• New characters shake up the cast of Downton Abbey

    The new series of Downton Abbey begins in 1922, four years after the end of World War I as the roaring Twenties are getting well and truly going. At its heart is Lady Mary Crawley, who is still struggling to recover from the death of her husband Matthew six months earlier. Neither the devastated young widow, played by Michelle Dockery, nor the viewers have much time to miss him, however. Life at the manor house must go on and a new raft of suitors will vy for her attentions. These include charming Lord Gillingham, an old flame. Shame about the boring

  • Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh not engaged

    Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh are not engaged, according to the French screen heartthrob. “No, I'm not engaged,” the 42-year-old comedian told The Washington Post, contrary to rumours. The couple are expecting a baby at the end of the year, and it was thought that they would soon follow in the footsteps of Charlotte's brother Andrea, who recently married his long-term girlfriend Tatiana Santo Domingo.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Charlotte, 27, who has been blossoming during her pregnancy – she is currently thought to be in her second trimester – has also been spotted wearing a dazzling engagement ring on her

  • Khloé Kardashian in pain following marriage breakdown to Lamar Odom

    While she is showing a strong exterior, Khloé Kardashian is in pain following the breakdown of her marriage to basketball player Lamar Odom. The reality TV star took to Twitter to share a touching photograph of a girl with a mask on, alongside the caption: "She smiles to mask the pain in her heart, she laughs to conceal the tears in her eyes." The artistic shot has received almost 70k likes from khloé's fans.     CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY In keeping with the meaningful message, just hours before the 29-year-old had shared photos of herself boarding a private jet for Las Vegas,

  • Tony Blair's daughter Kathryn held at gunpoint during failed robbery

    Kathryn Blair, the daughter of former Prime Minister Tony Blair, has escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint during an attempted robbery in central London. The 25-year-old barrister was targeted as she walked her dog with her boyfriend and some friends. Two men demanded money and jewellery, but fled empty handed.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The attack, which left Kathryn stunned but unhurt, happened shortly after 8pm on Monday evening on a Marylebone street not far from the £975,000 home her father bought her in 2010. It was thought to be the second that the perpetrators committed that night. "We were alerted at

  • Robert Pattinson puts home he shared with Kristen Stewart on the market

    Twilight fans may have been hoping Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would reunite – but there seems to be no going back after the British star has reportedly put the home they shared up for sale. Rob is said to be asking for $6.7million for the Spanish ranch style LA property, which he purchased for $6.25million in 2011.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It was there – in the Los Feliz neigbourhood of Los Angeles - where the actor lived with Kristen until they split in May following last year's accusations she had been unfaithful with Snow White and the Huntsman director

  • Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson completes The Voice judging panel

    The fourth and final spot has been filled on The Voice coaching panel – Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson will be taking a seat in the big read chairs when the BBC show returns in January. The 35-year-old singer joins Aussie pop princess Kylie Minogue, Welsh music legend Tom Jones and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am in looking for new talent.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Ricky said: "Who doesn't want to spend their Saturday night with Kylie Minogue? I spent last winter yelling at The Voice, and both Sir Tom Jones and Will.i.am were total superstars. "I'm just lucky the Kaiser Chiefs

  • Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake coordinate in matching suits at Runner Runner premiere

    Nearly a year after tying the knot, Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are still totally 'N Sync'. The couple stepped out in matching outfits at the premiere of Justin's new film Runner Runner in Las Vegas on Wednesday.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Jessica, who recently took on her husband's surname, mirrored her husband's smart look with a Dolce and Gabbana suit. The actress hit the red carpet in an impeccably tailored, double-breasted tuxedo with diamond encrusted buttons, and an ivory blouse. She complemented her masculine ensemble with barely-there makeup, black heels and a Mark Cross box bag, injecting a pop of

  • Sophie, Countess of Wessex gets her tour of India underway

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex began her week-long tour of India in earnest on Wednesday when she met with orphaned children living on the streets of Kolkata. Following a welcoming ceremony in the country's eastern city Sophie, 48, met with children from Future Hope, an NGO that provides homes, schooling and medical care to come of Kolkata's most vulnerable children.  Dressed in blue and white patterned trousers and a black shirt, the mother-of-two was presented with a bouquet by the excited children and planted a tree in the grounds of the ITC Sonar Kolkata Hotel.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The Countess chatted to children who have been helped by

