x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Today's entertainment news: Are Heidi Klum and Seal divorcing?

Plus: Dubai art fair calls for submissions; the designer Sabyasachi meets Oprah, heads to Dubai; Rashida Jones unveils Sundance romcom; Bollywood leads reap acting honours and Versace taps Cindy Crawford's daughter.

The musician Seal and his wife, model Heidi Klum, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2010. Gabriel Bouys / AFP
The musician Seal and his wife, model Heidi Klum, at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in 2010. Gabriel Bouys / AFP

The gossip website TMZ reported on Saturday that the Project Runway host Heidi Klum and her singer husband Seal will be divorcing. The couple married in 2005 and have been renewing their vows annually in a lavish ceremony.

They have three kids, plus Klum's seven-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Sources told TMZ that Klum will be filing for divorce in Los Angeles next week.

Contradicting these claims is a source from People magazine, who said that Klum and Seal have been "having crazy fights", but are not separating.

"They've had a very rough road lately. But there is a lot of love there," the source, a close friend of the couple, said. He added that during a recent trip to Aspen, "they fought a lot. It was a very hard trip".

Klum was last photographed at last week's Golden Globes, which she attended without Seal.

Sabyasachi meets Oprah, heads to Dubai

Fresh off the high of his clothes earning the attention - and shopping dollars - of the American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, Sabyasachi is to present his latest collection Peeli Kothi during an annual trunk show presented by Rivaage Boutique on Thursday and Friday at the Raffles hotel in Dubai.

Winfrey made a stop at Sabyasachi by Sabyasachi Mukherjee - the designer to the star's new store in Kalaghoda, Mumbai - last week on her way to the Jaipur Literary Festival. Sabyasachi's clothes are frequently worn by Bollywood celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai, Vidhya Balan and Sri Devi.

Sabyasachi fitted Oprah, who was impressed by the intricacy of his handcrafted designs, with an apple green sari to be worn at the event. The trunk show will take place from 10am-8pm on Thursday and 12-8pm on Friday. Call 055 546 1530 for more information.

Dubai art fair calls for submissions

The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced on Sunday a call for submissions for UAE artists to create site-specific work for the contemporary art fair SIKKA. Projects could range from video art to sculpture to installation, and even performance or traditional media. Submissions will be accepted until February 10.

Following the success of its inaugural edition, this year's SIKKA is scheduled from March 15-25 at the historic Al Bastakiya. For more information, visit www.sikkaartfair.ae.

Rashida Jones unveils Sundance romcom

The actress Rashida Jones says her first screenwriting effort Celeste and Jesse Forever emerged from "pain, lots of pain".

The romantic comedy, about a divorcing couple trying to stay friends while both pursuing other people, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

Jones, who stars on the comedy series Parks and Recreation, attended the premiere with her musician father, Quincy Jones. Did she feel upstaged by his presence?

"He is what he is, way before I was here," Jones said. "I feel lucky to hang out with him. And we're different. People like us for different reasons."

The 35-year-old actress added that her father enjoyed the movie: "We like to be as inappropriate as possible when things are grave and difficult, so I think it probably came from that place."

Jones stars in the film alongside Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood.

* Associated Press

Bollywood leads reap acting honours

Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan have been picking up a lot of awards lately for their roles in Rockstar and The Dirty Picture. That's expected to continue with the Apsara Film Awards and the Filmfare Awards, to be held in Mumbai on Wednesday and Sunday respectively.

Kapoor and Balan have so far picked up the top acting trophies at India's Screen Film Awards, as well as the Zee Cine Viewers Choice Awards held in Macau.

Bollywood's brightest attended the event at the Venetian Macao luxury resort, where the Don 2 pair Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra hosted the awards and also danced to Don 2 numbers. The other performances included Katrina Kaif dancing to Chikni Chameli and Ranbir and Shahid Kapoor performing late Shammi Kapoor's title song for the film Junglee.

Versace taps Cindy Crawford's daughter

Cindy Crawford's 10-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, is the face of Versace's inaugural campaign for Young Versace, its first line for children up to age 12.

"Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really loves her," said Donatella Versace in a statement. "Having Cindy on set took me back to all the amazing Avedon shoots we worked on together. It was such a special treat watching Kaia walk in her mother's footsteps!"

"There is something so very special about the House of Versace," said Crawford. "Watching my daughter in front of the camera was a fantastic experience."

Young Versace offers the quintessential Versace style with a rock 'n' roll twist, including playful prints, vibrant colours and a reinterpretation of the house's iconic Greek key motif and Medusa head logo.