Monthly Archives: February 2016

Anthea Turner The Worst Woman In Showbiz:

Anthea Turner ‘worst woman in showbiz’, according to many (including our very own Lady Showbiz) has finally sold £5m ski chalet she bought with ex-husband, Grant Bovey. Their little love nest has been on the market for two years.
Hmm and yes he was declared bankrupt years before this …

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Our very own Lady Showbiz had the so called ‘pleasure’ of meeting her some years ago and where Eamonn Holmes describes her as ‘Princess Tippy Toes’, LS describes says he was far too kind and describes her not least, as ‘The Ice Queen’.

Lady Showbiz attended the usual Annual Ball at their palatial home for Debra Foundation. However it became very (ice) clear that this charitable event was nothing more than The Ice Queen Show full-filling her ego! She swanned around the full room like the wicked witch, in an ice blue dress (which left bustier department empty) refusing to have pictures taken with beautiful women, including our very own Lady Showbiz – happy to have a photograph with any male though, enough said!

As our Lady Showbiz danced, partied with Lulu and Duncan (Westlife), The Ice Queen stole her seat, took shoes off … put shoes and feet on the table. One word YUK!

Hmm and she has the cheek to advise us on cleaning and etiquette …

The Grammy’s 2016 winners :

Taylor Swift’s 1989 won the first award of the evening for Best Pop Vocal Album and she kicked off the evening sporting a new bob and a flawless performance.

During her speech she made obvious reference to Kanye West as her ‘detractor’- without naming him.

“I want to thank the fans for the last ten years,” she declared. “As the first woman to win Album of the Year twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. If you just focus on the work, and you don’t let those people side-track you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and know it’s you and the people who love you who put you there. That will be the greatest feeling in the world!”

The Song of the Year was given to Ed Sheeran for ‘Thinking Out Loud’and was presented by Stevie Wonder.

Sheeran joked in his speech, “Any age, if you’d told me I’d receive an award from Stevie Wonder, I’d have been chuffed.”

Record of The Year was given to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s hit ‘Uptown Funk’.

Best New Artist was Meghan Trainor, who shed tears when accepting her award. She follows in the footsteps of The Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Sam Smith.

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Justin Bieber’s comeback year paid off with him winning Best Dance Recording for ‘Where Are Ü Now’, his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.

Skrillex and Diplo also took Best Dance/Electronic Album for their collaborative release Jack Ü.

Kendrick Lamar scooped FIVE awards, winning Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Alright’, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for ‘These Walls’ and Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly.

While Adele’s vocal performance has been criticised for being pitchy, Lady GaGa has been acclaimed for her tribute to David Bowie.

D’Angelo mostly swept the R&B categories, taking Best R&B Song for ‘Really Love’ and Best R&B Album for Black Messiah.

The Weeknd walked away with Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Performance, for Beauty Behind the Madness and ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’ respectively.

Leonardo Wins Best Actor At The Bafta’s:

Leonardo DiCaprio a winner, he has finally won his first BAFTA Best Actor award.

The 41-year-old collected the prestigious award at London’s Royal Opera House last night – for his gripping portrayal of survivalist Hugh Glass in The Revenant.

In a moving speech, he thanked his Mum Irmelin, “One person without whom I wouldn’t be here today is my mother, and today is her birthday,” said DiCaprio. “I did not grow up in privilege, I grew up in a very rough neighbourhood, and this person drove me three hours every day to show me a better life.​”

We at LS HQ send our congratulations to Leonardo …

UK Band Viola Beach And Their Manager Killed:

The four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager have died in a car crash in Sweden.

Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe, Jack Dakin and their Manager Craig Tarry were reportedly killed when their car plunged more than 25m (82ft) from a highway bridge into a canal.

The Foreign Office said “We can confirm that five British nationals died in a car accident in Sweden on February 13.”
“We are in contact with local authorities and supporting the families at this very difficult time.”

The band were part of the line-up for Swedish music festival ‘Where is the Music?’ on Friday and were also scheduled to play a gig ath The Boiler Room, Guildford in Surrey on Saturday.

Viola Beach released their debut single Swings & Waterslides last year and featured on BBC Introducing, which showcases up-and-coming music artists.

The Warrington band had been touring with bigger bands and their future in the music industry was looking very exciting.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media for the band.
Travis lead singer Fran Healy tweeted, “So sad @Viola_Beach :(”

We at LS HQ send our thoughts and prayers to family and friends at this shockingly difficult time … #RIP

CBB Winner

Congratulations to Scotty T, who has won this series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Thank heavens the reality star beat Stephanie (slu* Davis​) in tonight’s live final.

Stephanie spoke to Emma Willis “It’s been the hardest thing I have ever had to do and I challenge anyone to do that…”

Discussing her relationship with Jeremy McConnell, she explained: “I’m only a human being… I cannot be sorry for my feelings for Jez.”

She also said that Jeremy made her feel ‘self-worth’ again, following a difficult time a few years ago…

X Factor Skids And All Time Low For BGT :

Britain’s Got Talent auditions have begun, and while X Factor is on the skids it would seem BGT has sunk to an even more ‘all time low’, with judge, 44 year old Amanda Holden flashing her knickers to grab media coverage as she hits the red carpet at the BGT in Birmingham…

Earth Wind And Fire Founder Maurice White Dies:

The founder of soul group Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White, has died in the US, his brother confirmed.

White, 74, died peacefully in his sleep in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. He had previously been diagnosed
with Parkinson disease. The singer-songwriter (and awesome drummer) was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 1992 but his condition had reportedly got worse in recent months.

He won seven Grammy awards with the band and as an individual performer. Earth, Wind & Fire will receive the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award this year and so very deserved. They paved the way for many a black artist in main-stream music.

His band had a series of hits including September, Boogie Wonderland, After the Love has Gone Shining Star too name a few.

Earth, Wind & Fire were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He won seven Grammy awards with Earth Wind & Fire and will receive the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award this year. He was individually inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010.

Our very own LS grew up listening and boogie-ing to his music… and thanks to you ‘Reece’ she will continue to dance some more…

Adele’s New Artwork Is Adorable And …Very Refreshing! :

Adele’s new artwork for single ‘When We Were Young’ is absolutely adorable and… very refreshing!

At a time when artists can’t wait to strip off and get their flesh out to sell their latest track, or promote themselves at the ‘opening of an envelope’, Adele has chosen a throwback picture of herself as a child smiling with her two front teeth missing.

The singer officially released the second cut from album 25 today (February 5) which is now available on Spotify

‘When We Were Young’ follows Adele’s massive single ‘Hello’, which was released in October 2015.

Adele said of the track, “​It was based on us being older, and being at a party at this house, and seeing everyone that you’ve ever fallen out with, everyone that you’ve ever loved, everyone that you’ve never loved, and stuff like that, where you can’t find the time to be in each other’s lives.”

Adele’s third studio album 25 released back in November is a huge success selling over 16 million copies worldwide so far.

Proof… ‘true talent’ does not need to strip off or be a size zero!