Unfair Win, Are Little Mix the Real Winners of ‘Video of the Year’ instead of Harry Styles at Brit Awards?

The band also missed out on a nomination in the Best British Group category, which several viewers claimed was an outrage itself. (Source: Little Mix - Instagram)

The band also missed out on a nomination in the Best British Group category, which several viewers claimed was an outrage itself. (Source: Little Mix – Instagram)

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The BRIT Awards have been hit by fix claims, after fans spotted Little Mix were in the lead for a public-voted gong – but failed to win.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed the girl band had the most votes on the website for British Artist Video Of The Year when the poll closed, but still lost to Harry Styles.

Disgruntled viewers took to Twitter to accuse the results of being rigged, and demand the awards to publish the voting totals as proof.

Accused: The BRIT Awards have been hit by fix claims, after fans spotted Little Mix (above) were in the lead for a public-voted gong – but failed to win

Twitter users were quick to share screen grabs of the online poll – which clearly showed Little Mix in the lead, while the former One Direction singer was in second, when the vote was seconds away from closing.

Fans could also vote by hashtagging their nominee on Twitter, and the girl band had been trending worldwide all evening.

Confused as to how Harry reigned victorious, many disgruntled voters accused the BRITs of rigging the vote, and demanded an explanation.

One kicked things off by writing: ‘Wow, @LittleMix got robbed. They had the most votes on the #BRITs website for ‘British Video of the Year”… but yet, here they are with no award. RT if you think @LittleMix should boycott the show unless an apology and explanation is issued.’

As others shared photos of the vote, with the captions: ‘I refreshed the page and we were still in first place, if we lose this then the brits are rigged’ and ‘The Brits have some explaining to do.’

Others claimed the awards show had been ‘robbing’ the band, formed of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson, for several years – despite them being one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.


Proof: Twitter users were quick to share screen grabs of the online poll – which clearly showed Little Mix in the lead, seconds away from the vote closing

The girls hold four UK number one singles and the record for the highest first week UK album sales for a girl band since the Spice Girls.

The band also missed out on a nomination in the Best British Group category, which several viewers claimed was an outrage itself.

One wrote: ‘So you’re just gonna use Little Mix to promote the show every year and then straight up rob them of every award EVERY SINGLE YEAR? Is it a tradition now?’

Not happy: Confused as to how Harry reigned victorious, many voters accused the BRITs of rigging the vote, and snubbing the girl band for years

Others agreed, adding: ‘The simple fact is that this is not the first time the Brits have snubbed or robbed little mix. Jacks joke about any former member of one direction winning should have said it all when little mix won every round before the night’

And: ‘Little mix were robbed of what they bloody well deserved considering 2017 was their year. but they still didn’t win which just proves that brits are rigged.;

While a Harry Style fans chimed in: ‘I love Harry with all my heart and he really deserved this, but why was Little Mix on the first place on the website then.

‘The Brit robbed LM for years now. I guess they don‘t like a girl group breaking records. I‘m on Little Mix‘s side before Brits come up with an explanation.’

Weighing in: Leigh-Anne’s mother Debbie even got involved in the backlash, and demanded numerical proof of the Two Ghosts hitmaker’s win in a string of furious Tweets

Leigh-Anne’s mother Debbie even got involved in the backlash, and demanded numerical proof of the Two Ghosts hitmaker’s win.

She wrote in a string of furious Tweets: ‘What the f**k sorry but this was a fans vote and @LittleMix were ahead @BRITs please explain.

‘#BRITAwards2018 no not having this @LittleMix robbed how?? They were leading the vote.

‘Started and ended at first place with almost 250K tweets with the hashtag trending worldwide. If they don’t win the show is definitely rigged then – Show us results

Debut: The band did appear onstage, but only to present Stormzy with his award (above)

‘Mixers let’s not leave this I want the fans votes published and I want to see how Harry won.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for the BRITs for comment.

Little Mix and Harry Styles were up against a number of big names in the Video Of The Year category, including Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Calvin Harris.

While he was not present at the awards, Harry wrote on Twitter after his win for Sign Of The Times: ‘Thank you to everyone who voted for me at the @BRITs tonight. I appreciate and love you all very much. H.’

Absent: Harry did not attend the ceremony, but thanked his fans on Twitter for their support after he bagged the gong (pictured last month)

 

 

With Jokes About Their ‘Wild’ Sex Life, Were Cheryl and Liam pulling off a show at the BRITs?

