Sarah Ferguson has said that she first got caught up in the cash-for-access scandal because she was trying to help out a friend in need.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the Duchess of York revealed that she became embroiled in the sting because she wanted to assist an unnamed friend who "needed $38,000 (£28,000) urgently".
But, she admitted that financial desperation prompted her to ask for even more money and led her to request £500,000 for herself.
"I was so out of control with desperation where I'd reached the point of no return," the 50-year-old told the chat show host.
During the interview, which aired
Sarah Jessica Parker is undoubtably the protagonist of Sex and the City, but as the second film version of the series premiered in Japan this week, it was Kim Cattrall who was the focus of attention.
The glam actress stole the limelight with a ravishing new hairstlyle – a sleek bob markedly different from the longer wavy style she sported at the London opening.
Kim was a knockout in a glittering gold gown by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan - the same fashionista who made the dress she wore for the New York premiere.
Of course all the girls were on
In the world of showbiz, few friendships have endured as well as that between Courteney Cox Arquette and Jennifer Aniston.
The two best pals have a well-documented, affectionate relationship, and they spend a great deal of time together away from the public eye – the Bounty Hunter star often holidays with Courteney, her husband David Arquette and her goddaughter Coco.
And with so much love between the leading ladies, there was no way that Jen was going to miss out on supporting her friend as she received her first big award.
The 41-year-old beauty - back in LA from Hawaii -
Are you confused about the difference between perfume, eau de cologne, eau de toilette and the other forms your favourite scent comes in?
The word 'perfume' itself derives from the Latin per – through – and fumare – smoke – so perhaps it's not surprising the subject is a bit hazy.
With the arrival of the good weather, you may be looking for something a little lighter than the scent you use during the colder months.
Each perfume house uses their own terminology and categories to classify their perfumes according to the concentration of essences or aromatic oils they
With just a matter of days to go before the World Cup, Football fans are abuzz with excitement. But it's not just Fabio Capello's chosen squad who are gearing up for the big competition – their wives and girlfriends are too. We take a look at the leading ladies behind the players heading for South
Princess Martha Louise has not been a regular presence at Norwegian royal engagements of late.
But she made a return to the official stage on Tuesday to attend a royal gala dinner to mark Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands' state visit.
The mum-of-three joined the rest of the royal family, including King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, in Oslo's Royal Palace.
The 38-year-old princess has been taking time out from the royal spotlight to concentrate on her writing, which she says has helped her find herself.
On Thursday she presented her latest work Möt