October 6, 2011 12:15 PM

Mark Wright hits back at his ex Lauren Goodger

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It's tough to try and keep up with these two. One minute their on, then the next their off. But after Lauren Goodger revealed last week that she had an abortion with Mark Wright's baby a twitter battle between the two ensued, then Mark decided it was his turn to open up in an equally as revealing interview.

Speaking to OK magazine Mark, 24, said about Lauren, also 24: "I can never go back to her now. I had been questioning whether I've done the right thing, but after that interview? That is it."

And referring to the abortion she spoke out about he said: 'It was such an upsetting time. I hate the idea of abortions, that's why it only happened once in ten years. I was more careful."

Talk about airing your dirty laundry in public! Is there anything about these two we don't know? Mark even ridiculed Lauren and basically denied everything bad she's ever said about him - from forcing her to lose weight to stopping her from going out with friends.

But who to believe? It all just seems too complicated to keep up with.

Posted by Jenny Kyte on October 6, 2011 in Hot Gossip, TOWIE, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

May 10, 2011 5:36 PM

Kerry Katona paid £1.66 a week

kerrykatona1.jpgKerry Katona's ex-husband, Mark Croft, has been ordered to pay the former Atomic Kitten star just £1.66 a week for each child of hers that he fathered.

According to The People, Croft told the Child Support Agency that he earns just £75 a week working in a café (how the mighty have fallen).

However, despite his employment claims, Croft still appears to cruise around town in an Audi A4 convertible and holiday in the Canary Islands.

Wow, talk about stretching a budget...

Posted by Kate Lapthorn on May 10, 2011 in Kerry Katona, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (47)

April 28, 2011 4:56 PM

Demot O'Leary angles for royal wedding invite

The royal wedding press mill continues...Demot O'Leary has revealed that he's looking for an invite to Prince Harry's after party.

The British star, who's presenting the wedding coverage for E! in the US, joked to Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show that he's more interested in an invite to the after party than the ceremony itself.

In response to being asked if he'd been invited to the wedding, O'Leary jibed: "I've sort of got the unofficial invite to Harry's do afterwards, which is obviously the party we all want to go to. No, I don't have [the royal wedding], but [Harry's is] the party - that's the invite you really want."

Royal Wedding Tab

Posted by Kate Lapthorn on April 28, 2011 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (24)

April 3, 2011 8:04 PM

It's official: Peter Andre and Elen Rivas split!

Peter AndreYet another celebrity couple bites the dust; this time it's 'celebrities' Peter Andre and Elen Rivas.

According to the News Of The World, the Mysterious Girl singer told a friend "It's just not practical for me to be in any sort of relationship at the moment. I did adore Elen, she is so stunning. It's not fair for me to ask her to put up with me being on the road for weeks at a time."

Andre's manager Claire Powell confirmed the split but stated that the pair would remain "the best of friends". Yeah, right.

It sounds as though all hope is not lost for good ol' Pete, however; according to Now online, he's already been seen cosying up to Kerry Katona and Amy Childs.

Posted by Kate Lapthorn on April 3, 2011 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cheryl Cole offered DOUBLE her pay to remain on UK X Factor!

Cheryl ColeAs if we weren't envious enough of her as it was, Cheryl Cole has just been offered a pay rise of double her previous wage to appear in this year's X Factor. The deal is so lucrative that it would make her the highest paid female on British television, the Sun reports.

A source told the tabloid: "Cheryl is being tempted with a bigger salary and if she takes it then it won't look like she's failed in the US."

We'd be more than tempted if our wages were doubled. Maybe we should take the job instead? No? OK.

As for Chezza's X Factor partner in crime - the high-waisted trouser wearing music mogul that is Simon Cowell -  it's rumoured that he's in talks with the big wigs at ITV that he'll be featured in both the UK and the US versions of the reality show this autumn.

Posted by Kate Lapthorn on April 3, 2011 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 6, 2010 3:47 PM

Ulrika Jonsson hits out at sexists

ulrika.jpgUlrika Jonsson has hit out against the sexist society which has questioned why male stars like Rod Stewart are not criticised for fathering children with a number of different women. The former weathergirl and Shooting Star panellist has been branded "4x4" in the media for being the mother of four children by four different men. Writing in the Daily Mail today, Jonsson insisted that the tag does not bother her "in the slightest", though she added that she does not understand why some male celebrities do not receive similar attention.

The 42-year-old commented: "Take the adorable Rod Stewart, for example - an international rock star who has fathered seven children by five women. Is he ever castigated over his family?

"Or Clint Eastwood, described and often lauded as a 'serial womaniser' with a 'ferocious sexual appetite' which has led him to create seven children by five different women?"

She added: "Society continues to regard men who have had many sexual partners as studs, whereas women who have had several lovers are regarded as 'tarts' or 'sluts'. It is utterly unjust and, frankly, sexist."

Quite right too.

Posted by mofgimmers on May 6, 2010 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Gail Porter: A baby with boobs

gail_porter.jpgPoor old Gail Porter. We've been worried about her at Star Trip towers. She lost all her hair and for seemingly no reason. However, Porter is looking on the bright side of it all, even going as far as cracking a joke about it all saying that she looks like a "big baby with boobs" after developing alopecia. That said, it seems that her hair is growing back for the first time in five years. Talking about it on GMTV this morning, Porter is not taking anything for granted.

"I wish I could say to people with alopecia that there's some sort of cure," she said. "I've done something - but there isn't. It's just a very odd disease and just hang on to hope I think... I've never gone back to the doctors since they told me my hair wouldn't grow back.

"So that was five years ago. I know people who have had alopecia and their hair has grown back and then fallen out again. So you know what, I'm taking every day as it comes. It's fun, I've been bald before, it's not going to kill me."

When asked about the medical advice she received, she said: "The doctors thought it was stress related, but lots of people are stressed. I think everybody - your bodies all handle things in different ways.

"So my body just decided it didn't want its hair anymore. I looked like a big baby with boobs!"

Porter also claimed that her new boyfriend Jonny Davies, who she started dating last year, was taking credit for the hair growth.

"[He] is putting it down to himself obviously, he's like, 'Your hair has been growing back for eight months - we've been going out for eight months'. So I'm happy, I'm managing bands, I'm doing all sorts of different things. I don't know if I'm having a mid-life crisis or what, but I'm having fun."

Joking about the downside of her hair coming back, she added: "Now I've got to shave my legs and have bikini waxing!"

Posted by mofgimmers on May 6, 2010 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 13, 2008 4:56 PM

Ringo Starr's fan mail deadline

Ringo Former Beatle Ringo Starr has told fans not to send him any more fan mail after October 20 because he has "too much to do".

Ringo Starr has told fans not to send him any more letters because he has "too much to do."

The former Beatle has warned admirers he will throw away anything sent to him after next Monday (20.10.08).

He said in a video clip on his website: "This is a serious message to everyone watching my update. Peace and love. Peace and love.

"I want to tell you after the 20th of October please do not send fan mail to any address you have. Nothing will be signed after the 20th of October.

"If that is the date on the envelope, it's going to be tossed. I'm warning you with peace and love. I have too much to do. So no more fan mail. Thank you, thank you. And no objects to be signed. Nothing. Anyway, peace and love, peace and love."

Earlier this year, Ringo, 68, disappointed loyal fans when he said he rarely returns to his hometown of Liverpool - despite his latest solo album being called 'Liverpool 8' - and seemed disgusted when asked if he would ever move back there.

The remark caused outrage, prompting local people in the northern city to complain to radio stations and write furious blogs.

Posted by Maus on October 13, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sharon Osbourne's Kidman rant

Sharono Sharon Osbourne has attacked Nicole Kidman - saying she has a forehead "like a flat screen TV" during a rant about celebrities who refuse to admit to having cosmetic surgery.

Sharon Osbourne has attacked Nicole Kidman - saying she has a forehead "like a flat screen TV".

The outspoken 'America's Got Talent' judge launched a tirade against the actress while hitting out at celebrities who refuse to admit to having plastic surgery, branding them "lying b***hes".

Sharon - who admits she has spent over £300,000 on cosmetic procedures - ranted on US talk show 'Chelsea Lately': "Oh my god! Those liars, I hate them, those b***hes. They go, 'Oh no, I wouldn't do anything.' Meanwhile, their eyebrows are here.

"Nicole Kidman's forehead looks like a f***ing flat screen TV - how big is that forehead?

"If something bothers you, it doesn't make you happy, then change it. What's the deal? I don't get what the mystique is, why people lie about it."

Although experts have previously described Nicole, 40, as an "enthusiastic" user of Botox - which helps to smooth skin and reduce wrinkles - Nicole has always denied having any procedures.

She said recently: "To be honest, I am completely natural. I have nothing in my face or anything. I wear sunscreen and I don't smoke. I take care of myself and I'm very proud to say that."

Posted by Maus on October 13, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 7, 2008 1:04 PM

Ronnie Wood's spending spree

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Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood is reportedly spending £10,000 a week, sparking fears he is blowing his fortune to spite his estranged wife Jo.

Ronnie Wood is reportedly spending £10,000 a week, sparking rumours he is deliberately blowing his fortune.

Ronnie's estranged wife Jo reportedly fears the rocker is spending his money "to spite her", after both she and Ronnie met separately with divorce lawyers last week.

The Rolling Stones guitarist - who recently left rehab - has been splashing out on parties for his friends, antiques and his 20-year-old girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova - whom is blamed for the split between Ronnie and Jo after he ran away with her to Ireland on a drinking binge in July.

A friend of Jo's told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "She is at the end of her tether with Ronnie, worried that soon he will have nothing left. And she believes he is spending this money to spite her.

"Life is difficult enough without Ronnie putting pressure on their finances. He is like an infatuated teenager doing everything he can to impress his girlfriend."

Although Ronnie, 61, is estimated to be worth £40 million, his income depends on touring with the Rolling Stones, as he is paid a wage as a touring session musician, rather than receiving royalties for album sales.

The source added: "Ronnie relies heavily on the Stones to be on tour to earn his cash but they are off duty just now and things are tight."

Ronnie's recent antics could also have thrown plans for a reunion tour with his former band the Faces into jeopardy, by insisting Ekaterina tours with them.

Faces frontman Rod Stewart recently told a US crowd: "Ronnie's having a little trouble with the drink these days, bless his cotton socks."

The reunion was scheduled to take place in 2009.

A source said: "Ronnie seems head over heels with this young girl. He's told the Faces boys she's coming with him. But they're not happy. They want Ronnie to dedicate 100 per cent. He already has trouble with alcohol. He doesn't need the added distraction of a girlfriend."

Posted by Maus on October 7, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Minnie Driver's MySpace son

Minniedriver British actress Minnie Driver has posted the first picture of her one-month-old son Henry Story on her MySpace page.

Minnie Driver has posted the first picture of her one-month-old son on her MySpace page.

The 'Riches' actress has kept a low-profile since giving birth to Henry Story, but has now decided to share her joy with her fans.

As well as shunning an expensive magazine shoot - unlike other celebrities including Jennifer Lopez who revealed her twins, Max and Emme, in a $6 million deal with People magazine, while Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were reportedly paid $14 million for shots of their twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon - Minnie has so far refused to reveal the identity of Henry's father.

The 38-year-old actress has hinted Henry's dad is English and "sort of in the same business", but refused to be drawn on the subject further.

She said: "I'm not married and I don't know if I'll stay with the guy. If he wants to come out and talk about it, he's more than welcome to. But since he doesn't live in the public eye, it's something I want to keep private."

It has been claimed Henry's father is musician Craig Zolezzi, but Minnie has denied the reports.

Posted by Maus on October 7, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 3, 2008 12:09 PM

Harry Enfield's legendary laughter

Harryenfield British comedian Harry Enfield was honoured with the Legend award at the Loaded LAFTA awards in London yesterday (02.10.08).

British comedian Harry Enfield was honoured with the Legend award at the Loaded LAFTA awards yesterday (02.10.08).

The TV comic star was given the accolade in recognition of his long career at the men's magazines annual ceremony.

Harry joked: "I'm thrilled to be a Loaded Legend! I've read every edition of Loaded from cover to cover since it was first published in 1908 - to actually be in it is amazing. And to get an award and free alcohol is like a dream come true."

Both Leigh Francis and Paul Kaye picked up gongs for playing alter egos. Leigh - better known as Bo Selecta's Avid Merrion - was named Funniest Man for his portrayal of Keith Lemon, while Paul Kaye, whose most famous portraying outrageous red carpet reporter Dennis Pennis, picked up the Funniest TV Personality gong.

London Mayor Boris Johnson scooped the Joker Award, beating TV presenter Fern Britton and 'Canoe Couple' John and Anne Darwin, Calum Best - who gave up sex for a TV show - and Sienna Miller's married lover Balthazar Getty.

Loaded Editor Martin Daubney said: "This year's LAFTAS proves yet again that comedy is the lifeblood of Britain. From legends such as Harry Enfield to shows like 'My Name Is Earl, the UK loves to laugh.”



Full list of winners at the Loaded LAFTAS with NIVEA FOR MEN:



Funniest Man

Leigh Francis



Funniest Woman

Ruth Jones



Funniest TV Show

'My Name Is Earl'



Funniest Film

'In Bruges'



Best Stand-up

Jimmy Carr



Funniest TV personality

Paul Kaye



Funniest Double Act

Adam and Joe



Funniest Radio Show

Scott Mills - BBC Radio 1



Funniest Reality TV Personality

Michael Sophocles - The Apprentice



Funniest Online Moment

Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse - playing with mice - You Tube



Funniest Newspaper Columnist

Gordon Smart - The Sun



Joker Award

Boris Johnson - for somehow managing to get the top job in London

Posted by Maus on October 3, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 29, 2008 12:35 PM

Private eater Cheryl Cole

Cherylcole Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has revealed she hates being interrupted while eating.

Cheryl Cole hates being interrupted while eating.

The Girls Aloud star says being approached by fans while she is dining in restaurants is the most irritating aspect of her fame.

She said: "It annoys me when you're out eating with your parents, peas on a fork about to go in your mouth and someone goes, 'Excuse me, I don't want to bother you but...' and you think, 'But you're going to anyway and I'm going to drop my food all over me and get herbs stuck in my teeth and then a magazine will have me in their shame pictures.' "

Despite her annoyance, Cheryl insists she doesn't usually mind her fans interrupting her when she isn't at work.

She added: "I'll usually just ask them to wait until I've finish my food.

"The recognition has been a gradual thing with us, it can be a bit intense sometimes but it's when you don't get recognised or asked for autographs you should worry."

Posted by Maus on September 29, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ronnie Wood's daunting divorce

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Ronnie Wood may have to pay out a staggering £50 million divorce settlement after wife Jo consulted lawyers over his relationship with 20-year-old Russian waitress Ekaterina Ivanova.

 

Ronnie Wood may have to pay out a staggering £50 million divorce settlement.

The Rolling Stones guitarist's wife Jo has reportedly called in lawyers after pictures of him enjoying a romantic meal at London's Locanda Locatelli restaurant with 20-year-old lover Ekaterina Ivanova were published yesterday (28.09.08).

Ronnie and the Russian waitress were first romantically linked in July after they fled to Ireland together but, after Ronnie returned to enter rehab, Jo had hoped to rebuild her marriage to the 61-year-old musician.

A friend of Jo told Britain's News of the World newspaper, who published the pictures of Ronnie and Ekaterina: "Jo has had enough of his behaviour. She feels humiliated, spurned and furious that her best friend has treated her like that.

"She has spoken with her legal team and they've made it clear she is in a terrifically strong position."

Jo, 53, could be entitled to half of Ronnie's estimated £70 million fortune, but as his executive assistant, his personal management assistant, joint director of his music company Rockyarch and company secretary for his painting business Scream Art, Jo could also be awarded 20 per cent of his earnings - including future payments.

A close friend of Ronnie - who has moved out of the home he shared with Jo into an apartment - insists his relationship with Ekaterina is serious.

The pal said: "Everyone has painted Ekaterina as a wild child but she was supporting Ronnie through rehab. She is committed to helping him remain sober.

"She is in love with him and they forget about the age difference when they are together. Even though she stays most nights they always leave separately.

"I know Jo was hoping he would dump Ekaterina and return home but that is not going to happen."

During their intimate dinner last week, Ekaterina was seen gazing into Ronnie's eyes and lovingly feeding him ice cream.

She was then seen snuggling her head into Ronnie's shoulder.

Posted by Maus on September 29, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 8, 2008 4:42 PM

Rhys Ifans' Rod test

RhyRhys Ifans has to pass a series of tests to gain Rod Stewart's approval of his relationship with the rocker's daughter Kimberly.

Rod Stewart has set Rhys Ifans a series of tests to prove he is worthy to date his daughter.

The actor is currently romancing the 'Maggie May' singer's daughter Kimberly, 29, and Rod is determined to discover Rhys' interests before he gives the relationship his blessing.

The 63-year-old rocker's wife, Penny Lancaster, 37, told Britain's Daily Star newspaper: "Rod really likes Rhys and wants to get to know him and what makes him tick.

"So he'll see if he can play football, what he knows about cars - a love of music is already one thing they share."

A friend of 40-year-old Rhys - who also sings with rock band The Peth - added: "Rod thinks you can tell a lot about a man from his interests and the manner he attacks tasks, so he's determined to check Rhys out in full."

Rhys and Kimberly were first linked in July this year, shortly after the 'Notting Hill' star split from Sienna Miller.

Their romance was reported to have ended after he was seen with a mystery blonde companion during a holiday to Ibiza.

Rhys and Kimberly later reconciled when he returned to London.

Posted by Maus on September 8, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 4, 2008 2:46 PM

Liam Gallagher's Lennon home

Liamg Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher plans to move into the Dakota building in New York building where his idol John Lennon lived until he was murdered in 1980.

Liam Gallagher plans to move into the same New York building where John Lennon lived.

The Oasis frontman - who idolises the late Beatles legend - has already announced his plans to quit the UK for the Big Apple, but a friend says he plans to be as "close to Lennon's spirit" as possible by setting up home in the Dakota building.

The pal said: "Liam has always been fascinated with everything about John Lennon and has long fantasised about having an apartment in the Dakota building like he did.

"He loves that part of New York and feels he'd be very much at home there."

Lennon's widow Yoko Ono still lives in the building - which is close to Central Park - where the musician was shot dead by deranged fan Mark Chapman in 1980.

The friend added: "Liam would feel close to Lennon's spirit living there."

Liam has previously visited Yoko at the building, and said afterwards he felt inspired and "couldn't stop writing songs".

Earlier this week, the rocker - who is married to former All Saints singer Nicole Appleton - said he gets a "buzz" from being in New York.

He added: "Nic' was born in Canada, but then she lived there for five years. That's the next step for me. I want to go to a place where I can just be me."

Posted by Maus on September 4, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 3, 2008 11:29 AM

Drag queen Daniel Radcliffe

Danielradcliff2 Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he wants to play a drag queen in his next movie so he can wear "loads of eye make-up".

Daniel Radcliffe wants to play a drag queen in his next movie.

The 'Harry Potter' star confessed he would love to land the unusual role because it would allow him to dress as a woman and wear make-up.

He said: "I think part of me would love to play a drag queen, just because it would be an excuse to wear loads of eye make-up."

Daniel admits taking on such a part would be one of the most rebellious things he has ever done.

He revealed: "I don't pretend to do anything particularly wild. People talk about rebellion and they say, 'Where is the teenage angst?' But I say I try to do it simply by the choices I make in the work I do. I just like wrong-footing people. I write poetry and I love it. I like being different from most other people in my generation."

Daniel, who is currently single, also revealed he has no interest in finding a girlfriend because he is too busy.

He added to Details magazine: "Most of my friends have been girls, and I see how they are with their boyfriends and I think, I couldn't do that. I just don't have the time."

Posted by Maus on September 3, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 1, 2008 6:08 PM

Helen Mirren's rape ordeal

Helenmirren 'The Queen' star Dame Helen Mirren has revealed she was date-raped twice when she was younger, but never reported the crimes.

Dame Helen Mirren was date-raped twice when she was younger, but never reported the crimes.

The 63-year-old actress - who won an Oscar for her performance in 'The Queen' - revealed she was too scared to say no and forced to have sex.

Helen said: "I was date-raped, yes. A couple of times. Not with excessive violence, but rather being locked in a room and made to have sex against my will. If a woman voluntarily ends up in a man's bedroom with her clothes off… it's such a tricky area, isn't it? Especially if there is no violence. I think she has the right to say no at the last second. But I don't think she can have that man in court under those circumstances.

"I guess it is one of the many subtle parts of the men/women relationship that has to be negotiated and worked out between them.

"I was polite and didn't have the courage to say that to men who wouldn't accept 'no' for an answer.

I was very innocent when I went to college in London. I went to a convent school and had never spent a night away from home or gone to parties or any of that.

Helen, who is married to American director Taylor Hackford, also revealed she used to regularly take the class A drug cocaine when she was in her 30s.

She decided to quit when Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie was uncovered as a drugs baron.

When she was asked if she had ever taken any illegal substances, Helen added to GQ magazine: "A bit of dope when I was younger. A bit of cocaine. I loved coke. I never did a lot, just a little bit at parties.

"But what ended it for me was when they caught Klaus Barbie, the Butcher of Lyon, in the early 80s. He was hiding in South America and living off the proceeds of being a cocaine baron. And I read that in the paper, and all the cards fell into place and I saw how my little sniff of cocaine at a party had an absolute direct route to this f***ing horrible man in South America.

"And from that day I never touched cocaine again. Until that moment I had never grasped the full horrifying structure of what brings coke to our parties in Britain."

Posted by Maus on September 1, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 29, 2008 2:44 PM

Rihanna's love move

Rhianna Rihanna is reportedly planning to move in with her boyfriend Chris Brown after the pair were seen looking for apartments in Los Angeles.

Rihanna is planning to move in with her boyfriend Chris Brown.

The 'Umbrella' singer and Chris - who continue to insist they are just friends despite enjoying a romantic break in the Caribbean earlier this month - have been seen looking at luxury apartments in Los Angeles together.

A source revealed to America's Star magazine: "She and Chris want to live together. They play their music loud though, so they want a condo that's soundproof."

The couple are said to have visited several properties in Beverly Hills, including the luxurious Sierra Tower.

It has also been claimed Rihanna, 20, and 19-year-old Chris are engaged, after the Barbados-born beauty was seen wearing a diamond ring on her engagement finger.

Meanwhile, Rihanna partied with Leonardo DiCaprio on Tuesday night (26.08.08).

The 'Disturbia' star began her evening at Hollywood nightspot Coco de Ville, before meeting Leonardo at the Villa lounge.

The stars and their entourages then went back to Leonardo's Hollywood home at around 2am to continue partying.

Posted by Maus on August 29, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 27, 2008 2:36 PM

Mel B's Playboy possibility

Melb Former Spice Girl Mel B has revealed she would consider appearing nude in Playboy magazine.

Mel B would consider appearing nude in Playboy magazine.

The Former Spice Girl revealed she has turned down two offers to appear in the adult publication, but hasn't ruled out the idea completely.

She said: "I was offered Playboy last year and again a couple of months ago, and I did turn them down, but that's not to say I wouldn't consider it in the future. I have no problems walking around the house naked or anything."

Mel became the body of underwear brand Ultimo in April this year, and has appeared in several raunchy adverts for the company.

The 33-year-old star - who has two daughters, nine-year-old Phoenix and Angel, 16 months - also says she is comfortable with her body image and doesn't believe in dieting to lose weight.

She added to Britain's Closer magazine: "I'm pretty confident with my bikini body. It's not like I've got a skinny body either - it's very voluptuous. But I do like it and that's great. I work out and eat healthy and listen to my body.

"I've never lost my curves and got skinny. I guess working out and genetics have helped me in that department. I don't believe in dieting to lose weight."

Mel is planning to release a fitness DVD early next year, to reveal how she got back into shape after giving birth.

Posted by Maus on August 27, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 21, 2008 4:43 PM

Daniel Radcliffe's porno play

Danielradcliff2 Daniel Radcliffe says his appearance in the theatre production of 'Equus' has been treated like "pornography".

Daniel Radcliffe says his appearance in 'Equus' has been treated like "pornography".

The 'Harry Potter' actor - who starred in the stage play in London's West End theatre district and is about to reprise his role on New York's Broadway, as a stable boy obsessed with horses - was surprised at the reaction his nude scene caused.

He said: "Offended mothers were calling up and saying I shouldn't be doing this, that they weren't going to go see it.

"OK, don't see it. They're treating it like it's pornography, and it's not. It's only seven minutes at the end of the play when I'm naked, and I'm 19 now."

Daniel also claimed the infamous scene is one of the most "shocking" and "terrifying" pieces of theatre he has witnessed or been involved in.

He added at New York's 'Times Talk' event, held by the The New York Times newspaper: "You're in there, and there are these hooves flying around, and I'm naked by that point. It's terrifying.

"That scene is one of the most shocking pieces of theatre, and I deserve very little credit for that. Those 'horses' are amazing."

Posted by Maus on August 21, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rhys Ifans ruins birthday

Rhy 'Notting Hill' actor Rhys Ifans grabbed a man in a headlock for flirting with his girlfriend Kimberly Stewart during her birthday celebrations on Wednesday night (19.08.08).

Rhys Ifans ruined his new girlfriend's birthday party on Wednesday night (19.08.08).

The hellraising actor was celebrating Kimberly Stewart turning 29 at London's Bungalow 8 club when he spotted a fellow reveller getting close to his lover.

Rhys grabbed the man, thought to be one of his friends, in a headlock and hurled abuse at him.

He screamed: "F**k off. Don't touch my bird! Let's take this outside, you think you're a big man?"

After security broke up the fight, the 'Notting Hill' star - who is also the frontman of Welsh rock outfit The Peth - careered into a table and sent glasses smashing on the floor.

The troubled 40-year-old 'Notting Hill' star - who split from actress Sienna Miller earlier this year - was seen with a small moustache drawn on his upper lip and said he was a "big fan of Hitler".

He also simulated sex on a friend who had fallen over on the dance floor.

Rhys was eventually calmed down by Kimberly - the daughter of rocker Rod Stewart - who grabbed him by the face to get his attention.

She told him: "F**king calm down. I've had enough of this s**t, Rhys, don't do this. It's my birthday, stop acting like you're 12."

Kimberly eventually made Rhys leave the club and they were seen getting into a taxi.

Posted by Maus on August 21, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 20, 2008 11:45 AM

Leona Lewis' Beyonce song

Leona Some of the world's top female singers, including Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles, have teamed up to record a charity single.

Leona Lewis has recorded a charity song with Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles.

The British star has teamed up with 14 of the world's top female singers other top female singers - including Rihanna, Fergie and Sheryl Crow - for 'Just Stand Up' for the Stand Up To Cancer Charity, which will be released to download from September 2.

The super-group will perform the track on stage for in the Stand Up To Cancer benefit show, which is set to air simultaneously on three US television networks - ABC, NBC and CBS - on September 5.

The full list of artists appearing on the track are: Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Fergie, LeAnn Rimes, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Melissa Etheridge, Carrie Underwood, Ciara and Keyshia Cole.

Stand Up To Cancer is an initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation which calls on the showbiz world to help fight cancer.

Other stars expected to take part in the television special include Jennifer Aniston, Lance Armstrong, Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Forest Whitaker, Reese Witherspoon and Christina Applegate - who revealed this week she had beaten breast cancer.

Posted by Maus on August 20, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 19, 2008 2:30 PM

Pop pauper Duffy

Duffy Welsh singing sensation Duffy claims she hasn't made any money since she started singing.

Duffy hasn't made any money since she started singing.

The 'Mercy' singer - who is proving a hit in both the UK and US - admits she hasn't seen any of her earnings yet, but isn't worried about her lack of funds.

She said: "I haven't had any money yet! I think it's something to do with royalties. But at least I have enough money to buy a pair of tights now!

"I don't care about the money, I don't do it for that. I do it because I can't not do it. I have a love-hate relationship with music. It drives me mental but if I'm not writing melodies and lyrics I feel ill."

Duffy, 24, also claims she has made a conscious effort not to let her growing fame change her life.

She added: "I'm clinging onto reality. I still want to hang out with my friends and have a drink but I don't have any time. Sometimes it does my head in. But I wouldn't have it any different."

Posted by Maus on August 19, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 18, 2008 11:46 AM

Bono's tour diet

Bono Bono has reportedly been ordered to lose weight before U2 release their new album and start their world tour next year.

Bono has reportedly been ordered to lose weight before U2 release their new album and start a proposed world tour next year.

The singer - who has been entertaining celebrity friends including Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro on his yacht in France this summer - has been told he needs to lose his excess pounds before the band start their promotional duties again.

A source told the New York Post newspaper: "U2 have an album coming out around January. And then the band is going on another world tour in March and April - so the boys have been told to start exercising all the summer weight off."

U2 - comprising Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. - are rumoured to be calling the new record, their first in four years, 'No Line On The Horizon'.

Tracks on the LP have been leaked on the internet after a fan recorded the music from the upcoming record that Bono was playing in his French villa.

The four leaked songs are believed to be called 'Moment of Surrender', 'For Your Love', 'Sexy Boots' and 'No Line On The Horizon'.

Posted by Maus on August 18, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Phil Collins' 25m divorce

Philcollins Genesis star Phil Collins has been ordered to pay £25 million to ex-wife Orianne Cevey in the biggest celebrity divorce settlement ever seen in Britain.

Phil Collins has been ordered to pay £25 million in the biggest celebrity divorce settlement ever seen in Britain.

The Genesis singer must pay the staggering sum to his ex-wife Orianne Cevey, 35, who he split from two years ago.

The settlement exceeds the £24.3 million Sir Paul McCartney was ordered to pay Heather Mills and the £12.5 million Sir Mick Jagger had to pay his former wife Jerry Hall.

Phil, 57, had to pay his second wife Jill Taverman £17 million when they split 14 years ago, meaning the musician has now paid out £42 million - nearly a third of his estimated £140 million fortune - in divorce settlements.

His first marriage to actress Andrea Bertorelli ended acrimoniously in 1980.

Phil and Orianne met in 1994 when he was on tour and still married to Jill. They got married after five years together and have two children, eight-year-old Nicholas and four-year-old Matthew.

Since their break-up, the singer has been linked to US newsreader Dana Tyler.

Britain's biggest ever divorce settlement came in 2006 when London stockbroker John Chapman had to pay his ex-wife Beverley £48 million.

Posted by Maus on August 18, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 15, 2008 5:47 PM

Alicia Keys' empty fame

Alicia Alicia Keys says her fame can "bring a lot of emptiness" and makes you "a ghost of yourself".

Alicia Keys says her fame can make you "a ghost of yourself".

The 27-year-old singer says her gruelling tour schedule and long years of musical training have taken their toll on her life.

Despite selling over 23 million albums and winning over 80 major awards - including 11 Grammys - Alicia says her fame has a huge downside.

She told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper: "Fame can bring a lot of emptiness. You are so driven that you work 20 hours a day, you get four hours of sleep, you do all that for 10 years straight.

"Then, all of a sudden, you think, 'I'm a singer and, yes, I'm a songwriter and, yes, I perform, but what else is in my life? Do I have a family? Am I growing inside? Am I always too busy to see my mother and the people I love?'

"You have to numb yourself because you are away so long. It can change you and that is not the type of person I want to be. People always want something from you - you become like a ghost of yourself or of the person you could be."

Alicia - who is to perform the theme tune to the next James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace' with White Stripes singer Jack White - says her soul searching began when she gave up work to look after her dying grandmother last year.

She added: "Losing her made me realise how close I came to the edge. It took a while before I could even say the word 'grandmother' because I was so upset."

Despite vowing to cut back on her workload, Alicia will release her latest single 'Superwoman' on September 1.

Posted by Maus on August 15, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 14, 2008 8:33 AM

The Beatles' 250k contract

Macca The Beatles' historic first record contract is expected to fetch £250,000 when it goes up for auction on September 4.

The Beatles' historic first record contract is up for auction.

The contract, signed in 1962 by the 'Fab Four' - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, real name Richard Starkey, and George Harrison - tied them to manger Brian Epstein and promises the group one old English penny each for every record they sold.

In addition to the signatures of the band members, fathers James McCartney and Harold Hargreaves Harrison also had to sign their consent, as their sons were under 21 at the time.

The contract is being sold by a private collector at the 'It's More Than Rock 'n' Roll' auction at the Idea Generation gallery in London on September 4.

Manager Epstein didn't sign the contract himself until eight months later, as he didn't want to tie the group down if he couldn't deliver on his promise to get them to number one.

He eventually put his signature on the document - dated January 24 1962 - after clinching a deal with record company EMI to release the band's single 'Love Me Do'.

Under the contract, Epstein was entitled to a quarter of the band's earnings if they made over £200 a week. If the figure dropped below £100, he would only take 15 per cent.

Epstein remained the Beatles manager as their worldwide fame increased and 'Beatlemania' gripped the US and Europe until his accidental death in 1967 from an overdose of sleeping pills.

The contract originally sold for £125,000 when first sold by Epstein's estate around seven years ago.

Posted by Maus on August 14, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 11, 2008 5:09 PM

Happy mother Kate Hudson

Katehudson Kate Hudson insists she doesn't regret forsaking her partying years to have children.

Kate Hudson doesn't regret forsaking her partying years to have children.

The 29-year-old actress - who has a four-year-old son Ryder with ex-husband Chris Robinson - insists she would much rather look after her child than go out drinking and dancing.

She said: "Am I going to look back and say, 'God, I wish I could have gone to that concert?' I'd rather be listening to my son sing songs. I'd rather be watching him sleep."

Kate - who recently split from her cycling champion boyfriend Lance Armstrong - revealed she always ensures she and Ryder stay in touch with Black Crowes frontman Chris.

She said: "Ryder and I iChat with Chris constantly. No matter what is going on in my life, relationship-wise, Chris takes absolute precedence. It's important for Ryder to hear me say how wonderful Chris is, and how much Chris misses him."

Despite having a series of failed relationships, including those with Owen Wilson and Dax Shepard, Kate admits she still holds out hope she will find her soulmate.

She added to W magazine: "Every girl wants a fairy-tale ending. And I believe it's possible. Absolutely."

Posted by Maus on August 11, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 8, 2008 11:52 AM

Liam Gallagher's Lennon tribute

Liamg Liam Gallagher has written a tribute to John Lennon on the new Oasis album 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

Liam Gallagher has written a tribute to John Lennon on the new Oasis album.

The band's frontman has stunned fans and even his brother - and bandmate - Noel with the poignant tribute to his hero.

The song, called 'I'm Outta Time', features a clip of the late Beatles legend talking in an old interview and is already being tipped for release as a single from new Oasis album 'Dig out Your Soul'.

Noel, who is usually reluctant to praise his brother, has admitted Liam is nurturing real songwriting talent.

He told Britain's NME magazine: "Liam is really good. The thing about Liam is you haven't heard the half of it. If he could even be bothered to finish some of the songs he started, honestly, they're amazing.

"But he suffers the curse of the Gallaghers. It's like: 'F***ing hell, can't finish it.' I've got demos of his at home with about 40 tunes which, if he could be bothered, would be amazing."

Liam - whose eight-year-old son is named Lennon in tribute to his musical hero - has always been a huge Beatles fan.

The rocker previously claimed to have had an out of body experience involving Lennon, and is still reported to believe he is haunted by his ghost.

'I'm Outta Time' isn't the first ballad Liam has dedicated to one of his loves.

His 2003 effort 'Songbird' was written for his now-wife Nicole Appleton, and reached number three in the UK singles charts.

Liam has also contributed two other tracks to 'Dig out Your Soul', which will be released on October 6.

Posted by Maus on August 8, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

July 31, 2008 2:31 PM

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' rebel no more

Jonathan_rhys_meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers says he has put his rebellious days behind him and hasn't thought about alcohol since his mother Geraldine's death last year.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has put his partying days behind him.

The 31-year-old Irish actor, who was arrested after a drunken row with airline staff last year, insists he hasn't thought about alcohol since his mother Geraldine's death last November.

He said: "Drinking is not the way forward for me at all. I never even drank until I was 25 anyway. I was in Thailand on my own, filming. I was a little bit lonely and I started drinking."

Jonathan was left devastated by the death of his beloved mother and was seen drinking a can of strong cider as he walked in a London street shortly after she passed away.

Geraldine single-handedly raised the 'Tudors' actor after his father walked out on three-year-old Jonathan, his mother and his brother Alan, taking the star's two elder brothers with him.

Jonathan has also admitted he is struggling to shed his rebellious image but is hoping to prove he has changed by focusing on his career.

He added: "I want to do something useful with my life. Drinking is not synonymous with that. And I don't put any emphasis on it. To be honest, I just leave it alone and hope people will, too, but I don't really care.

"Of course, as a young Irish actor you are tarred before the start. It's the enduring cliche."

Posted by Maus on July 31, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 28, 2008 1:52 PM

'Big-hearted' Christian Bale

Christian_bale_4 'Terminator Salvation' director McG has defended Christian Bale, who was arrested last week following a family argument, insisting he is a "big-hearted, good guy".

'Terminator Salvation' director McG has defended Christian Bale, following his arrest last week.

The filmmaker insists the actor - who was questioned by police over the alleged assault of his mother and sister - is a "big-hearted, good guy" who is always professional on set.

Speaking at the Comic-Con convention in California, McG showed his support for Bale, saying: "Just for the record, he's a big-hearted, good guy - and I've worked with a lot of people - that's just simply who he is.

"He's the most professional, passionate actor you're ever going to find. I mean it's just that simple."

McG also revealed Bale is dedicated to his wife Sibi and their three-year-old daughter Emmeline.

He added to People magazine: "Bale is just all about the work. He loves his wife, he loves his child, he loves being an actor. He's not interested in materialist things. He wants to come to work prepared."

Bale is currently working with McG on the fourth Terminator film, in which he stars as John Connor.

In the film, Connor leads a human rebellion against a group of robots who have taken over the earth.

Bale stars in 'Terminator Salvation' alongside Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington and Bryce Dallas Howard.

The film is set to be released in summer 2009.

Posted by Maus on July 28, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 25, 2008 2:28 PM

'Impossible' Heather Mills

Heather_mills Heather Mills' publicist Michele Elyzabeth, who has worked with the charity campaigner for the past four years, has quit her job, declaring Heather "impossible" to work for.

Heather Mills' publicist Michele Elyzabeth has quit her job, declaring Heather "impossible" to work for.

Michele - who has worked for Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife for the past four years - claims a "heated argument" is to blame for her resignation.

She said: "After working for Heather Mills for four years, I have decided to cease representing her. Since her divorce has become final, in my opinion, Heather has become an impossible person.

"On Wednesday (23.07.08), we engaged in a heated argument during which she called me 'stupid'. I reminded her that she was not 'God' and she answered, 'I will never ever talk to you again'."

Michele - who claims she is owed money by the charity campaigner - also admits she can now understand the public perception of Heather.

She added to US TV show 'Extra': "I have been very patient in my dealings with Heather, however, I cannot take anymore. I have given her substantial unpaid time and attention. I am owed money. I refuse to be subjected to her outbursts.

"On reflection and given the way I have been treated, I now have sympathy with much of what has been reported about her."

Posted by Maus on July 25, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 24, 2008 1:37 PM

Christian Bale's money rage

Christian_bale_3 'The Dark Knight' actor Christian Bale allegedly "pushed and shoved" his mother after being asked for £100,000 to help raise his sister's three daughters.

Christian Bale allegedly "pushed and shoved" his mother after being asked for money.

'The Dark Knight' actor - who is accused of assaulting mum Jenny, 61, at his Dorchester Hotel suite in London's West End on Sunday (20.07.08) - reportedly flew into a rage after Jenny and his sister Sharon, 41, requested £100,000 to help raise Sharon's three daughters.

A legal source close to the case told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Christian is a very wealthy young man and was asked to help his sister out financially.

"He was asked to loan her £100,000 but he refused and that caused an almighty row.

"During that row, the women claim he assaulted them by pushing and shoving them. Both Jenny and Sharon are terribly upset over what happened.

"They did not want any publicity. But they say he bullied them. They are both devastated that it has come to this but want him to be taught a lesson."

Jenny - who works as a part-time clown in Bournemouth - is also believed to have aggravated the star after making insulting comments about wife Sandra 'Sibi' Blazic.

The women reported the Welsh-born actor to police on Monday (21.07.08), the day of the European premiere of 'The Dark Knight'.

Christian voluntarily handed himself into officers on Tuesday (22.07.08) and was questioned for four hours, arrested and then released on bail.

The star must return to Britain in September to answer bail.

Posted by Maus on July 24, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 23, 2008 11:13 AM

Christian Bale arrested

Christian_bale_2 Christian Bale was arrested yesterday on suspicion of assaulting his mother and sister.

Christian Bale has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his mother and sister.

'The Dark Knight' star was taken into custody today (22.07.08) following claims he attacked his 61-year-old mother Jenny and 40-year-old sister Sharon on Sunday night (20.07.08) at London's Dorchester Hotel, where he is currently staying.

Following the alleged incident, Jenny and Sharon went to a police station in Hampshire to make the allegation of assault, and the case was then referred to the Metropolitan Police.

A representative for the London force confirmed: "A 34-year-old man attended a London Police Station on Tuesday by appointment and was arrested in connection with an allegation of assault.

"He currently remains in custody."

Despite his family's claims, police allowed Christian to complete his promotion of the new Batman movie, including letting him attend the film's European premiere in London's Leicester Square last night (21.07.08).

The actor - who plays the Caped Crusader in the film - was joined by co-stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sir Michael Caine and Aaron Eckhart on the red carpet.

Posted by Maus on July 23, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 4, 2008 12:39 PM

Chloe Madeley porn - who's that for?

Picture_1_2 Imagine Richard Madeley was your dad. It'd be enough to drive anyone down a path of self-destruction. Oh, I exaggerate in the style of The Mail. In fact what we have here very much brings to mind visions of Richard Madeley's face in a blonde wig, posing slightly provocatively for a lads' mag. One has to wonder who the audience for Richard Madeley transvestite porn is, but I guess if you build it, they will come.

