• Escape to paradise – in affordable luxury

    Many of us dream of travelling as far afield as Zanzibar in Tanzania, or the Yucatan in Mexico, but are held back by the sheer expense. Well now it's possible to experience amazing travel adventures – and all in home comfort. As the saying goes, ‘any friend of yours is a friend of ours’, and this is the principle behind new website anyfriendofours.com. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY With lavish properties ranging from private villas that come complete with a serpentine pool and chef, to stylish, elegant and innovative pieces of architecture, the site offers exclusive homes to friends and family that perhaps wouldn't have otherwise had access. Not only

  • Charming Duchess named Britain's best smiler

    She has been praised for her easy charm, stunning sartorial choices and her 5ft 8in, model-like physique. Now, a new honour has been added to the Duchess of Cambridge's vast repertoire of desirable traits – Kate has been named 'Britain's Best Smiler'. An accolade which HELLO! Online believes to be very well-deserved – the brunette beauty is often spotted flashing her warm, genuine smile, her eyes twinkling.      Coming a close second, according to the survey conducted by ecigarettedirect, was TV presenter Holly Willoughby. The blonde bombshell is known for her happy, bubbly nature that instantly puts her interviewees at

  • Pippa turns Park Avenue princess for the US Open

    With designer sunglasses at the ready and a cute tote dangling from her hand, Pippa Middleton looked ace as she watched the US Open. The centrepiece of her look was a figure-hugging block colour dress, and the brunette's chic Park Avenue style was as eye-catching as the action on the court.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY With her fashion forward outfit taken care of, Pippa enjoyed the tennis with a pro guiding her through the action. Her equally stylish companion was rising US star Spencer Vegosen, 24. An accomplished academic fluent in Mandarin, Japanese and Spanish, Spencer has the brains to match his physical

  • Robbie Williams and pregnant wife Ayda fly home for British birth

    After years in the US, singer Robbie Williams and his heavily pregnant wife Ayda Field have flown home to Britain for a very special reason – the birth of their first child. American Ayda is expecting the couple's little girl any day now, and according to friends, the patriotic dad wants his little princess to be born on British soil and have a UK passport.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Three weeks ago, the Take That star hired a private jet – complete with a full medical team – to usher his "two girls" back home. While they now wait excitedly to

  • Michelle Obama on dating Barack and loving him more than she did four years ago

    America's self-declared mom-in-chief reminded voters of her family's humble beginnings in her pitch to keep her husband in the White House. To ripples of laughter, Michelle Obama told anecdotes about the earliest days of her courtship with the man who would go on to be the most powerful in the world.  Barack would pick "me up for our dates in a car that was so rusted out, I could actually see the pavement going by in a hole in the passenger side door," she told her audience at the Democratic Party's convention in North Carolina. "He was the guy whose proudest

  • Chandeliers and Chanel for Keira Knightley at the premiere of 'Anna Karenina'

    Leicester Square sparkled with chandeliers evocative of 19th-century Russian high-society, as stars turned out for the world premiere Anna Karenina. Keira Knightley, the leading lady in the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's epic love story, dazzled the crowds in a stunning vintage-feel peach Chanel gown, in keeping with her aristocratic character.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY    In an interview with HELLO! Online, the Brit beauty said that it was "lovely" to work with Jude Law, whom she added was "very supportive". Commenting on the film's theatrical setting, the 27-year-old described it as a "strange fantasy land". She added that this incredibly stylised version is "really exciting" and like "nothing we have seen before".     Keira admitted that the

  • No hard feelings: Former flames Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana reunited for work

    They enjoyed a short and intense three month romance after falling in love on the set of The Words. Although no longer together, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana are still professional and comfortable in each other's company.  Both were reunited at the Los Angeles premiere of the film that brought them together.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY While working with an ex could potentially be uncomfortable, the actors seemed to have the situation under control. Zoe's mega-watt smile was outshone only by the spectacular beaded gold number she wore. By her side, dapper Bradley more than lived up to

  • Sexy singleton Katherine Jenkins leads the women in black

    Katherine Jenkins shrugged off her recent troubles to put in a show-stopping appearance on Tuesday. The classical singer recently found herself at the centre of a media storm after denying rumours she had an affair with David Beckham on Twitter. But all was forgotten as the stunning star stepped out in a black, floor-sweeping Stella McCartney gown with cut out panels that highlighted her trim frame.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY With her blonde locks pulled back into a loose updo and smouldering make up highlighting her icy blue eyes, the singleton happily posed for the cameras in London. She

