• The Weekend’s Top Showbiz Gossip

    Hi VIPs! How was your weekend? Have you got all your Christmas presents yet? Have you wrapped them yet? Christmas can be tiring so let’s take some time out. It’s time to catch up on how the celebs spent the last weekend before Christmas:

    Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley got married


    After a four year engagement, the couple finally said ‘I Do’. About time!

    David Beckham takes Cruz and Romeo ice skating


    The boys closed off the rink outside the National History Museum in London and made the most of having the ice to themselves.

    John Legend buys pregnant wife a wheel of parmesan for Christmas


    When you’re pregnant and craving something, I guess you just can’t wait for Christmas Day. The couple are soooooo excited about being parents.

    Ellie Goulding looked stunning on the Strictly Come Dancing finale


    She sang just before the winner was announced – The Wanted star Jay McGuinness

    Tess Daly looked incredible at the Strictly wrap party


    But Zoe Ball didn’t attend, after getting into trouble at the Strictly: It Takes Two wrap party when she kissed a much younger man

    Tyson Fury’s appearance at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year awards sparked mass protest


    But he did apologise when he came on stage at the Trinity Arena in Belfast. Too late though as Andy Murray won Sports Personality Of The Year. Well deserved, I think.

    So that’s about it for the weekend’s showbiz news. There will be plenty more throughout the week.

    Have a great day and we’ll be back tomorrow with the goss!

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    ‘He/She Said WHAT!?’ – Best Celeb Tweets

    They’re only human so we can’t really blame a celeb when they think with their fingers, not with their head, as they type away on Twitter for the whole world to see their inappropriate/funny/embarrassing tweets. But we wouldn’t want it any other way – we love their tweets! So here’s our weekly round-up of the very best ‘He/She said WHAT!?’ moments of Twitter…

    Emma Watson (@EmWatson)

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    Good girl Emma Watson rules out playing Anastasia Steele in the anticipated 50 Shades Of Grey movie. But can we really blame her? She’ll always be little Hermione Granger to us!

    Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner)

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    Kendall Jenner showed off her enviable body AND sister Khloe’s cute little puppy as she chilled by the pool on Saturday.

    Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus)

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    Miley Cyrus wears her heart on her sleeve – quite literally! The singer/actress debuted her new tattoo of Da Vinci’s anatomical heart on Friday and retweeted this photo from tattooist Kat Von D. It’s, er, very pretty, Miley…

    Una Healy (@UnaTheSats)

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    Una Healy and Ben Foden’s beautiful little girl Aoife Belle had her 1st birthday last week mother Una couldn’t have been more proud. She captioned the photo: ‘Happy 1st Birthday to my gorgeous baby girl Aoife Belle! Mummy loves you so much!!Xxxx #Happy1stBirthdayAoifeBelle.’N’awww!

    Nick Grimshaw (@grimmers)

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    Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw unveiled his new pink locks last week after BBC Radio 1 listeners helped raise over £250,000 for Comic Relief. We think it suits you grimmers!

    Geri Halliwell (@GeriHalliwell)

    geri halliwellIt was a great day for Spice Girl Geri Halliwell last Wednesday as she got on the tube for the first time in 17 years! She tweeted: ‘Forgive me for bring a being a brat:-after 17 years & yesterdays 2hrs of traffic lets save time & money-tube!!’

    Christine Bleakley (@CLBleakley)

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    Is there anything Frank Lampard can’t do? After scoring the 200th goal for football club Chelsea on Sunday, the footballer went home and cooked a meal for wife-to-be Christine Bleakley, who couldn’t wait to post this snap to make all her fans jealous!

    Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey)

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    Superstar Mariah Carey couldn’t help but show off her adorable family all dressed up as they celebrated St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. Alongside the snap she tweeted: ‘Roc & Roe celebrate the day! #DemBabies.’ How cute are those faces?!

    What a week! What’s been your favourite celeb tweet? Leave us a comment below or tweet us @zoegriffin

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    ‘He/She Said WHAT!?’ – Best Celeb Tweets

    They’re only human so we can’t really blame a celeb when they think with their fingers, not with their head, as they type away on Twitter for the whole world to see their inappropriate/funny/embarrassing tweets. But we wouldn’t want it any other way – we love their tweets! So here’s our weekly round-up of the very best ‘He/She said WHAT!?’ moments of Twitter…

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (@RHW)

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    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley went topless last week as she tweeted a photo of her new trousers. With only her arm protecting her modesty, the stunning model can’t help but show off! But who can blame her with a figure like that?

