Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

Jamie Oliver arrives at BAFTA HQ on Piccadilly in Central London. Photo: © Frank John for Famefad.com

What initially started as a celebrity spotting session at ITV Studios on the Southbank (Surprise Surprise) ended up as a celebrity spotting session on Piccadilly at BAFTA HQ where an event was going on and apparently a few stars would be turning up thanks to a tip from a grapher (see pic)

Dexter Fletcher was first to arrive, followed by names such as Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), David Tennant, Mark Strong and Jamie Oliver and more. Missed Victoria Pendleton!! Missed her getting out of the car (had her hair different) , stood at the entrance and she was staring back on the stairs as if to say “are you going to take a picture or not” then she was gone? That’s the way it goes in this game…………you can’t win them all!

Gone for Jamie Oliver on the night as the headline shot but the Samantha Barks shots are on the money.

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Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo: Frank John © for Famefad.com

Pixie Lott arrives at LFW SS14 at the Julien Macdonald Event in Central London. Photo: Frank John © for Famefad.com

Loads of events on Saturday for LFW SS14 Day 2 on Saturday. Thought sod Somerset House after Friday and decided to take a gamble on the Julien Macdonald event held at The Goldsmiths Hall in the City and get away from the main throng. Know this venue very well as have been inside it in the past… it’s a very celebby venue and very posh and swanky. Strong gut and decent info said this could be the place to be. Arrived at 1pm. No photogs?????. 1.05pm one extra photog that worked for the press arrived so had some company and a natter and then a couple of stars arrived. Paradise! 1.20pm 5 paps on scooters arrived and the rest as they say is history………… it then went into meltdown as more and more paps arrived. Celeb city it was and rugby match it was as well.

Some shots taken with no flash, some with flash, some are arrivals, some are departures. A smattering of full lengths, some fuller length shots (3/4), portraits and more plus plenty of candid stuff instead of the smiling statue syndrome. Surprised to get anything at all as it was chaos! Some names here including Pixie Lott, Zara Martin, Anna Kendrick (Twilight), Katie Melua and more and more! An arty shot of Anna Kendrick with split lighting also included? Fur, Lace, all the colours under the rainbow, ripped stuff, hats and the rest.  Hair up. hair down, hair all over the place. A fashionista paradise.

Pixie Lott grabs the headline. Why? Nice look and eye contact but it was close with Zara Martin and Delilah providing some serious competition and Paloma Faith as ever turning quite a few heads!

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London  Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in the background at The World War Z World Premiere London Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

The World War Z World Premiere was held in Leicester Square this Sunday afternoon on 2 June. Don’t normally shoot on the weekends but things like the BAFTA’s or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in town…. you just have to make exceptions.

With an extensive guest list including the main star of the film Brad Pitt accompanied by of course Angelina Jolie who is not in this production but came to offer her support on the day. Names at the red carpet event included other cast members and guests including Adam Pitts, Chris Wolstenholme, Daniella kertesz, Dexter Fletcher, Dominic Howard, Joel Peat, John Gordon Sinclair, Kimberly Wyatt, Marc Forster, Matthew Bellamy, Mireille Enos, Natasha Bedingfield, Peter Capaldi and Thomas Howes.

The attitude for shooting this event from within the crowds was if I get anything at all half decent it will be a result, but in reality wasn’t expecting that much due to the names involved here and the resulting crowds and the fact I got there about a mere couple of hours before the premiere started.

For some reason the above photo grabs the headline for me with Angelina Jolie in the foreground and Brad Pitt watching over the proceedings of me taking a photo of her in the background. No direct eye contact from either of them, but they are there and nothing is being said but a lot is being said by their actions in front of my camera.  A possible silent nod of approval in  my direction.

There’s just something about this photo I can’t put my finger on, that makes it stand out, an intimate moment sort of shot amidst the chaos of a film premiere scenario. Something a bit different. This was a Brad Pitt night but with the recent health news surrounding Jolie the above  photo sort of sums up that life headlines and health are sometimes more important than a film which becomes secondary.

In summary managed to get a few decent shots more than what was expected anyway..

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Olivia Coleman arrives at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London

Olivia Coleman arrives at the 2013 BAFTA TV Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London

The BAFTA TV Awards were held last night at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in Central London and the stars and the weather turned out for this one along with some Daleks.

Olivia Coleman was the headline picking up two gongs at the event and the weather was the other with “umbrellas” being one of the first words to spring to mind when describing this red carpet spectacular event. David Walliams came with a dog that looked very similar to Pudsey?

 

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 Close up of Paul Walker at the Fast and Furious 6 Premiere London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

Close up of Paul Walker at the Fast and Furious 6 Premiere London. Photo Frank John for Famefad.com

The Fast and Furious 6 Premiere was held last night at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square and stars in attendance included the cast of the film with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Jordana Bewster, Luke Evans, Tyrese Gibson and many more.

