"We really had fun together. I mean, she’s not going to be having our child in Namibia, but we really enjoyed working with each other “Luke Wilson, on his relationship with My Super Ex-Girlfriend costar Uma Thurman, to David Letterman
"Man, if I can get a burp out of that little thing I feel such a sense of accomplishment." Brad Pitt about his child born in Namibia.
"It works. It’s better than yelling or hitting your kid." Rosario Dawson, on how her mom used to lick her face in public to punish her as a child, to Jay Leno
"Were you a child that often required a lot of licking? "Jay Leno to Dawson
“I think every decade has an iconic blonde — like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana — and right now, I’m that icon.” Paris Hilton’s mother should have licked her face more often.
" it’s been a whirlwind…spontaneous but well thought through." Pamela Anderson is an oxy moron as she explains why she is marrying Kid Rock. A lot of licking going on.
“That’s just bullshit I just use a lot of lip balm —honestly!” Lindsay Lohan says her lip balm makes her lips look surgically enhanced. Honestly. She needs a good licking.
"Oh, my God! I’m horrible at this! That’s why I sing I guess!" Jessica on trying to read a teleprompter. She needs a good brain.
"Joe is his name, I have him for a year and my job is to teach him 10 commands. Today, we’re training him to act like a socialite” Isabella Rossellini on her latest accessory : a yellow Labrador
“ My policy is, you buy art, you don’t buy jewelry and you borrow clothes." Art producer and socialite Yvonne Force Villareal explains the shopping rules" A dogs life
"We really had fun together. I mean, she’s not going to be having our child in Namibia, but we really enjoyed working with each other “Luke Wilson, on his relationship with My Super Ex-Girlfriend costar Uma Thurman, to David Letterman
Sometimes it can be a good thing when George Clooney leaves me alone and goes off to shoot a movie. It means I can slather on a fabulous facemask, do my nails, and settle down to watch a crap movie he isn’t starring in. It means I can try on his old Batman outfit or his ER stethoscope for hours on end in peace and quiet. It means on a cold winter’s night I can snuggle into my other favourite red hot accessory: a cute red hot water bottle that comes with its own chic de la chic red knitted poloneck sweater emblazoned with a gorgeous minimalist white cross. The best news? Hot water bottles don’t snore.
$9.95 (on sale) Red Hot Water Bottle with knitted red cover from Bed Bath n Table stores.
Rainy cold days are great for getting a lot done. You can exercise your wrists flicking through magazines, work out exactly how many calories you’ve actually consumed, run up a phone bill and then work up a sweat racing through the latest Prada catalogue. You can get the hear rate right up by jumping on Net a porter and stretching the credit card. And as you count the rain drops (relieved you are not out there getting your hair frizzy) you can sit back and admire your new Gucci umbrella sitting in the groovy Splash. Splash is the grooviest plastic umbrella stand that looks like a splash of water. It comes in all sorts of fabulous colours and can also be used to store other things you may never use: Like tennis rackets.
$79 Yasuhiro Asano for plus-d from www.top3.com.au/search.php
Sometimes it feels right to hide a few things in life: the botox scars (from the children), the chocolate in the fridge (from yourself), your pre surgery nose (from your new lover), your new lover (from your husband), your Jimmy Choos (from the puppy), the Gin (from your mother in law) and your legs (from all mankind). Then there’s the face issue. I have hidden my skin for so long I don’t even remember what it really looks like. That’s because I just adore the fabulous Stila natural finish oil free makeup. It glides on over all the cracks and fissures filling them and hiding everything in its wake. Plus you will be pleased to know it looks natural, smooth and not at all gluggy or too matte. Brilliant. Hint: hide it from friends before they try to nick it.
$78 Stila Natural Finish Oil Free Makeup from Mecca Cosmetica.
Marc Jacobs will open his first London store on Mount Street, Mayfair, in October.
Despite critical acclaim for Olivier Theyskens, Rochas is to be shuttered. Sob
It’s another US Vogue cover for Linda Evangelista – she’s 41, and pregnant.