    Christine Bleakley (@clbleakley)

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    Christine Bleakley is a very lucky woman. On Valentines Day the TV presenter posted a photo of the flowers given to her by footballer Frank Lampard, gushing how her ‘lovely fiance’ had spoilt her. Jealous, us? No…

    Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh)

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    Hugh Grant tweeted his excitement of becoming a father again earlier this week. As he announced the birth of his baby boy, the actor praised his children’s mother as a ‘fab mum’. N’aww Hughie..

    Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes

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    Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes poked fun at Eddie’s ex and Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills star Brandi Granville’s book ‘Drinking and Tweeting’ last week. Eddie posted a photo of himself and LeAnn drinking shots and tweeted ‘Drinking and Instagramming whatttt my new book title’. Ouch!

    Danielle O’Hara (Miss DLloyd)

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    Danielle O’Hara admitted to her Twitter fans how she had been crying all day today because the diamond stone had fallen out of her engagement ring. The 29-year-old WAG tweeted: ‘Can’t believe what’s happened to my engagement ring am so upset I can’t stop crying.’

    Rylan Clark (@RylanClark)
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    X Factor’s Rylan Clark upset quite a few Union J fans when he uploaded a cheeky snap of him and JJ from the band hugging half-naked! The Celebrity Big Brother winner tweeted: ‘Sorry girls… Me and JJ @unionjworld have something to tell you…’

    Maria Fowler (@MariaFowler)
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    TOWIE star Maria Fowler decided to bare all for her Instagram fans as she posted a photo of her in nothing but a thong and tshirt! Obviously proud of her efforts in the gym, the brunette tweeted: ‘Still got the #Abs’

    Rihanna (@rihanna)

    After spending the evening celebrating her first fashion collection with River Island, Rihanna had a bit of a shock when she got home and found her face merged with Princess Diana’s on front of The Sunday Times Magazine. The popstar tweeted: ‘When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana’s on the cover of The Sunday Times… I mean…. #extraordinaRIHbehaviour.’

    There’s been a lot of half-nakedness this week… What do you all think of these crazy tweets? Leave us a comment below or tweet us @zoegriffin

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  • The television stars come out to play at the NTA awards…

    It is the night that shows off our very best television stars and not to mention some fabulous dresses. The National Television Awards celebrates drama, soap, comedy and documentary in British television, and there were some well deserved winners last night.

    Joanna Lumley received the special recognition awards for her services to television, whilst Strictly Come Dancing beat X-Factor for the first time since the shows aired.

    Although we were there to see who won what award, the dresses on the red carpet deserved awards on their own. Here are some  of our favourites…

     Lucy Mecklenburgh



    Nicole Scherzinger



    Ashley Roberts



    Caroline Flack



    Michelle Keegan



    Sam Faiers and Joey Essex



    Holly Willoughby and Christine Bleakley



    Tess Daley



    Helen Flanaghan



    And the winners are…

    ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME – I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

    DOCUMENTARY SERIES – Frozen Planet


    DRAMA PERFORMANCE MALE – Colin Morgan (Merlin)

    DAYTIME – This Morning

    DRAMA PERFORMANCE FEMALE – Miranda Hart (Call The Midwife)

    LANDMARK – London 2012 (Lord Sebastian Coe, David Weir, Chris Hoy)

    SERIAL DRAMA PERFORMANCE – Alan Halsall (Coronation Street)


    FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT – Paul O’Grady: For The Love Of Dogs

    NEWCOMER – David Witts (EastEnders)

    SITUATION COMEDY – Mrs Brown’s Boys

    DRAMA – Downton Abbey

    TALENT SHOW – Strictly Come Dancing


    SERIAL DRAMA – Coronation Street

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  • Copy Christine Bleakley’s Dancing On Ice Dress

    Dancing on Ice contestant Pamela Anderson may have had a wardrobe malfunction during Sunday night’s live TV show but there was no chance of for Christine Bleakley who went for a conservative – yet still stylish – gold dress. Because it’s so simple, the lace detail really stood out and Christine swept her hair back to further enhance the dress. Not bad for the first week…


    If you like the dress (because it has had a controversial reception in other publications with some publications comparing it to a dirty tablecloth) then you will be pleased to know the Live Like A VIP has spotted a similar one for £27.99. It comes in gold or silver.


