Cannes 2011: Carla Bruni"s film debut in Woody Allen"s "exquisite" Midnight in Paris

Cannes 2011: Carla Bruni"s film debut in Woody Allen"s "exquisite" Midnight in Paris

“A marvellous touch of class”: Carla Bruni”s Cannes film debut in Woody Allen”s “exquisite” Midnight in Paris

10:13 PM on 11th May 2011

The French First Lady is billed simply as Carla Bruni in the credits of Woody Allen”s exquisite movie Midnight In Paris.

Because the listing is alphabetical she”s third in the line-up ahead of Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams who are the actual leads.

The First Lady neither scene steals nor does she perform in an over the top manner.

Her presence is a marvellous touch of Parisian class.

Taking direction: The French First Lady, pictured during filming with Woody Allen and Owen Wilson gives an understated performance in her cameo role

Takingdirection: The French First Lady, pictured during filming with Woody Allen and Owen Wilson gives an understated performance in her cameo role

But she didn”t seem very modest while boasting in a radio interview that she is more popular than the Queen.

She said on air: ‘When he [Allen] was asked in a press conference if he’d dream of casting the Queen of England, he said he’d rather cast me, which made me extremely happy and a lot of my artist friends – actors and actresses of which I have many – jealous.’

But Miss Bruni failed to mention that she exasperated her director during filming by needing 35 takes to master a scene.

Instead, she also took a swipe at U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, saying she would not have got the part ‘because she’s a lawyer’.

But in the film, Bruni, thankfully, doesn”t give one of those, “Look at me, I”m a famous person in a big movie,” kind of performances.

Rather, she underplays what is essentially a strong cameo, as a tour guide at the Rodin Museum in Paris.

She has three key scenes, the first with Wilson and McAdams as an engaged couple, and Michael Sheen as an arrogant academic.

Bruni and Sheen”s character have a disagreement over Rodin”s relationship with his wife and mistress.

Later, Owen”s character, a Hollywood script writer attempting to write a literary novel, asks Bruni to translate some text for him.

Woody Allen noted during a press conference in Cannes that he broached the topic of Bruni playing a small role in his film and she readily agreed .

Absence: Carla is not attending the Cannes Film Festival

Absence: Carla is not attending the Cannes Film Festival

Woody recalled Bruni responding, “It would be something to tell my grandchildren”.

Allen said that he met with Bruni over breakfast and almost jokingly offered her a small role.

Bruni said in Paris that for personal and professional reasons she would not be attending Wednesday night”s opening ceremony where Midnight in Paris is the gala movie.

There was no comment on whether or not the First Lady is pregnant.

In a way, she made a good call because the film has nothing to do with her character, her role is an incidental one.

However, her presence in Cannes would have created tremendous buzz and hoopla and her star power would have blazed on the Red Carpet.

Gala screening: The cast Owen Wilson, Lea Seydoux, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Adrien Brody posed with director Woody Allen today in Cannes

Galascreening: The cast Owen Wilson, Lea Seydoux, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Adrien Brody posed with director Woody Allen today in Cannes

She was lucky though that she got to work with Allen at his best.

Allen added that Bruni is from a showbusiness background .”She came in and did her part very gracefully, she was lovely and played the part perfectly”

He continued:” It was a nice experience. And I”ve since spoken to her ,she has seen the film, and she thought she looked good and she did”.

Midnight In Paris is the story of the conflict between Wilson the writer and McAdams as his sexy but manipulative fiance.

The couple are in Paris with her parents but Wilson”s Gil becomes distracted and somewhat withdrawn from his controlling girlfriend.

No comment: There was been no confirmation on the speculation that the First Lady is pregnant

No comment: There was been no confirmation on the speculation that the First Lady is pregnant

As he wanders around Paris — and we get to see the full beauty of Paris come rain and shine — so does his mind and he”s hurled back to an era when the likes of Ernest Hemingway , Scott and Zelda Fitgerald and Picassa, Dali and others roamed the city”s nightspots.

At one point Gil gives Zelda a Valium explaining that it”s a “pill from the future”

Allen uses these famous cultural figures to make the point that the past may seem perfectly marvelous but it”s a trap to think living in another time would be better.

