Nigella Lawson will appear on the cover of British 'Vogue'

Nigella Lawson will appear on the cover of British 'Vogue'

LONDON, March 4 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson will appear on the cover of April's British 'Vogue' in minimal makeup.
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Nigella Lawson won't face police action over drug use admission

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- London police won't prosecute Nigella Lawson after the TV cook admitted in court to using cocaine and marijuana.
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Chef Nigella Lawson: I'm 'conflict-averse'

LONDON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- British TV chef Nigella Lawson said she is "conflict-averse," shortly before she testified in a fraud trial against two of her former assistants.

London police to investigate Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use

LONDON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Detectives will review testimony about British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use, the London Metropolitan Police said Sunday.

TV chef's personal assistants found not guilty of fraud

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The former personal assistants of chef Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi were found not guilty of fraud after a three-week trial in London.

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admits using cocaine, marijuana

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson told a London court Wednesday she's used cocaine and pot.

Nigella Lawson considers interview with Oprah

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Friends of Nigella Lawson say the British chef would like to do an interview with Oprah Winfrey to set the record straight about allegations of drug use.

Sisters in fraud case were 'part of family,' Saatchi says

LONDON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Two personal assistants accused of using the credit cards of art dealer Charles Saatchi were thought a "part of the family," he told a London court Friday.

Details of Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use emerge in court

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Details emerged this week about British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson's alleged drug use at a hearing for two sisters who worked for her and her ex-husband.
Nigella Lawson a 'habitual criminal,' junkie

Nigella Lawson a 'habitual criminal,' junkie

Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was accused of being a habitual junkie and criminal who allowed two sisters to steal nearly half a million dollars from her estranged husband in exchange for staying quiet about her drug habit.
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Nigella Lawson's husband contemplated suicide over rift

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Art dealer Charles Saatchi contemplated suicide following the breakdown of his marriage with British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, his friend said.

Nigella Lawson's husband announces intent to divorce her

LONDON, July 7 (UPI) -- Charles Saatchi, art dealer and husband of Nigella Lawson, announced Sunday he intends to divorce the celebrity chef four weeks after a public fight in London.

Celebrity chef moves out of London home, police issue warning

LONDON, June 18 (UPI) -- A 70-year-old man has accepted a warning in connection with a choking incident involving celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, police in London said.

Saatchi donating gallery to British public

LONDON, July 1 (UPI) -- Art collector Charles Saatchi says he plans to donate his London gallery and 200 works worth an estimated $38 million to the British public.

Middle Eastern art focus of Saatchi show

LONDON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Art collector Charles Saatchi says his newest London art exhibition will feature the creations of nearly 15 Middle Eastern artists.
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Charles Saatchi (born 9 June 1943) (Arabic: تشارلز ساعاتجي‎) is the co-founder with his brother Maurice of the global advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi, leading the world's largest advertising agency until they were forced out in 1995. In the same year the Saatchi brothers formed a new agency called M&C Saatchi.

Many large clients followed, and their new agency quickly overtook their former agency in Britain's top ten. Charles is also known worldwide as an art collector and owner of the Saatchi Gallery, and in particular for his sponsorship of the Young British Artists (YBAs), including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.

Charles Saatchi was born into a wealthy Iraqi Jewish family in Baghdad, Iraq. In 1947, the family fled persecution and moved to Finchley, London. There Saatchi attended Christ's College, a secondary school in North London. During this time he developed an obsession with U.S. pop culture, including the music of Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. He also manifested an enthusiasm for collections, from cigarette cards and jukeboxes to Superman comics and nudist magazines. He has described as "life changing" the experience of viewing a Jackson Pollock painting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He then progressed to study at the London College of Communication.

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