• Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan prepare for their royal wedding

    Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher, granddaughter of King Zaher Shah of Afghanistan, are busy preparing for their impending royal wedding.  The couple, who announced their engagement on 27 April 2013, are set to tie the knot on 30 August at the Palace of Çirağan on the European shores of the Istanbul Strait in Turkey. Muhammad and Noal's union is unusual nowadays as the decedants of two royal households rarely marry one another as this was far more common in the past.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The Egyptian prince was born in Cairo in 1979 and is the eldest son of Fuad II, the

  • 'I haven't read the newspapers. Am I missing something?' Father-to-be Simon Cowell faces press

    It was, for Simon Cowell, an ill-timed press conference given this week's shock revelation that he is to become a father. Nevertheless, the music mogul handled the pressure with aplomb as he faced a barrage of questions at an X Factor press panel on Thursday. "Unfortunately, I have to keep this private for the moment," the 53-year-old told reporters at the meeting in Beverly Hills. "It's just one of those things, but thank you anyway."   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Specifically asked by one member of the press, "The new baby. Were you as surprised by the news as we were?", Simon

  • How to get rid of water retention

    How to get rid of water retention   Sluggish, stiff and bloated. These are some of the dreaded symptoms associated with water retention.   It can ruin your mood on a good day, making you feel uncomfortable and irritable, while swollen ankles or fingers mean you may not be able to accessorise with your favourite shoes or rings.    Here’s what causes water retention and, more importantly, how you can get rid of it.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   What is it? Water retention (Oedema) – occurs when fluid isn’t removed from the body tissues, including the skin – can either have generalised oedema (all over the body)

  • Cheryl Cole warns: 'what children do to you' days before Simon Cowell baby news revealed

    Cheryl Cole hasn't spoken out about the news that Simon Cowell is going to be a father, but the former X Factor judge has posted a "note to self" on Twitter, of what children "do to you". The star shared a photograph over the weekend showing her looking exhausted following a day of babysitting. "#Notetoself this is what children do to you! Make you look/act and feel like a crazy person #crazysundaynotlazysunday", wrote the singer.   In the picture a wide-eyed Cheryl purses her lips, clearly tired after her "crazy Sunday". Pretty much make-up free, but for a brush of mascara accentuating her incredibly long lashes,

  • Jennifer Lopez 'very close' to returning to American Idol as Keith Urban signs new deal

    Jennifer Lopez is "very close" to signing a deal with Fox to return to American Idol. A source close to the superstar told People that she is likely to appear on the judging panel, adding, "both Fox and Jennifer are very happy about this and want it to happen very much". It would be a welcome home-coming for the singer, who first joined the show back in 2010. She served on the judging panel in seasons 10 and 11 before taking a break to concentrate on her world tour.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "…Now that tour is over, she has more

  • 'I'd absolutely love to': Mel C on joining The Voice

    Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm has said she would like to join the judging panel on The Voice. "I'd absolutely love to do The Voice," the sporty star told The Telegraph. "I really enjoyed being a judge on Superstar, and television is exciting and a new thing for me."   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Mel's revelation comes in the wake of judges Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue announcing they will not be returning to the show. Jessie confirmed she would be leaving the talent contest to focus on her next album. The Price Tag singer had already postponed a major tour because of her

  • Baby number two on the way for Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green

    Megan Fox and her husband Brian Austin Green are expecting their second child together. A representative for Megan, 27, confirmed the news, adding that the couple are "very happy". Transformers actress Megan and Brian, 40, are already parents to 10-month-old son Noah. Brian also has an 11-year-old son, Kassius, from his past relationship with Vanessa Marcil.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The couple started dating in 2004 after meeting on the set of Hope and Faith — at the time Megan was 18, and Brian, 30. They originally got engaged in 2006, but called it off in 2009 before reuniting in 2010. In June

  • Details of Cory Monteith's tribute episode on Glee revealed

    It has been revealed that Glee's tribute episode to Cory Monteith will deal directly with the subject of drug addiction.   The 31-year-old actor, who battled substance abuse since his youth, died from a fatal heroin and alcohol overdose on 13 July. His unexpected death left many fans of the hit musical show wondering what would happen to Cory's character, Finn Hudson.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   Now Fox's Chairman of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, has confirmed that the special episode — airing on 10 October in memory of Cory — will "deal directly with the incidents involved in Cory's passing and the drug abuse

