Tulisa Contostavlos at  the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London

Tulisa Contostavlos at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos: Frank J Famefad.com

Part 3 of the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards which was held last night at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Knightsbridge, London.

Tulisa Contostavlos or Nicole Scherzinger for the headline was a tough one. Got eye contact from Tulisa so she steals the show. She was there in Canary Yellow with X Factor finalist Ella Henderson and Tulisa was showing her the red carpet ropes and how to pose for the photogs, all done in a subtle way of course. Both looked red carpet showstoppers as well on the night. Nicole wins the best pose award at the Cosmo Awards. She’s got the red carpet moves!

 

All posh and swanky stuff. Further photos from the event taken by myself from the photog area at the event just as the stars were getting out of their cars. Lot’s of Mercedes in the usual Silver or Black and rear blacked out windows.

Further details on the winners at the event and also more photos in the gallery at the foot of this article.

2012 Cosmo Awards Celebrity Winners (more…)

Kimberley Walsh at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos: Frank John for Famefad.com

Kimberley Walsh at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards at the V & A, London. Photos: Frank John for Famefad.com

Part 2 of the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards which were held at the V & A Museum in Knightsbridge last night in London.

Kimberley Walsh looked good on the night and is headline news at present what with Girls Aloud back in the fray with tours and new music being released to celebrate a decade in the music business and she’s also on Strictly Come Dancing and has been setting the dance floor  alight there proving she has the moves as well.

Further details on the 2012  Cosmo Awards below. (more…)

Jessica Ennis at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards

Jessica Ennis at the 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards.                Photos: Frank J Famefad.com

One for the fashionistas. The 2012 Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman of the Year Awards were held last night at the V & A Musuem in Knightsbridge in Central london and this on paper looked to be a fair sized event with a corresponsing guest list. to match.

The event was to be presented by Fearne Cotton and Leona Lewis was billed to perform but had to pull out at the last minute due to tonsilitis. Would she turn up for the event though?

Another one of those events in the red carpet calendar that was an essential visit. weather was forecast to be chilly but dry so yours truly headed down towards the Knightsbridge Area to see what is going down?

Further awards events and Gallery Part 1 below. (more…)

Victoria Gray of Amore at the Classic Brit Awards 2012

Victoria Gray at the Classic Brit Awards 2012. Photo Frank J - Famefad.com

Further photos from the Classic Brit Awards 2012 held at the Royal Albert Hall last night 2 October. This event will be broadcast on ITV1 on 7 October at 10:15pm. Winners List and photos below.

 

Classic Brit Awards 2012 WINNERS (more…)

Nicola Benedetti at the Classic Brit Awards 2012 London.  Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Nicola Benedetti at the Classic Brit Awards 2012 London.  Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

The Classic Brit Awards were held last night at the Royal Albert Hall in Central London in the Knightsbridge/Kensington Area. As you’ve guessed this is a music awards event in the Brit Awards style but with the focus on awarding outstanding classical music and associated artists.

It was a choice of either an event in Cavendish Square W1 (No5 to be exact) at the back of Oxford street or this one at the Royal Albert Hall. As I was coming straight from White City the Classic Brit Awards got the nod as it was nearer and easier to get too.

Myleene Klass was presenting at this event so was a dead cert on the red carpet arrivals which did play a major factor in deciding to drag some major camera gear to this event.  Unfortunately she didn’t come over for a chat so no photo!

Further details and gallery below. (more…)

Chelsee Healey at The 2012 Inside Soap Awards. Photo FJ

Chelsee Healey at The 2012 Inside Soap Awards. Photo Frank J – Famefad.com

The 2012 Inside Soap Awards were held last night in Central London. further photos from the event taken by yours truly along with the winners list below.

