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A sexual harassment case against Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda Field has been dismissed
ROBBIE WILLIAMS and his wife Ayda Field won’t be required to take the stand in court after a sexual harassment case against them was dismissed.
The couple had been accused of a series of offences, including discrimination, breach of employment contract and fraud by their former personal assistant Gilles De Bonfi lhs who has now dropped the allegations.
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LA court throws out sexual harassment case against Robbie Williams
Gilles had claimed that Ayda, 37, had: “Engaged in unwanted and unwelcome sexual conduct and behaviour” towards him. He also stated that she had exposed her naked body, discussed her own sexual activity and asked him intrusive questions about his own sex life while he worked for the pair between October 2014 and January 2015 before being fi red for wrongful conduct and neglecting his duties.
However a spokesperson for Los Angeles Superior Court said the case, which had been due to go to trial on February 16, had been dismissed with prejudice – meaning it can’t be brought back to court. Gilles’ lawyer Yitz Weiss declined to comment on whether they decided to drop the claims because of a private settlement. Pop star Robbie, 42, and Loose Women panellist Ayda – who got married in August 2010 and have children Theodora, four, and Charlton, two, together – have always denied the allegations.
Drew Barrymore claimed that her two-year-old daughter Frankie looks like ET
It was her role in ET that launched the career of Drew Barrymore and it seems that life is now mirroring art for the star who claims her youngest daughter is the spitting image of the 1980s alien.
“My daughter looks like ET – I’m serious,” says Drew, 41, who has four-year-old Olive and two-year-old Frankie from her marriage to now ex-husband Will Kopelman, and of course a very famous godfather in the shape of ET director Steven Spielberg.
“ He and I laugh. I know she might not appreciate that comment later but for now and for me and Steven it’s a very beautiful running joke and poetic, I might add, that I gave birth to ET!”
Kate Bosworth jetted into London ahead of BBC One's Len Deighton's SS-GB premiere
ACTRESS Kate Bosworth jetted into London yesterday ahead of Monday’s premiere of the BBC One’s five-part dramatisation of Len Deighton’s SS-GB.
The 34-yearold Still Alice star plays Barbara Barga, opposite British actor Sam Riley. Sam, 37 – best known for playing the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis in Control – plays detective Douglas Archer.
WE CAN’T imagine that much ruffles Arnold Schwarzenegger but even he was left star struck after meeting Pope Francis this week.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger was left starstruck having had the chance to meet Pope Francis
The Terminator star, who is in Italy promoting his organisation R20, which helps governments around the globe develop low-carbon projects to help fight climate change, attended the Vatican’s general audience and was allowed to greet the Pope personally.
“It was my great, great honour to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” the 69-year-old gushed on his Instagram page.
“I am a huge fan – he is not only a wonderful leader for the Catholic Church, he is a fantastic steward for all of God’s creatures. His environmental work inspires me and I look forward to working together for a clean energy future.”
Rumours as to whether he screamed, “Get to the chopper!” immediately afterwards are yet to be confirmed.
CYNDI LAUPER says her upcoming tour with Sir Rod Stewart is a dream come true.
Day & Night revealed earlier this week that the unlikely pair have teamed up for a series of 18 gigs in America this summer and now the True Colors singer insists the collaboration was one of her life goals because the 72-year-old rocker is her idol.
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Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper will team up for 18 gigs this summer in America
“For me honestly… it’s like a bucket list thing,” says the 63-year-old during a joint US radio interview alongside the Maggie May hit-maker.
“I’m trying to do everything that I didn’t do, and singing with Sir Rod is a big deal to me because when I started I was singing his songs.
“I was in the shower trying to squeeze my voice together so that I could sound like him… and the fact that he has longevity and that he’s a real musician and that he really is committed, it’s kind of great.”
Rod Stewart in pictures
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British rock singer Rod Stewart rose to fame as the vocalist of The Jeff Beck Group and Faces in the 1960s and 1970s. Famous for his distinctive voice, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
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May 19, 2013. Stewart's first album of self-penned songs in 20 years has gone straight to the top of the UK album charts.
LORRAINE KELLY, right, has expressed her concerns for Paris Jackson in light of the latter’s recent comments concerning the death of her father.
“I really hope she has people around her looking after her as she’s clearly very vulnerable,” says the 57-year-old in response to the 18-year-old’s claims that dad Michael, who died in 2009 at the age of 50, was murdered, while also revealing she suffered from sexual abuse four years ago.
Lorraine Kelly expressed her concerns for 'vulnerable' Paris Jackson
“Growing up when your father is telling you, ‘You’re a young kid’, that people are ‘out to get him’, can you imagine growing up with that? It’s really, really disturbing. I genuinely wish her all the best, what she’s been through is unimaginable.”