice’ and ‘The X Factor’, but ‘Top Model’ would be her first hosting gig.
Rita Ora could be replacing Tyra Banks on ‘America’s Next Top Model’.
Ora would be replacing Tyra Banks who hosted the competition for its 22 seasons, 12 year run on the CW, before it was cancelled last year. Although she won’t be in front of the camera, Banks will be staying on as an executive producer for the VH1 version.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora The New Host Of 'America's Next Top Model'?
Ora's hectic schedule over the last few months, culminating in giving evidence against the man who broke into her home last year, has taken its toll on her.
Rita Ora was taken to hospital yesterday, shortly after the man who broke into her home last year was convicted of burglary, and was found to be suffering from exhaustion.
The British singer, 25, was hospitalised late on Thursday night (June 29th), and shared a selfie from her hospital bed in A&E with her fans, revealing that her manic schedule over the last few days, culminating in a stressful court appearance to give testimony, had gotten the best of her but that she was recovering.
“Today was pretty tough but I'm getting through it thank you to all of you for the support! I love you,” she tweeted, underneath a picture of herself with an IV drip attached to her arm in the early hours of Friday morning.
Continue reading: Rita Ora Hospitalised Due To Exhaustion
Charaf Elmoudden, 26, broke into the £1.2 million London home shared by Ora and her sister Elena last November.
A man has been convicted of burglary after breaking into the London home of pop star Rita Ora and stealing £200,000 worth of jewellery and designer clothes.
26 year old Charaf Elmoudden and an accomplice, who was not caught, broke into the British singer’s £1.2 million home in Kensal Rise she shares with her sister Elena and seized valuables, ranging from Louis Vuitton shoes, vintage handbags, earrings and an assortment of laptops and iPhones.
A man who burgled Rita Ora's house was found guilty today
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Ora was staying at her home with her sister when a thief targeted the mansion.
Singer Rita Ora appeared in court today (June 22) to give evidence in the trial of a man accused of breaking into her London home and stealing £200,000 worth of jewellery. During the hearing the jury heard the frantic 999 call Ora made on the night of November 28, where she threatened to “f*** up” the intruder if he came near her and her sister Elena.
Rita Ora has given evidence about the night her London home was burgled.
Ora broke down in tears when hearing the 999 call again, saying: "That phone call freaks me out a bit, so just give me a moment.” During the call Ora told the police operator she had locked her and sister Elena in the bedroom, and didn't know if the intruder is armed.
On Tuesday, Ora shared with her fans via Snapchat some documents she was about to sign, writing "contract time!!"
The 25 year old British pop star filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation at the end of 2015 in a bid to have her contract terminated because they refused to release new material by her. However, on Tuesday (June 7th), she shared with her fans that she was in the process of putting pen to paper on a new record deal.
Announcing the news via her Snapchat account, Ora posted a picture of new documents, captioning it “contract time!!” It isn't clear what label she's signed to, though rumours have suggested it might be Warner Bros.
The 25 year old was unveiled as a judge only last year, but has quit because of her acting commitments.
Her departure, which had been rumoured for some time but given more impetus by a report in The Sun on Monday (May 9th), means that the 25 year old British singer is the third person to quit the judging panel from the last series, which ended in December 2015 amid some of the lowest ratings ‘The X Factor’ has ever received.
Rita Ora has quit 'The X Factor' after just one season
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Ever since Bey's 'Lemonade' was released, fans have been speculating that Rita Ora is 'Becky', a character from the album with whom Beyonce's husband Jay Z was apparently unfaithful.
The 2016 Met Gala, one of the most high-profile celeb gatherings of the year, placed two supposed love rivals in the same room together – but Rita Ora and Beyonce seemed to rubbish suggestions that the former is Bey’s “Becky with the good hair” with a selfie together on Ora’s Snapchat account.
The pair attended the glamorous Manus x Machina event in New York City on Monday night (May 3rd), and posed together for a brief snap in which they were both smiling. 25 year old Rita captioned the pic ‘family’ and added a heart emoji.
Rita Ora posed for a selfie with Beyonce, dispelling the recent 'Becky' rumours
Ora wore the same dress that Beyonce is seen wearing in the 'Formation' video...
Rita Ora is fanning the flames of the current rumours that she’s ‘Becky’, the mystery woman referred to by Beyonce in her newly released ‘visual album’ Lemonade. The British singer has appeared to reference to controversy not only with her new choice of outfit, but also in her latest Instagram pic.
Ever since Bey’s latest album dropped by surprise at the weekend via Tidal, her fans have been scouring the internet and the record’s lyrics for any clues as to the real identity of ‘Becky with the good hair’, a girl with whom her husband Jay Z was apparently unfaithful to her.
