Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Celeb News Oct 13

Gwyneth Declares War On Vanity Fair

Round seven-hundred-and-forty-four kicks off this week between Gwyneth Paltrow and Vanity Fair magazine. The 100-year-old publication is renowned for its clashes with A-list celebrities but when a story’s going to print, it’s going to print. This is the bitter pill that Gwynnie’s had to swallow this week when Vanity Fair’s editor-in-chief Graydon Carter declared that the story on the actress would still run, despite her attempts to get it blocked. It’s unknown what shocking secrets are set to come out of the woodwork but Gwyneth is using desperate measures to halt the article. She’s called on her celebrity pals, pleading with them to steer clear of any dialogue with VF from now until eternity. She apparently writes: “Vanity Fair is threatening to put me on the cover of their magazine. If you are asked for quotes or comments, please decline. Also, I recommend you all never do this magazine again.” Unintentionally, this has added fuel to Graydon’s ever burning fire, with reports of him claiming that the letter has “forced” his hand to push forward with the story. Vanity Fair is no stranger to controversy around its stories and defends itself by saying, “We wouldn’t be doing our job if there wasn’t a little bit of tension between Vanity Fair and its subjects. In any given week, I can expect to hear from a disgruntled subject in Hollywood, Washington, or on Wall Street. That’s the nature of the beast.”

Jennifer LopezJ-Lo Calls Time On Her Toy Boy

The break up of popstar J-Lo and her toyboy boyfriend Casper Smart seems pretty imminent according to EOnline! The pair got together just three months after Jennifer Lopez split from her husband of eight years and her four-year-old twins’ baby daddy, Marc Anthony. The rumour mill has been churning and whilst the couple claim to be happy to the press and public, behind closed doors J –Lo has been reported to say that she has never thought the relationship was “going to be long-term”. Ouch. It’s believed that the strong bond between Casper (who is 19 years her junior) and Jennifer’s twins Max and Emme could have been the reason that his ticket on the Lopez family train has been valid since 2011, a train that he was supposedly only allowed to hop on because he was the “best medicine” to cure Lopez’ split sorrows. Jennifer’s dating history includes three marriages and a two year stint with Hollywood A-lister, Ben Affleck. Only time will tell if this current two year tryst is for keeps but for now, J-Lo returns to film the thirteenth series of American Idol.

Kylie“Put Yourself In My Place”… I’m Too Busy.

Petit performer Kylie Minogue has also split with her long-term boyfriend after five years together. Kylie and Andres Velencoso have gone their separate ways and are ending things on “amicable” terms, after realising that their schedules are just too hectic. The cliché catalyst wasn’t unexpected with super sexy Spanish model Andres trying to launch his acting career and Kylie dipping her Tinkerbell toes into…well, everything.

With a new role on The Voice alongside Tom Jones, and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson as well as focus on her latest album, it seems the pop princess couldn’t squeeze in time for the man she had once dubbed “the one”. Time to get him out of your head, Kylie…

Jay Z Chris MartinIs It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s Jay Z and Chris Martin On The Tube. Obviously.

It’s your average day, you’re living the typical London life and catching the tube, you hit Waterloo and you catch the eye of a commuter. But it’s not your average commuter, it’s multi-millionaire, hip hop royalty, Jay Z. The Holy Grail rapper was caught on camera by stunned fans at Waterloo station while he was making his way to headline the O2 arena. Passengers weren’t just in for a Jay Z shaped treat, they were treated to a celebrity cocktail, with a dash of Gwynnie’s other half Chris Martin (Coldplay’s frontman with THAT voice) and a sprinkle of producer, Timbaland (If We Ever Meet Again). Jay Z was appearing at he O2 arena as part of his 2013 Magna Carter world tour.

charlie_hunnam50 Shades Freed, Indeed.

Charlie Hunnam got the sort of cold feet that all women dread this week  and pulled out of the most anticipated movie of 2013, before the script was even cold! Hunnam who was most famous for his role in Sons of Anarchy, was announced to play the part of Christian Grey in September and has supposedly stepped out of the project due to his “immersive TV schedule”. The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy caused an uproar when E L James brought erotic literature to book clubs all over the world in 2011.Dakota Johnson is still set to star as leading lady Anastasia Steele (or should we say led lady) but the position of her Dominant is still very much available. Any takers?

Anthony_HopkinsThank The Lord, Chivalry Still Exists…Sort Of.

Pulling out your chair, holding open a door and helping you with your coat. These are things that we probably daren’t whisper about. Chivalry is dead, right? NO! Acting royalty Anthony Hopkins has restored our faith in Mankind. Well, sort of. Following the huge success of Breaking Bad, Hopkins took the time to put pen to paper (literally) and tell leading man Brian Cranston exactly what he thought of his portrayal of a terminally ill chemistry teacher turned drug lord. It brings a whole new meaning to the concept of a love letter. Quite frankly, we’re loving the resurrection of fan mail and whilst it’s not quite fighting dragons for a leading lady, it’s a good start. See segments of Hopkins’ letter here…

Sophia Mead

Sophia Mead

Sophia is a greedy graduate not content with building up her credentials in one half of her joint honours degree. By day, she is a junior PR Executive, racing around trying to conquer the world of public relations but by night frantically taps away at her keyboard, getting lost in the realms of celebrity culture and sharing the stories with her own “Sophia spin”. Sophia is unashamedly obsessed with meaningful quotes and whilst blissfully content with the simple things in life, she’s far too ambitious to ever let them be enough until she is carrying on her person that perfect Chanel bag.

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