Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Khloe and Lamar divorce

The Kardashians meet their match with basketball players

Khloe Kardashian. Image source: Eva Rinaldi

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom will divorce and if we are to believe reports Khloe will make $7 million from her divorce. 

This turn of events has happened within the space of a few months in which Khloe refused to give the media a clear insight into the breakdown of her marriage, instead posting a few cryptic Instagram posts.

Are we really surprised that another Kardashian union with a basketball player has ended? Sister Kim Kardashian's marriage to basketball player, Kris Humphries ended after just 72 days. 

However the Kardashians and rap stars do seem to go together. Just look at Kim and Kanye West. Only just a few weeks ago there were whispers that Khloe was secretly dating rapper, Drake

Ok, so now we just need Kanye to hook Khloe up with one of his many contacts in the music industry.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Step 2 for Kim Kardashian not Bound 2

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West in Bound 2. Image credit:

Kim Kardashian has received an incredible amount of flack for posing nude in fiance Kanye West's video Bound 2 and imitating sexual positions. The recent criticism has come from her mother, Kris Jenner who has labelled the video as degrading to her daughter's image. 

This video may be called Bound 2 but in theory it is Step 2 for Miss Kardashian. She has let her career take a back seat whilst caring for her baby North West and this video is essentially the next step in the Kardashian strategy to get her career back on track. So why has she got so much flack? If Kim feels happy to pose in that way then why should we criticise? 

Kanye West has received no such criticism so why should we criticise Kim Kardashian? This is Kanye's video and the concept is most likely his. This is just another example of societies weakness of criticising a woman for being 'slutty' and the man as usual gets no such labels. If Kim Kardashian wants to use her finance's video to get to the next 'step' in her career, then so be it.

What do you think of Bound 2? 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Abbey Clancy is too Fabby

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Abbey Clancy once lived up North and kept a low profile down South, however now she's on Strictly Come Dancing she makes a regular appearance on the streets of London.

Of late, Abbey has been papped running into Notting Hill eateries and going on the coffee run in Camden. This of course, only means one thing, we get a regular sighting of her finely honed figure. This is not only indicative of how Strictly Come Dancing tones celebrities up within weeks but also builds Abbey's profile as 'fabby Abbey'.

Abbey Clancy is a poster girl for the yummy mummy and woman that appears to have it all - a career and family life, which each receive equal attention. She is slowing turning into something of the Elle Macpherson or Patsy Kensit, without the string of high profile boyfriends.

The longer we all stare at Abbey's tosh and ability to be constantly on the go but look fabulous, the more she becomes 'fabby'. And don't even get us started on the adoration she receives from the top fashion guns - Katie Grand and Julien Macdonald. She's just too 'fabby' for her own good.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bunchies are trending

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with bunchies in the Marks and Spencer Christmas advert 2013. Image from

Lucy Mecklenburgh. Image from @lucy_meck Official Twitter page.

Bunchies are everywhere this season. What was once just a schoolgirls way of tying up her hair is now a twenty something woman's way of expressing her playful side.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showcased her bunchies in the recent Marks and Spencer Christmas advert which portrays her as something of a young Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz with red heeled shoes and hair styled in bunchies.

Lucy Mecklenburgh has also tapped into the bunchies trend, posing in gym gear with loosely styled hair, proving that even when working out bunchies look hot.

What do you think of bunchies? Will you be styling your hair like this?

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Did we see the Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom split coming?

Miranda Kerr at Paris Fashion Week. Image from

Orlando Bloom with his Romeo and Juliet co star, Juliet Condola Rashad. Image from

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom have split. Did we see this coming? I tend to think not, one is a lady used to offering mouth splitting smiles 24/7 and the other is an actor. Covering up marriage strife is easy for these two.

In hindsight, you could argue that this was coming, the influx of sexy photos that Miranda uploaded of herself in recent weeks is demonstrative of a woman whose confidence has taken a knocking and is on a mission to prove her self worth. 

At Paris Fashion Week, recently she uncharacteristically bared her cleavage, pushing up her bust with a push up bra to within an inch of their life. If Katie Price did this no one would bat an eyelid. However we are not used to seeing Miranda's assets on show.

As for Orlando, his growing closeness to his Romeo and Juliet, Broadway co star, Juliet Condola Rashad was indicative of a marriage problem waiting to happen. Multiple photos emerged of him kissing Juliet for photo calls, with not a care in the world who saw him. 

