Big Brother Break-Ups

 

Lately has been a sad time of Big Brother break-ups. Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Austin Armacost and his husband Jake Lees have separated while Andy West, who came fourth in the most recent series, has split from his fiance Ed Hutton who he got engaged to on the show.

Austin spoke to GuysLikeU about his split from Jake. The full piece can be read at the link below:

EXCLUSIVE: Austin Armacost: ‘Jake and I are splitting up!’

Writing on Twitter Austin said,

Jake also took to Twitter and said,

Following his split from Ed, Andy tweeted,

Very sad news. Best of luck to them all in their futures.

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Keeping Up With Jaktin!

So it’s been just over a week since Austin Armacost existed the Big Brother house as this year’s runner up in CBB and I’ve been keeping up with what’s been happening with one of my new favourite celeb couples Austin and his adorable husband Jake Lees or Jaktin as I’ve christened them. I think they probably should have their own reality show and their sweet little Chihuahua who is in Jake’s twitter profile pic with them could be running around the place and James Hill could visit.

So just what’s been happening since in Jaktin world?

Well a good place to start might be the CBB afterparty where we got some lovely pics of the happy couple kissing and holding hands. We also had some pics of Austin and James as the CBB bromance goes from strength to strength.

Following the afterparty Austin and James settled back into married bliss with Jake tweeting,

By Friday, the couple were partying in Stroke where Austin was making an appearance in Gossip Stroke with Blue’s Duncan James and Jake tweeting,

And Austin tweeted about his belated letter from home from Jake,

By the 26th the busy couple were on Irish shores in Belfast at Boombox Belfast and still on Celtic shores in Polo Lounge Glasgow on the 27th. On Sunday Austin will be playing in the Sellebrity soccer match as will James.

Some Articles 

http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/film-tv/celebrity-big-brother-2015-austin-10133335#ICID=sharebar_twitter

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tv/big-brother/466755/cbb-austin-vagina-eight-inches-from-my-face

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3248679/Celebrity-Big-Brother-winner-James-Hill-Austin-Armacost-bromance-alive-afterparty.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/austin-armacost-cries-after-seeing-6504094

http://www.examiner.co.uk/all-about/austin-armacost

http://www.ok.co.uk/tv/celebrity-big-brother-austin-armacost-james-hill-friendship

http://thestar.ie/i-can-die-a-happy-man-austin-armacost-has-no-regrets-after-finishing-second-on-cbb/

Sam Smith Clears Up At The Grammys While Boyhood Scoops Top Award At The Baftas!

It’s been a whirlwind of awards ceremonies recently with some of music’s finest turning up for the Grammys in America and some of the acting greats turning up at the Baftas in England. The talent, the performances, the style … it’s been another glittering year for these two prestigious ceremonies. Let’s take a look at the highlights starting with the Grammys.

The Grammys

Sam Smith’s Four Wins And Performance With Mary J Blige

I am so happy for Sam Smith on his four Grammy wins. Sometimes the big winners at some of these ceremonies can be very hyped up acts but this year a true singer came out on top. Winning Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Speaking after winning his final award for Record of the Year, Smith (22) said,

“I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”

He later said of the man who inspired the record,

“I’ll be seeing him soon. So I can let him touch the Grammy — once.”

Hozier’s Nomination And Annie Lennox Duet

So proud of our very own Hozier who was nominated for Song Of The Year for Take Me To Church on the night and performed Take Me To Church and I Put a Spell on You with Annie Lennox. Stunning.

AC/DC Open The Show

One of rock’s finest AC/DC opened the show to perfection with tons of energy.

John Legend, Common and Beyoncé Perform

Stunning and emotive performance by John Legend, Common and Beyoncé about the rights of people of colour.

