Saturday, August 30, 2008

Kerry Katona gets a lot off her chest after reduction surgery

Reality TV star Kerry Katona's chest made a dramatic plunge this week from GG to a trimmer DD after she opted for chest-reduction surgery.

Before the operation, the former Atomic Kitten singer, 27, complained: 'After four kids I need it. When I take my bra off my nipples are by my feet.'

That shouldn't be such a problem after her eight-hour op at the St John and St Elizabeth Hospital, North London - paid for, and filmed in gruesome detail, by MTV for Kerry's new reality show Whole Again.

Kerry's husband Mark Croft, 35, picked her up from hospital after the op, which cost £15,000.

'I feel great. I'm delighted with the way I look and the way it feels. The results are amazing,' she told the Mirror.

As well as breast reduction, Kerry had liposuction and removal of stretch marks - aiming to get back to her pre-baby size eight. The size 12 star had been struggling to get into shape after giving birth to baby Max in April.

And, reported Closer magazine, hubby Mark's jibes didn't help.

'Kerry is very aware that she already has a double chin which Mark jokes about. He's been encouraging her overhaul. He knows that she'll get more work offers when she's thinner,' a source said.

The op comes less than a week after Kerry was made bankrupt at a High Court hearing after failing to pay her tax bill. She had managed to reduce the £417,000 bill - but still owed £82,000.

But things are looking on the up for the TV star, who recently landed a £250,000 windfall after supermarket Iceland renewed its advertising contract with her.

Advertising insiders were proved wrong when they predicted that the frozen food giant would drop Kerry after she was filmed smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during her pregnancy. Her 'car crash' lifestyle was said to be bad for the firm's family image.

Friday, August 29, 2008

She may be dressed as an angel but Victoria Beckham forgets to clean her ears

Victoria Beckham did her best to look heavenly as she arrived at Manchester's Harvey Nichols in Manchester today to launch her new perfume.

The former Spice Girls was dressed in all white and from the front, appeared to be wearing a pair of angel wings.

As Posh turned on her heels, she revealed the back of her dress was curiously covered in fur.

But the angelic-looking star is not always so squeaky clean.

A night earlier she was in dire need of a cotton bud as she headed off for dinner at Ithaca restaurant.

Not even her giant princess cut diamond stud earrings were enough to distract onlookers from the unsightly grime caught in her ears.

The 34-year-old looked otherwise stylish in a fashion-forward full length satin catsuit which showed off her slim figure.

She was treating her management team and perfume consultants to a night out.

They arrived at the top restaurant at around 9pm and as soon as they sat down they ordered four £650 bottles of the Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs were ordered right away as soon as they sat down.

Later a further eight bottles of the vintage champagne were ordered during the evening.

The party dined off the five star menu of Japanese cuisine from dishes that include Chilean Sea Bass, Wagyu Beef and soft shell crab.

Posh opted for tuna sashimi and edame beans for her starter, and char-grilled Jumbo Madagascan Prawns for her main course.

After the meal the whole group went upstairs to one of the bars for some of the superb cocktails.

But Victoria stayed on the champagne and they stayed till around midnight. The bill at the end of the evening came to just over £10,000.

The mother-of-three had earlier said she was looking forward to being back in the city.

'It was meant to be in London but I said no,' Victoria told the Manchester Evening News.

'I said please can I go to Manchester instead? I love Manchester, it's got a really good feel to it.

'So I thought why not - I usually spend a lot of time in London.

'I'm really excited about coming back because, of course, it's where I met David.'

She may be dressed as an angel but Victoria Beckham forgets to clean her ears

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Kate Moss gets the golden touch as she's immortalised in gold

She's been immortalised in bronze, painted in oils and photographed all over the world.

Now Kate Moss - fashion icon, mother and long time paparazzi favourite - has been paid the kind of compliment normally reserved for Egyptian queens and mythological goddesses. She has been sculpted in gold.

A new statue of the controversial model is to unveiled at the British museum for an exhibition in October.

The 34-year-old will join some of the nation's other great treasures, including a centuries old statue of a naked Aphrodite, on loan from the Queen.

This is the first teasing glimpse of the £1.5million likeness of Kate, one of a series by Marc Quinn, the artist responsible for the 'Alison Lapper Pregnant' sculpture that adorned the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square for 20 months.

The museum released only a detail of the Kate Moss work in the hope that the full image could remain private until its unveiling.

The statue, entitled 'Siren', depicts her in a yoga contortion. If it follows the theme of his previous Kate Moss works, it will place her feet somewhere near her ears and leave various other bits of her leotard-clad body inelegantly exposed to public gaze.
The statue is said to be the largest of its kind since ancient Egyptian times. It is fashioned from solid gold. But because the statue is hollow, it weighs only 50 kilograms (110 lb) - possibly a little more than the waif-like subject on which it is modelled.

The £1.5million estimated value is believed to relate only to fabrication costs, financed between the artist and his gallery, White Cube. But the sculpture is certain to be worth far more if it is ever sold.

