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    Mac Sinise dead at 33: Forrest Gump and CSI: NY star Gary Sinise’s son dies after battle with rare cancer

    MAC Sinise, the son of Forrest Gump and CSI: NY star Gary Sinise, has died at the age of 33 after a battle with a rare cancer. On Tuesday, Gary revealed the heartbreaking news in a post shared on the Gary Sinise Foundation’s website.
    Mac Sinise, the son of Forrest Gump and CSI: NY star Gary Sinise, died at the age of 33 after a battle with a rare cancerCredit: Courtesy Gary Sinise Foundation
    Gary revealed the heartbreaking news in a post shared on the Gary Sinise Foundation’s websiteCredit: Getty Images for Capital Concerts
    The 68-year-old actor revealed that his son died on January 5 following a years-long battle with the rare spinal cancer, Chordoma.
    Mac, whose full name was McCanna Anthony, worked with the Gary Sinise Foundation and supported his father’s Lt. Dan Band on drums until repeated spinal surgeries and the advancement of his cancer forced him to step away.
    In the touching tribute, Gary spoke about the twin tragedies his family suffered in the summer of 2018 – when his wife, Moira, was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in June, only two months before Mac received his chordoma diagnosis that August.
    Thankfully, Moira’s cancer went into remission after successful surgery to remove lymph nodes, followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

    However, Mac was unfortunately overcome by the disease.
    In regards to Mac’s work with the foundation, Gary stated, “Mac joined the team at Gary Sinise Foundation as our Assistant Manager of Education & Outreach.
    “I was thrilled and excited to have him come on board to help me with the mission.”
    “I was always happy to have him join me on the road, and I could see how much joy and pride he shared in our mission,” he continued.
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    “Especially when he could be hands-on with those we serve, like at our Soaring Valor events honoring our nation’s WWII heroes, and our Invincible Spirit Festivals, where we bring the Lt. Dan Band to uplift our wounded at military hospitals across the country.”
    He spoke about Mac’s skill as a musician and revealed that his son played drums since he was nine years old and “was an exceptional drummer.”
    Gary sweetly added that he and Mac playing together in the Lt. Dan Band were “great times,” as he reminisced, “father and son rockin’ out together for the troops.”
    The famous CSI actor spoke about the rarity of Mac’s cancer, revealing that Chordoma is a “one in a million” type cancer that originates in the sprint and “affects, on average, only 300 people in the U.S. per year.”
    Gary spoke about how after numerous spinal surgeries, Mac was still eager to contribute to the Foundation while in recovery at home.
    In January 2020, a day before his 4th spinal surgery, Mac showed his fortitude when despite what he was going through medically he joined Gary for a GSF podcast interview.
    The interview would complete Mac’s work with the Gary Sinise Foundation as he had to step away to focus on his recovery and rehab full-time.
    After losing his battle with the disease, Mac was laid to rest on January 23.
    “Like any family experiencing such a loss, we are heartbroken and have been managing as best we can,” Gary wrote.
    “As parents, it is so difficult losing a child. My heart goes out to all who have suffered a similar loss, and to anyone who has lost a loved one.
    “We’ve all experienced it in some way. Over the years I have met so many families of our fallen heroes. It’s heartbreaking, and it’s just damn hard,” he continued.
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    “While our hearts ache at missing him, we are comforted in knowing that Mac is no longer struggling, and inspired and moved by how he managed it. He fought an uphill battle against a cancer that has no cure, but he never quit trying.”
    “I am so blessed, fortunate, and proud to be his dad,” he added.
    The 68-year-old actor revealed that his son died on January 5 following a years-long battle with the rare spinal cancer, ChordomaCredit: Courtesy Gary Sinise Foundation
    Mac worked with the Gary Sinise Foundation and supported his father’s Lt. Dan Band until the advancement of his cancer forced him to step awayCredit: Courtesy Gary Sinise Foundation
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    Love letters from Eric Clapton to Pattie Boyd that reveal guitarist’s pursuit of George Harrison’s wife to be auctioned

