• Beyonce and Jay-Z named music's first billionaire couple

    Beyonce Knowles, 31,and husband Jay-Z, 43, have just become music's first billion-dollar couple, the International Business Times reports. The pair have reached the milestone thanks to Beyonce's recent money-spinning projects. Her Mrs. Carter tour, due to hit the UK, is tipped to bring in £89million, and promotional deals with Pepsi and retail brand H&M are also thought to be worth a healthy seven-figure sum.   Rap King Jay-Z more than matches his wife's financial might. In 2007, he sold his Rocawear clothing line for a cool £156million and signed a £115million deal with Live Nation the following year. The savvy businessman also holds

  • Sofia Vergara reveals her thyroid cancer battle and plans for motherhood

    Not many people know about Sofia Vergara's battle with cancer. The Modern Family beauty was diagnosed with the disease in 2000, when she was 28, and had to have surgery to remove her thyroid. She was then diagnosed with hypothyroidism — and has been taking medication every day since then to help control her hormone levels. "They removed my thyroid and since then I have to use medication," she revealed. "I got rid of the cancer and then for me it was, 'Oh shoot, now I have to live with this condition my whole life… I have to be on

  • Kim Kardashian unites with her family for Kourtney's birthday celebrations

    Kim Kardashian stepped out of the spotlight to enjoy some quality time with her family this week, as she joined the rest of the Kardashian clan to celebrate sister Kourtney Kardashian's birthday. The pregnant reality star, 32, swapped high fashion for a pair of ripped maternity jeans and a black blazer as she arrived at a bowling alley on Wednesday evening for the festivities.   Photo (left to right): Khloe Kardashian, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kourtney, Rob and Kim Kardashian With both her pregnancy and her divorce dominating headlines at the moment, Kim no doubt enjoyed the chance to unwind

  • Elizabeth Hurley leads glamorous night out

    Elizabeth Hurley and Kate Hudson made a glamorous team as they joined forces to raise awareness of breast cancer this week. Both women showcased very different styles as they attended the Hot Pink Party in New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. Elizabeth, who is Estée Lauder's breast cancer ambassador, championed the theme of the night in a glittering floor-length pink gown.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Kate, wed to Muse rocker Matt Bellamy, contrasted in a dramatic black column with full length sleeves and a thigh-high split. She later joined her husband inside.   Where both women were in agreement, though, was which accessories

  • Victoria Beckham celebrates birthday without husband David

    Victoria Beckham celebrated her 39th birthday in style on Wednesday with a family trip to Mayfair restaurant, Nobu. Victoria's husband David Beckham was unable to join the rest of his family at the Japanese eatery due to footballing commitments in Paris, but the couple's three sons were by her side for the special evening. "So much fun on my birthday!!," tweeted Victoria. "Thank u so much!!!! X vb."   The former Spice Girl was spotted driving home from the famous restaurant with her sons Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10 and Cruz, 8, and her parents, Jackie and Tony Adams, while young Harper Beckham

  • One Direction waxworks unveiled

    Wax figures of One Direction were unveiled to fans at Madame Tussauds London on Thursday. The creations were revealed by the iconic museum for the first time in front of a small group of excited fans, who are well placed to deliver the verdict on how alike to their heroes the waxworks really are. "They just look so real, even the hair is styled the right way," said one young fan, while another exclaimed: "This is the closest that I will ever get to kissing Harry Styles!" The boys themselves came face-to-face with their very own waxwork models – the first

  • A look at Kim Kardashian's colourful maternity wardrobe

    Since falling pregnant, Kim Kardashian appears to have eschewed her usual favourite colour, black, for brighter hues. The reality TV star, who is pregnant with her first child with Kanye West, has been showing off her burgeoning baby bump in an array of gorgeous colours. On Wednesday the 32-year-old stepped out in Los Angeles rocking head-to-toe turquoise with a bodycon dress and cutout peep-toe heels in the vibrant hue. She was spotted attending a magazine lparty wearing a lacy dress in a fiery shade of scarlet that she matched with bright red lips. Another colourful look was a mustard yellow leather

