Saturday, 30 June 2018

THE JACKSONS WILL PLAY SCOTFEST DAYS AFTER DADS FUNERAL



US supergroup The Jacksons will fly to Scotland next weekend to pay tribute to their late father at their first gig since his death.
Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Marlon have confirmed to Scotfest organisers that they will still perform at Ingliston Royal Highland Centre on Friday July 6.
Their legendary father Joe, also dad to music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, lost his fight to cancer on Wednesday aged 89.
Michael’s daughter Paris has already paid tribute to her granddad calling him ‘one of the greatest patriarchs to ever live.’
Scotsfest Director Stuart Prentice confirmed he had been in contact with The Jacksons management as soon as he heard the news.
He said: “We sent our sympathies through to the Jackson family as soon as we heard of Joseph's death and gave them the space they needed. We are delighted to hear they are still playing Friday night and we can’t wait to see them on stage. We know that fans in Scotland will show them the love and support that they need at this emotional time.”
Joe’s funeral is expected to take place over the next week.
An insider added: “The Jackson family are grieving but also want to celebrate the life and work of their father.  He was always of the opinion that the show must go on and as Scotfest is the first date in their tour diary they will be flying to Edinburgh to do what they do best. There will be tears but The Jacksons won’t let their fans down.”
Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers, S Club, Five Star and 911 all play Friday at Scotfest whole Boyzone, B*witched, Liberty XEast 17 and 5ive play Saturday. 

DAVID HAYE TALKS RETIREMENT, LULU, SOCIAL BITE AND LBD GOSSIP




BIG CAT
Boxer David Haye told me he’s enjoying his retirement at the Action For Children Sport Dinner on Friday night.
The Hayemaker who held multiple world championships in two weight classes was interviewed on stage by STV’s Peter Martin but mingled readily with guests.
He told me: “I officially retired a few weeks ago so pipe and slippers are in full effect and I’m not smashing it as hard. I can eat and drink what I want now.”
David who cautioned off a personal training session on the night,  couldn’t stop giggling as Peter, whose humour is often close to the bone,  took the mickey out of main sponsor Poonam Gupta OBE who owns the hugely successful PG Paper company.
Poonam and her husband Puneet managed to help raise over £100,000 on the night, no doubt helped by Puneet bidding £15,000 for a personal portrait session with Scots artist Gerard Burns who has painted Nicola Sturgeon, Billy Connolly and Ewan Mcgregor amongst others.  Gerard who was there admitted it takes a lot of effort to paint portraits so he was thrilled his donation had gone  for such a great price.

FEAST FOR THE BEAST
I might have felt slightly worse for wear after my Saturday night Katy chasing but I had a lovely Sunday brunch with influencers including Emily Shak and Abbie Blyth at Glasgow’s Hummingbird on Sunday with clothing and accessory brand House of LBD.
It’s run by Emma Sinclair who is a real entrepreneur. After realising her initial business of Little black dresses had limited appeal she decided to personalise her products with peoples initials, starting with scarfs. She presented me with a clutch bag which is part of her new range and she has toilet bags and phone covers too. She works at STV too but her work with House of LBD has become a real success.
We all enjoyed a cocktail masterclass  before tucking into mini donuts, brownies and an array of sandwiches as well as posing by Mr Flowerwalls latest creations.
We even drank cocktails from a disco ball! It’s a hard life.

JUNGLE DRUMS
Ex Rangers striker Mark Hately reckons he might like to be an active player in  the football game again if he gets the chance.
Mark was a guest of PG Paper at the Action For Children Sports dinner .
After our chicken dinner, he revealed: “I’m always thinking about things. Football has been my life since i was born and whether the next stage of my life is going to be in or out of football I don’t know. It’s difficult one to answer. I’ve been club ambassador for eighteen years but I might want to dip my toe a little bit deeper into the game. We will see.”


