Monday, February 28, 2011

Oh, mother! Madonna embarrasses Lourdes as she brandishes her bottom on red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscars party

By Jody Thompson and Baz Bamigboye In Los Angeles

Spot the teen: Lourdes Leon, 14, was out with her mother Madonna at the Vanity Fair Oscar party last night - and guess who was dressed the most outrageously...

It's every 14-year-old's worst nightmare. You get a ticket to the coolest party in town, but then your mother spoils it by tagging along wearing inappropriate clothing and what's worse, exposes her behind to all and sundry.

According to Mail Online spies on the red carpet, that's just what happened when 52-year-old Madonna left daughter Lourdes blushing with embarrassment on the red carpet of the Vanity Fair party last night.

The Material Girl had gone out wearing little more than a black leotard and a few scraps of lace and the mortified teen was heard pleading: 'Mum, do you have to?!’ every time her popstar parent struck a pose and poked out her posterior for the waiting cameras.

Cheeky: Madonna was wearing a black leotard covered in see through black lace and a black fur waistcoat

In an attempt to shame her mother into being less shameless, Lourdes was also heard to cry: 'But you tell me to behave like a grown-up' everytime her bottom got brandished again.

Still, when your mother has released a book called Sex, we guess that her going out without a skirt is the least of your worries.

Madonna was wearing the wacky outfit - finished off with fishnets and black platform stilettos - to the bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

All smiles: Raven-haired Lourdes appeared to have beaten her embarrassment as she grinned for the photographers

Pert: The popstar's posterior was still pretty peachy however - as displayed at the post-Oscars party

The star was rumored to be have been hosting her own post-Oscars party, boasting a royal theme with music provided by British DJ Paul Oakenfold.

Lourdes meanwhile was wearing a tiny Aztec-inspired print mini-dress, thought to be from the fashion range she's launched with her mother, Material Girl.

Kelly Osbourne was recently announced as they label's new face, replacing Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen.

In her sixth decade: The star is refusing to grow old gracefully and still likes to shock

Stepping out: Lourdes and her mother have also branched out together with their fashion label Material Girl

And while the pair run the label together, we doubt that Lourdes will be wanting to borrow her mother's outfit anytime soon however.

In fact, the teen says it's the other way round.

She told Access Hollywood: '(My mom) does actually (borrow my clothes). I go into her closet - I'm not supposed to take things without asking, but she's always taking things without asking.

'I mean, she gets mad at me when I take things without asking her, but... she has such amazing like clothes, so it's like kind of annoying sometimes... She wears my shoes a lot and she wears my accessories.'

And the winner is...Natalie Portman hands over her Oscar for Best Actress to get engraved with her name at the Governor's Ball

Grub's up: Wolfgang Puck arrives with a tray of Oscar-themed food that was being served at the ball

Across town meanwhile, the official Academy Awards afterparty, the Governor's Ball was taking place.

The catering meanwhile was being delivered by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who's been in charge of the menus there for the past 17 years.

Puck said ahead of the event: ‘For the main course, we have English sole with a confit of tomatoes and a paella. This is a vegetarian paella because I know Natalie Portman is a vegan – so she’s going to have a big bowl of that!'

Proud: Colin Firth poses with his Best Actor Oscar at the Governor's Ball

Carve it with pride: Colin takes a photo of his Oscar getting the personalised treatment

However, before the pregnant star could tuck into her dinner, there was the important job of getting a certain gold statuette inscribed with her name...

She wasn't the only winner making a beeline to the inscription table either.

Take your mama out: Russell Brand took hus mother Barbara to the Governor's Ball

Couple's night: Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter had scrubbed up well for their night out too

Best Actor winner Colin Firth was one of the first inline and after graciously posing for photos with his, got out his own phone to take a few snaps of it.

Kathryn Schwarz, the Academy's official keeper of the Oscars, said: 'It's a little something special to have your name on it.'

