One of the things I really miss when away from London is my weekly dose of celebrity gossip and fashion in the form of the weekly magazine, Grazia. I know reading it is silly, and a useless waste of time. Plus my weekly bad habit probably feeds the dubious methods of the paparazzi and the gutter press. I’m also aware who owns the magazine, still, I just cannot help myself.
In this week’s Grazia, which I devoured yesterday, there was a headline, (it ended with a question mark, so I presume it had no relation to reality or the truth) about Blake Lively and Leo DiCaprio. It’s rumoured that Blake has hooked the ‘straying’ actor with following The Rules a la the 1990’s book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. You know the ones that could have been taken from the script of Mad Men about how to get Mr Right. According to them a girl is to remain aloof in the relationship, never to be the one to call him first, have other interests than him (wow!), not to say ‘I love you’ first, make him jealous, etc., etc.
|Blake and Leo in New York. Photo: Greatnewmovies|
This, I presume, is in stark opposition to the tactics deployed by Miss Hurley, who seems to have manufactured Mr Right out of the original bad boy cricketer Shane Warne. He now looks more like Barbie’s Ken than a real person.
|The Real Shane?|
|Shane or Ken? Picture: Getty Images|
So, ladies, which are you? Follower of The Rules or Self-build-your-man-Hurley?