Indeed, Selena Gomez wowed fans at the venue when she opened her set in a pair of tight leather hotpants to perform tracks from current long-player Stars Dance. The 21-year-old singer and actress teamed her skimpy bottoms with breezy white top and sheer tights, while the chunky gold chains around her neck gave the overall look a distinctly urban flourish. Raunchy: Selena Gomez performs at the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday night Selena completed the look with a pair of mid-length black boots as she worked her way through the opening songs of a lively set that included hit single Come & Get It, Slow Down and Love Will Remember. ‘They want to do it sooner rather than later’: One Direction’s Zayn Malik to marry Little Mix fiancee Perrie Edwards ‘by Christmas’ The young star recently jetted into the UK from Paris as she continues her Stars Dance world tour, making her announcement public with tweet to her 17,000,000 Twitter followers on Saturday. Hi London, she wrote, just hours before taking to the stage for the first of two sold-out shows in London. Growing up fast: Selena, 21, looks good in black hot-pants as she performs at the first of two sold out shows in London on Saturday night Seeing stars: Selena Gomez is performing tracks from new album Stars Dance at the London shows, amongst them recent hit Come & Get it All eyes on me: Selena stands out as she performs with her dancers on Saturday night Away from music Selena has been promoting new film Getaway, in which she stars alongside Hollywood stars Ethan Hawke and Jon Voight. Despite her best efforts the thriller has failed to make an impact at the box-office, with critics lining up to give it a mauling following its US release on August 30. Speaking to the New York Daily News, Selena whose last long-term relationship was with Justin Bieber admits she finds it hard to ignore the constant rumours and speculation surrounding her private life. All grown up: Selena looks stunning as she performs at the Hammersmith Apollo It does get to me, she said. I’m a human and I feel those emotions of when people talk about you. It’s never a good feeling cause half the time it’s just bull, it’s not real. In the real world I’ll drive my car to the grocery store and buy myself some food. In the media world it’s like, ‘Oohhh, I drive my car to go somewhere secretive.’ It gets too clouded so I just have good people around me. I’m very picky, she admitted.
London Irish 20 – 42 Saracens: Sarries rout Irish
England under-20 hooker Jamie George crossed twice in the first half to help Saracens establish a comprehensive 21-10 half-time lead. Owen Farrell kept the scoreboard ticking over with 22 points to ensure the outcome was never in doubt. Fears that Irish face a long season spent battling relegation were given weight by a result that suggests they will struggle following their summer exodus of players. Their highlight was supplied by England wing Marlon Yarde, who cut short treatment for cramp to join the end of a backs move that finished with him touching down. Saracens superiority was evident from the start as Irish were pinned back on their goalline with George easily shrugging off a feeble tackle by Sailosi Tagicakibau. Farrell kicked the conversion to add to an earlier penalty, but the Exiles responded with a fine passage of play sparked by fly-half Ian Humphreys smart offload to full-back Topsy Ojo. Humphreys landed three points, No.8 Jon Fisher burst from the base of a scrum and Ojo showed his strength with a determined run as Saracens came under pressure. Irish soon trailed 13-3 after Farrell slotted a second penalty. Saracens second try followed shortly after when George darted over as the Exiles defence was exposed once more. Irish responded brilliantly with blindside flanker Kieran Low taking David Paices pass and running half the pitch to crash over, evading tackles en route to the line. Humphreys converted, but Farrell was doing a fine job of keeping the scoreboard ticking over as he slotted penalties either side of half-time. The rampaging Mako Vunipola was a thorn in Irish sides and in one move he secured the turnover before popping up on the final pass to power over as Saracens celebrated a third try. Lions prop Matt Stevens was sin-binned for a shoulder charge and Irish capitalised on the extra player through Yarde as a pre-planned scrum move paid off.
London Film Fest Unveils Lineup Dominated by Movies From Other Big Festivals
Emma Thompson stars as P.L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, while Hanks is Walt Disney. At the end of Wednesday’s festival launch event in London, Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass made a surprise appearance, touting the festival’s importance and the strength of British film. “It’s a real honor for Tom [Hanks] and myself to open the festival,” he said, adding that it means a lot “to me as a Brit.” He continued: “The London Film Festival is a major, major event now in the international calendar.” Lauding this year’s wide range of films from abroad and the U.K., Greengrass said “it’s a very vibrant offering.” The director also argued that “British filmmaking has never been stronger,” tipping his hat to the fruitful interaction of government, the BFI and the broader filmmaking community. And Greengrasss said that “we are attracting the best talent to film here in Britain,” mentioning that Alfonso Cuaron worked on Gravity here, among others. The festival will also play host to the European premiere of Steve McQueens 12 Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt, while Jason Reitmans literary adaptation Labor Day, starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, will also enjoy a red carpet gala. A festival gala event is planned for the European premiere of Ralph Fiennes second outing in the director’s chair, The Invisible Woman starring him as Charles Dickens, Felicity Jones, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Hollander. Stewart’s second festival in charge also brings back themed strands, each featuring its own galas. Highlights include Cannes winner Abdellatif Kechiches Blue Is The Warmest Color, set for the love strand gala, and Joseph Gordon-Levitts Don Jon for the gala of the laugh strand. The cult strand gets Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, while Alexander Paynes road-trip movie Nebraska takes the journey strand gala slot. Organizers said a slew of key talent is expected in town over the event’s 14 days to get flashbulbs popping, with Stephen Frears, Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Steve McQueen, Chiwetel Eijofor, Alfonso Cuaron, David Heyman, Sandra Bullock, Joel and Ethan Coen, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Payne and Lukas Moodysson among those on the guest list. The festival’s first feature and documentary competitions will also return, and the London event will choose a best British newcomer for an award. The festival awards will be handed out at a ceremony before the event, which runs Oct.