How to Build a Girl: Film Review

How to Build a Girl

I really enjoyed reading Caitlin Moran‘s semi-autobiographical novel How to Build a Girl a few years ago so I was thrilled when it was announced that she would be adapting it for a feature film. The movie isn’t perfect but it’s an enjoyable watch, led by a charming performance from Beanie Feldstein.

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Top News: Lily Allen, Evan Rachel Wood & awards round-up


Lily Allen

Earlier this week, Lily Allen (or Cooper) had her second child- a daughter named Marnie Rose. I LOVE the name. Lily also has a one-year-old daughter named Ethel with husband Sam. She thanked everyone on Twitter saying, “Quite overwhelmed by all the well wishing going on. THANKYOU everybody x x x”


Elton John

Elton John and David Furnish were thought to have become fathers this week but their spokesperson denied the rumours today. Papers were reporting that the couple had used the same surrogate mother who gave birth to their two-year-old son Zachary.


Evan Rachel Wood 

Evan has confirmed that she is expecting a child with her husband Jamie Bell. The 25-year-old Ides of March actress met the Billy Elliott star on the set of a Green Day video in 2005 and they got married in secret in October last year. She can be seen holding a slight bump on the set of her latest movie 10 Things I Hate About Life.



Adele has been seen heading to LA today after she has been rumoured to sing Skyfall at the Golden Globe awards this weekend. The song is nominated for Best Original Song. This will be her first work commitment since her child’s birth in October.


Award ceremonies

This week was a big week for nominations- BAFTA, BRIT and Oscars! So there has been a lot to keep up with. I’m going to give you a quick summary on the Oscars but for the full list of BAFTA nominations, see here and for the BRITs, see here. In the Oscars, Steven Spielberg’s Civil War drama Lincoln has received the most nods with twelve. Silver Linings Playbook and Les Misérables both did well.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field were all nominated for Lincoln and Silver Linings got nominations in all of the top six categories (best actress, actor, supporting actress, actor, best film and best director) for Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver and David O Russell. For Les Mis, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman got mentions but director Tom Hooper was snubbed. Quentin Tarantino and Zer Dark Thirty’s Kathryn Bigelow were also snubbed in that category.

Here is the list for best film- Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. For a full list, see here.

Celebs & their Kids Special Pics & News


1. Lily Allen’s dad has confirmed she is pregnant. He made the announcement while on TV show This Morning yesterday. This will be Lily’s second child after giving birth to daughter Ethel in December 2011.

2. Uma Thurman has given birth to a baby girl with partner, Arpad Busson. She already has two children from her marriage to Ethan Hawke. No other details have been released.

3. Stephen Moyer finally confirmed that he and his True Blood co-star wife Anna Paquin were expecting twins.


There have been a lot of cute pictures of celebrities and their children surfacing over the past few days so I’ve made a collection of my favourites.

1. Julia Roberts was playing with daughter Hazel on the beach in Hawaii. The duo are on a family break to Kaui. While Hazel and Julia picked seashells, her husband Danny Moder was looking after their two other children- Hazel’s twin Phinnaeus (both seven) and Henry, who is five.

2. These are my two favourite pictures of Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise over the last few days. In the top one, Suri is having a sulk because she wants a puppy but Katie says no. In the second, they just look so cute together especially in the matching pink! Suri looks happier and relaxed compared to when the divorce news first broke so I’m glad to see she’s weathered the storm pretty well.

3. The reason I love these pictures is that Sarah Michelle Gellar is clearly enjoying the whale more than her daughter, Charlotte! The pair had a day out at SeaWorld in San Diego, California. It’s nice to see Sarah in pap pictures because she’s very low-key and you hardly ever see any of her so it’s refreshing to look at pics from a quieter celeb! Gellar is expecting a second child with husband Freddie Prinze Jr.

4. How cute is Aoife Belle Foden?! She’s so cute! The Saturdays singer, Una Healy, posted pictures onto her Twitter to show off her fourth month old baby. In the picture below, you can also see her husband, rugby star Ben Foden having a staring match!

5. Now I think is such a cute picture because it shows how close Will Smith is with his daughter Willow. She decided to take a nap on him while on a flight and mother/wife Jada decided to show the world through Twitter. It just makes Will even more likeable!

Lily Allen has baby girl

Lily Allen has given birth to a little girl finally after all her heartache with previous miscarriages.

While Lily and her husband have yet to confirm anything about the birth, many of her celebrity friends have taken to Twitter to congratulate the couple.

For example, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman tweeted; “MASSIVE congrats to MrsLRCooper and family on the arrival of their little girl. So much happiness and love going their way. Xxx.”

Edith is just one of many celebrities sending their congrats to the pair. Not surprising really considering Lily has been wanting a child for quite a while now. Lily lost her baby six months into her pregnancy last year and in 2008 when she was with Chemical Brothers frontman Ed Simons.It makes me happy to know that she finally has her wish.

I shall update this post with details once a statement has been made. So happy for them!