EVEN after weeks in court, Ed Sheeran can still find the energy for a good kneel, especially when he’s with his celebrity friends.
I can unveil the superstar’s celebrated victory in his court case on Wednesday night by throwing a private party at his Bertie Blossoms bar in Notting Hill.
Ed, who had been accused of copying parts of his hit single Shape Of You, was supported by track co-writers Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, as well as his comic pal John Bishop.
A source said: “Ed had a chance to relax and celebrate.
“There were about 30 people in total and everyone had to provide a password at the door to get past the bouncers.
“They arrived around 8pm and Ed left about four hours later. Johnny stayed out the latest and was on his way around 12.30am.”
My exclusive photos show Ed arriving wearing a face mask and orange North Face coat while Johnny, Steve and John were also on their way.
Ed starts his +–=÷x tour in two weeks and will probably use the coming days to relax before rehearsals.
The song he defended, Shape Of You, is now Spotify’s most-streamed song of all time and the best-selling song of the decade following its release in 2017.
After his court victory, Ed said: “It’s so painful to have to defend yourself against allegations that you did something you didn’t do and never would do.
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“I just want to say that I am not a unit. I am not a company. I am a man, I am a father, I am a husband, I am a son.”
And as one of the most talented guys in the game, I’m glad he was able to overcome that and move on now.
Don’t think I look like Alicia
SHE has spent nearly two decades as a pop star, but here’s Ashley Roberts taking on Hollywood by stepping out in one of the most recognizable outfits in teen rom-com history.
The Pussycat Dolls beauty channeled Cher Horowitz, played by Alicia Silverstone in the 1995 film Clueless, as she wore this yellow and black plaid combo.
Ashley slipped into the Karen Millen outfit earlier this morning before heading to work at Heart Radio in London’s Leicester Square.
Citing the film, she captioned her Instagram Story “Totally buggin'” and asked her followers, “Can you see the inspo?”
The Don’t Cha star has had a slew of presenting roles over the past few months, but I imagine she’s now looking for something more permanent now that the Dolls reunion was scrapped early.
She’d better get moving if she hopes to launch an acting career.
Who’s that tat girl, Madge?
MADONNA, you need new material, girl!
Despite having millions in the bank, the pop legend wore tattered, torn blue jeans that looked like they’d seen better days.
She posed in her lavish bathroom as she enjoyed a break from her busy schedule.
While Madge has kept a relatively low profile over the past few months, she’s been hard at work on both a remix project and her long-awaited biopic.
Last month she released another version of her classic Frozen – this time with US rapper 070 Shake.
I shared earlier this year how Madonna is putting together an entire remix album of some of her biggest hits to celebrate 50 #1 on the US Dance Club Songs chart.
For the project, she will join forces with some of music’s biggest names, including Katy Perry.
Hopefully she can buy some new jeans with the money.
“Beastly” Ezra’s punch for bosses
THE Fantastic Beasts franchise was thrown into chaos on the day the latest installment was released in the UK.
Warner Bros has taken a hiatus from productions starring concerned Ezra Miller, who stars as Credence Barebone in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, after the star was arrested last month for disorderly conduct and harassment.
That means the fourth film in the franchise could be delayed, as there’s already a four-year gap between this latest film and 2018’s The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
Warner Bros and DC bosses held an emergency meeting last week to discuss Ezra’s future after the star was arrested after an outbreak in Hawaii.
According to US sources, Ezra had “frequent meltdowns” on the set of new movie The Flash, although there will be no decisions on a sequel for some time as plans have been delayed.
Suki raves about her pop career
SUKI WATERHOUSE embraces her wild side as she launches her pop career.
The model and actor are releasing the single Wild Side ahead of their debut album I Can’t Let Go on May 6th.
Suki says, “Wild Side is about recognizing each other’s pasts.”
On the acoustic track, she sings, “When you have that ex who’s crazy, they’re always going through your head.
“Remember when we had a wild side?”
I’m sure her partner, Batman star Robert Pattinson, is wild enough.
Cam’s split agony
It seems like a small miracle that Camila Cabello has managed to get her new album Familia on sale today, as she has admitted she’s struggled to do anything after splitting from Shawn Mendes.
The pop star couple split in November after two years as a couple, and she said the breakup left her with a “crippling feeling” that she needed therapy to cope with.
Camila revealed: “There was a time when my anxiety was so bad I was like, ‘I don’t feel like I can go in the studio. I don’t feel like I can work. I do not know’.
“And so the only way for me to go to work every day was to be honest and be myself.
“And if I didn’t go to work and just waited for me to get better before I did . . . it’s just a paralyzing feeling.”
In the US, the Bam Bam singer continued, “My life has been so bad and so painful that I thought, ‘If you tell me I feel better, if you tell me I feel better, I will do it. .
“I thought, ‘Yeah, of course, therapy. All of it’. I just felt so vulnerable. It was so hard to talk about [the split].
“It was the first time I’d talked about these things that I’d only ever talked about with my mom and my therapist.
“You’ll reach a point where it’s your only option. Look for that feeling, because then something will step in and help.”
Liam in a Wes connection
LIAM PAYNE teams up with former Love Islander Wes Nelson on a new single in his latest surprise solo move.
The former One Direction singer has struggled to find his own sound in recent years and was dropped by his management company.
But now he’s turning a new leaf and this week has been spending time in the studio with Wes, who starred in the fourth season of the ITV2 show in 2018.
However, Wes proved he’s more than just a muscular physique by signing a record deal with EMI Records in 2020.
His debut single “See Nobody” reached #3 in 2020 and since then he has had “Nice To Meet Ya feat. Yxng Bane” and “Drive” with “Clean Bandit” and “Topic” other top 40 hits.
Given the caliber of his newest collaborator, another top ten single should be on the horizon.
Pay for Ali Choc
ALISON HAMMOND has come a long way since appearing on Big Brother in 2002.
But while she’s won various awards throughout her career, I’m assuming her latest tribute will be her favorite.
The This Morning host has been transformed into an Easter Hunny raspberry chocolate egg by social media company Love Of Huns.
The bright pink treat has Alison rocking a pair of bunny ears and is available on Deliveroo, with all funds going to Acorns Children’s Hospice.
Next year I hope there’s a chocolate version of me in the box.