• Wild at heart: per una

    Fashion collections for next autumn/winter are taking a walk on the wild side with the law of the jungle ruling on many catwalks. It was an exotic mix, with extravagant leopard and zebra spots and tiger stripes, psychedelic furs at Tom Ford and intricately cut, shaved and sculptured furs conjured up by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi. Other designer labels preferred a more gentle approach, with the likes of DKNY, Moschino Cheap & Chic and Diane Von Furstenberg taking the print route. Even Christopher Bailey went a little wild in his Burberry Prorsum collection, imprinting trench coats, pencil skirts, sheath dresses, tops

  • HELLO! Exclusive: EastEnders star Samantha Womack talks about returning to the soap

    EastEnders favourite Samantha Womack has spoken for the first time of reprising her role as Ronnie Mitchell saying: "Well I've missed playing her and I know the fans have too – every day since I left I've had messages saying 'We miss Ronnie. Send her back." The 40-year-old left two years ago explaining the toll it took on her two years ago when she featured in a hugely controversial storyline of her abducting Kat Slater's baby Tommy and replacing him with her own baby who had died in a cot death. "It was a brilliant plot line but very difficult to

  • BBC reveals new Doctor Who star is Peter Capaldi

    The BBC revealed during a live television broadcast on Sunday that the new Doctor Who is Scottish actor Peter Capaldi. Peter, 55, is the 12th actor to play the Doctor in the long-running science fiction series. He will take over from Matt Smith, who at 26 became the youngest galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the Tardis, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO VIEW DOCTOR WHO GALLERY A Doctor Who fan since childhood, Peter said that "being asked to play the Doctor is an amazing privilege." "Like the Doctor himself I find myself in a

  • Brave Lea Michele manages a smile as she steps out for a baby shower

    Three weeks after the tragic death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith, Lea Michele stepped out to attend a baby shower in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Glee actress Lea, 26, was pictured arriving at the Thompson Hotel on the arm of JoAnna Garcia Swisher. The pair were there to attend a baby shower for Sopranos' star Jamie-Lynn Sigler, alongside stars including N*Sync star Lance Bass and 7th Heaven actress Beverly Mitchell. Wearing a pretty white lace dress, heels and sunglasses, she managed a smile as she made her way inside the party for Jamie-Lynn, who is expecting a little boy.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • Eva Longoria adds glamour at charity event in Marbella

    As one of the former residents of Wisteria Lane, Eva Longoria knows a thing or two about red carpet glamour. The Desperate Housewives star pulled out all the stops to host a charity ball in Marbella last week. The 38-year-old beauty looked stunning at the Global Gift Gala in a shimmering floor-length, high-necked sleeveless gown, teamed with smoky eyes and a stylish up-do.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY “So excited for the @GlobalGiftGala in Marbella tonight,” she tweeted ahead of the event. “Look at how pretty the tables look!” While Eva has hosted several Global Gift Galas across the globe, the soiree

  • Kate Middleton's status as a Princess explained following publication of Prince George's birth certificate

    There's been confusion in some quarters since Kate Middleton was listed on Prince George's birth certificate as a Princess of the United Kingdom. This is her 'occupation' or 'job description', and does not mean she should be addressed as Princess. On marriage to Prince William, she became Princess William of Wales – in the same way that the wife of the Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent is Princess Michael of Kent.   Since her wedding Kate has been styled HRH the Duchess of Cambridge On marrying direct descendents of the monarch are typically given a dukedom or, in the case of a younger son

  • Princess Mette-Marit and Prince Haakon holiday with Bill Gates

    Prince Haakon and his wife Princess Mette-Marit of Norway welcomed Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his family in Kristiansand, the south of Norway, on Thursday. Accompanied by his wife Melinda and three children Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe, the media mogul was spotted arriving by boat to Kjevik, closely followed by the Prince and Princess of Norway and their children. Mette-Marit's eldest son Marius, 16, along with the couple's children Ingrid Alexandra, 9, and Sverre Magnus, 7, were seen saying goodbye to the Gates children with affectionate hugs while their parents exchanged warm handshakes.   The Norwegian royals are friends with the American millionaire thanks

