• Simon Cowell and Amanda Holden show Britain's got even more talent lined up

    Britain's Got Talent is back, and on Wednesday the show's formidable creator Simon Cowell stepped out to inaugurate the latest instalment of his popular talent show creation. Joining him at the first round of auditions was his right hand lady Amanda Holden who, despite the chilly January temperatures, looked distinctly summery in an eye-catching yellow dress. The mum-of-two was radiant as she posed in front of hoardes of fans who had come along to support the show that has unearthed talents such as Susan Boyle.   Mastermind Simon promised to deliver more of the same this time around, and said:

  • Konnichiwa Japan! One Direction greeted by screaming fans in Land of the Rising sun

    Not even an 11-hour flight could dampen One Direction's enthusiasm as the boy band touched down in Japan. Looking fresh-faced and thrilled to be there, the group – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne – donned kimono-style jackets emblazoned with 1D and joined their hands together in a traditional Japanese greeting. The quintet had spent some time with their family before boarding a plane to Tokyo on Tuesday as part of a promo tour. And if 18-year-old Harry was feeling sad following the end of his romance with Taylor Swift he certainly wasn't showing it,

  • Sky-high tennis courts and deep-water restaurants: Seven star hotels around the world

    Tailored to perfection, seven-star hotels provide an experience that epitomises ultimate luxury. And from the brigade of white-gloved butlers to Rolls Royce fleet, designer interiors to idyllic island vistas, these hotels – whether Dubai’s Burj Al Arab or Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace – are quite simply unparalleled, in their sights and in their service. The standard star system officially allows up to five stars for any hotel, but these architectural masterpieces and luxury havens exceed any other resort, earning them the crowned title for the world's best hotels... Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi With its stark contrast combining glittering skyscrapers and rolling desert

  • Berry healthy: the tiny superfoods that hold the key to a healthy heart

    Blueberries are little superfoods packed with more antioxidants than many other fruits and vegetables such as oranges, rocket and spinach. And eating three or more servings per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by one-third – according to new research released this week. The findings come from a study of 93,000 women over 18 years that suggests that eating the superfood every other day will make a difference to health in later life. It also showed that women who ate the most berries were 32% less likely to have a heart attack.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR

  • No awkwardness for Jennifer Lopez and her Hollywood exes

    For some people, running into three exes at once would be rather awkward. But not so for superstar Jennifer Lopez who kept her cool at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday despite seeing former flames Diddy, Ben Affleck and Bradley Cooper. During her appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show Jennifer was asked by the host "so you're there at the awards and you're going to run into everybody in Hollywood, including people that you possibly dated. Is that awkward? Is that weird?"   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Laughing in reaction the 43-year-old said: "No because I see them a lot, we're in the

  • Llamas, land and plenty of laughs: Inside the Queen's Diamond Jubilee gift list

    Presenting the Queen with a gift able to stand out from the euphoria of her Diamond Jubilee is no small task. But when her Majesty looks back on a year full of pomp, parties and presents, there are a few candidates likely to stand out. According to an official gift list released by Buckingham Palace, the sovereign had a live baby llama bestowed on her by one unspecified giver. And in keeping the theme of bio-diversity, she also had part of Antarctica renamed in honour.     Queen Elizabeth Land sprawls over 169,000 square miles and is almost twice the size

  • Caramel poached blueberries with crème fraiche

    Dish type: Dessert, breakfast, snack Quick and easy Serves 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 9-10 minutes We all love caramel oranges but caramel blueberries are even more delicious. Chill well and swirl through crème fraiche and Greek yogurt. If you can’t wait for them to cool, serve warm spooned over scoops of good vanilla ice cream for a great, speedy dessert. Ingredients 150g (5oz) caster sugar 3 tablespoons cold water 2 tablespoons boiling water 150g (5oz) Chilean blueberries To serve 250ml (8fl oz) pot full fat crème fraiche 250g (9oz) pot natual Greek yogurt 1) Add the sugar and

  • Birthday girl Michelle Obama: Style lessons from the First Lady

    America's First Lady Michelle Obama turns 49 on Thursday, and just one year from 50, she is fabulous and undeniably stylish to boot. Championing health and fitness for children, Michelle is equally political about style and the well-being of adult women across the nation. "Being a healthy woman isn't about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline, and we can't afford to think that way," the 49-year-old declared in 2012. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY   Instead, she suggests rather democratically that  "we need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves." But how does the President's wife and

  • Blueberry Bircher muesli

    Overnight oatmeal, dish type: breakfast Serves 6 Preparation time: 10 minutes First developed by a Swiss doctor back in the 1890’s, this easy, super healthy breakfast can be mixed together the night before, then left in the fridge to soak in a plastic container or smaller individual ones if that suits you better. Stir in grated apple and top generously with blueberries, honey and nuts and you’re good to go. Ingredients 500g (1lb 2oz) tub Greek yogurt 200g (7oz) rolled oats 40g (11/2oz) wheat germ 40g (11/2oz) desiccated coconut 50g (2oz) hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 200ml (7fl oz) pressed (cloudy)