Moss has already proved irresistible to a succession of artists, including Lucian Freud, whose nude portrait of her sold for £3.9million in 2005.

Two years ago Quinn exhibited a painted bronze statue of Moss with her legs and arms knotted above her head. (Kate didn't do the yoga pose herself, incidentally - it was performed by a stand-in and her features were sculpted in later).

Quinn expressed a fascination with the 'mystery' of someone who had captured 'the spirit of the age', as he phrased it.

He believed her difficulties with the law - she escaped charges despite being videoed snorting a white powdered substance - made her image 'more potent'.

Yesterday the Croydon-born star - whose curves were on full display in Quinn's previous works and left precious little mystery for the spectator - appeared in an unconnected series of raunchy poses for a magazine photo-shoot.

She was quoted as saying she adores boobs and thinks breast implants sported by some of her friends are 'awful'.

The statue is to go on show at the British Museum from October 4 to January 25 as part of its 'Statuephilia' exhibition. The display is designed 'to highlight the perennial potency of sculpture' by showcasing the work of contemporary British artists, including Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

'I was told to have cancer operation FOUR times,' reveals Jade in emotional new interview

Jade Goody ignored a letter warning her she needed to have abnormal cells removed from her cervix because she was too scared to go back to hospital.

The 27-year-old Big Brother star, who is now fighting advanced cervical cancer, had already had three abnormal smear tests and after each had endured an operation to remove the cells.

But after her fourth abnormal smear she ignored a letter telling her to return to hospital, instead hoping it would go away on its own.

'When I heard I had more abnormal cells I thought, "this is the fourth time I've been told I need to have the same operation now,' she told Heat Magazine.

'Once you have them burnt off they shouldn't come back, I was too scared.'

It was only after the mother-of-two collapsed from blood loss on August 5, for the fourth time in four years, that she realised she couldn't ignore her condition.

'The doctors were doing tests for my blood loss - but they seemed unclear about what it could be. It was then that I was told I must have another operation on the dodgy cells on my cervix.

'They'd sent a letter to me ages ago telling me I needed to go in, but I'd been too scared to do anything about it.'

Jade's first had an abnormal smear test when she was just 16.

'Even before I was sexually active, I had to have pre-cancerous cells removed. And that nearly traumatised me for life, it was so painful.'

After collapsing in August Jade was warned that she could be facing a terminal illness, but she decided to go ahead with her trip to India. She reasoned that the £100,000 fee would be needed to raise her two young sons if she fell ill.

She is now due to have an urgent hysterectomy to remove her womb, followed by an intensive course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Titanic lovers Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunite in new film

More than a decade after they lit up the screen in Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are back at it again.

The pair have teamed up for the drama Revolutionary Road, directed by Kate's husband, Oscar-winning American Beauty director Sam Mendes.
Of the highly anticipated reunion, Winslet says: 'I hadn't realised how much my chemistry with him since Titanic would still stick.' But the actress admits that while the chemistry came easily, the love scenes were rather awkward.
She says: 'I just kept saying, "This is too ... weird."'And Leo was like, "Oh, get over it." And I'm going, "Yeah, a little reminder: You're my best friend. He's my husband. This is a bit weird."'

The film details the disintegration of the couple's marriage as life fails to live up to the much-promised American Dream.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

‘I’m not scared of scenes’

Daniel Radcliffe is preparing to bare all in the final film of the Harry Potter franchise and insists he isn't scared about stripping off on screen.

The 19-year-old was required to disrobe on stage when he starred in the dramatic play Equus in London's West End last year, a role he'll soon reprise on Broadway.

And he insists the experience has given him the confidence to appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which starts filming next year.

He says, “At first I thought I'd have pants the scene. Apparently not. But I've sort of done that before on stage. It's all old hat now, really.”

The Harry Potter star is pleased he starred in theatre production Equus - because he is now deemed a serious actor. The 19-year-old took on the lead role in the dramatic play in London's West End in 2007 and is taking the production to Broadway later this year (08).

And the actor has no regrets about taking to the stage.

He tells U.S magazine OK!, “Actors see me differently now. They think I'm taken more seriously now. The perception is that theatre people are taken seriously.”

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Snoop Dogg, Other Stars Bring the Heat

No, not the kind of "heat" O.J. Simpson and his cronies bring.

We're talking high heat, as in baseball. Throwing out ceremonial first pitches at Los Angeles Dodgers games, to be precise!

Here's Snoop Dogg readying to distribute some chin music ...

Batters, please. Don't front on deez. Crowd the plate and the D-O-double-G will retaliate. Fo' shizzle, nizzle, ma curveball be sizzlin' up in this hizzle!!!

Snoop isn't the only celebrity to become an honorary Dodger of late. Follow the jump for some other (better looking) recent ones ...

