“True Grit” cutieHailee Steinfeld
has been banned in Britain for an ad shot by noted fashion photographerBruce Weber
. And it’s not because she’s showing too much skin.
In the ad for Miu Miu fragrance, Hailee is fully clothed and sitting alone on the edge of a railroad track.
“Because the ad showed Hailee Steinfeld, who was 14 years of age only when the photo was shot, in a potentially hazardous situation sitting on a railway track, we concluded the ad was irresponsible and in breach of the code in showing a child in a hazardous or dangerous situation,” says England’s Advertising Standards Authority.
The perfume company defended the campaign, saying Hailee wasn’t in danger as she lounged on those abandoned train tracks because she “could have easily moved from where she was sitting because she was not restrained in any way.”
Smells like overreacting to us.
Last week, Harry Potter authorJ.K. Rowling
testified in the ongoing media ethics inquiry into the alleged dirty ways of Britain’s newspapers. It was brought on by the eavesdropping scandal that led to the closing ofRupert Murdoch
’s News of the World tabloid over the summer.
On Monday, singerCharlotte Church
started off a new week of hearings by testifying about how the British media had damaged her career. She said that her mother had tried to kill herself in part because she knew a newspaper article would reveal her husband’s extramarital affair.
Church also described how cameramen tried to take photos up her skirt and published “intimate” details about her sex life when she was just 17, information she now believes the media got by illegally hacking her phone.Catwoman is getting married Anne Hathaway
is engaged to her boyfriend of three years,Adam Shulman
He’s the guy she was talking about when she recently told the German magazine Gala that she saw marriage in her future.
“Before, when I thought of marriage, I was afraid that I would only marry for business reasons or because I wanted to live out a little girl’s fantasy. That’s not the case any more,” she told the mag.In case you missed it
on “60 Minutes” Sunday night and came away with this nugget: She once wanted to become a funeral director.
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do, but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral,” she said. “How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out, that was going to be my path.”From Russia, with love
Over the weekendPrince William
helped rescue two shipwrecked Russian sailors in the Irish Sea. As the search continued Monday for five still-missing sailors, Russian ambassador to the United KingdomAlexander Yakovenko
posted a letter of thanks to the prince on the Russian Embassy’s website.
“We know that you took an active part in the rescue and the two seamen were saved thanks to your selfless effort under the bad weather conditions. Let me express to you and your colleagues my deepest gratitude for saving the lives of the Russian citizens.”