The science of sleep is the new movie from the director eternal Sunshine with Gael Garcia Bernal
After a property to rent in italy? Go here www.le-marche-explorer.com/
or just stay Stay here in Le Marche www.hotelemilia.com/e_default.htm
Want to cruise around the Med on a HUGE yacht ? windstarcruises.com/
This hotel in Italy looks gorgeous www.hotelfortino.it/
And so is this 17th century mansion with 10 suites www.palazzodallacasapiccola.it/
Stay here in the Spanish Pyrenees www.lapleta.com
Kirsten Dunst was scheduled to appear on the cover of Vogue to promote the new Sofia Coppola film. Annie Leibovitz shot the actress for the cover but the initial photographs were said to be subpar in the eyes of Vogue editors, owing to a botched attempt to return Dunst to a more natural shade of blonde. Leibovitz was apparently sent to shoot a second cover try last week. WWD
Off to Majorca? Stay at this 18th century estate www.sonjulia.com/
In Venice go to see the inaugural exhibiotn of post war artists at Francois Pinault’s new museum www.palazzograssi.it/
Travel and Lsiure magazine nominates this as the inn of the month looks great www.sextantio.it/
Looking for a chic little hotel in London? www.therockwellhotel.com/
We’re tired of waiting for photos of TomKat’s baby, so TheShowbuzz has developed a high-tech Suri Simulator to keep ourselves busy during the endless days of waiting. Simply use your mouse to drag and drop Tom or Katie’s nose, mouth, or eyes to the baby in the center of the photo below and you can make a mock-up of what you think Suri might look like. the wait is over…Build your own Suri Cruise yourself !
Christie Brinkley is shocked to find her husband had affair with a teenager.
Kate Moss is thought to have made £6 million more this year than the year before she was filmed on snorting coke. She can afford it.
Matthew McConaughey made us all very happy by doing crunches and stretches and yoga-centric workout on the beach. Thank you.
Uma Thurman can’t decide if she should stay with Andre Balazs.
Pamela Anderson will marry ex-fiancé now fiancé again Kid Rock.
Pamela Anderson did some shopping in St. Tropez in a see through top and nipples so powerful even her mighty bra was unable to stop them. pinkisthenewblog.
Fashion royalty Carolina Herrera Jr. had second child, a boy
In a move that will be shocking to about 14 people (most of them under the age of nine), New Line Films announced that they will not be screening Snakes on a Plane for critics.
Alien sighting: Leah Remini claims that she has "seen Suri" ..that she is a staunch Scientologist has nothing to do with it .
Avril Lavigne married Deryck Whibley.
Nicole Richie reportedly fainted while shopping in LA. She shopped and then she dropped. “She was looking through a rack of clothes when she suddenly fainted and hit the floor, The staff helped her to a chair and offered her something to eat. She shot back, ‘No!’ and mumbled something about it being ‘so hot.’ "That’s what happens when you replace your meals with laxatives. I don’t know a single person who’s fainted from the heat, and yet every teen celebrity has. Unless it’s not the heat. Unless it’s because they’re starving themselves. I don’t even dare to imagine such a thing could be true. The shock! The horror! Why am I yelling! “ says superficial .com
“ One last bit of Paris news, her pet ferret (I believe it’s called Dolce Gabbana) heroically tried to escape recently … and he almost got away but unfortunately for him he failed: Paris Hilton really loves her ferret and was seen kissing it Who doesn’t love letting their ferret run through the garbage and then making out with it? It’s safe. It’s sanitary. And it just makes sense. Although I’m more concerned about the ferret catching something from Paris Hilton than the other way around. The ferret’s only been going through the garbage. Can’t say the same about Paris. “ The superficial
Naomi Campbell reportedly smashed up $50,000 worth of stuff on her boyfriend’s new yacht because she wasn’t pleased with the appetizers or the wine when she ordered the chef to make a "memorable, romantic meal" for her and her boyfriend. It’s time for somebody to introduce Naomi Campbell to Russell Crowe. Although Nokia might have to start up an entire new division just to produce enough phones for them to throw at each other.Thesuperficial.
The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs …by Irvine Welsh
Welsh, who wrote Trainspotting (1993), gets considerable comic mileage from dual Edinburgh protagonists in this story of two men locked in a war of wills. Troubled restaurant inspector Danny Skinner is on a quest to find the mysterious father his mother will not identify. His ensuing journey takes him from Edinburgh to San Francisco. The hard-drinking, womanizing Skinner has a strange nemesis in the form of mild-mannered fellow inspector Brian Kibby. Skinner’s unfathomable, obsessive hatred of Kibby that takes over everything. Irvine Welsh’s work is a transgressive parable about the great obsessions of our time: food, sex, and celebrity. Sounds great to me.