ON THE PROWL
I managed to say a quick hello to the Glasgow’s own Lulu before her gig at Kelvingrove bandstand.
Lulu, who was at the stylish Malmaison hotel, is someone I’ve grown up with.
My wee daddy Ben Lyons, who is no longer with us, produced her first radio broadcast on the BBC after discovering her singing at a party in town so we’ve got some lovely memories.
Lulu always looks younger every time I see her. She loves to wear a baseball cap off stage and she’s the only sixty nine year old I can’t think of who suits it. She reminded everyone at her Scots gig of her age when she told them she used to get a tram car from Denniston to Kelvingrove bandstand as a wee girl for one penny in the old days.
Lulu, who was married to Bee Gee Maurice Gibb, is chuffed that Barry Gibb is receiving a knighthood from the Queen and told her fans on Twitter exactly that.

THE LYON’S PRIDE
I had a wee chat on the phone with Social Bite’s Josh Littlejohn as he announced that his charity venture Sleep in The Park will be held in four cities.
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen will see around 12,000 people sleeping rough for charity on Saturday December 9.
Josh who did it last year told me: “it was the coldest night of the year and when I got home I found it hard to imagine doing it night after night. We’re hoping to raise even more this year - with six million as our target.”
Amy Macdonald, and KT Tunstall will be flying to all four locations with Fred MacAuley hosting Edinburgh and Irvine Welsh reading a bedtime story.
The helicopter that will fly the girls on the night has been donated by Andrew Devlin who owns Curtis Moore Cladding Systems.
Andrew was last seen spinning around a dance floor at the Little Less Strictly Come Dancing ball with Strictly’s Oti Mabuse. Since then he’s been known as Twinkle Toes.

THE LYON SLEEPS TONIGHT...
It’s a busy weekend for festive fun in Glasgow and beyond - and it’s going to be mad for me.
As well as the cool Fiesta x Fold at Kelvingrove this Friday and Saturday with Nile RodgersThe Pointer SistersEarth Wind and Fire and Hoey Morgan’s NYC Block Party there’s also TRNSMT.
I went to the first TRNSMT at Glasgow Green last year and it was a lovely friendly festival in the heart of the city. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the first of three dates with two more planned next weekend. I can’t wait to catch bands like The Killers, Liam GallagherStereophonics, Jessie J, The Script James Bay and our homegrown talents like Franz Ferdinand, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Capaldi and Gerry Cinammon.
I love the fact that it’s in Glasgow Green so I don’t need to take any over night bags.
I’m also due to pop into Dumfries Youth Beats festival on Saturday with Basshunter, Jax Jones and Sigala so I’m still not sure how it’ll all pan out...

Friday, 29 June 2018

KEVIN BRIDGES AND HIS HEREDITARY LOOKALIKE



A Kevin Bridges doppelgänger is making fans laugh out loud when they go to see scary movie Hereditary. 
The little girl in the scary movie looks like a younger version of the thirty one year old stand up comedian from Clydebank - and fans can’t get over it. 
The young girl Charlie played by Milly Shapiro is meant to terrify audiences as she makes dolls from stray items that she finds including a birds head - and makes a strange clicking noise with her tongue. 
Even celebrities like Katy Perry have been unnerved watching the drama unfold. 
Instead, Scottish fans have come out giggling at her likeness  to ‘hoose rice’ jokemaker Kevin. 
Fans on Twitter were amongst the first to comment with Bethany Black saying: ”Saw an advert for that Movie Hereditary. Looks terrifying, imagine being haunted by Kevin Bridges? Doesn’t bear thinking about.”
Shannon added: “Watched hereditary last night and spent the whole film laughing at how much Charlie looks like a mini Kevin Bridges. It’s uncanny.”
Goal Pooch added: “Just seen 'Hereditary'. Two hours of a little girl who looks like Kevin Bridges creeping around the seemingly immortally preserved mum from 'The Sixth Sense'. Absolutely mind boggling.
Iain Riley joked: “Kevin Bridges' new stand-up show, Hereditary, looks terrifying.”
Catherine Kieley said: “Everyone’s tweeting about Hereditary but honestly I can’t get past how much that kid looks like Kevin Bridges.”
And Jade Milliken added: “See that “Hereditary” movie that’s getting called the scariest movie ever? I’m sorry but watch the trailer and tell me that the wee lassie isn’t Kevin Bridges wae a wig on and il tell you you’re a liar.”
 Ally Finnan also suggested Kevin might have a secret offspring. 
She laughed: “Here @kevinbridges86 have you seen that new horror Hereditary? The wee lassie in it is your ringer #secretwain”
So far Kevin whose favourite movie is Ghostbusters has not responded to their enquiries but were not sure we’d like to meet him in a dark night out.”

