Ed Sheeran shed 50 pounds after trolls labelled him ‘fat’

Ed Sheeran lost 56 pounds (25 kilograms) after cruel online trolls targeted him over his weight.The Beautiful People hitmaker slimmed down from approximately 224 pounds to 168 pounds (100 kilograms to 75 kilograms) after social media users started poin…

Ed Sheeran lost 56 pounds (25 kilograms) after cruel online trolls targeted him over his weight.

The Beautiful People hitmaker slimmed down from approximately 224 pounds to 168 pounds (100 kilograms to 75 kilograms) after social media users started pointing out that he’d gained weight.

“I never had insecurities and people pointed them out – your brain starts thinking about them,” he said on the Behind The Medal podcast.

The star added that the attention surrounding his body image resulted in him sitting out of his first four music videos, because he felt pressure to get into shape like “the One Direction boys and Justin Bieber”.

“(There were) all these people who had six-packs and I was kind of like, ‘Oh, should I look like this?'” the 28-year-old mused.

Yet, Ed also insisted he’s not letting the negativity get to him too much, as he believes the criticism “all stems from other people’s insecurities”.

“So many people have things they’re insecure about so it makes them feel better to point out someone else’s,” the singer shared. “Because half the people that would point out that I’m fat are probably fat themselves.”

And it seems Ed is now happy to appear in his music videos, as he is currently starring alongside his wife Cherry Seaborn in the clip for Put It All on Me. The couple shot their footage in their London apartment, with the romantic video also featuring other couples dancing to the tune.

Back in July, Ed confirmed he and his childhood friend and former high school classmate Cherry, 27, had got married, and the video revealed they tied the knot in January.

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Jorja Smith has written her own Bond theme

Jorja Smith has penned her own James Bond theme in a bid to land the coveted 007 job. The artist writing and performing the theme for the upcoming instalment in the espionage franchise, No Time to Die, is yet to be announced, however, Jorja has penned…

Jorja Smith has penned her own James Bond theme in a bid to land the coveted 007 job.

The artist writing and performing the theme for the upcoming instalment in the espionage franchise, No Time to Die, is yet to be announced, however, Jorja has penned her own track as she’s desperate to write for a Bond film.

“That’s a dream,” she said while appearing on The Official Big Top 40 radio show on Sunday. “Yeah I’d love to write a Bond song. I really do. I kind of wrote one, like a pretend one, but I do really want to write one, I’d love to.

“I like writing cinematic things. Things for films. I always imagine movies in my head sometimes when I’m writing songs.”

To follow in the footsteps of the likes of Adele, Shirley Bassey, and Sam Smith, Jorja will have to fend off competition from the likes of Dua Lipa, the current favourite to land the honour, and Ed Sheeran, whose manager Stuart Camp recently revealed an interest.

“(I tell him), ‘The thing they do last is the music,'” Camp said, explaining that Ed constantly badgered him for updates on Bond producers’ thinking. “It’s certainly something he’d want to do though. It’s a box that’s still to be ticked, for sure.”

No Time to Die, which is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and will feature Daniel Craig in what is believed to be his last outing as 007, will debut in cinemas next April.

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Ed Sheeran knew he wasn’t first pick for Yesterday

Danny Boyle was teased relentlessly by Ed Sheeran after learning Chris Martin was the director’s first choice to feature in his new Beatles movie Yesterday. The Shape of You hitmaker portrays a version of himself in the film, about the only man alive…

Danny Boyle was teased relentlessly by Ed Sheeran after learning Chris Martin was the director’s first choice to feature in his new Beatles movie Yesterday.

The Shape of You hitmaker portrays a version of himself in the film, about the only man alive who can recall the songs of the Fab Four, but Sheeran was only approached for the part after the Coldplay rocker turned down the gig.

And the popstar made sure to use every opportunity to jokingly give Boyle and his team a hard time about his casting.

“He teased us rotten because he found out we’d asked Chris Martin first, so he never let us forget that,” the director told NME. “And he accused us of asking Harry Styles second, which isn’t true, but we did ask Chris Martin first, so he teases us rotten about that, but he gives as good as he gets.”

Boyle added, “He’s got a good sense of humour, which he needed to have otherwise it could have been quite unpleasant.”

Although Boyle had originally wanted Martin to appear in Yesterday, screenwriter Richard Curtis thought Sheeran was the perfect choice as their lead character’s mentor.

“Ed’s the son I never had,” Curtis recently told WENN. “I had orange hair when I was young, and Ed’s got orange hair. The truth is that in some ways this film was about Ed, insofar as it’s an Ed that hasn’t succeeded, comes from Suffolk (England), and is engaged to a girl he was at school with.

“They’re all sorts of ingredients from Ed’s life that were in my head because we’ve known him for years.”

Yesterday, which stars Himesh Patel alongside Lily James and Kate McKinnon, opens in cinemas this week.

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Richard Curtis thrilled to team with Ed Sheeran on Yesterday

Richard Curtis was excited when Ed Sheeran agreed to be part of his new Beatles film Yesterday because he considers the singer to be like a son.The British popstar portrays a version of himself in the movie, about the only man alive who can recall the …

Richard Curtis was excited when Ed Sheeran agreed to be part of his new Beatles film Yesterday because he considers the singer to be like a son.