HOT PITCHING STAFF: The Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas looks relaxed on the hill, while Victoria Beckham is upset at a signal given by catcher Russell Martin.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Britney Spears' Justin reunion

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are finally set to record a duet.The 'Toxic' singer and her ex-boyfriend, who have been the subject of rumours they will record a song together for months, are to reportedly team up for a track on Britney's new album, due to be released later this year.
The pair were supposed to collaborate on a track for Britney's last LP 'Blackout' but she missed the recording session scheduled at producer Timbaland's studio.

At the time, a source claimed Britney "just didn't show up".

Britney's father Jamie - who is currently acting as co-conservator of her estate - is said to be keen for one time sweethearts to reunite.

Earlier this year, it was reported Jamie had asked Justin to perform with Britney, but the 'SexyBack' singer had refused.

At the time, a source said: "Jamie wanted Justin to help Britney. For a time Justin seriously considered doing a couple of concerts with her to help her out."
As well as a duet with Justin, Britney's next album is set to include a song she has written about her sons - Sean Preston, two, and 23-month-old Jayden James.

The troubled star revealed: "I've written a song for my next LP about them called 'My Baby'. It's a beautiful song, I'm really proud of it."

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Look out Britain, here comes Paris Hilton... on a TV hunt for a new best friend

Calling all Paris Hilton fans - the hotel heiress is looking for a new British best friend and she's coming to a town near you.

The Simple Life star is on the hunt for a pal who can keep up with her fast-paced life as part of her new reality TV show aptly called Paris Hilton's New Best Friend.

The show, which is part of ITV2's new autumn schedule, sees the 27-year-old Hilton come to the UK in search of a BFF - or for best friend forever in her language.

The reality TV show will combine a group of potential friends together in a house, with Hilton eliminating them one by one until she finds her new best pal.

Explaining her reasons for looking for a new best friend in the UK, Ms Hilton said she loved coming to London but hated not having her 'bestie' with her when she arrived.

'Everyone knows I love LA but London, watch out - I'm coming to town and bringing my fast-paced life with me,' she said.

'I'm in the UK all the time, but of course I can't bring all my friends, so I've decided to look for a new BFF across the pond.

'I need a best friend who is hot, who can keep up with me, and most of all, who is real and won't be a backstabber.

'I'm not leaving London until I find that amazing girl or guy who can meet the challenges of being my British bestie!'

ITV2 controller, Zai Bennett, told the Guardian that signing Hilton's exclusive show was a big coup for the broadcaster and described her as 'absolutely the kind of person we want on ITV2'.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Petite, leggy women with big busts are the most sexually attractive, study reveals

Small women with long legs are the most sexually attractive to men, scientists claim.

Females such as Scarlett Johansson, Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe with short slender bodies, large busts and slim limbs have the ideal body shape, according to research.

Dr William Brown, of Brunel University, which carried out the study, said: 'We found that shorter, slimmer females with long slender limbs and larger breasts are more attractive.'
Body symmetry is important to what men and women find aesthetically pleasing in each other, the research suggests.

Previous studies had demonstrated that those with facial features that are symmetrical - so the left and right sides of the face match - are more attractive to the opposite sex.
But the relationship between body symmetry and attractiveness has been less clear.

In the Brunel research, both men and women reported that symmetric bodies were more attractive than asymmetric ones.

The scientists claim, however, that we do not notice symmetry in the body directly, but instead look for much more obvious signs of attractiveness such as height, leg length and shoulder definition.

This means women with low 'body masculinity' - who are short with long legs and a larger bust - are highly desirable to men.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Britney reveals a new hairstyle as she finally gets her love life on track

Britney Spears revealed a new curly hairdo as she arrived at a party ahead of the MTV Video Music Awards.

The trouble star - who appears to be finally getting her life on track - was tanned and glowing after sunning herself in Mexico with her former lover, billionaire hotelier George Maloof.

Speculation has been mounting that the singer will take to the stage at the awards in a bid to redeem herself after a disastrous performance opening last year's show.

The singer is nominated for Video of the Year, Best Female and Best Pop Video for Piece of Me and recent filmed a promotional ad for the show with presenter Russell Brand.

Last week the 26-year-old was pictured with her 44-year- old ex in Cabo San Lucas.

She got back together with Maloof, who own the Palms casino in Las Vegas, after he promised to relaunch her career.

‘I’m sure George’s billions will come in very useful now that Britney’s father is in control of her assets,’ says my source.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Amy looks worse for wear at V Festival just days after sporting a promising new look

Just days ago things appeared to be looking up for Amy Winehouse, as the singer was snapped looking unusually groomed and glam.

But the fresh start didn't last long, and the troubled star gave another ropey performance at the Staffordshire leg of the V Festival yesterday, after missing last year's event because of ill health.

