I’m back safe and sound from the EMAs in Berlin – and here’s all my juice….
Firstly – thanks to all the team at Brando and Sony Ericsson for an amazing trip!
I partied with the thoroughly lovely Joss Stone in Berlin – and boy can she dance! Anyway, Joss has been having an education in who celebrities are of late after hosting the Digital carpet at the MTV bash. A few weeks ago she told me she didn’t have a clue who Cheryl Cole was (Joss doesn’t have a telly!) but this time around it was a different story. She squealed: “I know who Cheryl is now! I went on the Xtra Factor and she was there. She’s so teeny and doll like. And very beautiful.”
We also spoke about her brand new record Colour Me Free and that now infamous track Mr W***erman – a 14 minute long track of expletives sung in her soulful voice! And she revealed it wasn’t aimed at EMI Records – with whom she’s been tangled up in rows over the release date of her album for ages! Joss said: “It’s about somebody in my personal life. It’s nobody at EMI records – I promise. I wouldn’t slag anybody off like that in my professional life. The title speaks for itself – it’s about a guy who turned out to be a total w***er.” Point made!
Sony Ericsson FanWalk superstar Gilian Deegan (below) from Dublin beat 100 other Fanwalkers to win the chance to present a gong at the MTV EMAs herself. Gilian, who literally walked across Europe to win the competition, handed out the Best Alternative Award at the ceremony with actress turned rocker Juliette Lewis.
Could Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson make a shock return to the band after leaving nearly four years ago? I only because the other four members revealed backstage at the MTV EMA after party that they don’t think he’ll stay away for too long! AJ McLean told me: “Kevin was never happy in the music industry as a whole. He didn’t want to be doing the sort of music we did – he was more urban and loved r+b. And that’s the direction we’ve gone on with our new material.” Nick Carter added: “This is exactly the style of music he loves and as far as we’re concerned we hope he will return one day and pick up where we all left off as a five piece.” The boys seem to be going down a storm with their latest resurgence – their album This Is Us has gone down well and they’ve sold out their UK tour that starts this week!
As the hunky gardener in Desperate Housewives actor Jesse Metcalfe has romped with Eva Longoria on many occasions. But it turns out in real life the pretty boy has impeccable taste too. Because Jesse was spotted swapping saliva with beautiful Irish MTV presenter Laura Whitmore, 24, at the Ewerk club in Berlin after the MTV Awards.
I stood watching Laura, who’s one of the rising stars of telly, snogging handsome Jesse as the party began to wind down at 3am and they left the bash hand in and and into the night!
The pretty pair had earlier partied the night away with the likes of The Hills star Brody Jenner, Joss Stone and Leona Lewis but it was clear they only had eyes for each other.
It was only minutes before the pair copped off that I was having some man talk with Jesse about his love life. It seems he’s been miffed for the past few months that a string of girls have sold kiss and tells on him. Jesse told me: “It’s frustrating that when you get to know a girl you have to immediately fear that they are going to sell you out. I mean, girls always enjoy the time they spend with me and I’ve known when I’ve been with a couple that were just immediately going to sell me out. But what can you do. You have to get on with it and try not to worry. But it makes my love life hard to say the least. Nobody wants to read a report on what they were like in bed in a paper.”
And let us not forget that Laura wouldn’t be Jesse’s first Irish girlfriend – he spent a couple of years dating Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle before finally splitting in January last year. Since then Jesse’s been single apart from the odd fling. And right now Laura could be a welcome addition – because he needs a date for his latest film premiere in December. Jesse revealed: “The film is called Beyond A Reasonable Doubt and I’m starring alongside Michael Douglas which was like a dream come true for me. He’s the king of cool.
“Then I have another two films and I’ve just finished filming a TV movie. So it’s all good right now.”
WHICH pop star doesn’t just accessorise in real life – she does in the bedroom too. This lady is experimenting in merkins and asked one guy if he: “Liked her fur” after a sex session! Eeeew!
I never put Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters down as a Backstreet Boys fan. But he definitely is! I spied Dave singing along to every word of the Boys set at the after party. WTF! Another person who knew every word was Leona Lewis!