  • Jennifer Lopez cheers on her Real Madrid friends

    Jennifer Lopez delighted Real Madrid players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Álvaro Arbeloa, when she showed up to support the Spanish football team at their friendly match against Everton. The Dance Again pop star was accompanied by her choreographer boyfriend Casper Smart, and the couple happily posed with the football legends who jumped at the opportunity to take photos with her. "Happy to have met @JLo and @BEAUcasperSMART at the game yesterday," tweeted Cristiano, sharing a snap of him and the loved-up couple.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY "Happiness is having friends like @JLo near...," posted Sergio, showing off his new blonde

  • Make-up free picture of Jennifer Aniston posted on Instagram

    Jennifer Aniston's hairdresser has posted a make-up free picture of the star on Instagram. Chris MacMillan, the man behind the now iconic hairstyle The Rachel, shared the unusually candid snap of the former Friends actress, 44, and captioned it, "Best #friends #no makeup #girl-time".     CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE   The pair have been friends for twenty years. Despite Jennifer insisting that her and fiancé Justin Theroux haven't set a wedding date yet, she has confirmed that Chris will be in charge of her hair on the big day. Jennifer has been busy promoting her new film We're The Millers. Attending the New York

  • Michelle Obama posts birthday message to her 'grayer' husband Barack

    Michelle Obama gently poked fun at her husband Barack Obama as he marked his 52nd birthday at the weekend. The First Lady took to her official Twitter account to celebrate the President's special day in a message sent out to her 450,000 followers. "Happy birthday Barack!" she wrote. "Your hair's a little grayer, but I love you more than ever." Her tweet was accompanied by a sweet black and white photo of the Obamas as a young couple, relaxing together on a sofa.   PHOTO: COPYRIGHT MARIANA COOK 1996 The US leader spent his birthday weekend at Camp David, the rural presidential retreat

  • Kylie Minogue silences rumours of a split on date night with Andrés Velencoso

    Kylie Minogue put rumours of a break-up to rest as she stepped out with her boyfriend of five years, Andrés Velencoso, for a date night in London on Friday. The 45-year-old pop sensation wore a Roberto Cavalli white lace silk dress with towering gold heels for a romantic dinner at Covent Garden restaurant J Sheekey, while her rugged other half opted for dark blue jeans and a black shirt.   The Spinning Around singer recently returned from a girls holiday in Portofino, Italy where she stayed as a guest at Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce's villa. She posted several snaps of herself soaking up the sun in

  • Prince William to mark Prince George's birth with a special gift for Kate Middleton

    Prince William is expected to give his wife Kate Middleton a special gift to mark the birth of their newborn son and third in line to the throne, Prince George. The Duke of Cambridge is said to have thought long and hard about what to present his wife with, and has settled for a stunning piece of jewellery, according to reports. "William has been giving this a lot of thought for a long time," an insider told Express. "He's got lots of ideas from studying history of art at university and decided on a pink diamond as a centrepiece because it

  • Teaser for Lindsay Lohan's exclusive post-rehab interview released

    A sneak peek of Lindsay Lohan being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey after her 90-day stay in rehab can now be seen in a short teaser video. The interview by chat show queen Oprah for Oprah's Next Chapter is the first of the actress since she left rehab. It promises to be a glimpse into the actress's battle with addiction and her road to recovery and will be aired on 18 August. In the exclusive chat, Oprah asks Lindsay hard-hitting questions such as "Are you an addict?" and "What does it feel like to be both an adjective and a verb for child-star-gone-wrong?"   The Mean Girls

  • Say HELLO! to Peter Capaldi with these five facts

    It's official. After much speculation, Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor Who on live television on Sunday evening. The Glaswegian actor's career has spanned over 30 years with roles in a variety of British sitcoms and dramas, including The Vicar of Dibley and Foyle's War. He is perhaps best known to TV audiences as Malcolm Tucker, star of the hit comedy series, The Thick of It. With several appearances in BBC's Torchwood and Doctor Who already under his belt, Peter's casting as the 12th Time Lord was welcomed by the show's devoted fans. He will take over from current Dr Who, Matt Smith in