Clad in rolled-up jeans, a skimpy vest and headscarf, the dishevelled 24-year-old took to the stage to boos from the audience after keeping the crowd and her band waiting.
Looking sallow-faced and grubby with dark smears of make-up around her eyes, she coughed and spluttered her way through the set, forgetting the words to Back to Black and mumbling to herself between songs.
Amy dedicated Wake Up Alone to husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is serving a 27-month prison sentence, which prompted a smattering of boos from the crowd.
But she managed to win over the audience, leading them in a sing-a-long of the Zutons' hit Valerie to close the set.

The gig was expected to be her third last before she takes an extended break from playing live.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Paris Hilton's 'hot' prosthetics

Paris Hilton's boyfriend thought her prosthetic face for her new movie was "hot".

The socialite, who plays a plastic surgery addict in 'Repo! The Genetic Opera', was surprised when her lover Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden told her he loved her new look.
Paris is quoted as saying: "The looks were pretty brutal at points. I was pretty embarrassed by all the prosthetics on my face. In every scene I look completely different.

"Throughout the film I had different prosthetics, different hair, different eyes, and different chins. But Benji thought it was really hot!"

Paris, 27, recently revealed how much she enjoyed being able to dramatically change her appearance.

She said: "I've never had any plastic surgery, so doing a character like that - it was a lot of fun to change because every scene I have a different nose, I have different eyes, different hair.

"We were using a lot of prosthetics, so every scene you can't really tell that it's me, so that was a lot of fun. "

Friday, August 15, 2008

Harry Potter star Emma Watson's A Level hat-trick: Three straight As

Young, beautiful and brainy. Things just seem to be getting better by the day for Emma Watson.

Already a millionaire at 18 and with a long list of potential suitors beating a path to her door, she has just received some more good news.

Collecting her A-Level results yesterday made happy reading for the Harry Potter star after she was awarded straight A grades.

The teenager, who rose to fame playing young wizard Hermione in the film series, had a message to fans posted on her website delivering the news.
It read: "Emma has received her A-Level results and we are absolutely delighted to let you all know that she received straight A's in her three chosen subjects namely English literature, geography and art!

"As you can imagine Emma is absolutely thrilled and we are all very proud of her. Well done Emma!"

Despite once declaring that she has already earned enough money never to have to work again, she has always insisted that her fame will not stand in the way of her education.

Friends say that the brainy star is now hoping to secure a place at Cambridge University to read Philosophy.

Despite appearing in the first Harry Potter film when she was nine, Watson managed to achieve ten A grades in her GCSEs two years ago.

Her achievements are made all the more remarkable for the amount of time she has spent outside the classroom.

Because of her hectic filming schedule she has had to have a private tutor on set to give her impromptu lessons during breaks in filming.

She was given Monday mornings off by producers to attend school and would be sent assignments by her teachers every Friday.

Her completed homework had to be couriered between the studio and her school for teachers to mark.
It poses and interesting dilemma for Miss Watson, who will now have to decide whether to commit to her acting or take a break to complete her degree.

Her role in the five Harry Potter films to date have earned her a £10.5million fortune and she recently signed a £2.5million deal to star in the sixth.

For the final instalment of the franchise - to be split into two separate films - she will be paid £1.5million for each.

However, her desire to go to university has apparently been fuelled by her parents Chris and Jacqueline, who both went to Oxford.

Producers are now said to have agreed to scheduled filming of the last movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, around her university timetable, should she decided to go.

It was also revealed that in June this year, Miss Watson had signed a £3million deal to model for Chanel.

Meanwhile the new Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince has been delayed for release until 2009, to coincide with the money spinning summer box office season.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Brad Split: The busy Hollywood dad tears his trousers

A devoted father-of-six, Brad Pitt clearly doesn't have the time to pay attention to his wardrobe like he used to.

But the Hollywood hunk committed a fashion own-goal yesterday when he ventured outside with an embarrassing split in his trousers.

The 44-year-old wore his loose linen trousers complete with a tear in the derrière region.

The Ocean's Eleven actor was enjoying a day out in Saint-Paul de Vence in the south of France with his playful daughter Zahara and his parents Jane and William.

The Pitts were visiting the Maeght Foundation museum, a short drive from the rented chateau where the family is staying following the birth of Brad and Angelina Jolie's twins Vivienne and Knox last month.

Pictures of the newborns and their proud parents were recently published in Hello! magazine for £7.5million, a world record for a magazine deal.

In the exclusive, Pitt revealed Jolie is breast-feeding the two babies and has been attempting to feed them both at the same time.

He said: 'We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of time management, but it gets a little crowded at the bar.'

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

'Just friends' Rihanna and Chris Brown show their love as they cuddle up in the Caribbean

They're the hottest new couple in R&B and have been dubbed the 'new Beyonce and Jay-Z'.

Despite insisting they are 'just friends', Rihanna and Chris Brown are unconvincing in their attempt to convince the world their relationship is strictly platonic.

As the couple holiday together in Rihanna's native Barbados, their public shows of affection do little to detract from the assumption they are more than friends.

Taking time out of their busy music careers, the young lovers donned lifejackets and swimwear to enjoy the Caribbean sea on jet-skis.