  • Princess Masako of Japan to make her first overseas visit in 11 years

    Princess Masako of Japan is to make her first official overseas visit in nearly 11 years. The Japanese royal, who suffers from a stress-induced adjustment disorder that has forced her to take a break from many official engagements, will leave Japan for the Dutch inauguration that will see Prince Willem-Alexander become King of the Netherlands and Princess Maxima become his Queen consort. Princess Masako, 49, and her husband Crown Prince Naruhito, 53, will travel to Amsterdam for the ceremony on 30 April, marking their first joint overseas engagement since they toured Australia and New Zealand in August 2002. CLICK

  • Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is back on stage

    Carla Bruni Sarkozy, 45, is firmly back in the spotlight. France's former first lady was on form she sang new material on TV show Vivement Dimanche this week. Wearing a sharp suit jacket as she strummed her guitar, the star blended her political and pop personas. Carla has gone back to her music and modelling roots since she and husband Nicolas Sarkozy left the Élysée Palace last year. Their daughter Giulia was born in October 2011, joining her half-brother, Aurélien.     Carla is juggling home commitments with her new creative projects, which have been very successful in her adopted homeland. Her new

  • Seeing double: Uma Thurman makes rare public appearance with lookalike teen daughter Maya

    Uma Thurman's timeless beauty has made her one of Hollywood's most captivating screen stars — and her daughter has clearly been blessed with the same genes. This week, Uma made a rare public appearance with her eldest child, Maya, 14. Looking far younger than her 42 years, the Kill Bill star stopped out with her teenage daughter at Calvin Klein Collection's Human Rights Party in New York where it was instantly clear that Maya has inherited her mother's almost ethereal looks.   Photo: Uma Thurman poses with her daughter Maya Uma looked effortlessly elegant in a black dress, her hair worn down in a

  • Happy seventh birthday Suri! Celebrating seven years of Tom and Katie's little girl

    It has been seven years since Suri Cruise arrived in the world. On 18 April 2006, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes welcomed their blue-eyed baby girl. Weighing 7lbs 7oz, 20 inches in length and with a full head of dark hair, she quickly became the most talked about child in Hollywood — and in those seven years, nothing has changed. Everything about Suri continues to fascinate us, from her mini designer wardrobe and her jet set lifestyle to her penchant for high heels. Even her haircuts make headlines. So, to celebrate the birthday of Tom and Katie's little girl, HELLO!

  • Five celebrity-inspired tips for growing out short hair

    Michelle Williams recently spoke out about her recent dilemma in growing out her famous pixie crop. "The mid-stage is insufferable," she said. "It's really hard on your self-esteem". Joining Michelle and many other women, it's also been a long road back to regaining lengthy, luscious locks for actresses Anne Hathaway and Chalize Theron who cut their hair in 2012 for film roles. It's the awkward, in-between stage that tests the patience of anyone waiting for their hair to grow out. But those waiting on longer hair needn't worry about how to style their locks. Simply see our top tricks for growing

  • 'I'll be king, but also human': Willem-Alexander and wife Maxima on the Dutch inauguration

    Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Princess Maxima have given an exclusive TV interview to discuss the upcoming royal inauguration. The couple will become king and queen when current monarch Beatrix, who has been on the throne for 33 years, abdicates on 30 April. Her decision was announced in January and marks the beginning of a new era for the Dutch royal family. Despite the momentous occasion, the incoming king and his queen were relaxed, happy and laid back during their chat with Dutch journalists Marielle Tweebeeke and Rick Nieman.     "People can address me any way they see

  • Amanda Thatcher: A model student and 'likely to change the world'

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Amanda Thatcher experienced a side of her grandmother that few rarely saw. Like many a top flight career woman Baroness Margaret Thatcher lavished the attention on her grandchildren that the demands of working life made it so difficult to give to her own children. In fact, she adored them. Audiences around the world may have been surprised by the 19-year-old flawless' contribution to the statewoman's funeral but the Iron Lady herself would have expected no less.   Photo: Amanda Thatcher during her reading at her grandmother's funeral Visitors to her and Sir Denis' Belgravia home noted that pride of place on