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

KATY PERRY ALMOST LEFT A DEPOSIT IN GLASGOW



Katy Perry might be glamorous but she ended up having to scoop up the mess left behind by her pet pooch on the runway as she left Glasgow by private jet .
Katy was departing from Glasgow Airport on her private plane when her poodle Nugget decided to leave Scotland a wee present as she boarded the plane but she decided to pick it up in case it wasn’t appreciated.
Katy was the first big celebrity to enjoy a stay at the newly revamped Blythswood Penthouse - and she even took Nugget there with her.
I’ve taken my own adopted Basset hound Bertie there before and he is treated like a king. He enjoys their scones but they even make special biscuits for doggies who stay there - and have doggy pillows.
Katy checked into the hotel in the wee small hours of Friday morning after arriving in Glasgow straight from Manchester.
Last time she was here she brought her own pillow with her to help her sleep in a new envrionment.
The penthouse with its own roof terrace has two bedrooms and a large living room complete with a hot tub and sauna as I saw at a party earlier this month.
Prices start from £2,500 a night.
Katy walked from there to Taco Bell with some of her crew and was picked up by people carrier at the corner of Sauchiehall Street. Her cars had to drive the wrong way down the street to pick her up after traffic was diverted from the fire.
I met Katy and her tour support Disney Star Hailee Steinfeld who sings the infectious anthem Starving after she and her party hired a private room at the Odeon Cinema to watch a horror movie. It was around one am.
She posed up for pictures and met thrilled Glasgow school girl Ailee Carroll, 16, from Anniesland on her way out.
She’s lost a lot of weight since the last time we met and that’s in part due to her assistant who makes sure she gets a good workout on tour. As you might have seen in some stories she cycled by the Clydeside and actually went by bike from the Blythswood where she was seen saddling up by one of my friends John Brown. 

Monday, 25 June 2018

KATY PERRY AND HAILEY STEINFELD HIRE OUT CINEMA DURING GLASGOW DAY OFF

 


Katy Perry hired out Glasgow’s Odeon cinema for her whole entourage before her Glasgow gig this weekend.
And she asked her security to take away a case of Irn Bru and shortbread after tasting it on her trip.
The Roar and I Kissed A Girl singer and her team took over one of the private screening rooms which have a starting price of £2000 to watch horror movie Hereditary on Saturday night.
Katy turned up at the Odeon Springfield Quay with her concert pal Hailey Steinfeld and their entourage of dancers, singers and security at 10:30pm for their bespoke screening.
The last entry for other films  was 9:30pm so the Star and her crew went unnoticed until they emerged later to pose with cinema staff who had been clearing up the reception area.
They lounged in the cinemas plush VIP seats and giggled and screamed during the horror movie.
Katy, who had earlier eaten at a Taco Bell, wore a baseball cap to hide her famous blonde locks and was dressed in matching baseball style pants. 


She said: “I absolutely loved the film.”
An insider added: “It was a rare night off for Katie and she wanted to spend it with her friends on the tour. She doesn’t get much free time on the tour so it’s important she gets to relax.”
Pitch Perfect Disney star and Starving hitmaker Hailee Steinfeld wore a beanie hat and danced around with her crew in the foyer of the hotel.
She was thrilled when fans recognised her at the entrance.
Katy who is dating movie star Orlando Bloom was out and about meeting fans on Sunday as she went on a bike ride Big the River Clyde. She even invited some of them to her Witness tour gig at the SSE Hydro and admitted there was something about Scottish pride that she loved. 