In a bid to cool down from the blistering temperatures, the pair spent most of the time in the sea floating on an inflatable cushion.

After Rihanna enjoyed a jet-skiing session, boyfriend Chris happily helped her out of the water, taking the opportunity to catch a glimpse of her shapely behind.
When action girl Rihanna wasn't enjoying water sports, she kept active by walking up and down the beach, showing off her impressive figure to an eager audience.

Dressed in a zebra print bikini top and yellow bottoms, Rihanna looked sleek and toned as she flashed her flat stomach.

The sexy pop star, 20, was first linked to 19-year-old Chris last year when he re-worked her megahit track Umbrella as Cinderella Under The Umbrella.

They recently collaborated on Rihanna's latest single Disturbia, which is currently sitting at number nine in the charts.

He originally wrote the song for himself, but decided it would sound better with a female voice so naturally, his girlfriend was the first person he offered it to.

Chris will soon join Rihanna in the charts when he releases his new single Kiss Kiss in a few weeks.

The romance rumours stepped up a gear when Rihanna took Chris to meet her family in Barbados in February, where the singer/actor was spotted seated beside Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty at her concert.

At the time, Fenty said: 'He's a very nice guy. They were very happy and relaxed and having fun.'
They were also photographed kissing in a hotel pool in Jamaica just days later.

Last September, Brown admitted he had a crush on the pretty singer, but insisted they were just friends.

He said: 'I might have flirted a little bit with her. But we're just friends. We're great friends. We haven't taken it to that next level yet...'

When asked about their relationship in May, Rihanna said: 'We are great actually. We have been friends for three years now.'
When reminded of the photographs of her kissing Chris, a coy Rihanna replied: 'We are very good friends...

'People always want to know what it is and what it isn't. People think they know. They try to guess. Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.'

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Paris Hilton See Through Pictures

Here’s Paris Hilton partying at the Playboy Mansion wearing a see through nightie which reveals her sweet ass. It’s moments like these that I put away my disgust towards Paris and accept her for the slut that she is. And you should too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Paris Hilton’s Breasts Are Magical

I hate myself for doing posts on Paris Hilton because the girl’s 15 minutes are completely up but when she heads out wearing the best push-up bra on the market I can’t help but stare. Sure I know it’s just an illusion but it’s better than a Criss Angel magic trick. However like a Criss Angel magic trick, Paris‘ tits are an obvious stunt, which in end is pretty easy to figure out.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Action girl Kate spends time with her Prince charming on their 'honeymoon' hideaway

Sporting a sexy black and white bikini she could have been any woman happily in love and spending quality time with her boyfriend on holiday.

And Prince William looked equally as smitten as he and girlfriend Kate Middleton relaxed and soaked up the Caribbean sunshine.

But it was sexy Kate who was turning heads as she showed off her svelte curves and impressive wakeboarding skills.

Not one for lying back and sunbathing, Kate not only managed to wakeboard, but she and William also made a splash in an inflatable raft.

The 26-year-old and her Prince Charming have been staying at a £5million luxury villa on the Caribbean island of Mustique during their much-awaited holiday.

With its luxuriously appointed rooms, sweeping views over the western coast of Mustique and footpath to a pristine white beach, the Villa Rocina is advertised as a ‘dream’ hideaway for honeymooners.

It is the couple's first holiday together in two and a half years and has fuelled speculation of an engagement.

This is where Prince William took Kate last week for their third holiday on their favourite Caribbean island and, should he want to pop the question, he could not choose a more perfect place.

Owned by Venezuelan millionairess Violera Alvarez, who rents it out for between £4,500 and £6,500 a week, the sprawling stone house was designed by the late British artist Oliver Messel to allow its occupants total privacy.

The master bedroom suite, decorated in sunny yellows and blues, has a flight of steps leading to the beach.

A staff of four servants preside over meals in the dining gazebo on a veranda, with breathtaking views over a seaside swimming pool and the azure waters of the Caribbean.

The Royal couple, who were due to return to Britain today, also enjoyed the use of the villa’s widescreen cinema and gym.

A homeowner on the island who knows the Prince said last night, ‘Everyone expects that when William finally proposes to Kate it will be on Mustique, because this is their favourite getaway place in the world, and I am sure they chose Rocina because it is so secluded and tasteful and serene.

It’s one of Mustique’s original gems, surrounded by beautiful gardens, and it can be reached only by a loop road that is served by just two other villas, owned by Mick Jagger and Tommy Hilfiger, the fashion designer.’

William and Kate spent much of their time relaxing by the pool or water-skiing under the protective eye of their security detail and local coastguard cutters.

But on Friday night they joined a crowd of business moguls and celebrities at a gala dinner-dance celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mustique Company, which manages the affairs of the private island’s 55 homeowners. In addition to Jagger and Hilfiger, others at the party included the Scottish peer who originally bought the island, Lord Glenconner, and Jemima Khan.

According to the seating plan, Kate and William dined in a tent with an ‘English’ theme.