    Click here to see the eBay shop where it’s sold – when we looked there were 10 left in stock so get your skates on!!!

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    VIP Party: Glitzy and Glam Emerald and Ivy Ball

    Celebrity Party | Emerald and Ivy Ball


    Some of the UK’s brightest stars put their best party frocks and suits on to support Cancer Research this weekend at the Emerald and Ivy Ball. With live performances from the likes of Ronan Keating and a charity auction, the night was jam-packed with fun and fancy dresses.

    Christine Bleakley looked stunning in a floor length black gown and super glam ‘up-do.’ The ex-Daybreak presenter kept tight lipped about her impending wedding to Frank Lampard, but did reveal the wedding talk is stressing her out.


    Rebecca Adlington snubbed the LBD in favour of a blue playsuit. The Olympic athlete looked super fit in her alternative outfit, and said she will not be returning to the pool just yet as she is still relaxing after the games. Now that’s a girl after our own hearts.


    Controversial X-Factor contestants Lucy Spraggan and BFF Rylan Clark looked like twins in their black leathers. Rylan and Lucy did tell us they may release a duet in the very near future. We are a little too excited!


    Olympic legend Chris Hoy donned a kilt for the occasion – we wonder if he had boxers on underneath that?


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  • VIP Fashion: Christine Bleakley

    Every time Christine Bleakley hits the press, we think the same thing – hasn’t she come far. Since hooking up with Frank, Ms Bleakley’s style has surpassed some of the most seasoned WAGs. This year in particular Christine has stepped up the ante.  Last week whilst on a romantic holiday with Frank, Christine’s white dress looked gorgeous against her super tanned skin. If you want something similar then we recommend this summer frock from Topshop Unique for £40. Click here to buy.

    We Bought A Zoo Screening – 2012

    Christine loves wearing slimming black and the skinny trouser suit shows off her toned and athletic body. Everyone needs a black blazer in their wardrobe and this one from Dorothy Perkins for £45 is a fantastic high street find. Click to buy.

    Women in Film and TV – 2012

    Christine shows off her physique in this structured office come party dress and shows us she doesn’t have to wear a sparkly dress to get noticed. We love her Chanel bag and this one from ASOS for £16 is a great alternative. Visit the website to buy.

    BAFTA Television Awards – 2009

    Oh dear Christine, this brown frock is almost as dark as your fake tan. The unflattering drapes and dull colour does nothing for the presenter’s frame. We don’t think the other WAGs will be jealous of this ensemble.

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  • VIP Fashion: Christine Bleakley’s Style Transformation

    Christine looked like she could be soon crowned Queen of the WAGs after the outfit choices she’s made on DOI. Frank won’t be able to keep his hands off her! Our fave by far has got to be the white dress pictured above. If you want something similar, then we recommend a cream maxi dress from French Connection, and at £150 it’s much cheaper than the frocks Chris is used to wearing, and you will still have change for a fab WAG handbag…

    We love a bit of the Bleakley at livelikeavip.com so we thought we’d have a look at her style through the TV shows. Some bits we like (and we recommend where you can get them) but some things should never be seen at a WAG wedding party. See more below:


    Although Christine’s Daybreak career received much criticism, no-one can deny she always looked beautiful! Whilst on the ITV breakfast show, Christine won the Cosmo Ultimate Women’s Award for best TV presenter. (She can’t have been THAT bad eh?!) We have a bit of a style crush on the one-shouldered dress, (in the pic above). We found a similar one in Topshop by Annie Greenabelle. If you love the dress more than we do, (which is a LOT), click here to buy!


    Only since appearing on Strictly Come Dancing, has Christine  cemented herself as a style icon. Although we LOVED the glitzy showbiz outfits she wore for the dance competition, we like this one shoulder ensemble even more. The blunt fringe, tanned skin and Special K style dress – Christine really is the lady in red. To bag a similar frock check out this one from New Look. It’s a bargain at £27.99 and just a click away!


