Beaming Kelly Brook and Danny Cipriani party together after she films ‘Celebrity Juice’


Kelly Brook poured her famous curves into an eye-catching dress as she went out with rumoured boyfriend Danny Cipriani after filming the new series of Celebrity Juice on Wednesday night.

The former glamour girl, who recently split from long-term boyfriend Thom Evans, has been spotted with the rugby player on various occasions since the beginning of the year. They have not yet officially announced that they are back together.

Defying the chilly weather, Kelly turned heads as she left her London home for the studios wearing a form-fitting printed minidress, neon stilettos and carried a blush pink Chanel quilted handbag. She was beaming as she hopped into a taxi with Danny after wrapping filming at Riverside Studios.

Kelly has replaced new mum and Radio One presenter Fearne Cotton while she is on maternity leave. She will be Holly Willoughby’s co-panellist on the ITV show which is hosted by Keith Lemon. The group were joined at the studios last night by guests Geri Halliwell and JLS’Marvin Humes.

Former Spice Girl Geri, who had wrapped up from the biting cold in a leopard print coat, tweeted a picture of the group after filming with the caption, “We had such a laugh”.

Host Keith and his two glamorous panellists, Holly and Kelly, joined Nick Grimshaw on the Radio One Breakfast show on Thursday morning ahead of the first of the new series which airs on Thursday night on ITV at 10pm. If they had had a late night they didn’t let it show as they posed for photos in Nick’s ‘Instagrim’ booth.

Rumours first surfaced of Kelly and Danny’s reconciliation on February 10 when she shared a snap of them celebrating Chinese New Year together titled #NewBeginnings. They were then seen on a romantic Valentine’s date at the opening of Casablanca at The Troxy.

Kelly and Danny originally dated back in 2008 following her high-profile split from Titanic actor Billy Zane. The Kent-born actress met the Hollywood star during filming for Survival Island in 2004 and the couple were engaged to be married. Prior to Danny, she was in a seven-year relationship with Jason Statham, who is now dating Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley.

She found love with Thom Evans at the end of December 2010. In March the following year she announced that the couple were expecting a baby girl together, but heartbreakingly in May, she suffered a miscarriage. 

The actress confirmed the end of the relationship with former Scottish rugby star Thom at the beginning of February. Despite speculation that their split might have had something to do with Kelly’s friendship with Danny, she stated it had “absolutely nothing to do with a third party”.

“Thom and I mutually agreed to go our separate ways some time ago,” she said.

Nicole Kidman: Keith is my ‘love shield’


Nicole Kidman says Keith Urban has become her ‘love shield’.

The ‘Stoker’ star insists the country singer – with who she has two daughters, Sunday Rose, four, and two-year-old Faith Margaret – has given her a ‘very strong’ home life to offset some of her characters’ lives in her movies.

She said: ‘He’s given me a home. He’s given me really strong love – he’s given me a love shield. I have my girls and my husband and I have a very, very strong real life to counterbalance my fantasy life now.’

But this has not always been the case, as the 45-year-old star – who also has adopted kids Isabella, 20, and Conor, 17, with ex-husband Tom Cruise – admits she felt ‘incredibly lonely’ after winning an Oscar in 2003 for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in ‘The Hours’ because she didn’t have such a strong family structure around her.

She explained: ‘When I won the Oscar it was kind of a mix of popping open a bottle of champagne but at the same time feeling incredibly lonely because I didn’t have what I have now.’

Nicole has no plans to retire from acting just yet, and she is encouraged her career can last a long time after being inspired by 86-year-old star Emmanuelle Riva’s recent Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role in French-language drama movie ‘Amour’.

She added to Radio Times magazine: ‘That’s glorious. That says something great about the longevity of an actress’ career. Everyone always says, ‘Oh, they only have a shelf life of 40 years,’ and you look at that and go, ‘No way.’ ‘

Swank talks Montblanc collaboration


Hilary Swank has gushed about her collaborative charity effort with luxury company Montblanc.

The Hollywood actress looked stunning in a Giambattista Valli dress and Montblanc jewellery when she attended a pre-Oscar charity brunch to celebrate the Montblanc and UNICEF Signature For Good 2013 initiative.

Hilary – who was at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles – was honoured at the event, and gushed about her trip with Montblanc International chief executive officer Lutz Bethge to Ethiopia last year.

‘Every child deserves a fighting chance in life. Education is everything – if you have an education you have a better opportunity to overcome obstacles and have a fighting chance. There is no doubt that teaching is the most important job in the world,’ she told WWD.

Hilary was joined at the honorary event by a host of stars including Emmy Rossum, Alyssa Milano and Rosario Dawson.The Signature For Good range features special-edition writing instruments, jeweler and leather accessories emblazoned with a brick design.