    SHE was the woman who inspired three of the greatest songs of the rock era – Something, Layla and Wonderful Tonight.But beautiful model Pattie Boyd was also the reason rock guitarist Eric Clapton betrayed his best friend, Beatle George Harrison, in a bitter rivalry for her love.
    Pattie in her modelling heyday, when George fell for her slender legs, big blue eyes and blonde hairCredit: Camera Press
    One of Pattie’s snaps of her and GeorgeCredit: PA
    Pattie and Eric’s wedding in 1979Credit: Alpha Press
    Secret letters sent by Eric to Pattie in 1970 — when she was married to George — reveal how he was determined to make her his own, no matter what.
    In one he begs her: “Take me, I am yours.” In another he writes: “What I wish to ask you is, if you still love your husband, or if you have another lover?
    “All these questions are very impertinent, I know, but if there is still a feeling in your heart for me . . .  you must let me know.”
    They led to Pattie leaving George for Eric four years later — but remarkably, Eric has now agreed for her to share intimate details of his treachery with the world when she sells the letters.
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    Next month Pattie, 79, is putting them up for auction, along with several other deeply personal items from her relationships with the two rock superstars.
    She said: “The letters from Eric, they’re so desperate and passionate, a passion that blooms once in a lifetime, I think.
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    “Even now, if I were to read those letters, it makes me terribly sad. I’ve had them in a little trunk and occasionally I’ll have a look and start to read, and my heart beats, it jumps, because it’s heartbreaking. They’re too painful in their beauty.”
    Even more bizarre than the torrid love triangle itself was the way it played out.
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    Legend has it that Eric and George duelled on their guitars into the night for the right to call Pattie their own.
    And once Pattie had gone off with Eric, who wrote his hits Layla and Wonderful Tonight about her, George forgave them both, even going to their place for dinner the Christmas after the split. It was a relaxed end to what had been a powerful love.
    Trailer for The Beatles – Get Back which chronicles the world famous band’s raucous era from willy jokes to Paul and John’s tense showdown talks caught by secret mic
    George fell for Pattie’s slender legs, big blue eyes and blonde bob in 1964 when she turned up for a small role in The Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night in a Mary Quant micro-mini skirt.
    At the end of the first day, when she got up the courage to ask for an autograph, George drew seven kisses beneath it, whereas he had drawn only one for each of the other signature hunters.
    The first two times George asked the then 19-year-old out she said no, because she was dating a photographer.
    But the “quiet one” of the Fab Four, only one year her senior, would not give up so easily. On his third attempt she said yes, having split from the other man.
    Take me, I am yoursEric
    Although Pattie was already a Vogue magazine cover girl, her modelling fees more than quad-rupled once she was with George.
    Following a whirlwind romance they got married at Epsom register office in Surrey in January 1966, not far from the large bunga- low where they lived in Esher. 
    One of their regular visitors was Eric, who played on George’s 1968 Beatles song While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
    Christmas greeting from George to PattieCredit: PATTIE BOYD/CHRISTIES/UNPIXS
    Pattie and Eric on a train in Germany in 1977 after her divorce from GeorgeCredit: Getty
    The more time the trio spent together, the more Eric longed to be with Pattie. In 1970 he could no longer hide his feelings, and sent the first of his letters to her.
    Eric, who was dating aristocrat Alice Ormsby-Gore, wrote: “I am writing this note to you, with the main purpose of ascertaining your feelings toward a subject well known to both of us . . . 
    “As you have probably gathered, my own home affairs are a galloping farce, which is rapidly degenerating day by intolerable day.”
    Because Eric had not signed the letter, Pattie did not realise it was from him until he told her.
    That September he recorded one of the most famous songs about unrequited love, Layla.
    It was his nickname for Pattie and the lyrics included the lines: “Tried to give you consolation, when your old man had let you down, like a fool I fell in love with you, you turned my whole world upside down, Layla.”
    What I wish to ask you is, if you still love your husband, or if you have another lover?Eric
    The Beatles were in the process of breaking up and George’s frustration with the rest of the band had spilled over into his relationship — even though he had written the love song Something on Abbey Road for her. 
    Eric was clearly aware of the marital turmoil and his next letter, sent a few months after the first, was more forthright.
    Written to Dear Layla, it read: “Why do you hesitate, am I a poor lover, am I ugly, am I too weak, too strong, do you know why?
    “If you want me, take me, I am yours. If you don’t want me, please break the spell that binds me. To cage a wild animal is a sin, to tame him is divine.”
    But Pattie rebuffed Eric’s advances, and his addictions to drink and drugs grew steadily worse. 
    Meanwhile, the love triangle grew more complex. George had an affair with Ringo Starr’s wife Maureen, with Pattie finding them in bed together.
    Later Pattie started sleeping with Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, who was still with first wife Krissy and was another of Eric’s friends.
    During one stay at George’s new home in Henley, Oxon, Ronnie indicated to his host that he would be spending the night in Pattie’s room.
    According to Ronnie, the ex-Beatle was not too concerned and is believed to have enjoyed a fling with Krissy.
    In 1974 Eric finally decided to confront George, telling him he wanted his wife.
    Pattie has never con- firmed the story that they played their guitars to try to prove who was more worthy of her.
    George was deeply hurt by her decision to go off with his friend, but he accepted the split and the two guitarists remained close pals.
    He found happiness with his second wife Olivia, who had worked at his record label. They wed in 1978, had one son, Dhani, and stayed together until George died of cancer in 2001 aged 58.
    Things did not end well for Pattie and Eric, with her tiring of his alcoholism and womanising.
    Having married in 1979 they divorced a decade later after several unsuccessful attempts to have children and his affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo — who gave birth to Eric’s son Conor in 1986.
    I regret allowing myself to be seduced by Eric and wish I had been strongerPattie
    In her 2007 auto-biography Wonderful Today, Pattie wrote: “I regret allowing myself to be seduced by Eric and wish I had been stronger.
    “I believed marriage was forever, and when things were going wrong between George and me I should have gritted my teeth and worked through them.
    “And I wish I’d known I didn’t have to be a doormat and allow both hus-bands to be so flagrantly faith-less.”
    After several affairs, Eric has been married to Melia McEnery, 31 years his junior, since 2002.
    Pattie wed property developer Rod Weston in 2015 and remains good friends with Eric.
    As well as Eric’s letters she is also selling some from George, as well as other assorted items.
    They include the original painting used on the cover of Eric’s 1970 album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, which is expected to fetch up to £60,000.
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    The online auction by Christie’s runs from March 8 to 22.
    Pattie said: “I thought, ‘Why don’t I just sell everything and let everybody else enjoy it?’”
    George and Pattie on their wedding day in 1966Credit: Rex
    A pleading letter to ‘Dearest L’Credit: PA
    Eric’s 1978 single Wonderful Tonight
    Eric’s 1970’s hit Layla
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    Maya Jama, Kim Kardashian and Florence Pugh prove corsets are making a comeback & stars aren’t afraid to show them off

