The Legends of Tomorrow writers’ room recently tweeted the above reminder that Donald Trump is unfit for any office. While other industries are reeling and calling for action in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, the White House remains under the thumb of a man who once bragged about grabbing women without their consent, and who has been accused by a dozen women.
Actress Camila Mendes, who plays Veronica Lodge on Riverdale, will take part in an auction for Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering with eating disorders pay for treatment. She spoke about what working with this charity means to her, given her own past struggles with an eating disorder. (via EW)
Stranger Things released this strange TV-based promo for Season 2. What’s up with those pumpkins? (Via MTV)
The phenomenon hits celebs and their dance partners during their time on the BBC show, with their off-screen romances often suffering. The curse is thought to have ended 18 relationships!
But Eamonn Holmes, 57, has no fear of his wife, Ruth Langsford, following in Louise’s footsteps and hot stepping way from him.
Asked if he’s worried that Ruth, who has been partnered with Anton du Beke, would have a midlife crisis and run off, he told Now exclusively, ‘No, she definitely won’t do that.’
Eamonn, who presents This Morning with his wife one day a week, said the secret to their happy union is he thinks she is ‘gorgeous’ and they are still interested in one another.
‘I don’t really know how it works. The two of us are energetic people who are always interested in each other, and that doesn’t mean you spend all day adoring each other but we’ll always have a remark for each other.
‘I’d never not be interested in her and I think vice versa. I’m just full of admiration for her.’
But he said none of Ruth’s Strictly costumes or wigs come home with her.
‘I think she looked nicer in the short one she wore for the Charleston [dance]. I’d love to feed your story here, but no, it all goes back to the BBC wardrobe department at 10pm on a Saturday night and she’s back to being Ruth again.’
Eamonn was being sculpted by Frances Segelman to support the Gesher School for children with special educational needs. Go to gesherschool.com
The X Factor singer’s career has certainly taken off since she left the show in 2009…
Saturday night fever
When you think of The X Factor, you’d be lying if you said you didn’t think of Peter Dickson calling out the name ‘ebay’ in his signature style on a Saturday night circa 2009. It became quite the Twitter trend. But what happened to the singer after she got booted off the show?
Rachel, 26, starred on the sixth series of the show alongside the likes of Olly Murs, Jedward and Stacey Solomon (what a year!). She’d previously attempted to get on the show the year before when she made the final 50, and had become friends with Alexandra Burke along the way. She left the competition in 2009 in ninth place, but that wasn’t the last that we heard of her. After leaving the show, she released several tracks, but failed to set the charts alight.
Rachel burst back onto our screens in 2016 when she joined Hollyoaks to play Lisa Loveday. She revealed, ‘I actually grew up watching Hollyoaks and I always admired people like Jen Metcalfe and Kieron Richardson, who really made their mark on the show.’ She was even nominated as Sexiest Female at the Inside Soap Awards this year for her role as sassy Lisa.
Mum’s the word
After marrying her husband Jason two years ago at Stoke Park Country Club, Rachel announced in August this year that she’s pregnant. And she’s been turning to her Hollyoaks castmate Jen Metcalfe for advice! ‘As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I was like, “Jen, what do I do?!’’’ But she’s also revealed ‘I feel ready to be a mummy.’ How cute!
Love Island’s reality star-turned-rapper says it would be an ‘honour’ to be asked
Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay broke the reality star mould when they topped the iTunes charts last week with their debut single Little Bit Leave It.
And now, as one of their biggest fans Stormzy helping X Factor Judge Nicole Scherzinger mentor the Over’s at Judge’s Houses in South Africa, Chris says he’d be ‘honoured’ to perform on one of The X Factor live shows.
Speaking to Now at the launch of the #dontbottleitup campaign for suicide prevention charity CALM, Chris who is ambassador for the charity said: ‘I would perform on it, definitely.’
Although the duo have heard ‘nothing’ yet from Simon Cowell following their recent chart success and official video release, if chosen, Chris says he would prefer to sing their new single than doing a cover with the likes of Stormzy – despite Chris and Kem rapping backstage with the grime artist at this year’s V-Festival.
Chris and Kem: the ultimate bromance!
Chris, 22, adds: ‘Just me and Kem’ before quickly clarifying: ‘Obviously it’s our song isn’t it?’
