Global Gossip 18.03.2009: Part 2
BATD ON Mar 18, 2009 AT 1:03 pm
It seems love is in the air at the moment, we hear Christina Ricci and comedian Owen Benjamin are engaged. Christina and Owen met on the set of their film ‘All’s Faire in Love’ last year and threw a party to celebrate at the Palihouse Hotel in West Hollywood at the weekend. A source said: “Christina is absolutely thrilled. She and Owen are getting on great and the party was a real celebration of their love for one another.” Ahh how heart warming, although we feel we have to mention the quite obvious height difference? Little and large anyone?
Life seems to be pretty rosy for Russell Brand at the moment, he is now set to star with Sir Anthony Hopkins in a remake of ‘Arthur‘. Russell is playing the role made famous by Dudley Moore, while the 71-year-old screen legend has been tipped for the role of a wise-cracking butler Hobson. A source said: “There’s no one finer, we think, than Hopkins for the role. He exudes everything the Americans love about Brits – refined, charming, educated, well-spoken. We will give our best offer, and then some, to get him.”
Could Britney’s tour be over already? It was set to be one of the hottest comeback tours around, but after rumours of lip synching and ignoring crowds she has been criticised in the press. Now we hear she is threatening to cancel her tour after receiving a string of death threats. Britney has become increasingly concerned the lives of her sons Sean Preston, three, and two-year-old Jayden James could be in danger following the menacing messages. A source told Britain’s Look magazine: “Britney received some anonymous death threats over the phone and in the mail, and her worst fear is a kidnap plot against Sean or Jayden. She’s been having terrible nightmares ever since then and she wakes up in the middle of the night crying out for her boys. She told her head of security and he thinks it’s a lone stalker. Her paranoia has reached fever pitch and she’s wracked with fear.”