Mark Ronson and a whole host of stars turns out for Ronnie Joice's fabulous Help Japan benefit night at the Hoxton Pony

Posted by Dean Piper On April 3rd, 2011


Mark Ronson was the big name guest at Ronnie Joice’s incredible HELP Japan event with the British Red Cross this week. Ronnie threw the glittering event together following the horrific earthquake and tsunami in Japan and managed to get a number of big name stars to turn up and lend a hand too at the Hoxton Pony event. Top of the bill was Mark Ronson – who matched every penny made in a personal donation from his own pocket.


Caroline Flack (above) doesn’t sound like she’s in the running for the job replacing Konnie Huq on Xtra Factor – she’s off to the jungle instead. She told me at Ronnie Joice’s Help Japan fundraiser at The Hoxton Pony: “I know about as much as you do right now. But I’ve been offered the jungle again and obviously it clashes with The Xtra Factor. I can sign my contract whenever I like luckily but why would I give it up? I think I’d be really stupid to give up such a great job. I’ve been allowed to make it my own and there’s not many jobs out there like that for women. Plus it’s so much fun as you get to spend two months in Australia and I love working with Joe.” I hear Stephen Mulhern was a front runner for the position just a few weeks ago….

Calvin Harris (above) clearly wasn’t in the mood to ‘go there’ about his twitter row with Katy Perry this week. When Calvin pulled out last minute of a supporting slot on her tour the American star was enraged and took to twitter to burn his name for walking. But it sounds like there’s more to it. Calvin fumed at the Hoxton Pony: “But I shouldn’t have been the one apologising. I’m too nice for my own good, I’m too nice” Changing the subject matter bizarrely the 6ft 5ins star informed me: “Do you know taller people die earlier? And Scottish people. And men. I’m 27 so I’ve probably got about three more years.” Weirdo.


Congrats to Ronnie on organising such an amazing event. Alexa Chung (above), Jameela Jamil (below) and Rick Edwards pitched up too.

New pop star Yasmin was laughing at being linked to Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft. I can think of worse people to be linked too! “Apparently I’ve got a new boyfriend now – Theo from The Hurts,” she giggled. “I’ve only met him once! It’s so funny but my grandad reads the newspapers and I really don’t want him reading about my love life! I’m going to go and talk to Calvin Harris now as I love him. We have a lot in common too as we are both Scottish. I’ll be linked to him next. (Tongue in cheek) We can go on a date to Loch Lomond and drink Irn Bru. Then as wedding gifts we can have our faces put on shortbread tins.” Over to you, Calvin….


Above: There he is – it’s Ronnie Joice himself – complete with shrink wrap jeans…..

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