Model and actress Kelly Brook isn't letting her recent love split get her down as she prepares to shoot TV movie One Big Happy in Hollywood - the star posted a photo of herself at a reading on Instagram on Monday (29Sep14) and she was all smiles. The busty Brit announced she had ended her engagement to David McIntosh last week (26Sep14) and hit the streets of Los Angeles without her ring over the weekend (27-28Sep14).
Smiling for the paparazzi and giving them upbeat responses to questions about her latest love split, Brook was back at work on Monday and she assured fans she was doing fine by posting a selfie at a roundtable read for the new TV project, in which she portrays the character Prudence.
David Bowie once turned down the sexual advances of late Hollywood star Loretta Young after she underwent cosmetic surgery in a bid to impress the rocker. In her new book Bowie: The Biography, author Wendy Leigh claims Young, who was in her 60s at the time, encouraged pal Elizabeth Taylor to set up a meeting between her and Bowie.
But when Young finally met the rocker in the late 1970s she allegedly came on too strong.
In an extract from her book in Page Six, Leigh, who has also written biographies of Grace Kelly, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patrick Swayze, reports Taylor as telling friends, "Loretta was very aggressive and said him (Bowie), 'I’ve gone to a lot of trouble to meet you tonight'."
Bowie reportedly shot back, "You shouldn’t have gone to the trouble my dear. I only like black women and Asian men.”
Kelly Brook's heartbroken ex-fiancee David Mcintosh has broken his silence about the couple's shocking split, insisting he wasn't unfaithful to the pin-up. The model and actress announced she had ended her engagement to the British TV hunk on Friday (25Sep14), amid reports McIntosh had cheated on her with his ex.
Brook offered up no explanation for the split and now her ex has offered up his first comments on the end of his romance, which began on New Year's Eve (31Dec13) when he met Brook at a party.
He says, "I did not cheat on Kelly."
And the recent Big Brother contestant admitted he is "deeply upset" by tabloid stories linking him to his former lover, Sarah Harper.
In an open letter, the 28 year old hit back at charges he and Harper hooked up behind Brook's back and took drugs together.
Insisting he still loves Brook, he writes, "I am not angry, I am just deeply upset by the story that was published in The Sun newspaper and other media outlets today. I rarely address inaccurate press stories but believe I must speak up about the hurtful allegations today...
"I became friends with Sarah Harper seven years ago but only properly began spending time with her after going through a very traumatic break-up with my son's mother.
"As well as the stress of the break-up, I had finished working out at sea on stressful, and sometimes dangerous, anti-piracy operations and was drawn to Sarah's happy-go-lucky party spirit. I viewed Sarah as a friend but that was all she was... a friend, nothing more!
"Before I began dating Kelly, I can confirm that Sarah and I did go on a handful of nights out together but it was NOT on a regular basis as was made out in today's article... Our so-called 'closeness' lasted for about four months, after which her constant partying and (self-admitting) drug use grew very tiring. Sarah was clearly addicted to drugs - however I was not, and am not, a drug user."
He adds, "Sarah often asked me to pose for silly pictures when I was drunk and, in today's article in The Sun, there is a picture of me purportedly 'posing' over what appears to be white powder on a table. I did not take any drugs on the night that picture was taken and am very disappointed that Sarah has lied. I merely (and in hindsight, very stupidly) posed for a 'fun' picture at Sarah's request. I was clearly intoxicated with alcohol in the picture and acted naively.
"'When I began dating Kelly, out of respect to Kelly, I decided it was time to finally cut all contact with Sarah. Unfortunately, she didn't respond well to this and blackmailed me, threatening to go to the press with the drug photo (as published in The Sun today) which she forwarded to me with an unkindly message. It shocked me, I was so afraid of her threats that I pandered to her and continued to stay friends with her purely out of fear.
"I'm far from a weak man but I was worried the photo would ruin my career and, more importantly, my relationship with Kelly. Being blackmailed is a horrendous experience and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone, especially when it concerns something you're against. Seeing as I remained friendly with Sarah, I presumed she wouldn't act upon her blackmail threat, but I was very mistaken. It's clear now that over the past 9 months she has plotted, schemed and waited to put it out into the media.
"I'm incredibly hurt and sickened by Sarah's false accusations and believe she has done this out of jealousy and spite because she knows that, 1) I'm not interested in her romantically and 2) I only love and want Kelly. I did not cheat on Kelly what so ever! Kelly is my World and, other than my son, she's the only person I've ever truly cared about in my life.
"I'm absolutely devastated that Sarah's lies have caused Kelly to end our engagement but am even more deeply upset that the woman I thought loved me and was literally my life my would not stand by me."
McIntosh proposed to Brook after an eight-week courtship in March (14).
