Why did we think his life would be over without Madonna? She has that sort of effect on us and we’d imagine anyone she’s been with would have two distinct era’s in their life — the golden years with Madge, and the bleakness post-her. Clearly not the case with Guy Ritchie whose girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley, just gave birth to a baby boy yesterday! Their son arrived bright and early at the start of the week at London’s Portland hospital and the new parents are ecstatic with sources saying, “TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been beaming all day and canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t wait to take him home.” Mazel Tov, guys! We admit we didn’t know he was dating anyone — a model, no less — but still, lovely news for them!
Prince William with his brother, Prince Harry, has just left Clarence House dressed in dashing red as the Colonel of the Irish Guards. But waiting for him at Westminster Abbey amongst the throng of wedding guests are some well-known celebrities. We spotted David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and his partner David Furnish, Guy Ritchie and Brit socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. Tara’s got this electric blue ensemble on right from her hat to her shoes. The men are looking quite elegant and understated in their morning coats. Victoria looks impeccable as usual in a midnight blue dress she’s apparently designed herself! Check out our gallery below for the outfits. Next up, the bride and groom! [Photos: Getty Images]
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when Madonna learned Guy Ritchie‘s big news—a rep for Sherlock Holmes director confirmed that Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley are expecting their first child. Though the pair were first spotted together less than a year ago, The Daily Mail reports Ainsley has been baby-crazy for a while. “They have been keen to start a family. We expect to hear wedding bells next year,” says their source. “Jacqui was crying with joy when she found out. They went on holiday because Guy is desperate for her to take it easy. He won’t let her do anything more strenuous than argue over baby names.”
Not only does Guy appear to have a type (we see a little Madge in Ainsley), he also has a style—Madonna had already delivered the first of their two children, Rocco (now 10), before the two married in December 2000. There was already buzz of Madonna being jealous of Ainsley’s popularity with her children, how will she take the news that the 28-year-old model is giving them a step-sibling?
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There was no shortage of bombshells at the German premiere of Sherlock Holmes last night. Lead actress Rachel McAdams looked beautiful in a blue one-sleeved gown and pin-curled bob. January Jones of Mad Men strolled the red carpet looking ravishing in a fitted black number with mega-ruffled shoulders. Which petite blonde looked better? [Photos: Getty Images]
Also in Berlin was Sherlock himself Robert Downey, Jr. with his wife Susan, villain Mark Strong, and director Guy Ritchie. Reppin’ her home country, Inglourious Basterds‘ beauty Diane Kruger stopped by.
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There was no shortage of hot blondes and handsome gentlemen at last night’s New York premiere of Sherlock Holmes. While Rachel McAdams looked chic in a rosette-adorned black jumper, leggy Blake Lively stole the spotlight in a lace party dress. Who looked hotter? Recently-bleached McAdams or the resident sex pot of “Gossip Girl”?
Nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. looked to be having a grand ol’ time at the premiere, goofing off with co-star Jude Law and squeezing his wife Susan. Also on the red carpet were brunette beauties Eva Mendes, Jessica Szohr, and Ashley Greene in some attention-grabbing lipstick. [Photos: Getty Images]
As Guy Ritchie’s traditional London pub is reported to be under threat, keen boozers need not worry that there’ll be a gap in the oh-I-don’t-want-to-go-to-a-celebrity-bar-I-love-drinking-in-a-real-place market for “down to earth” stars. Comedy star Will Ferrell now wants to get in on the pub act, and scarily, reckons he could turn a business venture into a new comedy film.
“I wouldn’t want a celebrity place, it would be an old-fashioned pub. I would be hands-on. I could get some great material off all the regulars. I am sure there would be a film in it,” he threatens says.Ã‚Â We can’t wait for the subsequent movie, where Will will depict a “typical” Brit landlord called Dick Cockney and Paul Rudd co-stars as the hilarious drunk regular Boozy McHound. Or something.
Ever since Madonna split with Guy Ritchie, the film director’s been making a lot more use of his London pub The Punchbowl. In recent months, it’s attracted celeb pals of the ilk of Justin Timberlake, Leonardo diCaprio and Mickey Rourke - as well as the attendant paparazzi. And it seems that this new found popularity is causing consternation among residents of London’s Mayfair district – one of the capital’s wealthiest and fustiest.
“The W1 residents have complained about “a severe downward spiral in quality of life.” They are aghast at the “shouting and singing” and collection of chauffeurs and paparazzi,” says a report – claiming they’ve now began a petition protesting its licence. It would be a shame if they did succeed – only because it’s one of the few non-members establishments in London where you can wander in and look at A-listers making drunken fools of themselves. And we don’t want to lose that privilege.
The children of Malawi have learned what we have known for over 20 years – that Madonna is not of this earth. The age-defying, career-defying, body-defying, music chameleon is currently on a trip back to the African nation to visit the Home of Hope orphanage she adopted son David Banda from back in 2006. “You are our God. Where could we have been without you?” one orphan is quoted as saying to Her Royal Madgeness.
So she’s a God in Africa, and already a Queen of Pop. If only she’d stayed married to Guy Ritchie and lived in Britain a while longer, she may have been made a Dame. [Photo: AFP/Getty]
Even uberstars like Madonna have to compromise sometimes. Reports that she’s been meeting influential film people (including her ex, Guy Ritchie) in order to get her latest project W.E. off the ground have been given an extra element of comedy by the claims she’s had to promise influential agents she’s not going to act in it, in order to secure top-level interest. “She would have said if she was to be in it. It’s a game-changer. Some find it difficult to act opposite her. Ask Rupert Everett,” reports Brit gossip columnist Baz Bamigboye.
Madge is interested in directing the flick, which she co-wrote with her Truth Or Dare helmer Alex Keshishian. The film is a romantic comedy which has flashbacks to the 1930’s days of royal couple Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII. Reports that Madge has written in a scene involving a bottle blow-job are just in our head. [Photo: WireImage]