Awards regulars: Oscar winner Helen Mirren was also at the ball with her film producer husband Taylor Hackford

Touching: Amy Adams, who was niominated for Best Supporting Actress, cuddles up to partner Darren Legallo


Now that's hustling! Hustle star Kelly Adams bucks celebrity trend and gets married in a ceremony that cost just £200

By Jody Thompson

Happy couple: Hustle actress Kelly Adams and husband Chris Kennedy on their wedding day - which cost just £200

Hustle star Kelly Adams has proved that not all celebrities are extravagant when it comes to nuptials - and tied the knot with her fashion photographer fiancé Chris Kennedy for just £200.

Kelly’s mother paid for the meal and so their costs were mainly for the ceremony, which took place in Hackney Town Hall in East London.

After the ceremony, the couple had a low-key lunch with family and friends in a local restaurant.

The happy couple then headed to a local pub where they were joined by more friends including fellow actors Matt Di Angelo and Jay Jacobs.

Talking to Hello! magazine afterwards, Kelly, who did her own hair and make-up for the big day, said: 'We really didn’t want it to be a big deal.

'It was very romantic, very fun and very us.'

It's on: Kelly as Emma with her Hustle co-stars (from left to right) Robert Glenister as Ash, Robert Vaughn as Albert, Adrian Lester as Mickey and Matt Di Angelo as Sean

The star, who plays Emma Kennedy in the BBC1 hit show about con artists, found her 1950s cream silk dress in a vintage shop in Brighton just days before her special day.

Kelly also revealed that she proposed to Chris when they were on a break in Bruges on his birthday last year - even though initially she never thought she believed in marriage.

'Chris is very smug about the fact that I asked him,' she laughed.

However, the actress said that she doesn't want children 'just yet'.

She explained: 'Chris is only 26 and, as an actress, my 30s are the best years. In your 20s you spend your time playing babes, you won’t get so many gritty, amazing parts. So I’ll hang fire for a while.'

The last in this series of Hustle was earlier this month, but the show is set to return next year.


That must be worth a Blue Peter badge! Presenter Helen Skelton becomes first to walk across Battersea Power Station in daring charity challenge

By David Wilkes

Fearless: Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton became the first person to high-wire walk across Battersea Power Station today after completing her challenge for Red Nose Day 2011

It took a lot more than sticky back plastic for her to hold it together.

But then Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton was teetering on a steel wire slightly narrower than a 10p coin suspended 217ft up between two of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys.

Yesterday the plucky 27-year-old became the first person to do the high-wire walk at the South London landmark, taking a nerve-racking 14 minutes to complete the 160-yard journey.

Daring: Helen took just 11 minutes to complete the feat as she crossed the wire 66 metres in the air

Nearly there: The end is in sight for Helen as she travelled across the wire to the other stack

The weather was windy and she had to take countless deep breaths to stop herself from wobbling.

For the last few steps she could barely see because one of her contact lenses had fallen out.

Miss Skelton, who trained for two months for the stunt in aid of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on March 18, completed her walk without a net, although she did wear a harness attached to a safety wire.

Hugs all round: Helen is congratulated by fellow Blue Peter presenter Andy Akinwolere after completing the challenge

Delighted: Helen looks rightfully excited about finishing the wire-walk without having fallen at all

Celebration: Helen does a jump of delight in front of Battersea Power Station for photographers

The presenter, who last year completed a 2,000-mile solo kayak along the Amazon for Sport Relief, said: ‘This is definitely the scariest thing I’ve done. I was freaking out because the first bit was so wobbly. After the first five steps, I wanted to go back. It’s a relief to get it finished.’

Viewers can watch Miss Skelton in action in Comic Relief: Girl On Wire, to be shown on BBC1 on March 11 at 7.30pm.

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The original: Helen was inspired by Philippe Petit in the film Man On Wire. Here, he is seen balancing on the edge of the World Trade Centre


She's off: Glynis Barber announces she's leaving EastEnders as scheming Glenda Mitchell quits Albert Square

By Jody Thompson

Screen lovers: Glenda Mitchell, played by Glynis Barber, right, has been having an affair with Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, left

Glynis Barber has revealed that she's to leave EastEnders after more than a year as one of the more glamorous residents of Walford.