Also, each age looks longingly back to another and the past is seen to have been better whereas in reality the presence is where we are so we”d better get on with it.

That said it”s quite delicious seeing Twenties Paris through the eyes of such actors as Marion Cotillard , Alison Pill and Tom Hiddleston who play the parts from out of the past.

The film looks superb, Allen captures the beauty of Paris, the Paris we know from literature and the movies .The city is a character in its own right and in a sense the casting of Bruni as a tour guide is astute.

I bet tourism numbers climb when Midnight in Paris comes out when people see how sublime the city looks and how charming Carla Bruni seems.

Women too old to wear bikinis on the beach at 47, survey shows

Women too old to wear bikinis on the beach at 47, survey shows

We”re too old to wear bikinis on the beach at 47, and 35 is the cut-off age for a miniskirt, say women

7:16 PM on 11th May 2011

Those who have seen photos of Helen Mirren or Jerry Hall in a bikini might beg to differ, but a survey has revealed that women don”t think it is acceptable to wear bikinis on the beach once they reach 47.

The study, carried out among 2,000 women, found most wouldn”t be comfortable wearing a two-piece on holiday once they approach their half-century – and frown upon others who do.

Mirren is clearly in a minority in being able to pull off a two-piece swimsuit even though she is in her sixties.

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She”s still got it: Jerry Hall, age 54, still looks great in a bikini, but a survey says women believe we should stop wearing two-pieces at 47

But the survey also revealed that women believe – perhaps a little unfairly – that miniskirts are a “no-no” on anyone aged 35 or more and that high heels should not be worn by anyone over 51.

The study, commissioned by Diet Chef, also found 44 per cent of women regularly worry they are too old to wear certain items of clothing.

But one in two also believe that providing a woman is slim, healthy and attractive into her fifties and sixties, she can “get away with anything”.

Yesterday Caron Leckie, Nutritionist for Diet Chef, said: “It”s up to individuals to choose when they should stop wearing certain items.

“Some women may be comfortable in a bikini at the age of 65, whereas the more self-conscious may want to stop much earlier – it”s very much personal choice.

“Saying that, everyone wants to look the best they can and now is the prime time to get in shape for summer.

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Age appropriate Madonna, 51, and Sharon Stone, 53, are still happy to be seen in miniskirts and stilettos

“We are all different shapes and sizes – the secret to looking good is healthy eating and dressing appropriately for your style and shape. Age isn”t necessarily a factor.”

The report polled women between the ages of 18 and 65 and found that boob tubes are a no-no from the ageof 33, and that no self-respecting woman over the age of 35 should be showing off a pierced belly button.

THE AGE WOMEN BELIEVE YOU SHOULD STOP WEARING… Bikini, 47 Miniskirt, 35 Boob Tube, 33Stilettos, 51 Belly button piercing, 35 Knee high boots, 47 Trainers, 44 Leather trousers, 34 Leggings, 45 Ugg boots, 45 Swimsuit, 61 Tight vest, 44 See-through chiffon blouse, 40 Long hair, 53 Ponytail, 51

Knee high boots should be restricted to women under the age of 47 and trainers should not be worn by women over the age of 44, unless for sport.

The age limit for leather trousers was 34, while leggings should be banished to the back of the cupboard two years later.

It also revealed we think that Ugg boots should not be seen on women over 45, while swimsuits are a no-no once retirement age has been reached and see-through blouses are dead and buried at 40.

The respondents were also quizzed on hairstyles and it emerged women think their flowing locks should be trimmed at the age of 53.

The watershed for ponytails was revealed as 51.

And one in ten women have bought something only to take it back to the shop soon after amid fears it was “too young” for them.

Shockingly, five per cent of those polled said a shop assistant had warned them an item wasn”t right for their age.

More than 20 per cent of those polled agree with the saying “If you”ve got it – flaunt it” but a more conservative two thirds believe that you should grow old gracefully.

Princess Beatrice plans to auction off Royal Wedding hat

Princess Beatrice plans to auction off Royal Wedding hat

“I think the response has been incredible”… says Beatrice as she plans to auction off that Royal Wedding hat

9:47 PM on 11th May 2011

With comparisons ranging from a giant pretzel to a lavatory seat Princess Beatrice”s extraordinary choice of millinery for the Royal Wedding has been subject to widespread internet mockery.

