• Raise a glass at the Bordeaux Wine Festival

    The rehabilitation of Bordeaux old town is worthy of a place in the history books. The architecture and artistic heritage of this small French city has always been admirable, but over the years it had become choked with traffic, the walls had blackened and it was reduced to a shadow of its former glory. Today, however, it is once more an A-list destination. 

 A little more than a decade ago, the city mayor and former French Prime Minister Alain Juppe suggested an unusual deal to the people of Bordeaux: in exchange for four nightmare years of public works and

  • Camila Alves and her beautiful baby Vida join the boys on New York outing

    Held safely in her mother's arms, little Vida Alves McConaughey made a very stylish appearance in New York this week. Already the image of her model mum Camila, whose big brown eyes she has clearly inherited, the five-month-old went out en famille with dad Matthew and her big brother Levi, who will be two on July 7. The quartet certainly made an impact on the streets of the Big Apple after leaving their hotel. Following in the trendy footsteps of her sibling, who wore jeans and a green bandana, Vida was dressed in a white summer dress and wore a

  • Red-faced Richard Branson gets a soaking after jet ski stunt goes awry

    Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson certainly made a splash with his latest stunt to promote his company, though perhaps not in the way he expected. The 59-year-old entrepreneur ended up in the sea – along with one of his employees – when a jet ski stunt went wrong. Things started out well as Richard powered though the water in front of Las Vegas' famous Bellagio with stewardess Vicky Lewis riding behind him. The pair were on their way to a podium where Richard was to "conduct" a fountain display, set to music. But after misjudging a turn Richard lost

  • Tom Cruise and his favourite ladies Cameron and Katie prove three isn't a crowd in Spain

    One is a charismatic blonde who has entranced moviegoers with her leggy looks and playful streak for some time. The other, a striking brunette, regularly makes magazine covers around the world. And Tom Cruise obviously felt like a very lucky man to have both of them as his dates for the premiere of his latest movie in Seville, southern Spain. The ladies in question – his co-star Cameron Diaz and wife Katie Holmes – had pulled out all the stops for the screening of Knight and Day. Cameron was on bombshell form wearing a sexy one-shoulder Lanvin creation and skyscraper

  • Love is in the air? Cheryl Cole whisked away on surprise romantic trip by Derek Hough

    Since ending her marriage to footballer Ashley, Cheryl Cole is a highly sought-after lady. With two main contenders reportedly competing for her affection – Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am has described her as "the most beautiful woman in the world" - Cheryl's love life seemed to heat up this week when she jetted out on holiday with dancer Derek Hough. The handsome 25-year-old reportedly surprised the X Factor judge by whisking her away to Tanzania for a short break, only revealing their destination upon her arrival at Heathrow airport. And while the pair - pictured in December - made every effort to

  • Wet-look style: cool and sophisticated for summer

    'I just haven't got time to wash my hair', 'I can't do anything with these layers', 'I want to tie my hair back, but just it's too short', 'My fringe is driving me crazy'... All these problems can be overcome by opting for a slicked-back wet-look style. It's the perfect way to create a sophisticated look without much effort, and celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen have already joined the trend. It's a good way to keep hair under control in the summer and can be a really handy option when you're growing out a fringe. Particularly flattering

  • Heartbroken Nelson Mandela attends great-granddaughter's funeral

    It was a sad day for Nelson Mandela and his family on Thursday as they gathered to attend the funeral of the former South African leader's great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela. Making a rare public appearance, 91-year-old Mr Mandela was joined by his third wife Graca at the service. His second wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, 73, was also there. It was held in the chapel of St Stithians college, the private Methodist school in Johannesburg which Zenani had attended. One of Mr Mandela's nine grandchildren, 13-year-old Zenani died in a car accident last Friday on the way home from a pre-World Cup concert. The

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  • Who wears it best?

    It's every woman's nightmare. Debuting your new dress at a glitzy party only to find that a fellow fashionista has picked exactly the same outfit to wear for the evening. With more and more stars stepping out at different events in the same pretty frocks, decide who you think wears it

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