  • Charlotte Casiraghi seen shopping for baby clothes

    Charlotte Casiraghi and her comedian boyfriend Gad Elmaleh enjoyed a day out shopping on the Italian island of Capri, where they seemed to be preparing for the birth of their first child. Princess Caroline of Monaco's eldest daughter looked radiant as she stepped out in a loose stripy summer frock that showed off her baby bump. While the Palace has yet to confirm Charlotte's pregnancy, it is thought that she is in her second trimester.  Charlotte hunted around the designer boutiques, including Russo Capri, famed for its stylish adult clothes, and was most likely stocking up on adorable baby clothes or fashionable maternity

  • Minnie Driver discovers her father's secret life as she takes part in BBC show

    When Minnie Driver was 12-years-old, she discovered that her father had another family. Until that point, the Hollywood actress had no idea that her mother Gaynor was actually her dad Ronnie’s mistress, and that he had been leading a double life for years. The Swansea-born businessman – who gave financial advice to the Royals, including the Queen – had another wife and children, who were, in turn, completely unaware of Minnie, her elder sister Kate or Gaynor.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Consequently, the star knew very little of her father's side of the family. But becoming a mother to four-year-old Henry

  • The best new luxury hotels for 2013

    Every year a wealth of new luxury hotels open across the globe. Whether you fancy sipping cocktails poolside in Miami, or escaping to a private island in the Indian Ocean, HELLO! Online has your essential guide to the hottest destinations around – click on the photo below for our gallery. Find out which London hotel has links to a Charles Dickens novel, and which paradise resort can only be reached via a speedboat.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY If city breaks are your thing, we've found a New York hotel that has undergone a futuristic makeover, and a Sydney hotel that

  • Young love: Taylor Lautner and his new co-star girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos

    Shortly after going public with their romance, Taylor Lautner and his new actress girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos looked loved-up as ever as they strolled through New York City, hand in hand. The Twilight star, 21, met Marie, 27, on the set of their upcoming movie Tracers. The couple are said to have hit it off straight away. "She's totally his type and he's really excited about her," an insider told HollywoodLife. Taylor has previously been linked to high-profile celebrities including Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Despite spending many hours of the day filming together, Taylor and Marie are inspeparable and

  • Strawberry and yogurt cake

    Serve this cake warm from the oven with a spoonful of honey flavoured Greek yogurt, crème fraiche or ice cream for an extra special coffee morning treat or afternoon fundraiser. Serves 8 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 50-60 minutes Ingredients 1 orange 40 g (11/2 oz) sugar lumps 100 g (4 oz) self-raising white flour 100 g (4 oz) self-raising wholemeal flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 175 g (6 oz) caster sugar 50 g (2 oz) butter 150 g (5 oz) natural yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 medium eggs 450 g (1 lb) strawberries, hulled, halved Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4. Lightly brush

  • White chocolate and fruit gateaux with flourless cocoa sponge

    For the flourless sponge base Ingredients 155g unsalted butter (room temperature) 420g caster sugar 8 eggs (room temperature) 130g cocoa powder Method 1. Cream the sugar and butter in an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, making sure to incorporate each one before adding the next. 2. Sieve the cocoa powder and gradually add to the mix in 3 or 4 additions, then gently mix until fully incorporated, making sure to scrape the sides every so often. 3. Pour the mix on trays lined with parchment about 1.5cm deep. Bake at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Then remove from the oven

  • Katie Holmes and Bobbi Brown to launch 'quick fix' make-up line

    Katie Holmes has teamed up with make-up artist Bobbi Brown to launch an easy-to-use compact and brush set, which the busy actress and mother-of-one is sure to swear by. As the face of Bobbi Brown, Katie is making her mark in the beauty world and has grown close to the cosmetic guru who she has called an "incredible woman" and a "lovely person" since their collaboration started. The powerful duo have created the Bobbi & Katie line, which is made up of a brush set, eight eye shadows, two pot rouges and a mini eye pencil, the latter of which Katie

  • Strawberry almond pavlova

    The great joy of this pudding is that you can make the meringue base days beforehand and store them in an airtight container. You can assemble the pavlova just minutes before serving, so that you feel relaxed and stress-free when bringing them to the table. In order for meringues to be successful they need to be completely dry, light, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. Serves 4 people Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Ingredients 3 egg whites 175g caster sugar 250 ml double cream 1 tbsp icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract 250g Sweet Eve strawberries 100g toasted almond

