*Take note of this name – The Blue Eyed Shark Experiment. This new act will have new music out next year. Quirky, cool and with celebrity fans including Thom Yorke and Albert Hammond Jnr thinks they are amazing too. The identity of the man behind the band act is a secret (ala Banksy). His new EP Aun Aprendo (I’m Still Learning) is out Monday.
*British milliner Katherine Elizabeth seems to be going down a storm with her fifties style hand made hats. Over the past few weeks Dita Von Teese, Lily Allen and Alexa Chung have all snapped up one-off pieces. Check the range out at www.katherineelizabethhats.com.
*I popped along to the PRS for Music shindig at the House of Commons this week where such music luminaries as Feargal Sharkey and Mobo’s head Kanya King were in attendance. I was thrilled to watch a new band there that I just loved – they’re called Honey Ryder (pictured below). Think Texas, Sheryl Crow and Beautiful South mixed together. Their debut album ‘Rising Up’ is out now on iTunes and HMV. Or check www.honeyryder.com.
*Ryan Reynolds sounds like he’s still getting over working with Sandra Bullock in The Proposal. The pair shot a hilarious naked scene for the film, out this week on DVD, but it sounds far from hot and steamy! Ryan reveals: “You know, somebody you’ve known for a long time and then suddenly you, you know, her naked body is on top of yours – it’s very strange. The thing about a film set, though, is that. Well, let’s just say a kissing scene in a film is about as intimate as being under mortar fire. I mean, there are usually 15 or 20 crew members standing around wondering what’s for lunch while they scratch their ass. It’s not a romantic setting. Our job is to make it look like that.” And indeed you do!
*Two bashes that rocked my world this week were Lizzie Cundy’s ITV at the Movies bash where the Cheeky Girls were spotted tormenting rapper Chipmunk throughout the night trying to sidle up to him! And the exclusive Spandau Ballet Live at the O2 DVD launch on Monday saw the men perform for a select crowd!