Sofia Vergara’s wedding

cake focus

Los Angeles (TC): Sofia Vergara say she is focusing on getting her wedding cake ready for her upcoming nuptials to Joe Manganiello and insists the cake table will be ‘’super special’’. The ‘Modern Family’ beauty is preparing for her upcoming nuptials to ‘Magic Mike XXL’ star Joe Manganiello and says she is prioritising organising the traditional dessert. She told Martha Stewart Weddings magazine: ‘’Cake is my favourite thing. So the cake table is going to be super special. A big wedding cake and lots of desserts ... ‘’It’s about creating memories that you’re always going to cherish. That’s what’s important.’’ Meanwhile, a source recently claimed that the pair has started sending out their wedding invitations. They said: ‘’I’ve never seen two people so truly in love.

The way they talk to each other, touch each other. It’s incredible.’’ And fellow ‘Hot Pursuit’ star Reese Witherspoon is helping the pair get ready for the big day. The 43-year-old actress said: ‘’Joe and I are both trying to figure out the wedding because our schedules are so crazy. We initially wanted a small wedding but it didn’t work out with how many people we wanted there, so we want it really big now. Reese is helping, as are all my girlfriends.’’ It is thought Sofia and Joe will tie the knot at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, in November.

Cowell recalls work struggles

after mother’s death

London (CM): Music mogul Simon Cowell confessed starting work on the X Factor UK three days after his mother’s death was “incredibly difficult” but he was determined to see it through in her honour. Julie passed away in July (15) aged 89, after months of ill health following a stroke, and Cowell postponed the beginning of filming the new series for three days to mourn. He now reveals he was tempted to quit on the audition round so he could grieve, but his mum would not have been happy with that idea, and powering on with the show actually help him deal with his loss. Cowell tells Britain’s Weekend magazine, “I thought about it long and hard. I gave myself two or three days... I know it sounds like a cliche, but having such a strong bond with my mum meant I knew exactly what she’d have said.


Shirley Temple costumes

feature in $500k auction

California )CM): A hoard of costumes worn onscreen by famed child star Shirley Temple is expected to sell for more than $500,000 at an auction on Thursday. Almost 60 outfits from the height of her career in the mid-1930s are to go on sale, including immaculately-preserved costumes Temple wore in hit movies Curly Top, Now and Forever, Dimples, Poor Little Rich Girl, and The Little Colonel. The haul also features the famous white clogs she sported in the iconic dance scene from 1937 movie Heidi, and the entire collection is to be auctioned as one lot, with bids starting at $500k. The sale also features the pink silk dress Temple wore to the 1935 Academy Awards, which has a minimum opening bid of $60k, and a collection of the actress’ personal movie scripts, also expected to fetch at least $60k.

Police probe Mel Gibson’s ‘angry

tirade’ at photographer

SYDNEY (AFP): Police were investigating claims on Monday that controversial Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly shoved and verbally abused an Australian photographer during an angry altercation. Kristi Miller, a news photographer with Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, said she had taken two pictures of Gibson leaving a cinema in the city with Rosalind Ross, 24, on Sunday evening when the actor aggressively confronted her. “I took two frames and then I ran to get in front of them,” she told the newspaper. “I turned around with my back to them and ran forward and the next thing I knew he had shoved me in the back from behind.” Miller described the actor as “out of control” as he charged after her, spitting in her face and calling her a “dog”.

“I was just shocked that I was being pushed, shoved in the back,” she claimed.

New South Wales police said they were investigating the incident but did not specify what, if any, charges were being pursued. “Police were told a man became involved in an altercation with a photographer. He allegedly pushed the photographer,” they said in statement to AFP. “We would urge anyone who might have witnessed the incident and is yet to speak to police to come forward.”

Gibson’s management in the United States denied any physical contact between the star of “Braveheart” and “Lethal Weapon” and the photographer. “There was no physical contact whatsoever with this photographer, who was harassing my client and his friend,” the actor’s representative, Alan Nierob, told the Telegraph in an email.

Miller alleged Gibson, 59 continued to lash out at her until he was led away by an apologetic Ross. “I thought he was going to punch me in the face,” Miller said, adding that Gibson was using offensive language.

The Oscar winner, who is in Australia to direct World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge”, has not been without controversy in recent years.

In a high-profile case, he was caught on tape in 2006 making an anti-Semitic rant at a US sheriff’s deputy who had arrested him for drunken driving.