Of mice and men… Of pigeons and chipolatas. We can only be talking about Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy; and from next Wednesday the highly anticipated Disney+ documentary Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story will be streaming.
She will tell her side of events during the three-part series and I take part, too, explaining the circumstances behind Ms Vardy comparing her fellow WAG to a pigeon pooping on your head.
Coleen told me: ‘I knew what I believed from the beginning to the end. The documentary has given me the opportunity to tell my side of the story — how and why it happened, and how I feel about it all now. I’d never stepped into a courtroom before and had the fear of getting on that stand.’
There is a sense of relief that this is finally out and she can draw a line under the whole mad business. ‘It’s a weight off my shoulders,’ she admitted. ‘I can get back to focusing properly on my family and friends.
‘I’m a busy mum of four children and my littlest started reception at school last year. Now feels like the right time to end all this and look forward to new opportunities.’
Coleen added that although many people had followed the details of the case fanatically: ‘I feel some still haven’t heard the whole story.’
Will Becky be tuning in?
Rooney stars as herself in the show which will detail her legal battle against Rebekah Vardy
Rebekah Vardy leaves the Royal Courts of Justice after the 7th day of the libel case trial against Coleen Rooney
Will Top Gear live on… at Netflix? The omens are not looking good for the BBC series, following the accident last December which seriously injured presenter Freddie Flintoff.
However, I’m told Netflix has approached BBC Studios with a view to doing its own version of the show… and paying the BBC for the privilege.
Despite reports to the contrary, bosses have yet to officially decide whether to axe it. But this would allow the Beeb to at least keep on making money out of its embattled hit.
The wheel is coming full circle as the Queen of Christmas, Darlene Love, is duetting with Cher on her forthcoming album, Christmas.
Sixty years ago, Cher (then just 17) was Love’s backing singer on the same track, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).
The song appeared on Phil Spector’s festive compilation record A Christmas Gift For You.
Cindy’s girl Kaia starts at the Bottoms
Watch out for Cindy Crawford’s beautiful daughter Kaia Gerber (pictured) — who is striding into acting, following in the footsteps of her star boyfriend Austin ‘Elvis’ Butler.
Gerber, 22, has her first speaking part in a film called Bottoms: a lesbian High School comedy in which she plays a cheerleader, Brittany (right), who is an object of desire.
Actress Ayo Edibiri, of The Bear, is a co-star. The film came out in the U.S. over the summer and will be released by Warner Bros in the UK on November 3. In an interview given before the current actor’s strike, Gerber said that the whole process had been a delight. ‘I had never read anything like this script before. It’s the kind of film I wish I had been able to watch growing up.’
Her next project is The Shell, a dystopian movie which stars Kate Hudson and Elisabeth Moss.
Boyfriend Butler, meanwhile, appears in The Bikeriders — a film about a U.S. motorcycle gang in the 1960s which had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival last week.
Kaia Gerber attends the 2023 TIME100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2023
(L-R) Virginia Tucker as Stella Rebecca, Kaia Gerber as Brittany and Havana Rose Liu as Isabel in BOTTOMS
Would Peter’s return strike a bum note?
Actor Peter Davison is pushing for a part in the rebooted All Creatures Great And Small — more than 30 years after he hung up his stethoscope as vet Tristan Farnon in the original BBC version.
‘I’d love to make a guest appearance in the new series on Channel 5,’ says Peter, who was most recently seen as a sweary vicar in ITV’s The Larkins. ‘How about as an irascible farmer?’
Peter admits he hasn’t watched the new series, which stars Sam West as senior vet Siegfried Farnon. ‘I’m sure it’s very good, although I doubt if it’s as authentic as our version because the rules have changed, in relation to the animals. We used to be able to put our hands up cows’ bottoms — which you’re not allowed to do any more if you’re only pretending to be a vet,’ he sighed — no doubt prompting a moo of relief from the vets’ animal co-stars.
Hot Fuzz actor Nick Frost has revealed he gets through a lot of shirts — because when he has to let off steam, he hides away in a room and indulges in a spot of Incredible Hulk-style garment ripping.
Frost, pictured, has been happy to talk about his ADHD diagnosis and now he’s able to laugh at his unusual habit and how it provides amusement for his children.
The dad of three said: ‘I’ve got ADHD and sometimes I just literally can’t control myself — I am getting better at it, since I’ve realised that I do it. But I’m a great shirt-ripper. Sometimes if I get angry, or I feel a million emotions, I just literally grab my shirt and tear it in half.
‘The kids like it when an adult does something that’s really weird. I find kids love that.’
Asked on the Parenting Hell podcast if he even destroys the shirts he loves, he said: ‘I don’t give a s***… it’s gone!
‘I’ll go into the downstairs toilet clothed, and I’ll come out with no shirt on.’
Nick Frost attends the UK Premiere of ‘Fighting With My Family’ at BFI Southbank on February 25, 2019
Marty’s mamma made De Niro giggle
Legendary director Martin Scorsese held 2,500 film fans in the palm of his hand at the Festival Hall last weekend during a wide-ranging, 90-minute talk at the BFI London Film Festival.
Scorsese was in town for the screening of his new epic, Killers Of The Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
Among other topics, he recalled directing De Niro in Taxi Driver — in the famous ‘You Talkin’ To Me?’ scene. ‘Bob was improvising… “You talkin’ to me?!” I’m asking him to talk into the mirror, and saying do it again, do it again, and he is getting into a rhythm.
‘It was the repetition. He said it so beautifully.’
He also revealed that his late mother, Catherine Scorsese, gave De Niro the giggles while they were improvising on another film, The King Of Comedy, in the scene where Rupert Pupkin’s (De Niro’s) mother yells downstairs for her son to ‘Lower it’ while he is trying to record a reel for chat show host Jerry Langford.
‘Bob said to her: “I’m going to get an attack dog if you don’t shut up!” And she says: “Another mouth to feed!” And he starts laughing. It’s the only time I have ever seen him do that during an improvisation. He couldn’t help it.’
Catherine was also cast in another of her son’s hits, Goodfellas, as the mum of Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci).
A very colourful confession
Sir Tim Rice has confessed that one of his best-known lyrics from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was actually written by a bunch of schoolchildren.
‘One of the most famous bits is possibly the list of colours at the end of Joseph’s song about his coat. And the ghastly truth is I didn’t write most of those colours. I wrote ‘It was red and yellow and green and brown and blue…’ End of lyric.
‘We would send, every week, a new song to the school [Colet Court in London, where a teacher friend had asked us to write the musical as a favour]. When we sent them the coat of many colours, they said: ‘Can we add some more colours to it?’ Every child in the class named a colour and they stuck them on the end.
‘When we went to hear it for the first time, they sang: ‘It was red and yellow and green and brown and blue and scarlet and ochre…’ And it went on to this incredible list of colours.
‘Later somebody wrote a complimentary piece saying one of the great things about the lyric is that list of colours Tim Rice chose. But I only chose five of them — and they were the least interesting!’
Star of the Hobbit movies Richard Armitage (who played Thorin) says plans to play one of the main characters in a TV version of his debut novel may bite the dust, if the producers don’t get a move on.
Geneva is being turned into a six-part series by Sony. But Armitage, 52, says: ‘I may be too old to play Daniel by the time we come to shoot! I’m still young enough to be believable, but I know how long it can take to actually get something filmed.’
In the book, Daniel coaxes his wife, a Nobel-winning scientist, out of retirement to endorse a revolutionary implant.