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A trio of hotness...

A trio of hotness...

There’s a twist to interviewing super famous, super hot celebrities. They’re about as predictable as your first kiss – it can be great… Or your teeth can knock and your jaw hurts afterwards. Here’s a little insight into what I’ve been getting up to in my life as a journo.

Rupert Friend is the reason girls wear strawberry gloss. Within five seconds of our introduction, he had knocked me off my feet in the same way he woo’ed Victoria (played by Emily Blunt) in his new romantic period drama Young Victoria (which I’m dying to see!). The guy is so down-to-earth and completely uncorrupted by Facebook – in fact, he’s spent so much time living in the 19th century that he might be the only person left on planet Earth who has no idea what the site is all about. But Rupert was the celeb who introduced me to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He’s the ultimate nice guy – with major style.

Then there was Pete Wentz. Probably the most memorable for two reasons. Firstly, he was the first major celeb who I had to interview. Secondly, I was terrified because while doing my research, a couple of journalists actually blogged about how high he was on prescription pills at the time of their interviews. I write for seventeen magazine in SA. Get why I was terrified? I had a page to fill. It could’ve been a total disaster… But Pete turned out to be quite normal. We chatted about nights out with Jay-Z that he couldn’t elaborate on and how the marketing manager of Playstation handed him a brand new console as he was leaving a club. And his dog. He really loves his dog. Pete was also the guy who told me to look up GymClassHeroes. And he was right. They’re very cool. Just like Pete.

Ultimate funny guy was Nick Hodgson – drummer and backing vocalist for Kaiser Chiefs. He called me from his apartment in London and we clicked straight away. It was like chatting to a friend I grew up with. In fact so much so, that he started asking his own questions! Nick was really interested in SA (I interviewed him just before he headed out here for Coke Fest 2008). He asked me about porridge and if I drank coffee. When I asked him about which musicians should just give it up already, he was just about to spill, when on second thoughts he was worried he was going to bump into them at a festival. Imagine… I wish I could bump into someone oh-so-terribly-cool-and-famous at a festival.

There’ve been others – like the guys from Groove Armada, The Ataris and Snow Patrol with a scattering of local artists thrown in between. It’s my favourite part of my job really. But here’s the real kicker: I may not ever meet any of these guys, but hell, I can always say that Pete Wentz called me at 11pm on a certain day in June from his home in California… You know, just to chat.


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How is it possible that every second Hollywood star is pregnant with twins?! What used to be a very rare birthing event is now as normal as the day is long. And have you noticed how many famous stars have look-a-like siblings… You’ll be forgiven if you haven’t because their significant birthing ‘others’ are well, not significant at all. Scarlett’s twin brother hides away from the spotlight and Giselle’s twin sister – well who knows what she does. One thing’s for sure – I certainly don’t want her self-esteem. Heck, imagine being Giselle’s twin sister. That can’t be fun.

But speaking of babies, birth and pregnancy can you imagine what these little rugrats are going to get up to when they hit 16… Let me do the honours and paint you a picture.

Kickstart to Hollywood 2024. No one knows how to spell ‘Miley Cyrus’ and Zac Efron is living his new life out the closet. Rosy Apple is zenning out with Violet in Central Park while their folks Chris, Gwenyth, Jen and Ben sip on Chai Tea lattes in one of New York’s quaint little cafes nearby. Across state lines, Jennifer’s twins are hanging out with Ashlee’s on the popular block. It’s three ‘o clock on a Thursday afternoon and they’re knocking back vodka shots before moving onto hand grenades in some VIP bar in LA while sniggering at what Angelina’s Shiloh is wearing… Like hello, that look is so 2023. Shame poor girl, she’s probably shopped for it somewhere in Namibia. Things are tough on the top. Katie’s little darling stumbles in clutching her best friend – Nicole’s offspring. They’re both peroxided to the nines and learnt to walk in their stilettos last weekend. Britney’s sons spot this lot and give each other a secret high-five. If only they knew this is what they’re mother looked like 16 years ago. Ai. But they don’t and they’re so high on testosterone that they honestly don’t care.  It’s time to chase some serious skirt. This is going to be too easy. High on booze, scientology and mom’s vicadin, they’re the new tabloid princesses: desperate for attention and looking for father figures. All their daddies ran off because back in the day, marriage meant as much to them as last season’s Marc Jacobs’ line meant to Paris Hilton: squat. Nine months later, Brit becomes a grandma.

So if your geyser burst, your hard drive crashed or your got car towed (if all these things happened to you in one week you have my sympathies – I know exactly what you’re going through!), rest assured that no matter what the week or what the year… You’re one up on Britney.

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