Rita Ora leaves Playboy’s 60th Anniversary Party at the Playboy Club in London on December 3, 2013. The bash was co-hosted by Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs
*British singer-songwriter Rita Ora, who signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation in December 2009, within 48 hours of her arrival in the United States, has been cast in Universal‘s adaptation of E L James’ mega-selling novel Fifty Shades Of Grey.
The Kosovo-born artist will play Mia, the outgoing adopted sister of bondage-loving billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan).
Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele. Also in the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla; and Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard and head of his security team.
Last month Universal moved the film’s release date from August 1, 2014, to Valentine’s weekend 2015.
Ora was last on the big screen in a cameo for “Fast & Furious 6.”
Beyonce Knowles attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.
*The Met Gala’s red carpet, undoubtedly one of the most exciting fashion events of the year, took place last night with actors, designers, models, musicians, comedians, and industry insiders attending under the theme of “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
Beyonce hosted the annual affair, which benefits the Costume Institute’s “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit, opening to the public later this week.
*It was a celebration this week, as ELLE held their 4th annual Women in Music Celebration.
Taking place at NYC’s Edison Ballroom, the annual shindig, honors all things women and music. And as expected, celebs like Rita Ora, Kelly Rowland, Jessica White, June Ambrose, Bridget Kelly, and LaLa Anthony, put their best fashion foot forward.
Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake on the set of the “Suit & Tie” video shoot
*Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake will headline this summer’s Wireless festival at London’s Olympic Park, concert promoter Live Nation said Tuesday.
The artists, who recently performed their current single “Suit & Tie” at the Grammy Awards, are the first lead acts confirmed for concerts at the Olympic Park after the live events giant struck a deal for exclusive rights to organize music events there last month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Timberlake will headline the Wireless festival lineup on Friday, July 12. He’ll be joined by Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, John Legend and special guest Frank Ocean.
Jay-Z will lead the July 13 lineup, with Emeli Sande, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Fresh and Calvin Harris also confirmed for that day.
The Wireless festival organizers said Jay-Z’s London appearance would be his only European performance this year, while Timberlake’s gig would be his only U.K. festival show of the summer.
*Mariah Carey is a diva for sure and she’s proud of it.
The singer, who has a wardrobe bigger than most people’s apartments, is putting her fashion and beauty sense to work with a new line of nail polish.
The glitter glamour nail bedazzle comes in eight colors and will be available in January. And these colors aren’t just any old basic colors. They’ve got a “textured matte finish infused with reflective glints of light” and is specially named.
Try to remember them all if you can: “Can’t Let Go” in purple glitter liquid sand; “The Impossible” in red glitter liquid sand; “Stay The Night” in burgundy glitter liquid sand; “Get Your Number” in blue glitter liquid sand; “Sprung” in shimmery copper; “Butterfly Moment” in pale pink; “Anti Bleak” in royal purple; and “Pink Yet Lavender” in chunky pink glitter.
Mariah isn’t the only one stepping out as an entrepreneur. Hot British singer Rita Ora (below) just signed with “Next Models” and is sporting her first fashion campaign wearing Italian footwear brand Superga.
She’ll be the new face of the line of shoes for the Spring and Summer 2013 collection, hitting stores in March.
*Stars put on their Sunday’s best, while attending the annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held in Frankfurt, Germany.
The show, which is broadcast in over 37 countries was hosted by Heidi Klum, and included performances byAlicia Keys, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun., The Killers, Muse, Pitbull, PSY, Rita Ora, Taylor Swiftand No Doubt.
*This week, celebs came out to celebrate the 8th Annual Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards Presented by Hennessy V.S at Webster Hall in NYC.
We spotted Roc Nation’s Rita Ora, Bad Boy singer Cassie Ventura and Canadian beauty Melanie Fiona, MMG rapper Wale, model Jessica White, HOT 97′s Miss Info and Laura Stylez, Futura, and London bred singer Estelle Paper Magazine cover star, Ellie Goulding.
The two were reportedly spotted together at Jay-Z’s concert in Brooklyn Wednesday night, where the two appeared to be cozy with each other.
Late Wednesday night, Rap Radar editor Elliott Wilson tweeted a photo of the duo sitting next to each other at the VIP area of Barclays Center, where Jay-Z performed.
There, Breezy could be seen putting his arm around the back of Ri-Ri’s seat as they reportedly sat behind Beyoncé and Rita Ora. Other concertgoers have verified the sighting as well, via various social media outlets.
Earlier in the evening, the duo were also snapped making separate exits from Manhattan’s Gansevoort Hotel in seemingly the same outfits they were wearing at the Jay-Z show, with Rihanna stepping out moments after Brown, reports E! Online.
Jill Scott and Drake were announced earlier today as additions to the weekend’s final lineup, which already includes Odd Future, D’Angelo, Rita Ora, and Maybach Music Group (Rick Ross, Wale, & Meek Mill).
Nicky Romero also joins the lineup. Run DMC will perform during a headlining slot on the event’s second night, while Jay-Z himself will headline the first night.
Made in America will be held in Philadelphia on September 1 and 2. Single day tickets are set to go on sale on Friday, August 3.
*Sean “P. Diddy” Combs threw the biggest party of the Cannes Film Festival so far on Tuesday night, inviting a host of celebrities to his harbor-side yacht for an evening of champagne, music, and dancing.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were the evening’s biggest names, casually climbing aboard the vessels and enjoying cocktails at the bar, according to WENN. The reality star wore a Pucci maxi skirt, while Kanye wore jeans and a hooded top. They were spotted leaving the yacht at around 4 a.m.
The bar was illuminated on the deck, making it visible from the Cannes streets.
Also in attendance were Michelle Rodriguez and Benicio del Toro, the latter of whom kept trying to dodge cameras. Adrien Brody was relaxed in jeans and a jacket, while Kelly Brook made two wardrobe changes — one while arriving, and one while onboard.
Nicole Scherzinger, Rita Ora and sibling socialites Paris and Nicki Hilton were also onboard.
See pics below.
(L-R) Michelle Rodriguez, Benecio Del Toro, Diddy, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian
Rihanna seen leaving the an after party held at DSTRKT for rappers Kanye West and Jay Z's show Watch The Throne at the O2 Arena in London (May 19, 2012)
*Rihanna was a no show at her scheduled flight from London to the U.S. on Sunday following a night of partying with Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The singer, in town for the pair’s Watch the Throne concert at the O2 Arena, was photographed leaving the English capital’s Dstrkt Night Club, where she partied with West’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Rita Ora, in the wee hours.
Taking to Twitter, she revealed to fans she had missed her flight, writing, “U know life is great when u wake up at 9 am DRUNK!!!!!”
She added, “You know it was a good night when u wake up n run to your BFF’s room like… ‘How did I get in my bed? Did I walk? Stumble? Get carried?’
Reality star Kim Kardshian and her boyfriend Kanye West leave Dstrkt nightclub after a night out on May 19, 2012 in London, England
Rihanna later revealed that her mentor Jay-Z gave her an extra day to recover. She tweeted, “I’m supposed to be on a plane rt now…! JayZ saved me!!!!! I got an extra day off sorry @HiHatprod.’”
The singer’s partying antics have caused a little concern in recent weeks – she was spotted guzzling champagne at a party in Hollywood last week and earlier this month she was hospitalized after partying too hard at the Met Gala in New York.
Rihanna tweeted a photo of herself attached to an intravenous drip.