Their fellow diners included Mark Schofield, a London businessman who used to co-own a condom-manufacturing venture called Mr Condom, and John and Belle Robinson, of the Jigsaw clothing chain, where Kate used to work as a buyer.

One of the guests said last night: ‘William has been a real breath of fresh air on the island – he likes to mix in with everyone.

‘He had a kickaround with some local lads during the week and he and Kate had sunset cocktails at the same hangouts where tourists go.’

Lord Glenconner conceived the idea of turning the 1,400-acre island into a jetset playground after buying it in 1958 for just £45,000.

He presented Princess Margaret – to whom his wife, Anne, was a lady-in-waiting – with a ten-acre site on one of the island’s most spectacular peninsulas and she built Les Jolies Eaux, the holiday home which became the backdrop for her notorious affair with Roddy Llewellyn.

Celebrities such as Jagger, Bryan Adams and David Bowie have since flocked to the colony, vying to outdo each other with the extravagance of their homes.

The Princess’s villa was bought by James Murray, an American venture capitalist, for £1.6million in 2001 and publisher Felix Dennis purchased David Bowie’s £5million estate in 1995.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Love engraved with twin tattoos

The couple - who reportedly started dating late last year - showed off black love hearts on their left hands as they arrived back in Los Angeles after spending time with Samantha's family in Miami.

Lindsay, who had a white heart inked on her hand - between her thumb and index finger - in 2006, had it outlined in black, while Samantha had an identical symbol etched onto her hand.

The Mean Girls actress also had a red star inked on her right hand, to match the red stars Samantha has tattooed on her right arm.

Before going to Miami, the couple had been to the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago, where Samantha DJed.

They were "very affectionate" and "very much in love", according to onlookers.

Lindsay and Samantha have always shared an interest in body art.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Jessica Simpon’s Sweet Legs In Daisy Dukes

Any time Jessica Simpson shows off her legs in a pair of Daisy Dukes, I get the sudden urge to post it. In fact, any time Jessica Simpson shows off any part of her body, I get then sudden urge to do many things. Most of which I cannot write about because well, it’s just not humanly possible unless I get myself an assistant, preferably of the female orientation, to transcribe. Anyway, here she is performing onstage at an Indianapolis concert. Enjoy.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Jennifer Aniston Pregnant and Marrying John Mayer?

Thta’s what Star magazine and OK Magazine are reporting this morning! The press still believes that Jennifer is bitter and angry at watching Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie build their army family so they print stuff like this every time Jen hooks up with someone.

“She’s at an age where she is thinking with her head not just her heart,” a source close to the actress tells OK!, adding that the event will take place this fall. “No way would she still be with anyone if marriage wasn’t a real option.”

Star takes it a bit further and says that Jen is already carrying a little guitar-face/TMZ loving Mayer-lette.

The 39-year-old actress feels that after all she has been through watching Brad and Angie’s family grow, she’d love Brad to see photos of her holding her own baby and show him she’s not the self-centered girl he had made her out to be.

“It’s my turn now,” she told a friend.

And Jen believes the rocker is perfect daddy material. “Jen feels so strongly that John is ‘the one,’ ” says a source. “She knows he can handle being a dad.”

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Madonna named 'the ultimate face' by cosmetic surgeons... so will she finally admit to going under the knife?

For years Madonna's youthful complexion has been the source of speculation, with many observers wondering if she's gone under the knife.

Now the debate has reached its peak of intensity after the 49-year-old was named the ultimate face by a respected American magazine.

The magazine has hailed Madonna's facial features for her 'Mount Rushmore cheekbones, the angular jawline, the smoothed forehead, the plumped skin and the heart-like shape of the face.'

While her spokesperson will neither confirm or deny rumours the star has been cosmetically enhanced, her estranged brother Christopher Ciccone is adamant her dewy complexion is not natural.

Appearing on U.S. chat show Chelsea Lately last month, Ciccone was blunt about his opinion of his sister's famous features.

When told by host Chelsea Handler that Madonna would disapprove of her photo on the front of his book Life With My Sister Madonna, Ciccone said: 'Well they probably shouldn't have pulled it quite so tight...'

After being thanked by Handler for putting the 'face lift rumours out there,' Ciccone replied: 'Come on, it's there, nobody will say it. I will.'

Writer Jonathan Van Meter interviews Madonna's long-term publicist Liz Rosenberg, who also represents Cher, Michael Buble and Josh Groban, for her views on surgery.

Rosenberg insists she doesn't know whether or not Madonna has undergone surgery, but declares the singer looks 'amazing'.

She said: 'Whatever Madonna has had done - and I really don't know - she looks truly amazing.

'I have never represented anyone who has spoken to me about plastic surgery. Nor have I asked them. I don't want to know.

'But Anyone who has had it done, I'm all for it. These people, they are commodities, and improving on your product is the business they're in.

