Monica Lewinsky has signed a provisional contract with Costas Agloupas, owner of the Greek fashion house, Lucifer, to model clothing, provided she loses weight first, the ANA news agency said yesterday. The report said the contract is for Lewinsky to model two dresses during a show in Athens next month for a fee of $125,000, but the former White House intern will have to lose 5kg to fit into them.

Kylie Minogue (30) yesterday unveiled her new Madame Tussaud's dummy. The singer was at the London museum to see the sculpture which replaces the last version, created in 1989. And she had a simple suggestion for the fate of the old model: "They could just pop a wick in the head and have a 180-hour burning candle."

Big Breakfast host Denise van Outen (24) told Channel 4 viewers yesterday she is quitting the show to work on new projects.