She has definitely been through a lot.
Kelly Brook has opened up about her love life ahead of the release of her autobiography, Close Up.
The 34-year-old has been in the limelight since she was 18, when she also met her first love, diver turned Hollywood actor Jason Statham, but after seven years their relationship hit the rocks when she met Titanic actor Billy Zane.
Kelly has never been shy about discussing her relationships, and since Billy she has dated a host of famous men, which have mostly ended in heartbreak.
“I’ve wasted so much time with stupid boys and doing stupid things,” says the actress, “I have been so defined by those relationships and things that have happened, I wanted to put my view across.
“That way I can move on.”
Kelly got engaged to Billy but after four years together she called the relationship off, and to be honest he sounds a little bit crazy so we can totally understand why.
Kelly says of their relationship: “He threw all my clothes away. He threw everything away. He wanted me to either look like a 60s Bond girl or a 50s housewife. That’s how he saw me.
“I felt I had to find out who I was and what my own style was, but it was controlling. He projected his fantasies onto me. I never had a real life with him. I was always in a fantasy fairytale.”
Despite the fact that Billy lived the high life with private jets and exclusive holidays, he wasn’t exactly the one splashing the cash, Kelly revealed: “I was paying for most of that. I’d done well for myself but suddenly I was living this lifestyle and thinking I can’t keep up with this.
“I wasn’t prepared to share everything I’d worked for with someone who didn’t deserve it.”
Yikes, sounds like she had a lucky escape with that one.
After Billy, Kelly briefly got together with Danny Cipriani before getting close to former Scottish rugby player, and now Strictly Come Dancing hunk, Thom Evans in 2011.
Sadly, Kelly suffered a stillbirth with Thom’s baby and the heartache caused their relationship to fall apart.
She then rekindled her romance with notorious womanizer Danny Cipriani, but when she fell victim to the serial cheater’s ways they had an almighty falling out and Kelly has remained incredibly negative about him from then on.
She says: “He wasn’t funny or intelligent. His only chat up line was ‘You’re the one. I’ve never felt like this. I want to have your babies.’ Except two weeks later he’s saying it to the next one.
“When I found out he was with his friend’s mum that was it. I thought, ‘I can’t help you anymore, I’m going to Hollywood- See you later’.”
The actress has since claimed that Danny is threatening to sue her over her autobiography - obviously he has done some things that he isn’t proud of.
Defending her decision to spill the beans in her memoir, Kelly explained: “I wanted people to understand what happened, and I’m not a victim. It’s just the nature of things.
“If you play with the Devil you get burnt – but who wouldn’t want to dance with the Devil every now and then? What’s life if you don’t give it a go?
“I started to think all these men are absolutely spineless. I got wound up in the celebrity culture. Anyone or anything in this book is fair game.”
When asked if there was any similarity in the men that she has gone for, Kel did not hold back: “Yes, they’ve all been on their a***s when I met them. They didn’t have a career or they were at the end of one career and trying to start something else.
“I met them all at a not very good time for them and that’s my fault for being nurturing, for being like Mary Poppins. They were all either in debt, or had no job, or they were figuring out what to do.”
She then gets a bit more detailed and a lot more personal: “Jason was at the end of his career as a diver when I met him. Thom had just broken his neck and was finishing with rugby.
“Danny was just starting his rugby career and Billy was at the end of his movie career. I tried to help them and give them encouragement.”
Of all of her former flames, however, it is Jason Statham who has done the best for himself after he went on to be one of Britain’s highest-earning actors, starring in Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, and he is currently dating the gorgeous Rosie huntington-Whiteley.
Despite his success nowadays, Kelly spills that it wasn’t always easy for the actor, saying: “I know that for many years afterwards (the split) he wasn’t happy. Neither of us were. Part of us will always love each other.
“For instance, last year when the Danny thing was ending, Jason called out of the blue and said, ‘I still love you so much’, and I said ‘I still love you’. We’ll always still love each other.”
Aw, ain’t that lovely?
It’s undeniable that Kelly has had a tough time when it comes to the old love business, let’s hope her relationship with fiance and Celebrity Big Brother contestant, David McIntosh is better for her.
Although judging by Chanelle Hayes’ claims that he was too cheap to turn on his heating or even pay for his own Pizza Hut (she’s outraged) it doesn’t look as though Kelly Brook has wavered much from her ‘They’ve all been on their a***s when I met them’ type.[ Kelly Brook Slams Disgusting Weight Critics ] [ Kelly Defends This Morning interview ] [ Kelly Claims Danny Cipriani Is Threatening To Sue Her ]
We want to be pals with the Prince!
