Ellie Goulding at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 London. Archive Photo © Frank John for famefad.com

Ellie Goulding at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2013 London. Archive Photo © Frank John for famefad.com

After a quiet August what will be happening in September in Fame Fad? Further news on that below.

Photo above is Ellie Goulding (looking very good) at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards held early June this year,  just arriving at the event. Can’t remember what I said on the night to get her attention after literally just getting out of the car ( a knee jerk reaction shot) but a good shot none the less………………..1 second later she was gone with a last look over her shoulder (another shot)………she  didn’t hang around to have her photo taken by the other photogs and headed straight in.  She’s currently at No1 in the charts with her latest single BURN which has beat off names such as Lady Gaga in the process. That’s something.  A lot of talent here with her soft husky tones…………very unique vocals…..impressed is not the word………..hence her headline photo for this article!

Back to normal at Fame Fad for September. 2 film premieres in the first week of September including Diana portrayed by Naomi Watts which is already causing a stir pre release. Stirrings in Diva land also with Katy Perry and Lady Gaga due to appear at the Itunes Festivals at the Roundhouse in Camden which means they will be in town. Cheryl Cole and her new Rose tats causing a media stir are currently recording a new album, should be things happening  there soon as well.  Awards season kicks off also with some events in the pipeline.

Other news

Full Length Shots

After having a look around the site, currently the emphasis is on portrait and head shots but this will be changing with more emphasis on full length shots or fashion shots especially with the female stars (basically to get the clogs) but head shots and portraits will still feature strongly as that’s my thing. Looking at a new decent wider angle lens to achieve that aim (not cheap) as the current lens collection is not great for full length shots when stars are 3-6 feet away which is becoming increasingly the norm these days. Asking a star to take 4 steps backwards as I don’t have a wide angle zoom lens er  doesn’t really cut it…………. especially with the A listers.

Photo Updates

Previously photos were released the following day for an event but some weeks prior to August photos were released within 2 hours of the event on a trial basis. From September onwards this will be the new norm with photos from an event released within 1-2 hours after the event to rival the major photo wire services.

Notting Hill Carnival.

Was there last year, this year is a No show from me. Search on this site for last years pics, doubt if this year will be any different in photo terms!

1 Direction Premiere

Did promise to be at the 1 direction premiere for  photos. I was there with everything but the kitchen sink but couldn’t get in (tried every trick in the book). Heard the screaming, saw the tears, saw the crowds,  heard the Security guards shouting “You in the purple dress stop climbing and  get down of the security screening”  (8ft high). It was chaos worse than the final Twilight premiere. All I can say is Directioners 1 Fame Fad Nil

Should be back late this week if not def very early Sept at one of the premiere’s

As always watch for further news and of course more amazing? celebrity pics!

Rod Stewart visited Radio 2 in Central London today to be interviewed about his latest album release

Rod Stewart visited Radio 2 in Central London today to be interviewed about his latest album release

Some paparazzi style photos taken in Central London today 21 March.

Rod Stewart visited Radio 2 in Central London today to be interviewed about his new album release the first from him in 11 years and comes hot on the tails of his recent autobiography. If David Bowie can make a comeback why not Rod? . Other celebrities spotted included Steve Strange lead singer of the 80s group Visage and TV Presenter and radio Personality Claudia Winkleman.

Celebrity Spotting 21 March 2013 at Radio 2 Gallery (more…)

 Close Up of Frankie Sandford (Vanessa White in the background) outside BBC Radio 1 in Central London

Close Up of Frankie Sandford (Vanessa White in the background) outside BBC Radio 1 in Central London

Frankie Sandford and the rest of the Girl Group The Saturdays were spotted visiting Radio 1 in Central London on Monday 4 March (just happened to be in the area with a camera or 2). They had an afternoon interview with Greg James.  Something was going down but what?

On Twitter the Saturdays had this to say.
Too much fun misbehaving on @BBCR1 with @gregjames! PS: love you guys for getting #SatsOnRadioOne trending x pic.twitter.com/dneqB7M7Zz

Why were they visiting Radio 1? The answer is below from their latest Twitter update

Exciting day ahead!!! Shooting the music video for our next single. And it’s a miiiiiighty tune, if we do say so ourselves! Ha! X

How did the girls look on the day?  Verdict: very much on the money!

