British pop star Cheryl Cole and her new husband Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini hosted a black and white-themed bash in London on Monday night (21Jul14) to celebrate their surprise nuptials earlier this month (Jul14). The Fight For This Love hitmaker tied the knot with her boyfriend of three months on the Caribbean island of Mustique, with only her mother Joan Callaghan and assistant Lily England among the handful of guests at the secret ceremony.
On Monday night, Cole had a much larger guest list as 80 of the couple's friends and family attended a party celebrating the nuptials at private members' club The Library in the British capital.
Among the invitees were Cole's former Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and mother-to-be Kimberley Walsh, as well as The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and husband, former JLS star Marvin Humes. Cole's The X Factor boss Simon Cowell was also expected at the party, and most of the guests arrived in monochrome attire.
Cole was photographed arriving hand-in-hand with her new husband wearing a black strapless floor-length gown while Fernandez-Versini matched in an all black suit.
British pop star Cheryl Cole will celebrate her wedding for a second time this week (beg21Jul14) for family and friends who missed her nuptials. The Fight For This Love hitmaker tied the knot with her boyfriend of three months Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on the Caribbean island of Mustique earlier this month (Jul14). Only her mother Joan Callaghan and assistant Lily England were among the handful of guests at the secret ceremony.
Most of Cole's friends and family were reportedly surprised by the wedding news and now the couple is hunting for venues in London to toast their marriage with their loved ones.
A source tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Cheryl and Jean-Bernard took everyone by surprise when they announced they were married. A lot of her family haven't even met the guy, and some were upset about missing the big day. So they want to do something to make up for things... It will also be a great opportunity for family and friends of both sides to get to know each other."
"I still can't believe my lil buddy Cheryl got married. Had no idea. He is a great guy. Am very happy for them." Music and reality TV mogul Simon Cowell is as shocked as Cheryl Cole's fans by her secret marriage to French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. The couple, which has been dating for just over three months, wed earlier this month (Jul14). The British pop star went public with the news on Sunday (13Jul14).
Cheryl Cole's former Girls Aloud bandmate Nicola Roberts has defended the singer over her decision to marry her boyfriend after just three months together. The pop star stunned fans on Sunday (13Jul14) by confirming she had tied the knot with French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, just weeks after they began dating.
The whirlwind love affair has sparked concern among many devotees, but Cole's close friend and former colleague Roberts is adamant the brunette beauty should not be criticised for following her heart.
In a post on Instagram.com, Roberts writes, "For the Versinis, but mostly for her, who is happier than ever..." before adding in a message, "You can be in a relationship for two years and feel nothing; you can be in a relationship for two months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality; of infatuation, or of love."
British pop star Cheryl Cole has secretly married her boyfriend of three months, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. The former Girls Aloud star stunned fans on Sunday evening (13Jul14) when she posted a photo of a massive diamond ring and wedding band on her left ring finger on Instagram.com. In the caption, she wrote, "I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news... Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14... We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together." Cole quietly began dating the French restaurant owner in April (14) and they went public with their relationship a month later (May14), when they attended various events at the Cannes Film Festival in France together. Cole divorced soccer player Ashley Cole in 2010 amid allegations of his infidelity, and her last relationship, with dancer Tre Holloway, ended in 2013.
Ariana Grande's older half-brother is following the pop star into the limelight after signing up as a contestant on the new season of U.S. reality show Big Brother.
Aspiring actor/dancer Frankie Grande will have cameras follow his every move as he tries to survive elimination, while living in the Big Brother house as part of a group of 16 strangers, in a bid to win a $500,000 (£312,500) cash prize.
But the 31 year old, who has his own following on his YouTube.com channel, admits he will be keeping the identity of his famous sibling a secret from housemates at first - and will be entering the three-month competition using his dad's surname.
He tells People.com, "I'm going to drop Grande and just use my father's last name, Marchione." However, Frankie insists he has the full support of his singing sister: "I got to call Ariana on camera and tell her what I was doing and she just said, 'I know how much you love the show. Go make them fall in love with you... but don't show them all of you, because a lot of people will hate you for that.'"
The Problem hitmaker has also sent Frankie her best wishes via Twitter.com. In a post on Thursday (19Jun14), she writes, "congrats to my big brother on being cast in season 16 of big brother... so proud of u / I'm a nervous wreck #bb16 you're gonna kill it (sic)".
The new season of Big Brother kicks off in America on 25 June (14).
British pop star Cheryl Cole has sparked rumours she is enjoying a blossoming new love affair after she was spotted with a new man during her trip to the Cannes Film Festival in France. The former Girls Aloud star has been in town to attend the famous film industry gathering, and she has been spotted at a number of events with Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, a French restaurant owner.
