• Exclusive: Brit nominee Jessie shows us her Wares

    As 2012 slowly peeled away, another gem in the British pop crown was revealed in the soulful form of Jessie Ware. This year she's set to shine in all her glory after her Brit Awards nomination last night, and anyone who has any doubts about that can ask Katy Perry, who predicts her fellow songstress is "going to be massive". Comparisons always weigh on new artists, and they can either help or hinder. Given that Jessie's name trips off the tongue punctuated by a 'Sade' here or an 'Adele' there, a bit of contextual reference is no bad thing. A

  • Brit Awards: Emeli Sande leads the pack with four nominations

    Emeli Sande shared the spotlight with Oscar nominee Adele on Thursday as the Brit Awards nominations were announced, with the Scotland-born singer leading the pack after being nominated in four different categories. The star, who had the best-selling album in the UK last year, is up for Best Female, Best Album and has two tracks in the Best Single shortlist.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY In the big award of the night - Best Album - Emeli's Our Version Of Events will fight it out between Alt-J's An Awesome Wave, the Mumford and Sons release Babel and Plan B's Ill Manors. Paloma Faith is also up for

  • Adele reacts to Oscar honour: 'I feel like Meryl Streep'

    Following her first Academy Award nomination, Adele quickly reacted to the exciting news and thanked the Academy and her fans on Twitter. The star wrote: "Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x." The British singer-songwriter's nomination was one of five for Skyfall, which was also shortlisted for Cinematography, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. The 24-year-old star is also up for a Golden Globe, also in the category of Best Original Song, and it is thought she will make her return to the spotlight this weekend at the awards show.   It will be the first time the notoriously private singer has

  • Youngest-ever Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis gears up for her big night with Critics Choice win

    Wednesday was quite a day for nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis. After the heady excitement of receiving an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category – something most Hollywood stars spend their whole careers dreaming of – the little girl won the Best Young Actor/Actress award at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. When her name was read out, the Beasts of the Southern Wild star almost spent more time hugging director Benh Zeitlin than she did giving her acceptance speech. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE   When the cute youngster finally released the filmmaker from her grasp she strutted on to the stage and got

  • Gwyneth Paltrow reveals rare family pictures in idyllic holiday scene

    Gwyneth Paltrow has avoided the dull winter months on an exotic excursion to St. Lucia with children Moses and Apple. Sharing the family's beach antics on her lifestyle website Goop, the actress posted pictures of her children swimming in the sea, making sandcastles and cuddling up to their bikini-clad mum. Known to keep eight-year-old Apple and six-year-old Moses out of the spotlight, the snaps from the Sugar Beach resort offer a rare glimpse into the actress' family life. The caption to the photo collage reads: "We are just back from an amazing (and sadly short) holiday at Sugar Beach- a Viceroy

  • Comeback fever hits pop world as Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake release new material

    Just 11 days into the new year, pop acts are breaking decades of musical silence with music sensations Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake both announcing that they will be soon releasing new material. This news came in the same week that David Bowie broke his 10 year hiatus with a surprise return in the form of his new single Where Are We Now. American R'n'B trio Destiny’s Child announced their comeback news on Beyoncé’s website, complete with the cover for the new release, entitled Love Songs - the girls' first album since 2004. “I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child