INSIDER: Today's celebrity gossip from around the world
*AMANDA SEYFRIED has revealed that singing was more “terrifying” than stripping.
The Mamma Mia! actress, who had to bare her body to play Deep Throat star LINDA LOVELACE in biopic Lovelace, admitted performing with a live orchestra for TOM HOOPER’s Les Miserables was a scarier prospect.
“Nudity is just a costume – I would only do it if it was necessary. I think watching sex scenes in movies when people have their comforters pulled up to their chests is just ridiculous, and I’m all about realism in films to a point,” she said.
“But singing live every day was just terrifying. Every day, just putting that earpiece in and having everybody listen to you a cappella because you’re the only one that can hear the accompaniment, was terrifying. It was awful. I loved it but it was really hard,” she admitted.
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*VICTORIA BECKHAM has said husband DAVID BECKHAM does all the cooking in their family and is a master chef after going to culinary school.
Former Spice Girl and mum-of-four Victoria told the New York Times her retired footballer husband was responsible for making the family’s meals.
She said: “Chris (her chef) comes in a couple of days a week and might make a giant lasagne so I can put it in the freezer and then do it myself. David does the cooking.”
Victoria, 39, continued: “He’s really good”, and explained that when he played in Europe the family were living in LA, leaving him with days off on his own. She said: “So he decided to go to culinary school.”
*JLS singer ORITSE WILLIAMS has revealed his list of outfit no-nos for new dance show Stepping Out.
The 26-year-old, who will be dancing with his girlfriend AJ Azari on the ITV show, admitted he won’t be wearing sequins or clingy costumes.
“No sequins, no tight business and no flares. That situation is not happening for me,” he said.
Oritse – who signed up for the show as a romantic surprise for AJ – said not having a professional dancer guide them on stage is nerve-racking, but he’s looking forward to the challenge.
“For the first time in five or six years I’ve been without my boys on stage, so it’s going to be a brand new experience for me. It’s going to be exciting and different as I’m with my girlfriend AJ,” he said.
*SIOBHAN DONAGHY has said she, MUTYA BUENA and KEISHA BUCHANAN sacrificed their youth to try and make it in the music business the first time round.
Siobhan was just 16 when the original Sugababes released their first single Overload, and left soon afterwards due to tensions with her bandmates. But she told ES Magazine how the band were getting on much better as women.
She said: “Looking back, there was a lot of divide and conquer going on. The adult world around us wanted to manage the environment and make it a business, and maybe forgot we were young and our happiness was important.
“We were teenagers. We weren’t even old enough to drink! They saw us as interchangeable – it was all about the band, not the individuals, and that’s not good for your self-esteem.”
*JOSS WHEDON has said Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back had a bad ending.
The Avengers Assemble director has previously cited GEORGE LUCAS’ famous franchise Star Wars as an example of sequels that got it right. But he has now told Entertainment Weekly that The Empire Strikes Back “betrayed my trust” by not having an ending.
Joss said: “Empire committed the cardinal sin of not actually ending. Which at the time I was appalled by and I still think it was a terrible idea.
“It’s not an ending. It’s a Come Back Next Week, or in three years. And that upsets me. I go to movies expecting to have a whole experience. If I want a movie that doesn’t end I’ll go to a French movie.
That’s a betrayal of trust to me. A movie has to be complete within itself, it can’t just build off the first one or play variations.”
*DJ FRESH has his sights set on another film soundtrack and this time it is James Bond.
The Louder DJ had his track Earthquake featured in Kick-Ass 2 and said the experience had given him a taste for working on movie music.
On which films he’d love to write for, he said: “Jaws 7! I’d love to do Jaws, but unfortunately that seems to be in the bin.
“James Bond – that would be amazing, if someone gave me that opportunity I’d smash it because I’m so driven.”
Asked which vocalist he would choose to work with him on his dream James Bond theme tune, DJ Fresh admitted he was disappointed ADELE, who sang on the latest instalment, wouldn’t be available but that he had someone else in mind.
He said: “I’d love to work with SHIRLEY BASSEY. The thing I love about Bond is the continuity between the soundtrack and all the films.”