Sources claim Cheryl and Liam are set to split 'within weeks' and that their show of affection was all just a big stunt (Source: Liam Payne - Instagram)

Sources claim Cheryl and Liam are set to split ‘within weeks’ and that their show of affection was all just a big stunt (Source: Liam Payne – Instagram)

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  • The couple put on a united front a the BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening 
  • Host Jack Whitehall decided to pick them out for an on-air interview
  • He cheekily referenced Liam’s steamy Fifty Shades collaboration with Rita Ora when Cheryl joked about their sex life 
  • The joint appearance comes amid mounting speculation about the state of their relationship
  • Sources claim they are set to split ‘within weeks’ and that their show of affection was all just a big stunt

Cheryl teased that she and boyfriend Liam Payne enjoy a wild sex life when she was interviewed during the live TV broadcast of the BRIT Awards on Wednesday evening.

Despite mounting speculation over the status of their relationship, Cheryl, 34, and 24-year old Liam looked smitten as they attended the music extravaganza at London’s O2 Arena, but some were left wondering if it was all a stunt.

And the couple were enjoying the start of the show at their table when host Jack Whitehall decided to pick them out for an on-air interview for the ITV viewers at home.

Awkward: Liam Payne and Cheryl were forced into an awkward exchange with BRIT Awards host Jack Whitehall as the event kicked off at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday

Referencing Liam’s upcoming performance on the night of Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack song For You, Jack cheekily referenced the erotic thriller’s S&M theme.

‘You’re performing later, the song from the Fifty Shades film, it’s going to get quite racy… is there a safe word?’ he asked.

Liam then motioned towards Cheryl, saying, ‘She knows what the safe word is,’ to which the former Girls Aloud star added: ‘Don’t stop!’

It was a rare joint appearance by the couple since the birth of their baby son Bear 11 months ago, and comedian Jack, 29, asked: ‘How’s date night going so far?’

‘Going great so far,’ Liam responded, as Cheryl looked on silently. ‘We’re having a good time.’

Under pressure: The couple, whose brief relationship is thought to be under increasing strain, looked visibly uncomfortable as the comedian made a beeline for their table

Cheeky: Referencing Liam’s upcoming performance on the night of Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack song For You, Jack cheekily referenced the erotic thriller’s S&M theme

Banter: Addressing the couple directly, Whitehall – who was hosting the event for the first time – playfully asked, ‘How is date night going?’

Mischievous Jack then asked the pair to wave to their “little man” home – 11-month old son Bear – and as they did as instructed he cracked a joke about Liam’s diminutive band-mate Niall Horan, adding: ‘Hello Niall!’

Though their overzealous behaviour – amid claims that the two-year romance would be over ‘within weeks’ – cast some doubt on the relationship again, when friends told The Sun that the love-fest was ‘just a stunt’.

A source told the publication that Liam and Cheryl were attempting to hide their relationship woes with an overzealous display, just days after they were plagued with rumours of an impending split.

Duet: As Cheryl watched her man in action, Liam and Rita Ora took to the stage to perform at the glittering awards gala

Eye-catching: Rita stepped out in eye-catching style, displaying her shapely frame as she took to the stage in a white bodysuit

The insider said: ‘Cheryl and Liam’s friends say things aren’t good between them and have made it clear their relationship will soon end.

‘But with a single to promote, Liam was not going to miss the opportunity, and having Cheryl with him gives him even more limelight.

‘They are trying to work things out and want to be together for their son Bear’s first birthday next month. But things are very strained.’

Representatives for Cheryl and Liam have been contacted for comment.

And, as Cheryl watched her man in action, Liam took the stage with Rita Ora to perform their sexy Fifty Shades Freed song, For You.

For You: They put on the show’s penultimate performance, singing their track For You, from the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack

High five! After belting out the concluding notes of their sultry track, a smiling Rita raised her hand to high-five a happy Liam

Hug it out: As their duet came to an end, the pair shared a friendly hug – amid raucous cheers and applause from the audience

But the singers kept their duet considerably tame, opting to forgo any suggestive gyrating or raunchy moves as they kept a fair distance between themselves during their performance.

However, as their duet came to an end – and Liam responded to Rita’s high-five with a hug and a peck on the cheek – host Jack Whitehall joked: ‘ITV hasn’t seen that much sexual chemistry since the Trump-Morgan interview.’

Earlier that night Liam and Cheryl smiled and cuddled each other as they posed for the photographers lining the expansive red carpet leading into the venue.

Stepping out together: Cheryl and Liam stepped out together for the BRIT Awards, held at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday night

Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl hit the big musical event in style, stepping out in a black zibeline Jean-Louis Sabaji minidress, which featured laser-cut plumes enveloping the neckline and cascading down one arm to incarnate a sleeve.

