Camila Cabello: Camila review Havana hitmaker makes breakups look easy

What girl band? The singer who left Fifth Harmony has, against the odds, really come up with the goods and theres more to this than supernova hit Havana For connoisseurs of the piquant moment when a manufactured pop band goes awry, Camila Cabellos acrimonious 2016 departure from US X Factor runners-up Fifth Harmony provided rich pickings. It had it all. First, the curious sound of a manufactured pop band member huffily protesting that being in a manufactured pop band is stifling their capacity for self-expression, as if they mistakenly thought they were joining an experimental free-improvisation quintet along the lines of the AMM. The brief period where everyone involved starts behaving as if a member of a manufactured pop band leaving is a global humanitarian tragedy that must be prevented at all costs: according to a report in Billboard magazine, Fifth Harmonys management did everything short of demanding the United […] Read more »

Kim Kardashian gets email memos from Kanye West about sunglasses and other fashion do's and don'ts

Image: NBAE/Getty Images Season 7 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians gave us the iconic scene in which Kanye West physically goes through Kim Kardashian's closet to clear out some old stuff to make way for the new. Unfortunately, we'll probably never get anything like that again from the private couple, but in the latest episode of KUWTK, Kim gave us some insight into their relationship and revealed that some of her fashion choices are still directly dictated by the rapper himself—by email.  SEE ALSO: Kim Kardashian apparently pays 'homage' to designers by copying their designs "Kanye picked it out," she said. "He sent me a whole email and said 'You cannot wear big glasses anymore, it's all about tiny little glasses,'" Kim explained to her friend in the opening scene of Sunday's episode "My Mother's Keeper."  Image: E! Turns out, he sent Kim an email full of photos from […] Read more »

Coachella 2018 lineup announced, headlined by Beyonc and Eminem

The Californian music festival will also feature the Weeknd, David Byrne, Cardi B and dozens more pop and rap stars Coachella, the two-weekend Californian event that traditionally kicks off the summers festival season, has announced the lineup for its 2018 edition. Beyonc will headline on April 14 and 21, in her first live shows since her Formation world tour in 2016. The R&B star took 2017 off from live performance after giving birth to her twins Rumi and Sir, and the Coachella announcement will further fuel rumours she is gearing up to release new material. The other two headliners are Eminem, performing in the wake of his comeback album Revival reaching No 1 in both the US and UK, and the Weeknd, who may also have new material incoming following his successful 2016 album Starboy. Chart-dominating rappers such as Cardi B, Migos and Post Malone will also appear at Coachella, […] Read more »

2017: the year in pop culture

A month-by-month digest of 2017s most memorable moments, from Trumps not-so-triumphant inauguration to Get Out reviving the horror genre, Love Islands surprise success and beyond January Trumps inauguration The year began with nobody RSVPing to Donald Trumps inauguration invite. After reaching the end of his Rolodex, he eventually got 3 Doors Down to perform so, crisis over. Musical chairs ... the extensive list of musicians that shirked Trumps big day. Photograph: Guardian Design Team Meanwhile, in popular culture, 2017 started with a similar sense of ambition and optimism, which soon turned into disappointment. Going down ... the list of the lost: Twin peaks, Blade Runner 2049, the xx, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Mother!. Photograph: Guardian Design Team <head><title></title></head><body hidden=""><div class="bookshop-button-wrapper" id="wrapper"> <br /></div></body> February The Oscar blunder fallout School of card knocks ... Warren Beatty announces the wrong winner of the best picture Oscar. We used to know the drill for […] Read more »

Naomi Campbell: People try to use your past to blackmail you. I wont allow it

Late and distracted by her phone, the model soon transforms from hauteur to warmth. She discusses racism, Vogue, stereotypes of black women and how, at 47, shes finally become comfortable in her own skin At a big and ritzy Halloween party in New York two Saturdays ago, a lot of highly famous people dressed up as other highly famous people. Naomi Campbell, however, went as herself. Why deign to masquerade as some lesser being when you are already an internationally acknowledged apogee of fabulousness? In a gold strapless mini dress and a crown bigger than the one Beyonc wore at the Grammys, the 47-year-old supermodel was approached by more than one party guest who had come in costume as Naomi Campbell. A real-life Naomi: Campbell at Halloween party in New York, October 2017. Photograph: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Moet Hennessy When we meet, Halloween itself, we are in the restaurant […] Read more »

