In a recent camping trip in the California wilderness, Gordon Ramsay's signature surly toughness was put to the test after he and famed footballer David Beckham heard gunfire near the campsite where they were staying with their children.
He told BBC 1 personality Chris Moyles, "We were camping next to this lake, turned up there was no-one on the campsite….Woke up about 4.30 in the morning to gunfire and there was this tent about half a mile away… with these Mexicans shooting." (The Metro)
In other Beckham-related news, David and Victoria's second son, eight-year-old Romeo, has his eye on creating designer sunglasses, The New York Daily News reports. He's signed a commercial deal to design stylish specs under a label which bares his initials.
Amy Winehouse gave her producer Mark Ronson a Twitter sucker-punch over the weekend, accusing him of taking credit for her breakthrough album, Back To Black. "Ronson you're dead to me; one album I write and you take half the credit – make a career out of it? Don't think so BRUV," she tweeted. But she has since apologized, posting "Ronson I love you; that make it better? You know I love you. It's a jew thingz." Maybe Amy was inspired to repent after Yom Kippur?
Academy Award-nominated actress Carey Mulligan, who's starring in the upcoming Oliver Stone drama Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, enjoyed playing male characters on stage when she was a kid. In fact, she loved Home Alone so much that she wanted to be Macaulay Culkin when she grew up. (ShowbizSpy)
"Yoko Ono Says John Lennon Would Have Loved the Internet." (Digital Spy)
You better watch it, Russell Brand. First an arrest after your run-in with the paparazzi, and now Elmo serves up some stiff competition? Uh-oh! (The Metro)
The Hollywood Film Festival to honor Helena Bonham Carter, Andrew Garfield. (Hollywood News)
Who can forget the lovely Sharleen Spiteri? She fronted the Glasgow-bred, soul-tinged pop band, Texas, for nearly two decades. They went on to dominate much of the UK charts throughout the '90s, earning a total of ten Top 10 UK singles and two No. 1 hit albums, including 1997's critically-acclaimed White on Blonde. This past spring, she issued her second solo album, The Movie Songbook, a collection of movie covers. Reacquaint yourself with the raven-haired beauty at The Guardian, where she chats about getting her start in music, which song she wish she'd written, and more.
by MacKenzie Wilson and Kevin Wicks