Normal Average People – Kolla Ögon

Normal Average People showcase their genre-bending sound on brand new offering ‘Kolla Ögon

Normal Average People is a project that pulls from a wide range of influences and sounds, and latest single ‘Kolla Ögon‘ provides a stellar example of their atmospheric and all-encompassing sound.

There are elements of shoegazy sounds found in the track alongside post-punk and hip-hop at times, there is an underlying ominousness throughout which offsets what is otherwise a playful and enjoyable piece of work.

“We decided to record ‘Kolla Ögon live, with a full band in an old warehouse space (aka The NINES) in Copeland Park, Peckham.” Sam Gillbanks told CLOUT of the track. “We both very much wanted to explore the live recording process as it was something neither of us had really done before. Recording live enabled us to create a unique energy within the track and gave us moments of brilliance that we wouldn’t have been able to capture within a multi-track recording process. The room itself also became an important factor, almost another instrument and was a major source for creating a sense of depth within the track. For example we didn’t use any reverb plug-ins and just used mics to capture the instruments within the room itself.”

The result is seismic. At its core the track is a gritty piece of British guitar rock that saunters and sways throughout its duration. The litany of nuanced styles and the inspiration picked from so many different places and worlds of music makes for something that feels truly unique, without ever sacrificing its wider appeal.

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Mike Tramp to release new album ‘Second Time Around’ on May 1st – Sleaze Roxx

Mike Tramp to release new album ‘Second Time Around’ on May 1st

Former White Lion lead vocalist Mike Tramp will be releasing his new solo album Second Time Around via Mighty Music / Target Group on May 1, 2020.

Track List for Second Time Around:
01. All Of My Life
02. The Road
03. Anymore
04. Come On
05. Between Good And Bad
06. Lay Down Your Guns
07. Highway
08. No Tomorrow
09. Back To You
10. When She Cries

Target Group‘s press release indicates (with slight edits):

“May the 1st will see the release of “Second Time Around“, the new album from Mike Tramp. And while the ex-White Lion and Freak of Nature frontman is no rookie to releases in his own name, this time he does so with a special feeling.

“I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked. That if I could do it all over again, what would I change? It’s a tricky question and for an artist, sometimes an unfair one”, he says. “Because when we looked back, hindsight is always 20/20 and we know it all, and familiar with the Monday morning quarterback scenario, where everyone knows where he should have thrown the ball or kicked it. What the hell did I know when I walked into the recording studio the first time in 1976 to record my first album? The answer is nothing, and I can honestly admit, it didn’t really change 10 years or 20 years later on. With every album I recorded or every tour I finished I always came home with so much more knowledge than when I started it, and always wished I’d known it all at the beginning”.

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“I am proud of these songs. They are like my other albums and 100% representation of who Mike Tramp is. If aliens came down to earth and happened to pick up “Second Time Around” as the first Mike Tramp album they heard, I would be truly proud and confident that all of my DNA, would be in this album.”

Second Time Around” will be released May 1st 2020 worldwide through Target Records containing ten songs (including the first single “The Road”, which the official video can be seen below). The words and music were written by Mike Tramp and the album was produced by Soren Andersen & Mike Tramp. Mixing done by Peter Mannson, Mir Studio, Stockholm, Sweden. Mastering by Henrik West at Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Recordings were done by Soren Andersen, Medley Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark, with additional recording done by Mike Tramp many places & more.


All pre-orders will be personally signed by Mike Tramp. The album will be released in a LTD 500 copies only RED vinyl, black vinyl CD and digital. And special “Second Time Around” t-shirt in 100 copies only available at can be pre-ordered along with the album.”

Mike Tramp‘s “The Road” video:

“The Road” is taken from the Mike Tramp album “Second Time Around” out 1st of May 2020 on LP, CD and digital worldwide through Target Records. Order the new …

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Jay Jay French reveals that Twisted Sister are musically the most licensed heavy metal band in history – Sleaze Roxx

Jay Jay French reveals that Twisted Sister are musically the most licensed heavy metal band in history

Twisted Sister founder and guitarist Jay Jay French was recently interviewed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast.

With respect to Twister Sister‘s status, French advised (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast with slight edits): “Twisted Sister didn’t end, I think that’s a misconception of people. We stopped playing live, that’s it. The business of Twisted Sister continues on. We are basically a licensing machine at this point. There was a Super Bowl ad that had “I Wanna Rock”. We just did a huge deal with Facebook to use that song. Right now, we are musically the most licensed heavy metal band in history. So this little band that started in Long Island 47 years ago, now has its music in more TV shows, soundtracks, movies, and commercials than any heavy metal band. More than AC/DC, KISS, or Guns N’ Roses. So we stopped touring completely and have turned our attention to the licensing and marketing world.”

