All the gossip from the Elle Style Awards

Posted by Dean Piper On February 19th, 2012

Don’t expect to see Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (above) popping up in the fourth Transformers outing when it begins production in the summer. I hear the star – who dazzled at Elle Style Awards – won’t be back on the franchise again. My source said: “Rosie enjoyed being in the third film. But action’s not really her bag. She doesn’t want to get typecast. So she’s looking at other projects.”
Another star of the films, Josh Duhamel revealed this week that none of the original line-up are bothering with Michael bay’s next flick in the franchise. “I don’t think anybody’s doing it,” he said. “I know Shia [LaBoeuf]‘s not doing it. I don’t think Tyrese or Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] or anybody else is doing it.” Eeeeek. All change.

Model Poppy Delevingne (above with me) yelped with horror when a champagne waiter dropped an entire tray of Moet and Chandon over the leg of Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville at the Elle Style Awards pre-drinks reception. But credit to Hugh he remained fairly chilled – apart from an initial “Geez, thanks!” – about the incident that left him with a soaked left leg. Said champagne waitress promptly broke into tears and looked mortified.

Florence Welch (above with Dizzee Rascal) was so pleased to be back in the UK after months of touring and promoting her new album with Florence and the Machine in the US. Ceremonials is definitely one of my favourite new albums and she can’t do a thing wrong in my eye. “It’s been a tremendous few months being away,” she revealed. “Seeing lots of new places and meeting new people. But I’m glad to be home again – you miss the little things in life.”
And the star tells me she’s hoping next year will be her band’s year at the Grammy Awards. Flo said: “It’s definitely been Adele’s year and I couldn’t be prouder of her for what she’s achieved. Ceremonials will fit into the mix for next year’s Grammys so we will have to see.” My money’s on her winning one!

Christina Ricci (above) is promising Twi-Hards a big slice of R-Patz pie in new movie Bel Ami. She says Twilight star Robert Pattinson is naked throughout. “You get to see alot of Rob in this movie,” she told me at Elle. “Twi-hards…is that what they’re called?! Yeah they will be very happy, he’s naked most of the time. I was pretty relaxed about all the nudity – you have to be, I can’t care about that stuff.
“I’m pretty happy with who I am now – that comes with age I think, you know your body. Like most women – I have bad days but I try to eat healthily and work out and that’s what it’s about.”

Gossipmongers are making out Elle Style Awards host Alexa Chung has some sort of weird crush on One Direction star Harry Styles now that he’s stopped dating Caroline Flack.
Well I can tell you they may have met through mutual pal Nick Grimshaw this week but they’re far from dating. In fact I’m told Alexa is dating a man in New York where she lives now and although it’s early days things are going well. “She’s very happy indeed,” says my mole. “She has a man and isn’t looking for another.” Phew. Time for Styles to date girls his own age….

Meanwhile…..the High Priestess of fashion Alexa Chung let me in to some of her style secrets when we caught up after her hosting stint at the ELLE Awards. The model presenter told me that she’s still terrified of red carpets, why she loves Victoria Beckham and not dressing-up for boys.
“Red carpets are always so terrifying and such an alien experience – you have just got to hope you don’t pull an ugly face!” she laughed. “I don’t think glamour is part of my remit and if you can’t compete you may as well just go down a different route. Sometimes I want to look attractive to men and feel sexy but tonight I just wanted to feel comfortable – it’s almost like power dressing as you are in an intimidating room. I didn’t want have to worry about my boobies falling out and tripping over! Some boys don’t like it but that’s when you have to rely on your personality and charm.”
And her thoughts on fellow style queen Posh? “I think she’s great. I’ve just looked at her new collection and thought that it was amazing and very sleek and sexy. She is also from one of my favourite bands of all times, the Spice Girls, so I already had a lot of respect for her. She’s a very modern woman with her own business and a great role model.”

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