  • Home delivery health food: The latest craze of celebrity fitness fans

    Though hard to believe, women think about losing weight for roughly two years of their life – that's a whopping 44 minutes every day! But for women struggling with daily commitments and wanting to eat well, fresh, healthy food can now be delivered right to your door, promising to take away the thought, time and effort that comes with dieting. Spice Girl's star, Melanie B, says that when she is rushed for time she can count on these packages: "Their food is calorie counted, gourmet, and built to your exact needs. They're Brilliant!"   Other fans include the likes of model Lily Cole and singers

  • Victoria Pendleton is stunning in Stella as she enjoys Team GB night out

    After their success at the London Games, it seems no swanky bash is complete without an Olympic hero or two on the guestlist. On Tuesday night, Victoria Pendleton lead a host of Team GB medal winners at a prestigious awards ceremony.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The golden girl, who has officially retired from the sport after her double medal win, oozed glamour in a black Stella McCartney dress that accentuated her athletic frame. Victoria, 31, was joined by fellow cyclists Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins at the do organised by GQ magazine. Dressed in a characteristically eccentric tweed suit, Bradley was accompanied by his wife, who

  • Claire Danes keeps mum about pregnancy

    Claire Danes is looking forward to motherhood, but the star is remaining tight-lipped about the finer details of her pregnancy. Appearing on American chat show Live! With Kelly and Michael, the actress said she was "feeling good and balanced" about becoming a mum for the first time.   However, she refused to go into details about the child's gender. She quipped : "It is a human being, which is a profound relief." The star is currently on our screens as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathieson in the hugely popular US series Homeland, but she denies that her character will be joining her on the pregnancy wagon. The producers

  • Princess Mary turns ringmaster as she treats her kids to circus visit

    As far as days out go, it was unforgettable. Elephants, tigers, acrobats and – most importantly – camel rides. This was the treat Princess Mary of Denmark had in store for her two eldest children Christian and Isabella during a day out at the circus recently. Despite all the magic in the air, it was the little royals who stole the show at the event in Copenhagen. Christian and Isabella charmed everyone as they fed the elephants and tentatively enjoyed a wobbly camel ride inside the tent. While the children focused on the fun, mum Mary was lending her profile to charity. The

  • Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson still have the newlywed glow after taking each other's surnames

    Stepping out for the first time since their country wedding in Somerset, Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson were the image of marital bliss at the premiere of his latest film Anna Karenina. The duo, who were serenaded by music-legend Elton John during their June ceremony, were debuting their new surname, Taylor-Johnson, which they each adopted after their nuptials . Sam, 45 and Aaron, 22, have two little ones together, Wylda Rae and Romy Hero, who are both under three, as well as daughters Anjelica, 15, and Jessie, six -  from Sam's marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling.     CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Speaking about his on-screen partnership with British actress Keira Knightley, who takes the film's

  • Brit fashion queen Victoria Beckham up for another prestigious BFA

    Last year, she made an emotionally charged speech after being honoured with the Designer Brand of the Year title at the British Fashion Awards. And Victoria Beckham may be in line to take home another of the prestigious awards at this year's ceremony.   Having made a splash in the celebrity world, with handfuls of A-listers sporting her glamorous designs, it comes as no surprise that the former Spice Girl was announced as a nominee in the Red Carpet category. But she faces stiff competition in the form of Stella McCartney, whose polka dot designs and optical illusions frocks have

  • Mediterranean cruise for birthday girl Beyonce as mother-in-law pays tribute

    In contrast with some of her peers, Beyonce has never been one for spilling out of nightclubs in the early hours. Now she's a mother, the songstress is even less likely to be seen living the high life. So her 31st birthday on September 4 was a fairly sedate affair involving an intimate party during a Mediterranean cruise, complete with balloons and streamers. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE B seems to love coming to Europe, with attentive husband Jay-Z whisking her off to St Tropez or Croatia nearly every year for a birthday treat. This week the king of rap

  • 'People are going to walk all over me': Ellen receives Hollywood Star

    Comedienne and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres has left her mark in Hollywood with a star on the Walk of Fame. She alerted her Twitter followers to the big day ahead, lacing her happy comment with her acerbic wit. "I'm getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today at 11am. Come watch! Also, I'd love a ride home. 6720 Hollywood Blvd."   CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL PICTURE GALLERY   As expected, the LA street was lined with family, friends and wellwishers. Actress wife-of-five-years Portia de Rossi, LGBT activist and mother Betty, American Idol colleague Ryan Seacrest and fellow comic Jimmy Kimmel were among those congratulating Ellen. Overwhelmed by

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