Now it has been announced that the controversial Philip Treacy creation will be auctioned off for charity.

In an appearance on the The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast this week Beatrice”s mother, Sarah Ferguson announced that the 22-year-old will be posting the headpiece on eBay.

On the market: Princess Beatrice

On the market: Princess Beatrice”s controversial Royal Wedding headpiece will be auctioned off for charity, her mother revealed this week

As the world assessed the Royal Wedding fashion highs and lows Princess Beatrice and Eugenie were slammed for their choice of outfits.

Beatrice opted for a dusty pink Valentino Couture creation while her younger sister Eugenie, went for a figure hugging Vivienne Westwood design, however it was the bizarre hat that blew spectators away.

Beatrice”s mother, Sarah Ferguson, who gave a revealing interview on American television said: “She”s putting it up on eBay to auction it forUNICEF and for children in crisis.”

Many will be led to believe that the young Princess”s decision to sell the headpiece is a result of the negative commentary, but she staunchly defended the accessory in a recent Grazia interview.

Outlandish: The Royal sisters both attracted widespread criticism for their outfits

Outlandish: The royal sisters both attracted widespread criticism for their outfits

She said: ‘I think it’s wonderful that it’s had a reaction, it is just a hat after all, and now it has got its own Facebook page and so many fans.

“It’s an incredible response to that hat really, I’m glad it provoked so much conversation.’

The Facebook page Princess Beatrice”s Hat has accrued over 5,000 fans and many will be delighted by the news that the hat will be up for grabs.

One fan, Rosanna Joy Cattle said: “Loved these hats. My mother”s initial response: “what is that How dare she wear that thing behind thequeen!”

“I rather like it though, a bit bonkers, but awesome.”

However the Facebook page, titled Princess Beatrice’s Ridiculous RoyalWedding Hat, boasts 136,499 “likes” so far.

Celebrity favourite: Mr Treacy at the Met Gala on Monday with Kate Winslet

Celebrity favourite: Mr Treacy at the Met Gala on Monday with Kate Winslet

And bloggers have wasted no time in poking fun at the fifth in line to the throne’s headgear, creating a host of ‘viral’ mock-up pictures.

The spoofs suggested various uses for the titfer, including a cat flap, a Star Trek stun gun and even a lavatory bowl.

Philip Treacy, who made headwear for a large number of guests including Victoria Beckham, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Zara Phillips has alsodefended his designs.

He said Beatrice, 22, and her sister Eugenie, 21, looked “gorgeous and beautiful” at their cousin”s high-profile nuptials.

He told HollywoodLife.com: “My inspiration was beauty and elegance; it”s a 21st century royal wedding.

“They didn”t tell me what they wanted because I”ve known them for a long time and I wanted them to look gorgeous and beautiful.”

Brushing off the backlash, he continued: “They trusted me to make them. Gorgeous and beautiful can be open to interpretation…

“I thought they looked gorgeous and beautiful. But no one is crying if anyone didn”t.”

The 43-year-old designer, whose hats have been worn by everybody from Lady Gaga to Sarah-Jessica Parker, typically cost in excess of $1,000.

He explained that his creations were designed to make the wearer “feel a million dollars”.

“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about,” he said.

“It’s about making you feel a million dollars so when you’ve got something beautiful on your head and the head is the most important part of the body to embellish, because it’s what you meet.

“When you’re wearing something on your head you feel beautiful.”

Im A Celebrity star Aggro Santos arrested over rape claims by 2 teenage girls

Im A Celebrity star Aggro Santos arrested over rape claims by 2 teenage girls

Aggro Santos arrested over claims by two teenage girls that they were raped in hotel room after gig

11:55 AM on 11th May 2011

Brazil-born musician Aggro Santos has been arrested after two teenage girls claimed that they were raped in a Chichester hotel room.

The I’m A Celebrity star, 22, and another 20-year-old man were interrogated by police after complaints were made by the alleged victims who are thought to be 17 and 18, according to reports.

Aggro was held by detectives at a station in the city in West Sussex in the early hours of Saturday morning, it has been reported by The Mirror.

