Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

“Suri Dresses Me,” says Katie

In a rare interview with New York magazine, Katie Holmes has opened up about her weird and wonderful family, reiterating what we already knew – four-year-old daughter Suri is a serious fashionista to be reckoned with. “She picks out all of her own clothes and has since she was 1½,” says Katie. “Tom and I went to the Met ball a couple of years ago and I had this beautiful red gown and these royal-blue shoes that I wasn’t planning on wearing, but Suri made me put them on and so I was like, ‘Okay, I trust you.’” The actress, 31, admitted she and Tom have Suri home-schooled and has a teacher with her every day. “We like the one-on-one education,” she says.

Meanwhile Katie has been one busy lady, having just finished four new projects, including the History Channel’s mini-series on Jackie Kennedy, and recently launching her own luxury women and children clothing brand, Holmes & Yang, with her stylist Jeanne Yang. “Tom wants to know when we’re going to do the men’s collection,” she laughs. All the way to the bank.

Brad’s Mile High Club

Angelina wasn’t kidding when she admitted last year that she didn’t think “fidelity was absolutely essential for a relationship”. Investigative journalist Ian Halperin, who published an unauthorised biography of the couple last year, has linked Brad to a 22-year-old model from Paris called Racine (naturally). Apparently Racine doubles as a trolley dolly for a private jet company that caters for A-listers and she claims to have slept with a number of Angelina’s exes. “I slept with at least three men Angelina slept with and they all told me they’d never had better sex,” claims Racine. “They get so excited when they cheat.” If that wasn’t enough to perk up book sales, Halperin has also claimed Brad has a secret 30-year-old mistress who has been proudly wearing an engagement ring. We’ve been advised to take this with a pinch of salt – Halperin might be an award-winning journalist, but he’s also claiming on his website that our dear old HM Queen Elizabeth is gay! One is NOT amused.

Scar-Jo can sell make-up, but a property mogul she ain’t

Scarlett Johansson looks more like a plastic extra from a Flash Gordon movie in her new campaign for D&G makeup, but bosses hope the sexy images will prove even more successful than last year’s Marilyn-esque campaign with Scar-Jo. Regardless, the actress’s finances seem to be ticking along nicely, despite selling her seven-bed mega-mansion in LA for a huge loss! The star bought it in 2007 for £4.5m and sold it last year for a measly £2.5m – ouch. Undeterred, Scarlett and her new hubby Ryan Reynolds have just forked out £1.8 million on a single-story four-bed, three-bath pad in the hills of Los Feliz with amazing views across the twinkling lights of LA. If you ever decide to sell this one, Scarlett, we’d suggest you use D&G’s flawless Photoshop experts on the property listing’s pics.

Lisa Marie’s move to Blighty

Watch out Kent, rock royalty is moving in. Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis, is starting a new life in the UK after buying an £8 million mansion in Tunbridge Wells. The 42-year-old singer and her fourth husband, guitarist Michael Lockwood, 49, flew into Heathrow this week with their 18-month old twin daughters Harper and Finley to move into the 11 bed property set in 90 acres. Lisa Marie has complained about the shallowness of LA in the past and said she is happy to moving across the pond, despite the weather! “We have found the quality of life so much more enriching and fulfilling,” she said. “The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life.”

Tunbridge Wells may seem like an odd choice for the daughter of ‘The King’ but the couple’s new house is just a stones throw from Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard’s former home in East Grinstead and Lisa Marie is a devout follower of the sect that she said saved her from “going mad or killing herself!”.

What’s the big deal about Zsa Zsa Gabor?

If you’re wondering who the hell is Zsa Zsa Gabor and why do we care if a nine-times-married 93-year-old platinum blonde survives her latest health scare (in other words, you’re under 40), then let us illuminate you. Aside from a vast repertoire of hit TV shows and her Eurotrash catch-phrase ‘dahlink’ (“I don’t remember anybody’s name. How do you think the ‘dahlink’ thing got started?” she once said), the Hungarian actress is infamous for bitch-slapping bell-boys and even a policeman after a traffic violation. But why we have to bow down to the magnificence of this women is her aspirational gamut of legendary one-liners on the three Ms (men, marriage and money), some of which we simply have to share with you, dahlinks…

“There is nothing wrong with a woman welcoming all men’s advances as long as they are in cash?”

“How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?”

“I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.”

“A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.”

“You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”

“I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”

“Macho does not prove mucho.”

“I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.”

“I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.”

“Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.”

…enough said!

By Justine Harkness
[picture credits: mysunshine; Adriana M. Barraza/WENN; Dimitri Halkidis/WENN;]
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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1 Comment on Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

  1. Sophie Patch // August 31, 2010 at 11:57 am //

    Scarlett Johansson…are those boobs real or what? I suppose if you’ve got them, then flaunt them. Plenty of girls pay big bucks to have boobs just like Scarlett’s.

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