  • Blake Lively kicks off Milan Fashion Week in style

    All eyes were on Blake Lively as she stepped out for the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday. The former Gossip Girl actress wowed onlookers in a figure-hugging mustard leather dress. She topped off the look with red lips, bronze two-strap heels and a metallic clutch. After making her way inside the venue, Blake, who is married to fellow actor Ryan Reynolds, took her front row seat next to US Vogue editor Anna Wintour.   Gucci's show was a glittering success. The collection stayed true to the brand's aesthetic – strong, seductive and sleek – but gave the feminine silhouettes a

  • Jennifer Aniston denies new reports she is pregnant with fiancé Justin Theroux's child

    Jennifer Aniston has once again denied reports that she is pregnant with fiancé Justin Theroux's child. "Jennifer is not pregnant," the 44-year-old's rep told the Mail Online. The rumour mill went into overdrive when Jennifer stepped out on 1 August for the New York premiere of her new film We're The Millers showing off a slightly rounded tummy. The Friends star was wearing a figure-hugging purple satin Burberry dress, which revealed a fuller figure.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY She has since laughed off speculation that she is pregnant, putting her slightly curvier figure down to gaining "a couple of pounds". "There's nothing

  • Exclusive: Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent Simone welcomes baby boy

    HELLO! Online can exclusively reveal that Strictly Come Dancing professional Vincent Simone and his partner Susan Duddy welcomed their second baby boy on Thursday. Vincent and former flight attendant Susan are already parents to a four-year-old son named Luca. "He's absolutely gorgeous," said Vincent. "Susan, Luca and I are over the moon." "Luca is very excited to have a younger brother," added the proud new dad.   The happy couple announced the exciting news of Susan's pregnancy exclusively to HELLO! in April, and revealed that they had struggled to conceive their second child. "There was a big chance that we couldn't have any more children," said Susan. "It's a miracle really –

  • Miley Cyrus chats to Britney Spears about controversial VMA performance

    It's the VMA performance everyone is still talking about – and that, it seems, is exactly what Miley Cyrus wanted. "You're always gonna make people talk, you might as well make them talk for like two weeks, rather than two seconds," the star can be seen saying in a new trailer for her upcoming documentary, Miley: The Movement.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The 20-year-old singer, who came under fire after her raunchy performance with Robin Thicke at the music awards, can also be seen hinting at a memorable show in footage filmed beforehand. Sitting down with Britney Spears, Miley tells her, "Everyone

  • Animal magic: Charlotte Casiraghi's stunning Gucci campaign

    Charlotte Casiraghi shot a stunning new ad campaign for Gucci with the help of a few furry friends. The royal beauty posed with a foal, a miniature dachshund and a trio of golden retrievers to celebrate the Italian fashion house's bamboo bag. It is her last set of images for Gucci's 'Forever Now' campaign, which has seen her model three other iconic design features over the past few years – their signature red and green stripe, Flora print and horsebit loafer.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The end of the contract with Gucci appears to be good timing for the Monegasque royal,

  • J.K. Rowling: 'I am prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life'

    J. K. Rowling has said that she is "prouder of my years as a single mother than of any other part of my life". In an article written for Gingerbread, the charity for single parents of which she is president, 48-year-old Joanne told the story of her own experience to give hope to single parents facing stigmatisation. "My much-wanted daughter had been conceived and born while I was married," wrote Joanne. "But the failure of that relationship saw me living shortly afterwards on state benefits in the coldest winter Scotland had seen in quite a few years.   "Yes, I got off benefits and wrote the first four

  • Inside a royal residence: Stylish Kate Middleton's home tops list of houses we would most like to look around

    The chance to live like royalty became a very real option when Prince William and Kate Middleton's Anglesey farmhouse went up for rent. Given the country's affection for the couple, the property is likely to be snapped up as members of the public rush to take a peek at the secluded four-bedroom property the royals called home in the first years of their married life.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It comes as little surprise then that when asked which celebrity homes they would most like to look around, the great British public voted in their droves for the Duchess of

  • Prince Charles becomes oldest heir to the throne in British history

    Prince Charles, who turns 65 on 14 November, has officially become the oldest heir to the throne in British history. In doing so he surpasses the record of King William IV who took over from his brother, George IV in 1830, aged 64 and 310 days.   Last year the Prince of Wales appeared to joke about his long time in the wings. The future King quipped: “I’ll run out of time soon. I shall have snuffed it if I’m not careful.” He was speaking about a renovation project, but many people took it as a subtle reference to the widely held notion that

  • Simon Cowell imagines the son he will soon have in tender X Factor moment

    Father-to-be Simon Cowell has shared a tender moment with a little boy who he imagined to be like the son that he will soon have. On Wednesday's X Factor, contestant Jeff Gutt's son ran on stage after his performance to give his dad – who had just won a vote a confidence from the judges – a congratulatory hug. "It's so good to see you again," said a delighted Demi Lovato, who knew the adorable little boy from his dad's efforts on the show's second season.   "I know," replied with child, with astounding confidence. Music mogul obviously saw something of himself in Jeff's son.

