Charles Saatchi and Elizabeth Hurley - On Tuesday 12th May The Quercus Biasi Foundation Trustees, Diego Biasi, David Mandiya & Vinayak Bhattacharjee along with Heather Kerzner and Jeanette Calliva hosted The Spring Gala in aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa, at Claridge's. The Quercus Biasi Foundation's Spring Gala contributed significantly to the fundraising necessary to build the new post-operative surgical wing at The Red Cross Children's Hospital, with a completion date of December 2017. The Gala's guests included Elizabeth Hurley, Yasmin Le Bon, Monica Lewinsky, Natalie Imbruglia, Lisa Snowdon, Amanda Wakeley, Charles Saatchi Trinny Woodall, Annabelle Neilson and Ben Chaplin were all in attendance to support the worthy cause. The Spring Gala was kickstarted with army of African drummers flowing between the tables, finally arriving on stage to start the evening with an energetic performance, followed by a warm welcome from the One&Only co-host Heather Kerzner. Following an impactful show guests sampled a spring inspired culinary menu by Claridge's before turning their attention to Diego Biasi, the QBF principal's keynote speech on the Foundation's support for the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town. Actress Elizabeth Hurley looked flawless wearing a plunging black floor length gown, after her latest trip to Venice for the Biennale. Supermodel Yasmin Le Bon looked effortlessly spring chic in a vintage style floral jumpsuit with her hair scrapped back showcasing her undeniable supermodel features! TV presenter Lisa Snowdon wore a beautiful coral gown and was seen laughing and joking with Aussie singer Natalie Imbruglia who had just arrived back from Monaco from her performance for Prince Albert. Natalie looked amazing in a colourful ensemble complete with Gismondi Opal and diamond drop earrings Monica Lewinsky, who in recent months has been campaigning against cyber bullying featuring on the stage of the famous TED Talks w at Claridge's Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th May 2015
Television presenter and fashion expert Trinny Woodall has reportedly suffered a personal tragedy this week when her ex-husband and father of her daughter fell to his death at a shopping centre in London.
Trinny Woodall's ex-husband, Johnny Elichaoff, was reportedly talked off the same ledge he appears to have fallen to his death from. The incident allegedly occurred two weeks before Elichaoff's death on Wednesday (12th November).
Trinny Woodall photographed at an event at the V&A Museum in July 2014.
Elichaoff was pronounced dead near Whiteley's shopping centre in Bayswater, West London, according to reports in the Mirror. It is believed Elichaoff fell from the roof of a multi-storey car park at the shopping centre. The incident occurred at 9.30am on Wednesday morning, according to a statement from Scotland Yard.
Emin's sculpture, 'My Bed,' exceeded the auction guide price and broke the artist's record.
Tracey Emin's artwork My Bed has sold in London for £2.54 million, a much larger figure than the guide price of between £800,000 and £1.2 million. The 1999 seminal art installation, which documents the artist's traumatic relationship breakdown, has changed hands from Charles Saatchi to Jay Jopling, the art dealer and founder of the White Cube gallery.
The Christie's sale reportedly opened at £650,000 and the bidding steadily got higher until Emin's artwork eventually went for over double the estimate at £2.54m. As the winning bid was announced, Emin was spotted smiling and applauding, according to The Guardian.
The large sculpture depicts a bed that Emin claims to have spent a week in after a bad break up. Complete with vodka bottles, tampons, dirty clothing, cigarette butts and pregnancy tests, the shocking installation didn't win the 1999 Turner Prize, having lost out to Steve McQueen.
Allegations are flying everywhere, centering on a systematic period of supposed drug use from Nigella.
It has been alleged, by Francesca Grillo – Nigella Lawson’s former aide, currently accused along with her sister of fraudulently spending £685k while under employment– that the TV chef would stay up all night, using cocaine and writing cook books. The startling new accusation comes after weeks of claims that Lawson was a regular user of cocaine and marijuana for various parties.
Nigella's supposed drug use has hit the headlines since the courtcase began
Francesca told the court Nigella was “absent and grumpy”, blaming her mood swings on a lack of sleep.
The fraud trial involving Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former assistants hears from the TV chef for a second day.
Nigella Lawson has admitted that she has taken cocaine, at the Isleworth Crown Court trial of her former assistants, who have denied fraud. The television cook said she had first taken the drug with her late husband John Diamond when he was terminally ill as "it gave [Diamond] some escape."
Nigella Lawson Has Admitted In Court That She Has Used Cocaine.
Lawson, 53, revealed that she took cocaine with Diamond on six occasions after they discovered that his cancer was terminal. She also said she used the class A drug again in 2010 when she felt her ex-husband Charles Saatchi was subjecting her to "intimate terrorism."
Continue reading: Nigella Lawson Used Cocaine And Cannabis But Denies Addiction
The TV cook addresses the allegations of her drug use in the trial involving two former assistants.
