Harry Styles, Sir Tom Jones, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss and Rita Ora were among the stars who turned out for a glitzy party in London on Monday night (02Dec13) to celebrate Playboy's 60th anniversary. Hugh Hefner's saucy publication marks six decades in print this year (13) and British supermodel Kate Moss was chosen to don the iconic bunny outfit to grace the cover of the 60th anniversary December issue.
The publication's milestone was marked with a lavish bash at the Playboy Club in London on Monday, hosted by Moss and designer Marc Jacobs, and the party attracted big name stars including Sir Tom Jones, One Direction heartthrob Styles, and actress Miller.
Model Daisy Lowe was also in attendance, along with pop singers Rita Ora and Matt Goss and TV presenter Alexa Chung, rocker Noel Gallagher, model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hayley Atwell and Bob Geldof.
It was a busy night for both Styles and Moss, as they had both picked up prizes at the British Fashion Awards in the U.K. capital earlier in the evening.
Ferdaus Shamim/GettyWith original member Charlie Simpson still refusing to go back to his boyband-with-guitars days now that he's a semi-credible singer-songwriter, Matt Willis and James Bourne, aka the remaining members of mid-'00s UK chart-toppers Busted, have now instead hooked up with the group they undoubtedly paved the way for, McFly, for the latest big pop reunion tour. But which other pop acts could realistically join forces to form in the wake of the newest 'supergroup' McBusted. Here's a look at five potential ideas.Destiny's Child/TLCIt's unlikely that Beyoncé will ever wish to share the limelight with her former Destiny's Child bandmates for more than a few minutes, a la the Super Bowl, ever again. But there's nothing to stop Kelly and Michelle hooking up with T-Boz and Chilli to create the ultimate 90s R&B girlband crossover.Sugababes Versions 1-4The recent reunion of Mutya Keisha Siobhan, the original line-up of the ever-revolving Sugababes, hasn't exactly been a roaring success, while the latest line-up of Jade, Heidi and Amelle has been missing in action ever since 2011. But with a decade of hook-laden hits between them, a show featuring the four various line-ups would undoubtedly reignite both parties' careers.BSBNSYNCBackstreet Boys have already embraced the supergroup concept having toured and recorded with New Kids On The Block. And while Justin Timberlake is too much of a superstar to revisit his teen-pop past for more than a quick MTV VMA medley, the other four members would surely be open to hooking up with their old rivals for a feast of late '90s/early '00s boyband pop.S Club 15The term 'supergroup' might be pushing it here but it would certainly be interesting to see one of the biggest pop groups of the early '00s, S Club 7, team up with the eight members of their mini-me spin-off S Club Juniors – two of which are now in The Saturdays – for a massive S Club Party.Boyzone/WestlifeThey would possibly be the dreariest pop 'supergroup' of all time, but fans of karaoke covers and 'stand up for the key change' ballads would be in pop heaven if Irish boyband Boyzone and their recently-defunct successors Westlife decided to pool their coma-inducing resources together.
Kylie Minogue and will.i.am are to double their workload on TV talent contest The Voice after signing up to join both the Australian and British versions of the show. The Spinning Around pop star was recently announced as the latest coach to join the U.K. show, and now she has confirmed plans to appear on the series in her native Australia as well.
Minogue will join The Voice Australia along with will.i.am, who has been a coach on the U.K. show since its debut in 2012.
The singer insists she is delighted to be returning home, saying, "(I am) so excited to be coming home and being a coach on The Voice. I look forward to spending time in Australia, getting up close and personal with new talent and working alongside the three amazing artists."
The stars replace Australia's outgoing judges Delta Goodrem and Seal. They will appear alongside Ricky Martin and Joel Madden Down Under, while their co-stars in Britain will be Sir Tom Jones and rocker Ricky Wilson.
Lionel Richie is teaming up with veteran singer John Farnham for a joint tour of Australia. The two crooners will launch a double bill show in March (14) and will take the tour to cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Farnham, who has previously enjoyed joint tours with stars such as Olivia Newton-John, Sir Tom Jones and Stevie Nicks, reveals hitting the road with Richie is a dream come true.
He says, "You never think these dreams will actually come true," while Richie adds of Farnham's talent, "He pours his heart into a ballad and gives everything to an anthem."
The tour kicks off in Swan Valley on 2 March (14).
Boybands including One Direction, Jls and new supergroup Mcbusted led the way during Britain's Children In Need telethon on Friday night (15Nov13) by helping to raise cash on live TV. One Direction took to the stage to perform their hit track Best Song Ever, marking the third time they have appeared on the annual fundraiser, and bandmember Harry Styles revealed how much the organisation means to them, saying, "We grew up watching it... If you grew up watching something, it's so important, so we love getting involved."
His bandmate Liam Payne added, "We've watched Children In Need since we were children and we are so proud to be a part of it. The children the charity supports are a complete inspiration."
The pop stars later filmed appeals for donations on the set of popular U.K. soap opera Eastenders, while another boyband, JLS, performed a medley of their hits on the show's set.
