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Harvey Weinstein has hailed Rita Ora‘s acting abilities.
The singer teamed up with the legendary movie producer for the flick Southpaw, which is expected to be released in 2015.
She has also filmed scenes for the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie – and producer Weinstein told MailOnline that he is very impressed by Ora’s talents.
He said: “Rita Ora did a sensational job for me and Antoine Fuqua in Southpaw. Her scene is breathtaking, because she’s a very glamorous, beautiful woman; but, we did the opposite, we made her up to look like a tough junkie who’s got a kid to protect.
“She is heart-breakingly real and wonderful and acting opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, who is riveting in this movie, she holds her own and then some.”
The 50 Shades of Grey movie meanwhile will be released on Valentine’s Day next year.
Rita Ora has given fans a taste of her upcoming single.
The singer is due to release the track ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ soon, which was made in collaboration with Ora’s boyfriend Calvin Harris.
She has now uploaded a sneak peek video on YouTube and VEVO for the track.
It sees Ora film the video and speak about the song, which she says is a a “good, energetic love song”.
The tune is set to feature on the singer’s upcoming new album, which is slated for a 2014 release.
Ora meanwhile has been busy filming scenes for her part in the 50 Shades of Grey film.
Speaking previously about the flick, the singer said: “The movie is amazing, it’s such a great passionate movie. I had to be involved, I love the books.
“I know everybody’s going to watch it, whether it’s in secret or confidence, but everyone’s going to watch it,” she explained. “It’s going to be fun. I look really different and it was a good experience.”
The British singer-songwriter who had a cameo in Fast & Furious 6 has been cast in another movie you might have heard about. Rita Ora will play Mia, the outgoing adopted sister of billionaire Christian Grey, in Universal‘s adaptation of E L James’ mega-selling novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. The Albania-born Ora has topped the British album and singles charts but hasn’t broken through in the U.S. This ought to help. She is repped by CAA and manager Sarah Stennett.
Jamie Dornan stars in Fifty Shades as Christian Grey in the film adaptation opposite Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele. Joining them in the cast are Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; and Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla; and Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard and head of his security team. Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing alongside E L James, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Last month Universal moved the film’s release date from August 1, 2014, to Valentine’s weekend 2015.
Rita Ora also confirmed via Twitter
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 2, 2013
Rita Ora will follow in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and Thandie Newton tomorrow as she hosts the annual British Designers’ Collective at Bicester Village.
Launching the ‘Future Vintage’ boutique, Rita has teamed up with the British Designers’ Collective to help champion new British talent.
The pop-up boutique, which will run for eight weeks in Bicester Village, will see a selection of carefully curated dresses, shoes and handbags from fave designers including Richard Nicoll, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Johathan Saunders and House of Holland.
In support of this year’s event, Rita models some of the designer wears in this short film, shot by Thomas Giddings. She looks a bit lovely in all of them, too…
It’s the 2013 Triple BRIT Award Nominee’s time for the spotlight over at the Lytham Proms. Rita Ora, singer-songwriter of hits like How Do We (Party) and Radioactive, will be gracing the event together with guests, YouTube sensation turned young dance heartthrob Conor Maynard, and girl group extraordinaire, Stooshe. In the event’s official site, “Lytham Proms promises to keep delivering a diverse and interesting array of music to the Lancashire seaside town of Lytham St Annes.”
The dance songstress’ show over at Lythom Proms has a promo with Superbreak.com. Booking a trip to the event venue will include accommodations to selected hotels. The website offers a wide network of hotels and accommodations complete with standard amenities like WiFi to enjoy a relaxing night in your room surfing online, posting your excitement over social media blogs like Tumblr.com or sharing your experience with communities like FoxyBingo.com. According to the hotel network’s site, “Rita Ora at Lytham Proms is destined to be one the biggest performances of the whole summer, so make sure you don’t miss out by buying your tickets now!”
“It’s been a really tough choice to follow Olly Murs from 2012. However, we wanted to give our audience something more edgy this year. The Festival is beginning to develop a name for its diverse range of music styles,” states Peter Taylor, Lytham Proms organizer. “I wanted to bring something more contemporary and different, rather than straightforward ‘pop’. Hopefully we will put on a show to remember.” Hence, Rita Ora will be bringing her A-game to the finale of the event on Sunday. To make it an even more memorable occasion, her guests include British YouTube wonder, Conor Maynard, the cutie who brought us the dance hit Turn Around ft. Ne-yo and Animal ft. Wiley. The woman who went to number one in the UK charts after just releasing her debut album will also be tagging along girl band sensation Stooshe.
