• 'I did not have an affair': Erin Barry speaks out to deny involvement in Eva Longoria split

    She was rumoured to be the 'other woman' at the centre of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker's divorce. But Erin Barry, the estranged wife of Tony's former team mate Brent Barry, has categorically denied reports she is involved in the couple's split. "I did not have an affair with Tony Parker, nor did I 'pursue' Tony Parker," Erin – pictured with Barry, far right, Eva and Tony - wrote in an open letter on her website. "Unfortunately because our divorces are occurring at the same time, great speculation has been cast on our friendship. "My friendship with Tony Parker had nothing to do

  • Celeb-inspired gift ideas: boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal

    With an impressive gym-toned body and boyish good looks, actor Jake Gyllenhaal is a sought-after man. So what could be a better gift than a set of Cast iron dumbbells, certain to keep the Brokeback Mountain star in tiptop shape. Given Jake has been getting close with country music star Taylor Swift of late, a subscription to lovefilm.com would be perfect to help them snuggle up on the sofa together during cold winter nights. And the hunky star will be even happier unwrapping an Apple iPad - the coolest way to watch flicks from his new film subscription!

  • Mexico's treasury of natural and historical marvels

    If you've been lucky enough to visit Mexico, you may have some inkling of the vast wealth of natural, cultural and artistic wonders the country has to offer. Even so, you're probably only scratched the surface: the range and value is so great that 31 sites have been chosen by UNESCO as world heritage sites, 27 cultural and four natural. The country is home to a wealth of archaeological and architectural gems from the relics of ancient civilisations, to cave art, to fortified cities, and preserves indigenous traditions and rituals that have been handed down over centuries. It also

  • 'She's just a woman like any other': Madonna's new love Brahim opens up

    Madonna's new boyfriend Brahim Zaibat has spoken for the first time about his romance with the Material Girl. The 24-year-old French breakdancer says of his megastar love: "She's just a woman like all the others. "She's an extraordinary artist and world famous, of course, but a woman above all."   Click on photos for gallery Brahim, who is a devout Muslim, told Grazia France magazine how they met at the singer's ready-to-wear clothes line launch on September 22. "My mate Norman, who danced for her and who became her personal trainer, asked me to dance at the evening. "I performed a solo to

  • Secrets to getting gorgeous hair

    “Any time someone finds out I’m a hairstylist, I end up surrounded by women with questions about products,” says Lisa Chiccine, owner of the Lisa Chiccine Salon in New York City. Here, Chiccine and David Rhys of Jet Rhys Salon in San Diego look beyond the label to demystify what’s inside the bottle.   Hair Spray “It will put a nice hold on an elaborate style and lock in a look,” says Rhys. “It also helps refresh a look throughout the day.” Be aware that different types of hair sprays, such as flexible and maximum hold, deliver very different results. Higher-octane

  • London-bound Kate Winslet reveals plans to relocate for ex-husband Sam

    It's family first for Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes. Despite announcing the end of their marriage in March, the committed parents remain on good terms – to the extent that Kate has said she will likely relocate to London towards the end of next year so their children can be closer to Sam. "Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we'll all be in England if that happens," she told the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye. "It's such a massive commitment for him and it's not fair for him to commute backwards and forwards to New York from

  • Ingredient of the week: Mincemeat

    A marginal break from convention for our usual ingredient of the week column but we love mincemeat – as soon as anyone mentions Christmas the first mince pies get cracked open. Mincemeat, true to its moniker, did originally contain meat which was partnered with fruit – a combination favoured through the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. Early recipes featured wines and even vinegar, although this was later replaced by the brandy that still features today. Spices were also added to the mix later on when they became more widespread and popular with increased trade and seafaring. Try it in

  • Dazzling styles for the party season: One-shoulder wonders

    Asymmetric is the word this season with these dresses shouldering the burden when it comes to the party circuit.  Copy the likes of Hilary Swank, Natalie Portman and the queen of the look, Twilight beauty Kristen Stewart, to wow under the mistletoe. Click on photo for the full fabulous

  • Dazzling styles for the party season: Lovely lace

    A lacy number is one way to add va-va-voom on a special night. Short and sassy like Blake Lively? Or long and ladylike Narnia actress Laura Brent? You decide how best to wear your peek-a-boo style. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR THE FULL FABULOUS

  • Dazzling styles for the party season: Mini mayhem

    Celebrities have decided it's best to keep it brief this winter. And with endless legs like these who'd blame them? CLICK ON PHOTO FOR THE FULL FABULOUS

  • Dazzling styles for the party season: Vintage velvet

    Velvet dresses are all the rage this season this season, adding a touch of old school glamour whilst keeping you warm. Click on the photo for

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