Gossip from the Brits 2013: Phone issues for Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran; Boy George's Facebook trouble; Dave Grohl on Macca; and Mumfords & Sons on Robin Williams

view gallery VIEW GALLERY

 

Overheard at the Brits 2013...

Ed Sheeran might have been mobbed by fans at the Brits last night but it was different story at the Grammy Awards a couple of weeks ago. “I have not got to the point in America where people give a shit about me,” the singer moaned, revealing that he couldn’t get into several of the after awards parties. “There were three that I couldn’t get into. Yeah, weird.” But it isn’t all bad for the star, who conceded: “I think that is always going to happen, that humbles you.  You know to be someone that can just walk into a party without any hassle, you know, it’s good to be human.”

Jessie Ware might have missed out on a Damien Hirst statuette but at least the singer can save the money she would have spent calling overseas relatives. When she found out she was nominated for two Brit Awards she didn’t dither on the phone because she was worried about her phone bill. “I was in the Ukraine and my manager called me and I’m so tight when I’m away because I don’t have a good enough package yet, that I was like really what do you want?  Like is this worth it because I really don’t want to be speaking and costing.  He was like I think you want to hear this.  You’re up for two Brits.  I was like okay fine, we can chat this is fine, okay,” she said.

Muse’s Chris Wolstenholme was underdressed for the awards complaining of the cold. “I need another t-shirt, I need another layer of something,” he said, before adding that even the orchestra due accompany the band on stage was wearing more than him (more make-up, that is): “We’ve got a full orchestra tonight they are kind of on this big, I don’t even know what you call it, it’s three platforms behind us and they are all kind of wearing weird make up and it’s the first time we’ve done a full orchestra like that live I think.”

Mercury Prize-winners Alt-J were having trouble fitting in at last night’s awards despite having three nominations. Band member Gus Unger-Hamilton said: “You can’t really prepare yourself for an event like this, it’s so massive.  I mean the people who are here are just incredibly famous and we’re just... We got out of our car and the first thing we heard is someone go, ‘Who’s that?’ and then someone said, ‘I don’t know’[laughs].” Talking fondly of the time Jarvis Cocker decided to moon Michael Jackson, Gus hinted he’d be keen to do the same, but for other reasons: “My suit trousers are really tight and I’m probably going to unbutton them at the table, so if we win anything there’s going to be an embarrassing moment where I’m trying to do up my trousers and go and accept an award.” Luckily for us, they didn’t.

A very slim-looking Boy George was slightly disgruntled when asked about his new training regime. “I don't want to talk about it,” he said. “Follow me on Twitter and you can get all the info.” The Eighties star is having trouble getting a handle on his social networking profile. He apparently had to persuade the owner of Twitter handle @boygeorge to allow him to have it and Facebook is another story entirely: “I've got my own kind of official Boy George fan page, but I actually don't own my Facebook page which I mean, really … I'm fuming.”

Surprise double winner of the night Ben Howard said he never really followed the Brits before he was nominated. “I never followed [the Brits] too much. I think my parent's record collection was always a bit too old. I definitely saw bits of it. Yeah, it's exciting to be here and part of it but someone asked me what my favourite Brit moment was and I was like, to be honest, I probably saw about 20 minutes of it in total in my whole life. So…”

Foo Fighter and Nirvana legend Dave Grohl shed some light on his recent collaboration with Paul McCartney, explaining that his recent jamming session with the remaining Nirvana members was something of a practical joke. “We were pranking him…He had never met Pat and Chris before and I told him that some friends were going to show up and so really when he walked in it it was funny…he walked in and we were ready to jam and we just started playing and first nobody thought there was any historic significance to it, it was just like ‘Oh, okay let’s jam.’ So about halfway through the day I thought, ‘This is weird. This is like Nirvana but with Paul.’ It’s insane.”

Nice guys Mumford & Sons were having a little trouble with last night’s line-up. “Every time we try and say Robbie Williams we can’t. We say Robin Williams,” said Marcus Mumford, hastening to add: “We’re not making fun of Robbie Williams because I genuinely love some Robbie Williams songs.”

