• Nelson Mandela: The life and times of a hero

    For more than half a century, the name of Nelson Mandela was synonymous with the struggle against inequality and unflinching dignity in the face of tyranny.  The South African leader was a tireless warrior for justice, remaining steadfast through 27 years behind bars and emerging unbowed to bring freedom and reconciliation to his people. Now, as the great statesman is laid to rest in the country he transformed into a "rainbow nation" and by millions more besides, we celebrate his extraordinary life in pictures. CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW FOR MORE IMAGES   He passed away on 5 December, with his wife Graça Machel at his side. He is

  • The most stylish celebrity babies of 2013

    Whether it's a red carpet event or being snapped by paparazzi, all eyes are on celebrities and what they're wearing. However, 2013 has seen their offspring step into the fashion spotlight, with mini style icons such as Suri Cruise and Blue Ivy making the headlines for their adorable and chic outfits. Click through the gallery below to see the most stylish babies of 2013.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR

  • HELLO! Exclusive: Susan Boyle reveals she suffers from Asperger's

    She was brought up to believe that she was slightly brain-damaged after being starved of oxygen at birth, but in this week's HELLO! magazine, singing sensation Susan Boyle reveals that she has just been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome – and talks movingly of the relief she feels to finally have a proper explanation for the "emotional outbursts" and "acute anxiety" that have plagued her throughout her life. "Ever since I was born, I've been living under the mistaken belief that I was brain damaged,” says the 52-year-old Scot, who found worldwide success after being discovered on hit show Britain's Got

  • HELLO! Exclusive: The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran announces engagement to girlfriend Nareesha McCaffrey

    The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaren is engaged to his girlfriend of six years Nareesha McCaffrey after asking her to marry him in a romantic proposal. In their first ever shoot together the delighted singer exclusively tells HELLO! how after discovering shoe designer Nareesha was about to spring a surprise family birthday party for him, he stunned her by secretly turning the event into a surprise engagement party for her instead.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO VIEW TO FULL GALLERY After enlisting the help of her close family, Siva got down on bended knee with a three carat diamond solitaire ring he'd had specially

  • Paul Hollywood and wife Alexandra share a tender kiss as it looks like they rekindle their romance

    Paul Hollywood and his wife Alexandra look like they are rekindling their romance, months after the celebrity baker had an affair with American Baking Competition co-star Marcela Valladolid. The couple were spotted at the weekend sharing a tender kiss following a meal at a pub with their 12-year-old son Joshua. Paul has been spending lots of quality time with Alexandra recently, in efforts to win his wife back after a fling while he was filming in America – what he has since called the "biggest mistake" of his life.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Regulars at the village pub where the Hollywood

  • Simon Cowell's pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman celebrates at baby shower

    Simon Cowell has famously stayed on friendly terms with a number of his former girlfriends, and it seems his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman is following suit. Lauren celebrated the upcoming arrival of her baby boy at an intimate baby shower at Simon's Beverly Hills home on Sunday, and among the guests were his former flames Terri Seymour and Mezghan Hussainy.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE   The 37-year-old New Yorker, who is now seven months pregnant, welcomed friends and family to the Los Angeles mansion, where they were greeted at the door by the sight of a beautiful Christmas tree and a handsome

  • Kian Egan crowned king of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

    Kian Egan was named king of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in Sunday night's finale. After three weeks of battling it through Bushtucker Trials and rising tension in camp, the Westlife star was presented with his crown of flowers and reunited with his actress wife Jodi Albert. "It's been such a team effort," said Kian, graciously praising his fellow campmates who had gathered round to hear the announcement. "Everybody in here is a king and queen. It was probably one of the best three weeks of my life."   The 33-year-old singer and his overjoyed wife thanked