    GIRDLE your loins, ladies – corsets are on the rise.This week Anya Taylor-Joy shared a photo on Instagram of what was underneath her black and gold gown at the New York premiere for her upcoming sci-fi flick Dune: Part Two.
    Corsets are on the rise – Maya Jama takes a selfie for her InstaCredit: instagram/mayajama
    Kim Kardashian shows off her tiny waist as she squeezes into a skintight corsetCredit: instagram/kimkardashian
    The 27-year-old actress was wearing a waist-cinching corset that looked like more like a torture device as it bowed her frame over her hips while she held onto her bust.
    Some of her followers claimed Anya was “promoting starvation”, and one commented: “What a terrible, terrible thing to do to yourself or share with others, as an influencer.”
    But she isn’t the only celebrity who is getting waisted — corsets are the next big thin.
    Other stars have used Victorian-style corsetry to fit into a frock.
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    Love Island presenter Maya Jama shared images of her wearing a structured bodice, while Kim Kardashian has been very honest about pouring her famous curves into corsets for big occasions.
    And the trend doesn’t stop at lingerie.
    A-list screen star Florence Pugh flaunted the look as outerwear on the red carpet, and fans of pop megastar Taylor Swift saw her wearing a corset as she cheered on boyfriend Travis Kelce at the Super Bowl.
    Here, we reveal the stars who are wearing the bustier best.
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    Gladiators star Sabre stuns in low cut white corset dress while partying with castmates
    SOFIA VERGARA
    AT 51 Sofia Vergara looks incredible in her black leather skirt and lace bodice this month.
    The actress is worlds away from her role in Netflix’s Griselda and for the better.
    Sofia Vergara looked incredible in this black leather skirt and lace bodiceCredit: BackGrid
    FLORENCE PUGH
    THE British actress often goes braless on the red carpet, but for this year’s Baftas she wore her underwear as outerwear.
    Florence, 28, didn’t go to the extreme lengths that other celebs do, but does it look as good? Of corset does.
    Florence Pugh wore her underwear as outerwear to this year’s BaftasCredit: Getty
    OLIVIA ATTWOOD
    LOOSE Women panellist Olivia opted for a lace corset-style top when she hit the streets of London in January.
    The 32-year-old presenter and former Love Island star wowed in the sheer bodice and kept things comfy on the bottom with black baggy jeans. Atta, girl.
    Olivia Attwood opted for a lace corset-style top when she hit the streets of London in JanuaryCredit: GC Images
    KIM KARDASHIAN
    THE reality TV star is always trying to steal the limelight – and the 2019 Met Gala was no exception.
    Kim, 43, cinched the deal for the most talked-about look when she wore a custom-boned corset underneath her wet- T-shirt-style dress by Thierry Mugler.
    Kim Kardashian wore this ensemble to the 2019 Met GalaCredit: Instagram
    MAYA JAMA
    MY oh Maya, the presenter caused a Stormz when she wowed in this sexy gown to this year’s London Fashion Week.
    The 29-year-old, who poured herself into another corset yesterday and showed off the results on Instagram, showcased her incredible curves in the futuristic LBD look.
    Maya Jama showcased her incredible curves in this futuristic LBD lookCredit: BackGrid
    RIHANNA
    SHE already has her own lingerie brand – so it’s no surprise that the pop superstar has tried the corset look.
    Rihanna, 36, wore a fuchsia number with jeans and a cap in California earlier this year.
    Rihanna wore this fuchsia number with jeans and a cap in California earlier this yearCredit: BackGrid
    It just goes to show a corset can look Rih-lly good at any occasion.
    ANYA TAYLOR-JOY
    IT’S probably Taylor-made, but hardly looks a Joy to wear.
    Anya doesn’t need to go to extreme lengths to get an hourglass figure when she already has a tiny frame – but still she squeezed herself into this extreme number for the red carpet and posted the picture on Instagram.
    Anya Taylor-Joy doesn’t need to go to extreme lengths to get an hourglass figure when she already has a tiny frameCredit: Reuters
    Anya squeezed herself into this extreme number for the red carpet and posted the picture on InstagramCredit: instagram
    MEGAN FOX
    MEGAN could have looked Fox-y when she wore a leather girdle and latex leggings as she accompanied fiance Machine Gun Kelly at a Super Bowl party this month.
    But the 37-year-old actress’s addition of spikes spoilt her look. What a waist.
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    Megan Fox wore this leather girdle and latex leggings to a Super Bowl party this monthCredit: Getty
    EKIN-SU CULCULOGLU
    THE former Love Island winner wowed in a two-piece at the premiere of action comedy flick Argylle in London at the beginning of the year.
    Ekin-Su, 29, braved the freezing temperatures in a white waspie that added extra oomph to her bust.
    Ekin-Su Culculoglu braved the freezing temperatures in this white waspie that added extra oomph to her bustCredit: Getty More

