Nicola Roberts, Austin Powers 4, Kara Tointon, Hilary Duff – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 15 August 2011

15 Aug

Nicola Roberts – the Girls Aloud singer is fronting this year’s “Clothes Throw” fundraiser. The event is now in its 3rd year and raises funds for Alder Hey Hospital by selling unwanted clothes at parties, including some celebrity clothing. This year items have been donated by Nicole Ritchie, Shirley Bassey and Sienna Miller as well as Daniel Craig’s suit from the 2006 Bond film “Casino Royale”. The main fundraising week for the event starts in October with a party at Liverpool’s Palm Sugar bar.

Meanwhile Nicola is also in the news for the video for her second solo single “Lucky Day”, which seems to involve her losing items of her clothing whilst in New York.

Austin Powers 4 – it is believed that Mike Myers has now signed up to do a 4th movie in the Austin Powers series of films. The movie blog has reported that he now closed a deal to film a follow-up to the last film in the series, 2022’s “Austin Powers 3: Goldmember”. Mike has not appeared in a movie (although he has voiced the Shrek character) since 2008, when he won the Worst Actor Razzie for his part in “The Love Guru”.

It is no surprise that he has been under pressure to agree to the new role as the 3 earlier Austin Powers films have grossed almost $700m worldwide.

Check here on Dr Evil’s plan to ask the world for $100 billion.

Kara Tointon – having met her boyfriend on Strictly Come Dancing, Kara has just announced that she is moving in with her partner from the show, professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. They have posed for photos in their North London flat for a feature for Hello magazine. Ex-Eastenders star Kara is clearly enjoying being settled down with her new man but has made it clear that there are no marriage plans just yet. Since leaving Eastenders Kara has been taken on the lead role in Pygmalion alongside Rupert Everett. Kara originally went on Strictly to earn the money to set herself up as an interior designer but ended up winning the show and finding herself a new man.

Have a look at Kara and Artem dancing the Argentine Tango.

Hilary Duff – the 23-year old actress, who used to star in tv series “Lizzie McGuire” has just announced she is expecting her first child with husband Mike Comrie, who plays hockey for Pittsburgh Penguins. Hilary made the announcement via her official website this weekend saying “We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives.” She had previously used Twitter in January to deny rumours at that time that she was pregnant.

Hilary is due to start work soon on the new movie version of “Bonnie and Clyde” alongside Gossip Girl’s Kevin Zegers.

As well as being an actress, wife and soon to be mother Hilary has also achieved great success as a singer, selling over 13 million records worldwide including the triple platinum album “Metamorphosis”.

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