New supergroup McBusted, made up of members of McFly and Busted, also performed, along with rapper Tinie Tempah, singer James Arthur and Ellie Goulding, who belted out the official Children in Need single How Long Will I Love You.
Singers Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Cheryl Cole and actress Olivia Colman were also among the famous faces who filmed appeals featured during the show.
The telethon had raised in excess of $22.5 million (£15 million) to aid disadvantaged kids as WENN went to press.
Officials at the Children In Need organisation also hosted a star-studded concert in London earlier in the week (beg11Nov13) to raise money for the cause. The show was masterminded by Take That star Gary Barlow and featured acts including Kings of Leon and veteran crooner Barry Manilow.
Welsh rockers Stereophonics stunned fans in Manchester, England this week (beg11Nov13) when they brought Sir Tom Jones on to the stage for an impromptu duet. The band is currently touring the U.K. and they played at the Manchester Arena on Thursday night (13Nov13), thrilling gig-goers by announcing they had a special guest half-way through the show.
Jones then walked out on stage and burst into his hit duet with the group, Mama Told Me Not To Come.
The Delilah legend teamed up with group for the collaboration in 1999 for his best-selling Reloaded album.
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson is set to go head to head with Dame Judi Dench for the Best Actress prize at the British Indie Film Awards. Johansson has been nominated for her role in sci-fi thriller Under The Skin, while Dench landed a nod for her film Philomena, and the two stars will go up against Lindsay Duncan (Le Week-end), Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman) and Saoirse Ronan (How I Live Now).
James McAvoy is up for the Best Actor prize for his role in crime comedy Filth and will compete against Tom Hardy (Locke), Jack O'Connell (Starred Up), Jim Broadbent (Le Week-end) and Steve Coogan (Philomena).
Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine is in the running for Best International Film, along with Blue is the Warmest Color, Frances Ha, Italian movie The Great Beauty and Saudi Arabian/German picture Wadjda.
Nominations for Best British film include Metro Manila, Philomena, The Selfish Giant, Starred Up and Le Week-end.
The prizegiving will be hosted by Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt in London on 8 December (13).
British boybands Mcfly and Busted are uniting to create a supergroup for a U.K. tour next year (14). The two acts teased their plans to join forces last week (ends10Nov13) and on Monday (11Nov13), they held a press conference in London to give fans the details.
Busted stars James Bourne and Matt Willis will hit the stage with the four boys from McFly, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Danny Jones and Dougie Poynter, for an arena trek in April and May 2014.
Former Busted rocker Charlie Simpson, whose departure in 2005 led to the band's demise, will not rejoin the group.
The tour will kick off in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 April (14) and end on 9 May (14) in Manchester, England. The new supergroup will be known as McBusted.
If you've ever wondered what a seven-foot melodramatic clown with a 'voice like Tom Jones' performing the hell out of Lorde's "Royals" would look and sound like, then wonder no more!For Scott Bradlee, the man behind genre-crossing cover specialists Postmodern Jukebox, decided that Halloween would be the perfect time to upload their rather unique rendition of the New Zealander's anti-consumerist anthem onto YouTube.Anyone scarred for life after watching the adaptation of Stephen King's IT should probably give it a miss. But those without an understandable fear of red-nosed circus entertainers can now enjoy the spectacle of a super-tall and super-sad one named Puddles belting out the US number one while accompanied by a three-piece backing band and two equally solemn backing singers.It's the latest in a long line of enjoyably quirky interpretations from the collective, who have previously transformed Miley Cyrus' twerk anthem, "We Can't Stop," into a slice of 50s doo-wop, given Nickelback's post-grunge anthem "How You Remind Me" a Motown makeover and turned the sleazy funk of Robin Thicke's ubiquitous "Blurred Lines" into a bluegrass barn dance hoedown.But even those who don't suffer from coulrophobia would acknowledge that it's definitely the creepiest.
The biggest surprise of fall TV premiere season was Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Who’d have thought that a series claiming George Washington was fighting an apocalyptic war in addition to the Revolutionary War would be successful, let alone incredibly popular? Apparently, the cast — Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Orlando Jones — knew all along.
When the cast of Sleepy Hollow appeared at San Diego Comic Con in July, Mison said they begged the attendees of their panel to watch the show. (Maybe that’s an exaggeration.) A few months later at New York Comic Con, the cast announced Sleepy Hollow had already been renewed for a second season. Fans rejoiced that this strange, scary, quirky, funny, adventurous, and all-around lovable series would be back for a second year.
Still, it’s hard to believe fans can love the show as much as the cast. When asked a good reason to watch Sleepy Hollow while at SDCC, Jones replied, “Oh that’s easy: because it’s the best show on television.” Maybe Jones is psychic, since this was before it had even premiered.
At the Sleepy Hollow NYCC panel, Mison explained his decision process to audition for Ichabod Crane: “This was the last [script] that I read and I instantly had to read it again, because I thought: No! Really? I didn’t believe anyone had the balls to make a show like this. I just couldn’t not be in it, really.”
Every time a cast member talks about Sleepy Hollow it’s easy to see they’re as big of fans of the show as anyone else. In fact, we might have to duke it out Revolutionary War-style with Orlando Jones for the title of super-fan.