Rita Ora – singer, former Kardashian victim and London scenester extraordinaire – may have a new gig on her hands as the face of Madonna‘s Material Girl fashion line. The contract she supposedly signed is worth £500,000 ($760,257), which I would imagine is more than that whole range is worth put together, but I dunno. I suppose it gives Rita something new to tweet/Instagram about.
From The Sun:
The singer has already shot campaign photos for the label, which is run by Madge and her daughter Lourdes.
And the endorsement from the veteran star could help Rita crack the US, where she still needs a big break. A source said: “Lourdes has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her.
“They met at the Met Ball in New York last week and Madonna admired Rita’s attitude so signed the idea off.
“Rita jumped at the chance because she’s such a fan of the Queen Of Pop.
“She also hopes it will help her crack the States in the same way she has the UK.” Rita already has an influential mentor in JAY-Z. He signed her to his label Roc Nation when she was just a teenager.
Okay, let’s be real. Rita Ora will never break the US – and I say this as someone who actually owns her album and likes it quite a lot. I’ve even seen her live when she was opening for Coldplay during their UK stadium tour last year. But any success she gets in the States will be nominal, kinda like Jessie J – people know ‘Domino’ and ‘Price Tag’ (generally), but it’s no youth anthem or anything.
Second of all, Rita spends 90% of her time on Instagram, documenting all the partying she does, the free shit she gets for being a major scenester, the “kisses” she shares with BFF/”wifey” Cara Delevingne and the photoshoots she does for publications that are covering her for… I don’t know what reason. Not hating, just saying it’d be awesome if a singer spent more time concentrating on singing than all the little perks that come with a modicum of fame. Like, kudos for befriending Karl Lagerfeld, bb, but maybe hit up the studio and work on your songwriting skills.
Then again, if it’s fashion she’d rather go into, I support her whole-heartedly. She takes a good photo and could easily book a few campaigns, especially with “It Girl” Cara’s help. Do your thing, girl.
May 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Listen, I adore Kirstie Alley. Seriously. Have you SEEN Fat Actress? Her reality show? Do you know she owns lemurs? Like, a shit ton of them? If all that’s enough, she’s a man-stealing Scientologist who’s best friends with John Travolta in real life and who believes depression is all in the mind. Plus, she sorta reminds me of my Aunt Debbie. Xenu, she’s fantastic.
This week, she gave us all one more reason to love her when she lashed out against Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries, who is ugly as sin but had the audacity to say that the brand isn’t marketed towards ugly people. Or fat ones, for that matter. Frankly, American Eagle was all the rage in my day, so I never f-cked with Abercrombie and their shit is hideous, but Kirstie Alley is here to take a stand!
From Entertainment Tonight:
“What a [censored expletive]. He says that Abercrombie clothes are for people who are cool and look a certain way and are beautiful and are thin and blah blah blah blah blah. He goes on and on and on and on.
“That would make me never buy anything from Abercrombie, even if I was cool and thin. And I’ve got two kids in that bracket, but they will never walk in those doors because of his view of people – forget women, his view of just people.”
LOL, “even if I was cool and thin”. LOVE U, GIRL. Don’t worry, anyway – no one cool shops there, anyway. What makes this statement even better is that she seems super drunk and sweaty while saying it. Check out the clip below:
May 16, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Kate Moss is still doing her thing in the modeling world long past the general age of expiry, but then, she’s a supermodel and still has a youthful visage despite decades of hard drug use and starvation and who the hell knows what else. But hark, hear ye, ladies of the world! Put down your CQ10 creams and your tightening serums, as Kate is here to reveal the secret of anti-aging. You ready for this? Just… put your face in a bowl of ice.
What’s your morning beauty routine? Any advice for us?
If I wake up looking tired and puffy, I fill a sink with ice and cucumber and submerge my face. It tightens everything making you look and feel instantly awake. It is a bit Joan Crawford – but it works!
Right, so that works for like, an hour and then you go back to having sunken eyes and wanting to go back to bed. I guess if you do that every day…? Who knows. Anyway, let’s hear Kate talk more about her look:
Who is your ultimate beauty icon?