Is Rita Ora 'Becky with the good hair'?
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Rita posted a heartfelt Twitter message about working with the superstar
Prince’s death has triggered an outpouring of emotion from all around the world but Lily Allen has found herself in trouble from both Prince and Rita Ora fans after she appeared to criticise the former X Factor judge’s memory of her idol.
Rita Ora posted a lengthy tribute to Prince after his untimely death
Rita - who featured on Prince’s last album released in December HITRUN Phase One - wrote a lengthy tribute to the Purple Rain hitmaker remembering the time they spent making music together.
Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh could return to the ITV talent show, but does that mean Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is out?
Sharon Osbourne is reportedly in secret talks with Simon Cowell to rejoin 'The X Factor' judging panel. According to The Sun, producers want to bring back Osbourne alongside former judge Louis Walsh, but it could mean the end of either Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or Rita Ora.
Will Sharon Osbourne be making a return to ‘The X Factor'?
A show insider told The Sun: “The bosses think they made the show too young last year and having Nick Grimshaw, Rita and Cheryl on the panel was part of that. Sharon’s an ‘X Factor’ legend but when she went back for a year Simon wasn’t on the panel.”
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Calvin Harris has confirmed his split from singer Rita Ora, but was Justin Bieber involved in their breakup?
We may have only heard about Rita Ora and Calvin Harris’ split on Friday, but the DJ confirmed on his Twitter account that they had split “some time ago.” Rita has since been since out and about in West Hollywood wearing a racy black minidress and looking like a single lady on the prowl. Although neither Rita nor Calvin have explicitly said what the cause of their split was, TMZ have been reporting that it has something to do with Justin Bieber. Of course it does, if there’s any sort of trouble in celebrity land, let’s all just assume it’s got something to do with Bieber. In between getting baptised in New York hotel rooms could it be that he's a home wrecker too?
The couple seemed happy together at the BRIT awards back in February
So, what exactly are TMZ saying then? Well, apparently Rita and Justin were getting pretty “touchy feely” while they’ve been in the recording studio together over the past few months. Calvin heard that they had been a little over friendly - apparently Rita would sit on Justin’s lap and he would massage her back, and the DJ, unsurprisingly, wasn’t happy about it.
Continue reading: Newly Baptised Bieber Responsible For Calvin Harris/Rita Ora Split?
Ora and Bieber became close when working together...but how close?
Rita Ora and Calvin Harris have confirmed their split after having dated for almost a year. The music couple had a reportedly amicable break-up but the 'Shine Ya Light' singer's alleged dalliance with her fellow popstar Justin Bieber is said to have prompted the separation. "To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best," the Scottish DJ tweeted.
Harris reportedly called time on his relationship with Rita after catching wind of an alleged closeness between his girlfriend and Bieber, who had been working together in the studio over the past few months. According to TMZ, Justin and Rita were spotted being "touchy feely" with each other, including Rita receiving back massages from the 'Baby' singer.
"Word got back to Calvin, Justin and Rita got touchy feely with each other while they were in the recording studio together over the last few months," said the gossip site's source. "Calvin heard they were very affectionate - she would sit on his lap [and] he would rub her back."
Made in America Festival is an annual music event founded by rapper and businessman Jay-Z in 2012. Following its inaugural year, it was announced to take place in Los Angeles for the later events and its arrival has since become an important symbol of unity. Jay-Z created the festival in a bid to join together musicians of all genres, creeds and cultures to emphasise the bond between music-lovers regardless of any animosity that may have existed between hip hop artists, rock artists and pop artists in the past. It is an attempt to build a world of peace and diversity because, in the words of Run DMC star Darryl McDaniels, 'Music succeeds where politics and religion fail'.
'Made In America' is a music documentary based on the new festival of the same name founded by Jay-Z who is also the movie's executive producer. It has been directed by double Oscar winner Ron Howard ('The Da Vinci Code', 'Apollo 13', 'Rush', 'A Beautiful Mind') and features behind-the-scenes clips and interviews of various music superstars including Run DMC, Rita Ora, Kanye West, Janelle Monáe, Tyler The Creator, Skrillex, Santigold and The Hives. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for 'Outstanding Television Documentary' at the Black Reel Awards.
Made In America is available on VOD and DVD 19 May 2014
Calvin Harris's single "Summer" has topped the UK charts, knocking Mr Probz "Making Waves" off the number one spot.
