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    Has Tara PT lost it again? Six tequilas for breakfast and an obsession with Audrey Hepburn... friends fear for It-girl



    The scene is lunchtime on London’s Earls Court Road and a queue of workers are lining up to get their money out of a cashpoint machine.
    Suddenly a grey, sporty-looking BMW 845 noisily pulls up on the double yellow lines beside it. A dishevelled brunette jumps out, apparently oblivious to anyone else, and heads straight to the front of the queue muttering to herself: ‘I must remember to get cash out.’
    A minute later, with a wad of £300 of crisp notes firmly in her hand and a line of people standing open-mouthed at her behaviour, she heads back to her car.

    A bleary-eyed Tara Palmer-Tomkinson emerging from a nightclub last week

    The woman — at 39 she can hardly be described as an ‘It-girl’ any more — was Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, the socialite whose increasingly erratic behaviour is leading to some concern among her friends and family.
    Eyebrows were certainly raised last week when she made a bizarre appearance at the salon of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite hairdresser Richard Ward, appearing with no shoes and clutching wads of cash and a teddy bear under her arm.
    Glass of wine in hand, she loudly proclaimed she had drunk six tequilas for breakfast before the wedding of Kate and William, though a friend later said this was a joke. But that is only a taste of her antics, according to those who know her.
    Tara has spoken freely of her drug addiction in the past, but maintained that alcohol was never a problem.


    Friends are worried Tara is on a steep decline, fueled by alcohol

    ‘I did three years of taking everything, but alcohol was not the thing for me,’ she once said. ‘I will have a drink, but I won’t keep drinking. The minute I feel out of control, I stop.’

    But if recent photographs of her staggering out of London clubs are anything to go by, she’s finding ‘stopping’ increasingly difficult.
    One concerned friend who saw her last month was astonished by her behaviour.
    ‘For a start, she insisted that I call her “Audrey” because she is obsessed with the film star Audrey Hepburn at the moment,’ he said.

    ‘It was about 2.30pm and she was already on the white wine. She’s always been a little mad, but this time there was something more disturbing about it. At times she seemed disorientated.



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    ‘Her mood swings were extreme; she was either crying hysterically about how no one is interested in her any more or giggling manically as she slagged off the people from reality show Made In Chelsea. At one point she went to the bathroom. When she came back she hopped like a bunny.’
    The friend adds: ‘I spoke to her on the telephone briefly a couple of days ago and she sounded disorientated again. That doesn’t mean she is back on drugs, but I think something is wrong.’
    Maybe, but when the Mail spoke to Tara this week she denied she had a drinking problem — or any other kind.

    ‘People look at me when I’m having a bad hair day and say, “Oh, she must be taking something,”’ she said. ‘I think they just see the picture and make it up. I’ve had 20 years of this.

    ‘People want to think about me being off my rocker all the time — they never want to write about my charity work. I don’t have a problem, it’s just not true.’
    Her agent has also strenuously denied the suggestion that Tara has a drink problem.

    However, the friend is far from the only person to witness Tara, who once had a £400-a-day cocaine habit, drinking during the day.

    Tara has often referred to her good friend, the singer Duncan James as her 'gay husband'

    A journalist, who interviewed her at her house recently, told me: ‘It was about midday and she offered to make a coffee, but was not sure how to work the espresso machine or even where to find the milk.

    Eventually she made a coffee, but poured herself a large glass of red wine; I declined one telling her it was a bit too early for me.’

    Another friend revealed: ‘Now that she has had her nose fixed she is feeling more confident about partying again. She told me: “I want to party like a rock star.”’

    The problem is that while her contemporaries have either settled down to become mothers, or have successful careers — and sometimes even both — it seems that partying is all Tara has.

    And the contrast between Tara’s life and those of her friends is something that is increasingly disturbing her, according to sources.

    ‘She knows that she is getting old now and all her dreams of marriage and a happy family are no nearer than they were 20 years ago,’ says one friend.
    Tara said she drank six tequilas before the wedding of William and Kate, a claim she has since passed off as a joke

    ‘She looks at people like Tamara Beckwith — they have always been rivals — who is now happily married to a millionaire with a baby, has a house in the country and a London pad, and she asks: “Why isn’t that me? I was always prettier than her.”

    ‘Tara is desperate for a man to rescue her. She has really begun to feel like she has missed the boat and, after a few drinks, can get a little hysterical and weepy about it.’

    If ever the epithet ‘poor little rich girl’ was invented for someone, it was Tara.

    The daughter of Prince Charles’s closest friends, Charles and Patti Palmer-Tomkinson, she grew up in luxury on her parents’ 1,200-acre Hampshire estate.

    She attended Sherborne School For Girls in Dorset and at one point was regarded as a promising pianist.

    The youngest of three children, in a recent interview she said that one reason she became a rebel was because her older sister, the writer Santa Sebag-Montefiore, was so perfect when they were children. Tara said: ‘It got to the point where I just thought:

    “She’s already got the role as the sister who gets all the praise. I just can’t compete.”’

    Not only that, but Santa turned into a real beauty with the nickname: ‘The girl with the longest legs in Hampshire.’

    As Tara puts it: ‘My answer was basically that if I was going to be the black sheep, I wanted to be the biggest black sheep.’

    And she worked hard at it; becoming known for her constant partying and crazy behaviour.

    But if it was a bid for attention from her parents, it did not necessarily work.
    ‘Instead of taking her in hand they would try and laugh off her excesses and call her the “mad one”,’ says her friend.

