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Author: with Amy Edwards and Anita Beaumont
Date: 28/04/2007
Words: 1428
Source: NCH
          Publication: Newcastle Herald
Section: H2
Page: 12
'It's somewhere in Bermuda.'

- American rocker Tommy Lee

gets a bit confused about what

an isosceles triangle is.

COLOURFUL CREATURES

LOOK OF THE WEEK

KATHERINE HEIGL

THERE's nothing grey or

gloomy about this outfit.

Actress Heigl of the TV

series Grey's Anatomy

poses as she arrives at the

Young Hollywood Awards

on April 22.

HALLE BERRY

Actress Berry chooses a berrycoloured

strapless dress. She greets

photographers as she arrives for the

premiere of the film Perfect Stranger in

Mexico City on April 19.

JEWEL

Singer Jewel looks pretty in pink as she

arrives at the Young Hollywood Awards,

which honours rising young artists in the

entertainment field, in Hollywood, California,

on April 22.

HILARY DUFF

WHAT a duffer: singer and actress

Duff chooses the wrong colour for

her pale skin tone. She poses as

she arrives at the Young Hollywood

Awards in Hollywood on April 22.

AMBER VALLETTA

LOOKING feminine in this sweet frock, Valletta

poses at the opening of the Oscar De La

Renta boutique in Los Angeles on April 18.

The evening benefited the Entertainment

Industry Foundations Women's Cancer

Research Fund.

KELLY CLARKSON

SINGER Clarkson keeps it short (in

the hair and dress department) at the

American Society of Composers, Authors

and Publishers Pop Music Awards in

Hollywood, California, on April 18.

HATCHES

MODEL-TURNED-ACTRESS Milla

Jovovich and her fiance, director

Paul Anderson, are expecting

their first child. The couple, who've

yet to set a wedding date, met on

the set of Resident Evil. Jovovich

was previously wed to director

Luc Besson and actor Shawn Andrews.

FORMER Spice Girl Melanie Brown has given

her baby daughter the surname of ex-boyfriend

Eddie Murphy. Brown, 31, gave birth to Angel

Iris Murphy Brown on April 3 in Santa Monica,

California. Murphy, 46, has said he is not sure he

is the father.

TEENAGE actress Keisha

Castle-Hughes says she was

made to feel guilty about her

pregnancy, spoiling what should

have been a celebratory time.

Giving her first formal interview

in two years, Castle-Hughes told

New Zealand's Sunday program

that she was shocked when she found out she

was pregnant at age 16. However, she now felt

ready to have the baby. Castle-Hughes, in the

latter stages of her pregnancy, said the public

controversy surrounding her being pregnant so

young hurt as it left her feeling she had to hide at

a time that should have been a big celebration.

MATCHES

JUDE Law is romancing

the editor of the British

edition of Harper's Bazaar.

Press reports claim Law

and Kim Hersov, Harper's

American-born editor and

single mother of two, embarked

on their journey together two months ago.

They've just flown for a few days' R&R to India,

where they've already been spotted visiting a

romantic historic fort, 'he with a camera and she

with a sun hat'.

ACTRESS Angelina Jolie has filed court papers

to add boyfriend Brad Pitt's last name to that

of her newly adopted son. Jolie, who adopted

Pax Thien Jolie from a Vietnamese orphanage

in March, filed a petition in Los Angeles County

Superior Court that would change the three-year-old

boy's name to Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt.

FRACTURES

ACTRESS Kim Basinger has hired a bodyguard

for her 11-year-old daughter after a voice-mail

tirade by her father, actor Alec Baldwin, was

made public last week. The divorced couple's

bitter six-year custody battle over their only

daughter, Ireland, burst into the open last

Thursday when the celebrity website TMZ.com

posted a recording of a blistering phone

message Baldwin had left the child, calling for a

"rude, thoughtless little pig.'

SINGER George Michael is set

to appear in a London court on

drugs charges, the day before he

performs at the new Wembley

Stadium, following a ruling by a

district judge. The trial of the 43-

year-old former Wham! star has

been listed to start on May 8.

ROCK legend Max Merritt has been diagnosed

for at least another week. Merritt,

a New Zealander who hit the

charts in the 1960s and 1970s

with his band The Meteors, was

hospitalised last week suffering

kidney failure. His manager, Wal

Bishop, says blood tests have

since revealed Goodpastures

Syndrome, a rare viral infection. Merritt is best

known in Australia for the hits Slippin? Away

and Western Union Man, and in 2002 he toured

Australia as part of the Long Way to the Top

concert series.

