“… he doesn’t seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.”—STEREOGUM on “Gimme Something Good”
Ryan Adams has just confirmed a short UK tour, kicking off on Friday, 19th September at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, see below for full dates.
19th – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
24th – Manchester Albert Hall
25th – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Ryan’s self-titled new offering is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Ashes & Fire’ album in 2011, which was his highest ever UK debut, entering the chart at #9. It will be released on Pax-Am/Columbia Records and was produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles.
After two decades in the spotlight, she’s still the ultimate California girl. The actress on getting wise and growing up—on her own terms.
On the media’s speculation on her having an intimate relationship at one point with Drew Barrymore after telling a magazine ‘all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point’:“Literally I said, ‘That makes me want to vomit in my mouth.’ That’s like saying I am having sex with my sister. Are you crazy? I wouldn’t even menage with her!”
On attracting attention for being single and childless at 42: What I said, always, and how I still feel, is that if I wanted to have a child in my life, I would have a child in my life. I don’t know what life has ahead of me. I’m open. Anything is possible.
Her thoughts on getting older:I know there are a lot of things you lose when you get older but there’s so much you gain. Why would I want to stay 22 when I can be 62? I think 62 is going to be a lot better than 22. I don’t want any of it back. I just want to move forward.
Read the full interview with Diaz in the August issue, on newstands July 22.
This Article First Appeared in BLANCK MAGAZINE
MEMORIES OF LONDON COLLECTIONS 2014
London Collections Men & Ambassador of Style David Gandy
It is was delightful to receive invites to cover various events surrounding the recent ‘London Collections: Men‘, which can only truly be described as the greatest showcase of menswear on the planet. LCM has seriously become the centre for creativity in menswear. Highlights for us this year have to be the Rake Magazine and Claridges Party, Samuel L. Jackson’s “One For The Boys” Fashion Ball, Marks & Spencer presents Best of British Spring 2015 and Dunhill & GQ Style’s party to celebrate London Collections: Men.
For us, without a doubt the ultimate Ambassador of style has to be Mr David Gandy, a man we have had the pleasure to meet on a few occasions in the past year. A true gentleman, whose smile can make a room swoon (we’ve seen it!), he is a solid combination of and certainly evokes that wonderful old school class of Steve McQueen, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Clark Gable.
In his own words, “London Collections: Men again lead the international men’s fashion weeks with everyone looking just too remarkably stylish! It almost doesn’t matter what styles and trends were going on the actual runways. With some of the most influential fashion men in London sitting on the front row looking so impeccable, that in itself influences men across the world and that’s one of the most important things to me – to inspire people at home about style. Fashion can sometimes be seen as elitist to the outside world and I think that making it more tangible for people – and especially men – can only be a positive thing.”
We all get exposure to established and emerging designers showcasing their new collections. London Collections: Men is indeed the place you need to be if you want to see the best menswear has to offer, from the top end of Savile Row to the more urban casual wear.
Now back to David Gandy…. the world’s most recognisable male model who just goes from strength to strength. Following his starring role in Jennifer Lopez’s video “”First Love”, it was recently announced that the Model has designed a new range of men’s underwear and sleepwear exclusively for Marks & Spencer. The 28-piece “David Gandy for Autograph” collection will launch on September 18, and will be available in over 250 stores worldwide, as well as online.
Cary Grant once said “ My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can. “
– an adage that we believe David Gandy is certainly living up to.
