• Christmas 2013: Secret Santa gift guide

    Struggling to find the perfect Secret Santa present for the office Christmas party? HELLO! Online have searched high and low to find the quirkiest and coolest presents, all under £10. Whether it's for the boss you're trying to impress or a colleague you've barely exchanged more than two words with, a misguided present can make for an awkward working year. Click on the photo below to see our gallery of gifts that will make others envious you weren't their Secret Santa!   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GIFT

  • Cher Lloyd gets married! X Factor star shares wedding photo

    Cher Lloyd has surprised fans by marrying her hairdresser boyfriend Craig Monk in a secret wedding ceremony. The former X Factor star announced the news by uploading a snapshot onto Instagram with a simple love heart caption and Monday's date, 18/11/2013, next to it. In the sweet black-and-white snapshot, Cher can be seen wearing a strapless white wedding gown and veil, and carrying a bouquet of roses. Her new husband stands by her side wearing a suit and tie.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It wasn't long before the 20-year-old was inundated with messages of congratulations from her followers. Among the first to

  • Pippa Middleton is the belle of the Sugarplum Ball

    Pippa Middleton turned heads when she stepped out for the Sugarplum Ball at One Mayfair on Wednesday night. The 30-year-old brunette was undoubtedly the belle of the ball, with her dashing boyfriend Nico Jackson on her arm, as she dazzled in a floor-length black sparkling gown. The black ensemble was complete with intricate embroidery on the bodice and featured a semi-sheer skirt which ran from mid-thigh to the ground.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY A nude lining beneath the embroidered black material gave the impression that the dress was more revealing than it actually was. A cropped black sparkling jacket finished Pippa's chic

  • 'This is FALSE': Kim Kardashian addresses reports she had surgery to lose baby weight

    Kim Kardashian has hit back at media reports that she spent thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures to get her body back in shape after having her baby. The 33-year-old reality star took to Twitter following the publication of a story in Life & Style magazine titled "Weight-Loss cheater".   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE The article claimed that Kim did not lose weight by going on the Atkins Diet, but rather by undergoing secret cosmetic procedures at a clinic in Beverly Hills, including stretch-mark treatments and a fat-reducing ultrasound on her stomach. Kim used her Twitter account to set the record straight. "I

  • Simon Cowell reportedly has change of heart about marrying Lauren Silverman

    In October, Simon Cowell's representative told HELLO! stories he would wed Lauren Silverman early next year were wide of the mark.  However it seems he has a change of heart about a future wedding after reports have surfaced he is set to ask his pregnant girlfriend to marry him. Sources in the US have said Simon has bought a ring, but is keeping all details of the proposal under wraps. US publication People reported that the X Factor mogul may be planning to pop the question during his annual Christmas break to the Caribbean. Lauren will not be there for the duration, but

  • Queen Maxima continues to shine as Dutch tour of the Caribbean comes to an end

    As the Dutch royal tour of the Caribbean came to close, Queen Maxima continued to bring smiles and cheer with her charm warm disposition. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY OF QUEEN MAXIMA'S OUTFITS Instantly fitting in with her sunny surroundings Maxima enthusiastically met well-wishers and royal supporters across the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire and Sint Eustatius. On Wednesday the mother-of-three stepped out in a chic coral dress and a beige hat as she and her husband were met with a welcome ceremony at the L.G. Smith boulevard in Aruba.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Beaming and waving to the crowd

  • Harry Styles pictured on a low-key dinner date with Kendall Jenner

    He is the world's hottest boy band bachelor, and she is the new princess of reality TV — when Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner were spotted on a dinner date this week, it's fair to say it caused quite a stir. The pair were spotted by photographers as they exited Craig's Restaurant in West Hollywood via a back door on Wednesday evening.   They were pictured leaving the eatery and driving away together; Harry behind the wheel with 18-year-old Kendall by his side in the passenger seat. Harry, 19, was most recently linked to British supermodel Cara Delevingne, and previously dated US country star

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Miraval rosé named one of world's best wines

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Miraval rosé wine has been named one of the world's top wines. The Hollywood power couple's Côtes de Provence Rosé Miraval has won the 84th spot on Wine Spectator's top 100 wines of 2013 list. It earned itself a score of 90 on the magazine's 100-point scale, a score given to "wines of superior character and style".   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The rosé wine, sold at $28 (£17.50) a bottle, has been described as "refined and elegant, offering pure and concentrated flavours of dried red berry, tangerine and melon." Managing Editor Kim Marcus added, "The focused finish

  • Prince Harry's adventure to South Pole delayed due to bad weather

    Prince Harry's flight to Antarctica has been delayed until Friday due to poor weather conditions. Click on photos below for gallery of Harry. The 29-year-old royal, who is participating in a gruelling trek to the South Pole, landed in Cape Town on Monday for a brief stop-over before beginning the 200-mile challenge.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE PICTURES OF HARRY Harry and the other race participants were due to fly out to Novo Airbase on Tuesday, located at the edge of the Antarctic continent, but were delayed because of strong winds preventing planes to land in the icy region. Kensington Palace has just confirmed

