• Husband's shock as the cause of Brittany Murphy's death is revealed

    Brittany Murphy's husband has spoken out to express his surprise after an LA coroner concluded that the primary cause of his late wife's death was pneumonia. On Thursday it was ruled that the Clueless star – who tragically passed away in her Hollywood Hills home on December 20 – died as a result of the lung condition, and that iron-deficiency anaemia and "multiple drug intoxication" were secondary factors. It was also noted that all the drugs were prescription medicines. Simon Monjack, who wed the 32-year-old actress in May 2007, and Brittany's mother Sharon Murphy had both said they believed her death

  • Emma Watson beats Angelina Jolie and co to become Hollywood's highest paid actress

    She's just 19 years old but Emma Watson has some wizard earning power. The Harry Potter star has beat some of Hollywood's most established actresses to the title of highest earning female screen star of 2009. In the same year she started university, Emma is said to have taken home an impressive £20 million, putting her ahead of the likes of Cameron Diaz and Angelina Jolie. According to Vanity Fair's table of top earners, she is placed at number 14 – and is the youngest person, male or female, to appear in the list. The magazine says her pay

  • Fearne Cotton off to a bumpy start as stars get on their bikes for Sport Relief

    She successfully scaled Mount Kilimanjaro last year, but Fearne Cotton has been having a little more trouble conquering the streets of Buckinghamshire. The TV presenter – who joined celebrities including Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow to climb Africa's highest peak for Comic Relief in 2009 – is currently preparing to cycle across the country in aid of Sport Relief. Headed up by recently-engaged David Walliams, a team of British stars - comprising of Fearne, Davina McCall, Jimmy Carr, Miranda Hart, Russell Howard and Patrick Kielty – will attempt to ride their bikes 1,000 miles nonstop from John O'Groats to Lands

  • Hunks in Calvin Klein trunks

    To show off its new line of underwear, American brand Calvin Klein X chose four famous faces (and bodies) to act as models: Twilight star Kellan Lutz, Desperate Housewives' bad boy Mehcad Brooks, Japanese footballer Hidetoshi Nakata, and Spanish tennis ace Fernando Verdasco. Which chiselled body do you like best in briefs? Click on photos to

  • The highest salt desert on the planet

  • Childhood sweethearts Laura and Paul get hitched at last

    It seems all too rare that you hear of childhood sweethearts marrying these days. But Laura Rybij and Paul Spencer proved it still happens. After first meeting when they were both just eight years old, the couple undoubtedly have a lot of history together. The two were separated aged 14 when Paul had to move away with his parents. And it wasn't until 2004 that they were reunited again, quickly striking up a relationship. The relationship rapidly progressed into a marriage proposal and on August 29, 2009, the couple tied the knot in North Devon. The service, held at Holy Trinity

  • Rent an isle: from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean

  • Explore the Arctic from an ice-breaker

  • Total wipeout: Orlando Bloom battles the surf for his own film project

    He's more than used to tackling the high seas for his role as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean. But Orlando Bloom looked like he was struggling as he battled the surf, fully clothed, for his part in new film The Good Doctor. The 33-year-old star sprinted energetically down the beach in LA before plunging into the water where he was blasted continually by the waves. In the flick, which Orlando is also producing, he plays Doctor Martin Ploeck, an ambitious physician who tampers with a teenage patient's treatment in a bid to impress his peers. Out later this

  • Chateau de La Chevre d’Or: breathtaking beauty

    They say that towards the end of his life, Nietzsche climbed one of the steep roads of the village of Eze and that the difficulty of the climb inspired him to write Thus Spake Zarathustra, a treatise on philosophy and morality. Near the  "Nietzsche trail", this chateau with its wide view of the blue waters of the Mediterranean has less strenuous  activities in store for you. Its elegantly decorated rooms are perfect to relax in, the outdoor, heated pool blends harmoniously with the setting; you may choose to play tennis, enjoy a relaxing massage, sample fine wines... Gastronomes and

  • Jolly hockey sticks for Lindsay and Matt

    Looking back at their wedding day in October 2009 newlyweds Lindsay Wiggins and Matt Griffiths say "we just wish we could do it all over again". The couple married in Holy Cross Parish Church, Cowbridge, in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan and then moved on to stunning Fonmon Castle for a dream reception. Accompanied by his new bride, ice hockey player Matt was delighted to exit the church under an arch of hockey sticks formed by his team mates. Meanwhile Lindsay had her fun in a princess-style gown designed by Stephanie Allin. With friends and family from all over

  • 'Grey's Anatomy' star Ellen Pompeo shares pics of baby daughter on US chat show

    Ellen Pompeo, star of US TV drama Grey's Anatomy, has unveiled the first picture of her four-month-old daughter on Ellen DeGeneres' chat show. The actress, who plays popular doctor Meredith Grey in the hit series, gave birth to baby Stella on September 15. And she's clearly thrilled to be a new mum. The 40-year-old could barely stop smiling as she showed off a photo of her daughter in the arms of her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, 42. And dad, it seems, is just as smitten – the picture showed little Stella wearing a red-checked shirt matching his. "Chris

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