Posh Spice rings
Spice rang in the big 3-4 last Sunday night with a bash at a
swanky Santa Monica, California eatery that attracted a
surprising number of stars.
Victoria Beckham, in a strapless white dress, arrived at the
party arm-in-arm with her colour-coordinated, buzz cut-sporting
The eclectic guest list included usual suspects such as Tom
Cruise and Katie Holmes, whose sunglasses-at-night-accessorised
appearance at the party should quell those recent rumors of a
rift with Victoria.
Also on hand were Posh’s new BFF, Kate Beckinsale and fellow
size double-zero pal Eva Longoria, along with Will Smith and
Jada Pinkett Smith, Elton John, Usher and Heidi Klum.
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale entered the soiree with two
wrapped packages bearing a card reading ‘D&V’ (David’s birthday
is May 2), while Diddy touched off reconciliation talk by
showing up with sometime love Kim Porter (the mother of three of
his children), whom he parted ways with last summer.
There was no word on whether Victoria threw caution to the wind
and allowed some tasty, calorie-laden cake to pass through her
rarely upturned lips.
Russell Brand pursues Uma Thurman
Thurman is being pursued by womanising British comic star
Russell Brand. The actor – who can soon be seen starring
alongside Kirsten Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall – thinks he
would be the perfect man for Kill Bill star Uma.
Russell told Nuts magazine, “Uma Thurman is lovely. She’s like a
gorgeous statue that’s come to life. I just want to crawl up
onto her lap and pretend to be a baby.”
However, Russell is not saving himself for Uma, and revealed he
had a fling with a weather girl when he was in the US shooting
Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
He said: “I must say it was tremendous fun. I just said, ‘Hello,
give us a cuddle, please,’ and she went, ‘Right, here’s the
weather.’ Let me tell you, it was stormy that night, with a very
Russell, who is set to become a global star after winning rave
reviews for his performance in the movie, also says he based his
character Aldous Snow on a combination of different rock stars.
He added, “I based Snow on a number of people – one of whom was
Sir Mick Jagger, who, in his heyday, was a gloriously aloof,
sexually androgynous prince of decadence. And more laterally,
Oasis stars Liam and Noel Gallagher.”
Uma is currently dating businessman Arpad Busson.
Baby break for Jessica Alba
Alba is planning to take a break from acting after having her
The Fantastic Four actress – who is expecting her first child
with fiancé Cash Warren in June – will be in no rush to get back
to work following the birth.
She said, “I’m just going to sit back and figure out what this
whole experience of being a mother is all about, and taking that
Jessica also revealed when she eventually returns to the movie
industry, she would like to work with movie producer Cash.
She added, “I wouldn’t mind doing something with Cash. He’s
incredibly smart and very business-savvy. I think him being part
of anything means it’s going to be progressive and successful.”
Meanwhile, Jessica has revealed her latest movie The Eye was the
“toughest” project she has ever done.
She said, “For several reasons, this is up there with the
toughest movies I’ve done. We shot a lot in a very short space
of time and I’m in pretty much every single scene from beginning
The Eye is a remake of 2002 Hong Kong film Gin Gwai. It focuses
on a blind woman who has a corneal transplant which allows her
to see into the future.
Harrison Ford’s drunken piercing
Ford was inspired to have his ears pierced after a drunken
lunch. The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
actor was out with friends, who were both sporting earrings,
when he decided he wanted to follow their trend.
Harrison, who took the plunge around 10 years ago, said, “A
semi-drunken lunch with Ed Bradley and Jimmy Buffett, who were
both wearing earrings, is what inspired me to get pierced. After
lunch, I walked down Madison Avenue until I found the first
jewellery store that pierced ears.”
Harrison has also spoken again about rumours Sir Sean Connery
turned down the chance to play Indiana Jones’ father in the new
He said, “I’m old enough to play my own father in this one.
Sean’s only 12 years older than I am. In Indiana Jones and the
Last Crusade, I had to play the character so much younger than I
actually was in order to make it work. It was really a strain. I
missed Sean, because he was fun, he was a hoot. Great comic
chops. But it’s a different movie.”