EDEN 기밀: Tycoon’s yacht stars as Dodi Fayed’s love boat in new season of The Crown
No stranger to making waves, billionaire Phones 4u founder John Caudwell reveals his £64 million superyacht will star in the new series of 왕관.
Titania, which he bought in 2010, will take on the ‘role’ of Jonikal — the gin palace once owned by former Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed.
It will stage the holiday 다이아나 공주 — played by Elizabeth Debicki — took with Fayed’s son, Dodi, in St Tropez in the summer of 1997 shortly before the two died in a car crash in Paris.
Billionaire Phones 4u founder John Caudwell, pictured with girlfriend Modesta Vzesniauskaite reveals his £64 million superyacht will star in the new series of The Crown
Princess Diana took a holiday on the Jonikal with Fayed’s son, Dodi, in St Tropez in the summer of 1997 shortly before the two died
Cauldwell said of Titania (사진): ‘It is not only 10m shorter than my 73m luxury yacht, it is also less than half the size, weighing in at 937 gross tonnage’
Titania will take on the ‘role’ of Jonikal (사진) — the gin palace once owned by former Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed
‘Jonikal is not only 10m shorter than my 73m luxury yacht, it is also less than half the size, weighing in at 937 gross tonnage,’ boasts Caudwell, 69, who often hosts parties on board with his girlfriend, Olympic cyclist Modesta Vzesniauskaite, 38.
‘No doubt Netflix’s stars and crew will appreciate the extra space and facilities. I know Titania’s other high‑profile charter guests do.’
How woke trolls silenced Rolling Stones hit Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones fans were shocked when the band announced last week that they were dropping one of their biggest hits, Brown Sugar, from their world tour.
지금, I can disclose extraordinary details of how an organised group of woke activists systematically targeted hundreds of thousands of devotees around the world by infiltrating their online fan club.
The group of campaigners posed as hardcore Stones superfans to get access to the online subscription fan club IORR (named after their song It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll) before relentlessly hammering fans and discussion threads with angry political trolling posts slamming the song’s reference to slavery.
Rolling Stones fans were shocked when the band announced last week that they were dropping one of their biggest hits, Brown Sugar (band pictured last week during their first performance since dropping the song)
The aggressive assault on the 40-year-old club caused such a wave of hysteria among the fanbase and management that the band members felt compelled to make an announcement that the track would no longer be performed.
Guitarist Keith Richards, 77, seemed utterly dumbfounded by the sudden and apparently inexplicable level of hatred for the No 2 hit, which he defended, insisting the lyrics were a condemnation of the slave trade.
Asked why they had not played it on their current tour, 그는 말했다: ‘You picked up on that, huh? 모르겠어요. I’m trying to figure out with the sisters quite where the beef is.’
‘Sisters’ appears to be a reference to the organised group of female activists who have aggressively targeted unsuspected fans over recent weeks, according to IORR founder and Norwegian Stones superfan Bjornulf Vik.
The aggressive assault on the 40-year-old club caused such a wave of hysteria among the fanbase
He has now been forced to shut down the fan club’s subscription service and has started a widescale cull of new members to try to kick out woke activist interlopers.
Vik had warned rogue activist subscribers trolling fans on his site that angry political posts about Brown Sugar would not be accepted.
The band made the announcement about the track being banished four days later.
Vik said: ‘IORR has been spammed by political posts related to Brown Sugar lately.
‘Like many other things, some people do make this a highly political discussion. It seems like it is impossible for some to discuss Brown Sugar without getting highly political and offensive.’
Playboy James Hunt’s rivalry with fellow Formula One driver Niki Lauda was the stuff of legend and immortalised in the 2013 film Rush.
So I’m fascinated to learn that tomorrow their sons, Freddie Hunt, 34, and Mathias Lauda, 40, will race each other at Donington Park in Leicestershire.
It is part of a forthcoming film called Sons of Speed. May the best man win!
Wily Fox puts his paws on directing
Lewis star Laurence Fox made a surprise move into politics last year when he set up the Reclaim Party.
But he’s not the only member of his illustrious acting dynasty to branch out, for I hear his younger brother, 잭, is also adding another string to his bow.
Laurence Fox’s younger brother Jack has directed the music video for his fiancee Eleanor Fletcher’s new single, Cry In Givenchy (함께 사진)
36 세, who starred in hit TV dramas Riviera and Sanditon, has directed the music video for his fiancee’s new single, Cry In Givenchy.
Eleanor Fletcher, 31, whose stage name is Eleanor K, says of the ‘alternative R&비’ 노래: ‘It’s a love story about someone wrapped up in a fantasy. It’s about getting caught up chasing the wrong things, essentially.’
How times have changed. Lady Margaret Stirling-Aird, who died last Sunday at the age of 100, was ostracised by the Royal Family in the 1960s for a ‘scandal’ that would barely make headlines today.
Lady Margaret was caught up in a furore when her first husband, Oliver Dawnay, who was the Queen Mother’s private secretary, had an affair with Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting, Iris Peake. After the liaison was disclosed, he left royal service for ever. The PM’s sister Rachel Johnson, who is married to Lady Margaret’s son Ivo Dawnay, based her 2012 novel Winter Games on her mother-in-law’s colourful life.
Two jabs and £225 for a looky at Loki
Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston is taking no chances with Covid, insisting anyone who wants an autograph or photo with him shows proof of being double-jabbed.
Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston is taking no chances with Covid, insisting anyone who wants an autograph or photo with him shows proof of being double-jabbed
The Night Manager and Loki star, 40, has agreed to meet fans at the MCM Comic Con jamboree in London this weekend, but they have to prove they’ve been fully vaccinated as well as wearing a face covering. And they’ll have to stump up £225 for the pleasure.
They’ll be able to remove their masks for a photo only once a Plexiglas screen has been inserted between them and the Old Etonian.
Fans could be forgiven for thinking the screen should be diamond-encrusted, as Hiddleston is charging £225 for a photo plus another £225 for his signature.