Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Shhh 7 oct 13Charlie Sheen Custody Battle Heats Up

Divorced in 2011, Charlie Sheen and ex wife Brooke Mueller have since been locked in a bitter custody battle for their four and a half year old twins, Max and Bob and things are heating up. Only yesterday, TMZ reportedly spoke with Sheen, who believes that “ex-wife Brooke Mueller is a dangerous, EVIL whore who’s putting their twin boys in SERIOUS DANGER”. He goes on to tell TMZ  that “his 4-and-a-half year old twin boys Bob and Max have already suffered physical and emotional damage from the time they’ve spent in Brooke’s care, adding that they’re very close to getting kicked out of school.” Other allegations from Sheen included that the boys were scared to be at Brooke’s house and suffer night terrors on their return, as well as a supposed rash on Bob’s face that appeared after being in Brooke’s care and looks “like a burn”.

This comes after Brooke  petitioned to the courts for Charlie to stay at least 100 feet away from her and to allow her to record communications in another twist of their messy custody battle. The court ruled against Mueller and so came the onslaught from Sheen. On Friday, Charlie tweeted: “happy Bday Brooke when you’re done sucking off the parking lot at Home Depot why don’t ya ‘blow’ out this candle. c,”Attached to this heart-warming message was a picture of a slice of cake on a paper plate, with a plastic grenade on top for some decoration. Oh, Charlie. What a smooth talker. As we know, when on a roll, there is no stopping the Charlie train and following the judge’s ruling he tweeted “oh, by the way, nice try this morning Brooke. you are a chubby weirdo who will lose at every turn trying to get between me and my boys. c”

The pair were married in 2008 and further reports have shown the Charlie’s previous ex wife, Denise Richards, has asked to give up custody of Charlie’s twins, saying that she could no longer care for Max and Bob because they have become out of control and violent, hurting her animals and her daughters. It is believed that Denise blames Brooke for their out of control behaviour.

Claire Danes Interview magClaire Danes Wants A Break From Homeland

Claire Danes sat down with Hollywood royalty Dustin Hoffman to discuss motherhood, marriage and her iconic portrayal of counterterrorism CIA agent, Carrie Mathison in the smash hit Homeland. The show has been gripping fans in a similar way to Lost, Breaking Bad and our very own Downtown Abbey before it and has dominated the screens (with critical acclaim) since 2011 – but has apparently also dominated the life of lead actress Claire Danes.

Talking with guest interviewer Dustin Hoffman, Claire describes the intricacies of Carrie’s character as well as a desire to take a break from the hit show and complex protagonist, Carrie. She told Interview magazine that channelling Carrie’s character can be both “exhausting and exhilarating”, but when asked by Hoffman at what point would she be unable to do another series, Claire opened up, saying that she considered the character role to be a “marathon”, also saying: “I would really like to play another character to deviate from Carrie for a second just because I’m starting to think that acting is this, and while this is one of the most fulfilling expressions of acting that I’ve found, it’s not why I do it. It’s not it. I think I’d appreciate her even more if I could take a little vacation from her and inhabit somebody else for a while.”

Claire, 34, looked stunning as she posed topless for December’s issue of Interview magazine and left no stone unturned when her and Hoffman sat down, talking about the show, motherhood and the disease which can be classed as a character for Carrie itself. Some of Claire’s most famous roles to date include her portrayal of Lady Juliet Capulet in auteur Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 take on Shakespeare classic Romeo + Juliet, as well as the character Angela Chase on My So-Called Life. The full interview which details how Danes and Hannibal husband Hugh Dancy read lines together, her “physical” love for her six-month-old son and how she manages to portray Carrie’s condition can be read here: Interview Magazine.

drew barrymoreBaby Barrymore Number Two

American sweetheart Drew Barrymore is expecting her second baby with husband Will Kopelman. A representative for the couple  confirmed the addition to their family to E! News, following a (slightly rubbish) attempt to hide the baby bump at Saturday’s LACMA Art+Film Gala, when stunning Barrymore wore a floral print maxi dress in an attempt to cover up, but press were not fooled! Drew and Will already have one child together and have been married since June this year. Olive is only 13 months old and after some quick mental math, we realised that Drew really was straight talking with Jay Leno last month, saying that she was keen to have another baby, saying: ‘I grew up as an only child, and although that really works for some people and for some parents that’s the way they want to do it.” Drew added “I want to be the Griswolds. I want the kids in the back rolling their eyes at mom and dad. I want Rusty and Audrey, theme parks and the whole nine.’ It seems that Barrymore has the potential to be a baby machine and could rival the Von Trap family by 2020. Alternatively, she cold swoop past the Beckham clan by 2016 or the Jolie –Pitts by 2019.

Paul McCartney Pudsey BearPudsey Gets A Makeover By His Celebrity Fans!

Pudsey bear has had more than a few new wardrobes this week, as eight celebrities have jumped at the chance to give ol’ Pudesy a bit of a revamp in time for 2013’s Children In Need. Gone is his yellow self and his stand-out polka dot eye patch has been customised by each celebrity stylist! Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley and Dame Helen Mirren are amongst the stars to take part in the “Very Important Pudsey” campaign and each bear is being auctioned off to the public, but for now can be viewed at London St Pancras station. There’s a Pudsey bear for everybody, including Paul McCartney’s Sgt Pepper Pudsey, A Viva La Vida Pudsey designed from Coldplay’s outfit trims from the music video for the hit tune and, an Astronomer Pudsey by Sir Brian May to reflect his love for Astronomy and an Ab Fab’s Patsy inspired Pudsey. The bears are being auctioned off as we speak and bids close on Saturday, November 16th. So what are you waiting for? Go to to bid on your favourite Pudsey bear! We quite like the infamous Helen Mirren bikini- clad Pudsey…

SJP twitterRemember, Remember The 5th November, SJP Joins Twitter!

And the world can rejoice! We often like to put ourselves in the shoes of the infamous Carrie Bradshaw, and wonder what it would be like to be her in a 21st Century world. A world where Carrie wasn’t just perched over a shabby chic desk with an outdated laptop, and instead would be surrounded with her smartphone, tablet and Macbook, tweeting, sharing and posting selfies of her and Mr Big on Instagram, so you can imagine our delight when this wonderful day arrived! They say it’s good to be fashionably late and Sarah Jessica Parker has certainly done that, by only joining twitter on Wednesday 5th November, with her profile picture being a slightly creepy eyeball close-up. Her first tweet read “Proud to share my new series city.ballet. on AOL On. @NYCballet dancers = extraordinary!” and contained a link to her new documentary drama showing life in the New York City Ballet. She has already bagged herself 460,504 followers including major celebrity magazines, journalists and doting fans. Of the 14 people SJP follows, there’s a cultured mix of presenters, editors and even the Director of the Tate museum. We wonder how long it will be before she starts following @BelleAboutTown… You can follow SJ at @SJP.

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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