In terms of not fitting in with the L.A. hair metal music scene and with the album Stay Hungry‘s massive success, French indicated: “When we did the videos and they hit MTV, things went crazy immediately. The videos defined MTV. The videos defined how people perceived Twisted Sister — good and bad. I say that because it wasn’t necessarily for the good. We got trapped in how people perceived us. We were not what we appeared to be on many different levels. The videos were a small slice of who we really were. We were a hard hitting bar band from New York who kinda got swept up into the whole 80’s hair, glam LA thing, which we had nothing to do with. The whole So Cal thing wasn’t us. We didn’t sound like it and we didn’t play like it. We didn’t know any of those bands. We never toured with any of those bands. We had nothing in common with them. We were older than they were. We didn’t drink or do drugs… They did. So we didn’t get invited to all the parties — we wouldn’t have went anyway. We were isolated and famous. We were misunderstood because one half of the people thought we were out of our minds, crazy, gay, raving alcoholic drug addicts. The other side was like, ‘This is the straightest band on the planet and nobody wants to hang with them!’”

You can listen to the interview with Jay Jay French by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below.

In this episode I talk to a Glam Metal Legend – Twisted Sister Guitarist Jay Jay French. We talk about the status of the band and we go through some of their…

Twisted Sister‘s “I Wanna Rock” video (from Stay Hungry album):

You’re watching the official music video for Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock” from the album ‘Stay Hungry’ (1984). “I Wanna Rock” was featured on VH1’s list o…

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**PRESS RELEASE**Paul McCartney’s Classic Solo Debut ‘McCartney’

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2020 /– On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney's McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.
On April 18, 2020 one of the greatest solo debuts in rock history, Paul McCartney’s McCartney, will receive a special 50th anniversary release in a limited-edition half-speed mastered vinyl pressing for Record Store Day.

Originally released in April 1970, one month before The Beatles’ swansong Let It Be, McCartney saw Paul getting back to basics. Writing every song and playing every instrument (with backing vocals from Linda McCartney), the eponymous album represented a creative rebirth, bursting with new ideas, experiments, playfulness and freedom. Sonically, McCartney‘s bare-bones home recording aesthetic imbued the album with an authentic lo-fi spirit, a much sought after sound that continues to retain a contemporary edge 50 years on.

In contrast to the professional difficulties that came with the demise of the world’s most iconic band, Paul was personally enjoying the contentment of family life as a newly married father. In a Q&A released at the time, Paul described the theme and feel of the album as, “Home, family, love.” This is obvious from the opening notes of Lovely Linda throughout the album, with tracks like Every Night and Man We Was Lonely musing on how much Paul’s life had improved—and nowhere more poignantly than on the tour de force Maybe I’m Amazed. Paul’s timeless tribute to Linda would be recognized as one of contemporary music’s great love songs, and remains a staple of Paul’s live set to this day, never failing to inspire tears of joy with its refrain of “Maybe I’m a man in the middle of something that he doesn’t really understand. Maybe I’m a man. Maybe you’re the only woman who can ever help me. Baby won’t you help me understand”.

Linda’s presence is also felt in the album’s iconic artwork: the front cover’s bowl of cherries photographed by her on holiday in Antigua, and the back cover’s portrait of Paul with daughter Mary as a baby, photographed on the family’s farm in Scotland where some of the album was also written.

50 years and counting, McCartney offers an incredible insight into the mind of one of the world’s greatest ever songwriters. The homespun spirit of the album and Paul’s taste for experimentation capture a unique moment in time: The very first steps of an unparalleled solo career that has seen Paul McCartney release decades worth of critically acclaimed commercial blockbuster albums including RAMBand on the Run, Venus and Mars, Tug of War, Pipes of Peace, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Memory Almost Full, NEW and most recently 2018’s #1-charting Egypt Station.

The 50th anniversary Record Store Day limited edition of McCartney was pressed from a master cut by Miles Showell at half speed using the original 1970 master tapes at Abbey Road Studios. It was made as a vinyl specific transfer in high resolution and without digital peak limiting for the best possible reproduction.


Side one:
The Lovely Linda
That Would Be Something Valentine Day
Every Night
Hot as Sun/Glasses Junk
Man We Was Lonely

Side two:
Oo You
Momma Miss America 
Teddy Boy
Singalong Junk 
Maybe I’m 
Amazed Kreen-Akrore


Ahead of Kaamyaab’s release, Anurag Kashyap, Aanand L Rai and others pick their favourite character actors

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |

sujoy ghosh, anurag kashyap, aanand l rai Filmmakers Aanand L Rai, Sujoy Ghosh and Anurag Kashyap shared the names of their favourite character actors.