Standing tall in a pair of black heels – which featured large red rose embellishments – the Fight For This Love singer wore her raven tresses in a sleek ponytail.

With glittering earrings serving as her main accessories, the former X Factor judge highlighted her natural beauty with a rich palette of richly-hued makeup.

Cheryl and Liam were seen joining singers Sam Smith and Jessie Ware at the afterparty, following their unexpected appearance on the red carpet together.

The former X Factor judge was seen making a funny face at Liam as they posed for the cameras, as they continued to dispel rumours of a split.

Also making an appearance at the bash was Liam’s One Direction bandmate Niall Horan, following a very awkward joke about the trio during the awards show.

Giggle: The pair laughed and whispered in each other’s ears as they posed for photographers

Whispering sweet nothings? The former Girls Aloud singer gazed at her beau as they spoke

White rose: Cheryl arrived holding a long-stemmed white rose, in solidarity with Time’s Up

Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with Bear, because she would rather stay in watching TV than go out to showbiz parties.

The source said: ‘Cheryl basically went into hibernation when she got pregnant and has made the decision to be a stay at home mother with no nanny and is looking after Bear herself. She doesn’t like going out much as she used to.’

While another friend close to the couple added: ‘The fact of the matter is, like most young couple’s with busy work lives and the demands of an infant they have been struggling to spend time together.

Liam also put on a dapper display himself, arriving at the celebratory gathering in a powder blue double-breasted blazer, which he wore over a black polo shirt.

Teaming his threads with black trousers, he added a further casual touch to his look with the addition of a pair of black running shoes.

It was a surprise to see the duo looking so smitten, following days of speculation that the relationship would be over ‘within weeks’.

Yet their overzealous red carpet PDA, coupled with pictures showing them fawning over each other during ‘private’ moments backstage, cast some doubt over whether their behaviour was genuine.

Affection: Cheryl and Liam stole affectionate glances at one another as they posed up a storm

Parents’ night out: The pair left their 11-month-old son Bear at home for their night on the town

She’s got sole! Standing tall in a pair of black heels – which featured large red rose embellishments – the Fight For This Love singer wore her raven tresses in a sleek ponytail

‘But with a single to promote, Liam was not going to miss the opportunity, and having Cheryl with him gives him even more limelight.

‘They are trying to work things out and want to be together for their son Bear’s first birthday next month. But things are very strained.’

Their social media coverage of the rare date night was extensive. Liam took to Instagram to earlier in the day to share a brief video of himself.

He said: ‘Hi everybody… I am just getting ready for the BRIT Awards. We’ve just done a rehearsal and it’s gone really, really good. It’s gonna be nice performing with Rita [Ora] again and you’ll see me.’

He also uploaded footage of him and Cheryl posing together on the BRIT Awards red carpet, followed by a boomerang clip of him greeting his rapper pal Stormzy.

But he saved the best for last, uploading self-shot footage of himself and Cheryl posing together backstage as they sung along to a track, before she was seen relaxing on a couch next to her beau and lovingly stroking his nose.

It was revealed just the day before that Cheryl has planned to attend the awards ceremony with the father of her only child – as it was announced that he would be taking to the stage to perform with Rita Ora.

Dapper display: Liam also put on a dapper display himself, arriving at the celebratory gathering in a powder blue double-breasted blazer, which he wore over a black polo shirt

Packing on the PDA: Their PDA-heavy display was the first time the couple had been seen showing so much public affection since their relationship came to light

Casual touch: Teaming his threads with black trousers, he added a further casual touch to his look with the addition of a pair of black running shoes

No trouble here: Any indication of an imminent split was brushed aside during their latest public appearance on Wednesday

It’s there in black and white: After the couple walked the red carpet, Liam took to Instagram to share a black-and-white shot of them making their arrival together

According to The Sun, the singer knew she would be seeing Liam cosying up to Rita onstage, but wanted to put on a united front with the former One Direction heartthrob after being left ’embarrassed’ by the split rumours.

The One Direction crooner and Rita, 27, are set to belt out their hit For You at the bash – the raunchy lead single for new flick Fifty Shades Freed.

While Cheryl is thought to prefer spending time at home with their son Bear, a source has revealed she attended the bash with her boyfriend, in order to show her support in the face of split claims.

