Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Lily Lands A Hubby AND A Baby!
Taking inspiration from Kate Middleton’s awe-inspiring wedding dress, four-months-pregnant Lily Allen looked almost angelic in her vintage-style lace dress by French designer Delphine Manivet at her English tea party-themed nuptials on the weekend. The ‘retired’ singer tied the knot to her painter-decorator boyfriend Sam Cooper, 33, in front 100 close friends and family, including bridesmaid Miquita Oliver, Harry Enfield, Damien Hirst, Lily’s sister Sam and mum Alison – and actor dad Keith, who walked her down the aisle at the service held in the Cotswold village of Cranham. Lily’s brother Alfie (sporting mirrored sunglasses after rumours he was covering up a black eye following a pub brawl three days earlier) took on the role of usher. At the wedding breakfast, the groom announced she was indeed pregnant and expecting a baby in November to the whoops of joy from the assembled guests. The news comes after Lily, 26, tragically lost the couple’s first child at six months, last November. She also suffered a miscarriage in 2008 at four months, however Sam told fellow guests a scan revealed the baby was very healthy. It goes some way in explaining why Lily begged fans not to watch her documentary reality show Riches To Rags in March which was filmed during her previous pregnancy. ‘I feel like a completely different person than the one that features in the programme,’ she said. Well you might be a feisty mouthy so and so, Lil, but we wish you all the best.

Pippa Gets The REAL Party Started
They haven’t been seen together since the Royal Wedding and her flirtations with a certain red-haired prince has not gone unnoticed, so it will come as no surprise to many to hear Pippa Middleton’s romance with former England cricketer Alex Loudon is over. The party-loving sister of the Duchess of Cambridge has been ‘cooling’ her relationship with Alex ‘for months’ and, according to pals, the pair recently called time on their 12-month romance. ‘It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up,’ a friend told the Sunday Times. The 27 year old has become a global icon after the sight of her pert bum nearly crashed Twitter during the Royal Wedding. Since then, she has been the talk of the town – with book deals, TV and even movie offers landing in her inbox on a daily basis. Rumours her and Alex, now a city stockbroker, were on the rocks began when she holidayed with her ex-boyfriend George Percy in Madrid without him. Pippa and George (Pippa Percy does have a nice ring to it!) were later spotted at the French Open in Paris and again in London for dinner at Chelsea’s Le Cercle restaurant. We don’t blame the girl for wanting to see who else is out there after all she is the most eligible women in Britain right now and with the likes of Justin Timberlake wanting a date her, we can understand her reluctance to settle down.

Kate Moss Had A Humming Good Time!
I’ve always been a fan of the Isle Of Wight Festival. Two years ago I was there covering showbiz stories with Look magazine, who’d set up a Pamper Parlour on site where you could go and get hair, nails and makeup done after a rough night in the field. Sweet, eh? I had a whale of a time, no doubt helped by the fact that I had VIP access everywhere. Just a shame it wasn’t this year, when Kate Moss decided to throw her hen’s party, because I’ve just seen pics of the trashed stretch Hummer limo they hired for the weekend – and it ain’t pretty! ‘Wild’ doesn’t begin to describe it. Empty champagne and vodka bottles, dropped glasses and various stains on the plush carpets… let’s hope Kate accommodated the cost of repairing a Hummer into her hen party budget. Accompanied by a gaggle of 30 guzzling beauties, including Jade Jagger, Sadie Frost, Meg Mathews and her mum Linda, the 37-year-old bride-to-be bid farewell to the single life as she gets set to tie the knot to The Kills frontman Jamie Hince on July 2. For a woman who’s dated Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig and Leonardo DiCaprio, that Hince fella must have something pretty special up his sleeve to get the twice-engaged model up the aisle. Then again, her last bloke was Pete Doherty…

Stella’s friendship dilemma
It is not nice when friends fall out but Stella McCartney has the unenviable task of trying to keep former friends Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson apart at the launch of her 2012 Resort Collection in New York today. While Stella has invited all three A-listers to her show, Madge barely speaks to her former besties any more. ‘Stella is worried that there could be a bit too much drama at her fashion launch. It’s all very awkward,’ a source told the Daily Mail. It is rumoured that Madonna and Gwyneth fell out over personal trainer Tracy Anderson. When Tracy left Madge in the lurch on tour to be with her new boyfriend and Madonna employee Phillipe van den Bossche, the Material girl severed ties with her. At the time a source told the New York Times; ‘Madonna had grown tired of the baggage that Tracy always seemed to be carrying with her. Tracy had grown to be more of a distraction than anything else.’ However since then Gwyneth has gone into business with Tracy, who she met through Madonna, which obvious annoyed Madge. Meanwhile Madonna and Kate Hudson are frenemies as ‘Madonna still hasn’t got over Kate dating her ex, Alex Rodriguez,’ even though Kate is now engaged to, and expecting a baby with, Muse’s Matt Bellamy. Lets just hope that the dramas don’t detract from the catwalk!

By Justine Harkness
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Justine Harkness

Justine Harkness

Now based in Los Angeles, Justine had worked for publications from Now to Look, OK! to Loaded, in the UK as well as for weekly magazines in Australia. She has written everything from in-depth celebrity interviews to covering every showbiz party, hotspot, the three ‘Fs’ (fads, fashion, fitness), awards ceremonies, travel (to Mustique, no less), you name it, for all the big magazines. A regular showbiz and lifestyle expert commentator for radio and TV, including BBC, Sky and all the terrestrial channels. There’s more, but there always is. She lives in Santa Monica with her ridiculously fluffy kitten Cookie (‘We should have called her Queen Latifah,’ she shrugs), chasing the latest celebrity stories. Justine’s mantra in life is: ‘In vodka we trust.’ She successfully out drinks many, yet is a bit of a hippy at heart. Just don’t ask her about grammar.

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