Caught & Social: Double joy for Ronnie Wood
Ronnie Wood’s night at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards was better than he realised. The former Rolling Stone was on hand with girlfriend Ana Araujo to collect his gong for Specialist Programme of the Year during the ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Hotel. But the Absolute Classic Rock presenter had already left to celebrate when announced as the winner for Best Newcomer, though organisers later tracked him down to present the trophy. Fellow guests included presenter Lisa Snowdon.
New tracks for DJ ‘Thunda’ Bolt
Usain Bolt, pictured, might be better known for leaving rivals trailing in his wake on the running track, but the Olympic sprinter has long been a frustrated DJ at heart. The Jamaican needs little encouragement to take to the decks, and leapt at the chance to show off his skills at Bus Palladium club in Paris. His Olympic rivals probably wish the world’s fastest man, 24, would take up DJing full-time.
Fashion labels Carry Cole to Berlin
Having already well and truly proved she has both beauty and brains after recently graduating from Cambridge with a double first, Lily Cole was back in familiar territory when she took to the catwalk for Berlin Fashion Week. She wore a corset bodice created by award-winning designer Boglarka Bodis. Now that she has completed her history of art studies, the 23-year-old Miss Cole isn’t without options, it would be fair to conclude. As well as the inevitable fashion assignments, the Torquay-born actress currently has two new films in the pipeline – Snow White And The Huntsman and Confession Of A Child Of The Century.
British boxer David Haye has endured a torrid week at the hands of the press, who were distinctly unimpressed when he chose to blame a broken little toe for his defeat by hands of Ukrainian rival Wladimir Klitschko last Saturday night. What’s more, the Hayemaker’s plan to launch a Hollywood career off the back of his latest performance in the ring is now looking a tad optimistic. Rightly sensing that bridges need to be re-built with the British public after failing to deliver, the previously cocksure Haye has been at pains to appear keen to send himself up in recent days. Yesterday, he announced: “George Foreman made $150m promoting the ‘George Foreman Grill’ – keep your eye out for the “David Haye Toester available in 2012!” Hollywood agents please note: comedy isn’t his strong point.
Scene & heard
Daniel Craig predicts that his next outing on the big screen could prove shocking at times for fans. The James Bond actor stars in David Fincher’s English-language remake of the cult Swedish crime thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and insists that he’s proud of the adult content. “It’s as adult as you can possibly make it,” he tells Esquire. “I grew up, as we all did, watching The Godfather and that, movies that were made for adults. And this is a $100m [18-rated] movie. Nobody makes those any more. And Fincher, he’s not holding back. They’re giving him free rein. He showed me some scenes recently and my hand was over my mouth, going: ‘Are you f***ing serious?’”
As a passionate vegetarian, Sir Paul McCartney has one strict rule when it comes to his songs being sent up by other performers. The king of parody, Weird Al Yankovic, reveals that Macca personally blocked his plans to release a spoof of the Wings hit Live And Let Die because it was entitled Chicken Pot Pie. Yankovic explains: “He said: ‘Think of any other subject and I’m happy with it.’ ”
“I did show my age; I told someone I wanted Lucius to look like Madam Gaga. Totally got her name wrong – I blew it.”
Jason Isaacs, on his ill-fated attempt to be ‘down with the kids’ on the Harry Potter set
“What bit of iTunes genres does it go on? The unknowable? Isn’t there an unknown section?”
Sir Mick Jagger seems to think that his diverse new group SuperHeavy will be difficult to categorise
Picture: Rex Features
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