||New look Marquee, same old behaviour
by Richard Simpson
Noel Gallagher was one of many celebrities who turned up to celebrate the relaunch of the Marquee Club last night.
The Sixties venue is now under the ownership of pop industry guru Simon Fuller and former Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart.
The club, which is in Islington rather than its old West End venue, was packed from about 9pm when Primal Scream took to the stage to play a live set.
Gallagher, 35, seemed to be bearing up well following his recent split from PR girl Sarah McDonald. Earlier in the evening, the Oasis star seemed to play a cat-and-mouse game to avoid his ex-wife Meg Mathews, who was also at the party.
Others attending last night's party included Bryan Adams, Jade Jagger and Jade's former lover and now firm friend Dan Macmillan. Meanwhile, another party guest - James Gooding - confirmed his split from Kylie Minogue.
Apparently in a celebratory mood, Gooding said: "We have been split for a while. It's over and there's no going back."
Not everyone partied until the early hours, however. Gallagher left the club shortly after midnight with a brunette.
The pair were accompanied by Stereophonics singer Kelly Jones.
DJs Zoe Ball and Sara Cox - who was out celebrating her new £1 million contract with Radio One - also left at a reasonable hour.
Victoria Beckham's sister Louise Adams just had time to say: "Romeo's doing very well - he's so beautiful" before she too called it a night. However, TV presenters Cat Deeley, Lisa Snowdon and Edith Bowman were among those who were evidently partying hard, as was Atomic Kitten singer Jenny Frost.
There was little sign, however, of any of the celebrities who owed much of their success to the club, which used to be one of the most famous venues in the world.
Pretty in pink
by Mark Reynolds, Showbusiness Reporter
Jade Jagger was in the pink last night - and you really couldn't miss her
Her startlingly bright Versace skirt and matching boots transfixed onlookers as she arrived at the premiere of The Importance Of Being Earnest.
Jade, daughter of Mick Jagger, also attracted attention with her choice of escort to accompany her to the movie adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners.
She arrived on the arm of openly gay actor Rupert Everett, who drew up at the Odeon cinema in London's West End in a rickshaw. He quickly explained that the relationship is platonic. 'It's all about Oscar Wilde, so you've got to have a bit of a laugh,' he said.
The biggest cheer from the waiting crowd was for the movie's star, Dame Judi Dench - who plays Lady Bracknell. Her daughter Finty Williams, who is also in the film, was with her.
Other actors from the movie arriving at the premiere included Frances O'Connor, who plays Gwendolen, Anna Massey (Miss Prism) and Tom Wilkinson (Reverend Chasuble). But Colin Firth (John Worthing) was on location in France and unable to get away, disappointing women fans.
Students Elaine Magee, 22, and Carly Coughlan, 21, had planned their trip to see their heart-thhrob months ago. 'I am gutted,' said Elaine. 'I love Colin Firth so much and he's broken my heart.'
Angus Deayton also attended, with his girlfriend Lise Meyer.
The movie has so far received mixed reviews, but is expected to be a big box-office hit.
Director Oliver Parker said he wanted to translate a 'beautiful production' from the stage to the cinema, allowing film audiences to 'revel in the brilliance of Oscar Wilde'.
||Fuck the Gallaghers...I hope they rot in Hell!