Caught & Social: Je suis désespéré pour un pipi…!
Gérard Depardieu has tried to turn his peeing-on-a-plane incident to his own advantage. The actor and Edouard Baer (who was with Depardieu on that fateful Paris to Dublin flight), made a video based on the incident to promote the new Asterix and Obelix film. Thankfully the video shows Gérard desperate to eat wild boar, rather than re-enacting the other episode.
Scene & heard
Don’t turn to Monica Bellucci’s new film Un Eté Brûlant (a scorching summer) looking for steamy French cinema as director Philippe Garrel doesn’t do sex. “Part of the reason I cast my son Louis… is that I can’t stand sex scenes,”he said. “I can’t film my family in a love scene. It would be too incestuous and weird. I don’t even like my actors touching in my films.”
Two Hollywood’s heavyweights Sir Anthony Hopkins and Donald Sutherland could be set for a battle for the lead in HBO’s The Corrections. Both are said to be interested in the film, based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Franzen.
Gerard Butler might seem like a tough guy. But his soft side came out in an interview with the LA Times when he cried for two minutes talking about his new film Machine Gun Preacher. “I feel every emotion,” he said. “I haven’t talked much about this movie in a while and I did the other day and I just started crying.”Aww…
What would have been the 65th birthday of late Queen star Freddie Mercury was celebrated by the Queen’s granddaughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, last night. Also on hand at the Freddie For A Day party at the Savoy Hotel, in aid of The Mercury Phoenix Trust, was Mercury’s former bandmate Brian May, who met a group of fans dressed as the singer. “Even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever,”he wrote on a special blog to mark the day. “He lived life to the full. He devoured life. He celebrated every minute. And, like a great comet, he left a luminous trail which will sparkle for many a generation to come.”
Some woolly thinking for a good cause
Yesterday C&S headed to Harvey Nichols in London for afternoon tea. But it wasn’t simply an occasion to eat pretty sandwiches and cakes, there was also a serious reason to go – the launch of Wool Week. Erin O’Connor, the model, and Nicholas Coleridge played host. Coleridge spoke about The Campaign for Wool and the drop in both the number of sheep in the UK and the price of wool, which severely affects farmers. He invoked John Lennon as he implored the gathered guests: “Please, give fleece a chance.”Tagged in: Anthony Hopkins, celebrity gossip, Donald Sutherland, Erin O’Connor, freddie mercury, Gerard Butler, Gérard Depardieu, Harvey Nichols, Monica Bellucci
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