What my first BRIT Awards experience was like

The Greatest Showman crew getting ready for the show to start!

In case you didn’t notice from my previous posts – my picture gallery and behind-the-scenes gossip – I went to the BRITs for the first time ever last night. It was also my first time inside an actual awards show, not to mention a live one, and I had no idea what to really expect. Here is what my first BRIT Awards experience was like.

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What you didn’t see on TV at the 2019 BRIT Awards

Like I said in my BRIT Awards picture post, I had never been inside an awards show before and certainly not one that is televised live so it was a new and exciting experience.

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My pictures from the 2019 BRIT Awards

The general layout of the O2 Arena

On Wednesday night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the BRIT Awards for the first time. It was unexpected, last minute and so exciting and my first time inside an actual awards show, since my times at the BAFTAs have been in a room inside the venue, not THE room.

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Grammys 2018: Best and Worst Dressed

Last night it was the biggest night on the music industry calendar – the Grammys. So naturally, as with any red carpet event, it is time to look at the fashion!

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Top moments from V Festival 2017 

This weekend, I was at V Festival in Chelmsford, Essex and it was awesome. If you weren’t there, don’t worry, you can catch up with what went down thanks to my handy highlights piece below!

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Top Films for October

 

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FILTH

James McAvoy has been praised for his performance by critics so I want to see it purely for this purpose. The content looks quite disgusting. He is a policeman with no moral boundaries and we literally see him, drink, smoke, shag, puke and just be a down-right horrible human being. It will certainly be a shocking movie but the casting of McAvoy has me intrigued. Released: 4th October

HOW I LIVE NOW

I’m almost fed up of the apocalyptic genre but this looks quite good. The trailer has me hooked, as does Saoirse Ronan, who takes the lead in this movie. She is an American sent to the English countryside for a summer and falls in love with Eddie. The world as they know it is totally changed when it is hit with a nuclear blast and they are separated by soldiers. They strive to break free and reunite back at their home. I like the love story edge. Released: 4th October

 

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THANKS FOR SHARING

This comedy-drama has a stellar cast and looks so enjoyable.  It focuses on the lives of three people who suffer from sex addiction and how it affects those around them. Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Pink and Tim Robbins star. Released: 4th October

THE TO DO LIST

This has a basic storyline but I think the comedic performances will make up for that. Aubrey Plaza stars as Brandy, an over-achiever in high school who realises she should get as many sexual experiences under her belt as possible before heading to college. This obviously paves the way for some funny, awkward scenes. I was mostly sold by the support cast of Alia Sawkat, Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Released: 4th October

 

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THE FIFTH ESTATE

Despite being panned by WikiLeaks founders, I think this insight into their 2010/2011 operation of releasing classified information will be very interesting. This thriller sees Benedict Cumberbatch portray the founder Julian Assange. We see the CIA and FBIs reaction when their classified information about Iraqi insurgents gets published in media, thanks to this whistleblower. Released: 11th October

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS

This action movie starring Tom Hanks is based on a true story that happened in 2009. Tom is the captain of a freighter which gets taken hostage by Somali pirates. He then lets himself get taken hostage to save his crew. This looks like really tense stuff and relates to contemporary news, which makes it very interesting. Released: 18th October

Pink fights back at the haters over cancelled gig

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Pink had to postpone a tour date in Birmingham, UK, last month due to illness.

The singer managed to complete the other UK dates on the Truth About Love tour, so the Birmingham concert-goers were a bit peeved. They are now super annoyed to find out that Pink’s crew cannot reschedule that date and it has now been cancelled.

I understand that people are annoyed but Pink never does this. She works so hard on her tours, puts in 110% and is never sick, so this is unusual. She must be seriously ill to cancel it, yet people have been sending her hate mail. So, fed up of getting stick for being ill, Pink has written a lengthy open letter explaining the situation and defending the decision to cancel.

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It begins: “To all of the fans/friends/people/ticket buyers from the Birmingham show that I had to cancel: and I say “had” because I had absolutely no choice in the matter, no control over the circumstances, and physically could not get my sick ass on stage, because of an ear infection and chest infection all at the same time, and even a doctor told me I could not go on stage whether I wanted to or not: To all of you:

“I sincerely apologize, AGAIN, for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sincerely. I actually rode by the venue, and saw some of you in line, and there was not a fucking thing I could do about any of it. Except cry. My heart was absolutely broken.”

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I feel sorry for her getting this hate. She takes her tours so seriously so this decision would not have been made lightly. As you can see from the letter, it upset her to disappoint the fans. They shouldn’t be mean to her over it though, it isn’t fair.

You can read the rest of her letter below:

“I am getting a lot of hate mail from some of you, not all. But to those of you that expect and feel entitled to perfection; Have a look at my track record- please- in general- for tours past. I have an incredible record. I do not cancel and I do not take it for granted how much trouble people go to- from spending hard earned money they don’t have, to travel expenses and time and planning, etc. I take NOnE of it for granted, EVER. That’s why I never phone it in. I go on stage and pour my fucking heart and body out on that stage. I ruin my body and my vocal chords, make myself sicker, come hell or high water. I don’t lip sync, I don’t rely on dancers to do my work for me. I try to put the best show on that I can, that any human being can, and I don’t stop until I know you’re happy.