Arrested: Aggro Santos was arrested in Chichester over rape claims, which his solicitor has denied, according to reports

Arrested: Aggro Santos was arrested in Chichester over rape claims, which his solicitor has denied, according to reports

He and the other man have been freed on bail with inquiries still continuing – but the singer’s lawyer has said his client vehemently denies the claims.

Agrro, real name Yuri Santos, had performed earlier in the evening at the University of Chichester, but was arrested at the Ship Hotel after a 999 call was made by one of the girls.

She claimed that she and her friend had been attacked in a bedroom, according to the paper.

Musician: Aggro, who appeared on I

Musician: Aggro, who appeared on I”m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last year, has now been released on bail

It is believed that DNA samples were taken from him and the other man while a team investigated the scene.

A woman who lives close to the hotel told The Mirror she was woken by the commotion and first believed the girls to be having a drunken row in the street.

She told the paper: ‘There was a real rumpus.’

Aggro’s solicitor Phil Smith told the paper: ‘This is purely an allegation which has been made and which is being vehemently denied by my client.’

Aggro made it to the last six of last year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Myleene Klass shows off six week old baby Hero on This Morning

Myleene Klass shows off six week old baby Hero on This Morning

Bring your baby to work day Myleene Klass shows off six week old baby Hero on This Morning

4:01 PM on 11th May 2011

She gave birth to the latest addition to her family just six weeks ago but Myleene Klass is already back at work.

The TV presenter arrived at the ITV studios and did the rounds on the daytime TV shows popping in on This Morning and appearing on Loose Women – all with little Hero in tow.

The mother of two arrived at the studios with her six-week old daughter strapped to her chest in a black shawl and also had her adorable daughter Ava by her side.

Yummy mummy: Myleene Klass turned up at the ITV studios earlier today with her six week old daughter Hero strapped across her in a black sarong

Yummy mummy: Myleene Klass turned up at the ITV studios earlier today with her six week old daughter Hero strapped across her in a black sarong

Myleene popped into This Morning to show off her newest addition to Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford ahead of her meeting with the LooseWomen.

And although Myleene gave birth less than two months ago she was looking radiant in a pretty floor-length French connection dress which she had paired with high Prada espadrille heels.

Three year old Ava was also sporting florals in a pretty dress and hair her hair styled into a plait with a bow on top.

Just like mum: Myleene

Just like mum: Myleene”s oldest daughter Ava dressed in a cute floral dress similar to her own French Connection frock as she arrived at the ITV studios

And it seems that Ava has been taking tips from her mother as she posed for pictures outside the studio as the pair arrived at the studio.

Myleene was appearing on Loose Women to talk about her return to work as the host of the Classical Brit Awards tomorrow.

Speaking about heading back to work Myleene told the panel: ‘It”s weird to be out of my pyjamas.’

Bring your baby to work day Myleene Klass showed off her new baby Hero as she popped into This Morning earlier today

Bring your baby to work day Myleene Klass showed off her new baby Hero as she popped into This Morning earlier today

Beautiful baby girl: The TV presenter showed off the latest addition to her family to Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford

Beautiful baby girl: The TV presenter showed off the latest addition to her family to Phillip Schofield and Ruth Langsford

The girls also mentioned her svelte figure and she said: ‘I’m wearing big pants… I’ve spent the last six weeks in bed so it’s weird to be here.’

Speaking about returning to work so soon after giving birth she said: ‘I feel guilty if I”m not working and I feel guilty if I”m not with them.’

The former Hear’Say singer will take to the stage tomorrow night to host the Classical Brit Awards AT the Royal Albert Hall.

And Myleene isn’t stopping there when it comes to getting back to work as she is set to host Popstar to Operastar which returns to our screens in June.

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The Only Way Is Essex: Jessica Wright and Lauren Goodger"s girls night out

The Only Way Is Essex: Jessica Wright and Lauren Goodger"s girls night out

Girls night out for future sisters-in-law Jessica and Lauren on Wright family holiday in Spain

3:45 PM on 11th May 2011

They have clashed over Lauren Goodger”s engagement to Jessica Wright”s brother Mark on The Only Way Is Essex.

