Katie Price is go­ing bust on eBay for char­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - FEATURES - SHOW­BIZ SCHMOOZE LARA LEW­ING­TON

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

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