    Oh Christine, what would Frank say eh?! The overly styled hair and paisley lace cami, isn’t really WAG material or TV for that matter…it’s definitely a look for radio Chris!

    What did you like best – vote on our Facebook page, And for an added treat for our Facebook fans, we will stick our fave photo of Christine’s hubby to be, Frank in kit! SWOON!!


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  • VIP Party Picks: One night, three parties!

    Instead of writing average things about fairly un-interesting events where a celeb has quite clearly been paid to turn up and isn’t really enjoying themselves, we’re going to round up the best of the best each day. If you want to read something engaging, fun and quick to read, then feast your eyes upon LiveLikeaVIP.com. We aim to give you the best of the best.

    We’ve even got a new Facebook page, which is full of story cuttings, fashion and beauty tips, competitions and some scrummy pics of celebs, (and us of course!) Head on over to our page and tell us who you would like to see as Macroon Swoon of the week! Being the party Princesses that we are, we know the good characteristics of a tremendous party: hotties, delicious fizz, (and we don’t mean Cava!), and appetising canapés.

    Sometimes we might go to a few parties each night, (I know, what are we like eh?!), so three might come along and we simply cannot turn an invitation down; we have a duty to let you guys know all the gossip! If it’s happening and interesting you will know about it! So in reverse order  this is what happened last night and why it’s so interesting:

    The EVENT: WEsC Shop Opening, We Bought A Zoo Screening & Star Wars X BOX Kinect Game Launch

    The VENUE: WEsC Flagship Shop Carnaby Street, Mayfair Hotel & County Hall, London

    The OVERVIEW: 3 parties, one night, which is the best one? You decide!

    VIP VA VA VOOM: (3) WEsC Shop Opening, Carnaby Street London.

    Swedish clothing range WEsC finally opened a shop on London’s Carnaby Street. The up-market skater clothes are not just worn by kids in a local park, but celebrities wear them too. Justin Bieber was seen wearing a pair of Eddy jeans three times in one week! Zac Efron was recently papped wearing a pair of the same jeans, but in the Nudie wash, whilst on the ‘Today show,’ promoting his new movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. And doesn’t he look HOT!!! Click here to swoon!

    FINALLY we have a store in the West End, and we highly recommend that you check it out. There’s two floors, so you’re guaranteed to find a style you like. Jeans start at £74.99 for men and £50 for women, visit the UK’s flagship store, or the website, and start shopping!

    (2) We Bought A Zoo Film Screening, Mayfair Hotel London.

    Feel-good film of the year, ‘We Bought A Zoo,’ had its official screening at London’s super swanky Mayfair hotel. Although the movie’s stars were not present, (Matt Damon and  Scarlett Johansson, what’s your excuse?) The Brits had their own version of the actors, (well, sort of). We caught up with TOWIE star Sam Faiers, and Hollyoaks babe Gemma Merna on the red carpet, and we have to say they looked stunning. We had a TOWIE catch up with the lovely Ms Faiers, who confessed she’s happy being single right now. After recently splitting with boyfriend TJ, the blonde bombshell said she will stay single for as long as she can. Hmmm, somehow we don’t quite believe you Sam! The blonde bombshell also gave us a few secrets about a possible new business venture, have a look at the video below to see what she said:

    Also at the screening was Christine Bleakley who was there to host a Q&A with We Bought A Zoo writer Benjamin Mee. We were all set to ask about her upcoming wedding (surely a happy subject?) but the Dancing On Ice Presenter said she was not doing any press at all. She did pose for a photo with Benjamin below, but we


    Thankfully, the lovely Vanessa Feltz and Ben Ofoedu were much more friendly and looked super cute matching the colour of their outfits as you can see by the photo at the top of this post. Ben was telling us all about his new clothing and perfume range he’s got in the pipeline. He kept pretty tight lipped about the clothes, but he did tell us his scent will is due to launch soon; it;s a unisex scent, so couples can share the smell. He said, “the bottle is so cool. It’s got tattoo like images all around it, so it looks pretty trendy, and man or woman would love to have it.” We can’t wait to get our hands on some of that!

