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Tom Cruise brought along Katie last night (can you feel her pain through her gritted fake smile?) to the NYC Rescue Workers Detoxification Project Benefit Gala at the Altman building in NYC last night. Which sounds innocuous enought until you realise it’s a Scientology fundraising event to raise money in order to ‘detox’ Ground Zero workers:
“It is an injustice that after six years people who were down there are still suffering,” Cruise told about 200 well-dressed guests who paid up to $100,000 for a table of eight at the gala.
The money goes toward the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, of which Tom himself was a co-founder in 2002:
The 30-day program, based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s principles, offers free treatment to cops, firefighters and paramedics who believe they developed breathing difficulties and other ailments after working at Ground Zero.
Participants receive vitamins, including high doses of niacin to release fatty acids into the bloodstream, and nutritional counseling. They also complete daily exercise regimens and sit in saunas as hot as 180 degrees.
Some medical experts have discredited the detox programme but the president of the FDNY Uniformed EMTs and Paramedics union said most of the members who have undergone the programme, “have reported an improvement in their quality of life.”
Sure they have, they’ve been brainwashed by those crazy Zenon loving peeps, soon they’ll be singing J-Lo songs, watching re-runs of Mission Impossible 3 and attending the premiere of Katie’s next movie, Mad Money.
Jessica Alba showed up to help host the Step Up Women’s Network toast last night at the Forbes Penthouse Suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA. In a recent issue of In Style Jessica talked about her involvement with the Step Up Women’s Network.
“The organization was started for women with cancer and grew from there. It’s run by women who put their energy twoard bettering the world, and it focuses on a wide range of causes from health issues (raising funds for cacer and heart disease research) to education (matching women with metors). They also encourage young women to take a stand on social issues. At one event some girls I’d worked with made me a thank-you card, each putting her own art on it expressions of who they are. Seeing them find their voices warms by heart”
Which is all very commendable, I love a charitable celeb but I’m not sure if it makes up for Jessica choosing to wear a seethrough wool crochet type poloneck with a tweed skirt to an even in the middle of a sunny LA April. Not clever and not cute.
Halle Berry bedecked out in purple showed up in Mexico yesterday for yet another premiere of A Perfect Stranger or Seduciendo A Un Extrano in Spanish - which sounds like a lot sexier like Halle herself.
Pity the movie is whoreanous – only scoring 10% on rottentomatoes.com. Some of the kinder critiques include:
Just when you thought The Reaping was the most convoluted and overwrought flashback-riddled thriller starring an Academy Award-winning actress in theaters, along comes Perfect Stranger. – Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is currently sitting at no.4 at the US Box Office and has somehow managed to rake in a not too terrible $13.3 million
When everyone’s watching your every move after you’ve just been dumped by the future King Of England, Kate Middelton shows it’s best to past on a smile and go for a girls night out.
Kate chose the same club, Mahiki that William had visited 6 days earlier to apparently celebrate his new found bachelorhood:
While Miss Middleton, 25, was said to be sobbing at her family home, William, 24, went to the Mahiki nightclub in Mayfair where he is said to have shouted: “I’m freeeee,” before performing a celebratory dance and then declaring: “I’m really happy. Everything is fine. Let’s drink the menu.”
Looking cute(ish) in a print dress, Kate appeared to be in good spirits during the night out, laughing and joking and happy to pose for the paps. She also enlisted the tried and tested method of girls everywhere, when you’re feeling down, take out your most fug friends and you will immediately look better. It is a scientifically tested method.