OK! magazine reports that the former Dempsey And Makepeace star, who plays Ronnie and Roxy's gold-digging mother Glenda Mitchell in the soap, has confirmed she plans to bow out of the show next month.

The 55-year-old actress will quit the Square after daughter Roxy (Rita Simmons) accuses her of stealing some of her inheritance.

However, Glynis hinted that she may well be leaving Albert Square via a black cab rather than a coffin so she hasn't ruled out returning to the soap in the future.

Writing on her official website, she said: '2010 was a busy and exciting year for me playing Glenda Mitchell in EastEnders. After Glenda manages to alienate practically everyone on Albert Square, she makes her exit in March 2011.

'But will she be back in the future to wreak more havoc? Well "she ain't dead" so anything is possible... watch this space!'

However, in typical soap fashion, Glenda is hoping to achieve maximum damage befiore she leaves the Square by revealing all about her affair with Phil Mitchell, played by Steve McFadden, to try and convince Roxy he planted the inheritance money in her home.

Glynis, who is married to her former Dempsey And Makepeace co-star Michael Brandon, said of the plot: 'Glenda doesn't think that Roxy will take Phil's word over hers, so she's devastated when she does.


And the award for the most costume changes goes to... Oscars host Anne Hathaway wears EIGHT incredible outfits

By Jade Watkins

Divine: Anne Hathaway changed into an incredible SEVEN dresses whilst hosting the 2011 Oscar awards, including this burgundy silk gown by Atelier Versace

Hosting the Oscars may well have been Anne Hathaway's most important role to date.

And with the top honour came some serious couture.

The 28-year-old changed into an incredible eight difference outfits throughout the night.

She started out the evening in a Valentino, and even had the designer himself on hand in case of a red carpet emergency.

Shake it up baby now: Anne shimmied on-stage in a silver-fringed Oscar de la Renta gown

'I have a needle and thread in my pocket just in case, ' the designer told the Daily Mail.

She was styled by celebrity favourite Rachel Zoe and was adorned in Tiffany jewels throughout the ceremony.

Anne of many colours: She appeared in sapphire blue Giorgio Armani and a Vivienne Westwood corseted ball gown during the night, left to right

Opening the awards, Hathaway slipped into a cream-coloured strapless Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown.

Accessorising the look with a diamond ring, bracelet and earrings, she was positively glittering.

Her next look was especially styled for her hilarious cross-dressing spoof with co-host James Franco.

Emerging in a custom tuxedo by Lanvin she managed to make the androgynous theme still look somewhat feminine.

Androgynous: Her custom made Lanvin tuxedo was especially styled for an hilarious cross-dressing spoof with co-host James Franco

For her third look, the Hathaway slipped into a Vivienne Westwood corseted gown layered with taffeta and lace smattered with sequins.

The princess-style gown was said to have been specially designed for the actress in London.

Setting off the grey tones, she paired the gown with a stunning diamond and dusty amethyst necklace from the Tiffany Archives.

The biggest risk for Hathaway came in her silver-tasselled Oscar de la Renta gown.

But she turned the disco themed ensemble from bordering on tacky to sophisticated, by once again dripping in Tiffany jewels and also slipping her feet into some Jimmy Choo heels.

Dazzling: Hathaway opened ceremony wearing a cream-coloured strapless Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci gown and closed the night in a slinky Tom Ford smokey grey lace and crystal adorned gown

Next up was a burgundy silk gown by Atelier Versace.

Perhaps the most stunning of the night, her figure looked incredible in the body-hugging Art Deco inspired bodice.

It was followed by a sapphire Giorgio Armani Privé satin column dress which gave a memorising effect on screen with it's shiny accents.

Accentuating the blue tone, she slipped on a pair of Tanzanite and diamond earrings, a black onyx and diamond bracelet, and a diamond and sapphire ring.