$15.72 www.amazon.com/gPublisher: W. W. Norton; 1st American Ed edition (August 7, 2006)
The Christmas List
Architecture Now! 4 (Midi S.) (Turtleback) by Philip Jodidio
Architecture Now Volume 3 was the winner of the prestigious Saint-Etienne Prize for the Best Architecture and Design Book of 2004. Volume 4 proves that the best keeps getting better, with new names from all over the world and the most exciting and unique buildings and designs. As always, easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and website addresses.
$25 Publisher: Taschen; Multilingu edition (April 6, 2006)
There are a lot of new summer pieces coming through which will be perfect to wear in St Tropez …..
Witchery: New in are some chic little tanks tops with overstitching on the shoulder in a green and white $39 ; a classic crop cuffed brown ¾ pants $109; some chic little puff sleeve T shirts $39 in lots of colours. Check out the seersucker stripe wide pleat skirt in cotton with its own little ribbon belt $129; the black short sleeve chiffon blouse $129 and the T bar flat sandles are in white or a light blue $59. Go for the Lanvin style round toe wooden stacked heels in black if you can find any in your size $149. The slouch bag is handy and very simple $149. Buy the groovy strapless cotton satine black dress $149; the navy short sleeve crop jacket $169 and the fab cheap but chic item du jour ; the elastic wide belt with the big leather buckle $59
French Connection: Lots of great pieces in as reported last week. Lots of navy and white. Buy the white puff sleeve t-shirt $39.95; the fab navy crop peacoat jacket with tortoiseshell buttons and an inverted pleat back, very chic for $179 and the black and white striped cotton wide pleat skirt with a flat waist band $99. Buy the classic jeans $99 ; the groovy stripe fabric belts $29 in red or blue and white and the empire drape front white T shirt with puff sleeves is $39. The classic double cuff white shirt is chic $79.
Esprit: Check out the cute black faux suede shoulder bag , a bit hippie but not bad for $79; the red and white wide striped long sleeve t-shirt $59.95, very handy, the funky stone cord short trench $139.00; and the blue nylon D/B short belted trench $199. There are some handy casual red T shirts with white over stitching and white faux sleeves $39 and don’t forget the classic Tod’s style tan loafers for about $129 and the chic simple stretch oatmeal wide neck knit sweater $69.
Cue: Check out the must buy grey and black striped empire top with ¾ sleeves $59; the fabulous black chiffon blouse with short puff sleeves and the chicest stone velvet ribbon belt $159; the blue and black floral 50’s pleat skirt with its own belt $169.00. Buy the chic black shift dress with a wide belt $239.00; the black fitted skirt $15 ; the snazzy white double cuff shirt $159 ; and the fabulous black or tan puff sleeve very fitted jacket $169 with matching slouch man style pants $179.
Bonds: I do love the simple T shirt tank dresses with a thin self belt $39 in black and a horrid purple and the cute racer back tops with a shoestring straps in lots of colours $16.
Just Jeans: They have some ‘Seven’ dark denim jeans but they are not Seven from all Mankind jeans from $99.00; a cute grey and navy long scarf $14.95; a cool little red cropped knit cardigan $39.95 and a groovy little black and white pinstriped cotton jacket with short sleeves $69.95.Buy the men’s grey round neck long sleeve T with the fake white T sewn into it $39; the cool back pocket dark jeans $99 ; and the short sleeve navy and white spot blouses are now reduced to about $19.
Mollini: love all the shoes here this month: Go for the peep-toe gold snakeskin sling back heels $148.00; the brown wedge long boots $198; and the divine cream with black trim small platform heels with a lace up front $168.00. Buy the black flat boots if you are still looking $198.00; the black round toe platform heels a la Lanvin $158.00; the black snake skin round toe ballet flats $148.00 and the new funky tan roman sandals $128 also in gold. Love the navy patent wrap and tie sandals with a cork platform heel about $158.
MNG: They have great tops here . Check out the MNG concrete simple tank with satin trim along the side $49.95: the snazzy silver lurex singlet $34.95; the chic and casual black cotton zip bomber jacket $159; and the sleeveless silver lurex polo top $59. There are some choc brown cotton satine classic pants $69; handy white ¾ jeans $79; some cute little patterned top in red and black and white $99 and a fab short knit grey singlet top $69.
A/X Armani exchange: On sale best buys are the clever white hood nylon zip bomber that sells under a black cotton blazer now reduced to $80.00 (on sale); the black sequin encrusted ( though subtle) zip thro cable knit vest with fur trim now reduced to $249; the oatmeal hood knit with a press stud button neckline $179 ; and the little herringbone denim skirt $119. I like the zip black chunky knit sweater $169.
