The devastating earthquake in Haiti brought the world together as 2010 got underway and celebrities joined forces to help bring relief efforts to the victims.
John Travolta made it his personal mission to see that assistance and supplies arrived as he flew his private jet - full of military rations and medical supplies as well as a number of doctors and volunteers - to the island nation
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It used to be that five-star hotels were reserved for the rich and famous. But now just about anyone can afford to enjoy the fine service and facilities at some of the world's best hotels. Here are four such options, chosen by the travel website hoteles.com, where you can stay at the rates you'd normally expect to pay for somewhere far less exclusive.
Beijing Hotel (Beijing, China)
China is fashionable. The Olympics, the World Expo and the country's rapid economic growth are just some of the factors that are making the Eastern giant a major world power. It's clearly a
Prince William has been on duty at his search and rescue base in North Wales.
His bride-to-be Kate Middleton spent a last low-key Christmas at home with her family in Berkshire before joining the Windsor clan.
But royal watchers gathered at the Sandringham estate weren't disappointed as other glamorous young members of the family turned out.
Prince Andrew's daughters Beatrice and Eugenie were on stylish form in striking plumed headgear, skyscraper boots and smart coats as they accompanied the Queen at a church service during the holiday.
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Harry also turned on the charm, chatting with
Hollywood beauty Naomi Watts couldn't have looked more delighted fulfilling a promise to a long-time friend at a wedding back home in Australia.
Radiant in a cream summer-dress, she acted as maid of honour when publicist Emma Cooper wed her TV writer love Henry Cripps on a sunnny day in Sydney.
Naomi's partner Liev Schreiber also had a key role – reading great Australian author Henry Lawson's poem After All.
The two couples are great friends, living near each other in New York, while Naomi is godmother to their six–month-old son Caspar.
Also adding to the joyous atmosphere at the ceremony