He even admitted in an interview last week that when acting, he enjoyed kissing Juliet so much that he wished he couldn't pull away. This is not a statement from someone that respects his wife. Clearly the marriage was long over before Orlando offered such a disrespectful comment.

What do you think? Did you think this Hollywood couple would last?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Jenner divide: Team Bruce VS Team Kris

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Kris and Kylie Jenner step out together. Image from

In the wake of Kris and Bruce Jenner's divorce their daughters Kendall and Kylie have each decided to side with a different parent. Kendall is standing by her dad, posting a snap of herself wearing a team Bruce badge which reads 'I know BRUCE JENNER personally' on her Instagram. Whilst Kylie is reportedly siding with her mother, Kris. As if to make this statement obvious, on Monday Kylie wore a head to toe black outfit when she stepped out with her mother, resembling her style as if to say something along the lines of women that dress the same think the same. 

This only leaves me to ask one question. Is this not all a bit childish? Is there any need for the girls to taunt the media with suggestions that they are siding with parents? And does this help the family move on from this? If anything it just feeds into the idea that divorce means war and divisions among family members.

What do you think of Kendall and Kylie's behaviour?

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The importance of being preened

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Now I am in University nine to five most days training to become a journalist I have noticed three things. One my skin feels dryer than ever before, two it is harder to fit in beauty regimes as work takes priority and three I feel like I am breaking out. Long days are wrecking damage on my skin. No longer can I leisurely drink a litre of water in a day or top up my SPF when I see fit. It's more a case of dashing from one lecture to the next and if there's anytime for a coffee then that's great! 

However, I firmly believe that part of getting the job is looking the part and at the end of the course I do not want to have cracked skin, a furrowed expression and stress lines as who wants to invest in this? Doing a mini beauty regime this evening has impressed on me the importance of looking after your skin. After using Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips to clean the pores around my nose I feel instantly revived, like a car that's just had it's MOT. I am now ready to face the world once more. So my advice? Give yourself a little me time as it perks you up, giving you added confidence, making those long days seem a little more bearable.

What are your top beauty tips guaranteed to make your day? Leave me a comment below. 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Katie Price back on the cover of OK!

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Katie Price has made her OK! magazine comeback in this weeks issue, after a period of remaining quiet about her private life. Miss Price was notoriously candid about her love life and everything in between and used to give regular interviews to OK!. However after her divorce from Peter Andre she slowly retreated from the media. 

But now she is back with a bang and has chosen to present her new baby boy, Jett Riviera to the world in the celebrity weekly. This marks a turn in relations between Katie and the magazine. The fact that she decided to do an exclusive with them shows that her preferences lie with this particular mag. This may be a one off exclusive, but I am personally excited to see what's in store. Perhaps this is just the start of a long line of interviews she will give in the coming months.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Simon Cowell and his women

Simon Cowell joined on holiday by his ex's which include Sinitta and Mezghan Hussainy. Image from

Reading a Mail Online article on a Saturday afternoon summarising how Simon Cowell manages to maintain friendships with most of his ex-girlfriends, who regularly accompany him on holidays has baffled me. This is nothing new to me, but somehow seeing the pictures of Simon surrounded by some of his ex's, posing in perfect harmony together has brought home how odd this dynamic is. First of all, ex's for many stay ex's and second of all whenever have a flurry of past flames of one man been happy to socialise with one another? Is this what modern adulthood is? The past is put in the past and and let bygones be bygones. OR does Simon possess an unattainable charisma that the girls love to be around. Is he the Christian Grey of this century?

Of course the alternative argument is that Simon's lavish lifestyle attracts the women like bee to pollen. That is not to say that these ladies are golddiggers, far from it. But it cannot be denied that they enjoy holidaying with him on his yacht and being wined and dined. If your friend asked you to jump aboard their yacht for a siesta you wouldn't say no would you? Alternatively Simon offers a security and gives the women a sense of belonging which they probably appreciate. With a fortune estimated at 200 million by The Sunday Times Rich List, he could easily support his ladies.