Posted by Maus on July 4, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

June 20, 2008 2:31 PM

David Walliams - had enough yet?

Walli Hands up who's bored of David Walliams. As I suspected, a sea of hands appears before me. Even David Walliams seems to be bored of David Walliams. Of course, we're all aware that he's been reinventing himself as some kind of Olympian superhero lately, but today's report in the Sun that he may actually be doing something at the Olympics completes the transmogrification. So, reckon you can do anything, huh? Well I'm sorry, David. It's my theory that you can't be funny and sporty (and you're increasingly proving me right). Pick your side Walliams. Which is it to be? Jock or nerd?

Posted by Maus on June 20, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 19, 2008 9:16 AM

Matt Lucas splits from husband 18 months after marriage

Lucaswed But it's so sad! I cannot bear it! Matt Lucas and his civil partner Kevin McGee have split up, just 18 months on from their panto-themed wedding ceremony. The couple’s lawyers have released a statement confirming that the pair are divorcing. "It is with sadness that Matt and Kevin announce that their relationship has come to an end,” it said. “Their separation is amicable.” It was no rush job, either - the couple were together for three years before taking the plunge. McGee should be entitled to a fair chunk of the Little Britain star’s fortune. What will happen next? Who knows? Perhaps one of them will move to a village occupied entirely by heterosexuals and have something funny to say about that.

Posted by Maus on June 19, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

June 17, 2008 12:10 PM

Dr Raj Persaud admits plagiarism

Rajp He's morning telly's resident expert on every subject, and frankly we expected more from him. Dr Raj Persaud (if indeed that is his real name) has finally admitted copying the work of real academics, and passing it off as his own. His barrister confirmed to the GMC disciplinary panel that he admitted nine instances of plagiarism. The accusations were linked to articles he'd written for newspapers and journals in 2005, and his best-selling book From The Edge Of The Couch. Oh Raj! You has betrayed my tiny trust!

Posted by Maus on June 17, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 16, 2008 4:11 PM

Kate Beckinsale demands body double

Kbecks Notoriously fat, ugly cow Kate Beckinsale has demanded a body double for her latest film because she "loathes" her backside. I mean really, just look at that hideous, bloated face. She has a nerve to go out in public without a mask. But here's a job: producers will be paying $2,000 a day for a nude stand-in for Beckinsale's shower scene in "Whiteout". How many days is she showering for? She'll shrivel up and go down the plughole!

"Kate has a terrible self-image," an on-set source told the Mail. "She thinks she is fat and she is always complaining how certain outfits make her bottom look big. Of course, the reality is that she has the most amazing body."

Posted by Maus on June 16, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 12, 2008 12:16 PM

David Mitchell would like to be Doctor Who

Dav Well, who wouldn't? Course it's high time we had a female Doctor, but failing that depressingly unlikely ideal situation perhaps the stocky, hang-dog Peep Show star would be an equally refreshing change. David told The Sun: "I’d love to be in Doctor Who... I’d quite like to be Doctor Who and that’s the trouble. But I don’t think I’d stand much chance. Nowadays they have to be attractive. In the old Doctor Who you couldn’t ever imagine any of them playing James Bond but in the new Doctor Who they’re all attractive and you could imagine them being James Bond. Tom Baker would never get off with Adric. He didn’t want that."

Posted by Maus on June 12, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 10, 2008 4:56 PM

"Real Mr Darcy" portrait up for auction

Darcy I mean, honestly. The real one? His name's not even Darcy, for god's sake. Darcy Bussell is nearer the mark than this guy. A miniature portrait of Thomas Lefroy was painted in 1798 by George Engleheart (hey I know it's not your typical celeb story but stick with it kids, you might learn something). The couple's relationship was portrayed in 2007's Becoming Jane, with Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy Austen met Lefroy when she was 21. They are said to have talked, danced and flirted, and later she called him "a gentlemanlike, good-looking, pleasant young man". Then he married someone else, the sod. Austen wrote: "At length the day is come on which I am to flirt my last with Tom Lefroy... my tears flow as I write at the melancholy idea." Stop! You're killing me.

 

Posted by Maus on June 10, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Fern Britton takes break from This Morning

Fernb You see what's happened? This is why you should never, ever, tell the truth, kids. The wonderful Fern Britton has been scared off our screens following the media furore over her weight loss surgery. ITV said: "Fern is having some time off and we are hoping to see her back at work very soon." Sake! She just had an operation - she's not dying. Except of laughter, live on air, occasionally, maybe.

Posted by Maus on June 10, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 23, 2008 9:23 AM

Christian Bale for next three Terminators

Chrisb Not as the Terminator himself, sadly. Still, it's good to hear that Bale will be playing John Connor in 3 sequels to the Terminator franchise. The producers won't reveal whether Arnie will reprise his role as the Terminator. Tsk! 

The first one, "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins" is already in production and is due to be released on 22 May 2009. "Christian was our first choice and he's a big fan of The Terminator, so we're very lucky," Kubicek told the BBC at the Cannes Film Festival. "But with Batman he's already done the whole franchise thing, so we weren't sure he'd respond." Yeah, franchises suck. Actors hate being tied into massively successful and popular brands. That's their worst.

Posted by Maus on May 23, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 20, 2008 1:24 PM

Princess Beatrice: fashion icon?

Some of us remember when Beatrice was born. And as we flick through the news with our arthritic fingers, a stray grey hair falling in front of eyes, we wonder: are people so mean to her because she reminds us of how old we are? Think about it. Those who take most delight in dissing the princess tend to be "mature" tabloid hacks. Bea's womanly physique leaves us in no doubt of her grown-upness.. and if she's grown-up, we must be ancient. Whatever you think of her, I reckon Bea deserves some kudos for her style, which - as Hadley Freeman points out in today's Guardian - is always true to herself.

Posted by Maus on May 20, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 12, 2008 5:44 PM

Separated at birth? Olivia Coleman and Rachel from I'd Do Anything

Rac Olc_2Funny lady and Peep Show star Olivia, or Rachel, popular Irish Nancy? Which is the best similar-faced lady? Come on, Rachel fans, if you exist... this isn't necessarily a criticism. Olivia's nice, and very talented. Hey, I could've said she looked like a Doctor Who monster or something couldn't I? But no, I did the decent thing and compared her to someone who was jilted by David Mitchell.

Posted by Maus on May 12, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 1, 2008 1:05 PM

Tonight's TV: Dr Jessen's personal problems, McLaren's The Baron and should you smoke dope?

Tonight's star-studded highlights from the bizarro parallel universe that is television include:

1) A re-run of Should I Smoke Dope, the documentary about a middle-aged mother going to Amsterdam and 'experimenting' with the wacky tobaccy - warning: can trigger uncontrollable urges to take drugs, eat high-calorie foods and smother posh women with pillows.

2) A show that surely had the working title "Flange flashing with Doctor Christian Jessen" (oh now you're clicking on it. Well, click on this!)

and finally...

3) We've all had plenty of Suzanne Shaw, so it's time for the much-anticipated Malcolm McLaren episode of The Baron. In an uncanny echo of the London Mayoral elections, the outspoken, scruffy-haired erratic impresario will be trying to persuade a small Scottish community that he should be their representative on earth. McLaren's sure to be annoying and kind of creaky, but if it ends up being between him and a woman whose track record of making important decisions includes the decision to do a sex with Darren Day, well, it'll be a tough call. As with the London Mayoral race, I'm not sure whether to die of shock or boredom.

Posted by Maus on May 1, 2008 in Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, Where Are They Now? | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 29, 2008 12:01 PM

Victoria Beckham desperate to be more than a WAG

Victoria_beckhamRun for cover people as Victoria Beckham has got the grumps. Why? Because of David's foray into facial fuzz? Nope. Cos she's just realised she has absolutely zero discernable talent? No (but it should be). Rather, pouty Posh is annoyed that America hasn't fallen for her charms yet and that she's still better known for her husband's fame and glory. Just like here in the UK, then.

Talking to Closer magazine, a friend of the star revealed: "She can't bear being known as someone's wife and she hates the WAG label. She's getting offered the same TV work as Paris Hilton when she wants to be on a level with her pal Kate Beckinsale - but she just isn't an actress. Posh doesn't feel she's seen as a credible fashion icon yet. She's also disappointed that the TV work she is offered is always to play herself or someone similar to herself."

That's what happens when you’re not an actress – you don’t get offered top acting roles. Funny that.

Posh is also said to be feeling her age and bans anyone from mentioning her 34th birthday which she celebrated with showbiz chums recently. Which we just did. Sorry Posh. But don’t worry, being so incredibly geriatric and past-it at the crinkly age of 34 you won’t be able to read for much longer and probably can't take to this fancy, new Interweb thing anyway.

[via Female First]

Posted by Aigua on April 29, 2008 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 28, 2008 12:59 PM

Amy Winehouse plans to divorce her Blake

021winehouse1dm_228x600_2She might be married, with her grotty hubby Blake Fielder-what's-his-face currently avoiding dropping the soap in his prison showers, but that hasn't stopped Amy Winehouse bagging herself a new fella. This new lucky chap, 24-year-old Alex Haynes, is her manager's assistant and has been described as a "clean-cut mummy's boy", just like Blake then, eh? This month-long romance has blossomed despite Alex not smoking or drinking, and now the Wino is working out how best to tell her imprisoned husband that she wants a divorce. Good luck with that one.

 

A fortnight ago, Amy is said to have consulted with financial gurus on how best to hold on to her £10 fortune and though she has told Blake that the love has gone, she is stalling on divorce talks. A source close to the sizzled star told the Sun: “Amy doesn’t want the truth coming out because she doesn’t want him reading things that will upset him in case he tries to do anything silly in jail. She does care about him still and has been trying to be seen to support him through his jail ordeal — but she just doesn’t want to be with him any more.”

So, why has Amy turned to Alex and what about all those icky public demonstrations of love for Blake? The source explains: “She has been fed up for ages and saying she wants to call it a day. All Blake does is scream and shout at her on the phone from prison and curse at her and his family blame her and criticise her. The pressure has been building and building and while she was away working with Mark Ronson she had time to think about everything."

"The trial is coming up and as it gets nearer and nearer the thought that he could come out has been on her mind — and it’s not what she wants any more. Even the thought of having to go to court and publicly support him and see his family has been too much for her and has been doing her head in. She has been turning up late and missing visits so she decided to just be straight with him."

“He burst into tears and was begging her. But once Amy has made up her mind, that’s it. While he has been inside she has not been faithful to him and got herself in a position where he couldn’t come back anyway because too much has gone on while he has been inside. She is filing for separation and making it official and has been celebrating ever since.”

Fingers crossed that away from Blake's influence, Amy can learn from her "mummy's boy" and rid herself of the drink and drugs, but after proclaiming undying love for one man only to replace him shortly after, how long can we give this new romance? And could Blake rival Heather Mills as the ultimate money-grabbing ex?

[via The Sun]

Posted by Aigua on April 28, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 25, 2008 12:42 PM

Is Billie Piper pregnant?

Piper2909_468x375Ex-Doctor Who actress and former pop puppet Billie Piper has sparked rumours she is pregnant. But hold on. Before we start organising a baby shower and buying ickle romper suits, let's check the facts. Has she confirmed the news? No. Been to visit her doctor (not that one)? Not that we know of. Or even taken a pregnancy test? Again, it's yet to be confirmed (rifle through her trash NOW). So, why the baby whispers?

 

Because she was spotted rubbing her belly. Couldn't it just have been a bit of trapped wind?

 

The belly stroking was noticed as the actress holidayed with her new husband, actor Laurence Fox, in Mauritius. But after admitting she was "really broody" to the press recently and with her family claiming she has suffered sickness and dizziness of late – it all adds up to a bun in the oven. Doesn't it?

   

A source told the Sun: “Billie and Laurence want lots of kids so if she is pregnant it will be unexpected but fantastic news. They hadn’t planned on a baby so quickly. Billie is set to film a new series of Belle de Jour involving lots of underwear scenes. They had discussed adopting so Billie could fulfill work commitments." What? As adopted babies don’t require as much time and attention as biological ones? You try telling that to Brad Pitt.

 

The chum added: “It wouldn’t surprise us if they came back with good news. Her dream is her, Laurence and a big brood of kids running the home barefoot with chickens.” One question Billie - chickens?

 

[via the Sun]

Posted by Aigua on April 25, 2008 in Baby Watch, Billie Piper, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

April 24, 2008 12:59 PM

Megan Fox named FHM's sexiest woman

Megan_fox_picture_1Lads mag FHM has announced its annual list of the world's sexiest women as voted for by their horny readers and the results make for interesting reading (if you’re into that kind of thing). Transformers star Megan Fox has nabbed the top spot with her first time on the list, proving that boys like girls that run around fighting shiny machines while resembling Angelina Jolie without the children.

 

Other newbies on the list include opera singer Katherine Jenkins, supermodel Agyness Deyn and Prince Harry's lady friend Chelsea Davy. However, at Star Trip we're most excited by the new entry coming in at number 91 – none other than Location, Location, Location (did we say that enough times?) property expert Kirstie Allsopp. Maybe it's that domineering, know-it-all school mistress vibe she's working.

 

The top five was rounded out by last year's number one, Jessica Alba at two, glamour model Keeley Hazell at three and American TV actresses Elisha Cuthbert and the barely-legal Hayden Panettiere at four and five respectively.

 

Established totty such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Hilary Duff and Cheryl Cole made the top ten, but there was no love this time for new-mums Jennifer Lopez and Myleene Klass and Kate Moss.

 

Speaking on the results, FHM's editor-in-chief Anthony Noguera said: "This year, after 9.7 million votes from around the world, [the poll] has never been more authoritative. Megan Fox is a very deserving winner... From out of nowhere, she's captured the hearts - and fantasies - of British men to capture the number one slot."

   

So congratulations to Megan Fox, who is now officially the most wanked over woman in Britain. Oh for such a noble accolade…

 

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Aigua on April 24, 2008 in Angelina Jolie, Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Scarlett Johansson, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Kelly Brook dumps Billy Zane

Kelly99brookbillyzanesjpam5_2Good news for lads that like their ladies busty, bubbly and famous for not much, and women that like their fellas bald, American and with their career's behind them, as Kelly Brook and fiancé Billy Zane (you try and name a film of his post-Titanic and even that was over 10 years ago), have broken up.

 

The couple had been together for four years after meeting on the set of a film that no-one's heard of, but Strictly Come Dancing star Kelly ended things as she considered herself too young to settle down. Billy, who at 42-years-old is 14 years Kelly's senior, now joins gravely-voiced Brit Jason Statham on Kelly's list of bald actors she has ditched.

 

A source revealed that the split didn't involve any plate smashing, door slamming and nasty name-calling: "After much soul-searching, Kelly decided that Billy is not the man she wants to marry and has called off the engagement. The split is completely amicable and they remain good friends."

Well, as good friends as you can be once you've seen someone naked, bared your soul to them and ultimately decided they're not worth your time.

[via Female First]

Posted by Aigua on April 24, 2008 in Film Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 23, 2008 12:06 PM

Coleen McLoughlin dropped as face of George at Asda

772405_2_2 Things aren't looking good when you’re considered too chavvy to advertise a supermarket's clothing range, just ask WAG extraordinaire, Coleen McLoughlin. The 22-year-old fiancée of Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has been given her marching orders by retail chain Asda as they look to smarten up their public image. And who do they think they'll attract to replace her? I guarantee the answers will make you laugh.

Names the supermarket is looking to sign up include Joanna Lumley, fashionista and actress Sienna Miller, Oscar-winner Helen Mirren and French president's wife Carla Bruni. Somehow I can't quite imagine these ladies tapping their bottoms proudly having saved 11p on some toilet roll, can you?

Coleen had worked for Asda for two years and had managed to con £3 million out of them – that's a lot of moolah to look cheap in cheap clothing. Her team is keen to put a positive angle on the news, claiming that she's talking with other high street stores, is very much in demand, yada yada yada. Spin it all you like – when Asda look down on you, you've really hit rock bottom.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Aigua on April 23, 2008 in Coleen McLoughlin, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Leona told to lose weight to be US success

Leonalewis0120061229thumb_2How skinny do you have to be to be a top pop star? If you were to take your cue from the likes of Girls Aloud, you'd be stuck on a diet of fresh air and now the curse has struck none other than X Factor success story, Leona Lewis. She might be the first solo British female singer to have a number one single in the US for 21 years, but her advisors are suggesting that she lose some weight to see her star rise higher. Does having a small dress size equal big success?

A source explained to the Sun: “Leona has done brilliantly in the US. But some of her team thinks she needs to be a bit sexier if she wants to have the longevity of female artists like Mariah, Janet Jackson or Madonna." Why, because she'll need the physical stamina?

      

Touted as the fitness guru to work away any of Leona's potential excess pounds is Patricia Gay, the woman responsible for helping Mariah Carey firm up.

    

“They think that having Leona train with Patricia would be a treat for her because she adores Mariah. She will go to Patricia’s base in the Caribbean for some intensive sessions and then Patricia will visit her regularly to continue the project.”

      

Are these people seeing the same, slim Leona that I'm seeing? And why are they so keen to burden the poor girl with an eating disorder so early in her career? Is skipping meals the new rehab?

    

[via the Sun]

Posted by Aigua on April 23, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 22, 2008 12:27 PM

Geri Halliwell just loves Victoria Beckham

Spice_10dec07_big_250_2 Ever since they reunited to flog their Greatest Hits CD/ world tour/ Tesco's Christmas food, the Spice Girls are determined to convince us that they are bestest chums and that anyone who says otherwise is a big smelly liar. The latest attempt at girl power togetherness comes from their most mouthy member, Geri Halliwell, as she has been spilling all to You magazine on her friendship with the joyless robot known as Posh Spice.

      

"I have huge admiration for Victoria," gushes Geri. "She had her boys with her the whole time and she's done such a great job with them – they are all so well mannered and caring. Victoria and I are actually the biggest supporters of each other. We feel really proud of one another."

    

Not feeling nauseous yet? Not to worry, as Geri has more icky adoration to share with us all. And to really ramp it up, she's talking about the pair's kids.

    

"Romeo [Beckham] is just so sweet with Bluebell," she blathers amid some other guff about how Cruz Beckham and Bluebell have play-dates and how she's shopped with nine-year-old Brooklyn.

       

It's a good job they're such good chums as talk like that is enough to make everyone positively hate them.

   

[via People.com]

Posted by Aigua on April 22, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

Russell Brand in trouble for nightclub romp

Russell_brand_280_373293aRussell Brand plays a horny lothario in new comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall (click here for a review courtesy of our sister site, Dollymix), and after some saucy shenanigans at a nightclub on Saturday night, it looks like he's a fan of method acting. The eccentric comedian claimed two weeks ago that his wild womanising days are behind him, but that's not what we heard Russ.

So, what's all the fuss about? Well, it turns out that Russ got a little steamy with two semi-naked ladies (he's clearly too much man for just one woman) in the staff toilets at nightspot Embassy and was rudely interrupted in his endeavours by the cleaning lady.

An onlooker told the Mirror that Russ "wasn't too chuffed at being disturbed," and having romped with other ladies earlier in the evening, seemed "like a kid in a sweetshop".

Russ was given a warning for his public naughtiness and the source continued: "He waited till the coast was clear and led another blonde to the toilets. Staff didn't want to cause a scene."

But apparently, the nightclub's employees are so peeved by the bizarrely-haired Romeo that one staff member ranted: "There is going to be a staff meeting today to discuss what happened and to get Russell banned. What he did was totally unacceptable."

Hear, hear. He should have invited the cleaner to join in.

[via The Mirror]

Posted by Aigua on April 22, 2008 in Russell Brand, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 21, 2008 12:25 PM

Lily Allen urged to go to rehab

Lily_2 What a difference a week makes. Just a matter of days ago, Lily Allen was proudly showing off her new songs online, asking fans to leave feedback and generally getting all excited about returning to her pop star roots. Fast forward to today and things look far less rosy for Lily, with her nearest and dearest urging her to check into rehab. Fame is such a fickle mistress, eh readers?

    

A source close to the Smile singer, revealed to Now magazine: "Lily still cries whenever babies are mentioned. She pines for a family one minute and is downing cocktails the next. She's in a very low state and dyeing her hair isn't going to help."

What? A new hairstyle can't gloss over the pain of a miscarriage and failed relationship? I suppose you learn something new everyday.

But all silliness aside, Lily's family and friends, including Robin Hood actor Keith Allen, are all keen for the pop puppet to get some professional treatment at a rehab facility before her downward spiral really gets out of hand.

Come on Lil – get the support and treatment you need. Just look at how much it helped the likes of Lindsay, Britney and Amy.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Aigua on April 21, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Did Peaches Geldof get caught for shoplifting?

Peachespa_175x125You would think that with the amount of free swag they get given, that even the lowliest of celebrities wouldn't need to shoplift. But once in a while, these flighty stars of showbiz get their grubby paws on something nice and simply forget to pay. Richard Madeley made off with some wine, Bai Ling nabbed some magazines and batteries and now Peaches Geldof has joined the club, with claims that she stole an expensive dress. So what's the story, Peaches?

             

The Victim fashion boutique, near Carnaby Street, is claiming that the celebrity spawn made off with an expensive cream dress on Thursday. Her management team was called about the incident and the red-faced DJ returned two hours later, passing the whole thing off as a "misunderstanding".

         

The swanky store's manager, Nazinna Douglas, doesn't quite see it that way though. "She can get everything she wants for free," fumed Douglas. "To her taking a dress means nothing but it's not something we take lightly. This is our livelihood. It's just not fair."

            

The designer of the pricey dress was similarly unimpressed with Peaches' behaviour. "She said sorry and that it was a misunderstanding, but the dress is ruined," complained designer Mei-hui Liu. "She said the dress had got caught up in her scarf and because it was the same colour she didn't realise she had it in her arms. The agent's assistant arrived on Friday afternoon with the money for the dress. The dress is worth £500 but we charged £250."

             

Geldof's management has defended the wayward youngster. "The claim is totally incorrect. Peaches has a receipt for the supposed stolen dress. It was an honest mistake at the time and Peaches went back to the store having been told the dress was missing.

"The payment was made [on Friday] because the store's credit card machine was not working [on Thursday]. She most definitely has not been shoplifting and nothing has been reported to the police."

Mmm – what do you think Star Trippers? Another case of celebrity muscle ensuring they get what they want, whether they should or not? Or is the store trying to score some publicity from clientele as tabloid-friendly as the young Miss Geldof? The jury is officially out.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Aigua on April 21, 2008 in Peaches Geldof, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 18, 2008 11:17 AM

Posh celebrates birthday with showbiz chums

VictoriabeckhambesobirthdayAnd so a big Star Trip happy birthday for Victoria Beckham, who hit the grand old age of 34 yesterday. And how did the Spice Girl celebrate the big day? By getting drunk with her celebrity husband and celebrity mates all in a grand celebrity setting, of course. Ahh - she's just like you and me, isn’t she folks?

Vicky B and her hubby, some past-it footie player you might have heard of, enjoyed a meal out with her current favourite chum, actress (I say actress, but having watched her in Van Helsing, I beg to differ) Kate Beckinsale and her director husband Len Wiseman. Desperate Housewives strumpet Eva Longoria Parker was also part of the celebrations, fitting considering it all went down at her fancy LA restaurant Beso.

An onlooker commented in The Mirror: "After lots of champagne, they stumbled out and went back to the Beckham's Beverly Hills mansion and partied till 3am."

Notable by their absence were former best buddies Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Maybe Katie was too busy fighting her way out of Tom's home security system to make it. Either that, or she's officially been replaced by another scrawny, Hollywood robot. Tough break Katie.

[via The Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 18, 2008 in David Beckham, Eva Longoria, Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

Lily Allen debuts new music online

1000036810_2After pretending to be a chat show host over on BBC3 (commissioned for a second series – really?), dying her some rank shade of blonde (that looks more like washed-out pink) and being thrown out of men's toilets, Lily Allen is back in the recording studio. True to her MySpace roots, the perky pop star has released some of her new material via the social networking site and is keen to get some fan feedback for her efforts.

In a blog posted yesterday, she listed her mood as good and said: "Eaaasssyy peoples. So, I'm a blondie and loving it and I've been working hard in the studio. I posted a couple of new songs on the player for you all to have a listen to and get an idea of my new direction, they are just at a demo stage so don't be too hard on them."

"I'll probably swap some others around and play you stuff as I do it in the studio, like I did last time round. And there'll also be a new mix tape soon, I hope you enjoy this shizzle. Aiiight, big kiss, lil x x"

So for those of you that enjoy Lily's brand of talky pop, head on over to her MySpace page to "enjoy the shizzle", but for those of you that are less keen on the music, at least this means a break from the TV show.

[via Perez Hilton]

Posted by Katie Button on April 18, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 16, 2008 12:52 PM

Amy Winehouse's record label say "no, no, no" to future releases

Winehouse1xposure_468x579_2We all know what a naughty girl that Amy Winehouse is. The press publish photos of her doing crack cocaine, she wanders the streets in her bra and abuses her own fans at concerts, add to that all the woes of her beloved Blake Incarcerated and the girl ain't doing well. She's so notoriously blighted by her addictions that she even famously sang about them to score a huge hit (and probably some other stuff). But now her record label has had enough of her wayward behaviour. Yes, Universal Music has rolled up its sleeves and is ready to whip the beehive back into shape. Rate their chances much?

The company's European top-dog Lucian Grainge tried to clean up the Wino after the crack cocaine saga went public, but like her other attempts to sort herself out, the singer soon slid Back to Black. Now, the exasperated suits at Universal are determined that a stern ultimatum will work its magic with them threatening to not release any more of her music unless she ditches the drugs and the booze (and preferably that scabby husband).

An insider at Universal source blabbed to The Sun: “Amy has been reminded of her responsibilities. Unless she is clean she will not be allowed to release another album. She took notice when Lucian talked to her earlier in the year and agreed to go to rehab. But she didn’t take it seriously enough. They would never release her from her deal, they would just not put an album out.”

Hear, hear – well done Universal, after all no great music ever came out of drug-taking did it? The Beatles, Hendrix. etc. that was neither hear nor there. But more importantly, will Amy be bothered about all this? If some of her recent live performances are any kind of indicator, any music she'd release would sound shite anyway.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 16, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 15, 2008 1:16 PM

Katie Price admits she doesn't write her own books

18e61912bb69a87c9b91e4c9afa20574_2I know that Katie Price isn't the smartest girl in class (to support my case, may I present to the court her husband Peter Andre), but surely even she must know how people write books. You have an idea, sit down and either scribble it down by hand or type it. Once you've covered the beginning, middle and the end – voila! You are done. That all sound too confusing for you there, Katie?

Apparently so, as with her busy schedule of plastic surgery, OK! magazine 'exclusives' (she's not famous in America, of course it's exclusive to the UK!) and being professionally half-naked, the poor lass doesn't know what writers do. Speaking at the launch of Mermaids and Pirates, her new children's book series, the reality TV star admitted that she doesn't write her own books.

"I don't actually write them, I say how I want the story. Like I've said before in any of my books, even my autobiographies, it's all about me, but it's the bits they add in like 'It's a sunny day and the daffodils were blooming' - things like that obviously haven't come from me. Like Pete would say, it's no different to a producer doing a record."

I'm not pretending that the world is missing out by not having books written directly from the manicured talons of the artist formerly known as Jordan, nor that it is uncommon for celebrities to have their books ghostwritten. But to liken it to a music producer is a bit tacky (I know, I know), especially in light of her Perfect Ponies: My Pony Care Book being nominated for the WH Smith's Children's Book of the Year Award.

Hang your greasy extensions in shame young lady.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on April 15, 2008 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

April 14, 2008 1:38 PM

Will Ashley win Cheryl's forgiveness with romantic holiday?

2701_cole_02When your husband is continually referred to by the media as a 'love rat' then things aren't looking too rosy in your marriage. Just look at Ashley Cole and his missus Cheryl. After the well-publicised allegations of his infidelity, the couple is back living together in a show of togetherness and unity, but behind closed doors things are very far from happy according to new gossip.

Girls Aloud singer Cheryl might have moved back into the couple's marital nest, but insiders say the couple barely talks, while she insists they sleep in separate rooms with no nooky. Chelsea footballer Ashley, being a randy so-and-so, is far from keen on this and is planning a luxurious holiday to the Bahamas in June to help rekindle the dying romance.

A friend of the estranged couple revealed to The Sun: “Ashley has been miserable these past few months and Cheryl’s really made him pay for what he did. He thinks the holiday will be the final gesture that will make things go back to the way they were before he was caught out. He even hopes the sex ban will end while they’re away.”

Who thinks this source might be a pal of Ashley's? He certainly seems to think that the sports star has been punished enough for his cheating and that a few soft words and flashy pressies are enough to gloss over the cracks of deception and infidelity. In contrast, a friend of Cheryl's explained how the pop star is coping.

“Cheryl accepted Ashley back because she loves him. But she’s finding it hard to put his cheating behind her," explains the source. “Although they are both living in the same house, they are still not really behaving like man and wife and sleep in different rooms. Ashley still has a lot of work to do."

On whether the left-back lothario can work his magic with a little getaway, the friend confided: “She could refuse the holiday offers all together. He has a long way to go before he wins back the place he used to have in her heart – and her bed.”

And so he should. Since when was a few days in the sun a remedy for broken trust?

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 14, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 10, 2008 10:53 AM

No celebrity pals for imprisoned Pete Doherty

Pete_doherty_police_times_square_goHe'd managed to avoid returning to prison for so long (he did a stint back in 2003), but now soap-dodger Pete Doherty is back behind bars. Sentenced to 14 weeks at Wormwood Scrubs for flouting the terms of his suspended sentence, the Babyshambles singer has more to worry about than dropping the soap in the shower, as his showbiz pals have deserted him. Cue evil cackle.

According to The Sun, Doherty's ex, supermodel Kate Moss was seriously disinterested in her former flame's shame, described by a chum as "not caring". While fellow popwreck Amy Winehouse laughed on hearing the news.

A friend of the Wino elaborated: “Amy’s first reaction when she heard was to laugh. Pete had told everyone he was just going to court for a quick appearance and had no idea he was going to jail. She just laughed and kept saying, ‘I can’t believe it’. Pete’s just a comedy character to Amy. She thinks he’s a bit of a clown.”

Nice to see that with her beloved Blake behind bars, Amy is sympathetic to the prison plights of her friends. But while his celebrity circle might be far from missing his personal pong, Pete's work acquaintances are mightily pissed off.

He was due to appear on the judging panel at the GoBusker.com UK Battle of the Bands, with his no-show creating a £70,000 loss, while his Royal Albert Hall gig later in the month has also fallen victim. For his fans (there must be some out there), this is a serious kick in the teeth, but for the rest of us? Finally a faint whiff of justice and a bloody good laugh.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 10, 2008 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Kerry Katona goes into labour

Kerrykatonawenn_468x474Watch out people, it looks like we are soon to have another chav on the loose as the Queen of frozen food, Kerry Katona, is currently in labour. The reality TV star and former Atomic Kitten popstrel (though they only really made it big once she left) is, at this minute, pushing and panting for all she's worth with her little legs akimbo. Please God – don't let the camera crew for her MTV show, Crazy in Love, give us that exclusive.

Kerry was rushed to hospital yesterday by her money-grabbing, adulterous, fame-hungry husband, Mark Croft, but wasn't due to start pushing for another five weeks. However, hospital staff reckon that all is well with the expectant mum and that she is calm.

Her publicist, Max Clifford, commented: "Going into hospital after her waters broke was a big relief for Kerry. She's had a tough time in recent months and over the last week or two she has been hardly able to walk due to massive water retention. But now she's told me she's happy and pleased that she is on the right place and that the baby will be born soon."

This 'tough time' alludes to her recent stint in the Priory for depression, a move which delayed work on her reality show. Star Trip wishes Kerry all the best with the birth of her son, apparently to be named Max (what, after your publicist? Classy), but dreads the inevitable pimping out of the kid for some quick change.

[via Contact Music and Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on April 10, 2008 in Baby Watch, Kerry Katona, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 9, 2008 6:42 PM

Heather Mills nags Paul McCartney about daughter's diet

Heather_1nov07_wenn_360What's left to say about Heather Mills? The former model (yeah, right!) and activist just can't stay out of the limelight. If she's not turning heads (and maybe a few stomachs) with her new red hairstyle, she's bullying Sir Paul McCartney. Isn't this 2008? Didn't he already ditch the deadwood? You might ask and you would be right to. Yes, he might have coughed up £24million to see the back of her, but she's stumbled upon (no pun intended, but if you’re feeling cruel – enjoy) a new way to irritate the hell out of him and it involves their four-year-old daughter Beatrice.

Turns out Heather is so dedicated to being a top mum that she struggles to hand over responsibility of the girl to her ex. Paul has taken his youngest sprog on a special holiday to a five-star hotel Morocco and even on another continent Heather is managing to bust his balls, this time with eight pages of instructions on Beau's dietary needs.

A source told the Mirror: "Paul booked the break for some quality time with Bea. Now he's found out that Heather has been driving the hotel staff mad, faxing both the head chef and manager instructions and recipe suggestions for Bea. Paul is furious. He is perfectly capable of looking after his own daughter - especially after successfully bringing up his other children on vegetarian diets."

Maybe she should go on GMTV and whinge about it, as that really helped the public sympathise with her 'plight'.

Posted by Katie Button on April 9, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Girls Aloud chow down for new KitKat advert

Yesterday we told you how Sarah Harding is busy planning a stroll up the aisle, but before the blonde pop star says "I do" she's busy having a break. Not from her bloke, DJ Tom Crane or from those other miming minxes that make up Girls Aloud. No, from the whole showbiz scene as evidenced by this new KitKat commercial.

In this new advert for the choccie company, the Girls Aloud stars are exiting a glitzy bash and hastily making their way into their car. But what's this I spy? Sarah, rather than following her band mates away from the paparazzi, flops herself down on the red carpet and munches on a KitKat. As you do.

Star Trip wonders how Sarah wangled it so that she assumed centre stage for this ad (do KitKat not like Nicola, Kimberly, Cheryl and Nadine?) and who on earth came up with the concept? Of all the ways to depict a glamourous celeb enjoying a little down time, publicly scoffing a calorie-laden snack isn’t the first scenario that springs to mind.

And considering the girl's raunchy image, it all seems a bit tame. They should have gotten Wino to do it. Then we really would have seen something special.

Posted by Katie Button on April 9, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 8, 2008 10:23 AM

Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding ready to say "I do"

3e8cc4d4f3a4f2974cedbc8ee5a64fa9There must be something in the air, as another showbiz wedding is on the horizon. This one is a little closer to home than the recent nuptials of Jay-Z and Beyoncé and the hush-hush plans of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, and promises to be a more raucous, drunken knees-up. So who is heading down the aisle now?

It's Girls Aloud party-girl Sarah Harding and her DJ fella Tom Crane. The blonde pop star has created quite a wild reputation for herself, but is set to settle down after Crane proposed with a horse. Yes, you read correctly. A horse. What, he couldn't get down the off-license for a box of chocs and cheap plonk?

Sarah learned how to play polo for the ITV2 reality show The Passions of… Girls Aloud (though according to this show, they're only a quartet, as Nadine clearly had better things to do off in L.A.), through which she developed a love for horses. Quick to exploit this, Crane gifted Harding with the horse as part of his proposal.

"Anyone can buy a diamond ring but what Sarah loves about Tom is that he is so original," quipped a friend of the pair to the Daily Star. "He spent ages trying to find the perfect animal for Sarah to play polo on and he settled on a 16-hands, bay-coloured beauty called Spirit. "He introduced them last week and asked Sarah if she would consider marrying him. She was bowled over and said 'Yes' straight away."

The cynical side of Star Trip wants to think she only said yes to the gift of the horse, but let's wish them both well on this rocky road to love and hope that Sarah doesn't listen to any of Cheryl's marriage advice.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on April 8, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 7, 2008 11:45 AM

All Saints reunite again, Cameron Diaz's new bloke & more

All_saints_2Last week came news of the New Kids on the Block comeback, and now prepare yourselves Star Trippers as more pop strumpets past their sell-by dates fancy another stab at stardom. Sadly, 90s girl band All Saints have already squandered any good will towards them with their lame reunion in 2006, which after producing one hit song and a flop album, saw them being dropped by record label Parlophone. However, those optimistic types at the All Around The World label clearly think they're good for another shot and so are helping the quartet plan a new assault on our eardrums before the end of the year. It's not news to beat that Monday morning gloom, is it? [via The Sun]

Click over to find out which A-list couple said "I do" over the weekend, who Cameron Diaz is dating and who has gone from brunette to blonde.

After they acquired a NY marriage license last week, gossip was rife that rapper/ producer/ media mogul Jay-Z was gonna make things official with his long-term girlfriend Beyoncé. Now, news has leaked that the couple did wed on Saturday after Jay-Z's current touring partner Mary J. Blige congratulated the couple during a North Carolina gig. "Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z, and my girl B!" said Mary, and may Star Trip also add our best wishes to the happy couple. [via Us Magazine]

Lily Allen has ditched her brunette locks in favour of something a little lighter. The star was spotted with a new blonde do this weekend. Anything to distract from how crap that chat show is. [via Heatworld]

After cooing that "she loves boys", Cameron Diaz has gone and bagged herself some serious beefcake in the form of Scottish actor Gerard Butler. The pair has been seen on a few dates, which in showbiz terms means they're either just polite acquaintances or banging each other's brains out. You decide which story you prefer. [via the Sunday Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 7, 2008 in Cameron Diaz, Film Stars, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 4, 2008 9:52 AM

Kate Moss upset with Agyness Deyn over Pete Doherty

Agy_alexa_kate_2As much as Star Trip is all for a united sisterhood, we do understand that certain men can be worth putting up a decent fight for. Like if you were close to nailing Brad Pitt, you might not want to hurt Angelina Jolie's feelings, but all's fair in love and war, right? But that's a special kind of example. Brad has been Hollywood's numero uno in the dreams of lusty ladies for years, capable of causing a hot flush in even the most frigid women. Many women would gladly pound their sisters or best friends for a sniff of a shot with him, but it seems that a celebrity a little closer to home and a bit more (how shall we say?) less obviously attractive, has got two women ready to claw each other's eyes out over him. Step forward Pete Doherty.

Though he looks like he must be allergic to soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. etc., the Babyshambles singer is causing a ruckus between ex-flame Kate Moss and her modelling rival Agyness Deyn. We understand Agyness wanting to nab Kate's crown as Britain's premier fashionista, but craving her sloppy seconds?

According to the Mirror, the younger of the models has been spending lots of time with Pete at his home in Wiltshire and Kate is far from happy. "Kate can be like an ice maiden when she doesn't take to someone, and things between her and Agy have been very frosty," explained a source. "Everyone keeps making comparisons about them, and it is getting on both of their nerves. Kate is feeling particularly sensitive because Agyness is only just starting out and is nearly 10 years younger than her. She feels Agy is trying to copy her. She hangs out in similar places and they have friends in common."

Point established: washed-up granny Kate is scared of the young whipper-snapper, but where does Pete come into this? "She went mad when she heard Agy had become close mates with Pete," continues the insider. "Kate had planned to nip into Pete's for his birthday party. But she heard Agy was there and said it would be too awkward."

All this does rather beg the question, what would Agyness see in Pete? She already has a bloke (Josh Hubbard of The Paddingtons) and Pete is hardly the most desirable of accessories. The chum went on to confide misgivings about the union: "We're also concerned how Agy's relationship with Pete might affect her career. It only needs her to be in the wrong place at the wrong time with him and it could all come crashing down around her ears."

Come on Agy – I know models aren't known for their sharp minds, but a relationship with the scruffy jail-dodger does not equal a sound move personally or professionally. And he's supposed to be interested in Scientology, nuff said.

[via the Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on April 4, 2008 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

April 3, 2008 10:27 AM

Dannii Minogue's big date with Lewis Hamilton

DanniiThose Minogue sisters seem to be perpetually unlucky in love, between them they've romanced many high-profile gents but it always seems to end in tears. However, younger sibling Dannii seems ready to take another stab at love having planned a big date with F1 ace Lewis Hamilton. Could this be the one for the X Factor judge?

The pair met at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in March and seemed quite enamored with each other. A friend of Lewis' told The Sun: “Lewis has been texting Dannii like mad since they met in Melbourne. He took a real shine to her. Lewis thought she was gorgeous and was really impressed with her knowledge of cars. He wanted to take her out for dinner that night but she had something on that she couldn’t cancel. He’s kept at it and she’s finally agreed to meet him for dinner at the Monaco Grand Prix.”

Full marks to the speed demon for being so dogged in his pursuit of La Minogue. “Lewis is delighted they have finally set a date," confided the McLaren driver's chum. “It’s the earliest time they could both do. They will certainly have a lot to talk about. Dannii is quite knowledgeable about F1 thanks to her relationship with Jacques.”

Jacques being Jacques Villeneuve the Canadian former F1 Champion who she was engaged to back in the late 90's. That romance soon ran out of gas but Dannii is clearly impressed with her latest suitor: “I think the guy is incredible," commented Dannii. "He is mostly perfect in every way, shape and form.” Ooer – sounds like you're well in there Lewis.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on April 3, 2008 in Dannii Minogue, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

April 2, 2008 11:39 AM

Girls Aloud claim they like their grub

GaIt's hard for young women to earn the approval of the media when it comes to their weight. Either they're too fat and a podgy example of this country's greasy slide into obesity or they're too skinny and look like they might shatter into a million pieces if touched. One group of ladies getting the hump due to the newspaper's fascination with their weight is pop princesses Girls Aloud.

"Journalists write that we [Girls Aloud] starve ourselves, but it's not true," says Kimberly Walsh in New! magazine. "We eat everything in moderation and we're not obsessive in any way." The bronzed pop star claims that she and each of her chart-topping band mates Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole have "healthy appetites [and] eat really well".

