Pop star Nicole Scherzinger has detailed her turbulent relationship with Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton in songs on her new album. The former Pussycat Dolls singer admits creating her new record, Big Fat Lie, was a "cathartic experience" as it documents intimate elements of her on/off relationship with the sportsman.
She tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "It's a personal album to me. I'd say it's a reflection of how I've felt over the past couple of years. Sometimes love makes you feel amazing - it makes you feel like 'I need you and you need me'. But sometimes it's like my song Run, when you have to run from your own fears and somebody that's getting on your nerves."
Scherzinger welled up as she explained how emotional the recording process was, adding, "It's been a cathartic experience. Sometimes you wonder what you're doing it all for. Sometimes you feel so alone. But I've turned to music and I feel like it's taught me a lot."
The singer began dating the Brit in 2007. They parted ways in 2010, but reconciled and split several more times over the next few years. They are currently together.
Jonah Hill poked fun at an ex-girlfriend while picking up GQ magazine's International Man of the Year honour in London on Tuesday night (02Sep14).
The Wolf of Wall Street star took aim at his sixth grade love while accepting the style trophy from Bradley Cooper. Hill said, "Emily, my first girlfriend... You broke my heart and left it shattered. It was really sad. I know you were young and love is wild and you grow apart, but I'm GQ International Man of the f**king Year!"
The twice Oscar-nominated star joined Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison, New Order, new Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and Paulo Nutini among the big style winners, while Johnny Depp presented punk veteran Iggy Pop with GQ's Icon Award at the Royal Opera House.
And the women weren't left out - Kim Kardashian West, who was joined on the red carpet by her husband Kanye West, picked up the Woman of the Year prize and stunned in a custom-designed haute couture Ralph & Russo gown. Reminding the world her full name is now Kim Kardashian West, the reality TV star said, "I want to thank GQ for making me Woman of the Year, and my husband for making me feel like woman of the year every day."
Among those handing over the top prizes at the ceremony Lindsay Lohan, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, Daisy Lowe, Bob Geldof, Pippa Middleton and author E.L. James, who presented her Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan with a Breakthrough Award.
The full list of GQ Men of the Year Award winners is:
Comedian of the Year: John Bishop
Editor’s Special Award: Liam Neeson
Chef of the Year: Tom Kerridge
Designer of the Year: Christopher Bailey
International Man of the Year: Jonah Hill
Writer of the Year: Michael Lewis
Philanthropist of the Year: Tony Blair
Breakthrough Fashion Designers of the Year: Agi and Sam
TV Personality of the Year: Peter Capaldi
Innovator Award: Ewan Venters
Inspiration Award: New Order Hugo Boss
Most Stylish Man: Douglas Booth
Sportsman: Lewis Hamilton
Actor of the Year: Benedict Cumberbatch
Entrepreneur of the Year: Andre Balazs
Special Achievement: Paolo Nutini
Vertu Breakthrough Award: Jamie Dornan
Legend Award: Van Morrison
Solo Artist of the Year: Pharrell Williams
Leading Man of the Year: Colin Firth
Humanitarian of the Year: Ringo Starr
Woman of the Year: Kim Kardashian West
Icon Award: Iggy Pop
Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge like no other celebrity, filming himself getting iced five times. The actor explains he had to take the icy blast more than once because he was a day late in accepting the challenge from famous pals Tom Hiddleston and Juno Temple.
He then acts surprised when he's doused while taking a shower following his first soaking.
The Sherlock star was also 'caught' while suited and making a call and while running to his car.
But the most hilarious clip comes as Cumberbatch puts his motorcycle helmet on before a ride only to find it full of icy water. As he recovers from the chilly surprise a pal throws another bucket of water at him.
Stars around the world have signed up for the Ice Bucket Challenge and posted footage of their dunks online to raise cash and awareness for the ALS Association.
Cumberbatch nominated movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, car racing ace Lewis Hamilton and Kylie Minogue to follow his freezing example.
Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are among the sports stars who have sent handwritten messages of support to critically injured Michael Schumacher while he is recovering from a serious head injury. Retired driver Schumacher was hurt while skiing in the French Alps in December (13). He woke from a coma in June (14) and is now receiving rehabilitation treatment in Switzerland.
His fellow Formula One racers have now sent him moving handwritten notes of support.
A letter from Lewis Hamilton, obtained by Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, reads, "You are always in my prayers. May God show you the way back to your family, fans and friends."
Button wrote, "He's fighting his greatest battle and I know everyone at Formula One will hope that he will win again."
Schumacher has also received messages from former Formula One driver Niki Lauda, German soccer player Lukas Podolski and former tennis ace Boris Becker.
Schumacher is reportedly using his eyes to communicate and doctors hope he will soon be able to use a wheelchair which can be controlled by his mouth.
Stars including Colin Firth, Jeremy Piven and Luke Evans turned out to support Samuel L. Jackson at his cancer charity gala in London on Sunday night (15Jun14). The Avengers star hosted the One For The Boys Fashion Ball at the city's Natural History Museum to pull in donations for the cancer awareness drive directed at men.
A host of celebrities flocked to the event, which coincided with the London Collections: Men catwalk shows, and the bash had a strong fashion focus.
Jackson, Piven and Evans all took to the runway at the event to show off designs from brands including Fendi and Alexander McQueen. Other stars to strut down the catwalk included Simon Pegg, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, comic David Walliams, actor Jesse Metcalfe and male models David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire.
Supporting the men from the audience were pop star Pixie Lott, who is dating Cheshire, TV personality Amanda Holden, and Oscar winner Colin Firth.
Singer Paloma Faith performed at the event.
Retired soccer star David Beckham has been named an ambassador for Prince William's new wildlife charity. The sportsman joined the British royal in London on Monday (09Jun14) to launch United for Wildlife, a campaign aimed at protecting animals from illegal poaching.
Speaking to the media, William, who serves as president of the organisation, said, "The illegal wildlife trade is responsible for the slaughter of tens of thousands of animals a year, pushing some of our most beloved species to the brink of extinction.
"Our children should not live in a world without elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos. Enough is enough. It is time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money."
Prince William previously recruited Beckham to speak out against animal poaching in China for wildlife protection fund WildAid.
William's brother Prince Harry, Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray and Formula One star Lewis Hamilton have also been appointed as spokesmen for United for Wildlife.
The stars are aiming to drum up support for the cause by spreading the word via social media with the use of the hashtag #WhoseSideAreYouOn and the message: "Join us and help stop illegal poaching."
Formula One race ace Lewis Hamilton has denied reports suggesting he has proposed to longtime girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger. The former Pussycat Dolls singer and Hamilton hit the headlines over the weekend (15-16Mar14) when reports surfaced he had asked the singer to marry him.
However, on Monday (17Mar14), Hamilton took to Twitter.com to clear up the rumours, writing, "Hey all, need to talk about these rumours. I thought I should let you guys know that I haven't proposed to Nicole."
Scherzinger and Hamilton have been dating on-and-off since 2008.
Pop star Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly set to wed her longtime boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, according to a U.K. report.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer and the ex-Formula 1 champion ended their five-year relationship last year (13), but got back together shortly afterwards. Now the couple has decided to focus on the future after Scherzinger accepted the Brit's proposal, and they are putting plans in place for a summer (14) wedding. A source tells Britain's Daily Star Sunday, "Lewis will be the main breadwinner when Nicole is not working and she will always have access to his private jet if she needs to travel. "It is the ideal plan for both of them and will hopefully lead to a big summer wedding in August when Lewis has a three-week break from his F1 schedule." The singer is currently Down Under with Hamilton, who started in pole position at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday (16Mar14) but retired with engine problems after just four laps.
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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Nicole Scherzinger and her racing driver boyfriend Lewis Hamilton met Pope Francis while on a romantic break to Rome, Italy. The pair waited with the crowd in the Vatican to shake hands with the pontiff on Tuesday (18Feb14).