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How’s this for a good morning? Charlie Hunnam covers the new issue of Entertainment Weekly as King Arthur for Guy Ritchie's upcoming Knights Of The Round Table. I'm short of breath, are you? F-ck. F-ck I almost don't want him to be this hot. Because it's not right to want someone so impossible so badly. Full Story
It’s Friday. And normally on Fridays Guy Ritchie posts a photo of Charlie Hunnam on Instagram to make our weekend but he’s wrapped on Knights Of The Round Table so that probably won’t be happening so much anymore. Happily though, Charlie delivered for us instead. He went to a hookah bar in London last night with some friends. Full Story
Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Flaunt photo shoot. Was not shot by Sam Taylor-Johnson. This doesn’t matter to you, probably. But it matters to me because, well, she’s a photographer, a celebrated photographer. And these pictures are so f-cking sexy, I just wonder whether they’d be more sexy or not as sexy if she’d been the one shooting. Full Story
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It’s a good day already. New Idris Elba photos! He was at LAX yesterday. And while I know I don’t need to give you any more information than that because you’ll just be looking at the photos anyway, there’s more. He’s heading to Glastonbury so we should get some new shots of him there. Full Story
We open today with shots of Jennifer Lawrence and her bodyguard in New York by request from many of you who’ve come to enjoy the value he adds to her pictures. These images might be the best ones we’ve had of him to date. Even without the dog. But the dog doesn’t hurt. Look at that face. Full Story
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Even when I’m 90 I will still know every single word to this song. New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle, obviously. Substance! God, that album. For an entire year, I used to get ready to Thieves Like Us, pretending I was Molly Ringwald. Anyway, Brandon Flowers (you didn’t think I would start the week without him, did you?) is continuing to tour the UK – The Desired Effect topped UK sales charts in its first week – and performed last night in Manchester…with Bernard Sumner. Full Story
If you’re in Canada returning from the long weekend, we posted a few articles yesterday so please scroll down to get caught up.
I had a deadline last night which seriously cut into my Brandon Flowers creeping time. The album is out now. And I have a flight later so he’s coming with me to LA. He, however, will not be in LA because he’s been in the UK the last few days. Plays a show tonight in Dublin. On Friday he performed on Graham Norton. After the song was done, he was invited to join the couch, next to comedian Michael McIntyre. Who could not get over that face. It is a spectacular face. So spectacular that Michael, well, he couldn’t contain himself. It’s almost like …he’s confused by it. Like he can’t quite believe it. The expression on his face is hilarious. Start at 3:45 below to get right to the interview if you don’t want to sit through the singing. BUT WHY NOT???
Just indulge me for a couple more weeks. As my friends have pointed out often, I’m fickle. My crushes never last long. Sooner or later I’ll see him in a pair of pants I don’t like and it’ll be over.
Yours in gossip,
I’m sorry, I can’t stop. Last night before bed, Jacek was watching the news and I had my headphones in, cranked up loud. He was asking me something and I couldn’t hear. Then he tapped me and I still didn’t react. He finally had to shove his face into the side of my head before I noticed.
“Are you creeping Brandon Flowers again?”
I’m obsessed with this album, not unlike how obsessed I was with Taylor Swift’s 1989. Because both are so unapologetically, gleefully POP. The thing with pop, and my relationship to it, is that it came first for me. It was mine. I grew up in an immigrant home. My Chinese parents didn’t have a music library. They didn’t, couldn’t, introduce me to whatever it is you want to call “classic rock”. Pop was on the radio. Pop was what was there for me to discover. Pop was the first love. And it was a door too. Because pop isn’t snobby. Pop doesn’t tell you that you can’t go and learn about punk afterwards and then move on to soul, folk, metal, and on. I’ll never not have an iPod without New Order on it. Or Duran Duran. And in this new interview Brandon Flowers just addressed rumours that he might be collaborating with one of the bands, or both. OMG.
Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. Photos and recap on Monday. Have a great weekend!
Yours in gossip,