WINNERS
Best Actor
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Best Actress
Gillian Wright (Jean Slater, EastEnders)

Best Young Actor
Alex Bain (Simon Barlow, Corrie)

Best Newcomer
Hetti Bywater (Lucy Beale, EastEnders)

Funniest Male
Ricky Norwood (Arthur ‘Fat Boy’ Chubb, EastEnders)

Funniest Female
Tameka Empson (Kim Fox, EastEnders)

Best Bad Boy
Emmett J Scanlan (Brendan Brady, Hollyoaks)

Best Bitch
Charlie Brooks (Janine Butcher, EastEnders)

Sexiest Male
David Witts (Joey Branning, EastEnders)

Sexiest Female
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre, Corrie)

Best Daytime Soap
Neighbours

Best Daytime Star
Ryan Moloney (Jarrod ‘Toadie’ Rebecchi, Neighbours)

Best-Dressed Soap Star Sponsored by boohoo.com
Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntrye, Corrie)

Best Drama
Waterloo Road

Best Soap

2012 Inside Soap Awards Gallery Part 2 (more…)

Rachel Bright at the Inside Soap Awards 2012. London.  Photo:  Frank John for Famefad.com

Rachel Bright at the Inside Soap Awards 2012. London.  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

The Inside Soap Awards 2012 were held last night in Central London, so armed with some decent photo kit,  it was decided to get a few shots of some Brit TV stars in the flesh if the rain held off. (Gallery at foot of this article)

The event is a celebration of Soap TV and an awards event focusing on soap style TV programs in the UK. In size terms a small/medium sized event with plenty of chances for some up close and personal shots in a portrait style with a few candid and full length shots to add some variety to the proceedings.

These are people you see on TV everyday but there’s nothing like seeing them amd hearing them interacting with the crowd of fans……raw and unscripted.

The event was held in association with the Boohoo.com fashion website. Further event details and gallery below.

Date: 24 October (more…)

Andy Murray wins the 2012 US Open and his first Tennis Gran Slam

Andy Murray wins the 2012 US Open and his first Tennis Gran Slam. Photo AP Video Grab

 

Andy Murray has made British Tennis history and claimed his first tennis Grand Slam victory in the US Open and after years of trying he’s finally claimed what deserved to be his.

My only regret is I was not there to photograph the moment.  On court interview video  Link with full details of the match duration and final score.

Andy Murray is one of those sports stars I personally follow more closely than others along with names such as Bradley Wiggins, Maria Sharapova, Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and our new rising Tennis star Laura Robson (keep an eye on her she’s destined for great things) amongst others. They have all had a rocky road to success but got there in the end!

Andy Murray Post 2012 US Open Interview with the BBC Videos

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The leading group in the Paralympics Marathon T54 with David Weir of Team GB strategically in 3rd place. He went on to win Gold and his 4th!

The leading group in the Paralympics Marathon T54 with David Weir of Team GB strategically in 3rd place. He went on to win his 4th Gold! Photo Frank J - Famefad.com

The 2012 Paralympic Marathon was held on Sunday 9 September and it was thought a few extra cheers for Team GB especially David Weir the Gold Medal hopeful would be a damned good idea and a Marathon of 26 miles just using your arms for propulsion in a hi tech tri wheeled high speed wheelchair is also worthy of support.  Seriously hat’s off to these guys. Super humans they certainly are!

So armed with my lightweight Fuji camera a decade old it was decided to lose my cherry and take some photos of paralympian’s in action through the streets of London. This could be interesting. They can’t go that fast can they? Little did I know that these guys can reach speeds of over 20mph! After just getting front or back wheels and the odd arm on the first lap and just two laps to go my photographic skills were coming into question. Maybe should have brought the DSLR after all.

Results of my photo endeavours below (more…)

Notting Hill Carnival 2012. Photo: FJ

Notting Hill Carnival 2012. Photo Frank J - Famefad.com

More photos from the 2012 Notting Hill Carnival in West London that took place on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August.

A broader selection of photos including some of the stranger variety,  some close ups and some in between bits when there was a float jam and not much was moving in procession terms.. Also some general wide angle shots of the general Notting Hill Carnival Vibe. (more…)