Cheryl is equally angry with the media's claims that the girls deprive themselves as it goes against her desire to be a strong role model. "We have a responsibility because young girls look at us," argues Cheryl, "and we don't want them thinking we're depriving ourselves because we genuinely don't."

Interesting that this commitment to grub comes in the wake of the girls signing a deal to promote Kit Kat chocolate bars. They wouldn't be much cop at selling the naughty treats, if they all claimed to be calorie-consumed diet obsessives would they?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on April 2, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 31, 2008 1:13 PM

Estelle blasts 'soul' singers Duffy and Adele

Estelle300R'n'B singer Estelle might seem to have it all at the moment. Her single 'American Boy' is sitting pretty on top of the UK singles chart for the second week, her new album 'Shine' is released today and she's been confirmed to perform at this year's Glastonbury festival. But Estelle is far from a happy bunny. Why so glum chum?

It's those other pesky female singers, especially Duffy and Adele that have Estelle ranting in an interview with the Guardian, as she lays into the media labeling their music as 'soul'. "It's hilarious," says Estelle. "I'm not mad at them - but I'm just wondering, how the hell is there not a single black person in the public eye singing soul? Adele isn't soul. She sounds like she heard some Aretha Franklin records once and she's got a deeper voice - that doesn't mean she's soul."

"That doesn't mean anything to me in the grand scheme of my life as a black person. As a songwriter, I get what they do. As a black person, I'm like, 'You're telling me this is music?' F**k that! People keep trying to tell me what soul music is and I'm like, we know what soul music is, stop f***ing around with us!"

Eek – I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of this star. But does Estelle have a point? Is today's definition of soul music sorely lacking or does this musical debate veer into one of racial ownership? What do you think Star Trippers?

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 31, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jade Goody ends romance with toy boy Jack Tweed

Jadejacktweed200They're the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton for the Big Brother generation with their on again, off again relationship, but things have ended for Jade Goody and her toy boy Jack Tweed. For good or until one of them gets a bit lonely one night and calls the other in floods of tears begging for another chance. So what went wrong between the pair this time?

According to reports, the trust has gone. Oh, that old chestnut. That's what endless media rumours about infidelity (Jack's) will do to a couple. Jade is said to have done the dumping, but is crushed that the two and a half year romance has stalled once again.

"Jade is devastated, and she's been in floods of tears," a friend of the reality star told the Sunday Mirror. "But now she realises she's got to be strong and move on with her life."

In an interview with More magazine, Jade admitted how confused her feelings were towards Jack. "I felt more like his mother than his girlfriend. But when I wasn't with him, I wanted to be. It was easy to get back with him, but I'm still waiting for more stories to come out from girls saying he's cheated."

Sounds like a classic case of can't live with but can't live without for Jack and Jade. How long until she takes him back? Take your bets now.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 31, 2008 in Big Brother, Jade Goody, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (11)

March 28, 2008 10:40 AM

Jordan criticises Kerry Katona's reality show

18e6d640e1cace14b24accf483f5d935They became chums when stranded in the Australian jungle for the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! but now Jordan has some harsh words for Kerry Katona. The cause of the criticism is Kerry's new stab at TV - Crazy in Love, the fly-on-the-wall MTV programme that follows her tempestuous marriage to hubby Mark Croft. So, what's the exact problem then Jordan?

"I watch it because I can't believe how dreadful it is. Her people need to be shot. Everyone I know who was a fan of Kerry? They're not after seeing the show. She comes across as someone who has no self-respect. It's not the Kerry I thought I knew and I feel really sorry for her. It's awful."

True, Kerry's endured quite a decline in popularity since being crowned Queen of the Jungle and MTV's claim that she is "the nation's favourite Northern lass" seems sadly off. There's been the drug problems, family feuds, stints in rehab, claims of infidelity, etc. etc., but Jordan is most shocked at the lack of affection or consideration between Kerry and Mark.

"I just think it's so sad. [Kerry and Mark Croft] talk to each other like a piece of s**t. I never see them being loving to each other." Jordan might be right on this one, but what's the alternative? Her reality show Katie and Peter seems to show a little too much loving if you know what I mean.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 28, 2008 in Kerry Katona, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Is Scientology Pete Doherty's new fix?

X134148940352057808We all know that Scientology is a load of old pants. A religion that sounds more like a science fiction B movie is for gullible Hollywood types, not us sensible folks. However it seems like professional germ-fest and sometime musician Pete Doherty didn't get the memo to stay away from gibberish cults. Oops.

According to the Sun, the Babyshambles front man and ex-lover of Kate Moss has succumbed to Scientology after being introduced to it by new lady friend DJ Nadine Ruddy. She has coaxed him into this world of sci-fi mumbo-jumbo and now the poor fella can't get enough. He's reading books on the matter (yes, reading!) and other such dangerous shenanigans.

A chum confided: “Nadine is really into Scientology. She takes her beliefs very seriously. Pete’s chatted a lot with her about it. He went out and bought some books to read up about it. He just wanted to find out more about Nadine and what she believes in.”

She believes in aliens and other gubbins. Get back on the crack pipe Pete, it must be better for you than Scientology.

[via the Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 28, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

March 27, 2008 12:12 PM

Robbie Williams wants to become a TV chef

Robbie_williamssittingRobbie, Robbie, Robbie. Where did it all go wrong? Yes, Rudebox was an atrocious song (any ditty that references TK Maxx is in trouble), but what a fall from grace. Just look at those Take That boys enjoying their comeback with sell-out arena dates, best-selling CDs and DVDs and Brit awards galore. And you, what are you doing? Pining for a cookery show. Bless.

A source close to Robbie revealed: "He has an urge to host his own cookery show and bring out a book with it. The problem is, Robbie isn't exactly the healthiest eater on the planet. Who needs lessons in how to cook burgers and fries? That's about all he's interested in."

Oh Rob *shakes head wearily*. What are we to do with you?

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 27, 2008 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Amy Winehouse not off to rehab

Amy_winehouseAmy Winehouse, off to rehab again? Surely not. Doesn't she know that her popularity and album sales increase the more her life degenerates? We all knew the rumours suggesting that the singer was off to get some professional help were too good to be true, and sure enough – they were. When she sang that she didn't want to go to rehab, boy she really meant it.

"Amy's doing well. She is not going back to rehab at this time," commented her representative to US Weekly. "The problem" (wait! There's only one?) "is that her face looks bad because of impetigo - it's not a nice thing, but it's not related to drugs." No, it's probably more to do with living like a filthy tramp.

"(Amy is) having time off, recording a bit at her home studios, about to go back into the studio properly and working towards her husband's freedom." And by time off, he means hitting the crack pipe and back-combing her wig. Back to Black might be a best-selling album, but in her current state any new recordings would probably sound more like a drunken cat being garroted, than a Grammy award winning diva.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 27, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 26, 2008 12:29 PM

Peaches Geldof flops with musical performance

Peachespa041006_243x337The list of celebrity offspring known simply for their parents' musical success is far from short. Kimberley Stewart (daughter of rocker Rod) wangled a TV show for herself (granted it was on LIVING and exactly four people saw it), while Kelly and Jack Osbourne are now as famous to the MTV generation as their hell raising pa Ozzy. But truly excelling herself at the tricky task of doing absolutely nothing but becoming famous is Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches. She's tried (and most often failed) at the likes of DJing, modelling and television presenting, but now she's got a new hobby – music. I guess it was all too predictable…

The lucky venue hosting Peaches' musical warblings was the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, where last night she sang backing vocals to rock band Rodnik. Being a true wild child, she worked some diva behaviour into her performance forgetting lyrics and dropping the microphone (someone's been watching Amy Winehouse), though the audience failed to see the magic.

Her ex-boyfriend Fred Les made an early exit saying: "It's one of the worst performances I've ever seen," while others also made a beeline for the door with their fingers in their ears.

Being the multi-talented lady she is I'm sure Peaches will bounce back from this musical mis-step and soon be impressing us with her next career venture. What do we think that should be?

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 26, 2008 in Peaches Geldof, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin set to wed this Summer

0920_a34_2Coleen McLoughlin has blagged a media career simply through being the squeeze of footballer Wayne Rooney, but things are set to become official this summer as the couple splash out on a lavish wedding. The loved up pair of chavs are heading to the South of France for a June wedding which is set to last four days. Four days – do they really need that long to say "I do"?

So what do we know about this shindig? That the 60 guests, including Wayne's footie chums and boxer Ricky Hatton, will be flown over to the Côte D’Azur by private jets on June 10th. Leading up to the wedding, which is believed to be set for the 12th, there will be a black and white ball with events afterwards including a champagne lunch and a BBQ.

A friend of the couple explained the choices: "Coleen wanted to spread the event over a few days because people are travelling so far. You can virtually guarantee the weather at that time of the year so they’ve gone for lots of outdoor celebrations. Coleen and Wayne take regular holidays in the area, so they’re very familiar with the place.” Oh lucky them.

For those that care about fashion, Coleen will wear a £100,000 gown as designed by Marchesa, though I'm sure she'll spruce it up with a few George at Asda accessories. Of course, we'll all get the chance to see the gown, the guests and all the drunken rowdiness (come on – they are footballers) as the pair has confirmed a deal with a glossy magazine. Said mag (probably Hello! or OK!) will stump up £2.5million for the honour, with a chunk of this to be donated to a Liverpool charity. I should hope so too – I don't think they're exactly strapped for cash.

[via the Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 26, 2008 in Coleen McLoughlin, Sport Stars, UK Stars, Wayne Rooney | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 25, 2008 11:13 AM

Jade Goody turns brawler on night out

Jadegoody1mm2403_468x393_2Since her career-killing appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, Jade Goody has kept quite a low public profile. That was until Easter Sunday, when the reality star stepped out for a night on the town and ended up in a nasty brawl. Could she not have stayed in and gorged herself on chocolate Easter eggs like everyone else?

Jade had been partying at an Essex night spot in a celebrity group that contained A-list heavyweights like fellow Big Brother contestant Chantelle Houghton and Charlotte Mears (ex lady friend of Portsmouth footballer Jermain Defoe) when the trouble kicked off. The TV star, known for her volatile temper, allegedly fought with another clubber, only to continue the scuffle with a security guard.

An onlooker claimed Jade was asked to leave, but her PR team has swiftly swung into action to defend her, arguing that she "left of her own volition." Her spokesperson added: "Jade was a victim of an unprovoked attack by another girl. She tried to defend herself and was not asked to leave by the club."

So who do you believe Star Trippers? The onlooker with no obvious agenda or the renowned and exposed aggressive bully? Oh Jade, looks like you might want to sign up for some more anger management classes.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 25, 2008 in Big Brother, Jade Goody, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

March 20, 2008 11:05 AM

Kerry Katona checks into rehab

Katona2ruckas1703_468x400Another day, another celebrity in rehab. This time its serial offender and Iceland pimp Kerry Katona. The former Queen of the Jungle and ex-Atomic Kitten star (though, they only really became famous once she'd left) has checked herself into the Priory for depression, suspending shooting on her MTV1 reality show 'Crazy in Love', making this not just a personal tragedy for Kerry but for the viewing public as well.

So what's wrong with Kerry? Friends close to the pregnant star claim she's been rocked by press allegations claiming her husband Mark Croft is using her for her money and sleeping around behind her back. Charming. A pal revealed: She’s been locked away in her bedroom for days just staring at the wall — severely emotional and depressed. Everything she was reading in the Press has built up.”

This is Kerry's third spell at the Priory (she must have her own room there and everything), though her reps are keen to diffuse speculation. “Kerry has not suffered a nervous breakdown," claimed Nicola Phillips, of Max Clifford Associates. “She suffers from bipolar disorder and is just feeling a little down.”

I think I'd be feeling "a little down" as well if I were married to a bloke like her's.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 20, 2008 in Kerry Katona, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 19, 2008 9:50 AM

Does Lily Allen have a new boyfriend?

LilyallenIt only seems like five minutes ago that she was all loved up with Chemical Brothers DJ Ed Simons, but now Lily Allen is bouncing back from that failed relationship into the arms of another man. The Smile singer and TV personality (yeah, I don't get it either) is now living with producer pal Robertson Furze and tongues are a wagging that their friendship has blossomed into something more.

“Lily has been through a tough time this year," revealed a chum. "She split from Ed only weeks after they lost their baby and she has been feeling incredibly down about it. Her TV show has been struggling too."

Yes, life can certainly deal some shitty cards to play with, so who is this mystery fella helping her? “She has known Robbie for years and he was there when things went wrong with Ed. Robbie and his pals have been doing everything they can to cheer Lil up. It has worked — she is back on great form.”

Everything they can? What does that mean? “She moved in with him a few weeks ago and they have been sharing a bed. It started off innocently but they are doing more than just cuddling now." Like pillow fights and bedtime stories? Come on spill!

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on March 19, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Winehouse to perform for Hollywood stars

20070609_74366651cg024_isle_of_wighIf you were to host a fancy schmancy showbiz shindig, which star performer would you book to sing? Someone reliable. Someone charming and courteous. Someone not likely to rant about their incarcerated husband and forget their own lyrics. Apparently not, as rehab runaway Amy Winehouse is being courted to sing at a Hollywood bash thrown by top stars Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

The event is to be hosted by fashion icon Giorgio Armani and held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume in May. And how much could the Wino expect to pick up for her troubles? A whopping half a million pounds. Wow – those A-listers sure overpay for some off-key warbling and nervy dancing.

A source close to the Wino claims that "she hasn't really taken it in - and keeps saying that her life is getting more surreal by the second". That'll be all the drugs. The insider went on to explain how Armani wishes to chat to Amy about future collaborations. Who knew that ratty bee-hive wigs were so fashionable?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 19, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Film Stars, George Clooney, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 17, 2008 2:07 PM

Emma denies Spice Girls in-fighting

Eb2Emma Bunton might be better known as Baby Spice, but it seems this baby is having a bit of a sulk. The singer has rejected claims that the Spice Girls tour was blighted by bitchy in-fighting, insisting that the five girls prematurely called time on their reunion world tour for family reasons. Okay Emma – we'll try to believe you. "The tour was special for everyone. We were having the best time, contrary to some reports," insists the star earnestly.

"We were supposed to be at each other's throats when we were actually having a great laugh." At Geri's dancing no doubt. "We've grown up. We had far better things to do than argue amongst ourselves. It was emotionally charged, though, because we've shared too much history. It ended because we wanted to get back home to normal family life and the kids needed to get back to school, simple as that. There is no question of us falling out."

No question? Well, I think there was a question hence why you are publicly answering it. But claiming that your kids all had to hurry back to school? Surely, with your PR team you could have spun a more likely story than that old chestnut.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on March 17, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 14, 2008 11:05 AM

School children name David Beckham their top role model

David_beckhamWhen you were a kid who did you look up to and admire? Chances are they were slightly more inspiring than the current crop of celebrities that British children claim are their top role models. A new poll conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) found that a whopping 53% of sprogs want to be David Beckham. With his footballing prowess, hoards of lusty female fans and impressive bank balance – Mr. Beckham is one of the more understandable and logical choices found on the list. Unlike other names…

David's Spice Girl wife Victoria was inexplicably voted the second choice with 30% of the vote. Yes, she too enjoys a life of celebrity luxury and was once a hard-working pop star – but a role model for young minds? Still, it could be worse – Paris Hilton made it to number six on the list.

Elsewhere, sporting stars such as Chelsea's Frank Lampard and Formula One rookie Lewis Hamilton proved popular as are actors such as David Tennant and Keira Knightley, with music being represented by the Sugababes, Leona Lewis and Nadine Coyle.

Being in double digits, the idea that these celebrities are worthy role models has me scratching my head in confusion (not cos I have nits – urgh!), however the general secretary of the ATL, Dr. Mary Bousted, is far less surprised.

"It reflects the current media obsession with celebrity and the effect of celebrity culture on society as a whole," she explained. "However, we are deeply concerned many pupils' believe celebrity status is available to everyone. They do not understand the hard work it takes to achieve such status and do not think it is important to be actively engaged in school work as education is not needed for a celebrity status.

"Celebrity culture can perpetuate the notion that celebrity status is the greatest achievement and reinforces the belief that other career options are not valuable."

And let's be honest – not every girl aspiring to be a WAG is going to be pretty enough to pull it off.

[via Contact Music and Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 14, 2008 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Sport Stars, Sugababes, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

March 13, 2008 1:08 PM

The Beckhams hit up a sex shop

Beckhams20richardsonthumb_2They've been married for a few years now and so to show the public that they still have the hots for one another, the Beckhams were spotted visiting a Hollywood sex shop – talk about spice up your life. The couple hit up the Pleasure Chest adult store late at night, dressing rather plainly (in a fruitless bid to look like they didn’t want to be snapped), and clearly enjoying their saucy adventure.

"David grabbed a small shopping basket and stocked up on some goods," a source told The Sun. "Victoria was very vocal, cracking jokes constantly. They seemed to know exactly what they wanted and after asking an assistant where items were, they grabbed what they came for." And what sex toys do appeal to such an A-list couple? Apparently, massage oil, personal lubricant, a Cyberskin vibrator, a leather braided cane and a padded black collar and restraint. Wish I hadn't asked now.

[via The List]

Posted by Katie Button on March 13, 2008 in David Beckham, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 12, 2008 1:20 PM

Keira Knightley to turn singer?

Knightleydm20603_468x392_2It seems that Keira Knightley is now such an accomplished actress that she has nothing else to learn or achieve in the world of cinema and so is turning to music for her next challenge. Of course I jest, Keira is not giving up acting (shame), but is going to give her vocal chords a good workout. The pouty star will appear on the soundtrack of her new film The Edge of Love singing three songs, yet she maintains she's no singer.

"I can't really sing," admits Keira in that gosh-I'm-so-jolly-normal way of her's. "I had to have a few lessons, but once I started doing it, a sound emerged that wasn't too disagreeable." Be honest love, you couldn't think your voice too rubbish or else you wouldn't be putting it out for there for every man and his dog to sneer at. Oh, how I hate such faux celebrity modesty.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 12, 2008 in Film Stars, Keira Knightley, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 11, 2008 1:11 PM

Pete Doherty to help young drug addicts - WTF?

PetedohertySpot the problem with this description of a new Channel 4 programme: "Pete Doherty will help young heroin addicts in a new TV show." Come again? The hygiene-free zone that is Pete Doherty can barely help himself and now he considers himself in a suitable position to help youngsters. Is this for real? Sadly yes, the tabloid favourite and regular court botherer aims to use his "musical experiences" (he's a musician?) to help other drug addicts get straight.

A source sought to offer an explanation: "Pete really hopes to be able to use his own experiences to help these youths. Hopefully they will be inspired by his visit." What the hell wisdom can he impart? How to dodge a prison sentence, how to bag an equally skanky model girlfriend? The TV experiment will see him visiting housing estates in Manchester and Sheffield and is due to be screened later in the year. Smells like a nasty PR stunt to me.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 11, 2008 in Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sophie Dahl defends height difference with boyfriend Jamie Cullum

002074242514Ex-model turned writer (it runs in the family, don't you know?) Sophie Dahl has spoken out against those that judge her romance with jazz singer Jamie Cullum, based on their height difference. As a former catwalk queen, Dahl is suitably tall, six foot in fact, while Cullum is less statuesque at 5ft 4". Writing for the Times Luxx magazine, Dahl let rip about the media's perception of the showbiz couple, complaining: "Thanks to genetics, the image of us together has been treated like a carnival sideshow."

"What's lost," adds Dahl "is that we happen to be two people who met, fell madly in love and will probably produce fairly average-sized children, hopefully with his more elegant feet, not mine." Dahl explains that there was no element of choice in the matter, and that you fall in love with someone for more important reasons than their size: "Height is one of those things you can't do a whole lot about. It's a bit like colour. If my boyfriend was black, I doubt very much there would have been such a vocal response to our coupling, because that's out of bounds."

Dahl's comments have been splashed all over the Internet, with many readers leaving comments of support and understanding. So why the fascination with the height difference? Partner Jamie Cullum has spoken out on the issue as well, admitting: "We don't really care about the height difference to be honest," adding on saucier note: "I can assure you I make up for it in other ways." Ooer!

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 11, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 10, 2008 11:31 AM

Robbie Williams claims he's seen 3 UFOs

RobbiewilliamsNow that Take That are back and his music career is in the toilet, it seems that Robbie Williams is already making plans to move in a new direction – he wants to become an Ufologist. That's right people, the Angels singer wants to commit himself to the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and already believes he has spotted three. You can't make this crazy shit up.

Williams opened up about his spooky side to singer Joss Stone (?) on the Jeremy Kyle Show (??) Apparently, his first UFO sighting was way back when he was a nipper in Britain, while the second was in L.A. Those of you that eat up this sci-fi nonsense, prepare to be amazed as the third sighting was after Robbie had written a song about alien contact. Scary, huh?

Robbie went on to discuss ghosts, which are "from another world", and almost seemed aware of how weird he sounded, admitting: "People will think I'm mental, which I am." Poor Robbie – one day you’re a top performer, duetting with Kylie and hanging with Oasis, the next you’re on the Jeremy Kyle Show sounding like a deluded nutter. Gary Barlow must be pissing himself.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on March 10, 2008 in Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sienna Miller and Rhys Ifans to marry

O207siennarhysSorry ladies, it looks like that sexy beast Rhys Ifans is soon to be off the market. "Dear God – say it's not so", I hear you cry, but I am sorry to report that the grungy Welsh actor is now engaged to Sienna Miller. The boho (euphemism for dirty and unwashed) couple has been dating for a year, during which time Notting Hill star Ifans has proposed to Miller on three occasions, and now on his lucky third attempt, Jude Law's ex has said yes.

A source close to the couple (though, let's hope not too close, as they probably smell of joss sticks) has revealed: "Rhys has admitted he and Sienna are getting married. Everything is supposed to be hush-hush, but Rhys is over the moon and finding it hard to keep quiet... he can't believe she finally said yes." Me either – just look at the scruff of a man. How is possible to go from Jude Law to that? Anyway, as long as they're happy.

"Although Si and Rhys have a lot of famous friends, they will keep it low-key," added the chum. "They won't be signing up to some magazine deal." These famous friends include the likes of Keira Knightley, Kate Moss and Noel Gallagher. Of course they won't want a magazine deal – how can they all get trashed with an OK! magazine photographer in their faces?

[via the Sunday Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on March 10, 2008 in Film Stars, Kate Moss, Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 6, 2008 4:14 PM

Westlife's Kian likes ladies with curves

Kian_egan_bioI admit that I consider Westlife the absolute anti-thesis of music (how many bloody Barry Manilow cover versions can one boy band do?), but bless his little Irish heart as Kian Egan (that little one that never sings but pops up with Louis Walsh on The X Factor) has been making non-skinny lasses everywhere feel better about themselves. Kian, who is engaged to ex-Hollyoaks 'actress' and glamour model Jodi Albert, has been booing the size zero trend claiming he prefers "curves".

"It seems women nowadays think unless they're a size six then they're not pretty," observes Kian. "It's sad and completely untrue. You look at women like Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Lopez and they're beautiful and sexy. They're got nice curves and big asses!" Loathe as I am to agree with a member of Westlife, it is nice to hear such a high-profile and lusted after (really?) bloke big up the fuller-figured female.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on March 6, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (1)

March 5, 2008 1:53 PM

Pals worry that Posh is "exhausted"

Poshwi2702_468x664_2Friends of Victoria Beckham (otherwise known as her staff) are concerned that she is wearing herself out. Speaking to Grazia magazine (cos the tabloids are so grubby), one chum revealed: "Victoria has been running on empty for the last few months and is very, very tired. The tour has completely drained all the energy out of her, as it did the other girls, but on top of her Spice Girl commitments, Victoria has continued to invest masses of energy into her fashion career. Everyone is very worried she might keel over."

Fashion career? As the pop one went so well. The pal continued: "Victoria kept saying how exhausted she was and there were moments backstage when she had to stop and sit down or lean against a wall because she felt so wobbly."

That could be due to blatantly eating nothing – go on girl, get a sandwich down your neck. But more importantly, do we believe such comments? Couldn’t they be a very convenient way to achieve public sympathy, and why does she need to work at such a reported break-neak speed anyway? She's set up for life and doesn't need to work herself into the ground.

Come on Vicky – have a sit down, put your feet up and have a nice relaxing cuppa.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on March 5, 2008 in Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 4, 2008 1:37 PM

Lily Allen becomes grumpy hermit

_42417156_lily_allenap416Despite rumours that she might soon be off to rehab, singer and TV presenter Lily Allen insists that her life is quite ordinary and dull in a new interview with Glamour magazine. "I've been sad and quite lonely recently because if you're young, living in London and working in this industry, unless you drink and take a lot of drugs, there's not much to do," says the 22-year-old. "I've been sitting on my own watching TV. It's boring to go out if everyone else is taking cocaine and shouting at me."

Why would they be shouting at you Lily? Is it cos of that god-awful BBC3 show you insist on inflicting on us? Looking back to those few short months when she was pregnant, Lily reflects: "When I was pregnant, I stopped drinking and I didn't start again. Then when the baby was gone, I thought, “That doesn't mean I'm going to go back to how I was."" Good for you – if only you could get Amy Winehouse to come visit and you girls could enjoy a wholesome evening of scrabble and Horlicks. Just a thought.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 4, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Girls Aloud's Nicola happy to be pale-skinned

1000030844When you think of Girls Aloud, chances are you that Nicola Roberts is the last name to come to mind. After all, Nadine enjoys high profile romances with American actors, Cheryl's marriage (or lack thereof) has guaranteed attention for years and Sarah Harding is always spotted getting wasted at showbiz parties. Nicola is the redhead they often hide away in the corner, remember her?

Well, since photographs of her looking pale next to über-tanned band mate Kimberley (left) caught the public's attention recently, the quietest Girls Aloud member has had something to say. And surprisingly, I found myself liking her for it…

As with many girls with fair skin, Nicola has admitted how crap it used to make her feel compared to her more tanned chums, saying: "Being pale was a massive insecurity for me. I hated it, especially being against the other girls who were so tanned." Nicola's concern ran so deep that she even wished to have a skin graft to darken her skin.

Now however, Nicola is no longer having fake tan sprays and is becoming increasingly comfortable and accepting of herself. So much so, that she is soon to bring out a make-up range for other pale-skinned girls.

Well done Nicola – such news is very much at odds with your bandmates ways of attracting attention and is to be saluted, especially since this Star Tripper is also fair-skinned. Can't wait for the make-up!

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on March 4, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

March 3, 2008 12:39 PM

Leon a loner on the X Factor tour

Leonx460_2Aww – poor Leon. It seems that winning the X Factor (Rhydian was robbed!) has failed to bring the Scottish scamp happiness as he feels "left out" on the show's tour. The tour, which stars all of your (ahem) favourites from last year's talent show, might have Leon as the star attraction, but he's not feeling the love. Why? Because ex-girlfriend Emily from girl band Hope (you remember them? There were five of them, but only one of them could sing) has since found comfort in the arms of Welsh puppy dog Andy Williams (not that Andy Williams), leaving the lad all alone.

A source blabbed to the Daily Star Sunday: "There have been a lot of nights out with all the young crowd. This week the girls in Hope and the boys from Futureproof went to a foam party" (mmm, classy) "with the rest of the lads after our show in Nottingham. And Andy has been getting really close to Emily."

"Leon and Andy were very close but now Emily and Andy are starting to spend a lot of time together Leon is a bit left out. He hasn't got anyone he's particularly close to and is really quite shy with girls."

Chin up son, it's not all bad. We had to endure that god-awful When You Believe drivel. Call it payback.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on March 3, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cheryl demands husband Ashley publicly apologise for cheating

Cheryl_ash_26nov07_big_350It's the love saga that won't end. Will Cheryl forgive husband Ashley his philandering ways or will she boot him out and end their marriage? For weeks this showbiz story has rumbled on, taking in trips to LA for Cheryl as she holidayed with her Girls Aloud band members, consulting them on their views (one piece of advice Cheryl - don't listen to Nadine. She obviously has no standards when it comes to men, after all she did date Jesse Metcalfe.) Sometimes we hear that they're on the mend, at others it appears to be all over. Does anyone know what's going on?

Well, according to the Sunday People, Cheryl is considering reconciling with Chelsea left-back Ashley, on the condition that he publicly apologise to her and admit his wrong-doing. Sound about as likely as Amy Winehouse washing her hair? You betcha. Ashley is far from keen, despite the importance that Cheryl has placed on the gesture.

A source close to the England player reveals: "He doesn't want to do it. He still insists it wasn't his fault. He claims he can't remember because he was too drunk." Cheryl, though sees it as the only way forward: "She feels like a fool. She feels betrayed and hurt. Now she needs him to take the blame for what he has done."

With fool-proof logic and unarguable common sense on his side, after all he was "too drunk" to know that he had his penis inside a woman other than his wife, surely Cheryl should forgive Ashley's dalliance?

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on March 3, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 29, 2008 11:43 AM

Nadine Coyle dating Josh Hartnett

Img_8Nadine, Nadine Nadine *shakes head and sighs wearily*. We all know what a bad time you had in your former relationship with professional douchebag Jesse Metcalfe but is this really the best move? Maybe you should spend some quality time alone – knitting, learning the harmonica, watching daytime TV – anything but rush into another ill-conceived fling. Isn't the mess band mate Cheryl's in enough to deter you from slimy men? Apparently not. Yes, Star Trippers, Nadine is said to be dating Hollywood womanizer Josh Hartnett.

I'm sure the 30 Days of Night star might seem like a good catch. He's a high profile actor and could help break you in Tinseltown, but the list of women he's been with is frighteningly long and not always of top quality. Rumer Willis? I ask you and look at poor Kirsten Dunst now holed up in rehab. Please re-consider your options Nadine. Being single isn't such a sad state of affairs but being made to watch your man in Pearl Harbor is. Think on girl.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on February 29, 2008 in Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 28, 2008 1:03 PM

Amy Winehouse back on the drugs and booze

070808amyIt's the news that no-one wanted to hear – the Wino has relapsed. After her family talked to the press about her impressive commitment to detox, the bee-hived singer has fallen back into her old, self-destructive ways. According to reports, she was only clean for about ten days in her bid to perform at The Grammys in the US, but has recently returned to taking cocaine, cannabis, ecstasy and booze.

Her performance at the BRIT awards last month prompted speculation that she was back to the drink, but new revelations from those close to Amy reveal she truly is Back to Black. One friend admitted: “On the first night in rehab she begged a friend to take her in some drugs. After that she did not take anything for a week to ten days. But that was just about trying to get her to the Grammys. Now we’re back to the dangerous levels of before.”

These "dangerous levels" include purposefully burning her hand with a lighter and shrieking: “My life is a shell of what it was. People talk to me and I just zone out. It’s like the whole world is now stillborn. Colours aren’t as bright, love doesn’t feel real. I don’t know who I am and I just feel numb.”

Commenting on the chaos, another of Wino's inner circle added: “We were sat around the table when she held a lighter over her hand and let the flame scar her skin. Amy has been up and down in a way she never was before. One minute she’ll be fine, the next she’ll be in a heap on the floor, screaming she can’t go on. She feels that rehab is turning her into some sort of zombie with no emotion.”

Amy is said to be house-hunting in the Buckinghamshire area, since moving out of her London flat and was snapped carrying a photo of her imprisoned hubby Blake Fielder-Civil as the removals took place.

Oh Amy – at Star Trip we've long lamented your personal problems and can only continue to hope that you get the help you need.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 28, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

WAG Abbey Clancy chooses her man over modelling career

Crouch_and_clancy_368362aWhat's the most important quality for a WAG to have? Big breasts and a fake tan? No, these help of course, but for those ladies really hoping to develop a long-term commitment with their soccer studs, loyalty must rank as the number one attribute. After all, Coleen McLoughlin stayed with Wayne Rooney after his frolics with prostitutes came to light and she's got an ITV2 show. See WAGS – it pays to stand by your man. Another prime example is Abbey Clancy.

The girl has fought for her modelling dream on not one, but two LIVING reality TV shows – Britain's Next Top Model (in which she finished second) and Abbey and Janice: Beauty and the Beast and yet she is willing to put her career on the back-burner for Liverpool striker Peter Crouch. Abbey is said to have been offered a juicy offer from a top modelling agency in the US, but has said a firm no, preferring to stay in Blighty with her beau. "I just don't think I could leave Peter," Abbey gushed to The Sun.

"I had a really big decision to make — whether to stay in Liverpool or enhance my modelling career in LA. Obviously I really love modelling and I'd love to make it big. But it's not a decision which can be made overnight and my life is fulfilled with my relationship — my modelling career is a bonus. I'm happy with Peter and that's enough for me."

Rumours that she'll soon be putting something sparkly on her finger might have helped her come to this decision, as a friend of the couple admitted: "It wouldn't surprise me if he popped the question soon. We are all expecting them to get married next year." Someone call OK! magazine and book that front cover NOW!

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 28, 2008 in Relationship Watch, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 27, 2008 12:05 PM

Johnny Borrell fancies a bit of Natalie Imbruglia

Borrellpa20_243x231Razorlight's Johnny Borrell, he's a hunk isn't he? What red-blooded woman could resist the scruffy singer in those all-in-one baby-romper suits he wears? Well, not many apparently. He's recently been romantically linked with ickle Hermione from Harry Potter (known to some as Emma Watson) and his former girlfriend Kirsten Dunst is now in rehab – not the best endorsement. But all that hasn't deterred the newly single Natalie Imbruglia.

The pair met at a Valentine's Day ball in Russia (a story as old as time), and once their eyes met Johnny was a smitten kitten (yes, that is the technical term). A chum of the America warbler elaborates: "Johnny only had eyes for Natalie. He gushed about being a huge fan," (a sure sign that he wanted to get into her knickers, come on, she does whiny girl music only tolerated by lovelorn teens), "and suggested they meet to discuss a collaboration." As that would be a credible move for Razorlight? Me thinks not.

The source adds: "He jotted his phone number down and slipped it into Natalie's hand, whispering in her ear: “Call me, I'd love to see you again.”' Johnny has reportedly been besieging the poor girl with his phone calls ever since, though why she would let him close enough to whisper in her ear is anyone's guess. Maybe after her split from hubby Daniel Johns, the Aussie star is up for a bit of rough.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 27, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 26, 2008 12:10 PM

Amy Winehouse to launch fashion line, but would you buy it?

Distressed20amy20winehouse20wandersLook at any celebrity magazine and you are frequently faced with impossibly perfect looking specimens. Yes, we all know that many stars aren't adverse to some imaginative air-brushing, a touch of Botox or even a trip to the plastic surgeon, but when they look great, who's complaining? Whether we like to admit it or not, we nobodies often try to imitate the styles of our favourite stars hence the current trend for celebrity fashion ranges at high street stores. For Kate Moss wannabes there is TopShop, for Kylie or Madonna fans there is H & M and now comes a new brand from Amy Winehouse.

You read correctly Star Tripper. The troubled singer is moving into fashionable circles with a range of clothes and make-up based on her own, erm, inimitable style. So, what would such a collection be comprised of? Massive ratty bee-hive wigs? Transfer tattoos of topless women? Apparently, hairspray (as there's a real gap in the market for this?) and liquid eyeliner (for us to apply our own tear drops for Blake Incarcerated presumably.) But would you buy this? A fashion industry type thinks we will…

“I think this stuff would sell very well in London," claims the fashionista. "She [Amy] has become a fashion icon despite not always looking too fresh.” That comment makes her sound like days old milk, but a chum of the singer agrees that the Wino is a style icon in the making.

"Amy’s style has been copied by girls around the country and there’s a lot of money to be made. It’s a very distinctive look. She wants to bring out a range of cosmetics and fashion products. There could be hairspray, head scarves, liquid eyeliner, perfume. All the things that are distinctive of her look.”

Let's cut the crap. In this instance by saying 'distinctive' you mean no-one else would want to share it, surely? Would you want to dress like the Wino? Loser husband accessory optional.

[via the Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 26, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 22, 2008 11:58 AM

Why Nadine from Girls Aloud claims she missed the Brit Awards

1000031351We told you yesterday how Nadine Coyle missed the Brit Awards – but do you know what excuse the Irish pop strumpet has wheeled out for such a high profile no-show? She couldn't find her passport. Seriously, the Girls Aloud singer wants us to believe that she rummaged about her Los Angeles pad searching for the document, couldn't find it and gave up. Doesn't she have people to do such menial things for her? Keen to quash speculation that her absence from the girl group on Wednesday night might become more permanent, Nadine has posted the following statement on the group's official website.

"Hi guys, I hope you all enjoyed watching the BRITs last night. It's a shame we didn't win Best British Band, but we're big fans of Arctic Monkeys so we're happy it was them. Any indie band that covers Love Machine is alright by us. Haha...."

"I just wanted to let you all know how frustrating it is losing your passport. I lost it somewhere over here and wasn't able to make it back for last night's show. That's the only reason I wasn't there! Hello? I'd love to have spent the night with my girls and watch Amy, Kylie and Rihanna perform. Anyway I'll be back soon and you can catch us all performing on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway on 1 March. See you all there. Love Nadine xxx"

Though I have no trouble in believing her to be genuinely ditsy enough to lose her passport, it does sound a bit suspicious. Is Nadine going to be the first Alouder (I don't know what their fans are called – tone-deaf and horny?) to go solo or is this just an unfortunate mistake? Take your bets now.

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on February 22, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 21, 2008 1:43 PM

Hollywood's 'coolest' kids revealed

0815suriHollywood's coolest kid? I kid you not. American magazine In Touch Weekly has ranked celebrity spawn and decided upon who is the 'coolest'. I have to confess, I'm a bit baffled by the notion of being deemed 'cool' when still not potty-trained. How could they have calculated such a thing? Did they ask take a poll in the playground and ask which kid has the best trainers and the most Panini football stickers? I don't think so. It's probably more an extension of their parents, a dash of designer togs and how much a photo shoot with OK! magazine is worth, but nevermind. Everyone likes to be thought of as cool, and so onto those impressive tots…

In at number five is Ava Phillippe – the daughter of Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan. The number four spot is taken by our very own Brooklyn Beckham – edging out his brothers Cruz and Romeo to make the coveted list. Helene 'Leni' Klum, the offspring of supermodel Heidi Klum and Formula One boss Flavio Briatore is in at number three and at number two, narrowly missing out on the top spot is Suri Cruise (pictured). I had thought that the Scientology sprog looked a little like a slanty-eyed alien, but what do I know? And the one kid that all these famous faces look up to – click over for the number one coolest celebrity kid.

And the winner is (drum roll please) – Kingston Rossdale. With rock hunk Gavin Rossdale and the peroxide diva Gwen Stefani as your parents, 21-month-old Kingston has hit the genetic jackpot. The kid is often seen decked out in boho-trendy garb and has been described by his proud mother as "a chilled-out little guy". Keep up the good work Kingston, you'll have competition for the top spot soon with a sibling on the way.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 21, 2008 in Baby Watch, David Beckham, Film Stars, Gwen Stefani, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Brit Awards: Who won, who lost and all the backstage gossip

92a226748a40f3b2114ccfdf7562c41aSo what did we all think? Yes, it was bawdy chaos but that's to be expected, hell it's the only reason I bother watching. The Osbourne clan was as reliably amateurish and embarrassing as we could have hoped for as the night's hosts (especially Sharon, for such a seasoned TV star she really brought the crazy) and there was the much touted appearance of Amy Winehouse. And not only did she awkwardly tug at her dress and dance in that squirmy fashion that suggests she needs the loo once, but twice!

Awards wise, 90s comeback kings Take That got all emotional over their two gongs (Best Live Act and Best Single) and the Arctic Monkeys were apparently so full of naughty words that they were cut off midway despite picking up Best British Group and Best British Album for Favourite Worst Nightmare. Rock gods The Foo Fighters couldn't be bothered to make the trip to London, so Dave Grohl made some cheeky thank you speeches via a video tape for the group's two wins for Best International Album (Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace) and Best International Group. Oh and there was plenty more…

Kylie jigged about to that god-awful Wow song and snagged Best International Female. Kanye West, like the Foos, picked up his Best International Male award via a VT, while Kate Nash and Mark Ronson won as the Best British Female and Male respectively. Mika scored with the Best Breakthrough Act and Adele took home the Critics Choice award in its debut outing. In a show-stealing performance Sir Paul McCartney reminded his money-grabbing soon-to-be ex how he came by his fortune with a great medley to celebrate his Lifetime Achievement gong.

The gossip from backstage is all a bit girly, with question marks over some notable Girls Aloud absentees with neither Nadine Coyle or Cheryl Cole's wedding ring in sight. But of course, whatever she does has tongues a-wagging and so the appearance of the Wino generated the most buzz. Yes, she turned up. Yes, she sang (albeit pretty screechy at moments.) She gave her obligatory mention of her locked up hubby (as if anyone could forget) and looked quite sauced. But no, surely this couldn't be. We all know that she's been trying to clean up and get her act together, what's that you say Heatworld insider? That the Wino got bladdered. Please do elaborate.

"Amy was enjoying herself," reveals the source. "She had a few drinks and she wanted to party. She has been under so much strain and it was really nice to see her letting herself go and having a good time." Letting herself go? I think we're a bit past that stage love. How going on a bender is any reward to a life spent on a bender I don't quite understand, but if you missed all the debauched antics hop on over to our sister site, My Chemical Toilet, for a real-time look at the night's winners, losers (Leona Lewis) and more.

Posted by Katie Button on February 21, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Girls Aloud, Kelly Osbourne, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, Take That, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 19, 2008 12:24 PM

Are Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson dating?

3danielradcliffe400a020707Here at Star Trip we love a celebrity romance. Whether A-list jet-setters like Brad and Angie or the more (how shall we say?) down to earth coupling of Jordan and Peter Andre. The star wattage is ramped up when too famous faces get it on and the newest couple on our showbiz radar could be two fresh-faced darlings of Harry Potter fame – Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. He recently split with his girlfriend Laura O'Toole, while she was quick to deny rumours of a romance with Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell when they were snapped together at a fashion show. Could the two co-stars be falling for each other's charms?