Finishing off her hosting duties, Hathaway finally slipped into a slinky Tom Ford smoky grey lace and crystal adorned gown.

Hathaway is the youngest person to host the show, which was broadcast live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Bold: The actress, who was styled on the night by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, wore a bold strapless dress by Valentino on the red carpet


Single Scarlett Johansson takes handsome agent along as Oscars date

By Daily Mail Reporter

Oscars date: Scarlett Johansson took her agent Joe Machota to the Academy Awards last night

The pair were also spotted together at the star-studded Vanity Fair after party.

Scarlett Johansson took her agent Joe Machota along as her date to the Oscars.

The 26-year-old star split from husband Ryan Reynolds last year and was spotted with a mystery man on the red carpet of the Kodak Theatre as she made her way to the 83rd Academy Awards.

Her spokesperson has now confirmed that her date was in fact her agent, who also represents actress Jane Fonda.

The representative told Us Magazine the relationship is platonic.

The Iron Man 2 star was most recently linked to Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn, 50, earlier this year.

She has also been seen enjoying the company of Saturday Night Live comedian Jason Sudukis and He's Just Not That Into You co-star Justin Long.

Bringing sexy back: The 26-year-old opted for a raspberry coloured lace Dolce & Gabbana confection
She has also previously taken her twin brother, Hunter Johansson, to awards shows.

Scarlett and Ryan filed for divorce back in December after just two years of marriage.

He was quickly linked to his Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock after the pair spent New Year's Eve together.

However, the actress denied any romance, insisting the pair are just friends.

The Lost In Translaterion star, who was dressed in a bold Dolce & Gabbana confection, presented a best sound award with Matthew McConnaughey during the ceremony.


One glamorous night ; No big shockers -- only pretty gowns at this year's Oscars

Pretty, pretty, pretty -- and pretty safe, as well. Beautiful gowns and soft hairstyles ruled the red carpet at last night's Academy Awards ceremony.Red, in fact, reigned, with a number of actresses donning head-to-toe scarlet - some more successfully than others.In my book, the most stylish woman of the night was Anne Hathaway, who looked drop dead gorgeous in a dramatic red gown from Valentino; very old Hollywood.

Anne Hathaway
But she wasn’t the only scarlet woman - Jennifer Hudson made an entrance at the Oscars in a deep tangerine Versace gown, while Sandra Bullock's beautifully cut Vera Wang gown looked refined and elegant, letting the vermillion shade do the talking.There were other colours as well. Reflecting current fashion trends, pale tones such as lilac and peach made appearances as did ivory and other soft neutrals -- often jeweled at the neckline.

 Twenty-four karat fashion also proved surprisingly versatile, as demonstrated by golden girls Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Biel. While Gwyneth went for a metallic Calvin Klein dress and stick-straight hair, Biel’s sparkling Versace ensemble had an art deco vibe thanks to its artful draping and her slicked-back bun. Hey, just because you aren’t up for a trophy doesn’t mean that you can’t look like one.

Gwyneth Paltrow
This year saw the classic movie star magic with leading ladies stepping out in style in dresses which swept the floor. Favourite colours were soft creams, nudes, pure whites and silvers, with a dash of metallics and the odd bit of bold red and purple. Gowns were long and embellished with plenty of lace, embroidery and beading detail, gathered waists, ruffles and pleats.

Halle Berry
And if you want to look like a superstar, there is plenty of fashion in store which takes its inspiration from the big screen. Think glamour - don't be afraid to dress up in your best silk and satin, add a few gemstones round your neck, drip a little gold from the wrist and you are away. And think beyond the peg, checking out bridal collections, ballgowns and independent stores.

Here's a few of my favourites - straight from the Irish highstreet.