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    Clarkson’s Farm star Kaleb Cooper sprinkles some farming magic on the big city with new show

    IF someone had said I’d enjoy a two and a bit hour show on farming, I’d have laughed them out of the theatre. But that is exactly what happened when I spent the night watching The World According To Kaleb.
    Kaleb rose to fame teaching Jeremy Clarkson how to farmCredit: Andrew Higgins/Thousand Word Media Ltd
    He might be afraid of London but that hasn’t stopped him from bringing the show thereCredit: Plank PR
    It’s no surprise the young farmer is a natural on stage, given he has been mentored by Jeremy Clarkson.
    Within seconds, it’s very clear this isn’t an average one-man show, in fact, he wants you to get involved even if it involves heckling him.
    Kaleb Cooper, 25, starts the show with a quiz to see what farming materials you can recognise.
    Do you know your straw from your hay? By the end of the show, you will.
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    He gives a whistle-stop tour through his journey from ordinary teenager into farming whizz.
    The Clarkson’s Farm star also shares why he hates sheep and what the former Top Gear’s flock has to answer to.
    Plus, clips of the past two series of the Amazon Prime series appear throughout the night – just in case you’ve forgotten his best bits.
    While he may have a fear of London, that hasn’t stopped him bringing his tour into the big city.
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    And he’s certainly happy to try to educate us urban folk about what really goes on in the fields and sheds.
    Hits out at those in power
    Kaleb has taken the time to visit the UK while the farming world is quietCredit: Andrew Higgins/Thousand Word Media
    While most celebrities shy away from controversial topics, Kaleb takes them head on.
    From how farmers are loosing out on the price of milk, to fair pay for all farmers and why the weather is ruining Kaleb and his colleagues’ hair, everything is covered off.
    The farmer calls for ordinary folk to understand that we need to pay more for our basic groceries, like milk.
    He also calls for the agricultural and livestock workers to band together and strike – but only if they can agree what the cause is for.
    Clarkson’s Farm star Kaleb Cooper reveals exciting new showbiz gig worlds away from the doc that shot him to fame
    And Kaleb isn’t afraid to hit out at those in power with names I won’t repeat. It’s truly refreshing.
    Kaleb is sensational at holding attention. It’s just a shame that the screen behind him got out of sync.
    It took away a little from the magic, and given how vital it was to the show it really should have been smooth transitions.
    Overall, it’s a great show and if it was too polished, it would make me question if Kaleb really was a farmer.

