RITA ORA has tied the knot with Taika Waititi less than two months after I told how the Hollywood director had popped the question.
The Hot Right Now singer said I do in an intimate ceremony in London, and will now go by the name Mrs Waititi-Ora.
But rather than taking time out for a luxurious honeymoon, Rita is already back to the grind and recording new music in the studio.
A source said: “It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there. Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.
“Despite living in the spotlight, Rita is determined to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big song and dance about the wedding.
“A big, showbiz-style bash is planned to celebrate, but don’t expect to see it being flogged to the highest-bidding magazine.
WINE IN THE SUN
“Rita’s already back in the studio working on her third album, with her latest session being with Ava Max and Noah Cyrus’ writer Rollo.”
Rita uploaded a snap of her man enjoying a glass of wine in the sun over the weekend, after the plonk was sent to them by actor pal Cameron Diaz.
While she made sure to cover his wedding ring finger with a caption, her sister also uploaded a similar shot revealing Taika with a silver ring on his left hand.
Rita and Taika have been dating for a year and a half after growing close while she was in Australia working as a coach on TV singing show The Voice.
They made their joint red carpet debut at the Los Angeles premiere of The Suicide Squad in August 2021.
But they have been friends for longer.
On Valentine’s Day this year Rita uploaded a cute snap of her and Taika captioned: “Us, four years ago. To now. Thanks for being cool, and entertaining me forever.”
They have lived in Sydney, LA and now London — so perhaps a bit of time together in one place is the only honeymoon they need.
PALOMA’S RED HOT AT PRIDE
PALOMA FAITH let loose in latex as she performed at Brighton Pride.
The Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer sent the crowds wild as she threw energetic shapes on stage.
Paloma worked her way through some of her biggest hits during her headline set at Preston Park, following performances from Jake Shears and Sophie Ellis Bextor, who stood out in a baby blue sequined jumpsuit with a huge chiffon coat.
Mum-of-two Paloma has had a busy summer performing around the country.
She is no stranger to hard work, after taking her eldest tot – who was just a toddler at the time – on a world tour.
Paloma filmed the highs and lows for a BBC documentary As I Am, which saw her open up to her fans like never before.
She said at the time: “I don’t understand why I can’t have everything. If anyone can do it, it’s me.”
HRVY: ‘FEMINISE BACHELOR PAD? SHE CAN SLINGER HOOK’
HE designed and built his dream home and it turns out pop star HRVY is keen for the place not to lose its bachelor pad vibe.
The pop star has been dating actress Mimi Slinger, who plays Leanna Cavanagh on Emmerdale, for the past year but says he has no plans to let her move in any time soon.
In an exclusive chat HRVY said with a laugh: “No, no, no. I’m still living with my brother.
“I’m an adult, but not that grown up just yet. I love my bachelor pad how it is. She’s allowed to ‘lady touch’ one bathroom and that’s it.”
HRVY has just released the single I Wish I Could Hate You, the first track he has ever written and released alone.
It is a catchy pop song that I have no doubt will soon be part of a viral dance trend on TikTok.
Yet while it is his best track to date, HRVY – real name Harvey Cantwell – said he was worried about the reception it would get. The former Strictly finalist explained: “This is a big step for me, I’m very nervous.
“It’s the first time I’ve felt really vulnerable as a writer as it’s all come from me and my brain.
“I’m so lucky to be able to work with incredible writers and collaborate, but this one being from just me is very scary.
“People have said it’s a great summer song and that it makes them want to bop their heads and sing along, which makes me really happy.”
LOVE Island winner Ekin-Su Culculoglu has an unlikely fan in Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp.
The American teenager, best known for playing Will Byers in Netflix’s hit supernatural show, revealed he was hooked on this year’s series and befriended the reality star after last week’s final.
During an Instagram Live with his British co-star Millie Bobby Brown, Noah said: “I DM’d Ekin-Su and she answered. We video-called.”
Her fella Davide Sanclimenti better watch out, he has competition.
THEY fought in court over the rights to their first name, now Kylie Jenner is coming for Kylie Minogue’s fashion sense too.
The reality star wore this silver hooded outfit out and about in London which looked strangely similar to the white one from the Aussie singer’s video for her 2001 hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
Ms Jenner tried to trademark her first name but lost out in 2017 after Ms Minogue objected.
That may have angered the youngest Kardashian sister at the time, but perhaps she has become a fan.
If I see her crawling along a bar in the capital wearing gold hotpants this week, I’ll know she is for sure.
SHAWN MENDES has never looked happier – after deciding to cancel the remaining dates on his Wonder world tour.
The Stitches singer said he was taking time out of the spotlight to focus on his wellbeing, and it seems to be working a treat.
Shawn, single following his split from Camila Cabello in March, beamed in red trunks as he finished a swim at a beach in Miami, Florida, on Sunday ahead of his 24th birthday yesterday.
He told fans last week: “I started this tour excited to finally get back to playing live after a long break due to the pandemic.
“But the reality is I was not at all ready for how difficult touring would be after this time away.
“I unfortunately have to cancel the rest of the UK tour dates in North America and the UK/Europe.
“We were hopeful I might be able to pick up with the rest of the dates after some much-needed time off, but at this time I have to put my health as my first priority.”
I truly hope the time off does Shawn some good.
STONES STILL ON A ROLL
THE ROLLING STONES are the highest earners from live shows of any music act on the planet after raking in almost £1.8billion in four years.
And the top ten is dominated by the over-50s, with Sir Paul McCartney ranking the oldest after he turned 80 in June.
Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards played 14 dates across Europe during their Sixty tour this summer.
U2 and Sir Elton John came in second and third, while Madonna and Celine Dion, in fifth and sixth, were the only female artists among the top ten, according to music magazine Pollstar.
Beatles legend Macca came in tenth after he banked £989,462,570 following his headline slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in June this year.
Younger acts made up the Top 20, including Beyonce, who made £836million, Coldplay with £861million and Ed Sheeran making £802million.
TOP TEN TOUR EARNERS
- Rolling Stones £1.79billion
- U2 £.76bn
- Elton John £1.44bn
- Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band £1.65bn
- Madonna £1.14bn
- Celine Dion £1.12bn
- Bon Jovi £1.10bn
- Eagles £1.08bn
- Metallica £1.01bn
- Paul McCartney £989million
BRITNEY DROPS NEW PA
BRITNEY SPEARS has cut ties with her personal assistant Victoria Asher.
The PA, and former member of pop group Cobra Starship, had only been working with Britney for a matter of months before being given her marching orders.
While Britney is yet to comment on the sudden change in staff, both she and husband Sam Asghari have unfollowed her on Instagram. Vicky has also unfollowed the A-list couple.
The drama comes just days after Vicky appeared all but to confirm Britney has teamed up with Sir Elton John for a remix of his hit Tiny Dancer, which is expected to be released this Friday.
Source: The Sun