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Anna-Lynne McCord will be jetting into Ireland

- HOLLYWOOD starlet Anna-Lynne McCord will be jetting into Ireland this week for four days.

The former model, who has starred in Ugly Betty and CSI: Miami, will be taking time out of her busy schedule to host a celebrity party on Saturday night in the Wright Venue.

The blonde actress, who shines on 90210 as Naomi, the gorgeous bad girl with a heart of gold, will be mingling with clubbers and fans at the top Swords nightspot.

wwwFORMER Miss Irelands Amanda Brunker, Yvonne Ellard, Siobhan McClafferty and Yvonne Costello joined TV3's Sinead Desmond to launch Miss Ireland 2010 contest in association with Boyle Sports.

This is a very special year for Miss Ireland as 2010 marks the 60th year of the Miss World Pageant and competition has already stepped up a notch here with a record number of entries and a formidable standard.

Heats are already in full swing all over the country and the stunning finalists will be announced this month.

The winner will be crowned at a sparkling ceremony at the D4 Berkeley Court Hotel.

wwwSile Seoige stepped out alongside other familiar faces to host the Red Bull Illume 2010 international photographic competition/ exhibition in Trinity College last night.

Red Bull athletes from around the globe jetted in for the eagerly awaited event and those in attendance included an exclusive selection of Irish opinion leaders and celebrities. Following the unveiling, guests made their way to an after-party in the Porterhouse, Nassau Street, before moving on to the ever-popular Lillie's Bordello.

wwwTHOUSANDS of new mums and dads are expected to flock to the RDS next month for the Pregnancy and Baby fair.

The weekend-long event will offer amazing shopping, expert advice, professional services, entertainment and a guaranteed fun filled day out for all the family.

The event takes place on October 9 and 10 and more details about it are available from the website at pregnancyandbabyfair.ie

wwwVIP hotspot The Wright Venue will be hosting a special tribute night in memory of acclaimed Olympic boxer Darren Sutherland to mark the first anniversary of his tragic death.

The event, on Friday, September 17, will include performances from a number of DJs and a charity auction for Temple Street Children's Hospital, for which Darren was an ambassador, with prizes donated by Barry McGuigan, Bernard Dunne and David Haye.

Tickets at €20 will be available from Ticketmaster.ie.


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