• High ceremony and emotion at past European royal christenings

    As Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare for the christening of their baby George HELLO! Online takes a look at how the European royals have celebrated the births of their little Princes and Princess. Unlike the British royal families these are usually public - not private - occasions. So pomp and grandeur is intermingled with genuinely touching family moments.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY   When the Prince and Princess of Spain christened their daughter Sofia for instance, her big sister Leonor stole the limelight with her cute antics. Meanwhile, Mary of Denmark looked like any proud mother as she showed off her

  • Bake Off winner Frances Quinn talks about her 'shock' victory

    The Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn, 31, has revealed that she was in "complete and utter shock" when she was crowned winner of the popular TV show. She has also insisted that there was "no flirtation" between judge Paul Hollywood and her fellow contestant Ruby Tandoh. Clothes designer Frances beat former model Ruby Tandoh, 21, and psychologist Kimberley Wilson, 30, in the final. Frances impressed judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with a rainbow-style savoury picnic pie and showstopper three-tier wedding cake, inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.   She had to keep the news under wraps for a

  • Perfect for a little Prince: inspiring christening gift ideas

    After making his arrival to a worldwide media frenzy, Prince George will make his second official appearance on Wednesday at a christening designed to be as low-key as possible. Surrounded by a select group of family and close friends, Prince William and Kate Middleton will celebrate the arrival of their firstborn in a historic baptism at St James's Palace.   CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO GO TO THE GALLERY It will be - despite the huge historic significance of the event - an intimate family celebration. In honour of the big day, HELLO! Online presents some inspiring christening gift ideas, perfect for a little

  • Great British Bake Off: meet the finalists

    The final episode of the Great British Bake Off is set to hit screens tonight, with Ruby Tandoh, Kimberley Wilson or Frances Quinn unveiled as the winner. Click on the photo below to meet the finalists.   After months of whisking, weighing and kneading, the remaining crème de la crème bakers have stayed in the competition and have one more chance to impress judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Say HELLO! to finalists Ruby, Kimberley and Frances and cast your vote in our poll to decide who should win. The Great British Bake Off final is on BBC Two on Tuesday at

  • Birthday girl Kim Kardashian engaged to Kanye West

    Kim Kardashian is engaged to her boyfriend Kanye West. The rapper popped the question in front of the reality star's family and friends on her 33rd birthday. According to E! News, Kanye, 36, hired out the AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco for the occasion. He then presented the mother of his child with a 15-carat diamond ring by celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE A few hours earlier, Kanye appeared on stage at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly HIlls, where he made reference to a quick commute to San Francisco — but said nothing about a marriage proposal. Kim

  • 'Officially Mrs Blackstock': Kelly Clarkson shares first wedding photos

    Kelly Clarkson has tied the knot with her talent manager fiancé Brandon Blackstock. The country singer said 'I do' in Tennessee on Sunday, and has already shared the first photos from her big day. "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock," Kelly, 31, tweeted on Monday, sharing three beautiful pictures from the wedding. "We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!".   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE The blushing bride wore a Temperley London 'Jessamine' wedding gown that featured a plunging neckline, lace overlay, long sleeves and a train. Her blonde locks were loosely pulled back, accessorised with a pretty headband,

  • One Direction crowned Britain's wealthiest youngsters

    One Direction have been named Britain's wealthiest youngsters. The five-strong band topped an under-30s rich list with a combined fortune estimated at £59.33million. The heartthrobs beat Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe to the top spot, bumping him down to second place after he had held the crown since the list was established in 2010.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY "One Direction are young, talented, staggeringly good looking and adored by millions," said Lucie Cave, editor-in-chief of Heat magazine. "To that we can now add 'rolling in cash'. No one said life was fair." The boys' – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and

  • 'On the up and up': Michael Douglas on his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Michael Douglas isn't giving up on his 13-year marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones. The 69-year-old said he was "very hopeful" that their relationship is "on the up and up" during an interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show on Monday. Asked by his host how things were going with Catherine, Michael replied, "Good, I hope. I've been away for a while, but everything should hopefully be on the up and up".   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It was back in August that a representative for the Hollywood couple confirmed they were taking time apart to "evaluate and work on their marriage". But Michael

  • Stadium engagement caps Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's romance