The title of this article should read  “Hair Tearing Adventure 2″ or “Having a Photographic Bad Hair Day Part 6″. Intrigued……. Read on?

Headline shot is Paul Walker one of the main stars of Fast and Furious 6 who seemed happy to have a few candid shots  taken. All the Vin Diesel shots were taken 25-50 mtrs away. He never came over to what turned out to be a celebrity cold spot of epic Siberian proportions where I was standing. Never saw any of the female stars close up which was a major downer  especially for a huge Michelle Rodriguez fan…….as in me!

 

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 Kelly Brook arrives and wows at the Evening with Chickenshed Theatre Event at the ITV Studios

Kelly Brook arrives and wows at the Evening with Chickenshed Theatre Event at the ITV Studios

The Evening With Chickenshed was held at the ITV Studios on the Southbank last night in central London on 16 May and this event was all about the Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate North London and the stars turned out for this event.

With names in attendance including Arlene Phillips, Christopher Biggins, Gizzi Erskine, Kate Silverton, Kelly Brook, Lorraine Kelly, Myleene Klass and Susie Amy, Ashleigh Butler and her famous dog Pudsey and not forgetting Jonathan Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli and more.

Press were at back at the reception area and the fans were at the front. After a quick briefing from the PR on what the event was all about  (pass this theatre on the way home everynight). Further details about the theatre at http:chickenshed.org.uk  it was then off to the  50 yard  Fame Fad Photographic Celebrity reception area with just one other photog as company to get the stars warmed and keep them company  pre press shoot. Gone with Kelly Brook for the headline but it was a close call with Myleene, Gizzi, Ashleigh and Susie Amy all looking pretty much on the money. Absolute bliss. Fashionista heaven results below.

 

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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.

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Sunset at Leicester Square on the Red Carpet Test Shot

Sunset at Leicester Square on the Red Carpet Test Shot

A new Fame Fad behind the scenes blog called strangely enough Behind The Scenes at Fame Fad has been set up at fj.famefad.com and has just gone live this weekend.

Basically it’s stories behind the celebrity photos that yours truly has taken that appear on the main Fame Fad website just to illustrate what is involved in a typical days work as a Freelance Celebrity Photographer. Photographing stars is not easy and this new blog delves behind the scenes showing you what it takes to get “that shot”

Written in a casual style with a dash of unavoidable sarcasm and lashings of dry humour and laced with some not so great photos that led up to the decent shots that appear on the main Fame Fad website. Associated story which at times can be hilarious.

Updates are as and when and this is a companion blog to the Fame Fad at Tumblr blog that is crammed with photographic error shots that graphically illustrates what happens when things go wrong which they invariably do!

This new fj.famefad.com blog is currently BETA and in shell form and has just one post featuring Ben Affleck who is the star that brought this whole website idea into fruition.

The header (shown above) is just a test shot taken just before a premiere in Leicester Square just to set the stage and will probably be changing in the future.

Updates from this new blog appear on my personal Twitter @ThatFJ

Watch for further news!

Frank J

Fame Fad will be changing in content format from next week 10 September after being pretty dormant for 3 months and will become more photo focused as in a photo blog with photos provided by yours truly most of the time instead of merely a celebrity news blog with the odd out of date photo added to spice things up a bit. A taste of what is heading your way has been happening sporadically over the last few weeks and months.

So if you’re after the latest news on Robert Pattinson and Katy Perry romance? and whether Tulisa has dyed her hair back from blonde or whether Cheryl Cole has her arm in a cast or not after the recent car crash with Will.I.Am you will be in the wrong place as from next week. There’s literally thousands of websites out there now that write about that stuff and the net is saturated with it, with every man and his dog setting up websites, so I recommend you go to one of those.

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Brad Pitt Red Carpet Close Up 2012

Brad Pitt Red Carpet Close Up 2012

Was just thinking yesterday that nearly every man and his dog is down here at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, anybody that is anybody is here, surely a top socialite such as Kim Kardashian wouldn’t miss out on a fame magnet event like this……surely? Come to think of it this would be right up Paris Hilton’s Boulevard as well? . Lo and behold,  no sooner has that thought passed through the mind, KK has been spotted arriving at Cannes with Paris Hilton hot on her heels (or is it the other way round).

Paparazzi photos from the local paps taken on Day 7 at the Cannes Film Festival include the aforementioned Kim Kardashian, the headline stealing Brad Pitt (minus Jolie it was noted)  who was there for the Killing Them Softly Premiere along with Adrien Brody, Karolina Kurkova, Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Milla Jovovich, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton and not forgetting the infamous Scott McNairy. Full Pap list at foot of this article!

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