With the release of Kaamyaab, starring Sanjay Mishra and Deepak Dobriyal, around the corner, many Bollywood filmmakers talked about their favourite character actors. They also shared the importance of a character actor in a movie.

Filmmaker Aanand L Rai, who has helmed films like Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Zero, is in awe of actor Om Prakash in Chupke Chupke and Lalita Pawar in Shri 420. He shared, “Character actors even though not always in the main roles are responsible for setting the world of your story. Om Prakash in Chupke Chupke and Lalita Pawar in Shri 420 are all-time favourites. Deepak Dobriyal from Tanu weds Manu series is another one. The way he sketched Puppy for me was magical. He moved from humour to emotion then back to humour like the flow of water and that’s the beauty of character actors.”

Raees director Rahul Dholakia is a fan of many Bollywood actors including Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Mishra. “For me, every actor should play a character. Be it, Shah Rukh Khan in Raees or Naseer playing Cyrus in Parzania, they all played a character. All good films have a great array of characters and artistes who we call character artistes. I loved watching Utpal Dutt, Om Prakash, Pran and then, became a huge fan of actors like Paresh Rawal, Om Ji, Johnny Bhai and even Sanjay Mishra. Honestly, for me, all actors are equally important as each one of them make the movie. I thought Sheeba was brilliant in Parzania and even in Raees as Shah Rukh’s mother. The list of actors I love is endless,” he shared.

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Sujoy Ghosh picked late actor Utpal Dutt as his favourite. He said, “Utpal Dutt is the most memorable character actor of all time. I so wanted to make him a part of a film of mine. Especially the scene when he gets caught wrongly in Golmaal and the way he says, ”Aap police Nahin foolish officer ho!”. Not just him but there have been phenomenal actors like Kader khan, Iftekar and Bob Christo.”

Vikramaditya Motwane, who believes “character actors have the power to bring comic relief to story-telling”, shared, “Some of my favourite character actors in Hindi cinema are Johnny Walker and Sudhir. Mister Appu from Udaan and the watchman from Trapped would be my other two favourites from my own films.”

Gangs of Wasseypur fame Anurag Kashyap has actors Utpal Dutt and David in the list of his favourites. Dear Zindagi director Gauri Shinde has a long list of favourites. She said, “I would have a long list but to start with, there is Keshto Mukherjee. I still remember, as a small kid, how he made me laugh, and also Daisy Irani. Without the character actors, it will be like having Indian food without ‘mirchi’ or ‘khatta’. Rajeev Ravindranath, Ashish Bhatia, Yashaswini Dayma are my favourite character actors from my movies.”

Abhishek Chaubey, who was appreciated for his film 2019 film Sonchiriya, shared, “Iftekhar is my favourite character actor. What a personality! They do not make men like that anymore. If he was alive, I would have cast him. In the context of Hindi movies of my childhood, character actors made us comfortable. The leads might change, but the character actors remained constant no matter if you were watching a Bachchan film or a Navin Nischol film or a Mithun film. This familiarity made us at ease. If I were to pick from my own films, Rajesh Sharma who plays Kakkad in my first film Ishqiya would be my favourite. He is a superb actor who reminds you of the best of the character actors of a bygone era.”

Kaamyaab, a Drishyam Films production presented by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, features Sanjay Mishra as a successful character actor of the 80s who struggles to find a relevant role for his 500th film. The film is slated to release on March 6.

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Film Review: Preservation (2014) | HNN

Self preservation is something we all have inside of us. When we are pushed into a corner we often act in surprising ways in order to protect ourselves. The film ‘Preservation’ (get it?) focuses on a wife and expectant mother being forced to do (violent) things to protect herself and her unborn baby. A film which starts with so much promise eventually turns into something we have seen numerous times with nothing new to say.

Wit Neary (Wren Schmidt) is travelling with her husband Mike (Aaron Staton) and his brother Sean (Pablo Schreiber) to go camping in the secluded woods (even though there is a large sign which tells them that the park is closed and this is just one of many stupid things the characters do). Wit and Mike are having problems in their marriage whereas brother Sean has problems of his own, only recently being discharged from the army. The three of them begin their getaway by hunting deer (the analogies in the film are endless) and bickering between themselves. After falling asleep and waking up the next day with all their gear gone and X marked on their head a game of cat and mouse begins against a group of masked assailants.