  • Charlotte Casiraghi in Monaco ready to give birth

    With her baby due any day now, Charlotte Casiraghi has reportedly travelled from her home in Paris to her native Monaco. The pregnant royal is based in Clos Saint-Pierre, the villa where her mother Princess Caroline resides. Lately, the brunette beauty has been seen looking heavily pregnant, wearing flat shoes for shopping expeditions with with her mother and close friends.   Her partner French actor and stand up comedian Gad Elmaleh is winding up his international tour by performing in Monte Carlo's Salle De Princes from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 December. This has, undoubtedly, been organised to allow the 42-year-old to

  • Prince Charles will represent the Queen at state funeral for Nelson Mandela

    Prince Charles will represent the Queen at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in the remote village of Qunu, where the iconic late leader grew up, Buckingham Palace has confirmed. The 87-year-old monarch will not make the journey to South Africa for the memorial ceremony. Instead, her son will join dignitaries from around the world at the service on Sunday. Charles, who will not be joined by his wife Camilla, met with Mr Mandela on a number of occasion in both Britain and South Africa.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE After the statesman's sad passing last week, the Prince described him as the "embodiment

  • Mary Berry wears same £19.99 Zara necklace as Kate

    Mary Berry made an appearance on the Graham Norton show wearing the same Zara £19.99 necklace that Kate Middleton wore to the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom last week. The Great British Bake Off presenter paired the budget bling with a black cut out dress, while the Duchess of Cambridge teamed hers with a cream Roland Mouret floor-sweeping gown with a thigh-high split. The necklace promptly sold out and the morning after her appearance, it was unavailable online.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE It's not the first time queen of baking Mary has been spotted in Zara. The chef caused a stir when she wore

  • Top ten tips for caring for your hair this winter

    The Christmas party season is upon us; a time when our hair needs to look its very best despite the toll of the harsh winter weather. To help you sparkle this season, Anna Mahon-O'Neill, Stylist and Technician at Taylor Taylor London, shares her top ten tips. 1. It is essential to invest in a moisturising shampoo and conditioner to add more moisture to the hair during the winter months.     2. Include a hair mask into your weekly hair care routine. Leave it in overnight if you can and always remember to towel dry your hair first to rid of any excess

  • Eight great Christmas hampers

    You might fancy a hamper for yourself this Christmas, or maybe you're looking for the perfect gift for a foodie friend or your Christmas Day host – either way, check out our top pick of Christmas hampers below. We have eight great hampers for Christmas, ranging from just £10 to a grand total of £2,500 and including delights for chocolate and cheese lovers, as well as classic luxury favourites from the likes of Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Carluccio's – click on the photograph below and take your pick… CLICK ON PHOTO FOR OUR PICK OF TOP CHRISTMAS

  • EastEnders character to reveal surprise pregnancy in Christmas storyline

    Kat and Alfie Moon will discover that they are expecting a baby in an upcoming episode of EastEnders, it has been revealed. Viewers of the BBC soap will see Kat share the happy news with her former husband over the Christmas season, Digital Spy reports. The on-off couple – played by Shane Richie and Jessie Wallace – reconciled last month after Alfie fled his wedding to Roxy Mitchell to chase after Kat as she attempted to leave the country.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Their reunion after 11 months apart was watched by 8.1 million viewers. The baby will be Alfie’s first child, although

  • Laura Hamilton reveals first baby photos of newborn son Rocco

    Television presenter Laura Hamilton has exclusively introduced her newborn son to HELLO! Magazine with the release of Rocco's first official photos. As Laura expertly eased her baby boy into an adorable Father Christmas outfit for his debut photoshoot, which took place in the star's Surrey home, Laura spoke about her new role of motherhood. "Funnily enough, I've never felt very confident about handling friends' babies but I seem to have taken to it with Rocco," said the 31-year-old presenter.   Laura, who is married to insurance broker Alex Goward, welcomed her firstborn on 13 November after having an emergency Caesarean. The A Place in the Sun host

  • Sylvie van der Vaart supports ex-husband Rafael van der Vaart and his girlfriend after loss of baby at 19 weeks

