RiChARd PECkETT, Metro World News

Swiping right with Sean Rad, CEO and founder of Tinder

“Cool shirt, by the way,” breezes Sean Rad, on meeting at the softly lit Dean Street Townhouse restaurant in central London. “It’s totally the kind of place I’d go for a first date,” he schmoozes, seamlessly rolling his assured small talk into how he needs something to wear for tonight’s TV...

Monday, October 5, 2015, 1:28 PM

Say Lou Lou: Twins In Sonic Sync

“Elektra and I are both very big dreamers,” muses Miranda Kilbey, before nebulously continuing, “My most recent dream was that I pushed a pen into my ear.” You can probably guess by now that Miranda, who is currently hunkered down in Stockholm isn’t prophesying about what might come of band Say Lou...

Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:47 PM

Charli XCX talks sexism, social anxiety and feeling like an outsider

As a performer, the 22-year-old, dressed in Nineties bad taste trash fashion, a bold smudge of red lipstick and untamed curled locks, is a mix of punk and pop-like showmanship. She’s no newbie to the scene either: the British singer-songwriter, who recently released her sophomore album “Sucker,”...

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 AM

Ciara: 'There ain’t nothing I can’t do'

It’s been a productive but turbulent past year for Ciara. First, the R&B singer gave birth to son Future Zahir Wilburn in May of last year, broke off her engagement to the baby’s father and rapper Future following rumors of infidelity, started on new album “Jackie” just a matter of weeks before...

Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:31 PM

James Bay: Music's new sensitive Brit

James Bay, the fedora-wearing troubadour with enviable cheekbones, life is changing as he knows it before his very eyes. The 24-year-old Brit won Critics’ Choice at the 2015 Brit Awards – an accolade previously bestowed on Sam Smith, Jessie J and Adele and his debut album “Chaos and the Calm,”...

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9:00 AM

George Ezra almost didn't make it to Budapest

“I think as a kid I always assumed America was a hot place but it’s very cold,” giggles George Ezra, reflecting on his own naivety during a break from his U.S. support tour with Irish singer-songwriter Hozier.Selling out stadiumsListening to the solo singer’s deep soulful voice you might assume...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:40 AM

Kodaline: We’ve got ‘Friends’ in high places

As modest and self-deprecating as the four members of Kodaline are – describing themselves as “not great musicians but getting better” – it’s an unsurprising ascent. Their 2013 debut “In a Perfect World” dropped at number three in the UK album charts, with track “All I Want” featuring in “Vampire...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:01 PM

Katrina Landis, Executive Vice President of BP explains how to succeed

The career woman: a corporate cannibal who foregoes friendships and sacrifices relationships all in pursuit of the top job – at least this is how we’ve come to demonize the female professional.“It’s dated, very dated,“ scoffs Katrina Landis, BP executive vice president, corporate business...

Friday, March 6, 2015, 2:39 AM

Hozier explains 'Take Me To Church' meaning

When we caught up with Andrew Hozier-Byrne --- better known by his moniker, Hozier --- at a big London concert, he was visually nervous. "This is very much outside my comfort zone," he tells us, adding that he prefers intimate gigs. But given his Grammy and European Music Award nominations for Song...

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:30 PM

Sarah Doukas on social media, models and diversity

Gone are the days when models, like Victorian children, were seen and not heard. Nowadays their social media following through Twitter and Instagram can be as fiscally valuable as their face and figure.Sarah Doukas, founder of agency Storm Models, explains that “there are girls who have huge...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:14 AM

Nicola Formichetti on Diesel, the digital revolution and Lady Gaga

“Fashion is always crazy," quips Nicola Formichetti. In fact, the 36-year-old is at the source of the hysteria: Lady Gaga’s meat dress, the translucent egg, and those spiky metallic numbers were all in part down to the stylist. Now he has the all-encompassing role of Diesel’s artistic director,...

Monday, September 22, 2014, 11:50 PM

Transgender model Andreja Pejic opens up

Pejic says SRS is “an evolution and not a trasnformation.” /Storm Models“I feel 100 percent complete,” says Andreja Pejic. “It’s about proving my position in the industry and speaking out for equal rights and gaining respect in fashion for transgender models, because it doesn’t exist right now.”It...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 7:56 PM

Angel Haze on Ireland Baldwin and their Instagram relationship

Rapper Angel Haze is making the media as excitedly fidgety as a room of schoolboys who’ve stumbled upon a top-shelf mag. She’s dating a girl. And she’s a celebrity. It’s Ireland Baldwin, the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, and the two attended the MTV Video Music Awards hand-in-hand last...

Monday, August 25, 2014, 11:39 PM

Legendary street artist Ron English debuts new book 'Death and the Eternal Forever'

Credit: Ron EnglishCheating death is a conundrum no one’s cracked but U.S. artist and culture-jammer Ron English reckons art might just be the answer (kind of). English, dubbed the “Godfather of graffiti art” and a precursor to Banksy, reflects on his dance with death in new book “Death and the...

Monday, August 18, 2014, 7:04 PM

Meet Sonya Esman your new online crush

Sonya Esman is a bonafide social media celebrity.In an age where every other millennial with a Mac and Instagram account peppered with pouty changing room selfies is calling themselves a fashion blogger, it can be difficult to tell apart the pretenders from the professionals. But model Sonya Esman...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 11:38 PM

Swimwear for men gets tinier

A model at the Dirk Bikkembergs Spring/Summer 2015 show in tiny shorts.Credit: GettyThis season, the most fashionable men come in small swimwear packages. Chaps are dropping the baggy board shorts in favor of snugger look. British high street retailer Debenhams has seen sales of tiny trunks rise...

Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:25 PM

Angel Haze: High on life

Rapper Angel Haze is making the media as excitedly fidgety as a room of schoolboys who’ve stumbled upon a top-shelf mag. She’s dating a girl. And she’s a celebrity. It’s Ireland Baldwin, the daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, which would make the ‘best of girl-on-girl lovers’ lists in the...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6:26 PM

Bet fraud abounds at the World Cup

Get excited for the World Cup, but don't get caught up in a betting fraud.Credit: Reuters“The most important issue for me is not match fixing but betting fraud – because it is betting fraud that funds match fixing,” says Chris Eaton, Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for...

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1:32 AM

World Cup history: The tournament's most unforgettable events

The team that dyes their hair blond stays together, apparently.Credit: GettyFrance 1998: Blonde ambitionThe Romanian football team shows "dye" hard nationalism with their bleached barnets before their group match against Tunisia during the '98 World Cup. But clearly they had a blonde moment when...

Thursday, June 12, 2014, 1:11 AM

David Beckham: "Pretty soon I’ll hang my underwear up"

David Beckham's days as an underwear model are numbered.Credit: GettyIf you only knew of David Beckham’s existence through billboard posters, you’d swear that the man lives his life in tiny trunks. The 39-year-old’s latest collaboration with Swedish retail chain H&M does little to dismiss that...

Friday, June 6, 2014, 8:58 PM