Calvin Harris’s latest track Summer has shot straight to the top of the UK charts, making it his sixth number one single. Toppling Knocking Waves by Mr Probz off the top spot, Summer also beat out Kiesza’s Hideaway, Sigma’s Nobody To Love and John Legend’s song, which he wrote for wife Chrissy Teigen, All Of Me.
Calvin Harris has been in a relationship with singer Rita Ora since May 2013
Summer is said to have sold nearly 7,000 more copies than Knocking Waves, marking it as the clear number one. Harris’s first number one single was as a featured artist on Dizzee Rascal’s 2008 track Dance Wiv Me. He achieved his first solo number one a year later in 2009, with his single I’m Not Alone.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris "Summer" Soars To Top Of UK Charts
Despite his turbulent year, Efron obviously still has his sense of humor.
If you’re looking for a general MTV Movie Awards rundown, let us point you in that direction. This post deals almost exclusively with Zac Efron’s abs because we all need more of that in our lives. When Zefron won the award for best shirtless performance (for his role in "That Awkward Moment") during Sunday's show, there was only one suitable course of action. Speeches were pointless, when fans really wanted to see just one thing from the actor.
Efron looked much more dapper at the Oscars, but we might prefer the MTV Awards look.
So he obliged.
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A new ad campaign features the actress alongside other inspirational women.
Emma Thompson has been unveiled as one of the leading faces in a new campaign by Marks & Spencer. The actress was selected alongside a host of other accomplished women to front new advertisements for the British retailer, set to launch on the 31st March.
Emma Thompson Features In A New M&S Ad Campaign.
In the latest promo shot from the campaign, the Saving Mr. Banks actress joins pop star Rita Ora, singer and human rights campaigner Annie Lennox, chef, food writer and broadcaster Rachel Khoo, campaigner and life peer Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, supermodel, activist and artist Alek Wek, designer Lulu Kennedy, and structural engineer and advocate for Technical Careers, Roma Agrawal.
Who was best dressed at the Brit Awards 2014?
It might be the biggest awards show for the British music scene, but the Brit Awards also always manages to bring out the best (and worst) in British fashion too. Last night was no exception as everyone from Rita Ora to Jessie J strutted their stuff on the always entertaining red carpet. Here's some of the best and more questionable looks of the evening.
Rita Ora at the Brit Awards in Prada
Rita Ora certainly brought some sunshine to the red carpet in this yellow floor length Prada dress. The form fitting gown with plunging neckline and jewelled straps did the job of showing off the singer’s fantastic figure making sure all eyes were on Rita last night.
Continue reading: Brit Awards 2014: The Best, And Worst Dressed On The Night [Pictures]
What on Earth could Rita be talking about?
Rita Ora has teased fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise by telling them to expect "the biggest and most amazing shock" as EL James' erotic trilogy is given a movie transformation. The film, which is currently being shot in Vancouver has experienced plenty of delays with its casting and filming but if Rita's words are anything to go by, it should all be worth it upon the 14th February 2015 release date.
Rita Ora Is Loving Her New Role In The '50 Shades' Movie.
The 23 year-old pop star, who has been cast in her first speaking movie role as Christian Grey's sister, Mia, said she is "so excited" about the movie and that the release is "gonna be the biggest and most amazing shock ever."
Continue reading: Rita Ora Promises Fifty Shades Fans "The Biggest And Most Amazing Shock"
Fifty Shades of Grey, due to be released on Valentine's Day 2015, has released its first promotional image. With almost a year to go until the first instalment of the franchise reaches the cinema, here's a reminder of the characters and the actors who will play them.
E.L. James' bestselling trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey has become a cultural phenomenon since the publication of the first instalment in 2011. The trilogy is being adapted into a series of films which, despite the first tame poster released yesterday by Universal, promise to be as risqué as the books.
E.L. James wrote the Fifty Shades trilogy, the first of which was published in 2011.
Although the trilogy has sold in their millions, for those of you who need a refresher or simply haven't read the books, here's a quick outline of the characters involved and the actors who will play them in the upcoming film.
Continue reading: Who's Who In Fifty Shades Of Grey [Pictures]
Rita has brought in boyfriend Calvin Harris to work on the album, as well as Gwen Stefani and Prince!
Rita Ora is set to release her sophomore album sooner than you might have expected, as the singer recently told The Mirror her still-untitled second LP is just about done. Want to thank someone for getting the album up and running so soon? how about the artist formerly and currently known as Prince!
Rita has some big names lined up for the new release
The Purple One has contributed to at least one of the tracks on the follow-up to 2012 No. 1 album Ora, although she remained coy over just how much they have worked on together. She told the paper, "I have met him and I have had the honour of being in the same studio as him. We messed around with some music and you know, I can't believe he can play so many instruments. All I can say is that we've definitely done some music together."
