Rita Ora jokes about hanging out with boyfriend Taika Waititi to hotel guests at British Luxury Awards
RITA ORA couldn’t help but joke about getting dirty with director’s boyfriend Taika Waititi at a chic awards night on Monday.
The You For Me singer, who posed on the red carpet, was introduced to the British Luxury Awards stage by her Free Guy actor to collect the gong for British Artistic Icon before telling the VIP crowd how she wanted ” get fucked “. with him.
Beaming with pride, Taika said, âAfter the past 20 months, I think we can all relate when she says music is the one thing I rely on to bring me joy.
“Someone I adore, I’m her biggest fan … Rita Ora”
Rita, who then enjoyed a night out in Mayfair, said at the event: âWhat an intro.
âI could have watched this all night, and you bring me joy, but music is more of a different kind of joy – less physical.
“I’ll stop there.”
Chatting offstage, the visibly beaming star told me, âHe’s the happiest I’ve been in a long time. It took a long time to get to this point. “
I HAVE A ROLE WITH HER
TO take on the roles of some of our best-known singers, you’d think actors should be able to hold a note.
But that’s not the case for the wannabes recruited to play Liam Gallagher and Take That in Robbie Williams’ upcoming biopic, Better Man.
Robbie plays himself in the film, but a casting for the other roles reveals that “the ability to sing is a bonus but not essential”. But that’s not the only twist, as the actors who will end up playing Liam, Gary Barlow, Jason Orange, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen will all need to be based in Australia.
A source said: âRobbie’s biopic is going to be shot in Australia because that’s where director Michael Gracey is based. And because of Covid and the lockdowns there, it was decided it was best to film everything there.
âA casting has been started for the actors to play Liam, Gary, Jason, Howard and Mark. Although neither of them should be able to sing, they were told they must have a good Manchester accent. and look like the guys back in the 90s.
One glance at The Greatest Showman and you know Michael is one of the best directors around. But a movie about Robbie’s life where the main characters are all played by a group of Australians just doesn’t suit me. Still, given his epic feud with Robbie, I can’t wait to hear what OASIS savage Liam thinks about whoever ends up playing him.
A vote for the red wall
JADE THIRLWALL is on a solo tour promoting Little Mix’s new album as teammates Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards continue their maternity leave.
She wore this striking red ensemble to Capital Radio in London yesterday to expand their collection of biggest hits Between Us, which was just nine copies behind that of Taylor Swift (Taylor’s Version) in the race for first place.
But I can reveal that ABBA, topping the charts last week, has now edged out its young pop contemporaries and looks set to land a second week at No.1.
The Arctic Monkeys are back!
THE ARCTIC MONKEYS is set to release a new album next year, after announcing its first series of shows since 2019.
The group, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, have announced concerts in Turkey, Bulgaria, Croatia and the Czech Republic next August. Their last album was Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino in 2018.
The duo Niall is necessary
NIALL HORAN and Anne-Marie are teaming up again for this year’s single Children In Need.
The duo, who collaborated on Our Song in June, have recorded a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere, which will be released on Friday – the same day as Children In Need.
There will also be a special clip featuring cameos from Ed Sheeran and Yungblud.
Niall said: âConsidering what we’ve all been through over the past 18 months, this seems more important than ever. I hope the track lets anyone who might be in trouble know that we are here for them.
Nicki’s great loss
LIL NAS X has revealed that Nicki Minaj turned down the option to be featured on her recent single Industry Baby, despite congratulating her and having already created a dedicated fan account for her.
But it was Nas who had the final say because he took Jack Harlow on instead and it became a # 3 hit for them here. This would have made it Nicki’s highest British song in years.
Speaking about his album Montero, he told GQ, âFor every feature that I asked for on this album, every one of them worked except Drake and Nicki.
âI didn’t ask them directly. I wanted Nicki on Industry Baby and Drake on Dolla Sign Slime, with Megan Thee Stallion. Yeah, but you know, I feel like things are still working out.
JES’S GIG COVID KO
JESY NELSON has tested positive for Covid, forcing her to withdraw from her first solo concert.
The former Little Mix singer revealed last night that she is now self-isolating and will miss Hits Live at Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.
She wrote on Instagram: âHey honey. After feeling bad for the past few days, I unfortunately tested positive for Covid which means I am self-isolating now.
âThis means that I am no longer able to play Hits Live in Birmingham this Saturday.
âMy apologies to all my fans who bought tickets and I’m so sorry I couldn’t be there anymore. Hope you all have a great evening. Stay safe and look forward to seeing you soon – love you all so much. ”
As long as she recovers quickly, Jesy’s next performance will be for Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball on December 11 at the O2 Arena in London.
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