Seen at the Brits 2013...

Lana Del Rey locking lips with boyfriend Barrie-James O'Neill on the red carpet and fuelling engagement rumours by wearing a very sparkly silver diamond on her ring finger.

Quotes from Absolute Radio’s Pete Donaldson

Arts and Entertainment
Secrets of JK Rowling's Harry Potter workings have been revealed in a new bibliography
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Fearne Cotton is leaving Radio 1 after a decade
radio The popular DJ is leaving for 'family and new adventures'
Arts and Entertainment
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Public Service Broadcasting are going it alone
music
Arts and Entertainment
Eddie Redmayne as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl

First look at Oscar winner as transgender artistfilm
Arts and Entertainment

Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants

Arts and Entertainment
The Oscar nominations are due to be announced today

Oscars 2015 Bringing you all the news from the 87th Academy Awards

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment

ebooksNow available in paperback
Arts and Entertainment

ebooks
Arts and Entertainment
Lloyd-Hughes takes the leading role as Ralph Whelan in Channel 4's epic new 10-part drama, Indian Summers

TV Review

The intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Arts and Entertainment
Jason Segal and Cameron Diaz star in Sex Tape

Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron

Arts and Entertainment
The Oscars ceremony 2015 will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles
Oscars 2015A quiz to whet your appetite for tonight’s 87th Academy Awards
Arts and Entertainment
Sigourney Weaver, as Ripley, in Alien; critics have branded the naming of action movie network Movies4Men as “offensive” and “demographic box-ticking gone mad”.
TVNaming of action movie network Movies4Men sparks outrage
Arts and Entertainment
Sleater Kinney perform at the 6 Music Festival at the O2 Academy, Newcastle
musicReview: 6 Music Festival
Arts and Entertainment
Sleater Kinney perform at the 6 Music Festival at the O2 Academy, Newcastle
musicReview: 6 Music Festival
News
Kristen Stewart reacts after receiving the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for her role in 'Sils Maria' at the 40th annual Cesar awards
people
News
A lost Sherlock Holmes story has been unearthed
arts + ents Walter Elliot, an 80-year-old historian, found it in his attic,
Arts and Entertainment
Margot Robbie rose to fame starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

Film Hollywood's new leading lady talks about her Ramsay Street days

Arts and Entertainment
Right note: Sam Haywood with Simon Usborne page turning
musicSimon Usborne discovers it is under threat from the accursed iPad
Arts and Entertainment
A life-size sculpture by Nick Reynolds depicting singer Pete Doherty on a crucifix hangs in St Marylebone church
arts + ents
Arts and Entertainment
Escalating tension: Tang Wei and Chris Hemsworth in ‘Blackhat’
filmReview: Chris Hemsworth stars as a convicted hacker in Blackhat
Arts and Entertainment

Oscar voter speaks out

film
Arts and Entertainment
The Oscars race for Best Picture will be the battle between Boyhood and Birdman

Oscars
Arts and Entertainment
Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy), Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance)
tvReview: Wolf Hall
Arts and Entertainment
Tom Meighan of Kasabian collects the Best Album Award
music
Arts and Entertainment
Best supporting stylist: the late L’Wren Scott dressed Nicole Kidman in 1997
film
Arts and Entertainment
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey

Film

Arts and Entertainment
Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor)
tv occurred in the crucial final scene
Arts and Entertainment
Glasgow wanted to demolish its Red Road flats last year
architecture
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

ES Rentals

    Independent Dating
    and  

    By clicking 'Search' you
    are agreeing to our
    Terms of Use.

    HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

    Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

    Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
    How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

    Time to play God

    Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
    MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

    MacGyver returns, but with a difference

    Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
    Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

    Tunnel renaissance

    Why cities are hiding roads underground
    'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

    Boys to men

    The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
    Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

    Crufts 2015

    Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
    10 best projectors

    How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

    Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
    Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

    Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

    Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
    Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

    Monaco: the making of Wenger

    Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
    Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

    Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

    Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
    In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

    In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

    This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
    'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

    Homage or plagiarism?

    'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
    Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

    A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

    Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
    A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

    Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

    A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower