Archive for August 2009
Brit singer Sir Elton John has been accused of using an autocue during his concerts, as he cannot remember the lines to his famous songs.
John, 62, was playing at a private birthday party in Monaco recently, when a photographer snapped a picture of a digital device buried in a flower arrangement, which clearly displayed the words to the singer’s 1970 hit ‘Your Song’.
“He really got stuck into the performance, giving it everything. But some people noticed a screen hidden in the flowers,” Contactmusic quoted an onlooker as telling British newspaper the People.
“Most fans could sing Your Song in their sleep so it’s funny Elton needed help with lyrics he’s been doing for four decades,” the onlooker added.
But a representative for the star hit back at the claims, insisting that the telepromoter was only used to remind the star of the running order of the show.
Former model Katie Price, a.k.a. Jordan, is said to have ruined her kids’ holiday with her estranged hubby Peter Andre, after she leaked the location on her Twitter page.
Andre, 36, was due to fly out to a secret resort on the Italian island of Sardinia with Harvey, 7, Junior, 4, and two-year-old Princess Tiaamii on September 1, but had to cancel after Jordan, 31, revealed the location.
“Heard Pete doing shoot with the kids in sardina (sic) an going Tues dont know why he is doing a shoot he has set up every other one in papers sad!” the Daily Star quoted her as having written on her Twitter page.
But pals of Andre have insisted that he had no intention of using his children in photo opportunities.
“Pete is very, very upset about this,” said a close friend.
“He and the children were really looking forward to spending some time together on holiday.
“He’d planned this trip in secret to avoid attention but now she’s managed to act like a real selfish bitch and ruined everything.
“Pete had chosen the resort because it was private and he could take the kids around to different activities without being hassled.
“Far from wanting to be photographed the whole purpose of the visit was to avoid photographers.
“Kate may have used the kids for publicity but Pete hasn’t,” the friend added.
Brit media personality Kerry Katona has been blacklisted by drug dealers, as they think she is too poor to pay them.
Many of the dealers have claimed that Katona, 28, still owes them from previous deals, and some have even changed their phone numbers to stop being contacted by her.
On August 30, an underworld source said that Katona would struggle to get drugs even if she wanted them.
“She was such a good customer that she got things on tick,” the Daily Star quoted the source as saying.
“But most of the dealers have turned their backs on her. Some have changed their numbers so she can’t ring.”
“She’s so skint that she still owes some of them money.
“Nobody is looking for the money back though, they realise her problems are bigger than theirs,” the source added.
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Katherine Heigl is said to have thrown a star-studded baby shower for her co-star and mum-to-be Ellen Pompeo.
Heigl, 30, invited 25 friends, including their fellow Grey”s Anatomy co-stars Kate Walsh and Sandra Oh, to the outdoor bash held under giant umbrellas in the backyard of her Los Angeles home on August 29.
Pompeo, 39, who is expecting a daughter in October with husband Chris Ivery, was also joined by Rebecca Gayheart, the wife of her Grey’s co-star Eric Dane.
“Ellen looked gorgeous in a white summer dress with her hair in a braided up-do. She seemed very excited to celebrate with her girlfriends,” the Daily Star quoted a guest as telling People.com.
Former model Tyra Banks has sparked engagement rumours after being spotted with a diamond on her ring finger.
The ‘America”s Next Top Model’ host-creator has been dating businessman beau John Utendahl for the last two years.
The TV presenter raised eyebrows after she was photographed sporting the large, shiny ring on her left hand, while recently dining out with the financier in Los Angeles, reports Contactmusic.
Banks has in the past confessed turning to blind dating with the help of her friends to find ‘The One’.
Pakistani actress Meera is seeking protection from the Punjab Government, following a recent “terrorists” attack on her house.
The star said that she was under constant threat from a special group of terrorists under the ringleader namely Attiqur Rehman, her former business partner.
“The terrorists attacked my house aiming to abduct and kill me,” the Nation quoted her saying at her DHA residence.
Meera revealed that she had been assured of adequate security by Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, but she had turned to the Punjab Chief Minister for protection.
She alleged that Attiqur, rumoured to be her husband, began threatening her after she withdrew from the business.
Soccer legend Gary Lineker,49, is thinking of roping in Duffy, 25, as a late substitute to sing at his wedding.
Gary wants to hire the Mercy singer as a replacement for 2005 X Factor runner-up Andy Abraham.
Abraham backed from performing in Gary’s wedding after a row over travel plans.
The ex-binman, 45, refused to fly budget airline easyJet for the Match of the Day host”s 250,000 pounds wedding to model Danielle Bux, 29, in Italy next weekend.
“They are both big fans of Duffy – and like Danielle she is Welsh. I just hope she doesn”t mind flying easyJet,” the Sun quoted a wedding guest as saying.