Cheryl swoons over film hunk Tom Hardy to wind up non-committal Liam Payne

CHERYL knows how to wind up LIAM PAYNE. In an attempt to leave her non-committal boyfriend red-faced, the singer made public her fangirling of Hollywood superstar TOM HARDY backstage at the Prince’s Trust Awards on Tuesday. Breaking her own protocol of never approaching fellow celebs at events, Chez made a beeline for the Legend actor and had a chat and picture, right, with her favourite Hollywood pin-up. A source at the event said: “It’s incredibly rare for Cheryl to make a fuss of any A-listers so Tom should feel chuffed. “She’s always been a huge fan and didn’t waste the opportunity to have a word. “Also, deep down, she knew posting the pictures on her Instagram would leave Liam lost for words.” Other big names at the London Palladium included Broadchurch actress OLIVIA COLMAN, ex-Arsenal striker THIERRY HENRY, singer OLLY MURS and ANT & DEC. But only Tom and Cheryl’s music producer pal NAUGHTY BOY made it on to her selection of pictures from the evening — prompting former GIRLS ALOUD bandmate and another Tom Hardy enthusiast NICOLA ROBERTS to question his position in the order of snaps. She commented underneath: “You put Tom 6th . . . 6th?!” I revealed on Thursday that ONE DIRECTION singer Liam is privately questioning whether their relationship will last the distance. Cheryl doesn’t fancy getting married after two failed attempts, which has sparked Liam’s decision to favour his pop star lifestyle over being a staunch family man. And cracks continue to appear, the latest being played out on social media. When SAM SMITH posted a picture of himself eating a cheeseburger on Instagram, below, Cheryl commented: “The best burger there is!” Liam then joked: “I think I would probably give you away for one of those right now . . .  s***!! Did I just type that out loud?” In a real tumbleweed moment, she ignored the Continue Reading

James Cordon opens up about his fame, fortune and flab

JAMES CORDEN is living the life of a movie star since his move to Los Angeles three years ago, including embracing fad celebrity detox diets. But his choice of addiction sets him apart from most Hollywood superstars — it’s an overwhelming desire for bread. Despite numerous attempts to lay off the gluten, The Late Late Show host always finds a way to get a fix, even if it’s at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party. “Oh mate, I don’t know what I’m on and off now,” he says with a sigh. “I’ve been on some sort of cleanse but then I went out to this Oscar thing. And before you know it I’m eating in In-N-Out Burger.” In fact, the last time James and I had dinner, we were both officially off carbs . . . until the waiter delivered a basket of perfectly formed rolls to the table. He recalls: “All we kept talking about was whether we were going to have dessert and we both said we were off bread. “Neither of us were eating bread at that time because we both have, me to a far, far greater degree than you, a sort of battle with food. “Then they delivered this basket of warm, fresh bread and we’re like, ‘It’s happening, we’re doing it’. Who are we trying to kid?’ “We both love it so much and it’s our nemesis, it’s out to destroy us.” Indeed, like James I swear I only have to nibble on half a double cheeseburger for my waist size to balloon two inches. He now weighs in at 15st, an extraordinary 6st lighter than when he burst on to the scene in TV’s Fat Friends in 2000. But despite this, James now believes he has proof why his regular diets and daily calorie-burning dance classes aren’t enough. He explains: “It’s called a metabolism. My wife and I went to Mexico and we both weighed ourselves before we went and we ate the same food while we were away. “I’d put on five pounds more than Continue Reading

