Fleabag's £50m star Phoebe Waller-Bridge swaps London terraced house for a swanky apartment in New York with her director boyfriend
A couple of years ago Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge was living in a terraced house in a less than salubrious part of North London. Now she is swapping Kensal Rise for a swanky apartment in New York with her director boyfriend Martin McDonagh.
Word reaches me that the star – pictured at last month’s Emmys where she picked up four awards – wants to immerse herself in the Big Apple while working on a new project.
Since she’s just signed a writing deal with Amazon Prime that’s said to be worth £50 million, she can probably afford quite a nice flat to share with her four Emmy awards.
Word reaches me that the star – pictured at last month’s Emmys where she picked up four awards – wants to immerse herself in the Big Apple while working on a new project
She is swapping Kensal Rise for a swanky apartment in New York with her director boyfriend Martin McDonagh (pictured together at the Emmy Awards last month)
Feel like a princess in Phoebe's tulle dress by Monique Lhuillier
Most of the gowns we spotted on the Emmys red carpet were hot off the runway or custom made creations, so you can imagine how excited we are about the fact that you can actually buy Phoebe Waller-Bridge's beautiful dress.
If you've got around £6800 burning a hole in your pocket, that is...
We love this dreamy dress on the Fleabag star. The plunging embellished bodice combined with the princess-esque tulle skirt make it the perfect blend of sexy and romantic. Bravo to stylist Elizabeth Saltzman, who added Roger Vivier heels and Swarovski jewellery too.
It's by Monique Lhuillier, and if you've fallen head over heels in love and you fancy splashing the cash then click (right) through to Saks Fifth Avenue.
Or if you don't have a Hollywood budget, we've got some top notch alternatives that will do the trick instead, starting from just £65 at Topshop.
The rumour on Broadway - where her one woman show Fleabag was a hit earlier this year - is that she wants to immerse herself in the Big Apple while she writes an original new screenplay.
Of course she also has plenty of meetings lined up with Seattle-based Amazon Prime Video.
Just a couple of years ago Phoebe, 34, was living in Kensal Rise, sharing a Victorian townhouse with her then-husband Conor Woodman. How times have changed!
The Duchess of York is making another Royal film – this time about the woman described as the ‘Diana of her age’.
The chequered life of Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg – the mother of Prince Albert – has gripped Fergie: she married twice, had affairs and died aged 30. But like Diana with her sons William and Harry, Louise inspired Albert to devote much of his time to charity work.
The Duchess of York is making another Royal film – this time about the woman described as the ‘Diana of her age’ (Diana is pictured left in 1987). The chequered life of Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (right) – the mother of Prince Albert – has gripped Fergie: she married twice, had affairs and died aged 30
The Duchess attended Heather Kerzner’s Discover Film party last week and I hear she told guests she’d secured funding for the film, My Louise, by talking up the success of her 2009 movie The Young Victoria. Now she just needs a writer.
Sadly, her good pal Daisy Goodwin is out of the running: success writing ITV’s Victoria has made Daisy the Duchess’s rival.
Simon Cowell has done the most vulgar thing imaginable for a celeb worth almost half a billion pounds – he’s taken out a mortgage. The loan, which he’s been told is a good idea because interest rates are so low, has been secured against his £10 million house in Holland Park, West London, after he decided not to sell it.
Perhaps a reason the TV mogul, 60, would enjoy some extra cash is because he is about to embark on work on his other London house – a vast mansion in Wimbledon. But I’m not holding my breath: Simon, who is worth £437 million, started renovating his home in Beverly Hills ten years ago – and the builders still haven’t finished!
‘Longest legs in Belgravia’ takes fame in her stride
Socialite Amanda Cronin is ready to take a big step towards becoming a social media superstar – helped in no small way by famously having ‘the longest legs in Belgravia’. Amanda tells me she has 37 in legs (from hip to ankle) and jokes: ‘I’m three-quarters leg and one-quarter torso.’
Her quest to become an influencer is not exactly hampered by fact that she is already a stalwart on London’s social scene, is worth tens of millions and has a stunning Belgravia home following her divorce from energy firm tycoon Mark Daeche.
Socialite Amanda Cronin (pictured) is ready to take a big step towards becoming a social media superstar – helped in no small way by famously having ‘the longest legs in Belgravia’
Amanda says she is now free to find fame as her former husband preferred her to stay under the radar. Amanda, 45, who is now dating a man she refers to mysteriously as ‘The Canadian’, adds: ‘The difference between me and other influencers is that I own my own clothes and jewellery. I own my life. Everything I have, I own it.’
I’m not jealous… honest!
She's taking an Elle of a risk with that dress...
Well, a girl’s got to eat – even if it means scoffing a bowl of noodles while modelling an Armani gown worth thousands of pounds.
Hollywood actress Elle Fanning, who is currently starring in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, shared this shot of herself grabbing lunch while shooting a magazine fashion campaign last week. The 21-year-old told her three million Instagram followers: ‘The only way to eat ramen is in armani couture.’ Shouldn’t that be ‘rameni couture’, Elle?
Hollywood actress Elle Fanning, who is currently starring in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, shared this shot of herself grabbing lunch while shooting a magazine fashion campaign last week
There was no shortage of celebrity virtue-signalling last week during the Extinction Rebellion protests in London. Otis Ferry swapped his girlfriend’s pad, Belvoir Castle, for a night on the streets of Westminster. Naturally, he revealed all on social media to get maximum ego-boosting ‘likes’ from his luvvie pals.
My spies saw Daisy Lowe snogging her boyfriend Jack Penate as they lay on the ground relaxing as if they were at a festival. Alas, they spoiled their street cred by taking in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall after a hard day of ‘protesting’. Actress Jaime Winstone told me she would be gluing her hands to the pavement but seemingly never followed through with it. And Lady Mary Charteris urged us to ditch toothpaste for baking soda.
If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to next year’s Glastonbury, take a tip from model Lottie Moss: ‘It’s easier to get into Glastonbury by learning an instrument, forming a band, going on tour, getting signed, releasing a few albums, making millions and getting invited to headline the Pyramid Stage rather than just buying tickets on that website.’
Poor Lottie was one of thousands of people who missed out last week – all 135,000 tickets sold out online in just 35 minutes.
But I’m not too worried for Lottie because she can always have a word about getting a free pass with the star dubbed ‘the original Queen of Glastonbury’… her big sister Kate.
Poor Lottie, pictured at Glasto in June this year, was one of thousands of people who missed out last week – all 135,000 tickets sold out online in just 35 minutes.
With the country gripped by warring WAGs Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, Alastair Campbell couldn’t resist being patronising about Coleen’s grammar.
After reading Coleen’s tweet accusing Rebekah of selling stories about her to a newspaper, the former Labour spin doctor, 62, commented: ‘I was impressed by her use of apostrophes, they were all in the right places. It was very well written.’
Poor Alastair: it must be hard to accept that Coleen is not only more famous and richer than him but she’s just as good at writing, too.
With the country gripped by warring WAGs Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy, Alastair Campbell (pictured last month in Belfast) couldn’t resist being patronising about Coleen’s grammar