  • Victoria Beckham tweets pictures as she sifts through her wardrobe for charity

    In a bid to raise funds for the survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, David and Victoria Beckham have sifted through their wardrobes and donated some of their best-known outfits to the British Red Cross Shop Drop. Victoria took to her Twitter account to share snaps of her searching for old outfits. "Proud to support @BritishRedCross #ShopDrop Donating clothes for #Haiyan survivors x vb," she tweeted alongside one snap of her sitting in a box.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Another image shows a mountain of shoes she appeared to be sifting through. "Big clear out of my shoes, on sale tomorrow

  • Will Smith poses with co-star Margot Robbie for first time since publication of photo booth pictures

    Will Smith has been pictured with his co-star Margot Robbie for the first time since pictures they took together in a photobooth caused a stir. It was very much business as usual for the pair as they got on the promotional trail for their film Focus in Argentina. Will – who stepped out in a vibrant yellow jumper - looked relaxed and at ease as he posed side by side with 23-year-old Margot. The pair had their arms around each other's backs in a group lineup at a press call in Buenos Aires with actors Gerald McRaney and Rodrigo Santoro. If Will has

  • Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem reportedly looking to start a new life in London

    Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are reportedly planning on moving to London, just months after welcoming their daughter Luna. Earlier this week 39-year-old Penelope was spotted shopping in the English capital amid rumours that she is looking for a home in the city. The Spanish couple, who married in 2010, are said to be looking for a quieter life and feel that in London they would be more able to go unnoticed than in Madrid.   The duo are said to have enjoyed living in London while 44-year-old Javier was filming for the latest James Bond film, Skyfall. Javier and Penelope, who have two children, lived

  • Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng reach amicable divorce settlement

    Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng are said to have reached an amicable divorce settlement. Although details of the settlement haven't been released, the estranged couple, who were married for 14 years, have told a New York court that they have a "mutual respect" for one another and a shared interest in their daughters' welfare. Media mogul Rupert, 82, filed for divorce from Wendi, 44, in June saying that their marriage had "irretrievably broken down."   The couple were married in 1999 in a twilight ceremony onboard his private yacht, the Morning Glory, in New York Harbour, and have two daughters together, Grace and Chloe. Australian-born

  • Exclusive: Prince Harry's South Pole teammate on being stranded in Cape Town

    Major Kate Philp, who will be trekking with Prince Harry to the South Pole later this month, has spoken to HELLO! Online about her feelings of anticipation ahead of the big race. Currently stranded in Cape Town, the three participating teams – Britain's Team Glenfiddich, Team Commonwealth and Team USA - have been waiting to fly out to Novo Airbase, located at the edge of the Antarctic continent, where they will acclimatise before beginning their 200-mile trek to the South Pole. The groups' flight was delayed due to poor weather conditions, but Kensington Palace has just confirmed that the teams will

  • Haircare: best products for winter hair

    Harsh winter weather and the change in temperature can be your hair's worst enemy – HELLO! Online has compiled the best haircare products to help rid your locks of the winter blues. Click on the photo below for the full

  • Top ten Christmas cake recipes

    Get the oven gloves out and the cake tin ready because we have top ten Christmas cake recipes that will get your baking shoes on – see the photo gallery below. Whether it's a traditional fruit Christmas cake you're after, adorable mini Christmas cakes, a classic chocolate yule log or a gluten-free version, we have all bases covered. Click on the picture below for festive recipes from Britain's baking queen Mary Berry and famous French patissier Eric Lanlard as well as inspiration on keeping it trendy with cake pops and making the perfectly-decorated Christmas masterpiece...   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR TOP 10 CHRISTMAS CAKE

  • New contestants set to join I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

    The famous faces on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! are in for a surprise as new stars will join the camp on Friday night's episode. Former model and TV presenter Annabel Giles, 54, and Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Vincent Simone, 34, have packed their bags and are heading to the Australian jungle. Annabel and Vincent should make an interesting addition to the camp, as both have admitted to disliking camping and being "scared of anything" respectively.   The single mother-of-two, who has starred in Through The Keyhole, Shooting Stars and Have I Got News For You, tried to get

  • Celebrity transformation: Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian is one of the biggest stars on the planet. In the past few years, the media-savvy brunette has become the queen of the celebrity circuit; an unstoppable force with a huge multi-million dollar empire and unrivalled marketing power. Her fame has reached a new level following her engagement to Kanye West and the arrival of their daughter North West, and now there are more than 18 million Twitter followers hanging on her every word — more than Beyoncé, or even the Pope.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY Along the way, Kim has undergone a number of transformations — from party girl,

  • Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls

    Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too... Ingredients: 175g (6oz) butter or margarine 175g (6oz) light brown sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 1 tsp Dr. Oetker Moroccan Almond Extract 75g (3oz) ground almonds 175g (6oz) plain flour ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder 300g (10oz) sultanas 175g (6oz) dried cranberries 150g (5oz) glace cherries Icing sugar for dusting To decorate: 225g (8oz) Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Regal-Ice White Icing 200g (7oz) Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Golden Marzipan 2 tsp clear honey Dr. Oetker Soft Silver Pearls 4 x 25cm (10in) lengths cake ribbon Star