  • HELLO! Online's pictures of the week

    Whether they're sharing the best snaps from their summer holdiays, or posting pictures of family life, celebrities including Beyonce and Cheryl Cole have a way of letting us know what they're up to. From London to L.A, here are HELLO! Online's best Instagram and Twitter pictures of the

  • New uncle Prince Harry is all smiles as he visits Royal Marines in Plymouth

    Prince Harry visited Plymouth on Friday to open the £30million Royal Marines centre of amphibious excellence. In his role as Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving, he spent the morning at the naval base in Devonport. 'The Happy Prince' lived up to his reputation as he chatted to staff who were no doubt keen to find out how his newborn nephew Prince George is. Harry, who is dating blonde socialite Cressida Bonas, revealed that the birth of the infant Prince meant the pressure was off him to have children.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   Resplendent in his Dismounted Service Uniform of the Blues & Royals with

  • Lauren Silverman shows the first signs of a baby bump as she speaks out for the first time

    Lauren Silverman has given the world the first glimpse of her growing baby bump. The married mother-of-one, who is currently in the middle of a media storm surrounding the announcement that she is expecting a baby with Simon Cowell, stepped out in a form-fitting black maxi dress that clearly showed her rounded tummy. Lauren made her first public appearance since the news of her pregnancy broke on Wednesday, when she was seen shopping near her New York home. Photographs of the socialite's shopping trip came at the same time as she released an official statement about her recent pregnancy revelation, which mentioned her husband

  • Kim Kardashian keeps fans guessing on post-baby debut

    The countdown is on for the moment Kim Kardashian steps out for the first time since giving birth to her baby daughter North West. Her hotly-anticipated post-baby debut could be any day now, as she will make an appearance before her half-sister Kylie Jenner's 16th birthday, and the new mum is keeping her fans on tenterhooks all the way. "Uggghhh I need a tan asap! Time for #KardashianGlow" tweeted Kim on Thursday, leading fans to believe that she’s getting ready for her debut, making sure that she is glowing and sun-kissed for the moment the world's eyes are on her.   The reality TV

  • HELLO! Online's quotes of the week

    Find out what David Walliams had to say about Simon Cowell's baby news, why Harry Styles is talking about his sexuality and who Miley Cyrus thinks is the only person who understands her... HELLO! Online has rounded up the best quotes for the week. Click on the photo below to see our gallery of stars and their words of wisdom...   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL

  • Kate Hudson reveals that Princes William and Harry stayed at her house

    Hollywood actress Kate Hudson has revealed that Prince William and Prince Harry stayed at her house when they were little. Kate, whose mother is Goldie Hawn, explained how her brush with royalty came about. "Prince William and Prince Harry actually stayed at our house in Colorado when they were kids," the How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days actress told Jay Leno on the Tonight Show on Wednesday.   "We were all in LA and they were staying with their mum at the time and we get this phone call at the house." "Sure enough, I think it was Prince William calling my

  • Shakira's ex-boyfriend loses legal battle for $100million of her money

    Shakira's ex-boyfriend Antonio de la Rúa has lost his case to receive $100million he claims he is owed by the singer. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham Khan issued his ruling on Thursday that Antonio would not be paid anything, despite his claim that he was instrumental in Shakira's rise to superstardom and helped her crossover from the Latin music market. Antonio, who is an Argentinian lawyer, had been overseeing Shakira's career interests until the singer abruptly ended their business partnership in October 2011, ten months after the couple went their separate ways.     CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Antonio sued the 36-year-old in April

  • This week's top travel pictures from around the world

    From the third ever image taken of planet Earth from the outer solar system, to a chunk of the Monaco glacier falling into the ocean, HELLO! Online has flicked through this week's pictures from all over the world for a breathtaking gallery of our top pick. Scroll down for a wonderful shot of Shanghai's skyline, an attempt to make a new world record of mass hot air balloons taking off in France, and the moment when an estimated three million people gathered on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach for a mass by the