For real? The couple’s romantic display claim as sources told The Sun newspaper that friends believe their PDA-fest is ‘just a publicity stunt’

Stars together: Cheryl and Liam posed up a storm with fellow singers Sam Smith and Jessie Ware

Look who it is! Liam and Cheryl also reunited with his One Direction co-star Niall Horan, who was at the butt of a hilarous joke during the awards show

Not so awkward! Luckily the trio seemed to be in good spirits following the awkward awards show moment

Trouble in paradise? Sources have claimed that Liam and Cheryl’s PDA-fest is front, as they desperately try to dispel rumours of a split

Genuine? The source said: ‘They are trying to work things out and want to be together for their son Bear’s first birthday next month. But things are very strained’

United front: Cheryl, 34, and boyfriend Liam Payne, 24, were seen putting on a loved-up display once again as they attended the BRITs Universal Music afterparty on Wednesday night

An insider told the paper: ‘She knows everyone will be talking about her and Liam, and she’s really embarrassed about the whole thing.

‘It doesn’t help that Liam will be on stage singing a pretty sexual song with Rita that will get everyone talking.

‘But she also knows if she doesn’t attend it will be taken as a sign she is not supporting Liam.’

It has been implied that Cheryl is jealous of the amount of time Liam has been spending with Rita during promotion for the single – something her representatives firmly denied.

Pose: Liam also shared footage of the couple playfully posing together ahead of the big show

Funny face: The former One Direction heartthrob pulled a funny face as he and Cheryl mouthed the words to a song together

Shoulder: Cheryl rested a hand on her man’s shoulder as they posed up a storm together ahead of the anticipated show

Playful: Pop singer Cheryl also appeared to be in a playful mood as she shared some rare screen time with her boyfriend

Liam and Cheryl’s representatives were contacted for comment. 

It was claimed last week that the couple’s romance was in trouble, less than a year after they welcomed their first child.

The new parents are reportedly struggling to find quality time together as they juggle their busy careers and care for their 11-month-old son, Bear, a source told MailOnline.

The insider claimed their relationship is ‘strained’, as the former One Direction star is spending nights away from home and touring the world with his solo album, while she looks after their baby son.

Nose: In more footage, Cheryl played with her beau’s nose as they relaxed together on a couch

Resting on his lap: She sat with her legs stretched out across Liam’s lap during the rare public display of affection

Relaxed and happy: The stars looked relaxed and happy as they cosied up to one another in the private VIP area

How cute: A member of the stars’ entourage was heard saying ‘awww’ as Cheryl brushed Liam’s nose

Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time at home on her own with Bear, because she would rather stay in watching TV than go out to showbiz parties.

The source said: ‘Cheryl basically went into hibernation when she got pregnant and has made the decision to be a stay at home mother with no nanny and is looking after bear herself. She doesn’t like going out much as she used to.’

While another friend close to the couple added: ‘The fact of the matter is, like most young couple’s with busy work lives and the demands of an infant they have been struggling to spend time together.

‘There are the very real strains of trying to adapt to parenthood whilst being in the spotlight and having to appear as though everything is rosy all of the time

Staying strong: The singer reportedly knew it wouldn’t help to see Liam cosying up to Rita Ora onstage (above), but wanted to support him after being left ’embarrassed’ by split rumours

Close friends: The source added, ‘It doesn’t help that Liam will be on stage singing a pretty sexual song with Rita that will get everyone talking’ (pictured with Rita last month) 

‘It is not real life and is not the life Cheryl and Liam are currently living as a couple.’

It was also reported by The Sun that Liam has spoken to lawyers to see what a split would mean for their shared assets and the care of their son – with Liam holding an estimated £54million fortune, and Cheryl around £20million.

However, the Fight For This Love hitmaker was quick to hit back at the split rumours as she launched Cheryl’s Trust Centre on Tuesday.

Following days of speculation, BBC presenter Dan Walker touched upon her love life life at the launch, but a slightly frosty Cheryl appeared keen to deflect discussion away from her relationship.

Close: The couple remained by one another’s side throughout the whole evening and were spotted leaving the afterparty some time later

Keeping him close: The couple held hands as they put on a united front to head home

Touching: Cheryl wore roses on her shoes, which is the same design as the tattoo that she and her boyfriend both have inked 

Doing their thing: The couple both looked immaculate in their designer get up as all eyes were on them

Showing his love: Liam had a white rose badge pinned on his jacket in support of the Time’s Up movement

Happy: Liam wore a big smile on his face as he led his lady to the car 

She said: ‘(Talk of my personal life) is not frustrating. It doesn’t bother me at all as my focus is solely on this and I’ve waited seven years and none of that matters – this is most important to me.’ 

Liam then went on to praise Cheryl for her philanthropy, with a gushing comment on one of her Instagram photos. 

