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 »

Uh Oh A Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Staffer Had Their Car Burglarized At The Couple's Mansion!

We're sure this has left Kim Kardashian West rattled. A staffer for Keeks and husband Kanye West had their car ransacked at 4 a.m. on Friday. In addition to the employee's vehicle, the crook riffled through two other vehicles at the end of Kimye's driveway. Oh no! Related: Blac Chyna Outs Rob Kardashian's $100K Weight Loss Surgery! Law enforcement sources dished to TMZ that the theft took place at the Wests' Bel Air mansion. Although the male suspect never made it into Kim and Kanye's residence, he trashed the three vehicles he burglarized. Thankfully, security footage caught the perpetrator on camera AND the bad guy only made off with one iPhone. Sucks for the staffer, but it could've been so much worse!! Reportedly, the Wests' security detail spotted the culprit and chased him off. The man was clearly disappointed in his robbery as he hit up Kathy Griffin's estate next. […] 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 »

Givenchy Is Irresistible Elegance

Audrey Hepburn in her best times both on- and off-screen, was always wearing Givenchy. She and Hubert de Givenchy met in their mid-20 s, and their friendship and professional partnership spanned 40 years. He designed her firstly Oscars dress, the black satin gown she wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and a pink jersey dress for her bridal day. Here is what she says of Givenchy; “Givenchy’s creations always gave me a sense of security and confidence,” she once said, “and my work went more easily in the knowledge that I looked absolutely right. I felt the same at my private appearances. Givenchy’s outfits gave me ‘protection’ against strange situations and people. I felt so good in them.” In a recent blog post, the authors at redhotsunglasses explain the history of Givenchy and the relationship with Audrey Hepburn.  Givenchy is irresistible elegance. The legacy of the brand has influenced refined feminine style throughout fashion history. […] Read more »

Dress up with your real best friend your dog this Halloween

Dog costumes > people costumes. Image: pexels Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Couples costumes are serious business. They signify the depth of your bond, your sense of humor about the relationship, and which pop culture touchstones you share. Instead of putting all that pressure on your significant other, you can dress up with your ride-or-die instead — your dog. SEE ALSO: Star Wars Halloween costumes for your pet Thankfully pet stores already know that the human/pet costume combo is a winning one. These dynamic duos are guaranteed to make you and your pup the best dressed at any Halloween party. Yoda and Luke  Strap your best friend on your back like Luke did with Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah. You can get a Luke Skywalker costume with the classic tunic, but if you really want to be […] 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 »

Original supermodels assemble for catwalk tribute to Gianni Versace

Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen and Carla Bruni in Donatella Versaces Milan show Of everything Gianni Versace gave to popular culture he invented the celebrity front row, the metal mesh cocktail dress and arguably the career of Elizabeth Hurley, who might never have found fame were it not for That Dress the supermodel is his greatest legacy. So it was a fitting tribute that a supermodel reunion was the centrepiece of the Versace show staged to mark the 20th anniversary of his murder. Versace invented the supermodel, plucking a few chosen models from the runway ranks and elevating them to a higher strata of glamour. Other models remained humble clothes horses, but this elite became goddesses. Versace, who was already conjuring the imagery of classical goddesses with his becomingly draped dresses, created the perfect women to wear them. Prints charming: models in signature Versace style. Photograph: Luca […] Read more »

Antonio Lopez: the fashion illustrator who revolutionised the industry

The subject of a new documentary, Sex, Fashion and Disco, Lopez was best friends with Karl Lagerfeld, advocated diversity long before woke-ness was in fashion and had dance moves that can only be described as legendary There cant be many fashion illustrators who can count Jessica Lange, Grace Jones and Karl Lagerfeld as their BFFs, and Jerry Hall as their one-time bae. But Antonio Lopez was special as the new film, Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex, Fashion and Disco testifies. An illustrator who started out in the mid-60s (when he dropped out of college to work for Womens Wear Daily), the Puerto Rican-born artist bucked the trend for photography as the dominant medium in fashion media. This was through sheer talent. In his work for the New York Times, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, the whooshes of his lines, movement of his drawings and the confident, sexy poses of the models he […] Read more »