A Christian Grey type or just a really nice man that manages to maintain good relations with ex-girlfriends? You decide.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Millie Mackintosh: there's no bun in the oven

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It's the standard procedure. Man and wife get married and everyone automatically assumes that children will soon follow. However if you're a celebrity this is of course played out in the media. The latest celeb to fall under the pregnancy spotlight is Millie Mackintosh who addressed rumours that she was expecting on Twitter. The newly wed, Mrs Manderson tweeted 'Pregnancy rumours are just that.. We are far too busy enjoying each other now.' So that's that, there are no mini Pro's on the way just yet. Millie's far too occupied adding to her growing collection of shoes and donning air hostess' uniforms for Virgin Atlantic.

Pregnancy rumours are just that.. We are far too busy enjoying each other right now

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The art of political fashion

Theresa May showcases her shoe collection at the Conservative Party Conference, 2013. Image from

Theresa May has proven that politics can be fashionable over the last few days at the Conservative Party Conference, showcasing her shoe collection which includes Russell and Bromley patent brogues with sparkles on the heels and shoes with gold spikes on them. On Sunday she also wore a Vivienne Westwood tartan suit which supermodel Cara Delevingne recently wore. 

Politics, (in some cases), is a game not just for those with conservative political views, but a conservative dress sense. In Britain we have been long governed by a succession of prime minsters who wear sharp suits and bulging shoulder pads (if you're Mrs Thatcher). It is indeed a rarity that politics and fashion ever mix. You're either a creative soul who wears quirky attire and pursues a career in the arts or you're a straight-talking intellectual who enjoys dressing in a refined manner. Or you're somewhere in-between the two!

Let's have more politicians that get it right in the fashion stakes, it certainly makes politics more exciting!

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Week Zero at Cardiff JOMEC

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This week was officially Week Zero for all Postgraduate Newspaper, Broadcast and Magazine students of Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. I am just one of the new intake of budding journos, eager to start the course and refine my journalistic skills.

Week Zero has been busy and intense, with a series of interesting and concise lectures that have taught us all the skills a journalist has to arm him or herself with. We learnt about patches and contacts, with the need to build a book of contacts who will give you the exclusives. The main point was that even starting off with one contact is better than nothing, as this one person can provide you with a whole series of stories.

The lectures in law and public administration taught me that these areas are the bricks to our mortar, without the "building bricks" - knowledge of the law and administrative structure of our country, we would not be able to lay the "mortar" - our stories. Being familiar with what a journalist can and cannot do is important, if not more important than getting the story.

BBC News at Ten presenter, Huw Edwards rounded off the week with a keynote lecture about how to stand out from everyone else in an overcrowded profession. Edwards drew upon his time at the BBC, giving an example of a colleague that has shined individually through using their initiative to spot an opportunity and think of creative and new ways of doing things. I think that what he lodged in my mind is that to do exceptionally well in a corporation or media company you have to go that extra mile, whether that be creating a new section of that magazine or newspaper or undertaking extra work, rather than just doing your 9-5 schedule and going home.

Overall Week Zero has given me and many others a great grounding in journalism, with messages that I will carry with me throughout the course.

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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...

The Only Way Is Essex cast have just finished filming in Vegas, shooting a one off special where they get up to their normal antics within the background of the famous gambling hole. We have been kept up to date with their activities by pictures showing them strutting through the airports, enjoying girlie meals and sunbathing sessions. However what has actually happened? At this point we have no idea what the storylines will be in the new series, but here's what I predict they got up to in Vegas...

Ferne will backlist Charlie whenever she can

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After the last series finished Charlie Sims was papped flirting with a girl in Ibizia who he also romanced when back in the UK. After taking a few weeks to make a decision about the future of her relationship, Ferne chose not to take Charlie back, instead taking to Twitter to voice her emotions. So us viewers are waiting for her to make an announcement about him. In usual TOWIE style this romantic blip will not be left un-spoken about, I predict multiple conversations about Charlie in Vegas and the girls helping Ferne to move on.

Lucy will have washed the man out of her hair

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Lucy revealed towards the end of last series that she was dating The Wanted's Max George, however over the summer this dalliance came to abrupt end when it was revealed that he had been seeing model Jasmine Lennard behind Lucy's back. After suffering yet another romantic setback Lucy is probably keen to start afresh. By chance she has just had some long hair extensions put in, perhaps in preparation for the Vegas jaunt. A new hairstyle signals a fresh start, as they say.

Mario will gamble at a casino

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Mario is not un-known to hang out in casinos, remember that episode when he bumped into Rami (Gemma Collins' ex in a casino in Mayfair)? Mario will literally be in heaven in the heart of casino land. After all what is the point of the cast going to Vegas to film without making use of the infamous gambling capital?