Ellie Goulding was snapped cuddling up to Prince Harry at the Invictus games closing ceremony last night.
The 27-year-old popstar revealed that she was personally invited by the Prince to perform at the event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where she jumped around stage in an interesting sports bra and baggy trousers combo before seeking out Harry, who was the games organiser, backstage.
The pair have been good friends for a number of years, with Harry even landing Els a spot performing at his brother, Prince William’s, Wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 – How fancy is that?
Ellie’s hot McBusted boyfriend, Dougie Poynter, was nowhere to be seen at the closing ceremony but the two reunited later that evening, with the singer heading to Stella McCartney’s LFW party after her performance.
Cuddling up to both Prince Harry and Dougie Poynter in just one night?
We’re super jealous.
And they aren’t the only famous men that the popstar had an encounter with yesterday, but this next one was much less huggy-huggy and much more awkward and uncomfortable.
Yes, Ellie was interviewed by her ex-boyfriend, and Radio 1 DJ, Greg James as part of the BBC’s coverage of the Invictus Games closing ceremony, and fans just couldn’t get over how totally awks the entire thing was, with Ellie seemingly trying to avoid all and any eye contact with her ex squeeze.
Taking to Twitter to share their second-hand embarrassment, viewers all appeared to have the same word come to mind: AWKWARD.
Awkward much? @gregjames @elliegoulding pic.twitter.com/Fj7Brl7JdC
— Lewis Sargeant (@lewissargeant) September 14, 2014
Most awkward interview ever goes to Greg James and ellie Goulding! #cringe
— Dan Young (@danyoung1985) September 14, 2014
Watching @gregjames interview his ex @elliegoulding #awkward! She can’t even look him in the eye! #awkwardturtle
— Captain K (@KoalaJam) September 14, 2014
@gregjames that interview with @elliegoulding looked a bit awks!!!
— Barry Pirrie (@barry_pirrie) September 14, 2014
Still cringing at Greg James interviewing Ellie Goulding #allaboardtheawkwardbus
WE ARE SO EXCITED.
Other than that pre-album treat of Fireproof earlier this month, it has been absolutely AGES since we got some brand, spanking new One Direction music but we are pleased to report that the wait will be over before you know it.
Yes, our fave boyband have really treated us to a whole host of exciting info about their new single and here is what we know so far:
1. It Is The Lead Single From Their Upcoming Album, Four
Which means that it’s the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ of Up All Night, the ‘Live While We’re Young’ of Take Me Home, THE ‘BEST SONG EVER’ OF MIDNIGHT MEMORIES – otherwise known as the cream of the crop.
2. It Is Called ‘Steal My Girl’
The new single is called Steal My Girl! You can listen to it on 29th September — liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 14, 2014
The new single is called Steal My Girl! You can listen to it on 29th September
— liam (@Real_Liam_Payne) September 14, 2014
Yes! Another song where we can pretend that they are singing about us. Sure Midnight Memories is a fab anthem but when there’s no love interest we can’t imagine that Harry’s husky voice is crooning away about his love for us.
Don’t pretend that you don’t do it too.
3. It Will Premiere On Radios Across The Globe On September 29th
Absolutely cannot wait for you guys to hear Steal My Girl on 29th September! — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) September 14, 2014
Absolutely cannot wait for you guys to hear Steal My Girl on 29th September!
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) September 14, 2014
THAT’S JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY!
4. It’s Official release Date Is Sunday 12th October
Which is just over one month before the release of Four. That should be just about enough time for Steal My Girl to gently ease us into the world of One Direction’s newest sound ahead of the release of their fourth studio album.Then we will get a whole BUNCH of songs in one swift iTunes purchase.
We don’t think we are ready.
5. It Was Written By Louis And Liam Alongside The ‘Best Song Ever’ Team
We LOVE that the boys are getting more and more involved with the songwriting and when they have such a great team around them as guidance of course it is going to be bloomin’ brilliant.
We wonder if Eleanor Calder and Sophia Smith work as the boys’ muses?
6. You Can Already Pre-Order The Track
Who’s awake in the UK? #StealMyGirl is now available to pre-order! https://t.co/nKceZTCS9d — One Direction (@onedirection) September 14, 2014
Who’s awake in the UK? #StealMyGirl is now available to pre-order! https://t.co/nKceZTCS9d
— One Direction (@onedirection) September 14, 2014
Not only that, you get a special remix of the song on the single EP too.
Well…? What are you waiting for!
7. The Artwork Looks Like This:
Oh, and 8. IT WILL BE AMAZING.
our new single is steal my girl !! Can’t wait for you to hear it !! — Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 14, 2014
our new single is steal my girl !! Can’t wait for you to hear it !!
