February 27, 2007

Knowles: ‘I Looked Like A Cotton Bud When I Was Skinny’.

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Knowles: ‘I Looked Like A Cotton Bud When I Was Skinny’…. Beyonce Knowles thinks she looked like a “cotton bud” when she lost weight for her role in movie musical Dreamgirls.

The 25-year-old went on a drastic diet to slim down for her role as singer Deena Jones in the film, but she admits she looks better with a more curvaceous figure.

She says, “I’m not naturally skinny. I fasted for two whole weeks, then got by on vegetables. I was starving. I didn’t recognise myself. I was like a cotton bud.

“I look better with a few pounds on my bones.”


Parton Insecure About Her Teenage Looks.

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Parton Insecure About Her Teenage Looks…. Country music queen Dolly Parton transformed herself into a blonde bombshell because she was so insecure about her looks when she was growing up.

The Jolene hitmaker, 61, has worked hard to perfect her glamorous, high-maintenance image because she didn’t feel pretty as a teenager.

She says, “My look says, ‘Don’t misjudge me, don’t let your first glance not give me a second chance.’ “I never thought I was beautiful. I was five feet two when I was 12 and I haven’t grown since. I grew up poor and ragged, a simple country girl. I wanted to be pretty more than anything.”

Preston Writing X-rated Novel

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Preston Writing X-rated Novel…. Ordinary Boys singer Samuel Preston is writing a novel filled with “sex, drugs and debauchery”.

The Boys Will Be Boys star is 25,000 words into his controversial book.

He writes on his website: “There is something quite romantic about never actually finishing it so don’t get too excited just yet.”

Sugababes Boyfriend Quizzed Over Rape.

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Sugababes Boyfriend Quizzed Over Rape…. The boyfriend of Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah has been questioned by police over the alleged rape of her younger sister.

Samiya Berrabah, 20, was allegedly attacked in a home on a travellers’ site in Surrey, South East England, in January. Amelle’s traveller lover Freddie Fuller, 24, and three friends, including Samiyah’s ex-boyfriend John Carny, 22, have all been quizzed by police.

The incident is said to have taken place after Samiya had been out with friends on 27 January (07). She alleges she was given a drink laced with a date-rape drug which left her unable to speak or control her body. She then claims she was subjected to a horrific sexual assault.

Pop star Amelle has reportedly dumped Fuller in light of her sister’s allegations. Fuller was arrested on 4 February, along with Carny, Mark Marney, 28 and Lee Windybrook, 20.

A spokesman for Surrey Police says, “The men were arrested on suspicion of serious sexual assaults. Inquiries are continuing.”

Helen Mirren Refused Free Plastic Surgery

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Helen Mirren Refused Free Plastic Surgery…. Mirren Angers Hometown Residents Dame Helen Mirren has angered locals by criticising her hometown of Leigh-On-Sea in England.

The Oscar nominee told a US interviewer last week (begs19Feb07) she hailed “from a little place called Leigh-on-Sea…the armpit of the world.”

Now residents of the town are bombarding their local newspaper with letters expressing disappointment at Mirren’s slur.

One letter to The Leigh Times reads: “I, as a local resident, will no longer look kinder on the (one-time) much loved local girl.”

Meeanwhile the star DAME Helen Mirren refused to accept free plastic surgery and Botox injections ahead of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The 61-year-old, favourite to win Best Actress for her performance as British monarch Queen Elizabeth Ii in The Queen, received a free pre-Oscars goodie bag containing vouchers for free facial treatments.

But Mirren preferred to attend the event covering her wrinkles with the aid of make-up alone.

She said, “I’m very vain, which initially made playing Elizabeth Windsor in all those tweeds pretty daunting.

“But I’m not fond of all those needles and scalpels. I’ll try to get away with make-up, jewellery and a nice frock.”

Grumpy Eastwood Leaves Wife To Apologise On Red Carpet.

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Grumpy Eastwood Leaves Wife To Apologise On Red Carpet…. Clint Eastwood baffled TV reporters and his wife Dina alike on the red carpet at the Oscars yesterday (25Feb07), as he joked about the big night’s food choices.