The 'Battlestar Galactica' actor has been cast as Anastasia Steele's father.
Keith Callum Rennie has become the latest actor to be added to the cast of the upcoming movie adaptation of EL James' erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The 53 year-old actor has been cast as the step-father of Anastasia Steele, Ray Steele, meaning the small Steele family is finally complete, as reported by Deadline.
Keith Callum Rennie Has Been Cast As Ray Steel In The '50 Shades' Movie.
Rennie will join actresses Dakota Johnson, who will play his daughter Ana, and Jennifer Ehle, who will play his ex-wife Carla May Wilks and Anastasia's mother. In the wider cast, Rennie will join Jamie Dornan, who stepped into Charlie Hunnam's shoes to play Christian Grey, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford, Marcia Gay Harden, and more as the movie begins to stand on two feet after being beleaguered by casting issues for some time.
The singer will also hook-up with her boyfriend Calvin Harris for some tracks.
Rita Ora has a pretty booked up schedule ahead of her. In addition to filming her part in the upcoming movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey, the singer is also working hard on her sophomore album, but on the plus side she has been getting help from some of the best in the business to bring her second album to life.
Rita has described both Prince and Stefani as her biggest influences
We're not exaggerating when we say 'the best' either, because Ora has been working with the one and only Prince! The 'Radioactive' singer revealed recently that she and the legendary Purple One have been in the studio together, but without getting specific she only went as far as saying the pair have "done some music together."
Continue reading: Rita Ora Recruits Prince, Gwen Stefani, For New Album
There have been mixed reaction to the announcement that Rita Ora will play Christian Grey's sister.
Pop star Rita Ora announced at the weekend that she had been cast in the role of Christian Grey's younger adoptive sister in the Fifty Shades of Grey erotic trilogy adaptation. Ora tweeted the news from the British Fashion Awards but wasn't met with the overwhelmingly positive reaction she may have been hoping for.
Rita Ora Has Been Cast As Christian Grey's Sister In '50 Shades.'
"It's official! I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia. #FiftyShades," tweeted Rita. Though many congratulated the 'Shine Ya Light' singer or her exciting new movie role, some even went as far as to call a hoax. "Please tell me it's a joke that Rita Ora has been cast in Fifty Shades of Grey," wrote one Danielle Joshua whilst "CrazyFangirl" added, "Rita Ora. Mia Grey. Are you serious? #No."
Continue reading: Rita Ora: Does She Fit Mia Grey '50 Shades' Casting Call?
The singer has been confirmed for a part in the upcoming movie adaptation of the erotica novel
Rita Ora is the latest in a succession of names to be attached to the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation. The 'How We Do' singer was announced as the latest addition to the 50 Shades cast via The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, with the 23-year-old singer signed on to star as Mia Grey, the adopted sister of the lead character Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan.
Say 'R.I.P.' to the girl Rita used to be
The news of her appointment was later confirmed by Ora herself, when she tweeted earlier this week, "It's official! I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia. #FiftyShades."
Continue reading: Rita Ora Lands A Role In '50 Shades Of Grey' Movie
It was time for the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards 2013 in London on Tuesday night (November 5, 2013) at the famous Claridge’s hotel. The likes of Rita Ora, Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger turned out for the ceremony, but it was Jourdan Dunn, Cate Blanchett and Idris Elba who were the big winners.
Rita Ora and Jourdan Dunn pose for the photographers outside Claridges at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards. Rita Ora came away with the prize for Musician of the Year, while Joudan clinched the Model of the Year prize 2013. Well done girls!
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The new face of DKNY surprised onlookers, from the F-row and beyond.
Pop singer Rita Ora marked her full foray into fashion as she became the final, dazzling model to close DKNY's New York Fashion Week show. The 22 year-old has become the new face of the fashion brand, taking over from best friend and now fellow model, Cara Delevingne.
Rita Loves Creating A Stit With Her Unusual Style Choices.
The DKNY show audience were teased with what seemed like a final walk from American supermodel Karlie Kloss before the sound system began pumping out The Beastie Boys' 'Fight For Your Right' and Ora emerged wearing a black neoprene skater skirt and a short T-shirt with the brand's insignia emblazoned all over it. She looked every inch at home as she strutted her stuff in lace-up heels against a true New York backdrop of graffiti, scaffolding and a yellow taxi.
Continue reading: Rita Ora Walks For DKNY At New York Fashion Week Show Surprise Close
Is Harry Styles dating Nick Grimshaw? No.
GQ Magazine got straight to the heart of the issue during their recent chat with everyone's favourite member of One Direction, Harry Styles.
