There were plenty of beauties on hand as a host of stars paid tribute to screen siren [Raquel Welch] in New York this week. The statuesque 66-year-old was guest of honour at an intimate dinner celebrating her new Beauty Icon Collection for cosmetics firm Mac.
Singing sensation [James Blunt] is moving to his luxurious new pad on Ibiza in the hope it'll provide the inspiration he needs to come up with a second album as successful as his first the international best-selling <i>Back To Bedlam</i>. The ex-army officer has visited the Balearic island for the past six years, but finally decided to invest in his own place after getting his mum Jane to help find the perfect hideaway.
Thanks to its annual film festival, which attracts celebs from all over the world, the French city of Cannes is well-accustomed to hosting major names from the world of cinema. The picturesque destination was dancing to a different beat on Saturday night, however, after British favourite [Robbie Williams] and Colombian bombshell [Shakira] joined a roll-call of musical stars at the NRJ Awards.
What with [Charlotte Church] showing off her new brunette bob, Chris Martin being snapped laughing heartily, and Yoko Ono sliding in a dig at [Sir Paul McCartney], the Q music awards had a buzz all of their own quite apart from the announcement of winners.<br /><br />
A record set by Canadian songbird Celine Dion ten years ago has been equalled by this summer's singing sensation, James Blunt, the 28-year-old former soldier who has captivated a nation with his haunting hit single <i>You're Beautiful</i>.<br><br>
While that song heads the UK singles charts, James is also leading the album rankings with his debut album, <i>Back To Bedlam</i>. This means he's topped both charts for five consecutive weeks, as Celine did with <i>Think Twice</I> and the album <i>Colour Of My Love</i> back in 1995.