The latest celebrity gossip
NOEL GALLAGHER has claimed ED SHEERAN and MUMFORD AND SONS turned him down when he asked them to do the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs.
The former Oasis star has taken over curating the annual charity concerts for friend ROGER DALTREY as he has been busy on tour, but told Shortlist magazine that many of the acts agreed to help out face-to-face, then dropped out.
Noel said: “To go and knock on dressing room doors of some of the biggest bands in the world and ask if could they possibly, would they be noble enough - it brought out a side I don’t like.
“And I got let down a lot. Everybody says yes to your face. Everybody. And then the agent will call, and their management will call and then their PR will call and say, ‘Ah, they’re going to be in Australia at the time.’”
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has revealed he was left tongue-tied while doing a scene with Oscar-winning actress MERYL STREEP.
The 36-year-old admitted he froze as he acted opposite Meryl in a big-screen adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play, August: Osage County.
He said: “We had one scene around the table with Meryl and I just couldn’t act. I was in awe of her. She is spellbinding to watch. She really is extraordinary. If you ever have the luck to watch her, she is fantastic.”
The actor said it was “exciting” to be a part of the ensemble drama, where he plays ‘Little’ Charles Aiken.
EMMA BUNTON has followed in the footsteps of her Spice Girls bandmate GERI HALLIWELL by taking the Tube.
The mum-of-two admitted she couldn’t resist checking out some of her fellow passengers as she went on the London Underground during the rush hour, after being challenged by Heart Breakfast co-host JAMIE THEAKSTON.
But Emma, who confessed that it had been 15 years since she last rode the Tube, admitted she had some struggles.
“I got an Oyster card and as soon as I put it down, it said ‘Seek assistance’. I started saying ‘Hello’ to people but no one was having any of it,” she said.
Emma’s trip came a day after Geri described herself as feeling like “a Londoner” after taking her first Tube journey in 17 years.
BEYONCE has revealed that reclaiming her pre-pregnancy figure was a struggle.
The Grammy-winning pop star, who gave birth to daughter Blue Ivy in January 2012, told a magazine that she had to lose her baby weight quickly.
She told Shape magazine: “I gained 57 pounds when I was pregnant. I didn’t have a lot of time to lose the weight, because I scheduled a show three months after I gave birth, which I would never do again.”
Beyonce said that the most important part of losing weight was working out what was best for her. Her routine included lots of dance workouts.
“I’m not a person that is naturally very thin. I am a person that has to work at keeping my body in shape,” she explained.
REBECCA HALL has revealed working with JOHNNY DEPP is a dream come true.
The award-winning actress is set to share screen time opposite the Hollywood heartthrob in Transcendence, the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister.
“I am thrilled about working with Johnny. I mean, come on! I feel like I’ve worked with some seriously great actors and he’s one of those ones on my list of people that I’d really like to work with and then it happened,” she said.
Rebecca is staying coy about the sci-fi movie, which begins production in April.
“I could tell you lots about it but I don’t think I want to. I haven’t started yet so I am feeling a bit protective towards it. I’m in the early stages of working out who the character is and what I’m doing with it. I am excited,” she explained.
GILLIAN ANDERSON has revealed she feels pigeon-holed in America, after starring in The X-Files.
The 44-year-old American actress found global fame and a cult following starring in the hit sci-fi series for almost 10 years, but now lives in London and has starred in a string of British dramas.
Gillian told The Reader’s Digest: “Even now I’m in a box in America. I understand that. They wonder what I’ve been doing.
“They don’t realise I’m a character actress - even though I do a lot of work.
“If I didn’t feel so happy in London I’d get on a plane and try desperately to remind everyone, but they’re not going to offer me a Bleak House [she played Lady Dedlock in the 2005 BBC One series] or The Crimson Petal And The White (BBC Two’s adaptation of Michael Faber’s epic novel, in which she played a Victorian brothel-owner).”