"It's amazing, isn't it? My wife, Shakira, put me on to it. Suddenly, I'm doing messages. It's quite amazing. You get one message from New York and one from Iceland, all in 10 seconds. I go on every so often if something happens or I'm doing something." Michael Caine, 80, is a big fan of Twitter.com. The actor has over 500,000 followers.
"I am married to an Indian lady (wife Shakira) and have learned about Indian culture. I looked into what they got and didn't get. And one of the things they don't get is Alzheimer's (disease). They eat a great deal of turmeric in their food. I have been taking turmeric tablets for 30 years and I have a memory like a computer. I remember everything." Sir Michael Caine, 80, on his trick to keeping a sharp mind.
The Italian Job star celebrated his enduring marriage to former model Shakira with a meal at the Prime One Twelve steakhouse in Miami, Florida.
The loved-up Brit and his wife weren't shy about putting their romance on show despite being surrounded by a group of 15 friends and family, including their daughter Natasha, as well as British actress Joan Collins and her husband, Percy Gibson.
An onlooker tells the New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Michael looked elated to be celebrating 40 years with his beautiful wife. When the desserts came out, they were smiling and sharing from the same spoon."
Sir Michael tracked down the Guyanese-British beauty after spotting her in a coffee commercial on TV, and they married in Las Vegas on 8 January, 1973.
The veteran hair guru passed away at his home in Los Angeles home in May (12) at the age of 84 following a battle with leukaemia.
A memorial was held at St Paul's Cathedral in the U.K. capital and Sassoon's famous friends and clients flocked to pay tribute to him at the ceremony.
Caine, who was joined by his wife Shakira, Irons, fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman all turned out to pay their respects.
Caine told reporters, "(It's) a sad day but we get a chance here to celebrate his life."
Sassoon helped revolutionise women's hair in the 1960s by coming up with the 'bob' cut and snipping Mia Farrow's hair into a pixie crop for her film Rosemary's Baby.
The veteran star has been noticeably absent from the Big Apple and London red carpet events for the latest Batman movie, and now his longtime friend Michael Winner has revealed the reason why.
Caine was walking along Lexington Avenue when he fell into a pothole, injuring his foot - and he had to seek medical help and have stitches.
Winner tells Britain's Daily Mail, "He is absolutely fine now. I spoke to his wife, Shakira, on the phone. He hurt his foot but he is back in Britain now and we're having lunch next week."
The British screen legend married actress and model Shakira Baksh in 1973, and the couple is parents to a daughter, Natasha.
Caine, 78, keeps the spark in their relationship by whisking his partner off to Paris in France whenever possible, and they recite lines from classic 1942 movie Casablanca.
He tells Britain's Sunday Mirror, "Oh we're so romantic. We go off on little honeymoons. Every now and again we go off to a lovely hotel called the George V in Paris and have a weekend honeymoon away from everybody.
"Paris is our city. We always do the quote from Casablanca... Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman, she was saying goodbye and he says, 'We'll always have Paris.' And that's us two."
The star also reveals he has an interesting history with the French capital, adding: "I know the city so well. I went there when I was very young and broke. I wound up selling frites on the streets on a hotdog stand.
"I made very good frites actually. And then I went back wealthier and wealthier and was able to stay in nicer and nicer places and to eat at all the great restaurants."
The High School Musical actress, who is currently dating actor Austin Butler, enjoyed spending time with the veteran British icon as they filmed the new action-adventure film together.
She also met Caine's wife Shakira - and she's in awe of their solid partnership after 39 years of marriage.
Hudgens tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "I adore Michael and Shakira. Meeting them made me look forward to getting older because they are so secure about who they are and they speak their mind. There's no fakeness (sic).
"Michael's a legend and he's so inspiring and so hip. He was singing Beyonce and Katy Perry songs. I was sitting next to him in between set-ups and he was singing: 'Baby, you're a firework... ' I adore him."
The 75-year-old Death Wish director exchanged vows with Geraldine Lynton-Edwards, 70, in London after an on/off relationship lasting 53 years.
Caine and his wife Shakira acted as witnesses at the ceremony, and the Hollywood veteran reveals they had been urging Winner to marry his lover ever since the couple reunited in 2002 following a brief split.
Caine tells Britain's Hello! magazine, "Ever since Geraldine came back into Michael's life nine years ago, Shakira and I have been urging him to get married. We thought it was time - and he finally gave in."
The 75-year-old Death Wish director exchanged vows with his fiancee Geraldine Lynton-Edwards, 70, at Chelsea Old Town Hall in the British capital on Monday (19Sep11) following four years of engagement.
Winner, who first met Lynton-Edwards when he was 21 years old, had threatened to wear his pyjama bottoms to the ceremony to make sure he was comfortable on his big day, but instead he turned out in a smart suit.
Guests at the small wedding included Sir Michael Caine and his wife Shakira, who also acted as witnesses to the nuptials.
Following the ceremony, Winner told reporters it felt "terrifying but wonderful" to be married.
The newlyweds will honeymoon in Portofino, Italy.
The Death Wish director will marry for the first time at the age of 75 when he exchanges vows with girlfriend Geraldine Lynton-Edwards at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London.
Winner wants to keep the ceremony a low-key affair and has opted to cut the exchange of vows to just four minutes and have his friend Sir Michael Caine and his wife Shakira as the sole witnesses to the nuptials.
The director will also dress down for the occasion, in a pair of tartan pyjamas.
He tells Britain's The Independent, "It's still on, 1.30pm at the Chelsea Registry Office. I shall be wearing pyjama bottoms. They are handmade pyjama bottoms by Turnbull & Asser and they are very comfortable. They do actually look like nice tartan trousers.
"It's true that not many people get married in pyjama bottoms but then not many wait 50 years to get married. As Michael (Caine) told me, the important thing at our age is to wear whatever feels comfortable.
"There won't be dancing or speeches. We've chosen the shortest possible wedding version. I think we can cut it down to four minutes. Michael (Caine) wants to get home to Surrey. I want it to pass charmingly and sweetly.
"I don't have any nerves. I don't want my life to change in the slightest. I've known her for so many years. I'm a Scorpio and we hate change. I'm a recluse but Geraldine's more adventurous."
But Winner did hold a star-studded pre-wedding luncheon on Sunday (18Sep11) in celebration of the impending nuptials, inviting "the people that really matter in my life - David Frost, Lord Lloyd-Webber, the photographer Terry O'Neill and the singer Chris Rea".