The internet has big plans for this chill surfer baby

Take a look at this baby chilling with his arms behind his head on a tiny surfboard, with little knitted shorts and sunglasses. That is an unmistakably fresh baby.  Image: via reddit/whatsmyname2u You have to admire the relaxed baby lifestyle. The internet, likely envious of this baby's unfazed demeanor, decided to Photoshop him into scenarios more suited to his vibe. SEE ALSO: Photographer makes nostalgia real by Photoshopping his present self into his childhood pictures Some people thought it would be a good idea to add a mini six-pack and some chest hair. Very Baywatch, baby. Image: via Reddit / mandal0re The baby also needed a beard and some arm pit hair. Image: via reddit / Mandal0re The cozy baby just became a pretentious Abercrombie and Fitch model.  Image: via reddit / i_am_a_bot_ama Someone decided to cast the baby for The Little Mermaid sequel. Image: via reddit / MrDildoDoodler Ashad Khaled isn't […] Read more »

Rita Ora on breakups and burnout: There were helicopters. I woke up in hospital

A legal tangle with Jay-Z couldnt stop the former child refugee from earning millions as a singer, actor and presenter but exhaustion did. She discusses how hard it is to have it all, and why she worked with the notorious Terry Richardson My meltdown was when I was 25, Rita Ora declares. Do you want a sandwich? We are a mere two minutes into a conversation in a portable cabin near a sound stage in Acton, west London, five minutes walk from the real-life Apprentice Cafe Of Doom. Rita is shooting a promo clip, involving a cast of dozens and a stint in a red Ferrari, for her forthcoming presenting gig at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), and somehow we have gone from discussing the ads storyboard, to the topic of whether or not autumn is the best season, to Ritas birthday being in November, which leads her to […] Read more »

Bootsy Collins: LSD was a big part of why I left James Browns band

The musician, 66, tells Candice Pires about free love, Funkadelic, coming to earthly consciousness and getting away from being Bootsy My mother never said to me: You cant do that. When it came to finishing high school or going on the road with James Brown, I decided to go. She knew I wasnt really choosing anything harmful. She just wanted me to have fun with whatever I was doing. She was my backbone. You have to be detached from things in order to really love them, and know that theyre not yours. I can say: Youre mine, but thats not true; when I go, I go and when you go, you go. I came up in the days of free love, so its easier for me to lock into that. LSD was a big part of why I left James Browns band. I promised myself Id never do it during […] Read more »

Pink: 'Monogamy is work. You have times when you havent had sex in a year'

Her daughter may think shes a total dork, but the singer back with her seventh album has become an outspoken idol to millions of young women MTVs Vanguard award, now named after Michael Jackson, is given to the biggest names in pop. Over the past 10 years, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Beyonc and Rihanna have been handed the honour, and traditionally, it is a celebration of a solid stint at the top, an excuse for a greatest hits medley and a gracious speech at the ceremony, thanking all of those who made it possible. This August, it was the turn of Alecia Moore, known since she was a teenager as Pink. When she came up on stage at the VMAs to accept it, she didnt do the usual thank-yous. Instead, she dedicated it to her six-year-old daughter, Willow, and told a story about accepting ones flaws and the […] Read more »

American Made review maverick Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in flashy thriller

A grinning Cruise is back in Top Gun territory in Doug Limans sort-of-true story about a bored pilot who starts working for a Colombian cartel and the CIA Youd need a heart of stone not to indulge Tom Cruises midlife return to Top Gun antics in this flashy, entertaining crime thriller by director Doug Liman, featuring Tom with blindingly toothy grin and sunglasses whizzing around in his light aircraft with US Customs agents riding his tail (to quote Roger Avary). Its based on the sort-of-true-ish story of a former TWA pilot who in 1984 was arrested for gun-running, money-laundering and carrying drugs in his plane for Colombias Medelln Cartel. He cut a deal to incriminate bigger players and claimed he had been involved with government intelligence agencies from the outset this movie sportingly takes him at his word. Cruise plays Barry Seal, competent but bored airline pilot and impeccable husband […] Read more »