Saturday, 23 June 2018

CORRIE ACTRESS HELEN FLANAGAN GIVES BIRTH IN GLASGOW

 


CORONATION street actress Helen Flanagan has given birth in Scotland to a bouncing baby girl.
And the 27 year old actress who is engaged to Celtic player Scott Sinclair revealed she had a water birth as she told fans she decided to call her daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair.
Helen who played Rosie Webster in the soap said: “Our beautiful daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair was born yesterday on 22nd June at 5:18pm weighing 6lbs 15oz. I had a very quick labour, a water birth with just gas and air, absolutely besotted so in love.
Feel so blessed to have our healthy baby girl and I feel good after my labour xxx.”
Thankyou to all the amazing midwives at the
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow for everything.
Celtic wags Josefin Lustig and Corrie actresses Samia Longchambon, Jennie McAlpine and Lucy Fallon and Georgia May Foote were amongst those to send their congratulations.
Helen received a push present of a White Range Rover from Scott in the days leading up to the birth. 

JOHNNY DEPP WEARS SPECIAL SCOTS BADGE OF HONOUR



Beverley Lyons
Johnny Depp wore a special badge with pride at his Scots gig after being presented with it backstage at the SSE Hydro.
The Edward Scissorhands and Pirates of the Caribbean  star and his Hollywood Vampire bandmates Alice Cooper and Joe Perry met up with Dreammaker Les Hoey and some sick kids from his charity during a special meet and greet.
Les presented them all with a badge of Mr Wizz, the special mascot of his charity for terminally ill and sick children in Scotland.
Johnny even asked Les to pin it on him so he could wear it on stage. 


Les said: “It’s a dream come true that Johnny wore the badge on stage during his performance. He met with some children on the night and was very interested to hear about the charity and work they we do.”
During his performance Johnny paid a tribute to David Bowie with the song Heroes as well as singing Jim
Carroll song People Who Died - about deceased friends.
He also told charity worker Les that his favourite whisky is a £1750 bottle of Bunnahabhain Canasta.




Thursday, 21 June 2018

STEVEN GERARDS SECRET CINEMA VISIT AND MORE...


Steven Gerrard had his big week in Glasgow for the first day at Rangers but no one knows (until now) that he visited the cinema in the city centre the very same day.
The new Ibrox team manager popped into the Blythswood hotel just a few hours after his first day on the job to watch a film with seven other official looking pals in the hotel’s private cinema room.
It has Harris Tweed chairs and is a cosy place which fits forty at a cost of just under a thousand pounds.
The room was booked under Box To Box which is Steven’s nickname but I’m still not sure if he watched the latest Disney movie, Power Rangers or a Rangers induction video now that he’s a new member of the club.
Maryhill fan Kenzie Smeaton, 12, got to meet him when he was outside with his dad Mark and was probably the first Glaswegian to do so.


Sometimes I just bump into celebs...
The surprise meeting  of the week was with Gilbert O Sullivan who was dining at the Crowne Plaza while I was waiting for Johnny Depp.
Clair singer Gilbert, 71, was in Glasgow to appear on BBC’s The Quay Sessions and had just been interviewed by Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross across the road at BBC HQ.
He told me he had family ties in Scotland.
He said: “My daughter is married to a Scotsman who is from Glasgow so we come up here.”
Gilbert is celebrating five decades in the music business and he says he listens to artists like Jay Z and Paloma Faith just to keep on top of current trends. He wasn’t however heading over to see Johnny Depp, preferring to have a quiet night with the family.  


