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Today's Models Are 'Way Too Thin,' Says Claudia Schiffer

October 20th, 2006 12:38pm EDT
Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer has hit out at the current generation of supermodels, branding the beauties "bony." The German stunner acknowledges models need to be thin, but believes today's supermodels are unhealthy rather than beautiful.

She says, "It doesn't really look good any more. Fashion looks good on thin models, but when you look at today's models you can not help but think there is something wrong. They are way too thin. It is only bones that stick out."

Last month, Madrid Fashion Week officials sparked an international media frenzy when they announced that models participating in...

Claudia Schiffer Hates Leaving Kids With The Nanny

September 14th, 2006 12:50pm EDT
Claudia Schiffer
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer feels guilty when she leaves her children in the care of a nanny because she thinks she should spend the whole day with them. Schiffer, who has a three-year-old son, Casper, and a 22-month-old daughter, Clementine, with her British director husband Matthew Vaughn, feels it's part of her duty as a mother to be there for her children all the time.

She tells German newspaper Die Zeit, "Even if I spend lots of time with the children I always feel guilty when I go to work. I have the feeling inside that I should be with them the whole day."

The 36-...

Claudia Schiffer's Pet Pooches Terrify Neighbors

September 8th, 2006 9:18am EDT
Claudia Schiffer
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer is reportedly facing a police interview over accusations her pet dogs are terrifying residents near her mansion in Suffolk, England. The blonde beauty's German shepherd Oscar and Irish wolfhound Roxy have allegedly been barking aggressively at neighbors and terrorizing postmen relentlessly.

Royal Mail have even included Schiffer's address - which she shares with her producer husband Matthew Vaughn - on their list of potentially dangerous residences. The pair had to pay for surgery on a Jack Russell pooch that had been attacked by Roxy last year, and the pro...

Claudia Schiffer May Become a Modeling Agent

September 6th, 2006 9:17am EDT
Claudia Schiffer
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer is considering become a modeling agent when she can no longer get work as a catwalk queen. The German - married to filmmaker Matthew Vaughn - wants to stay at the top of the fashion industry and would love to represent her daughter, 22-month-old Clementine, should she choose to follow in her mother's footsteps.

Schiffer says, "I would be brilliant as an agent now. All that dumb stuff they do with new girls today, such as sending them to do a campaign for cookies. Well, say good bye to Vogue after that. If you get it right, it opens so many doors. You have t...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 25

August 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Gene Simmons
Happy Birthday to "The O.C." actress Rachel Bilson (1981), "Kenan & Kel" star Kel Mitchell (1978), German supermodel Claudia Schiffer (1970), "All My Children" actor Cameron Mathison (1969), Powerman 5000 singer Spider One (1968), Belle & Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch (1968), Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy (1967), actor Blair Underwood (1964), country singer Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), "The Corpse Bride" director Tim Burton (1958), English musician Elvis Costello (1954), Asia keyboardist Geoff Downes (1952), Judas Priest singer Rob Halford (1951), Kiss bassist/singer Gene Simmons (1949), "Alien Loc...

Fellow Supermodels Teased Drug-Free Claudia Schiffer

June 2nd, 2006 9:23am EDT
Claudia Schiffer
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer was the subject of merciless teasing during her early catwalk days because she refused to take drugs. While narcotics are well-known to be popular in fashion circles, the clean-living beauty always refused to sample the illegal substances.

Schiffer tells the Italian edition of Vanity Fair magazine, "They called me the girl with the wool knickers. My parents taught me that drugs were for losers."

Schiffer warmed to modeling after being discovered in a nightclub in 1987. With her 5'11" frame and striking angular countenance, Schiffer was a natural,...

David and Victoria Beckham's Charity Wins Big With eBay Auction

May 21st, 2006 9:00pm EDT
The Beckhams
David and Victoria Beckham have raised $185,500 for UK charity the National Society For The Protection Of Cruelty To Children (NSPCC) by auctioning off two tickets to their glitzy World Cup party on eBay.