And the style:

Most Stylish Men on The Night

Sam Smith

Hozier

Best Female Style

Charlie XCX

Katy Perry

Full List of Winners

Record of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
Steve Fitzmaurice, Rodney Jerkins & Jimmy Napes, producers; Steve Fitzmaurice, Jimmy Napes & Steve Price, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer Label: Capitol Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Worlds Ltd./Universal-Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Salli Isaak Songs, Ltd./Universal Polygram Int. Tunes, Inc. obo Method Paperwork

Song of the Year
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”
James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith, songwriters

Album of the Year
Beck – Morning Phase
Beck Hansen, producer; Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Best New Artist
Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera – “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album
Beck – Morning Phase

Best Rock Song
Paramore – “Ain’t It Fun”
Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters

Best Alternative Rock Album
St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance
Tenacious D – “The Last In Line”

Best Rap Performance
Kendrick Lamar – “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Eminem Featuring Rihanna – “The Monster”

Best Rap Song
Kendrick Lamar – “I”
K. Duckworth & C. Smith, songwriters

Best Rap Album
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best R&B Performance
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Jesus Children”
Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Lalah Hathaway & Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Best R&B Song
Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”
Shawn Carter, Rasool Diaz, Noel Fisher, Jerome Harmon, Beyoncé Knowles, Timothy Mosely, Andre Eric Proctor & Brian Soko, songwriters

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Pharrell Williams – Girl

Best R&B Album
Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer – Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Aphex Twin – Syro

Best Dance Recording
Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne – “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Tom MacDougall & Chris Montan, compilation producers

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Let It Go” from Frozen
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Idina Menzel)

Best Country Album
Miranda Lambert – Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance
Carrie Underwood – “Something In The Water”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Band Perry – “Gentle On My Mind”

Best Country Song
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

Best Bluegrass Album
The Earls Of Leicester – The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song
Rosanne Cash – “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album
Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album
Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

Best Music Video
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Best Music Film
20 Feet From Stardom
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill
Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers
We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Solal Micenmacher, Jett Steiger, video producers

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Max Martin
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition
John Williams – “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Pentatonix – “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals
Billy Childs – “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package
Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes
Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane – Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album
Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams – The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Beck – Morning Phase
Tom Elmhirst, David Greenbaum, Florian Lagatta, Cole Marsden Greif-Neill, Robbie Nelson, Darrell Thorp, Cassidy Turbin & Joe Visciano, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Beyoncé Knowles, surround producer

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Jo-El Sonnier – The Legacy

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley – Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album
Angelique Kidjo – Eve

Best Children’s Album
Neela Vaswani – I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Jessie Mueller, principal soloist; Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell & Billy Jay Stein, producers (Carole King, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Blues Album
Johnny Winter – Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album
Joan Rivers – Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album
“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album
Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman – Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo
Chick Corea – “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Chick Corea Trio – Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra – The Offense Of The Drum

Presented By: LL Cool J

The Baftas

Boyhood Wins Best Picture

Boyhood collected the Best Picture award on the night and looks set for Oscar glory.

Stephen Fry’s Kiss-athon

The host Stephen Fry had a kiss-athon on the night sharing kisses with Michael Norton, Edward Norton and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Kasabian Open The Show

The wonderful Kasabian opened the show brilliantly.

Jack O’ Connell Wins Rising Star Award

Actor Jack O’ Connell follows in the footsteps of James McAvoy (who presented him with the award) and Ben Whishaw by winning this prestigious award.

Eddie Redmayne And Julianne Moore Win Leading Acting Awards

Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore look set for Oscar glory adding the Bafta to their collections.

And the style:

Best Male Style

Stephen Fry And Elliott Spencer

Douglas Booth

Best Female Style

Julie Walters

Keira Knightley

Full List of Winners

Best film
Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

Best actress
Julianne Moore Still Alice

Best actor
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything

Best director
Richard Linklater Boyhood

EE rising star award (voted for by the public)
Jack O’Connell

Best costume design
The Grand Budapest Hotel Milena Canonero

Best adapted screenplay
The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten

Best film not in the English language
Ida Paweł Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczynska

Best original screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer) Pride

Best cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki Birdman

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette Boyhood

Best supporting actor
JK Simmons Whiplash

Best special visual effects
Interstellar Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley

Best animated film
The Lego Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Best sound
Whiplash Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Best editing
Whiplash Tom Cross

Best short animation
The Bigger Picture Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka

Best short film
Boogaloo and Graham Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney

Best makeup and hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier

Best production design
The Grand Budapest Hotel Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

Best documentary
Citizenfour Laura Poitras

Best original music
The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat

Outstanding British film
The Theory of Everything James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

Bafta Fellowship (announced earlier)
Mike Leigh

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema (announced earlier)
BBC Films

Presented by: Stephen Fry

Jaymi Hensley Speaks About Been A Patron of Little Havens Children’s Hospice In Now Magazine

I recently read Union J’s Jaymi Hensley’s interview in Now Magazine where he talked about been a patron of Little Havens children’s hospice in Essex. It is very emotional reading about the struggles which young people and their families face and definitely makes you realise that the things we worry about on a daily basis are really not that overly important. Little Havens looks after babies, children and teenagers who haven’t long to live and strives to make sure they get to enjoy their short lives.

