British Model Jordan Starting Her Own Modeling Agency. Glamour model Jordan has written books, starred in reality television shows, designed several clothing lines, recorded songs tracks and is known to stumble out of London nightclubs in a drunken stupor. Now “modeling agency recruiter” can be added to her long list of accomplishments. The British model, who is also known by her real name Katie Price, is planning to open up her own modeling agency. She’s been quoted as saying, “I’ll have a talent agency soon.” According to our source, Jordan says: “I know the business inside out, so I would be mad not to do that.” Jordan first made her modeling debut as a Page 3 topless model in The Sun newspaper and in men’s lifestyle magazines.
Lady Gaga is at the centre of a bidding war by tea firms who want her to be the face of their drink. The ‘Alejandro’ singer – who is well known for her love of the hot beverage ‘ is reportedly being pursued by several major companies who want her to be their brand ambassador. So far, distinguished English firm Twinings is the most determined to bag the contract with the eccentric pop star. They have made a multi-million pound offer to her management and have also instructed expert tea makers to invent a new oriental flavour especially for Gaga which they hope will appeal to her fans and younger drinkers around the globe. A source told The Sun newspaper: ‘Her management have received a load of offers from major tea companies but Twinings are the frontrunners. “They want to launch a new tea with her face on it. Names like The Taste Of Gaga are being batted about. The idea is to have tasting sessions in which she would participate. ‘The tasters are coming up with a tea with an oriental flavour. They want to market tea to a new, younger generation – particularly in America. Gaga is making drinking tea cool again.” The 24-year-old star – real name Stefani Germanotta ‘ is often pictured sipping tea from her favourite cup and saucer set and rarely travels anywhere without it. She threw a huge tantrum last year when she lost the teacup. The ‘Poker Face’ singer accidentally left the blue flowered cup at a restaurant in London’s Metropolitan Hotel and sent a taxi on a £35 round trip from her suite at Blakes Hotel to collect it. A source said: “She kicked up a fuss and demanded someone get her cup and saucer back. “She wouldn’t drink out of anything else. It just looked like any other cup and saucer and said ‘Made in China’ on the bottom. It seemed a lot of fuss over nothing.”
Katy Perry has treated her mother to a facelift. The ‘California Gurls’ singer splashed out on a skin-tightening operation for her mother Mary Hudson, and her Christian pastor father Keith Hudson is so pleased with the results he has been bragging about how ‘amazing’ his spouse looks. According to The Sun newspaper, the reverend told his congregation at The Way Family Church in Temecula, California: “My daughter, little Katy Perry, bought my wife a facelift. Hallelujah! My Lord, does she look good. It is amazing what they can do. They took 25 years off her. I am serious – it’s amazing. “I don’t know how I am going to handle this. I mean, she doesn’t look like her mother no more, she looks like Katy Perry’s sister. It’s going to be difficult because they’re going to say, ‘Who’s this old man with Katy Perry and her sister?’ ‘ Katy treated her mother to the operation in the run up to her own wedding to British funnyman Russell Brand in September. Before they started dating, the comic was known for his womanising ways but Keith is hopeful he will convert to Christianity and calm down once and for all. He said: “That Russell Brand – he’s a prayer challenge. He is searching for God and that boy is going to get saved. If he’s going to hang around us, he’s going to fall in! He’s hungry for God.” Although they’re just weeks away from their nuptials, Russell and Katy can’t agree on where they will settle down when they become husband and wife. She said in an interview with UK station Capital FM Capital FM radio: ‘We won’t be moving to London anytime soon. I’m sure that Russell wants to keep his roots, he’s English and likes being that dapper man so he’s going to want to keep something here. But right now I’m clinging to California. ‘It’s because I’m a serotonin girl. That’s why I live there. Like my serotonin level would fluctuate if the sun doesn’t come out, my personality doesn’t come out.’
Lewis Hamilton is renting two houses in Los Angeles so he can be near Nicole Scherzinger. The British Formula One driver – who recently reunited with the Pussycat Dolls singer – is renting properties in Melrose Avenue and Park La Brea so they can be together as often as possible, despite their hectic careers. A source said: ‘Lewis is determined to give their relationship another go. It unravelled before because they were never together in the same place, which made seeing each other very complicated.’ Nicole has signed up for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – where she has been partnered with Cheryl Cole’s friend Derek Hough – and Lewis wants to be able to spend as much time with her as he can while she remains in the show, which is filmed in Los Angeles. The source added to The Sun newspaper: ‘Depending on how well Nicole does in the show, she could be in Los Angeles for months. ‘Lewis likes a bit of variety so he’s opted for two properties, a secluded house in Melrose and a swanky penthouse near his favourite shopping arcade, The Grove.’ Earlier this week, Lewis admitted he and Nicole were determined to make their relationship work this time. The racing champion – who rekindled his romance with the pop beauty after the pair split in early January due to work pressures – said: ‘You make it work, you do all you can, you know? When something is worth it, you do it.”
