Rita Ora secretly marries director Taika Waititi and has a new name as she flashes in Paris
RITA ORA married Taika Waititi less than two months after I reported how the Hollywood director popped the question.
The Hot Right Now singer said yes in an intimate ceremony in London and will now be called Ms Waititi-Ora.
But rather than taking time off for a luxurious honeymoon, Rita is already back to routine and recording new music in the studio.
A source said: “It was a really intimate and super special ceremony for everyone there. Their loved ones 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 do a big song and dance about marriage.
“A big showbiz-style party is planned to celebrate, but don’t expect it to be whipped at the highest-bidding magazine.
WINE IN THE SUN
“Rita is already back in the studio working on her third album, her final session being with Ava Max writer Rollo and Noah Cyrus.”
Rita uploaded a photo of her man enjoying a glass of wine in the sun over the weekend, after the plonk was sent to them by actor Cameron Diaz.
While she made sure to cover her wedding ring finger with a caption, her sister also uploaded a similar photo revealing Taika with a silver ring on her left hand.
Rita and Taika have been dating for a year and a half after getting closer while she was in Australia as a coach for 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 sweet photo of herself and Taika captioned, “Us four years ago. Until now. Thank you for being cool and entertaining me forever.
They’ve lived in Sydney, Los Angeles and now London – so maybe some time together in one place is the only honeymoon they need.
PALOMA’S RED HOT AT PRIDE
PALOMA FAITH went wild in latex as she performed at Brighton Pride.
The Only Love Can Hurt Like This singer drove crowds wild as she threw energetic forms on stage.
Paloma rode some of her biggest hits during her set at Preston Park, following performances by Jake Shears and Sophie Ellis Bextor, who stood out in a baby blue sequined jumpsuit with a huge chiffon coat.
Paloma, a mom of two, has had a busy summer performing around the country.
She’s no stranger to hard work, having taken her eldest – 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 it all. If anyone can do it, it’s me.
HRVY: “FEMINIZED BACHELOR PAD? SHE CAN SLINGER HOOK’
HE designed and built his dream home, and it turns out pop star HRVY wants the place to not lose its bachelor pad vibe.
The pop star has been dating actress Mimi Slinger, who plays Leanna Cavanagh in Emmerdale, for a year but says he has no plans to let her move in anytime soon.
In an exclusive chat, HRVY said with a laugh, “No, no, no. I still live with my brother.
“I’m an adult, but not that big yet. I like my bachelor pad as it is. She has the right to “touch the woman” in a bathroom and that’s it. »
HRVY has just released the single I Wish I Could Hate You, the first track he wrote and released alone.
It’s a catchy pop song that I have no doubt will soon be part of a viral dance trend on TikTok.
Still, despite it being his best track to date, HRVY – real name Harvey Cantwell – said he was worried about the reception it would receive. The former Strictly finalist explained: “It’s a big step for me, I’m very nervous.
“It’s the first time I’ve felt really vulnerable as a writer because it’s all about me and my brain.
“I’m so lucky to be able to work with amazing writers and collaborate, but this one being just me, it’s very scary.
“People said it was a great summer song and made them want to shake 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 on Netflix’s hit Supernatural show, has revealed he was hooked on this year’s series and befriended the star of reality show after last week’s finale.
During an Instagram Live with his British co-star Millie Bobby Brown, Noah said: “I DM’d Ekin-Su and she replied. We did a video call.
His mate Davide Sanclimenti better watch out, he has competition.
THEY fought in court for their first name rights, now Kylie Jenner is also coming for Kylie Minogue’s fashion sense.
The reality star wore this silver hooded outfit in London that looked suspiciously like the white one in the Australian singer’s video for her 2001 hit Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
Ms Jenner attempted to drop her first name but lost in 2017 after Ms Minogue objected.
This may have irritated the youngest Kardashian sister at the time, but maybe she’s 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 of his Wonder World Tour.
The Stitches singer said he’s been taking time out of the spotlight to focus on his well-being, and it seems to be working out like a treat.
Shawn, single after splitting from Camila Cabello in March, beamed in a red bathing suit as he finished a swim on a beach in Miami, Florida on Sunday before his 24e birthday yesterday.
He told fans last week: “I started this tour delighted to finally be able to start playing live again after a long break due to the pandemic.
“But the reality is that I was not at all ready for the difficulty of touring after this period of absence.
“I unfortunately have to cancel the other UK tour dates in North America and UK/Europe.
“We had hoped to be able to resume the rest of the appointments after a well-deserved break, but at the moment I must make my health my first priority.”
I really hope the time off does Shawn some good.
STONES ALWAYS ON A ROLLER
THE ROLLING STONES are the biggest earner from live shows of any musical group on the planet after raking in nearly £1.8billion in four years.
And the top ten is dominated by the over-50s, with Sir Paul McCartney being the oldest after turning 80 in June.
Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Keith Richards played 14 dates across Europe on their Sixty tour this summer.
U2 and Sir Elton John came second and third, while Madonna and Celine Dion, fifth and sixth, were the only female artists in the top ten, according to music magazine Pollstar.
Beatles legend Macca came tenth having banked £989,462,570 after his headlining performance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in June this year.
Younger artists made up the Top 20, including Beyonce, who earned £836m, Coldplay with £861m and Ed Sheeran who earned £802m.
TOP TEN TOUR WINNERS
- Rolling Stones £1.79 billion
- U2 £0.76bn
- Elton John £1.44 billion
- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Group £1.65billion
- Madonna £1.14 billion
- Celine Dion £1.12 billion
- Bon Jovi £1.10 billion
- Eagles £1.08 billion
- Metallica £1.01 billion
- Paul McCartney £989m
BRITNEY DROPS NEW PA
BRITNEY SPEARS has cut ties with her personal assistant Victoria Asher.
The AP, and former member of pop group Cobra Starship, had only been working with Britney for a few months before receiving her marching orders.
While Britney has yet to comment on the sudden personnel change, she and husband Sam Asghari have not followed her on Instagram. Vicky also dropped the A-list couple.
The drama comes just days after Vicky’s appearance except to confirm that Britney has teamed up with Sir Elton John for a remix of his hit Tiny Dancer, which is due out this Friday.