Written by Owen Tonks
It’s almost the end of January and I think a big fat ‘whoop’ is in order! Blue Monday has officially passed and I can see pay day rapidly approaching on the horizon. Soon, I’ll be out of the baron and desolate financial wasteland I’ve been ambling through, enabling me to head out to all the celeb bashes and party with my favourite stars. Well, that’s not strictly true; I will be able to head out to all the non-celeb bashes and party with my favourite friends.
I’ve actually stuck to my new year’s resolution for a change! I promised myself I would stick to a properly balanced, healthy eating plan. I have allowed myself a little treat every so often but have kept it all in moderation and over the past two weeks I’ve lost six pounds. That’s six pounds in weight and not in money. My jeans are a little looser and if the blubber continues to drop off at this rate, I’ll have to be careful where I leave it.
Anyway, the stars have been out in force in London this week and if any of them have made resolutions to get more early nights, they’ve failed miserably.
Davina McCall was spotted at London’s Gilgamesh this week tucking into the new collagen menu by Chef Ian Pengelley. It seems The Biggest Loser presenter is hoping to drop a few pounds but does she need to?
Days after her visit to Gilgamesh, Davina appeared on ITV’s Daybreak showing off her washboard stomach to a gawping Adrian Chiles, who said: “Impressive that, I must say.”
I do love Davina but if she loses anymore she’ll be too skinny. She looks great as she is.
Gary Barlow celebrated his 40th, yes 40th, birthday this week. Now, I know he acts like the grandad of pop with his dodgy jokes and OAP demeanour, and I assume he’s usually tucked up in bed by nine with a cup of tea and a custard cream but I can’t believe he’s 40!
Gary had a mammoth celebration at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire with the likes of Take That, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kimberley Walsh, Lulu and Claudia Schiffer. One notable absence was Robbie Williams, confirming uncertainty for the group’s future. Earlier in the day, whilst appearing on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 show, Gary said: “I know we’re back with Rob right now but we still see our future as a four-piece.”
Thank God! I know I’m risking my life when I say this but Rob is rubbish! They’re much better as a four-piece man-band rather than four men and a man-child.
Olly is adored by thousands of girls who one day, dream of taking him down the aisle, or at least taking him down some sort of aisle. Tough, your luck’s out girls! Well, for this week anyway.
The X Factor contestant and BRIT Award nominee was spotted kissing a mystery brunette on Savile Row in London.
The Essex singer was thought to be shopping for suits for the upcoming awards ceremony. He tweeted: “Off down to Savile Row… Ben Sherman London!!! For 2nd checks on suit fittings!!! Can’t wait to see them!!!” [sic]
Good to see the talent show runner-up is enjoying his success. Who was it that won?
Wino is back! No, not one of those down at the Elephant and Castle but the Wino! Queen Wino of Camden!
The Back to Black singer flew into Heathrow Airport from Brazil this week following a series of gigs for which she’s reportedly earned millions.
The singer recently celebrated her first year of being drug-free and has transformed herself from the scandalous mess that we used to know. Despite this, Amy still managed to take a spectacular tumble during one of her Brazilian shows which can be seen below.
At least she’s just as good at entertaining us without being under the influence.
P Diddy was in town for his Album Listening Party at Le Pigalle this week. Despite being struck down with flu and being ordered to rest, the US star was on stage dancing with the likes of Preeya Kalidas, Ashley Cole and Jameela Jamil.
Rumour has it The [un]Wanted’s Tom Parker was seen having a very public snog in the smoking area with his girlfriend. Eh? Girlfriend? If you say so.
Reports suggest that whilst in the UK, P Diddy held discussions with Ashley Cole about launching a restaurant. Talks must have been successful as a source told the Daily Star: “Diddy is coming back to the UK in two weeks to get the ball rolling.”
Is Puffy aware of Ashley’s reputation? Hopefully his Hollywood glamour will overshadow Ashley’s past and people will actually turn up to eat.