As mentioned before the beginning hour starts off with a lot of promise, with three leads that are as strong as this the character development is top notch. While watching the first half I had no idea whatsoever where the film was going to take me and this is always a joyous thing in any film. Staton from ‘Mad Men’ and Schreiber from ‘Orange is the New Black’ were both well rounded and believable in creating a brotherly bond even though their characters are quite unlikable. This sort of writing for character can be rare in today’s US horror so it seemed to tempt me that the rest of the film was going to follow this strength. The film is also extremely stylish from scene one and well shot which is very aesthetically pleasing and allows for some nice grisly deaths. But brother! How things can change!

As soon as the action ramps up and we are given clues as to what type of film we are in for ‘Preservation’ literally becomes a by the numbers horror/hunter romp. Now don’t get me wrong I love me some hunting human sport if done right. This film reminded me a lot of the horrific/wonderful Eden Lake also about a couple being hunted by a group of killers. In Eden Lake my stomach turned and I was sick because of the brutality and also the likability of the main characters. Even though the characters in ‘Preservation’ were very three dimensional they weren’t all together likeable which is always a problem when they become the victims.

Once push comes to shove Wit becomes a killing machine even though at the beginning she tells Sean she is vegan and can’t kill animals. I get this is what the title of the film is implying I just didn’t see the transition in the film. Her super skills at slaughtering humans seems very unconvincing especially compared to her meek and prissy attitude at the beginning of the film. ‘You’re Next’ released last year also has a similar strong female revenge machine but even that film gave her an excuse as why she was so skilled with weaponry;  whereas Preservation has no explanation of Wit’s newfound soldier skills.

Wit’s development isn’t the only problem in the second half. Once we find out who the hunters are (SPOILER ALERT) it becomes another lecture in the problems with today’s youth who are consumed with technology and violent video games. In one scene the boy hunters are sitting next to each other and texting one another instead of talking, I mean this is a tiny bit over the top and on the nose. I felt like the film was made by an adult who is out of touch with the youth of today and gives an explanation which is hammy and tired. ‘Preservation’ doesn’t do anything new with this plot reveal which is why it made the second half so disappointing and not shocking in the slightest.

I might be being a bit too harsh on the film but when you have such a promising beginning disappointment can be much worse compared with a film which is just bad through out. ‘Preservation’ is a well made film that did capture my attention it’s just once it started to take the road most travelled I let out a sigh and wished that director Christopher Denham had something more to say.


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New ‘The Batman’ Official Set Photos Unveil Robert Pattinson’s Vintage Batmobile

The new vehicle to be featured in Matt Reeves’ movie looks to be a modified classic American muscle car, which is unlike any other cars shown in previous Batman films.


AceShowbiz – New official set photos from “The Batman” have been shared by Matt Reeves, this time revealing the Batmobile. The director took to Twitter on Wednesday, March 3 to post three images featuring the new vehicle, with Robert Pattinson‘s titular character standing next to it in his complete Batsuit.

The pictures give a close-up look and details of the new Batmobile, which looks to be a modified classic American muscle car, possibly a Chevy Camaro or a Dodge Charger from the late ’60s. The car, which is unlike any other cars shown in previous Batman films, has an exposed rear engine with three horizontal red brake lights on each side.

Image of Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile in ‘The Batman’
Image of Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile in ‘The Batman’

People have since shown mixed reactions to the car design, with actor Elijah Wood expressing his excitement, “s**t yes! cannot wait for what you’re crafting, Matt.” Marvel director James Gunn showed his support with raised-hands emoji, while some others compared it to “The Fast and The Furious” cars. “THE DARK AND THE FURIOUS,” one person wrote. Another added, “The Bat and the Furious!!”

Image of Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile in ‘The Batman’

There were some others, however, who think that Ben Affleck‘s Batmobile in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has the best design. “This is the best By Far,” one tweeted along with picture of Affleck posing next to his Batmobile.

Echoing the sentiment, another wrote, “Sigh…nothing will ever live up to this again huh.” An apparent Synder fan similarly commented, “Just when you think it can’t get any worse…,” while someone else dubbed the new Batmobile “Serious DOWNGRADE..!!”

Besides starring Pattinson as the titular character, “The Batman” will feature Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Batman’s villain The Riddler, Jeffrey Wright who is said to play James Gordon, and Peter Sarsgaard who is cast in a mystery role. There has been a speculation that Sarsgaard might be portraying District Attorney Harvey Dent, who becomes the villain Two-Face.

The solo movie is slated for June 25, 2021 release in U.S. theaters.