Chris Pratt Faces Backlash for Tweeting ‘Praying My A– Off for’ Kevin Smith

James Gunn defends his "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Jeremy Fuster, provided by Published 9:30 am, Monday, February 26, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Chris Pratt Faces Backlash for Tweeting ‘Praying My A– Off for’ Kevin Smith 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Chris Pratt has come under fire for tweeting that he is “praying his a– off” for Kevin Smith after the “Clerks” filmmaker suffered a massive heart attack following a standup routine Sunday night in Los Angeles. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” star said that while he didn’t know Smith personally, he’s been a big fan since his high school years, when he saw Smith’s most famous film, 1994’s “Clerks.” Pratt said he believed in “the healing power of prayer” and asked others to join in with him, but his request was met with disdain by some on Twitter. Latest entertainment videos Now Playing: Now Playing Winfrey praises Florida students Associated Press CriticLee 225 Part 1 Fox2Detroit Jennifer Lawrence Talks Dropping Out of School at 14: 'I Don't Technically Have a GED or Diploma' Wibbitz Haddish to younger self: 'Don't marry before 35' Associated Press Rodeo Parade Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle Counting Down the Most Devastating Celeb Breakups This Year ELLE Family affair in Berlin for Ed Sheeran Associated Press Can alcohol be the secret to a longer life? FoxM9NJ 'This Is Us' Creator Drops Hints About Final Three Episodes of the Season Entertainment Weekly Ree and Ladd Drummond’s Love Story Redbook Praying for you. I will continue to. You inspired me with Clerks when I was a senior HS. I’m tagging my Lb/rb football coach who showed me the movie cause he believed in me and knew I’d be inspired. @hodge1916 ????♥???? – chris pratt Continue Reading

Ed Sheeran’s weight worries

Ed Sheeran worried about his weight when he first found fame. The 'Shape of You' singer admitted he used to have "zero insecurities" about his appearance but felt pressure to slim down after comparing himself unfavourably to the likes of Justin Bieber and the members of One Direction. He admitted: "I was like, 'They're so photogenic and they've got six packs... and I should look like that.' "But should I actually care if I'm fat or not? No-one's bought my records based on me looking a certain way. "I had zero insecurities before I became a singer - and I was born with ginger hair. "I didn't care. I'd have a beer belly, ginger hair, wouldn't wash and wear scraggly clothes. "But as soon as you become in the public eye and people start picking holes in you, you start thinking things are bad for you. Like, 'Am I fat?' " And the 26-year-old singer admitted he has even tried fad diets to lose weight. Speaking to fellow musician George Ezra on his new podcast, he recalled their first meeting in 2014 and said: "I was doing no carbohydrates and just drinking vodka and slim tonic." But Ed drew the line at some extreme ways of losing weight. He recalled: "I was hanging out with a model ages ago, and she used to dip cotton wool balls in diet Pepsi and that would be her meal for the day. That's a bad diet tip." And the 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker now keeps his weight in check with a more attainable routine. He explained: "Eat what you want and exercise every day". In the early days of his career, Ed admitted he embraced every opportunity he could to get noticed because he knew hard work was the key to success. He said: "My first album came out when Adele's 21 came out... and I'm not better than Adele. "But everyone at the record label was like, 'James Blunt became massive because he worked harder than everyone else'. "So I was like, 'Get me his diary and we'll do all of that times two'. "I was doing all the things that other artists were thinking was uncool. I played on Continue Reading

KC concerts Feb. 1-7: Vince Staples & Tyler, the Creator; Keys N Krates; Avatar

Friday, Feb. 2, at the Granada In what may be considered a youthful transgression by some fans and hailed as a momentous opportunity by more charitable admirers, YBN Nahmir raps on a remix of “Hi Bich,” the latest single by Bhad Bhabie, the teen who became a viral sensation after daring detractors to “cash me outside” on a television program. Born Nick Santana in Alabama in 1999, the combative rapper known as YBN Nahmir attained an unexpected hit last year with the murderous “Rubbin’ Off the Paint.” With Almighty Jay. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The Granada. 785-842-1390. Tickets are $20 through . Friday, Feb. 2, at Knuckleheads There’s nothing fancy about the meat-and-potatoes blues-rock of Indigenous. Every song on “Gray Skies,” Indigenous’ 11th studio album, would have fit comfortably on the playlists of rock radio stations in 1973. The muscular guitar work of frontman Mato Nanji, a man born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is squarely in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His insistent vocals that possess the inviting tanginess of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons complete the throwback effect. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Knuckleheads. 816-483- 1456. Tickets are $15 through Monday, Feb. 5, at Little White Schoolhouse Diet Cig is one of the most fashionable bands of the moment. The unpolished indie-rock crafted by guitarist and vocalist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman resonates with image-conscious devotees who strive for a similarly stylish version of casual cool. The misanthropy of songs like “Link in Bio” and “Barf Day” on the New York duo’s 2017 album “I Swear I’m Good at This” encapsulate the tenor of the anxiety-ridden counterculture. With Great Grandpa, Spook School and MK Ultra. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. Little White Schoolhouse. Tickets are Continue Reading

