Caught & Social: Daisy and Anne paint the town red and black
Daisy Lowe was turning plenty of heads when she arrived in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week yesterday. The model, who dates Doctor Who star Matt Smith, was among VIP guests attending the Elie Saab show at Palais de Chaillot, dressed in an eye-catching burgundy gown made by the Lebanese designer. Hollywood favourite Anne Hathaway, pictured, also turned up to lend her support to the rival Valentino show, clad in a daring see-through black number. She was accompanied by her actor boyfriend Adam Shulman.
Warne-ing: Liz makes you skinny
That once-rough Aussie diamond Shane Warne has been looking increasingly polished since embarking on a very public romance with English rose Elizabeth Hurley. When the pair arrived for the Pop-Up store opening in Harrods, fellow guests were quick to point out that Shane was looking more svelte than ever. Whatever will his old cricketing pals make of it all?
Final steps on ‘Potter’ journey
The end is in sight forHarry Potter favourites Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, as they prepare for today’s West End premiere of their final adventure in the JK Rowling saga. The ever-amiable pair were all smiles yesterday when they appeared for photographers outside The Renaissance St Pancras Hotel. It seems safe to assume that Emma is glad to be back on this side of the Atlantic. The actress, who is taking a break from her university studies to concentrate on her big screen career, recently confessed that the demands of Hollywood were making her “go mad”.
The phone-hacking scandal engulfing News International has ensured fresh instalments of one long-running – and undeniably entertaining – feud. Hugh Grant has again been crossing swords with his former tabloid tormentor, the ex-News of the World journalist Paul McMullan. Yesterday the pair were at loggerheads on the BBC News channel when McMullan suggested the likes of Grant had been more than happy “prancing in front of the cameras” when they required publicity. Hugh, meanwhile, suggested his old foe might want to give “proper journalism a whirl”. Grant memorably turned the tables in April when he secretly recorded McMullan making a series of allegations about his old employers, before promptly ensuring the latter’s claims were printed word for word in the New Statesman.
Scene & Heard
While the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel generally didn’t enjoy positive reviews, it seems this isn’t putting off the franchise’s star Johnny Depp from reprising the role of Captain Jack Sparrow at least one last time. The actor is now said to be in talks to appear in a fifth instalment of the lucrative series, and the script is already being written. Judging by the amount of dollars at stake, should we really be surprised that the ever-versatile Mr Depp doesn’t want dear old Captain Jack to sail off into the sunset quite yet?
She’s recently been busy putting the finishing touches to her film W.E, the story of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson – but we hear Madonna has now finally returned to the recording studio to begin work on the follow-up to her 2008 album Hard Candy. Madge’s forthcoming directorial effort, due out at the end of the year, is already being tipped as a potential Oscar contender. Might just make up for all those hostile comments about her acting over the years.
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