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 14, 2014
WE CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR IT, NIALL!
Phew, that’s a LOT to take in so early on a Monday morning.
Now, if you excuse us we are going to go and reminisce to our copy of Midnight Memories as we kick-start the countdown to September 29th.
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Well, it is a darn good sauce.
Television personality and celebrity chef, Levi Roots, has trumped the likes of Harry Styles and Olly Murs to be named the richest male reality star, coming in at third place on the Sun’s Reality Rich List.
The Jamaican star gained widespread fame after he appeared on Dragon’s Den and was granted £50,000 funding towards his Reggae Reggae Sauce.
Levi had been selling the condiment locally for fifteen years but had dreams of expanding his business, so went on the BBC show and did an actual, full-on, reggae performance (complete with guitar) to sell his pitch to the notoriously hard-to-please dragons.
Embarrassingly, Deborah Meaden ruled herself out because his business venture “wasn’t on a large enough scale” for her, Duncan Valentine and Theo Paphitis also opted out. However, thankfully for Levi and tastebuds across the nation, Richard Farleigh and Peter Jones agreed to give the chef the money for a 40% stake in the business.
Levi Roots’ is now estimated to be worth £30million.
Is that a large enough scale for you now, Debs?
Levi’s third place spot in the female-dominated Reality TV Rich List shows that not only is he the highest earning man, or the highest earning Brit in fact, he is also the only individual male to make it into the Top 10, with One Direction as a band scraping in at 8th place and Will Young only just missing out at number 11.
Levi was pipped to the post by paris Hilton, who comes in at second place with an estimated worth of £36million, and, much less surprisingly than Levi, Kim Kardashian topped the list with a £39million net worth.
The US socialite only came to the celeb scene in 2007 with her family’s show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, however, the queen of turning misfortune into, quite literally, fortune, Kim raked in a neat £3million from a lawsuit after her sex tape was leaked later on in the year.
Since then she has only been going up, now earning around £50,000 per episode of the reality show, which is now in its ninth series.
Say what you want about Kim, but she’s definitely been doing something right.
The full #GirlPower Top 10 list of Reality TV’s Richest Stars reads as follows:
10. Myleene Klass, £11M
09. Leona Lewis, £13M
08. One Direction, £14M
07. Jennifer Hudson, £15M
Joint sixth and fifth place: Kelly Clarkson and Cheryl Fernandez Versini, £16M
04. Susan Boyle, £22M
03. Levi Roots, £30M
02. Paris Hilton, £36M
01. Kim Kardashian, £39M[ Has Kylie Jenner Had Lip Fillers? ] [ Paris Hilton In SUPER CASUAL (Not) Outfit ] [ Kim Kardashian Asks Fan To Delete And Retake Selfie ]
Prepare yourselves, people!
It seems that there might be another mini-Kimye on the way sooner rather than later, as Kim Kardashian has revealed that the couple are officially ‘trying’ to get pregnant.
WE KNEW IT!
The selfie queen confirmed that the couple are trying to make baby number two in an interview for the Today Show, pretty much sending the internet into meltdown.
She told Tim Dormer: “We’re trying. I guess it’s all in God’s hand.”
Gah! It’s happening!
But we’re not sure that the celeb power couple are going to have a whole lot of time to *ahem* ‘try’, in between Kanye’s relentless tour schedule and Kim’s relentless selfie-taking.
But it seems that Kim’s found a good work/life balance, admitting that she finds it easy to take care of baby north in between filming.
She said: “It’s a good balance If we’re filming I get to at least spend that time with her – if we’re having a lunch break I can spend time with her.
“I like to have her around, and I always say it’s the best job ever. Every single day I’m with her. It does make it an ideal job.”
Kim’s playing the supportive wifey role at the moment as Kanye performs the australian leg of hist our, spotted in the audience at EVERY show.
Hopefully after this they can carve out some time to *ahem* get cracking on baby number two!
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So, it was the FINAL episode of Made In Chelsea NYC last night, and alongside the usual hum-drum bed-hopping and awkard, forced conversations, there was a fair few clangers that COMPLETELY threw us off guard – leaving us quaking in anticipation for the next series.
1) Lucy and Proudlock – WHO IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS HOLY SAW THAT COMING?!
Quite possibly the two most photogenic and sexy-hot (did we just write ‘sexy-hot’? URGH) stars of the show – Lucy Watson and Proudlock – shocked an entire nation on Sunday when it emerged that they had been ‘hooking-up’ throughout their time in New York.
Honestly, up until this very episode, we were starting to think they COULD be the same person – like, has anyone
ACTUALLY seen them in the same room together, at the same time?
