Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Top Ten. Chameleons

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Top Ten. Chameleons

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Labour has accused Dave Cameron of being a chameleon - but he's not alone. A slutty ambassadress, a cuddly chancellor, a diva midwife - who's who takes on a new meaning

Turning 19 seems to have messed with Joss Stone's mind. Despite selling millions of records and chalking up a personal fortune of [pounds sterling]5 million, the pop star wants to quit singing to become a nurse. 'I want to be a midwife. It must be the nicest job. I don't want to be a singer all my life.'

The songbird, who left school with three GCSEs, is now desperate to learn - 'I never thought I would say that.' Kate Moss can't quite decide if she's going to be an earth mother or a party-loving minx.

She has been trying (and failing) to give up smoking. She has apparently asked Jefferson Hack to father a brother or sister for Lila Grace. But there still seems to be the nagging allure of the Marianne Faithfull role to Pete Doherty's Mick Jagger. Who will Kate be next?

Coleen McLoughlin is torn: the shopaholic is groomed but doomed to forever be a footballer's wife. Like a scene from My Fair Lady, Wayne's woman may have gone to Ladies Day at Aintree but her perma-tan nearly blinded the horses. Audrey Hepburn never had blonde hair extensions or French manicures - which is it to be Coleen, chic or chav?

By day Prince Harry plays the officer but at night the third-inline to the throne is not such a gentleman. The week before he was on parade in front of his beaming grandmother, he was cavorting in a lap-dancing club. 'I want to be an army officer and do the job,' he said, 'but at the same time I don't want to change that much.' First duty as 2nd Lt Wales?

Partying at Boujis till 3.30am.

Once the inscrutable Iron Chancellor who brooded silently in the shadow of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown is trying to be a lot more human these days. He's put the calculator aside and is smiling with his newly whitened teeth. The Chancellor is also going on about how we should be saving the planet, even claiming that that has been his plan since 1997. …

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