Victoria Beckham, Rebel Wilson and Rita Ora were celebrating on Tuesday night (04Jun13) after winning top prizes at the star-studded Glamour Women of the Year awards in the U.K. The 10th annual ceremony at London's Berkeley Square Gardens feted a host of stars including Beckham, who was named Woman of the Decade, and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who was voted Man of the Year.
Samantha Barks accepted the Breakthrough Award for her role in hit movie musical Les Miserables from her rumoured beau David Gandy, while actress Rashida Jones was handed the Filmmaker Award by funnyman Chris O'Dowd.
Accepting the Film Actress Award from fellow Australian Kylie Minogue, Bridesmaids star Wilson joked, "Thank you so much Kylie, I just feel so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky! I'm just excited to receive this award because I was told there was a cash prize... There's not?"
Girls star Zosia Mamet was thrilled with her International TV Actress gong, declaring, "This is the first award I've ever won!" and Joanne Froggatt picked up the U.K. equivalent for her role as Anna Bates in Downton Abbey.
British actress Helen McCrory praised her partner, Homeland hunk Damian Lewis, as she received the Theatre Actress Award for her role in the play The Last Of The Haussmans, insisting, "I'd like to thank my husband, who always stands by me. We've only got one chair in the house."
Presenting the Solo Artist of the Year prize to Rita Ora, model Cara Delevingne gushed, "I genuinely don't know anyone who deserves this more. She's my best friend," while Jason Derulo stepped onstage to crown The Saturdays the Best Band.
Other winners included Jessie J (Editor's Special Award), pop star-turned-TV presenter Myleene Klass (Entrepreneur Award) and Nicole Scherzinger (TV Personality Award for Britain's The X Factor).
The funnyman presented the Overcoming Adversity award to Royal Marine hero Captain Si Maxwell, who lost his leg during combat in Afghanistan, at the The Sun newspaper's annual Military Awards - and Gervais was overcome with emotion during the prizegiving, which recognises the contributions of troops.
He says, "I was crying after the first one. I didn't think I was going to sit at the table and blub (cry), but it was so humbling for me. I wasn't ready for what a wimp I was. I cried immediately, I was a wreck. I'm dehydrated from crying."
In a post on his Twitter.com page after the event, Gervais added, "Possibly the most humbling, moving, yet fun and uplifting event of my life. An honour."
Kevin Spacey, supermodel Elle Macpherson and veteran British actor Sir David Jason were also among the presenters at the ceremony, which was attended by stars including Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne and singer-turned-TV presenter Myleene Klass.
British royal Charles, Prince of Wales was also at the prizegiving, and he admitted he feared for the safety of his sons, Princes William and Harry, when they are serving in war zones.
He says, "I really do understand the worry of service families when their loved ones are away serving in somewhere like Afghanistan. It's almost easier for those serving away than for those left behind because you worry all the time.
"So I do appreciate the extraordinary resilience and the unbelievable support provided by the families back here who encourage and remind their loved ones that they are there for them, despite what they are having to put up with."
Prince Harry is currently in Afghanistan working as an Apache helicopter co-pilot, while Prince William serves as an RAF search and rescue helicopter captain.
The star, who appeared on U.K. shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It!, passed away in hospital in Coventry, England on Wednesday (25Jul12) after suffering a stroke last week (ends22Jul12).
Confirming the news in a Facebook.com message, Barby's friend and fellow TV antiques expert David Harper writes, "I've had several messages today regarding my wonderful old friend David Barby and I'm very sad to confirm that he passed away... after suffering a stroke 10 days ago - we'll miss him terribly."
British pop star Myleene Klass also took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the TV star, tweeting, "Just heard the sad news about David 'Barbarella' Barby. RIP great man."
The soccer ace took two of his sons, Brooklyn and Romeo, to The Sun newspaper's annual Military Awards, which recognises the contributions of troops.
Beckham applauded Flight Lieutenant Mike Anderson, who won the Most Outstanding Airman award for enduring a gun and mortar attack to reach six Afghan children, declaring, "Everyone is very proud of the guys who put their lives on the line for their country. It's a great night to honour the brave."
Prince William's wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was moved to tears by the soldiers' stories, while her husband told Sergeant Ryan McCready, the recipient of the the Most Outstanding Soldier award, "You exemplify the unique qualities that make the British soldier second to none."
Walliams also presented an award and said, "It's an honour to be here. These guys really risk their lives for their country."
Other guests included McFly rocker Harry Judd, as well as singers Alesha Dixon, Myleene Klass and Peter Andre.