Joey Essex will meet someone new

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Over the summer Joey Essex was photographed flirting with a girl at V Festival who his ex fiance Sam apparently knew when she was younger. Despite Joey and Sam no longer talking to each other, Sam was still upset, giving an exclusive interview to a celeb weekly saying how much those photos disappointed her. Joey's behaviour gives us a clear indication that he is enjoying being single and is certainly ready to mingle. So it's very likely that he will have met someone on this recent trip.

What do you think will happen in Vegas? Are you excited for the new series of TOWIE?

Sunday, 22 September 2013

5 days in Barcelona

I recently went on holiday to Barcelona for 5 full days and 6 nights in total. Having read just about every blog, travelling website and reviews on TripAdvisor I had very pre-meditated expectations of Barcelona. However nothing can compare to actually seeing the place with your own eyes and discovering it's hidden gems.

In a synopsis here is what I did (not necessarily in this order):
  • Explored the Gothic Quarter
  • Visited the un-finished Sagrada Família
  • Did a tour of Casa Mila, a Gaudi creation
  • Looked around the outskirts of Barcelona Cathedral
  • Went round Park Guell and Gaudi House Museum
  • Visited Montjuic
  • Spent a day on Barceloneta beach and explored Port Vell
  • Went on a bus tour around a couple of routes
  • Cable car to Barcelonetta 
  • Las Ramblas

On my first day in Barcelona I purchased a 5 day metro ticket, which covered use of the Metro for the duration of that time. This is the equivalent of buying a travelcard, which we get here in England. This is so much more cost effective than buying metro tickets every day. 

I highly recommend the bus tour around Barcelona, as it's a quick and easy way to see the city from a birds eye perspective, without getting lost. I jumped on the stop at Sagrada Família, where you can purchase tickets, having queued for a while I waited patiently to get top deck seats, as here are the best views.

Visiting the Gothic Quarter is a MUST, there's so many quaint streets and if you love to learn about the history of a place, then this is the place for you. I actually preferred the Gothic Quarter to Las Ramblas which I found too touristy and busy, kind of like the Barcelona equivalent of Oxford Street, London. Also around the back streets of the Gothic Quarter are arguably the best restaurants in Barcelona, tucked away from the crowds. 

Before going to the city, I read that it is advisable NOT to eat on Las Ramblas as they charge you over the price for eating on the famous street. I also read that it is essential to avoid eating at restaurants which show you pictures of the food on the menus as they can be touristy and not overally great quality. I generally stuck to this rule, and did indeed find that I enjoyed the restaurants which did not shove advertisements in my face. 

Researching TripAdvisor for restaurants to go to is a must, every restaurant that I had visited on recommendation by this website, I preferred far more to any that I stumbled upon myself. Culinary delights included PLA restaurant in the Gothic Quarter which was highly recommended on Trip Adviser and Milk and Marmalade, where I enjoyed delicious brunches, feasting on breakfast burgers and pancakes. 

I also went to a restaurant called La Fonda, which I discovered to have a great atmosphere with delicious food, even at 11pm people were coming in for food, so it's a popular choice. A treat for vegetarians is Restaurant Sésamo, which gives diners some of the most unique food I have ever come across. I am still craving those chili peppers seasoned with paprika! If you are fed up of eating the standard paella and tapas, then definitely head to Sésamo

A highlight of the trip was visiting Montjuic, it's water features and the building which houses the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, are so impressive. And reaching the top of Montjuic you can get some breathtaking views of Barcelona. In some ways I preferred visiting here than Park Guell, because I found this park very crowded and Montjuic offers a close up view of Barcelona as a city, without the crowds of people blocking the views.

Overall my TRAVEL ADVICE would be:
  • Be aware of pickpockets on Las Ramblas and Park Guell and ignore anyone that tries to talk to you on the street or tries to advise you on directions. Somehow pickpockets can sniff tourists from a mile off!
  • Research TripAdvisor before you go.
  • Have filling breakfasts as the locals eat very late - around 9pm or even later!
  • For nice, atmospheric restaurants eat in the Gothic Quarter.
  • The metro closes before 1am so be aware of this and plan nights out accordingly.

