By Mark Boardman, 22-May-2013 07:11:00
The stunner frequently tweeted about her evert changing body shape during her time on the BBC dance show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and offcourse the regular training meant she was in good shape for the show.
She admits to being even happier that she’s kept her “curves” long after the series ended.
Kimberley told Cosmopolitan: “The best piece of advice I could give anyone who wanted to lose weight and tone up would be: Go on Strictly!
“I’ve spent many years putting myself under the spotlight but now, in my 30s, I’ve accepted my body.”
A source said “She admitted she had always been self-conscious about her rear, which now even has a fan club and its own Twitter account. But she found inspiration in curvy stars Jennifer Lopez, 43, and Beyoncé, 31.”
You can read the full interview in Cosmopolitan Body, which is on sale now, but in the meantime, Kimberley took time out yesterday to visit sick children as part of the Rays of Sunshine charity initiative event, which was hosted by Chancellor George Osborne.
Kimberley was recently attend the event with JLS stars Aston Merrygold and JB Gill.
By Mark Boardman, 22-May-2013 07:05:00
The Voice 2013 live shows will air their results live the same night, it’s been revealed and what a great decision that it!
Last year’s first series had a separate results show on the Sunday, although it was pre-recorded on the Saturday.
It meant that the outcomes of eliminations often leaked online from members of the audience, and even from the coaches themselves.
Jessie J found herself in hot water from both producers and fans after she gave away one of the results on Twitter before the show had aired.
Fortunately this year’s new live show format will see the results on the same night, with a separate 30 minute show after the main performance episode.
The first of three live finals will air from 7PM on Friday, June 7 for two hours, with the results following on at 9:30PM.
The results show will see four eliminations, with one artists from each team getting the chop.
The live shows will then air for the next two Saturday nights as one artist is eventually crowned winner of the second series.
As well as the contestant’s performances, the live shows are also expected to see group performances, duets between the contestants and their coaches and appearances from guest stars, which last year included Cheryl Cole and Emeli Sande.
By Mark Boardman, 22-May-2013 07:00:00
Mark Owen admits that he doesn't think he has what it takes to be a a judge on a TV talent show.
His Take That bandmate Gary Barlow will be back on the panel of X Factor UK having replaced Simon Cowell in 2011.
Fellow Take Thaker Howard Donald recently signed up to appear on the German show Got to Dance.
Owen believes that he's too nice to follow his bandmates into a similar judging role - but he admitted he wouldn't rule it out in the future. The singer said:
"I think I'd struggle when you have to kind of give comments that maybe aren't always very nice. I don't know whether I'd quite be able to do that...maybe one day, who knows?"
Owen meanwhile is due to release new solo album 'The Art Of Doing Nothing' on June 10th.
By Mark Boardman, 22-May-2013 06:57:00
US Singer Miley Cyrus has revealed that her forthcoming new single, which is named 'We Can't Stop', will be for her devoted fanbase.
She wants the track to be a "thank you for being so great to her throughout her life and career".
The 'Can't Be Tamed' star explained that she's so excited to release the track to the public:
"I really made a record kind of before I had a label, before I had anyone that was really telling me what it needed to be. It's just really about experimenting. 'We Can't Stop'... sets up what I'm trying to say. But it's just a message for my fans. It's a song that's for the fans."
The track is due to be released in 12 days (June 3) and there is currently an online countdown ticking away on Cyrus's official website so that followers can keep an eye on when it will drop.
She recently attended the 2013 Billboard Music Awards and shared a snapshot of herself posing with fans on the red carpet before the show via her Twitter page (shown below) and accompanied the picture with the caption: "Best part of last night ❤ #smilers #wecantstop"
By Mark Boardman, 21-May-2013 07:22:00
It's back for another fun installment and this time round the movie begins in the middle of an over-the-top prison riot in Bangkok that leads to a crazy "Shawshank Redemption" joke, it's the first sign that "The Hangover Part III" is not just business as usual.
The first film which was written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, featured a very clever hook, and when Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong & Todd Phillips wrote the script for the second movie, they mirrored the structure of the first film closely. When I spoke with Phillips recently, it was obvious that he loved the reaction of people who were bothered by that, and at first, he and Mazin evidently played with the idea of making the third film yet another riff on the same structure.