Veronika Maine: Lots of great buys here but it’s very 50’s Marni inspired so can be difficult to mix. Buy the must have cream empire camisole with wide straps and a cute drape front $149.00, also in a green; the simple and very handy brown chiffon tulip hem dress (including belt) with wide straps $299.00. You layer the cream cami under it. . Check out the cute green cropped knit V neck cardigan $89.95; the brown print 50’s wide neck dress with wooden button details $229 and the cream boho off the shoulder poets shirt with drawstring hem and a thin black pinstripe and wooden buttons $149. There is a very big, loose almost tent dress with empire waist and in black cotton full skirt and round neckline and tiny buttons $149; a cute blue taffeta corset top with a brown belt $215 and a short sleeve blue cotton fitted shirt $79. The suiting is good here and so are the retro print skirts.
DKNY: New in Myer. Check out the black drop waist sleeveless dress in jersey $579; the wrap jersey chiffon trim dress $449; the classic black wide pants $419; the cute little tulip skirt $419 and a lovely black chiffon gaze trim T shirt $209.
Midas: Buy the black patent leather flats $178.00;the funky silver ballet flats $178.00 and the black round toed boots with a chuky heel are still here if you are after boots. $398.00
Country Road: Love the new spring pieces just arrived. Buy the simple black cotton jersey empire dress with a drawstring front and scoop neck $189; the peep toe Chloe style heels with a brass buckle are great (the heel is big and square !); the black heavy black knit short pea coat $229 also in white; and the white or navy Balenciaga style cotton tank top with satin straps and satin panel insert $89. There are some cool grey shorts with a cuff $159; fab little scoop neck black and white stripe top with ¾ sleeves $59 and the simple black satin pleat silk skirt in navy. Check out the black sleeveless T with satin trim in navy $49 ; the seersucker pinstripe empire cotton cami with a cream edge $69; the silky Missoni style ecru, white and black striped scarf $59.95; the classic black wool trench $449.00; the cute little grey knit crop cardigan $99 and the charcoal tweed slouch pant are a great alternative to jeans $199.00;
Max and Co: still on sale; Check out the chocolate military coat now reduced to $548.00: the fab grey velvet pea coat now reduced to $297.00 : the very classic green khaki round neck knit reduced to $129; the black wool wide pinstripe pants now $159; the brown tweed slouch pants are now $100 and the little brown check flippy skirt is now $198;
Saba: There are quite a few groovy new pieces in this week. Check out the snazzy Chloe style blue satin silk shoe string dress with corset detail $499; the blue Chloe style silk skirt with wide pleats and buttons $299 and the light blue sheer chiffon blouse $179. Buy the black slouch pants $249; the nay belted long sleeve knit with a self belt $169 ; and the deep V knit cream sweater $269. I see watermelon. I will forgive them. Maybe. There is a cute little satin tulip skirt in granite $249 and go for the paisley chiffon dress on sale now for $249. There is a black wool bubble skirt $249 and a chic oatmeal knit grandpa top $249 . Buy the white gathered jersey top with a ¾ sleeve $149.
Bettina Liano: on sale so check out the ruffle front blouse in white now $269; the groovy grey marle jersey zip thro bomber now $185; the fab twill black military jacket now $249 with puff sleeves also in stone. There are skinny black pants $139; short cuffed shorts $199 and a straight dark denim skirt now $165
Weekend Max Mara: There are some new pieces in but it is looking very conservative. There is a classic belted jacket safari jacket $830 ; a cute stripe in navy and white tank top $230 ; a chic cream double layered tank $230 ; and a gorgeous zip through cable knit sweater $420. Don’t forget the perfect stone trench is reduced to about $800 from $1100. The black trousers utis are great for work $1300.
Evelyn Miles : Adore the sensational new Miu Miu silver clutch bag with huge oversized jewels on the front $988; the divine Luella black pocket slouch bag from about $2000 ; the gorgeous Jimmy Choo navy leather oversized bag with gold hardware from about $2000 and more.
Bally: The summer collection is arriving in store and its all rather gorgeous. Please buy the divine red or black suede ballet flats with cream lacing around the edge $450.00; also in a heeled version. There is a fabulous ecru canvas flat tote with cute gold hardware and trim $750.00; some very cool brown leather wedge heeled espadrilles $525.00; a sensational green suede satchel $695.00 with green and white stripe fabric strap and the must buy of the season black wedge ankle strap sandals $595.00; Buy the cute red suede small handbag with white patent trim and chain strap ( matches the snazzy ballet flats); and the red leather trainers are chic also in black $450. I spy a few things still on sale: a caramel suede bag slouch with brown signature stripe is now reduced $475; and a chic black 2 handle tote with white stitching is also reduced. Plus more.
