Caught & Social: Winehouse at the Roundhouse
Dionne Bromfield was onstage at the Roundhouse in London, supporting the boy band The Wanted as part of the iTunes festival. Supporting the 15-year-old Bromfield, meanwhile (in a non-performing sense), was her godmother Amy Winehouse. It was a rare sighting of Winehouse in her native Camden; she earlier this year took a break from music after an unsteady performance in Serbia. But she made it onstage during a performance of “Mama Said”, thanked the crowd for supporting Dionne, encouraged them to buy her album and headed off into the night.
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British stars have long commentated on US politics. Now Alec Baldwin is turning the tables. The rumoured New York mayoral contender has said that our Prime Minister should step down over the phone hacking scandal. In a series of tweets, he writes: “Cameron should resign. England is filled with people who could do a better job.” Adding, for good measure: “For the U.K… try not to be like Usa. Zero tolerance for abuses like this criminal activity. Cameron should resign.”
Lady Gaga’s message has always been one of inclusiveness and acceptance, so it’s a suprise to read that her personal fashion director Nicola Formichetti is not a huge fan of old people in fashion. “I think old people should just be old and go away,”he tells Elle Collections. “It’s not about being in the industry for ten years any more: it’s about good ideas.”And what’s Nicola’s latest good idea? Releasing his next collection alongside a transsexual sex video released on an “adult”website.
A former Beatle and a former Beach Boy were among the guests, as the Mojo music awards served up a host of veteran rock stars last night. Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Gary Numan, Bob Geldof and Holly Johnson were all spotted arriving at the Brewery in east London. It could be because the whole event was sponsored by Glenfiddich whisky, maybe they older guys wanted to show the younger generation how it was done. It was probably a bit of both…
Want to holiday like the Beckhams? All you need is £93,750. That’s how much David is forking out to hire director Steven Spielberg’s seven-bedroom Malibu mansion this summer to house wife Victoria and their four children. And it seems that he is going for celebrity husband of the week, after posting a picture of himself cooking risotto for the family… Fellow Brits in LA Simon Fuller and Simon Cowell are engaged in another legal battle over Cowell’s new US X-Factor… In celebrity lawsuits, Kim Kardashian is suing Old Navy in the US for up to $20m, claiming that they used a model – Melissa Molinaro – who looks like her, thus cashing in on her name. The model just happens to be dating her ex boyfriend. In other “news”, Paris Hilton walked out of an interview after being asked if she was past her prime. Shocking.
Regular readers will know that this summer’s must-have accessory is an honorary degree. On Wednesday, True Blood star Alexander Skarsgård picked up his doctorate from Leeds Metropolitan University, which he attended for six months in 1996. So, any young people thinking about going to university, just remember – you only have to go there briefly, drop out and forge a successful career as a Hollywood actor and heart-throb, then wait 15 years and, hey presto! You will do better than getting a boring BA – they will give you a doctorate.
“I’m still straight and in love with my girlfriend. But not too straight – I still love musicals, brunch and Doogie Howser.” Zach Braff responds after his website was hacked and he was inadvertently ‘outed’
“[George Clooney] will come up to you and tell you something very serious, and then you walk away and you realise your pants are wet.” Actor Ryan Gosling on George Clooney’s water spray pranksTagged in: alec baldwin, Alexander Skarsgard, Amy Winehouse, beckham, Bob Geldof, Brian Wilson, celebrity gossip, Dionne Bromfield, Gary Numan, Holly Johnson, Lady Gaga, Ringo Starr, Steven Spielberg
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