TWO pop power- houses are making plans to take over the showbiz world.
I can exclusively reveal American superstar Jennifer Lopez and British talent Rita Ora are in discussions to join forces.
Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora are in secret talks for a collaboration on new music and a film[/caption]
The women met in secret in Los Angeles last week and discussed plans for the future, including not only new music but also the possibility of working on a film together.
An insider said: “Jennifer is a huge fan of Rita’s, and vice versa.
“They’ve long wanted to get together and finally their schedules aligned after Rita had finished filming The Voice in Australia.
“J-Lo and Rita met at Soho House in LA and spent a couple of hours talking about what they could possibly do together. Nothing was off limits and they talked about both music and films.
Rita Ora has previously revealed she’s a massive fan of J-Lo[/caption]
“J-Lo’s career trajectory is something that Rita very much wants to emulate.
“She started off in music like J-Lo did, before branching off into films and TV.
“There was a real sense of a mutual appreciation between the women and if they do manage to work together on a song or film, it will be incredible.”
Rita has made no secret of how much of a J-Lo fan she is.
Cara Delevingne, Georgina Chapman, J-Lo and Rita Ora pose for a selfie at a Golden Globes after party[/caption]
Speaking in 2018, Rita said of the Get Right star: “I chose to do multiple things like TV and movies.
“I can’t go back now. I really actually enjoy it. One of my biggest inspirations is Jennifer Lopez.
“She’s really hard-working. I see how much she does and I’m like, ‘I want to do that’.”
Rita was true to her word and has proved to be a huge success, not only in music but on the box.
J-Lo’s career trajectory is something that Rita very much wants to emulate, an insider claims[/caption]
She will return to the judging panel on ITV series The Masked Singer later this year.
I just hope she can clear some room in her diary to get that collaboration in the bag.
Noisy aide gets a Rocket, Man
SIR Elton John is famed for sweary rants.
So I imagine working for him can be quite a daunting experience – as one of his aides found out in a moment I doubt they will ever forget.
And it was a telling off witnessed by DJ Christian O’Connell, the former Absolute Radio presenter who now works for Gold FM in Melbourne.
Rocket Man singer Elton halted an interview with Christian and launched into one when an assistant was speaking too loudly.
Writing in his new book, No One Listens To Your Dad’s Show, Christian said: “I interviewed Sir Elton John in his kitchen at home. I then heard him lose his s**t mid-interview (at his dining table) at some aide talking loudly in another room distracting him. It’s a real-life moment when you are wearing headphones and one of your musical heroes screams, ‘Shut up you c***s’, so loudly (and pitch perfect, Elton) that it almost shatters your eardrums. He was a dream to interview.”
To be fair, that does sound memorable.
Kim’s kard life
IT was the end of an era as the final episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians aired after 14 years this week.
The long-running reality show gave fans complete access to the family. And in its last hour on Thursday, Kim Kardashian made sure she gave her two cents when talking about her marriage to Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian has opened up about her divorce from Kanye on her family’s reality show[/caption]
While the rapper has since moved on with Russian model Irina Shayk in recent months, Kim was seen on screen recalling how their marriage had left her feeling “lonely” and that she had started therapy to cope.
In emotional scenes, Kim said: “My husband moves from state to state. I’m just on this ride with him and I was OK with that.
“And then after turning 40 this year, I realised like no, I don’t want a husband that lives in a completely different state.
“I want someone that has the same shows in common. I want someone that wants to work out with me. It’s the little things I don’t have. I have all the big things. I have the extravagant everything you could possibly imagine.
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February after seven years of marriage[/caption]
Kanye West has moved on with model Irina Shayk[/caption]
“I’m grateful for those experiences but I think I’m ready for the small experiences that will mean a lot.”
Kim also revealed she felt “numb”, before adding: “I just want total happiness.”
Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February after seven years of marriage. It followed several public outbursts from the rapper.
While fans will be sad to see less of them, it seems Kanye definitely won’t – as he unfollowed them all on Twitter the day of the final show. Ouch.
Ed has a Bad Habit
ED Sheeran has revealed the name of his comeback single – Bad Habits.
I exclusively revealed the details of his vampire-themed music video in April, and now Ed is preparing to play the song live for the first time. It is the first new solo single since his song Happier, from 2017 album Divide.
He will perform for fans at TikTok’s Uefa Euro 2020 show in Ipswich on the evening of June 25 but the singer will give fans a first listen on Radio 1 that morning. Ed said of the new song: “I’ve been working away in the studio over recent months and I can’t wait for you to hear Bad Habits.
“I always aim to push myself and my music in new directions and hopefully you’ll hear that on the new single. It feels great to be back.”
I can’t wait to hear it.
Space suits Doja
DOJA Cat is flying high with the artwork for her new album.
She wears a NASA jacket and floats above the Earth in the picture, which has been taken for her new record Planet Her, out on June 25.
Doja Cat wears a NASA jacket in snaps from her new album Planet Her[/caption]
Since Doja’s breakout hit Say So at the beginning of last year, the US rapper has scored five further Top 40 tunes, including Ariana Grande’s song Motive which she featured on.
Now Ari has repaid the favour as they have teamed up again for a track called I Don’t Do Drugs, which will be on Doja’s record.
The Weeknd, SZA and Young Thug also collaborate with her on the 14-track album that features her latest single, Need To Know, which came out yesterday.
Judging by that list and this picture, it’s going to be out of this world.
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Flash Ash is top spec
ASHLEY Roberts looked cool in the summer heat as she left the Heart Radio studios following her show.
The Pussycat Dolls singer was all smiles in sunnies, yellow skirt and a blue crop top that showed off her shoulders in London yesterday.
Ashley Roberts stunned in the London sunshine in a yellow skirt and blue crop top[/caption]
Not long before, Ashley was caught by the station’s cameras mucking about with her hair during an ad break while on air.
Ashley posted the video on her Instagram and said: “Trying out new looks. And acting the fool as per usual.”