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Rita Ora and her sister Elena arrive at Heathrow Airport to fly out, having only spent 24hrs in the country. Rita showed off her cleavage with a low cut bustier and semi-sheer top. London, United Kingdom - Thursday 10th November 2016
Rita Ora seen leaving a London Recording Studio after working on new music. The singer was seen heading out in London to party at Maddox Nightclub with friends following her visit to the studio. London, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd September 2016
Rita Ora seen leaving a recording Studio in London. The singer recently signed a new recording contract with Atlantic Records UK and is thought to be working on new material for an upcoming release. London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th June 2016
Rita Ora - Rita Ora arrives at Heathrow Airport after flying in from Hong Kong. Rita was wearing typically wacky fashion, opting for a denim pyjama outfit, with a t-shirt featuring Ozzy Osbourne reading a Playboy magazine. - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 17th October 2015
Rita Ora - Rita Ora appears worn out, as she makes her way through the terminal at Heathrow Airport, wearing a large hat to hide her tired face. She tweeted fans on her way home, that she was "so jet lagged" - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015
The new judge was unable to ignore a particularly difficult review of her new job
The appointment of Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw to this year’s X Factor has definitely divided opinion but what cannot be denied is that their addition has created a lot of publicity for the talent show.
Rita Ora as a new X Factor judge has not been warmly received by everyone
Good and bad, there have been a lot of thoughts and viewpoints over popstar Ora and radio DJ Grimshaw taking the two spare judges chairs but it seems that when it comes to really negative criticism, Rita Ora simply can’t ignore it.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna when the singer performs in New York as part of her ‘Rebel Heart’ tour.
Comedian Amy Schumer is opening for Madonna when the singer performs for three nights in New York later this year. Schumer, who is best known for her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, will be an opening act for Madonna on 16th and 17th September at Madison Square Garden and at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 19th September.
Amy Schumer will be opening for Madonna in New York.
Continue reading: Amy Schumer Opening For Madonna For Three Nights In New York
Beyonce among the video stars of Madge's latest offering
Very few people break a trend before Queen of Pop, Madonna but it would seem Princess Pop Taylor Swift has pimped Madge to the post when it comes to video collaborations.
Madonna shows off a lot of friends in her new song, B**ch I'm Madonna
Madonna recently teased a promotional poster on her Instagram for her latest video B**ch I’m Madonna which featured a party of pop perfection including Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Rita Ora.
Continue reading: Madonna Reveals Her Own Line-Up Of Pop Royalty For Latest Video
The British pop star has reportedly reached a deal with ITV to leave 'The Voice' and judge on 'The X Factor' this year.
After weeks of speculation, it seems that Rita Ora has finally jumped ship from the BBC to ITV, according to insiders, and will be taking up a place on the judging panel of ‘The X Factor’, abandoning ‘The Voice’ in the process after just one year.
The Mirror reports that the 24 year old pop star has accepted the fourth and final judges’ spot, a week after it was suggested that she had been offered £1.5 million to replace the departing Mel B for the 2015 edition.
Rita Ora has reportedly accepted ITV's offer to become a judge on 'The X Factor'
Continue reading: Rita Ora Moves From 'The Voice' To 'The X Factor'
The ‘Poison’ singer reportedly thinks Rihanna’s ex could be the key to helping her break the US market.
Rita Ora has reportedly enlisted rapper Chris Brown to help her crack the American market. The ‘Poison’ singer is said to have recorded a track with Rihanna’s ex for her forthcoming second album, with the single being touted as a sure fire hit.
Rita Ora is said to have been working with rapper Chris Brown.
A source close to the singer told The Sun newspaper, "The song with Chris sounds amazing and is bound to be a big hit. It's the best song Rita's done and will break her in the US”. So far the British singer’s biggest hit stateside has been her collaboration with Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’.
Continue reading: Is Rita Ora Working With Chris Brown To Try And Crack America?
Is ‘The Voice’ coach Rita Ora the safest bet for the next ‘X-Factor’ judge?
