Rita Ora is a ‘breathtaking’ actress, according to Harvey Weinstein

Rita Ora

I didn’t cover Rita Ora’s Halloween costume last weekend because it seemed so obvious. Of course Rita would pap walk as a pretty-pink princess, but I can’t figure out if she’s dressed as a Barbie or Paris Hilton. Both seem possible. Rita actually had an embarrassing Halloween experience. She bit from the cruel-apple mistress named Twitter and overplayed her hand. Rita tweeted, “Dropping my new song Monday if this gets 100,000 retweets.” Such chutzpah is admirable, but Rita received less than 2000 RTs. Mega-ouch:

Rita Ora

Of course Rita deleted the tweet and said someone hacked her account. She was super happy that she caught the post quickly. I guess we’re supposed to wonder if Rita made up the hacking story to save face or if Calvin Harris worked in mysterious ways again.

Rita will be fine. She’ll work out this music thing. Maybe? If she doesn’t, there’s always acting. Harvey Weinstein says she’s his “biggest discovery” of the year. Oh, rly?

Brit singer Rita Ora has jetted into LA for talks with movie bosses amid buzz over her role in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The blonde star, 23, plays Christian Grey’s little sister Mia Grey in the movie based on E.L. James’ hit trilogy.

Fifty Shades is released in February and the How We Do singer has also impressed “Mr Oscar” himself, movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who hired her for his new film, Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Mr Weinstein called Rita “breathtaking,” telling MailOnline she is his “biggest discovery” as an actress this year.

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. I will work with Rita again and again and again. Personally, I thinks she’s my biggest discovery as an actress this year.’

Southpaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer trying to make a comeback, while at the same time putting his personal life back in order. The film features other A-list names including Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, and comes out next year.

A source revealed that Rita is also in talks for another high-profile role starring a huge name.

[From Daily Mail]

Harvey says Rita is his “biggest discovery” this year? Man, Suki Waterhouse just got the shaft (although she may have won that title last year). Believe it or not, I didn’t decide to write about this story to make fun of Rita (or Suki). This is all about Harvey, Mr. Notorious, who has championed a stream of actresses who didn’t go far beyond his praises. I assume Harvey wants Rita to wear Marchesa? Yeah, that’s it. I see right through you, Harvey.

Harvey Weinstein

Here’s a photo of Rita performing after switching Christmas lights on at a London shopping center.

Rita Ora

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN

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  1. Moohahaha says:

    Rita is trashy. Marchesa is trashy. Perfect fit!

  2. Babalon says:

    Thinking about what she might have done to take his breath away gives me the heebs.

    • NewWester says:

      I was just going to say the same thing. Time for brain bleach

    • Nessa says:

      Yup. This.

    • Ag says:

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Ugh. This man is vile.

    • LAK says:

      me too!

      If she starts wearing Marchesa, that’ll cement the suspicion for me.

    • Kiddo says:

      Yeah, he gives me creepy predatorial dirty old man vibes.

    • Jem says:

      ‘Might have done’? Are u serious? Obviously she will do anything, and probably did… U think everybody in Hollywood has had some Ora by now… And btw, werent some of Jennifer Lawrences nude pics sent to this guy? Apparently there is a price to be paid for being one of his ‘discoveries’….

      • Kiddo says:

        Why aren’t more people nauseated by him, rather than the women? It’s a disgusting misuse of power.

      • Tulip says:

        @Kiddo. We are nauseous. In fact, most of us are already up-chucking. The blind (and not so blind) items on Harvey are revolting. The Marchesa dresses are the least of her problems. The only good thing you can say about that man on this subject is that he tends to go after legal-aged girls. Maybe.

      • Celia says:

        Except that Lawrence wasn’t one of his ‘discoveries’ but rather and Oscar nominated actress with two franchises already before she did Silver Linings Playbook.

        Harvey has worked with almost every major actress in Hollywood but people throw shade for it only on those they don’t like. Funny how that works…

      • Leah says:

        Celia came here to say just that. Lawrence was already nominated for an oscar by the the time she worked with weinstein. I think one of the first people who cast her in a studio movie was jodie foster so if anyone famous should be credited of discovering Lawrence it would be her. Lawrence had already been nominated for an oscar and cast in the Hunger Games before she worked with Weinstein so he just got on a pre existing band wagon after her performance in Winters Bone. People shouldn’t bend the truth in these kind of manners its pretty slanderous.

      • Kimberly says:

        @ Celia, weren’t you the one throwing shade at Lupita N’yongo sometime ago during Oscar season?
        Or am I mixing you up with someone else?

        If I am mixing you up with someone else my apologies
        If I’m correct ………..this portion of your comment is laughable as much as it is hypocritical “Harvey has worked with almost every major actress in Hollywood but people THROW SHADE for it only on those they don’t like. Funny how that works…”

      • Jules says:

        @Celia and @Leah: Plus a zillion to both of you!!. I couldn’t agree more.

    • Dreamyk says:


    • Reece says:

      Nothing else to say but Yep!

