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Soho House - VIP relaunch party

Thursday 18 January 2018

Eddie Redmayne and his pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe joined fellow film stars Jamie Dornan and Henry Cavill at the launch of Soho House, following the A-list haunt's refurbishment. Soho House veterans Alexa Chung, Nick Grimshaw, Pixie Geldof, Jack Whitehall and Steve Coogan also joined host and owner Nick Jones for cocktails and champagne, while Dermot O'Leary and Fearne Cotton enjoyed date night with their respective partners as they partied until the small hours alongside other VIPs Gary Lineker, Jeremy Clarkson and Paul Whitehouse.

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The Birthday Party - press night & afterparty

Thursday 18 January 2018

British screen and stage stars Toby Jones and Stephen Mangan celebrated the opening night performance of their anticipated revival of Harold Pinter's play The Birthday Party, with Dame Kristin Scott Thomas and Genevieve O'Reilly among VIPs in attendance. Fellow cast members Zoë Wanamaker and Pearl Mackie were also in The Harold Pinter Theatre's bar to toast the press performance of the iconic comedy, about the arrival of two strangers in a sleepy seaside boarding house. 

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Cadbury Creme Egg Camp - launch party

Thursday 18 January 2018

Newly announced Radio 1 DJ Maya Jama joined chocolate fans Vanessa White, Roman Kemp and Rosie Fortescue at the Cadbury Crème Egg Camp launch. Tallia Storm and blogger Kat Shoob were also among VIPs at Last Days of Shoreditch as Easter got off to an early start with the opening of the pop up.

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TV Preview: Collateral - screening / Q&A

Wednesday 17 January 2018

British actress Carey Mulligan wrapped up in a Burberry scarf as she signed autographs for fans following the screening of her new BBC Two series Collateral. The Great Gatsby star joined director SJ Clarkson at the BFI Southbank for the premiere of the drama about the fatal shooting of a pizza delivery man.

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Nordoff Robbins Six Nations Championship Rugby Dinner

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Rugby stars past and present Lawrence Dallaglio, Danny Care, Ben Spencer, Martin Offiah and Victor Ubogu met with TV and music stars Tony Hadley, Imogen Thomas, Denise Van Outen and Sam Thompson for Nordoff Robbins’ annual Six Nations Rugby Dinner, this year celebrating the career of Charlie Hodgson. Held at Grosvenor House on London’s Park Lane, the fundraiser also saw Love Island cast members Alex Bowen, Olivia Buckland, Amber Davies, Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville on the guestlist.

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My Life Story - UK film premiere & performance

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Madness frontman Suggs took to the stage at a packed KOKO as he joined director Julien Temple to mark the premiere of their film My Life Story. Keith Allen hosted the event, speaking to both the filmmaker and the 1980s popstar about the film, which is based on Suggs's autobiographical stage show and follows his personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew.

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Britain's Got Talent - Blackpool auditions

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Judges Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Simon Cowell launched the latest series of Britain's Got Talent at the first auditions of the series in Blackpool. Fans lined the streets outside Blackpool Opera House as the judges turned out on the red carpet joining the show's presenters Declan Donnelly and co-host Ant McPartlin, who was pictured without his wedding ring on for the first time after confirming his divorce from wife Lisa Armstrong.

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Coco - gala film screening

Monday 15 January 2018

Strictly's Karen Clifton stepped out in a Self-Portrait dress for the screening of Coco, alongside the dancing show's former judge Arlene Phillips, presenter Melvin Odoom and blogger Olivia Cox. Disney Pixar's latest animation, which stars Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt, follows the discovery of a generations-old mystery that leads to a surprising family reunion. Carrie Fletcher, Emily Canham, Nick Mulvey, Matt Johnson and Naomi Isted were among further VIPs treated to cocktails and a performance from a Mariachi band at One Marylebone.

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Early Man - UK film premiere & afterparty

Sunday 14 January 2018

Tom Hiddleston debuted a new beard as he joined co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams at the premiere of Early Man, Oscar winning director Nick Park's latest anticipated stop-motion film. Rob Brydon and Kayvan Novak, whose voices feature alongside the stars' vocals in the 3D family film, were also on the green carpet at BFI Imax as guests, including Redmayne's pregnant wife Hannah Bagshawe, were treated to a glimpse of the Wallace and Gromit creator's latest project, about a caveman who must unite his tribe against a mighty enemy. An afterparty followed at Skylon Bar.

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The BRIT Awards 2018 - nominations launch show

Saturday 13 January 2018

Jorja Smith was presented with the first of this year's BRITs, accepting the Critics' Choice Award from last year's winner Rag'N'Bone Man, before taking to the stage with surprise guest Stormzy to perform their new single Let Me Down at this year's nomination launch show. Liam Payne, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit and J Hus, who are all up for awards at this year's ceremony, also performed at ITV Studios. Guests at the annual event, this year hosted by Emma Willis, included Maya Jama, Mabel, Naughty Boy, Professor Green and Conor Maynard.

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Girl From The North Country - press night

Thursday 11 January 2018

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett took selfies with fans before hitting the red carpet alongside Jeremy IronsHaydn Gwynne, Sinéad Cusack, Bertie Carvel, Dara Ó Briain and Christopher Eccleston at the press night of Girl From The North Country. The hit play, set to the music of Bob Dylan, saw Shirley Henderson, Sheila Atim, Ciarán Hinds and Arinzé Kene reprise their roles at the distinguished Noel Coward Theatre, following a critically acclaimed run at The Old Vic. Director Conor McPherson welcomed Robert Lindsay, Steffan Rhodri, Ben Miles, Lloyd Owen, Niamh Cusack and Ben Batt to post-show drinks at Mint Leaf.