The soccer superstar and his wife donated the coveted invites to help raise cash for the launch of, the NSPCC's online counseling site for kids.

The lucky bidder, known only as heyjo-uk, will rub shoulders with a star-studded crowd at tomorrow's bash and will see Robbie Williams duetting with soul superstar James Brown.

An NSPCC spokesman says, "It is a huge ...

Celebs Raise Money for Children's Charity

May 19th, 2006 1:29pm EDT
Christian Slater
Stars including Claudia Schiffer and Christian Slater have teamed up with British charity the National Society For The Protection Of Cruelty To Children (NSPCC) and auction site eBay for a multi-million dollar auction.

Celebrities are donating items in order to raise $18 million for the launch of, the NSPCC's online counselling site for kids. Lots in the star-studded auction include an invitation to David and Victoria Beckham's glitzy World Cup bash, a London screening of X-Men: The Last Stand for 72 people, a shopping spree with Elizabeth Hurley and a chance to duet with...

Claudia Schiffer Wins Case Against Former Chef

March 17th, 2006 1:37pm EST
Claudia Schiffer
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer is celebrating after winning significant damages from a legal battle with her former chef, who used her name to sell copies of her cookbook. Culinary whiz Sophie Michelle enraged the catwalk beauty by using a complimentary quote from the supermodel on the cover of recipe collection, "Irresistible."

Schiffer successfully claimed the endorsement was used without her consent and that it mislead customers because her name was printed directly beneath the author's. The comment read, "We love Sophie and everyone loves her cooking too."

As a result of...

Playboy Defends Jessica Alba Cover

March 3rd, 2006 2:26pm EST
Playboy has fired back at Jessica Alba's claims they implied she had posed naked by placing her on their front cover, insisting many A-list stars have graced the page without appearing nude in the publication. The star's lawyers sent Playboy a threatening letter last month after the mag published a promotional image of a bikini-clad Alba from her 2005 movie Into The Blue on the front of its March issue.

Alba claims the choice of front cover insinuates she appears nude or semi-nude in the magazine. She said, "Playboy has violated my personal rights and blatantly misled the public, who ...

Claudia Schiffer Creates Clothing Line for Babies

February 27th, 2006 10:14am EST
Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer is putting modeling on hold to launch her own line of trendy baby clothes. The German beauty, 35, is keen to flex her creative muscles after years of walking the runways. And as a mom to children Caspar and Clementine, she knows how to keep little ones looking stylish.

A pal says, "Claudia has been modeling from the age of 17, and, even though motherhood has made her happier than anything, she's now keen to try her hand at something new. She's drawn up a business plan for a baby clothing range with the help of a few of her husband Matthew's friends, and she's just wait...

Scarlett Johansson Is the New Face of L'Oreal

January 5th, 2006 9:50am EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson has signed a multi-million dollar deal to be the new spokesmodel for French beauty giant L'Oreal. The star, 21, joined L'Oreal only weeks after her two-year contract with Calvin Klein fragrances ended.

Johansson will be seen experimenting with different hair colors in the ads for L'Oreal's new line HIP High Intensity Pigments.

Johansson enthuses, "It's wonderful to be working with L'Oreal, a company that has celebrated independent women for years. I'm very excited to be part of this campaign, which is modern and fashion forward."

Johansson joins Beyonce ...

Claudia Schiffer Was Horrified By Robbery

December 19th, 2005 9:19am EST
Claudia Schiffer
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer was left terrified when her London home was raided by burglars as she and her two children slept upstairs. Thousands of pounds worth of electrical equipment, including a laptop and digital camera, were stolen after thieves broke into the trendy Notting Hill home last Monday.

The catwalk beauty and her two children, 2-year-old Caspar and 1-year-old Clementine, were sleeping upstairs when the robbery took place, and the 35-year-old is still badly shaken by the incident. A friend says, "She's horrified at the thought that someone broke into the house and wa...

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