Caught & Social: A day in the life of Macca
The late Linda McCartney didn’t just marry a Beatle and try to turn the nation on to vegetarianism, she was also an accomplished photographer as a new London exhibition A Life in Photographs, sets out to show us. On hand to open the exhibition was her widower, Sir Paul McCartney, who wasn’t concerned about embarrassing his daughters Stella and Mary, as he threw poses for the camera in his trademark trainersand- suit combination.
Scene & heard
It might have just won a Bafta, but Steve Coogan’s “biggest fear”was that his TV series The Trip would come across like “two people metaphorically doing mutual masturbation and the whole thing might be … self-congratulatory, smug, pseudo-selfdeprecation, like: ‘Get a load of me, on tape having a laugh at myself. Aren’t I cool?’ Which would make me want to throw up.”
To Jim Davidson, who takes TV writers to task on his blog. Waterloo Road, he says, has “the worst scriptwriting in the history of ink” while the final series of 24 is “difficult to watch”. Jim should know a thing or two about bad drama: his theatrical debut, Stand Up and Be Counted, ended early this year due to poor ticket sales.
“For what you’re getting, they’re incredibly well priced. It’s a forever bag,” says L’Wren Scott, the designer girlfriend of Mick Jagger, of her new Lula handbag range. “Well priced”, in case you were wondering, means between $2,300 and $20,000. We’ll take two.
Hanks left holding the baby
Tom Hanks was in London last night for the première of Larry Crowne, a film which he directs, stars in and co-wrote. The movie tells the story of a man who loses his job and is forced to go back to college. The preparation for the film was anything but glamorous as Hanks revealed that he had to go to various companies and learn about things like “standard corporate structure”, “living practices”and “navy pensions”. He then took us on a trip down memory lane: Big was his “favourite movie”, while “Bachelor Party was like a cerebral sexual fist fight every day”. No, we don’t know what that means either. There was a touching moment on the red carpet when Hanks was left holding a young fan, while former first lady Cherie Blair got all giggly around Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to the strains of Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Just for a moment, it felt like Cool Britannia again…
Reese gets to grips with ‘cool’
Rumoured couple Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis indulged in some ironic groping at the MTV Movie Awards, but Emma Watson and Andrew Garfield just looked insouciant. It was left to Reese Witherspoon, 35, to give advice to starlets fond of taking revealing pictures of themselves on camera phones. “I get it, girls – that it’s cool to be a bad girl,”she said, picking up a lifetime achievement award. “When I came up… if you made a sex tape, you hid it under your bed. If you take naked pictures of yourself on your cellphone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!” Or you could just not take them at all…Tagged in: celebrity gossip, Jim Davidson, Linda McCartney, L’Wren Scott, Reese Witherspoon, Sir Paul McCartney, Steve Coogan, tom hanks
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