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Critics' Choice Awards

Thursday 11 January 2018

Angelina Jolie, Gary Oldman, Heidi Klum, Jessica Chastain, Margot Robbie, Mary J Blige, Nick Jonas, Reese Witherspoon and Saoirse Ronan were among A-listers in Santa Monica for the Critics' Choice Awards. James Franco was noticeably absent and unable to accept his gong for Best Actor following accusations of inappropriate behaviour, while Gal Gadot was presented with the SeeHer Award. Olivia Munn was on hosting duties at Barker Hanger and was joined on stage by other winners Allison Janney, Brooklynn Prince, Guillermo Del Toro and Ted Danson.

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Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards

Thursday 11 January 2018

Emma Stone joined Heidi Klum, Issa Rae, Kristin Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi at Delilah in Los Angeles to present the Marie Claire Image Makers Awards to the industry’s top hair and make-up artists. Posing alongside their stylist friends and collaborators, other VIPs at the ceremony included Michelle Monaghan, Olivia CulpoDove Cameron and Katherine Langford.

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The Post - European film premiere & afterparty

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks joined director Steven Spielberg at the European debut of their awards-tipped film The Post, just a few days after the drama lost out on any nods in the BAFTA nominations. Hanks' wife Rita Wilson also joined the A-listers at Odeon Leicester Square for a screening of the film which is inspired by true events, telling the story of a journalistic cover-up spanning four US Presidents. An afterparty followed at The Langham.

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OVO by Cirque du Soleil - press night

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer stepped out on the green carpet alongside an eclectic crowd including Mark Strong, Alexandra Burke, Phillip Schofield, Sir David Jason, Samantha Barks, Sir Ben KingsleyLottie Moss, Scott Mills and Derren Brown for the OVO by Cirque du Soleil press night, as the Emmy Award winning theatre company took to The Royal Albert Hall stage for their annual London show. Iain GlenArlene PhillipsIndira Varma, Candice Brown, Adrian Lester and Jason Flemyng were also among guests at the launch of the immersive carnival production.

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Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars - UK film premiere

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Eric Clapton joined Jools Holland to discuss his life and work at the BFI Southbank, before director Lili Fini Zanuck introduced his new documentary about the legendary rock star. Texas lead singer Sharleen Spiteri and Clapton's ex wife Pattie Boyd were among guests at the UK premiere, previewing the biographical film which documents Clapton's struggles with addiction and the highs and lows of his musical career.

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#megsmenopause - launch party

Wednesday 10 January 2018

Anais Gallagher was out to support her mother Meg Mathews as she marked the launch of her media campaign encouraging more openness about the menopause. The ex wife of Noel Gallagher, who revealed last autumn she'd suffered a 'horrendous' menopause and developed social anxiety as a result, had her friends Jo Wood, Helen LedererLizzie Cundy and Nell McAndrew by her side as she celebrated at Home House. 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - charity visit

Tuesday 09 January 2018

Royal fans lined the streets to welcome recently engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Brixton, where they visited youth radio station Reprezent FM. Wearing a black jumper from Marks & Spencer, Markle waved to the crowds before meeting radio staff. On leaving Pop Brixton, aspiring DJ Jevanni Letford handed his business card to Harry, offering his services for the couple’s big day in May.

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EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) - nominations announced

Tuesday 09 January 2018

Natalie Dormer and Letitia Wright were tasked with announcing the nominations for this year's BAFTAs, while Ab Fab star Joanna Lumley was announced as the ceremony's new host. Saoirse Ronan and Frances McDormand continue their Golden Globes success as they go head-to-head for Leading Actress, while Gary Oldman, Daniel Day-Lewis and Daniel Kaluuya are among those battling it out Leading Actor.

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LFW (Men's) a/w 2018: GQ Dinner

Monday 08 January 2018

Rita Ora reunited with Fifty Shades Freed collaborator Liam Payne as she co-hosted a dinner with GQ's Editor-in-Chief Dylan Jones to toast the end of London Fashion Week Men's. Idris Elba also headed to Berners Tavern, where he caught up with What We Wear founder Tinie Tempah to cap off three days of shows and parties alongside Oliver Cheshire, Kyle De'Volle, Jim Chapman, Erin O'Connor, David Furnish, Claudia Winkleman, Dermot O'Leary, Tom Daley and husband Dustin Lance Black.

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The 75th Golden Globe Awards

Sunday 07 January 2018

Natalie Portman walked the red carpet with fellow A-lister Emma Stone before taking a jab at all-male director nominees at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, where the recent sexual harassment scandals dominated the evening. Oprah Winfrey was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement award, giving a powerful speech to Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie, Susan SarandonClaire FoyMichelle PfeifferEmma Watson, Alicia Vikander, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis, who all wore black in support of the Time's Up movement. Gary OldmanSaoirse Ronan, Allison JanneyElisabeth Moss and Nicole Kidman were also among winners on the night and were joined by Matt Smith, James FrancoHeidi Klum, Kit Harrington, Michelle Williams, Steven Spielberg, Jude Law and Hugh Grant at The Beverly Hilton before moving on to various afterparties around Hollywood.