After picking up an Academy Award for “Skyfall” last week, she went and made an adorable mini Oscar for her son.
The 24-year-old British singing superstar went and engraved the miniature Oscar with “Best Son,” for her tiny tot.
“…and we’re home!” she wrote on her Twitter page. “What an epic trip. Thanks for having us Hollywood!”
Adele gave birth to the baby boy in October last year and while she has not revealed the name of the tot, it has been reported that she and partner Simon Konecki named the baby Angelo. She was recently seen sporting a new neck tattoo with the letter “A,” furthering speculation over the tot’s name.
Sienna Miller plays the doting mom in New York [Babyrazzi]
This pretty actress was overheard telling her publicist at Fashion Week:“I can’t sit in the second row! The second row is for reality stars and losers! If you can’t get me a front-row seat, I am leaving!” [Blind Gossip]
Wow! John Mayer and Katy Perry are getting serious— they have met each other’s parents! [Girls Talkin Smack]
Step inside Kim Kardashian’s closet if you dare [Coco Perez]
This week, Jen is no longer having twins, but talking about having twins….as you do! [Bohomoth]
Find out this week’s top fashion news here [Be Voguish]
This is the BEST thing you will see all week– we promise! [petzter]
Sore loser Chris Brown made his feelings over Frank Ocean’s triumphant at the Grammy Awards clear, when he stayed seated while everyone around him gave Ocean a standing ovation.
The two rivals, who had been competing for the Best Urban Contemporary Album award, have been at odds for weeks, with the duo coming to blows last month after bumping into each other outside a Los Angeles recording studio.
Though neither pressed charges following the fist fight, Brown made it glaringly obvious on Sunday night that all is far from forgotten.
And it didn’t go unnoticed that Brown stayed in his seat sulking, with Adele appearing to giving him a scolding, judging by the image above.
Oh, to be in earshot of that tense one-on-one…
Oooh, notice all the stars standing up…except that white guy in the suit
As usual at the beginning of the new year, along with fuzzy heads, fat bellies and promises to stop drinking and get fit again, awards season is once more upon us. The heavyweights of the Grammys and the Oscars are next month, but the warm up bout comes this Sunday in the form of the Golden Globes. Although not particularly recognized for its musical awards, the GGs does have a category for Best Original Song, for which there are five nominations. So instead of popping down the gym let’s have a look at the songs up for the gong.
After the embarrassment of last year’s bitch fest between Madonna and Sir Elton John, where in all honesty neither song was worthy of winning, this year’s nominations strike a more dignified note, not only in the subject matter but also more importantly in the quality of the song writing.
First up is Keith Urban’s “For You” from the movie “Act of Valor”. Although normally a country artist, Urban’s song has much more of the mainstream rock about it, complete with anthemic chorus and searing guitar solo. The powerful, if slightly over blown, production goes hand in hand with the stirring lyrics about a soldier sacrificing his life for his loved ones. Urban said he “wanted to capture the essence of not only what these men and women do so extraordinarily, but how that relates to all of us.” In a very noble gesture, all proceeds from the single were donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
Ironically, given his history as a master of bombastic guitar rock, Jon Bon Jovi’s “Not Running Anymore” from the film “Stand up Guys” comes from the polar opposite of the production scale. A mournful, folky ballad, more in keeping with Springsteen’s 2008 winner, “The Wrestler”, this is understated, raw and emotional; just the sort of stuff that award-giver-outers love, especially when a popular artist steps well outside their comfort zone.
Continuing in the acoustic singer-songwriter vein, Taylor Swift with the help of the excellent, The Civil Wars, provides the next nomination with her song “Safe and Sound” from the movie, “Hunger Games”. Campfire guitars, doleful pedal steel and dramatic military style drum rolls, create the perfect melancholic backdrop for Swift’s lyrics of the fear of abandonment. Once again understated but emotive, the song somehow manages to conjure up the image of a young woman lost and alone being hunted in a forest…funny that.
And so to the Brits. By which I mean Adele and Bond…James Bond. It’s been a crazy (good) year or two for Adele, culminating in her being given arguably the biggest trophy of validation…her own Bond theme. “Skyfall” does not disappoint. Like most of the great Bond themes, it is a tense, epic, orchestra-driven affair, giving more than a passing nod to the Shirley Bassey era of Bond greats and even incorporating a small section of the ‘James Bond Theme’ itself. Adele should win an award just for being able to shoehorn the title, as usual a nonsensical word of no practical use, into a lyric to make some dramatic sense….in this case ‘skyfalls’ is rhymed with ‘crumbles’! Do they give awards for Bond themes? Never happened yet in the history of Hollywood.
And so to the last and definitely by all means the least. “Suddenly” from ‘Les Miserables’ is, I’m afraid to say, truly dreadful; bland and instantly forgettable. I know that Hugh Jackman can more than carry a tune, but unfortunately he warbles his way through this one with the unforgivable fake emotion that only musical theatre can truly provide. If this wins we’ll all be extremely ‘miserables’.
So who will win? I think it’ll be a toss up between Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift (not a phrase you hear that often); a triumph for understated emotion over dramatic bombast.
Lady Gaga has just lost some fans, namely the woman on “The Talk”.
Following on from her comments that she felt she didn’t know why people were attacking her recent weight gain because fellow singer Adele is “bigger”, the show’s moderator, Julie Chen, especially took offense, going on to imply Gaga was a b@#ch.
The shows other ladies also felt that Gaga’s comments were out of order.
Their outrage was born from the pop singer’s remarks to Stylist UK, where she talked about being attacked in the media for piling on 30 pounds.
“Adele is bigger than me — how come nobody says anything about it?” she questioned. However, she did try to redeem her comment saying that Adele is ”so wonderful and I think her confidence is something I have to match.”
A backhanded comment perhaps? What do you make of this weighty debate?