The pair has been pictured together on a string of dates, and Britain's The Sun newspaper reports they are a new couple.
A source tells the publication, "She's really happy. They're an item and Cheryl is ready to find love again."
Cole divorced soccer player Ashley Cole in 2010 amid allegations he cheated on her, and her last relationship, with dancer Tre Holloway, ended last year (13).
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As grand as the themes of good and evil, needs and deservings, power and responsibility and such forth are, superhero movies are generally pretty straightforward in premise: hero stops villain from wreaking havoc. As off-putting as this kind of simplicity might sound, it's usually the right way to go. If you pack enough substance into your characters and adhere your plot to these linear margins, you can actually wind up saying a healthy amount (and having a lot of fun). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets half of this formula down pat. Although Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker is still a moreover undistinguished identity, his emotional magnitude (re: his relationship with Gwen Stacy) is enough to keep him valid through the storm of lunacy that is his second feature. And it's not even that lunacy that holds him back. The problem isn't how wild his conquests are, how silly some of the action sequences feel, or how absolutely bonkers his villains turn out to be. It's all the other stuff (and yes, if you can believe it, there's a ton more going on in this movie than what I've already mentioned — that's the issue). All the plot twists, tertiary mysteries, ominous flashbacks, abject reveals, and weightlessly sinister pawns in this brooding game that, save for its fun with the baddies, takes itself way too seriously. All that stuff that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 thinks is necessary to make Peter Parker matter? It actually does just the opposite.
Peter is at his best when he's playing Tracy and Hepburn with the girlfriend he's perpetually disappointing (the eternally charming Emma Stone), or trying to win back the favor of the only remaining parental figure from whom he's rapidly slipping away (Sally Field, reminding us why she's a household name), or angling to connect with the mentally unstable engineer who just wants people to notice him (Jamie Foxx working his comic shtick with a frightening zest). We have the most fun with Peter when he's playing the simplest games, and we connect best with him on similar ground. But Peter and company, at the behest of The Amazing Spider-Man franchise's Sandman-sized aspirations, spend so much time exploring new avenues: the secrets surrounding the death and work of Richard Parker, the behind-the-curtains operations of OsCorp, the nefarious goings on in the waterside penitentiary Ravencroft.
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As a result of the grand stab at world building, there is just so much stuff that Peter has to wade through in this movie, dragging the likes of Gwen and his boyhood friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan, mastering angst, menace, and upper-class privilege all at once) into the dark crevasses of narrative waste. With so many diversions into the emotionally vacant, deliberately joyless explorations of Parker family origin stories, secret brief cases, and underground subways — The Amazing Spider-Man 2 rivals Captain America: The Winter Soldier in complexity, but forgets the necessary ingredient of fun — we barely have enough energy left when the good stuff hits.
And in truth, the good stuff isn't really good enough to sustain us through all the duller periods. Garfield and Stone do have laudable chemistry. Foxx is a hoot as Peter's maniacal new foe, especially when paired with the grimacing DeHaan. And the action, while often straying from any aesthetic authenticity, is nothing shy of neat-o. It's all passable, occasionally worthy of a hearty smile, but rarely anything you'll be definitively pleased you took the time to see.
But beyond coming up short in the micro, the film's regal downfall is its scope. With so much to do, both in accomplishing its own necessary plot points and setting up for those to come in future films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 doesn't seem to take time to make sure it's having fun with its own premise. And if it isn't having fun, we won't be either.
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U.S. TV host Giselle Fernandez has split from her husband after 11 years of marriage. The Emmy Award-winning broadcaster filed for legal separation from businessman John Farrand on Friday (11Apr14), according to TMZ.com.
The couple wed in 2002 at their home in Beverly Hills, California and share a daughter, Talei.
Fernandez is seeking joint custody of the seven year old.
Actress Shailene Woodley has laughed off rumours suggesting she is dating her movie co-star Shiloh Fernandez, insisting there is nothing romantic about their friendship. The stars play love interests in the thriller White Bird in a Blizzard, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January (14), a year after they were allegedly spotted kissing at the 2013 event in Utah.
But Woodley, 22, claims the romance reports are unfounded, because she has actually been single for four years.
When quizzed about her rumoured relationship with Fernandez by America's Marie Claire magazine, she says, "Oh, no, God! Shiloh's my buddy. You take a picture with somebody and all of a sudden you're dating. That's so funny."
Explaining her single status and her thoughts about a lifetime of monogamy, the Divergent star adds, "I just haven't met anyone where I was like, 'Wow, I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.' I don't even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever."