My weekly feature revealing who I've loved and loathed over the last seven days in showbiz


Making the transition from high profile child star to credible actress is not easy.

It’s especially hard when you have been idolised by millions all over the world for playing an iconic character like Hermione in the Harry Potter movie franchise.

But that’s exactly what Emma Watson has done, largely through making brave career choices. Case in point is her decision to headline the brilliant new movie The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

I saw the teen flick with a difference this week and it was one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time.

The characters and messages were so inspiring it made me wish there had been a similar film released while I was in high school.

If you are a teenager struggling to get through the seemingly endless – and at times miserable – school years, please go and watch it.


It’s probably not fair to blame the debacle of Sunday night’s X Factor on Rylan Clark.

After all, he didn’t make the decision to save himself over the far superior Carolynne Poole.

But sadly Rylan does represent a particular type of fame-seeker that will go to any lengths for their five-minutes of fame.

It’s quite depressing to me that someone who couldn’t even win Jordan‘s dire ‘talent’ search to find a mini-me model on Sky Living is now considered good enough to be an X Factor finalist.

We all know Rylan has no chance of winning X Factor or having any sort of successful music career. The best he can hold out for is a booking on Celebrity Big Brother.

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