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Articles Tagged 'BRIT Awards 2008'

BRITS 2008: Interview with Klaxons

I spoke with Klaxons keyboardist James Righton about the band's live shows, the quick rise to fame, their collaboration with Rihanna, and that super-homoerotic video for "Golden Skans." Our chat features a brief appearance by a spectacularly wasted Jamie Reynolds. Jamie's bandmates seemed entertained by his behavior, but a journalist in the backstage area wasn't […]

BRITS 2008: Interview with Leona Lewis

Should Mariah be scared? Get ready, drag queens: there’s a new multi-racial, multi-octave songbird storming American shores. Leona Lewis‘s new album will be released stateside next month, and she already has the poise and the confidence to battle the major divas. And she looked scrumptious in her gown designed by Roberto Cavalli. My only concern […]

BRITS 2008: Interview with Newton Faulkner

Out of all the celebrities I met on the red carpet, Newton Faulkner is the guy I’d most like to hang out with. OK, so I totally kissed his @ss at the beginning of the interview, but I get the sense it didn’t matter: he’s just naturally sincere and at ease with himself. And instead […]

BRITS 2008: Interview with Kelly Rowland

The former Destiny’s Child singer is huge in the UK at the moment. Thus, it was no surprise that she turned up at the biggest event in British music. Her dress – a subtle, Sub-Saharan take on the Bjork swan dress – was a bit of a surprise, however. Get PETA on the horn!

BRITS 2008: Interview with Natasha Bedingfield

OK, is she sick of “Unwritten” yet? Natasha Bedingfield answers that question, tells us what her pop-star brother is up to, and mocks my American-ness in this red carpet interview. My colleague here says Bedingfield looks like a big mirror ball in this video. A very sexy, sultry mirror ball.

BRITS 2008: Interview with Mark Ronson

I have had my issues with Mark Ronson‘s music, but his work with Amy Winehouse is magical. They certainly brought out the best in each other during their triumphant performance of “Valerie” on the BRITs; Winehouse looked more confident than she has in months, and it was a joy to see. Before he and Amy […]

Backstage Observations From the BRITS 2008

The Osbournes as hosts were…eh. (The usually tart Sharon was surprisingly banal. If there was any night that called for Bitchy Sharon Osbourne, it was this one.) And they didn’t even do the red carpet. Shame. Amy Winehouse…Worked. It. Out. Best televised performance I’ve ever seen her do. I was so happy for her that […]

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