It was a star-studded event at Supperclub LA Wednesday night when celebrities and reality stars arrived for Star Magazine’s Annual Hollywood Rocks party.
Controversy sparked within seconds when UK pop sensation Cher Lloyd stepped out onto the red carpet and no, it wasn’t because of her gorgeous long blonde tresses or her fabulous floral crop top and matching mini-skirt. The 20-year-old singer was photographed with her publicist holding a name placecard behind her to inform the press and public exactly of who she is, insinuating that her fame may not actually reach all the way across the pond.
Media outlets ran off with the story, but this isn’t the first time a celebrity has been photographed with a name card here in Hollywood. Back in 2011 rapper, singer-songwriter Nicki Minaj was seen with a name card on the red carpet for the Grammys.
This is a common practice in the US and publicists almost always have a name card to alert the media of who they’re photographing, but also of how to spell their name properly. It was clear later in the evening that everyone knew who Cher was once she performed her hit single “Want U Back.” Eager fans packed the dancefloor and sang along with tears of joy. As one of the celebrity attendees put it, “It’s amazing to see such a young talent thrive in todays industry”. Cher finished her set with her newest single “Sirens”.
The rest of the night was filled with tunes by Hollywood native DJ Weatherman and guests enjoyed freebies from Cottonelle, Effy, Hydroxycut, Jamba Juice, Bongo photo booth, and even free hair makeovers by Got2b! From selfies to smoothies the night was a huge overall success and Cher Lloyd certainly has nothing to worry about when it comes to her career – Hollywood definitely wants HER back!