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*Sex And The City actress Kim Catrall refuses to let fame go to her head - she still travels by public transport when she's in the U.K. The star, who is currently staying in the British capital, is shunning cabs and limos in favour of the city's traditional red buses. She says, "It's the fastest way to get around London."
*Sharon Stone's controversial knee-crossing scene in Basic Instinct has been voted Britain's "most paused moment" on television.
*An orange prison-issue jumpsuit alleged to have been tried on by newly jail-bound socialite Paris Hilton prior to her admission to Los Angeles' Century Regional Detention Center is up for sale on auction site eBay.
*Nicole Richie's 'joke' Memorial Day email invitation has met with further criticism - this time from a healthy weight loss group. The Simple Life star poked fun at her alleged eating disorder in the invitation, which leaked last month, warning there would be scales outside the party and wannabe attendees should start starving themselves immediately. But campaign group Thinspiration haven't seen the humorous side. In a MySpace posting they write, "If it was a joke, it wasn't funny. Richie is a disgrace."
*Australian pop star Dannii Minogue is joining Simon Cowell and Sharon Osbourne on the judging panel of British talent show The X Factor. The I Begin To Wonder singer, 35, is replacing Irish music mogul Louis Walsh, who was fired from the programme earlier this year. Minogue enthuses, ""I can't wait to be part of The X Factor team and getting up close and personal on a daily basis with Simon. But he'd better watch out because when it comes to mentoring the acts the gloves will definitely be off. Just because I'm the new girl I won't be a pushover - he'll soon see my competitive streak."
*Former Dead Or Alive singer Pete Burns insists his new reality TV search for a personal assistant is "serious" business - because the job is much harder than people think. The British star - whose show on U.K. network Living TV will climax with his wedding to boyfriend Michael Simpson - insists the role of PA will be a difficult and demanding job. He says, "The job's tougher than people imagine. I'm a very demanding boss. I also like all my eyebrow pencils to be sharpened daily."
*French actor Jean-Claude Brialy was mourned by a glittering group of France's cultural and political elite during a moving funeral service on Monday. The 74-year-old A Woman Is A Woman star died at his home in Paris on Wednesday evening after a long illness and was laid to rest in the capital's Montmartre cemetery. Among the stars who attended a tribute service at Saint Louis en l'Ile church in central Paris before were screen idols Jeanne Moreau and Catherine Deneuve, veteran actors Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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