Caught & Social: Sarah takes a swipe at fashion
Sarah Brown headed to London’s East End to promote her new book, Behind the Black Door, at Shoreditch House members’ club. In it, the campaigner, former political WAG and top of the iTwitter 100 list, reveals all about life in Downing Street. The book also gives an insight into why Sarah wasn’t much of a fixture at London Fashion Week recently. She writes in the entry for 27 November 2007: “I attend the British Fashion Awards as Stuart Rose’s guest, as he is the current chair of the British Fashion Council. It is one of the worst-run events I have ever been to — terrible food, nothing runs to time, the actual awards are haphazard, with speeches no one listens to.”Maybe Sir Stuart should take a less discerning guest next time?
Christina Aguilera has been arrestedfor being “extremely intoxicated”in public and put in a cell for the night, while her boyfriend Matt Rutler was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence, reports the Huffington Post. But, says Radar Online, it is unlikely she will be charged, nor will a public mugshot be released. Lindsay Lohan is another star familiar with law enforcement, and she’s been taking time out from thinking about her felony charge, to give a television interview, “I have to build myself back up and I get that.”Someone else who needs to build themselves up is Charlie Sheen. Now Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre has responded to Sheen’s criticism with a statement about the “paradox of our culture”as it celebrates the ego while simultaneously promoting its evisceration with drugs and alcohol.” That’s a bit deep for C&S.
If there’s one person C&S would like throw a party for, it would be 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin. Thankfully, the the Museum Of The Moving Image in New York, an institution with more money and cachet than this fair column (no, no, dear reader, it’s true), got there first, inviting stars such as Tina Fey, Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller to salute the great man. But in worrying news for fans of 30 Rock, Alec recently revealed he is thinking about life after drama. “As much as I like acting, I know that I would like to have a different life,” he said. Say it ain’t so.
Scene & heard
Thought you’d seen the last of the Chilean miners stuck underground last year? Think again. Apparently all 33 have now signed up to Hollywood super agency William Morris Endeavour. It is thought that WME will handle the potential film adaptation of their story. But who will play them? On their books the agency already has such burly action stars as Sly Stallone, Russell Crowe and Vin Diesel, all of whom might fancy the subterranean gig, while James Franco has “ordeal” experience after being in 127 hours. Forget David Beckham’s $25m lawsuit. That’s small change for Katie Holmes, who is suing Star magazine in America for $50m. Holmes, aka Mrs Tom Cruise is taking the mag’s owners to court over a cover which featured a picture of Holmes with the line “ADDICTIONNIGHTMARE, Katie DRUG SHOCKER” (their capitals). Strangely, the piece didn’t suggest that Holmes used drugs. However, a spokesperson for Holmes said: “The cover is libellous no matter what they say inside. ”
The morning after the night before. As the two queens of British cinema HelenMirren (Queen Elizabeth II) and Helena Bonham Carter (the Queen Mother) arrived back at Heathrow after dancing the night away at the Oscar after-parties. They pair had dispensed with the Hollywood trappings of having an assistant to carry their luggage, how unregal.
“They’re saying that’s racist, they don’t want the kids doing it, but it’s like ‘Come on, man, people do actually speak like that’” Liam Gallagher enters the Rastamouse debate in an interview with Absolute Radio
“All the other people I’ve met who started that young are absolutely awful… I’m not saving anyone, I’m just selling”clothes” Refreshingly honest model Daisy Lowe tells GQmagazineTagged in: alec baldwin, Christina Aguilera, Daisy Lowe, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter, Katie Holmes, Liam Gallagher, Sarah Brown
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