    • Mike says:

      That is pretty much what we all are thinking. He is a known horn dog with a “pay for play” reputation and she is a known “willing to pay for what she wants” type of woman. It is pretty sad that personal debasement is a requirement for stardom.

  3. Gina says:

    I don’t know much about her other than she dated a Kardashian. Looking at her though, it seems like playing a tough looking junkie wouldn’t be much of a stretch. Maybe in person she looks as gloriously beautiful as Harvey says.

  4. Abbott says:

    She caught the hacker just like that, huh? The FBI has been looking for the iCloud hacker for months. Maybe we should put Detective Ora on the case to dole out some justice?

    • Lucy2 says:

      Yeah, funny how these hackers only post ONE stupid message, right? You’d think if they got access to a celebrities account they would flood it with ridiculous tweets…

  5. Josefa says:

    She plays Jaime Dornan’s sister? Am I missing something or should they have picked someone, well… who kind of resembles him?

    Rita must be the most generic pop singer of our times and that’s saying a lot. She’s just so… uninteresting.

    • Abbott says:

      They’re adoptive brother and sister in the book. Yeah, I read it.

      • Ag says:

        “Yeah, I read it” – lol

        Also, even genetic siblings don’t necessarily look alike. Different sets of parents, different genetic mixes, genetic variances. I’m not sure that a majority of siblings actually “look like” siblings, even if they share genes.

      • mia girl says:

        You an inspiration to me @Abbott.
        Admiting the truth is a big first step.

        * Takes deep breath *

        I, I read it too.

        * puts head in hands and sobs *

      • kri says:

        Abbott. You did not. Take that back, I say, take that back!!

      • Abbott says:

        Sorry, kri. 50 Shades is one of those things that cannot be un-did.

  6. paola says:

    She has to be.
    Only a great actress can step out in those horrid oufits and smile and prance around as though she is wearing the best sartorial success the world has ever seen.

  7. don't kill me i'm french says:

    Translation ….”she’s the Queen of blow job”

  8. Tifygodess24 says:

    The isn’t the guy who is know for his “casting couch” right? Is it wrong that was the first thing that came to mind about his “discovery” Rita ? Oops.

  9. bammer says:

    Well it worked for Gwyneth.

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      And Jennifer Lawrence!

      • Jules says:

        @Don’t Kill Me I’m French: Oh, stop it…Jennifer Lawrence was already a critically acclaimed actress with two franchises as well before Weinstein came along.

  10. Adrien says:

    Maybe most of her twitter followers were paid bots. Most celebs buy followers but Rita at least has a solid British following, 100k RTs should he easy. Can’t believe her fans cannot be bothered to RT that.

  11. captain hero says:

    If she did spend time on Harvey Weinstein’s casting couch she deserves a film career. If she did it without vomiting she deserves an Oscar.

  12. Mira says:

    I can’t be the first one to make this joke but just in case…

    Jay-Z, stop trying to make Rita happen! She’s never going to happen!

  13. Mia4S says:

    Hollywood is a bizarre place. Even if Weinstien’s comment is 1000% innocent, I still threw up in my mouth a little. There’s just a….vibe…about him.

    Oh and those of you who read 50 Shades remember, Jamie Dornan didn’t. It’s just an interpretation! He’s not that type of person! He reads the Guardian! It’s about art! LOL!

  14. FingerBinger says:

    Jay-Z couldn’t make her a star. Dating Rob Kardashian and Calvin Harris couldn’t make her a star. I guess it’s up to Harvey Weinstein to make her a star.

  15. Anna says:

    I assume he means she is breathtaking as in she literally breathes while acting. Because I don’t buy anything else.

    Note to Hollywood: Stop trying to make Rita Ora happen. She’s not gonna happen.

  16. santana says:

    oh, there you go again Harvey found his new Blake. From Harvey’s sex toy to acclaimed actress? Naah…

  17. Sara says:

    that hacker story does not make ANY sense. lets assume someone hacked her account, why would that person write something like that?
    And if they did why did only so little people retweet it? if someone hacked Taylor Swifts account or Rihannas account and wrote the same thing dont you think they would reach that little goal? (just an example, leaving the individual follower numbers out of the equation)

    • Mira says:

      I understood the hacking defense when it was first being used for the really BIG screwups celebrities would tweet, but now it’s just an excuse for anything that might make the celebrity look like they’re anything less than perfect. Does anyone believe it anymore? Do THEY believe anyone believes it anymore? It would have been better for her just to be like “Eff it, it’s going up anyway, enjoy it 2k” or whatever.

  18. Rihanna says:

    I like her.

  19. Kimberly says:

    According to Harvey……….. “I will work with Rita again and again and again. Personally, I thinks she’s my biggest discovery as an actress this year.”

    To me it’s more like he’ll let her lay on that casting couch again and again and again.

  20. Pumpkin Pie says:

    That’s a Haloween costume? I thought it was just a normal day outfit for her. Only read the Haloween thing after seeing the pic.