  • Mini Christmas cakes

    Ingredients - Makes 9 Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray 500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit 10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract 30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur 75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened 75g (3oz) dark brown sugar 15ml (1tbsp) treacle 2 medium eggs, beaten 115g (4oz) plain flour 3.75ml (3/4tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder 10ml (2 tsp) ground cinnamon 225g (8oz) Dr. Oetker Marzipan 30ml (2 tbsp) clear honey A little icing sugar for dusting 225g (8oz) Dr. Oetker White Regal-Ice Ready to Roll Icing To decorate Dr. Oetker Gold and Silver Shimmer Sprays Dr. Oetker Soft Silver Pearls Method 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan assisted oven, 325°F, gas mark 3). Lightly spray 9 x 115ml

  • Christmas cake pops

    Makes about 32 cake pops Ingredients 1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla 3 medium eggs 180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink 60ml vegetable oil 1 tub vanilla buttercream style icing Lollipop sticks 170g butter 250g white chocolate chips Assorted sprinkles or decorations Method 1. Heat oven to 180C. Follow the instructions on the packet to make the cake, substituting the water for Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink. Pour into greased tin(s) as instructed and bake. Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely. 2. Blitz the cold cake into crumbs (or crumble finely by hand) into a large bowl. Add the

  • Mini Schwartz Christmas cakes

    This traditional holiday recipe is something families all over Britain look forward to. Making these rich, moist and fruity Christmas Cakes in advance creates excitement about the upcoming festive season, with the scents of Schwartz Nutmeg Ground, Ginger Ground, Cinnamon Ground and Mixed Spice filling the kitchen. Prep time 45 minutes Cooking time 4 hours Ingredients 275g (10oz) butter, softened 225g (8oz) soft brown sugar 6 medium eggs, beaten 275g (10oz) plain flour, sifted 2 tsp Schwartz Nutmeg Ground 2 tsp Schwartz Ginger Ground 1 tsp Schwartz Cinnamon Ground 1 tsp Schwartz Mixed Spice 100g (4oz) ground almonds 350g (12oz) currants 350g (12oz) raisins 350g (12oz) sultanas 175g (6oz) glace cherries, chopped 175g (6oz) mixed peel,

  • White glace Christmas cake

    Ingredients 10oz/275g plain flour 8oz/225g butter 8oz/225g caster sugar 4 eggs 4oz/110g Glace cherries 4oz/110g Glace Pineapple 4oz/110g Glace Apricots 4oz/110g Glace Peaches 4oz/110g Glace Pears 2oz/55g Angelica 4oz/110g Ground or chopped almonds 2oz/55g Mixed peel For the icing 6 tbs icing sugar A little water to mix in Preheat oven 150ºC/300°F/ Gas 2 Method 1. Line an 8-9 inch tin with a double thickness of greaseproof. 2. Chop glace fruits. 3. Cream butter and sugar together, lightly beat the eggs and add to the mixture, beating thoroughly. If the eggs show signs of curdling add a little flour. 4. Fold in the flour and all dry ingredients. 5. Place mixture in the prepared tin and bake for approximately 3 hours.

  • Interview: bridal designer Charlotte Balbier reveals wedding dress trends and how to find the perfect gown

    Bridal designer Charlotte Balbier is celebrating ten successful years in the industry, but her family have long been in the business. It all started in 1960 when Charlotte's grandparents took to designing wedding dresses and opened their own retail boutique. From then on, the family business mushroomed. Click on photos below to view Charlotte's stunning collections. Bridal design was clearly in her family's blood with Charlotte's mum, the award-winning designer Amanda Wyatt, pioneering her own collection. Charlotte naturally followed in her mum's footsteps and started up her own label, Charlotte Balbier. The bride-to-be has since released two show-stopping collections – Hall of Fame and

  • Una Foden's live Twitter chat at HELLO! Online trends worldwide

    Una Foden's live Twitter Q&A at HELLO! Online HQ took the Twittersphere by storm as the hashtag #HELLOUna trended in the UK and worldwide — you can read her blog here. The Saturdays singer, who has blogged for HELLO! Online since April, was bombarded by questions from her fans. The Irish beauty revealed her biggest achievement in life so far, the band's plans for next year and snippets about family life.   The mum-of-one, who got her first UK number one with What About Us earlier this year, said "Creating my beautiful daughter Aoife Belle" was the biggest achievement of her life so far. She talked more about

  • Hugh Jackman reveals skin cancer news on Twitter

    Hugh Jackman revealed the news that he underwent treatment for skin cancer on Twitter. The Wolverine actor shared an Instagram photo of himself on Thursday with a plaster on his nose and wrote that he had had a basal cell carcinoma, one of the most common forms of cancer. He praised his wife Deborra-Lee Furness for urging him to seek medical attention.   "Deb said to get the mark on my nose checked," he wrote on his Instagram page. "Boy, was she right! I had a basil cell carcinoma." The Australian actor was determined to put his fame to good use in order to raise awareness