The Bedroom Floor is joining a number of high-profile performers at the bash, including Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Justin Timberlake – who was seen enjoying a night out in London on Tuesday night. 

The event was hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, who gave insight into the goings-on backstage on Good Morning Britain, ahead of the bash.

On the rocks: It has been claimed the pair are set to split after spending much of their time apart – with Liam travelling the world, while Cheryl is at home caring for son Bear

Distance: The insider claimed the former One Direction star is spending nights away from home and touring the world with his album (above), while she looks after their baby son

‘Struggling to spend time together’: Meanwhile Cheryl is thought to be spending much of her time alone at home with Bear, because she would rather stay in than go out to showbiz parties

Speaking to Richard Arnold on Wednesday morning, he joked: ‘I walked past Stormzy getting a pedicure. I wondered what that was! His feet were amazing though. Incredible, beautiful feet!’

While he is excited to front proceedings, the Bad Education star admitted he is still nervous about fluffing up his words and jokes. 

‘I’m slightly apprehensive about it and worried because obviously it’s the Brits and it’s one of those things where you go, ‘Oh what can go wrong?’ – I mean, so much could go wrong,’ he added. 

The BRITs will also see the music industry come together for a performance in tribute to the 22 victims of the Manchester attack at Ariana Grande’s concert last May.

‘You put your heart into such a great cause’: Liam then went on to praise Cheryl for her philanthropy, with a gushing comment on one of her Instagram photos

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Sean Connery Is Not Dead

Catherine Zeta-Jones panicked James Bond fans on Tuesday when she took to Instagram to say she was thinking about the 'amazing' actor. (Source: catherinezetajones - Instagram)

Catherine Zeta-Jones panicked James Bond fans on Tuesday when she took to Instagram to say she was thinking about the ‘amazing’ actor. (Source: catherinezetajones – Instagram)

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Catherine Zeta-Jones panicked James Bond fans on Tuesday when she took to Instagram to say she was thinking about the ‘amazing’ actor.

The film icon posted a picture of herself starring alongside Sean Connery, 87, in the 1999 film Entrapment with the caption ‘thinking of this amazing man today, such wonderful memories and friendship’.

Catherine’s, 45, caption seemingly came out of the blue for fans who subsequently filled the comments section with concern for the 87-year-old’s welfare.

‘Thinking of this amazing man today’: Catherine Zeta-Jones panicked fans when she posted this Instagram with 87-year-old Sean Connery


‘Did something happen?’: Instagram users were quick to ask if Connery was alright, and were relieved when the Chicago star set the record straight

Her post even prompted some worried fans to ask if Sean had died, with one saying, ‘Did something happen?’ and another asking, ‘Everything okay with him?’

The Chicago star – who has two children, Dylan, 17, and Carys, 14, with husband Michael Douglas – explained that she was ‘just thinking of her co-star Connery today’.

Retired actor Sean was last pictured out and about in the Big Apple with Micheline Roquebrune, his 88-year-old wife of 42 years, in September 2017.

He was using a cane to support himself and now appears to rely on an attentive caregiver.

The blockbuster grossed $212.4million (£151.7million) worldwide, with Catherine winning a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her performance (pictured: The pair in Entrapment)

At the US Open in August, he is believed to have suffered a fall but he was unhurt, save for a bruise on his face.

‘The bruise was from a fall,’ a representative explained to the Daily Express in August. ‘He is absolutely fine.’

Connery had been rarely seen before June 2017, but had put on a surprise public appearance at the Open – where he had received a standing ovation from the crowd, as the the James Bond theme tune played out across the stands.

Yet Catherine captured Connery in his heyday, sharing a snap from the film that they worked on together.

In the picture, Sean is stood behind Catherine as she is resplendent diamonds and wears a black dress.

Glamorous: In the 1999 film Entrapment, Catherine plays an insurance investigator who goes undercover in a bid to catch out a thief portrayed by Connery

Once reassured, other users commented on how much they enjoyed the action film, with one posting, ‘You two were magical in that movie!’

In the movie, Catherine plays an investigator going undercover as a thief in a bid to catch out crooked Connery.

The blockbuster grossed $212.4million (£151.7million) worldwide, with Catherine winning a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her performance.

Connery he made a surprise appearance at the US Open in August

Welsh beauty Catherine, who first found fame in The Darling Buds of May, is now living in New York.

Last month, husband Michael sensationally came forward to deny that he sexually harassed a woman 32 years ago.

The glamorous brunette stood by her husband Michael Douglas, saying he did the right thing in preemptively denying claims of sexual harassment against him.

