Waxing lyrical with the stars of the future

“Star-studded” was the operative phrase at the recent launch party of pay-per-view Internet service Futurcast, held at the London Planetarium.

Eastenders barmaid and pop star Martine McCutcheon lent herself to the event, while rumours abounded that inmates from Big Brother would be wheeled out to light up the night.

But the most unexpected appearance of the evening was eccentric astronomer Patrick Moore, who was spotted propping up the bar.

Unfortunately, the Diary failed to grasp that the Planetarium shares premises with Madame Tussauds and tried to speak to Moore – who turned out to be a waxwork dummy. Perhaps it was the beer talking, but the incident certainly brought a new meaning to the phrase “seeing stars”.

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