9 items from 2013
'I sleep with sunglasses and lipstick by my bed in case of a fire and, if I put on weight, I just don't eat for a couple of days'
I see red hair, lipstick and lashes. I do my hair as if it is being blown in a convertible winging its way around Monte Carlo, and every day I dress as if it's the first day of my holiday.
My mother is English and my father was Greek. I am most like my mother, who never leaves the house without makeup and is always groomed. I sleep with sunglasses and lipstick by my bed in case of a fire. On two occasions when I have been filming, the hotel caught fire. I was able to put on my lipstick and sunglasses and bellow out the window: "Fireman, make an effort for those who've made an effort."
I'm not somebody who »
Princess Diana . . . as a Drag King! The late, beloved British royal reportedly had a wild night out in the late 80s in which famous friend Freddie Mercury helped her go incognito at a London gay bar -- by disguising William and Harry's mum as a man. In her new memoir The Power of Positive Drinking, British TV actress Cleo Rocos writes that she, the late Queen frontman and comedian Kenny Everett prepped Diana's disguise, dressing her in an army jacket, cap and sunglasses. Arriving [...] »
- Justin Ravitz
Sounds like Lady Diana Spencer wasn't always the buttoned-up princess the world knew her as. Not only did she go on a (rather tame-looking) ski holiday -- a man! a book! booze! -- but now it turns out British singer Freddie Mercury once took her to a gay bar. In drag.
That's what a new book is claiming. According to British TV personality Cleo Rocos (via the New York Daily News), "The Power of Positive Drinking" has within its pages an anecdote about when the Queen frontman took the people's princess to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a popular gay club in the 1980s.
According to Rocos, himself, Mercury and friend Kenny Everett smuggled the princess into the club in disguise -- she was wearing a bulky army jacket with dark sunglasses and a cap.
"We felt she was so obviously Princess Diana, she would be discovered at any »
Princess Diana continues to fascinate. A surprising, if hard-to-prove, tale about the late royal's life is now coming to light. According to a new book, the late princess once dressed up as a man and sneaked into a gay bar in London with Queen frontman Freddy Mercury, British deejay Kenny Everett and actress Cleo Rocos. Rocos reveals the supposed incident in her new book, The Power of Positive Drinking, claiming that the royal was unrecognizable in a large jacket and Aviator shades while at London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern. According to Rocos' tale, the incident took shape after Diana had spent the afternoon drinking champagne with the trio, which led to the »
Did Princess Diana once dress up as a man to gain entry into a gay bar? Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury once dressed Diana, Princess of Wales as a man to help sneak her into a gay bar, a new report claims. The late legendary rock star Freddy along with comedian Kenny Everett reportedly gave the British royal - who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 - an army jacket, cap and sunglasses to wear for a night out in South London homosexual haunt the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in the 1980s, according to comedienne Cleo Rocos. A piece in Cleo's new memoir 'The Power of Positive Drinking' - which is serialized in the Sunday Times newspaper - explains: "Freddie told her we were going to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a notorious gay bar in London. Diana said she had never heard of it and said she'd like to come. »
Cleo Rocos, who went with the princess, said Diana looked like a male model, The Sun reported.
Disguised Diana was delighted when she was served in the bar without being recognised. She was wearing a camouflage army jacket, black leather cap and aviator sunglasses.
The princess had a wine and a beer.
"When we walked in, we felt she would be discovered at any minute. But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. She loved it," TV. »
- Shiva Prakash
Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana as a man and smuggled her into a gay bar, it has been claimed. The late Queen rocker and comedian Kenny Everett reportedly gave the British royal - who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 - an army jacket, cap and sunglasses to wear for a night out in South London homosexual haunt the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in the 1980s, according to comedienne Cleo Rocos. A piece in Cleo's new memoir 'The Power of Positive Drinking' - which is serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper - explains: 'Freddie told her we were going to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, a notorious gay bar in London. Diana said she had never heard »
For a welcome piece of retro-gossip, The Telegraph notes that comedian Cleo Rocos's new book, The Power of Positive Drinking, contains the claim that she, fellow comedian Kenny Everett, and Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana up as a man (the costume supposedly included an army jacket, cap, and sunglasses) and brought her to a south London gay bar for the night. "We felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute," writes Rocos. "But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared." While Rocos maintains that Diana's disguise was a convincing one, she added that Mercury's presence was enough to distract the club's patrons from looking too hard at anyone else. »
- Delia Paunescu
In "The Power of Positive Drinking," comedian Cleo Rocos writes about how she, TV star Kenny Everett and Mercury disguised Princess Diana as a male model so that she could sneak into the Royal Vauxhall Tavern in south London. Dressed in an army jacket, black cap and sunglasses, Diana enjoyed a night out on the town, free of attention.
"When we walked in ... we felt she was obviously Princess Diana and would be discovered at any minute. But people just seemed to blank her. She sort of disappeared. But she loved it," Rocos says, adding that the venue was packed, but the presence of Mercury, Everett and herself helped divert attention from Diana so that she could order drinks at the bar. »
- Leigh Blickley
9 items from 2013
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