The Chicago star – who has two children, Dylan, 17, and Carys, 14, with husband Michael Douglas – explained that she was just thinking of her co-star Connery today

 

Did Lindsay Lohan Convert to Islam?

Demure: Lindsay Lohan certainly looked the part as she attended London Modest Fashion Week in the capital on Sunday(Source: aidijuma - Instagram)

Demure: Lindsay Lohan certainly looked the part as she attended London Modest Fashion Week in the capital on Sunday(Source: aidijuma – Instagram)

She sparked rumours she had converted to Islam when she changed her Instagram bio to ‘Alaikum salam’ in January, which translates to ‘and unto you peace’ in Arabic.

And Lindsay Lohan certainly looked the part as she attended a London Modest Fashion Week event in the capital on Sunday.

The American Mean Girls actress, 31, opted to wear a hijab for the event, conforming to the event’s theme- which showcases the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines.

Letting a glimpse of her trademark flame hair shine through, the head piece perfectly framed her pretty face, accentuated by a touch of lipgloss and eyebrow pencil.

She teamed it with a black bomber jacket and black trousers as she stopped to check out the cosmetics.

The actress was seen posing with excited fans at the event, before making a quiet exit.

Sharing a snap of the actress with their goodie bag, a beauty brand from the event later wrote: ‘She was so lovely and was saying how she’s into halal cosmetics and what she’s actually wearing on her face today was all halal!!’

Letting a glimpse of her trademark flame hair shine through, the head piece perfectly framed her pretty face, accentuated by a touch of lipgloss and eyebrow pencil.

She teamed it with a black bomber jacket and black trousers as she stopped to check out the cosmetics.

The actress was seen posing with excited fans at the event, before making a quiet exit.

Sharing a snap of the actress with their goodie bag, a beauty brand from the event later wrote: ‘She was so lovely and was saying how she’s into halal cosmetics and what she’s actually wearing on her face today was all halal!!’

Modest: The American Mean Girls actress, 31, opted to wear a hijab for the event, conforming to the event’s theme- which showcases the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines

 

London Modest Fashion week kicked off this weekend, showcasing the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines.

The second installment of the two-day event, held at Victoria House, Bloomsbury, saw models parading down the runway in demure clothing.

Running alongside London Fashion week, the event, which charges up to £200 for tickets, features shopping, runway shows, talks and workshops – including a ‘sharia legal hub’.

More than 40 designers from around the world showcased scarves, hijabs and loose-fitting maxi dresses at the annual style showcase organised by Haute Elan, who say ‘modest fashion’ is one of the fastest-growing consumer markets.

In January Lindsay deleted all the pictures on her Instagram account and changed her bio, changing her bio to ‘Alaikum salam.’

A new angle: London Modest Fashion week kicked off this weekend, running alongside London Fashion week

The Arabic greeting translates to ‘and unto you peace,’ and many took it mean that Lohan was converting to the Muslim faith.

Lohan has not revealed however if she is in fact converting to the faith, and a rep for the actress did not respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.

There were previously rumors that Lohan might be converting back in 2015 when she was photographed holding a copy of the Quran while doing community service in Brooklyn.

When appearing on the Turkish talk show Haber Turk later year, she explained that the book was actually just a gift from some friends.

‘My very close friends, who have been there for me a lot, in London are Saudi and they gave me the Quran and I brought it to New York because I was learning,’ said Lohan.

Rare picture: In January Lindsay deleted all the pictures on her Instagram account and changed her bio, changing her bio to ‘Alaikum salam.’ (seen in her latest new Instagram post)

‘It opened doors for me to experience spiritually, to find another true meaning. This is who I am.’

She said however that she was attacked after that picture was released in the media.

‘They crucified me for it in America. They made me seem like Satan. I was a bad person for holding that Quran,’ said Lohan.

She said that she was then happy to leave and return to London because she felt unsafe in [her] country.

Lohan spent time in October of last year visiting child refugees who had fled Syria and crossed over into Turkey.

She told Page Six last month that she was hoping to return to Turkey again either before of after the start of the new year.

‘The dates are not set yet. It depends on how Turkey feels after the recent terrorist attack in Istanbul,’ said Lohan,

‘Not that any attack has or will ever stop me from helping those suffering, those who need our help the most.’

She then added: ‘I miss my family a lot, but they are very supportive and understanding of the fact that my main focus is business, writing and soon to start another film. More so, my work with refugees.’

Just a few days before her account was wiped clean in January 2017, Lindsay had shared a poem in which she said she wanted to ‘fix ISIS minds’.