'Getting any artist besides Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin to go on record about the subject is not easy. Of course one of the great quotes came from my gal Cher, who said in an interview, "If I want to put my tits on my back it's my business."'

Madonna is described as the embodiment of the 'New New Face', for having facial features highly sought after by cosmetic surgery customers.

According to claims in the New York feature, other celebrities lucky enough to have the sought-after 'New New Face' include Demi Moore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Hurley, Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

New York magazine sells the article as 'Madonna has it, Demi has it, even the Olsens have it. And it could be yours for about $30,000'.

Leading cosmetic surgeon Dr David Rosenberg (no relation to Liz Rosenberg) compliments Madonna's facial features in the article, saying: ' You see the architecture of the jawline, you see the architecture of the cheekbones.'

The demand for the 'New New Face' is eclipsing the formerly popular 'Old New Face', features that inspired plastic surgery in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hailing Meg Ryan as an example of the 'Old New Face', Dr Rosenberg said: 'Meg may think she looks beautiful, but what we are picking up on is a sense that maybe there is an over-inflation of the lips, there’s an over-abundance of fillers in her face.

'What I see with Demi is more of an operation. Let me say it this way: I see preservation of definition, a preservation of facial architecture. Angularity. Very pretty.'

Monday, August 04, 2008

First pictures of Brad and Angelina's newborn twins... the most expensive baby snaps ever

These are the pictures the world has been waiting to see - the newest additions to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's growing brood.

The Hollywood couple sold the rights to the first pictures of their newborn twins - Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline - and they are released today for the very first time.

Hello! magazine paid a staggering £7.5million for the photos and they will be the most expensive baby pictures ever.

After a fierce contest between the celebrity magazines, Hello! outbid its rival OK! magazine for the rights to the pictures, and even brought its publication date forward to August 4 to capitalise on the coup.

The issue has been flying off the news stands and is expected to enjoy record sales.

A sales assistant for a WH Smiths in central London told Mail Online: 'The issue has been selling really well. Every other person who comes in is buying it.

'Usually people buy Heat or OK! as well but today it's been mainly Hello!'

In America, People magazine, which did a joint deal with Hello!, took the unusual step of putting the front cover on their internet site.

The front page appeared online at 7pm eastern time last night in a bid to publicise today's magazine issue.

A special edition was rushed out featuring the couple's happy news to coincide with the publication of Hello! magazine.
The babies have certainly been worth the wait - born to arguably Hollywood's most attractive couple, the twins were always going to be gorgeous.

Blessed with their mother's famous large lips, just like their little sister Shiloh before them, these two are bound to be heart-breakers.

And nestling together with their parents - the photos couldn't paint a more perfect family picture.

In the magazine interview, Angelina says: 'It is chaos but we are managing it and having a wonderful time.'

Doting dad Brad, meanwhile, confides: 'Viv is proving to resemble Ange in spirit, attitude and physicality… And Knox, he's a bit of me.'

The Troy star admits he was in awe of Angelina during the pregnancy and subsequent arrival of the twins via caesarean section.

He said: 'I find the process absolutely heroic.'

Brad revealed Angelina is breast-feeding the two babies and has been attempting to feed the two at the same time.

He said: 'We try to get them to eat simultaneously for the sake of time management, but it gets a little crowded at the bar.'

In the accompanying interview, Angelina denied reports she had undergone fertility treatment to 'speed up' becoming pregnant.

She said: 'If they had been conceived through IVF we would have been happy to discuss it.'

The couple have been living on the French Riviera since May and have recently been joined by Brad's parents Jane and William.

Money from the sale of the pictures will be donated to their charity Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which helps disadvantaged children around the world.

The twins have remained hidden from public view since they were born at Lenval hospital in the south of France on July 13.

The tiny babies were born a minute apart - Knox Leon came first weighing 5lbs 3oz, while younger sibling Vivienne was 5lbs.

Their arrival increases the Jolie-Pitt clan to a family of eight, which include their four older children, Maddox, 7, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and two-year-old Shiloh.

Jolie, 33, whose late mother Marcheline was French-Canadian and loved visiting France, has also bought a chateau in the country to retain her Gallic heritage.

Brangelina's first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel was born in Namibia in May 2006.

Pictures of her were sold to Hello! for £2million, which the couple donated to charity.

They have also adopted three children: six-year-old Maddox Chivan, from Cambodia; Zahara Marley, aged three, from Ethiopia; and four-year-old Pax Thien from Vietnam.

A magazine insider said: 'This is one of the publishing sensations of the decade - Brad and Angelina are the dream couple of the glossy magazine world and we expect to triple our circulation because of the public's fascination and interest in the couple and their children.'

The American rights to the pictures will go to People magazine, which also published the first images of their daughter Shiloh in 2006.

Once the world's most expensive baby pictures, the stakes were raised last year when the first images of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's twins Max and Emme went for a bank-breaking £3million.

