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Aus­tralian pop star Sia Furler thwarted a pa­parazzi pho­tog­ra­pher’s at­tempt to auc­tion nude pho­tos of her to the high­est bid­der by post­ing one of her own. The singer­song­writer, who is fa­mously pri­vate and of­ten ob­scures her own ap­pear­ance when she is per­form­ing, posted the naked pic­ture of her­self (taken from be­hind) on Twit­ter, with the mes­sage: ”Save your money, here it is for free. Ev­ery­day is Christ­mas!”

Boris Becker may be down – but he is not out. The ten­nis star has in­sisted that al­though he was de­clared bank­rupt in June, he still has plenty of money. “It’s crazy to think I’m broke,“he told a Swiss news­pa­per. “I’m go­ing to Zurich this evening. I’m go­ing to check into a ho­tel and pay my own bill. If I was in­sol­vent, I couldn’t do that.” The bank­ruptcy or­der led to ru­mours that he had squan­dered a $100m for­tune, but Becker says it re­lated to a dis­pute over the terms of a debt – and that his fi­nances are ac­tu­ally boom­ing. “My name, my brand are more cur­rent than they have been for 20 years. If you’re look­ing for pub­lic­ity, you hire Boris Becker. At­ten­tion guar­an­teed.” Celebrity love-ins are noth­ing new, but Kate Winslet took them to a new level at the Hol­ly­wood Film Awards last week. Col­lect­ing an award for her role in Won­der Wheel, the 42-year-old blurted out her pas­sion for Al­li­son Jan­ney, star of The West Wing. “Al­li­son Jan­ney is in this room,” she said. “I know I don’t re­ally know you, but I just want to be you, I do. Or just stroke you or some­thing... I mean, we could al­ways kiss maybe.” Mo­ments later, Jan­ney, 57, ran onto the stage. “Oh, it’s gonna hap­pen,” said Winslet, be­fore lock­ing lips (pic­tured). “Thank you very much,” she said af­ter. “Now I’m a bit breath­less.”

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