    With the news of their engagement, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to take their high octane romance to another level. According to E! News the rapper hired out the AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco to make his proposal extra special. An eyewitness reported that a 50-piece orchestra played Lana Del Rey's song Young and Beautiful followed by Kanye's own love song to Kim Knock You Down.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The stadium screen then flashed the sign, "PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!" at which point Kanye got down on one knee to present the mother of his daughter Nori with

  • Samantha Womack stunning in black as she attends star-studded Inside Soap Awards

    Stars of the silver screen glittered for the Inside Soap Awards on Monday night. EastEnders favourite Samantha Womack headed out with the rest of the Enders cast to see the BBC1 soap win four gongs. Dazzling in a black floor-length gown with a statement belt, the gorgeous blonde actress barely resembled her down-trodden character Ronnie Mitchell.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The actress, 40, recently returned to the popular soap following a hugely controversial storyline which saw Ronnie abduct Kat Slater's baby Tommy and replace him with her own baby, who had died in a cot death. Her blonde locks were swept back into

  • Prince George's christening: inside the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace

    The day William and Kate have been busy preparing for has arrived. The christening of their baby Prince George will take place in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace at 3pm on Wednesday afternoon. See photo gallery below for inside pictures. With the royal couple having chosen to break tradition with a 'small' and 'intimate' affair in the Royal Chapel, as opposed to the Music Room at Buckingham Palace – where Prince William, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Princess Anne were all baptised – or the private chapel of the royal residence, where the Queen herself was christened, HELLO! Online take a look inside

  • Kris Jenner 'so happy' for newly engaged Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

    Kris Jenner couldn't help hiding her enthusiasm at the news of her daughter Kim Kardashian's engagement to Kanye West. The media mogul was quick to congratulate the lovebirds, and said she was 'so happy' for the new parents. "A match made in heaven," Kris called the betrothed couple, speaking to E! News. "I am so happy for both of my kids, Kim and Kanye."   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Kris has made no secret of her fondness for her future son-in-law. The Kardashian matriarch recently invited Kanye on her talk show, Kris, where the rapper shared the first photograph of the family's latest arrival, baby

  • Charlie Hunnam breaks silence after Fifty Shades of Grey exit

    Charlie Hunnam has broken his silence and given the reasons for why he chose to step down from his leading role in the screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. The British actor, whose departure was announced earlier this month, said his family and other filming commitments came first. Charlie was making his first public appearance at a fundraising event in California since the news broke. "I am doing good," the star told E! Online, when asked how he was holding up. "I am just really concentrating on work. It's been a really busy time. "I have had some family stuff going on

  • Exclusive: Simon Cowell has no plans to marry

    Simon Cowell and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman are "very happy" but have no plans to marry early next year, HELLO! has been told in an exclusive statement. A British tabloid newspaper claimed earlier this week that the X Factor mogul was intending to marry Lauren close to his elderly mother Julie's home in Sussex "early next year".   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE However, a spokesperson has now dismissed the story as not true. A rep for Simon exclusively told HELLO!: "Simon and Lauren are very happy but this story is not true." Miss Silverman is due to give birth to the couple's child early

  • Sandra Bullock leads celebrities in stunning LBD at Hollywood Film Awards

    Sandra Bullock led a host of dazzling celebrities at the Hollywood Film Awards, as she stepped out on the red carpet. Click on the photo below to see who attended. The brunette beauty, who scooped up an award for her role in Gravity, flaunted her incredible figure in a little black dress with daring lace detailing. Sandra added a dash of colour with bold, red lipstick and kept her hair loose flowing over her shoulders.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY OF CELEBRITY GUESTS The 49-year-old actress happily posed for pictures and joked around with her close friend previous co-star Matthew McConaughey. The pair have previously dated

  • 'It's a wonderful thing': Archbishop of Canterbury on baptising Prince George

    Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has spoken about the "hugely important" baptism of Prince George, and said he hopes that others will be inspired to seek the same ceremony for their own children. On Wednesday, the father-of-five will baptise Prince William and Kate Middleton's baby son at St James's Palace. The ceremony, he says, will mark the next "hugely important moment" in the little Prince's life, following his birth on 22 July.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "We celebrate, first of all, the joy of the parents," he said. "It's a wonderful thing, having a baby. All babies are unbelievably special,

  • In pictures: Mary Berry's best Bake Off fashion moments

    It's not just Mary Berry's cakes that get people talking — her dazzling array of Great British Bake Off outfits have seen her rise to fashionista status in recent years. The 78-year-old's daring use of colour and patterns combined with classic accessories have hit the headlines throughout this year's Bake Off. From sophisticated floral blazers to eye-popping bright scarves, Mary has got stylish, practical fashion down to a tee. Click on the photo below for our gallery of Mary's best style moments from the series.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MARY'S STYLE

  • Vote: Who will win Great British Bake Off?

    In tonight's final of Great British Bake Off, culinary hopefuls Kimberley Wilson, Ruby Tandoh and Frances Quinn will be vying to win this year's competition. Who do you think deserves the baking crown? Vote for your favourite baker

  • Tropical Fruit Pavlova

    Serves 10-12 Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says: My mum has to be the best Pavlova maker in the world. Since I was a tiny tot she has made the gooiest, fluffiest meringue and she isn’t one to faff about either - she adds nothing but egg white and sugar, and lets the oven do the work. She makes a Pavolva every year for the Christmas dinner table, and when we eat it, we are silent. It truly does bring a moment of sheer serenity to the end of a rowdy family feast. In fact this is one of

  • Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite talks to HELLO! Online

    As the nation crowns new Great British Bake Off winner Francis Quinn, HELLO! Online talks to the baking champion of the last series, John Whaite, to see what he's been up to since he left the silver screen. Life has been sweet for GBBO's last winner, who left his banking career after two months to continue his path in baking. Luckily for us, he has also shared three of his sweet recipes with HELLO! Online – see below.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR JOHN WHAITE'S RECIPES Since taking the winning title on the nation's favourite baking programme, the former law student –

  • Apple and Blackberry Brioche Galette

    Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite says: Brioche galette has to be one of my favourites of the patisserie world. The custard complements perfectly the buttery broche, and the addition of the fruits here just cuts through all of the richness. This is a real treat indeed, quite tricky to do, but we all love a good challenge, especially one as tasty as this! Ingredients For the Brioche: 250g white bread flour 5g salt 7g sachet fast action yeast 30g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 150G egg (about 3) For the Crème Pâtissière: 250ml Just Milk 1tsp Nilsen-Massey Madagascan Vanilla Bean Paste 3 large egg yolks 75g Billington's Unrefined Golden

  • Gluten-free pistachio and chocolate torte

    "Gluten intolerance seems to becoming more and more common. In my eyes though, that is no reason not to enjoy home baked goodies. This torte is spectacular, and really hits the sweet spot. Due to the large amount of nuts, it does keep particularly well and is probably even better the day after it is made." John Whaite Ingredients 6 large eggs, separated 150g pistachio kernels, unsalted and deshelled 120g ground almonds 30g cocoa powder 1tsp gluten-free baking powder 150g Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar 50g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar For the topping 100g milk chocolate 100g white chocolate Method 1. Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas mark 3. Place the

  • 'You are perfect together': Friends share new photos and video of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's engagement

    Friends of newly engaged stars Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have shared photos and a video clip of the couple's jaw-dropping engagement. Reality TV star Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban shared Instagram photos of the evening on which Kanye hired out the AT&T Park stadium in San Francisco to propose to the mother of his baby daughter North West.   Jonathan posted a photo of him by Kim's side with the heart-warming caption, "Waited to put this pic up till the morning to make sure it wasn't a dream, it was the most romantic thing I have ever seen! "Congrats Kim and Kanye... Love you guys, you are perfect together!" Jonathan shared

  • Peter Andre opens up about coping with his brother's death

    Peter Andre has opened up about the death of his older brother Andrew, and has said that his latest fundraising efforts for Cancer Research UK have helped him in the healing process. The television personality, who lost his brother to kidney cancer last December, has just launched his latest project, Pete's Champions, which encourages fans to raise as much money as possible for the charity. "Honestly, the project has helped me so much," said Peter, speaking to HELLO! Online. "In coming to terms with what has happened, but also in helping other people. "Andrew's death was devastating for my whole family but

  • CLON --- Exclusive: Simon Cowell has no plans to marry

    Simon Cowell and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman are "very happy" but have no plans to marry early next year, HELLO! has been told in an exclusive statement. A British tabloid newspaper claimed earlier this week that the X Factor mogul was intending to marry Lauren close to his elderly mother Julie's home in Sussex "early next year". CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE However, a spokesperson has now dismissed the story as not true. A rep for Simon exclusively told HELLO!: "Simon and Lauren are very happy but this story is not true."