    ‘I remember there was one incident at Highgrove. It was just before Christmas and in the middle of lunch Tara asked Prince Charles if he would open up his shop for her because she had forgotten to buy everyone’s presents.
    Everyone around the table was shocked and embarrassed by her nerve, but her parents just laughed.’
    Matters came to a head in 1999 when she gave a slurring interview to comedian Frank Skinner on his TV chatshow, quickly followed by her father’s discovery that she had run up an £80,000 debt on a credit card he gave her.

    After admitting to a cocaine problem, Tara went into rehab and has now claimed to be drug-free for 11 years.

    Tara said the reason she rebelled when she was younger was because she viewed her older sister as perfect

    After she got clean, Tara’s popularity soared and her fame reached a peak when she was a runner-up in 2002’s I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here reality show.

    She was earning more than £1million a year thanks to newspaper columns, advertising campaigns and TV appearances. When she did an advert for Walkers Crisps she earned £300,000 for just three days’ work.
    She bought her three-floor, two-bedroomed maisonette in Kensington for £2.1 million, a ski chalet in Klosters for £1.5 million and a house in Bali for £1 million — none have mortgages.

    The trouble is, the fame boat has sailed on. When it comes to celebrities who are famous for being famous, the market is now packed with a younger, sexier crowd.

    ‘Things have been quiet for Tara for a long time,’ said a friend. ‘She thought she would get a whole load of new opportunities with the Royal Wedding; she thought American TV would be all over her.

    ‘But that didn’t happen. Instead, everyone was laughing at her fashion faux pas of wearing a hat complete with embellishments which pointed like an arrow to her major defect — her wonky nose.

    ‘At the moment she is even considering going on Celebrity Big Brother on Five — everyone else on it is incredibly low-rent and she would not even think about it if she had other work coming in.’

    Tara has been a regular on the party circuit

    Without any sort of a nine-to-five job — unless you describe photoshoots and phoning someone else to ‘write’ your Closer magazine column as such — Tara’s days must drag.

    She has made her home as comfortable as possible. The walls are adorned with pictures of her with her favourite celebrities while there is a Steinway piano and go-kart race car decorating her living room.

    Her days are spent at the hairdresser’s, in the tanning salon or practising the piano.

    She has vague plans to make an album of her accompanying herself singing.

    She has even been writing some dance music. But so far record labels have been reluctant to sign the former It-girl.

    It is not just the lack of work which is upsetting Tara. For a long time the problem of her nose — which caved in due to her excessive cocaine use — was a big upset.

    Originally, she had it fixed in 2006 but, in typical Tara fashion, failed to attend most of the follow-up appointments, which meant it quickly collapsed again.

    She had a temporary one put in for the Royal Wedding and in June had a three-hour operation in which cartilage from between her ribs was used to fix the problem.

    ‘Tara became a bit of a recluse before the operation,’ said one socialite friend. ‘She became very paranoid about her looks and wouldn’t go out; people had to come and see her at home.

    ‘She also cut back on her friends; to be honest a lot of the women were out of her life already.’

    The party behaviour continued, however, at her flat.

    ‘Prince Harry was a regular visitor — he thinks she is a hoot — and loves the way she can drink as much as him,’ adds the source.

    ‘And the singer Duncan James remains what she has dubbed her “gay” husband — he is always there for her and very supportive. He seems to be one of the few normal people in her life.’

    She recently declared that she feels ‘ten years younger’. Perhaps that is why, a year after insisting she was no longer interested in falling out of nightclubs, she is once again attacking the party scene with gusto.

    Last week she looked dishevelled and somewhat ‘worse for wear’ after a evening out at the nightclub Mahiki.

    But it’s not all bad news for Tara.

    She does have a new man on her arm — German violinist David Garrett, who is ten years her junior. They have had several dates since meeting in April, although friends say it is not serious.

    On the surface, Tara still appears to have it all — a designer clothes, celebrity lifestyle and multi-million-pound homes. But would you want to swap places with her?






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    her nose was really cute in the older pick, i find that kind of things very attractive, some special feature that makes it all seem more special. i want my wife to be cute like that and id spank her if she went crazy with partying
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    No idea who she is

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    Mad as a hatter.

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    tl;dr
    It's her nose that needed fixing? Really?
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    she looks high as a kite, 20 years older than she, and a total mess

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    Quote Originally Posted by FashionVictim View Post
    No idea who she is
    Me either.

    But after skimming through the article, "coke" "drunk" mood-swings".... I believe her to be the future Lindsay Lohan.

    Kinda like that episode of Family Guy were Stewie sees his future self on TV and goes to see him. Yeah, like that.

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    She had a temporary one put in for the Royal Wedding and in June had a three-hour operation in which cartilage from between her ribs was used to fix the problem.
    WHAT does that mean?! Had a temporary 'what' put in for the wedding? Some kind of cartilage? Or like a fake nose??

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    Gross and sad, but more gross than sad.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali View Post
    WHAT does that mean?! Had a temporary 'what' put in for the wedding? Some kind of cartilage? Or like a fake nose??
    I think she had stuff injected into her nose to make it look less collapsed.

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    Hey if Michael Jackson can do it, it's all the rage.

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    oh her nose collapsed. so what has she done to be known.
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    She is Lohan, avant la lettre. (at least she still alive at 39)

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    Paris and Lindsay will look similar in another decade or so if they keep going the way they're going.She looks awful.

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    Can someone conceptualize how much coke it takes to do that? Like are we talking a brick of coke a week? A day?
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