Ralph Lauren: check out the sale pieces. The classic grey tweed shorts $249.00; the very handy navy puffa jacket now $349.00 and the chic and very versatile grey cotton jersey strapless dress with a grey satin ribbon belt is now $599 from $1200. New oin are some fabulous very long and ruched khaki t-shirts $129.95, also in red.
HUGO BOSS Woman: Gorgeous things here. Go for the black woven slouch bag $859.00; the white rib t-shirt $129.00; the cute little singlets in all colours $119 ; and the choc brown classic pants also in black $339. Buy the choc brown short silky knit tank $329 : the khaki silky knit tank $139 ; and the snazzy tie front sand jacket in cotton satine $1049; also in a black. There is a cream V neck knit rib top with cuffed sleeves $319; a black tie front wrap cotton satine sleeveless dress $859; a black chiffon evening dress with empire, very vava voom, for the red carpet $2279. The bags are cool too. Check out the orange 2 handle leather tote bags $619. Chic.
Bill’s Tomato Chutney ….From Good Living.
A delicious hot and spicy sauce that is so easy to cook and goes with everything. Dress it up or down, take it from day to night , it’s a must have in your fridge and will work with anything from roast lamb to pasta to scallops. A winner on a cold night when you open the fridge and wonder what to cook.
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp black mustard seeds
2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp ground cumin
2 long red chillies, finely chopped
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
100ml malt vinegar or balsamic will do
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt
·Crush the garlics
·Chop the chillies
·Grate the ginger.
·Watch the manicure.
·Pour a wine or two
·Re-apply lipstick. If you look good you will cook better.
·Heat the naughty oil in a large saucepan over a medium high heat.
·Add the mustard seeds, the turmeric and the cumin and cook giving it a good stir for 3-4 minutes or until its mells gorgeously fragrant.
·Add the chilli, ginger and garlic and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
·Here’s the tricky bit: Open up the can of tomatoes.
·Toss in the tomatoes,
·Then add the vinegar, sugar and salt
·Pour another wine, grab the latest Vogue, tunr up the heater, grab your Hermes throw
·Let it simmer for about an hour or until it’s thick.
The Break Up… Directed by Peyton Reed
Who: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn
Genre: Anti romantic comedy.
Awards: worst movie in a very long time
The Plot: Pretty, stylish Jennifer who works in funky art gallery lives with dumb, yobo Vince who has no sense of humour, bad manners and yells all the time. He is messy, chauvinistic and completely selfish. And a bad actor. She wonders if she should leave him. She is stupid. She sobs over Brad Pitt. She leaves Vince. He yells some more. She tries to. She gets a Brazilian to win him back. Oh dear. Meets handsome, brainy, intelligent, kind and sophisticated guy. Doesn’t go out with him. Sobs over Vince. The end
Acting: They play themselves: is that acting?
Photography: glossy and boring
Set design: their apartment is far too big and elegant for them .
Salon de Beaute: she just loves her long glossy hair. He hates his fat figure. She looks immaculate. He is a mess.
Wardrobe: She has obviously chosen her own wardrobe. She wears chic little black dresses, and fabulously high shoes.
Mind drifted to shopping : when he was onscreen. He is in every scene.
Botox: Of course. She drinks it. He should. I didn’t need it. It wasn’t funny.
Waterproof mascara: only for the tears at seeing such a dumb movie (instead of 2 1/2 hours of Pirates of the Caribbean.)
Smooches: happy there wasn’t more.
Blood’n’guts: I wanted to kill him.
Moral to the story: don’t ever see a film billed as an anti romantic comedy
Best worst reviews : "Plays like a 106-minute highlight reel of three seasons of a sitcom that jumped the shark midway through the sophomore year." ARIZONA DAILY STAR
“ You have no desire to see them either get back together or murder one another - you just want them to leave each other alone. FREEZE DRIED MOVIES
“ If you value your time and your relationship, don’t see this on a date." USA TODAY
“ Vaughn, who has fooled Hollywood into thinking he’s a real actor, has two basic styles: motor-riff quickly through dialogue or stand still and imitate a brick." METRO WEEKLY (WASHINGTON, DC
“ I would have liked to laugh. Or cry. Or at least be entertained. "URBAN CINEFILE
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