    The World According to Kaleb
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    ★★★★
    Touring until March 11th across the country.

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    Nineties pop legends forced to cancel car park comeback gig after failing to sell tickets

    ETERNAL’S big car park comeback gig has been scrapped after poor ticket sales.Fans have deserted the Nineties pop group following transphobic comments allegedly made by the band’s sisters Vernie and Easther Bennett.
    Eternal’s comeback gig has been scrapped after poor ticket sales – pictured Christel Lakhdar, Vernie Bennett, top, and Easther BennettCredit: w8media
    The band’s 1993 debut album Always & Forever sold millions around the worldCredit: Alamy
    The group, who reached No1 in 1997 with I Wanna Be the Only One, had been set to perform in a parking area at Birmingham’s NEC in May — with the event billed as their first major gig in a decade.
    But sources told The Sun it was canned as the band — whose debut album Always & Forever sold millions around the world — struggled to sell £50-plus tickets.
    Yesterday, the sisters revealed new group member Christel Lakhdar, after original bandmates Louise Redknapp and Kelle Bryan quit amid last year’s transphobia row.
    It was claimed by Louise’s publicist that Vernie and Easther had said the “gay community was being hijacked by the trans community and they do not support this”.
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    Louise, previously married to ex-Liverpool footballer Jamie Redknapp, left Eternal in 1995 – but her publicist has previously claimed they were set to reunite before the row broke out.
    The sisters will instead perform future gigs with Christel.
    Other events they have lined up include a ‘90s throwback event at a Butlin’s in Minehead, Somerset, in September.
    In 1997 they reached No1 in the singles chart with hit I Wanna Be the Only One, a duet with BeBe Winans.
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    The band’s management have been asked to comment.
    I was in a huge 90s girl band and sold 10m records but when we split I bagged my dream job – as a top lawyer
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    Ariana Grande reveals ‘hardest moments of loss and grief’ on new album following divorce from husband Dalton Gomez

    HER wedding to Dalton Gomez was kept top secret until she stunned fans by dropping their pictures online in May 2021.And after she quietly divorced him in October, Ariana Grande made sure the news was kept as low key as possible too.
    Ariana Grande has put her heartbreak into her new album after divorcing from Dalton GomezCredit: Instagram
    But like with most bad break-ups, it seems the American singer is finally ready to shout about what happened.
    And just like pal Taylor Swift, Ari has put her heartbreak into her new album.
    The Yes, And? singer admitted she was in floods of tears while making most of Eternal Sunshine, which will chronicle the breakdown of the whirlwind romance.
    The record, out next Friday, will feature “the hardest moments of loss and grief,” according to Ari, who wrote the break-up album after throwing herself into work on the new Wicked film.
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    But before estate agent Dalton plans to go to ground, he will be pleased to know Ariana said she has bitten her tongue rather than letting rip at him on the record.
    Ari said of the songs: “I wrote some of them when I was very emotional. And then there are bops that are more fun. Actually, even some of the bops I cried writing.
    “I wanted to make sure that it was what I intended, which, even at my most heartbroken or pained moments of the past few years, there was so much kindness, there was so much love, there was so much honesty, transparency and respect.
    “So even at the hardest moments of the loss and the grief that you hear on some of the album, there was so much love and transparency.”
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    She continued: “It wasn’t like a ‘F**k you’ at all, ever. Even, like, track two (Bye), I tried to make sure it was kind and giving credit for trying and for the goodness that there was.
    “That was a tricky balance for me because I definitely had some sessions where I was writing more emotionally and reactively, but that’s also very human, so I didn’t want to erase all of it.”
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    While the break-up was hard, Ari said it actually sped up her return to the studio, as she had planned to take years out before returning with a follow-up to 2020 album Positions.
    She said on The Zach Sang Show in the US: “If I had to bet when our next interview would be, talking about an album, I would have said 2027.”
    Fans hoping to catch her performing the new record live may have to wait a while, as Ari will be busy promoting the Wicked movie over the next year and well into 2025.
    Ari said: “I had a really hard time emotionally on my last tour but I think that’s because of where I was at.
    “I do have a very busy year. But I definitely do have the itch (to perform).”
    It’s been five years since Ari last performed in the UK and given the huge demand back then for her Sweetener tour, I can imagine her fans — us lot included — will be queuing for hours on the internet trying to bag a seat when she does hit the road again.

