And what a week it's been. A golden meal ticket for showbiz types, Adele is in the baby club, and Katie Holmes has finally had enough of her seemingly shambolic marriage to Tom Cruise.
The Spice Girls are back in business - well sort of, coming together for the launch of highly anticipated West End show Viva Forever, and a previously under the radar book, E L James' Fifty Shades of Grey has become the fastest selling paperback ever, and is causing such a stir amongst its (mostly female) readers that you can't get a copy for love nor money! Honestly, you go away for a week and the world of entertainment explodes!
So, I should probably touch on why I've been virtually AWOL. Along with my telly partner in crime Jamie Rickers and Olympic gold medalist Denise Lewis - plus a team of 70 people - we've just finished filming the next series of hit Nickelodeon show Camp Orange: The Lost Kingdom. Due to air from August 16, this series is bigger, harsher, more challenging, scarier and downright better than ever before.
The stakes have been raised, and the teams have been chosen to reflect the demands placed on them. Now, I can't tell you exactly what happens, you'll just have to tune in - but I can tell you that this years winner will be decided by you. A totally interactive show that sees you the viewer decide the fate of the battling teams.
A terrific week was had by all, long days, harsh terrain, rivers, rapids, creepy crawlies, mosquito bites creating their own dot-to-dot on my face (!) and some terrific team banter awaits. Oh and for the first time in my life, real fear causes me to burst into tears on camera. All that for your viewing pleasure next month.
Back to civilisation this week with a catch up on the brand new series of Channel 5's The Bachelor. Stepping into Gavin Henson's shoes of yesteryear, is - as the voiceover informs us - 'reality star,' Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews.
Now, I actually think ol' Spenny is a far better choice than dull as dishwater Gavin. With his Michael Bublé good looks and posh boy demeanour, the baying bevy of 24 beauties are more than a match for the confident lothario. Surely the best job in the world (er hello?...24 fit twenty-somethings all vying for your attention?), Spencer's attempt to fool us that it's purely about finding love doesn't quite wash though.
Referring to his contractual mission, declaring: "This is the start of something big, otherwise I wouldn't be here" is hard to believe considering his recent relationship rumours, and of course there's the matter of the considerable fee he's undoubtably banking to take part.
All this aside however, it is what it is. A good looking bloke chucked into a lion's den of 24 baying preening girls. My personal option, more suited to a Sunday morning hangover slot, this years Bachelor is everything you'd expect - a good dose of trashy, schmaltzy reality telly where everyone is out for themselves.
And the reality theme continued this week as the former Mrs Russell Brand was in town for her premiere of documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me.
Held at the Empire Leicester Square, the thousands of screaming fans waiting for their idol's red carpet arrival was audible from the next borough. A busy candy-inspired 'pink' carpet, the usual TOWIE suspects out in force, and literally hundreds of crying screaming under-16s, this premiere was hectic to say the least. But hey, what else would you expect from the quirky popstar?
Arriving an hour late and sweeping into the auditorium bossing her loyal fans into submission, Katy had the control and stature of a headmistress. Handling her fractious crowd and the thousand eager spectators, her brief Q&A was choreographed with military precision.
With compere Alex Zane demoted to 'man holding the mic', Ms Perry controlled 'her' premiere akin to David Dimbleby on Question Time. Anyone screaming or getting too silly promptly fell silent at a stern 'be quiet' or 'shutup' from their idol, and any ill-thought questions were swiftly passed over with a dismissive 'next'!
Bordering on 'slightly too much' at times, I was rather in awe and impressed with the way she handled herself and her fans. Believe me, I wouldn't want to mess up. Time up, and with a bark of 'watch the film', the glamorous star swept out of the auditorium to screams and 'I love you's from her spellbound followers.
Now, it's at this point I'll confess I wasn't sure what to expect from this 'movie'. To say I was nonplussed is an understatement. Having never really before had an opinion either way on its star, I didn't know quite what to expect. I'm pleased to say my initial plan of 'stay for half an hour and see how we go' was promptly forgotten as we were taken on the journey of Katy.
From her über-religious, self-confessed sheltered upbringing to her struggles to find her musical identity, from her eventual record deal gamble to her bittersweet, ill-fated romance with Russell Brand, this film exceeded expectations. And with a voice that one forgets is actually seriously good, I sang and toe-tapped along with the rest.
The first half romps through at a candy-sweet, fun, cutesy, ballsy pace, setting up the second-half gear change perfectly. For those wondering exactly what went on with Katy's marriage to comic Russell Brand, questions are answered. Well, some of them.
A relationship that played out in the press, it is obvious from the moments captured on camera that these two were genuinely very in love. Their terms of endearment, the 'looks', this relationship was clearly the real deal.
So, what went wrong? A scene with Katy and her management going through her diary and scheduling in 'relationship days' highlights the impracticalities of two people at the height of their careers trying to make a marriage work.
Speculation that Russell felt 'threatened' by her success is suggested by the singer herself, along with 'relationship or career' being the only option of a solution. We all know which won. The tears and obvious heartache at realising her marriage was doomed proved to be really rather emotional, and my impression of Katy over her uncensored honestly has grown.
Having had no real opinion on her before, what do I think of Katy Perry now? There is no doubting that she has worked incredibly hard to get where she is, she was no overnight success, and I admire her work ethic and self-belief.
Her strong family unit and her religious beliefs are a indication of the support she has clearly called and relied upon during her 27 years. And if the thousands of screaming fans are a reflection on how she is perceived musically, then I say, 'Good for you, girl'.
Oh and with rumoured plans of moving to the UK and her sights set on Prince Harry (she confirmed her single status and soft spot for our Hazza), I'm certain we'll be seeing a lot more of KP.