ANNABELLE NEILSON’S LONDON FUNERAL PACKED WITH CELEBS: Ladies of London’s Annabelle Neilson’s funeral in London was attended by Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Orlando Bloom, Liv Tyler and others. They gathered to pay their respects at St. Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, London on Friday. The 49-year-old model and writer was found dead at her home. The coroner said the cause of death was a stroke.
HEATH LEDGER’S FATHER EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHELLE WILLIAMS: The late Heath Ledger’s father Kim told the Sydney Morning Herald that he and his family are "terribly happy" about Michelle Williams’ marriage to rocker Phil Elverum in a small, secret ceremony upstate earlier this month. Williams and Ledger share a daughter, Matilda, 12. She and Elverum’s 3-year-old daughter Agathe were among the attendees. Williams and Ledger’s father Kim have maintained a relationship since the Dark Knight’s death in 2008.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER COMES OUT SWINGING FOR CYNTHIA NIXON: Sarah Jessica Parker delivered a strong message of support for her Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon, as she runs for governor of New York on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast. "You don’t have to agree with her policy, you don’t have to vote for her, but certainly take the time before you criticize the fact that she’s boldly pursuing this," Parker said. "She knew that when she did it, it was going to be a challenge but it’s been good, everyone agrees that she’s been good for the conversation in this city, they call it the ‘Cynthia Effect.’"
VING RHAMES HELD BY POLICE IN HIS OWN HOME: The Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Ving Rhames reveals that he was once held at gunpoint in home Santa Monica home. He shared the story Friday on SiriusXM’s The Clay Cane Show. I open the door and there is a red dot pointed at my face from a 9-mm, and they say, ‘Put up your hands.’ Literally." Police were responding to his neighbor who reported a "large black" man breaking in next door. Luckily, a police officer recognized him once he got him outside (not as an actor, but as a fellow parent with a kid on the basketball team). He said the incident was a wake-up call. "What if it was my son and he had a video game remote or something, and you thought it was a gun," he mused. "Just like, I don’t know, Trayvon had a bag of Skittles."
BETTY WHITE WILL NOT RETIRE! She may be 96 years old, but superstar Betty White has no plans to flame out. The Hollywood icon told the director of the upcoming PBS biopic on her life so. "‘I’m going to be in the saddle forever,’" Steven J. Boettcher recently told Closer Weekly of White's approach. "She loves working; she loves the challenge. She’s someone that we’re all better off for that she’s lived this long." In Betty White: First Lady of Television which is set to premier August 21st, she said: "I got an award for everything: inhaling, exhaling. I’ve been so spoiled rotten. I’m the luckiest old broad on two feet. Truly! I’ve always been working at something." White won six Emmys and is best known for her work on The Golden Girls. What’s her secret to enjoying her long life? It may be her love of vodka and hot dogs, "probably in that order."