Wednesday, 29 December 2010
*Cough, splutter, sneeze* I bring you this blog post live from my sick bed. Feel sorry for me, I've had the flu for ages. Anywho, whilst flu riddled I've been indulging in my latest habit- Teen Mom! This MTV US show follows the lives of 4 little ladies who popped out sprogs when they should have been planning proms and picking out what Colleges to go to. My favourite teen mom is Amber Portwood. She's a fiery loose cannon, who is bringing up her daughter Leah beautifully *cough* and has an on/ off, somewhat volatile relationship with her baby daddy Gary. But nothing prepared me for the shocker in the latest ep I watched. Amber sucker punched Gary, slapped him upside the head and then throttled him- Oh-er. She was promptly arrested and charged for assault and battery. Miss Portwood claimed that MTV incited her Rocky Balboa behaviour. I wouldn't be surprised if a caffeine amped producer whispered in her shell "Amber if Gary pisses you off let him have it!" "Are you sho'?" Amber would've replied in her Southern tones. Said producer would flash her contract with its 6 figure salary (yeep these teen moms get paid a heap), and Miss P would've had her pimp hand geared up quicker than you could say "I'm Rick James bitch." Sad times. Amber's out of the pen now. And I only hope these fat cat producers make sure that she gets some decent rehabilitation before she ends up losing little Leah to the social system because she's seen as to aggressive and a potential risk to her daughter.
Monday, 6 December 2010
So as a journo I often decamp to gigs, premiere's and award shows to interview singers, rappers, actors and celebs. And it never fazes me. I sat across from Trey Songz whilst he's been biting his lip, The Wanted called me sexy, I've been the judge for a male modelling comp, holed up in a small room with them whilst they paraded about in their boxers and six packs. I won't go on but you get my drift, whenever man candy is around me I am absolutely unfazed. But I must confess meeting Danny O'Donoghue from The Script last night rocked my world. I was covering the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball and had just finished chatting to Cee Lo (who is super cool) when the boys from the hottest Irish band du jour walked out. I felt like a deer in the headlights/ a moth to the flame/ rooted to the spot and a million other contradictory corny old sayings when I saw him. I can't remember what I said to him or his answers but I do remember his eye's piercing through me and burning his name across my soul. Hubba hubba, Danny is ridiculously hot and he's got that special type of sexitude that you can't put your finger on. I am crushing on him to the nth degree. Enough said.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Ahhh, I do love a new bit of talent in my boudoir. Enter MALLiE a fab artist I stumbled across on Myspace. She has an incredibly raw, passionate vocal style- liken her to an Adele if you please. This little women with a big voice ain't no poptart by numbers. She's a sassy 21yr old with South African roots, a deliciously leftfield fashion sense, "I don't care" blonde hair and an edge that makes Ke$ha look wholesome! MALLiE's style is soulful rock/reggae with a sweet twist of pop. Her vocals trip like magic over strong beats, ballads and twinkly piano solo's (she plays the ivories herself). The UK music scene is wide open at the moment so its any one's game, the Boudoir hearts MALLiE a lot and fingers crossed she'll become a major player in 2011!
Check out MALLiE's song The Game on her myspace page
Top Model of Colour (TMC) is a modelling competition with a difference. It’s been going strong for 5 years and takes competitors from black, mixed, Hispanic and other ethnic minorities who are typically under represented in the modelling world. One male and one female winner is chosen from a honed, toned and stunning mix of finalist’s who have been whittled down from hundreds of applicants. With the backing of the TMC corporation the winners are guided towards supermodel greatness within the UK and Worldwide (former winners have had shoots and catwalk opportunities as far reaching as Gambia and New York). I headed down to the finals this weekend to get in on some front row action as a judge om the night for the men’s category.
The chiseled and lithe contestants were put through their paces in swim, casual and eveningwear categories whilst their catwalk potential and future supermodel credentials were scrutinised by a judging panel that made Simon Cowell look friendly (not me though, I was nice as pie honest!!)
Jason Best and Nana Afua Antwi were named as the male and female winners.
With stunning looks and bodies that place them on par with any budding supermodels out there the sky is the limit for these two.
Jason Best- Winner of the Men's Category
Nana Afua Antwi- Winner of the Women's Category
I salute this enterprise soldier style. TMC strives to get diversity recognised within the modelling world and alongside other initiatives like the Black Vogue Issue, its making great strides in getting the fashion world to stand up and notice the beauty within all races.
For more information on TMC visit http://www.topmodelofcolour.com/