• Ten ideas for an autumn getaway in Madrid

    1. Madrid International Dance Festival 
 From November 8th to 28th, Madrid becomes the focus for the international Madrid en Danza festival;  this year it's the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event, and the celebrations will feature 33 different dance companies from around the world. Dancers from countries such as Korea, the UK, Israel, Canada, Columbia, Finland, Poland, and the USA, as well, of course, as Spain itself, will gather to demonstrate a wide range of dynamic styles and the very latest in contemporary creative choreography.

 2. MTV European Music Awards 2010 
 Over 600 million people around the world watch the annual

  • X Factor: Cher silences critics while Katie Waissel narrowly hangs on

    Italian contestant Nicolo Festa and boyband FYD have become the first two acts to be eliminated from The X Factor live shows in a dramatic double eviction. Nicolo made his exit after receiving the lowest number of public votes for his performance of Lady Gaga's Just Dance. That left platinum-haired Katie Waissel and FYD – For Your Direction – fighting for survival as the other contestants in the bottom three. Click on photo for gallery The two acts battled it out in a sing off, with the judges deciding who should be sent home. FYD performed Rihanna's Don't Stop The Music while Katie sang Don't Let

  • Ann Widdecombe salsas on in 'Strictly Come Dancing' as Goldie becomes first star to exit

    It was a decidedly unsexy salsa. But Ann Widdecombe's unique interpretation of the Latin dance, stripped of its racier aspects, earned her enough public votes to keep her in for another week of Strictly Come Dancing. The self-described "blundering duffer", who has said a mixture of "modesty and sheer incompetence" means she may never master the more complicated routines, sent up her matronly image. When her partner Anton Du Beke ripped open his shirt at the start of the performance, Ann promptly buttoned him back up. And as he danced towards her wiggling his hips, she gave him a decisive shove

  • HELLO! Exclusive: Gavin Henson on playing dad and dirty dancing

    Gavin Henson and his partner Katya Virshilas have been getting close on and off the dance floor. Posing together in an exclusive HELLO! photoshoot, the Welsh rugby ace spoke glowingly of his professional dance partner. "Katya’s not just a dance coach for me," says Gavin, who recently split from Charlotte Church. "She’s like a life coach. It’s brilliant." "It’s mental how much time you spend together," says Gavin. "It’s good, though. It has to be that way for it to work on the dance floor. It’s cool, she’s pretty awesome. She’s a really good teacher. "I wish she had a

  • Bernie Nolan and husband Steve talk frankly to HELLO! about her cancer battle

    Bernie Nolan’s husband Steve has never been prouder of his wife of 14 years, who he’s whisked off on a romantic minibreak to Paris ahead of her mastectomy and reconstruction surgery later this month. In his first ever interview about the singer’s brave breast cancer battle, he exclusively tells HELLO!: "She’s the strongest person I’ve known in my life… She handles everything better than me". Bernie has lost her hair due to the chemotherapy treatment she’s undergone. Far from hide away, though, the inspirational star is embracing her new look – and stepped out for our exclusive HELLO! photoshoot

  • HELLO! Exclusive: Joan Collins opens the doors to her London home for the first time

    Her name is synonymous with style and glamour, qualities that enduring acting legend and author Joan Collins believes are sadly lacking in today’s stars. Opening the doors of her sumptuous Belgravia home for the first time ever in this weeks’ HELLO! - issue 1145 - the 77-year-old has something to say. She tells the magazine that, with the notable exception of one famous modern day actress, there are no real beauties in Hollywood these days. "I have to say, there aren’t that many good looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s… Angelina Jolie," says the famously outspoken stage and

  • HELLO! exclusive: 'Emmerdale' star Deena Payne's mixed emotions at leaving the soap

    Speaking exclusivley to HELLO! magazine, Deena revealed her Emmerdale role was being axed a few weeks ago while on holiday in Germany. “My first feeling was a rope had been taken off, complete relief,” says Deena. “Then came the feelings of anxiousness – you worry about financial security – then rejection, which isn’t nice at all.” Although shocked at the news, Deena says she’d been expecting something to happen as her character, once the centre of village life, had increasingly less to do. “The last 16 months have been frustrating,” she tells HELLO! - issue number 1145 - before

  • Beauty question: Just how important is a night cream?

    Have you ever wondered whether you really need to use a night cream? Most of us are fairly well informed about day-time moisturising care and the need to protect our skin from the daily grind, but just how important is it to use a night-time moisturiser? The fact is that the right answer depends on the individual. Which means that you are in the best position to decide for yourself, and the first step towards the answer is to gain a better understanding of your own skin type and personal skin needs. After removing all traces of the day's make-up

  • Fall in love with an autumn wedding

    As the leaves start to fall and the trees take a golden turn, autumn can be the most romantic time to say 'I do'. Indeed, an autumn wedding need not be synonymous with grey, rainy days. Remember that high season (May to September), also has its 'disadvantages' – hot days or summer allergies. And while it’s true that the weather can be disappointing from October onwards this doesn’t mean the whole season should be written off. In autumn, it's more likely you'll be faced with a wet, windy day rather than a warm sunny afternoon. It's therefore essential to plan your ceremony

  • 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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