Chris and Kem signed a record deal with Sony’s Relentless Record label and with Sony having shares in Simon Cowell’s music venture Syco entertainment, having them on the show sounds a no brainer. But Chris says there’s no pressure on the head judge to pick up the phone and book them.
‘Let Simon do his job’ Chris tells us. ‘If he wants us he wants us, if he doesn’t he doesn’t. We’re chilled, we’re easy with it.’
But with Chris also keen to perform at the MOBO awards on November 29, and a second series of their own show ‘Straight Outta Love Island’ in the pipeline not to mention talk of them going on tour, we think it’s only a matter of time before Si gets in touch…
Ed has revealed the real reason behind his year off..
Ed Sheeran is most definitely our very favourite flame haired crooner- shortly followed by Ginger Spice.
Like, c’mon. Is there *any* competition in the redhead singer category?!
Of course there isn’t!
However, our favourite ‘fella has certainly been in the wars lately- having recently found himself in a spot of bother with a very nasty car collision.
The ‘fella, who had been riding his bicycle through London when he had become caught up in an accident, had taken to social media to share the news of his injury- revealing it may affect his upcoming shows.
Ed writes, ‘Ive had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x’.
Following his rough’n’tumble on the streets of London, Ed has now revealed another, slightly more secret, battle- his hidden problem with substance abuse, a battle which led to his year away from the spotlight.
Speaking onThe Jonathan Ross Show,an episode which will air tonight, Ed shares that he had found himself falling into the troublesome ‘pitfalls’ of fame.
The 26-year-0ld shares, ‘All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them. Mostly, like, substance abuse’.
Ed continues, ‘I’d never touched anything. I started slipping into it, and that’s why I took a year off and buggered off’.
Speaking of the moment he had realised he might be developing a problem, Ed shares: ‘I didn’t really notice it was happening. It just started gradually happening, and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down’.
The singer then added, ‘It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call and taking a year off’.
We’re so glad to have ‘ya back and discussing such an important topic, Ed! For more information and advise on substance abuse, head *here* to the NHS website.
The singer confirms a ‘special’ reunion is on the cards for the girl group
With Mollie King climbing up the leaderboard on Strictly and Vanessa Whiterumoured to be joining this year’s I’m a Celebrity, it looked like The Saturdays would never reunite from their 2015 hiatus.
But when we caught up with their bandmate Una Healy at the opening of London’s Cantina Laredo restaurant, she spilled that the girls had spoken about reforming – and it’s set to be sooner than you think.
‘I talk to the girls all the time and we say we’ll probably do a reunion,’ she tells us. ‘If I was to call it – I’d love to do it and I know a couple of the others are really keen as well – it would be at least two years away.’ Eek!
At the start of the year, Una said the band had no plans to get together for their 10th anniversary in 2018, but her latest revelations sound more promising for 2019, as Una thinks they need the next 24 months to do their own thing and added, ‘Then it will be more special when we do something.’
The band went on tour in 2014 when Frankie Bridge was on Strictly and took a hiatus just after.
Speaking of Strictly, Una wants Mollie to make it to the final. She said, ‘Mollie’s doing so brilliantly, I’m so proud of her. She deserves to be in the final – she’s up there with the best of them.
Una is backing her Saturdays gal Mollie King on Strictly Come Dancing
‘She’s loving it. It’s quite a challenge for her as people assume that because she’s come from a performing background [she would find it easier], but she’s learning all the time. She’s not big-headed at all.’
And would she like to see Mollie find love on the show? ‘Ooh…
I know her and AJ Pritchard are friends,’ says Una. ‘But I don’t know about the romance… you never know.’
Una’s latest solo single In Case You Didn’t Know, featuring Brett Young, is out now.
Katie has opened up about her baby plans for the future…
Katie Price is one lady who sure knows how to handle a lil’ drama.
Amidst the revelation that she is to split from her husband Kieran Hayler following his affair with their children’s nanny, the mother-of-five has been locked in a bitter online feud with Love Island’s Chris Hughes.
Looks like there are big plans in the future for our Katie!
Katie cuddles up to her five children
Katie had revealed her split from Kieran earlier this year- with the mother revealing last month during her regular Loose Women spot that just days before she learnt of her hubby’s infidelity, she had also suffered the devastating blow of a miscarriage.
