Caught & Social: Striking poses at Cannes
Over in Cannes, they were still celebrating at the opening of the festival party. Jury member Uma Thurman faced the cameras, while Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek promoted Puss in Boots, the next instalment in the Shrek franchise. Cheryl Cole was spotted at the airport in a tracksuit, while Lady Gaga wore an outfit in which, for once, she would probably be hot. La chanteuse de nos jours was rehearsing for a beachside performance on a French television show, but it will only be a short stay on the coast for Lady Gaga, as she is expected in London today.
Raising money in style
Naomi Campbell is taking her love of a party and putting it to good use in Cannes. The supermodel is hosting a Fashion For Relief event next week, complete with a catwalk show to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross and help people affected by this year’s tsunami. There’ll also be an auction at night, with artists such as Jeff Koons, Tracey Emin and David LaChapelle donating work. Expect some big bidding.
Bono goes for pop with his fans
How does Bono celebrate his 51st birthday? With a bottle of champagne and several of his very closest fans. The U2 singer cracked open a bottle of vintage Veuve Clicquot and proceeded to hand glasses out to fans in Mexico City, where U2 are on tour. And despite his advancing years, he, like Sir Paul McCartney, is yet to succumb to a single grey hair. It must be all that singing.
Scene & heard
Hugh Grant has turned down a $25m-a-year deal to replace “troubled”actor Charlie Sheen in the US sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Deadline reports that the actor was “deep into final negotiations … until he pulled out at the last minute”. The deal was for more than $1m an episode, which would have been far more than Hugh Laurie earns per episode of the medical drama House.
In other big news, TV star, property mogul and style guru Donald Trump has revealed one of the celebrity world’s biggest secrets: how he does his hair. “OK, what I do is wash it with Head and Shoulders,” Trump tells Rolling Stone. “I don’t dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour.” Then it’s comb time. “I mean, I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it’s not really a comb-over,” he says. “Do I comb it forward? No, I don’t comb it forward. It’s sort of a little bit forward and back. I’ve combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time.” We’re off to give it a try.
Match of two halves
Aspiring actresses Nicole Scherzinger and Christine Bleakley brought their other sporting halves – Lewis Hamilton and Frank Lampard – to the National Movie Awards last night. Former Pussycat Doll Scherzinger has a role in the forthcoming Men In Black 3, while Daybreak’s Christine Bleakley made her film debut this year in A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures in 3D, in which she voices a turtle.Tagged in: Antonio Banderas, Bono, Cannes, celebrity gossip, Christine Bleakley, Hugh Grant, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Scherzinger, Salma Hayek, Uma Thurman
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