But it appears that all is forgiven and that the Wright women have finally accepted Lauren into their family as she joined them on holiday in Spain.

Lauren and Jessica danced and chatted away during a night out in Campoamor without Mark, who was nowhere to be seen.

Cheers: Lauren Goodger and Jessica Wright enjoy a drink together during their holiday in Spain

Sisters-to-be: Lauren Goodger and Jessica Wright party the night away in Campoamor. Mark is nowhere to be seen

The whole Wright family, including Jessica and Mark”s mother Carol and audience favourite Nanny Pat, descended on the town this week for a holiday.

Jessica tweeted: “At the airport with 25 members of the family. Surprisingly enough it”s not going smoothly #eaturheartouthomealone.”

She later told fans that she “is loving this on the beach in spain with all the family. Sangria on its way. Don”t get jel 😉 x”

But it wasn”t all playtime for Jessica, who provided the entertainment at Eduardo”s bar and restaurant, owned by her uncle Elliot Wright.

Best of friends: The Only Way Is Essex stars were deep in conversation at Jessica

Holiday spirits: Lauren and Jessica deep in conversation at Eduardo”s, which belongs to Jessica”s Uncle Elliot

Jessica, whose singing ambitions with girl band LOLA were followed on The Only Way Is Essex, belted out a few numbers before taking to the dance floor with Lauren.

She appeared keen to show off her surgically enhanced cleavage in a low-cut dress after having had a breast enlargement in April.

Lauren also wore a tiny floral dress which showed off her tan, either the result of days on the Spanish beach or a new line of faking products.

The Wright clan are clearly at home in their uncle”s establishment, and happily grabbed a mop and broom to clear up when a glass was dropped on the floor.

In the family: Jess performed at the bar and restaurant watched by 25 members of the Wright clan

Belting it out: Jessica performs at her uncle”s bar and restaurant, watched by 25 members of the Wright clan

Their uncle has been cashing in on his relatives” newfound fame, promoting the family connection on his website.

“Mark and Jessica Wright are regulars at their uncle”s restaurants, and often come to Spain to take time out with the family. Mark is due over again soon and Jessica plans to play with her band Lola at La Finca de Eduardos summer 2011,” the site says.

The site also chronicles an earlier visit by Mark Wright and his best friend Jack Tweed.

Despite his absence on this particular night, Mark has been enjoying his holiday with the girls.

He tweeted yesterday: “Just finished dinner with @JessWright_Lola @LaurenGoodger follow these 2 very important people 2 me.”

Cheap labour: The LOLA singer and her mother Carol pitched in after a drink was spilt

Call in the cleaners: Jessica Wright and her mother Carol pitch in after a drink was spilled

Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet and exercise regime

Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet and exercise regime

“I was addicted to exercise and lived on the odd bread roll if I was lucky”: Yasmin Le Bon reveals her gruelling diet regime

3:09 PM on 11th May 2011

As one of the highest earning models of the Eighties Yasmin Le Bon”s career continues to flourish 27 years later.

Already this year she has fronted Moschino”s summer campaign and walked for London label Issa.

Now in a revealing interview the 46-year-old British Iranian beauty refreshingly describes how her line of work has caused her to adopt unhealthy habits, giving some weight to myths shrouding the fashion industry.

The wife of Duran Duran”s lead singer Simon Le Bon admits that she has been addicted to exercise, even doing squats while cooking and some days survived on nothing more the “odd bread roll”.

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A model”s life: Yasmin Le Bon has revealed in a recent interview that she has been addicted to exercise and lived on the “odd bread roll” in her heyday

After three children Mrs Le Bon still has her youthful looks and could easily be mistaken for her 21-year-old daughter Amber who has followed in her mother”s footsteps fronting a number of campaigns.

But it seems that the Oxford-born model has had to work had to keep her 5ft 9 frame in catwalk condition.

She told Harper”s Bazaar: “I”ve definitely had an issue with over-exercising at times, and I had to give it all up for a year or two to let my body mend.

“It sounds ridiculous, but exercise is addictive – it draws you in and you ignore the pain, so I”m careful now.