  • Jennifer Aniston reveals she hasn't bought her wedding dress yet

    Jennifer Aniston has revealed she still hasn't found the perfect dress for her impending wedding to Justin Theroux. As the Friends star walked the red carpet at the Call Me Crazy premiere reporters were eager to find out details of the big day. "No, no," responded bride-to-be Jennifer to a journalist who quizzed her on whether she had chosen a gown for her big day.  After her appearance at the film's debut screening Jennifer opened up about her relationship with Justin on the Ellen DeGeneres show. "No, he does that to me," said Jennifer when Ellen asked if Justin played any

  • Young love: Jaden Smith confirms relationship with Kylie Jenner

    Jaden Smith has opened up about his relationship with Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Kylie Jenner for the first time. The lovestruck teen, who is the 14-year-old son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, described their romance as "pretty awesome". "She's one of my best friends," the young rapper said of his budding model love in an interview. "I was in LA, we were all hanging out.   "Then I went to New York and she came too, then she came here and surprised me, so that's pretty baller." The Karate Kid actor's confirmation of their blossoming romance

  • Bramley apple, raspberry and almond crumble tarts

    Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients • flour for dusting • 400-500g sweet shortcrust pastry • 2 Bramley apples (approx 450g), peeled, cored and roughly chopped • 75g caster sugar • 150g fresh or frozen raspberries For the crumble topping • 50g butter, softened • 50g plain flour • 1 tsp ground cinnamon • 40g soft light brown sugar • 40g flaked almonds, crushed to a coarse crumb Method Note: You will also need 6x10cm fluted, loose bottom tart tins 1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut out 6

  • Sherry trifle

    Ingredients 150g Madeira cake 1 Jar Cottage delight sherry trifle jam 6 tablespoons sweet sherry 175g raspberries 350ml custard 250ml whipping cream 30g flaked almonds, toasted Method 1. Cut the Madeira cake into 10 thin slices and sandwich together with the jam sherry trifle jam 2. Cut each piece in half again and place into a large glass bowl 3. Gently heat the remaining Cottage Delight Sherry Trifle jam in a sauce pan, until you have a runny consistency. Spoon over a layer of jam onto the sponge, then add the sherry, sprinkle with raspberries and pour over the custard 4. Whip the cream until soft and spoon it

  • Cupping: The Chinese detox therapy loved by celebrities

    Due to the strapless cut of her tuxedo playsuit, onlookers were quick to spot circular marks on Jennifer Aniston's back as she stepped out for the premiere of her latest film Call Me Crazy on Tuesday night.  The tell-tale marks were a reult of a detox therapy called 'cupping', a practice that the Hollywood actress, who is engaged to her moviestar beau Justin Theroux, has said to have used for over six years. An ancient alternative to body pampering, the therapy uses cups which are placed on the skin to extract impurities from the body as well as help with everything from circulation

  • Quintessentially English desserts: strawberry trifle, scones, crumbles and tarts

    One thing the English do well are desserts. Delicate trifles, perfect plum crumbles, pop-in-the-mouth mini scones are simply the icing on the cake.  What about a warm apple tart with a dollop of ice-cream, perfect for one? If that doesn't tantalise your tastebuds, then a traditional Victoria sponge cake most certainly will. Flick through our mouth-watering gallery of quintessentially English desserts for a burst of sweet inspiration...   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GREAT ENGLISH

  • Rihanna feeling 'a lot better' as pregnancy rumours persist

    While rumours that Rihanna is pregnant with Chris Brown's baby are spreading like wildfire, the singer's people have denied that she is expecting. "She is just sick, and that's really it," a source is quoted as saying. It comes after the Only Girl In The World singer cancelled four concert dates on her Diamonds World Tour. As the 25-year-old pop starlet left a doctor's surgery in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, she said she was feeling "a lot better".   Her spokespeople say that she is suffering from the flu and laryngitis. Despite their attempts to quash the rumours, many fans are

  • Kim Kardashian's marriage could finally be over

    Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries's high-profile divorce could be settled quicker than expected. The former couple might come to an agreement on Friday, according to reports. The estranged husband and wife have both been summoned to appear in court for a settlement meeting. Such compulsory meetings are held to try to prevent divorce cases going to court. Kris failed to turn up to the same meeting last week.   The former couple are at loggerheads over the terms of their divorce, which Kim famously announced she was filing for after 72 days of marriage. He is seeking an annulment of