I’m into that glamorous Studio 54, ultra-glam era. Like Jerry Hall. I love that Seventies girl who was sexy – she had the hair, the lipstick and the all-round glamour; they were ready for anything – most importantly, a good time.
I’m always ready for a good time! Mostly that good time involves chicken tikka masala, a cuddle and going to bed by 9pm. And the great thing is, I don’t even need lipstick for it!
Can’t hate on Kate Moss, though. In terms of fashion, she’s an icon with longevity and staying power that defied the odds (she’s really short and models are usually really tall, guys, okay?) to become that, so good on her. Plus, she always makes me nostalgic for those middle school CKOne adverts.
May 16, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian isn’t expected to be a good mother by anyone’s stretch of imagination, but prepare for your percentage of faith to plummet into the triple negative digits when you realise that she’s going to be approaching motherhood using skills learned from… Kris Jenner. Momager extraordinaire Kris is the most batshit insane parent on TV and probably one of the most batshit insane off-screen, as well. Of all the adjectives to describe her parenting style, I don’t know that “good” would come in the Top 100. And yet…
Let us have it, Kimmy’s blog:
Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a special day to honor my role model and best friend. As I’m counting the days until I finally get to be a mother, I’m a bit nervous and anxious but also excited knowing that I learned from the very best. My mom is a strong and ambitious career woman that despite her busy schedule and the millions of things she has going on, she still manages to put family first and continues to look out for us every day. Motherhood is a gift and I know after watching my mom do it, it’s not easy especially when trying to balance a career. I’m honored to follow in her footsteps and make her proud like I am of her.
Oh dear… Kim also says she’ll look to sister Kourtney for some help, which is, I suppose, fractionally better, but not by much. She hasn’t even given birth to this kid yet and it’s already shaping up to be a disaster. Her perfect romance with Kanye going awry? Check. Momager Kris trying to take over the whole affair? Check. Kim WANTING her to? Lord help us all.
May 16, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Kourtney Kardashian could lose custody of Mason if she refuses a paternity test [The Superficial]
Keira Knightley’s back in London, so the Honeymoon’s over! [Lainey Gossip]
Emma Watson really doesn’t care about being sexy at all [ICYDK]
Heidi Klum goes braless and you’re all a bunch of perverts [Taxi Driver Movie - NSFW]
P Diddy made a ‘Downton Abbey’ spoof and it’s pretty funny [Starpulse]
Jennifer Lopez is out and about in New York City and looking good [Splash News Online]
Christy Turlington has still got it after all this time [Drunken Stepfather - NSFW]
Who wants to pay $2000 to meet Gwyneth Paltrow [Bohomoth]
Rebel Wilson is in New York and she looks mighty happy there [I'm Not Obsessed]
Zoe Saldana might have gotten a bit hotter (to some people) [Celebslam]
No one wants to be on Kris Jenner’s talk show, surprise surprise [IDLYITW]
Not all celebrities dropped out of college, you know [theBERRY]
Amanda Seyfried was one of People’s most beautiful, and here are the outtakes [G Celeb]
Demi Lovato opens up about Taylor Swift if you care [PopCrush]
Ashton Kutcher might actually pay Demi Moore to leave him alone [StarCrush]
May 16, 2013 at 9:02 am by Jennifer
Eva Longoria is pretty bad at love, I guess (she can’t even keep a TV show about it on air – zing!), but it doesn’t have to be this way! There’s someone out there for everyone! Love comes when you least expect it! All the other things people say to single women here!
Anyway, while she’s recently been linked to some dude who was on Ready For Love named Ernesto Arguello, she insists that’s not true, but she is open to a relationship with a nice guy should he come along. Basically, stop making bullshit reports about her dating life, everybody.
“I’m always ready for love. Apparently, I’m ready for love with everybody because I’m linked to everybody. People always want to make assumptions on your life, and so when I started to produce a show about love, then all of a sudden love became the topic for me.”
Fair enough, girl. In all seriousness, Eva seems like an alright lady and a “total catch“, as they say, so I’m sure love will come her way soon.