Friday, 20 September 2013

The top celebrity hangouts in England

It's the question on everybody's lips, WHERE do celebrities hang out in England? Where do they go to get that perfect manicure? Where do they satisfy their hungry appetites? If you love reading about celebrities lifestyles as much as me, then read my guide to the top celebrity hangouts. They go to some pretty fabulous salons and restaurants, so who knows you might find your next hangout...

Glo Fulham, London

Rosie Fortescue's nails. Image from

This is the go to place to have your nails done. Most of the Made in Chelsea ladies are regular clients of this hair and beauty salon based in Fulham. Rosie Fortescue and Louise Thompson regularly both get manicures done here. This is definitely a place that the MIC girls go to rather than just simply using it for filming purposes.

Inanch London, London

Sam Faiers getting her locks tended to at Inanch. Image from

Inanch is the salon which the celebs hit when they want to get that fabulous blow dry or more specifically want to have their hair extensions put in or worked on, as the salon specialises in this. Favoured by the likes of Michelle Heaton, Nicola McClean and Sam Faiers, who paid a trip to the salon on Thursday, it is one of the exclusive hair salons in London boasting celebrity clients. 

The King's Road, Chelsea, London 

Millie Mackintosh shopping on The King's Road. Image from

This is the stomping ground of the Made in Chelsea cast. You're likely to see Millie Mackintosh wondering around the boutiques. However a regular King's Road visitor is former MIC star Kimberley Garner, who un-like her former co-star actually lives in Chelsea and is papped wondering around on a regular basis.

Nobu, Berkeley St, London

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If you want to spot an A-lister Nobu on Berkeley st, Mayfair is the place to go. This famous restaurant has welcomed many famous faces from Tamara Ecclestone and Elle Macpherson to the Beckhams. All who want to get their sushi fix.

Rosso Restaurant, Manchester

Lucy Mecklenburgh poses with fans outside Rosso Restaurant. Image from

Owned by famous football player Rio Ferdinand celebrities from all over the country dine at Rosso Restaurant. Recent visitors include Lucy Mecklenburgh from The Only Way Is Essex and Helen Flanagan. Michelle Keegan has also dined here, having taken fiance Mark Wright there when he was in town.

The Rose Club, London

Kim Kardashian at The Rose Club celebrating her fragrance launch. Image from

This nightclub is a hit with any celebrity who is in the capital who fancies clubbing in a plush club. Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian and Pixie Lott have all partied there. Most recently The Only Way Is Essex stars Sam Faiers and Ferne McCann went on a night out there. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Helen Flanagan's style inspiration

Helen's style transformation from sparkly princess to sophisticated lady. Images from and

Helen Flanagan has undergone such a style transformation of late, since hiring a stylist her wardrobe has gone from girl next door meets FHM babe to high end glamour. Her look now is very relevant, as she has been spotted wearing chains, ripped jeans and barely there heeled sandals. In fact, her style transformation seems to be dictated by Rihanna who has popularized crop tops, ripped jeans and gold chains. Helen's fashion makeover is one which is very controlled, perhaps she is trying to steer away from the girl next door image which her Coronation Street role turned her into. 

During this style transformation Helen has copied many celeb looks. Find out WHO has inspired her:


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Kim Kardashian

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Nicole Richie

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Rita Ora

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What do you think of Helen's style? Do you like her fellow celeb inspired looks?

Monday, 16 September 2013

Are some TOWIE stars getting too big for the show?

Lucy Mecklenburgh on October 2013 FHM. Image from

Lauren Pope wears a clip-in hair extension from her Hair Rebab London range. Image from

Before the likes of Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sam Faiers appeared in The Only Way is Essex, there were no magazine deals or boutiques  No, these were in part the creation of TOWIE, which gave these young Essex girls a platform in which to build a media image. As the long running show has progressed we have seen less scenes of the girls lying on each others beds drinking cups of tea and more scenes of them working in their shops and on photoshoots. It is no longer a show documenting the lives of normal Essex girls, but rather one giving an insight into the life of a celebrities. It is arguable that some of the stars careers have ascended to such a point that their sole claim to fame is no longer just TOWIE.

This happened to Amy Childs who was quick to leave the show, as soon as her boutiques had hit the ground running and clothing and beauty lines was taking off. Similarly Mark Wright left when television presenting deals were on the horizon. You could argue that some of the current cast are too big for the show now. 

