The perfect: shoe
‘So high but so comfy because of the nifty platform – no more sore feet ever!’ Rachel,
Cheat sheet: beauty bypasses
- When applying a bright eyeshadow, pop a bit of cling film on each cheek. It
catches spills, giving you a clean finish. Just remember to remove them
before you head out…
- Bathroom mirror super-steamy post-shower? Rub a cucumber slice over it to get
rid of the fogginess.
- If you fancy a natural blush, simply stand on your head for a minute.
Glow-arama. Caution: don’t try if you’re pregnant, old, or not very
good at standing on your head.
We asked you: What was your most memorable NYE?
Dancing on my window sill at the front of my house in full view of the
street… and then falling off. Tammie, via Facebook
My dad (a former DJ) drunkenly dragging his record decks outdoors for a street
party. Lauren, via Facebook
Gave birth to my beautiful son NYE 2009, doubt I’ll spend another one the
same. Terri, via Facebook
We text celeb-stalker extraordinaire Perez Hilton…
So, Perez, we hear you’re all kind and friendly now?
I’m still sassy and opinionated, but I can do that without being mean.
Do you feel bad about any of the stuff you wrote?
I went really hard on Christina Aguilera. I called her Flop-tina,
Hasbeen-tina. I didn’t need to be so aggressive. Christina, I’m sorry.
What’s the scoop you’re proudest of?
I put out the first photos of Brad and Angelina as a couple – they made my
website crash. I was also the first person to call them Brangelina, so I’ve
had an affinity with them since.
Aren’t you a celeb yourself these days, though?
I’m infamous. My kind of fame is not desirable – it shouldn’t have happened.
It’s hilarious and I’m making the most of it.
Have you made enough money to retire?
No, but I’ll never retire because I love what I do. What started as a hobby
supports me and my family. I pay my mum to make my bed, walk my dog and run
my errands. My sister is my assistant. I keep it all in the family.
Have you kept any scandal a secret?
Yeah! If you keep secrets you get them in return. Of course, I know things
that would shock you.
We’re already shocked by how nice you are…
A lot of people are. I’m just trying to make the world a better place, as
cheesy as that may sound.
This week we’re…
Watching Sherlock (1)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (Watson) return for a new
series, this time dealing with compromising photos, blackmail and terrorism.
Tomorrow, 8.10pm, BBC1
Downloading JLS Do You Feel What I Feel? (2)
This actually-really-good track has club anthem written all over it. And check
out the video, which has Aston sacking off babysitting duties to hold a
Skins-style party. Out Monday.
Reading Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (3)
We’re in a flap over this tale. When Harrison moves from Ghana to a London
housing estate, he befriends a pigeon. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry. Out
Thursday (£7.99, Bloomsbury)
Is it just us or…
After a week of family togetherness, going back to work is looking kind of
That moment when… You realise pretending to keep your New Year’s resolutions
is in fact harder work than actually keeping them would be.
It all starts so well. This year, we’re going to quit midweek drinks/afternoon
crisps – but before the end of the first week, it’s over. We’ve kidded
ourselves again. That’s the problem with New Year’s resolutions: they make
us into worse people, not better. More deception goes into pretending we’re
sticking to them than virtue comes from actually seeing them through. Why
not admit it? We like crisps and a glass of red on a Tuesday. We may still
be fat and drunk, but at least we’re honest.
This week we want to be…
Meryl, oh how we love thee. Let us count the ways. Well, we only need one to
start with, actually: those clothes. The unfashionable
pearls-and-pressed-suit look of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady is one
from which lesser actresses may have recoiled. Not you, Meryl. Your ability
to style out dowdy looks and make them sexy lies at the heart of why we
can’t get enough of you.
As dungaree-wearing, Pierce Brosnan-fancying Donna in Mamma Mia! you made our
mums (and us) feel well empowered. And you clearly relished playing slightly
homely Julia Child in Julie & Julia, decked out in a naff perm and
starched blouses. Your ability to be comfortable with frumpy is, frankly,
sexy. We want a slice of that unshowy confidence.
We love you for not having plastic surgery, for always looking elegantly
rumpled, for not taking yourself too seriously. And we’re not the only ones
who adore you: you’ve been nominated for 16 Oscars. Why? Because you make
successful women seem complex and vulnerable, never silly. You made scary
fashion editor Miranda Priestly also seem fallible and frail in The Devil
Wears Prada. And now you’re even trying to show us the human side of
Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. If anyone can bring warmth, humour –
and, yes, some sexiness – to the famously stern handbag-toting prime
minister, it’s you.
The Iron Lady (12A) is out on Friday.
Date for your diary
Rihanna at Wireless, July 8
When she isn’t getting told off by Irish farmers for being nudey or wearing
shoes with swear words on, RiRi’s actually been performing her bum off on
tour. Didn’t bag a ticket? Not to worry. She’s playing at Wireless this
summer and Jessie J’s
her “special guest”. Book a ticket now! Hyde Park, London (Wirelessfestival.co.uk)