CELEB GOSS: Naomi Watts plans wedding, report

Naomi Watts at the 2014 Oscars. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Naomi Watts at the 2014 Oscars. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Naomi Watts plans wedding: report

Australian actress Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are reportedly planning to tie the knot after nine years and two children together.

A friend of the actors has told RadarOnline that the couple are ready for marriage.

‘‘While Naomi and Liev have had their ups and downs, including a cancelled New Year’s Eve wedding right before 2008, they’ve finally worked out their differences and are rethinking marriage,’’ the friend said.

According to the friend the couple have grown close after Watts, 45, was widely panned for starring in the Diana biopic.

‘‘Liev really admired how Naomi rose above the flak she got for Diana - a role he really thought she’d win awards for,’’ the source said.

Earlier this month, Watts spoke for the first time about her disappointing role as Princess Diana and has compared the film to a ‘‘sinking ship’’.

The British-born, Australian raised actress told Harper’s Bazaar magazine that taking up the role as the late Princess in Diana, which was mauled by critics, was a risk that didn’t pay off.

But she blamed the film rather than her own performance, saying it took a different direction to the one she’d hoped for.‘‘I got seduced by the fantastic character,’’ Watts said at the time.

The 2013 movie Diana told the story of the last two years of Diana’s life including her romances with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan and mogul Dodi Fayed.

Watts and Schreiber have been together since 2005 and have two sons, Sasha and Sam.They met a few years before they started dating, but it was the 2005 Met Gala in New York City which was the catalyst for their romance.

‘‘I was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be. He got up to say he was leaving, and I was like, ’Oh, s***’. So I said something cheeky. ’Don’t you want my digits?’ It made him laugh,’’ Watts said previously.

‘‘He texted me saying, ’Would you like to go for a drink right now?’ And I said, ’No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow’.’’The couple appeared together in the 2006 movie The Painted Veil.


Katy Perry linked to DJ Diplo

Pop star Katy Perry is rumoured to have found love again following her split from John Mayer after she was spotted having dinner with DJ/producer Diplo in New York City.

Perrry’s on/off romance with Mayer ended in February. She has now been linked to Diplo, real name Thomas Pentz.

The pair was first spotted together at the Coachella music festival in California earlier this month, and they have now fuelled rumours they are dating after they were seen dining at the Marlton Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday.

Later that night, they went on to an afterparty following the premiere of the new Spider-Man film.A source tells Usmagazine.com, ‘‘Diplo and Katy were super affectionate.

It’s a really fun relationship for them both, easy and casual.’’Diplo was previously in a long-term relationship with rapper M.I.A.


Glastonbury boss dismisses Oasis rumours

Organisers of Britain’s fabled Glastonbury music festival have warned fans not to expect an Oasis reunion at this year’s event following growing rumours of a surprise comeback.

Singer Liam Gallagher prompted wild speculation about a reunion gig at Glastonbury earlier this year by posting the band’s name on his Twitter.com page on Thursday, almost five years after a bust-up with his brother Noel destroyed the group.

Talk of a surprise Oasis set at Glastonbury in June grew and it even prompted a number of British bookmakers to suspend betting on the comeback, but now festival bosses have spoken out to dismiss the rumours.

Emily Eavis, daughter of the festival’s founder Michael Eavis, writes in a post on her Twitter.com page, ‘‘Oasis aren’t playing this year.’’


Richard Wilkins hair trending on Twitter

Richard Wilkins’ hair was such a popular topic at the Logies that it had its own Twitter account.

The Nine network entertainment reporter interviewed the stars on the red carpet at the Logies but it was his own full head of hair that was making the most waves.

Wilkins appeared to have perfected the messy ‘‘bed hair’’ look, with many poking fun at his tousled locks.

During the Logies telecast and again on Monday morning ‘‘Richard Wilkins’ hair’’ was one of the top trending terms in Twitter in Australia.

SBS presenter Anton Enus compared Wilkin’s locks to those of female news presenter Lee Lin Chin.

‘‘Richard Wilkins does Lee Lin hair, only not in the same league. #logies2014,’’ Enus tweeted.

But not everyone is convinced that the hair does actually belong to Wilkins.

‘‘From Housos straight to Richard Wilkins hair piece, you wonder why we’re the country that pirates the most tv shows in the world #logies,’’ Sam Gray wrote on Twitter.    


Tourist mistakes Richard Gere for beggar

A French tourist has offered her pizza to a man rummaging through rubbish in the streets of New York, not realising it was Richard Gere making a movie.

Karine Valnais Gombeau, a 42-year-old Parisian, spotted the actor, a cap pulled down over his ears, sifting through rubbish as she came out of a pizzeria near Grand Central station in Manhattan, with her husband and 15-year-old son, the New York Post reported on Sunday.

Without blinking, Gere, 64 asked her what was in the bag she offered him.

‘‘I tried to tell him in English but it came out half in French,’’ Gombeau told the Post.

‘‘I said, ’Je suis desolee (I am sorry) but the pizza is cold’.’’

‘‘He said, 'Thank you so much. God bless you’,’’ she said.

She left without knowing it was Gere making his new movie Time Out of Mind, until the Post ran a photo of the moment two days later.

‘‘It was magical ... It’s crazy, this story. It’s unimaginable that something like this could happen,’’ she said, adding she thought Gere, the star of Pretty Woman and Chicago, was ‘‘very handsome, even at his age’’.