Craig Robinson lost 50 pounds cutting out alcohol, going vegan

Lesson learned: a little less libation goes a long way. That's the tune actor Craig Robinson is singing after he shed 50 pounds cutting out alcohol from his diet. "I lost a bunch of weight, I lost about 50 pounds," he told Harry Connick Jr. Wednesday on "Harry." "I haven't been drinking. In January, I just put down the alcohol, I was going to detox. I had heard, I don't know how true this is, but you regenerate your liver in six months. And so I was like, 'Let me see if I can go six months.' And I just haven't gone back." The "Hot Tub Time Machine" actor, 45, also revealed that a new vegan diet helped contribute to his weight loss — though the only downside was no more macaroni and cheese. "I've been trying this vegan lifestyle," he said. "It's amazing — there's so many great vegan restaurants and dishes and it's much easier than I thought it would be." Robinson's not the first star to ax the alcohol, In 2015, Ed Sheeran said he lost 50 pounds by cutting out beer. Continue Reading

Sir Ivan Wilzig offers to help ‘OITNB’ actress Selenis Leyva’s transgender sister find a job

SIR IVAN SERVES UP WORK Musician, socialite, philanthropist and party thrower Sir Ivan Wilzig can now add headhunter to his resume. The eccentric, cape-wearing social crusader was introduced to “Orange is the New Black” star Selenis Leyva at a party last week, where the two of them began discussing their mutual admiration for The Trevor Project, which promotes transgender awareness. The Cuban beauty confided to Wilzig, a renowned champion of transgender causes, that the issue of gender equality really hits home for her. “I have a beautiful transgender sister named Marizol,” sources heard her say. “She’s having trouble getting a job and it’s very upsetting to me." When Wilzig asked Leyva what it is her sister wants to do for a living, Leyva, who works in the prison kitchen on her popular Netflix show, she replied “She’s gorgeous, young, kind and has great culinary skills." We’re told that Wilzig quickly introduced Leyva to Andrea Correale, whose Elegant Affairs catering company has worked for VIP’s including Hillary Clinton, and she agreed to set up an interview ASAP. While Costrand couldn’t make any guarantees, she allegedly promised Leyva “I don’t discriminate.” We’re told an interview is likely to happen sooner than later. BEING ANTI GUN IS GOLD-EN Judy Goldsays she’s “obsessed with the elections.” The comic was at the Project ALS 17th Annual Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street recently and told us: “I love the debates and the fact that other countries look at us and think, ’Oh my God it’s a f--cking reality show, we’re a reality show!’” She does add that she is serious about gun control, saying something has to be done. “No one’s taking your Second Amendment right away but kids who are mentally ill should not have guns or have access to Continue Reading

Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Tiffany’s! Hepburn’s son shares secrets of mom’s life in kitchen in book ‘Audrey at Home’

How about breakfast, lunch and a couple of simple-to-make appetizers at Tiffany’s? Audrey Hepburn’s son, Luca Dotti — whose new book, “Audrey at Home,” shares secrets from his mom’s life and her kitchen — tells [email protected] that the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” actress used food to keep her family together amid her busy careers as a star and philanthropist. “She loved to cook. She always gave me — and this is the reason why I love cooking myself — the impression that cooking for a family was a great privilege and a great moment of happiness,” Dotti, her second and youngest son, tells [email protected] “Sitting around in the kitchen, seeing each other cooking, being proud of each other’s success.” Dotti reveals that his iconic mother was more about “day-to-day life” than glitz and glamour, and says that intimacy to her was bringing her family around the table. “Because of her career she had to travel a lot and finally she was able to reconstruct a home and family, something she had lost during the war and was never able to reformat because her career happened,” he says. The author, whose book combines a biography with some of the star’s favorite recipes like chocolate cake and spaghetti pomodoro, says Hepburn’s true personality came out in the kitchen. “She was a strange combination of sweet and stubborn. My mother was very, very good at finding the sweetest possible way to have her own way,” said Dotti, 45, who is Hepburn’s son with second husband Andrea Dotti. “For instance, through the years my brother and I were laughing because she was consistently asking us what we wanted for dinner. So we would tell her and she would say, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be better if we had this and that.’ And we went, ‘Mum if you want to cook that just say so!’ ” While the book explores Continue Reading