The Rolling Stones are to go on a world tour in 2010. The rock veterans – whose last tour finished in 2007 and earned them more than £300 million – are planning a mammoth run of shows next year, according to Ronnie Wood’s cocktail waitress girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.The 20-year-old Russian waitress – who has been dating 62-year-old Ronnie since he walked out on his 23-year marriage to Jo Continue reading →
Paul McCartney wants to retire with a huge farewell world tour next year. The 67-year-old Beatles legend is planning to play at a host of “unusual” locations before walking away from performing large scale shows. A source said: “Paul wants to go out with a bang. He’s played countless stadiums over his 50-year career and is on the hunt for the most unusual locations he can find.” “He realizes the older he gets, the less his body will be able to cope with the demands of extended periods on the road. He might play the odd benefit concert – but other than that he’ll be putting his feet up and enjoying retirement.” Continue reading →
Kings of Leon went on heavy drink and drugs binges when they first toured the UK. The Sex on Fire rockers first played in Britain six years ago when two members of the band, guitarist Matthew Followill and bassist Jared Followill, were too young to legally consume alcohol in their native America – and admit their partying got out of control. Matthew said: “I didn’t turn 21 till we’d been a band for a few years so coming to England was awesome. We’d play the show and immediately start drinking beer. “In the end I was sick of feeling hungover. I just didn’t eat, ever. That’s cocaine. I’m so glad it’s over. I just feel better. We never touched it again. I try to not even drink that much now.” Singer Caleb Followill, Matthew s cousin, added: “Oh God, ecstasy, man! One night the guys were looking for me – I later found out someone had slipped me some really strong ecstasy. Finally they found me behind a huge speaker. “It was the loudest music ever and I had a huge smile and tears pouring out of my eyes. I was crying and enjoying it at the same time. “When you do drugs you’re thinking, ‘I’m doing this to keep me going, otherwise I’m just going to fall asleep and I’m not going to wake up. When, really, doing drugs is probably going to be the way you fall asleep and don’t wake up.” The band also admit they used to take advantage of groupies and even had fights over who was going to bed the best-looking girl. Drummer Nathan Followill, Caleb and Jared’s brother, said: “One of the perks of being in this band is that 80 per cent of our crowd are girls. We’re super-competitive so after a show, if your girl’s prettier than my girl, I’m going to try to take your girl from you. “We had gotten our first taste of the benefits of the lifestyle, for sure.” Despite their excesses, the Molly’s Chambers rockers insist they have changed their lifestyles and turned their backs on their excessive ways. Caleb told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “When I quit drinking whiskey, I’d say 80 per cent of my anger went away. I still drink wine, though. This life would be much tougher if I didn’t drink.”
Alexandra Burke homesick The ‘X Factor’ winner – who arrived in California two months ago to record her debut album – is so lonely in the US she has flown out her older sister Sheniece to keep her company. A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Alexandra is really enjoying putting her album together but doesn’t know many people in Los Angeles. She’s finding the experience a little isolating so was relieved Sheniece agreed to travel over for a visit.” Following her win on the British TV talent show in December, the ‘Hallelujah’ singer signed a £3.5 million record deal in the US. She was snapped up by Epic – an offshoot of Sony – for a five album deal. The 20-year-old star said: “I would love to crack the US. After seeing Coldplay take away the awards at the Grammys I was so inspired.” Alexandra is not the only British star to feel homesick in Los Angeles. It was recently revealed Leona Lewis – who won the ‘X Factor’ in 2006 – is feeling isolated in Hollywood and is finding it hard being separated from her friends and family in the UK, especially boyfriend Lou Al-Chamaa. A source said: “Although Lou came out to visit her recently, the long distance is taking its toll. “She has no natural network of friends where she is now and rarely sees her mentor Simon Cowell. His schedule is so busy, the two don’t have much time to meet.”
Mick Jagger and Joss Stone are to record a song together. The Rolling Stones frontman and the soul singer – who first collaborated in 2004 on ‘Lonely Without You’ for the ‘Alfie’ soundtrack – will perform a duet for a new album to coincide with the United Nation’s International Day of Peace on September 21. A source said: “Joss and Mick hit it off when they worked with producer Dave Stewart on the ‘Alfie’ soundtrack, so they were hoping to collaborate again. “When this project was suggested they were keen to get on board, especially considering the glittering cast of other musicians involved.” Mick and Joss have been working with Bob Marley’s sons Damian and Stephen, rapper Nas and ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman. The stars are currently working on the album at a Los Angeles studio, but there have been some disagreements about when recording should take place. Damian prefers to work at night, while Mick would rather record in the morning. The source added to Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “It’s incredibly challenging to get so many figures in the studio at a time that’s agreeable to everyone. “Damian’s a night owl whereas Mick likes to hit the studio in the morning. They eventually reached a compromise where by they will record from 5pm to midnight every day.”
The former Spice Girl announced her engagement to shipping tycoon Fabrizio Politi, 34, shortly after the New Year after a whirlwind romance. But she called it off last week after she ‘woke up one morning and decided she wasn’t the marrying type’. A friend of Halliwell, 36, told the Sun newspaper: “She loved being in a relationship but decided that all she needs is her daughter Bluebell to keep her happy. “Her friends are not surprised – Geri has a track record for getting cold feet.” The friend added that Politi was upset but “totally respects Geri’s wishes”. Halliwell and Politi met at a Florence nightclub in December 2008 and he proposed to her over Christmas. Halliwell has had a string of high-profile relationships which have not lasted long, including romances with former Take That Robbie Williams.
She is mother to three-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna and the father reportedly is Halliwell’s ex-boyfriend, scriptwriter Sacha Gervasi, although this has never been publicly confirmed.