Mick was at Rubby rabbit, Sydney last night
Date: April 11, 2006 05:30
Cruising … Jessica Simpson and entourage out on the harbour yesterday.
Photo: Wade Laube
AdvertisementBy Alexa Moses Entertainment Writer
April 11, 2006
CELEBRITIES in Sydney were like seagulls yesterday - plentiful, preening and most likely to be found hanging around the harbour and at exclusive bars.
The influx began with the legendary British rock band the Rolling Stones, who will play a concert tonight at Telstra Stadium at which organisers are demanding $399.50 as the official top price for the best seats.
Late last night, Mick Jagger turned up at the Oxford Street club Ruby Rabbit, without the band, disappointing fans who had heard rumours of a Stones gig there.
On the balcony of the Park Hyatt Sydney at the Rocks yesterday, the Stones guitarist Keith Richards and his entourage were spotted taking in the harbour views, or perhaps trying to catch glimpses of the American actor and singer Jessica Simpson, who was cruising the waters yesterday afternoon. Simpson, known for her scantily clad performance in the movie The Dukes of Hazzard and her role in the MTV-produced reality television show Newlyweds, arrived early yesterday morning on a Qantas flight from Los Angeles. She was an unexpected arrival, accompanying her younger sister, singer Ashlee, who is host the MTV music awards tomorrow night at the SuperDome.
Joined by grown men toting skateboards, Jessica Simpson disappeared onto a charter boat costing $5000 for four hours, and cruised the harbour. But the show was not over once she stepped onto the boat.
Paparazzi trailed the vessel, which holds 25 people, in water taxis, private boats and a helicopter to get pictures of the star, who was shielded by friends as she sipped her champagne.
The New Zealand rap artist Scribe, the British rockers the Darkness and the Australian singers the Veronicas, Bernard Fanning and Shannon Noll will also perform at the awards, meaning Sydneysiders should not expect to walk around the city this week without knocking into someone who, it seems, everyone wants a piece of.