The Loire Valley is a land of castles. From the point where the great river rises at Mont-Gerbier-de-Jonc until its waters disperse into the Atlantic, the beautiful scenery of the river bank is dotted with castles, chateaux, mansions and palaces, each more magnificent than its neighbour. The sight transports us back to the fairytale lands we read about when we were kids. Each great building has its own history and character; some were homes to kings, others to nobles and aristocrats who held fabulous balls and parties and who hunted in the surrounding forests; most attest to the splendour
Helen Mirren is used to having men go weak at the knees. And when she looks this fabulous it's no wonder.
Earlier in the month it was Russell Brand – who said working with her was "a sex education". And of course there's no forgetting the Oscars incident, when Daniel Day-Lewis was 'knighted' by her.
And this time around it was Bruce Willis, who stooped at her feet when she realised she'd lost an earring.
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Retrieving it from the sodden red carpet in London, he saved her from getting her glam red and black gown any wetter than
Aussie's style queen and the man who put the X Factor in her
Gone are the days when the afro was the realm of Seventies pop stars.
A-list beauties around the globe are saying goodbye to their hair-straighteners and chemical processing to embrace the look.
Solange Knowles is a radiant example. Pictured last month with Kanye West in New York, the stunning singer, whose big sister Beyonce usually takes the headlines, is making a name for herself as a style icon.
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When Demi Moore, one of Hollywood's most successful actresses, began dating much younger Hollywood hunk Ashton Kutcher, eyebrows were raised.
The best way of silencing the critics? A rock-solid union that is still going strong six years on. Here, hellomagazine.com takes a look at the story of their love.
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