Monday, January 28, 2002

The weekend was like nothing I have ever experienced. Partying with S Club 7, Westlife, Hear'Say (sans Kim), Abs from 5 and Blue (among a host of others!).
I have to dash off to get ready for the premiere of Monters Inc. which is tonight.

I promise I will update you on all the goings on of Saturday 26th / Sunday 27th. In the meantime though check out the excellent coverage of events (with pics too!! - how spoiled you are) on ShowBiz Ireland (or the Celebrity Bible as I sometimes call it).

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Well the Haunted House affair on Wednesday was indeed, haunting. Scary ogres parolled the crowd with blood oozing from their faces! Plenty of loud noise, eery smoke effects and even the Gardai turned up (police to our international readers!). Well done to Intrepid (Tara & Koo) for organising such a great launch. I also heard that in the region of €60,000 was raised for charity between Louis Maguire of Funny Stuff TV (makers of Haunted House), TV3 and Intrepid.

Milling around the haunted crowd were Ray Senior of ShowBizIreland, Caroline Morahan & Jordan Lee McDaid, Julian Benson, Sarah Devitt and Toni Wall. The party continued on to Club Anabel till the early hours, giving all 27 contestants a good chance to get to know one another.

My weekend was rounded off nicely on Sunday, with a trip out to Killiney to meet Ireland's newest pop group, winners of Irish Popstars, Six. Emma, Sarah, Sinead, Kyle, Andy and Liam are sure to hit the bigtime when their debut single is released on the 8th of February. I've already heard it and a catchy number it is. You can see them perform for the first time ever at the Childline Concert in the Point this coming Sunday.
And as if a line up including S Club 7, A1, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Blue isn't enough celebrity for you, then you better get down to Tolka Park on Saturday. Keith Duffy is holding his annual charity footie match - the Keith Duffy All Stars v Sky One's Dream Team.

Stay tuned for updates.....or if you can't wait, get your fix at

Wednesday, January 16, 2002

I'm just back from a most AMAZING snowboarding trip - thank you girls! Now I'm....ready to rock!!!

Last night I went along to the premiere of Vanilla Sky, which stars Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz. Quite a spectactular way to start the movie year. A very screwed up film that will get you thinking. Go see when it is released on the 25th of this month.

Off to club Anabel for the launch of TV3's Haunted House reality show. More tomorrow. Mah ha ha ha!!!!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2002

Happy New Year all.....updates forthwith.

And here we are! Flicking back through my 2001 diary, I can see there were quite a few good nights during December. Here are a few of the best....

Wright's Cafe & Bar in Swords - Yes, some will go to the opening of an envelope or the launch of a kite. When your host provides limo service though, there is no excuse not to attend! At the champagne fuelled party were Caroline Morahan & I, PJ Gibbons & Lisa Mitten, a few from B*Witched, Mr. Ireland Padraic Hearns and fashionista Liz Bonnin. The fun part of the night was the sight of Gavin Lambe - Murphy's limo parked along the motorway with a female passenger (who shall remain nameless - poor dear!) relieving herself up an embankment. Classy friends has our Gav!

Capital Lounge - Recently taken over by new management, the Capital on Wexford Street was the scene of another champagne flute clinking night. Among the throng were TV producer Louis Maguire, WHO magazines Etain Boyd, TV girl Caroline Morahan and singer / songwriter Naimee Coleman.

Corporate Evening - Christmas time is full of cheer and good will. And the corporates were out to impress us by providing a free bar in the Shelbourne. With a band in full swing and delish canapes doing the rounds, it was the perfect place to practice your seasons greetings. Sipping the mulled wine were PR duo Koo Donnolly and Tara O'Connor, Stephen Byrne (sans Louise Loughman) and Aishling Naughton.

To the movies - Final gig was the premiere of Behind Enemy Lines, starring Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson (who unfortunately couldn't make it to Parnell St.). Good film - go see (well according to Popping popcorn were designer Helen Cody and boyf Simon Arnold and the wonderful Sonia Reynolds.

Up to date then and we have New Years Eve - the mother of all party nights or mother superior of the convent? I don't know about you but I had a lovely dinner in Tiger Becs on Dawson Street. On then to the WHO Glitterati Ball in Lillies. Glittering away were, Melissa Nelson, Nadine Wai - O'Flynn, model Lee Bradshaw, Kerry Katona and Nadine Smyth (a proper singer!).

On then to a mystery house party which I barely remember, but had a great time!!