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EXCLUSIVE: London Nahi Jaunga First Spell Wraps Tomorrow

Humayun Saeed is easily the biggest box office star of Pakistani cinema. The actor holds all the opening and lifetime records for Pakistani films and his every project turns out to be a mega blockbuster at box office. He was last seen in 2018’s Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 which stands tall as the only film in Pakistan to have hit PKR 400, 450 and 500 million marks. The film also holds all the opening box office records for Pakistani films. Humayun was seen this year on silver screen in his drama Mere Paas Tum Ho’s finale which took box office to new levels.

Check Out The Box Office Records Of Mere Paas Tum Ho.

Humayun Saeed is busy with the shoot of London Nahi Jaunga these days which is easily one of the most anticipated films of Pakistan. The film is directed by Nadeem Baig and stars Mehwish Hayat and Kubra Khan opposite Humayun Saeed.

As the day and night work on London Nahi Jaunga continues, we bring to you exclusive updates about the film. The makers are putting their heart and soul in the film as the shoot of the film continues. The cast has been moving around in Punjab for past one month to shoot at various locations showcasing the beauty of Southern Punjab. The team has shoot in cities like Bahawalpur, Multan and Bhalwal. We reached out to Humayun Saeed on the sets of London Nahi Jaunga. The actor revealed that the whole team is putting in their best for the project.

We are working non-stop for Pakistan’s spell for the film. The entire team of London Nahe Jaunga is trying their best to bring exceptional product and live up to the expectations of people.” said Humayun Saeed.

The actor also stated that the Pakistani spell of the film will wrap by tomorrow evening i.e. 5th March.

70% shoot of the film will complete by tomorrow evening and that would also end the Pakistani spell of the film. The next spell of the film will be shot in London.” said Humayun Saeed

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Well everyone has massive expectations attached to London Nahi Jaunga and it will definitely be one of the biggest box office bonanza of 2020. Check out the complete filming schedule of London Nahi Jaunga here. The film will release on Eid ul Azha 2020. Keep an eye out on this space for more latest news about London Nahi Jaunga.

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You’re very shallow – Veteran actress Akofa blasts ‘childish’ Moesha

Akofa Edjeani Asiedu has given a ferocious rebuttal to Moesha Buduong’s claim that veteran actors set a bad precedent for the film industry; describing as repugnant and childish the comment by the socialite.

Moesha who has starred in few movies, in the midst of a claim by veteran Kofi Adjorlolo that 7 movie producers had refused to pay him after rendering services to them, blamed the canker on pioneers, stressing they laid a very bad foundation for the industry.

“…all the things coming out now is as a result of what those who came before us did. They were happy just being on the screens and did not see the need to be paid for their works,” she said.

In the interview with Graphic Showbiz, Moesha further said, “Today, they have realised the money is not coming so they are calling out producers. Because they did not see the need to take money for work done, producers also saw no need to pay and that has been the trend for so long.”

Reacting to the remarks on Kasapa FM, Akofa Edjeani who is over three decades old in the industry, unleashed venom on Moesha.

“After reading Moesha’s comment, blaming the pioneer actors for setting a bad precedent, I realised she was being childish. She didn’t know what she was saying,” the veteran retorted.

According to the 51-year-old, current crop of actors should rather hold veterans in high esteem for the immense sacrifices made.

“If we didn’t pave the way, can she call herself an actress?” Akofa asked. “During our time, there was no industry, we had to sacrifice. Sometimes you’re not paid for your services. I used to walk to rehearsals and back just so we can have something going on and build the industry. We sacrificed so much for this generation.

“In my era we had ethics and we love what we do. We have passion for what we do and the industry at heart. The current generation of actors are benefiting from our hard work so should be thanking us for that. I see some of this current generation of actors are only interested in receiving the status of fame and attention,” she added.

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Did Meghan Markle Have a Plan All Along? – Chart Attack

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Who is Meghan Markle? If you would’ve asked this question back in 2004, the answer would be – nobody. A second-rate, small role, an under-five actress in a soap opera. No way in the world she would get a break if she didn’t date a producer, Trevor Engelson. Same ol’, same ol’, right?

But, she always kept her eyes on the prize, A-list Hollywood. And small-time producer certainly was not it, but he served the purpose for the time being. Once she managed to push her way into “Suits” she was riding on her high horse, being finally B-list celebrity. All of a sudden, Trevor was old news. A distraction, a nuisance, so… She decided to get rid of him. And just like that, in 2013, after seven years of dating and two years of marriage, she filed for a divorce stating “irreconcilable differences” and sent her engagement and wedding ring via the post office. Of course, differences in her marriage were abruptly too much to overcome. Class act.