Not a huge fan of the Hollywood system, Eastwood seemed a little disgruntled behind his professional smile – and even his wife was lost for words about his pre-Oscars attitude.

After he told one TV reporter, “I just come here and I get some rubber chicken or something,” and walked away his wife was left to try and explain Eastwood’s emotions.

She said, “I can’t figure him out… I’m sorry.”

Then, acting like his public relations officer, Dina added, “He’ll be happy if he wins and he’ll be probably not very disappointed (sic) if he doesn’t because everybody’s so great this year.”

Meanwhile in other Oscars news
Arkin Scores The First Oscar Night Surprise
Alan Arkin made it a weekend to remember at the Oscars last night when he followed up his Independent Spirit Award win with an Academy Award.

Many experts thought Arkin would lose to Oscars favourite Eddie Murphy in the Best Supporting Actor category, but his role as a curmudgeon in Little Miss Sunshine gave him the edge over the competition at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

On Saturday (24Feb07), the Catch 22 star scored the first of his weekend double at the Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California.

Kate Winslet ‘holidays’ On The Red Carpet

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Kate Winslet ‘holidays’ On The Red Carpet…. Kate Winslet used this year’s (07) Academy Awards to treat her family to an unusual getaway.

The actress, Oscar-nominated for her role in Little Children, invited husband Sam Mendes, and her two young kids, Mia and Joe, to join her in Hollywood ahead of the annual awards.

She says, “It’s half-term (vacation) for my kids, so it made sense to turn the Oscars into a family holiday.

“We’ve been swimming and done lots of visits to places the kids loved.

“Sam has babysat while I’ve tried on my frock and sorted out what I’m going to wear on the night.”

Hugh Grant Handcuffed By Fan At Premiere

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Hugh Grant Handcuffed By Fan At Premiere…. A prankster handcuffed herself to Hugh Grant at the Dutch premiere of his new movie Music & Lyrics on Friday night (23Feb07).

The actor was left stunned when Cielke Sijben, a journalist working for Dutch TV network 101 TV, leaped forward as he walked the red carpet at the Amsterdam Pathe and clamped a metal handcuff on his wrist, attaching herself to him.

The confused star had to stand for 10 minutes while police detained Sijben and fire fighters were summoned to free him from his captor.

After the cuffs were cut off, the calm 46-year-old returned to his red-carpet duties, promoting the film – in which he stars alongside Drew Barrymore – while Sijben was arrested by police.

An onlooker says, “It was incredible. She appeared from nowhere and Grant couldn’t believe it was happening. But he was the ultimate professional. He just stood in silence and waited for the fire fighters to free him.

“He did look relieved when he disappeared into the theatre – she could have been a maniac.”

Vogue Fashion King Upset By Prada’s Tucci

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Vogue Fashion King Upset By Prada’s Tucci…. Fashion guru-turned-Oscars TV pundit Andre Leon Talley refuses to watch Academy Awards nominee The Devil Wears Prada – because he’s outraged that he was portrayed in the film by Stanley Tucci.

The Vogue magazine editor-at-large has never seen the hit film, which is loosely based on life at the glossy fashion bible, because he cannot stomach the idea of being played by a bald actor.

The larger-than-life African-American style king rants, “I was offended that they got a little, tiny, bald-headed man to play a character that was based on me.

“Whether he did a good job or not is not the point.”

US Army Invites Sutherland To Give Anti-torture Speech

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US Army Invites Sutherland To Give Anti-torture Speech…. 24 star Kiefer Sutherland has accepted an invitation from the US military to teach army cadets it is wrong to torture prisoners.

Sutherland, who plays agent Jack Bauer in the show, has agreed to talk to cadets at the West Point military academy in New York state after army chiefs claimed the show’s torture scenes are influencing its newest recruits.

Earlier this month (Feb07), Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan visited the set of 24 to urge its makers to cut down on torture scenes.

He told the show’s producers, “I’d like them to stop. They should do a show where torture backfires. The kids see it and say, ‘If torture is wrong, what about 24?’ “The disturbing thing is that although torture may cause Jack Bauer some angst, it is always the patriotic thing to do.”

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