‘Sometimes I hear the voice of the one I loved the most. But in this world we live in on terror,’ the poem went.

‘Who i am to be the girl who is scared and hurt, when most things that happen i cannot explain.

‘I try to understand, when i’m sitting in bed alone at 3am. So i can’t sleep, i roll over. I can’t think and my body becomes cold. I immediately feel older…..

‘Than [sic] i realize, at least I am in a bed. I am still alive. So what can really be said? Just go to bed and close the blinds.

‘Still and son on, i cannot help but want to fix all of these idle isis minds because, there has to be something i can figure out.

‘Rather than living in a world of fear and doubt, they now shoot, we used to shout

‘If only i can keep trying to fix it all, i would keep the world living loving and small. ‘I would share my smiles and give too Many kisses.’

 

 

Is Christopher Nolan the Next James Bond?

Christopher Nolan has put to bed rumours he's directing the next James Bond movie. (Source: aspen rock / Shutterstock)

Christopher Nolan has put to bed rumours he’s directing the next James Bond movie. (Source: aspen rock / Shutterstock)

Christopher Nolan has put to bed rumours he’s directing the next James Bond movie.

The ‘Dunkirk’ filmmaker had previously spoken to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about his love for the spy movies, but insists he won’t be helming the next instalment starring Daniel Craig as the suave MI6 agent, though he’dlove to take on the job one day.

Nolan told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs: “I won’t be the man (to direct the next Bond). No, categorically.
“I think every time they hire a new director I’m rumoured to be doing it.

“I’d love to make a Bond film at some point and I think those producers – Barbara and Michael [Broccoli and G Wilson] – they do a tremendous job and Sam Mendes has done a terrific job the last couple of films, so they don’t particularly need me.

“But I’ve always been inspired by the films and would love to do one someday.”

In 2015, Craig was asked if he’d be back again after finishing a difficult ‘Spectre’ shoot, but he replied he would rather “slash his wrists”.

He also said he doesn’t “give a f**k” about who should take over the role, which stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery have played in the past.

Since the ‘Casino Royale’ star’s comments, a number of actors have been rumoured to take over the role of the Secret Service agent including Tom Hiddleston, Aidan Turner, Tom Hardy, Damian Lewis and Idris Elba.

Hardy – who starred in Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ – previously said he’d love to see the director helm a Bond movie.

And he said he “couldn’t possibly” comment on the rumours he himself is being lined up to replace Craig, who is set to bow out after the next instalment, which is slated for release in November 2019.

He said: “Oh, wow, Chris would be amazing! Wow, that would be cool. That would be so cool.”

Quizzed on whether he’d be up for the iconic part, he replied: “You know, there’s a saying amongst us in the fraternity of acting, and in the fellowship of my peer group, that if you talk about it, you’re automatically out of the race. So I can’t possibly comment on that one! If I mention it, it’s gone.”

‘Well, it’s too late now!” Ellen DeGeneres Jokes About Jennifer Aniston’s Marriage (With Video)

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Jennifer Aniston was forced to put a brave face on when good friend Ellen DeGeneres unwittingly made a joke about her marriage during an interview.

The awkward moment came when Jennifer surprised the TV host, 60, on her eponymous birthday-themed show last Friday.

Ellen had been discussing Jennifer’s popularity with the ladies back in the 90s, saying: ‘I think a lot of people had crushes on you so they were hoping you were.

Jennifer replied: ‘They did? How do you guys ever know? What are the clues?’  

Ellen added: ‘Well they don’t make it obvious like that. That would be creepy if you were like just looking somebody up and down.’ 

‘I don’t know how it works,’ Jennifer giggled. 

Ellen retorted: ‘It’s just I don’t know, flirty or something. But I do think girls had crushes on you. Well it’s too late now!’

‘Yeah,’ Jennifer responded, not giving the news of her split away. 

Jennifer had in fact split from Justin late last year, but the couple had wanted to keep this private. 

Then just seven days after Ellen’s accidental gaffe, they issued a joint statement to reveal the sad news. 

It read: ‘In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. 

‘This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. 

‘Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. 

‘Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.’ 

Ellen retorted: ‘It’s just I don’t know, flirty or something. But I do think girls had crushes on you. Well it’s too late now!’

‘Yeah,’ Jennifer responded, not giving the news of her split away. 

Jennifer had in fact split from Justin late last year, but the couple had wanted to keep this private. 

Then just seven days after Ellen’s accidental gaffe, they issued a joint statement to reveal the sad news. 

It read: ‘In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. 

‘This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. 

‘Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. 

‘Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.’ 

