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WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 2014 ENTERTAINMENT 31 V3 - NTNE01Z01MA Designers death puts Stones tour in doubt MELBOURNE: The Rolling Stones have cancelled their first Australian concert, scheduled for Perth today, after the death of Mick Jaggers fashiondesigner partner. Ticket holders for the Stones Australian concerts are fearful the whole tour will be called off in the wake of the death of LWren Scott. Perth radio station 96FM in its 8.30am news bulletin yesterday said todays concert in Perth had been cancelled. The cancellation was not confirmed until later in the day. Scott, a fashion designer whose clients included Madonna and Nicole Kidman, was found dead in her New York apartment on Monday morning. The Rolling Stones arrived in Perth on Monday for the Australian leg of their 14 On Fire tour to mark their 50th anniversary. There have been reports that Jagger is on his way to New York and that the Stones have left the Hyatt Perth. Scott left her rural Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end fashion designer. A spokesperson requested privacy for her family and friends. Just last month Scott, who was believed to be 49 but had not disclosed her precise age, cancelled her London Fashion Week show, due to reported production delays. Jaggers representative said the singer was completely shocked and devastated by the news. Scott, whose elegant designs in lush fabrics were favoured by celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz and first lady Michelle Obama, was a fixture on Jaggers arm since she met the Rolling Stones frontman in 2001. On red carpets, the striking 190cm designer towered over her famous boyfriend. In 2006, five years after they became a couple, Scott founded her eponymous label, with an initial collection based on the Little Black Dress. She became known for designs that had a vintage feel and bared little skin, like her famous headmistress dress, which was prim, with threequarter sleeves, but also closefitting and stylish. Madonna was one of those who wore the dress. This is a horrible and tragic loss, the singer said in a statement released by her publicist. Im so upset. I loved LWrens work and she was always so generous with me. Kidman and LWren were friends for 25 years and the Australian star is said to be devastated. Though her studio is based in London, Scott presented her shows in New York until recently. The runway shows were exclusive A-list affairs like few others. Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467. Designer LWren Scott and musician Mick Jagger in 2012 at a fashion show in New York City Picture: SLAVEN VLASIC/GETTY IMAGES Jagger was completely shocked and devastated by the news LOS ANGELES: Former Two And A Half Men star Angus T Jones has attacked the US comedy, saying it was difficult to be part of a TV show that made light of real problems. The grown-up child star upset producers and creator Chuck Lorre last year when he called the comedy filth and urged fans to stop watching it. Jones made the remarks in a video he filmed for a religious group to which he was attached. He was axed as a regular on the show and has yet to appear this season. Now studying in Colorado, the Christian actor has taken aim again at Two And A Half Men, this time in a TV interview in Houston, Texas, saying he was a paid hypocrite. The interview was part of Joness trip to the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, where he spoke about his faith as a SeventhDay Adventist. Jones said he felt bad for openly criticising Mr Lorre. I just totally insulted his baby and, to that degree, I am apologetic, but otherwise I dont regret saying what I said, he said. Two And A Half Men is shown in Australia on the Nine Network Kidmans boy says they're still close LOS ANGELES: Nicole Kidmans adopted son Connor Cruise has dismissed rumours suggesting he has became estranged from his actress mother in recent years. The 19-year-old was adopted in 1995 by Kidman and her now ex-husband Tom Cruise, along with his sister Isabella, who was taken in by the Hollywood couple two years earlier. Kidman now lives in Nash ville, Tennessee, with her husband Keith Urban and their two daughters, and Connor has rarely been seen with his mother over the past few years, prompting rumours of an estrangement between them. But the teenager is adamant he has a good relationship with the Oscar winner. I love my mum. I dont care what people say. I know that me and mum are solid. I love her a lot, he told Australias Womans Day magazine. My family means everything ... Family comes before everything else. Former child star attacks his sitcom Pay TVs big night gaining impetus BRISBANE: Pay TVs night of nights started out as a blip on the awards radar but Thursdays ASTRA honours could be a turning point in raising their profile. The 12th annual awards presentation has been brought forward several months to precede the Logies, theres a same-night telecast package and the appearance of several international celebrities. Days Of Our Lives stars Kristian Alfonso (who plays Hope Brady) and Shawn Christian (Dr Daniel Jonas) will walk the red carpet at Carriageworks in Sydney tomorrow night. Their presence coincides with the resurfacing in Australia of the long-running US soapie. It will begin on Foxtels Arena channel on April 15, after being axed by the Nine Network last year. Joining Alfonso and Christian at the ASTRAs will be Crystal Reed, who plays Allison Argent in the Fox8 TV series Teen Wolf, and Scottish historian Neil Oliver, who hosts Coast Australia. There are 15 industry-voted ASTRAs, and one of the 23 awards will be given posthumously to Charlotte Dawson, who died last month, for her contribution to the industry. The channel achievement award acknowledges the channel judged as achieving the most success in 2013. Fox Sports identity and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington will host the evening with Selling Houses presenter Shaynna Blaze. Mel B lobs up in Rob Lowe show LOS ANGELES: Former Spice Girl and Australian radio and television personality Melanie Brown has been cast opposite Rob Lowe in the upcoming US comedy TV show The Pro. Brown, who makes up onefourth of the 2Day FM breakfast team, will appear alongside Lowe, who stars as a professional tennis player in the comedy. It is not yet known what role Brown will play in the show. Lowe confirmed the news via Twitter over the weekend writing: Its a casting avalanche! Spice Girl Mel B joins us on The Pro. Brown has also signed up as a judge on reality show Americas Got Talent. I love my mum. I dont care what people say