The pair was spotted together sharing an intimate date on Valentine's Day in the garden of the Imperial Arms in west London (the garden? No wonder they were snuggled up together.) Onlookers seemed pretty convinced that they were watching the makings of a new romance, with one telling the Daily Mirror: "They arrived quite late at the pub - about 10pm - and sat outside, using each other's bodies for warmth."

"Emma kept looking over her shoulder nervously as if she didn't wanted to be recognised," adds the source. "When people started to notice the couple and began pointing, she wrapped her scarf around her head so only her eyes were peeping out. Daniel found her new look hysterical and started laughing. Throughout the night, in fact, he just kept giggling like a love-struck teen." Which is essentially what he might be – come on, the lad's only 18 after all.

"The pair seemed totally absorbed in one another's company. They then left the pub, heads together and whispering." It is believed that they headed back to his place. Innocent friendship or something to get a bit excited about?

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 19, 2008 in Film Stars, Harry Potter, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (12)

February 18, 2008 9:38 AM

Amy Winehouse's hubby trades her pictures for drugs in jail

Amy_winehouseJust as his famous missus seems to be cleaning up her act, Blake Fielder-Civil, the rat-faced husband of Grammy darling Amy Winehouse, is hitting rock bottom. New reports claim that the jailbird has been flogging signed pictures of the Wino to his fellow inmates in exchange for drugs. Holed up in north London's Pentonville Prison, Blake trades the pictures for a "Joey" (don't ask me, my heroin drug slang is a tad rusty) as the other prisoners are confident they can get some money from the Wino merchandise on eBay.

A source told The Sun: "Blake has to pay for his gear somehow – and he has no qualms about cashing in on his wife’s fame. He’ll take orders from other inmates then ask Amy to bring in signed photos of herself during visits. He usually gets her to write a little personalised note to make it look authentic."

“Once he’s back on the wing he’ll swap these for Joeys. The boys think they’ll get a few quid for them on eBay. It’s not clear whether she knows exactly what’s going on . . . but she must find it strange that all these so-called prison hardmen have suddenly become starstruck Amy Winehouse fans.”

Blake recently over-dosed after taking contaminated heroin and has failed three random drugs tests.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 18, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The romance is over for Cerys Matthews and Marc Bannerman

1000023144Who'd have thought it? The romance that played out on national TV is now over. Yes, the washed-up celebrity has-beens Cerys Matthews and Marc Bannerman can no longer milk their cash cow to the likes of OK! and Hello as the love has gone. The pair, which met on ITV1's reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! last November caused a right ol' ruckus with their not too subtle flirting as former Eastenders actor Marc already had a girlfriend – the cad! She (some scowly faced actress), was swiftly out of the picture and so our lovebirds were free to express their happiness and pose for paparazzi pictures all day long. They talked of their love, they talked of babies – it was Jordan and Peter Andre all over again.

But as is tragically all too often the way when celebs meet under unusual circumstances, forget everything about the real world and embark on a mismatched coupling – the split was inevitable. Reports reveal that it was welsh warbler Cerys that did the dumping, and in what style – over the phone just days before Valentine's Day. Ouch - don't pull any punches eh, Cerys.

A friend of the former Catatonia singer revealed to the Sunday Mirror: "The passion fizzled out and they've hardly seen each other in the last month. All the talk of having babies and settling down turned to dust," admitted the blabbermouth. "She realised the relationship was going nowhere and wants to concentrate on her tour, so she told Marc they were finished this week."

Marc's mum has also been keen to speak up, confirming that: "It's finished with Cerys. He's very upset, very down." Cheer up Marc – I'm sure you can still sell your break-up exclusive to the papers. And maybe you can re-unite with your grumpy ex – that would be an unexpected twist.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 18, 2008 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 15, 2008 10:11 AM

Liam Gallagher weds Nicole Appleton

Ed_imgrsnf30biza_203759aLiam Gallagher and long-time love Nicole Appleton have made it official and gotten hitched. The 90's stars said "I do" at London's Westminster Registry office – the same place the Oasis front man married first wife actress Patsy Kensit in 1997. Big bruver Noel was busy in LA where he and Liam have been working on new Oasis material and so missed out on the nuptials, but Nicole's sister Natalie and her husband, Prodigy star Liam Howlett were in attendance.

Also enjoying the day were the couple's son Gene, six and Lennon, Liam's eight-year-old son from his first marriage. A source revealed: “They felt like they were married anyway. He’s worn a ring on his wedding finger for years to show his commitment. But he decided it was the right time.” Liam will head back to sunny California to re-unite with Noel and get down to business next week. Congrats to the happy couple!

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 15, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

February 13, 2008 9:57 AM

Amy Winehouse's brother praises her fight to ditch drugs

Cps_ich17_110208073143_photo01_photThe brother of Amy Winehouse has been talking up his sister's stint in rehab, claiming that she is now firmly on the road to recovery. The Back to Black singer won an amazing five Grammy awards on Sunday night and performed at the prestigious American music show via a satellite link up to a studio in London. Denied a visa to enter the US, the Wino seemed sober and energetic throughout her performances of Trouble and Rehab (though I could have done without the creepy shaking dancing.) Her parents were at her side to enjoy the celebrations and Alex Winehouse (their parents must like names beginning with 'A') really believes that that it is the start of things to come. "It (the night of the Grammys) was without a doubt the greatest night our family has enjoyed in a long, long time. For the first time in God knows how long, my parents were truly happy, and Amy was too."

"Detox was tough," adds Alex, "but she did it. She was as bright and vivacious as she had been before her demons took over. She didn't miss crack, she told me, and she was glad to be rid of it. Which was a nice thing to hear." Would this new-improved Amy be due to a little time alone from her incarcerated hubby Blake Fielder-Civil?

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on February 13, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 11, 2008 7:45 PM

Studio audience walks out of Lily Allen's chat show

F_200708_august10ed_356286aLily Allen's new BBC3 show is off to a dodgy start if rumours from the show's production are to be believed. Gossip from the fledgling chat show suggests that Lily is far from comfortable in her new TV role, with one third of the studio audience walking out during filming. Those in attendance were Lily's MySpace friends, but there was nothing friendly about the negative feedback. One disappointed fan complained: "Everyone really, really wanted it to work for Lily. She is such a lovely person, but all the jokes fell flat and she seemed very nervous. It just did not work. I do think she's got a nice voice, but she didn't sing at all. I think everyone was expecting she would."

Maybe a spot of singing might have helped as another guest revealed: "We were all told when to clap and laugh but a lot of people, including me, were very uncomfortable. Much of the humour was very limp.” This "limp" enforced humour included videos of animals having sex, an idea that had guest Hollywood actor Cuba Gooding Jnr. baffled. The Jerry Maguire star wondered aloud: "I don’t know what’s sicker, animals having sex or you clapping.” Technical problems also wrecked havoc with Lily's autocue breaking down, leaving the Smile singer dependent on written cue cards.

Another unfortunate audience member whined: “We were all standing about, getting quite tired. She was halfway through her interview with David Mitchell when she seemed to forget the questions and launched into an attack on all the horrible things people had written about her on online chat forums. It was terrible. Even David Mitchell had to remind her not to criticise the very people who would be watching the show.”

Yes, but will anyone be watching?

[via Showbiz Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 11, 2008 in Lily Allen, Musical Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 8, 2008 3:10 PM

Cheryl Cole "can't stand the sight" of cheating husband Ashley

F_200709_september1_358094aEveryone seems to have an opinion on the marital woes of Girls Aloud singer Cheryl and her cheating hubby Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole. Should she forgive him, should she dump him and if they got divorced how much moolah could she make? The latest development in the saga reveals that Cheryl refused to watch the England match on Wednesday night as she "can't stand the sight of him."

The Geordie pop star is currently staying with a close chum away from the marital home and remains unsure whether to stand by her man or seek a permanent separation. A source explained to 'The Sun': "Ashley is desperate for Cheryl to come home because he knows the more time she is away with people who hate him, the more she will be turned against him. None of her family or friends want Cheryl to take him back." And why should they?

"It’s abundantly clear to her now he can’t be trusted and the truth is she simply doesn’t know how many people he has slept with or paid off", adds the insider. “Cheryl goes from one extreme emotion to another. One minute she’s hopelessly distraught and in floods of tears, the next she’s furious."

I would imagine that such a maelstrom of emotions is understandable given the circumstances – but what do you Star Trippers think? Reconcile, reject or just shut the hell up?

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on February 8, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

February 7, 2008 12:52 PM

Amy Winehouse to move in with pal Kelly Osbourne

1352532813525338largeThe troubled bee-hive has been spotted looking slightly healthier of late since entering rehab, and now Amy Winehouse might be enlisting the help of celebrity pal Kelly Osbourne in her bid to ditch the drugs. Unhappy to return to her flat (the one in that crack pipe video), the Wino is said to be making plans to move to the Osbourne's family estate.

Obviously the Osbournes have a bit of space to spare on their mansion estate in Chalfont St. Peter, Bucks. so there will be no need for Amy to kip on the floor or bring her own sleeping bag. Instead, she can look to the support of a showbiz clan that have all been there, done that. A source tells the 'Daily Mirror': "Kelly is probably the most qualified of her pals to help look after Amy - she's certainly a better influence than Pete Doherty." Cos that's so hard.

"Kelly has always been there for Amy, they are very tight," explains the insider. "When Amy went into rehab, it was Kelly who picked out clothes to take in from her East End flat. She's patient, she has been there before with her dad and knew this time would come."

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 7, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Kelly Osbourne, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 6, 2008 3:33 PM

The touring Spice Girls don't stay in the same hotel

Spicegirls1It was never going to be a long-term thing, but news that The Spice Girls are cutting short their world tour has had tongues a-wagging about fallings out within the girl group. They've been keen to appear chummy, with Mel B even getting her grope-on with Posh's boobs onstage, but new reports claim the pop quintet aren't even staying at the same hotel as each other.

A blabbermouth within the Spice camp revealed to 'The Mirror': "They usually stay in the same hotel, but that's changed. What was meant to be a chance to get together, have fun and make cash has become a nightmare. The only time they get together is for sound checks and the concerts. They lead separate lives.

"The tension has been bubbling under the surface for some time. Mel B and Mel C seem to have a real problem with each other. All this talk of family and solo careers seems far fetched. As far as I'm concerned, the bickering is the issue."

I love that even those in the inner Spice sanctum scoff at their solo efforts. Well, what do you expect when you reunite five competitive, ambitious girls in the glare of intense media scrutiny? Bitchiness about who looks the fattest and has had the best-looking offspring is only natural.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on February 6, 2008 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 5, 2008 3:04 PM

Joss Stone smokes rollies to "help" her heart

399pxmmva2007_joss_stone_3a2v0205If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in the world of celebs. Finding out about the day to day shenanigans of the rich and famous can be uplifting, enlightening and inspiring. However, it's always nice to remind ourselves that a fat wallet and a lawn full of paparazzi stalkers does not guarantee an ounce of intelligence. And who best to exemplify this? Step forward Joss Stone. The west-country singer attended a New York Fashion Week event for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Heart Truth awareness campaign and made a real humdinger of a faux pas.

Joss was asked what she did to protect her heart and this is her sage advice: "In England we smoke rolled cigarettes. It's better to smoke rollies than straights because straights have chemicals that keep them burning. So, if you have to really smoke, smoke rollies.” Thanks Joss – you've truly perked me up.

[via Heatworld]

Posted by Katie Button on February 5, 2008 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

February 4, 2008 3:59 PM

Sarah Harding wants a solo career - but she's the only one

Sarahharding1bIt really feels like Girls Aloud have been around for ages. Obviously they haven't and I do hazily remember a time when they weren't pouting and gyrating on TV, but it seems that even one of the girls themselves is making plans to fly the nest. Step forward Sarah Harding. The pop princess has been making noises about leaving Girls Aloud to industry big-wigs in the hope that she can stop seeing her pay cheque split five ways and make it as a solo artist. And how is she progressing? Not so well apparently.

A source reveals: "Sarah has had an eye on her future for a long time. She knows girl bands only have a short shelf life and that the dream wouldn't last forever." Sounds sensible, if not slightly optimistic, but the insider admits: "The response hasn't been quite what she had expected. She thought people would jump at the chance to take her on – but it hasn't quite worked out like that." Aw bless, well she'll always have the Ultima lingerie contract and lads mag appearances to help her once the music dream dies.

[via Now Magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on February 4, 2008 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ex-nanny speaks out against Jordan and Peter Andre

JordanharveyJordan might have dyed her hair brown and had her boobs down-sized, but her cleaned up image is under threat. Becky Gauld, the star's former nanny who was publicly dismissed on her ITV2 reality show 'The Baby Diaries', has been spilling the beans on the glamour model's life with husband Peter Andre and how she raises her children. Gauld has been talking to 'The News of the World' (because that is the place to go for credible journalism) and is keen to reveal her version of events (how did Jordan not slap her with a no-talking clause in her contract?)

So what naughtiness is Jordan accused of? First off, she's a bad mum claims Gauld: "I only saw Katie or Pete put the boys to bed four times in the 18 months I worked for them." The ex-nanny alleges that Jordan let her disabled son Harvey gorge himself on McDonalds chicken nuggets (quick – someone call Jamie Oliver!) even though dangerously overweight and taught him to swear for the amusement of her friends. Gauld also casts doubt on Jordan's OK! picture perfect life with walking six-pack Peter Andre, claiming that "she would sometimes come in completely trashed and start vomiting. They would shout and Peter would call her a slag."

A pal of Jordan's has leapt to her defence, talking to 'The Daily Star' (what 'The Times' wasn't interested?) shouting off about imminent legal action and how the nanny better be careful when wandering dark streets by herself (probably.) "She trusted her and brought her into her house and now she's been betrayed. Kate is calling in her lawyers and is determined to show she's innocent of these accusations."

Don't worry Jordan – even if you are found guilty of being an absolutely abysmal mother, without a scrap of maternal instinct or parental love – you'll always have Britney Spears to make you feel better.

[via The Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on February 4, 2008 in Musical Stars, Peter Andre, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 16, 2008 3:34 PM

Top Five Celebrity Blogs: Cos they can look good and type y'know

Nowadays everyone wants to get their two bits in and every Tom, Dick and Harry are getting in on the act with their own blog. No wonder celebs feel this  afield they want to explore by joining the online world, where a PR can't moderate all the comments! So who gives us a good read and who is just plain pants? We investigate...

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Number 1: Lily Allen's Blog

Definitely not a PR stunt to gain her popularity this blog features diary entries, photos, and the odd bit of bad poetry. Hey that's what kids do these days. She also reveals such 'exclusives' as feeling suicidal and contemplating liposuction. Oh, and when she cancels a gig cos she's under the weather she shows us a picture of her with the doctors note (see above) to prove she ain't faking it. Read her most famous quote after the jump.

'This quote from her blog made front page of newspapers worldwide.

'Fat , ugly and shitter than winehouse..that is all i am , im on my own in america again . I used to pride myself on being strong minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look . I felt like it didnt matter if I was a bit chubby cause , im not a model , I'm a singer . Im afraid I am not strong and have fallen vic tim to the evil machine . I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle , I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery , and laser lipo suction'

Hmm. Over-dramatic much?

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Number 2: David Beckham Blog

Wow, he can play and write? Apparently as he posted this on his blog- '

'Hello and a happy new year to you all. I’ve had an incredible start to the year already! I was lucky enough to receive the Football Writers Tribute Award last night, which was amazing for me personally. I was pleased to have Sven Goran Eriksson and Bryan Robson there at the ceremony saying a few words about my career. Both of them have achieved much in the game and are good people. It was also very emotional watching the highlights of my career so far. I’m so proud of what I have accomplished and I know I still have plenty more to offer. It was a special night for both me and my family, who were also there with me, and I hope I can create some more memories to add to the ones recognised yesterday evening.'

Has he really written enough, ever, to justify an award? Hmm.

Here's another snippet,

'I was really pleased to be called up to the England squad in August, it is always an absolute honour and a privilege to play for my country and its something I’d always hoped would happen again. Unfortunately, things didn’t go the way we wanted and we won’t be going to Euro 2008, which is incredibly disappointing. However, looking to the future, I feel I still have something to offer. I’ll always want to play for my country and I hope I can continue to do so. It was brilliant to go along and celebrate my Academy’s 2nd anniversary. When the Academy first opened I could only have wished it would be a success, and seeing so many children coming through the doors and enjoying the game of football has been great. Here’s to many more!The Galaxy’s tour of Australia and New Zealand was also an amazing experience.'

He's very positive isn't he? Almost sickeningly so, actually no, make that extremely sickening.


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Number 3: Spice Girls Blog

Written by the Girl power girls themselves, their blog includes tidbits about heir tours, new pics and updates. A different Spice writes each entry and the tone verges from chirpy, to very chirpy with a constant upbeat theme.

'Happy New Year everybody, it's going to be a good one. Myself and all the Spiceys had a great Christmas. We caught up with our families, ate lots of mince pies and got some well-needed sleep! ' got together for a New Year’s Eve dinner at Gordon Ramsay's fabulous restaurant in Claridges. We got dressed up and had a great night. It was really lovely to see in the New Year with all the girls. We celebrated all the fun times from 2007 and raised a glass (or seven) to the ones to come and to the people who make them possible… especially you guys. THANK YOU!'

Oh and there's a lot of name dropping and thanks, gotta love that. You have to laughat a  post from Victoria about Mel B losing her  bracelet though-

'Talking of the show on Tuesday, Mel B lost her bracelet as it flew off in to the audience and we want to say a big thank you to David who picked it up and contacted our management company to tell us that he had it. We’re grateful to him for being so honest and we’ll be meeting up with him before one of our shows in January to say thank him in person.'

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Number 4: Jodie Marsh's Website

Jodie_home You have to sign up for this which is a little annoying, but once in the delight you'll get from her ramblings by far outweigh any frustrations. You get great little snippets and video from her, and hilarious comments such as:

'Now...... get your bums off your seats, get to your nearest newsagents and get yourself this week's edition of Ok cos mine and Matt's wedding photos are in there! It's a huge spread with tons of pics that span from the actual ceremony right up to the party in the night time. My favourite pics are: the one of us kissing on page 92 (that was our real first kiss as husband and wife ie. the bit where the registrar says "you may now kiss the bride") and I love the really big pic on page 95 - it was taken just as we were about to say our vows. Oooh I also love the pic of my dad giving his speech and the pics of our families and the pic of Dave Courtney and his wedding present to us and I love the pic of us with Syd Little on page 101. Sod it..... I love all the pics. I love my dress, I love how handsome Matt is, I love how sexy my bridesmaids look and how smart the ushers look. I love the fact that all the guests are dressed in black and white and I love how natural and beautiful all the pics are.'

Remember they broke up quite soon after! Hehe.  She does love overusing her exclamation marks as well.


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Number 5:Matthew McConaughey

Matthew_mcconaughey5 Yep, I didn't know he had a website either, and then I find out that he's been announcing potentially life changing news (for hm) on it, such as his impending fatherhood! Add to that the fact he has a rocking six pack and devilish smile and I'm adding this to my RSS feed.

''Got some blessed news… a celebration of life and bounty… a newborn conceived.. yes, my girlfriend Camila and I made a baby together… 3 months growing in her womb and all looks healthy and lively so far… we are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God, and so excited for the adventure that will come in raising this child, being a mother and a father, and shepherding him or her through this life… from moms and dads, to family, to community, it takes the best will and support from everyone to raise the healthiest children we have in society… wish us the best, keep us in your prayers, and God bless evolution…'

At time of going to press this info had generated so much hype that the site has been overloaded and is temporarily down, however I can't wait to see the Bio and pics he has up. He does use an eye straining font for his diary though-change that!

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Runner Up:  Perez Hilton

This guy started off as a nonentity but thanks to his witty, insightful and very bitchy website he soon became a celebrity in himself- one that writes about other celebrities! He now has definite celeb status- a party ain't a party if Perez hasn't commented on it. Go the blogosphere, for creating a home grown celeb.

 

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 16, 2008 in David Beckham, Hot Gossip, Lily Allen, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (3)

January 14, 2008 12:21 PM

Britney loves Islam (ic boys) and there are celeb babies galore!

Nicolebaby1- Shock, horror, the Britney train wreck rolls on and she is spotted wearing the same dress twice. But this is no ordinary hideous leaopard print ensemble, no it's the very same dress she wore when she married Kevin Federline! She was spotted weraing it whilst outr with new boyf Adnan Ghalib and is reported to have said,  "We're taking care of each other. He's the only one who understands me. It's serious." Ghalibs family though say they'll never accept her unless she converts to Islam, sooo, it's a nice day for a mosque wedding?  [ Herlad Sun ]

-The Bill star Jeff Stewart speaks out about his wrist slashing incident Tuesday night. His explanation for this self harming behaviour was down to the shock he felt at having his contract terminated. "I love being an actor. My work as an actor is very important to me - it's my life, and the thought of this suddenly changing had an extremely serious effect on me." I doubt they'll be offering him work again now though. Condolences Jeff, feel better soon xx  [The Times ]

-Amy Winehouse had a new best bud (an no, we don't mean Mark Ronson again). She's been spotted out and about with none other than Kelly Osbourne, popping round for a quiet Sunday lunch. Ahh, bless. Amy does need cheering up with hubby in jail and her ex lover Ronson splashing her secrets all over the news. [Just Jared ]

-Its been a weekend of the baby birth with Xtina popping out a sweet baby boy, called Max Liron Bratman and Nicole Richie ejecting a little baby girl, Harlow Winter Kate Madden. Why can't they call their kids better names, what's wrong with Kate or Lisa. Hellooo Harlow. Awww. She's so cute that all is forgiven. [Dlisted ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 14, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, Baby Watch, Britney Spears, Britney Spears & Kevin Federline, Kelly Osbourne, Nicole Richie, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

January 9, 2008 11:47 AM

Victoria Beckham tops Blackwell's 2007 worst-dressed list

Blackwells2007listthumb The lovely ladies at Catwalk Queen  have been busy today, letting us know the full and juicy results of the Blackwell hot or not list. While 2007 may have appeared like the year for Victoria Beckham to flex her fashion muscle, Mr Blackwell doesn't agree. The fashion critic has named the Spice Girl as the worst-dressed star of 2007 in his annual round-up of celebrity fashion victims. "In one skinny-mini monstrosity after another, pouty 'Posh' can really wreck-em," Blackwell said of Beckham.

The stars to make the list include Amy Winehouse, who comes in at second place for her "exploding beehives and tacky polka dots below."

But it's not just the Brits who are under Blackwell's critical eye, Mary-Kate Olsen entered the list in third place due to her messy style and diminutive frame. "She resembles a tattered toothpick trapped in a hurricane," he said.

Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, also took a battering for her style choices last year in what Blackwell has described as one of the "most disastrous fashion years in recent memory." Really? I think Fergie's style actually improved in 2007.

Is Blackwell losing it? What do you think? Check out the full list below.

Mr Blackwell's Worst-Dressed List of 2007:

1. Victoria Beckham

2. Amy Winehouse

3. Mary Kate Olsen

4. Fergie

5. Kelly Clarkson

6. Eva Green

7. Avril Lavigne

8. Jessica Simpson

9. Lindsay Lohan

10. Alison Arngrim

[Source / Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 9, 2008 in Amy Winehouse, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

January 2, 2008 2:32 PM

Famous People Don't Get Fat- really?

Famouss So stars are always super skinny, manicured people with fast metabolism and magazine cover hair? Hmm, I'm not convinced. Adele Parker would have you believe so however with her new book, Famous People don't get Fat, published 3rd January (tomorrow people) promises us lots of insider tips and ho to achieve Jolie esque perfection. We at Star Trip were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of it and can share the best of her wisdom.

The book is a strange mix of slimming secrets such as 'Gwyneth Paltroiw likes to keep ft by clay pigeon shooting as it's great for your upper arms' interspersed with a list of celebrities from Geri Haliwell to Britney spears, and a long list of possible diet plans they're on, and ones you can follow. There are even recipes should you want to create a lamb vegetable hotpot of your very own, and some entertaining advice about how you can detox by just drinking tea for two days. Well, it worked for Catherine Zeta right? It's all pretty tongue in cheek though, so I wouldn't take it to seriously, and if you desire it's pink covered (naturally) goodness for yourself you can buy it here.

 

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on January 2, 2008 in Celebrity Diet Watch, UK Stars, Victoria Hervey | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 21, 2007 11:54 AM

X factor stars on the red carpet at I am Legend premiere

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Last night was the UK premiere of the latest Will Smith movie I am Legend. To celebrate the release some of this years X-factor contestants were on hand to dress up and generally pose on the red carpet. Girl band 'Hope' were there wearing slightly questionable outfits. They certainly looked like they were ready for the party season and probably enjoying making the most of their five minutes of fame. Pardon my ignorance but I am not sure of any of their names, the girl on the far left with dark hair.

[Catwalk Queen ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 21, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 19, 2007 9:58 AM

Victoria Beckham has a make up range called V-Sculpt, who knew?

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Hands up who knew Victoria Beckham had a make up line. Anyone?

If yours was in the air, you're more clued up on the poshest Spice Girl than me. If you didn't know either, then it's probably because the line is exclusive to Japan. Apparently she called it V-Sculpt because it's all about helping the typically round-faced gals of Japan sculpt their features with a V. Like they couldn't do that without Victoria Beckham?

You can take a look at the whole range at V-Sculpt

[via Kiss and Makeup ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 19, 2007 in UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

December 18, 2007 10:24 AM

Year in Fashion: January - February 2007 - Couture, Oscar glam, Ugly Betty and Balenciaga


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A very fashionable year got off to a great start as hit US television show Ugly Betty made its way across the pond and quickly found a place in the hearts of fashionistas across the UK. Camp, silly and completely over the top, we wish life working in fashion really was like life at Mode magazine. Along with America Ferrera’s lovable geek (whose outfits we secretly love) we also have secretary chic from Amanda, quirky glam from Christina and sheer drama from Wilhelmina. Plus, we all want boys like Marc and Justin in our offices…

anuary also bought us Haute Couture fashion week, and the word on everyone’s lips was ‘Dior’ as John Galliano showed a collection of couture gowns that were so elaborate and heavy most models were forced to stand very still in order to display them properly. Shalom Harlow had the honour of closing an oriental-gone-40s, Madame Butterfly inspired show dressed in a sensational origami wedding gown and a diamond headdress. This is not a collection we’ll forget easily!

February is always the busiest month in the fashion calendar as the first fashion weeks of the year loom and red carpet season really gets into gear. Our favourite Autumn / Winter collections to hit the catwalks included Christopher Bailey's tough glam black and grey Burberry Prorsum offering and Balenciaga's schoolgirl chic blazers and ethnic scarves.

Further into the month, the Oscars tipped the ‘glam’ scale into overdrive. Reese Witherspoon, Cate Blanchett, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Helen Mirren were among the best dressed on the big night, while Armani, Zac Posen and Marchesa lead the way in terms of designer column inches and starlets like Eva Green and Emily Blunt proved they'd be big news the rest of the year.

Stay tuned for March & April...

[ via Catwalk Queen ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 18, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

December 17, 2007 9:51 AM

The Top Five Fashionistas of 2007

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We all have our own personal style icons, from Katherine Hepburn to Nicole Richie, there is always a look that someone can take inspiration from. Here I am going to count down my five favourite fashion moments from 2007, from my five favourite fashionistas of the year.

Number one: Dita Von Teese

Although she makes her living by taking her clothes off, no-one can deny that Dita shines on the red carpet. She always manages to look classic and elegant with that slightly gothic edge. On November 15th when she attended the fashion industry’s battle against HIV/AIDS at the ‘7th on Sale’ gala, she looked incredible in this black and gold Marchesa evening gown.

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Number Two:  Gwen Stefani

From her time fronting the ska-fused No Doubt to her Alice in Wonderland themed solo debut, Gwen has always got people talking about her fashion choices. Over the last few years she really has come into her own as a style icon. My favourite fashion moment from her this year was on September 5th when showcasing her Spring 2008 L.A.M.B range. She accessorized her teeny tiny hounds
tooth dress, from the range, with the perfect accessory, her son Kingston held firmly by her side.

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Number Three: Victoria Beckham

Mrs Beckham has had many ‘That Dress’ moments. This year was no exception. My favourite, and the look that has spawned countless copycats, was when she stole the show as David signed up at the LA Galaxy football club on July 13th. Wearing a pink ‘Moon’ dress by Roland Mouret, only seen on the catwalk days before, with a Pink Birkin handbag, and her blonde Pob, she takes a nod at the traditional LA look, without going that step too far into Barbie territory.

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Number Four: Lily Allen

When she started her career, Lily Allen brought a whole new meaning to chav-chic. With her vintage ball-gowns matched with Nike trainers and gold doorknocker earrings, she was certainly difficult to ignore. This year she has still been seen out and about in fabulous ball-gowns, but her taste has become more refined, perhaps because she is one of Largerfeld’s newest muses. Having lost weight after a health scare in the autumn, she looks elegant and poised in this Chanel dress that she wore to the pre-view of the Chanel Autumn/Winter 2008 collection in London.

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Number Five: Katie Holmes

Although Katie Holmes has been criticized by many who feel that she is dressing at least twenty years older than her age, there is no denying that she completely outshone Tom Cruise at the recent Bambi Awards in Dusseldorf. Showing off a new fringe and bob while wearing a
Monique Lhuillier outfit, she looked every inch the glamorous film star wife.  

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1st Runner Up:  Jennifer Lopez

After months of is she/isn’t she J.Lo finally confirmed her pregnancy on the last night of her tour. While her Cavalli designed stage outfits were meant to disguise the bump, the Grecian gown she wore to the Conde Nast Media Groups 2007 Movies Rock at the Kodak Theatre on December 2nd made her look radiant without being over the top, Christina Aguilera take note.

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2nd Runner Up: Keira Knightley

It has to be Keira in the green dress she wore in Atonement. Although not strictly a fashion moment as it was confined to celluloid, there is no denying the fashion world sat up and took note of this 1940s wonder, with countless fashion spreads on how to perfect this look, many featuring a version of that dress.

[ Words and Research: Nikki Barnett ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 17, 2007 in Dita Von Teese, Film Stars, Gwen Stefani, Katie Holmes, Lily Allen, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

December 12, 2007 10:16 AM

Rupert Everett wants to be headmistress of a star academy

Reverett78361356There’s no doubting that some celebrities need lessons in style – when they are not helped by stylists off the red carpet and British actor, Rupert Everett agrees. He plays a all-girls school headmistress in his new movie St Trinian’s (which had its world premiere on Monday night)  , but he thinks he would be better off as a headmistress of a star academy. "All these so-called style divas have such terrible dress sense. I could give them a proper going over, and then put them back on the road. 'Ooh, look, Kate Moss' hands have become almost as grabby as Madonna's.' " he says. "Actually, they're all at it, clutching their handbags with knobbly claws, like it's stuffed full of cash. That will have to be one of the first week's lessons at school. How to hold your handbag without looking grasping."

[ via Catwalk Queen ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 12, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

December 10, 2007 10:35 AM

Top Five Christmas songs.. as sung to you by celebs

Christmas is in the air, with the scent of tinsel, chestnuts and debt filling the world, and naturally those money hungry celebs feel it's only appropriate to add to the festive misery cheer by creating a tie in song/cover. There's nothing like the inane warblings of vacuous overpaid empty headed skeletons to really make you feel in the festive spirit, so we bring you the best (or the worst, it really depends on your opinion) of Christmas celeb covers around. And don't worry, I'm sure there will be at least two new ones this year.

Number One: Girls Aloud- I wish it could be Christmas every day

Really? Not if we have to listen to this sickly sweet tripe. I suppose thy ain't 'jumping for love' at least, so that's something, but I still think they could of done better than that badly synchronized routine.

Number 2: Beyonce- 8 days of Christmas

Now I may not be the biggest Beyonce fan (other than Bootylicious, that was amazing) but if this lovely lady was going to be with me for 8 days of Christmas I think I'd be pretty happy- and be more than willing to kit her out in diamond studded belly button rings.

Number 3: Britney Spears- My only wish this year

When Britters sand this her wishes probably included number ones, Justin getting a haircut and the death of Paris Hilton. Nowadays her wishlist is a whole lot more adult, including, 'custody of kids', a permanent ban on pics of her coochie, and a wish that she could have her teen boy back again without surgery. Oh well, she had a good run.

Number 4:Christina Aguilera-Christmas Crooner 

My, did lil 'Xtina use to be sweet looking. She coulda rivalled Britney for virgin stakes back in the day and here she is crooning gently to us about Xmas. Bless you Santa, we want her under our tree!

 

Number 5: Mariah Carey- All I want for Xmas is you

No Mariah that's not true. You may want, but we certainly don't so the less we see of your oblong mug and cheese grater voice the better.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on December 10, 2007 in Britney Spears, Girls Aloud, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

November 26, 2007 10:32 AM

Celebs share their Little Black Books

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Ah, the infamous Little Black Book, on par with the LBD for glamour and sophistication, holding some of the hottest kept secrets, including the best bars, boutiques and boys! We all have one, though ours may not be as exotic as those of the A listers. Well, there's no need to keep guessing what goodies they keep in their books, as a series of stars are letting us see inside their black book- their black web bookmarks that is. Every week at VisaURLife a different celeb will show you their fave sites, from Jade Jagger, Daryl Hannah, and the delectable Cat Deeley. Cat's faves include top shopping site My Wardrobe to posh art site Artnet . I can't wait ti see what choices the other celebs will have!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on November 26, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 20, 2007 11:21 AM

Have a great Christmas with Janice Dickinson

Now it's probably fair to say that I'm not Janice's biggest fan, having used the words 'money grubbing rabid dog faced @**##* to describe her, but now I've seen this clip I'm feeling a little more friendly. OK, she may still be on 'I'm a  D-Lister, please notice me', but she's also able to poke fun at her own botoxed image, and that's always a good start. She sings the  Twelve Days of Christmas here accompanied by half naked men, faux modeling agencies and  a penchant for mini skirts and I can't help being charmed. 

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on November 20, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

November 9, 2007 3:42 PM

Top Five Celeb Calendars: Who will be on our wall in 2008?

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Ok, some people may have stopped buying calendars when they graduated from primary school, but there clearly is still a large market aimed at the post pubescent purchasers (mainly male, my investigations have revealed, but why should I judge?) so to cope with the demand there are a plethora of scantily clad celebs stripping off to make  a quick buck. Hey, they have bigger Christmas lists to deal with OK? So let's see what will be adorning bedrooms around the country for the next year.

Number 1: The Spice Girls

Well January does follow their December sell out tour, and I'm sure there will be new tweens obsessed with them as well as all the old queens debating which Spice they most resemble.

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Number 2: Kelly Brook

Well, she is super hot, and ahas just released a perfume, so it's no surprise she's making calendar pages. Oh and did I mention she just launched her latest sexy undies for New Look?

Hollyoaks_calendar_2 Number 3: Hollyoaks

Now these hot honeys are truly pin ups, after all they can act and strip which is quite a talent. After all, as gripping as the Hollyoaks storylines can be (who doesnt love the did she/didn't she sleep with her brother twist at the moment) we know that a fair majority of men nationwide just watch, well OK the McQueen sisters help a lot, but all the rest ares seriously gorgeous too.

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Number 4: Girls Aloud

No longer the 'sound of the underground', these girls are mainstream hotties. With their name on everything from phones to underwear these Girls are hotly touted to make the Christmas No1, and the number 1 stocking filler!

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Number 5: Jordan

Yes this big breasted lady will be making a stir in 2008, as always the lad mags favourite, Jordan a.k.a Katie Price has been hot to trot in 2007, with the launch of a fragrance, hair accessories and a Richard and Judy style chat show. Go Jordan!!

[ via World in Focus ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on November 9, 2007 in Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

October 31, 2007 3:02 PM

Joss Stone's pre-gig 'hair malfunction'

Jossstone_2We’re all wary of what havoc a hairdresser will wreck when let loose with our precious tresses and soul diva Joss Stone is no different. Set to perform at the Desert Rhythm Festival, Dubai on Saturday, the singer requested some last minute changes to her barnet just moments before taking to the stage. Keen for blue streaks to be inserted into her mane of red hair, Joss was pretty pissed off when she got to assess the handiwork in a mirror.

A source reveals: “She wanted a little tint in her dyed red hair but it all turned dark blue. Joss was screaming and sobbing because of this hair malfunction and chucked a tray of tea on the floor.” Hair malfunction, is that really what we’re going to call it? The tale continues: “Then when she walked in front of the crowd she had a beaming smile and acted like nothing had happened.” Joss was seen with the same blue hair colour nights later at a New York gig (pictured right on the event's red carpet], so we can only assume that she decided to stick with it. Still, things could be worse - imagine being a sexy young star and foolishly shaving your head, reducing yourself to attaching grotty hair extensions. The nightmare.

[via Fametastic]
[Image via getty]

Posted by Katie Button on October 31, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Charlotte Church shifts baby weight by cleaning

Charl16Having popped out daughter Ruby at the end of September, Charlotte Church has found a novel way to shift the baby weight – housework. The Welsh singing star has taken to brisk walks and intensive cleaning to lose the pounds and it seems to be working with half a stone already gone. A friend revealed: ''She takes Ruby out for loads of walks and is absolutely fanatical about keeping the house clean. With all the vacuuming, dusting and mopping she's been doing, the weight is falling off. Charlotte has never liked the gym, and to be honest, she isn't a fan of exercising, full-stop.''

The expensive gym in her country retreat is for the sole use of boyfriend, rugby player Gavin Henson, as Charlotte admits she never uses it herself. But does the new mum have any other tips for women looking to get back into their skinny jeans? Charlotte’s chum confides that breastfeeding has also been of help: ''She's been very lucky, as breastfeeding Ruby has also contributed." So consider yourselves told Star Trippers – give yourself a workout with the hoover.

[via This is South Wales]

Posted by Katie Button on October 31, 2007 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Charlotte Church, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Startrip Review: Celeb Exercise DVD's

We've reviewed the top five videos  here , but sometimes just a written review isn't enough, you guys want to see how it actually goes down, by people who have tried and tested them personally. Here myself and the lovely Gemma talks fitness and trends and show you what you can aspire to (only joking). Enjoy.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 31, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 30, 2007 3:28 PM

Melanie B gets top marks on Dancing with the Stars!

Every-ones scariest Spice danced a very dashing rumba with partner  Maskim Chmerkovskiy. The judge said, 'That wasn't a dance, that was a cliff hanger'  which must be a nice boost for Mel. They received a perfect score, 30/30 which must be a nice change for  Miss Brown, after years of not quite making the grade. Spice wise, she's back and zingier than ever. One custody case down, a world tour soon to start, some might say she really has everything going for her now.. and I'd have to agree! Here's to Miss B!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 30, 2007 in Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 29, 2007 4:50 PM

Emma Bunton introduces baby Beau

BabyjpegThe media is full of the antics of the Spice Girls, and now Baby has gone public with the first published photograph of baby son Beau. In this snap with long-time partner Jade Jones, Emma seems to be beaming, and the joy is evident in her blog post that invites everyone to ‘meet Beau’: “Hi everyone. So sorry for the wait, but here is our beautiful little boy Beau. As you can see from the picture he is a bonny little soul, and he makes us so happy, he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us. He’s 10 weeks old now and we can’t believe how quickly time flies. We’re all getting ready to go to L.A., we’ve packed his little bag with all his goodies. He’s started to sleep through the night now so mummy is getting some well deserved sleep before the tour : )

“I’ve been rehearsing with Geri and Mel C the last few days, and I really think it’s going to be a great show. We shot the video for Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) the other day and I didn’t stop laughing all the day with the other girls, it was great having the gang back together. I really hope you love the single as much as we do. Anyway that’s all for now, will try to send you a blog from L.A and let you know how the rehearsals are going. See you all soon! Lots of love, Emma xx” How cute!

[via Perez Hilton]

Posted by Katie Button on October 29, 2007 in Baby Watch, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

October 26, 2007 12:21 PM

The Spice Girls to front Tesco's festive campaign

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Supermarkets are currently enjoying wheeling out the celebrities to promote them. The ASDA ones feature stars such as James Nesbitt, Victoria Wood and Ian Wright working in their stores, while Morrisons happily have Alan Hansen or Nick Hancock singing their praises. Now Tesco have gone one better by roping in the newly-reformed Spice Girls to front their festive campaign. Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary and Posh filmed two adverts for the store, each earning a whopping £1million for their efforts.

In the pic, the girls lounge around surrounded by their gold discs, lots of champagne and some tasty finger food (which none of them will probably eat.) A source revealed: “It’s an amazingly lucrative deal for the girls, and Tesco are thrilled as it’s a real coup. The ads are very funny as the girls insisted it had to be a send-up.” The source was right, as the Tesco spokesman is thrilled: "We are thrilled to be working with the Spice Girls for our Christmas campaign. We feel that the new commercials really emphasise Tesco's commitment to offer something different and exciting this Christmas." The adverts will air during Coronation Street on November 12th.

[via The Press Association & The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on October 26, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 25, 2007 3:54 PM

Cheryl Cole describes 'adult' marriage to Ashley

_41335820_julien6getty_2Cheryl Cole isn’t quite as salacious as the perma-tanned Jordan, but she does love telling the media all about her marriage to Chelsea and England full-back Ashley Cole. The Girls Aloud singer has revealed in an interview with New! Magazine what an adult and mature relationship the loved-up pair share. "We don't have arguments” insists the Geordie pop star. “I know people would love to think we do, but we don't. We discuss things like adults - and like a married couple would.

"We have conversations - that is natural between a couple. But Ashley is a different person to how he is on the pitch. He wouldn't even know how to hit the roof - we have never had any blazing rows." What is she insinuating - that her hubby is an ill-disciplined motor-mouth on the pitch? I just love her insightful observation that conversations are natural between a couple. Oh Cheryl – teach us everything you know.

[via Female First]

Posted by Katie Button on October 25, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Top Five Celebrity Exercise DVD's: Which stars is it worth getting hot and sweaty with?

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There are so many celeb videos around that it's hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. so the Star Trip crew plus her office have tested all these vids to bring you the best around, and give you the workouts that will actually work.

Number 1: Charlie Brooks Before and After Workout

Our Charlie may be best remembered as the bolshy loud mouthed Janine Butcher but she has truly blossomed here, getting down and sweaty, and being honest and truthful about her exercise experience. we actually see her weigh herself before us, and her body really does transform (OK, plus a generous dollop of fake tan) She keeps it real and provides us with a routine we can follow and results we can aspire to.

NelllNumber 2: Nell McAndrew Ultimate Challenge, Ultimate Results

Nell is known for her fitness philosophy as well as her hot physique so we see her work out HARD, and we know firsthand the results this lifestyle has brought her. The routines are challenging, so you may want to start slowly, but if you end up looking like Nell it's worth it surely? An intense workout that delivers results, but not for fitness beginners.

Number 3: Jennifer Ellison's West End Workout

I do love Jen, ever since her Brookside days I've been a fan, and this workout is another gem by her. OK, it's more toning than crazy intensive, but you do learn some great moves, as well as have fun; and the key to exercise is enjoying it. One to do with the girls and a couple of glasses of wine methinks.

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Yes, she was on Big Brother and that may not be the best recommendation for a fitness vid, but we all watched Kate pile on the pounds inside, and then when she left managed to shed them due to an intensive fitness and diet plan. Here we get to try some of her cardio moves at home, and she has taken a boxing slant to them which makes it a little different than the standard grapevine routine. All in all, it's a good little workout which makes you feel a little like Xena.

41li6sugttl_aa240_ Number 5: Davina, The Box Set

Davina is one of those strange people who you can never decide if you actually love or hate. From her Streetmate days to Big Brother she's been a force on our TV and in a similar way to Vanessa Feltz her weights gone up and down for us all to see. Yes, Vanessa may have consumed more chocolate while Davina got pregnant A LOT, but she always seems to regain a good figure, and here in a three DVD set she takes you through the ways she's kept herself trim. It's easy to understand and follow and the stretches are good, if basic.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 25, 2007 in Big Brother, Davina McCall, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

October 23, 2007 3:55 PM

Hear the Spice Girls comeback single, Headline

After all the hype and excitement, now the comeback single from The Spice Girls is with us. The song, Headline (Friendship Never Ends) is a girly ballad in the vein of 2Become1, rather than one of their up tempo dance numbers. Its weird hearing the girls together again on a new song after so long apart, but as long as it means no more Victoria solo stuff, I’m all for it.

Listen to it here and see what you think. Is it a classic destined for greatness or has the magic gone?

Posted by Katie Button on October 23, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 19, 2007 3:08 PM

Jade Goody and Jack Tweed back together again

_42911513_goody_pa203b_2Jade Goody and ex-boyfriend Jack Tweed have rekindled their romance, with the newly loved up pair spotted getting amorous twice this past week. Jack and Jade’s recent split saw the loudmouthed reality TV star hook up with David Wickenden, but according to friends this dalliance is now over. The reunited couple was spotted kissing and cuddling in Funky Buddha on Tuesday and NU Bar two days later. But after calling older woman Jade ‘cash point’, how serious is this hook-up?

A source reveals: “It is very early days but Jade and Jack were together for a long time before they split and they have always had a strong, deep attachment. Jade hasn't cheated on David at all-it's just that Jack is her soul mate. Jack's made promises before, but he really has vowed to get a job and said that he will stop sponging off Jade this time." Another friend added "Jade and Jack have just really missed each other. They're not the same when they're not together. Jack wants to make things work this time." Aw – ain't love grand?

[via The News of the World]

Posted by Katie Button on October 19, 2007 in Jade Goody, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 17, 2007 1:07 PM

Gemma Atkinson split with Cristiano Ronaldo over his hooker habit

Cristianoronaldo0009_2Wayne Rooney’s WAG Coleen McLoughlin might have turned a blind eye to his hooker habit, but ex-Hollyoaks star Gemma Atkinson has revealed it was Cristiano Ronaldo’s predilection for prostitutes that ruined their relationship. The Manchester United star’s sexploits have been well documented of late, and now Gemma has confirmed that, like most self-respecting ladies, your boyfriend paying other women for sex is a big no no.

"I did go out with Cristiano, but it all ended when he was caught sh*gging prostitutes. He didn’t dump me but I didn’t dump him - it just sort of ended. And now I’m seeing someone else, who is semi-famous." Semi-famous? What like only on Sundays or bank holidays? All joking aside, good on you girl for making a stand. Though I suppose unlike Colleen, Gemma has her acting work (with an upcoming film with Joanna Lumley) to help support herself.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 17, 2007 in Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (22)

October 16, 2007 3:13 PM

Peter Andre calls wife Jordan a 'filthy bitch'

285_price_andre_062907Why don’t they just get it over with and hump on national television? Married couple Peter Andre and Jordan/ Katie Price (name dependent on what she’s doing) seemed to come pretty close when they first met on ITV reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here!’ and now they have been revealing more saucy secrets about their sex life. Peter blabbed: "Katie is a filthy bitch and I'm her temptation. Everybody has fantasies and when it comes to sexual ones, when you close your bedroom door and it's just you and your partner, anything goes. If we're sat downstairs with the kids and the nanny, Kate tells me off if I discreetly suggest we sneak off upstairs. She'll say 'Pete, you make it so obvious you want to go upstairs for a shag'. And I get really embarrassed. I'm like 'Thanks honey!' So that blows that out."

And all this comes after Jordan/ Katie recently compared Peter’s goods to a Sky+ remote and their lovemaking to horror film Hostel. Dear God people, we get it: you’re married and quite fancy each other. It’s natural and nothing to be ashamed of, but think of your children – do they want to have to grow up and read all this nasty trash talk from their mummy and daddy?

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 16, 2007 in Musical Stars, Peter Andre, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 12, 2007 3:35 PM

Westlife claim the Spice Girls are "running scared" of them

Issue2_westlife_fullWestlife's brand of mumsy ballads has never been my musical cup of tea, but apparently one member of the Irish boy band is keen to stress how tough they are…by picking on girls. Yes, Kian Egan (the one that never sings lead on the singles and helps ‘advise’ Louis Walsh on the X-Factor) has been mouthing off against the recently reformed Spice Girls, after a potential chart battle between the two pop power-houses was averted. Like rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent before them, the groups were looking to release albums on the same day, but now the ladies have delayed theirs by a week and Kian has been calling them chicken.

“We would take great pleasure in beating the Spice Girls - especially Mel C because every time she opens her mouth something mean comes out” reveals the tough-talking pop star. "Our album (Back Home) is good, we've worked hard on it and it would have been good to go head-to-head with their one. As far as we were concerned, we were going up against them and we were up for it. But then they suddenly changed their minds. They're running scared." This could be due to the Spice Girls losing out in a previous head-to-head with Westlife, but that was back when the divas were only a foursome. Now that they’re back with Geri, selling out shows and enjoying a media high – who’s to say the boys would have beaten the girls this time around?

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 12, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Westlife | Permalink | Comments (3)

October 11, 2007 10:12 AM

Jade Goody's handbag is stolen from her unlocked car

Goodypa020107_243x273We've all seen the warning notices informing us of the risks of leaving our valuables unattended in cars, especially when in plain sight for thieves to steal. So we make sure we take our things with us, or hide them from view and we most definitely make sure we lock the car door. Don’t we Jade Goody? Well, apparently not as the Big Brother loud mouth has had her handbag (itself worth £1,000 and with £400 cash inside) snatched from her Range Rover – but what do you expect when you leave it unlocked?

Yes, the door was unlocked and the swanky handbag, also containing her house keys, photos of her children and her make-up was taken when she was on the school run. A friend has revealed: “She knows she was stupid but she’s absolutely devastated about losing the pictures.” This incident comes after her house was burgled a fortnight ago. She sure must be getting familiar with her insurance folk.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on October 11, 2007 in Jade Goody, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 10, 2007 5:14 PM

Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton to wed

2649471_2Hands up who even remembered these two were together? In a world of Brangelina and Posh’n’Becks, the celebrity hook-up of Oasis ‘singer’ Liam Gallagher and All Saints ‘singer’ Nicole Appleton seems so passé. They’re happy together, have a family and don’t need to court the press to appreciate the significance of their relationship – well done you washed up has-beens. Now the 90s stars are going to be walking their romance down the aisle, with a wedding planned for later in the month.

The pair, who have been together for seven years (is that some kind of celebrity record?) are said to be “registered for a service in Marylebone." This will be the first marriage for Nicole (though she enjoyed a high-profile dalliance with Robbie Williams) while this is all old-hat for Liam who was previously hitched to telly totty Patsy Kensit. Congrats and looking forward to receiving my invitation.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on October 10, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Does Peaches Geldof have a new boyfriend?

PeachespoutFor a celebrity sprog that seems to do nothing but whine and pout a lot, Peaches Geldof seems to have established herself as a media darling. If she’s not bleaching her hair to emulate her dead mum Paula Yates, she’s galloping down a catwalk. Now the daughter of Sir Bob has gone and bagged herself a new fella – E4 presenter Nick Grimshaw. Though officially still with boyfriend Fred Les, the couple’s flirting turned heads at the launch of the Olsen twin’s fashion line at Harvey Nichols.

A witness blabs: "Peaches is an outrageous flirt (no, really? Who’d have thought it?) and she was delighted when she saw Nick. At first they were chatting but then they decided to leave together, and that is when things started to get interesting." Is that it, all we’re going to get? It sounds like the start of a movie trailer before being rudely cut off. Come on ‘witness’ don’t tease – we want more!

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on October 10, 2007 in Peaches Geldof, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Kelly Clarkson's new video makes her look like a hot goth!

Kelly Clarkson proves she has actual singing credentials as well as a good way with a hair flick as er new song, 'Don't Waste your time', is distinctly hummable and fairly catchy. You have to love the red dress she wears and the moving through the thorns is very picturesque and will definitely capture the angst ridden teens imagination.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 10, 2007 in UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

October 9, 2007 10:09 AM

Kelly Brook is to pretty to Strictly Dance

244352kellybrookposters Oh dear, it's difficult being beautiful sometimes isn't it? Poor sexy stunner Kelly is finding her bodacious curves and to die for figure are holding her back in the dancing stakes. The luscious lovely frets that her looks could affect her chances of winning  as she is so 'hot' the voters won't warm to her.

A source says, "Kelly wants to win the show so much and is really worried that her figure and looks could cost her the title. Normally in Kelly's work her looks are a major asset, but on Strictly most of the voters are older viewers and women. If it was young men voting there would be no competition but it is not. It is as much a popularity competition as a dancing competition and Kelly is worried the blue rinse brigade won't like her." What's a hot girl to do?

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 9, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 8, 2007 10:02 AM

Pete Doherty attempts suicide after hearing about Kate's new squeeze

Pete_dohertySo Pete's gone a little off the rails on hearing that the lovely Kate's managed to move on? Well mate, I realize this doesn't help but ya did it to yourself! Honestly, who cheats on the worlds most beautiful woman? A crackbox with an ego problem that's who. Kate has been hooking up with the Kills guitarist Jamie Hince, and Pete was so enraged when he found out that he thought about ending it all.

“[He was] really wound up over Kate showing off her new man. He saw an opportunity to take an overdose and took it. He told me he didn’t know what the pills were but thought ‘f*** it’ and took them all," says a source. Pete has just left a spell in rehab and this aborted overdose isn't going to do him any favours. Well, you hardly expected her to wait for you, did you?

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 8, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

October 3, 2007 10:47 AM

Pete Burns has a go at wife swapping

We do love to see celebs at home, which is why programmes like Property Ladder and Cribs are so popular, now we not only get to admire their table displays but enjoy their harmonic disputes with the latest series of Wife Swap and who better to show you how not to do it than pucker f**ker pete Burns, moaning at baby duty and sulking over the lack of expensive presents he receives from his new 'husband'. Enjoy.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on October 3, 2007 in UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 28, 2007 3:31 PM

Oprah and Simon Cowell named biggest earning stars on US telly

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Who'd have thought our very own Simon Cowell would be chasing Oprah Winfrey's coat tails in the earning stakes. The venomous American Idol judge has been named as the second highest earner in the Stateside telly biz, raking in £22.5 million in the past year for 'Idol and other TV appearances.

Seems he deserves that smug look after all, eh? On another note, how hilariously photoshopped in the snap above? Simon is only grinning at how hilariously unlike him the photo looks. It just plain doesn't work when we've seen him weeks upon end on X Factor. ITV's cameras clearly aren't as high tech as that one.

[Source: The Daily Mail]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 28, 2007 in Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Lily Allen wants 'normal people' on magazine covers

Lily_allen_in_blue_dressLily Allen is one ambitious loudmouth, as not happy with conquering the music biz, the singer is out to revolutionise the fashion industry. After launching her own clothing line ‘Lily Loves’ at high street chain New Look, the singer became unhappy with unflattering comparisons with Kate Moss. The skinny super-model was also debuting her own designs at rival Top Shop and Lily felt she was unfairly dubbed the ugly fatty of the competing fashionistas.

'I'm a size 10 with a size 8 top and was made to feel fat next to someone like Kate Moss’ moans Lily. But what are you gonna do? ‘It's now my ambition to get all those skinny-arsed bitches off the covers of magazines and get normal people on them. I felt I'd been set up and it shook me. All of the body image issues I struggle with on a daily basis came up.' For once I find myself agreeing with Lily and can only giggle amusedly at the phrase ‘skinny-arsed bitches’ – such poetry.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 28, 2007 in Kate Moss, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 27, 2007 12:46 PM

Bianca Gascoigne is pointless, gets arrested for drunk driving

Lord_help_us_allWhat is the point of Bianca Gascoigne? You're probably looking at this photo thinking, "Who the hell is that?" and I don't blame you. Apart from her stepdad's name the girl has nothing going for her. And yet it is still news that she has gone down the Britney and Lindsay route and crashed her car while very pissed. Oh, and she rather regularly flashes her crotch too.

After 'enjoying herself' at her mother's 43rd birthday Bianca hopped in her over priced Mercedes and crashed into another car, completely buggering them both up. She has since been arrested, not surprising that the dizzy heights of her celebrity haven't gotten her out of that one, is it?

Breathe a sigh of relief, folks. Bianca escaped the crash unscathed, I know I was panicked. A 'friend' told the Mirror, "Bianca was devastated. She was in such a state." Insightful as ever.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 27, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Declan Donnelly presents the weather forecast on GMTV

Bored of your usual weather presenters? How’s about getting your weather news from cheeky Geordie Declan Donnelly (sadly bereft of chum Ant.) In the clip from this morning’s GMTV, Dec provided the weather report as practice for this week’s challenge in the Ant versus Dec segment of his show Saturday Night Takeaway. The two pals are set to go head to head on Saturday night to see which one is best at warning the nation about cold fronts and low pressure. Do we think Dec has a future as the next Michael Fish?


Posted by Katie Button on September 27, 2007 in Ant & Dec, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 26, 2007 5:11 PM

Jeremy Kyle casts judgement on Pete Doherty, hilariously

56427722You'd think that Jeremy Kyle would be shutting his mouth this week after a judge called his show all sorts of hilariously damning things this week. But that doesn't stop the big mouthed idiot, does it? Nothing seems to.

Thankfully for all the sane people out there, he's been passing comment on someone deserving of a right slating this time. Makes a nice change from the general public. He said of Pete Doherty this week, "He bloody annoys the t**s off me. How many bloody times is he going to avoid jail? How many chances should he have?"

He went on to tell the Mirror, "I’ll tell you what he needs - a great big size 10 up his a***."

That's makes two people I can think of who need such treatment then, Jezza.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 26, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Catherine Zeta-Jones the new face of jewellery brand DiModolo

092507_14a We haven’t seen Catherine Zeta-Jones around the gossip columns of late – which is probably a good thing, but we will be seeing her as the new face of jewellery label DiModolo created by Dino Modolo. The advertising image released to the WWD shows the Welsh actress wearing beautifully crafted jewels that look like works of art, but are also sophisticated and wearable at the same time. What else can a girl ask for? Catherine's perfectly (airbrushed) flawless skin. The campaign was photographed by Rankin, and is looking much more alluring and sexy that her predecessor, Tea Leoni, did. Catherine will launch the collection at a party in New York next week.

[via Catwalk Queen ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 26, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kate Moss is 'engaged' to new bloke Jamie Hince

MossRebound romance anyone? Kate Moss has been telling chums (that does not include new foe, Sienna Miller) that she is now engaged to her new fella, The Kills’ guitarist Jamie Hince. Having finally ditched the hygienically-challenged Pete Doherty, Kate has moved on and found herself a new man to shack up with. A source reports that: "Kate and Jamie had been together all night and day until 5pm and when they surfaced Kate told her friends that she and Jamie were engaged. No one thinks they are actually going to walk down the aisle soon - they know it's Kate's way of saying she is serious about him."

Oh, okay. So saying you’re engaged, doesn’t actually mean you’re engaged, it just means you’re serious about him. I get it. Must be great being a celebrity and having your own language that doesn’t comply with absolutely everyone else’s.

[via Contact Music]

Posted by Katie Button on September 26, 2007 in Kate Moss, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Jessica Biel is a Wonder, and Keira Knightley is slim

76372685 -Kate Nash refuses to be labelled, as she says she's far to posh to be considered a chav. “I think the press really wanted me to be a chav because of the way I sing. I’m way too articulate to be a chav. I’m the new Posh, me.” [Daily Star ]

-Hot to trot Jessica Biel is set to play Wonder Woman (a stretch for her then) in the hotly touted Justice League of America. We can't wait for the skintight costume shots...[E ]

-Trailer trash superstar Courtney Love is in talks to design a clothing range. I'm envisaging a safety pinned Amy Winehouse meets Barbarella ensemble with added accessories from jilted boyfriends. Far be it for me to say she's unqualified, as she fights back at criticism with the following statement of her suitability as a future fashionista. 'I know a lot of people are doing lines but my first job, other than stripping, was on 'Mommie Dearest' as an assistant in wardrobe'. Um, OK. [Jezebel ]

-Keira Knightley may look super fine, but herself esteem is slightly less. She's bugged about her presence, and hates being called anorexic. "I haven't got a clue about how much I weigh. I do not own any scales. And I have noticed it creates an anger in people who are not skinny. People like to blame their insecurities on other people." [Daily China ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 26, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Keira Knightley, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Jade Goody's house is burgled

Jade_2Jade Goody has been burgled. Letting agents found a window had been smashed at the reality TV star’s £500,000 house in Chipping Ongar, Essex and now she fears she might have lost valuables worth up to £30,000 in the raid. Of course this being Jade, she’s not quite sure what was taken, though the house is believed to have been packed with widescreen televisions and other such high-tech goodies. On being questioned by the police on what exactly had been stolen, she wailed "I've been f****ing burgled!" before storming out.

Essex Police confirmed: "We received a report of a potential burglary at Miss Goody's address at 11:09 this morning. Officers were dispatched to the address and it is has now been confirmed as a burglary. Crime officers are now examining the scene." Just to add to Jade’s woes, the examining officers found that the tax disc on her Audi had expired back in August and she quickly raced off to buy a new one. Stealing from Jade – like taking candy from a baby? Or maybe even easier.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on September 26, 2007 in Jade Goody, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 25, 2007 11:04 AM

Kelly Brook to have her own perfume

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Yes, another starlet is getting on the celeb scent bandwagon, but in the case of the lovely Kelly I actually approve. You've heard me enthuse before about her bra sized swimwear  and any lady who makes sexy clothes for the larger busted woman generally has my seal of approval. As such I eagerly await her new scent, available October 17, which has been developed over 12 months by British beauty experts Baylis & Harding, and is sweet and musky with highlights of cassis, mango, tropical fruits, orchid, crème brulée, vanilla bean, tonka and sandalwood. I haven't seen the bottle yet but I'm guessing it will be curvy and feminine (like her). It's only available at Superdrug but don't worry my overseas friends; they're online and ship internationally!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 25, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 21, 2007 3:30 PM

Jonny Rotten brands Sting a 'soggy old dead carcass'

57511847Sometimes celebs make it so very easy for us humble gossipers at Startrip. Far be it for us to have the monopoly on slagging off their idiot behaviour, they're all at each other's throats in the world of showbiz.

It seems sneering Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (or Jonny Rotten to the fans) hasn't lost his punk spirit as he's been lashing out at Sting's comeback with The Police.

He spilled his bile on the group's move, saying “That really is a reformation, isn’t it?

“But honestly, that’s like soggy old dead carcasses.”

He added: “You know, listening to Stink try to squeak through Roxanne one more time — that’s not fun. It’s like letting air out of a balloon.” All the while, Lydon's preparing for a one-off Pistols gig to mark the 30th anniversary of their album Never Mind The Bollocks.

Harsh, Jonny, but then that's what you're loved for.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 21, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Weller praises Wino, Katona attacks Marsh and Ozzy's willy

Ozzy- Keira Knightley might have established her name with Hollywood blockbuster films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and King Arthur, but the actress with body issues (she did call herself “big”) is keen to move away from them. She says, "I can't imagine ever doing another one. I had five months off from Pirates during the summer last year, when I made Silk and Atonement, and it was so great - I want to be able to explore emotions in smaller projects." So she wants to blight quality, mature films with her ‘acting’ instead of expensive American ones – got it. [IMDb]

- Paul Weller has defended tabloid favourite Amy Winehouse, calling her a “great role model.” The Modfather, who has worked with Wino in the past, is obviously hoping for a musical reunion: "She is an amazing, great talent and, despite what all the papers say, she is a great role model for people and I don't think the drugs and the drink and all that make a scrap of difference really." Tell that to the fans she regularly disappoints by cancelling her gigs. [Female First]

- Obviously determined to make the nation feel nauseous, Sharon Osbourne has been talking about her and husband Ozzy’s sex life. According to the X Factor judge, Ozzy is “like a rabbit, he’s terrible. Every song gets him in the mood for love. He’s just like that battery. Instead of that little rabbit they should have Ozzy’s willy banging a drum.” An image guaranteed to make stomachs lurch. [The Sun]

- Kerry Katona hasn’t been in the papers for a few days now and so has opted for the failsafe headline grabber: badmouth another celebrity. Over to Kerry: “I can't believe that stupid cow Jodie Marsh has married Matt Peacock. I think she's spent her whole life trying to be Jordan and now she's married Kate's ex. She's got sloppy seconds. How low can you go?” I don’t know Kerry, you tell me. [Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 21, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Keira Knightley, Kerry Katona, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 20, 2007 4:41 PM

Chris Moyles takes Quentin Tarantino's joke as a career opportunity

Product_placementGoodness, somebody save us! It appears, dear public, that the end is nigh. Chris Moyles is taking over the world. Not content with the prominent Radio 1 morning slot, the rotund fool has been on our TVs this summer on Big Brother's Big Mouth (how apt). And now it seems he is determined to spread his vastness across the big screen too.

After fellow Radio 1 DJ Dominic Byrne asked acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino whether he would consider offering Moyles a cameo, Chris appears to be considering Quentin's offer rather seriously.

Tarantino told Byrne: "If he comes in with $800 I will see him and consider him for the role - $800 is worth my time to see DJ Chris." Fantastically mercenary, that Tarantino. That's the kind of demands I like to see from a man in that position. Perhaps he thought it'd be enough to put off Chris, or that he'd take it as a joke. Little did he know that Chris Moyles is a humourless twat.

A Radio 1 spokesperson told The Mirror: "Following on from his appearances in Hotel Babylon and the hit movie Cars, we think Chris would be a natural in one of Quentin's movies and totally support him with this new film career." Bollocks. (Can I say that?)

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 20, 2007 in Film Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mel B's cleaner claims she was dumped with her kids

Melb_2That Mel B’s a busy girl. If she’s not in court busting Eddie Murphy’s ass, she’s doing promotional work with the Spice Girls for their upcoming reunion tour or practicing her dance moves for US reality show Dancing With the Stars. Phewee – sounds like she’s in need of a break from her hectic schedule and according to her former housekeeper Tonia Lamere she took one –and promptly dumped her newborn daughter Iris on her. Lamere claims she was given sole responsibility for the baby and her eight-year-old half sister Phoenix Chi, as the singer eloped with boyfriend Stephen Belafonte to Las Vegas where the couple tied the knot.

Lamere elaborates: "One evening of baby-sitting turned into four days. The child was sick, there was no nanny, and when Mel called, she never even asked about the baby." The cleaner claims she had to buy food for the two girls from her own money but Mel’s rep has been quick to quash the damaging rumours. She said: "Melanie is a hands-on mother completely dedicated to the upbringing of her children and the well-being of her entire family. Any fictitious accusations to the contrary stem from greedy people looking to make a buck." And I thought cleaners got a decent wage these days.

[via Female First]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kylie for the Brit Awards, Wino wins MOBO & Sian Lloyd's bum

Amyw- Amy Winehouse scooped the prize for best female at last night’s MOBO awards. Beating Jamelia, Joss Stone, Corinne Bailey Rae and Beverley Knight to the honour, the bee-hived wild-child not only made it to the awards ceremony, but performed as well. Reports say she was a bit rubbish though. Damn – so close. [The Daily Mail]

- Kylie’s big comeback continues with news that the pint-sized pop princess will be performing at next year’s Brit Awards. The show’s organisers are also in talks with Robbie Williams, with rumours that he will come back ‘from the ‘dead’ by rising from a coffin. Can’t he just take the hint? [The Sun]

- Now I’m no Jamelia fan and frankly hate that Superstar song, but the long-legged diva has earned some brownie points by speaking out against the size zero craze: 'People like Nicole [Richie] are hyped as being stylish but they're emaciated. Why would anyone want to look like that?' Why indeed. [Now magazine]

- TV weather girl Sian Lloyd and Joseph star Lee Mead have won this year’s awards for Rear of the Year. The vote was in support of the Beating Bowel Cancer charity and at 49, Sian is the oldest recipient to be decorated for her derriere. Just proves that if you’ve got it, flaunt it! [The Daily Snack]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 20, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Nicole Richie, Rag Roundup, Robbie Williams, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 19, 2007 11:04 AM

Marks and Spencer sign up Take That

Takethat460After the comeback of comebacks, Take That are being touted as the latest stars to sign up with department store Marks & Spencer. The four heart-throbs - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald are to advertise the men’s clothing range (as the women’s wouldn’t fit properly) and are said to have already completed their photo-shoot with famed photographer Rankin.

A source explained: “It's a very clever campaign. An army of female fans have grown up with the band and will want to buy the same clothes for their partners that their idols are promoting." The store has yet to confirm the Mancunian foursome as their new representatives, but after the success of Myleene Klass, Laura Bailey, Twiggy and the others flouncing about in the women’s clothes, Take That seem a sensible choice for a sensible shop.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 19, 2007 in Musical Stars, Take That, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: J-Lo is pregnant, Angie isn't and Jodie Kidd's career woes

Jodie_kidd- We all know J-Lo has plenty of junk in her trunk but does the star now have a bun in the oven? The singer/ actress who had been trying to get knocked up for the past few years by hubbie Marc Anthony could even be expecting twins. A source revealed: “the test calculated that she was about 12 weeks pregnant. The way the foetus is lying made it difficult for the doctor to tell if there was more than one baby in there." Let’s hope she’s in the family way and it’s not just some trapped wind. [IMDb]

- If the drugs rumours circulating about Jodie Kidd prove true, the model could be set to lose up to £500,000 in modelling contracts. So far Jodie has kept quiet on her reported cocaine habit – come on girl, let’s hear your side of the story. [the Daily Mail]

- Another Hollywood star keen to get up the duff is Brad Pitt’s lady friend Angelina Jolie. Busy collecting her Benetton collection of children, the Tomb Raider star mistakenly thought she was pregnant, only to be told by her doctor that she is too thin to conceive. Get scoffing those biccies now! [The Sun]

- Now that she’s had to abstain from the booze during her pregnancy, Charlotte Church has realised that she was pretty unpleasant when rat-arsed. Speaking to Cosmo the Welsh diva confessed that pregnancy “made me realise what a bad drunk I was. I would get nasty, aggressive and jealous. Drinking doesn't suit any of the women in my family.” Let’s hope she stays off it once she's given birth. [Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 19, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Baby Watch, Brangelina, Charlotte Church, Drug Scandals, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Jennifer Lopez, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 18, 2007 12:03 PM

Jade Goody rekindles old romance

Jadegoody460_2She’s only been on the market for about half an hour, but Big Brother ‘star’ Jade Goody has already bagged herself a new man. Can she not be alone for more than five minutes? The lucky fella is ex David Wickenden, a city trader (really?) and according to friends, the couple has been enjoying a number of dates in the past few weeks.

One of David’s chums obviously fancied a little pocket money and so has been talking to the press: 'They've been meeting regularly since she split from Jack. They dated for a while a couple of years ago and, despite it not working out, they kept in touch. He thinks she's really sexy and great fun.' [Insert own joke here.]

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on September 18, 2007 in Jade Goody, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Keira thinks she's big, Britney's help quits and who hates Paris?

Keira- Everyone is abandoning the sinking ship that is Britney Spears's career. Her manager Jeff Kwantinez has quit and so has her attorney, Laura Wasser who has been representing Britters throughout her custody battle with ex Kevin Federline. Maybe she should advertise for some replacements on YouTube like P Diddy. [People]

- “Weight is a big issue in Hollywood because I’m twice the size, height and everything else, of most of the girls who are going in to see the director for a part. When you realize that I am, at my size, one of the largest actresses there, you start to think, ‘I don’t think it’d be healthy for me to stay here much longer.” - Keira Knightley. Is she getting herself confused with someone else or does she have one of those wobbly fun-house mirrors? [Perez Hilton]

- Victoria Beckham is not going to be throwing any welcome parties for new L.A. resident Rebecca Loos. Mrs. Beckham is said to be devastated that her hubbie’s reported past bit-on-the-side is moving in on her turf and possibly jeopardising her acting aspirations. As an Oscar was practically her’s, eh? [Digital Spy]

- I love Dave Grohl. Not in a creepy stalker way, but even non Foo Fighters or Nirvana fans have got to hand it to the guy – he’s got style. And just to prove my fan worship worthy, the rock god has spoken out against socialite/ sex video star Paris Hilton: "Paris is f***ing lame. She's more offensive to me than anything. She's a total, raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. I pray that my daughter will not turn out like her." Yeah, I’ll bet she does too after that outburst. [The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on September 18, 2007 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Keira Knightley, Musical Stars, Paris Hilton, Posh 'N Becks, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 17, 2007 11:29 AM

Jamie Theakston gets hitched

Jamie_2Here’s a cheery sight on a dreary Monday morning – a celebrity getting married without TV cameras following his every move. After the showbiz circus that was the wedding of Jodie Marsh for the benefit of MTV, comes TV presenter Jamie Theakston tying the knot with his long-term girlfriend Sophie Siegle. The happy couple made it official at a church in Ditchling, East Sussex and celebrated their big day with celebrity chums Chris Evans, Ian Wright, David Walliams and Richard Bacon.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Theakston.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on September 17, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: The return of Leona Lewis and Fiddy v.s Kanye

Leona_lewis_new- After winning last year’s X Factor, Leona Lewis seemed to disappear. Now the warbling wannabe is back with new single Bleeding Love out in October. For your first listen click on the link – but please note you will be exposing yourself to a girly ballad. You have been warned. [Perez Hilton]

- A new week, a new Amy Winehouse story. The big-haired, ballet pump loving songstress was spotted with a blood-stained cloth wrapped around her hand as she exited a cab in Chelsea. Could it be this season’s must-have accessory? [Daily Mail]

- Is this the end of 50 Cent? The rapper promised threatened to retire if rival Kanye West’s album, Graduation, sold better than his, Curtis, when both were released on the same day. In the UK, it’s one-nil to Kanye and early sales in the US seem to be following suit. Better start working on your get-out clause, eh Fiddy? [BBC]

- "Recently I've been emotionally unstable, eating a lot and have been walking round with a massive smile on my face.” Apparently that’s what pregnancy does to Radio 1 presenter Sara Cox, who has announced she is expecting her second child. Congrats! [the Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on September 17, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 14, 2007 11:00 AM

Cheryl Cole hits out at WAG culture

ChetweIt’s not often that I agree with anything that comes out of Cheryl Cole’s mouth, but I think the Geordie popster might be on to something with her recent dig at the WAG culture. As wife to Chelsea left-back Ashley some might consider the Girls Aloud star hypocritical in her views, but it should be noted that her mini-skirted version of success was achieved prior to their romantic involvement and so I nod in agreement wih her as she kicks some WAG ass.

Speaking to Q magazine (really?) Cheryl ranted: "To be labelled as someone's wife I find very degrading as a woman. It's embarrassing and depressing when I hear kids say to me: 'I wanna be a WAG.' That's not a job. This generation is really having it pushed down their throat that being a footballer's wife is the be all and end all. It's not. What if you get cheated on or beaten up? What are you going to do then? Stay there for the Chloe handbag? I don't think so." No definitely not Chloe, at least hold out for a Fendi.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 14, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Colin Farrell splashes out & Lily Allen goes glam

Lilybraun_450x450- Irish heartthrob Colin Farrell has deep pockets as shown by him taking homeless chum Stress on a shopping trip in Toronto. The actor shelled out over £1000 on the man telling assistants: "Get him anything he wants. Whatever he needs.” Now you mention it Colin, there are one or two things I could do with. [the Daily Mail]

- Hell’s Kitchen might have taught model and WAG Abbey Clancy a thing or two about nouveau cuisine, but she knows what she likes. The girlfriend of footie star Peter Crouch has admitted since leaving the show that “I’m sick of rich food. I want some normal food, like beans on toast or a ham sandwich.” Sounds good to me. [The Sun]

- Coleen McLoughlin is desperate for her parents to leave their home in Liverpool after the shooting of school boy Rhys Jones. Having endured years of death threats against her loved ones, Coleen is hoping they will move in with her and fiancé Wayne Rooney in Cheshire. I'm sure they could pay their way, doing the ironing or something.[Now magazine]

- Usually seen scuffing about in battered trainers and colourful dresses, Lily Allen has gone glam for an advert for the Braun Satin Hair range. I wouldn’t mess with her while brandishing some heavy hair-straighteners, would you? [the Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on September 14, 2007 in Coleen McLoughlin, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Lily Allen, Musical Stars, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars, Wayne Rooney | Permalink | Comments (2)

September 13, 2007 10:06 AM

Girls Aloud reveal their secret fantasies for new ITV2 show

Bel__1171581442_girlsaloudlandsca_2New ITV2 show Passions promises celebrities the chance to participate in their dream activity, but when Girls Aloud agreed to sign up the ladies surprised execs with their fantasies! Irish Nadine has chosen to become a classical conductor, while party girl Sarah Harding is going to be trading wild nights out in London for the polo pitches of Argentina. Band mates Kimberley and Nicola have refused to reveal their secret desires, but Cheryl Cole has raised some eyebrows with her choice: street dancing in Compton, Los Angeles.

Compton is notoriously dodgy, having been voted the most dangerous city in the States in 2006, but Geordie lass Cheryl is all for learning ‘krumping’ – a hip hop style of dancing. Hubbie Chelsea left-back Ashley is a bit worried about the idea, a source revealing that: "Ashley is really worried as Compton is notorious for having a lot of crime and gang violence. He's worried Cheryl won't be safe out there. But Cheryl is really excited about it as she has always wanted to do this and can't stop talking about it. She grew up in a tough area of Newcastle so she knows how to handle herself."

Really, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. All she would have to do is sing a Girls Aloud song and any threatening gangs would soon scarper.

[via the Mirror]

Posted by Katie Button on September 13, 2007 in Girls Aloud, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Hayden is single, Kylie's comeback and an X Factor snub

Haydenpanettiere- If young blondes in cheerleader outfits are your thing, then good news: Heroes actress Hayden Panettierre is now available. The pint-sized star has ended her relationship with Stephen Coletti and is now free and single. Form an orderly queue boys. [TMZ]

- That VMAs fiasco refuses to die, with everyone still busy dissecting the wreck that was former pop princess Britney Spears. Now sources close to the star have revealed that she applied an ab-defining spray tan before the show to “create the illusion of more tone.” Having fled from the stage after her act screaming that she was a “fat pig”, I guess Britney didn’t think it worked. [Us magazine]

- Someone hoping to make a more considered comeback is Kylie Minogue. New single 2 Hearts is scheduled for a November release with an album later that month. Dig out your hot pants girls! [Perez Hilton]

- Ben Mills from last year’s X Factor (you remember him, the one with the tatty long hair and gravelly voice) has turned his back on the ITV1 singing contest. He has rejected an offer to appear on this year’s series and has sought to distance himself from the show, urging people to forget he was on it. All too easily done Ben. [Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 13, 2007 in Britney Spears, Gossip Rag Roundup, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 12, 2007 12:23 PM

Winehouse's mum says Amy has lost herself

WinoIt has been her in-laws blabbing to anyone who would listen recently, but now Amy Winehouse’s mum has decided to tell her side of the story. Speaking to First magazine, Janis reveals that she no longer recognises her daughter: "Amy is playing Russian roulette with her health and musical gift. She's lost herself. We're not talking about my Amy. It's not someone I recognise. She has become her own stage creation.”

On her daughter’s drug habit, Janis admits to having been in the dark: "I knew she was smoking marijuana but not that she was doing class A drugs until she collapsed. She won't stop until she sees the point of stopping. When I saw her afterwards, I did not tell her to clean up, there was no point. I know all about class A drugs. I understand the process where the brain shuts out everything except the drugs. Talking to her about it won't make any difference." But talking to the press will help? Don’t give up on her mum – she’s still your gap-toothed sweetheart under the bad make-up and drag queen hair!

[via Digital Spy]
[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 12, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kylie's new hair, Big Brother stars sing and The Beckhams 'over-hyped'

Bbsam1- Kylie has been spotted with a new strawberry blonde bob hairstyle. Looking good lady! [The Sun]

- Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson is set to appear in the upcoming Sex and the City movie as Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant. She needs an assistant? Why didn’t she advertise on YouTube like P Diddy? [IMDb]

- The Beckhams have topped Radar magazine’s poll of the most over-hyped people on the planet. David was described as an "overpaid soccer star" while Victoria was labelled a "pointless collection of body parts.” Still, as long as she carries a donor card she could prove useful one day. [Digital Spy]

- Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Big Brother twins Sam and Amanda Marchant are launching an assault on our ears with their cover of Aqua’s cheese fest hit Barbie Girl. Let’s hope it charts as well as other BB star’s singles, anyone remember Craig from BB1's Xmas ditty? [the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on September 12, 2007 in Big Brother, David Beckham, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kylie Minogue, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

September 11, 2007 12:12 PM

In the news: Kelly Osbourne makes her mum blub and Ulrika to get hitched

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- Tamsin Outhwaite is swapping Hotel Babylon for life as a yummy mummy. The former Eastender is sad to say goodbye to the BBC1 hotel drama but is keen to start a family. Does that mean the Beeb will axe it? Fingers crossed. [The Daily Record]

- Charlotte Church wants Prince William to make an honest girl of Kate Middleton and march her down the aisle. And why? So the press will stop hounding her and her fella, that Welsh rugby guy. Is that really the only solution? [The Royalist]

- Kelly Osbourne’s West End debut in musical Chicago had mother Sharon in tears. We’re sure she won’t be the only one. [Now magazine]

- Third time’s the charm for Ulrika Jonsson who is set to marry new boyfriend Brian Monet. A spokesperson has revealed that “Ulrika wants a really low-key wedding.” So that’s only a ten page spread in OK! rather than the 20? [Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on September 11, 2007 in Charlotte Church, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kelly Osbourne, Musical Stars, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, The Royal Family, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 7, 2007 10:59 AM

In the news: Victoria Beckham makes us laugh and everybody loves Springsteen

75388372 -Victoria Beckham and hubby David have been nominated for a comedy award by lads mag Loaded based on their attempts to conquer the USA. Sweet, sweet irony.  [BBC ]

-Kelly Osbourne is to host a new show on Radio 1. She will host Radio 1's Surgery - part of the new "teen zone" on Sunday evenings. [RTE ]

-Springsteen tickets sell out- 10,000 in eight minutes. Gosh, I guess he's still got it. [4ni ]

- Chelsy is not happy with Prince Harry after he kept her waiting for 45 minutes when she arrived in the UK. That's not good going considering she's moving country for him. Uh oh. [Telegraph ]

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 7, 2007 in David Beckham, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kelly Osbourne, The Royal Family, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jade Goody starts new career in permanent make-up

Jade_2Her salon ‘Ugly’ might have flopped, but Jade Goody is determined to help people enhance their bodies. The Big Brother star is reported to have invested £100,000 of her money into a new venture as a ‘permanent make-up artist.’ No, this doesn’t mean that she once she’s shoveled on the blue eye-shadow that it’s there for life, but is a somewhat misleading and jumped-up name for a type of tattooist. Apparently Simon Cowell puppet Sinitta has also trained in this field recently. Well if they like it - it must be good.

Jade is in the early stages of her beauty career and in the pic is practicing her needle work on plastic. Once she has mastered this (which may take some time), she advances to pig skin and then finally human skin. The idea of entrusting Jade with a sharp needle anywhere near your body makes me shiver and run for cover, but maybe she’ll have more success second time around. After all – her second stint on BB turned out so well for her.

[via Holy Moly]

Posted by Katie Button on September 7, 2007 in Jade Goody, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

September 6, 2007 3:01 PM

Jodie Marsh makes a terrifying announcement

74163864So Jodie managed to pull it off, she got wed right before our very eyes on quite possibly the lowest of the lows of reality television. Who knew it could sink so far?

Well her publicity whirlwind doesn't stop at the altar. Oh Lord, I hear you shout. Well Jodie Marsh has just terrified NSPCC workers the world over by announcing that she might be pregnant!

On her latest MTV diary, she told her new husband of approximately five minutes, Matt Peacock, "I think I might be pregnant! Would you be pleased? I’m getting old. We should wait because there’s stuff I want to do."