Dominica blue one shoulder maxi dress with embellishment £170 -

Pierce Fionda special edition dress £375

One-shoulder maxi dress £89 -€99

Ben de Lisi coral maxi
£200 €300

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." Coco Chanel


Oscars 2011: Nicole Kidman stands by John Galliano in Christian Dior - but is still worst dressed of the night

By Tamara Abraham

Fashion fail: Nicole Kidman showed support for suspended Christian Dior designer John Galliano, in one of his gowns - but the white Oriental-inspired gown looked dated and ageing

Christian Dior needs all the good press it can get following John Galliano's arrest last week - but the fashion house failed to win the plaudits it was hoping for when it dressed Nicole Kidman for the Oscars last night.

The white Oriental-inspired gown seemed to wear the actress rather than the other way around - the colour was far too bridal and the embellishment dated and ageing.

And while the 43-year-old's make-up was fresh and pretty - she appears to have eased up on the Botox a little too - her hair was all wrong. The girlish ponytail was far too casual for such a formal dress and occasion and a chic up-do would have been far better.

Cate Blanchett was another that the fashion police had their claws out for. Though she went for a high-fashion choice in Givenchy Haute Couture, the lavender and yellow colour scheme was unorthodox, and, while the statuesque star somehow pulled off the bib-like top, it would have looked comical on anyone else.

Another surprising fashion fail was Michelle Williams in Chanel. While we hate to critique anything Karl Lagerfeld designs, the Blue Valentine star's 'greige' gown was not a flattering choice.

The capped T-shirt-style sleeves looked too casual and scruffy for such a glamorous event, and the bizarre seams at the bust looked as though the fabric had ripped.

Williams redeemed herself with flawless make-up though, and her gamine blonde crop looked fresh and modern.

Controversial: Cate Blanchett went for a high-fashion choice in Givenchy Haute Couture, but the lavender and yellow colour scheme was unorthodox and the cut-out front looked bizarre

Underdressed: Though Michelle Williams wore Chanel, the seams at the bust looked like she had ripped her dress in an unfortunate accident. Melissa Leo's Marc Bouwer dress looked a little like wrapping paper

Melissa Leo's Marc Bouwer dress also failed to impress - she too went for T-shirt-length sleeves on a dress embellished with what appeared to be silver foil, giving it something of a wrapping paper effect.

It is hard to criticise Helena Bonham Carter as she is so wonderfully eccentric, and her black dress by Alice in Wonderland costume designer Colleen Atwood was a vast improvement on recent red carpet attempts.

But for some unknown reason she hit the red carpet in bizarre round sunglasses - were the camera flashes too bright for her?

Eccentric: Helena Bonham-Carter shows off her Union Jack garter. She took herself far less seriously than Sharon Stone, who looked rather scary as she smouldered for the cameras in her gothic gown

She showed support for her fellow British stars by wearing a Union Jack around her calf by way of a garter - something she proudly flashed to the crowd as she walked the red carpet.

While Bonham-Carter clearly doesn't take herself too seriously, there were some who clearly do: namely Sharon Stone, who looked rather terrifying as she smouldered for the cameras.

The actress, 52, wore a black gown with an asymmetric neckline decorated with black and grey ostrich feathers. The knot of fabric above the knee looked awkward and uncomfortable though, and her make-up was far too heavy. A softer look, like that created by Nicole Kidman's artist, would have been much more elegant.

Bizarre: Helena Bonham-Carter hit the red carpet in sunglasses - were the camera flashes too bright? Fellow actress Sharon Stone wore a severe quiff and too-heavy make-up

Others who fell short of the mark were Michelle Williams's friend and plus-one, Busy Philipps. The dress, with its mixed textures and bows looked like a sweet wrapper, and made the slim actress look larger than she really is.

Virginia Madsen should have taken a leaf from Reese Witherspoon's book when she opted for monochrome - the ruffled dress was too tissue paper-like, making it look cheap.

And Mark Ruffalo's wife Sunrise Coigney went too far the other way with a far too fashion-forward look by Jean Paul Gaultier. The statement shoulderpiece on her dress was distracting, and the overall look was too aggressive with her severe haircut.

