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*Strictly Come Dancing pros FLAVIA CACACE and VINCENT SIMONE have said the show can go on for many more years.
The professional dancers – who have tangoed their way out of the coming series - reckon the BBC dance show is still a must-watch, despite host Sir Bruce Forsyth blaming the lack of celebrities for the previous ratings slump and competition from ITV rival The X Factor.
“We’ve been on the show for around eight years and the minimum audience has always been around nine million people. Now we’re up to 12, 13 million people, I think it can go on forever by the look of it. And I hope so,” said Vincent.
“They always have a mixed bag. They always have it right,” Flavia added.
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Flavia and Vincent will not return for the 11th series, along with fellow dancer ERIN BOAG.
*JENNIFER LAWRENCE has confessed she is completely naked as X-Men’s Mystique, except for the paint that creates her lizard-like skin.
The 23-year-old Oscar-winner reprises her X-Men: First Class role as the mutant femme fatale in X-Men: Days Of Future Past and revealed to SciFiNow.com that she wears only a layer of paint to cover her modesty.
Jennifer revealed: “I’m naked, but when I do get to wear clothes, I love the 70s outfits.
“Some of the Mystique look is a little different, but we’re still using the same paint. But she’s different in this film too. She was struggling – like a lot of normal humans – with the way she looked, and she was covered up a lot in the first movie, but this time she is mutant and proud.”
*TONY BENNETT has described LADY GAGA as family, saying the pair are like “brother and sister”.
The 17-time Grammy-winning US crooner became friends with the Poker Face pop star after they teamed up for a new version of the 1937 track, The Lady Is A Tramp, for his Duets II album.
“We’re just like brother and sister together,” he told the Stars & Stripes website.
Tony, who is in Japan to perform at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, revealed they are in talks to record a full album together. The record would include standards and jazz classics.
“She’s the Picasso of the entertainment world. She’s a very talented person,” the 87-year-old gushed of Gaga.
*TOM HIDDLESTON has passed on some words of wisdom about self-control to the COOKIE MONSTER.
The Thor actor appeared in a video on YouTube where he spoke to the Muppet favourite about delayed gratification when it came to cookie eating.
Followers on Twitter saw Tom’s video which he posted with the caption: “Cookie Monster & I got together lately and we learned all about Delayed Gratification.”
He was seen about to tuck into a chocolate cookie when the Cookie Monster came along in search of treats.
But Tom explained to the Monster that if he waited a while for another cookie to arrive, it would taste better.
*JESSICA SIMPSON has said she really “felt” for KIM KARDASHIAN when the media criticised her pregnancy weight gain.
Reality TV star Kim was ridiculed by some critics when she piled on the pounds as she was expecting her daughter, North, with rapper KANYE WEST.
Jessica, 33, also had to put up with plenty of jibes when she was expecting her 15-month-old daughter Maxwell, and told Us Weekly it made her empathise with Kim.
“I felt for Kim – I knew exactly what she was going through,” she said.
“I send a lot of love her way, and I know she’ll come back with a bang.”
Singer and actress Jessica added: “I will never understand why people give pregnant women such a hard time. We are creating a human life: I think we get every excuse in the world to eat a doughnut!”
*EDDIE MURPHY has revealed he is to release a new album – 20 years after his last record.
The 52-year-old funnyman’s forthcoming solo album will be titled 9, and will feature a song with rapper Snoop Dogg, who is now known as his reggae moniker SNOOP LION.
He revealed the news on Twitter, accompanied with the single artwork, writing: “Eddie’s new single £RedLight ft. @SnoopLion is the first track from his upcoming album 9. Listen to the single at soundcloud.com/Eddie-Murphy-Music!”
Eddie sings and plays guitar on the track, while Snoop Lion contributes a verse to the reggae song.
The Beverly Hills Cop and Dreamgirls star’s last full-length musical release was his fifth album, Love’s Alright, in 1993, featuring MICHAEL JACKSON on one track, Whatzupwitu.