With rumours rife that Rita Ora is about to jump ship from ‘The Voice’ to ‘The X-Factor’, the singer has been given a shining endorsement from one half of the show’s new hosting duo, Olly Murs. Murs will be hosting the talent show’s new season alongside presenter Caroline Flack, but before it gets underway there’s the little matter of who will be joining the judging panel to sort out.
Rita Ora is hotly tipped to become the next ‘X-Factor’ judge.
Ora has become the hot contender to replace Mel B on the panel even though she’ll be coming straight from rival talent show BBC One's ‘The Voice’. Speaking to The Mirror during Capital's Summertime Ball, Murs addressed the rumours that Rita was about to sign on for the new series saying, "I'll be honest. I think Rita would be a good one because she's done The Voice.”
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
The rapper’s latest album contains some offensive lyrics aimed at singer Rita Ora.
Rapper A$AP Rocky has attacked singer Rita Ora in a track off his new LP, At. Long. Last. A$AP, directing some very offensive and misogynistic rhymes at the British singer. It’s unclear why the rapper has chosen to target Ora on the track, as the pair had appeared to be friends and were never even rumoured to be an item.
ASAP Rocky has some nasty words for Rita Ora.
On ‘Better Days’ the 26 year old Harlem native raps, "I swear that b**ch Rita Ora got a big mouth/ Next time I see her might curse the b**ch out/ Kicked the b**ch out once cause she b**ched out/ Spit my kids out, j***ed up all in her mouth and made the b**ch bounce.”
She performed I Will Never Let You Down, a former collaboration between her and ex Calvin Harris
Rita Ora told the crowd just what she thought of her song that almost didn't make it
First there was Calvin’s tweet explaining that the pair had gone their separate ways: a public revelation that Rita was reportedly not prepared for.
The singer's involvement in the next two films were revealed in the leaked Sony Pictures emails
Despite uttering only four lines of dialogue in the first Fifty Shades of Grey instalment, Rita Ora has secured herself a role in the second and third instalments of the raunchy trilogy.
The British singer will appear on the big screen twice more in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels
The British singer took on the role of Mr Grey’s sister Mia in the much anticipated movie adaptation of E. L. James’ book that was released in February.
Continue reading: Rita Ora To Reprise Her Role As Mia Grey In The Fifty Shades Sequels
The life of a boxer has never been easy, but for heavyweight champion, Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), he is able to make by. With the love of his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams) and daughter Leila (Oona Laurence), Billy can take any beating and dish out worse. But when an altercation takes place that leads to his wife's murder, Billy loses himself, and is deemed to be unable to look after his daughter. Now, with no career, no friends, and almost no hope, Billy must do what he can to regain his title and win the chance to look after his daughter once again.
Continue: Southpaw Trailer
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.
Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.
Karis Thomas and Rita Ora - Rita Ora arrives at the Shepherds Bush Empire to watch Charli XCX perform. Rita brought along her two finalists from TV show 'The Voice'. Karis Thomas and Joe Woolford at Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th March 2015
British pop star and actress Rita Ora stunned in a red gown as she attended a photocall to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic coca cola bottle in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015
The singer and ‘The Voice’ judge briefly appears in the erotic hit as Mia Grey.
You’d be forgiven it you failed to catch Rita Ora’s brief appearance in Fifty Shades of Grey, after all there was a lot more interesting things going on in that movie. But despite having less than 60 seconds of screen time as Mia Grey, the singer has revealed she had to audition just like everyone else to get the part.
Yes Rita did appear in Fifty Shades of Grey
Speaking to InStyle magazine Ora said, “I heard about the audition and I approached Sam Taylor-Johnson with ideas for the soundtrack. I said I'd love to involved as I was such a fan of the book. And then Sam said, "Well, why don't you audition?””
The 24-year-old singer recently opened up about facing rejection throughout her career, but using these failures as motivation.
Rita Ora is one of the most popular British female singers in the music industry today, and although she is only 24-years-old, the multitalented star's success didn't happen overnight, but her failures only fuelled her desire.
Ora recently opened up about facing rejection throughout her career
The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' actress recently sat down with InStyle UK and discussed facing rejection throughout her career, but how she used these negative experiences to motivate her to work harder than ever.
Rita Ora - A variety of stars from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the Brit Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th February 2015
Rita Ora - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
After all the hype, it's impossible not to expect steam from this adaptation of E.L. James' mommy-porn bestseller, but the average episode of Red Shoe Diaries is friskier than this movie. Still, it's a well written and played drama, building an unusual romance with a series of scenes that are sometimes sexy but never actually transgressive. And the nicest surprise is that in the hands of director Sam Taylor-Johnson it becomes a witty tale of female empowerment.
It's set in the American Northwest, where Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is finishing her studies as an English literature major when she's asked by her journalist roommate Kate (Eloise Mumford) to interview Seattle's most eligible bachelor, billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). Ana's awkwardly confident approach immediately gets under his skin, and he pursues her as if she's a corporate acquisition, complete with non-disclosure agreements and a contract that would make her submissive to his dominant. But she isn't so sure about all of this, and as she falls for him, she begins to make him break his own rules. Of course he thinks she should be punished for that.
Essentially, this film is mere foreplay, as the push and pull between Ana and Christian cycles through various set-pieces on the way to an ending that is clearly designed to get fans in a lather for films based on the second and third novels in the trilogy. And the studio would be wise to keep Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr Banks, another story of male-female control) on board, as they have clearly beefed up James' novel with a strong dose of wry humour, bringing out the deeper themes rather than focussing on the under-developed plot and characters.
Continue reading: Fifty Shades Of Grey Review
When reserved college girl Anastasia Steele meets mysterious businessman Christian Grey for an interview, she ends up feeling rather foolish, fearing that she's messed up the opportunity. Mr. Grey doesn't see it that way however; on the contrary, he develops a strong romantic fixation with her. Anastasia is flattered, but soon realises that this guy isn't the sort to take her to take her out for romantic meals or shower her with gifts. Nonetheless, he is an enigmatic presence in her life that she cannot hope to resist, and she soon finds herself treading deeper and deeper into this man's life. As their relationship progresses, he reveals his unusual sexual desires which involves Anastasia signing a written document in order to give him permission to do whatever he likes with her. Enchanted and seduced by the sense of unknown that lies ahead, she agrees.
The most anticipated film of 2015 has ramped up excitement even further
It's finally here! Fifty Shades of Grey, the most talked about book of 2011, has finally made it to the big screen complete with its infamous 'red room', copious amounts of sexual naughtiness and Britain's very own poplet, Rita Ora.
The gorgeous Mr Grey takes his sex student, Anastasia, to new levels of learning
Audiences watching the Golden Globes on Sunday will have spotted the international debut of the much anticipated movie's newest trailer which sneaks a peak into the sexual awakening of student Anastasia Steele after meeting S&M loving billionaire, Christian Grey.
Continue reading: Mr Grey Will See You Now: Fifty Shades Releases Another Trailer
Sometimes, a single favour to a friend can end up changing you entirely. When a young literature student, Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) attends an interview on behalf of her sick friend, she is totally unaware of the consequences. Steele meets with the illusive, enigmatic and intimidating young billionaire businessman, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan), and almost immediately finds herself wildly attracted to him. Grey is insistent on controlling every aspect of his life, business and personal feelings, yet Steele represents a problem for him: he, too, is attracted to her, yet it is because of her free nature. As the couple clash, their futures are thrown into jeopardy with the revelation that neither of their lives will ever be the same again.
The 1D star is annoyed at the BBC show for continually criticising 'The X Factor'.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson is tired of ‘The Voice’ continually slagging off ‘The X Factor’. Ahead of the BBC’s flagship talent contest making its reappearance this Saturday (January 10th), the boyband member suggested that there wasn’t even a contest between the two programmes.
The 23 year old star aired his grievances on Twitter, where he vented: “Is bad mouthing The X Factor the only way The Voice knows how to promo their show? #everyyear.” Later, he said: "it's like Accrington Stanley trying to compete with Real Madrid.”