    THREE weeks after I told you Strictly’s Giovanni Pernice had waltzed off with another glamorous model, he has confirmed the news.
    Gio shared this snap with Molly Brown on Instagram yesterday and referred to her as “my love.”
    Giovanni Pernice confirmed his relationship with Molly Brown on InstagramCredit: Instagram / @mollybrownxox
    She posted the same pic with the caption: “Amore Mio.” He replied with the same phrase, which means “my love” in Italian.
    Gio has previously dated beauties such as Love Island’s Maura Higgins.
    “Gorgeous” is clearly his type.

    Stone me! Celebs really do eat!
    DON’T you just hate when you’re tucking into your tea and someone at the table shouts, “Smile”, and shoves their iPhone in your face.
    It happened to Oscars favourite Emma Stone when she was nailing a chicken pie at the SAG awards in the US over the weekend.
    Emma Stone grinned as she tucked into a chicken pieCredit: Rex
    This snap of the Poor Things actress grinning with a full spoon has gone viral after it appeared online yesterday with captions including: “When the waiter comes over and says how’s your food?”
    I’m not sure what I find more funny, that a famous woman is actually eating a proper meal or that Emma’s eyes are screaming: “Leave me alone.”
    The pie looks a bit dry too. Where’s the gravy?
    MOLLIE ‘N MATT ON THE MOVE
    THEY’VE proved a powerful partnership since joining BBC Radio 1 in 2018.
    And now Mollie King and Matt Edmonson are being rewarded for their success with a new slot.
    Mollie King and Matt Edmonson are taking over from Dean McCullough and Vicky HawkesworthCredit: Instagram
    I can exclusively reveal the pair are taking over from Dean McCullough and Vicky Hawkesworth on the afternoon show which airs from 1-3pm on Monday to Thursday.
    A source said: “It’s huge for them after grafting over the weekend for so long and they were thrilled when they were told.”
    Yesterday it was revealed Mollie will be raising money for Comic Relief by taking on a gruelling five-day 300-mile bike ride from London to her late dad’s hometown of Hull.
    This good news should help keep her going up those hills.
    PLAY TIME FOR KIT
    THE award for biggest U-turn of the week goes to Jeremy O. Harris, writer of Broadway hit Slave Play.
    He poured scorn on shows “who think commercial theatre can only be made if you have someone who’s on the biggest TV show,” in a role.
    And then confirmed Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harington would be starring in the play’s West End run this summer.
    Jeremy went on to say he wasn’t a fan of celebrity bookings, admitting he thought it turned theatre shows into a “Disney World attraction.”
    Next he’ll be announcing Mickey and Minnie…

    A JOKE mocking Lindsay Lohan has been pulled from the home release of the Mean Girls musical remake.
    The film featured a gag using the term “fire crotch”, which was used about Lindsay by socialite Brandon Davis in 2006.
    The actress played the lead in the 2004 original and has a cameo in the new film, but on learning about the joke, her rep said: “Lindsay was very hurt and disappointed.”
    Hopefully the £400,000 she is believed to have been paid for half a day’s filming and to go to the premiere made up for it.