The British popstar portrays a version of himself in the movie, about the only man alive who can recall the songs of the Fab Four, and Curtis has now admitted Ed was the perfect choice to take on the role of the mentor in the narrative because he’s such a down-to-earth guy.

“Ed’s the son I never had,” Curtis, who shares children Scarlett, Jake, Spike and Charlie with partner Emma Freud, told WENN. “I had orange hair when I was young, and Ed’s got orange hair. The truth is that in some ways this film was about Ed, insofar as it’s an Ed that hasn’t succeeded, comes from Suffolk and is engaged to a girl he was at school with.

“They’re all sorts of ingredients from Ed’s life that were in my head because we’ve known him for years.”

But it was a chat over dinner with Ed and director Danny Boyle that made Curtis realise the 28-year-old needed to be in the film.

“We were in Suffolk with Danny when Ed came over for supper and Danny said, ‘You should be in the film. You should be the famous person who finds our not-famous person and helps him on his way’,” he recalled.

“I write in a little room facing out toward the creek at the beach and the sea in Suffolk. There’s a lot of Ed in the story, as he comes from here. We love the accents and the names. This is very much where I wanted to set the film. It’s a little part of England that you wouldn’t expect a massive popstar like Ed to come from, had it not happened to him.”

Yesterday, also featuring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Kate McKinnon, hits cinemas from 26 June.

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Ed Sheeran helped turn soap actor into popstar for Danny Boyle’s new film

Ed Sheeran helped mould British soap actor Himesh Patel into a popstar for Danny Boyle’s new Beatles-inspired musical comedy. In the new film Yesterday, Himesh, who once starred as geeky teenager Tamwar Masood in the BBC soap EastEnders, plays a singe…

Ed Sheeran helped mould British soap actor Himesh Patel into a popstar for Danny Boyle’s new Beatles-inspired musical comedy.

In the new film Yesterday, Himesh, who once starred as geeky teenager Tamwar Masood in the BBC soap EastEnders, plays a singer-songwriter living in a world where he’s the only one who remembers that the Fab Four existed. He then borrows their tunes to become one of the biggest acts on the planet.

Ed plays himself in the movie, and he and composer Daniel Pemberton have written music for the score.

Speaking to Cover Media at The Ivors awards nominations on Wednesday (24Apr19), where he was recognised for his work on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Daniel said the Thinking Out Loud hitmaker was a huge help to Himesh, and aided him in crafting his performance.

“We went to see Ed live in Manchester which was insane,” he revealed. “Ed and Himesh had quite a lot of chats, Ed was very supportive of Himesh and it was really good for him to see Ed control this whole stadium on his own.”

Asked about how the two worked together on set, he added: “As I say, Ed was very supportive – and there’s a number of scenes where they’re acting together and they got on really well.”

Discussing the 28-year-old popstar’s contribution to the musical comedy, which is written by Love Actually creator Richard Curtis, Daniel said that his presence added a degree of realism to proceedings, as Ed’s own career shows how an ordinary guy can become a megastar.

“In the film, Ed Sheeran is such a fascinating aspect because you watch this film and go, ‘There’s no way this could ever happen, there’s no way this one guy with a guitar could become the biggest star in the world,'” he explained. “But then you go, ‘Well, there’s Ed Sheeran and this happens, he’s one of the biggest stars in the world.'”

Yesterday debuts in cinemas in June, when fans will get to hear a new song from Ed, which the movie composer confirmed is a “great track”.

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Ed Sheeran’s cousin stripped back fame for intimate Songwriter documentary

Filmmaker Murray Cummings found quality time with his cousin Ed Sheeran so they could focus on his talents for new movie Songwriter. Cummings chronicles the creation of Ed’s hit album Divide in the new Apple Music documentary, which will reach cinemas…

Filmmaker Murray Cummings found quality time with his cousin Ed Sheeran so they could focus on his talents for new movie Songwriter.

Cummings chronicles the creation of Ed’s hit album Divide in the new Apple Music documentary, which will reach cinemas next month (Aug18), and reveals he was able to strip away the fame for intimate sessions with the Perfect singer.

“I decided to make something different,” Cummings tells WENN. “I wasn’t going to show fame. I didn’t want paparazzi, screaming fans or big stadiums. I didn’t want to have sit down interviews, because I didn’t want to tell the audience how something came to be, I just wanted to show them. And I wanted the focus to be the songwriting.”

Ed’s very proud of his cousin’s film, adding, “Songwriter gives viewers a unique glimpse into the songwriting process. Murray’s film brilliantly documents the hard work and DNA that goes into creating a song from start to finish.”

The film, described as “an intimate, beautifully photographed documentation of the creation of Ed Sheeran’s chart-topping album”, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany earlier this year and also screened at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

It will open in New York and Los Angeles for a limited run on 17 and 24 August, respectively.