Louis Tomlinson is angry with 'The Voice' for continually slagging 'The X Factor' for promotion
Continue reading: Louis Tomlinson Slams 'The Voice' On Twitter
Ricky Wilson and Rita Ora - Photos from the launch of the 4th season of The Voice UK which see's Rita Ora join Sir Tom Jones, Ricky Wilson and Will.I.Am as a coach. The launch was held at The Mondrian Hotel in London - Monday 5th January 2015
And the winner of the most dedicated method actor award goes to... Jake Gyllenhaal!
Jake Gyllenhaal is a shape shifter. There is no other explanation. We barely recognised him whilst he was filming 'Nightcrawler', with his sunken cheeks and generally gaunt demeanour, but now he's transformed yet again into a sinewy muscle-man for his forthcoming boxing drama 'Southpaw'.
Gyllenhaal looks completely different to usual
He's never exactly been a typecast actor, but it seems Jake Gyllenhaal can literally perform in any role. He can be unnerving ('Donnie Darko'), not to mention dedicated ('Brokeback Mountain') and now it seems he can manipulate his body in a matter of months. He lost thirty pounds to play the creepy, morally corrupt crime journalist Lou Bloom in Dan Gilroy's latest movie 'Nightcrawler', and now he's picked up his calorie intake and bulked up immensely to play a middle weight boxer in Antoine Fuqua's 'Southpaw'. We only wish we had that much self-discipline!
Continue reading: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Ripped For Southpaw: Is There Anything He Can't Do?
Rita Ora is currently involved in multiple showbiz projects.
It's clear that Rita Ora has got a lot on her plate at the moment, with anticipation surrounding her next movie 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at an all time high especially, but she still found time in her schedule to support her fellow pop icons at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Rita Ora is about to appear in 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
Rita Ora has been working on her exciting follow-up to 2012 debut album 'Ora', having earlier this year put out first single 'I Will Never Let You Down' produced by Calvin Harris, and now she's set to unveil a second song very soon entitled 'Testosterone'. 'My single comes out in like a week and a half', she admitted in a red carpet interview at the awards show. 'Basically, I'm putting everything out at the same time.'
Continue reading: Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role
Budding journalist and college student Anastasia Steele has never been the adventurous type in any respect, so when she is faced with the prospect of interviewing the handsome and frighteningly mysterious young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she is more than a little nervous. The interview doesn't go quite as well as she'd hoped, but it seems Christian has other interests in her. While he doesn't pander to the usual expectations of romance in a relationship, there's something utterly captivating and addictive about him that Anastasia just can't resist - even when he reveals to her his innermost unusual sexual desires. Thriving on the feeling of being in control, all he wants to do is tie Anastasia up and introduce her to a whole new world of sensual experiences. But is she curious enough to sign away her body to a stranger?
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey - Extended Trailer
Adele has been criticised by a British tabloid after Bob Geldof allegedly told their reporter she "ignored" his requests to participate in Band Aid 30.
Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.
Some of the biggest stars in music gathered in London today to record a new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.
The Band Aid 30 recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ took place in London today, with stars such as One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Adele and Chris Martin all lining up to take the mic for a new version of the charity Christmas classic. The single will be available for download from Monday, with proceeds going to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
Harry turned up bright and early ahead of his One Direction bandmates
Fans waited outside the recording studio in Notting Hill all morning to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists, with One Direction’s Harry Styles among the first to arrive.
The 23 year old singer will regret sending out a tweet promising new material after practically everybody ignored it.
British pop star Rita Ora has embarrassingly tried to distance herself from a Twitter mishap regarding new material. She’s deleted a tweet that she had sent out on Friday promising her four million followers a new song that would be released on Monday if the message got retweeted 100,000 times.
Rita Ora made a bit of a blunder on Twitter regarding a promise to release new material
In the event, the PR stunt completely backfired, with fewer than 2,000 of her fans bothering to actually do so. That’s less than 0.05% of her fanbase. Oh dear. Later on in the day, she got rid of the message.
Continue reading: Rita Ora In Spectacular Twitter Fail
On last night's Halloween-themed SNL, things got a bit weird.