THE Mitchell Library played an important role after the Glasgow Art School Fire.
It. was with great sadness that I reported live from the fire at The Art School.
My Facebook livestream ended up being shared around the world as people showed their love for the beautiful building that has become such an important part of Scotland’s streetscape.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh remains as relevant today as he did 150 years ago.
The scenes on the street were chaotic as revellers tumbled out of clubs only to be met with the blazing scene.
Some screamed in shock while others remained silent and open mouthed.
I spoke to a few residents who couldn’t get into their homes due to the blaze. They were directed to the Mitchell Library where officials met them to help them get alternative accommodation for the night.
I also spoke to Arun Day who was DJing at Campus and had to tell people to evacuate the building. He had to abandon his car, wallet and belongings in the frenzy.
As we watched the fire take hold, small explosions could be heard. He claimed they were due to air cannisters exploding in neighbouring entertainment venues.



I tried out the new seasonal menu at Vapiano Glasgow and found out the Celtic lads had beaten me to it.
Dembele and N’tcham are regulars at the Buchanan Street restaurant where you can order single, double and triple portions of your meal.
You watch as they prepare your food and you can decide how much salt, sauce and pasta you get- perfect for the diet conscious footballer.
I on the other hand just stuffed my face. Some of the new dishes include Risotto Vegetalia with white and green asparagus - probably a favourite of the hoops lads.



STOOSHE didn’t let a bit of rain cramp their style when they played the outdoor stage at Edinburgh Pride.
The Black Heart and Waterfall hitmakers are doing a tour of Pride shows around the U.K. and just returned from Ibiza.
Contrary to some rumours they said they’ve no intention of  splitting up. They just  like to pursue individual projects in between.
The girls said a quick hello to Lloyd Daniels who was also floating about backstage with Edinburgh’s own Caitlyn Vanbeck and Glasgow’s GSide.


FORMER X factor singer Lloyd Daniels claims that Glasgow is like a second home to him.
Lloyd is currently in the middle of rehearsals for Closets - a time travel LGBT drama about two boys on different time zones.
He says he’s keen to set up a big band so he can return to Scotland with a full music show.
The Welsh lad is keen to avoid other reality shows for the time being but says he’s always had a soft spot for his Scots fans.
He told me: “Glasgow has - family feel to it. It’s like Wales - it feels like home.”

Katie Price might have enjoyed a weekend of healthy fitness fun with her new beau Kris Boyson, but she because the subject of a cheeky meme online.
Katie was staying at Gleddoch House and popped into Club 29 and Coast restaurant in Langbank while she was here.
She was still here on Fathers Day as she met another girl called Jordan at the airport.
Unfortunately some cheeky internet creatives decided to put up their own imagined depiction of Katie Price’s Father’s Day celebrations - with photos of her huge family of exes online....
Wonder if our Loose Woman favourite saw the funny side.

JOHNNY DEPP SAYS HE’S INSPIRED BY SCOTS LEGEND


Johnny Depp might have brought rock n roll to Glasgow with old pals Alice Cooper and Joe Perry - but he told Scots fans his own hero was William Wallace.
The Edward Scissorhands actor was looking healthy as he rocked up to the SSE Hydro in a four car convoy.
And he showed off some fine vocals during the Hollywood Vampire Set particularly during a David Bowie Heroes tribute.
During his a thousand pound a head meet and greet he chatted away with locals and told them he loved whisky. Asked if he had tried Irn Bru his team despatched a crew member to go and fetch some.
Johnny was flying to London by private jet straight after the set - as he’d set up temporary home with the rest of the band in London’s Savoy Hotel. Years ago I had a conversation with Johnny Depp and his LA team leading to a front page on this very paper.
Local club owner Darren Laurie named his Bellshill venue The Viper - which was copyrighted at the time by Johnny who had the Viper Room in LA. Johnny’s Office threatened to sue Darren at the time and thanked me - offering to send me a beanie hat - for tipping them off about the cheeky Scot. Despite the legal threats, Darren was actually thrilled as his club was mobbed after the story.
Alice Cooper was on fine fettle on stage too. I met him at the Kerrang! awards a few years ago when the buffet consisted of cup cakes in the form of pink lady parts of high led to much hilarity.


