Katie Price is going bust on eBay for charity
PLEASE TELL ME it’s not true… The halachically Jewish glamour model turned TV host Katie Price (aka Jordan) is planning a most tasteful stunt: removing the implants from her famously large bust and putting them up for sale on eBay. But it’s OK — she says she’s giving “a percentage” of the profits to charity. Meanwhile Katie and Peter Unleashed, the new chat show she is co-presenting with husband Peter Andre on ITV2, has left critics less than impressed. Personally, I can’t imagine what they found wrong with the programme’s “Natural Knockers versus Bogus Boobs” slot, not to mention a guest line-up comprising reality-TV “stars”. Sadly, Jewish Big Brother finalist Ziggy cancelled his appearance on the show at the last minute.
More from Halle Berry, who was forced to apologise after her ill-advised joke on The Jay Leno Show on US television. As we reported last week, she showed a picture of herself with a distortedly large nose, referring to the image as her “Jewish cousin”. When I spoke to the Hollywood star, she referred to the incident as “unfortunate”.
David Gest is planning to open his own pub in Camden, North London, and naming it “The Gest House”. The 54-year-old former I’m a Celebrity… contestant explained: “My friends are all 22 or 24… I’m like a teenager and loving every minute of it. I could have given it up for a happy marriage, but I’d rather go for a drink, go dancing in Camden, listen to the Kaiser Chiefs.” He also confessed to a fondness of a certain Miss Winehouse: “I would kiss the mole on Amy Winehouse’s face and every tattoo on her body. I love her.” Isn’t that nice?
And speaking of La Winehouse, this week’s chapter in the troubled life of Schmooze’s favourite chanteuse comes in the form of the revelation that her husband, Blake FielderCivil, saved her life when she overdosed in August. “I really thought I was on the way out. Blake saved my life [and] brought me to hospital.” She confessed: “Often I don’t know what I do. Then the next day the memory returns. And then I am engulfed in shame.”
Telly may have made him rich and famous, but Jerry Springer has admitted that he should have stuck to his first-choice career, politics. Springer has branded his talk show “embarrassing” and confessing that he would never have made it if his mother was still alive. “There are things you don’t say in front of your mother. . . I’m old-fashioned in that way. So I just know I never would have started the show. I would have said, oh, I can’t do that if Mom is watching.” When I interviewed Springer a few years back, I asked him if there was anything that could still shock him. His response: “If you told me you love me.” If I’d said that, it would have shocked me too.
Sharon Osbourne was back on board for this week’s episode of The X Factor, claiming she regretted walking out on the talent show where she passes judgment on aspiring singers. And what a welcome return it was — after describing contestant Rhydian Roberts as a “sweet boy, strange boy, weird boy”, she shrewdly observed that he was as much of a “drama
queen” as she is. American comedian Sarah Silverman will be headlining a charity performance raising money for the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, which is based on Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel. The show will be called Comedy without Borders and will feature the entire cast of her TV show plus stand-up from Roseanne Barr (if the latter is not in broiges mode — see below).
Last week Schmooze was delighted to announce the birth of Sacha Baron Cohen’s and Isla Fisher’s baby daughter. Now we can reveal her name — it’s Olive. Lara Lewington is the Five News showbusiness reporter and
Chat-show host Katie Price: not quite as nature intended