Dame Helen Mirren is a great example of how you don't need to be blonde and busty to have a desirable body in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actress was named "Body of the Year" by 2,000 people who were part of an L.A. Fitness Survey. Oh, and did I mention that she is 66 years old? Much like a fine wine, this class act only gets better with age. Mirren beat out model Elle MacPherson, who came in a not-even-close second place, Kelly Brook, who came in third, and even Jennifer Lopez, who came in fourth place. The actress even out-shined Pippa Middleton's butt which has been the hype of most tabloid photos. Mirren's certainly proving that age is nothing but a number.
As far as the hottest male guys go, the results weren't all that shocking (except for Hasseloff ranking above Reynolds -- what's with that?). The infamously hot soccer stud, David Beckham, came out on top, putting him ahead of hunk actors Daniel Craig in second place, followed by Johnny Depp in third.
Here is the full list of Celeb Hot Bodies for both Female and Male:
Top 10 Female Celebrities
1. Helen Mirren - 17.65%
2. Elle MacPherson - 10.6%
3. Kelly Brook - 8.35%
4. Jennifer Lopez - 6.6%
5. Cheryl Cole - 5.35%
6. Myleene Klass - 4.2%
7. Holly Willoughby - 4.1%
8. Pippa Middleton - 4%
9. Kate Winslet - 3.9%
10. Nicole Scherzinger - 3.8%
Top 10 Male Celebrities
1. David Beckham - 21%
2. Daniel Craig - 15.75%
3. Johnny Depp - 10.25%
4. Brad Pitt - 9.35%
5. Peter Andre - 6.65%
6. David Hasselhoff - 3.55%
7. Rafael Nadal - 3.3%
8. Ryan Reynolds - 3%
9. Robbie Williams - 2.3%
10. Simon Cowell - 1.95%
Source: Huffington Post, Sky News
When retired U.S. Special Forces Soldier Chris Vaughn (Johnson) returns to Kipsat County Wash. it's only to find his hometown overrun with crime drugs and violence. The old mill where Chris's father (John Beasley) worked for most of his life is closed and the town's only thriving industry is the Wild Cherry casino. Even Chris' high school sweetie Deni (Ashley Scott) couldn't resist the Wild Cherry's lure; she's become a peepshow dancer to "pay the bills." But Chris really loses it when he discovers the casino's dealers are using loaded dice--and he starts a brawl that ends with the security team carving up his chest and abdomen with a rusty Exacto knife. Chris also learns that that his old high school rival the casino's owner Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough) has transformed the mill into a crystal meth lab and is using the casino's menacing security staff to sell the drugs to innocent kids. Chris strikes back by running for sheriff firing the entire police department on his first day and with the help of a cedar two-by-four and his deputy and buddy Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville) restores peace to the Pacific Northwest.
Johnson looking buffer than ever is well cast in the role of Chris: He's a fearless and determined soldier with beyond-human fighting skills. But while the film takes advantage of Johnson's brawn it fails to take advantage of his brain. In last year's comedy The Rundown Johnson proved he was more than a muscle-bound action star; he oozed charm and was surprisingly witty. With Walking Tall he never gets a chance to flex his acting muscles; if anything they atrophy. The only skills Johnson gets to show off are his ability to swing a plank at someone's shins and his unique way of bashing skulls against slot machines. Johnson's sidekick Ray played by Knoxville of MTV's Jackass fame is an ex-junkie who after spending a couple of years in the slammer is content with living in a camper and doing odd jobs around town. With his scraggly appearance and klutzy demeanor Knoxville supplies the film with brief interludes of humor amid the slam fest including a scene in which he stabs a bad guy with a potato peeler. Johnson and Knoxville would have made a first-rate action team had they had more screen time together.
A WWE production with Vince McMahon serving as executive producer Walking Tall has none of the subtlety of director Kevin Bray's last film All About the Benjamins and all the elements of a wrestling match. As with wrestling the film begins by melodramatically establishing the story (Chris and his family's lives are devastated by the mill's closure) and just like rival pugilists who publicly taunt the favored wrestler Chris challenges Jay--not for the world title but at least for control of Kipsat County--in a never-ending battle between good and evil that mimics wrestling to a T. But what's entertaining in the ring doesn't translate to film especially when the good guy running the town is a maniacal meathead. Chris is supposed to be the protagonist who single-handedly saves the town but who's responding to the citizens' domestic violence calls for example when the sheriff fires the entire precinct and spends 24 hours a day casing the casino? Never mind the fact that he has sex with his girlfriend in his office while he's on the clock.