• Flower power moments for your special day

    Fun and flowers have decorated catwalk front rows thanks to the likes of fashionistas Alexa Chung and Sarah Sophie Flicker. The wonderfully colourful garlands bring a soft and feminine finish to any outfit, and are proving extremely popular both on and off the catwalk.  And the headbands would make perfect decorations for flower girls, bridesmaids and even the bride herself. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY As Peaches Geldof recently showed us when she married Thomas Cohen in Sir Bob's country home, Davington Priory, in Kent. Fitting the theme of the ceremony, the newlywed Mrs Cohen beamed wearing a crown of white daisies which she completed with intricate floral earrings.   And with Kiera Knightley's own

  • 'Duchess is a young woman not an object,' say lawyers at hearing

    As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue smiling their way around the South Pacific on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen, they are awaiting crucial news from a French court. They were due to find out on Tuesday whether legal action to stop the distribution of topless photos of Kate had been successful. Their laywer Aurelien Hamelle told the hearing the picture represented "a highly intimate moment during a scene of married life and has no place on the cover of a magazine."   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY He said: "In the name of what did Closer publish these shock photos? Certainly not

  • Annie Lennox decides to give love another chance as she marries for third time

    She vowed never to wed again after her second marriage ended in divorce. But Annie Lennox has had a change of heart, tying the knot with her partner, Doctor Mitch Besser.   The couple wed during an intimate boat party on the River Thames as family and friends looked on. Celebrity guests on deck included Oscar winner Colin Firth and comedienne Ruby Wax. Acting as bridesmaids were Annie's two daughters, model Tali, 19, and Lola, 22. The singer, 57, shared a detail from her special day, posting a picture of a bouquet of pretty blooms on Twitter. The caption read: "Wedding

  • One Direction's Louis Tomlinson's romantic holiday going swimmingly

    Louis Tomlinson is taking a break from his busy schedule with One Direction. And by the looks of things, his romantic holiday with girlfriend Eleanor Calder is going swimmingly. No doubt Eleanor was looking on from the sidelines as the 20-year-old made a new friend, swimming with dolphins at the Miami Seaquarium. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The huge grin didn't leave his face for a moment as he tried a different aquatic activity, diving with stingrays in a reef at the centre. Doncaster-born Louis didn't look like he was missing his bandmates Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and

  • Alzheimers: The worst effects of junk food yet?

    We all know that junk food is bad for us, but how bad can it really be? Recent studies suggest that junk food affects not just the appearance of our body, but the efficiency of our brain.   According to a study published in the journal Neurology, adults who are obese in middle age are at almost four times greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than those who eat a balanced diet. Doctor Weili Xu, who headed the research, suggests that "higher body fat is associated with diabetes and vascular diseases, which are related to dementia risk". The problem seems to be with

  • Shakira joins 'The Voice' as Christina Aguilera serves up her latest pop offering

    Colombian singer Shakira has been signed up for the US version of The Voice, replacing current mentor Christina Aguilera. US network NBC also said Usher would replace CeeLo Green in a shuffle for the male judges. Shakira is stepping into Christina's shoes as the American singer prepares to throw her weight behind her brand new material.     Her single Your Body was released on September 14, and a teaser for the track's colourful video leaves fans in no doubt the powerhouse voice is back doing what she does best.   The song is lifted from her seventh studio album, Lotus, which is expected to be

  • The world’s most stunning cruise destinations

    A cruise is always a glamorous holiday. It represents the chance to enjoy a serene excursion along some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, as well as the best way to see a number of the planet’s top destinations all in one holiday. That’s not to mention the amazing facilities on deck; and of course the chance to sit at the Captain’s Table. But if you had your pick of any cruise destination; where would you head to? We reckon one of these has to be top of the list.     Caribbean Caribbean cruises offer the chance to head to some

  • French court rules on Kate pictures

    A French court has ruled in favour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in their legal action over the publication of topless photos from their holiday. This means that Closer magazine must stop distribution or syndication of the photos in France or face a €10,000 fine for every breach of the injunction. In its ruling, the court described the pictures as a "brutal display" of the couple's private lives.   "These snapshots which showed the intimacy of a couple, partially naked on the terrace of a private home, surrounded by a park several hundred metres from a public road, and being able to

  • A Cuban adventure in the pearl of the Caribbean

    Take in the colourful and sublime views of the Havana with a drive along the Malecon, or route through the fertile fields of coffee and cocoa plantations surrounding Baracoa. Enjoy a swim in the turquoise waters of the beaches of Varadero and spend a day diving in the natural bay of Cienfuegos. But don't forget to take a look at the Caribbean's highest waterfall deep in the Escambray Mountains. Away from the countryside, explore the colonial architecture of cities like Trinidad. These parts of Cuba are so friendly and engaging you'll find it difficult not to be swept up by the

  • The hotel currency exchange rip-off

    Millions of Brits could have been stung by up to £100 in fees when exchanging money in hotel bureaux abroad this summer, says a report by Travelex. The study, carried out by the leading foreign currency exchange specialist ahead of the summer, found that while many Brits opt for all inclusive holidays to help control their spending , almost a third (31 per cent) end up paying for extra costs they thought would be included in the price of the holiday. As a result, over half (57 per cent) of British all-inclusive holidaymakers are forced to change money at a hotel, and

  • The cost of child's play

    In this age of high-tech gadgets and gizmos, children's toys have changed dramatically in recent years. Mums and dads have always felt the pressure to provide for their little ones. And now the cost of parenting is more expensive than ever with the average family paying out more than £10,000 on toys before their child's 18th birthday. But you don't have to spend a fortune to have fun. From art activities to great days out, there are so many things you can do with your little ones without the cost.   And research has shown that exploratory play using everyday items, rather

  • Romance on the road for Mary and Frederik in beautiful Brazil

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge aren't the only loved up royals currently on tour. Another royal couple has also been bonding on the road. Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik and his wife Mary are on an official visit to Brazil until September 21. And in the midst of their exotic surroundings, the pair shared a tender moment at an engagement in Sao Paulo on Monday.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY   As the royal couple arrived for a business reception at the Renaissance Hotel, they stopped to exchange a loving glance.    Once inside, Mary – who looked stunning in a metallic effect dress – reached over

  • The new Mrs Reynolds' huge sparkler seen for first time

    Ryan Reynolds pulled out all the stops when it came to the jewel that sealed the deal with Blake Lively. She might not be the first Mrs Reynolds – Ryan was previously married to Scarlett Johansson – but the spectacular $2 million sparkler showed without doubt Blake is his number one girl.   Blake was back on the Gossip Girl set this week without her ring, but the diamond was spotted the day after the couple's September 9 wedding as they canoodled at the Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens in South Carolina, where their low key nuptials took place. Ryan enlisted the

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