The 19-year-old has taken on a Mick Jagger-esque legend regarding his sexuality in recent months, and speculation he is in a relationship with Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw refuses to go away. Until now.
Asked rather matter-of-factly about his alleged romance with Grimshaw, the 19-year-old pin-up asked the interviewer, "What rumours would they be?" Pressed to address speculation that he and Nick, 28, were lovers, Styles replied, "Oh, really? I didn't even know. We're not dating, no. We're just friends."
Continue reading: GQ Magazine, Harry Styles And 'Those' Nick Grimshaw Rumours
The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival does not look overly promising: cloudy with occasional showers. Good news though: the sun will make an appearance, if only for short intervals.
The weather forecast for the Glastonbury Festival this weekend does not look brilliant: expect a lot of cloud. However, those visiting the Glastonbury Festival this year may be pleased (or rather not depending on your predisposition) to hear the traditional mud is likely to be back. Around 135,000 people attend the festival annually and this year is no exception. The festival site, located near the Somerset village of Pilton, opened its gates for early goers. Most slept in their cars overnight lying in wait to get a decent (probably on higher ground) site to set up camp.
Beyonce Played A Barmstorming Set At Glastonbury In 2011
The weather forecast for Shepton Mallet (the closest town to the festival site), according to the BBC, is:
Continue reading: Glastonbury Festival Weather 2013: Get Your Wellies On
Rita Ora and Cara Delevigne brought down the house in London.
Cara Delevigne [L] and Rita Ora [R] Rapping Together On-Stage
Cara Delevingne joined her best pal Rita Ora on-stage at the DKNY Art Works party, which the Burberry model hosted on Wednesday night (June 12, 2013). Iggy Azalea and Wretch 32 had entertained the crowds at the Old Firestation on Lambeth High Street, though it was Rita's duet with Cara that really raised the roof.
Cara showed off her dance moves and rapping skills on a rendition of Notorious BIG's 'Juicy' - and, well, they weren't half bad. The model wore a black jumpsuit with elaborate jewellery and high top sneakers, while pal Rita opted for a blue and black top with black skirt.
Continue reading: Cara Delevingne And Rita Ora Rap On-Stage To Notorious BIG [Pictures]
Style and songs will be combined as exciting plans are bounced back-and-forth between it-girl model Cara Delevingne and singer Rita Ora to create a new clothing line together.
New besties Cara and Rita want to collaborate on a joint clothing line that will rival the likes of Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss.
Rarely seen apart nowadays, the fashionable duo want to take their close friendship to new heights. After Tuesday's Glamour Awards, where the 'Hot Right Now' popstar Ora won 'Best Artist', a thrilled Delevingne took to Twitter to congratulate her "wifey" Ora.
Rita has already started hitting up fashion contacts - she's becoming good friends with Chloe Green - the daughter of Philip Green; who is the billionaire boss of the Arcadia Group which includes Topshop and Dorothy Perkins.
The Radio 1 Big Weekend became a star-studded event with performances from some of the biggest chart toppers.
Rudimental at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend
BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend was just that - a BIG weekend! With a huge range of hit artists, the radio station left no genre uncovered over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (May 24th - 26th 2013).
Day 1 saw performances from Dizzee Rascal as he promotes his upcoming fifth album due out later in the year; Rudimental, whose debut album 'Home' has had some remarkable reviews and a number one spot on the UK album chart; Rita Ora who is also working on a new album; and her platinum selling boyfriend Calvin Harris. Saturday brought in an equally impressive line-up with Ellie Goulding who is in the UK before she embarks on a lengthy US tour later in the summer; The Saturdays minus Rochelle Humes who is still recovering from the birth of her first baby Alaia-Mai; and Iggy Azalea whose debut album release is imminent. As for day 3, it certainly wasn't a day of rest as hitting the stage in Derry, Northern Ireland were alt-rock threesome Paramore, BRIT award nominated Jessie Ware and Grammy winning Bruno Mars who's set to kick off a major world tour in the summer spanning through 'til March 2014.
Leonardo DiCaprio did his best to woo Cara Delevingne, to no avail.
Leonardo Dicaprio has certainly racked up an impressive number of supermodel girlfriends over the years, though British Burberry star Cara Delevingne isn't one of them. According to The Sun newspaper, Cara snubbed the Hollywood A-lister at the after-party of the Great Gatsby premiere at Cannes last week.
A source said: "Normally all Leo has to do is look at a girl and they fall at his feet. Though Cara was having none of it.He spent the night chasing after her and essentially she blew him out." The insider says the pair spoke for a while and eventually swapped numbers after Leo had invited her to a party back at his suite. "He tried every trick in the book and apparently kept lunging for her but she kept dodging them," said the source, "Everyone is howling at the fact she actually knocked back the biggest actor in the world.She thought he was too forward and too old."
