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Jessie J looks set to put her pop career on paws


Stage ... Jessie J

Stage … Jessie J
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THE VOICE mentor Jessie J wants to become a West End star and is even writing her own musical.

The Do It Like A Dude singer admits her dream role would be a cameo in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show Cats – as a pussycat.

Jessie, who has sold more than 12million records, wants to step out of the limelight to tread the boards for a while.

The star, cast in Lord Lloyd-Webber’s show Whistle Down the Wind as a child, said: “I would love to do musicals. That is what I trained in. I’ve started writing one but it’s kind of been put to the side.”

Jessie’s musical is about living life to the full. She suffers from a heart condition and had a stroke at 18 but has vowed not to let it hold her back.

She said of her script: “It’s about life and feeling good. It’s about time there’s something on stage that kids can go to and come out thinking they can take on the world and do something with their life if they’re in a bad place.”

She also told how she had been reduced to tears daily at school by a teacher as she dreamed of becoming a singer – and that was why she was tough on contestants on BBC1’s The Voice.

The star, a coach on the show along with Sir Tom Jones, and The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue, told the Radio Times: “I’m the most critical of the four of us because I remember what it takes to make it. I used to have a teacher who made me cry. She said she was tough on me because she knew I had potential.”

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Jennifer Aniston’s Big Fat Greek Wedding

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux

Wedding bells … Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Published: 23rd April 2012

JENNIFER Aniston is going back to her Greek roots for her wedding to Justin Theroux.

The Friends star has been checking out hotels in Crete, where her actor dad John was born.

Staff at the Elounda Beach Hotel were amazed when the Hollywood beauty came to scout out the location recently.

Sources close to the hotel said Jennifer mentioned a July wedding.

The 43-year-old actress has been dating actor Justin since May 2011 and were thought to have got engaged in March, although the couple have never formally confirmed it.

But a wedding in July would mean a good chance of beating ex-husband Brad Pitt down the aisle.

The Tree Of Life star announced his engagement to Angelina Jolie earlier this month, seven years their affair broke up his marriage to first wife Jen.

But a friend of the actress said she was too happy in her new relationship to be upset by her ex’s happy news.

The pal said: “She doesn’t care. She really doesn’t. She’s happy with Justin. She’ll probably marry him. She’s moved on. People don’t want to believe it, but she has.”

Elounda Beach Hotel

Luxury venue … Elounda Beach Hotel

The Elounda Beach Hotel, which boasts a stunning beach and views of the Mediterranean Sea, offers a wedding package which includes a dedicated consultant, the completion of paperwork, a ceremony at the hotel’s private church, bridal bouquets, and a bottle of champagne for the bride and groom.

All that for the bargain price of £1,400.

One Direction: Cowell pays us jelly beans


ONE Direction should invest some of their millions in a few gobstoppers.

The lads have joked that their boss Simon Cowell pays them in “jelly beans”.

Singer Niall Horan said: “Simon Cowell is tight. That’s why he’s so successful – he’s able to keep his money to himself. We’re paid in jelly beans.”

Niall isn’t sweet on his pay even though the X Factor mogul has just handed them a bonus of £2million each for filling his coffers.

But the group are aiming to build up their salaries by doing more song-writing – just like The Beatles.

The group have been studying the Fab Four and see a lot of themselves in the legendary group.

Band member Liam Payne said: “We did watch The Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night recently and it was funny to see things they did that are similar to us.”

Bandmate Harry Styles said 1D, also including Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, want to contribute more of their lyrics.

Harry said: “We’re always writing on the road and in hotels and airports.

“We don’t ever want our music to sound like a 40-year-old man in an office has written it and given it to us to perform.”

One reason the lads’ pay may not be as high as they want is that there were at least 21 writers on 1D’s record Up All Night.

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Angelina Jolie “Cried” When Brad Pitt Proposed

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt and Angelina JolieCredit: NJO/

It wasn’t your average Jolie-Pitt family meeting.

On a recent spring day, Brad Pitt gathered his six kids — Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 3 — as he presented love Angelina Jolie with a very special present: A tablet-shaped diamond engagement ring — estimated at 16 carats and worth $500,000 — which he helped design with jeweler Robert Procop.

PHOTOS: A timeline of Brad and Angie’s romance

“Angelina cried and smiled” at the proposal, a confidante tells the new Us Weekly, out now.



And the children, who had been extremely eager for their parents to wed after seven years together, were equally overjoyed, the source adds. “Everyone hugged once she put [the ring] on. She went around and showed it to each of the kids.”

PHOTOS: How the Jolie-Pitt kids have grown up

As the world now knows, Jolie, 36, quietly debuted that long-awaited ring at an April 11 private viewing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with startling photos and a confirmation from jeweler Procop and then Pitt’s manager emerging two days later.


Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children in Japan on November 8, 2011.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children in Japan on November 8, 2011.
Credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images


“Angie considers herself bonded to Brad for life,” adds the source.


Taylor Swift and Tim Tebow: Spotted at Dinner!!!


This pairing almost makes too much sense, doesn’t it?

Witnesses tell The New York Post that Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift struck up a conversation at a pre-Academy Awards party on Friday night, following it up with dinner two evenings later at at Toscanova Italian restaurant in Century City.

“After dinner, he walked her out,” a source says. “Then he walked back in to join two other people. I think they may both have been with their agents.”

Taylor Swift at Lorax PremiereTim Tebow Photograph

Granted, the meal doesn’t sound too romantic, but Taylor has been burned by so many men in her past. Tebow is a virgin, had the good sense to reject Kim Kardashian and might be the son of God.

