What a freaking week! It kicked off with James Packer and his best friend beating the living crap out of each other and ended with Gwyneth Paltrow trying to end “The Mommy Wars” … But let’s kick off the round-up with this rather striking shot …
>> Neil Patrick Harris has posed nude on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone. He recently revealed he has lost almost 10kg to play the lead role in the transgender Broadway musical Hedwig And The Angry Inch. And he wasn’t particularly beefy to begin with.
“I need to eat more,” he tells the magazine. “That’s becoming apparent. I’m so intent on looking feminine, on changing my silhouette. But I’m running out of energy, and it’s affecting my mood.”
“He’s so skinny, and I think that really gives him power,” Harris’s fiancé David Burtka added (bizarrely). “His body is crazy right now.”
>> On the subject of nude male celebs … the shock Instagram shots from James Franco just keep on coming. The latest shows him standing in front of the mirror in his bathroom in just his undies with his hand down his pants.
Within hours of putting up the image, which exposed his pubic hair, James took it down.
>> Hugh Jackman has revealed he needed to have another Basal-cell carcinoma removed from his nose.
“All out now. Thanks Dr. Album and Dr. Arian. PLEASE! PLEASE! WEAR SUNSCREEN!” Jackman reminded via Instagram.
Hugh had his first skin cancer scare just around six months ago.
>> First Victoria Beckham turned 40, now hubby David Beckham has celebrated his 39th.
To mark the occasion his sister Joanne shared a picture of the pair on Twitter captioned: “I want to say happy birthday to the best brother ever ! Very lucky to have such a amazing , kind person in my life x”
>> It’s been revealed that Scandal star Kerry Washington gave birth to a daughter, Isabelle Amarachi, on Monday, April 21 in Los Angeles.
It’s the first child for Washington and her husband, former footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, who secretly married last July.
>> In other baby news, Bruce Willis and his wife Emma Heming-Willis have welcomed their second daughter together, Evelyn Penn Willis, who weighed in at 8lbs, 10oz. The pic above is Bruce with their first daughter together, Mabel. That makes five daughters for Bruce!!!
>> And Aussie celeb chef Curtis Stone revealed to Queen Latifah during her talk show that his wife Lindsay Price was expecting their second baby, saying: “My beautiful wife is pregnant again!”
Latifah added: “Baby number two is on the way. I want to know where he finds the time!”
Curtis and Lindsay, who wed in Majorca, Spain in June 2013, already have son Hudson, aged two.
>> Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast in the upcoming remake of the Terminator franchise.
Paramount Pictures announced that Smith will play a new character “with a strong connection to John Connor.” The upcoming film will be the first in a trilogy.
>> News Corp has reported that after the Logies, Kylie Mingoue and Andy Lee “only had eyes for each other” at an exclusive party at Shane Warne’s Club 23, at the Crown complex.
At around midnight the pair were spotted in deep in conversation and she had his jacket over her shoulders and was later seen wearing his bow tie. Ooo-er!
“They made the sweetest couple and nobody could take their eyes off them,” a source told News. “They were very flirtatious and looked to be thoroughly enjoying each other’s company.”
>> Anna Paquin joined Twitter and kicked off her account with a selfie of herself and her husband, actor Stephen Moyer.
The caption read: “Tweet tweet husband.”
>>Kelly Osbourne ditched her bob and debuted a dramatic new cut via Instagram. The E! Fashion Police co-host gave herself a mini-mohawk.
She joked about her new look while attending an event with brother Jack Osbourne, captioning the shot: “#Twins?”
>> How to be an Instagram wanker … P.Diddy posted this pic with the caption: “Rainy days in New York City and yes I do carry my own umbrella! …sometimes”
The Coldplay singer donned a wig and tried to pash the star in a sketch. He stepped in during a sketch where Garfield and his girlfriend Emma Stone pretended to be unable to kiss each other seriously on the set of their movie.
“Why don’t you go ahead and show me that beautiful little tongue, come to papa,” said Martin as he went in for the snog.
>> Meanwhile Gwyneth has spoken out on her website Goop claiming her quotes ‘challenges’ of holding down a 9 to 5 job and being a parent, it is ‘not like being on set’ of a Hollywood movie, were taken out of context.