DISPATCHES

MUSICIAN Lobby Loyde, who taught rock

legend Billy Thorpe how to ?really? play the

guitar, is dead. Loyde died in a Melbourne

hospital last Saturday night after a long battle with

cancer, aged 65. Loyde made his mark on the

Australian pub rock scene in the 1970s, playing

alongside Thorpe in his band the Aztecs, and

also with the Coloured Balls.

Keith Richards

BBQ STOPPERS

* MINERS Brant Webb and Todd Russell

marked the first anniversary of the rock fall

that trapped them underground and killed

workmate Larry Knight by attending

Beaconsfield's Anzac Day dawn

service. The pair were rescued

after 14 nights trapped in a tiny

cage a kilometre underground after

a rock fall on Anzac Day last year at

the Beaconsfield goldmine near Launceston in

Tasmania.

* THE people of Newcastle showed true Anzac

spirit by turning out in their thousands to dawn

services and street marches in the pouring

rain on Wednesday. Poor weather altered the

destination of the Anzac Day march in Newcastle

when the service was switched from Civic Park to

City Hall, but it did not threaten the city's support

of the event. Young and old lined the streets to

cheer on about 350 veterans, including more than

100 Vietnam veterans, and current servicemen and

women. Organisers estimated about 4000 people

turned out to the dawn service at Nobbys Beach

despite the bleak conditions.

TOP 10 NEWSMAKERS

THIS LAST

WEEK WEEK

ANDREW JOHNS 1 1

JOHN HOWARD 2 2

BRIAN SMITH 3 3

KURT GIDLEY 4 5

KEVIN RUDD 5 4

JARROD MULLEN/

WILLIE MASON

6 6/9

STEVE SIMPSON 7 7

GEORGE W. BUSH 8 -

BRETT KIMMORLEY 9 -

CASEY STONER/

PRINCESS MARY

10 -/-

Forever young

THE Young and the Restless star Doug Davidson has

no qualms about his life as a celebrity.

'Most fans are really friendly. It feels like you have

relatives all over the world. They feel like you've

been in their living room for years and they know

you,' Davidson told The Word this week.

'It's not fanatical for me like it is for Madonna or

other rock stars. It

hasn't been like that for years.'

Davidson is in Australia for the

first time to promote

the show, which has moved from Channel Nine

to Foxtel's W. Channel.

His only public appearance was

at Westfield Parramatta on

Tuesday, which attracted 2000 hard-core fans.

Davidson plays private

detective Paul Williams on the show

and has been with the soap for 29 years.

Hogs and dogs

OSCAR-winner Robin Williams and John Travolta

have signed up to star in a Disney comedy, Old Dogs.

The buddy movie tells the story of old friends

whose lives are turned upside down when they find

themselves responsible for seven-year-old twins.

The film, directed by Walt Becker, was also to feature

Travolta's daughter, Ella Travolta.

John Travolta is currently starring in the flick Wild

Hogs in Aussie cinemas.

QUESTION TIME

TODD LASANCE

ACTOR

NEWCASTLE actor Todd

Lasance is back on the box in

more bad-boy roles.

The sweet-faced 22-year-old has

gained some major cred through

playing troubled teen Aden

Jeffries on Home and Away as

well as sheep rustler Brad on

McLeod's Daughters next week.

Lasance returned to the Summer

Bay set last week to reprise his

role as Jeffries. He will feature

in six or seven episodes later this

year.

'He's an absolute bad-arse. I read

the script and thought 'this guy's

an idiot?,' Lasance told The Word.

However, the former St Philip's

Christian College student

acknowledges there are some

positives in playing a complex

character.

'I don't think he will be liked. It's

good playing strong characters

and making them

believable.'

The 22-year-old has also just

finished filming a small speaking

role in the Hollywood flick Fool's

Gold, starring Kate Hudson and

Matthew McConaughey.

WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE

ACTOR YOU'VE WORKED

WITH?

Matthew McConaughey. It's an

experience working with an actor

of that calibre and he was a blast.

WHAT'S YOUR CAREER

GOAL?

Definitely to be in feature films.

Ultimately Hollywood is where

I'd like to go.

WHO WOULD YOU MOST

LIKE TO WORK WITH?

Leonardo DiCaprio. He is

absolutely brilliant. He gives

flawless performances. I also

relate to him because he started

acting at a similar age to me.

IF YOU WEREN'T AN

ACTOR WHAT WOULD

YOU BE?

A policeman or something

to do with sport. I'm the sort

of personality that I need

something different to do

every day. Every day would

be different for a policeman.

I was also really into sport

when I was younger and

played a lot of softball and

baseball.

IF YOU CRACK

HOLLYWOOD,

WHAT WOULD

YOU SPEND

YOUR FIRST

MILLION ON?

I should say I'd

buy something

for my mum and

girlfriend. However,

I'd probably buy a

house or another

type of investment

because in this

industry, you never

know how long fame

will last.

 
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