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Sunday, December 31, 2006
Hugh Jackman could never go back in time because he would miss e-mail too much.The 'X-Men' star is fascinated by time travel but thinks the disadvantages would outweigh the benefits. He said: "The 1920s hold a fascination but I don't think you'd want to be sick in the 20s. Health care wasn't great and there were no computers. All the movies, flappers and parties were great, but let's face it, I'd switch everything for the right medicine. Also, I do quite like my e-mail and my BlackBerry."Earlier this year, history obsessed Hugh admitted he would love to portray the Greek philosopher Socrates in a movie. He said: "I've always been a huge fan of Socrates. I think his story is great, and I figured that he died, like, 3,000 years ago so people don't really remember him. I could probably have a go there. Hi jokingly added: "We could turn it into a musical because apparently he loved show-tunes, Socrates. That's a little-known fact!"
Lionel Richie has revealed he didn’t want his daughter Nicole to be a singer.The former Commodores singer, who has sold more than 100 million records in his career so far, admits he was unimpressed when his ‘Simple Life’ star daughter announced she was following in his footsteps. Lionel said: “She has done the fame thing is reverse. Normally you need a hit record or movie to become a personality. She started as a personality and now she understands what I go through.“When she decided to take up music I thought, ‘Urgh, she moving into singing’. I keep telling her, ‘why would you want to go singing?’ It’s funny when they choose the same occupation as you.”Nicole recently starred in her father’s video for his song ‘I Call It Love’, as a rich girl who falls for a poor waiter.
Dita Von Teese says she loves stripping.The burlesque performer, who is married to rocker Marilyn Manson, insists the best part of her job is baring her flesh and she has slammed women in her industry who refuse to take their clothes off. Dita said: “I hear people who are trying to do burlesque say, ‘Well, we won’t take off our clothes because that’s not classy’. I think that’s offensive and disrespectful to stars from the past like Gypsy Rose Lee.“I’m trying to set the record straight about what burlesque was: it’s not just about a style or a look. It’s about stripping.”But the singer, actress and model insists she only bares her body while she is working. Dita said: “No one has seen me out at a party having had too much to drink showing my boobs or butt. I’m not that wild kind of girl. I’m uncomfortable wearing a mini skirt. It’s about what’s appropriate.”
Elle Macpherson has slammed celebrities who flaunt their personal lives to gain publicity.The 43-year-old Australian supermodel revealed she makes a conscious effort to keep her public and private life separate in order to protect her children. She said: "I don't use my personal life or my family in order to sell products and I never have."I'm a public person but there are people in my life who didn't choose my job, and have a right to anonymity. And so do my children."Elle has two sons – six-year-old Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson and three-year-old Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson – with former lover French financier Arpad Busson.The couple got engaged in August 2002, but the birth of her second son put a strain on the relationship after Elle was treated for exhaustion and post natal depression. Elle and Arpad split up in July 2005.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Victoria Beckham has admitted she "can't act to save her life".The former Spice Girl - who starred in 'Spice World' - has laughed off rumors she is to launch a film career with a part in a Scientology movie produced by friend Tom Cruise, saying her acting is limited to cameo appearances. She said: "It's quite hilarious for two reasons. Firstly, you'll never see me on screen again because I can't act to save my life!"And secondly, although I get offered a few parts, I'd never do it as I wouldn't want to wear anything the wardrobe department would put me in."The only roles I would play would be myself or maybe Catwoman because I quite like the catsuit she gets to wear!"The 32-year-old also rubbished rumors that the 'Top Gun' actor and his wife Katie Holmes exchanged bizarre vows in accordance with their beliefs in the sci-fi cult of Scientology during their wedding ceremony in Italy. She added: "It was such a simple ceremony and really lovely."I've read that they exchanged all these wacky vows but it was just, 'Do you take her', and, 'Do you take him' - basic but gorgeous and not in the least bit weird."They were genuinely choked up. And their little girl Suri? She's just beautiful. Really adorable."
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have had their daughter baptised. Violet, who turned one on December 1, was baptised on Christmas Eve at the United Methodist Christ Church, in Charleston, close to where Garner grew up.According to reports, Violet shared her big day with her cousin Alex who was baptized the same day at the church, at which Garner's parents, sister and brother-in-law are regulars. Pastor Randy Flanagan confirmed the ceremony took place during mass and was witnessed by ordinary members of the congregation. Since becoming a father Affleck has made no secret of his love of parenthood.The 34-year-old actor admits his family is the most important thing in his life now and he is willing to focus less on his career for the good of his wife and baby daughter. He recently said: "I thank the Lord for my wife and child every day. My family is the most important thing, the center of my life."
Uma Thurman has broken her wrist. The 'Kill Bill' actress fractured her lower arm on the set of her latest movie, 'The Accidental Husband', late last week. According to an on-set source, Uma, 36, snapped her wrist when "she was jumping to reach something and fell on her hand". She initially didn't realise she had broken it but after going to bed she woke up the next day to find it was considerably swollen. After going to hospital Uma had to undergo surgery to repair the damage. Shooting on the movie, which also stars Colin Firth and Isabella Rossellini,will be delayed for a week while Uma's broken wrist heals. She is believed to be currently recovering at her New York home with her two children Maya, eight, and four-year-old Roan.
Matthew McConaughey bought his family headlamps for Christmas.The heart throb actor bought each of his nearest and dearest a torch that can be worn on the head because he thinks they are brilliant. He said: "I gave out a lot of headlamps, you know, the things you can wrap around your head and see what you're doing."I think they are one of the best inventions going. I gave electronic toothbrushes last year so it had to be headlamps this year."Meanwhile, McConaughey has tipped ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz for Oscar success.The 'We Are Marshall' actor insists he is still good friends with his former lover and was blown away by her performance in her latest movie 'Volver'. McConaughey, 37, said: "I just saw 'Volver'. She's going to get an Oscar nomination - or she should. She's incredibly excited about that film."
Angelina Jolie spent Christmas Day visiting refugees in Costa Rica.The 'Tomb Raider' actress jetted into the country on Monday to begin a visit as part of her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. As she met with a number of refugees, Angelina took the opportunity to speakout about the growing problems in the country. It is estimated that there are around 11,500 refugees in Costa Rica, most of who arrived after fleeing Colombia to escape the conflict between leftist guerrillas, soldiers and paramilitary forces. Angelina, whose lover is Brad Pitt, said: "The conflict in Colombia is the greatest humanitarian tragedy in the Western Hemisphere, but it receives very little international attention."My Christmas message to Colombian refugees and to the millions of displaced people in Colombia is that the world has not totally forgotten them."
Snoop Dogg has called for a world gun amnesty.The rapper - who was arrested in October for possession of drugs and a firearm - wishes the planet could be free of guns so no more lives could be unnecessarily cut short.He said: "I would like everyone to be able to put down their guns. Guns are not good. When I was growing up I knew my life could be taken in a second by a gun."In October, Snoop was stopped by police for a traffic violation at the Bob Hope Airport, in Burbank. An unlicensed gun and marijuana were found during a search of his vehicle.The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm and transportation of a controlled substance and released on $35,000 bail. In November, Snoop handed himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest over a separate charge of possession of a deadly weapon. He was charged and bail set at $150,000.The rapper had been stopped at the John Wayne Airport, in Santa Ana, on September 27 after a 20-inch extendable baton was found in his bag. Snoop claimed he did not know it was illegal and was going to use it in his video. The baton was confiscated and the rapper was allowed to board his San Francisco flight.