Speaking about how he became involved with the charity Jaymi said,

“In August, Now invited me and the rest of the band to help with their Greenfingers garden project. It was such an amazing day. The hospice is a fantastic place and the kids are incredible.”

Speaking about why he chose to become an ambassador Jaymi revealed about his own personal tragedy of losing his friend who he visited in a hospice when he was younger,

“I’ve visited hospices before and they always brought back bad memories of the times I visited my friend who passed away from a brain tumour when we were 14. They took great care of him there, but it wasn’t a nice place to be. I was actually really nervous before I first visited Little Havens. I got really upset. But as soon as I arrived it was completely different from what I’d expected. It’s a brilliant place. All my fears disappeared and I was inspired to become an ambassador.”

Speaking about the hospice he said,

“They’ve got something so special going on – it’s friendly and so vibrant. The children are all very poorly and I can’t imagine the stress their families must be going through, but the staff are incredible and there’s something about the place that makes everyone feel calm and forget about everything for a while.”

Speaking about the children and teenagers he met at the hospice Jaymi said,

“Ah, they were amazing – such cool characters, aged from one to 18. Annie’s hilarious. She’s a huge fan of Union J and we were doing karaoke and getting pictures taken together. Then there’s little Rosie who’s 15 months – she’s so cheeky and was enjoying winding everyone up.”

And speaking about their parents he said,

“The parents make me feel more emotional than the children do. It’s the families who get left behind and I can’t imagine that. I don’t have kids but I will one day and it’s awful, the loss for the parents.”

He said it has put a lot of things into perspective for him,

“They put everything into perspective – like, on my way here in the car I was stressing about moving house and what I was going to buy everyone for Christmas, but being with these kids and their families made me think: ‘What am I panicking about?’ They’ve made me wake up to what’s important and have had such a positive impact on my life. I have my family and I’m blessed.”

He said how he hopes to visit again before Christmas,

“I’m trying to arrange a day when we can go down and have a fun day and perform with them. It’s so cool – the kids don’t care that I’m in a band. I’m just this really happy, loud guy who comes in and has fun with them.”

To help Little Havens go to:

http://www.havenshospices.org.uk/

Ben Haenow’s Hot Shoot And Interview For Heat Magazine!

The very sexy Ben Haenow from Croydon has been making us all weak at the knees on The X Factor – especially in those tight trousers he wore while singing AC/DC’s classic rock hit Highway To Hell! Oh yes indeed! And his smouldering shoot for Heat Magazine this week would make you go all dizzy in his beauty – well that’s the effect it has on me anyway! 🙂

It is a really good read or maybe I was just took over and blinded by his hotness! In the interview Ben, 29 tells the magazine about his very lucky girlfriend Jessica Jones, how alcohol became a feature in his life to block out the pain of becoming estranged from his dad as a teenager, that kiss on the head with fellow contestant Lola Saunders, his body image issues, sexy tweets from fans, fellow competitor and entertainer Stevi Richie and his own chances of winning the hit ITV show.

Speaking about Jessica he said,

“Things are much more difficult, mainly for her, because I’m here and she’s just getting on with her life.”

On a TV proposal sensible Ben said,

“It would be amazing TV, but it wouldn’t be amazing for me and my girlfriend. No, getting married is something that isn’t going to be dictated by the show. Win or lose, I will get married to my girlfriend.”

About what Jessica felt about that kiss with on the head he gave Lola he said,

“She wasn’t bothered about it, because that same day I kissed a researcher called Ollie on the forehead as well. I am quite tactile. I gave her a call, saying, “I’ve heard this is going to be in the papers”, and she was just like, “I know it’s not anything.” It was stupid on my part. I wasn’t expecting cameras to be outside.”