"I’m so broody babe, I’d stop taking the pill tomorrow and get pregnant. I’m just desperate. If I’m pregnant now by accident I would keep it and be over the moon."

I don't know where to start with my pity for this possible child - the fact that it will know it was a complete accident, the fact that it will see it's mother's tits splashed across many a centre fold, or the fact that it might inherit some of her genius. Terrifying stuff.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 6, 2007 in Baby Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kate Middleton plans to be a photographer and Jordan is happy

Wonder_wino -Amy Winehouse denies rumours that she and her hubby will end up dead like Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. "We are not going to end up like them," Amy told The Sun. "We're in love and have everything to live for."[Digital Spy ]

-Jordan and Kerry Katona play nice and make friends again. Despite criticizing Kerry's partner Mark Croft she says,"I wish Kerry luck for the wedding. I hope she has a really good day."[The Sun ]

-Kate Middleton has quit her job at Jigsaw to become a full time photographer. “It was fun but she wants a new challenge.  She is committed to becoming a photographer, " says a source. [Fametastic ]

-Scarlet Johansson is to star in a new Diamond heist movie called Brilliance. She will be reunited with Sam Bayer, the director from her video with Justin Timberlake. Bayer said: "It's about diamond thieves, and we start shooting this winter." [RTE ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 6, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kerry Katona, Scarlett Johansson, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 5, 2007 10:52 AM

Jodie Marsh gets married

Silly me - I had never realised that reality TV was a possible avenue for single gals to snag a husband. It didn’t turn out so well for Preston and Chantelle, but Jodie Marsh wasn’t thinking that she might get married with her new show. Oh no, that was the whole concept of her programme 'Totally Jodie Marsh' and like a true media professional/desperate singleton, Jodie threw herself into the challenge undaunted.

With the groom confirmed, namely Matt Peacock, ex-boyfriend of fellow orange-coloured skin flasher Jordan, the two shared their love in a ceremony last weekend attended by their families, close friends (including Vanessa Feltz?) and the MTV camera crew. Surprisingly, from the look of this video it wasn’t too gaudy – maybe they were saving the strippers for the reception.


Posted by Katie Button on September 5, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 4, 2007 2:46 PM

Kelly Osbourne attacks the size zero crew

74214884Kelly Osbourne, rock daughter and recent poster girl for the curvier girl, has spoken out against the continuing trend for skinny celebrities. She may not be my style icon, but well done her for throwing in some pleasingly pithy comments.

Speaking to Star magazine, Kelly explained, "I just get depressed in Los Angeles. Because I'm not a size zero and tanned and blonde I get scrutinised. But I wouldn't want to be so skinny. I feel sorry for the girls who aspire to be size zero."

"It's OK to be different. I don't understand why everyone is so obsessed with making themselves a clone. Everyone has become a sheep. These girls don't eat, stick their fingers down their throats and do loads of speed - they're killing themselves and for what? Their own vanity!

"It's sad. I don't think there's anything trendy about looking like you've just come out of Auschwitz."

You hear that, Victoria Beckham et al? Auschwitz! I never thought I'd say this, but she's right you know. Who'd have thought an Osbourne would make a good example for teenagers?

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on September 4, 2007 in Kelly Osbourne, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Sarah Harding hates Victoria Beckham

SarahhardingkbSarah Harding is not one to bite her tongue. Oh no, the Girls Aloud singer loves to flap her gums and she’s been at it again, this time taking a swipe at fellow girl grouper Victoria Beckham. First band member Cheryl Cole dissed the idea of pop group reunions in a less than cryptic dig at the reforming Spice Girls and now Sarah has hit out at Mrs. Beckham for, of all things, her hairstyle.

Sarah has had her peroxide bob cut into a boyish crop to avoid being confused with Victoria. Over to Sarah to explain: 'I got my new haircut only because I hated when people compared me with Victoria Beckham. That's the only reason why I cut my hair’ clarifies the 25-year-old. ‘I hate her so much and I just can't stand it when I get compared with her all the time. I don't understand why it's such a big deal with me and her. I mean it's quite stupid. I am so glad my hair looks different now and I really hope people will stop this nonsense.' Yes people – you heard Sarah. Stop comparing her to the fame-seeking, blonde-barneted, pop puppet – they have absolutely nothing in common.

[via Now magazine]

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on September 4, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

Sugababes to axe new girl Amelle Berrabah?

SugababesHow many line-up changes can a pop group sustain and still be the same band? It looks like the Sugababes could be about to find out, with reports suggesting that recent new addition Amelle Berrabah could soon be shown the door making a possible fourth line-up in six years. Berrabah joined the charting-topping trio when founding member Mutya Buena quit to go solo and immediately caused problems. It seems that these troubles have now reached crisis point, with fellow Sugababes Keisha Buchanan and Heidi Range having held secret auditions to replace Berrabah at the weekend.

Firstly Berrabah’s ex boyfriend Freddie Fuller was questioned about the alleged rape of her younger sister and then she was arrested herself after a brawl at a pub. Now it seems that her personal life is proving such an exciting distraction that she failed to show for a gig in Aberdeen and has enjoyed a relaxed approach to attending recording sessions for the group’s new album.

A source has revealed the inside scoop on the pop princesses: “Keisha and Heidi are the ultimate professionals when it comes to their career. They have worked hard for everything they have achieved. Amelle doesn’t seem to take it as seriously. When the girls were recording their latest album, Amelle kept arriving late to the studio. They had blazing rows over timekeeping.

“The Sugababes were always known as being a bitchy group, but when Amelle joined they went out of their way to accept her into the group and gave her nothing but support over Freddie. But they feel that support has been thrown back in their face. She was handed a golden ticket and the chance to be in one of the UK’s most successful girl bands. But the girls feel she has let them down.”

It seems incredible in this age full of young wannabes desperate for the chance to perform on shows such as The X-Factor that someone granted entrance into an already established and successful pop group would throw it away so carelessly. We all know that going solo isn’t a credible option for Keisha and Heidi, as after the initial few singles, long-term success is rarely achieved by those accustomed to the safety of a group’s numbers. And with a single due out on September 24th, the girls need to achieve the look of unity even if things are falling apart behind closed doors.

Do you think there’ll replace Amelle? Do you think they can afford to, given their penchant for changing faces or do you think its time The Sugababes said farewell? Leave a comment and let us know.

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on September 4, 2007 in Musical Stars, Sugababes, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Maggie Gyllenhaal is sexy and goodybe to Dr Who

Maggieap -Brad Pitt has been attacked by a crazed fan! The woman grabbed the father of four at the Venice Film Festival and she ran out of the crowd and grabbed him, much to his obvious embarrassment.  TMZ ]

-Is this the end for Dr Who? There are no plans to film a fifth series till 2010 so hard core fans may have to make do with repeats and strange K9 reviews.  [BBC ]

- Maggie Gyllenhaal is the sexy new  model for hot lingerie brand Agent Provocateur. She looks mighty fine![Agent Provocateur]

-George Michael is writing a song for the Spice Girls Reunion. An insider says,  “The girls are thrilled to be in talks with George … he’s one of the most talented songwriters around.” [MTV ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 4, 2007 in Brad Pitt, George Michael, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

September 3, 2007 2:36 PM

Sadie Frost's Best Beauty Buys

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We'd all love to look as radiant at 42, so obviously we're dying to know how she does it, and more importantly; what we need to do to get that porcelain like complexion and subtle yet sexy makeup. Well aren't you lucky; I've compiled her facve products for you, so you can look as lush!

To keep her lips looking so rosy and kissable (not that she's trying to tempt Jude back or anything) she loves using Lip Sorbets from Jelly Pong Pong

To keep her skin in tip top shape she likes to use products  from Janet Ginnings Indian Infusion Range , which are made by combining old Indian secret recipes with the latest treatments. 'I love Janet's products, they all really work, ' Sadie says.

She uses Mac Liner Eye Pencil in Ebony to outline those fabulous peepers and create dramatic looks.

To keep her skin soft she uses Night-A-Mins moisturiser from Origins which combines Vitamins A,B,C and E as well as minerals and exfoliating extracts to keep your skin in dewy soft condition.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 3, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

The Top 5 Rehab Stars: The Celebs who reoffend again.. and again

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I don't know what the lure of illicit substances is, as for every wild high you get a definite down, but somehow stars keep on dabbling. Maybe it's the attraction of escaping from their own 'stressful' lives, or perhaps they just have inclinations towards the dark side. Whichever it is, there are some persistent bad boys out there that I thought I'd bring to your attention.

Number 1: Amy Winehouse

How could Ms. Winehouse not be top of the list? Amy is the most recent from our top five to go into rehab, entering on 14th August 2007. Unfortunately, however, she did not complete her recommended 6-8 week stay, checking herself out after just 5 days. There has been much speculation about Amy’s new husband, Blake Fielder-Civil being to blame for her drug abuse, but she recently spoke out against this, saying, "Blake is the best man in the world. We would never ever harm each other.” We wish Amy the best of luck for the upcoming weeks.

Kate_moss Number 2: Kate Moss

Kate Moss’s highly publicised rehab visit in 2005 resulted in the loss of many lucrative contracts for her, including Chanel and Burberry. She completed her stay at the Meadows Clinic in Arizona, staying for 30 days in total. Kate’s drug problem was exposed when pictures of her supposedly snorting cocaine where printed in a British newspaper. The pictures where taken in a London studio where Ms. Moss had been with then-boyfriend, Pete Doherty. Kate remained calm and collected throughout the whole affair, conquered her addiction and was not charged. Now we’d love to see Amy taking a leaf out of Kate’s book.





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Nu Number 3: Britney Spears

In February of 2007, Britney Spears voluntarily checked herself into rehab after many reports of drugs and alcohol abuse. Pictures had been plastered all over newspapers and the Internet for weeks previously of her hard partying, and unfortunate flashing of her lady parts. Unfortunately, Spears had had enough after 24 hours, and checked herself out again. Her rehab attempt came weeks after her apparent collapse on New Year’s Eve, and her friend’s pleas for her to get help. However, Spears is still partying hard, and the release of her new single, Baby Boy, should hopefully help her get back on her feet, although it has received mixed reviews so far.

0724_lohan_mugshot_01_3 Number 4: Lindsay Lohan

Ms. Lohan, who has just turned 21, Checked herself into the Wonderland Centre in West Hollywood in January 2007, following three car crashes and four hospital visits, spanning over the last two years. After checking out, she regularly attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, although she later said she never considered herself an addict. After another car crash in May 2007, Lohan entered the Promises rehabilitation facility in Malibu when police found a ‘usable’ amount of cocaine in her Mercedes Benz. She stayed there for 45 days, and later said, “it is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs.” Since then, Lindsay has been booked on felony charges of possession of cocaine and transportation of a narcotic - in addition to misdemeanour charges of driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. She was later released on $25,000 bail. In a statement released later that day by her attorney, she was said to be “safe, out of custody and presently receiving medical care.”

Nicolerichie_2 Number 5: Nicole Richie

Although Nichole has been arrested more than once, is pregnant with her first child and has done time in jail, she still claims that if she could go back in time and have a second chance to try heroin, she would still say yes. Richie was first arrested in February 2003 in Malibu, California, and charged with driving with a suspended licence and possession of heroin. After this arrest, Nichole, who was shunning rumours of an  eating disorder at the time, checked herself into rehab to address her weight problem. Nichole has recently announced her first pregnancy and told friends she is loving her new curves and boobs.

[ Words and Research : Chloe-Anne Ride]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on September 3, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 31, 2007 12:17 PM

In the news: Zac Efron is a hottie and Keira hates drunken celebs

Ga06 - Who doesn't like lusting after fresh faced 16 year olds? Zac Efron, star oh High School Musical 2 is ever so cute, and if he's hot now, just imagine when he's drink legal... Mmm.[Daily Mail ]

-Mel B's been  blushing lately, as she was showed upon the Jimmy Kimmel show. When asked about her fellow celebrities from Dancing with the Stars she admitted she didn't know any of them, not even fellow Brit  Jane Seymour! [Sky Showbiz ]

-Keira Knightley says she is sickened by drunk celebrities.   "The whole celebrity thing is not magic. They're real people proving they're s**ttier than everybody else because they don't even wear knickers.” Well said Keira! [India Times ]

- Rustlers is signing Gemma Atkinson to promote their microwave snacks for the campaign 'Eat Late, Eat Safe', to stop oven fires. [Now ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 31, 2007 in Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Keira Knightley, Soap Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 30, 2007 1:23 PM

Jesse Metcalfe shows love for Nadine Coyle with new tattoo

Nadine_coyle_jesse_metcalfeFormer Desperate Housewives torso Jesse Metcalfe is said to have made a very public commitment to girlfriend Nadine Coyle – a tattoo in her honour on his left arm. Mmm, romantic. The inky stain is of the Girls Aloud singer, naked, holding a bloody heart in the shape of Ireland, her home country. Sounds like a bestseller.

Blabbing all to US TV, Metcalfe has explained his unusual token of love for his lady: "It’s not that I’m not over the break-up, it’s just that I really wanted to remember what it felt like to be in that relationship so that I never really go there again. I went through a hard break-up.

“Every tattoo is a memory. It doesn’t mean you are staying in that moment or obsessing about it. I chose to get that tattoo, especially with the heart on the arm, because I chose to wear my heart on my sleeve.”

Isn’t that just the most adorably loving gesture? If that doesn’t secure Nadine’s affection forever then her Ireland shaped heart must be made of stone.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on August 30, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: Rihanna pairs up and Pete Doherty is zombified

75935237 -Our favourite Umbrella ella ella singer Rihanna has a hot new man, none other than Shia LeBoeuf. She's been seen having romantic meals with the Transformers Star.  [MTV ]

-Lily Allen got a little carried away at the carnival this weekend, pushing Kray off stage! In retaliation he poured a beer on her head. What goes around comes around Lil.  [TMZ ]

-Pete Doherty is set for the least challenging role of his career to date; that of a zombie! Josh Wheedon, author of Buffy the Vampire Slayer wants Pete to act in Ripper, a zombie spin off show.  [Digital Spy ]

-French and Saunders have a fabulous new sketch planned, and this one targets Amy Winehouse and Britney in their normal off the wall humour. [Standard ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 30, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lily Allen, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 29, 2007 12:43 PM

Courtney Love blames Steve Coogan for Owen Wilson's suicide bid

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Since the reported suicide attempt by Hollywood A-lister Owen Wilson, the accusatory fingers have been pointing. Was it the fault of ex-girlfriend Kate Hudson, now happy in the arms of Dax Shepard or was it comedian Steve Coogan? Yes, the funnyman best known for putting Norwich on the map as Alan Partridge has been accused by none other than his ex Courtney Love for Wilson’s drug-fuelled problems.

True, the two are friends and Coogan has had some problems with addiction in the past, but the claims seem wild even for Love. She rages: 'Under normal circumstances I wouldn't comment but I care too much about Owen. I went through it with Steve. I tried to warn Owen. I tried to warn his friends.' Could Coogan be the bad influence or is Courtney crazily mouthing off again?

[via The Metro]

Posted by Katie Button on August 29, 2007 in Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 28, 2007 2:59 PM

Charley Uchea knocks back Jade's ex

76077728_3 It's a sad state of affairs, but it happens every year - Big Brother's biggest characters become our own homegrown Z-listers. Undoubtedly one of the most horrendous people to grace our TVs in a long time is Charley Uchea and whether you're a BB lover or not, you can't avoid the girl.

She's been hitting tabloid headlines again this week by, oddly, being rather sensible. The poor girl (I never thought I'd say that) was victim of some rather dubious chatting up techniques from fellow ex-BB-er Jack Tweedy.

In the best example of how reality TV is eating itself, Jade Goody and husband Jack featured on last year's Celebrity Big Brother. The pair are facing a few troubles and like every good celebrity bloke, Jack isn't wasting time.

According to The Sun, Tweedy tried to flirt with the former lapdancer in London last week but was turned down by the evicted housemate because she claimed to be a fan of Tweedy's ex. Apparently, Tweedy tried to woo Charley with a romantic "Jade and I used to watch you on TV. You were always my favourite, you're gorgeous. I like your hot arse...do you want to come back with me?" Classy.

Uncharacteristically thinking of someone else for once, a source tells that Charley replied: " 'I really like Jade, what about Jade?' and Jack told her 'We're on a break.' 'Then he asked her to come back to his and Charley was quite disgruntled and walked away. He just came across as a bit of a desperate idiot." Surprising, really, that someone who married Jade could be though an idiot, eh?

 

[Image: Getty]

[via Available For Panto]

Posted by Orla Doherty on August 28, 2007 in Big Brother, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (5)

Beth Ditto shows us her panties

Beth_dittoOh Beth, why oh why? We like you, we honestly do and we applaud your music style and in your face attitude but we can't help feeling that you just push it a little too far, in a Fugly outfit that not even Girls Aloud would wear, with pink panties battling for attention with your wobbly thighs and boobs popping out of that badly fitted bra. Plus there's that crappy tattoo that just completes that shambles of an outfit. Dear, get a stylist pronto!

Seriously though, an ensemble like this does nothing to highlight your vocal talenets and will get the media's atention in entirely the wrong way. Don't read this as a diatribe against the more genrously formed woman, but more as a fashion faux pas that is truly dreadful.


[Image: D Listed ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 28, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

In the news: Cheryl Cole bitches about the Spice Girls and Owen Wilson recovers

75591741 -Owen Wilson, star of such movies as Blades of Glory and  Starsky and Hutch is apparently on suicide watch after reportedly slashing his wrists. "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," he says.[NY news ]

-Simon Cowell denies fellow X Factor judges Danni Minogue and Sharon Osbourne are arguing with eachother. "I've been with them throughout the auditions and I just don't see it. Unless I'm the most naïve person in the world, there are no rows." [Ireland Online ]

-Cheryl Cole bitches about the Spice Girls comeback and does a great impression of anti sisterly love. "We could hardly go out as Girls Aloud when we're old and wrinkly. We would have to call ourselves Old Girls Aloud – and that would never do," she says about the Spice reunion. [Daily Mail ]

- Who's Cameron Diaz dating now?b First it was John Mayer, then Crisis Angel, and now it's apparently Bradley Cooper. Woah, slow down girl!  [D-Listed ]

[Image: getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 28, 2007 in Cameron Diaz, Dannii Minogue, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

August 27, 2007 11:35 PM

The top five most unusual celebrity friendships: The stars we never thought would be chums

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Like true best friends, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are so close that they share everything – a penchant for dating celebrities, a tendency not to each much and now both have completed jail time (paltry though the sentences were.) And so in celebration of this bond, we at Star Trip look to other celebrity friendships that have garnered their fare share of column inches. We’re not interested in any of those obvious alliances that make sense – chums like Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox or Peter Kay and Corrie star Sally Lindsay. We want those that have you screwing up your face in confusion – they’re friends you ask?

 

Number 1: Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes

 

Who knows how these two become friends but since that mysterious introduction Mrs. Beckham and Mrs. Cruise have become the world’s most photographed best friends. Posh is said to bestow Katie with marriage and fashion advice, though what Katie brings to the party we don’t know. She has copied Posh’s new cropped hairstyle, tags along with her when shopping and at football matches and hasn’t even managed to snag her any movie roles yet. In her favour, Katie and hubbie Tom did co-host a welcome to LA party for the Beckhams, but I wonder if their bond goes even further. Maybe they have already planned the future marriage of their children – I said maybe.

Number 2: Tom Cruise and Joss Stone

Joss Stone is hobbling around on crutches these days with crazy purple hair, but one of the most surprising things about the West country soul singer is her friendship with Tom Cruise. Yes, the Tom Cruise, that sparkly-toothed, air-punching, sofa-jumping megastar. On her Hollywood chum, Joss says: "He's just a guy. It's like a huge compliment, 'cos he is at the top-top-top of his tree. He's lovely. He's just a normal guy” Really? I thought Scientology beat that out of you. Having hung out with Tom and his kids she believes she has the inside scoop on the movie star: “He doesn't want anyone to hurt me, because he knows I'm just starting. He's like, if you ever need anything, just call me up. He's a lovely, lovely person. That's all it is. And he's really good at what he does." Don’t forget that plug for his acting talents Joss. What kind of celebrity friend would you be if you forgot to promote his work?

 

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Number 2: Pamela Anderson and Liz Hurley

Apparently they had been buddies for years but it wasn’t until they were spotted together at theVanity Fair Oscar Party in 2001 that the world learned of the friendship between Liz Hurley and Pamela Anderson. People were surprised – what could the two possibly have in common? Well, there’s the limited acting ability, fixatation with their own breasts, rollercoaster relationships with other high-profile men, oh we get the point.

Number 5: Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Spade

Guess who turned up to help celebrate funnyman David Spade’s 43rd birthday back in July? Non other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Governator was caught on camera at the bash held at the Buffalo Club by website TMZ. In the footage, Arnie looked almost bashful that the paparazzi had clocked his friendship with Spade, as though some nasty secret - but we say be loud and proud Arnie. After all, they would make the ultimate in little guy/ big guy pairings, with Arnie kicking ass while Spade delivers the pithy putdown. Someone make this film now!

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Number 4: Liza Minnelli and Martine McCutcheon

 

The media circus that was the 2002 wedding between Liza Minnelli and David Gest had a seemingly never-ending guest list. An invite to this showbiz ‘I do’ was considered no big deal in many elite circles. However when it comes to the actual wedding party for celebrity unions usually only the most trusted, intimate and close friends are involved. So everyone was surprised when ex Eastenders star Martine McCutcheon turned up as a bridesmaid. Yes – she wasn’t in charge of the guest list, the gifts or any other pointless job, she had been chosen to trot down the aisle as part of the main event. Sure there were about 15 bridesmaids, but Martine has found her celebrity chum to be an inspirational force: "If it hadn't been for Liza I would still be really depressed. I met her at a time when I was feeling disillusioned and she really helped me. She made me believe in myself again." And that’s what friends are for – aww!

Posted by Katie Button on August 27, 2007 in Film Stars, Katie Holmes, Musical Stars, Tom Cruise, TomKat, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (5)

August 24, 2007 3:36 PM

Amy Winehouse and husband reveal horrible injuries.. from each other?

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Recent photos reveal shocking injuries on both Amy Winehouse and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, which both look like they inflicted them on eachother; with Blake's scratches looking like Amy had dug her claws in deep. No statement has been issued from the couple but they were heard screaming and shouting in their Covent Garden hotel, and then later seen with all their cuts and bruises. Amy's foot was bleeding and Blake had a limp. They've since been seen holding hands in public, so maybe this was just a (violent) lover's spat?

More scary pics after the jump.

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 24, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: Nicole Richie serves 82 minutes in prison and Ryan Phillipe wants to teach

74705244 -Nicole Richie's been released from jail, after serving 82 minutes of a four day sentence. A spokesperson says,  “She was processed into the jail system, she was highly cooperative and she was released.” How dandy for her. [Just Jared ]

-You'd think Pete Doherty would be counting his lucky stars on walking free from jail and vowing never to get into such trouble again. Well you'd be wrong, as a photographer now alleges that alleges Doherty assaulted her and ' she was left with bruises and had clumps of her hair missing after the scuffle with Doherty.'  [Herald ]

-All is not well with Amy Winehouse and hubby as reports mentiona  very public bust up, and screming and shouting in their hotel toom that has led to injuries! More pics to follow. [D listed ]

-Ryan Phillipe is thinking of taking his career in another direction; that of teaching. He reveals, "If I ever gave up acting, I'd probably teach - that's something I've always thought about, and I might do yet."
[Digital Spy ]

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 24, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Nicole Richie, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Jamie Bell happy not to be an Oscar-winner

JamieJamie Bell became a household name after the success of Billy Elliot but has kept a low profile since the pirouetting that brought him to prominence. Now, with new film Hallam Foe out at the end of the month, the 21-year-old actor is looking back on his rise to fame, how he remains grounded and why he’s pleased not to have won an Oscar.

    

So what if he had taken the gold statuette home? "I think it would have ruined my life. Can you imagine going back to school on the Tuesday after winning an Oscar? You'd be nuts. It's unsafe this industry to a young person. You need to be protected and to keep good people around you."

These ‘good people’ Jamie refers to include his mum Eileen, who has moved to LA to be close to her son. "The best thing she did was to lock me down for a while, straighten me out, send me back to school and let me be a kid for a while," elaborates Jamie. "At 14, 15, I was surrounded by adults and it's important to remember you're just a kid. It's great to act when you're young but it's important to have a regular life."

      

With the fame came external pressure to push on and become even more famous: "They're so quick to put you on a pedestal. You have to surround yourself with good people who love you for who you are and who you can trust. You're not the one who changes, it's just that people don't know how to deal with you when this stuff happens."

   

And what does Jamie think of other young rising stars making their names in Hollywood? "I watched the Oscars last year and I see Abigail Breslin, that little kid, getting nominated for Little Miss Sunshine, and [Best Supporting Actor winner] Alan Arkin said the best thing of the whole evening when he said, 'Thank God she didn't win. We've just saved this kid.' And it's so true.”

      

I wonder if he’d be happy to win an Oscar now that he’s so no longer a confused kid?

    

[via the Belfast Telegraph]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 24, 2007 in Film Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (5)

Cheryl Cole speaks out on past abusive relationship

CherylCheryl Cole has followed in the footsteps of Jennifer Ellison and spilled all on the abuse she suffered in a past relationship. The 24-year-old Girls Aloud singer is now married to Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole but things weren’t always quite so rosy. She reveals: 'As a teenager, I was in a really horrible relationship where I was emotionally and physically bullied by my boyfriend. It's degrading. When someone makes you feel small or humiliated, it's probably the worst thing you can go through.'

This wasn’t Cheryl’s first experience of being mistreated, also admitting to hard times suffered at school: 'Kids mocked me for having dark skin and other little things like that,' she says. 'It just shouldn't happen, full stop.' No Cheryl it shouldn’t. But then, Girls Aloud songs make my ears bleed – it’s not a perfect world.

   

[via Now magazine]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 24, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 23, 2007 5:40 PM

New Spice Girl Album to cost $2 million!

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And I'm not talking about how much it will cost to make, or the girls exorbitant salaries, no I'm talking about the actual album itself in all it's CD like glory. Well, to be fair you are buying a particularly special CD when you purchase their greatest hits as jeweller David Morris has imprinted it with $2 million  worth of precious jewels. each letter is decorated with a different gem and symbolizes a different band member. S is made from Amber and represents Victoria Beckham, ruby pink P is Emma, Mel C's I is Diamond, Geri's C is sapphire stone and the E is emerald and stands for Mel B. Bling bling baby!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 23, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

Jack Osbourne condemns famous people as 'sick'

Jack20osbourne2020adrenaline20junkiThose Osbournes know a thing or two about mouthing off, and now it’s the turn of the youngest to give his gums a workout. Jack Osbourne, currently starring as an ‘adrenaline junkie’ on ITV2, might have grown-up in a famous family surrounded by celebrities, but he’s adamant that he’ll never hook up with another star.

    

'The thing that nobody gets is that famous people are truly sick people, especially the girls,' Jack reveals. 'They are all insecure, rail-thin and obsessed with themselves — I've never met a normal one.' Ouch – don’t mince your words Jack, come out and say what you really mean. But as a celebrity himself does this make 21-year-old Jack a hypocrite, a publicity seeker or someone genuinely grounded in a world of superficiality?

   

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on August 23, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

Gemma Atkinson has a 'Fistful of Rice'

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Ex Hollyoaks hottie and girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gemma Atkinson is planning to take on the TV world by storm, Indian style. Plans are underway for her to host a show on Indian Culture, tentatively titled ' A Fistful of Rice'. The show is a narrative of the cultures of India. "It will showcase Indian weddings, festivals and poojas," say the producers. Gemma was chosen for her 'international popularity', as the producers are hoping to draw the attention of an international audience.

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 23, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (5)

In the news: Britney isn't singing with Justin and Amy Winehouse is nominated for the MOBO awards

75977381 -I find it strange how a white pop star can somehow be nominated for three MOBO's, then again, with Amy Winehouse I have started to find nothing out the ordinary in anything she does. Apparently her sound represents the best of black music, whatever that means. [The Independent ]

-Britney Spears has pulled out of a secret duet deal with Justin Timberlake, so secret that I hadn't even heard that it was in the works, so it's rather non news dontcha think? What I find more exciting is that she's been talking to her ex again. [Digital Spy ]

-Danni Minogue professes a love of the X Factor. She tells how she loves being a judge and how excited she is at watching promising new talent. "The youngest kids are amazing. They are so talented and fearless. The ones I love most are the ones that are neither cocky nor scared to show their vulnerability. We have also seen some amazing groups. I personally hope we can find the next Spice Girls." [MEN ]

-Dirty Pretty Things have a new gig lined up, at a rather unusual venue: Pentonville Prison. They plan to play to inmates there as part of a drive by the Samaritans to highlight vulnerable young men. Not everyone thinks it is a good thing though, as Mr Newman, a member of local Islington says, 'I don't actually know if the band are any good- maybe it's exactly what the prisoners deserve. perhaps they should get James Blunt down for a few sessions- that would be adequate torture.' [Islington Gazette ]

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 23, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, Dannii Minogue, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 22, 2007 11:43 AM

Jade Goody splits with boyfriend Jack Tweedy

JadegoodyIt’s all over for Jade Goody and her toy-boy Jack Tweed, with reports that the couple has called it quits after a tempestuous two years together. They had only just moved into a £750,000 barn house two weeks ago, but after the infidelities, miscarriage and Jade’s nosedive in popularity – the strain was too much.

       

The showdown kicked off on Monday night, when 20-year-old Jack turned up on his mum’s doorstep without having packed any of his things. Eek – I’ll bet that break-up witnessed its fair share of hysterical wailing and crockery smashing, that Jack’s a real firecracker.

A chum blabbed: “They have been growing apart for months. The miscarriage hit them incredibly hard and the age gap has caused problems. Jack is devastated and Jade is inconsolable but both accept they don’t have a future together.”

      

Maybe it was the ratty blonde hair extensions that spelt the end. You never know.

    

[via The Sun]

Posted by Katie Button on August 22, 2007 in Jade Goody, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 21, 2007 11:49 AM

Kate Moss rages at Sarah Harding at V Festival

SarahhardingKate Moss made Sarah Harding cry, yes really. And I don’t mean a silent sob but a reported full-on, who’s-got-a-hankie blubberfest. The ladies clashed at the V Festival when Moss spotted the Girls Aloud star on her table at the Bacardi B-Live tent and was having none of it. Kate channeled her inner diva and went ballistic raging at Harding and her chums "Who are these people? There’s too many of them. I'm not going in there, no chance. Get them out!"

      

Such a stern talking to was more than fragile Sarah could take, heading for the loos and locking herself in away from Hurricane Moss. A source who witnessed all reveals: "Sarah looked really upset and scurried off to lock herself in the toilet." But the supermodel wasn’t done yet, oh no, with Sarah defeated she turned her anger on an official photographer. The spy reports: "She started swearing like a trooper and flounced off in a huff." Such unlikely behaviour for a supermodel.

Sadly, even with this shit-storm over, Sarah must have had mascara running down her cheeks as she refused to be prized from the security of her toilet sanctuary. One organiser was heard trying to coax her out with apologies: "We're really very sorry Sarah. Now that's she gone, you can go back." And yet she wouldn’t move: "Sarah was really upset and kept saying: "What have I done?"She refused to come out. No amount of apologising was going to budge her."

      

But budge she finally did nearly an hour later, when she met up with DJ boyfriend Tom Crane and started to drink away her sorrows. Now, that’s my girl.

      

[via the Daily Mirror]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 21, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Kate Moss, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Louis Walsh has the X Factor and Pete Doherty broke bail

73322411 - Pete Doherty is back in court again today, charged with breaking bail conditions. He was arrested yesterday, accused of possessing restricted substances. Oo-er. [NME ]

-Keira Knightley is a girl after our won heart, not letting fame and fortune change her one whit. "It frightens me when kids go, 'I want to be famous'," she said. "Why? Because you can get into a restaurant? You know what? If you book, you can get into a restaurant! 'I want to be rich and famous'. Go and work on the stock market." [RTE ]

-Louis Walsh claims credit for X Factor success. He says his return to the show is the reason for the ground breaking 11 million that tuned in . "Well I wouldn't want to say, 'I told you so', but I think nearly 11 million people is a fair indication that Simon should never have sacked me." [This is london ]

-Jessie Wallace hasn't left the leopard skin dresses that Kat Slater used to wear totally behind her, as she may be airing them out for her new role as an Essex girl in ITV's Wild at Heart.  [The Sun ]

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 21, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Keira Knightley, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 20, 2007 4:50 PM

Top Five Sexiest Celebrity Superheroes: The stars with sexy super powers

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Number 1: Jessica Alba as Sue Storm, a.k.a the Invisible Woman

Any role which requires Jessica Alba to get semi naked on a regular basis can only be a good thing, and she does look lovely here, be it squeezed in to her impossibly tight jumpsuit or baring all as she strips to go invisible (A storyline we approve of). there's no denting she looks super hot and sexy and there's no one I'd rather have kick my ass. Girl on girl.. now there's a thought!

Michellepheiffercatwoman ElektraNumber 2: Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman

An oldie, but a goody. OK, a baddy, but sometime being bad just feel so good... Michelle Pfeiffer sparkles as catwoman, and proves to us all that PVC and latex worn the right way really can work. She s super hot stuff, miaow!

Number 3: Jennifer Garner as Elektra

The film may have flopped louder than Lindsay Lohan's battles with her parents, but there's no denying this ex Alias star looks mighty fine in a red corset. there's something about a toned tanned powerful woman that always gets me excited.. perhaps harking back to my Xena days? Either way Jen seriously sizzles here.

Halle_berryxmen_storm_005_2 Number 4: Halle Berry as Storm from X men

There's no denying Halle is a hottie, but she sizzles here as uber cool mutant Storm with superpowers that range from flying to raising the elements. There's nothing like a dominant woman, eh? Storm is tough and mighty but she also has a vulnerable side, and we like how her eyes turn white.. super freaky.

Supergirl1sm Number 5: Helen Slater as SuperGirl

I don't know about you, but this was one of the most pivotal movies in my teens, with Helen embodying a powerful femme fatale who wasn't afraid to be nice (well superpowers helped) and able to give any man that jilted her a powerful ass kicking. She has done other film work since then ( Superman's aunt in Smallville/bit parts in Grey's Anatomy) but  SuperGirl has to be her most memorable role to boot, spawning a generation of young girls who wanted to own a cape and die their hair blonde.. or was that just me?





Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 20, 2007 in Jessica Alba, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Nicola Roberts blasts Pete Doherty

NicolarobertsClearly fed up with being referred to as the ‘ginger one’ in Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts is keen to establish herself with a mouthy reputation to rival that of fellow Alouders (what else would you call them?) Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding. She has been speaking out on everyone’s favourite bowler hat wearing, Kate Moss shagging junkie Pete Doherty, and she’s not mincing her words.

    

'I still don't understand why people print his picture. What he gets up to is really bad. People are dying out there of overdoses. People are really ill and in a troubled, frightened place. When someone like Pete is being portrayed as this super-cool rock star, it's awful. How many times has he been caught with drugs and he still isn't in jail? It's disgusting. He's an a***hole.'

I had no idea Nicola had such a sharp tongue on her, and am intrigued by the mounting of a moral high horse in the fickle world of pop. What next – Kylie takes on Courtney Love? Cliff Richard goes it alone versus Marilyn Manson, whipping out his bible and clocking the shock-rocker before he’s even had a chance to put on his make-up? Now those are some celebrity death-matches I would definitely tune in for.

[via Now magazine]

Posted by Katie Button on August 20, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 17, 2007 12:00 PM

Ex-girlfriend tells all on her fling with Kerry Katona's husband

Kerry2 He cheated on her, she cheated on him – let’s just call it even shall we? After recent speculation that Kerry Katona’s husband of only six months, Mark Croft, had been unfaithful, comes the kiss and tell itself. Clare Bonello, ex-girlfriend of Mark’s, claims that she has been back in the sack with her former beau despite his having wed the ex-Atomic Kitten star.

         

Clare has ‘fessed up: 'He told me: “I'm only with her for the money". After we slept together he kept saying: “Don't tell, Kerry, don't tell Kerry. It's just not in his genes to be faithful. The only things he loves are money and fast cars.' Kerry herself has been accused of a little bit of the side, with 21-year-old Leighton Ogden alleging that he binged on cocaine with Kerry before getting down to some bedroom Olympics. Can these two sort it out or is Kerry headed for her second divorce?

[via Now magazine]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 17, 2007 in Kerry Katona, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Myleene Klass has a baby girl and Christian Slater loves Winona Ryder

Klassglamour_468x624 - Look as pretty as a peach (es Geldof) in the Dotti fashion range. Peaches Geldof is now the face of quirky Australian fashion range as 'her style is how our customers dress'.[Entertainment ]

-Myleene Klass has given birth to a baby girl, 3 and a half weeks early! Myleene went into labour on the way home from presenting her BBC show. Thankfully now she's popped the sprog she can't give any more interviews about how 'glowing' she feels being preggers. [Daily Mail ]

-Tony Blair is to write a memoir of his time at the top. He's nabbed himself the same lawyer that negotiated Clinton's £6 million book deal, so I guess he's hoping for a fair whack. [Times ]

-Christian Slater reveals that he still fancies Winona Ryder. They met on the set of Heathers in 1989 and had a brief romance. 'I love her. I've never gotten over the crush I had on her then. She is still the woman of my dreams', he reveals.  [Now ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 17, 2007 in Baby Watch, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Peaches Geldof, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

August 16, 2007 12:22 PM

Sienna Miller dating Brothers & Sisters actor

SiennaSo who is dating Sienna Miller? First she was supposed to be getting it on with P Diddy, then came talk of Sean Bean, and then… phew, I’m exhausted just thinking about it. It’s like that scene in Spartacus when all the slaves revolt and stand up and shout “I’m Spartacus.” Maybe if you ask any guy if they’re getting jiggy with Sienna, an attractive, young, single girl and they’ll all pretend they are.

      

Well after endless gossip about the boho pixie’s love-life, news has leaked that she is actually dating Brothers and Sisters actor Matthew Rhys. The pair were introduced by the posh-voiced and pouty Keira Knightley back in May and have been keeping their new romance on the down low ever since.

A big-mouthed chum has been dishing the dirt: “This is the first bloke Sienna has been serious with since she finally split with Jude.” Ooh – so it’s serious then is it? Can I buy a hat or should I just wait and see if P Diddy or Sean Bean decide to slug it out for their woman?

      

[via Now magazine]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 16, 2007 in Film Stars, Relationship Watch, Sienna Miller, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Jennifer Ellison lands US TV gig

JenNow that she’s single again, looks like Jennifer Ellison is hot-footing off to America. The buxom beauty has recently given cheating boyfriend Tony Richardson the elbow after six years together and is off to pastures new with her sights set on New York. Though she has gone public about the violence she endured at the hands of her ex (boo hiss), this move is no random pin-in-a-map job, as she has a new project just two hours away from the Big Apple.

   

Jen will have no time for heartache as she has been signed up by Living TV to front their new reality show. The programme, based on girlie fave Dirty Dancing will see British girls flown over to Mount Lake, Virginia where they will compete against one another to secure the leading lady role of Baby.

A source close to Jen is happy to see her moving on with her life and channeling her energies into something positive: "Jennifer wants to change her life after splitting with Tony. She wants to have some fun and it couldn't have happened at a better time because she has Dirty Dancing that is about to happen.

"Virginia is just a short flight from New York, a city which Jen loves, so she has been house-hunting over there. She is very close to her family but she keeps reminding them that home is only a few hours on a plane away."

    

We at Star Trip hope that the Living TV gig works out for Jen with bruiser boyfriends getting the official thumbs down. But one worry - will they understand her Scouse accent in America?

 

[via the Daily Mail]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 16, 2007 in Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 15, 2007 5:23 PM

Pete Doherty wants to take on Anne Robinson

Pete_doherty_pasPete Doherty and his ker-azy antics really are the gift that keeps giving. Not content with his bizarre plea to ex Kate Moss for a reconciliation through the tabloids, he is now keen to win her back by appearing on BBC2 quiz show the Weakest Link. Really, you just can’t make this gibberish up.

       

The Babyshambles frontman (name me a song of theirs and I’ll give you my first-born child) is looking to prove his intelligence and considers a face-off with TV’s Queen of Mean would be just the ticket. He is reported as saying: “People might not realise it, but I am well-educated and well-read. I can prove there is more to me than just drugs." Like booze and cigarettes?

The Daily Express have quoted a source close to Doherty as adding: "Kate has this romantic notion of love and finds intelligence a huge turn-on. Pete thinks going on the show will prove to her that he does have the depth and IQ that she loves so much."

      

But what if he fails to bank in time? Really, has he thought this through? The Weakest Link might look easy from the comfort of your armchair, but in front of Anne and the hot studio lights he could soon be sweating like an addict needing his next fix – oh, maybe we shouldn’t right him off after all.

    

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on August 15, 2007 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (4)

Girls Aloud to split soon?

_42012678_nadinejesse203paNow you might want to make sure you’re sitting comfortably for this bombshell – Girls Aloud are going to spilt up later this year. Well, that’s the gossip anyway. Nadine has been spotted back on the arm of ex Jesse Metcalfe prompting bookies to slash their odds of the girl group making it into 2008.

Despite the former Desperate Housewives actor (I use that term pretty loosely – he took off his shirt and pretended to hoe, that’s it) seen out on the town with a bevvie of beauties, Nadine has evidently forgiven her man and the two of them were photographed at an LA petrol station (oh, the glamour!) looking as loved-up as ever. She has brought a house in LA and her family have even moved there to set up an Irish bar (insert stereotype here.)

