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The Crown’s Gillian Anderson turned down chance to launch own sex toy


Gillian Anderson received an offer to launch her own sex toy (Picture: Getty)

Gillian Anderson has turned down a chance to launch her own sex toy.

The Sex Education star revealed to Porter she received the indecent proposal after fans bombarded her with vibrators following her role as therapist Jean Milburn on the hit Netflix series, earlier this year.

Refusing to reveal why she wouldn’t be investing in the XXX industry, The X-Files star simply said: ‘I can’t remember why I said no.’

It means she fails to join celebrities who’ve bought into the sex toy trade, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Allen, who both flog buzzing devices for bedtime.

Anderson is having a career renaissance after starring in hit show The Fall, then as former prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Netflix drama The Crown.

The 52-year-old says times have changed as there are now more roles for women past the age of 40 and she is knocking back the offers.

 Good vibrations: Gillian says she’s winning ‘richer roles’ as she gets older (Picture: LIZ COLLINS/PORTER/NET-A- PORTER.COM)

‘It’s different now than even ten or 15 years ago,’ she told Porter. ‘Then a woman my age, at least in TV, would struggle to find something. Now there seems to be a plethora of rich roles. It’s hard not to get a little picky.’

To see the full interview with Gillian Anderson read Porter at t https://www.net-a-porter​.com/porter/article-da21​92dd4f39e8ca and/or download the NET-A-PORTER app for iPhone, iPad and Android

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We’re going the extra Miley for Christmas…

Miley Cyrus dressed more naughty than nice as she took a seat on Santa’s knee.

But Father Christmas was completely unfazed — it was actually Lil Nas X in disguise — giving as good as he got from Miley.

Xmas twerky: Miley and Lil Nas X get ready for festive gigs (Picture: Amazon Music)

The chart-toppers were teasing a festive gig treat for fans for Amazon Music Holiday Plays.

Old Town Road singer Lil Nas X, 21, will perform new tune Holiday in a white beard and silver foil onesie. And Miley, 28, will don knee-high boots and a leopard print frock for the Amazon Music UK app show at 6pm tomorrow.

The Foo Fighters will also play a festive gig later in the month.

My Haircut sucks! Clooney styles his locks with vacuum cleaner…

George Clooney has no need to suck up to stylists for a free haircut… he’s been trimming his own locks for decades, using a vacuum cleaner-style device.

The Hollywood silver fox, 59, has revealed he never lets barbers anywhere near his barnet.

George Clooney cuts his own hair (Picture: Getty)

‘I’ve been cutting my own hair for 25 years,’ he said. ‘My hair’s like straw, you know. It’s so easy to cut. You can’t really make mistakes. Years ago, I bought a thing called a Flowbee. It comes with a vacuum cleaner and the clippers.’

Swearing by his suction method, which has been a godsend in lockdown, he insisted: ‘It works!’

But he admitted he wouldn’t trust his skills enough to offer a trim to his wife, British human rights lawyer Amal, 42.

Clooney also discussed his early days in tinsel town, telling US TV channel CBS: ‘It was 1982 when I moved to LA. I had a beat-up ’76 Monte Carlo… rust all over it. I didn’t turn it off, ’cause I was afraid I couldn’t turn it back on. And I got here and it broke down. I got a bicycle, and rode to auditions for the next year-and-a-half.’

End of the road! Ryan hits brake on street name plan

Ryan Reynolds has refused to give the green traffic light to having a street named after him.

The Deadpool star fears that being given the recognition in his native Canada would lead to him being trolled by angry drivers.

Ryan Reynolds doesn’t want a street named after him (Picture: Wire Image)

He responded after Vancouver radio station 104.9 KiSS started a petition calling for him to be honoured with his own street.

‘Very kind but hard pass,’ the 44-year-old tweeted. ‘If traffic sucks everyone will say, “Ryan Reynolds is a mess” or “Ryan Reynolds is really backed up.”’

He added his three brothers Jeff, Patrick and Terry ‘would enjoy this too much’.

But radio station host Kevin Lim was reluctant to accept that the campaign was headed for a dead end, asking fans: ‘Should we keep the petition going? Even if it’s just so his brothers can make fun of him?’

Stormzy start for new label

Stormzy has agreed to join new record label 0207 Def Jam.

The Vossi Bop rapper, 27, is the first star to sign for Universal Music Group’s newly launched venture — run by the Boateng brothers, Alec and Alex.

Stormzy has signed up to a new label (Picture: Rex)

Elton: Fan abuse was wonderful

Sir Elton John says abuse from Watford football fans ‘grounded me’. The music icon, 73, who was club chairman, recalled: ‘Fans said, “I don’t like your record”. The horrible things they said… it was wonderful.’

Cox caught up in trans attack

Laverne Cox, star of Orange Is The New Black, called police when her friend was the victim of a transphobic attack in LA.

The 48-year-old said a man asked, ‘Guy or girl?’ before he hit her pal. ‘I dial 911 and the guy’s gone,’ she said.

■ Romcon king Matthew McConaughey has some blunt dating advice for fans — always take the ‘a**hole’ over the ‘dork’! The How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days star, who is wed to model Camila Alves, told The High Performance Podcast: ‘I wade into relationships slowly. I come in with full trust until you give me a reason to not to trust you. I’ve always said give me the a**hole over the dork. The dork’s trying to be everything to everybody … the a**hole, you can go, “At least I know where he stands.”

■ AJ Pritchard will be met with heartbreak when he exits I’m A Celebrity… following the death of his nan. The 26-year-old’s brother Curtis announced their grandmother Angela had died on Friday, aged 93, after a ten-year battle with dementia. ‘AJ discussed with the family before entering the castle that if something did happen to Nanna while he was away, that he wouldn’t want to be told until he left the castle and that, in her honour, he would complete his commitment to the show,’ the Love Island star, 24, wrote in an Instagram post. ‘Following our nanna and grandad’s wishes, he wanted to do her and the family proud,’ he added.

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