Read the full story and see 17 pages of intimate family photos in today's edition of Hello!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I'm Kylie's bottom, Britney's boobs and Christina's tummy ... but I still don't like my body

It's one of the big showbusiness secrets: when the stars show off their 'perfect' figures, many of the bodies we see really belong to someone else.

As a TV show prepares to tell all, Rachael 'The Body' Carr reveals the inside story of life as a body double...

Kylie Minogue sashays along the beach, her sarong billowing to reveal a bronzed, bikini-clad, perfect body. She stops and smiles, then a breeze blows away the flimsy cloth. She steps on to a raft before diving in to the sea. Seconds later, she walks back to the beach. She's dry, her hair perfectly coiffed.

To anyone but the most practised observer, Kylie is the sole star of this advert for H&M. Which is true, of course, but only up to a point. For it's actually my body that is filmed.

Forget plastic surgery and airbrushing, we celebrity body doubles are the big secret of the entertainment industry. Look hard enough and you'll find us everywhere - from pop videos and adverts to films and magazines.

For the past three years, I've been working as a celebrity body double and have seen parts of my body 'stolen' by some of the world's biggest female stars.

Body doubling was never a great career ambition. In fact, before I became involved in the industry, I had no idea that this kind of model even existed.

I grew up in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, and my parents were both headteachers. I always dreamed of making it as a singer, so I went to the Italia Conti stage school in London. I was there with Kelly Brook and the girls from Eternal and Liberty X.

I left with a recording contract for our six-piece pop group Boom! We had a few hits and even toured with Westlife but we split up after three years. That was when I started going to modelling castings to make a bit of money while I thought about what to do next.

One day in 2005 I was called to a casting where they wanted a girl who was exactly 5ft 2in tall, weighed 7st and had a 23in waist. I was asked to dance in a bikini. The following day I was called back and told that the job was to be a body double for Britney Spears on Pepsi's ' Gladiator' advert. I was stunned, euphoric - and terrified.

I met Britney in Rome on the shoot. Of all the celebrities I've known, she has the largest entourage - never fewer than 20 people - but she was so sweet. 'Oh my God, you're so cute,' she shrieked when she saw me.

She was there for two days, during which she did all the dance routines. I watched her like a hawk all the time. I needed to capture her dance moves perfectly so when there were any shots that didn't require Britney's face on the screen, I could take her place. We worked two 20-hour days and I never heard her complain once.

After she left - a star of her stature doesn't come cheap, so the aim is to keep her on set for as little time as possible - I was there for another couple of weeks. When I arrived home I was touched to find Britney had sent me a pair of boots that I had
After that, offers of body-double work just kept coming in. Once stars and their people realise that you are professional and you aren't going to start asking for autographs or behaving as if the star is your new best friend - the two cardinal sins of body doubling - then they're happy to keep using you.

Since that first shoot three years ago, I've worked with Kylie several times, with Christina Aguilera and with Britney again.

The H&M advert I filmed with Kylie took two weeks in Acapulco, Mexico. She is easy-going and always works with the same people - they're like a family.

She is my favourite celebrity to work with and she's also the closest to me in size. That's why, before she went on tour, I did all her costume and prop fittings. While she was rehearsing in the studio, I would be on the stage to ensure that everything from microphone stands and chairs were the right size.

Last year, I did the Christina Aguilera 'Here To Stay' Pepsi advert, which sees her transported to Britain, America, the Czech Republic, Japan and India in eight days. Actually, I did the travelling - Christina did all her filming in a studio in America.
I usually earn £250 a day for rehearsals and £500 a day during the actual shoot. But I make only about £30,000 a year from being a body double - if a star is on tour or puts on weight, I'm going to be out of work for a while. Luckily, only about a third of my time is spent working as a body double, the rest is conventional modelling.

I'm always running into other doubles. I've met the body doubles for everyone from Beyonce to Enrique Iglesias.

Although I usually double for the whole body from the head down, other models specialise in specific body parts. Nina 'The Hand' is the queen of hand models and her perfect digits sometimes feature in several different adverts in the same magazine. Kayko 'The Legs' can earn £60,000 a year, while Colin 'The Feet' is used to make some of the best footballers in the world look better than they really are.

Obviously, most body doubles have a shelf life linked to the career of the stars they double for, but I'll keep doing it for as long as people want me. I'm only 29 and Kylie's 40, and she seems to go from strength to strength.

However, I've also trained as a make-up artist as a preparation for the future - showbusiness is precarious and it's sensible to have a plan B.

The obvious pitfall of basing your career on how good your body looks is the pressure to stay perfect. I have to work out regularly and be strict about what I eat and drink.

My body is a temple but it does need occasional refurbishment: I've had two boob jobs and I've had my bottom resculpted. It would be hard to survive in this game without it, especially when all the celebrities have work done.

I don't really have a favourite part of my own body, and despite being considered 'perfect', I do have 'fat days' like anyone else. And I, too, experience a flutter of envy when I see a star's perfect body in a commercial or video. It's sometimes hard even for me to remember that it's probably not their body.