• Katy Perry shows off her engagement ring from fiance Russell Brand

    Katy Perry brought extra sparkle to London's snow-covered streets at the weekend when she debuted her engagement ring from English love Russell Brand. Passersby were given the very first glimpse of the rock as the happy couple left the comedian's north London home having briefly returned from their festive break. Romantic Russell popped the question to his 25-year-old girlfriend of four months in Jaipur on New Year's Eve, after whisking her away there for Christmas. After holidaying in India, the couple then headed over to Thailand to celebrate the big event, before eventually returning to the UK. But with such happy news to share, they

  • HELLO! exclusive: Robbie Williams and Ayda's romantic wedding plans

    He's yet to confirm any pending nuptials, but with Robbie Williams' girlfriend Ayda Field happily flashing a sparkler on her wedding finger last week, it seems the previously steadfast singleton is ready to settle down. And in this week's HELLO!, issue 1106, there's an exclusive insider's report on what's next for the couple. Pick up your copy now to find out the details of their wedding; from the guests and the venue, to what American actress Ayda wants to wear on the day. There's also the scoop on how they've splashed out hundred of thousands of pounds renovating their LA

  • Quail with spiced tomato and sultana sauce

    Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 quails 1 tin of chopped tomatoes ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 cinnamon stick 2 tbs honey 1 dried chilli A handful of sultanas 2 shallots 2 tbs pomegranate molasses 2 slices good sourdough bread Method Finely chop the shallots and soften in some olive oil. Add the cumin seeds, the cinnamon stick and the dried chilli, stirring

  • Sophie Dahl and her musician love Jamie Cullum marry in romantic country wedding

    Sophie Dahl and her fiance Jamie Cullum were married in a fairytale winter wedding in the New Forest at the weekend. The beautiful blonde and her musician love, 30, tied the knot in front of close friends and family at the Lime Wood Hotel, near Lyndhurst. Having hired out all of the 29 bedrooms at the picturesque country house location for their guests, the couple - who met at charity event two-and-a-half years ago - were united in a civil ceremony. Model Sophie, 32 – the maternal granddaughter of author Roald Dahl and actress Patricia Neal – was given away

  • It's all over for Lewis Hamilton and his Pussycat Doll as careers drive them apart

    After months of reports that their relationship had moved down a gear comes confirmation it's all over for Lewis Hamilton and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. The couple have called time on their 20-month romance to concentrate on their careers. In a statement, the pair said: "We can confirm that we have decided to go our separate ways. "We will focus on our careers at the present time and will remain close friends." The couple started dating in May 2008 after meeting at the MTV Awards the year before. They were often snapped at red carpet events, and Nicole was a

  • 'Twilight' star Ashley Greene reveals her 'Eclipse' physique in body paint ads

    It’s not just the boys of the Twilight saga who can boast fabulous physiques. Actress Ashley Greene showed she was in just as good shape when she bared all for a racy photo shoot. The US star – who's just finished filming Eclipse, the third instalment in the saga – wore nothing but body paint in the campaign for soft drink company SoBe's zero-calorie Lifewater range. She puts her ultra-toned figure down to all the work she has had to do playing Alice Cullen in the latest installment of the hit series of vampire flicks. “We had a lot of action

  • The Metropole: elegance and luxury in Monte Carlo

    Just a few steps from Monte Carlo's famous Casino, the Metropole hotel has recently been renovated under the direction of the renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. The refurbished look focuses on fresh Mediterranean decor, combining classical elegance with modern touches. The 114 luxury rooms ooze luxury in every detail and among them are 64 sumptuously furnished suites, which overlook the Casino gardens. The cuisine that the world renowned chef Joël Robuchon and his protege, Christophe Cussac, offer clients in the various restaurants are a gastronome's delight, while the bar is a place to see and be seen on the

  • Masterpieces of Catalonian art in Barcelona

    As the world celebrates 75 years since the opening of the Museum of Catalan Art, the Museum itself marks the event by bringing together 75 masterpieces by Catalonian artists, drawn from private collections, Catolonian, European and American museums, and ecclesiastical collections. Including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and nineteenth century art as well as pieces from the first three decades of the last century, the exhibition takes us on a journey through the history of Catalonian art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century Unusually, some of the works have left their usual homes in the churches and cathedrals of

  • Cooking equipment to swear by

    Gordon Ramsay, the hot-headed chef notorious for both his fiery temper and impeccable standards has launched a range of swish gadgets to kit out your kitchen so you can cook like a Michelin-starred chef at home, without the shouting!  Pieces from the new professional range are all designed in sleek stainless steel, making them robust, tough and great to look at. The jug blender we were sent to test was a great example – three speeds made a multitude of different tasks a doddle. The snazzy, modern blue display enables easy switching between speeds – and there’s also a pulse button, ideal

  • Prawn and kale Madras curry

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped 250g mushrooms, halved 75g Patak’s Madras Curry Paste 410g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 400g can chopped tomatoes 200g bag ready prepared kale 300g tiger prawns Method Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the curry paste, then the chickpeas, tomatoes and 150ml

  • Beef and kale lasagne

    Ingredients (serves 4) 1 onion, chopped 500g extra lean minced beef 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ x 200g bag ready-prepared kale 6 sheets lasagne 350g tub cheese sauce 50g Cheddar cheese, grated Method Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6. Fry the onion, beef and herbs for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cover and cook for 10 minutes

  • Chicken, ginger and kale stir fry

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 200g bag ready prepared kale 1 tbsp oil 500g chicken breast, sliced 2cm piece root ginger, grated 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks (120g) 1 red pepper, sliced (180g) 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 2 tbsp soy sauce Method Cook the kale in boiling water for 5 minutes then drain. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the

  • Fish and kale creole

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 200g bag ready prepared kale 1 tbsp oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning 195g can sweetcorn, drained 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g cod, cut into large chunks 227g can pineapple slices in natural juice, cut into chunks Method Cook the kale in boiling for water for 5 minutes. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 5 minutes. Add

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