EMMA THOMPSON LIES TO HER HUSBAND

Hollywood star Emma Thompson is forced to lie to her husband when she buys new clothes, because he hates her spending money on expensive designer wear. Thompson is admitting her partner, fellow actor Greg Wise, is often cheap with his money and only buys new underpants every five years. She says, "When I whimper as I watch him pull his ancient, baggy and fake Calvin Klein pants up over his perfectly formed six pack to his chin, he snaps, 'Oh stop it. These will be fine for the next five years.' "If I buy anything, I lie about it, or stain or chip it slightly and claim it was 75p in the Scope (charity) shop. I have managed to introduce three pairs of shoes, a handbag and a Fedora, all by Donna Karen, using this deception."And Thompson has to continue her tricks when she replaces her husband's old garments with expensive new versions. She adds, "I have to color in any logos with magic-marker in case he spots them."