1: A Ray of sunshine for Jenny
Radio stars Ray D’Arcy and Jenny Kelly are celebrating the New Year with the news they’re expecting their second child. The Today FM
couple, who fell in love over the airwaves, already have 5-year-old daughter Kate together.
“They’re over the moon with the news,” said a source close to the couple. It is not known whether they are expecting a boy or a girl, the source added. The good news follows a difficult time for the couple following the sudden death of Jenny’s father, Michael, in April. The couple’s radio show has gone from strength to strength with audience figures of 228,000.
2: No cold feet for sober John
Reformed boozer John Thomson
raised a sober toast yesterday to beating his demons. The former Corrie and Cold Feet star spoke of going cold turkey on New Year’s Day 2007. Thomson (42) said: “Officially 5 years since I touched drugs or alcohol. Life is so much better. Good luck to fellow quitters.” The dad-of-two added: “Bit of help at first, namely AA. Now I’m on me own working it!”
3: Kirsty’s son tells of agony
The son of Kirsty MacColl has broken his silence over his mother’s death and said he had a premonition something horrible was going to happen the day she died. Louis Lillywhite was 14 when his pop singer mum - who famously duetted with The Pogues on the Christmas classic hit Fairytale Of New York - was killed by a speedboat while scuba-diving in Mexico in 2000.
His heroic mum pushed Louis and brother Jamie from the boat’s path. “I just had this feeling that something was going to happen,” Louis said. “I thought it was something to do with Jamie. I had the feeling he was going to hit his head or something, a really strong feeling but I ignored it.”
4: Timberlake gets approval to play Elton John in biopic
Pop legend Elton John has revealed he would like SexyBack singer Justin Timberlake
to play him in an up-coming biopic. Elton (64) said he wanted Timberlake “because he played me before in a David LaChapelle video of Rocket Man and was superb.”
5: Ronan’s girl secures role
Ronan Keating’s daughter Marie (10) appears set to follow her dad into show business after landing a movie role. Marie will star in the horror movie Dark Touch which tells the story of a girl with psychic powers. The film is set to start shooting this month.
6: Stars to play gig for Amy
Amy Winehouse’s dad plans to have an annual star-studded concert in memory of his daughter. Former cab driver Mitch Winehouse (60) will call on top singers including Lady Gaga to help raise cash for the Amy Winehouse Foundation
The charity was set up following Amy’s death aged 27 in July last year after a booze binge. Mitch said: “We are definitely planning a memorial concert for this year. We hope to have one here and in America and we’ll do that every year. We’d love to have Lady Gaga there too as she was a huge fan of Amy’s and visited her house to pay her respects.”
Source: Irish Daily Star