Catwalk queen: Wife of singer Simon Le Bon, 46-year-old Yasmin adopted some unhealthy addictions as a model

Catwalk queen: Wife of singer Simon Le Bon, 46-year-old Yasmin adopted some unhealthy addictions as a model

“I was doing Pilates three times a week, martial arts virtually every days, and hours of cardio in the gym, but I was doing too much.”

But old habits die hard as the mother of Tallulah, Saffron, and Amber says that she still follows an exercise regime, even toning up around the house.

“When I”m cooking I”m always doing squats and lunges while waiting for the pans to boil.”

She also describes that she likes to eat less during the day and then have larger but “not huge” meals in the evening.

But this is a considerably healthier approach to when she was modelling full time: “Back then, I lived off the odd bread roll if I waslucky.”

Mrs Le Bon was first spotted at the age of 17 when she was working as a part-time shop assistant in Oxfordshire.

Youthful appeal: 46-year-old Yasmin Le Bon could be mistaken for her 21-year-old model daughter, Amber

Youthful appeal: 46-year-old Yasmin Le Bon could be mistaken for her 21-year-old model daughter, Amber

Signed by a local agency most of her early work consisted of hand modelling and advertising for businesses.

But after being snapped up by Models 1 she became a firm favourite with an array of designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Versace and has appeared on over 400 magazine covers.

She adds: “I know that now my body needs to be heavier – I”m over a stone more than I used to be.”

David Beckham treats the boys to ice cream before chauffeuring pregnant Posh to dinner

David Beckham treats the boys to ice cream before chauffeuring pregnant Posh to dinner

On the road again: After his car crash David Beckham treats the boys to ice cream before chauffeuring pregnant Posh to dinner

1:42 PM on 11th May 2011

His “lucky escape” last week from a multi-car collision on a busy Los Angeles freeway fortunately hasn”t scared off David Beckham from getting behind the wheel.

The footballer was pictured taking two of his sons, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, six, out for frozen yoghurt in Studio City, California yesterday.

A few hours later he chauffeured his wife Victoria to dinner at Matsuhisa restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Frozen treat: David Beckham takes sons Romeo and Cruz and the family dog Coco to Pinkberry in Studio city for frozen yoghurt

Frozen treat: David Beckham takes sons Romeo and Cruz and the family dog Coco to Pinkberry in Studio City for frozen yoghurt

The family dog Coco joined Beckham and the boys for the trip to Pinkberry, where they often stop off for a frozen treat.

Eldest son Brooklyn, who was with Beckham when the accident occurred on Friday, did not join the outing.

Beckham, 36, was dressed casually in a black T-shirt and his favourite black beanie, which he was still sporting when he dined with his pregnant wife that night.

Mrs Beckham sat in the back seat while her husband drove to Matsuhisa – part of the Nobu franchise.

Takeaway: Eldest son Brooklyn did not join them for the boys outing

Beckham wears his favourite black beanie for the trip to Pinkberry. Eldest son Brooklyn didn”t join the boys” outing

Over the weekend Mrs Beckham, 37, was treated to a lavish baby shower, thrown by her friends Eva Longoria and Ken Paves in Los Angeles.

A-list friends including Demi Moore, Selma Blair, Rachel Zoe and Tana Ramsay attended the party.

On Friday Beckham and 12-year-old Brooklyn were involved in a multiple-car pile-up yesterday on one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles during rush hour.

Date night: David later drove his pregnant wife Victoria to dinner at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills

Date night: Beckham later drove his pregnant wife Victoria to dinner at Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills

LA Galaxy star Beckham was at the wheel of his black Cadillac Escalade when it became the third car in the pile-up. Both he and Brooklyn were wearing seat belts.

Thecollision happened after a gold Mitsubishi stalled in the fast lane dueto mechanical problems, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

She said: “Yesterdayat approximately 9.13am Beckham was involved with a collision on the southbound 405 Freeway just south of Artesia Boulevard.”

She added: “The biggest commotion was when people realised it was David Beckham.”

Scare: The footballer was involved in a collision over the weekend with son Brooklyn (pictured together in March) but both were unharmed

Scare: The footballer was involved in a collision over the weekend with son Brooklyn (pictured together in March) but both were unharmed

A second source added: ‘David and Brooklyn were shaken up and shocked by the experience but medically they were both fine.

