Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Madge Splashes The Cash On Toyboy and New Look
Madonna has got tongues wagging at the premiere of her new film W.E. at the Venice Film Festival and this time it is not about the film itself. The singer turned director, 53, had a notably smoother and puffy face as she faced the photographers in Italy causing onlookers to speculate on what treatments Madge has had this time to try and hold back the hands of time. Although she has denied surgery saying: ‘I am what I am. And I don’t like the idea of someone putting you to sleep then taking knives to you,’ many people believe that she has had fillers, botox and dermabrasion to achieve her line-free complexion.
Meanwhile Madge has been spending big to win over toyboy lover Brahim Zaibat’s family. Just before going to the festival the Material Girl took Brahim, his mum and five of his cousin’s on a week long holiday and the five-star Hotel Du Cap in Cap d’Antibes, France.
‘Madonna went all out to impress Brahim’s mum and his cousins,’ a source revealed. ‘She told them all to order whatever they liked – which they couldn’t believe as the bill for one meal alone came to more than a thousand pounds.’ Let’s hope they appreciated her generosity!

Posh Back To Her Towering Best
Victoria Beckham has been pretty much out of the lime-light since the birth of her much longed for daughter Harper after it was revealed that she had slipped a disc. The condition, exacerbated by the caesarean she had, has meant that the fashion designer, 37, has had to give up the towering stilettos she normally sports and swap them for flats on doctor’s orders. Given that her latest collection is due to be shown at New York Fashion Week on September 11, she can’t have be happy having to wear flats. A friend close to the couple said: ‘She’ll have to see how she feels… Heels will put added pressure on the damaged area but it’s healing well, so it may not be an issue in another couple weeks.’
And it seems that the physio, schlepping around in ballet shoes plus the years of wearing super-high heels must have helped her get back into her couture shoes in super-quick time as she was spotted out on a family outing in six inch Louboutin’s to celebrate son Romeo’s ninth birthday. We are glad as Posh in flats just wouldn’t be the same.

Mel B Finally Welcomes New Addition
And talking of former Spice Girls, Melanie Brown has finally given birth to her third child this week after being overdue. Mel B, 36, had been trying for over a week to induce labour taking to twitter on August 22nd to say: ‘Hahaha my kids are trying to get me to run up our drive way hill to get my labour started, they are adamant right now to see the baby!’ Finally the new baby decided to make an appearance on September 1st, her first with hubby Stephen Belafonte. Her new daughter was the third girl for Mel as she has a 12-year-old daughter Phoenix Chi with her former husband and backing dancer Jimmy Gulzar and a four-year-old daughter Angel with Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy. Stephen also has a daughter Giselle from a previous relationship.
When their new daughter finally arrived Mel took to twitter to again thanks fans saying: ‘I wanna thank you ALL for your beautiful well wishes,it means a lot to me,you guys are the best, I am SOOOOOO blessed my heart is melting!!’ While the couple haven’t announced the name of their daughter yet they have revealed that they will not be naming her, that honour is going to Phoenix. ‘My daughter Phoenix wants to pick her sisters baby name, so fingers crossed she picks a good one!!’ We can imagine she’ll keep up the tradition of going for unusual names rather than choosing a more classical one such as Jane or Kate.

Matt Goes From Hunk To Chunk!
We are used to seeing Hollywood hottie Matt Damon buff and muscular to play action heroes such as Jason Bourne in the Bourne Identity but when he turned up at the Venice Film Festival this week he shocked onlookers with his shaved head and decidedly heavier look. But now we’ve discovered the secret reason behind his radical change in appearance – it was not  because he hasn’t been to the gym in a while but for a new film role. He was at the festival to promote his new action-thriller movie Contagion in which he plays a doctor trying to stop the spread of a deadly disease but it was for the film Liberace in which he plays the flamboyant pianists lover Scott Thorsen, that he had to gain some weight. Director Steven Soderbergh says that: ‘Matt accepted the challenge [of playing Liberace’s personal assistant turned boyfriend]. But I have to say I’d already convinced him to gain 30 pounds for The Informant,’ he said implying that he had once again asked him to put on weight for a role. Meanwhile Matt has also started work on Sci-fi flick Elysium. So far director Neill Blomkamp, of District 9 fame, has been very secretive about the plot of Elysium but we do know that Matt was required to shave his head for the role. It seems that Matt is happy to do what is needed for a role so lets just hope his next part requires him to be lean and buff!


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Miss B is a Belle About Town who likes to bring a little bit of style into every aspect of her life. An experienced journalist with over a decade in the industry she turned to the web to fill a gap for tech-savvy stylish women who want the best life has to offer at their fingertips. She loves a decadent cocktail bar, a beautifully cut dress, the perfect pair of heels, quality over quantity and is partial to Asian-fusion food, enjoys holidaying in the sun and shopping breaks to New York. But her first love is of course London!


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