    . . . meanwhile Alex is a spa star
    HE will be leading the charge for Britpop at the Brits, and now Blur’s Alex James has revealed how he likes to get ready for such big events.
    Rather than the standard male glow-up of shower, s**t and a shave, Alex prefers a spa.
    Blur’s Alex James has revealed he likes a spa before a big eventCredit: The Sun
    He said: “I love a mani, I love a pedi. A 90-minute facial and I’m all in.
    “Especially if you’re travelling a lot, it’s the first thing I do when I’m in a hotel – get straight in the sauna. It rinses all the filth.” If you say so, Alex.
    Blur are up against the Rolling Stones for the Alternative/Rock award, and I revealed how Blur frontman Damon Albarn had been spoiling for a fight after mocking the legends’ latest LP, Hackney Diamonds.
    But Damon will be shadow boxing on the night, as the Stones will not be at the awards.
    However I’m sure if Blur topple them, Damon will still be keen to make a point.
    RYAN ON SONG AT OSCARS
    RYAN GOSLING will be an unlikely performer at next month’s Oscars, despite it looking like Barbie will be trounced on the night.
    It has been revealed that the actor, who starred in the box office hit last year, will sing his track I’m Just Ken at the star-studded ceremony.
    Ryan Gosling will sing his track I’m Just Ken at the OscarsCredit: Rex
    Admitting she had been persuading him to do it, Margot Robbie previously said: “We’re poking Ryan whenever we can: ‘Do it. Come on. It’ll be fun.’
    “I would love nothing more. That would make me – and the world – so happy.”
    ROB IDEAS TO MAKE A FESTIVAL
    THE cost of living is hitting us all hard and sadly tickets to festivals aren’t getting any cheaper either.
    But Camp Bestival co-creator DJ Rob Da Bank, has come up with a clever new book which means you can create the magic of his family festival on the cheap in your own house.
    Camp Bestival At Home, which goes on sale on May 23 for £20, features amazing ideas and recipes to create your event at home and is ideal for kids.
    His pals DJ Fat Boy Slim, radio host Jo Whiley and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor have also chipped in with their ideas.
    It’s the same cost as two lagers and a packet of crisps at Glasto, so I’m looking forward to getting a copy.
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    ACTRESS Sydney Sweeney seemed to be channelling Corrie’s Deirdre Barlow as she hit New York in this pair of oversized specs.
    But she still looked chic by teaming the big bins with a leather trench coat, shorts, boots and a turtleneck top.
    Sydney Sweeney looked chic in New YorkCredit: Getty
    Sydney has been promoting film Anyone But You with her co-star Glen Powell and it seems he’s not ready for their partnership to end.
    At the SAG Awards in LA at the weekend, the actor said: “Sydney is so easy to work with. We’re trying to find the next thing.
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    “Send us all the scripts you got. We’re here for them.”
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    Molly-Mae Hague reveals where she will marry Tommy Fury after Love Island power couple’s hunt for dream wedding venue

    MOLLY-MAE Hague has revealed where she will marry Tommy Fury after hunting for their dream wedding venue.Love Island power couple Molly and Tommy, both 24, have gone from strength to strength since finishing as runners-up in Love Island’s 2019 series.
    Molly-Mae Hague has revealed where she will marry Tommy FuryCredit: Instagram
    Molly was pictured without her £600k engagement ring back in November following the boxer’s antics on a night out in Abu Dhabi.
    But they’ve patched things up and are now setting their sights on a stunning church ceremony.
    In her latest YouTube video, the couple – who share a one-year-old daughter named Bambi – enjoyed a romantic staycation in the Lake District to mark Valentine’s Day.
    Molly filmed their trip for her subscribers to enjoy, brining them along on a scenic hike in the rain.
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    At one point, she said, “That’s a really beautiful church.
    “We’re currently in the talks of looking for a church to get married at, because we definitely do want to get married in the UK in a traditional Catholic Church.
    “So if anyone knows any beautiful churches, Catholic churches in Cheshire, because I think we want to do Cheshire because that’s where we live obviously, or maybe London as well…”
    Late last year, we reported how Molly was spotted without her ring while filming an Instagram video.
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    She had been spotted without her eye-catching band numerous times after the boxer “partied with women” on holiday.
    The sports champ was filmed dancing alongside rapper Chris Brown and interacting with an unknown female.
    In the clip, the woman is seen grabbing Tommy’s face as they dance and he appears to move away.
    Yet on his return from Abu Dhabi, where he was watching the Grand Prix, Tommy appeared to snub Molly by uploading a snap showing their daughter Bambi, ten months, and not her.
    A source was first to tell us: “Molly has made no secret of the fact she doesn’t like it when Tommy parties too hard.
    “This weekend has ended up being a real embarrassment to her. She was mortified when she kept getting tagged in videos while she was just trying to enjoy a festive weekend with Bambi.
    “She has told Tommy it really has to stop now he’s a dad and has told him to ditch some of his pals, who she thinks are a bad influence.”
    It was then claimed he had not yet returned to the family’s £3.5million mansion.
    In her latest YouTube video, Molly stumbeld across a scenic churchCredit: YouTube
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    Inside the £1,500-an-HOUR superyacht hired by Taylor Swift where she was joined by her dad before ‘paparazzi bust-up’

