Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Cheryl’s Stateside Dream takes a Dent

It seems that Cheryl Cole’s hope to make it big in America may have taken a knock after executives at Fox have suggested that she would be better suited in the role of mentor in the US X Factor. Although Simon Cowell was hoping to have her by his side as a judge, according to tough broadcasting rules in The States, the audience need to be able to understand what she is saying or the programme is in breach. And although top Hollywood voice coach Bob Corff, who has worked with Sharon Osbourne, has been helping to Americanise her Geordie accent, it seems that the execs are just not willing to risk breaking the regulations. ‘Simon is consoling her with the offer of helping him win the first series, which would give her profile a massive boost,’ a source said but being a mentor is just not the same as being a judge. Not only has she had her role in American X Factor downgraded but she has also given up her role as a judge in the British version leaving her career floundering.

Will and Kate’s Ex Factor
It’s all very easy to show off one’s photoshop skills and import one’s own name onto the released image of the Royal Wedding invitation (as one newspaper hack did last week, cheekily claiming to have got the nod), but for the lucky few with non-forgeries, the nuptials won’t be the only gob-smacking thing to observe on April 29. With the guestlist now becoming apparent, one was rather intrigued to discover a harem of ex-lovers of the bride and groom would be attending. As professed in the Daily Mail, William’s ex-girlfriends – Rose Farquhar, Olivia Hunt, Jessica Craig, and Davina Duckworth-Chad have probably received their invites. Although Kate has yet to confirm if she will be inviting any of her ex-boyfriends, most likely her first love Willem Marx and Rupert Finch, who she dated for less than a year at St Andrews, will be in attendance too. But what a roll-call of achievers! Two literary agents, one private security consultant in Iraq, a Gucci PR, an interior designer, a singer, a lawyer and an Emmy-nominated journalist – now what do my friends do again?

Gaga’s My Godmother?!?!
No doubt Liz Hurley will be sitting back wondering where it all went wrong. As godmother to TWO Beckham boys and Lennon Gallagher, son of Patsy Kensit and Liam Gallagher, it would seem that she has the right experience. And with Elton John and his partner David Furnish, 48 being godfather to Liz’s son Damian, she may have expected them to return the favour, however it seems not. The 63-year-old singer and husband David, who had son Zachary by a surrogate mother at Christmas, have instead chosen wacky singer Lady Gaga for the honour.  ‘We haven’t publicly confirmed that yet but your sources are very good,’ said David when quizzed about it. ‘She’s all about inclusiveness and tolerance. She believes that you can be whoever you want to be and that we don’t have to live in a world of conformity and that we can all benefit from individuality.’

Charlie’s Simply High On Life

Charlie Sheen’s stint in rehab after a drink and drug partying binge was unnecessary… according to Charlie.  The Two And A Half Men actor has hit back at producers of his hit show, who have cancelled the current season, calling the shows creator Chuck Lowe a ‘turd’ and ‘unevolved’ for not understanding his rehabilitation process. ‘I am on a drug, it’s called Charlie Sheen,’ he said in an interview for TV show 20/20. ‘I have one speed, one gear, Go!…I dare you to keep up with me,’ he added. This isn’t the first time the troubled actor has risked his career with drug and alcohol abuse. In 1998 he overdosed on cocaine and entered rehab. Then in early 2010 filming stopped on Two And A Half Men when Charlie voluntarily entered rehab. But Sheen insisted that this time he was ‘100% clean’ and offered to prove it by taking a drugs test, which he apparently passed! It seems that you can’t always blame crazy on the drugs then!

It Was The Best Of Times and The Worst Of Times

While Natalie Portman And Colin Firth triumphed at the Oscars as their outstanding performances were recognised, a few actors and actresses weren’t so lucky… and we’re not talking about their unsuccessful fellow nominees! Ashton Kutcher and Jessica Alba won the unfortunate titles of Worst Actor (for Killers and Valentine’s Day) and Worst Supporting Actress (for The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers and Valentine’s Day) at this year’s Razzie Awards. The Golden Raspberry Foundation held their awards for the worst achievement in film for 2010 just before the Oscars as an: ‘antidote to Tinsel Town’s annual glut of self-congratulatory awards’. But the biggest winners, or should that be losers, of the evening were the girls from Sex And The City. Not only did Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis share the award for Worst Actress for Sex And The City 2, but the film also picked up the award for Worst Sequel and Worst Screen Ensemble.

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