All this talk of settling down and domestic bliss might sound far from convincing given Metcalfe’s wandering eye, but after a good spell in the fickle world of pop, it could be a smart time for Girls Aloud to hang up their mini-skirts and call it a day. Paddy Power is offering odds of 2/1 that the ladies will soon split with their spokeswoman, Sharon McHugh, adding: "Nadine must be desperately in love with Jesse. Only a few weeks ago he was spotted canoodling on the beach with a mystery lady. At this rate it seems Nads would do anything for love, and a split could definitely be on the cards."

Nads? Isn’t that surprisingly matey for a bookie? Sounds like it’s hankies at the ready for those of you who enjoy sweatily gyrating to the sound of the underground. But not to worry – I’m sure there’ll each launch solo singles (*shudder*.)

[via The Belfast Telegraph]

Posted by Katie Button on August 15, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Jamelia splits with her fiancé and father of her child

75421892It seems it's nigh on impossible to hold on to a spouse in the world of showbiz. The fate of the public eye separation has now befallen singer Jamelia. And it's because of cheating rumours... as per usual.

Jamelia has split from her fiancé and the father of her child, footballer Darren Byfield, after rumours of his straying. Remember how Jamelia kicked off about her best friend Alesha Dixon's husband running off with pop idiot Javine Hilton on Nevermind the Buzzcocks? Maybe Darren should have tuned in.

A source told The Mirror: "It's over and they are devastated. They tried to make it work but the romance fizzled out.

"She simply hasn't been happy since rumours of Darren cheating emerged, but has always believed he is innocent." Believed? That's an odd word to use, don't you think?

Unfortunately, for all the childish gossip that this causes, there's 20-month-old Tiani in the middle. Won't somebody think of the children?

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Posted by Orla Doherty on August 15, 2007 in Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Amy Winehouse is recovering and Gemma Atkinson is fine

748474652 -Amy Winehouse is in hiding following doctors orders to relax. the singer reportedly is recovering from a nasty ketamine cocktail and has decided on some down time. Whether or not any gigs will be cancelled is yet to be decided. [ M&G ]

-Geri Haliwell may be getting hot to trot with a new man! the mystery guy has been seen taking long romantic walks on St Tropez with the ginger bombshell. I guess he's adding spice to her life.. [Digital Spy ]

-Arctic Monkey Alex Turner has been texting the lovely Lily Allen with suggestive messages. Two young rockers getting it on? Oh yes.. [NME ]

-Ex Hollyoaks stunner Gemma Atkinson is so super fine that News of the World have created an online daily calendar dedicated to her, 365 days of the lovely in all sorts of sexy poses. [NOTW ]

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 15, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Geri Halliwell, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 10, 2007 4:13 PM

Amy Winehouse snubs rehab despite overdose

AmywWhen she sang against rehab, boy did Amy Winehouse mean it. The big-barneted songstress may have suffered a suspected drug overdose early Wednesday morning, but she has not checked herself in to The Priory clinic as has been widely reported. Instead Amy is rumoured to have holed herself up in a London hotel to recover after her ordeal.

      

Though first reported by the media as a collapse after ‘severe exhaustion’, all attempts to hide the more naughty origin of her ill-health were rendered futile after her father-in-law Lance Fielder told the press: "It was bought on by all her excesses. Yes, work is one of them, but there's the drink and drugs too. She's got to get a grip before it's too late." Amy was treated with an adrenaline shot and had her teeny-tiny stomach pumped. Come on love – let’s not be stubborn, rehab can’t be that bad. I’m sure its pyjama-wearing, group-hugging bliss.

    

[via NME]

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Posted by Katie Button on August 10, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Drug Scandals, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dannii Minogue insists Louis Walsh sacking wasn't for publicity, while drumming up some herself

73144307X Factor's clearly imminent, is anyone excited? I didn't think so. Still though, they're all doing their best to drum up some excitement and publicity and new judge Dannii Minogue is throwing in her two cents in the Louis Walsh/Simon Cowell/you're fired mate debacle.

According to the Aussie pop minstrel the firing and re-hiring earlier this year was by no means a publicity stunt. And of course I believe her. Ahem. Minogue insisted that Simon Cowell is too fond of Walsh to have fired him for publicity, telling The Guardian: "Simon and Louis are such great friends. You couldn't do it as a PR stunt, but poor Louis! Imagine being upset and thinking your friend did that."

Minogue also maintained that Walsh's relationship with Cowell has survived his sacking, saying: "I tell them they are like two old women. They love chatting and catching up."

"It reminds me of the film Beaches when there are two girls on the sun-loungers with blankets on their knees - that's going to be Louis and Simon in their twilight years, looking out over the ocean."

A harsh rap for Louis but now that he's back the bitching between the pair can continue all over our screens, much to the delight of trashy TV lovers everywhere. Let's face it, it's the only reason the show's remotely worth watching these days, eh?

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on August 10, 2007 in Dannii Minogue, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 8, 2007 3:50 PM

Suzanne Shaw is jealous of Girls Aloud

SuzanneAndy Warhol might have said that we all get 15 minutes of fame, but for some 15 minutes isn’t enough. Some washed-up slebs will do anything to attract a bit of publicity once they slip off the front page of the tabloids: take ex Hear’Say member Suzanne Shaw. Suzanne’s moment in the spotlight included dating Darren Day (don’t all swoon at once girls) and now that the pop career’s dead and buried she has opted for new tactics: slag off other celebrities. It’s a tried and tested technique that never fails and always gets a response. But who is the pint-sized, former pop princess taking a pop at? None other than my favourite blow-up dolls, Girls Aloud.

      

Suzanne’s current beau, Radio One DJ Jason King, still has a career in music and so when he comes in contact with the lip-gloss, hair extensions and PVC that comprise Girls Aloud, she gets very jealous: “I get insecure when girls chat him up or if he flirts with someone. Every time he interviews Girls Aloud, I just want to stab them all! He meets the most stunning singers and film stars and I get jealous all the time.”

Is there a compliment in there somewhere about Girls Aloud being foxy babes or is it hidden by all the scary knife talk? Never one to call the kettle black, Suzanne might not appreciate her fella’s flirting but is keen to attract her share of the gents: “I love flirting, but it doesn't mean I'm going to sleep with anyone. Jason feels the same if guys chat me up, but he just never admits it. I want him to be jealous!”

      

Hey Suzanne, how’s about you take out your opposition with more unorthodox tactics? I’m sure the sight of you getting it on with Girls Aloud would soon stop his wandering eye.

   

[via Now magazine]

    

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 8, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars, Where Are They Now? | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: Pete Doherty is not in jail and Amy Winehouse plans a clothing range

74859493 -Pete Doherty remains free! The judge gave him no jail time for his admitted DUI and has given him till September to assess himself. [D Listed ]

-Apparently Amy Winehouse it to create her own line of clothing. She's been approached by Calvin Klein who feel she is perfect for their new line of crack whore clothes which include short shorts and t shirts with that special unwashed look. [Agent Bedhead ]

-Live and let loose... Former Bond girl Jane Seymour, 56, is being taken to court by her neighbours who want to stop the 'wild parties' taking place in her home and disturbing their rest. Wild parties at 56? good on you girl. [The Times ]

-Lindsay Lohan goes back into rehab again. Yawn. Someone give that girl a slap, and a good talking to. It's like watching a cra crash in motion.. no, wait, she did that too.Will her time in Utah sort her out? We doubt it. [Hecklerspray ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 8, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 7, 2007 3:53 PM

Moss dumped Doherty over his death wish

KateGossip from camp Moss has revealed that it wasn’t the womanizing and drug binges that led the supermodel to dump Pete Doherty. Oh no, that’s all perfectly fine. After all compromises and allowances have to be made in a relationship if you want it to work, it’s like men leaving the toilet seat up or women nagging – it’s neither here nor there.  What she did take offence to is his juicily described “death wish.” Yes, the hygienically-challenged musician made plans in the event of his death (nothing new there, people draw up wills all the time), except that he was welcoming death in with open arms and hoping it would turn up soon (oh, I see.)

The source has revealed how "Kate is convinced Pete is determined to die in the next few months. She believes he wants to carve a place in rock ’n’ roll history as one of the legendary hellraisers such as Jim Morrison, Sid Vicious and Jimi Hendrix, who died in their prime." Um – I hate to nit-pit but weren’t they legends as much for their naughty shenanigans as their incredible musical legacies? The chum elaborates: "Everyone thinks Kate ended it with Pete after pictures came out of him taking a model home. But that’s not the reason – he’s been going with groupies most of the time he’s been with Kate. That’s just the kind of relationship they have.” They’re so lucky – I’m always on at my boyfriend to snag himself some cheap groupies.

"The real reason is because of Pete’s death wish. Kate found a will he has recently written because he thinks his time will be up soon. She was livid because, when she confronted him, it came out that he’d told his family about it but not her. It really was the last straw. Kate’s no angel and can forgive a lot of things but one thing she won’t do is watch him die." But will she have much choice? Whether they’re together or not, the media will keep both parties informed on the antics of the other and so if he wants the big rock star death, we’ll all be hearing about it.

    

[via Daily Snack]

      

[Image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 7, 2007 in Kate Moss, Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Lily Allen is banned from the USA and Madonna fears for her child

730923382 - Madonna may lose her malawi child as rumours have started that she paid for the adoption inspectors flights and made improper payments to him. Uh oh. [Just Jared ]

- Jordan's never shy about sharing, and her latest news release? She has got back into shape after her pregnancy without even trying! Whilst other women force down lettuce Jordan's booty has reshaped itself as she is to busy mummying to eat! She plans to have another baby girl, 'this one will be called Twinkle!' after she has her boobs redone in December. [Daily India ]

-Kate Middleton pulls out of the cross channel boat race after fears arose for her safety. [BBC ]

-Lily Allen has been refused entry to the USA! She had to endure a strip search and a five hour interrogation into her criminal record before sending her back. [Metro ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 7, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lily Allen, Madonna, The Royal Family, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 6, 2007 5:15 PM

Amy Winehouse to launch clothing range?

Amyw_2I don’t kid myself that I’m some undiscovered style icon – far from it. I’m most at home in pyjamas and fluffy slippers, but happily I admit to such shortcomings and accept my limitations. Not so with celebrities. They can do everything. And seemingly highest on the list of attractive side projects currently doing the rounds is the fashion line. Oh yes, you’re nobody until you have your mug in the window of New Look and hundreds of under-age girls wearing your sexy ensembles. Madonna’s done it, Kate Moss has done it and now the Wino herself could be dressing the female youth of our generation.

    

Known for scuffing about in ballet pumps, skinny jeans and cropped denim shorts (though not all at the same time), Amy Winehouse is said to be the name that big-name brands are chasing to sign up. A source blabbed to the Daily Star that “Amy is constantly being asked to create her own clothes range and the main area designers are interested in her working on is denims. Skinny fit jeans and denim shorts are the stuff she wears. Amy is of course interested in these offers, but her music comes first. She will be flattered to know that Calvin Klein is also keen to speak with her.”

Calvin Klein and Amy Winehouse working together, really or doth my eyes deceive me? The girl can barely turn up for her own pop concerts let alone preside over a clothing collection. And I wonder if garments produced will only come in her miniscule size, or can those of us that eat partake in her fashion foray as well? It seems such an odd marriage, someone who has publicly shed about half her body weight and who is only ever photographed in one outfit moving into haute couture. It’s like a vegetarian working at a butchers or Jade Goody writing a book, no wait…

      

[via Digital Spy]

[image via Getty]

Posted by Katie Button on August 6, 2007 in Amy Winehouse, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Top Five Celebrity Bikini and Bra Ranges: Sexy celebs in their smalls

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Summer is finally here, and everyone is sweltering in the unexpected heat of the sun, so it's no surprise then that any surface of water, be it bath, pool or beach is now filled with bikini clad babes trying to cool themselves down. Now the problem of suitable cossie arises, but who better to tell us what to wear than the celebs that design them (or live in them). We bring you the best bikini ranges around, each one endorsed by a toned princess.

Number 1: Kylie Minogue

I should be so lucky, lucky, lucky if I looked as good as Kylie when I reach 30, let alone be designing by own glamorous range for high street retailer H & M. Girls who want to add a touch of Aussie style to their life can head down and buy these itsy bitsy tenny weeny strips of metallic bling to cover their body in.

Elle_diet_300 Number 2: Elle MacPherson

She's not called the body for nothing, and her underwear/bikini range truly looks amazing, on mere mortals as well as model goddess's. Her Intimates collection combines girly frippery with comfort and uses a series of attractive materials from lac and chiffon to cotton and silk. We can't promise that you'll turn into a lady of model proportions but you cans hare in some of her styling and sexy smalls.


Kelly_brook_bikini_2 Number 3: Kelly Brook

Ooh, I like this. Kelly stole our hearts as the bubbly Big Breakfast presenter (and who doesn't admire someone who can be that chipper at 7am) and then made us like her even more for her quirky fifties style fashion sense, her 'real woman' curves, and her love of vintage inspired outfits. Then she toddles off to LA leaving us sad and bereft, but has returned with a va va voom lingerie range for New Look which combines flirty bras and sexy swimwear with a very Marilyn Monroe feel. From cute ruffly skirts to cup sized swimwear Kelly has her finger on the fashion pulse.


Number 4: Jennifer Ellison

Yasidepagetemplate2 This ex Brookside hotty is well known for her assets, which are all natural, I'd just like to add. Since Jen understands the difficulty of finding bra's and bikini's in larger sizes she has teamed up with Young Attitude
to create a range of sexy and stylish bras for the larger woman. Her range has a lot of highly wearable high quality pieces, from basic T shirt bra's to the sexier plunge, and hold her impressive 34DD's very snugly.

Caprice_underwear Number 5: Caprice

Caprice excels at lounging around in next to nothing looking flawless, so it stands to reason that she'd be a good person to consult on producing her own line. her collection comprises of beachy prints, feminine flourishes and cute contrasting colours.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 6, 2007 in Kylie Minogue, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Kerry Katona is having a bad year and SJP is off shoes

57215008 -Is Robbie Williams planning to rejoin Take That? He's been spotted meeting with Gary Barlow for cosy chats, after the pair haven't talked for 11 years! Could a reunion be in the works? [ Metro ]

-That Kerry Katona doesn't seem to be a lucky gal lately., not only having to cope with armed robbers in her own home, she now has to face another broken marriage, with hubby Mark Croft kicked out of her house after reports he cheated on her  and an ongoing custody battle with ex hubby Bryan McFadden where the latest drama is him trying to make her do a drugs test. Phew. Give the girl a break! [Daily Mail ]

-Sexy star Thandie Newton reveals how she has battled bulimia for years. She talks candidly about how she used to survive on nothing but cottage cheese and how her knuckles are bruised from putting her fingers down her throat. [TMZ ]

-Sexy Sarah Jessica Parker bemoans the damage stilettos have done to her body. 'My knees are shot', she reveals in an exclusive interview.  [Holy Moly ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 6, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kerry Katona, Robbie Williams, Take That, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

August 3, 2007 11:52 AM

In the news: Reese Witherspoon is the new Avon Lady and Jessica Biel cheats on Justin

75436989_2 -Reese Witherspoon is the new face of Avon, a brand formerly associated with old ladies and lavender scented talcum powder. She is their new 'global ambassador' and will bring a much needed edge and style to this classic range. [Celebitchy ]

-Kate Nash has a lot to smile about, having just reached Number 1 in the mid week pop charts. She talks about how she's never had a proper boyfriend but says, ' I may not have had a long-term relationship, but every-one's had strange friendships that they don't really know what they are, I know I have, so I use that, and I've seen my friends go through different things too'.Um, OK..[ MEN ]

-Lily Allen seems to back to her old antics, mouthing off and allegedly attacking photographers. It was reported she kicked a photographer who was trying to snap her, but Lily's management denies this these claims. 'It is completely untrue. He was jumping all over everyone. He was really in her face', they said. We'll see. [MSN ]

-Has Jessica Biel cheated on Justin Timberlake? Though the couple aren't official yet, they're close enough for him to call her a 'lovely girl', so he may not be best pleased when he hears she spent the weekend canoodling with her ex at a wedding while he was off touring Europe.[2Snaps ]

[Image: getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 3, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 2, 2007 12:22 PM

Spice Girls let you choose Spice City

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Yes, we all know they've reformed and that we have Christmas antics and renewed renditions of Wannabe to look forward to, but did you know that you can now nominate a location for the Spice Girl tour? Yes, cities which have previously been overlooked by the power of the Spice can be nominated by you , forcing the girls to zig a zig ah from Kabul to Iraq, an oversight the developers seem to have missed. I wonder how well Girl Power will go down in Taliban ruled countries, and urge you to vote for the more unusual locations so we see them cope.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 2, 2007 in Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Paris Hilton to design shoes and Lily Allen is happy

Lily_panda -Prince doesn't seem to be a fan of Madonna, perhaps because he feels the world doesn't have room for both their ego's? At his concert last night he said, 'I got so many hits y'all can't handle me. I got more hits than Madonna's got kids.'. Considering she hasn't adopted that many I think he may have been doing himself a disservice. [NME ]

-The notoriously depressed Lily Allen seems to be happy for once, smiling and laughing as she poses in a panda costume , which she plans to wear on stage. Her blog which is usually full of suicidal ramblings now as a more upbeat tone, saying, ' I have had a wonderful few weeks, playing Glastonbury was the singularly most bestest moment of my entire life, and made me realise what this is all about.' Bless. [The London Paper ]

-Paris Hilton is to create a range of shoes! The heiress has long since bemoaned the lack of pretty pumps to cover her size 9 feet, so now she is taking on the designer world and creating her own! Expect lots of pink and satin... [Catwalk Queen ]

-Christina Aguilera's feeling poorly, pulling out of some of her scheduled gigs as she's under the weather.. or is just morning sickness? Though she isn't on record as being pregnant she clearly has a baby bump and has been talking about her motherhood plans with  the media. 'I definitely want my children to know Spanish', she says. [Perez Hilton ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 2, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lily Allen, Madonna, Paris Hilton, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

August 1, 2007 6:09 PM

Piers Morgan reveals his sexual fantasy

1505piebEveryone’s favourite ex-tabloid editor turned talent contest judge (because there are so many out there), Piers Morgan, has blabbed about his sexual fantasies. Now we’re not into anything sordid or kinky here at Star Trip (and if you’ve heard contrary, we’ll deny it all the way), but have to admit to a slight smile at details of his bedroom desires. And why? Because the naughty minx has named names, and they’re names we know.

No – we’re not talking Hollywood actresses, lithe pop starlets or anyone borderline jailbait. Morgan’s tastes are much more sophisticated and adult than that. We’re talking television newsreaders – and five of them - all at once.

Piers confessed to Heat magazine: "I've got a soft spot for all the newsreaders. I like Sophie Raworth, Emily Maitlis, Katie Derham and Andrea Catherwood. My ultimate fantasy would involve a jacuzzi and those four and Moira Stewart!"

      

Well, unlike the BBC, at least he doesn’t discriminate against Moira’s age.

      

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on August 1, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Celebrity Diet Watch: Victoria Beckham likes Skinny Tea!

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We all know that Victoria Beckham looks fantastic, even though we can doubt whether she ever actually eats anything, but we have discovered one of her beauty secrets, so maybe we can now aim for similar size zero proportions. Apparently Vic is a big fan of Pu-er tea, which contains thermogenic fat busting properties, and helps her maintain hers streamlined shape as it kills hunger pangs.

This ancient Chinese tea come sin cake form which you break into pieces and boil in water, and it's thought Victoria first learnt of it while living in Madrid. Other celebs are also fans of this tea, including Joss Stone and Jerry Hall, as the tea is full of antioxidants which promise to protect the skin from UVA rays and slow aging. It also raises the metabolism due to its particular compounds, which means more calories are burned from the same activities.

Promises like this don't come cheap, at around £140 a case , and you are supposed to drink it three times a day to get the full effects. With prices like that it may just be Tesco Value tea for us.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 1, 2007 in Celebrity Diet Watch, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

Get lost in the Marsh..

There's nothing like baring your breasts on a daily basis to incite public disdain, so you at least have to give Jodie credit for being able to take the piss out of herself in this intro to her series. On the other hand you could say she's been manipulated by evil scheming producers who want to take her  up the aisle. I think it'll be great TV though!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 1, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Nicole Richie is four months pregnant and Kirsten Dunst is noisy

44933818brad_pitt_angelina_cannes6 -We've ummed and ahhed about whether twiglet Nicole Richie was actually pregnant and now in an 'exclusive' she reveals to Diane Sawyer that she's four months pregnant. Not that the babe will be malnourished or anything... [ABC ]

-Kirsten Dunst doesn't seem to be winning any friends in her new Islington home, as residents have complained of how noisy the Spiderman star is. [Monsters and Critics ]

_Tragedy strikes the Jordan house as both she and her orange lover Peter Andre are mystified at the ginger tint to their daughter's hair. Princess Tiaamii is blue eyed and ginger haired but they declare they will 'love her anyway', then filled us in on the intimate details of their sex life. Nice. [The Sun ]

-There may be trouble in Brangelina land with reports of the couple arguing and spending time apart, while on holiday! Bard is said to be angry with Angelina's constant weight loss and has purchased a bachelor pad of his own in Berlin. [Metro ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on August 1, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Brangelina, Film Stars, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Nicole Richie, Peter Andre, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 31, 2007 5:47 PM

Danielle Lloyd reveals her dieting woes

Dl2 Bless Danielle Lloyd. The poor love has recently seen her weight fluctuate and is now desperate to get back in shape. Having had a boob job, she was understandably unable to do any press-ups or strenuous working out, and wants to shift those pesky pounds that her love for junk food has produced.

Danielle, (you remember her? She’s a former Miss England and lingerie model - not ringing any bells? Okay, she was on Celebrity Big Brother and slept with Teddy Sheringham - that better?) has turned to a nutritionist to help her drop the excess weight, and it sounds like she’s getting some sterling advice from the professionals. "I'm not supposed to eat dairy anymore, but I can't stop eating chocolate and cheese - even though they bloat me."

But it’s not just chocolate and cheese holding her back, with Ronald McDonald alluring her with his greasy treats: "I love McDonald's and have a Happy Meal a few times a week. I have steak and chips when I go out for dinner and I love Indian takeaways, too."

               

Though happy to admit her personal shortcomings, she also points an accusatory finger at her celebrity lifestyle: "I go to a lot of parties for my job and drink. At one point, I was going out every night drinking, but now it's two or three times a week." But like many other poor souls before her, Danielle’s relationship with food is one loaded with emotional significance: "When I'm happy and feeling comfortable with myself, I put on a few pounds. The weight goes on my hips and face."

Better than ass and belly I suppose.

[via the Daily Mail]

Posted by Katie Button on July 31, 2007 in Celebrity Diet Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Golden Compass Preview

Yes, we know it hasn't hit screens yet anywhere and it's probably highly unorthodox showing you the adaptation of Philip Pullman's great trilogy, but seeing as we're such fans and that it has hit YouTube already where's the harm?

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 31, 2007 in Nicole Kidman, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 30, 2007 3:52 PM

Jennifer Ellison loses cheating boyfriend

_40079512_jenniferellison203Young blokes everywhere can rejoice, as lads mag favourite Jennifer Ellison is officially back on the market. Tony Richardson, her boyfriend of six years was found to have cheated on the ex-Brookside star and she has suitably shown him the door. Shalimar Wimble (what a great name!), the ex-girlfriend of Chelsea footballer John Terry has been named as the ‘other woman’, after the two met at a London club a month ago.

      

Jennifer was said to have given a lot to the relationship (she supported him throughout his 3 month prison sentence for motoring offences), after all, she’s only 24 and so has spent all of her adult life with him. Richardson had yet to convince her family though, and they are said to be “relieved” that all is now over between the couple.

Jane, Jennifer’s mother is one such relative glad to see the back of Richardson, telling chums: "Thank God he is out of her life at last. She has loyally stood by him over the years and he has rubbed her face in it. She was even there waiting for him when he came out of jail, and this is how he repays her. It's a case of goodbye and good riddance."

The Daily Star have quoted Jennifer as saying: "My relationship with Tony Richardson is over. He has betrayed me in the worst possible way. This girl is welcome to him and I hope they are both very happy." Without resorting to any “you go girlfriend” cliches, kudos to Jennifer for being a young woman confident enough to stand up for herself and her principles.

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on July 30, 2007 in Relationship Watch, Soap Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Top Five Acne prone Celebrities: Because even stars have bad skin days

It's not fair and it's not funny; spots my friend are no laughing matter, they can lead to scars, stress and seriously bad photo's but yet we celebrate. And why do we rejoice? Is it out of the darkness of our mean little hearts? No it's a celebration that celebs too can be human, and as open to bad skin days/ sweat patches/ and VPL's as the rest of us mere mortals, therefore thankfully realigning the boundary ever so slightly and making us feel, well, more normal.

Number 1: Cameron DiazCamerondiaz_2

Yes, the super cute Shrek star, and all round surfer babe Cameron has had trouble of the pimpled variety, suffering nasty looking spots on her cheeks and the blush inducing rosacea on her forehead and throat. A diet of clean living, fruit juice and exercise soon put an end to the troublesome skin, and Cam returned phoenix like, even more beautiful than ever, snaring a trousersnake on her return to glory, then discarding him for other more grizzly animals..

Alicia_silverstone_bad_skin Number 2: Alicia Silverstone

This Clueless star always seems to look peachy clean, but twas not always the case, proving the magic of some well placed concealer can apply even to the A listers. We know it's not full blown acne, but even the pimples of the stars help us in our search for seeing the human withinn, and below those designer frocks and botoxed lips they have the same dimpling and spots that we do to.

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Number 3: Jessica Simpson

This lady's struggle with skin has been well documented, ending in her lucrative Pro-activ contract, so this is one woman who knows how to sell, and how to market herself. Bad hair day? Jess does hair extensions. Bad skin day? She sponsors a blemish cream. Bad bellybutton day?  She has her own line of bellybutton powder. (Really. This is a little to far) Now you can aspire to her skin should you buy the products, or you can really piss her off and get something from lil sis Ashlee's range.

73521393 Number 4: Billie Piper

Ex Dr Who hottie, former teen star and previous Mrs Chris Evans, Billie has been through a lot in her young years so perhaps it's not that surprising that all that stress and hormone imbalance caused her skin to break out so vehmently, crying, 'Water, water! No more beer..' It's all A OK nowadays though, and she's even managed to snare herself a hot new boyfriend who has aims at husbandship..

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Number 5: Britney Spears

It's no surprise this once teen queen has suffered the curse of spots, after all, her fall from grace has been well documented, and it's a rare day we don't see her scoffing down a burger or slurping from Starbucks. Once she could do no wrong, then it all turned about head and suddenly even when she tries it seems that Britters just can't do anything right nowadays, being hailed as a bad mother, a washed up singer, an overweight dancer (unfair) and pizzaface. Charming. I'm however of the pinion that all these media slights will make Ms Spears stronger than ever, and she'll come fighting back with another annoyingly catchy song we can't get out of our head.

And just to show that men suffer to..

Leo Leonardo DiCaprio!

Yes, this hunk of manhood and darling of Hollywood once suffered from the terrible teenage trauma of acne! i don't know why this should warm us quite so much, but considering he went on to be the star of Titanic/Catch me you can/ Blood Diamond, I guess it just shows there's hope for us all yet.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 30, 2007 in Billie Piper, Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Film Stars, Jessica Simpson, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (116)

Cheeky Girls: buy one, get one free

_42434225_lembit_remove100207Those Cheeky Girls really are excellent value. I am often swayed when supermarket shopping by a two-for-one deal, and it looks like I’m not alone. Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Opik is currently engaged to one half of the hotpant-wearing, flame-haired twosome, Gabriela Irimia (they have surnames – well, you learn something new every day) but has also been forced to make room for the other sister at his country cottage in Montgomeryshire, Wales.

               
The mother of the girls, Margit (a multi-talented lady herself, guilty, sorry, responsible for writing the girl’s songs and managing their music careers) was thrilled that one of her offspring had snaggled a man to shack up with, but feared for the single Monica. Having always done everything together, her maternal fears sound justified and so as an obliging gent, Lembit opened his door to Monica – even having the spare room redecorated in her favourite colours to make her feel at home.

According to the Daily Star Sunday, a source confirmed: "Gabriela loves Lembit and is really looking forward to tying the knot. But she really misses Monica's company and did not want to live apart from her. The girls' mother Margit is really pleased Lembit has found a compromise."

            

I’ll bet they’re the talk of the town in Montgomeryshire.

          

[via Digital Spy]

Posted by Katie Button on July 30, 2007 in Musical Stars, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

In the news: Nicole Richie to do jail time and Usher isn't married

74437840 -Who'd have thought someone as publicity shy as Richard Branson would ever have indulged in mile high romps at the tender age of 18. Then again, who's more surprised that the whisker wearing entrepreneur actually manged to pull? It's a toss up.'The problem with plane loos generally is that they are very small, and the acrobatics can’t take too long because there’s no room and people start banging on the door', reminisces Sir Richard. That must be why the Virgin planes have a larger loo than standard... [The Sun ]

-Poor little rich girl Paris Hilton has just lost out on a $51 million inheritance as her grandfather is embarrassed by her TV/prison/up the skirt antics. Instead he plans to give her windfall to charity instead. Never mind Paris, one more scandal and you'll have enough cash in advertising condoms and bibles that you won't feel the loss. [News Sawf ]

-Nicole Richie  is sentenced.. finally. She has been ordered to serve a puny four days in jail, despite trying to whip up public sympathy by a possibly phantom pregnancy. When asked to comment on her baby bump the deputy district attorney said: "I don't have any information on that". [RTE ]

-Usher's on off wedding plans were definitely OFF again as mere hours before the wedding on Saturday the groom was calling it off, leaving the 100 or so guests fairly embarrassed and awkward. Among the now non attending crew were Beyonce and Jay Z as well as Janet Jackson. No one knows how ex bride and mother to be of his baby Tameka Foster is feeling but we're guessing she's not thrilled by this last minute ditch. [People ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 30, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Rag Roundup, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 27, 2007 4:08 PM

Robbie Williams to boldly go where no man has gone before?

RobRobbie’s publicist deserves a fat pay rise and sharpish for I simply love the most recent news from camp Williams. According to the Daily Snack, the former Take Thatter (is that what we call them?) is in final talks to be cast as Captain James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek movie. The big budget film, to be directed by Lost creator J.J. Abrams has just cast Sylar from Heroes in the role of Spock and is looking to nail down a captain for The Enterprise.

                        

Robbie is said to be a big fan of sci-fi (find me a straight guy who isn’t) and apparently “jumped at the chance” to make his nerdy fantasies come true. Abrams is quoted as saying: "I think he’d be a good Captain Kirk. The Kirk in my movie is quite young, it’s like the early years. But I can’t comment on who we are casting just yet. You’ll have to wait."

So what does that mean? That Robbie has been approached? That he’s in the running but not yet confirmed? That he’s squeezing into those unflattering jumpsuit thingies as we speak or it’s a nice idea but as an actor he’s light years away from leading a Hollywood film? Whatever the truth, just getting his name mentioned with such a hotly anticipated project and one with such of-the-moment star names attached, means that his publicist is doing a great job, even if Robbie doesn’t land the acting gig.

Posted by Katie Button on July 27, 2007 in Film Stars, Musical Stars, Robbie Williams, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Nadine Coyle says Jesse didn't cheat

NadineGirls Aloud star Nadine Coyle is being far to nice to her ex by my reckoning. She's been quoted as saying that the pictures of him hand holding with a bevy of luscious lovelies were taken after they split and that he never did the dirty on her. 'We had broken up at that stage,' she says. 'I had come back from LA and we had split up. I think it was three weeks before those pictures came out. I just thought I’d rather not say anything'. She even seems to justify his behaviour with, 'I'm sure I'm a hard person to date , I’m always flying all over the world, and I just couldn’t really be there for him it at an important time.' Seriously girlfriend, we preferred you bitter and vengeful.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 27, 2007 in Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 26, 2007 6:48 PM

Girls Aloud inspire sick story

Girls_aloud_promo_photo_sound_of_th I’ll come clean and admit that I’m not exactly the number one fan of girl group Girls Aloud. Though I applaud their ability to eek a career out of the minimal amount of talent, now is not the time for mean jibes. Why? Because it has been revealed that the five gyrating lovelies have inspired the gruesome Internet story ‘Girls (Scream) Aloud’. It is described as "the very sexy deaths of all five members of the world’s sexiest all-girl group" and includes nastiness such as torture, rape and mutilation – with their dismembered body parts being traded on eBay. Not one for the Harry Potter literary crowd.

The gals have put their brace faces on, with their spokesperson saying "We won’t give this person the satisfaction that the girls care. They have security with them all the time, they are safe enough." The Internet Watch Foundation have traced the site to America, but the UK based service which investigates icky stuff online admitted they face an uphill struggle in locating those responsible. A source revealed "Because it is hosted in the US, it falls outside our remit, but we are aware of this site. It also contains child abuse fantasy stories. We have passed on intelligence reports of the site on to British police for information. And that’s been passed on to the law enforcement agencies in countries where it is hosted." It’s all very ugly and we hope the girls don’t let it affect them. After all, Sarah Harding’s got some serious partying to do and can’t afford any silly distractions.

                  

[via Daily Snack]

Posted by Katie Button on July 26, 2007 in Girls Aloud, Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Sarah Harding kicks out at the press's "double standards"

73466543Sarah Harding was originally most famed for being the (most) haggered portion of Girls Aloud, the modern and slutty version of the Spice Girls for the noughties. But she's fast becoming renowned for her graceful stumblings from bars and clubs across the country.

Now she's shouting about the bad rep she gets for her massive alcohol consumption. Harding told The Mirror that she gets annoyed at the way female celebrities are portrayed when they are seen having a drink, in comparison to their male counterparts.

She said: "It's double standards," adding: "When blokes get drunk no one bats an eyelid. But when it's me or Amy Winehouse having a drink...we get slated. It's not fair...And anyway, what's wrong with us having a drink? It's what most girls our age do."

Comparing herself to mentally unstable booze maniac Ms Winehouse may not have been the best back-up to her argument, but she might just have a point. Still, when male celebrities get drunk we don't get to see them flashing their freshly waxed genital areas, so I don't think the celeb rags will be changing their ways any time soon.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 26, 2007 in Girls Aloud, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 24, 2007 10:47 AM

In the news: Britney may be in the baby way and Lindsay Lohan looks lovely

0723_lindsay_lohan_scram_startraks -The lovely Lily Allen is at it again; blogging intimate details about celebrity friends for the whole MySpace community to read. her latest gaffe? Apparently 'hanging out with Courtney Love made her want to go to rehab'. Nice. [The Sun ]

-Is that a bump Britney Spears is showing? The singer who has worked so hard to lose her post pregnancy pounds may be in the family way again. The question of the daddy is also an issue, with rumours saying Britters isn't sure which man impregnated her. Could it be former lover and drug counsellor, John Sundahl, or her bodyguard, Daimon Shippen? She's come a long way from her virginal days... [Metro ]

-Girls Aloud are planning to grow up, and no I don't mean they will start lowering their hemlines or addressing each other as 'Women', but instead they plan to create a more 'adult' sound. 'We're obviously getting older and we always, you know, like to try and push things forward', said Kimberly. [Digital Spy ]

-Keeping off the booze seems to agree with Lindsay Lohan if her tanned toned bikini clad physique is anything to go by. Her ankle monitor unit is still prominent but she manages to carry it off with decided style. Sigh. [TMZ ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 24, 2007 in Britney Spears, Film Stars, Girls Aloud, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lily Allen, Lindsay Lohan, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 23, 2007 4:32 PM

Naomi throws strop for new advert

Naomi Campbell has always looked to branch away from modeling to prove her other, er talents. This time she has popped up in the new Dunkin Donuts advert, as directed by Scrubs star Zach Braff. Not to worry – the diva super-model isn’t stupid – she’s not actually caught on film eating the sugary snacks. No, instead, she’s sending up her angry image, hurling a shoe through a window as she battles unsuccessfully to plant a tree. No news as yet on whether the maid she assaulted finds it funny.

Posted by Katie Button on July 23, 2007 in UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 20, 2007 4:02 PM

Louise and Jamie Redknapp: Not interested in fame

Jredknappphoto1_jpg_wdi34897Really Louise, tut tut. Don’t you know that as a wife to an ex-footballer, it is your role to grace cheap tabloids, make friends with other photographed celebrities and if you’re really lucky, model for Asda? You are not allowed to be normal, spill ketchup down your top or miss a manicure. These things are simply not done. Well kudos to Mrs. Redknapp for putting two fingers up to the cult of celebrity and insisting that her and hubbie Jamie are happy to lead a low-key lifestyle.

She may technically be referred to as a WAG, but Louise says her and Jamie, who have been married since 1998 and have a son, Charley, are not interested in cashing in on their fame. 'It doesn't particularly appeal to us, especially Jamie. He just wanted to play football. He was the captain, and he was proud just to do that. He wasn't a model. However, times have changed and it's more acceptable for players to have a celebrity status and promote things. Some take it to the absolute max... but I think it's better to be known and remembered for what your talent is. There are times when you think, "Should we have cashed in more? Played the game a bit more?" Then we go, "Nah!"' Good for you Louise!

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kerry Katona checks into the Priory for another stint

72167492I'm starting to wonder exactly how loaded the owner of the Priory rehab clinic is. Every Tom, Dick and ex-Pop Star has been through the famed centre's doors and Kerry Katona liked it so much first time round that she's back.

After being held at knife point by robbers in her home this month the ex-Westlife WAG is said to be suffering from severe depression and has checked herself in for a month. Where are the kids staying, I wonder.

A 'friend' (PR) told the Sun “It has nothing to do with drugs or drinking. It is all to do with depression. And it has obviously been triggered by what happened at her home the other night.” All this after Kerry's new husband Mark Croft was rumoured to be a drug dealer. Max Clifford, Kerry's manager, said he told Croft: "Mark, you realise everyone is going to say this was an inside job and it’s down to you?" But he replied: "I realise that, but it’s totally untrue."

Hmm... I smell a publicity stunt born from a genuinely traumatic incident, don't you? Either that or Kerry's career is so badly failing that she's told the papers about a hallucination she had on Mark's drug stash about robbers and knives and so on. The Priory's the best place to nip those visions in the bud, and simultaneously grab a few headlines, eh?

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 20, 2007 in Kerry Katona, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Shayne Ward to show us his pants?

Shane Shayne Ward hasn’t really done much since winning season 2 of X-Factor has he? A couple of bland singles – it’s nothing to set the world alight. With his dance moves, falsetto voice and good looks (if you like that Northern Chav look), he was tipped to be the new Justin Timberlake. News is, he’s more likely to be the new Freddie Ljungberg and I don’t mean playing for Arsenal.

Calvin Klein is looking to recruit Shayne as the new face of their underwear range. The prestigious fashion house was apparently seriously impressed with his portfolio of pictures and wants to sign him to a rumoured £750,000 one-year deal. What kind of photos earns you an underwear deal? I shudder to think. A Calvin Klein source told the Daily Star that “Shayne's latest set of pictures for us are bombshell stuff.” So snaps of a tight ass in pants are now considered “bombshell stuff?” Got it.

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

Posh's leg - what the Hell is wrong with it?

Posh_blog_11_3Pictures seem to be all over the papers today of Victoria Beckham’s dodgy looking leg. Never one to miss out – here for Star Trip is the snap that will have Posh gnashing her bleached teeth and tearing at her bleached hair. Just what is wrong with her leg? All theories welcome. I know exercising is beneath her (it would involve taking off her hooker heels) but surely David could advise her on a few stretches to help. Or maybe her new Hollywood pals could give her the number of a good plastic surgeon, as the one that (may or may not have) done her boobs, needs their license revoking.

Posted by Katie Button on July 20, 2007 in Musical Stars, Posh 'N Becks, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

In the news: Britney takes her clothes off and Kate Moss changes her number

Britters -Kate Moss is well on the way to recovery from the dastardly Doherty, and has decided to go the no contact route of break up etiquette. She has changed her mobile and landline numbers, so unless he turns up in person, he can' contact her. Go Kate! [Sky Showbiz ]

-Lindsay Lohan's been bailed for $30,000 on charges of drink driving. She's schedules to return on August 34 for her trial and is hoping she won't share the same fate as fellow celeb Paris. To this effect she's still wearing her alcohol monitoring anklet, but rumours of wild behaviour still haunt her. [E Online ]

-Shock, horror; Britney Spears goes for a swim. Yes, apparently a dip in the ocean is headline news when the notorious Ms Spears does it. So far her aqua antics have been spotted on the pages of three national newspapers, with her flouncing around in *gasp* her underwear, not a bikini. I suppose the fact that her bra and pants are more substantial than a string bikini makes no difference, eh? At least she's not showing us her lady bits again..  [China Daily ]

-Rachel Stevens of S club 7 fame has found a new beau, hunky Alex Bourne, an ex masseur. And while he is her latest boyf, he is also an old flame having hooked up with the pop princess from days of yore, when they were nth students at school in Southgate. [The London Paper ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 20, 2007 in Britney Spears, Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 19, 2007 5:56 PM

Cosmetic surgeries of the stars revealed

Air-brushing, good lighting, constant supervision from a make-up artist (how very Victoria Beckham) – there are many ways for celebrities to look better on the front cover of a magazine than how they look first thing in the morning. What is quite depressing is how many of them take it a step further and get cosmetic surgery. Slebs, with the media, present the world with unattainable ideas of beauty and then struggle to meet their own standards. For those of you having a spot break-out today, hate your wonky nose or wish you had fuller lips, never fear as Star Trip is at hand to make you feel better. We present a quite revealing YouTube clip of stars who have had a bit of help from their surgeon, from those you knew had, to those that you didn’t. According to this, no-one in Tinseltown is actually naturally good-looking – score!