  • Prince George named the most influential person in London

    Prince George of Cambridge has been named the most influential person in London by the Evening Standard in the newspaper's annual Power 1000 list. SCROLL DOWN FOR LIST OF THE TOP 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN LONDON At just two-months-old Prince George is among five royals who have made the top 20 including his mother Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and the Queen.   Prince George topped the list ahead of his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge "London is a magnet for the rest of world and our newest power resident, Prince George, is a timely symbol," said the Evening Standard's

  • Shane Warne reportedly flies to England to save relationship with Elizabeth Hurley

    Shane Warne has been spotted flying to England prompting rumours that he is trying to save his relationship with his fiancée Elizabeth Hurley. Shane, 44, and his three children were seen at Melbourne airport boarding a flight to England via Abu Dhabi and are said to be arriving on Friday. Reports suggest that during his visit Shane will try to repair his three-year relationship with Elizabeth as well as taking part in golfing event, The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.   Both Shane and Elizabeth have remained silent on Twitter about the purpose of the trip, although the former world class sportsman did Tweet his fellow cricketers Ian Botham and Michael Vaughan

  • Celebrate National Cupcake Week with our favourite recipes

    The cupcake craze swept the nation many moons ago and it seems these cute baked beauties are here to stay. Fun, pretty and indulgent - it's easy to see why they've gained so many sweet-toothed fans. This week is National Cupcake Week - and we've got eight delightful recipes to help you celebrate. Click on photo below for

  • Denise Van Outen congratulates estranged husband Lee Mead on new acting job

    Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead may have separated in July but Denise's latest tweet proves that the pair still remain on good terms. "Huge congrats to @leemeadofficial on your new series regular role in BBC's Casualty," she wrote on Twitter. "We are very proud of you. Den & Betsy x" The couple, who have a three-year-old daughter Betsy together, decided to split up this summer after four years of marriage.   "They're going their separate ways," an insider told The Sun. "It's very sad but they have grown apart and fallen out of love." Denise, 39, and Lee, 32, cited their busy work

  • Union J's JJ Hamblett 'super excited' to become a dad

    Union J singer JJ Hamblett, who rose to fame on last year's X Factor, has announced that he is to become a dad. JJ, 25, revealed on Twitter that he and his girlfriend Caterina Lopez are expecting their first baby. "Guys I want you to be the first to know that I've got some big news," tweeted JJ to his 126,200 followers. "I'm going to be a daddy.... :-) :-) wooop x." "My girlfriend and I are super super excited and the boys cant wait to be uncles!" Added JJ. "They are already thinking of names begining with J lol :-) x"   JJ Hamblett (pictured far

  • Mollie King teams up with Maybelline to offer beauty tips

    Mollie King has teamed up with beauty brand Maybelline New York to give fashionistas some top beauty tips at London Fashion Weekend. Those attending the four day fashion and beauty extravaganza will have the opportunity to try out the latest Maybelline products and watch live make-up demonstrations.   They will also have the chance to meet The Saturdays star Mollie, who will be modelling the latest AW13 make-up and nail trends at the Maybelline 'Make it up' lounge. To celebrate her collaboration with the beauty brand, Mollie picked her favourite Color Sensational lipstick, Fuschia Flash, which will be emblazoned with Mollie's signature.   Visit the

  • Jaime Winstone rounds off LFW with East London party

    Jaime Winstone and East London's hottest fashionistas attended the launch of designer boutique Village Bicycle on Wednesday night. The actress played a DJ set alongside socialite Mary Charteris. The pair marked the end of their London Fashion Week stint with the uber cool party on Brick Lane.   Jaime wore a figure-hugging multi-coloured minidress and black lace-up boots. She paired her quirky ensemble with yellow eyeshadow and oversized false eyelashes. Mary, meanwhile, opted for a more simple outfit of blue denim panelled shirt and grey jeans with heeled ankle boots.   The fashionista had to dash off early as she was flying to Milan for