Caught & social: Take That and (after) Party
To the extravagant surrounds of the Savoy Ballroom for the Universal Brits After Party. The £400,000 party was allegedly paid for by Take That as a way of celebrating their “best group” gong. That might explain why they were surrounded by several enormous security guards, perhaps to stop any drunk music executives thanking them for all the Beefeater gin cocktails. The bouncers also meant we couldn’t ask Robbie Williams why he was going for Simon Cowell’s old high-waistband look . But Robbie wasn’t even the strangest-dressed at the party – that went to Paloma Faith in this bizarre outfit. Never mind, we hear that there were some nice Harrods vouchers in the £3,000 goody bags. At the O2, Mark Ronson threw a party in aid of War Child. And Tinie “Two Phones” Tempah, as he may now be called, wasn’t just celebrating his two Brits – he was also celebrating being given two 24-carat goldplated BlackBerry phones at the EMI party on board a boat on the Thames. But that wasn’t enough to keep him at the bash, as he headed to join the others at the Savoy.
Michael Douglas led an A-List front row at New York Fashion Week, sitting with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and actresses Rene Russo and Anjelica Huston at the Michael Kors show. The actor also gave a couple of fashion lessons of his own. First he proved himself to be one of the few men who ever look good in polo necks and second he threw on a pair of sunglasses, thus removing the opportunity for any photographers to get any shots of him “ogling” the models.
Fresh from her turn at the Brits, Avril Lavigne was out on the promotional trail again yesterday morning. The singer headed to radio stations to plug her new single “What the Hell”in an I Love London hoodie. It seems she also loves Boy George, revealing that he was much nicer to her than Christina Aguilera. “He was super nice to me,”she said. “Unlike Christina who was really mean to me when I said ‘hi’ to her. I said to my friends: ‘I’m going to go over to Boy George and hopefully he won’t “pull a Christina”on me. I was pleasantly surprised.”
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Emily Eavis has defended the choice of having Beyoncé headline Glastonbury later this year as an exercise in musical diversity. “We are really keen to keep the line-up as diverse as possible,”she said. “It’s always been that way. We really want the people who are the masters of their fields, and that’s what she is.”Eavis said she had seen her live and was “blown away”, before adding: “She packs a big punch – it’s gonna explode!” We’ll make sure we’re not down the front then.Tagged in: Avril Lavigne, Emily Eavis, Glastonbury, Michael Douglas, Take That
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