Iggy Azalea can now officially be crowned a pop queen, after her SNL debut last night. I-G-G-Y performed three songs – she kicked things off with the monster hit Fancy and later on, brought out Rita Ora for their girl power-themed collab, Black Widow. For Iggy fans, it was kind of a dream come, as Iggy rapped, sung and gyrated her way through the two breakout hits of Summer ’14 alongside her band of dancers, all decked out in hot pants and letterman jackets.
Iggy Azalea had her SNL debut last night. Let's talk about it.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea's SNL Debut Was... A Mixed Bag
The 23 year-old British singer said she is "so excited" to be joining fellow coaches Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am for the show's fourth series.
Fans of the BBC'S 'The Voice U.K.' were hugely disappointed when Kylie Minogue confirmed she was leaving the singing talent show after just one season of serving as a coach, but not to worry as the television network has managed to sign Rita Ora as her replacement.
Ora will make her debut as a mentor on 'The Voice' in January 2015
The 23 year-old British singer will make her debut in the spinning chair when the show's fourth season premieres this coming January on BBC One, where she will be joined by the returning coaches Ricky Wilson, Sir Tom Jones and will.i.am.
Continue reading: Rita Ora Announced As Kylie Minogue's Replacement On The Voice U.K.
Rita Ora is heading to 'The Voice', replacing the outgoing Kylie Minogue.
Rita Ora will replace Kylie Minogue - who replaced Jessie J - on season 4 of BBC's singing show The Voice. The BBC has announced that the British singer is the latest big name addition to the show and will join Will.i.am, Tom Jones and Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson in the big red chairs.
Rita Ora is heading to The Voice, where he will replace Kylie Minogue
Writing on her Twitter page, Rita said "So excited to be part of; and for my team to win The Voice this series!!"
Continue reading: Rita Ora Replacing Kylie Minogue On 'The Voice' Season 4
It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the biggest events in the world, which the football World Cup unarguably is. But what to do when your biggest rival is a corporate partner of said tournament? In this case, the answer is a compilation record.
Whilst a couple of months may already have elapsed since the World Cup ended, this does afford us the ability to review this album using a host of clichés and tournament-inspired analogies. Santigold's 'Kicking Down Doors' signals the start of play with a pounding dub beat on a track that fails to take off. The arrival of a collaboration between Rita Ora and Calvin Harris - 'I Will Never Let You Down' - is like Spain making an appearance, but the resulting club number is as disappointing as the showing from the former champions. The decision to allow Janelle Monae to give Bowie's 'Heroes' an urban makeover gets a red card, but Don Omar adds the correct sort of bite to proceedings with a carnival-enthused 'Pura Vida'.
The second half begins with a substitution to the likeable quirky pop of 'Crescendo' by Jetta, before Kelly Rowland takes centre stage. Unfortunately, 'The Game' is a tuneless effort that falls well beneath the high standard of the output she has previously been involved with and leaves us needing a hero as we enter the latter stages of play. It would be too much now for the result of the album to be saved, but like a late consolation, it doesn't mean you can't put positives into the outcome. It isn't forthcoming though, with the remainder playing out a drab affair lacking impact and passion. Likening this to the England team's performance seems too obvious, but given the lack of expectation in the first instance, is actually quite appropriate.
Continue reading: Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora come together in the new single 'Black Widow', to bring us a song about a failed relationship that causes the titular black widow personality to come out and avenge said relationship. But is this pairing a match made in heaven, or will it go on to stain these artists' careers?
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British singer Rita Ora both adopt different accents (and vocal pitch, in Azalea's case) in their career, so it makes sense that these two 'acts' are combining for what amounts to little more than an imitation performance of soulless hip-hop and pop music. Incidentally, the accompanying music video is an upsettingly awkward rip-off of 'Kill Bill', even down to Michael Madson's unfortunate inclusion.