SEE : ABC News takes us to the world of David Gandy :
This feature was put exclusively together for Blanck Magazine by Publicist and Entertainment News Writer Jayjay Epega who is also a contributor to CNNShowbiz.com, The Luxury Channel and The Huffington Post. http://www.epegamedia.com
Host Hugh Jackman performs at the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Photo: Getty Images
The winners and nominees:
Best musical — WINNER: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: After Midnight, Aladdin, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical — WINNER: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Nominees: Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin; Sutton Foster, Violet; Idina Menzel, If/Then; Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Best revival of a musical — WINNER: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Les Misérables, Violet
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical — WINNER: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables; Andy Karl, Rocky; Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Best play — WINNER: All the Way
Nominees: Act One, Casa Valentina, Mothers and Sons, Outside Mullingar
Best revival of a play — WINNER: A Raisin in the Sun
Nominees: The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play — WINNER: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Nominees: Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night; Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men; Mark Rylance, Richard III; Tony Shalhoub, Act One
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play — WINNER: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Nominees: Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons; LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun; Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie; Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play — WINNER: Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Nominees: Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie; Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun; Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical — WINNER: James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Nominees: Danny Burstein, Cabaret; Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway; Joshua Henry, Violet; Jarrod Spector, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Best direction of a play — WINNER: Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
Nominees: Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night; Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan; John Tiffany,The Glass Menagerie
Best direction of a musical — WINNER: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight; Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Leigh Silverman, Violet
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical — WINNER: Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Linda Emond, Cabaret; Anika Larsen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Adriane Lenox, After Midnight; Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play — WINNER: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Nominees: Reed Birney, Casa Valentina; Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night; Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night; Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie
Best book of a musical — WINNER: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: Chad Beguelin, Aladdin; Douglas McGrath, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway
Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater — WINNER: The Bridges of Madison County (music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown)
Nominees: Aladdin (music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (music: Steven Lutvak; lyrics: Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak), If/Then (music: Tom Kitt; lyrics: Brian Yorkey)
Best scenic design of a play — WINNER: Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Nominees: Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie; Es Devlin, Machinal; Christopher Oram, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Best scenic design of a musical — WINNER: Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Nominees: Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway
Best lighting design of a play — WINNER: Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Nominees: Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Jane Cox, Machinal; Japhy Weideman,Of Mice and Men
Best lighting design of a musical — WINNER: Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Nominees: Christopher Akerlind, Rocky; Howell Binkley, After Midnight; Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County
Best choreography — WINNER: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Nominees: Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine, Rocky; Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin; Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway
Best costume design of a play — WINNER: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Nominees: Jane Greenwood, Act One; Michael Krass, Machinal; Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina
Best costume design of a musical — WINNER: Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Nominees: William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway; Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Isabel Toledo, After Midnight
Best sound design of a play — WINNER: Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Nominees: Alex Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Dan Moses Schreier, Act One; Matt Tierney, Machinal
Best sound design of a musical — WINNER: Brian Ronan, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Nominees: Peter Hylenski, After Midnight; Tim O’Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Mick Potter, Les Misérables
Best orchestrations — WINNER: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Nominees: Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway; Steve Sidwell,Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
One For The Boys, a charity founded by Sofia Davis and chaired by Samuel L. Jackson, to raise awareness and funds to educate men on the many cancers affecting them today, announces the One For The Boys Fashion Ball, as part of the London Collections: Men schedule this June.
Taking place at London’s Natural History Museum on the 15th June 2014, the One For The Boys Fashion Ball hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and a special guest host, will bring together the world’s leading fashion designers, Michelin Star chefs and celebrities. Pioneering the ‘Men’s Movement’ throughout the month of June, a month truly dedicated to men, celebrating Father’s Day, the World Cup and London Collections: Men, One For The Boys, will unite the industry together, to raise awareness of male cancer.
The One For The Boys Fashion Ball will see stars including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Pegg, Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, David Walliams in collections from designers including Fendi, Armani and Alexander McQueen, take to the catwalk, between exclusive performances, in an unique celebration of fashion and music.
Guests will be treated to a Moët & Chandon reception and a fine dining experience by a dream team of Michelin star chefs including Michael Caines and Tom Kerridge, before a silent auction, raising funds for the charity.
Samuel L. Jackson, Chairman of One For The Boys, comments, “One For The Boys shines a little blue in the world of cancer campaigning – something I believe to be overdue. Men don’t tend to talk about their health issues, worrying about appearing vulnerable. The problem is that they do not have enough information on the subject. One For The Boys focuses on cutting through the noise to educate men, in the hope that we can have a similar reach to that of the pink campaigns. London Collections: Men gives us the perfect launch platform this June.”
The One For The Boys Fashion Ball will kick-start a series of events throughout June to November, to raise awareness and funds for male cancer, launching the inaugural Men’s Movement, owning the month of June every year – a month truly dedicated to men.
One For The Boys was founded in October 2012 by Sofia Davis as a tribute to a friend’s brother who lost the battle to cancer. Chaired by Samuel L. Jackson and supported by global ambassadors including Michael Douglas, Nick Candy, Dylan Jones, Simon Pegg and John Bishop, One For The Boys arms men with the facts, the risks and tools they need to tackle cancer head on.
This start of June saw the incredible Home Coming festival held at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Hosted by Home House private members club in partnership with Vertu, the British luxury phone maker and Grey Goose.
The festival benefitted the Elton John AIDS Foundationhttp://ejaf.org/ whilst festival goers enjoyed music from acts such as Sophie Ellis Bextor and Ed Harcourt, The Strypes, Maverick Sabre and many more!
The full line up is below:
Robbie Boyd, The Gramotones, Kathryn Williams, Neil McColl, Guy Barker, Vive, Mark Nevin, Chris Difford, Charlie Wood and Jacquie Dankworth, Gregory Poter, John Shuttleworth, Suggs, The Strypes, Christopher Holland, Sumudu, Maverick Sabre, Dennis Greaves,
Ed Harcourt, Sophie Ellis Bextor
Home House represents a truly unique experience in the concept of private members clubs.
Located across three Georgian town houses at 19, 20 and 21 Portman Square, Home House Private Member’s Club offers its affiliates the dramatic fusion of the old and the new.
For more information please visit http://www.homehouse.co.uk and follow on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/HomeHouseClub