Caught & Social: Ronson remembers Amy
Mark Ronson dedicated his show at the Greenwich Summer Sessions in London to his late friend and collaborator Amy Winehouse. “If you love Amy and her music make sure you clap your hands right now,”he told the crowd. “I went to her service yesterday and a Rabbi said ‘a person’s life is measured in deeds, not years’; hers was pretty f*****g special.” He added: “I’m not getting emotional or morbid but it’s nice to share this moment with people who appreciate good music. Amy Winehouse was a genius and has made more brilliant music than I’ll ever make.”
Lady Love steals a March
Courtney Love played the English lady at Goodwood yesterday as she studied the programme with Lord March, owner of the racecourse. The singer, who was earlier spotted drinking Pimm’s, had come for Ladies’ Day. But the female celebrity element wasn’t simply confined to the stands. Yesterday was also the inaugural Magnolia Cup, which featured a brave group of female stars, including Sara Cox and Kate Reardon, taking to the saddle in designer silks for a race in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Galloping to victory was model Edie Campbell (right, with the trophy), in what organisers hope will become an annual event.
Like a scene from a busy stage of the Tour de France, the Prince of Wales had to cope with aides, onlookers and partygoers with camera phones as he navigated a special eco bicycle at the launch of The Earth Awards Exhibition in London. Also present at the event were Their Royal Highnesses the King and Queen of Malaysia. Sadly the organisers didn’t seize the opportunity to set up a bike race between the assembled royals.
Scene & heard
Nicky Minaj, another flamboyantly-dressed singer, has found herself in hot water over a recent concert in Jamaica, the Jamaica Observer reports, for use of “expletives”and “sexually suggestive dance moves”. And what is the punishment for such criminality? A fine of £7.16
Fellow sex symbol David Beckham, pictured, is launching a range of pants. The footballer has spent the past year working on his “bodywear”designs, to be stocked in H&M. But don’t rush out just yet, you’ll have to do with your saggy, grey, non-DB ones til they are released next February.
In other midriff news, the sight of Pippa Middleton’s posterior at the royal wedding has, the New York Post says, led to an uplift in requests for bottom augmentation. “The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the ‘Pippa Butt Lift’,’”says plastic surgeon Dr Constantino Mendieta. “Once the breast implants reigned supreme, now it is the buttocks that are considered a woman’s best asset.”Ahem
Sporty shoes are a work of art
Kelly Brook and Lily Allen mixed sport, art and pleasure last night as they attended the preview of an exhibition of work from five artists who have designed pieces inspired by designs from sports company Reebok. So now you know, they’re not just shoes, they’re works of art.Tagged in: Amy Winehouse, celebrity gossip, Courtney Love, David Beckham, Kelly Brook, Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Nicky Minaj, Pippa Middleton, tour de france
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