SHARON HORGAN’s relationship with Madchester star Tim Burgess is truly surprising.
The Bafta-winning Irish actress was spotted making out with The Charlatans frontman on the side of a busy road this week.
It is said that Sharon has been a fan of Tim since he became famous with the hit “The Only One I Know” in 1990 when she was a teenager.
They got to know each other after he tweeted about how much he loves her on the C4 Catastrophe show.
And as their friendship developed, she even sang on The Charlatans’ 2017 album Different Days. A source said: “Sharon and Tim kept their relationship under wraps, but that didn’t stop them from kissing next to a busy road in London.
“They seemed lost in each other and didn’t seem to care who saw them.”
Sharon was married to producer Jeremy Rainbird for 14 years and has two children with him.
Tim has a son with electronic musician Nick Kolk Void, but it is not clear if they are together.
He gradually got to know Sharon after she retweeted his praise of “Catastrophe”. He said: “We had a little trip to meet at music festivals, and Sharon came to see how we play in New York.”
Tim was then invited to the set of Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, for which Sharon wrote and produced from 2016 to 2019.
Representatives for Sharon and Tim declined to comment.
Rita puts on glitter
RITA ORA shines like a star in this bejeweled gown, but she insists fame hasn’t gone to her head.
The Anywhere singer, who is working on her third album, said of living in the spotlight, “It’s definitely a shock to your body because you’ve never experienced it before.
“People ask me all the time, ‘What is fame like? And it’s really hard to explain fame if you’re not in it. This is a very strange concept. I don’t really think of it as a reality. . . I don’t carry it home with me.”
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Australia, accompanied by this photo and the exposed belly below, she continued: “I like to think of myself as a normal person. When I go outside, I know it’s work time.
“People can come up and talk to you. People can come and take pictures of you. It’s just something that comes with territory.
“You also have to understand what you’ve signed up for and choose the places where you’d like to keep it private.”
RED HOT WALK
THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
They will receive it next Thursday, ahead of the release of their 12th album Unlimited Love.
In a joint statement, band members Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and John Frusciante said, “We’ve spent thousands of hours honing our craft and helping each other to make the best album we could possibly make.”
J-Lo steals Ben’s iHeart
JENNIFER LOPEZ received the Icon Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, watched adoringly by her boyfriend Ben Affleck.
At the Los Angeles ceremony, Megan Thee Stallion performed her collaboration Dua Lipa Sweetest Pie in a hot pink bodysuit, while Nicole Scherzinger posed in a floral bra and skirt. But the risqué outfit of the evening was a tiny silver number worn by Halsey, who pouted for a photo with Olivia Rodrigo. Meanwhile, Lil Nas X won the Artist of the Year gong and David Guetta won the Dance Artist of the Year award.
HARRY STYLES will once again dominate the summer as his third album is due out on May 20th.
Yesterday, he announced the 13-track Harry’s House album in an Instagram post that quickly racked up millions of likes.
It will be a follow-up to his hugely successful Fine Line which he released at the end of 2019 and will be released three weeks before he starts his Love On Tour stadium shows.
Harry has spent several weeks filming a video for the project and the first single is expected to be released in the coming days.
It takes a lot of pressure to succeed, but his track record suggests he will be even bigger than his last.
ALAN A SPICE SHOES
The man who brought the Spice Girls to superstardom admitted he only got the job as their publicist because they liked his shoes.
Alan Edwards has just been named PR Week’s Top PR Agent for the eighth year in a row.
In the nineties, he took on Mel B, Mel C, Jerry Horner, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham and said: “I got a call from Virgin Music and they said that in 45 minutes I would be in the office. I was shown to the main conference room.
“Probably 30 people. It was like an economics meeting at Goldman Sachs.
“I asked the girls if they wanted to ask me anything. There was a long silence until a voice called out, “What shoes are you wearing?”
“There was a sharp breath in the room. I said, “Hush, puppies.”
“The girls looked at each other and one of them said, ‘It’s okay, we can hire him.’
Celeb promotion in Ukraine
CHRIS EVANS hosts one of the most stellar charity auctions ever to raise money for Ukraine, with celebrity donations including Coldplay, Dame Emma Thompson and Ant & Dec.
The Virgin Radio DJ who hosts The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky donates all proceeds to the Emergency Committee.
But participants only have until midnight tomorrow to get their hands on the lots. Of his attempts to get List A items, Chris said, “Everyone we contacted to get involved said yes.”
Lunch hosted by Dame Emma, Hayley Attwell, Vanessa Kirby and Michelle Dockery is just one of the lots, while lunch with Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Colin Firth is also up for grabs.
There’s also the chance to meet and greet Coldplay at one of their Wembley Stadium shows this summer, have afternoon tea with David Walliams at his house, get an Only Fools & Horses script signed by David Jason, and tickets to Las Vegas to meet Rod. . Stewart and stay at Caesars Palace for three nights.
For a full list of over 100 items and experiences, and to place a bid, please follow the link auctionforukraine.com.