Friday, 15 June 2018

MICK JAGGER, MOËT CHANDON AND MORE...IN SCOTLAND





MICK Jagger might have emerged from Edinburgh’s Balmoral Hotel with the rest of the band, but he didn’t actually stay there.
Thousands of people turned out to watch the wrinkly rockers as they came out of the hotel ahead of their gig in Murrayfield Stadium.
But Mick pulled a fast one. He actually stayed at the prestigious Prestonfield house the night before the gig and the day after with his ballerina girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.
The two spent some quality time together at the hotel while oblivious guests at a Chas charity bash danced away to music at Friday night event The Rocking Horse Ball held in the grounds.
Mick enjoyed a morning jog around the surrounding grounds and climb up the nearby Pentlands where he met a local cow (the four legged kind) on Saturday before heading into town early to meet with the rest of his group.
He managed to sneak into the hotel via a side door at the station so it looked like he was with the rest of the band.
After the gig he returned to Prestonfield for another night of chill before flying off on Sunday.



HAIRCUT One Hundred Star Nick Heyward
revealed he’d initially come to Glasgow years ago to meet Claire Grogan after becoming besotted with her in Gregor’s Girl - but met his wife instead.
The two girls went to school together but Nick ended up falling for Glasgow born Marion Killeen who shared a similar birthday.
He said: “I just wanted to marry Claire. Everybody did at the time. You saw Gregory’s Girl and thought yeah. We’ve since got to know one another pretty well and have talked about it. I thought she wasn’t into me at all and she said ‘no I wasn’t’.
Nick who was in Glasgow with his son who is now his sound engineer was appearing on STV’s Live At Five when we bumped into one another.
As I went over the stories of the week I joked with him that I was due to have my Haircut 100 the next day at Taylor Ferguson’s salon.

Taylor Ferguson meantime told me the latest look for this season is ‘No Style’.
He said: “All you do is give people a shape to suit their lifestyle. It’s a natural look.”
Taylor who has coiffed the hair of everyone from Gazza to Neil Lennon and Alan Rough in between, recently appeared on a show about the 78 World Cup. His was the elected hairdressing team to look after their hair - a selection of mullets and perms at the time.
Taylor revealed he used to get perm lotions in by the pallette. He reckons they won’t ever come back because they are too hard to maintain.


I’ve always loved watching The Real Hustle so it was great to meet one of the principal players R  Paul Wilson last week.
He was the director behind new Film Isolani which enlisted Celtic wag Lisa Hague as producer.
Paul who is usually known for his confidence in the show admitted he was nervous as I met him in the foyer of the GFT.
He said: “It does feel good but obviously these things are very worrying.”
He also reckons Lisa is a Real Hustler and explained: “It was fantastic working with Lisa who managed to get hold of things for the film. I don’t know how she got it and I’ve learned not to ask.”
I’d met Paul before at a magic festival in Edinburgh where he taught me some of the oldest tricks of the trade and he told me he heads back there every week.
He said: “I’m based in Glasgow now and love it here. Edinburgh is only an hour away so I’m through all the time.”

I had a very quick chat with Eileen Longmuir, wife of Original Bay City Roller Alan this week.
Alan who I’ve had the pleasure of meeting lots of times, has been very ill in Mexico and was diagnosed with a virus that has been attacking his major organs.
Eileen who has been by his side throughout has been keeping in touch to let me know his progress.
She had planned to try to fly him back to the U.K. for treatment if his condition stabilised but that has not yet happened.
Like anyone who has met him, I’m hopeful that he will have the strength to recover from this. Fellow Roller Woody returned from Japan to the news and has also sent him a heartfelt message for his recovery.
Les McKeown who will soon play Scotfest in Edinburgh is also hoping he will be able to join him at future gigs.

FEAST FOR THE BEAST
MOET Chandon kicked off their big summer party by celebrating their Moet Grand Toast at Corinthian Club.
The champagne house were marking 275 years since Claude Moet brought his bubbles to the party.
All my blogger pals including Everyday Man, Middle Aged Man, ForeverYoursBetty and A Model Moment were out in force for the rooftop celebrations.
Moet’s representatives Izzy Cameron and Gemma Leisgang proved to be hostesses with the mistresses alongside Vine PR’s Mary McGowne.
Later in the day, as the bubbles were poured down a pyramid of glasses, STVs Jennifer Reoch and I ended up speaking French with a group of ladies who were visiting the city from Paris.
They were more than impressed that Moet had chosen Glasgow for their big celebration.
Normally I drive after an event but this time round I had one glass too many so I was picked up in style - by my friend white van man.

Charity worker and performer Bubbles the Clown went wild at Blairdrummond Safari Park on Sunday.
Bubbles aka David Forsyth joined 250 kids from the Les Hoey Dreammaker Foundation at the park to sing and play games.
He told me he’s off of New York this week to perform his routine at Coney Island on June 17. I’m not sure if they’ll get his catchphrase - It’s fur the weans.
Meantime the park was full of cheeky monkeys with one wee primate showing off a little too much of himself on top of one of the cars...




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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

BEYONCE AND JAY Z HOLD UP PLANES IN GLASGOW



Beyonce and Jay Z made a sharp exit from their Hampden gig in Glasgow - getting out of the city immediately after their last song.
It meant that I never got to meet up with The Queen Bey this time round although I’ve had the privilege before - we were once locked in Harvey Nicks together before an MTV event. She enjoyed some wheatgrass juice as she perused the then trendy Juicy Couture styles and then popped on a pair of sunglasses before thanking me (I’m still not sure why) for her shopping trip. We posed together for a pic before the paparazzi got her leaving.
Anyway, this time round there was no stopping as  a police convoy of four motorcyclists made sure the power couple could make a fast exit onto the motorway with one motorcyclist out in front.
It made me laugh when she went to the left, to the left of the motorway (get it?)
The couple travelled in two people carriers to the airport where, my insider there told me they entered through the Signature Private Jet compound.
Normally private planes are  stationed there but Beyonce and Jay Z had to park their humongous plane at the other side of the runway because it was too big.
That meant the couple had to be chaperoned across the actual runway while the rest of the planes at the airport were held back to allow them through. You can see the exclusive video of them doing exactly that on our website.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

JOIN THESHOWBIZLION.COM FOR A SPECIAL MOET CELEBRATION

 

ANYONE fancy some extra special summer fizz?
Theshowbizlion.com loves a party and Moët & Chandon, the world’s most celebrated Champagne marque, have something very special in store for you and us tomorrow. 
The champagne house has announced Glasgow as the host city in Scotland for its MOËT GRAND TOAST on Saturday June 9. 
On Saturday, the city’s Corinthian club will host a party and a half to remember. 
It’s one of a series of global summer parties celebrating 275 years of the maison.
Having been to some of the Moet parties in the past, we can tell you that they are the ultimate in taste and sophistication. 
There are lots of bubbles on offer these days, but only one Moët & Chandon.
A pioneer and visionary of his time, Claude Moët, the founder of Moët & Chandon, had the dream to share the magic of Moët with the world. 
His spirit of generosity and savoir-faire was infectious.  
Moët & Chandon soon became the Champagne of choice for influential personalities of the 18thCentury and the icon for every exceptional party.


