• Katie Price marries boyfriend Alex Reid in private Las Vegas ceremony

    Katie Price and Alex Reid have married in Las Vegas, the couple's spokesman has confirmed. The mum-of-three and her cage-fighter love – crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother last week – tied the knot in a "private and simple" ceremony at 16.00 local time on Tuesday in the Wynn Hotel's marriage chapel. It came just hours after the pair landed in Sin City, where they checked into the Planet Hollywood Hotel on Sunset Strip. After stepping out to buy wedding rings (pictured) and enjoying champagne and strawberries together, they headed off for the service, emerging 30 minutes later holding their marriage licence. "She (Katie)

  • Sad Prince Harry pays tribute to 'legend' soldier pal killed in Afghanistan

    Third-in-line to the throne Prince Harry is mourning the loss of a friend who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Twenty-one-year-old Corporal Liam Riley was one of two British soldiers who died during two explosions in Helmand province. Lance Corporal Graham Shaw, 27 - who was also a member of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment - also perished. "I remember Liam Riley so well from the time we spent serving together at the British Army training Unit at Suffield in Canada," said Harry, who spent three months on the front line in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. "He was

  • Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray preparing to face manslaughter charges

    Doctor Conrad Murray, the personal physician of the late Michael Jackson is preparing to face criminal charges over the singer's death. His lawyer told US publication People that the doctor could be charged as early as Wednesday, and that he was in LA and prepared to go to court. According to reports in the US, Doctor Murray faces being charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering hospital anaesthetic Propofol in the king of pop's home before his June 2009 death. Involuntary manslaughter is when a death is the indirect result of negligence or recklessness. Doctor Murray has always maintained

  • Eye-opening audition as 'American Idol' hopeful strips off in front of Victoria Beckham

    Generally speaking, American Idol is a vehicle for showcasing vocal talent. But during her spell as guest judge, Victoria Beckham got to see a lot more than that from one contestant who ended up performing a mini-striptease in his audition. After her recent debut on the reality show, Posh was back on US TV screens this week, joining Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the judging panel in Denver. One member of the public she met was 27-year-old Texan Casey James, who, like all the hopefuls, was keen to get through to the next round. After failing to impress Simon when

  • Strike a pose: get picture perfect instantly

    Awards season has started in earnest and it’s impossible not to notice that celebrities belong to a secret club when it comes to working it in front of the camera – when was the last time an A-lister was caught slouching and looking bloated while on duty? It’s because they soon learn from each other how to pose like a pro, with just a hand here and an elbow there making them look elegant, natural and, of course, as slender as possible. Learn a few of their moves to make sure you look as picture perfect as an A-lister

  • The Jedward quiff goes to the Grammys

    They may have raised more groans than garlands on The X-Factor, but Jedward seem to have had the last laugh, not only with their continued presence on the public stage but with their effect on fashion. Yes, ladies and gents, the Irish twins have created their very own trend, the Jedward quiff (the Jif?), which is being seen on all the best-dressed heads, not least at the Grammys where Rihanna and Mary J Blige wore upwardly mobile peaks of hair and even Pink got in on the act with tufty forelocks. Cate Blanchett has recently been seen with a

  • The Chinese tiger starts to roar

    Everything will be brought to a halt in Hong Kong for the three main days of Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar is lunar-based, and the date of New Year changes from year to year; coincidentally, in 2010, it's Valentine's Day that brings the year to an end. The Year of the Ox is over, and it's time to welcome the Tiger. In the vast human anthill of Hong Kong they will do so in style. Traditionally, things kick off with a big family dinner on New Year's Eve, the first day of the celebrations. Since homes in Hong Kong

  • Istanbul, Capital of Culture, 2010

    Although Ankara occupies the place in official records and literature, nobody doubts that the unofficial capital of Turkey is Istanbul - the city known to the  ancient Greeks, Persians and Macedonians as Byzantium and which, as Constantinople resisted the Eastern Roman Empire. Right up until the twentieth century it was the darling of the Ottoman sultans, who spared no effort in decorating with it with fabulous mosques and palaces. It is a bewitching city bounded by the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara, split by the Bosporus Strait, and then split again by the sparkling waters dubbed the Golden

  • Charles and Camilla head back to school to bake bread with youngsters

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall joined youngsters and top chefs kneading, rolling and baking dough in a primary school cookery class on Tuesday. The royal couple, who will celebrate their five-year anniversary in April, made buns and loaves of bread with pupils at St George's School, Mayfair, while checking out a new food education scheme. Celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal and Gary Rhodes also attended the reception for the 'Chefs Adopt a School' programme. The scheme aims to introduce children to 'real foods' and teach them where ingredients come from. The Prince, who is patron of the Academy


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