Next up in line, that we know of, was chef Cory Vitiello. Now, Cory is a nice simple guy, smiling, happy and just a humble person all around. But! Cory, due to his restaurant ventures and being the owner of the trendiest spots in Toronto, had access to all social events, always mingling with people who meant something in the showbusiness. For someone working her or his way up the social ladder he would be the perfect target. Good enough as a stepping stone to high society, right? Right.

Markle broke it off with Cory the moment Prince Harry left her his phone number. The rest was covered by the media amply… Got married, have a child. A year after she gave birth to a son, she somehow managed to sever Harry’s family ties irreversibly and the world he’s known his whole life, persuading him that they will be better off without them. And, like a good husband, he went along with it, apparently no questions asked. Just to mention, in a case she perceives any differences that are unbearable to overcome in this marriage, Harry will be emptying his pockets to the last cent.

Right now Meghan is busy choosing between $10 million home in Canada, or $20 million in California. No doubt, Cali is going to prevail, that’s where all the big Hollywood movie sharks are. After all, she gave up so much for this marriage, her career… her life… her career! Now finally she can pick up where she left off.

March 8th, International Women’s Day is just around the corner and Markle was voted the most influential and inspirational woman today. Seriously.

She stands for everything womankind has been fighting against for the past 100 years – relying on men. Let us all have a minute of silence for Clara Zetkin and Theresa Malkiel, as well as show our respect for everyone else today that are still carrying the torch.

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Weird and wonderful celebrity pregnancy announcements after Katy Perry’s music video – Irish Mirror Online

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Katy Perry left fans in shock when she announced she’s pregnant by cradling her bump in her new music video.

The singer, 35, told the world she’s expecting her first baby with fiancé Orlando Bloom, 43, through her video for new song Never Worn White.

Katy admitted “it’s the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep” after emerging in a stunning gown with a growing baby bump underneath.

But she’s hardly the first celebrity to announce their baby news in epic fashion.

Here’s a rundown of the most weird and wonderful celebrity pregnancy announcements ever…

Beyonce and Jay-Z

Back in 2011, Beyonce announced she was expecting her first baby in epic fashion at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Beyonce Knowles

The former Destiny’s Child star came out on stage dressed in black trousers, a white shirt and a purple sequined blazer.

And the crowd went absolutely wild when she dropped her mic to the floor, unbuttoned her jacket and started rubbing her blossoming bump.

The cameras cut to Jay-Z in the crowd, showing the expectant father smiling and applauding his wife, as pal Kanye West ran in to congratulate him.

Their daughter Blue Ivy was born on January 7, 2012.

Beyonce and Jay-Z again

Queen Bey did it again in 2017 when she announced she was expecting twins!

Beyonce became an Earth goddess as she posed up amongst a stunning floral arrangement.

The singer wore blue knickers and a burgundy bra with a veil draped over her head.

Kneeling down, she cradled her growing baby bump.

She captioned the shot: “We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters”

Rumi and Sir were both on June 13, 2017.

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

Considering how famous Kylie Jenner is, it’s actually rather impressive how well she hid her pregnancy.

Of course the rumours were swirling and she was caught on camera once during her pregnancy, but in the grand scheme of things, she managed to keep it on the low-down.

Nothing was confirmed until February 4, 2018 when Kylie dropped an 11-minute video entitled To Our Daughter on YouTube.

The mini documentary tracked Kylie’s pregnancy and the birth of her daughter Stormi, who she shares with now-ex Travis Scott, on February 1, 2018.

Cheryl and Liam Payne

Cheryl also remained very tight-lipped about her pregnancy.

Despite being photographed a number of times with a bump, while attending events with then-boyfriend Liam Payne, she refused to confirm that she was having a baby.

Cheryl finally came clean on March 25, 2017, when she shared a picture of former One Direction star Liam cradling their newborn.

She wrote on Instagram : “On Wednesday 22nd March Liam and I became parents to an incredibly beautiful, healthy baby boy, weighing 7lb 9 and looking like a dream. Although he still doesn’t have a name he is already stealing hearts. We are all madly in love and overwhelmingly happy with our little arrival. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world. A day that now has a different meaning to me forever”.

They named their son Bear.

Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl has maintained a level of secrecy around her child, and never shares pictures where you can see his face.

Danielle Lloyd

Poor Danielle Lloyd ‘did a Beyonce’ when she announced she was expecting – and she was trolled for it.

