Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Kate Winslet analyzes Leonardo DiCaprio's looks, Bruce Willis is a dad again, and the Spice Girls musical is in trouble.
Hush the Fat Betty talk for a minute so we can talk about another big ol' fatty: Leonardo DiCaprio. Well, OK, you might not think he's fat, but his Titanic costar Kate Winslet does. While doing press for the Titanic 3D release, which is the same movie from 1997 except that the characters and their motivations are now three dimensional (har har, Titanic is cheesy, good 1997 joke), Winslet has said that, yup, she and her costar look different than they used to: "We do look very different, we’re older. Leo’s 37, I’m 36 – we were 21 and 22 when we made that film. You know, he’s fatter now – I’m thinner." Ohhhh BURRNNNNN. Ya burnt, Leo. Kate Winslet, goddess of acting, just called you fat. She was probably employing some of that genial British bluntness and didn't actually mean anything negative by it, but it's fun to think of Leo reading that somewhere and sulking for the rest of the day, standing in front of the mirror and sucking in his stomach, whatever model of the week he's got shacking up with him lazily smoking a cigarette on the bed and saying in halting, accented English "You are my cute little pudgy dough man." Poor Leo. Meanwhile, in other James Cameron movie news, Linda Hamilton remains mum about Edward Furlong. [Daily Express]
Oh no. It seems that Viva Forever, a musical "inspired by the tunes of the Spice Girls," is in some trouble. Yup. Obviously the creative material is amazing, there could be no imaginable problem with that, what could possibly be fundamentally bad or incorrect about a musical based on Spice Girls songs, it's just that the old band members keep squabbling with each other or not helping. They're not in the show, of course, but they're supposed to be giving the musical's book writer, Ab Fab's Jennifer Saunders, feedback and suggestions and the like. Trouble is, Sporty and Scary keep disagreeing about stuff (Clash of the Mels!) and obvs Posh is too busy frowning into cameras to do much of anything, and Baby Spice keeps crying and crying and no one knows why, they changed her and burped her and put her in the Bouncy Buster™ bassinet and everything. This thing is just fraught with conflict. And, of course, Ginger Spice was captured by Portuguese spice traders three years ago and no one's heard from her since. [Page Six]