“Songwriter offers a look back at Sheeran’s childhood, through never before-seen-footage from his family’s archives,” a press release reads. “Amid a mind-boggling travel schedule that finds him writing on tour buses, at an idyllic Malibu estate, and on one epically luxurious cruise liner, Sheeran works with legendary producer Benny Blanco and musicians, such as Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid, Foy Vance, Ryan Tedder, and Julia Michaels to hone multiple songs at the same time while never missing a beat.

“Through these lovely, often hilarious interactions, Cummings reveals Sheeran to be a vulnerable, massively talented songwriter, one whose admiration for his collaborators, and theirs for him, is abundantly evident.”

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Ed Sheeran in talks for Danny Boyle movie

Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to star in Danny Boyle’s upcoming music-themed movie. The Slumdog Millionaire director is teaming up with Love Actually screenwriter and director Richard Curtis for a new comedy, and the plot is being largely kept unde…

Ed Sheeran is reportedly in talks to star in Danny Boyle’s upcoming music-themed movie.

The Slumdog Millionaire director is teaming up with Love Actually screenwriter and director Richard Curtis for a new comedy, and the plot is being largely kept under wraps. However, The Mail on Sunday reports that it will be about the music of The Beatles, and the Shape of You singer is in discussions to appear in the project and potentially write new music for it.

“Everything Ed touches turns to gold,” a source close to Working Title, the studio making the film, told the publication. “He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet. If anyone can make a film about The Beatles’ songs even better musically, it’s him.”

The new comedy, which is tentatively titled All You Need Is Love, is reportedly about a man who wakes up one day to find he is only person who can remember the songs of the Fab Four.

Ed is no stranger to cameo on-screen appearances, with previous acting credits including Bridget Jones’s Baby and TV shows Game of Thrones, The Bastard Executioner, Undateable, and Australian soap opera Home and Away. He also starred as himself in the documentary Songwriter, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February (18).

The film will reportedly go into production in London and Norfolk, England over the summer, and star Cinderella actress Lily James and actor Himesh Patel, who is best known for playing Tamwar Masood in British soap EastEnders. Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is in talks to join the production.

The film is being backed by Universal, and will be produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner as well as Curtis and Boyle, who recently confirmed he is writing the script for the next James Bond outing.

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Hailey Baldwin addresses gun violence at 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards

Hailey Baldwin used her wardrobe to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.The 21-year-old co-hosted the ceremony alongside record producer DJ Khaled on Sunday night (11Mar18), and …

Hailey Baldwin used her wardrobe to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The 21-year-old co-hosted the ceremony alongside record producer DJ Khaled on Sunday night (11Mar18), and at one point, chose to wear a black T-shirt that featured the name of the school in Florida where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month.

The model teamed the statement top with a pair of sequined palazzo pants and a sparkly double buckle belt.

Hailey, who has walked the runway for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Prabal Gurung, and Jeremy Scott, has previously used her social media profiles to speak out against gun violence in the wake of the tragic massacre, by sharing website links to March for Our Lives, the planned demonstration organised by students in support of gun control set to be held on 24 March.

Earlier in the evening, Hailey struck a pose on the red carpet at The Forum in Los Angeles, wearing a golden, tasselled Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit, which she teamed with a pair of metallic Jimmy Choo sandals, and jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz.

And before the show kicked off, the fashion star admitted she was surprisingly calm as she prepared to lead proceedings, considering she was a long-time viewer of the awards ceremony herself.

“I’m nervous about how calm I am. I’ve been watching past iHearts and trying to get spiffy with the prompter reading,” she told People.

Winners on the night included singers Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, who won the awards for Best Male and Best Female Artist, respectively, while rapper Cardi B took home the Best New Artist prize.

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Ed Sheeran shows off wedding band at Brit Awards

Pop star Ed Sheeran did nothing to quell marriage rumours when he showed up to the Brit Awards sporting a gold wedding band on his left ring finger.Reports suggesting the Shape of You singer has tied the knot with his long-time love, Cherry Seaborn, ha…

Pop star Ed Sheeran did nothing to quell marriage rumours when he showed up to the Brit Awards sporting a gold wedding band on his left ring finger.

Reports suggesting the Shape of You singer has tied the knot with his long-time love, Cherry Seaborn, have been swirling for weeks, and the singer’s appearance on the red carpet at the O2 Arena appeared to confirm the hearsay.

Ed arrived wearing a white rose in the lapel of his smart navy suit – a nod to the Time’s Up anti-sexual harassment movement – with the silver ring on full display.

The Thinking Out Loud star proposed to Cherry on New Year’s Eve (31Dec17).

Ed, who wasn’t joined by his wife-to-be on the red carpet, wasn’t the only one professing his love at the event – Little Mix stars Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock all arrived with their boyfriends, while Zayn Malik’s ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards connected with her man, soccer star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, inside.

The Little Mix beauties turned heads in their sexy outfits, donning leather and see-through numbers to the bash.

Rita Ora also made a statement by hitting the red carpet in a flowing white and mint-coloured couture gown by Ralph & Russo, while frills were all the rage for many stars at the Brits this year, with Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown taking on the trend in a tiered white Rodarte dress with black polka dots, and big winner Dua Lipa, who took home two trophies on the night, dazzling in a dreamy pink gown with a train so long it extended several feet behind her.

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