Lytham Proms will be held on the 2nd to the 4th of August 2013. Check out their official event site for details and tickets. Also check out Superbreak.com for package offers to hotels.
The Racecourse Newbury has announced its first Party in the Paddock event of 2013, with Rita Ora confirmed to perform live after an evening of racing on Saturday 8th June.
Breakthrough artist of 2012 with the most number-one singles in the UK singles chart last year, Londoner Rita Ora will take to the stage at Newbury to perform huge hits including Shine Ya Light, Hot Right Now, How We Do (Party) and R.I.P.
The evening of Flat racing will commence at 6.10pm with gates opening well in advance for people to soak up the atmosphere and Rita Ora performing after the last race as the sun sets on the racecourse.
For groups of sixteen and upwards, the racecourse is offering ‘Party Pods’ where friends can watch from the balcony of their own private box with delicious food and their own bar.
Tickets will go on sale on Friday 8th March at 10am. Tickets can be booked here: www.racecoursenewbury.co.uk/Racing/Fixtures—Tickets/ritaora and are available at £35 per person. For Rita’s biggest fans, a limited supply of Golden Circle tickets closest to the stage will be available at £50 per person. Racegoers can also book dinner in one of the two panoramic restaurants during the evening before heading down for a boogie in front of the stage.
Further Party in the Paddock acts will be announced in due course.
Follow the racecourse for more updates on the event @RacesNewbury and http://www.facebook.com/TheRacecourseNewbury
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Rita Ora enters the lounge in Sony’s New York headquarters and immediately curls up on a couch, kicking off a pair of pointy, cherry-red Louboutin pumps so new that one still has a price sticker inside. She is only 22, but one gets the sense that Ora is already the sort of person who’s able to make herself comfortable wherever she goes. Plus, high heels are still foreign territory for her.
“Growing up, I would usually just be like one of the boys,” she explains. “I became kind of a sneakerhead.” Ora’s tomboy roots still peek out, in the menswear-inspired outfit she’s wearing by the British designer J.W. Anderson — perfectly starched white dress shirt and red tartan trousers — and in the videos for both of her catchy-as-hell singles, the soaring, forget-your-ex anthem “R.I.P.” and the party jam “How We Do.”
Her West London upbringing — her family moved there from of Yugoslavia when she was a baby—comes out in bits and pieces, too. “We all stick by each uvva,” she says of her labelmates on Roc Nation, to which Jay-Z signed her in 2009 after she’d spent several years performing in bars around London. And how did that go down?
“The first thing Jay said to me was, ‘Hey, kid!’ ” Ora recalls, doing a near-perfect impression of Jay-Z’s signature genial bark. “He raised me a little bit. It’s very much of a family feeling.” Jay-Z and Beyoncé were both in attendance at Ora’s first U.S. performance, at a Cartier party in New York City last April. Ora didn’t know they were coming, but had coincidentally prepared an homage of sorts. “I was singing ‘Say My Name,’ and I was nervous because it was in front of the queen!” Ora says. “She did give me the stamp of approval at the end.” She’s not the only one: Ora’s debut album, Ora, which took her three years to finish, landed at number 1 on the U.K. charts when it was released last September. The record comes out stateside early this year.
Rita is nominated for 3 Brits this year!!! Congrats Rita. The categories are below
1.MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2.BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT
3.DJ. Fresh Ft. Rita Ora – ‘Hot Right Now’
Rita Ora attends The BRIT Awards 2013 nominations announcement at The Savoy on January 10, 2013 in London, England. ive added 66 High Quality photos to the gallery ; Click the thumbnails below to view in the gallery!!
Rita’s management team tweeted
We’re thrilled to announce that @RitaOra’s debut album #ORA’ is now a PLATINUM selling record in the UK!
Rita went to twitter to annouce her first UK tour the “Radioactive Tour”. See what she said below
THE TOUR IS HERE!! RADIOACTIVE TOUR!! UK I PROMISED A TOUR HERE IT IS! GO GET YOUR TICKETS! ARRRRRR!!! #radioactivetour
Tickets for #RadioactiveTour go on sale FRIDAY!
Radioactive Tour – UK Dates
January 28th 2013 – Manchester Academy
January 29th 2013 – Newcastle O2 Academy
January 30th 2013 – Glasgow O2 Academy
February 1st 2013 – Sheffield O2 Academy
February 2nd 2013 – Cardiff Great Hall
February 5th 2013 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
February 8th 2013 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
February 9th 2013 – Birmingham O2 Academy