>> Megan Fox introduced the world to her youngest son Bodhi on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, showing off a picture of the two-month-old and pics of her older son Noah, who is 19 months.
Megan also revealed: “I got pregnant with Bodhi two weeks into filming Ninja Turtles, which is an action movie and requires a lot of running and jumping and stunts. Anyone that’s been pregnant knows your first trimester can be pretty rough and you’re nauseous all day long. So I spent the whole shoot basically [being nauseous], the producers would come see me in the morning in the makeup trailer and I would be clinging to a box of saltines and we had, we kept pickles in the refrigerator for me and I was just constantly on the verge of vomiting.
“[I was] running, jumping, fighting. Saying things like, ”Show me what you got Shredder!” Stuff like that, so all the fun things you want to do when you’re pregnant.”
>> In an interview with Hello! magazine, Elizabeth Hurley revealed she still has feelings for Shane Warne: “Love isn’t a switch that you can turn on or off at will and of course I still love him – we are part of each other’s history.”
“We finally parted ways in November 2013 and it was a very sad time for both of us. I struggled for a while but feel in a very good place today. In fact, both professionally and personally everything is blooming.”
The future of the 13-bedroom property they were renovating in Herefordshire, is still “up in the air” she admitted.
>> Madonna posted the pic to her Instagram with the caption “What i wanted to wear to Met Ball but Anna said Not this year! So I’m gonna work on music instead? #artforfreedom.”
>> Speaking of The Met Ball, check out all the pervy selfies (I’ve collected 28 so far) by clicking here.
>> Although it seems singer Lily Allen had a little too much fun at the Met Ball (and a Miley Cyrus concert and a Prada party all in one week). She posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed with a drip in her arm on Twitter captioned: “#SHEEzUS in #SHOSPITAL . I’m fine though guys, just need some fluids cause i can’t keep anything down. #dramz.”
>> And to watch two videos of Reese Witherspoon totally smashed and talking sex in an elevator at the Met Ball, click here.
>> An excerpt from Rob Lowe’s memoir, Love Life, was published, revealing his feelings when his son went to college. It went like this …
“I’m trying to remember when I felt like this before. Like an elephant is sitting on my chest, like my throat is so tight and constricted that I can feel its tendons, like my eyes are 100 percent water, spilling out at will, down pathways on my face that have been dry for as long as I can think of. I’m trying to remember: When was the last time my heart was breaking?
“The death of my mother was one time, but her passing was prolonged enough to let me prepare for it, to the extent anyone can … Today is my son Matthew’s last night home before college … Through the grief I feel a rising embarrassment. “Jesus Christ, pull yourself together, man!” I tell myself. There are parents sending their kids off to battle zones, or putting them into rehabs and many other more legitimately emotional situations, all over our country. How dare I feel so shattered? What the hell is going on?
“Now, standing among the accumulation of the life of a little boy he no longer is, I look at my own young doppelgänger and realize: it’s me who has become a boy again. All my heavy-chested sadness, loss and longing to hold on to things as they used to be are back, sweeping over me as they did when I was a child.”
>> After Miranda Kerr told Kyle and Jackie O’s Kiis FM program on Tuesday that she wouldn’t rule out dating Shane Warne, the former cricketer has put his foot in it in the usual fashion.
During an interview with Triple M Hot Breakfast the next day, he said: “That’s very nice of Miranda. She’s a lovely, absolutely beautiful lady. I’ll have to check with James to see what the situation is. Mates come first. If there is (truth to the reports), out of bounds. But if it’s all clear, who knows?”
>> Angelina Jolie told Elle magazine: “I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person. Having come from a broken home you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you don’t look for them.
“You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy,” she says. “After all these years, we have history – and when you have history with somebody, you’
>> Police confirmed they are investigating the sensational brawl between James Packer and his former bestie David Gyngell last Sunday, in which teeth were allegedly lost. Click here for the full fight rundown.
UPDATE: The pair have been fined $500 each for their biffo. Like that will hurt their over-stuffed pockets.
And that’s it for the week in celebrity land. Have a fab weekend.