Whilst on the topic of Kieran‘s affair, Katie had shockingly revealed that she had a ‘miscarriage four days before’ the affair had come to light.
Keeping our fingers and toes crossed for a happily ever after, Katie!
The Streetmate presenter opens up on mental health problems and how she got through them
We fell for Scarlett Moffatt when she was the queen of one-liners on Gogglebox. Sitting on the sofa with her lovely, cheeky family (watching Basic Instinct with her mum – and being filmed during that moment when Sharon Stone crosses and uncrosses her legs…), a nation fell in love with the bubbly Geordie.
She might have now sadly left Gogglebox, but she went on to be crowned I’m A Celebrity’s Queen of the Jungle last year, before landing herself plum presenting roles on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Streetmate and the National TV Awards. No biggie…
And now Scarlett, 27, is releasing her autobiography, where she lifts the lid on years of self-doubt and panic attacks. It’s the perfect place for her to reach out to her fans and reveal the life behind the glitzy parties.
She also chats frankly to us about finally facing up to the bullies that had taunted her for years at school, and why she is so happy with her boyfriend Luke Crodden.
Why did you decide to publish your life story?
I really love writing and I wanted to write about how I feel now. I’ve had lots of messages from people asking what it was like in the jungle and on Takeaway and I thought I could write it all down in a book. I have been very open and I’ve chatted about things that I haven’t talked about before – even with friends. It’s been tough, but I’ve been ready to talk about it. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
Let’s chat about some of those subjects you have been so open about, including the brave decision to talk about your anxiety attacks…
It was really hard to write about this, but I have suffered from anxiety for a long time and I wanted to be honest. I thought I was the only person, but now I know lots of people suffer from anxiety.
What sets them off then?
It sounds ridiculous, but really mundane things triggered them. I’d worry about us crashing in the car, lie awake thinking people were going to hate me if I didn’t give them 110%, or I’d even worry about stepping outside the door. It’s like an out-of-body experience when it happens.
When did it come to a head?
I was going out with a few girls and we were in a local. A girl started shouting ‘Gogglebox!’ at me and became really intimidating. I left but I lay awake crying, wondering if the girl knew where I lived. I felt really dizzy and I knew I couldn’t live my life like this any more, so I booked an appointment with a doctor.
And what was that like?
I sat down and cried. She told me to stop worrying, and she said I was suffering from anxiety attacks. She told me she understood how I felt. It was a relief knowing I wasn’t alone and that I wasn’t going to die – as that is how I feel some days.
How are you now?
I still have bad days, but I go and talk to Luke or my family. I also now know that if I am having one that it’s just my head demons out in force!
You are so bubbly on TV, though. Is that just a front?
No, not at all. When I am on TV, I don’t get anxious. It’s more me worrying about day-to-day stuff. It sounds ridiculous, but that’s how my brain works!
Do you feel relieved to have got this out in the open?
Yes I do. People should not feel embarrassed about it.
You also talk about being bullied at school. Tell us more about that…
It started after my first term. I’d had a bike accident and my right tooth was black, which made me the brunt of all their jokes. It lasted three years, just constant sh*t. Things like, ‘Scarlett, who’s your favourite Disney character? Is it Goofy? Because that’s who you look like.’ They even created a website all about me. I was devastated. The teachers thought it best to put me in isolation and let me leave 10 minutes earlier.
Did that help?
No, I’d wander around contemplating what my life was about. But I started to take the mickey out of myself more, after watching Victoria Wood on TV, and it became more bearable. But in the end, my dad suggested changing schools. I am so glad I did. I did really well and I went on to study in further education.
Recently you bumped into a woman who had bullied you and you told her how you felt. How did that go?
She tried to tell her kids that we were friends and I told her we weren’t and that she hurt my feelings. I wasn’t scared any more. If you ask people why they are being a bully, they don’t know what to say.
You’ve also battled with weight issues over the years. Do you feel happy with the way you are now?
I lost weight because I wanted to be healthier. It’s as simple as that. I do feel happy. And I certainly don’t fret if I eat a pizza! I just do more exercise the next day.
You now live with your boyfriend Luke, after briefly splitting. Why is he such a rock to you?
We are best friends. He’s moved his whole life down to be with me. He is my rock, for sure.