Anyway, the news shocked the Chelsea-ites to their core, particularly poor old Jamie Laing, who for reasons unbeknownst to us got proper mardy when he found out (because Jamie is a SAINT when it comes to affairs of the heart, of course).
Lucy and Proudlock tried to console him (er, WHY guys? DON’T YOU DARE APOLOGISE FOR BEING THE HOTTEST COUPLE THAT SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC), b ut it was all in vain – even after Lucy said “We’re just friends…that sometimes kiss” – Jamie still went off in a huff. N’aww.
Oh, and just so you know, we’re currently trying to make either ‘Lucelock’, ‘Proucy’ and ‘Loudlock’ happen as a term – so far, very little luck, but we live in hope.
2) Stephanie Pratt and Stevie are sort-of trying to become love’s young dream.
Thankfully, Stephanie Pratt is still in the show and STILL looking generally quite fit – hurrah! The Pratt is ALSO still head over heels for Stevie (and clearly not aware of Stevie’s past as the ‘tragic unlucky-in-love’ figure), and the pair spent the first part of the episode milling around and being generally soppy with each other.
All very good, until Billie rocks up with her monosyllabic voice and expressionless face and reminds Stevie that he told HER that he was TOTALLY SINGLE.
Anyways, Stephanie got wind of all of this when Billie just HAPPENED to bump into the pair, and spilled all to a seemingly heartbroken Steph. Stevie stormed off (as best he could, the little cutie), and The Pratt shed a little tear.
BUT FEAR NOT – when they all ended up on a boat at the end (why is there ALWAYS a boat?), they both made up and Stephanie HINTED that she *might* move to the UK.
GET IN, STEVIE BOY.
3) Jamie Laing – U OK hun?
Bald, angry – and alone. That’s what Jamie Laing appeared to be all about this week. Breaking television’s last great taboo – receding hairlines – Jamie talked candidly about his struggles with hair loss, and it all seemed rather tragic.
Remember the old Jamie? ‘Fun’? Borderline fit? An apparent ‘hit’ with the ladies? Well – not any more, folks.
Jamie’s had like, NO ACTION the whole time he’s been in New York, and his most interesting storyline this week was where he donned some weird helmet that looked like it had come straight out of the ‘Iron Man 3′ prop-cupboard, it’s apparent purpose being to a ) get some wispy hairs back on your scalp and b) make you look like an idiot.
The rest of Jamie’s time was spent getting mardy with Lucy and Proudlock, when it all came out about their illicit snogging. WHAT A MOANER, EH?
4) Louise is still pretending to fancy Alek, and it’s all very awkward.
The winners of the ‘Most Weird/Awkward Couple’ and the ‘What In The Name Of Mark-Fancis Is Going On’ awards this week were Louise and Alek.
You know Alek – the Scott Disick/Roland Rat lookalike? Owns a ‘leather shop’ that’s all rather suspect?
Yeah – he’s still following Louise around with the enthusiasm of an over-eager 14-year-old boy who’s got into Yates’ with a fake I.D.
Louise spent pretty much the entire episode QUITE OBVIOUSLY PRETENDING that she still fancies this man, and treated us all to the most HILARIOUS fake-cry we’ve ever seen when ‘the gals’ asked her if she was going to miss her leather-licious man.
Anyway, over a spot of painting (because apparently that’s what couples do nowadays), Louise continued to avoid kissing him as best she could, as well as eliminating as much eye-contact as possible.
And in spite of all of this, Louise and Alek then both said that they LOVED each other, and at the very end of the episode had this weird WEIRD kiss on the boat – ALL WHILE the rest of the cast cheered and screamed from atop the poop deck. INCLUDING HER BROTHER. Who does that? URGH.
But what’s REALLY ‘inneresting’ is that Alek is apparently coming back to the UK with Louise – and a certain ex-boyfriend of Louise’s is NOT happy at all (*cough* Andy Jordan*cough* ).
Made In Chelsea’s most insightful and thrilling-to-watch starlet rounded off the series with a BANG on Sunday night.
She went to get some ice-cream.
MOVE OVER olivia COLMAN, BRITISH DRAMA’S GOT A BRAND NEW FACE.
Phew, we don’t really know WHAT to do with ourselves after all that excitement. Looks like we’re just going to have to shut all the curtains, grow our hair out and live off tinned food until the NEW series of Made In Chelsea returns, sans New York, later on this Autumn.
And with ‘Lucelock’ and the return of Andy Jordan to look forward to, we can’t flippin’ wait.[ Made In Chelsea NYC, Episode 4: Stevie 'Wins' Billie & Louise Gets The Horn ]
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