This couple has to happen.

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Morning Mail! Is Taylor Lautner’s Love Life a Career

Taylor Lautner, SaraCourtesy of Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

Dear Ted:
You’ve said Sarah Hicks is good for Taylor Lautner, but I wonder. On her public social media pages, people make snide comments about Taylor’s famous exes, and in response, she plays the victim or she laughs. Taylor likes to keep it civil with his exes (he may work with them again one day) and it looks like his career is in a valley right now. Did Sarah turn herself into a career liability for Taylor on future projects?
—IMO, a dumb move

Dear Ex Games:
I’m still sticking to my guns that Sarah is good for Taylor. As for any be-yotchy e-gossiping, isn’t that what the Internet is for?! But trust me, even though she has a high-profile hunk on her arm, Sarah isn’t really a concern for the likes of Taylor Swift and Lily Collins. And she’s certainly not the reason Tay’s career is in a funk.

Dear Ted:
Well, your stupid tantrum that Jennifer Lawrence is copying Kristen Stewart is slowly being proven wrong. The reviews coming in from The Hunger Games are actually calling Jen a “stellar” actress among much additional praise. So she must not be copying Kristen’s mediocre acting ability.

READ: New Ask Ted Video! Is Taylor Lautner Ditching Hollywood For Good?!

Dear Annie Oakley:
Put down the guns, chica, ’cause you’re seeming rather testy about these starlets. Yes, Jennifer is getting fab reviews for THG—which I always said she would (even before seeing the movie), she’s only a friggin’ Oscar nominee—but that’s no reason to trash Kristen. She’s had some winning performances too (have you seen The Runaways, dear?).

Dear Ted:
What do you think about George Clooney? Will his arrest affect his career?

Dear Ha!

Of course it won’t. If anything, it only makes George look like even more of a white knight. It wasn’t like he put up a fight or anything when the cuffs came…and a mark on his permanent record will hardly stop him from starring in Ocean’s 17 or whatever Academy-worthy flicks he has planned next.

Dear Ted:
Where is Ashley Greene lately? I haven’t seen any pictures of her or any news about her in a long time. Is she in New York or Los Angeles now?

Dear Greene with Envy:
The Big Apple, babe, and she’s hard at work. Haven’t you heard, Ash turned her TV stint on PanAm into a full-time gig with Americana? And getting her post-vampy career going is far more important these days than any dude.

READ: Twilight Star Ashley Greene’s “Intense” Makeout With Olivia Wilde: “She Is a Good Kisser!”

Dear Ted:
If you had to imagine James Franco mentoring his kid brother, Dave, on the ins and outs of Hollywood life and “lessons learned,’ how do you think the conversation might go?

Dear Uh:
“Dude, don’t ever host the Oscars.”

Dear Ted:
Unfortunately you’re right about Jennifer Lawrence trying to be like Kristen Stewart. She doesn’t have to. She should just be herself. Now to my real question. I have seen reports that Robert Pattinson bought Kristen a pad in Paris for a cool million. True?

Dear City of Light and Copycats:
To be fair, the entire Hunger Games franchise has been copying Twilight in terms of marketing, so it’s not surprising that J.Law is being shopped as a K.Stew 2. And while the chicks have many similarities, Jenny is fab and has a killer personality (just like Kristen! But different!). As for your second Q, they’ve always been more of renters—that’s their style.

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Simone Farrow, Ed Hardy Bikini Model, Arrested For Heading International Drug Ring


Simone Farrow, an international swimsuit model accused of being the mastermind of a worldwide drug ring run out of a Hollywood apartment, has been arrested.

Farrow got popped in her native Australia after skipping bail last month.

Once the face of the Ed Hardy bikinis, Simone used up to 19 different aliases to ship methamphetamine around the world by FedEx and even the U.S. postal service.

Simone Farrow Picture

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Australian police, the 37-year-old denied the charges and claims that she was in hiding after running for her life.

“The only reason I’ve done this is because someone was trying to murder me,” she told Australia’s Sunday Telegraph in response to the drug ring allegations.

“I’ve been in relationships with numerous underworld figures or whatever you want to call them and I feel that maybe they feel threatened by my situation.”

Simone Farrow was first arrested in 2009 after flying to Australia as the DEA was raiding her Sunset Blvd. apartment, allegedly seizing drugs and documents.

After having a friend post her $150,000 bond in February, Farrow skipped bail. Police in Australia finally caught up with her last week at a Queensland hotel.

Under the stage name Simone Starr, Farrow was a bikini model, pin-up girl and even a Penthouse “pet,” making FHM‘s Sexiest Women In The World list three times.

Farrow was also promoting herself as a singer/songwriter, and on her website, as a would-be reality show star … hey, why leave any opportunity on the table?

Authorities say behind that high-fashion facade, Farrow was leading a double life trafficking high-grade crystal meth, hiding them in shipments of bath salts.

“It’s not uncommon in the modeling and entertainment industry,” former special agent Brad Garrett, who is not involved directly in the case, told ABC News.

“If your skill set doesn’t take you any place else, where’s it going to take you? A quick buck would be distributing methamphetamine. It tells me that she was not that sophisticated, and she may have been desperate for money.”

Investigators are saying that Simone Farrow was the brains behind the “ongoing criminal enterprise,” which they purport involved at least seven people.

One of the members of the alleged drug syndicate committed suicide in a Hollywood motel after being contacted by officials, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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