The new series of The X Factor got off to a kickstart in Glasgow, with new/old judge Sharon Osbourne making the most of her victorious return draping herself over semi-clad male models, standard(!), on the same day her predecessor was arrested and held for questioning in a central London police station for fixing an alleged £820 drug deal.
Following an undercover exposé by The Sun on Sunday, the once golden girl of Saturday night telly is very rapidly realising the downside of her fame and what being a 'role model' actually means. Unfortunately for Tulisa, years of banging on about how she's no longer part of a druggy world and has turned her back on her formative years (which I commend and applaud) has only served to plonk her straight into the hands of those suspicious and out to test such a claim. And with her and her 'partner in crime' (erm, no pun intended) rapper Mike GLC now released on bail until next month, it's not looking too rosy for the 24-year-old former N Dubber.
There has been little response from Team Tulisa, other than that she's in a 'very fragile' state, and Mike GLC insisting he is 'not a dealer' and has 'never sold drugs in his life'. I guess we'll wait and see the outcome of this rather shady, and quite frankly sad, situation but one thing's for certain - it's going to take one heck of a PR job to claw some favour back for The Female Boss.
More drama this week as news filtered through that Michael Jackson's daughter Paris attempted suicide in her hometown near Los Angeles. Reports have suggested a combination of pills and self-harming was the cause of the potential cry for help, but thank goodness the 15-year-old seemingly had a change of heart and picked up the phone to a suicide hotline shortly after her attempt.
Now, as a Childline counsellor I could go to town on what my thoughts are on this, but I'm not Paris, and no-one should speculate how that young lady is feeling or indeed what caused her to do something so drastic. It's been suggested there had been a row involving her wanting to go to a concert, rifts emerging with her siblings and cyber bullying, and of course there is still the complicated matter of and court case surrounding her father's death. This child has not had a 'normal' upbringing, we all know that, however with the right guidance there is no reason why she can't work through her concerns and emotions in a way she is able to process at her pace. In my experience she needs understanding, patience and the opportunity to be listened to. I truly hope that her family are able to offer this and young Paris gets the help she so desperately needs.
On to a slightly happier topic, and HRH Her Majesty the Queen celebrated her 60-year reign with a posh ol' do at Westminster Abbey. Surrounded by 20 royals including her immediate family, her Maj looked a picture of poise and perfection in her silver twinset. All eyes, however, were on the young 'uns walking behind the monarch, the trio that is Wills, Harry and Kate, and of course, the royal pregnancy. Looking a picture of health with not even a hint of baby weight gain creeping out from under her peachy gold ensemble, the Duchess of Cambridge was as radiant and controlled as we've come to expect now she's been a year in the job. With the arrival of Baby Ka-Will a matter of weeks away now, you can bet that's the last we'll seen of her out in public until B-Day (baby day)... ooh, it's all very The Tudors, I love it.
And, second to Her Maj's obv, the big showbiz event of the week was the annual Glamour Awards in central London celebrating inspirational women in entertainment. The guest list was a glorious pick 'n' mix of the most stylish lady celebs, with a couple of notable chaps thrown in to boot.
With a red carpet that boasted Kylie Minogue, new mummy Fearne Cotton, comedienne Miranda Hart and even a certain Victoria Beckham, the style stakes were high and the gals didn't disappoint with their designer finery - well, apart from a rather 'Pat Butcher-esq' Jessie J. Popstar-tuned-fashion designer Mrs Beckham arrived to pick up her 'Woman of the Decade' award with Mr Beckham on her arm. Aha, nope not hubby David, but her eldest son, 14-year-old Brooklyn, who has clearly inherited his famous folks' looks and posing abilities. Myleene Klass, Rita Ora and The Saturdays all picked up awards for their fabulousness, and with a fantastic after-party and bulging goodie bags, a terrific night was had by all - bring on 2014!