For its 275th birthday, and flagship MOËT GRAND TOAST everyone is invited to the party. 
 Soundtracking the party across The Terrace and The Brasseriewill be a host of DJs including Nick Peacock, David Barbarossa, Naeem and Kevin McCrorie, while flashbulbs will pop for revellers as memorable Moët moments are captured on film as well as within a striking photobooth.
 Tastebuds will be tantalised at this unmissable celebration with a number of packages available including Sharing Platter for 2 with bottle of Moët (£70), Bespoke 3 Course Dinner paired with Moët (£50 per person) as well as Champagne by the glass and bottle (£9.95/£60).
 In keeping with Claude Moët’s spirit of generosity, a series of surprise Moët moments await revellers across the day and night, whilst at precisely 17.43pm, in honour of the year the maison was founded, Moët Champagne pyramid fountainwill be poured to breathtaking effect in the centre of Corinthian’s magnificent Brasserie with complimentary toasts for revellers.


 The MOËT GRAND TOAST celebrations will continue through until 3am with Moët Ice Impérial, also known as ‘La Piscine’ – champagne served on the rocks, as well as with the much-loved Moët Imperialliberating life, love and friendships in style. 

To book any of the packages contact corinthianevents@thecorinthianclub.co.uk or call 0141 552 1101.
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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

JASON DONOVAN CELEBRATES FIFTIETH IN GLASGOW

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Beverley Lyons
KYLIE Minogie might have celebrated her fiftieth birthday in London, but Jason Donovan spent his birthday weekend in Scotland - in a kilt. 
The Neighbours heartthrob decided to fly up from London to Glasgow to perform at a charity bash. 
The Too Many Broken Hearts hitmaker turned fifty on Friday and was a guest at Tartan and Tiaras at the city’s Doubletree Hilton the following day. 
Having already celebrated his former Neighbours co star Kylie’s much lauded fiftieth in London last weekend he was more than happy to have a change of scenery. 
For the occasion he was even given a kilt to wear by Heart radio drivetime presenter Paul Harper who had the pleasure of dressing him on the night. 
Paul said: “Jason said he loved celebrating his fiftieth birthday weekend with Scottish fans. I gave him a kilt to wear and he wasn't sure at first how to wear it. It told him I’d help him get dressed. I guess it’s every girl’s dream to dress Jason Donovan and I had the pleasure of doing exactly that. He asked me if he should wear underwear with it and I told him he always should if the kilt is hired - which it was.”
On the night Jason was met by hundreds of screams as he teased: “Does anyone want to see what I have under my kilt?”
He also sang a clutch of hits including Especially For You. 
And although Kylie wasn’t there he informed the crowd that his backing singer was called Kelly. 
The event now in its 10th year, raised money for Calum's Cabin, Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and DEBRA.















Excerpts of this story have now appeared in the Daily Record 

Saturday, 2 June 2018

ED SHEERAN MEETS LES HOEY DREAMMAKER KIDS IN GLASGOW






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Beverley Lyons
ED Sheeran met up with two Scots sick kids who just made it out of hospital in time to see him at his Hampden gig.
The Ivor Novello Award winning singer asked to meet the children after being told about their illness by charity worker Les Hoey MBE and his Dreammaker Foundation.  


He insisted they come backstage to meet him in the bowels of Hampden Stadium during his run of three gigs here.
Sara Millar, 14, from Glasgow was diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma in November and still has seventeen weeks left of chemo. She has been seriously ill with the disease and her visit to see Ed was her first night out in six months. 


Sara said: “Ed was so down to earth and more like a normal guy than a celebrity. I was so excited to meet him and we walked down to his dressing room and he came up and got a picture with me and signed an autograph. He also signed a tshirt for one of my friends Molly who couldn’t make it because she had to go back to hospital. He asked about my time in hospital too and was just so nice.”

Addison Hornal, 8, from Falkirk told her mum that meeting Ed was better than meeting Santa Claus.
Addison who suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia has been in hospital for seventy days since November and was very sick in the run up to the concert.
Mum Pamela said: “Addison has just started eating properly again and was delighted to meet Ed. He kissed her on the cheek and asked her for a hug. He’s amazing and behaves like a normal guy. It was wonderful he made time to see the children.”
Les Hoey MBE added: “Ed took his time with our Dreammaker kids and really helped them to feel better after such a tough time.”