Thankfully, they tried something different this time, and while it may not recapture the exact same giddy thrill as the first film, this film manages to clarify what the overall story of the trilogy is in a way that I found satisfying and quite fitting.
The film opens with Alan (Zach Galafianakis) at his manic worst, driving along a freeway towing a trailer that holds a full-sized giraffe. His joyous song of "I love my life!" had me laughing right up to the moment he does something terrible, leading to a "Final Destination"-like incident that leads to a scene with his father Sid (Jeffrey Tambor) dropping dead in a moment that's played for both laughs and real sorrow, which seems to be something that interests Phillips this time around.
When Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) show up at Sid's funeral, it is obvious to them that Alan is out of control. Over the course of the first two films, this has been one of those givens. Alan has always been a spoiled rich kid whose obvious psychological problems have been played for laughs. This time, though, it seems like Alan is going to continue to spiral out of control unless something is done. He has no respect for his mother, so she can't convince him to get help. It's up to the "Wolfpack," the friends he tormented in the first two films, to take him to a facility where he can get the help he so desperately needs.
On the road to that facility, they are run down by a truck and taken to meet Marshall (John Goodman), who is looking for Chow (Ken Jeong), the lunatic who they tangled with in both of the previous films. Chow was the one we saw breaking out of prison in the film's opening sequence, and this time around, he is the antagonist who keeps the film's plot in motion. He's the chaos that keeps causing problems for the guys no matter what they do, and the guys have to hunt him down for Marshall, or he promises to kill Doug, who once again finds himself sidelined during much of the action.
There's a fairly major detour to Tijuana and rural Mexico before the film finally makes its way back to Vegas, which seems inevitable. While I feel like the first two films were all about the way our actions have consequences, this final film is all about Alan having to learn to exist as a self-sufficient human being, and it gives Galifianakis his most fully-realized role to date. He reveals the dangerous sense of humor that drives Alan even as he also finally starts to make a case for some real growth. There are two sequences in particular that aren't particularly funny, but that reveal just how deeply Alan's desire to find a connection really runs. One involves the baby from the original film (played by the actual kid who was one of the three infants used in that movie) and the other involves Cassie, a new character played by Melissa McCarthy. Galifianakis makes choices that seem to come out of left field, approaching each moment in ways that I found unsettling at times, funny at other times, but always interesting.
At this point, i'm not even sure I think "The Hangover" series is particularly hilarious. I'm just intrigued by it as an ode to the way we allow ourselves these moments of excess, and what it is that we keep bottled up inside of us except in those moments. Stu, the character played by Ed Helms, seemed genuinely upset by his own inner urges in the last film, and at one point, he declared "I've got a demon in me." We all do, though, and the only question is how well we keep it under control. These guys all seem willing to let it off the leash at times, no matter what the final cost, and in this film, Alan finally learns that he can't live like that at all times.
Ken Jeong's performance is part con man, part crazy person, part puckish imp, and he tears into every scene in a big way. At one point, we follow a few characters into a Vegas suite that Chow has taken over and turned into a "party," and it's played as dark as the moment where Martin Sheen first finds Col. Kurtz in the jungle temple. Even so, there are signs here that Phillips isn't all about nihilism. There are several scenes where we catch up with past characters and see that they've actually done well for themselves, and I appreciated those moments because they temper the otherwise jet-black view of humanity that Phillips has.
At this point, I have to give extra credit to Lawrence Sher, the film's cinematographer, because so few comic filmmakers are willing to use widescreen, and all three of these films have made great use of the full scope frame. Tech credits are strong across the board, and consistent with the first two movies. As with the other films, you need to stay once the credits begin because there is a moment that comes in the middle of the credit sequence that is flat-out deranged, as freaky as anything else we've seen in the series, and it suggests that while Alan may be better than he used to be, nothing is ever going to fully heal these lunatics.
I'll be curious to see what the general public makes of this one. It feels to me like the right way to round out the series, but it's such a different film in many ways that I have no idea if people will respond to it or not. I think they managed to redeem the series with this last film, and it strikes me as a very strange take on the story so far. Todd Phillips will no doubt continue to mine the darkness we all have inside of us for laughs in the future, so it's good to see that when it comes down to it, he has a soft spot for his own characters, and he does ultimately give them all some small bit of solace.
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