DiCaprio - who stars as Jay Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel - has previously dated Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli, Erin Heatherton, Anne Vyalitsyna and Eva Herzigova. Delevingne, who previously dated the folk-rock musician Jake Bugg, is said to be moving in with best pal Rita Ora in East London later this year.
Continue reading: So, Why Did Leonardo DiCaprio Get Knocked Back By Cara Delevingne?
The pop star and producer are getting serious, but will it last?
Rita Ora and Scottish production whiz Calvin Harris have been spotted out together more and more frequently in recent weeks and on Saturday (May 25) the pair went public with their relationship. Already though, doubts have been cast on the validity and longevity of the relationship, with bets being taken already on how long the pairing could last.
The link up with Calvin is 22-year-old Rita's seventh relationship in only six months, so you can forgive us for wondering whether the pair might not last. As well as Dave Gardner, James Arthur and Harry Styles, Rita's most memorable (and longest lasting) relationship with Rob Kardashian, which culminated in a Twitter breakdown on Rob's behalf in which he accused her of being a cheat, sleeping with up to 20 men behind his back as well as lying about being pregnant.
Although Rita vehemently denied all the accusations thrown her way, as you would, Rob's accusations must have placed some nagging doubt in the back of Calvin's mind, and perhaps all her other pieces of arm candy that have preceded him. But maybe Rita was just waiting for the right man, and with the 29-year-old superstar producers she may have found what she has been looking for.
Rita Ora and Calvin Harris ate at the Nobu restaurant in London this week.
Ok, so there were rumours that Rita Ora was dating Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, and the pair were spotted at the movies last week, but didn't anyone really think this was a serious thing? Well, apparently it is, with the couple stepping out in London last night to celebrate Calvin's win at the Ivor Novello Awards, where he bagged the rather illustrious gong for Songwriter of the Year.
Rita, 22, certainly made an effort for the pair's second date, wearing a stunning floor length red strapless Vivienne Westwood gown with leather jacket and strappy heels. The couple headed to the swanky celebrity haunt Nobu where they enjoyed a fancy meal before heading to a party at Camden's Proud until the early hours of the morning. Yesterday, Rita proudly uploaded a snap of Calvin, 29, clutching his Ivor Novello on her Instagram page. "Ivor novello's eh? Songwriter of the year. No big deal just pretty f****** awesome!! @calvinharris :))))".
Calvin posted the same snap on his Instagram snap, writing, "Just won Songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novello awards. Proudest moment of my life. Speechless." Rita - who is currently starring in Fast & Furious 6 - is busy working on her own career, rehearsing for a series of festival appearances over the summer.
Continue reading: Who Knew Rita Ora Was Dating DJ Calvin Harris? [Pictures]
What could the packet of white power possibly have been??
Cara Delevingne dropped a mysterious packet of white powder while searching for house keys last week. The Burberry supermodel, 20, giggled as they hunted for her keys amongst a huddle of photographers though dropped the packet of powder on her doorstep. The Sun has a closer picture of the power on its website.
Delevingne has become the biggest British model in Britain though is known for her hard-partying with her cliquey set of London pals. "Cara's the biggest name in fashion right now. But she's also become a massive name on the party circuit - just like Kate," said one friend, "People are beginning to worry she's overdoing it and that it could end up risking her health." Cara dropped the power as she returned to her home in Belgravia, central London following a meeting with designers. One photographer said, "She was trying to get inside her house. She said, 'I've lost my keys guys, I've lost my keys'. She was really giggly. She found it hilarious but her friend was really edgy about it. Suddenly Cara dropped something and bent over to pick it up."
Cara had been partying the night before with showbiz pal Rita Ora, watching Beyonce at the O2 before heading to a party at Soho nightclub Box, attended by the likes of Kate Moss and Stella Mccartney. The pair headed off to another party in Chelsea. Last year she won the Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards after starring in campaigns for Burberry, Chanel, Zara and H&M.
Ben Howard Is Surprise Winner In Otherwise Bland Brit Awards, 2013
Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black hot-pant jumpsuit with gold embellishments) there was little in the way of shock, surprises, or backstage gossip (or if there is, it hasn’t made it’s way down to us yet!).
The details of this year's Brit Awards goody bag has been revealed. It includes a Treehouse holiday.
