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Oh, shut up

 

AT New York fashion week Victoria Beckham, flogging her new fashion line (modestly called Victoria, Victoria Beckham) told The Telegraph that her target customer is "very cool. I want to be her, and if I can't be her, I want to hang out with her".

Give me a break. Just once I'd like to hear one of these celebrity hucksters tell the truth: "I know I can make a ton of money from the many insecure Dull Normals who convince themselves that they can buy a share of my glamour and fame and allure if only they pay for my over-priced crap."

 

Second wedding, just in case

 

JENNIFER Aniston and Justin Theroux will get married, sort of, in Kenya in December, says the Daily Mirror, in England. Then they'll probably have another ceremony in L.A., with a much bigger guest list, early next year.

The paper, basing all this on the usual un-named informant, says the two have booked a nine-night private safari in the first half of December. They'll have an "informal blessing" there, whatever that means.

 

Third gown's a charm

 

PEACHES Geldof, daughter of the Irish rocker St. Bob Geldof, got married formally the other day at St. Bob's mansion in Kent, in the English countryside. She chose to wear not one, not two, but three bridal gowns through the course of the day, all of them by Italian designer Alberta Ferretti.

The groom was this guy Tom Cohen, father of her five-month old baby Astala. (A boy, in case you were wondering.)

The wedding cake was decorated with little edible figurines of cartoony pigs. "I am obsessed with pigs," the bride told the Daily Mail. "I just think they're adorable so they had to play a part in the wedding." No comment on that from Mr. Cohen.

Peaches is 23.

 

Twins for True Blood co-stars

 

IT'S twins for True Blood co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer.

"The babies were born a few weeks early, but are in good health and both Mom and Dad are overjoyed," their publicist announced.

This is the first blessed event for the couple; Steve has a couple of pre-teens from, err, previous relationships.

Former Winnipegger Anna is 30. Moyer is 42.

 

The devil wears $100 bills

 

LAUREN Weisberger, who wrote the novel The Devil Wears Prada, has signed with Simon & Schuster to do a sequel.

Out in Hollywood, they're counting their money already, and you can see why: the movie version of the first book sold $330 million worth of tickets plus $96 million worth of DVDs.

The publisher's blurb says the new book will follow Andrea ("Andy") Sachs (the Anne Hathaway character), who has become the editrix of a bridal magazine. Amazingly enough, she crosses paths once again with the Anna Wintour figure, Miranda Priestly, aka Meryl Streep. Hilarity, and expensive threads, ensue.

Publication is due a year from this fall.

 

Hardest-working divorcee

 

KATIE Holmes is becoming the hardest-working divorcée in showbiz, says the N.Y. Daily News.

Without Tom Cruise's $250 million bankroll to fall back on, Katie is displaying a formidable work ethic, the paper says, quoting the usual un-named source.

Her "people are putting the word out [that] she's willing to do paid appearances," the source says.

This practice, known sneeringly as "opening shopping centres" is disdained by those who can afford to be snobs about it; Katie would reportedly want a six-figure fee for such a gig.

And she is being choosy, somebody else told the paper: she passed on a cheque for just being in the audience at a Tommy Hifiger show, and she declined an unspecified liquor company gig, too.

She did just sign with the Bobbi Brown fashion line, a deal expected to make her up to $3 million.

 

Now it can be told

 

A month ago, Gossip Girl star Blake Lively and big-screen himbo Ryan Reynolds decided to make it official. And after speedy and silent planning, they did, getting married last Sunday at a plantation in the suburbs of Charleston, South Carolina.

Don't ask me why there: she's a California girl; he's from Vancouver.

There were about 70 guests, all made to leave their cellphones at the door. Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine sang at the couple's reception; so did Bette Midler. Blake wore Chanel, Ryan had a Hugo Boss tuxedo.

The reason guests had to leave their cell phones and cameras outside: pix of the event will appear exclusively in the December issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

The lovebirds met during filming of Green Lantern, in 2010, but didn't start dating until roughly a year ago. This is Lively's first marriage; Reynolds spent a couple years hitched to Scarlett Johansson.

Blake is 25. Ryan is 35.

 

Banned by the band

 

KEIRA Knightley has been banned from rehearsals by her fiancé's rock band The Klaxons, the Telegraph reports.

She's engaged to singer and keyboardist James Righton, and here's how his bandmate, bass player Jamie Reynolds, explained the rules:

"The door to the tour bus is always open, but when we're settling down to intensive creative time, the girls aren't recommended to come in."

Despite her status, he added, Knightley honours the policy: "She's a lovely girl, but she stays clear of our rehearsals."

She's 27.

 

Bynes curbed

 

THE California Department of Motor Vehicles has taken starlet Amanda Bynes off the road.

The licence revocation took effect Aug. 25 but wasn't revealed until the other day, in the L.A. Times.

She's awaiting court dates on two separate hit-and-run cases this year, and only the Important Persons Act kept her out of trouble when she clipped a police car, after some boozing, on another occasion.

She's 26.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition September 16, 2012 ??65524

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