Tom Bradby seems like a lovely bloke. He is ITV’s political editor, an accomplished author, and a friend of the Duke of Cambridge. Bradby is so lovely, diplomatic and trustworthy that the Duke and his then-fiance, Catherine Middleton chose him for their only engagement interview on November 16th, 2010.
Bradby and William met in 2005 when the journalist was working as a royal correspondent, and William needed to borrow some video equipment for a project. Their friendship was an odd one, only because the royal family and royal reporters aren’t usually friends. [Read more…]
London-based Dave Benett has been photographing celebrities and royalty since the eighties. While he initially stuck to news and sports when he started his career in the 1970s, Benett moved on to the highly entertaining world of the London party scene.
Benett told HELLO! that reps laid out the ground rules before giving him the go-head to snap their clients. “They said, ‘You have eight seconds to photograph them’, and that’s what we did. And they’re giggling and laughing and having a great time.”
His secret? [Read more…]
Whether or not you think that last Sunday’s premiere of “The Royals “lived up to its hype, there’s no question that one character in particular completely captured our attention. Princess Eleanor, played by Alexandra Park, was equal parts disastrous and beautiful in episode one, showcasing both a rough exterior and a vulnerability that left the viewer wondering if they loved her, hated her or felt sorry for her (or all three).
I spoke to Park about her first big stateside break a few days after the show premiered in E!. She’s an Aussie who loves “Good Will Hunting,” can’t get enough of “The Walking Dead,” and is taking orders from Elizabeth Hurley on her literary selections. “You need to start reading more thrillers. They keep your mind busy!” she told Park. [Read more…]
Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the “Downton Abbey” set at Ealing Studios in London, where she toured the trailers, set and accepted a cake made by Daisy (Sophie McShera) and Mrs. Patmore (Leslie Nicol).
If you subscribe to Netflix, an image of Cillian Murphy with a ridiculous haircut has most likely passed your screen. You’re already kinda freaked out by his piercing blue eyes and angular jaw, so it doesn’t help that he stars in a show with a name like Peaky Blinders. What is that, a fetishy peep show kinda program? “I thought it was about dancing or something,” Craig Ferguson said.
No. [Read more…]
It’s Golden Globes weekend in Los Angeles, which draws a cast of thousands to Los Angeles for pre-parties, post-parties and everything in between.
Last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, BAFTA hosted their annual tea party. Guess who joined nominees and other famous faces? One Cressida Bonas, she who we once tried to imagine as a royal wife. [Read more…]
Bless 2015, for it could very well bring us the one thing we resolved to wish for.
British comedienne Jennifer Saunders, she of “Absolutely Fabulous” and “Viva Forever” fame (ignore the latter’s scathing reviews) has finished a first draft for the movie version of “Ab Fab,” the hugely successful BBC comedy that premiered in 1992 and came back for a few anniversary episodes in 2012.
“I’ve finished the first draft. I’m feeling euphoric,” Sauders told the Daily Mirror (via the Telegraph). “My proper new year’s resolution is to do the film, otherwise it’ll be a pointless year of procrastination.” [Read more…]
Guys, I’m kind of jazzed about E!’s new series, The Royals (premieres March 15th). It looks smutty and plays out like a modern-day monarchy’s nightmare. Basically it’s Knots Landing with inheritance laws and priceless heirlooms.
Elizabeth Hurley plays Queen Helena (I hope she’s a consort because there’s a King Simon. If that’s not the case, someone at E! will be hearing from yours truly). Naturally (or not), Hurley hasn’t aged since Austin Powers, and she’s very Diana-At-The-Serpentine-Gallery with her bodycon dresses and legs for days. [Read more…]