Caught & Social: Voluntary helpers take centre stage
To Wembley for the Orange RockCorps gig, where Diddy-Dirty Money, Primal Scream, Kelis, Wretch 32, Eliza Doolittle and Professor Green were all on hand to entertain the crowd. But this wasn’t a standard concert, as all the 11,000 gig-goers had taken part in voluntary projects totalling over 120,000 hours of work, in order to gain tickets to the event. And they say that the youth of today are idle…
Scene & heard
Katie Holmes, brave wife of Tom Cruise, has revealed that she’s helping build her daughter Suri’s wardrobe by buying timeless pieces for herself now. “I will buy something with her in mind, thinking it’s gonna look so great on her when she’s 25 or whatever,”the actress (pictured) tells InStyle. “I have a lot of things that I’ve already set aside, as well as some of my old maternity clothes so that she (can) wear them when she’s having a daughter or son.” Suri, if you’ve forgotten, is five years old.
Speaking of motherhood, Jessica Alba says childbirth gave her a biological revelation. Asked about her alluring powers by, er, Allure magazine, she reveals: “It wasn’t something I embraced until I had my daughter. I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life.”She adds: “There’s a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable – because it all leads to reproduction. There’s a science behind it all. It’s not just to sell whatever you’re selling on a billboard or a magazine or a movie.”They should teach that in schools.
After the indignity of having to leave a British Airways flight last week after a row with a stewardess (although later reports blamed airline staff), you can’t blame Dizzee Rascal for wanting a sedate evening. And so he popped up at the Blackall Studios in London to present the award for the Bing Your British National Photography Competition. The rapper is pictured in front of the winning entry “Cyclists in the pedestrian tunnel”by Carl Haynes. Judging spots on the Booker and Turner panels are surely the next step.
Ice-cream Cat’s Malibu dream
Indulgence was the byword at the launch of the Häagen-Dazs Boudoir. No, it’s not somewhere where people do inappropriate things involving ice cream, but rather a pop-up venue in London open to the public serving drinks and, of course, Häagen-Dazs. Television presenter Cat Deeley, who helped design the project gave an interview via satellite with the designer Matthew Williamson during which she revealed her own plans for self-indulgence: a house in Malibu. “I like the occasional splurge on something fun I’ve longed for forever,”she said. “My next big splurge I think is going to be a beach house.”
“I can’t really tell you where, like, Indonesia is but you… [get to be] really crafty and you don’t have to look stuff up.” Jennifer Aniston weighs up the effects of her arts-focused schoolingTagged in: Cat Deeley, dizzee rascal, Eliza Doolittle, jennifer aniston, Jessica Alba, kanye west, kelis, Primal Scream, Professor Green, tom cruise, Wretch 32
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