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I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control- and I can’t apologize for that. And you know what I’ve been performing through the last week? ROTA virus. Look it up. I challenge any one of you to do what I do while sick with that. You couldn’t do it.

The fact that I don’t get the benefit of the doubt from you saddens me. There is no way I can make up this date. There isn’t a way. And for any of you that believe in me, please know we did everything we could to try to make it happen. Everything. It’s a logistical nightmare that is again, out of my control.

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And guess what? I might actually get sick again on this tour. Can you imagine it? How dare I even think that? I have a two year old who is building her immune system by getting sick all over the place. And the fact that I even went on tour while being a full time mom is a miracle in itself.

The next time I schedule dates- ill have to say to myself- “if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character.”

For the loyal and understanding fans- I am so so sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way. For the rest of you- Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy ass.

Love always, Alecia the human also known as p!nk.”

Cool Videos: Bruno Mars, Pink & Taylor Swift

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This is Bruno’s second single from Unorthodox Jukebox. He has gone for a ballad this time and it is really good. It shows off his singing skills- that boy can sing! I did prefer Locked Out of Heaven but this is still good. The video is pretty simple really. He is just sat at a piano crooning his heart out but it’s got the old school vibe, like in his previous video. His hair and sunglasses are pretty cool.

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Here is Pink’s third single from the album, Truth About Love. It is called Give Me A Reason and features Nate Reuss from the band fun. She sings so well in it but it just feels too similar to her last song, Try. I want her to do something upbeat next time. I think in comparison to Bruno’s ballad, this isn’t as strong. I think the collaboration works well though and the video looks great.

 

Taylor Swift 


Sadly, this is still just audio. Yesterday Taylor announced that her next single will be 22. I love this song! It is so weird- I didn’t really know about her much before her album Red. I didn’t particularly like her country vibe but I am LOVING her last three singles. So good. I can’t wait for the video.

Big Pics: Stars celebrating Thanksgiving

Now, Thanksgiving makes me wish I was American because it seems like such a fun holiday with close friends, family and plenty of yummy food!

Plenty of celebs posted up pictures of their tables set up or of their food but I’m just including the interesting ones in which the stars are actually present! So here’s a round-up of some of the celebrity Thanksgiving pics.

 

Katy Perry 

Katy didn’t do the standard “food preparation” picture but showed off Kai, the latest addition to her family. Posting this to Twitter, she wrote, “”Hope everyone is having a lovely Tday. Most thankful for my friends & family & welcoming Kai to the group, 1st bab.”

Julianne Hough 

Julianne Hough posted this to Twitter to show that being a star doesn’t mean you can’t get stuck in!

P Diddy 

Diddy, with a massive turkey. Enough said.

Jessica Alba 

Jessica Alba shows off her mum skills by preparing the turkey. Her husband Cash Warren posted this picture on his Instagram and I bet she loved him for that! It certainly isn’t a posed photo! The caption was “Happy Thanksgiving! Wife and I are throwing it down today!!”

Pink 

Pink shared a family picture of her mother and daughter Willow with the simple caption, “Three generations…I’m thankful”.

Milla Jovovich 

Milla put a picture of her and her mum prepping the food on Twitter. She wrote, “Cutting the corn off the cob 4 an amazing creamed corn n my mom has the fruit 4 her famous cranberry sauce!”

Heidi Klum 

Heidi Klum is staring out her turkey. Let’s face it…the turkey is going to win.

Taylor Swift 

Not being in the States meant a rather lonely Thanksgiving for Taylor- besides the cat. She tweeted, “I’m thankful for friendships like this”.

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon 

I find it odd to see the diva that is Mariah Carey being domesticated. Or at least joking around in the kitchen with her husband. I have to admit…I never thought they would last but they have and I’m so happy for them. The picture below of their son Morrocan playing the piano is my favourite. He is the cutest.

Video: Pink’s epic dance skills

This video is amazing! This is new video for Pink’s latest single Try and OMG, the choreography in this is just unbelievable.

Dance is used to convey the intense love/hate relationship that she sings about and her dancing skills are FAR better than I ever imagined. She looks like a professional dancer and the connection she has with her male dancer “boyfriend” Colt Prattes is perfect. You really get their story through their movements. I’m gushing but it really is fantastic!

This video must have taken a long time to come together as the choreography is difficult and the emotional energy used must have been taxing. There is an intimate, sexual vibe between the pair as well. Pink is far stronger, acrobatic and flexible than I ever realised. She should be truly proud of this video- it is definitely one of her best.

The song is so-so. To be honest, I didn’t really concentrate on it that much because I was so captivated by her performance.

Pink said in a statement, “Making this video was the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career. I never wanted it to end. It’s my favourite video ever.”