Model and actress Kelly Brook has ended her engagement to British TV hunk David Mcintosh. The pair appeared to be happy and very much in love when photographers was spotted Brook and her beau together on holiday in Greece just last week (ends21Sep14) but she hit Twitter.com on Friday night (26Sep14) to break the sad news to fans.
Deleting all photos of her now-ex-fiancee from her Instagram.com account, she wrote, "It's a sad Day but I wanted to share with you that David and I are no longer engaged."
Brook added, "I love and respect him and wish him all the best."
She also stepped out in Los Angeles without her engagement ring.
The couple had a whirlwind courtship after meeting on New Year's Eve (31Dec13) and McIntosh, who recently appeared on British reality TV show Big Brother, proposed in March (14).
It's not Brook's first broken engagement - she also accepted proposals from actors Jason Statham and Billy Zane and sportsman Thom Evans.
No reason for her latest split has been given.
British actress/model Kelly Brook hopes to marry her fiance at her home in the U.K. in the spring (15). The Piranha 3D beauty became engaged to David McIntosh, a former star of British TV show Gladiators, in March (14) just weeks after they first met at a New Year's Eve (31Dec13) party.
Brook had hoped to exchange vows with her partner this year (13), but she postponed the wedding due to work commitments.
She has now revealed they are planning to wed in early 2015 and she wants to tie the knot at home, telling Britain's Magic FM, "We're going to do it in the U.K. I think we're going to do it in my house in spring next year. But we change our minds all the time. Some days we're like, "Let's just run to Vegas and do it."'
Neil Patrick Harris' son Gideon shunned his role as ring bearer at the actor's wedding to David Burtka in favour of becoming an "orange boy". The How I Met Your Mother star and his partner Burtka wed in a castle in Perugia, Italy over the weekend (06-07Sep14) and they decided to give their three-year-old twins special roles in the ceremony.
However, Gideon was not happy holding the rings and instead chose to hand out oranges to guests at the nuptials.
Sharing the news with viewers on U.S. morning show Live with Kelly & Michael on Monday (08Sep14), TV presenter Kelly Ripa, who was a guest at the event, explained, "(Daughter) Harper was going to be the flower girl and Gideon was going to be the ring bearer, and he said, 'I don't want to be the ring bearer!' And they said, 'OK, well, what do you want to be?' And he said, 'I want to be the orange boy.' And he passed out oranges to everybody as he came down the aisle...!
"He came up with it (the role) on his own. He had his little tux and his top hat and he was passing out oranges."
Ripa continued, "Later on, during the night, we were dancing (and) I said to him, 'Look, Gideon, I saved your orange because I'm going to keep it forever.' And he goes, 'Oh, you shouldn't! It's so delicious!'"
Ripa went on to reveal the "beautiful family affair" also included magic tricks, fireworks and a special toast from close friends Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who acknowledged the progress made in the global fight for equal rights for lesbian and gay couples.
She added, "(They) got up and said, 'You know, many, many years ago, this would not be possible. We're so thankful and grateful to everybody for supporting us and our families, and how our children (John and Furnish's sons and Harris and Burtka's kids) have each other to sort of look to each other as another example of a family like ours and how the definition of a family is changing, always.'"
Elton also thrilled guests by performing during the reception.
"I like him just coming back from the gym. I like the sweat smell to be honest. I think that is the best smell on a man - natural." Model/actress Kelly Brook wants her fiance, former Gladiators star David McIntosh, to steer clear of deodorant.
British actress/model Kelly Brook has postponed her wedding to David Mcintosh. The pair became engaged in March (14) just three months after they met at a New Year's Eve party (31Dec13), and Brook has now revealed she planned to wed the former Gladiators star in September (14), but their wedding plans have been put on hold.
She tells Britain's Star magazine, "We were going to get married next month, but we had to postpone because of my TV show and his work commitments. We don't want to rush it... We talked about running away and doing it in Italy, but I keep changing my mind."
It is not just the wedding that comes second to work commitments, but motherhood too.
Brook explains, "Obviously one day when I'm blessed enough, I'd love to have a child. But at the moment, it's all just work, work, work."
Hollywood actress Liv Tyler has found love with David Beckham's close friend Dave Gardner, according to a U.K. report. The Armageddon star, who is divorced from British rocker Royston Langdon, is believed to have struck up a romance with sports agent Gardner, who has previously been linked to Kelly Brook and Rita Ora, earlier this year (14).
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper the couple was introduced by supermodel Kate Moss, adding, "This is the real deal. Dave and Liv are madly in love... They've actually been an item for quite a long time, but have gone to great lengths to keep it a secret."
Tyler has a son with her ex-husband, while Gardner was previously married to British actress Davinia Taylor. Beckham was best man at Gardner's wedding.
Kelly Brook's fiance has been given a major career boost. Former TV Gladiator David McIntosh, who became engaged to the British model/actress earlier this year (14), makes a topless cameo appearance in Jennifer Hudson's new music video for single Walk it Out.