GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN's daughter APPLE showed off her horse-riding skills at the 35th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in New York this weekend (04-05Sep10). The six year old competed in Leadline, the division for the event's youngest riders.
The catwalk beauty was driving through East Hampton, New York in the early hours of Sunday morning (29Aug10) when her vehicle was stopped by officers.
She was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and is due to appear in court on 30 September (10).
But Hall is adamant she had not touched a drop of alcohol before driving - and insists a breathalyser machine used by police must have been broken.
She tells New York Post gossip column PageSix, "I had been visiting a friend and was driving home late alone. I did not drink - I would never drink and drive, God forbid that I would ever hurt anybody. I respect the law. I was tired and that was it.
"The police pulled me over saying I had swerved, asked a few questions. They asked me to do the sobriety tests, which went fine. When he asked me to do the breathalyser, I was happy to do it because I'd not had one drink that night. I had nothing to hide. I was totally shocked when it registered positive. I couldn't believe it happened. I still can't."
Hall's lawyer Salvatore Strazzullo adds, "Sometimes cops lie, sometimes machines malfunction... She did not drink and drive. I want to examine this breathalyser and check its maintenance record."
The 32-year-old catwalk beauty was driving through East Hampton in the early hours of the morning when her vehicle was stopped by police.
She was detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) and later released on her own recognisance, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The actress mother of Jurassic Park star Laura Dern had just visited the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. - one of the key locations in the burglary scandal that brought Richard Nixon's administration down - during the run of her Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander play at the nearby Kennedy Center, when she first encountered Mitchell's spirit.
She recalls, "It was Memorial Day weekend and I was in the apartment... It was exactly 4.45 in the morning and I was dead asleep. I felt someone shake my left arm. I was terrified.
"As I sat up, there was a gold vision... (and) I could see a person within the gold vision."
The spectre disappeared as Mitchell got out of bed, convinced there was an intruder in the house.
Then she was haunted by whispering voices throughout her performance onstage that night.
She adds, "The third act comes and I'm now on this huge stage alone... and just as I'm about to speak I feel someone walk up beside me and there's nobody there. I'm so thrown because I feel somebody's there... but I can't see anybody there.
"There's 1500 people there, waiting for me to speak my lines, so I take a breath and before I can speak, someone else speaks. She says, 'Chose you... Must... Martha...' Then silence, and everybody out there's waiting for me to speak so I had to go on with the play.
"I didn't deal with it and the very next morning I had to do a television show... The show went great and at the end of the show, for some reason, I say (to the host Maury Povich), 'Maury, do you know anybody named Martha?' He said, 'Oh my God, oh my God, you're the one. You'll tell the truth'.
"I said, 'Who's story?' 'Martha Mitchell'. I said, 'Martha Mitchell, Attorney John Mitchell's wife, the crazy old alcoholic?' (Povich said), 'She's the one who brought them all down. She's the one who did it.'
"I'm going, 'Alright, Maury, OK, I'll meet her.' (He said), 'You can't meet her; she died... yesterday morning at 4.30am.'"
The whole experience made Ladd compelled to find out more about Mitchell - and she told the whole story for a recent taping of U.S. TV show Celebrity Ghost Stories, insisting Mitchell was held captive by government officials after she threatened to go to the press with what she knew about the Watergate Scandal.
She adds, "Martha Mitchell was Watergate and she had something to tell us that hasn't been told. All the congressmen and representatives mocked her, called her a dirty, crazy alcoholic, called her insane, but she was a truth teller.
"Martha Mitchell, you were a great lady and I know you went through living hell, you were held down, you were kidnapped, you were given a shot against your will. That should not happen in my country."
The actress and The View presenter were at the Mulford Farm Show in East Hampton, New York when they began bidding for the same mirror.
After a tense battle, Behar gave in and let Hargitay buy the antique piece for $1,600 (£1,067).
Joking about backing down at the auction, Behar tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Well, she carried a gun on TV. I'm physically afraid of her."
The Usual Suspects star offered an afternoon of his company to raise funds at the star-studded event, held in memory of former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev's late wife Raisa, who died of leukaemia in 1999.
Stars including Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott and Joely Richardson were among those invited to place bids at the gala at the British capital's Hampton Court Palace.
Diamonds, luxury holidays, artwork by Jeff Koons and a Francis Bacon triptych also went under the hammer, with proceeds going to the Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation.
The Foundation's founder, Evgeny Lebedev, says, "Mikhail Gorbachev and I were so moved by the generosity of our guests who helped us to raise this astounding figure. This will go a long way to help lessen the suffering of so many children and their families - as was Raisa Gorbachev's aim."
The Talking Cure will be directed by David Cronenberg and see Knightley portray a patient of the Austrian neurologist, who is widely considered to be the founding father of psychoanalysis.
The movie is a big-screen adaptation of the play of the same name, written by playwright Christopher Hampton, according to German website moviepilot.de.
Entourage star Ruehl, who plays mother to Adrian Grenier's character in the hit U.S. TV drama, was driving through East Hampton when she reportedly failed to yield to the biker while making a turn.
The unnamed 24-year-old collided with the rear of Ruehl's vehicle and was taken to Southampton Hospital with an injured leg, according to the New York Post. No further information regarding his condition was available as WENN went to press.
Ruehl was given a ticket for failing to yield the right of way.
Baldwin was noticeably upset when Frankel failed to show at an event attended by her Real Housewives of New York City co-stars in New York's East Hampton on Sunday (30Aug09), according to the New York Daily News.
The 30 Rock star admits he badgered guests about her absence but Baldwin insists his intentions were innocent - and he has no desire to break up Frankel's engagement to fiance Jason Hoppy.
He tells the New York Post, "My friend... and her daughter are big fans of her show and wanted to meet Bethenny, so I asked for them to be introduced to her. I don't know her and wasn't looking to meet her, but somehow this ends up in the Daily News - manufacturing a nice gesture into a total BS (bulls**t) item suggesting I want to date this woman. Nothing against her, but I'm not dating anyone."
The actress wanted a familiar place where she could hang out with friends and sup cocktails and so she invested in a new Mexican restaurant called the Blue Parrot.
She tells WENN, "It's awesome and has great margaritas and tacos... How fun is that? I just go and sit on a bar stool and it's fun, like, 'Oh, I'm hangin' here at my place.'".