Archive for February, 2012

Complete list of 2012 BRIT Award winners

2012 BRIT Awards

On Tuesday night (February 21), the 2012 BRIT Awards have named the year’s big winners during an exciting O2 Arena ceremony in London, England.

Taking home the top prize of Best British album and a total of two trophies was Adele, while other big winners included the Coldplay as Best British group, Ed Sheernan as Best British Male/British Breakthrough Act and One Direction landing Best Single for their track titled “What Makes You Beautiful”.

With viewers being led through the crowning of category picks by host James Corden, fans were also treated to dazzling performances by the likes of Coldplay, Rihanna, Florence + The Machine, Bruno Mars, Adele and closing act Blur.

Remembering the fallen music icons, the ceremony featured tributes to Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse (watch below) while Emeli Sande nabbed Critics’ Choice honors.

For a full rundown of the night’s triumphs, the complete list of 2012 BRIT Award winners is as follows:

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Adele: March 2012 cover girl of Vogue

Adele

Adele posed for an elegantly put together Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot spread while talking about everything from ridding of the booze to her highly publicized vocal cord surgery.

Highlights from Adele’s interview are as follows.

On her ‘loud’ personality:
“I am quite loud and bolshie,” she says (British slang for unruly and clamorous). “I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud.” Indeed. There is no doubt when Adele is in the building. The rule of thumb for protecting one’s vocal cords, she tells me, is: If people are more than an arm’s length away, you shouldn’t talk to them. “But I am like, Wah! Wah! Wah!,” she says, laughing. “It’s really bad.”

On giving up drinking last May:
“Don’t like drinking anymore. I think I got it out of my system. D’yaknowhaImean?”

On her vocal troubles:
“I’ve been singing properly every day since I was about fifteen or sixteen and I have never had any problems with my voice, ever. I’ve had a sore throat here and there, had a cold and sung through it, but that day it just went while I was onstage in Paris during a radio show. It was literally like someone had pulled a curtain over it.” She flew to London the next morning to see her doctor and was diagnosed with acute laryngitis. After a couple weeks’ rest, she continued her European tour, came to America, and then her voice went again in May. “That was a hemorrhage… a burst blood vessel on my vocal cord. That healed, I did a tour, and then it happened again at my best friend’s wedding on October 1.”

On getting support through her surgery from other artists:
“John Mayer had it done at the same time as I did and he really helped me be chilled out about it. Roger Daltrey’s had loads of stuff done; Steven Tyler reached out; Elton John. Lots of artists have had problems with their voices, but you don’t know about it. And they are still singing incredibly well in their 50s and 60s.”

On her six Grammy nominations:
“I burst into tears when I found out. And I would love, absolutely love, to win. This record is coming to an end, and that would be the final brick on it.”

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Whitney Houston dies at 48

Whitney Houston

It’s no secret she’s had a rough go of it in recent years, and Whitney Houston has died of undisclosed causes, says her publicist Kristen Foster.

With her fans and friends understandably devastated by the news, details available thus far tell that the “I Will Always Love You” singer was found unresponsive in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Saturday (February 11).

With paramedica arriving within minutes, Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55PM with a full investigation already underway - though there are said to be no signs of foul play.

According to TMZ, a search of the Beverly Hilton Hotel room in which the 48-year-old was staying found no illegal drugs, though prescription medications were located.

TMZ adds that there’s a chance Miss Houston died from drowning in the bathtub, but since her body was removed from the water before EMTs arrived the conclusive determination must await an autopsy.

Below are pictures from the scene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after Whitney Houston’s passing (February 11).

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Celebrity Hairstyle: Blonde Rihanna

Rihanna

On Wednesday (February 8), Rihanna was spotted heading out for a bite to eat in Los Angeles. The newly blonde “Man Down” beauty looked slim ‘n sexy in a knee-length skirt, heels and billowy white top upon arrival at Italian eatery Pizzeria Mozza.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Victoria’s Secret Angels Valentine’s Day Event

Victoria's Secret Angel

On Wednesday afternoon (February 8), a trio of Angels held court during a Valentine’s Day Event at Victoria’s Secret, SoHo.

Enjoy the pictures of Lindsay Ellingson, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes at the Victoria’s Secret Angels Valentine’s Day Event in New York City (February 8).

Thursday, February 9th, 2012