“It was a lucky escape and both were wearing seatbelts, otherwise they would have been more seriously hurt.

‘The car that stalled was in the car pool lane on the highway. It’s a fast lane for cars with two or more passengers.

‘When it stalled, David and the other drivers swerved to avoid it but they couldn’t get out of the way in time.

‘David’s car was taken away from the scene by a tow truck. It had lost a front bumper in the collision.’

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffatt blasts "vandal" who leaked new plots

Doctor Who boss Steven Moffatt blasts "vandal" who leaked new plots

Doctor Who boss blasts “vandal” who leaked plot to new episodes

1:24 PM on 11th May 2011

Heartbreaking: Steven Moffat said he hated fans who revealed Doctor Who plots online

Heartbreaking: Steven Moffat said he hated fans who revealed Doctor Who plots online

Doctor Who series boss Steven Moffatt has blasted fans who leak details of plots, accusing them of “vandalism”.

He spoke out after the entire plot of a two-episode opener to the latest run of the BBC1 show was posted online prior to broadcast.

Moffatt, the creative force behind the show and its executive producer, said the shows depended on shocks for their success.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “You can imagine how much I hate them. I wish they could go and be fans of something else.”

It is thought those who gave away the plot had been invited to a preview screening but had been specifically asked not to blow the plotline. However they were posted online shortly afterwards.

“It”s heartbreaking in a way because you”re trying to tell stories, and stories depend on surprise, Moffat said.

So to have some twit who came to a press launch, write up a story in theworst, most ham-fisted English you can imagine, and put it on the internet…I just hope that guy never watched my show again, because that”s a horrific thing to do.”

Most fans of the Time Lord went out of their way to avoid having the plot ruined in advance, he said.

“They want to preserve the surprise,” he said. “The tragedy is you have to work hard at that now.”

Moffattcontinued: “Stories depend on shocking people. Stories are the moments that you didn”t see coming, that are what live in you and burn in you forever.

“If you are denied those, it”s vandalism.”

Surprise: Moffat said that Doctor Who - which recently returned to screens - depended on shocks for its success

Surprise: Moffat said that Doctor Who – which recently returned to screens – depended on shocks for its success

The latest series of the show has reportedly had disappointing viewing figures, with fans questioning whether the plotlines are too scary for its large family audience.

Concerns were raised following the opening episode of the series, particularly the scene in which an alien called Silent killed a member of White House staff.

Moffat recently admitted the first episode of the new series was ‘darker’ than any previous series opener. However, he added: ‘Children absolutely rank Doctor Who stories in order of frightening-ness – that’swhat it’s about. I’ve got two kids of my own and I’d never do anything Ididn’t think was acceptable for them.’

Scary: Fans questioned whether the episode featuring a Silent alien was suitable for family viewing

Scary: Fans questioned whether the episode featuring a Silent alien was suitable for family viewing

Some fans also say the plots have become too complicated and involved, but others say it is important for the show to experiment.

A BBC spokesman said: ‘Doctor Who is a show for all the family. It’s well known for getting viewers hiding behind their sofas and children expect episodes to provide scares and thrills.

‘Doctor Who is never gruesome, cold-blooded or gratuitously violent. All content is carefully considered for a pre-watershed audience.’

The Monkees" Davy Jones has a third wife half his age and is happiest he"s ever been

The Monkees" Davy Jones has a third wife half his age and is happiest he"s ever been

Still monkeying around! A third wife half his age. A new British tour with The Monkees. No wonder Davy Jones says he”s the happiest he”s ever been

1:57 PM on 11th May 2011

Cheeky Monkee: Davy Jones and his third wife, Jessica, pose near their home in Florida

Cheeky Monkee: Davy Jones and his third wife, Jessica, pose near their home in Florida

Third time lucky: Davy and Jessica tied the knot - despite the dancer being only half the singer

Third time lucky: Davy and Jessica tied the knot – despite the dancer being only half the singer”s age

Monkee business: Jones (top), Michael Nesmith (front left), Peter Tork (front centre) and Micky Dolenz in the sixties television show

Monkee business: Jones (top), Michael Nesmith (front left), Peter Tork (front centre) and Micky Dolenz in the sixties television show