Stars including pop singer Pixie Lott and supermodel Jerry Hall turned out to support a fundraiser in honour of Amy Winehouse in London on Wednesday night (20Nov13). The late singer's parents, Mitch and Janis Winehouse, hosted the Amy Winehouse Foundation's third annual benefit, which raises funds for the charitable organisation set up in the star's memory following her death in July, 2011.
The Winehouse family was joined by celebrities including Lott, Hall, actress Barbara Windsor and JLS star Oritse Williams, who all had kind words to say about the tragic Back To Black hitmaker.
Williams said, "Amy was one of my biggest musical inspirations. I studied her albums when I was a kid so I had to be here."
Hall added, "She was so talented. What a loss," while Lott said, "I love anyone who's got a soulful, amazing voice and she definitely had that. My favourite song was Love is a Losing Game because of the amount of soul that's in it."
Stars including Victoria Beckham and Nicole Scherzinger turned out to help Eva Longoria raise donations for charity at The Global Gift Gala in London on Tuesday night (19Nov13). The former Desperate Housewives star chaired the glitzy bash at the British capital's ME Hotel, where stars gathered for the fourth annual gala to bring in funds for a number of good causes, including the Eva Longoria Foundation and the Caudwell Children's charity.
During the event, the actress' close friend Beckham auctioned off a private dress fitting, while Scherzinger was presented with the 2013 Global Gift Philanthropist Award for her charity work.
Beckham took to her Twitter.com page to heap praise on her friend for organising the big night, writing, "So proud of Eva Longoria! Congratulations on a successful evening for the Global Gift Gala London."
Other stars in attendance included The Saturdays singer Vanessa White and pop star Pixie Lott, whose model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire hosted the gala.
The Who star Roger Daltrey and former Spice Girls singer Melanie Chisholm were among the famous faces who turned out to honour late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at a charity gig marking his 67th birthday. The Queen AIDS Benefit in support of The Mercury Phoenix Trust took place in London on Thursday night (05Sep13) and a host of stars turned out for the event to help raise money to fight AIDS, including Monty Python's Eric Idle, funnyman Stephen Fry and singer Pixie Lott, as well as Queen star Brian May.
Daltrey and Chisholm were among the performers, along with classical star Alfie Boe.
The evening also included an auction to raise money for The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity set up after Mercury's death in 1991, and prizes sold off included a signed photo of Katy Perry dressed up as the famous singer, a guitar owned by Taylor Swift, and a trip to New York to meet Robert De Niro.
After the event, Chisholm tweeted, "I feel such a lucky girl having the chance to honour the great Freddie Mercury last night... Thank you!!!" while May posted a picture from the gala and added, "Freddie's party tonight in Mayfair. Thanks to all!"
He adds in a message to Chisholm, "Thanks so much for tonight, dear Mel. You sure DID do Freddie justice !!! You're just great. Respects! And love (sic)."
British singer Pixie Lott can add bridesmaid to her resume after attending her sister's wedding on Saturday (03Aug13). The Mama Do hitmaker walked up the aisle behind her sister Charlie-Ann as she wed boyfriend Che Smith at the ceremony in Essex, England.
Pixie was photographed wearing a cream-coloured dress and carrying a small bouquet of white roses.
She had earlier told fans of her excitement ahead of the ceremony, posting a photograph of the bridesmaids' preparation on Twitter.com alongside the message, "My sister's getting married today! So excited for CharlieAnnLott."
The Alfie star was emcee at the Peace One Day gig in Londonderry's Ebrington Square, where singers Pixie Lott, Newton Faulkner and Imelda May put on a free show for thousands of fans.
The event marked the start of the London 2012 Festival, a 12-week programme of arts events running in association with the London Olympic Games.
Law says, "Any opportunity for people to get together and have fun is a good thing. If you go back to the origins of the Olympics, it was always about truce as well and that's why it seems so apt that Peace One Day, as an organisation, is working alongside the 2012 Cultural Olympiad."
Sir Elton John has been booked to perform at a September (12) Peace One Day concert at London's Wembley Stadium to mark the culmination of the campaign.
The Harry Potter star collected the Best British Actor prize during the awards show at Wembley Arena and joked about the accolade to the audience, saying, 'I'm just the ginger one in the background, this shouldn't be happening!"
The event saw performances from Joe Jonas, Ed Sheeran and Pixie Lott, and other winners included The Wanted (Best British Music Act) and Olly Murs (Best British Album).
The Twilight hunk was voted Best Actor and Best Dressed at the bash at London's Hammersmith Apollo.
British rapper Plan B won the Best Album honour for his hit The Defamation of Strickland Banks, while folk rockers Biffy Clyro's Bubbles was named Best Song.
TV series The Inbetweeners was the winner of the Best Show award at the ceremony, which was attended by Katy Perry, Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott and The Wanted.
Adrien Brody and Sharon Stone are replacing Sam Rockwell and Kim Cattrall in Peter Hewitt’s religious comedy Sweet Baby Jesus. The film has an interesting premise: it's about a man named Joe who must accompany his pregnant (and teenage) girlfriend Mary to Bethlehem, Maryland, where the townsfolk take them for the second coming. Brody takes over for Rockwell as Joe, while Sharon Stone will play Mary’s mother. Mary is being played by UK pop star Pixie Lott and Bette Midler has stayed on as a Bethlehem innkeeper.
I’m all over the place on this one. On one hand, Sam Rockwell is leaving, which is terrible news. On the other, so is Kim Cattrall, which is good news. On the other-other hand, it’s an excellent concept, but on the other-other-other hand, it’s directed by the guy who did Zoom and Garfield (yes, the Bill-Murray-thought-it-was-a-Coen-Bros-Movie Garfield). I’ve got a lot of hands, and no actual answers, so I’d wait a bit before getting excited, or giving up, on this one.