Posted by Katie Button on July 19, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, Film Stars, Janet Jackson, Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Musical Stars, Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Cruise, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (8)

In the news: Amy Winehouse spits on stage and Lindsay Lohan likes to 'whippit'

74859306_2 -Charming girl that Amy Winehouse. Not only does she turn up late to gigs (that is, if she doesn't cancel them last minute) but she then proceeds to swear at the audience, stumble across the stage, swear at the crowd and then spit at them, before leaving early. The Eden project where she performed issued the following statement, 'She's rock'n'roll. She's not going to come on stage and give a lot of smooth patter.' [Metro]

-Oprah's down in the dog-drums with the death of her prized pooch. The two year old golden retriever passed away a few weeks ago. 'Weeks have passed', says Oprah, 'And the pain has not subsided. Awww. [Indy Star ]

-Shilpa Shetty received a honorary doctorate of arts from Leeds Metropolitan University.  She got the award for, 'Showing great character, for making a difference to our multicultural society, for using her talents to the full.' [Luton Today ]

- We wondered how Lindsay Lohan was managing her party lifestyle with that ugly alcohol tag; and now it seems she has decided to get around those restrictions by turning to harder substances; which won't show up in her anklet. It's been alleged that she uses ‘whippits,’ the tubes that you buy that contain nitrous oxide, and mixes that  with the cold medicine Coricidin. [Girl Talkin Smack ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 19, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Hot Gossip, Lindsay Lohan, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Stars do their bit for charity (again)

Celebs just love doing their bit for charity. Often this involves a pop concert or a telethon thingy, either way they want us to part with our cash for a good cause. This time the good cause is Amnesty International’s campaign to make some noise. The advert here features many the famous bod riffing on this theme in their own ‘quirky way’ and really is a case of blink-and-you-miss-em. It’s one of the pet projects of George Clooney and features everyone from top Hollywood stars like Tim Robbins and Joaquin Phoenix to Patrick Kielty. Yes, you read correctly – that Northern Irish ‘comedian’ from 'Fame Academy'. These charity adverts really do need to be discerning with the folks they enlist.

Posted by Katie Button on July 19, 2007 in Film Stars, George Clooney, Musical Stars, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 18, 2007 1:01 PM

Victoria comes to America.. they're welcome to her!

Debate has raged in the office today as to whether the terrible TV offering that was 'Victoria: Coming to America', was a spoof, or just proof of Victoria's head emptying itself of brain cells. Whilst her franchise and popularity is huge, I'm not surprised the idea of a mini series got canned as the show struggled to fill the hour slot it held. It featured such delights as Victoria twirling in a dress and house hunting in the £11 million range. She sighs about how busy she is, yet has time to spend half an hour purchasing and dressing a blow up doll to resemble her. I'm going to try to avoid puns about hot air, and dies with a prick but oops, there you go. I find it amusing that her two best friends are her make up artist and her hairdresser; people she pays to be around her. Enjoy.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 18, 2007 in TV Show Gossip, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mel B to marry again?

Mel_bHasn’t she got enough on her plate? No apparently. Mel B may have only just spawned ex boyfriend Eddie Murphy’s sprog and announced the Spice Girls re-union, but she has cunningly found time to fall in love with film producer Stephen Belafonte. Scary Spice and her new beau could soon be taking a trip down the aisle together with Brown having blabbed "He's the love of my life and I am going to marry him. Stephen's been a godsend.”

If I had gone through as many failed relationships in the public eye as her, I like to think I might show a bit more caution in publicly branding someone “the love of my life”. She had first husband Jimmy Gulzar, TV ‘star’ Max Beesley, some lesbian flings and then Eddie Murphy, or as Posh described him in her show ‘Victoria Beckham: Coming to America’ “Beverly Hills C**k”. Never one to miss the opportunity to dis her ex, Mel elaborated “Eddie hasn't been in touch once since I had the baby, it's unbelievable. But Stephen has been a tower of strength." Good, looks like he’ll do for the next ten minutes then.

Posted by Katie Button on July 18, 2007 in Musical Stars, Spice Girls, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 16, 2007 3:13 PM

Victoria Beckham in quite witty shocker

75398775_2Victoria Beckham is once again the biggest news of the week with her husband David. The pair have just moved to LA for David's start with his new club the LA Galaxy, and of course for Victoria's fashionable stance and pout to get a cross-Atlantic work out.

Amid the publicity mania our Vic' has sure learned a thing or two about how to create some press. During filming for her reality TV show Victoria Beckham: Coming To America (which is yet to hit screens) she hit out at one rich and famous American star, with surprisingly witty results. When asked about Eddie Murphy she quipped, "Eddie Murphy? Beverly Hills C**k."

Surprisingly sharp for the ex-Spice Girl. She was of course defending ex bandmate Melanie Brown who got knocked up by the cheating actor, before he denied fatherhood of the tyke. If Victoria keeps up this cattiness she might just be thought of as something more than a walking wardrobe, could she be considered witty and intelligent? Maybe that's a stretch.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 16, 2007 in David Beckham, Film Stars, Musical Stars, Spice Girls, Sport Stars, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (2)

Posh parents vs. Jade

Jade20goody20ys3Not everyone has fallen out of love with Jade Goody. 'The Sun' has come out in support of the Big Brother star with news that she might have another fight on her hands. This time it is not a racial issue but a class one, with Goody having caused a mighty ruckus with plans to send her son to a posh private school. Parents of children attending Oaklands School in Loughton, Essex are said to be considering a petition to keep Goody from enrolling her 4 year old son Bobby Jack at the school as she is too “common”.

                                        

One mum has supposedly gone on the record as saying “There is a backlash against the head’s decision to offer Bobby Jack a place from September. Parents have seen her and asked her to reconsider because they think Jade Goody will lower the tone and spell trouble. One mum has threatened to pull her child out and others are talking about a petition — feelings are running that high.”

                                 

'The Sun' is clearly backing Goody, described the petitioning parents as “snooty” and “snobby” and making a point of mentioning that the parents “drive expensive 4x4s and (their) boys wear smart green blazers and ties.” Not all of the mothers have been in opposition to Jade, with one parent adding that “Jade might have her failings but her son is only four, after all. They will fit in well.”

                           

The fact that Jade does not live in the area or the rumour that she plans to have a magazine cover her son’s first day at the school were mentioned fleetingly. One mother expressed understandable concern: “Oaklands is a discreet school and parents don’t like the thought that their kids will be forced to appear in a magazine next to Jade’s. What will be next — paparazzi sitting outside every day?” Regardless of the class debate and Jade’s reputation – who could possibly deem this invasion of children’s privacy worth supporting?

Posted by Katie Button on July 16, 2007 in Jade Goody, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 13, 2007 3:58 PM

50 Cent falls for Big Brother racist

5623639850 Cent aka Arthur Dollar aka the downfall of modern rap music has hilariously fallen for Celebrity Big Brother rent-a-racist Danielle Lloyd. Seriously. Fiddy saw the tits-out ex-WAG backstage at a recent gig at the Hammersmith Apollo and was "hypnotised".

This is the most shameless "I'm not a racialist, honest like" media tactics I've seen since Cheryl "ku-klux" Cole married black footballer Ashley Cole. But what am I saying? They're in love. A match made in scally heaven. Danielle is famed for being a part of the racist attacks on Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty last year, causing ex-fiancé Teddy Sheringham to (sensibly) dump her as fast you can say career move.

But now she's found a bigger money-spinner than those awful boobies as the moronic rap star plans to make Lloyd the star of his new video. He does tend to have an obsession with fake jubblies if his previous videos are anything to go by.

So, if these rumours are true, I can't wait to hear her whining Scouse tones back on our airwaves, hopefully talking about her "brothas" and so on.

[Image: Getty ; Source: HolyMoly]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 13, 2007 in Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

July 12, 2007 4:14 PM

Alesha Dixon and Pharrell Williams getting it on

73321314Alesha Dixon, formerly the (most) annoying noise in Mis-teeq, is reportedly dating US poser extraordinaire Pharrell Williams. Which comes as a pretty impressive two-finger salute to her hubbie MC Harvey of So Solid Crew.

The utterly talentless MC Harvey was given the boot after cheating on Alesha with horsey trollop Javine Hilton last year. A particular blow for the Mis-teeq lass as Javine was a close friend. Honestly, aren't pop folk moronic?

Alesha first met Pharrell, famed singer/rapper of N.E.R.D and record producer, in 2005 when she starred in one of the band's videos as a dancer. Clearly the rather picky guy liked more than her personality. A 'friend' told The Mirror: "Alesha's over the moon. It's the first time we've seen her happy in ages. Pharrell will spoil her rotten, he'll even let her drive his £700,000 Bugatti." Sounds like real love to me, not money grabbing fame-hungry tactics at all. Not one bit.

So you'll all be glad to know Alesha's fast climbing the celebrity ladder and Pharrell is flying her to the US tomorrow for a visit. She'd better watch out mind, she'll have the So Solid Crew after her head, and we all know how frightening that prospect is.

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 12, 2007 in Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (3)

Kate begins the post break-up clear-out

Katemosspetedoherty Someone has obviously been listening to that song from South Pacific "gonna wash that man right outta my hair", as Kate Moss has begun to take steps towards a post-Doherty future. Digital Spy reports that she has trashed all songs, poems, paintings and love letters that her grubby ex gave her, and not just in some wishy-washy dump-it-in-the-bin way. Oh no, this girl is no novice to break-ups and so has burned all the sentimental mementos of the couple's two year relationship.

A 'source' told the Sun that "Kate gathered quite a collection of Pete's ramblings over the two years. He used the lyrics from his song What Katie Did - which was written about a totally different Kate - to pull her in the first place. It continued throughout the relationship. She has piles of love letters, poems, songs and paintings. Now Kate has decided to cleanse herself of him by burning the lot. It all stinks a bit of a high school break-up."

I'm sure it will free up loads of spare space and be very healing in a fung-shui kinda way. It's not like his private artistic offerings are anything special, Hell - I wouldn't be able to recognize any of his public stuff. I think both Kate and Sothebys can rest easy that they haven't missed out on anything special.

Posted by Katie Button on July 12, 2007 in Kate Moss, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 11, 2007 6:59 PM

Spice Girls to get matching tattoos

SpiceMmm - matching tattoos, that's classy. We all know that the best way for slebs to advertise their love for one another is a quick trip to the tattoo parlour, and it seems that The Spice Girls are headed for Tattooland as we speak. Of course, the artwork designed will have a beautiful poignancy and significance that can only be best expressed by painful graffiti on the skin. David Beckham's tattoo artist has apparently been commissioned to come up with some such guff which features a circle with each of the girl's names and represents their journey. Each of their names? Their proper names, as no-one actually calls Posh Victoria surely? Are we going to have the Mel's written with initials or are we talking how their names would appear on their passports so as not to get confused? Maybe it could say Mel squared, like in maths - oh, such possibilities.

The official line is "the girls are all really keen to mark the momentous occasion, the only slight problem is that Mel C had sworn she would never have another tattoo. She's waiting to check out the final design before she decides. Emma will wait until she's given birth and is feeling up to the ordeal but they want to do it en masse anyway." So from that I understand that Sporty's not really interested (as she was rumoured to be with the reunion itself) and Emma really is a big baby.

Posted by Katie Button on July 11, 2007 in Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

Daniel Radcliffe fears loverat title

75278504Pubescent Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has spoken out about his troubles with the ladies. Bless. He's quick to assure us he has no problem finding them, though, he's just scared of the press scandal. And rightly so.

Daniel has been branching out from the Harry Potter role lately with his appearance in stage play Equus (yes, that one where he got his chap out) and a new film December Boys. So we're afforded the uncomfortable experience of watching the lad grow into a fully fledged man before our very eyes. His recent cover for Details magazine is one the most disturbing thing my eyes have been treated to in some time, but it can only serve to get teenage hearts racing across the land.


Daniel told the Radio Times: "There's always this assumption that I must have girls throwing themselves at me. I don't do badly. I mean, I love girls. They're fantastic. But if I'm out somewhere and a girl starts to be really flirty, I can never be entirely sure who she might be, you know?

"Well, there was this one girl once who gave me her number and she was really beautiful, but she could have been a Sun journalist for all I knew, so I have to be careful. Let's just say I don't see the headline 'Dan Radcliffe Love Rat' appearing in the next few years. I just don't want to go down that road, thanks."

Wise move, Dan, otherwise I'll be typing up some seriously juicy gossip as soon as I can get my grubby mitts on a keyboard.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 11, 2007 in Film Stars, Harry Potter, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (2)

Has Frank been playing away from home?

Lampardbig_468x704Why are male UK sports stars so keen to cheat on their women? I've only just told you about Gavin Henson cheating on pregnant fiancee Charlotte Church, and now news is breaking that Frank Lampard has done the dirty on his fiancee, Elen Rives. 29 year old Rives has been photographed without her diamond engagement ring that had previously weighed her hand down for over two years upon hearing rumours that Frank did the no pants dance with an Eastern European woman whilst holidaying in Las Vegas.                                                                                  

Suitably furious, she has threatened to change the locks on their £8 million Chelsea home, so that when the soccer star returns from Chelsea's pre-season tour of the UShe could be left out in the cold (question - whose money bought the house I wonder?) She is also said to be piling up his clothes and belongings in preparation for his return in a fortnight when she plans to throw them out the window at him in a manic rage (probably - that's what upset woman always do in films.)

She only just dropped their second sprog together and is being consoled through this hard time by none other than Frank’s mum Pat. As is always the way, a chum has dished all on the saga, claiming that "she (Elen) doesn't want Frank near her at the moment. She is devastated and humiliated - but she is a bright woman, she knows how to get at Frank. She went berserk when she saw the newspapers and she's wasted no time in making Frank look and feel stupid about what he is said to have done. She is claiming she is going to change the locks at the house so that he can't get in. She is trying to frighten him and make him feel bad."

                                                 

And so he should. Burdening her with two children with appalling names (Isla and Luna, really?) and then ditching her for some casual sex in Sin City. It’s not on Frank. But then, I’ve never been a fan. He might be able to score with the ladies, but put on an England shirt and the lad’s bloody useless!

Posted by Katie Button on July 11, 2007 in Relationship Watch, Sport Stars, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Beckhams indulge in some soft core cover art

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Posh and Becks have never been shy about baring their bodies, after all, what would be the point of all that starvation and buffing if they didn't have something seriously toned to show for it? What does surprise me though is the fact that there pics have a definite pornographic element to them, David's in particular seeming to model poses from Gay mags such as QX and Attitude. I know you have a nice butt honey, but I don't need to see you spreading it.

More pics after the jump.

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Here we have David undressing Vic clad in some seriously tighty whitey's, and next we have the piece de resistance, the bum boys pose of David giving it large *ahem*.

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[via Perez Hilton ]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 11, 2007 in David Beckham, UK Stars, Victoria Beckham | Permalink | Comments (1)

Church and Henson: Is It Over?

Church_henson_001_041006Sure, she's got millions in the bank and can belt out a tune, but Charlotte Church is not a happy bunny. And you wouldn't be either, if you read in a national newspaper that your fiance had indulged in some serious snogging action with another woman. Oh, and you're due to give birth to his baby in a matter of months - bummer. Charlotte's bloke, that Welsh rugby player with the orange tan and silly spiky hair who is only really famous because of her, got it on with shop girl Tracy Donnelly only for Tracy to tell all to the press. Cue Charlotte kicking him out.

Apparently Gavin (as that is his name fact fans), is, and I quote, "gutted that he got caught out." Not as gutted as she probably is to find out that the father of her child is a cheating horn-dog. But never fear as she's got her mum on the case, who is busy giving the Lothario a piece of her mind: "Maria has been yelling down the phone at him. She is very, very protective of her daughter, so understandably she is livid. She is disappointed in Gavin. She thought that he was a lovely boy but she now knows that she is wrong. She is devastated for Charlotte." 

Posted by Katie Button on July 11, 2007 in Baby Watch, Charlotte Church, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 10, 2007 2:53 PM

Kate Moss loses another contract

74876123It seems like Kate Moss isn't the only one doing the dumping round these parts. She's just been dropped by a pretty sizeable Burberry campaign in favour of some younger replacements. It seems the band wagon the designers all jumped on after her cocaine scandal has lost its steam as this is the second company to have dropped the  37 year old, along with Agent Provocateur.

The supermodel, who has represented the brand for a number of campaigns over the last ten years, has been replaced by 21-year-old Agyness Deyn and 20-year-old Lily Donaldson. Which must be a blow after younger model (quite literally) Daisy Lowe took the Agent Provocateur slot from Kate.

While things are on the down for the girl, at least it's been confirmed that she's done the right thing by giving the abhorrent Pete Doherty the boot. News has appeared today that the South African model who was publicly snapped propping up Pete in a taxi wasn't the first to have come into physical contact with him. The wasted 'poet' reportedly cheated on Kate with two others. The only confusing part being how on earth he gets anyone to touch his slimy little body, he must stink, right? At least Kate fans can be safe in the knowledge that she got the last laugh, since he's currently living between a fan's home and a caravan park. Rock'n'Roll!

[Source: DigitalSpy | Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 10, 2007 in Kate Moss, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 9, 2007 1:00 PM

Gavin Henson: Once, twice, a few times a love rat

72075616Isn't Gavin Henson an arse? I don't know anyone who doesn't agree, and I know quite a number of morons. The Welsh rugby player who's only quite so famous for being the boyfriend of gobby songstrel Charlotte Church has done the unthinkable and cheated on her. 'Sort of'.

Now I know you're probably thinking that 'unthinkable' is sensational of me, but that's only because we expect little else from those horrible slebs. Well, ole Gav was seen in Belfast's nightclub Thompson's Garage chatting up a shop assistant. It sho' don't get more glam than that, eh? Lucky for us, less so for heavily pregnant (by Gavin) Charlotte, this girl has a mouth on her. Or some debts.

Tracy, the shop assistant from Belfast, told The People "It was a drunken snog, or two, or three. Nothing for Charlotte to worry about. I mean, come on, who doesn't get up to these cheeky little things?" Well Tracy, people who's longterm partners are sat at home resting up for a birth.

Lord help us, she goes on, "We chatted about everything except Charlotte. In fact, Gavin never said a word about her but equally I didn't ask. Then we had our first drunken snog...or two...well, a few to be exact and it was lovely. It was Gavin who made the first move. He almost lunged at me. I could tell he wanted to lie down and that's when we first kissed.

"When we snogged it was exciting but I think he knew that he'd done something wrong. But it happened all the same again and again and again. There was never a question of sex, I don't know if it crossed his mind or not, but I'm not that kinda girl."

Is it just me, or do you get the impression she'd be that kind of girl if the price was right? Lord knows what the fall out will be on this one, but we all know Ms Church isn't shy, so hopefully she'll smack the perma-tanned idiot's face all out of shape.

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 9, 2007 in Charlotte Church, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 6, 2007 3:29 PM

Sienna Miller worries about sex scenes

SiennaSienna 'famous for humping Jude Law and dressing a bit like Kate Moss' Miller has been sharing the weight upon her frail little shoulders with the world. Sienna has told us all oh-so-wisely that she worries what her dad will think of the sex scenes in her movies.

I know it's a shocking revelation, control yourself. She explained: “When I see the final result I watch it through my fingers, going, ‘Oh God, oh God, oh God — what’s my Dad going to say when he sees this!’” It's a bit bloody late by now, isn't it? Poor ole' dad Ed, I can picture him walking into rooms full of workmates all going "phwoar" and so on and fighting back the tears. But Sienna has the paycheques for comfort at least.

More on the ridiculous front comes with the rumour that Sienna might be dating 'bad boy' rapper P Diddy, or whatever his name is at the moment. These whisperings have only increased since the news that Sean-P-Puffy-Diddy-Daddy
-Combs has split with his girlfriend and mother of his children. If I was Sienna, which I thank higher powers that I'm not, I'd be more concerned what daddy (the biological one, not that white suit clad tosser) would think of that sort of behaviour.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 6, 2007 in Relationship Watch, Sienna Miller, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

July 4, 2007 5:50 PM

Kylie Minogue enters the tardis

KylllieWhile I hate all this sticking up for celebs just because they've had a rough time of it, it's nice to see Kylie Minogue looking like a normal girl again. Because to be honest she hasn't since long before that whole cancer thing.

Back on the entertainment wagon, Kylie's just confirmed that she's going to be featuring in a Christmas special of the hit BBC series Doctor Who. The hour-long special entitled 'Voyage of the Damned' is set to be "the most ambitious and best Christmas episode yet" according to executive producer Russell T. Davies.

Of course we all know Kylie started out in Neighbours, but I can't help but wonder how her acting will hold up. But then, Catherine Tate is soon to be joining the Dr Who cast, so the competition's less than fierce.
 

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 4, 2007 in Kylie Minogue, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

In the news: Christina Aguilera is pregnant and Jordan's OK with her baby being a model

74879680 -Harry Potter premieres in London to torrential rain and lightening, and the countdown to the final book moves up a notch. 'If I were Harry Potter for a day I'd try and outrun trains', Daniel Radcliffe says.  [Sky Showbiz ]

-Denise Van Outen is hanging up her mini skirts, and looking for marriage. Tired of being top totty she now wishes to find her own picket fence and 2.4 children. Maybe she'll get it together with David Walliams, following through on their marriage pact... [Entertainment Wise ]

-Jordan's only just sprogged her baby and already she's commenting on the girls possible career in glamour! 'It's completely up to her, so if that (glamour modelling) is what she wanted, that would be fine, and I'd support her.' [Daily Star ]

-That Dirrty girl Christina Aguilera is now up the Hilary (Duff), and we can look forward to peroxide style mini wailing greeting us in nine months. [Dotspotter ]

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on July 4, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Harry Potter, Hot Gossip, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

July 3, 2007 1:37 PM

Pete Doherty finally blows it

74872326Oh dear oh dear, it's all gone tits-up in camp Doherty (no, not me! Pete!) Britain's favourite drug-addled mess has only gone and ruined things with model Kate Moss.

The pair have reportedly broken up since Pete, 27, was seen cuddling up to a South African model called Lindy on Thursday night, before taking the girl back to a friend's house. It doesn't take too much speculation to see what went on, or why she'd be "devastated". Pete's genius strikes again.

33-year-old Moss has apparently upped and left with daughter Lila Grace for Paris since the incident. And you can't really blame the woman. That hasn't stopped Pete making a further idiot of himself though.

The 'poet-cum-rockstar-cum-waster' was said to be seen shouting "Kate, please let me in" at the windows of their house in North London, carrying a drawing he had made as an apology. Which he then smashed against the pavement before shouting abuse from a taxi. Now I don't know how well this boy can draw but it'd better be bloody good if that's all he's got. But then diamonds cost valuable (drug)money.

As a wonderful round-up to this great week for the lad, amid all this sorrow he turned up late for court. Again. A warrant has just been issued for his arrest by the none-too-pleased Judge Davinder Lachar, who said "This is a court of law. He should have been here at 9.30 and he isn't. I am giving a warrant with no bail." Brilliant!

Posted by Orla Doherty on July 3, 2007 in Kate Moss, Relationship Watch, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 28, 2007 5:39 PM

Pete Doherty and Kate Moss went undercover at Glastonbury

74861640 How can I express in words my loathing for skag-sack, sorry... "misunderstood poet" Pete Doherty? I am finding myself becoming so wound up by the thought of him that I can hardly type. Well...almost.

Pete and his over-rated media puppet girlfriend Kate Moss have shared with us the useless news that he and Kate mingled with the 'little people' at the Glastonbury Festival this year by walking around in disguise. Now, what really pisses me off is that he treats this as some sort of protection from his adoring fans. We all want a piece of him, in his mind. The sorry truth is I'd rather bottle him repeatedly at close range, but that's not in fitting with the Glasto' pseudo-hippy ethos. I digress... Kate and Pete apparently sported wigs and ponchos in order to blend in with the crowds between performances. Wow.

Even more lunacy comes with the claim that Pete was among the 300 strong group of fans that Iggy Pop of the Stooges helped storm the Pyramid stage during their performance (that was a bloody brilliant moment, as it happens). Somehow I'm loathe to believe that a wig was disguise enough for his appalling face. Maybe I'm wrong. Still and all, the distinctive smell of piss and cheap cider emanating from his body might have turned a few heads. Away. To vomit.

[Image: Getty]

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 28, 2007 in Kate Moss, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (6)

June 22, 2007 5:39 PM

Louis Walsh back in the judging chair on X Factor

Louis_walsh_irelands_prize_prat_2In another vain attempt to make us care about the clearly waning X-Factor, scandal abounds as Louis Walsh returns to the judging panel. Simon Cowell, the most media savvy man alive today, has swallowed his pride and asked the pasty faced Irishman back in time for the next series.

It seems time for me to ask, who the hell still turns up to audition for this nonsense? I can only envisage further episodes having ten auditionees per city and the winner being some bloke in a clown suit who can remember at least half of the words to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Prime gossip mongers   have let slip that it isn't just Louis' excellent televisual presence that's bringing him back to our screens, more likely Simon's jealousy toward the would-be replacement's good looks. Now, now Simon... don't fret... I'd choose Louis over you as well.

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 22, 2007 in Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 20, 2007 4:47 PM

Amy Winehouse tipped for Bond theme

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Amy Winehouse, souljazz singer and all round mental case is rumoured to be the hot favourite to record the next bond theme. Bond composer David Arnold is the man backing the idea, saying "Amy Winehouse had the best record of last year. I haven't asked her yet, but I think she'd be good, although Bond songs can be a bit of a war zone." At least he said it. It makes perfect sense since if there's anyone who's cred won't be scratched by a Bond theme it's our Amy, but is she really the type to go all movie soundtrack? Only time will tell. Personally, my ears are open for some sass in the next Bond flick ads. [via Digital Spy]

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 20, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

David Gest to shake up Hollyoaks?

David_gest_06 David Gest, everyone's favourite freak show and best friend of Michael Jackson, seems set to land his rather generous ego in Chester. The 54-year-old closet lover is discussing making a cameo appearance in C4 soap Hollyoaks. While attending Manchester MEN's diary party Gest ran into some cast members and took a particular shine to Gemma Merna who plays loveable idiot Carmel McQueen. He seems to have pretended to be a big fan of the show, either to get in her pants (?!) or to further his "career". A spokeswoman said "We would love to find the right part for David but nothing has been confirmed at this stage." Sounds to me that perhaps it's only David himself who's fond of the idea. We might ship the talentless git over the Atlantic sooner rather than later. Fingers crossed.

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 20, 2007 in Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 19, 2007 2:05 PM

Easties' Pat encourages scandal

Pat_evans_large_1 Far from acting the concerned older lady, Pam St Clement, who plays Pat Evans in Eastenders, has been encouraging younger cast members to whip up some fuss in the press. At first I thought that she must have noticed a rise in viewing figures after Lacey Turner's 'hotel incident'. That and the reports that she's got her boobs done. I was wrong. She went one better, saying that she wanted more papparazzi shots of people falling out of clubs à la Jesse Wallace. "When Jessie was in the show, pictures of her at clubs helped to fuel the Kat character and it never did her any harm because she's such a talented actress," Pam told The People.

She continues, "I tell you if I was young and 19 and coming into it then I might be going out raving. As long as it doesn't ruin their lives then I think the younger ones should do it. As long as they don't do it at the cost of their work. Then I would have something to say." Can you spot the fast-thinking back track in there? It's okay to get pissed up, but work comes first boys and girls. I can't wait until the new wave of soap star scandal hits the tabloids, all backed up by our Pat.

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 19, 2007 in Soap Stars, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Celebrity Diet Watch: Cheryl Cole does Hypoxi Vacunaut

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We all wish we had the stars enviable figures; well now it seems that dream is a little nearer; and it has nothing to do with being Brad Pitt's secret love child. Rather than genes defining how you fill out hose Levi's there are a host of treatments available to keep you looking trim, and in this new weekly column Star Trip reveals the secret behind the size zero's.

Chery Cole: Hypoxitherapy

Recently voted as best legs in the business and happily living out the *dream* of being a WAG/popstrel Cheryl has it easy by any accounts. Long lustrous hair, almond shaped eyes and pins to die for. Well, I could recommend a good hairdresser for your tresses, but for the legs I suggest you do what Ms Cole does and invest in some Hypoxi sessions.

Hypoxitherapy is known to reduce the appearance of cellulite and apparently guarantees results. Of course you do have to insert your body into something that worryingly resembles a coffin, but once you are past that small hurdle the 'pressure' and intensity form the exercise should firm you up in no time. It's all down to magnetic therapy and some other wizardry, and if you use it  regularly they claim you will drop a dress size a month which sounds pretty good. '

'The Hypoxitherapy operates just like a normal bicycle trainer, except that, the rider is covered by a chamber from the hips down. The chamber's special feature is the vacuum system that creates the low atmospheric pressure, in which the rider cycles.'

It's not cheap; but it's less than liposuction, so if you can square it with your wallet this is one treatment it might be worth trying. Oh, and just for the record, they aren't paying me to say this, but should they want to throw a few 'trial ' sessions my way I'll be more than happy to oblige with an in depth review..

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 19, 2007 in Celebrity Diet Watch, Girls Aloud, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (12)

June 16, 2007 3:03 PM

Shabs's shame: Talent Show Junkie

You've heard all about Britain's Got Talent, you might even be unfortunate enough to have seen it. Well, if you're a fan or you're not, this clip will split your sides or make you cringe unbearably. For me it was the latter. Watch Shabnam of Big Brother making an absolute tit of herself for our enjoyment. And let's be honest, it doesn't get much better than this.

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 16, 2007 in Big Brother, Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip, Tabloid Tales, UK Stars, YouTube Videos | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 15, 2007 4:39 PM

It's a nice week for a WAG wedding

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This weekend brings with it an excess of fake tan, hair extensions and a penchant for acrylic nails. yes, it could be none other than a WAG wedding, well actually a spate of them,  as no fewer than four couples are trying the knot. And in typical WAG style they are going the whole hog, I'm thinking Cinderella style dresses, pumpkin coaches, oh and let's not forget the monogrammed invitations resplendent with a picture of the happy couple (just in case you'd forgotten what they looked like). England captain John Terry ties the knot with Toni Poole, then off to the slaughter altar follow Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville and Michael Carrick, to Alex Curran, Emma Hadfield and Lisa Roughead respectively. Cue lots of celebrity parties, alcoholic misdemeanours, handbag waving and over the top public displays of affection. Just a usual week then.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 15, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 14, 2007 11:23 AM

In the news: Kate Moss profits from cocaine scandal and Britney Spears needs help with her new album

Will_n_kates -Britney Spears asks fans to help her choose the title of her new album. Will you choose 'Integrity', 'Dignity' or 'Down Boy'. I'd like to nominate 'Oops I did Fed again', but that's just me. [Popjustice]

-Paris Hilton met a cosmetic surgeon while under house arrest at the Hilton mansion. Perhaps she was thinking a face transplant would help her escape from prison. That's hot.. or not? [US Magazine ]

-Kate Moss's income has now doubled. It seems that taking cocaine and getting drunk really equals success. Just the sort of role model we need . [Dotspotter ]

-Prince William likes to keep the media close.. and his ex girlfriend closer. Kate Middleton will be attending the Diana memorial at Wembley on July 1st, along with Prince Harry and his girlfriend. Watch this space.. [Daily India ]

 

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 14, 2007 in Gossip Rag Roundup, Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, The Royal Family, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 12, 2007 1:19 PM

Simon Cowell shamelessly drums up some publicity

Humbug_americanidolsimonSurprise surprise, Simon Cowell's got another rubbish show out that we're all going to end up watching compulsively. Britain's Got Talent is the next in what seems a never-ending line of talent shows that we Brits can't stop gawking at. And it's got Ant and Dec for a change.

Unsurprising then that Simon's drumming up some scandal to go with the launch. He's been BB-bashing, saying such ridiculous things as, "It’s our moral duty to drive Big Brother off our screens. I think viewers will watch variety acts such as nervous knife throwers rather than eight people sitting in a room. Personally I can’t watch BB anymore." Hands up who knows what show Britain's Got Talent is up against in the ratings war.

The show, which started on Saturday, has featured such abominations as a man who could balance lots of things on his face. Just like kids did with spoons in school, which wasn't impressive at all even at that age. Admit it to yourself, you'll be tuning in during the breaks of Big Brother to see this freak show gone global.

Posted by Orla Doherty on June 12, 2007 in Simon Cowell, TV Show Gossip, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Rupert Everett finds womens clothes itchy

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Our Rupe looked rather dashing as he sauntered down the red carpet in a velvet jacket and polo shirt ensemble. He chatted to Star Trip about his recent exploits filming St Trinians, and how he was finding the whole drag process.

'I loved it', he gushed. 'I got really into it for about three days and then it started to get really uncomfortable and itchy'. Oh baby, we'll help you take it off..

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 12, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 11, 2007 4:11 PM

Top Five Celeb Tattoo's

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Ahh, we can't get enough of our celebrified friends and their glamorous buffed and bronzed bods; now we have the pick pics of their body art. They  kindly adorn themselves with all sorts of motifs so we can  ogle study more acres of their sun bleached skin.  Star Trip brings you the top five tattoos to make  your mouth water.

Number One: Angelina Jolie.

Well who else could really claim the top spot then the delightful Ms Pitt/ Mother Theresa in waiting. If it's not enough that she gives to charity, adopts foreign kids and own one of the hottest bods in th business she also pulls off tattoos with extraordinary pizazz. Look at the way the tiger snakes up the curve of her back, contrasting sexuality with sensuality effortlessly, or how she manages to look both fiery and vulnerable simultaneously. Miaow!

Christina_ricci_2 2 : Christina Ricci

She perfectly pull off a delicate spiral on her back which emphasis's her delicate frame and bone structure. Despite being 27 she still looks as fresh faced as a teen and is happily dating long term boyfriend Adam Goldberg.

Megan_fox_tattoo  3: Megan Fox

This relative newcomer on the celebrity circuit manages to pull off an in-scripted poem on her back with a hella lot of charm. You may recognize her from Hope and Faith or 2 and a half men, but this girl is gonna be big; starring in the summer blockbuster 'Transforrmers'. It's nice to see a tattoo that actually means something, rather than your average squiggle.

4. Sophie Ellis Bextor

OK, this type of heart style tat wouldn't normally get any rating, other than deep in a sailors dungeon, but our Soph manages to take something rather tacky and instill it with some elegance. It's not quite murder on the dancefloor, but she carries herself with enough grace that anything is wearable; proving that it's what you do with it that counts.

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5: Nicole Richie

I'm a little torn over this entry; as Nicole manages to own one of the cutest and one of the stupidest tattoo's at the same time. Sweet little angel wings are great, but why has she felt the need to write her surname on the base of her neck? Is she going to forget it? And even if that were the case there'd be some strange head gymnastics needed for her to actually read it. I see a whole separate post formulating here about Celebs who write their own name on their bodies, but that's neither here nor there. No, she can make the grade for now as the wings are really quite cute, and I like the way she uses her dress to display them to best advantage.

[Images: Getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 11, 2007 in Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

June 6, 2007 11:35 AM

Ladies in red.. Fearne Cotton and Kelly Brook

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These ladies look lovely as they pose on the red carpet at the Glamour awards, both swanning down the walkway in vibrant shades of red. Fearne opted for a brighter cherry hue, set offf with chunky red jewellery, whilst Kelly went for a darker crimson shade, in a burlesque style strapless gown that emphasised her great bone structure and trim figure. Fearne walked away with the Presenter of the Year award, and we have her upcoming interview with the Royal princes to look forward to. Knock 'em dead girls.

[Images: getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 6, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

June 5, 2007 3:00 PM

Jarvis Cocker reunited with estranged Dad

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Jarvis Cocker recently met up with his father in Australia- who he hadn't seen since he was seven! Their reunion however wasn't all it could have been though, with Jarvis saying, '"If this happened on a TV show we'd all have been in floods of tears and declaring how much we loved each other. But although we are biologically related it was like meeting someone I didn't know. We didn't have a parent-child relationship."

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 5, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Baby Borat to look forward to

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Rumours have been circulating tha Isla Fisher was hiding more under her stunning frocks than the canapes from celeb parties- now it seems she has been harbouring a baby, though no info as yet to when it can be expected. Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen are the sweetest couple, and we know he makes her laugh! Let's just hope the lil 'un doesn't inherit his dad's sartorial taste.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on June 5, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 31, 2007 12:02 PM

Sophie Ellis-Bextor helps launch the Lights Out London Campaign

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It's not often music and eco-goodness mix, but here we have celebs flocking to support Capital Radio's bid for a greener London. The premise is simple - perky popstrel Sophie Ellis-Bextor joins forces with popular DJ Johnny Vaughn to raise public awareness about wasting electricity.

Lights Out London aims to prove that everyone can contribute to making a difference to the world - whether it be changing the washing machine cycle from 60 to 40, or turning off unnecessary lights. On Thursday June 21 – Midsummer’s Night – Capital FM are inviting the whole of London to turn off all lights and non-essential appliances between 9 and 10pm. Come on people - let's make a greener world!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 31, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Audrey Hepburn dress sells for $192,000

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Seriously folks, this baby went for a whopping amount and we aren't even talking any of the iconic gowns, but a snazzy pink cocktail number worn in Breakfast at Tiffany's. I guess the glamour hasn't gone for that kooky icon, the lost, beautiful girl about town with a heart of gold and a cat with no name...

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 31, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

May 23, 2007 11:28 AM

Is it my imagination? Sophie Ellis Bextor's back!

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The sweetly singing songstress with the luminescent skin and gravel touched voice is back with a new album- and they are hits to live up to her Murder On the Dancefloor fame. I can't wait to buy it, and play it over and over till my work mates forcibly make me hand the CD over- and I also can't wait to see what sartorial tips I can pick up from the lovely Sophie-seen her in a mini dress with chain detail, I'm looking forward to more stylish outfits from our not so innocent English rose.

[Image: getty]

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 23, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

Would you have Natasha Bedingfield's babies?

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The lovely Natasa looks glamorous in green at the Great Britons awards. Thoughs she didn't pick up any awards it's possible she was scouting for a father to her imaginary foetus- sung about in her latest pop hit.

Natasha doesn't seem to be particularly lucky in love, and seems to be more Euro focused with her choice of men- "Guys in America are a bit more forward than in England. You can be out, food shopping, and guys will just come up to you and go, 'I just have to ask, will you go out with me?' and I'm like, 'Erm, no!'

I suppose it gives our British boys more of a chance, yet we must stop teeth gnashing as she narrows the field for us. Already her song is scaring men off, as we lip synch it in clubs to the departing backs of frightened commitmentphobes, yet Yummy Mummy's everywhere are celebrating that children are cool. Remember, a baby is for life, not just for a Number 1 hit. You have been warned.

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 23, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

May 22, 2007 11:37 AM

Fabulous dahling! Joanna Lumley pays a visit to the Chelsea Flower Show to see her flower

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The gorgeous Joanna put in an appearance among the aspidistras to quaff wine and get into summer at the Chelsea Flower Show. We see her here posing with the fuchsia named after her- and doesn't the Lumley complement her rosy cheeks nicely? Money raised from the sale of her flower will go to raise money for Barnardo's. So fragrant and philanthropic... Eddie would be proud!

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Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 22, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)

May 21, 2007 11:05 AM

David Mitchell faces up to fame with a BAFTA

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"Someone asked me where my suit came from and I very nearly said: 'It's none of your business. But people are interested now," commented David Mitchell about his BAFTA for best comedy programme, That Mitchell and Webb Look. The shorter one of the self-effacing comedic duo that is Mitchell and Webb - better known for Peep Show, looked well turned out in an evening suit and bow tie, with the same half-cheesy half-crazed grin we have come to know and love.

The two men have risen through the ranks of British comedians, becoming internationally-recognized comics - from the meteoric success of Peep Show, to their recently released film, Magicians. Keen viewers will recognize them from their Apple vs Mac ads, and there seems to be no end to the success of these two. Though they receive both fame and acclaim they remain remarkably level headed - Mitchell still lives in Kilburn, and both of them remain friends with their buddies from their former alma mater, Cambridge University. Putting the class in comedy, we await their next project with bated breath.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 21, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Catherine Tate is hot and bovvered at the BAFTAs


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The queen of the small screen steps out in glamour at the British Academy Television Awards. Better known for her sulky schoolgirl tributes and 'I'm not bovvered!' catchphrase, she scrubs up well. She may not have won her nomination for best Comedy programme, but in our hearts she is always a winner. Miss Tate also manages to pad out her dress rather nicely - who'd have guessed that cleavage was hidden under sulky Lauren's school uniform!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 21, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

May 18, 2007 12:37 PM

Kelly Brook's film flops at Cannes Festival

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Kelly Brook received an unwelcome response to the viewing of her latest film 'Fishtales' at Cannes yesterday. The model turned actress/TV presenter had critics laugh out loud during the screening - and not in a good way. Kelly plays a mermaid who falls in love with a human man, and co-stars with her husband to be, Billy Zane. Many of the audience though felt that the acting failed to convince, and half the viewers walked out halfway through. Oh well, at least there's her New Look swim wear to keep our Kelly occupied.

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 18, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (1)

Beth Ditto busts a move in Primark

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Kate Moss's new best friend puts on a show at the Camden Barfly, during which the heat from the lights and make-up apparently became too unbearable and the never-shy Ditto stripped off her little dress, revealing her neon bra to the world. On crumpling her dress into a little ball, she commented to the crowd, 'it doesn't matter, it's only Primark!' We understand love, we shop there too!

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 18, 2007 in UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (10)

May 17, 2007 1:04 PM

Jude Law and Norah Jones at the Cannes festival for 'My Blueberry Nights'

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The dashing Jude Law and Norah Jones put in an appeareance in the French sunshine to promote their new film, 'My Blueberry Nights', at the Cannes Film Festival. Norah plays a jilted New Yorker who strikes up a friendship with a late night cafe owner - the delectable Jude, who dishes out dougnuts and syrup with a friendly hand. Norah looks lovely in her floral maxi dress and Jude is as style-conscious as ever, teaming jeans with a fitted waistcoast. In the movie they find love togrther, could this be a case where a movie mimics reality? We'll just have to wait and see the on screen chemistry before coming to any conclusions...

Posted by Zara Rabinowicz on May 17, 2007 in Film Stars, Jude Law, UK Stars | Permalink | Comments (0)