Would you ever go back to Gogglebox?
I am always being asked this! Maybe I would as a one-off, for old times’ sake.
I’m A Celebrity is back next month! Does it feel surreal that it was less than a year ago you were taking part?
I can’t believe it was nearly a year ago! Carol Vorderman messaged me this morning to say she had seen an advert for it. I loved doing the jungle. Nobody can prepare you for it. It changed everything in terms of my career.
Have you stayed in touch with your jungle buddies?
Yes, we are in a WhatsApp group, it’s really nice. I hope that whoever wins I’m A Celebrity next has as much fun as I did.
Thanks to Ant and Dec, you landed a presenting job on Saturday Night Takeaway…
I know. It’s all so bizarre. I remember being invited to Ant’s house for Sunday lunch with Stephen Mulhern, as if it was the most normal thing in the world, but I had to go to the toilet just to calm myself down! They and ITV took such a massive risk signing me up.
What other goals do you have?
To have a part in a West End musical. Imagine having a job where you get to sing, dance and act! But to be perfectly honest, I am living my dream now. I get to meet people every day and get to present shows I have watched for years.
And finally, what have you learned about yourself while writing this new book?
How much I have gained in confidence. Hopefully people will have a giggle, too, when they read it… I definitely have!
Scarlett Moffatt’s Me Life Story: Sofa So Good!, (£13.99, Blink) is out now
‘I don’t want to be rammed down people’s throats!’
Emma Willis is fast becoming the queen of live television. She hosted this year’s BRIT Awards with Dermot O’ Leary, and if you switch on to any channel these days she is bound to pop up.
But mention Emma’s incredible success to her and she modestly replies, ‘Don’t say that, because it makes me not want to do anything or be rammed down people’s throats.
‘We’ve a nice plan going on. We have Big Brother at the beginning and middle of the year. The Voice runs at the first quarter and we film it at the end of the year, the radio show is throughout the year and Your Song is a one-off special – I suppose people watch it and probably think I’m constantly at work. My parents help me a lot and [husband] Matt is always around.’
As well as her parents, Emma honestly admits she couldn’t get by without hired help, saying, ‘My cleaner is my saviour – Doreena, she’s lovely. It’s always the thing that gets left, I’ll do everything else, then I get home and it’s an absolute crap hole.’
Juggling household duties and presenting aside, the 41-year-old is excited about the latest addition to The Voice – Olly Murs. ‘It’s lovely, I really like Olly. He knows exactly what they’re going through because he’s been there himself. He’s a nice guy who’ll bring a lovely energy to it.’
Emma will celebrate 10 years of marriage next year to Busted singer Matt Willis, 34. ‘I’ve got no idea what we’ll do on the anniversary – we don’t look that far ahead,’ she revealed.
Last week Arthur, 25, appeared at Wood Green Crown Court, where he and co-defendant Andre Phoenix, 21, were charged with five counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent, and 11 counts of actual bodily harm.
They both deny the charges against them.
During the court case the prosecution claimed Arthur threw the substance on to the dance floor of Wringer and Mangle nightclub in Dalston, on April 17, while wearing a t-shirt that read ‘Killer’.
The case is still ongoing and the verdict is yet to be determined.
Ferne discussed going pregnancy alone on This Morning
But one thing’s for sure and that is Ferne’s due to give birth very soon.
There’s no denying that with the court case very much in the public eye the 27-year-old is under a lot of stress.
After Arthur’s arrest, the former TOWIE star broke down in tears during a TV interview, where she revealed, ‘This isn’t how I imagined pregnancy to be.’
But despite her heartbreak, Ferne has always been adamant that her unborn baby would be her number one priority during this difficult time.
The star shows off her bump
Ferne revealed that, understandably, she does cry about the horrible situation that she has found herself in, but is content at the prospect of becoming a mother.
In fact, she is embracing the changes and confessed that her pregnancy body is by far her favourite: ‘You’ve always got flaws, but I think I love the bump so much – I look at myself naked in the mirror and I’m like, yeah! I love it.’
Ferne recently confirmed that she will be returning to This Morning in the future and there’s even reports claiming that she’s set to follow in the footsteps of best mate Sam Faiers and get her own reality TV show.
We think things are definitely looking up for this Essex lady.