Suki Waterhouse and Guests at Winter Wonderland

Photo of the Month: November 2014: Suki Waterhouse and guests arriving at the Winter Wonderland VIP Night in Hyde Park,  Central London on 20 November 2014. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Photo of the Month: November 2014: Suki Waterhouse and guests arriving at the Winter Wonderland VIP Night in Hyde Park, Central London on 20 November 2014. Photo: Frank John for Famefad.com

Photo of the Month November 2014:  This photo sums up the christmas season right on with Suki Waterhouse (centre) and guests in christmas spirit with the massive Winter Wonderland lights in the background setting the tone.

What’s Happening at Fame Fad in December:

December is a month that starts with a big bang and ends pretty quiet with the Christmas period being traditionally quiet and the celebrity world is no exception. Here’s what I’m aware of at this moment in time (29 November)

Events:

These are the bigger events I’m aware of that are on during December. There are many others including charity balls, christmas parties and other seasonal goings on. Things that I like the look of I will be attending and they do not appear on this list below. Most of these are common knowledge and easily found on the web.

The British Fashion Awards. The London Palladium 1 December 2014. Rita Ora, Kelly Brook, Rosie Huntington Whitely and Harry Styles were there last year. Very hard event to get decent shots but well worth attending for the names involved. On the same day as the Hobbit Premiere. I will be at this event. I have to be!

The Victorias Secret Fashion Show Earls Court Exhibition Centre
SW5 9TA 2 December 2014 8pm Models such as  Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo and Karlie Kloss probably ring bells for this massive fashion extravaganza. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Hozier are set to perform plus more. Huge event. Again hard venue to pap but the hotels will be a good bet as well as this venue. A challenge but could throw up some big surprises.

Further details

The Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards. 1 Mayfair. London 3 December. The Glamour Women of the Year Awards is THE event of the year for female stars but this one is still pretty good. Was held at the V&A in 2012, didn’t attend in 2013. Female stars mainly Brit from all walks of celebrity life. The venue is not as good as the V&A it has to be said but some decent shots should be on the cards. Again an event I have to be at..

The Jingle Bell Ball 6 and 7 December 2014 SSE Arena London. Not the easiest place to get shots but a huge turnout of music stars for this event. Further details 

 

Film Premieres

Monday 1st December 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, – World Premiere

Odeon Leicester Square & Empire IMAX, London
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Exodus Gods and Kings – World Premiere

Odeon Leicester Square, London
Thursday 4th December 2014

Montana – Gala Screening

The Mayfair Hotel, London
Monday 15th December

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb – European Premiere

Empire Leicester Square , London

OTHER NEWS:

Christmas and New Years I will be off with a return in early January. BUT if I do bump into any celebrities over the Christmas period they will be here. Keep an eye on Twitter for any updates but regulars will know the chances are slim.

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!

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.

BUT (more…)

Lily Allen arrives at 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. London

Lily Allen arrives at 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. London. Photo by FJ/Fame Fad

 

What’s going to be happening this Diamond Jubilee Weekend at Fame Fad? It’s going to be a play it by ear weekend, as I’m writing this true to Brit form it’s raining in London and the forecast for that massive boat cavalcade down the Thames on Sunday is a complete washout apparently, but weather forecasters don’t always get it right.

There’s other things going on Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday and the weather may be better on those days. I’m off for 4 days so not involved in anyway with these Royal events (need a break) so any pics from me look to be limited at present and of a more personal nature if I do venture out, but we’ll have something here on this site to commemerate this special event in some shape or form via me or third party sources. Apparently only Queen Victoria has managed to reach this Royal milestone and have an event like this……………..and whether you are a fan of the Royals (not the Royles) or not, this really is a once in a lifetime thing where all eyes around the world will be on this town and it will be in YOUR face whether you like it or not.

To keep Fame Fad visitors occupied I will be launching (more…)

Kelly Brook on the Red Carpet in a little black number

Kelly Brook on the Red Carpet in a little black number

The 2012 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards were held last night at the Royal Festival Hall (May 27) in London and a couple of stars turned up for this. When we say a couple, we joke, we mean masses of stars turned out for this one, the red carpet was heaving!. A red carpet celebrity spotters dream with Brit stars from TV and beyond, most were here in some shape or form. The red carpet wasn’t even red it was in the form of a Union Jack.

A quick scan through the arrivals guest list in alphabetical order produces names such as Amy Childs, Davina McCall, Dominic West, Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Fearne cotton, Holly Willoughby, Jennifer Saunders, Kelly Brook, Leigh Francis, Michelle Keegan, Rolf Harris . There were many, many more that was just skimming the surface..