The motif is ‘to symbolise the joint effort to build a better future by improving access to education, including the brick-by-brick construction of schools.’

Hilary gushed about the $4 million Montblanc has raised in the last year at the brunch, adding to the audience: ‘The enthusiasm and the warmth of the children stayed with me. After my visit I am now convinced more than ever that education is everything.’

Next month, a selection of the proceeds from each piece sold will be donated to raise money for UNICEF’s education programs in a number of countries, including Asia, Latin America and Africa.

 

John Mayer loves independent Katy Perry


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John Mayer loves how independent Katy Perry is.

The 35-year-old singer – who is famed for his woman rising ways and previously dated stars including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz – is head-over-heels in love with the ‘Firework’ singer and loves that she has her own career and friends to focus on.

A source said: ‘He loves that she’s so independent and doesn’t cling to him like a lovesick barnacle. Katy, of course, loves a bad boy but she’s going to let a man stomp all over her.

She’s really quite sassy with John and he loves it. He needs someone to take him down a notch.’

John’s friends are also impressed with Katy – who was previously married to Russell Brand – and believe she has changed him for the better.

The insider added to America’s OK! magazine: ‘John has changed. There’s a kind of humility about him these days and that’s due to Katy. He’s said she’s got the him, hook, line and sinker and he wants to spend the rest of his life making her happy.’

Diana Lane and Josh Brolin announce end of their marriage


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After eight years of marriage, Hollywood couple Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are going their separate ways, their representatives have confirmed. Their split is said to be amicable and a mutual decision.

“They’ve been separated for several months,” a source close to the couple told People.”This was a hard decision for both of them to make.

“The relationship just ran its course.”Diane, 48, married the True Grit star in 2004 in a ceremony held at his ranch in central California.

The couple were first introduced at a party in 2002 by Barbra Streisand, Josh’s stepmother through her marriage to James Brolin. They have no children together.

The divorce will be the second for both. Josh, 45, was married to actress Alice Adair from 1988 until 1994, and they have two children, Trevor Mansur and Eden, while Diane was previously wed toHighlander star Christopher Lambert, the father of her daughter Eleanor Jasmine.

Anne Hathaway shines at awards ceremony


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Anne Hathaway kept her dress short and sweet at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in California last night.

The Les Misérables star donned a sparkling gold Gucci dress as she turned up to the bash hosted at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Continuing her successful awards season – which saw her pick up a BAFTA for best supporting actress earlier this month – Anne was there to collect a further accolade.

The brunette was honoured with the 2013 Lacoste Spotlight Award at the ceremony, with the gong being presented to her by Les Misérables co-star Russell Crowe. Anne looked radiant as she received the award, sweeping her glossy bobbed hair over to one side and accessorising her glittering frock with Kwiat bangles and glitzy heels.

However, the focus of the evening was on those who work behind the scenes to make stunning costumes for Hollywood’s biggest films.

Ginnifer Goodwin, Amy Poehler and Lily Collins all showed up to support some of the best designers in the business. Ginnifer looked great in red Nonoo gown, which boasted darker panelling at the bottom.Lily stole the show in an elaborate monochrome frock, which featured a huge bow and a low back, as well as a daring plunge-front.

Amy kept it classy in black, spicing her dress up with a pair of green earrings.One of the big winners of the night was Jacqueline Durran who won for the spectacular costumes seen in period drama Anna Karenina.

Caroline McCall also walked away with an accolade for the pieces featured in UK TV series Downtown Abbey.

 

Kristen Stewart named least sexy actress


Kristen Stewart has been named the least sexy actress in Hollywood.

The ‘Twilight Saga’ actress – who was embroiled in a scandal last year when she cheated on her co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson with ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ director Rupert Sanders – earned the dubious distinction in a poll of British men ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday (24.02.13), beating the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Lindsay Lohan.

A spokesperson for Men’s gadget website Menkind.co.uk, which conducted the poll, said: ‘Our Oscars poll has been a fascinating insight into the minds of British men. It’s shown that sexiness is far more than appearance.

‘They were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don’t want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen.’Kristen, 22, eclipsed ‘Sex and the City’ star Sarah, 47, who ranked second, while troubled redhead Lindsay, 26, came third.

Elsewhere, while they may be Oscar winners, Hilary Swank and Tilda Swinton received less esteemed honours this awards season, came seventh and ninth in the poll respectively.

Other actresses to receive mentions include Denise Richards, former ‘The O.C.’ star Mischa Barton and Uma Thurman.

The 10 least sexy Hollywood actresses:

1. Kristen Stewart
2. Sarah Jessica Parker
3. Lindsay Lohan
4. Denise Richards
5. Kirsten Dunst
6. Mischa Barton
7. Hilary Swank
8. Lucy Liu
9. Tilda Swinton
10. Uma Thurman