The latest celebrity gossip from the Press Association’s showbiz reporters
ELISHA CUTHBERT has been named the most beautiful woman on television.
The Canadian actress - who is best known for starring in 24 and now appears in TV show Happy Endings - was given the honour by Maxim magazine and admitted it was “very flattering”.
But she added: “I sincerely thank you, but I think you’re all crazy! To think that one person could be the most beautiful when there’s KALEY CUOCO, SOFIA VERGARA, ZOOEY DESCHANEL? They’re all stunning.
“I’m not going to fight anyone about it, though. I’ll accept it with grace. But being on a show with two other beautiful women (Casey Wilson and Eliza Coupe), this is going to make work very uncomfortable. I don’t know, this might be a curse.”
HUGH LAURIE could be set to star as a villain opposite George Clooney in a Disney sci-fi film, according to reports.
The former House star is being lined up for a role in Tomorrowland, directed by Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol film-maker Brad Bird, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof has penned the script for the film, due out next year, along with Jeff Jensen. But the project remains highly secretive.
Hugh was recently linked to the role of notorious pirate Blackbeard in US action-adventure TV series Crossbones.
Hugh’s role as a genius but cranky doctor in hit TV show House propelled him to stardom in the US.
Fresh Meat’s KIMBERLEY NIXON has revealed that she would like to return for a third series - but would prefer less sex on screen.
The 27-year-old’s character Josie admitted she would be transferring to Cardiff University at the end of the second season of the Channel 4 show, leaving her romance with on-off love interest Kingsley (Joe Thomas) up in the air.
Speaking about her hopes for the forthcoming series, she said: “Two things for me definitely: one, that I come back because at the end of series two, I go to Cardiff. So I don’t know how they’re going to get me back.
“And two, a little bit less humping. Just slightly less,” she joked.
Kimberley said it was nice to hear that Josie and Kingsley are like the new Ross and Rachel from Friends - the characters played by Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer.
“Ross and Rachel were one of the biggest romances in a comedy ever so any sort of comparison like that is flattering,” she added.
SPEIDI were “shocked” after they were handed a £3,500 bill for washing just four suitcases worth of clothes in London after Celebrity Big Brother.
The American couple - Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag - revealed they splashed out on the extravagant service at the five-star Dorchester hotel in Mayfair.
The pair had to get their clothes washed after they left the reality TV house last month, as they had worn them “multiple times” and wanted to stay in the UK a bit longer.
Spencer said: “We had no idea to clean your clothes in England costs so much. In America to clean your clothes is a couple of hundred dollars and we got a bill for £3,500 and we were shocked to realise things in London are way more expensive that things in the US.”
DANIEL RADCLIFFE can’t understand why he is often asked about playing a gay man in Kill Your Darlings.
The Harry Potter star, who portrays homosexual beat poet and writer Allen Ginsberg in John Krokidas’s film, realises it’s a far cry from his role as the boy wizard but remains baffled as to why he is constantly questioned about it.
“You never see a gay actor getting asked what it’s like to play straight - to my knowledge, at least, there is no difference in how heterosexual and homosexual people fall in love,” he told Out magazine.
Daniel - who starred in West End and Broadway hit Equus, stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and horror thriller The Woman In Black - has enjoyed the challenge of playing someone completely different.
ROSE BYRNE has revealed that she considered OWEN WILSON as a mentor when they worked together on The Internship.
The Damages actress, who stars in romantic comedy I Give It A Year, plays Owen’s love interest in the comedy, which also stars his Wedding Crashers co-star VINCE VAUGHN.
“Owen was great. He’s really collaborative and really smart. I mean, he wrote Bottle Rocket and Rushmore and he’s excellent with script and dialogue and beats,” she said.
“I really looked to him to figure out how we could make everything work funnier. He’s really sweet, a really gentle, nice guy.”