On Saturday, Russell Brand went on Twitter to complain about how he would have to cancel his show in Canada later that day because customs officials refused to let him into the country. His tweets included remarks such as, "How do you manipulate customs officials? Wasn't Hitler's father a customs officer? I'm pretty sure he was," and later added, "Tonight's Casino Rama show postponed. I'm sorry. I can't enter Canada. We must abolish the borders between our nations AND our minds." Since this wouldn't be the first time he's had problems with customs (this year Japan refused to let him in due to his criminal record) it was easy enough to believe, but it turns out none of this was true -- he was only pulling a prank on everyone. The real reason he was unable to make it to his show was because of mechanical problems with the plane. Casino Rama spokeswoman, Jenna Hunter, made a statement today to The Canadian Press, saying, "I think he's trying to be witty about the whole thing, but it really was just a plane issue, it wasn't a customs issue at all." Although I wouldn't blame them if there was a customs issue the next time he tried to visit Canada. Now that would be funny. - THR
James Marsden is back to living the single life. His wife, Lisa Linde, has officially filed for divorce from the dreamy actor, citing irreconcilable differences. A rep for Marsden stated, "This was a mutual decision. They are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends." The couple married in 2000 and have two children together: Jack, 10, and Mary, 6. - US
On a happier note, Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne are now engaged. Apparently he popped the question while having dinner at Dunhill in St. Andrews. A rep for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship put out a press release, stating, "Shane Warne has confirmed his engagement to actress Elizabeth Hurley after proposing at the Alfred Links Championship." Shane made it clear though that this was not made a public event and took to Twitter, explaining, "I didn't propose in front of 200 people at dinner. It was done privately and was very romantic -- if I say so myself. Ps left knee is sore!!!" Congratulations to the happy couple! - People
Rumours surfaced on Saturday (01Oct11) that Warne had asked the Bedazzled actress to be his wife during dinner at a posh hotel in Scotland in the packed restaurant.
Hurley confirmed the couple is engaged on Sunday (02Oct11), but Warne denies getting down on one knee in front of an audience.
On his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Thanks so much again for all your kind messages, they mean a lot. I didn't propose in front of 200 people at dinner. It was done privately and was very romantic - if I say so myself. Ps (my) left knee is sore !!!"
Reports surfaced on Saturday (01Oct11) suggesting the sports star had proposed over a romantic dinner in Scotland, where the couple has been attending a golf tournament.
Hurley, who divorced husband Arun Nayar in June (11), has now made the happy news official and posted a picture on her Twitter.com page of the couple on the night Warne proposed.
She writes in an accompanying post, "Thanks for all your congratulations. Here's a pic of us about to go to Dunhill dinner in St Andrews."
The pair has been dating since last year (10) following the breakdown of her marriage to Arun Nayar, who she divorced in June (11).
Now the Bedazzled star looks set to walk down the aisle again after her Aussie beau proposed during a romantic break in Scotland.
According to Britain's Daily Mail, Warne popped the question during dinner at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, where they attended the Alfred Dunhill Links golf championship.
A source tells the publication, "Shane proposed over dinner and it was fairly public, not a private affair.
"It was a VIP crowd in there this evening. It was residents only, including Dunhill past players.
"He didn't get down on one knee, but when it was announced the other guests in the restaurant stood up and applauded. Everyone there was absolutely delighted."
"It's particularly nice in the summer, particularly hideous in the winter... Very muddy. Ugg boots and gumboots (galoshes) all day long. Not glamorous." British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley on farm life in the English countryside.
Once upon a time, Gossip Girl outgrew the Upper East Side and ventured more and more into Brooklyn. Then, when that got old, they moved on to The Hamptons and NYU. Then the show's perfectly manicured claws got ahold of Columbia University and Paris. Now, it seems that with all those options exhausted, there's only one place to turn: La-la Land. Yes, we're talking about Los Angeles. In this preview, we see Chuck take on a new hobby (because Chuck Bass doesn't need a career), we see Serena try to reinvent herself (again), and we see Nate getting into a bit of trouble with guest star Elizabeth Hurley. Yes, we're talking about the fun kind of trouble.
Like any good GG promo, it dangles a few little unexplained tidbits -- like the Save-the-Date note in Dan's hand or the notion that Chuck just might set up shop in LA -- and leaves us dumbfounded. They're pretty good at forcing us into watching the season premiere at this point, aren't they?
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"He has his own set now. He uses the girls' ones. They're much better. Every guy I've ever known has used my beauty products and has continued to do so." Actress Elizabeth Hurley has been sharing her toiletries with her cricket star boyfriend Shane Warne.
The Australian sportsman has been mocked by critics after he was photographed looking tanned, slimmer and cosmetically-enhanced.
Hurley was branded the driving force behind Warne's makeover but he's brushed off the rumours, admitting he started a new work-out regime last October (10), before he began dating the brunette beauty.
He tells Melbourne's 3AW radio station, "I wanted to get fitter for TV and started this in October. Elizabeth hasn't got her high heels in the middle of my back saying, 'Come on, you must do 100 push-ups' and 'You can't eat that'.
"I am in love with her... I think that probably gives off a radiant glow too. Being in love with somebody is a wonderful feeling. I am lucky to have met Elizabeth... we've met and we're having a great time.
"She's a lovely lady. We're going really well and it's easy with each other. It's a bit different in her world at times, an eye-opener at times, but we have a giggle about it sometimes."
"Blake and Leighton on the set today, both looking beautiful. My son besotted with Leighton......" British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley's nine-year-old son Damian is transfixed by his mother's Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester.
Residents in low-lying areas of the Big Apple were told to leave their properties over the weekend (26-28Aug11) in a bid to avoid the storm, and the 30 Rock star fled to his East Hampton bolthole.
Hurricane Irene struck New York on Sunday morning (28Aug11) - but by the evening Baldwin was already on his way home.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just arrived back into a post-Irene NY. I found the hurricane.....draining."
And Baldwin wasn't the only one eager to return to the city following the storm. Justin Timberlake tweeted, "Excited to get back to NYC. My thoughts are with everyone affected by Irene."
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley is currently filming TV show Gossip Girl in the city, and rather than evacuating, she decided to stay in her Manhattan hotel.
Updating her fans on her situation on Sunday, Hurley revealed, "All thoughts go out to everyone seriously affected by Irene; we seem to have got off lightly in mid Manhattan. Just rain and high winds. Still a ghost town though - no tourists, no transport, no restaurants, no shops. Almost creepy."