  • Saturdays get candid on TV as they continue quest for US domination

    The Saturdays have certainly been working hard to impress potential US fans. After putting on a slick performance at one of the Golden Globes afterparties, the girl group reached out to American audiences with a candid interview on American TV. The band - Una Healy, Frankie Sandford, Mollie King and Rochelle Humes and Vanessa White - discussed their love lives, saying they were on a mission to find the perfect man for Mollie – the only single member of the group. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY   Appearing on The Today Show with her colleagues, mum-to-be Rochelle said: "We're trying to find

  • Kanye West has stylish outing in Paris as Kim Kardashian opens up about divorce

    Kanye West has made a big splash in the fashion realm, dividing opinion with his clothing line and styling his megastar girlfriend Kim Kardashian in designs from some of the most high profile brands in the world. So it was no surprise to see the rapper turn up to see Raf Simons, the recently appointed creative director of Christian Dior, unveil his latest menswear creations in Paris. Sporting a denim shirt that he paired with simple black trousers, a long grey coat and tasselled black sneakers, Kanye looked suitably stylish as he took his front row seat at the show.

  • Vitamin C smoothie

    Dish type: Smoothies Serves 3 Ingredients 200g or 2 large handfuls of fresh blackberries or a mix of blackberries and blueberries 600 ml or a 1pt beer glass of sweetened soya milk A pinch of ground cinnamon A tsps of runny honey Method Blitz all the ingredients together in a liquidiser or food processor until smooth and

  • Light berry salad

    Dish type: Main course, salad Light, tangy and a great alternative to the more usual mayo dressed chicken salads. Serves 4-5 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients 4 chicken breasts about 150-175 g (5-6 oz) each 1 tablespoon runny honey 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon multicoloured or black peppercorns, coarsely crushed 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil Little salt 150 g (5 oz) raspberries 2 x 120g bags mixed salad leaves with red chard and beetroot strips 3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives or parsley to decorate, optional Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200oC/fan

  • Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie begin their drive for British trade

    With Princess Eugenie behind the wheel, she and her sister Beatrice began their mission to support British industry in Germany. The young royals travelled in a Mini Cooper, fittingly emblazoned with a Union Jack, from Berlin's famous Brandenburg Gate to the British Embassy. Twenty-two-year-old Eugenie drove the 800 metre distance as her elder sister waved to those who turned out the greet them. As well its striking design the car also featured a fun number plate reading 'GR8 BR1TA1N' in keeping with the GREAT initiative that brought the ladies to the German capital.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY To kick-start the

  • Topshop nail it with creative makeup collection

    High quality, beautiful and always on-trend, Topshop have just released an exciting new range of 13 playful colours for their Spring/Summer nail polish collection, described as "fresh and innovative" by Creative Director of the clothing company, Katie Phelan. From lovers of the high-street to the high-end, there's hardly a girl left who hasn't yet fallen in love with the clothing company's makeup-line which has quickly found its way into the cosmetic cases of many a fashionista and beauty enthusiast.   Since launching three years ago, the UK chain store's beauty line has exploded onto the scene of essential cult products that include their luxurious

  • Rihanna to debut River Island designs during London Fashion Week

    In July of last year, rumours of a collaboration between Rihanna and UK high street giant River Island started swirling. And now, the launch date of the highly-anticipated capsule collection has been revealed as March 5th. What's more, there is also news of a catwalk show that the superstar songstress will be hosting during London Fashion Week to debut her designs for the retailer. Fashion week goers can expect a frenzy on February 16th, which is when the invite-only show is scheduled to take place.   Rihanna is quotes as saying: "Launching at London Fashion Week is a dream come

  • Real reason behind Beckham brood's London move revealed

    There has been much speculation over the Beckham brood's decision to relocate to London from LA, with many putting it down to David's next sporting move after his contract with football team LA Galaxy expired. But it seems that the relocation may be more to do with matriarch Victoria's dedication to her London-based fashion label. The fashion designer was keen to be closer to her brand's headquarters in the capital's Battersea, according to a source that revealed all to Radar Online. "Victoria couldn't handle managing her lucrative fashion line from Los Angeles any more because it's based in London,"

  • Exclusive: Bradley Cooper on the 'magical' role that made the Academy take notice

    With an Oscar nomination to his name, it's obvious how critics at the Academy feel about Bradley Cooper's turn in lost soul romance Silver Linings Playbook, but what does the actor himself think about the film that has given him award season standing? "The best thing about doing this movie has been the reaction people who've seen it have had," Bradley told HELLO! Online at the film's Madrid premiere. "They've been affected by [my character] Pat and the other characters, who've made them feel a part of something. There's something magical about the movie."        The actor is of course