  • Rihanna still 'tryna get used to' new hair

    It was only a few weeks ago that pop superstar Rihanna stepped out with long grey locks. On Thursday, however, the 25 year-old fashion chameleon was to change her hair colour again, this time to a new shorter, natural look. Posting photos on her Instagram page, the Diamonds singer admitted she was still “tryna get used to" her latest style.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW FULL GALLERY   With her new crop held in place with mousse, Rihanna kept her natural curls behind her ears, with some locks escaping to pull a pout. While she emphasized the pictures were just morning shots, the stunning singer still

  • Kourtney Kardashian ignores pregnancy rumours on family day out

    Kourtney Kardashian enjoyed a family day out in Los Angeles, California on Thursday while pregnancy rumours continue to swirl around her. The 34-year-old reality TV star was seen leaving a restaurant looking carefree and casual in jeans and a shirt with her long-term partner Scott Disick and their one-year-old daughter Penelope.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The eldest of the Kardashian sisters is said to have confirmed the happy news to her close friends and family. Sources close to the star have revealed that Kourtney and Scott are extremely excited and have only decided to tell close friends and family. "Kourtney has that kind

  • HELLO! Online blogger Charlotte Pike celebrates book launch

    There was plenty of champagne on the menu when HELLO! Online blogger Charlotte Pike served up a launch party for her debut books in London last night. The exclusive soirée , held at Italian restaurant and cocktail bar Goat Chelsea, was to celebrate the publication of her Hungry Student Cookbook series, which includes three titles – The Hungry Student Cookbook, The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook and The Hungry Student Easy Baking. They promise to take you from freshers' week to graduation, all on a seriously tight budget.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW FULL GALLERY “I can’t believe that after all my hard work

  • William and Kate have formally registered the birth of Prince George

    Proud parents Prince William and Kate Middleton formally registered the birth of their first-born son Prince George on Friday morning. The Duke of Cambridge signed the birth register as simply 'William' at Kensington Palace, witnessed by a registrar. William and Kate's occupations are listed as Prince and Princess of the UK on the document.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Interestingly when William's own birth certificate was signed in 1982, there was no box for Princess Diana's occupation. The mother's occupation was not introduced to birth certificates until 1984. Their infant son, who was born on 22 July, holds the official title His Royal Highness

  • Sean Parker reveals details of his fantasy wedding

    Facebook's founding president Sean Parker has spoken out against criticism from the world's media of his Californian Lord of the Rings themed wedding featured in Vanity Fair. He wrote a 9,500 word letter ranting about the state of journalism, environmentalism and self-chastised his part in helping to create an internet culture that has turned against him. The Napster co-founder claims that all reports of his fantasy-themed wedding on 1 June to wed his singer-songwriter sweetheart Alexandra Lenas were incorrect and that media coverage almost forced the couple to cancel their nuptials.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   The internet tycoon married his bride in

  • Jennifer Aniston shows off curvier figure at film premiere

    Jennifer Aniston showed off a curvier figure than normal in a form-fitting satin dress at the New York premiere of her new film We're The Millers on Thursday night. The 44-year-old, who is engaged to Justin Theroux, wore a plum coloured pencil dress that flaunted her fabulously toned figure and a more rounded tummy than usual. She teamed the Burberry gown with sky-high suede heels and one show stopping accessory – her dazzling emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, rumoured to be eight carats.   The former Friends actress showed off a healthy summer glow and beamed for photographers as she posed on the red carpet. She

  • Kim Kardashian makes her post-baby appearance

    Kim Kardashian made her hotly-anticipated post-baby appearance on Friday when she joined her mum Kris Jenner on her talk show, The Kris Jenner Show. Kim made a speedy appearance via a video link, looking picture perfect in a white shirt seven weeks after giving birth to her daughter, North West. "Hi Mom, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new show," said Kim. "I am sorry I could not be there, but I am loving life at home right now."   The reality TV star had kept fans guessing about when she would make her post-baby appearance and give the world their first

  • Ellen DeGeneres to present the 2014 Oscars

    Ellen DeGeneres will present the 2014 Oscar ceremony, it has been announced. The talk show host took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news, mocking those long-winded acceptance speeches that awards have become known for. "It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars!" tweeted Ellen on Friday afternoon. "I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra." Ellen will take to the stage on 2 March 2014, for the 86th Academy Awards, to act as the ceremony's emcee for the second time after presented the Oscars in 2007.   "I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time," said Ellen.