By SHARMILA NAIR
WHERE does one find celebrities? In the limelight of course. And this week is no different, so here are some gossip and celeb news to get you through the day.
Sing, don’t write
Award-winning songwriter Cathy Dennis, who has worked with Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears, warned the One Direction boys that writing their own song would be a “kiss of death”.
The Sun in Britain quoted her as saying, “It will be expected that they will write their own songs at some point. Someone is going to say, ‘Hang on, the royalties coming in from just singing are not enough’.”
One Direction member Harry Styles was reported as saying that the boys are keen on writing their own material for the upcoming albums.
“For us it’s always been important that the music is going to be authentic and comes from us and doesn’t just sound like a 40-year-old man’s written it in an office and given it to us.”
Sharm says: Why fix something that’s not broken, boys? Stick to what you know best … standing there and looking pretty.
Look like Bey
It’s no lie that Beyonce Knowles has a body to die for. The “bootylicious” singer gained 25kg during her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy and recently, she told Shape Magazine how she lost all that baby-carrying weight.
“I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again!”
The Love On Top performer consumed a low calorie diet, refrained from eating red meat, ate lots of fish and vegetables and removed pasta from her meals.
“I always have breakfast, say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk,” she said. “For lunch and dinner, I eat a lot of fish and vegetables.
And throughout the day, I try to stay hydrated … I always treat myself to one meal on Sundays when I can have whatever I want. Usually it’s pizza, which is my favourite indulgence.”
Sharm says: Okay, my Beyonce diet starts today … right after I finish this packet of nasi lemak with fried chicken.
Eternal love … not
If there is one person who is absolutely crushed by the Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart failed relationship, it’s Twilight author Stephenie Meyer.
The writer spoke about the duo’s relationship while promoting her new book and told The Times UK:
“Here’s the thing, there are some actors who are looking to be world famous … but that doesn’t apply to Kristen and Rob. That’s what makes it kind of ironic and tragic … I just don’t think they enjoy the parts (of fame) that other people would. I think this has all come at a heavy price.”
No one knows Robsten’s (the couple’s nickname) current relationship status, although Stewart has been seen hanging out a lot with her Twilight co-star Taylor Lautner recently.
Sharm says: I blame Stephenie Meyer and Twilight for everything that is wrong with the world today.
Mother of four and fashion designer Victoria Beckham has been looking extremely good lately, and that may just be because she doesn’t fake tan any more. In her earlier days as a pop star with girl group Spice Girls, Beckham was often seen sporting a fake tan that unfortunately made her look older, and orange.
“I don’t wear fake tan any more,” Beckham recently shared with Hello Magazine.
“Sometimes I’ve been turned orange but that’s definitely a look from my past. Being overly tanned is very aging and, dare I say it, a bit footballer’s wife.”
Sharm says: Ladies, it’s okay to tan … as long as you don’t end up looking like Oompa Loompas.
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