Speaking about his past with alcohol he said,

“It was just starting to make me ill – people were beginning to notice I wasn’t on top of things. I still have a drink every now and then, but just not as crazy. I didn’t get into any physically dangerous situations, but I was just kind of wandering round in the evenings, at an age that you probably shouldn’t be wandering around. Alcoholic means you have a dependency, and for me it was more of a choice. Alcoholic would be the wrong word. I just used drink to get away from the reality of my life at the time. I’m really blessed at the moment, so I don’t feel like I need to run away from anything.”

On his body image issues (which frankly he doesn’t need to have!) he said,

“People like Jake Quickenden, with his abs, they’re built to take their tops off. I’m just a normal van-driving bloke – the people you see on building sites with their bum-cracks hanging out. Women don’t find that attractive.”

He continued speaking about how he doesn’t feel comfortable taking his top off saying,

“No, I don’t. I think that’s body image issues from been younger.”

But admits the response to his sexiness has boosted his confidence,

“Definitely. It’s an honour to have people saying that stuff, but, at the same time, there are lots of people who don’t like you. You’ll just never be everyone’s cup of tea.”

You are certainly my cup of tea darling!

And speaking of sexy tweets he gets from fans he said,

“There’s the occasional ones, not just from girls but boys as well. It’s as cool as hell, really. I’ve had a few marriage proposals, and some really cheeky stuff that’s too naughty to say.”

Culture Vulture Express seems mild all of a sudden! 🙂

Speaking about Stevi Richie he said,

“I don’t think he gets enough credit for what he does. He gives 120 per cent. He can sing – people need to cut him some slack.”

And speaking about whether he thinks he can win or not he said,

“At the moment, you just have to visualise yourself getting through the next week. You can think about it and have a little taste of it, but you have to take it week by week because the competition is so strong now. If you make the wrong song choice, or sing or say something wrong, you can go out. You’ve got to concentrate week on week, but I like to think I have the tenacity to win.”

Sadly couldn’t find the pics from the shoot on the web to share but do check them out in the mag. You know you want to! 🙂

In the meantime here’s that Highway To Hell performance which I shall rename the Highway To Heaven performance! 🙂 Enjoy! I know you all will! 🙂

Belated Happy Birthday Josef Al-Smadi!

Anyone who reads this blog will know that Diva Fever are one of my guilty pleasures! Although that wouldn’t be completely true because I’m proud to be a Diva Fever fan. There is a lot of good singers on this year’s X Factor but we are kind of missing the fun, entertainment element to proceedings which Diva Fever brought in bucket loads to the 2010 incarnation of the show.

Anyway I shall stop yabbering. It was Joe from the duo’s 30th birthday on October 18th and he posted the following tweets on the band’s Twitter feed (which I love especially around the time of the Eurovision each year. :-)):

Just got the best birthday present ever. An @AlyssaEdwards_1 print for my wall 🙂 can’t wait to hang it up 🙂 @RuPaul

The best birthday present would be @AlyssaEdwards_1 actually tweeting me a happy birthday… *hint hint Alyssa… Don’t make me beg gurl* ;p

Happy Birthday Joe! 🙂

The Best Diva Fever YouTube Vids Part 3!

Welcome everyone to my final part of the best YouTube Diva Fever vids! Hope you all enjoy! :-):

Video 1: Josef Does The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Here is Josef doing the Ice Bucket challenge. Good on him! Having done it recently myself it is colder than one might expect!:

Video 2: Joe’s Version Of Believe

This is Joe’s piano version of Cher’s Believe. Stunning. :-):

Video 3: Joe’s version of Bad Romance

This is Joe’s hauntingly beautiful piano version of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. 🙂

Video 4: X Factor Video Diary Week 2

Ah memories from when they were on the show. 🙂

Video 5: The Cooking Challenge X Factor

More memories from The X Factor. 🙂

Video 6: Xtra Factor Final Interview With Storm Lee

Video 7: Tree Lighting 2010

Interviewed by Rick Vaughn at Tree Lighting 2010:

Video 8: At Powerhouse in Newcastle

Performing I Will Survive and Barbara Striesand in Newcastle:

Video 9: At Pulse in Cardiff

Performing at Pulse nightclub in Cardiff:

Video 10: ColeTalksWith Interview

Been interviewed by ColeTalksWith backstage at at Vanfest 2011: