How refreshing: Elle Macpherson is growing old gracefully. In a frank interview with Aussie TV show Sunrise, the Miami-based supermodel admits that she’s come to grips with where she is in life, age wise. “It’s one thing being 20 and gorgeous with legs up to your armpits and beautiful tight skin. ... and it’s another to be 51. Finally you get to this stage, and you say, ‘I’ve been known to be one of the most beautiful women in the world. As I’ve matured I’ve realized that it doesn’t really matter what I look like. The most important thing is how do I feel?’ ”
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Actor Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga, X-Men series and the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Disney’s Descendants) will co-host the launch of Miami-based Alfalit International’s newly founded Young Professional Board at a private Coral Gables home Saturday evening. Alfalit is a faith-based, largely volunteer-run nonprofit that helps provide literacy, basic education and preschool programs, and promotes health awareness as well.
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Fashion journalist Kate Betts shared her stylish stories at a luncheon to celebrate her new book, My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine (Spiegel & Grau) at Makoto Bal Harbour co-hosted by PR guru Lara Shriftman. Afterward, Betts, who started her career in the French capital, signed copies of her memoir at Books & Books in the tony mall. In the cheering section: graphic artist William Betts, the writer’s brother.
Attention, gossip fiends: National Enquirer heir, Boca Raton businessman Paul David Pope, is all set to release his second book, Confessions of a Rich Kid from Hell (working title), by the end of the year. According to a release, “The juicy tell-all paints a vivid picture of a life of excess and privilege — a story that is salacious, sinister, historically riveting and sexy to a modern day audience.” Pope, who battled his mother — Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope — over the family’s millions for years, has optioned rights to his 2010 book, The Deeds of My Fathers, to Fox 21 Television Studios. He told The New York Post to expect “The Godfather meets Citizen Kane.”
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Elsewhere in Boca, Kristen Taekman flaunted her fabulous figure in an itsy-bitsy bikini on the beach Wednesday. The Real Housewives of NYC castmate Instagrammed that she was in South Florida for a “project” just for a day. Hmmm. Guess we’ll hear about it on social media soon enough.
Ocean Drive magazine will fete its latest cover girl, Emmanuelle Chriqui, at an invitation-only party at SLS South Beach Hotel Saturday night. In the magazine, Chriqui, who reprises her role as Sloan, and co-parents with Eric (Kevin Connelly) in the Entourage movie, talks about the big screen adaptation, in theaters. “[It] is like the biggest, most awesome version of the television show. … It’s shot so beautifully.” The actress is also co-starring in season 2 of TNT’s Murder in the First, in which she plays “total badass” Lara Cruz, a member of the SFPD Gang Task Force.