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The Insider - 12/09/2008

- A SCRUM of well-heeled guests helped raise an impressive €100,000 at the second annual CROSS Cancer Research Rugby Ball recently.

Taking place in the Four Seasons hotel and attended by more than 350 people, the bash in the southside hotel was hosted by rugby pundits George Hook and Brent Pope and attended by rugby stars like Felipe Contempomi and Paul Wallace. Among the lots that went under the hammer was a premium package to the 2009 Heineken Cup Final with a signed Munster jersey from the 2008 tournament. Guests also received goody-bags stuffed with Apple iShuffles and sports DVDs.

- WHILE a handful of media types got a sneak preview of the new 'Tropic of Thunder' movie last Tuesday, the VIP premiere will take place next week on September 16. The glitzy bash will take place at the Cineworld on Parnell Street, followed by an aftershow party in Krystle.

- REPUBLIC of Loose will be rocking it out at the Academy this month for their forthcoming Dublin date.

The six-man band, playing the Middle Abbey Street venue on September 25, are riding on a wave of success since their third album release last May, with a new single scheduled for release next month.

- BEST-SELLING novelist and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs will be in Dublin next Wednesday for a special book signing. Dubray Books on Grafton Street will play host to the American writer, who'll be giving a presentation on her new book 'Devil Bones'. Given the Fox TV series 'Bones', which stars the hunky David Boreanaz, was inspired by Reichs' fascinating life, she should have no shortage of material to talk about.

- EXCLUSIVE jeweller Raymond Weil will be joining forces with Irish Autism Action this month to unveil 'Timeless Creations'. A new collection of works by 10 of Ireland's top artists, invited guests will be beating a path to Residence on St Stephen's Green on September 23 to press the flesh at the VIP bash.

- GREG Ryan, formerly of boyband Zoo, has just landed a support gig playing with Shayne Ward next month. The Limerick crooner, whose sights are still set on fame, is supporting the X Factor winner at his Limerick UL concert on October 26.

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