    Sylvie van der Vaart offered her support to her ex-husband Rafael van der Vaart and her former best friend after news broke that the couple lost their baby at 19 weeks. The 35-year-old model is said to have sent the couple words of encouragement to Rafael and Sabia Boulahrouz during their difficult time.   Rafael's former wife Sylvie sent words of encouragement to the couple after the tragedy The heartbroken parents released a statement confirming the tragic news, describing their "unexpected loss" as "a big blow". Footballer Rafael and Sabia announced that they were expecting a baby in October having been together for around

  • Christmas fragrance gift guide

    With so many on the market, buying fragrances can be tricky, Let HELLO! Online take the stress out of scent shopping this Christmas with our perfume gift guide for a range of ages for both him and her — click on the photos below to see the full gallery. For her - girlfriend     L-R: Marc Jacobs Honey necklace, Vera Wang Bejeweled, Calvin Klein Down Town, Miss Dior.   For her - mum   L-R: Chanel No.5, Gucci Guilty, Carven Ma Griffe, Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Desire For him - boyfriend     L-R: Lacoste L.12.12 Rouge, James Bond 007, Gucci Guilty, Lacoste L.12.12 Bleu For him - dad   L-R: Austin Reed Signature,

  • Japan's Princess Masako speaks of brighter future on her 50th birthday

    On her 50th birthday Crown Princess Masako of Japan vowed to "continue efforts to make a full recovery" from her long-term stress-induced illness. The Japanese royal marked her coming of age with a two-page public statement that hinted of a brighter future. "I feel strong gratitude toward the many people who helped me get to where I am now," she wrote.   CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE "Since my birthday last year, I've been making efforts to accomplish my duties, whether business or personal, as much as possible." She added, "I would like to continue my efforts toward my recovery while receiving help from people

  • Christmas 2013: gifts for girls

    Whether you’re buying a gift for your little sister or a niece, the choice of gifts for the girls in your life can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, HELLO! Online has searched the shops and hunted down this season’s must-have items, from the cutest toys to personalised gifts, ensuring that whatever you pick is the perfect present. Click below to discover the most coveted gifts that you know they’ll love when they unwrap.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GIFT

  • Celebrity engagements: proposals that happened over Christmas

    The Christmas period has always been a popular time for couples to get engaged, and in the A-list world, celebrity matches are no different. While some grooms-to-be have popped the question on Christmas Day itself or not far off, others have waited to ring in the New Year with a romantic proposal. Click on the photo below to see which celebrity couples have got engaged in the festive season.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY OF CHRISTMAS

  • Christmas 2013: gifts for teens

    With teenagers, one week could be all about pop music and the next they’ve decided they are into heavy metal, which can make them difficult to buy presents for. Luckily, HELLO! Online have unearthed this season’s coolest gifts, guaranteed to cheer up even the most difficult-to-please teens. Click below and discover the best presents to ensure a mood-swing-free Christmas!   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GIFT

  • Harper is Lady Gaga's biggest fan, say Victoria and David

    Two-year-old Harper Beckham loves bopping along to Lady Gaga and her parents say she's her biggest fan. David Beckham and Victoria Beckham took their only daughter to meet the Poker Face singer backstage at the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on Sunday night. "Victoria and David, along with Harper, were taken to meet Lady Gaga backstage, and proudly told her that their daughter is her biggest fan," a source told the MailOnline.   "They also said that even though she's only two years old, she already sings Gaga songs!" It's not just her former Spice Girl mum's musical footsteps that the adorable little girl

  • Tulisa Contostavlos charged in connection with the supply of Class A drugs

    Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged in connection with the supply of Class A drugs. "The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Tulisa Contostavlos, 25, with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs," the statement read. "This charge relates to an investigation by The Sun newspaper between early March 2013 and 23 May 2013 which resulted in the supply of Class A drugs to an investigative journalist.   "This decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a