The hook is sung by Rita Ora and, thankfully, plays out as the most bearable part of the whole track. Her voice introduces real heart into the otherwise desolate wasteland of this single - supposedly where creativity went to die. However, despite her voice, the hook is totally forgettable. Written by Stargate (Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen), Benjamin Levin, Katy Perry, Sarah Hudson and Azalea, the lyrics are repetitious and the beat sounds bleak and empty.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea - Black Widow ft. Rita Ora Single Review
Iggy Azalea is the latest artist to suffer a mishap at a VMA-related performance
While the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) are clearly prestigious and a desirable addition to any artists’ award collection, it would seem that they are also more than a little hazardous - as Australian rapper Iggy Azalea found out on Friday (22 August) night. The Fancy hit-maker was performing a pre-MTV VMAs concert with Charlie XCX at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood when she backed right off stage.
Ever the professional, Iggy Azalea didn't let a little stage slip stop her set
Fortunately, she appeared unharmed and, with the help of a security guard, she was put right back on top where she carried on with her set undeterred. Clearly in good spirits, despite her unscheduled fall, Azalea posted a video of her accident to her Instagram account with the hashtag #TheShowMustGoOn.
Continue reading: Iggy Azalea Struggles To Stay On Stage
Well, it's not the most original of video concepts, but Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora make the most of it.
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora have just released their video for Black Widow and it’s basically the weirdest thing you’ll watch this week – music video category. Iggy and Rita play a couple of cleavage-rocking fantasy assassins, who are apparently on a mission to kill Rita’s boyfriend and Iggy’s annoying customer at her diner job – that’s the same person, by the way.
If there's one thing Iggy knows how to do, it's rock a skin-tight outfit, like the one in the video.
Continue reading: Rita Ora And Iggy Azalea Fight The Man In New "Black Widow" Video
Due to holding the rights to 'I Will Never Let You Down,' Harris allegedly blocked Ora from performing at Sunday's TCA ceremony.
Talk about holding a grudge! Rita Ora disappointed her fans when she did not perform her hit track "I Will Never Let You Down' at this past Sunday's (Aug 9th) Teen Choice Awards, even though she was expected to.
Ora cancelled her Teen Choice Award performance at the very last minute
When news broke that the British singer wouldn't be taking the stage at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, it was never explained why. But now Ora has finally given a reason for her absence, revealing that it was all down to her ex-boyfriend, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
Which singers have tried their hand at acting recently?
It seems if you can sing, you should be able to act with a whole host of super singers putting down their microphones and picking up a script instead. Justin Timberlake has made one of the most impressive transferences from stage to screen with exciting supporting roles in hits including The Social Network and the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis and taking the lead role opposite Mila Kunis in Friends With Benefits.
Beyoncé successfully combined both singing and acting in the musical drama, Dreamgirls, and also tried her hand at pure acting in everyone's favourite detective film, The Pink Panther and in American thriller, Obsessed.
Of course, there are some popstars that are unlikely to ever find themselves in Oscar contention, such as Justin Bieber following his role in two episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation back in 2010, and Joss Stone's slightly more substantial TV role as Anne of Cleves in The Tudors. But which serious fan of The Spice Girls didn't love their whirlwind musical comedy Spice World? And who didn't enjoy Britney Spears' turn in the girls on tour comedy Crossroads?
Anastasia Steele is a shy college student who is forced to interview an enigmatic entrepreneur named Christian Grey. Their first meeting doesn't go as well as planned and subsequently she is shocked when it appears that he has a seemingly romantic interest in her. He's not the sort to go out on drunken nights or make any of the usual romantic gestures, but Anastasia remains captivated by the intense sense of mystery surrounding him. Some of that mystery is unveiled, however, when he reveals his sexual desires to her, but it seems even then his wishes are not of the usual kind. Christian asks Anastasia to sign a document in order for them to be intimate, and that coupled with the rope and tape he recently purchased starts to make her realise just what sort of sensual adventure she's about to experience.
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer
When young college student Anastasia Steele meets a mysterious wealthy businessman named Christian Grey, she had no idea she'd be embarking on the sexual adventure of her lifetime. While he makes it clear that he's not the type for wild nights of drunken laughs or even for a bunch of flowers and chocolates, Ana can't help but feel irresistably intrigued by the beguiling sense of unknown surrounding her new obsession. Soon though, all is revealed when Christian insists she sign a document before they enter into any kind of intimacy, and putting that together with the bunch of rope and masking tape she saw him purchase at the hardware store, she starts to realise that she's about to enter into a relationship that is more out of the ordinary than she could ever have possibly imagined.