The former Miss England took part in a Beyonce-inspired shoot for OK! magazine, recreating the singer’s Earth Goddess snap, to announce she was pregnant with her first child with now-husband Michael O’Neill.

Danielle, who also has three sons with ex Jamie O’Hara, posed up amongst flowers in blue knickers, a burgundy bra and veil to share the news.

OK! Magazine cover with Danielle Lloyd

But the former WAG was targeted by sick online trolls who told her she shouldn’t have copied Beyonce’s announcement.

Danielle had shared her picture on Instagram, writing: “So it’s official Am expecting a baby. I loved this Beyoncé inspired shoot with @ok_mag #pregnant #baby#excited”

A representative for Danielle told Mirror Online at the time: “Danielle enjoyed taking part in the shoot for OK Magazine and simulating images that one of her idols Beyonce put out a few weeks ago to announce her pregnancy. The comments that have followed have been unjustified and unnecessary and have caused massive upset to Danielle and her family.”

Danielle and Michael welcomed their son in September 2017.

Jessica Simpson

Back in 2011, Jessica Simpson announced she was pregnant with her first child with a clever play on words.

For Halloween , the singer dressed up as a mummy in a bandage-inspired dress.

Sharing it online, she wrote: “It’s true, I’m going to be a mummy!”.

On May 1, 2012, she welcomed daughter Maxwell with then-fiancé Eric Johnson.

Pink shocked everyone in November 2016 when she revealed she was heavily pregnant.

The singer posed up for a stunning picture, cradling her bump in a flowing white gown.

Pink added a touch of her cool style with a black top hat.

Daughter Willow, who she welcomed with husband Carey Hart in June 2011, cuddles into her.

She captioned the picture: “Surprise!”

Pink gave birth to son Jameson in December 2016.

Serena Williams

Serena accidentally revealed she was 20 weeks pregnant in April 2017 when she shared a picture of herself in a yellow swimsuit.

It was her first child with fiancé Alexis Ohanian.

Her bump was there for all the world to see, alongside the caption “20 weeks”.

She later admitted it was an accident, and that the picture was supposed to be for her own personal records.

She said: “I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking pictures every week to see how far along I’m getting. I was just saving them [for myself]. I’ve been so good about it, but this was the one time it slipped.”

She gave birth to a daughter in September 2017.

Tom and Giovanna Fletcher

In September 2015, McFly star Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna announced that they were expecting their second child with an epic YouTube video.

Tom was seen heading up to the loft to collect a games console in the clip entitled Player 2.

After setting it up with son Buzz and his wife, the TV showed pictures of them all as players, alongside a box with a question mark in the centre.

They selected Buzz as player one before selecting the question mark as player two.

The couple then looked down to Giovanna’s stomach, where she had balanced her baby scan.

The words “Player Two loading” flashed up on the screen.

Buzz was born on March 13, 2014, and little brother Buddy, the star of this video, came along on February 16, 2016.

The couple also share son Max, who was born on August 24, 2018.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

In November 2017, Chrissy Teigen let daughter Luna announce that she was expecting a sibling.

Chrissy shared a video of herself pointing to her tummy and asking Luna “What’s in there?”

“Baby,” Luna answered.

“it’s john’s!” Chrissy captioned the clip, referring to her husband John Legend.

They welcome son Miles on May 16, 2018.

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

Actress Jessica Alba announced she was expecting her third child with husband Cash Warren in an adorable post way back in July 2017.

In a GIF she posted to Instagram, daughter Honor, 11, held onto a giant number one balloon and daughter Haven, eight, clutched one in the shape of a number two.

Jessica stood beside them, cradling her bump and holding up a number three.

Son Haven was born in December 2017.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel

In February 2015, Justin Timberlake confirmed he was expecting his first child with wife Jessica Biel with a sweet photograph.

Jessica lifted up her jumper to reveal her bump while Justin kneeled down in front of her to plant a kiss on her belly.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel confirm pregnancy

Next to the snap, he wrote: “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT.

He added: “#BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow#WeAreTakingBets.”

Their son Silas was born on April 11, 2015.

Kevin and Danielle Jonas

Jonas Brother stars Kevin and his wife Danielle added a touch of humour to their pregnancy announcement in 2016.

Kevin took to Instagram to share a hilarious snap of himself and Danielle sitting up in bed.

While she was tucking into tasty snacks like cereal, Doritos and biscuits, he had a shocked look on his face while reading book What To Expect When You’re Expecting Again.

He captioned it: “Prepping for baby number two! #babyjonas2.”

The couple share daughters Alena and Valentina.

Jamie Lynn Spears

In December 2017, Britney’s little sister Jamie Lynn Spears revealed she was expecting her second child.