Lucy Mecklenburgh's career has escalated in the last year, as she is no longer just a TV personality. She has launched her own fitness website, Results with Lucy, signed a modelling deal with Select model management as a special bookings model and has just recently set her sight on an acting career. It was only a couple of weeks ago that Lucy was prowling the streets of LA dining at The Ivy and meeting Doug Reinhart. Most notably, it would seem that even Lucy herself no longer defines herself by TOWIE as on her bio for her Offical Twitter page, she simply has 'Fitness and Fashion Media Bookings', with no reference to the show.

Lauren Pope's career has also progressed as well, as she has DJ'd for Ministry of Sound and has her own brand of clip-in hair extensions, Hair Rehab London which have been worn by Little Mix members Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson.

Whilst TOWIE has played a huge part in both Lucy and Lauren's lives, they are no longer defined by it. Their outside projects have done much to evolve their careers and develop their celebrity statutes. They are now known as business women with expanding brands, not just a cast member in a reality television show. Perhaps they are too big for the show?

What do you think - are these TOWIE stars too big for the show? Should the programme just document the lives of normal Essex girls?

Friday, 13 September 2013

Why all wannabe journalists should read October ELLE

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley on the cover of ELLE UK. Image from

We always have reasons to buy ELLE, it is packed with fashion and always has exclusive celebrity interviews. However this month, there is even more reason to buy it and that is because this issue has been put together by the interns as part of the Edited By The Interns initiative

For those of you that have not heard of this, it's a programme set up by the publication, in which budding journalists become interns, enrolled with ELLE University, (sponsored by Nokia) and get to take on the roles of the magazine team, such as Entertainment editor and Editor-in-Chief. ELLE's own Editor-in-Chief, Lorraine Candy offers her own advice to them, giving them a welcome talk.

Reading this issue of ELLE is a must for all you wannabe journalists and interns out there as the interns give an insight into working at the magazine, from their 'Best Moment' to the thing that most surprised them, offering advice to 'fellow interns' along the way. For those of you that are un-sure of which role you would like to play in a magazine, they also give us a clear insight into their roles. There is even a 'Role Play' quiz chart which enables you find out which function in the team would most suit you.

I think it's amazing to pick up a magazine which is a pure collaboration between interns and well established journalists. It just shows how far most internships have come in the last decade, as they are increasingly becoming more interactive and hands on, allowing interns to have a real input into publications.

So if your a budding journalist, pick up a copy of this month's ELLE and take notes. You never know, one of those tips might just be the key to succeeding in your next internship!

To find out more about what the 'Edited by the Interns' team got up to read their blogs here:

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Are Louise Thompson and Lucy Watson faking "hatred" of one another?

Lucy Watson, Binky Felstead and Louise Thompson at the TV Choice Awards. Image from

At any given opportunity Made in Chelsea stars Louise Thompson and Lucy Watson have always laid in to one another through the medium of Twitter, ever since Lucy started dating Louise's ex Spencer Matthews. Recently Lucy could not hide her amusement at Louise being labelled a 'slut' on Twitter. However at the TV Choice Awards on Monday the girls did not appear indifferent to each other, as they sat just one seat away from each other with co-star Binky Felstead sat in between them. Whilst ever friendly and entertaining Binky could have helped diffuse the tension between the girls, it does seem suspicious that these two were willing to be that close to one another, given their apparent hatred of each other.

Of course, this sets fuel to the fire, that some of the storylines in Made in Chelsea are exaggerated in order to boost the ratings. It could be that these two are civil with one another, but the reality show emphasised their hatred of each other, to create explosive scenes. This was famously done, when it was revealed on the show that Louise slept with Spencer Matthews, behind boyfriend of the time, Jamie Laing's back. However after facing a very public backlash for apparently doing this, Louise admitted that this storyline was in fact made up and she never did cheat on Jamie. If this plot can be made up then there is every chance that Louise and Lucy's continued "hatred" of each other is contrived for a public show. Indeed, in the past there have been questions raised over whether co-stars publicly "fight" on Twitter in order to get publicity for the show.

Whilst we will never know the truth behind this on-going 'spat' that they have, unless the show abruptly ends and the stars release memoirs, we shall assume for now that Louise and Lucy are civil to one another, despite their past disputes. There is of course every chance that these two girls try to get along at awards ceremonies for the sake of putting on a united MIC front.

Do you think Louise and Lucy have pretended to "fight" all this time? Is their supposed hatred of one another a show for the cameras? Do you think they are civil only for awards ceremonies?