Continue: Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer
Budweiser Made in America is coming soon, but what's it like to be made in Denver, Colorado?
Budweiser Made in America
We explore the diverse Denver music scene as Budweiser unveil the latest in their series of documentaries ahead of the fast-approaching Budweiser Made in America festival.
When Jay-Z embarked on his Budweiser Made in America project, the ethos he wanted to represent was simple; bringing together bands and artists of all genres to celebrate the rich variation that has become the US musical community. And where better to enjoy this multi-genre theme than Denver, Colorado, home to the likes of everyone from gentle folk rock crooners The Lumineers to industrial Goth collective Velvet Acid Christ?
Iggy Azalea is set to perform at the Los Angeles based part of the Made in America Festival. She is joining the likes of Kayne West, Rita Ora, John Mayer and Kings of Leon who are also performing at the Philadelphia-Los Angeles festival produced by Jay-Z.
Iggy Azalea will be joining the likes of Kanye West, Rita Ora, Kings Of Leon and John Mayer at the Made in America Festival at the end of August. The festival, produced by Jay-Z, will celebrate its third anniversary in Philadelphia and the first time it has also been held in Los Angeles over the last weekend in August.
Iggy Azalea will appear at the Made in America Festival at the end of August.
We hit the Minnesota music scene in the run-up to Jay-Z's new summer festival.
Budweiser Made In America Press Conference at Los Angeles City Hall on April 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California - Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Budweiser
Budweiser Made in America festival is on its way and, to celebrate, the beer brand unveil a series of music documentaries in different States: this week we explore Minnesota!
Being such a huge part of the world, America has always borne a massively diverse music ethos. In almost every part of the country you can come across a different musical culture and it's with this idea in mind that world famous rap star Jay-Z decided to create Budweiser Made in America festival. It's sole purpose is to bring together a choice selection of both up-and-coming and well-established artists spanning all genres including rock, hip hop, R&B, electronic, punk... the list goes on.
Rowland made the announcement via Instagram this past Tuesday.
Kelly Rowland is pregnant! Unlike other celebrity pregnancies, the news came straight from the source this time, with the singer posting a photo on her Instagram of a baby-sized pair of Air Jordans. Aw, isn’t that the cutest product placement you’ve ever heard of?
Congrats on the baby. And the general awesomeness.
It’s been a whirlwind year for Rowland and her longtime beau, Tim Witherspoon, who just tied the knot a month ago. The couple celebrated their love with an intimate ceremony in Costa Rica on May 9.
Kelly also recently released a new single, The Game, as part of Pepsi’s World Cup visual album. The album features Rowland, alongside the likes of Janelle Monae, Rita Ora and Idris Elba, of all people, and includes audio and visual contributions, centered around the theme of, y’know, the Game. Also collaboration and togetherness, etc.
Guns N' Roses posted a photo of Nicolas Cage wearing a Nicolas Cage t-shirt at their Las Vegas concert. He's not the only celeb who rocks a celebrity t-shirt from time to time.
In what may be our favourite Instagram post of all time, rock band Guns N’ Roses have shared an image of Nicolas Cage…wearing Nicolas Cage. The band posted the image, which features the iconic actor wearing a cowboy hat, blue blazer, copious beads around his neck, a pair of sunglasses and…finest of all, a t-shirt featuring an image from one of his famous fan-made memes.
Nicolas Cage may be one of Hollywood’s most famous actors, but over the past few years it’s the collection of memes and fan videos dedicated to him which he’s become best-known for. Cage’s habit of totally surrendering himself, body and soul, to a role has led to a few onscreen outbursts which fans go freaking nuts for.
Continue reading: Nicolas Cage Wears Nicolas Cage Meme T-Shirt To Guns N' Roses Concert
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.
Continue reading: Zac Efron Attends MTV Movie Awards In His Best Look Yet - Shirtless
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!
Continue reading: Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards 2013
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
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