She showed off her growing bump in a gorgeous picture of herself, husband Jamie Watson and daughter Maddie, holding hands as they stood together in the woods.

She captioned it: “Looks like we are starting off 2018 with another big milestone…sooo happy to announce that Maddie is FINALLY going to be a big sister

“2017 was filled with some of the biggest challenges of my life, as well as some of the biggest blessings, so I made a choice to lay low this year to focus on truly becoming my best self as a person and as an artist.

“During that time, I continued working on my music and telling my story, which has created some of my most honest work and I CANT wait to share that with you all very soon. 2018 is going to be filled with many milestones both personally and professionally. I appreciate each of you for your patience and support through it­ all. 2018 has a lot coming, so GET READY…….. #12DaysofJLS”

She gave birth to daughter Ivey on April 11, 2018.

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Britney Spears’ son slams his grandfather Jamie during Instagram Live: ‘He can go die’

Britney Spears’ son Jayden has slammed his grandfather, Jamie Spears, during a shocking Instagram Live.

The 13-year-old was at his father Kevin Federline’s home when he went live on Instagram to answer fan questions.

During the Q&A session, the young teen was asked about his grandfather Jamie, and he didn’t have the nicest things to say about him.

Jayden said: “He’s a pretty big d*** … He can go die.”

The fact that Britney Spears’ son Jayden went on Instagram Live and exposed the family…

– he said Britney wants to quit music completely
– he said Britney’s dad is a dick and hopes he dies
– he called K-Fed a great dad #freebritney

— storm BADSTER (@buyhyobook) March 4, 2020

It’s no surprise there’s tension between them, as Jayden’s dad Kevin Federline sought a restraining order against Jamie Spears last August, after he got into an alleged altercation with Jayden’s brother Sean Preston.

A source told US Weekly last year: “Britney had the boys at Jamie’s condo on the evening of August 24. Jamie and Sean Preston got into an argument.”

“Sean Preston felt unsafe and locked himself into a room. Jamie broke into the room and shook Sean Preston.”

During Jayden’s revealing Instagram Live session, he promised to reveal more details about his famous mother after earning 5000 Instagram followers.


He said: “What’s going on with my mom? I’ll tell you guys the whole story about my mom and stuff if I get 5,000 followers on my Instagram. That stuff will come out way in the future [when] I get really popular.”

Despite this, Jayden did spark rumours that Britney is ready to quit music for good.

He said: “Actually I haven’t seen her doing a lot of music at all. I don’t think that … I don’t know, dude. I don’t even know.”

“I remember one time I asked her, I said, ‘Mom, what happened to your music?’ and she was like, ‘I don’t know, honey. I think I might just quit it.’ I’m like, ‘What? What are you saying? Like, do you know how much bank you make off of that stuff?’”

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Katy Perry announces she’s expecting her first child with fiancé Orlando Bloom | Entertainment Daily

Katy Perry has announced she’s pregnant with her first child.

The 35-year-old singer dropped a huge hint in her music video for new Never Worn White that she was expecting when she cradled a baby bump in the footage.

She later confirmed her pregnancy, admitting it is “probably the longest secret” she has “ever had to keep”.

Speaking in an Instagram Live video, she began by saying: “I’m late … but you already knew that.

“There’s a lot that will be happening this summer, not only will I be giving birth – literally – but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for.”

Katy admitted she and her fiancé Orlando Bloom – who has nine-year-old son Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr – are “excited and happy” about their baby news.

She said: “So let’s call it a double whammy, a two fore.

“I’m excited, we’re excited and we’re happy – and it’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep.

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“I knew I would tell you in the best way, which is through a piece of music because that’s how I speak to you.”

And she joked: “I had to reveal it at some point, because it was getting pretty obvious.”

Katy also admitted she has been craving spicy foods, but has gone off beef.

She added: “[I] literally never cared for spice and now I have to carry Tabasco sauce in my purse.

“Foods that gross me out now are beef. I’m not really into red meat, thank god for the Impossible Burger.”

Last year, Katy appeared to confirm reports she and Orlando were engaged on Valentine’s Day.

The singer and actor shared the same image of themselves on Instagram on Friday, posing together with a large jewel-encrusted ring on Katy’s finger.

In the close-up image, Kerry’s pink jewel is set against the backdrop of red heart-shaped balloons.

Katy wrote “full bloom” in the caption alongside her image.

Last month, she shared a string of photos of herself and Orlando to Instagram alongside the caption: “One year ago I said yes to a life of love and evolution… and definitely never a dull moment.”

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