Kelly Brook red carpet photo above taken at a completely different event!

Who was rocking it on the red carpet. For yours truly it was a toss up between Amy Childs and Kelly Brook, both were showstoppers in different ways, fashionistas may have different ideas and as I keep saying, I haven’t got the first idea about red carpet fashion.

Fame Fad News. The owner of this website is currently elsewhere at present working on an ongoing important new business project/contract that is running till Mid 2012 and has absolutely nothing to do with Fame Fad and requires 100% of my time (stuff that pays the mortgage and puts bread on the table sort of thing). Skeleton news updates in the meantime and FJ Mobile news updates have been scrapped until I return. BUT, if there is a major event on, I am aware of it and  it will be covered, but just not in a timely manner as usual, but coverage will be released probably the following day. I’m here, but not here, if you get my meaning? Feel free to check out other celeb websites in the meantime, (can’t stop you doing that and don’t blame you)  but I can guarantee you’ll be back Mid Summer 2012!!! Watch for further news!

FJ

Full photos and Winners from the Event below. (more…)

Megan Fox visits Letterman

Megan Fox visits Letterman

Fame Fad News: Currently working on some new websites and blogs, some are celebrity related while others are not, hence the lack of updates recently. This work will be ongoing from now until Mid Summer 2012.

Due to the sheer amount of work and quantity of sites involved this will adversely affect post frequency and quantity on this site. Updates will be infrequent at best. Normal service will resume after Mid Summer 2012 where the format and structure of this blog will be changing in content terms.

Megan Fox by the way has nothing to do with this headline, just put her name in there to get your attention……………worked didn’t it. A photo of Megan Fox who is currently FHM ‘s (UK) 7th Sexiest Woman in the World to ponder over in the meantime.

Watch for further news!.

FJ

A name that has been quiet for a while and one that makes me laugh is Cat Deeley, she’s a bit of a character. A photo of her with a fire extinguisher, hat and heels in a hotel room always springs to mind when I think of Cat. Further details in an article about a year or so old here that sheds some further interesting light!

With that article in mind Cat looks to have landed a new job as host for the new celebrity dating show called The Choice.

According to the Evening Standard the Show is along these lines:

“The programme will feature four famous men who will listen to regular girls talk about why they’re the right woman for them before they spin around to see their prospective date. Each of the celebrity’s chairs will come complete with a love handle that, when pulled, show each guy’s romantic interest.”

In appearance terms its comparable to The Voice (more…)

Celebrities sans make up, no make up or just plain without make up is always an interesting one and Rihanna is under the spotlight today. Celebrity spotting of a different kind?

There is, or was a website that specialised in shots of celebrities with not a jot of slap on the face with side by side red carpet and zero just got out of bed comparisons. It was scary, and as you can imagine there were some OMG and OMD horrors on there.

Not sure that website is still going or in fact in business because it’s all they did. It was a classic.The email inbox must have been interesting and glowing red? The site name escapes, probably something like ZeroSlapCelebs.com or similar. It’s tempting to set up a similar site laced with sarcastic banter but fortunately this owner has a heart and the urge has been resisted sticking with the Fame Fad approach! It would be a flier though, but how long it and the owner would survive the oncoming missiles is something else?

Which brings us nicely onto Rihanna. She has come under (more…)

You can always tell when Dita Von Teese has arrived in London, the town just seems to have a classier vibe about it. Yes the posh burlesque star arrived earlier today in a swanky but of course figure hugging number.

Remember her being interviewed once and being asked what is the secret to her burlesque routine in which she answered “it’s all in the layers” so there you go. It must be added serious curves do help though.

Dita Von Teese arrives in London Photos 

She’s been pretty active on Twitter and explained why she was in Paris

@DitaVonTeese Final fitting this afternoon in Paris with corset-master Mr. Pearl, his new masterpiece debuts at
StripStripHooray! Teese.us/

Alright so why is she over here in London? She had this to say about her London visit.

@DitaVonTeese Au revoir, Paris (more…)

Matt Le Blanc aka Joey from the classic TV series Friends and more recently Episodes is in town and was spotted today heading to the Radio 1 studios in London. The shades were on in a decked in sunshine London.He’s an absolute scream.

With his TV show Episodes , a joint production between the BBC and US network Showtime proving a success as it has been sold to more than 150 countries. If that’s not success what is.

So a Season Two is on it’s way and will premiere July 1 on Showtime over in the States and is expected to air on BBC Two during roughly the same period hence the Matt Le Blanc visit.

Paparazzi photos of Matt Le Blanc visiting Radio 1 in London. Photos

 

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