American star Doris Day has received a birthday surprise – she has discovered that she is 95, not 93.
Some number of years of insisting on holding back time and then, when the achievement is running the other way…..
And of course there is always that lovely old joke. She married very young, had a kid, then went on to play all those wholesome innocents. Leading to one ungallant claiming to be so old he knew Doris before she was a virgin.
‘Britain’s biggest divorce’: Sir Shifty’s multi-millionaire best friend Richard Caring, 68, ‘faces £350m bill after walking out on his wife, 67, to move into £32m mansion with Brazilian lover half her age’
Richard Caring, 68, has allegedly split from his wife of 45 years, Jacqui
Restaurateur and fashion mogul said to have moved in with new partner
Reportedly dumped wife for 35-year-old Brazilian with whom he has son
Jacqui, 67, could be in line for £350m in one of Britain’s richest divorces
Mogul Mr Caring owns several exclusive London eateries including The Ivy and is best friends with Topshop and former BHS owner Sir Philip Green
There is a rumour, entirely unfounded we’re all absolutely certain, that not all of those restaurants and the like were entirely and wholly financed directly. Some nonsensical tale about non-dom status making it convenient for someone domiciled to be the underlying investor, can’t quite understand the whole allegation myself.
A contested divorce would of course put all such stories to rest, wouldn’t it?
Incredible drone footage shows the Church of Scientology’s secretive ‘Gold Base’ HQ – complete with a special gym, suite and full-sized theater just for Tom Cruise
Wouldn’t he fit into a half sized one?
Amber Heard has demanded that her ex-husband Johnny Depp double the amount that is paid to charity following their divorce settlement.
She recently pledged to donate the $7m (£5.3m) settlement to two charities for abused women and ill children.
But he has begun to donate the money directly in her name, instead of giving it to her first, leading her to accuse him of trying to reduce his total bill.
She said he must now “honour the full amount by donating $14m to charity”.
On Thursday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star revealed he had paid the first instalments of the original $7m sum to the charities “in the name of Amber Heard”.
So, Johnny’s claiming the charitable donation tax credit then.
Which is very fun because it means that Amber Heard cannot.
An interesting question – is a divorce settlement a taxable event? If it isn’t then this would be the sort of thing to drive Heard into an absolute rage.
Imagine, that it isn’t taxable to her, that $7 million. So, she gets all the kudos of donating it all to charity. And then gets a $7 million write off against her own taxes which, in CA would be about 50% of total income.
She don’t get this credit now. Johnny does. She’s what, $3.5 million worse off because he’s donating directly? Woman scorned and all that.
All does depend on whether a divorce settlement is taxable of course. Dunno. Dennis?
Vastly rich bird with great legs who is obviously intelligent and talented and also has small tits.
Bird whatever with big tits.
Michael Jackson’s Neverland ranch has been reduced to a dry and dusty shadow of its former glory, seven years after the singer’s death.
New photographs, taken earlier this week, show that the property in Los Olivos, California now looks more like an unloved ghost town than the sprawling theme park it once was.
Jackson bought the ranch in 1987 for $19.5 million and lived there until authorities raided the property in 2003, when Jackson faced accusations of child molestation.
It’s simply in the wrong place. Wrong valley, wrong side of the mountains, 50 miles from where people would happily pay $100 million and up for it. Used to live just up the coast and know the area vaguely. Where it actually is is as close to redneck country as coastal (and it’s not even very coastal) California ever gets.
Carla Lane created funny women – because that was the norm in the 80s
British women were funny in the 1980s. What the hell happened?
Daniel de Blanke, a freelance composer whose daughter has been working as a child actor for almost half her life (she’s nine months old) says that “not being a big napper” has given his daughter an edge in the business. (Her upcoming spots include a print ad and an online commercial for a rental hunting website).
“Being physically awake during auditions is a big thing,” he explained.
Staying awake isn’t half of it, by no means, but it does help.
And by the way, that’s a very good little article indeed in the G. Might be that the subject isn’t quite to your taste but it is very well done.
Who’s Hugh’s date? It’s Mrs Bonneville! Downton Abbey star shows off his fun side in shades as he’s joined by wife Lulu at the TV BAFTA Awards
It was the Telegraph which used to do this of course….
Sir Elton John and JK Rowling listed as most charitable UK celebrities
The difference between this and a Yogism is that Lineker knows.
The gagging order imposed over the “celebrity threesome” case has descended further into farce after a Scottish newspaper published full details of the mystery couple behind the controversial injunction.
This is one of the areas where Scottish law is different, isn’t it? Didn’t this happen before? Someone needed to have taken out an injunction in the Scottish courts as well as London but didn’t so all was revealed?
The Telegraph does like to do this, doesn’t it?
And please don’t cause libel problems by adding it to the comments.
The latest injunction involves a celebrity identified only as ‘PJS’ and his partner ‘YMA’, who took action to keep their “open relationship” including a ménage à trois under wraps.
But I would like to know how out of touch I am with modern society. Is this a celebrity I might have heard of, someone possibly important, or is it someone who once played third chair from the left on Westenders?
Ask for a photo.
Hand the camera to Eric and pose with his friend……