On The Grapevine…..

Posted by Dean Piper On February 19th, 2012

Fans of Channel 5′s The Bachelor will have to wait a little while longer to know who the new Bachelor will be. And how could they do better than dim-but-cute Gavin Henson? Well, they’ve turned down Kirk Norcross for the role (he’s too trashy after CBB) and rugby player Danny Cipriani has turned them down to appear. So who does that leave? It’s a toughie!

Agyness Deyn continues to pave her way to a future in acting. Not only has Aggy – famous for being Henry Holland’s bestie and muse – quit modelling apart from the odd money making job, she’s now turning her back on her home in New York. I’m told the stunning model has bought a three-bed house in the Hollywood Hills after becoming single once again recently. The star’s already done a few small roles in short film Pusher and a teensy role in Clash of the Titans and she received great reviews for her debut stage play The Leisure Society recently. “Now she’s ready to try and take Hollywood by storm and the timing is right,” says my source. I think she’ll do well.

Dan Ackroyd says the eagerly awaited Ghostbusters 3 will definitely not be featuring his pal and original star Bill Murray. Dan revealed this week: “Billy has said no to doing Ghostbusters 3 and I understand and respect his decision.  We are deep personal friends and that has nothing to do with business – I love him. And he’s got other things going on in his life now, he’s a father of 6 he’s like to play golf…and you can’t blame him for not wanting to play the same part again!
“That said without him we have a real challenge – we thought we had a script we did have a script but we’ve looked at it and it doesn’t work now – it’s got to be absolutely perfect – it’s got to be as good as the first and better than the second. So it’s a work in  progress.” Here’s hoping. A Ghostbusters return would be amaze.

Funny man Lenny Henry is looking so super trim I almost failed to recognise him at the opening night of new musical Singin’ In the Rain. It might have something to do with him shedding a staggering four stone!
He told me: “It’s because I’m doing Comedy Of Errors at the National Theatre and I had to loose weight because I didn’t want to embarrass my family. It’s a huge stage and you have to run round and round on a treadmill and have got to be fit to be on that stage. There’s a woman called Ann Yee who works with the director Dominic Cooke who put us all in bootcamp where they made us all do press-ups and sit-ups and running. I lost four stone – it’s a lot! I want to keep it up and loose more weight.”

There were a host of stars out on Wednesday night to support the opening night of new musical Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace Theatre. Barbara Windsor, Louie Spence, Lenny Henry, Michael Parkinson, Frank Skinner and Tamzin Outhwaite all got a little bit wet from the show’s finale while sitting in the audience. Splashing stuff!

Who would have thought Hollywood hottie Robert Pattinson would chose such a dull alias name? My spies tells me the actor chooses to fly under the name ‘Henry Kyle’. I wonder if he pretends he has a brother called Jeremy?

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