Caught & Social: Was Brand cursed in Rajasthan?
Russell Brand took a stroll through London’s Soho yesterday. The comic is in the news after filing for divorce last week from Katy Perry, who he married in India in 2010. As the pundits argue over the reasons for the break-up and who will get what after the divorce, India Today asked the vital question: “Is Rajasthan jinxed for Hollywood couples?”It points out that Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar wed there in 2007 and divorced last year, while Guy Ritchie and Madonna visited there in 2008 and announced their divorce just a few months later. The celebrity world needs to be told.
Double-top take on the Tindalls
Royal horse rider Zara Phillips showed she had the common touch as and husband Mike Tindall took in the raucous action at the World Darts Championship final at Alexandra Palace in London. The actor Ralf Little seemed a little surprised by his fellow VIP guests, but of course he shouldn’t have been. At last year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Tindall showed he was no stranger to a big night out.
A well-wrapped Emeli Sandé steps out of the Radio 1 studios in London yesterday. The Scottish soul singer has been a regular in the endless “ones to watch in 2012”lists and releases her debut album in February. Before launching her singing career, the 24-year-old was a songwriter for a number of different acts. And before that, she was studying in Glasgow and, unusually in the pop world, possesses a degree in clinical neuroscience.
Doolittle enjoys the ride with new beau
Over in LA, meanwhile, British singer Eliza Doolittle was out for a drive with her new boyfriend Benji Madden in his vintage Ford. Madden, for those of you who don’t know, is part of the band Good Charlotte, used to date Paris Hilton and possesses a a tattoo of the former US President Benjamin Franklin, which covers his entire back. What’s not to like?
Scene & Heard
Illuminating responses to a questionnaire come in the new Vanity Fair. George Clooney says he would like to be reincarnated as his dog as “he lives better”. His friend Matt Damon says he was at his happiest “in our bed, making our children, and in the hospital watching them being born”. And Daniel Craig, pictured, claims that his most marked characteristic is his “third nipple”. If indeed it exists, let’s hope it appears in the next Bond film.
Actress Tilda Swinton, meanwhile, claims that she’s, er, not actually an actress. “I’ve been making it up as I go along,” she tells The New York Times. “In fact, I never set out to be an actor. Still am not, really.”
Also self-reflecting is Sir Elton John, who sees the similarly handsome Justin Timberlake as the perfect person to play him in a proposed biopic. “I’ve got a wish list of people,” he tells the LA Times. “Number one on my wish list is Justin Timberlake, because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and was superb.”
“I may come off as a sexual animal … But I’m not really, really that … I’d like to go and screw every girl I see, that would want to have me, who wouldn’t? But I don’t.” Rock star Steve Tyler says he’s pure reallyTagged in: Celebrity, Eliza Doolittle, Elton John, Emeli Sandé, George Clooney, katy perry, Russell Brand, Steve Tyler, Tilda Swinton, Zara Phillips
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