Nigella Lawson has told a court that her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her with "false" claims of drug abuse if she did not clear his name. The advertising mogul was cautioned for assault when pictures of him grasping Lawson by the neck whilst they dined in a restaurant surfaced in the press this summer.
The Grillo Sisters Allege They Were Allowed To Spend In Return For Their Silence Over Nigella's Drug Use.
Lawson has been called to give evidence at the trial of the couple's two former assistants, Italian sisters Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo who are on trial for fraud. The pair are said to have abused their positions as assistants by using the company credit cards to spend large sums of money on themselves.
The divorce was granted in just a minute.
Seven weeks after the photos of Charles Saatchi grabbing Nigella Lawson’s throat during an argument first surfaced, the couple has been granted a decree nisi – or, in layman’s terms, a divorce. The decree was granted in record time. The hearing reportedly lasted just 70 seconds on Wednesday morning. The procedure was probably streamlined by the fact that neither Saatchi, nor Lawson were present in the courtroom. Neither were any of their lawyers, according to The Guardian.
This concludes the couple's decade-long marriage.
However, this isn’t the final step for the turbulent couple. The art collector and the TV chef now have to wait an additional six weeks for the decree absolute to be issued, officially and finally putting an end to the marriage. This week it came to light that it was Nigella and not Saatchi, as he himself had previously claimed, who filed for the divorce.
The pair finally severed all legal ties yesterday.
The divorce proceedings between Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi are expected to conclude in record time, sparing both parties extended time in court and in the public eye. Lawson, 53, arrived in London at 10.30 yesterday, according to The Daily Mail, and the divorce proceedings were reportedly expected to conclude by the end of the day – “in a matter of minutes,” according to the publication.
Nigella has remained silent about the divorce.
New information states that Lawson is, in fact, the applicant in the case, making Saatchi the defendant. This goes against the art collector’s story, as Saatchi maintained, from the moment the papers were filed, that the divorce had been initiated by him. Lawson, who is known for her various cooking programs, her vibrant media persona and her apparent “carpe diem” attitude to life, has strayed away from public appearances ever since the scandal began more than a month ago, with the publication of a set of controversial photos. The pictures, released by the Sunday People more than a month ago, showed Saatchi and Lawson’s public row, during which Saatchi appeared to grab his wife’s neck.
The divorce should be final three months after the news broke out.
The divorce proceedings between Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi are officially underway. According to The Telegraph. The celebrity couple, who have attracted staggering amounts of publicity with their marital rows in the past month, are looking to end the marriage as quickly and cleanly as possible. The pair reportedly have a combined net worth of 150 million, with art collector Saatchi accounting for 130 million, while Miss Lawson is believed to have earned a net worth of about 20 million with her cook books and television appearances.
From her show, Nigella is known as the Domestic Goddess.
The spouses’ decree nisi will be pronounced on July 30th, meaning that, should everything go smoothly, Lawson and Saatchi would be able to complete their “amicable” divorce by mid-September – exactly three months after the pictures of their marital row in public first surfaced. It has been exactly a month today since the news first broke out.
Nigella Lawson moved into a new house on Monday (8th July) only a day after her husband revealed they would be divorcing in a statement made to a tabloid newspaper.
Nigella Lawson moved into a new home on Monday (8th July) following her husband Charles Saatchi's statement in The Mail On Sunday. The celebrity chef moved out of her and Saatchi's Chelsea house shortly after pictures, which appeared to show Saatchi choking her, were revealed by Sunday People.
Nigella Lawson at a Disney event in California.
The move does appear permanent as a large number of Lawson's possessions including king-size mattress and kitchen appliances were moved into her new house.
Nigella Lawson appeared distraught as she left the restaurant following the incident.
Fans of the celebrity chef Nigella Lawson were left in shock on Sunday (June 16, 2013) after photographs in weekend tabloid The People appeared to show husband Charles Saatchi grasping her throat at a top London restaurant. The couple are believed to have been arguing at their favourite garden table at Scott's in Mayfair, before art collector Charles gripped his wife's neck four times.
Despite the incident, Nigella attempted to placate her husband by kissing him before getting up and hailing a taxi in tears. The Met Police said officers from the Community Safety Unit at Westminster had begun an investigation into the incident, "Inquiries are in hand to establish the facts," said a spokesman.
Power couple Nigella and Saatchi always ask for the same table at Scott's in Chelsea, so that the art guru can smoke while eating. It is partly sheltered by olive trees and box bushes, though the photographs clearly show Charles gripping his wife's neck while the chef looks distraught. Nobody intervened during the incident, though one onlooker said, "It was utterly shocking to watch. I have no doubt she was scared. It was horrific, really. She was very tearful and was constantly dabbing her eyes. Nigella was very, very upset. She had a real look of fear on her face. No man should do that to a woman. She raised her voice and got angry but at the same time was trying to calm him down, almost like you would try to calm down a child."