Three years later Jennifer and Justin married in a top secret ceremony at their home in Los Angeles in August 2016. 

Meanwhile, the star looked amazing for her surprise appearance, clad in a plunging top and figure-hugging leather trousers.

She was just one of the famous face delivering a pre-recorded birthday message to the new sexagenarian, including Bono, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, Hillary Clinton, Chris Pratt, Meryl Streep.

However Aniston was revealed to be only pretending to pre-record, as a screen pulled back to reveal she was just feet away.

During the chat she also give a spark of hope for the Friends reunion fans have been baying for over a decade.

‘Anything is a possibility Ellen… Anything. Right?’ she responded when asked if the six would ever re-unite.

‘I mean, George Clooney got married!’ she added. 

This article has been adapted from its original source.

What Happened to Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole on Valentine’s Day?

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Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne’s relationship is ‘strained’ as he is spending nights away from home while she looks after their baby son, a friend has claimed.

The new parents are struggling to find quality time together as they juggle their busy careers and care for their 11-month-old son, Bear, the source told MailOnline.

A source has told MailOnline that Cheryl is spending a lot of time at home on her own with Bear because she would rather stay in watching soaps on TV than go out to showbiz parties.

Concerned fans have pointed out that the couple have not been pictured together for some time and were not photographed together on Valentine’s Day.

Instead Liam posted an Instagram picture of Bear on Wednesday with the caption: ‘Happy Valentine’s Day @cherylofficial and everyone. Looks like I’ve got the big guy to compete with now.’

The post hid Bear’s face but focused on his personalised babygro which read: ‘Bear is Mummy’s little Valentine.’ Fans believed he had taken the picture. 

Cheryl – who is living at their £5.6million country home in Surrey – did not publicly respond to his message. 

A source told MailOnline: ‘Cheryl basically went into hibernation when she got pregnant and has made the decision to be a stay at home mother with no nanny and is looking after bear herself. She doesn’t like going out much as she used to.’   

Fans have recently questioned why the couple have not been pictured on social media together since August last year.

The last time they were seen in public was at The X Factor last October. 

A friend Cheryl said: ‘The fact of the matter is, like most young couple’s with busy work lives and the demands of an infant they have been struggling to spend time together. 

‘There are the very real strains of trying to adapt to parenthood whilst being in the spotlight and having to appear as though everything is rosy all of the time. 

‘It is not real life and is not the life Cheryl and Liam are currently living as a couple.’ 

Cheryl has been supported by her brother Gary and his partner, who she has moved into Liam’s home in Woking. 

The Fight for this Love star sparked engagement rumours by showing off a whopping diamond on her ring finger during The Prince’s Trust gala last Thursday. She has since been seen without the ring. 

The source added: ‘Cheryl just wants what every woman wants. A loving, happy family and someone to grow old with. 

‘There is no doubt she wants more children – but it is fair to say at the moment there is a lot of pressure on both her and Liam. Being apart isn’t helping that.’  

The couple’s lack of public outings together has already puzzled fans. One tweeted: ‘Hey @LiamPayne the last (time) you posted a selfie on Instagram with Cheryl was August last year. 

Could you bless us with a new one please Liam. @CherylOfficial.’ Another follower wrote: ‘@CherylOfficial hello, I miss your selfies with liam x’.

Liam has been busy promoting his Fifty Shades movie track with Rita Ora and putting the finishing touches to his new album. 

It is understood he spends much of his time with Steve Finan, head of music at his management company Doyen Global. 

The ex-One Direction star took on the firm – headed by David Beckham’s right hand man Simon Oliveira – in a bid for maximum exposure. 

Since then he has been criticised for a new ‘gangster image’, which has seen the star posting images of himself in gold chains, posing on jets and even draped over a statue of a lion. 

Fans have taken to Twitter urging Cheryl to ‘sort Liam out’. One fan wrote: ‘@LiamPayne is so cringe @CherylOfficial sort out your man’s dess sense it’s embarrassing’.

Another tweeted: ‘Why’s @LiamPayne being all gangster it doesn’t suit him, he was better when was sweet n innocent sort him out @CherylOfficial [sic]’.  

Cheryl meanwhile, has been back in the recording studio with producers Team Salut and is keen to make a return to solo music

She is also set to make her television comeback on the BBC’s new talent show, The Greatest Dancer. 

The series is being produced by Simon Cowell’s company, Syco and Cheryl has been is rumoured to be making an X Factor comeback. Host Dermot O’Leary has already said: ‘Cheryl’s going to come back.’

Neither Cheryl or Liam’s representatives would comment when contacted by MailOnline. 

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