Trying too hard: Mark Ruffalo's wife Sunrise Coigney in Jean Paul Gaultier, Busy Philipps's 'sweet wrapper' dress made her look larger than she is, and Virginia Madsen's textured dress looked cheap

Nicole Kidman's dress was designed by British fashion designer John Galliano, who allegedly assaulted a respected art historian last week in an unprovoked attack in Paris.

The designer, 50, is said to have launched an anti-Semitic tirade against curator Geraldine Bloch, 35. Mr Galliano was arrested and has since been suspended from his job as chief designer at Christian Dior, putting his upcoming autumn/winter ready-to-wear collection for the fashion house in jeopardy.

A Paris police spokesman confirmed all details of the allegations against Mr Galliano, and said he was facing criminal charges.


That's awkward! Kate Garraway questions Jamie Oliver's Oscars party invite... moments before interviewing him on the red carpet

By Daily Mail Reporter

Faux pas: Kate Garraway is horrified when her dig at Jamie Oliver almost ends in disaster - she was questioning his A-list status... as he approached behind her

There are certainly a couple of no-no's when interviewing celebrities on the red carpet, and a big one is not asking them 'How did you get in?'

Kate Garraway came close to a very awkward moment while chatting to the stars at the Vanity Fair post-Oscars bash last night, when she told Daybreak viewers that she couldn't understand how Jamie Oliver managed to get an invite... and moments later he walked past.

Despite appearing to snub him mere seconds earlier, the entertainment reporter excitedly waved him over for a gushing interview.

Kate, reporting from the red carpet at the glitzy party, told Daybreak hosts Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley: 'We're not sure how he got an invite. It's our Jamie Oliver. He's not really A-list is he?'

The 43-year-old did an about face, though, when the TV chef and his wife Jools ambled by on their way into the bash.

Garraway grabbed the couple for an interview, telling them they were live on Daybreak

Don't you know who I am? The TV chef told Kate about meeting Colin Firth, whom he called the 'The nicest, most genuine, lovely man ever'

Jamie, 35, unaware of his celebrity status being called into question, happily obliged, telling Kate how he had just met Best Actor winner Colin Firth the week before.

He said the actor is: 'The nicest, most genuine, lovely man ever.'

Kate also chatted to ex-pat Kate Beckinsale and Tom Hanks, who both gushed about the success of The King's Speech.

Underworld actress Kate told the presenter that she had attended university with the film's director Tom Hooper, and he had asked her to be in a play in their first year.

Awkward: Kate was abashed after her gushing interview when Chiles and Bleakley reminded her that she had snubbed him moments before

'So it was surreal, exciting and brilliant to see him win,' she said.
Of Colin Firth, Kate said: 'He should just win everything because he gives such good speeches.'

Tom Hanks left Garraway speechless with his enthusiastic crowing about the film's success.

'Congratulations Britain! You've done it! The King's Speech has taken America by storm. We're exhausted from The King's Speech,' he said.

'I'm an actress': Helene Bonham Carter also chatted with Garraway, joking that she had faked looking pleased when beaten out by Melissa Leo

Helena Bonham Carter, who missed out on a gong for Best Supporting Actress, showed Kate her would-be acceptance speech, which was printed on a giant handkerchief.
'It will never be seen,' she said.

When Kate complimented her on 'looking genuinely pleased' when beaten by Melissa Leo at the start of the ceremony, Helena joked: 'Well I'm an actress, you've got to look pleased that someone else has won.'

She added: 'I've got to be a good example for my children. It's not the winning that counts, is it?'

Not needed: The actress showed Daybreak what would have been her acceptance speech, printed on an oversize handkerchief

The Daybreak presenter was snubbed by Glee star Matthew Morrison, after being elbowed out of the way by an American MTV host live on air and failing to be granted an interview when he told her: 'One interview at a time, give me a minute.'

Chiles and Bleakley were in hysterics when a red-faced Kate told them: 'The teeth are white and the elbows sharper out here, I'm just a girl from Oxfordshire, I cna't handle it!'

Chiles saved her, telling viewers, 'We don't want a punch up, we'll leave it there.'