  • Victoria Beckham 'to open first shop on London's Dover Street'

    Victoria Beckham is rumoured to be opening her first store on London's Dover Street. The trendy Mayfair location is already home to other flagship stores including Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and McQueen's diffusion line McQ. The successful fashion designer is in talks about taking the lease of number 36, according to the Evening Standard, though a spokesperson for the star has declined to confirm the news, saying, "A store in London is under discussion."   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Fellow British-based brands Christopher Kane and Roksanda Ilincic are also said to have set their sights on the location for their boutiques. The news

  • Louise Redknapp and Eternal won't reform for The Big Reunion 2014

    It's been 15 years since Eternal bowed out of the music scene - and when rumours began to swirl that the 1990's girl group were ready to pick up their microphones and take to the stage once again, their fans were delighted. However, Louise Redknapp quashed the possibility of an imminent reunion on Monday when she categorically denied that the former bandmates had signed a deal to star in next year's edition of the ITV series, The Big Reunion. "Louise has not ruled out doing something with Eternal and would love the chance to do something with the girls at some point," a spokesperson

  • Fruit gateaux, lemon tart, pavlova, strawberry cake... top summer desserts

    Whatever the occasion this summer, we have leafed through the baking books to find five of the perfect cake recipes to make your centrepiece a winner. A fruit gateaux, tart, pavlova and cake all made it into our top choice, featuring summer fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, lemon and more for a delicious burst of flavour... Strawberry almond pavlova The great joy of this pudding is that you can make the meringue base days beforehand and store them in an airtight container. You can assemble the pavlova just minutes before serving, so that you feel relaxed and stress-free when bringing them to the

  • Easy peasy lemon and blueberry tart

    Short of time but want to make a pud for a Saturday supper or Sunday lunch? This can be quickly put together and left in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Serves 8 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 6-7 minutes Chilling time: 3-4 hours Ingredients 250 g (9 oz) Digestive biscuits 100 g (4 oz) butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 300 ml (1/2 pint) double cream 400 g (14 oz) full fat condensed milk 2 lemons, grated rind and juice 125 g (41/2 oz) blueberries Blueberry sauce 2 teaspoons cornflour 6 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons caster sugar 125g (4 ½ oz) blueberries Method 1. Brush a 23 cm (9 inch) springform tin with a

  • Discover Majorca, one of the Mediterranean's chicest destinations

    The largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca has been a perennial favourite with holidaymakers for decades. In recent years, it has taken on a more sophisticated style, with luxury hotels and spectacular restaurants popping up all over the island  – meaning that it is now one of the Mediterranean's chicest destinations. Sun-drenched white sand beaches, the soaring Tramuntana mountains with their UNESCO heritage status and charming towns and villages make Majorca an equally glowing choice for an active family break or a romantic getaway a deux - and everything in between. The Spanish royal family spend their summer holiday here every year

  • Duchess of Cambridge named best fashion icon mum

    Despite having given birth just two weeks ago, Kate Middleton has already been named the most inspiring fashion icon mother. The poll, carried out by fashion discount website FashionPerks.co.uk, found an overwhelming response for the new mum's sense of style.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The results may have something to do with the 'Kate Effect' – sales of polka dot dresses have soared since Kate stepped out in the sunflower blue Jenny Packham number and fashion brand Seraphine have a four-week waiting list for the floral print wrap dress that Kate wore to leave Kensington Palace. "It's testament to how dearly the

  • Details of Elle Macpherson's intimate Fiji wedding revealed

    Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer's wedding was an intimate day that they wanted to share with just a small group of friends and family. On the tropical island of Fiji, supermodel Elle and her billionaire property mogul partner Jeffrey tied the knot in front of about 15 guests. "Jeff and Elle eloped a month ago," a source told PEOPLE. "They wanted to keep it a secret."   "They are very happy and head over heels in love." The ceremony took place in mid-July and was attended by Australian-born Elle's two sons Arpad Flynn, 15, and ten-year-old Aurelius Cy. Elle and her fiancé of five months said "I