    TAYLOR Swift’s dad assaulted a paparazzo at a ferry wharf after stepping off a £1,500-an-hour superyacht, it has been alleged.The star was spotted on the luxury boat in Sydney in the early hours of the morning, reportedly celebrating the end of her Aussie shows.
    Taylor Swift is believed to have partied the night away on this yacht in Sydney HarbourCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    A glam outside seating area is located at the rear of the luxury vesselCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    A living area that wouldn’t look out of place in a high-end hotel awaits passengers insideCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    Paparazzo Ben McDonald, 51, alleged Scott Swift, 71, assaulted him at Neutral Bay Wharf about 2.30am local time on Tuesday.
    The alleged bust-up took place after Taylor Swift, 34, performed her final Australian show on Monday.
    McDonald told police that the popstar’s dad punched him in the face hours after the concert, as the singer was returning to her hotel.
    He claimed: “It was just a punch in the chops. It’s a little tender, but I don’t have any bruising and it didn’t require medical assistance.
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    “In 23 years, I haven’t been assaulted and punched in the chops, particularly by the talent’s dad.”
    A representative for the megastar also released a statement, accusing media personnel of being aggressive.
    It read: “Two individuals were aggressively pushing their way towards Taylor, grabbing at her security personnel, and threatening to throw a female staff member into the water.”
    Cops are investigating the allegations.
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    The Shake It Off singer is believed to have hired the superyacht to celebrate the Australian leg of her Eras Tour coming to an end, 9news reports.
    She played seven sold-out shows while in the country.
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    The 120-foot Quantum boat, built by Warren Yachts, costs just under $3,000 (£1,500) an hour to hire and has capacity for up to 45 guests.
    Eight people can sleep overnight in its four cabins: a king-size master cabin, a VIP queen cabin, and two guest double cabins.
    All four cabins come with ensuites.
    There are three levels of fun for guests to enjoy, including an entertainment deck stocked with kayaks and stand-up paddle boards.
    And it has a hydraulic lowering swimming platform which the boat’s more avid swimmers can launch from.
    The superyacht would cost $22,000 (£11,000) to hire for 24 hours or $75,000 (£39,000) to hire for Sydney’s New Year’s Eve.
    Guests can hire it to cruise the harbour and explore Pittwater in Sydney’s north, or to go so far as Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays.
    A full professional crew is included in the hire price.
    Pictures of the vessel’s interior show a clean multi-level yacht with enough seating space for dozens of people to dine and relax.
    The cabins and ensuites are spacious and resemble something you might expect to find in a luxury hotel, rather than on a boat.
    Paparazzo McDonald said that members of the media waited to photograph Taylor Swift as she walked with her entourage from the superyacht to two waiting cars.
    He said: “There were about four or five security there and at one point, one of the American security started shoving his umbrella into me and my camera and then Taylor got in her car.
    “Someone else came running at me and punched me in the left side of my face.
    “Initially, I thought it was an Australian security that was trying to be the hero of the moment in the front of the Americans, but as it turned out it was her father.”
    The photographer claimed he only realised his alleged attacker was not a security professional when he was reviewing pictures from the evening and saw that he and the singer were holding hands.
    McDonald said he identified Scott Swift from a picture he saw online.
    He added: “We didn’t go rushing down the jetty. We didn’t go rushing to the back of the boat. We waited for her to come up. Kept it very civil.
    “But no, they had to be (expletives) and put the umbrellas up and umbrellas over her and then shove the umbrellas into our faces and then make out that were the ones making contact with them.”
    Known to Taylor’s fans as “Papa Swift”, Scott is often seen handing out sandwiches, fruit, guitar picks, and VIP passes to people in the audience at his daughter’s concerts.
    He formerly worked as a financial adviser.
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    Taylor’s private jet was seen leaving Sydney Airport several hours after the alleged incident.
    The next stop on her Eras Tour is Singapore, where she will play to more than 300,000 fans at six sold-out shows.
    One of the bedrooms where the American superstar is likely to have sleptCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    More outdoor seating surrounded by the illuminated sea from the yacht’s underwater lightsCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    The stunning yacht costs around £1,500 an hour to rentCredit: Sydney Harbour Exclusive
    Taylor Swift’s dad allegedly assaulted a photographer after stepping off the yachtCredit: 9News
    The singer was seen getting into a vehicle with her entourage the morning of the alleged attackCredit: 9News
    The alleged assault took place at Neutral Bay Wharf in Sydney early Tuesday morningCredit: 9News
    Scott and Taylor Swift attend the Academy Of Country Music Awards in April 2015Credit: Getty
    Taylor Swift and her parents Scott and Andrea Swift in 2013Credit: Getty More