The Saturdays Spotting Visiting Radio 1 Monday March 4 Full Size Gallery (more…)

Amanda Holden of Britain's Got Talent

Amanda Holden of Britain's Got Talent

The 2012 Chelsea Flower show is underway and the official pre opening day is the press and VIP review which was held yesterday at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Some big Brit and international household name stars from past and present were at this event. Normally the Queen attends the Chelsea Flower Show along with other Royals but she is currently over in Canada on tour in connection with her ongoing Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Names at this famous British Institutional event included Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon, Angela Rippon (famous newsreader) Bruce Forsythe (TV Showbiz persona) and Willhelmina Forsythe, Cliff Richard, Jerry Hall, Michael Caine, Ringo Star and Amanda Holden of BGT judging fame. Grab the full guest list and photos below. (more…)

Celebrities attended a private lunch today in the plush surroundings of Harrods to celebrate the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection, as you do.

Names in attendance included Tamara Beckwith, Meg Matthews, Reena Hammer, Lisa Butcher, Saffron Aldridge, Noelle Reno, Zara Martin and Yasmin Mills who dressed accordingly.

The event was hosted by Harrods Fashion and Beauty Director Marigay McKee and Erno Laszlo, CEO Charles Denton at Harrods. Arrivals and in event Photos


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Jack Nicholson and son Raymond Nicholson and Lou Adler were spotted on the front row at the Lakers Basketball Game on Sunday 4 March with the game being between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at the regular venue of the Staples Center in LA

Quite a few names turned out for this event along with Jack Nicholson and Co including Lil Wayne and Dhea looking very cosy, David Beckham and son Brooklyn Beckham, Denzel Washington, Gabrielle Union, Eloise DeJoria, Anthony Kiedis, Shawn Wayans and Damon Wayans. A lot of shouting and screaming seemed to be going on at this game as well!

Gone with Jack Nicholson for the headline if you’ve seen (more…)

Christian Dior is one of the bigger and more popular fashion events at Paris Fashion Week and it’s always interesting to see which stars are into which designer.

Salma Hayek and Kristen Stewart made it clear they were Balenciaga types and today was Christian Dior’s turn to reveal which stars does CD hit the spot with.

Celebrities at this Christian Dior fashion show event included Mila Kunis, Natalia Vodianova, Dasha Zhukova, Alysson Paradis, Olivia Palermo and Leigh Lezark. Sneek a peek below.

Celebrity Arrivals Christian Dior Paris A/W 2012 Photos


Christina Dior Paris A/W 2012 Front Row

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Celebrities are heading to Paris in numbers as the Paris Fashion Week Ready To Wear Autumn/winter 2012 fashion show is underway and with the big name labels such as Rochas making an appearance the stars are never far behind.

Shots below from two events including Rochas and Gareth Pugh with front row and arrival shots including names such as Hofit Golan, Olivia Palermo, Anna Della Russo, Michelle Harper, Gareth Pugh, Daphnee Guiness; Jefferson Hack, Charlotte Stockdale and Oliver Zham. Rochas A/W 2012 and Gareth Pugh A/W 2012 runway shots have also been included to see what the fuss is all about.

We’re keeping our eyes peeled for the renowned stranger fashion show events at Paris FW, you know the ones…..the sort of fashion that you see on the runway and it stays firmly on the runway (more…)

Paris Fashion Week is currently rocking with the Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2012 Show on until 26 January and the  Chanel Show was held at the Grand Palais today in Paris. Some celebrity spotting featuring stars that attended and graced their presence on the front row included model Alice Dellal, actress Cameron Diaz, Daphne Guiness, Diane Kruger, Poppy Delevigne and Vanessa Paradis. Full star guest list for this event at foot of this article.

Photos from the event include celebrites on the front row and also Chanel fashion event  runway shots giving you a taste of what could be hitting the stores later in the season…………. but in some cases maybe not?
Chanel: Front Row – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture S/S 2012  Photos

Chanel: Runway – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture S/S 2012 Photos

Chanel: Front Row – Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture S/S 2012 Celebrity Arrivals (more…)

A tongue in cheek article this one. Celebrity Big Brother is on tonight, my question is does anybody watch this show after the second week……..just a thought?.Moving from Channel 4 to Channel 5 speaks volumes but it’s still going so somebody must be watching it.  Anyway sarcasm aside celebrities?  will be entering the house tonight  to be under 24 hour surveillance in this reality TV extravaganza, why is completely beyond me, must be the media exposure? There’s just one thing missing, nobody knows who the celebrities taking part in Celebrity Big Brother 2012 are……….yet…………..but there are some names flying around in media circles.

Rumours are flying around that Frankie Cocozza the naughty one from UK X Factor could be in the running, (could be interesting), some TOWIE names are buzzing around but unconfirmed, Ruby Wax was highly rumoured but a recent headline says she may have pulled out, Nicola McLean of Page 3 Girl fame is a possibility. The list goes on.

The Guardian have done a decent article (more…)