Adele, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande, blah, blah, blah: nobody really cares who walks away with the Brit Awards right? Lets face it, we tune in every year in the hope of some clunky presenting, a stiletto heel break, or a wardrobe malfunction. However, something else that appears to be of interest before every Brit Awards ceremony is the shadowy goody bags that each nominee and performer gets to take home. The Academy Awards put the stoppers on their Oscars gift bags years ago, owing totax concerns, but the British don't care about that. The Brit Awards goody bags and back - but what's in them this year?
Well, according to ceremony organizers, the biggest names in pop music will be taking home a Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit, in order to practise at home, we assume. For the girls, there's also a Jack French London Primrose Bag, while for the boys, it's a Twenty8 signature bag from The London Collection. Elsewhere, there's a Paperblanks journal ensuring telephone numbers can by duly scribbled down at the after-party, and there's also some Highland Angel cufflinks and Ti Senti Milani jewellery. Fancy.
Hey, there's also a scarf (for the cold weather) and some bamboo sunglasses (for the hot weather), as well as JBL headphones and a JBL 'flip' portable wireless stereo system. Should - heaven forbid - any of the celebrities forget to shower themselves in perfume and aftershave, the goody bag contains a Hugo Boss fragrance for the guys, and a Boss Nuit perfume for the ladies.
Continue reading: Forget The Gongs, What's In This Year's BRIT Awards Goody Bag?
Rita Ora Stayed The Night At Football Agent Dave Gardner's House
Rarely apart from her new best-bud Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora braved the photographers alone on Tuesday afternoon (February 19, 2013), emerging from the Notting Hill home of football agent Dave Gardner at 2pm following an all-night party.
We say all-nighter, though pals Delevingne and Harry Styles actually left the bash in the early hours. For whatever reason, Rita stayed the night, wearing the same clothes and shoes as the previous evening when finally emerging today. Looking a little sheepish, the Radioactive hitmaker kept her eyes firmly on the ground as she wandered down Gardner's grand looking steps and out into the street. A large pair of sunglasses shielded her face, though Rita was clearly lacking the vibrant makeup she had donned for the Dazed and Confused party at Café Royal on Monday night. She wore the same checked high-waisted trousers and long matching coat, though had swapped her pink crop top for a different tee.
This is all Kim Kardashian needs right now. Still at loggerheads with ex-husband Kris Humphries, the reality queen is now at war with brother Rob Kardashian over his recent split from UK pop star Rita Ora. Former Dancing With The Stars contestant Rob told her "I hope your sex tape haunts you for the rest of your life," after Kim tried had tried to advise him following his breakup.
The argument aired on her reality show 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,' though Rob also sent Kim a text saying he would "publicly bash" her and new boyfriend Kanye West, according to The Sun newspaper. Ironically, the abuse came after Kardashian had offered her media expertise to brother Rob, following his public split from Rita. He had written a tweet accusing the RIP singer of cheating on him with "at least 20 men," though Kim quite sensibly warned him not to air dirty laundry on the micro-blogging site, on which he has 4 million followers. "Don't post anything else, everyone has problems," said Kim.
Continue reading: Forget Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian Is Now Feuding With Brother Rob!
It seems to have become popular among red carpet goers to display a generous amount of what has been dubbed as 'side-boob'. Inspired by this, we have decided to come up with our top ten revealing celebrities, assessing who we think definitely has too much on show, and who is teetering on the edge of a serious wardrobe malfunction while still managing to look elegant all the same.
They report a series of scathing tweets from the little brother of the famous Kardashian sisters, Khloe, Kim and Kourtney, which apparently said: "How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship?
"She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart. But I mean 20?!"
Continue reading: Did Rita Ora Cheat On Rob Kardashian?
Ah, it's that time of year again, when the London's fashion glitterati descend on The Savoy Hotel to try outdo each other with their designer dresses, towering heels and flashy bags. Actually, it was a little more elegant than that this year, with some of the leading names in British fashion turning out for annual event. Sure, that Nick Grimshaw guy was there, but he kind of had to be given that he was hosting.
The evening saw 14 awards presented to leading figures in fashion, with Stella Mccartney scooping the top accolade of Designer of the Year. Outstanding Achievement went to Manolo Blahnik for his contribution to fashion, while Jonathan Saunders won the Emerging Talent (Menswear) Award (presented by Ronnie Wood). So that's the boring ones out of the way: who won the exciting stuff? Model of the Year went to the new darling of British fashion Cara Delevingne, who pretty much dominated the fashion stakes on the evening too. The 20-year-old wore a metallic green shift dress by Burberry with silver peep-toe heels. It was big night for the Burberry star, who graced the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in November. She was joined by her close pal Rita Ora, who opted for an aqua gown by Vivienne Westwood before later dressing down with cream trousers and knitted top. Delevingne became the face of the fashion house in 2010 though has also appeared in high profile campaigns for H&M, Zara and Chanel. She appeared in a huge 31 shows at London Fashion Week in September, modelling for the likes of Dolce and Gabbana, Fendi and Stella McCartney.
