Popular TV chef Nigella Lawson has found herself in the spotlight again this week, however this time it’s for being accused of having had an uncontrollable drug addiction. The claims came to light during the trial of her two personal assistants, after they’d reportedly been scamming Nigella and her art collecting famous ex husband, Charles Saatchi, out of more than £300,000 during their time working for the divorced couple. According to the assistants’ defence counsel, the softly spoken English rose apparently managed to keep her addictions under wraps by secretly allowing assistants Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo to spend her husband’s cash at their leisure. The sisters’ barrister successfully applied to for the accusation that Nigella had a drug habit that has been out of control for years, leading Saatchi to brand her with the name ‘Hi-gella’, in a bid to show her ‘bad character’. Nigella has kept a rather dignified silence since moving on from the notorious photos of Saatchi with his hands around her neck at outside a restaurant. Although he initially declared the incident a ‘playful tiff’, Saatchi later accepted a police caution following the incident. Charles Saatchi is due to give evidence in the case today. Lets just hope that Nigella gets her say as well…
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Divorce finalised
The hook up of Demi Moore and her then toyboy, Ashton Kutcher, was one of the most unexpected get together’s of 2003 and they went on to be one of the cutest partnerships and one of the saddest celebrity splits in celebville. The couple was married in 2005 but split in 2012. This came after reports that Ashton cheated on Demi on the couple’s sixth wedding anniversary. Since the split there have been more movies and more romances and Ashton Kutcher has moved on, dating former That 70’s Show co-star Mila Kunis (who is rumoured to be pregnant, FYI). For all those who still held a torch for the cougar/toy boy duo, all bets are off as the couple have had their divorce finalised on Tuesday. Demton split citing “irreconcilable differences” as the cause and both released personal statements to the public following the split, with Demi’s saying: “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life. This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation.” This is Demi’s second divorce following her marriage to Hollywood actor Bruce Willis. Bruce and Demi have three daughters together and still remain on good terms.
Cheryl Cole Receives X Factor Settlement Fee
In early 2011 Cheryl Cole could do no wrong. She was the face of beauty brand L’Oreal, a successful pop artist, had been riding high on her success as an X Factor judge in the UK and was all set to become one of America’s sweethearts… until Simon Cowell pulled the plug in the cut throat world that is showbiz. In a highly publicised spat, music mogul Cowell booted Cheryl off the judging panel after claims that her Geordie accent was too hard for the US audience to understand. Cheryl returned to the UK, tail between her legs and promptly opened up a law suit with X Factor USA production company Blue Orbit. Whilst Simon and Cheryl managed to resolve their differences – the lawsuit continued and was yesterday resolved with a whopping settlement fee. A spokesperson for Cheryl said: “Cheryl’s dispute with Blue Orbit has been resolved amicably.” Whilst the exact details of the settlement weren’t confirmed, it was reported that the compensation estimated at around £1.4m, whilst also being paid for season one of the show. Reports say that the additional sum was to compensate for damages for wardrobe, housing and living expenses. Simon and Cheryl are said to have rekindled their friendship, with Simon supposedly wanting Cheryl to return to the UK X Factor in the future.
Tom McFly Speaks Out About Depression
In an interview with Metro, Tom Fletcher of McFly has spoken out about depression and the highs and lows that come with a career in the spotlight. Like many celebrities that have been diagnosed and spoken out about the illness, it was not an easy process to be diagnosed. When asked how long it took him to get help, Tom replied with: “Looking back, I displayed symptoms of it when I was at school but didn’t know what it was. It’s been a long time.” Tom continued to talk about before he was diagnosed, saying “With bipolar or manic depression you go through cycles and mine were quite recognisable – it coincided with what we were doing with writing and promotion. “ In the two years since he has sought help, Tom has celebrated ten years with McFly, gotten married, conceived a child with his wife and has had viral video success with his wedding song, but Tom still remains honest and talks sensibly about his condition, “It’s extremely common, anyone can be affected by it, it’s nothing to be ashamed of and help is available.” Other celebrities have openly spoken out about seeking help for depression including Frankie Sandford of the Saturdays, Stephen Fry, Winona Ryder and Owen Wilson.
Prince William Performs With Jon Bon Jovi And Taylor Swift
It’s a Tuesday night, you’re at the Winter White Gala in support of the charity Centrepoint and you’re at Kensington palace in the company of royalty. You’re expecting to see an acoustic performance by rock legend (and perhaps royalty in his own right) Jon Bon Jovi, singing his 80’s smash Living On A Prayer but this time, he had a little help from a couple of people not usually placed in his rock band line up – country singing starlet Taylor Swift and Prince William. Yes, Prince William! The 31-year-old Duke of Cambridge surprised everybody with his good willed humour and (slightly awkwardly) decided to get involved in the collaboration. The three were all smiles at the gala though and seemed to thoroughly enjoy their performance, as did the crowd. You can check out the full video of Prince William getting stuck in here, on the Royal Family Channel. Our thoughts on it? Wills is definitely embracing the embarrassing Dad role! Don’t worry George, we’ve all been there!