The Fonz hits Woking — as Captain Hook
THE BATTLE of the ’70s television icons is on. Happy Days’ Fonzie and Starsky and Hutch’s Starsky will be starring in panto this year ( see photos, below) — both playing Captain Hook in separate productions of Peter Pan. Sixty-two-year-old Henry Winkler, better known as The Fonz, will be appearing at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking while 64-yearold Paul Michael Glaser is at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is fast leaving his boy-wizard days behind him. He says wearing a false a moustache for latest role — as Rudyard Kipling’s son in the ITV drama My Boy Jack — made him feel like a “real man”. The only downside, he confessed, was that “it itched like mad”. Actually, Daniel is not that manly — he was forced to wear the fake fluff as he was unable to grow his own in time for filming.
Big Brother’s Ziggy and Chanelle are love-birds no more, and after reading Ziggy’s tales of their troubled relationship in News of the World, I would suggest there’s no turning back. So, he’s now single, and girls, I know where you can find him. He’ll be compering a Chanucah event called Light My Fire at the Soho Revue Bar in London’s West End. The event will include, among others, a performance from songstress Lucie Silvas — who, incidentally, I went to school with and people always used to say we looked alike (which I’ve always been jolly happy about).
Oscar-winner Roman Polanski is to direct a film adaptation of bestselling political thriller The Ghost. The story has caused a stir in Britain because of parallels with Tony Blair’s premiership. It’s the tale of a oncepopular politician losing favour due to his allegiance with the US over the “war on terror”. The fact that Polanski, who won an Academy Award in 2003 for the Holocaust drama The Pianist, is famously reluctant to enter the UK or the US, after fleeing a police investigation into some rather unsavoury allegations almost 30 years ago, could make filming a bit of a challenge, however.
Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson may have even more going for her than we realised. According to research, curvier women like Johansson are not only more appealing to men, but are possibly cleverer than skinnier girls. The idea is that those with a greater difference between waist and hip measurement are likely to have higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which can mean greater brain power. They also giving birth to cleverer children, apparently. Now there’s an excuse to stuff your face.
Sir Alan Sugar has told his car: “You’re fired.” After clocking up only 1,000 miles in the Bentley he bought from Sir Elton John, the multi-millionaire businessman and Apprentice presenter is putting it up for sale. According to The Times, Sir Alan paid £196,259 for the motor, which Sir Elton described as “the most beautiful-looking car that’s ever been designed”. Bonhams auction house expects it to go for at least £100,000, which means Sir Alan would be down £96.25 a mile on the deal.
Rachel Weisz has no time for the celebrity that goes along with being an Oscar-winning actress. “It’s vulgar,” she tells Source magazine. Lara Lewington is the Five News showbusiness and weather presenter
Paul Michael Glaser ( left)
and Henry Winkler both play Captain Hook