Rihanna's film debut was in the science fiction action movie Battleship earlier this year, to fairly luke warm reviews. However, she was also tipped to be appearing as the villain in the 6th Fast and the Furious movie. Those rumours have now been dispelled by a source speaking to the Sun who has said that Rita Ora, the UK's answer to Rihanna, has displaced the Bajan beauty.
According to the source, Rihanna may not be particularly pleased about Rita Ora taking up this role. "Rihanna impressed movie bosses with her role in Battleship. But schedules didn't work out and Rita really shone during castings. They loved her look and her attitude," the source said. "At first Rihanna thought Rita's 'copycat' act was sweet. But she kicked off after seeing the red dress Rita wore to the VMAs. The umbrella prop annoyed her too."
Rihanna has nothing to worry about though really, her 7th studio album, Unapologetic, flew to the number one spot this week in both the USA and in the UK, plus she just got back from her ground breaking 777 tour which saw her reach 7 cities in 7 countries in 7 days flying around on a boeing 777. Rita Ora turned 22, though, so congratulations two fold for her! If she can act like she can sing, her role will be amazing! Filming for Fast and the Furious 6 with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez began back in June of this year and will be out in May 2013.
Music In the News...Jack White has been awarded an honor for musical excellence, from University College Dublin. The James Joyce Award was presented to the former White Stripes frontman, who is currently touring with Willy Moon, by the university's Literary and Historical Society.
Cat Power has informed her fans, that her European tour will still go ahead, despite the news that she is suffering financial and health difficulties. She told her fans "European Tour Is On. Without Stage Presentation. Hard Money Wasted." It is thought that she is planning a stripped-down version of her show for the tour, which will include her first London show in four years.
Katy Perry has been accused of 'sexualising children' by the indie-dance band Crystal Castles. The band's singer, Alice Glass, told NME magazine "I think a lot of (pop stars) sell sex to children. I think a lot of kids are more sexualised now than they were years ago and I'm not sure it's a coincidence. Like f**king Katy Perry spraying people with her f**king d**k, her f**king c** gun c**ming on f**king children. And little girls, like six-year-old girls wearing a shirt with 'I wanna see your (pea) cock' on it."
Despite being only twenty-one years of age, Rita Ora has experienced more than many would probably see in an entire lifetime, born in 1990 in the Kosovan capital of Pristina at the height of the Yugoslavian civil war. It wasn't long after that her parents fled their native country for the relatively peaceful confines of London, taking Rita and her elder sister with them. Having enrolled in the Sylvia Young Theatre School at the age of thirteen, it wasn't long before her first film role as Rosanna in Colin Teague's 2004 comedy drama 'Spivs'. However, acting soon became superseded by music as her first love, culminating in Ora contributing vocals to Craig David's 'Awkward' and Tinchy Stryder's 'Where's Your Love'. We haven't even got on to the European Song Contest auditions, appearances in Jay-Z and Drake videos or performance in a television commercial for Aviator headphones. And all of this before releasing her first single.
Of course, when that moment did occur on the DJ Fresh assisted 'Hot Right Now', it was difficult to see where Ms Ora could fail. Sassy, elegant, fresh and invigorating, given the right choice of producer coupled with an army of capable songwriters, there was every chance the UK could finally have found a pop star to rival the Beyonces and Rihannas of this world. Which is just as well because 'Ora' is clearly in awe of Miss Fenty in so many ways. Certainly from a style perspective, the similarities are endless, although whisper it in US R'n'B circles, but Ora's vocal actually comes across as being more proficient at times. Or maybe that is just the combination of studio wizards garnered to ensure her first long player represents an accomplished body of work after all.
Ora and her label has certainly managed to assemble an impressive list of collaborators and conspirators here, ranging from acclaimed Norwegian songwriting team Stargate - most notable for their work with the aforementioned Beyonce and Rihanna - through to Chase & Status and Philadelphia based DJ-cum-producer Diplo. On top of that, hip hop production duo The Runners, occasional Adele collaborator Fraser T Smith and esteemed multi-instrumentalist, writer and producer Greg Kurstin also bring a selection of their wares to the party. Add vocal contributions from Tinie Tempah, J. Cole and Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and it's evident Ora and co. have set their stall out here with considerable intent.
Continue reading: Rita Ora - Ora Album Review
Date of birth
26th November, 1990
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