Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Umar Kamani Kicks Off A Charity Celebrity Football Match To Raise Money For Leighton Cook This Sunday
This Sunday, Umar Kamani (owner of Boohoo.com and co-owner of Rosso Restaurant) has rounded up the likes of Mark Wright, Callum Best, Philip Olivier, Nico Mirallegro, Kelvin Fletcher, Stuart Pilkington, Ryan Thomas and more in support of a very noble cause: Leighton Cook, a boy at who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3.
Tickets are available from: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Warrington/Altrincham-Football-Club/Leighton-Cook-Celebrity-Football-Match-/11543540/. Kick off is at 2pm at Altrincham Football Club. Hope to see as many of you as possible down there for a great day out.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
Kelly Rowland fans are definitely being treating ahead of the trend yet again as another new music video has gone viral; this one opening with Kelly Rowland dancing in the buff! This record was always going to be a single and the video is everything a Kelly Rowland club record should be: slick editing; flashing lights and her trademark guy dancers. She even flashes a bit of bum cheek at the end, which might I add is a total peach! I'm now starting to think Kelly Rowland will perform a medley on a future UK X Factor Results Show.
Rihanna's latest video plays out like an episode of Skins. This is not for kids, and it all seems a little too close to reality with an apparent intentional Chris Brown-a-like male protagonist. "We found love in a hopeless place....", this is an unhealthy, obsessive, self serving, lustful, hedonistic, pulsating and narcotic, destructive, passionate affair which can only end one way.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Another female X Factor judge preparing to annihilate the pop charts is the relentless Nicole Scherzinger. Her latest number is an uplifting dance ballad complete with a nature filled beauty video. Whether you get the whole magic of Nicole Scherzinger or not, there's no denying that this record denotes she has definitely got one almighty set of lungs on her.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Not your typical Beyoncé video, but a nice throwback nonetheless. Bey plays homage to traditional performers who paved the way for artists such as herself in this simple but quaint accompaniment. This follows on from her recent pregnancy exposé MTV Music Awards performance and the controversy surrounding the alleged padding to make her baby bump look bigger. Nice song. Nice video. No Sasha Fierce though.
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Kelly Rowland is soaring right about now, winning over hearts in the UK with her genuinity, energy and work ethics on the UK series of The X Factor. This comes with her stella acumen and her ability to still feel very much like a new artist despite having over a decade of hits under her belt. I never considered this track to be a single, but having said that I can now see how well it works as a stand out track. The video is pretty much a half naked Kelly Rowland, half naked men and a naked elephant (not that elephants should ever wear clothes). US rapper Big Sean also lends his talent opening doors for him both in the States and in the UK. I wonder if Kelly will be performing this on The X Factor....?
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Boohoo 'Real Women' Open Casting Day with performances by Jodie Connor (Roll Deep) and Rio + Rosso Restaurant/Livingroom/Candypants
Pictured: The queue down Dale Street, Manchester
Pictured: Team Boohoo
Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street) [left], Ryan Thomas (Coronation Street) [right]
Pictured: Michelle Keegan (Coronation Street)
Pictured: UK Hip-Hop artist Rio
Pictured: Misha Bryan (X Factor 2011)
Pictured: Jodie Connor (Roll Deep) [left], Umar Kamani (Boohoo.com) [centre], UK DJ/Producer David Darwood [right]
Pictured: Misha Bryan (X Factor 2011) [left], Umar Kamani (Boohoo.com) [right] at Rosso Restaurant
Pictured: Misha Bryan (X Factor 2011) [left], Sacha Parkinson (Coronation Street) [right] at Rosso Restaurant
Last Sunday, Umar and Adam Kamani of Boohoo.com put on a casting day unlike no other for a 'Real Woman' to become a new model. Boohoo.com has grown substantially and wanted to give a unique opportunity for a special somebody to be become represented. I arrived early but the queue was already all the way down the street. Auditionees were treated to a team of make-up artists, a test shoot and an airbrushed photo. Following this, they were presented with a catwalk in which to impress a celebrity panel of judges including Umar and Adam Kamani, Ryan Thomas, Michelle Keegan, Jodie Connor of Roll Deep and current X Factor sensation Misha Bryan. There was a short interval period in which Jodie Connor performed her chart successes including 'Real Good Time' alongside a performance by newcomer Rio. Myself (Jsky) and Ryan Thomas also did a bit of presenting and gave away 8 lots of £25 Boohoo.com gift vouchers to several lucky ladies!
After the event the judging panel and I were driven down to Rosso Restaurant, where we met up with Stuart Pilkington and Scott Thomas. The food we were presented with tasted amazing, and was accompanied by an incredible jazz singer. We left Rosso Restaurant and headed over to Livingroom to get some more drinks in preparation for Candypants. There I bumped into Amy Ramsey who was out with Callum Best in celebration for her birthday. Manchester designer Nadine Merabi was also in town sporting another of her killer dresses.
After some heavy conversation from the boys (Ryan Thomas, Scott Thomas, Umar Kamani, Adam Kamani, David Darwood) and some heavy shapes on the dancefloor with Jodie Connor, we headed over to The Circle Club for Candypants. It was great to see Nicole Bailey doing her thing with the other Candypants girls. We didn't stay for very long though; it had been a really long day! Upon leaving the club I ran into Rhian Sugden, Ally Wood and Geordie Shore's Gaz. I asked him how his parsnip was doing or something cringe like that. It was definitely time for me to call it a night.
Those of you following me on Twitter would have heard that several of my images of Celebrity Big Brother 2011 contestant Lucien Laviscount and current Big Brother 2011 contestant Louise Cliffe have been taken without consent or permission resulting in numerous front page headlining articles in various press. I have chased and come to an agreement with one newspaper and one magazine so far. If you see any images of Lucien Laviscount and Louise Cliffe similar to the below please advise me on Twitter @jskychat as they are more than likely to have come from the above video which was originally uploaded in support of Louise Cliffe to keep her trending worldwide.
Louise Cliffe is a good friend of mine and I have hung out with Lucien on several occassions on nights out in the past. The allegations made regarding this video are completely false. Please continue to support Louise Cliffe throughout her time in Big Brother and when she gets out.
Monday, 3 October 2011
A few weeks ago I caught up with current X Factor star Joseph Gilligan to chat about music, the future and being compared to UK artist Plan B. Prior to appearing on X Factor I have worked in the studio with Joseph under the stage name Joe Gee. After just missing out on a place on the live shows on Sunday night's X Factor Judges Houses stage, Joe is now working on some brand new material.
The latest issue of Elite Magazine is now online featuring a very special exclusive interview with actor Nico Mirallegro from your boy Jsky. Also included are some of the shots from the Jskyphotography shoot I did with him. For the full issue go to: www.eliteonlinemagazine.com/Issue17.