    (1) Star Wars X BOX Kinect Game, County Hall London

    We’ve been trying to get our hands on an X BOX Kinect ever since we found out you can burn calories whilst playing the games, (which gives us more of an excuse to munch on cupcakes!), so the opportunity to go to this party was a must for us. The event had a whole host of diverse celebs there, which was a little random – there was everyone from Graham Coxon from Blur, to Sara Cox, to Anton Ferdinand. But it’s ok, because later we found the more interesting stars and some good gossip for you!

    Blue singer Simon Webbe is looking FINE! It’s all because he’s getting ready to film a new music video so he’s watching what he eats and training twice a day at his local Virgin Active gym. Sadly he didn’t tell us which gym was his local as we would be in there watching him work out! However, we do have competition as the ex-Blue star was there with his girlfriend Maria Koukas, who he has just recorded a new track with. The pop star has made it clear though, that it’s not super cheesy, like Katie Price and Peter Andre’s duet, but a club filler track and possible summer anthem. Send us over a copy Si, we need some new sounds for the office!

    Lucien Laviscount is a busy little bee at the moment. The ex-soap star seems to have his fingers in all the pies- a new single, a possible acting comeback and modelling But despite this he still has enough energy to have a dance off with a Storm Trooper. Funny!

    Unfortunately the party had to end at some point; three in one night is exhausting! But Zoe did manage to practice her wrestling skills on a unsuspecting Storm Trooper…

    We love this photo, so whoever can send us the best caption will win a Star Wars t-shirt! Head over to our Facebook page to enter!

    AND FINALLY…if you want to know what else happened in the showbiz world yesterday here’s a summary:

    ** Mel B was spotted at a shoot for Fitness First in St James’ Park. Mel is the inspiration for fitness class, ‘Get Fit With Mel.’

    ** Sarah Harding looked happy and healthy yesterday, as she strolled around Primrose Hill with her doggies.

    ** New yummy mummy Amanda Holden Tweeted a super cute pic of herself and baby Hollie – click here to see!

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  • VIP Charity: The Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball

    The Event: The Didier Drogba Foundation Charity Ball

    The Venue: The Dorchester, London

    The VIPs: Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Christine Bleakley, Estelle, Wretch 32, Whitney Port, John Terry

    REASON FOR THE PARTY: To raise money for the Didier Drogba Foundation! Since going to sleep after the party on Saturday night and this morning, we’ve heard reports the charity’s raised over £300,000 so far, and still has donations coming in. With the bad press surrounding football recently, it’s refreshing to see a sportsman believe, “there is more to life than football”. To make a contribution to this amazing cause go to The Didier Drogba Foundation.

    The Gossip: (1) Chelsea star Frank Lampard had a dark cloud hanging over his head at the ball last night. The footballer had just been informed that his uncle had been arrested over paedophile charges. The England footballer, who has two young daughters, said he was disgusted by the revelations, and hopes that justice will be served in court.

    (2) Irish beauty Christine Bleakley looked like the happiest woman in the world yesterday ,as she posed for the press with fiancé Frank Lampard. She recently revealed that she’s never walked confidently into a room, but last night she was acting like no-one was watching. The Dancing on Ice presenter, who has recently teamed up with Jack Osbourne for a new fitness campaign looked more toned than ever. Christine and Jack were named Reebok Ambassadors as they joined forces to launch the brand’s The Sport Of Fitness Has Arrived event. The new fitness craze is called CrossFit which is a type of strength and conditioning programme, designed to fight fat and tone up. The ex-Daybreak host said her best tip for keeping fit is to work out with your partner, as it spurs you on to keep running. ‘Fitness is very much part of our lives, it has to be. I like to think I inspire him and vice versa.’ She did say though that Frank is a little too fit for her, and sometimes she just likes to sit back and admire. If you want to have toned arms like Christine, and want to know more about CrossFit, have a look at this video:




    (3) Style icon Whitney Port has been making the party rounds in London this week. The American reality star, who is a new judge on Britain and Irelands Next Top Model has been impressing industry insiders since her trip to the UK. The Hills star has been given the go-ahead to produce a cut-price fashion line which will make it in time for the SS13 collection. Whitney has said she believes every woman should be able to dress with style and class, and if that means she has to make a cheaper version of her designs then she’s happy with that. If you simply cannot wait until SS13 to look like Whitney, then click here to by some of her more up-market (expensive) designs.

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