• Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Melanie B get snap happy at X Factor arena auditions

    It was back to work for newlywed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on Monday as the star joined fellow X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Melanie B at arena auditions for the hit talent show. Cheryl is clearly enjoying being back on the X Factor panel. In between judging hopefuls, the 31-year-old made time for some fun with both judges and the audience, posting selfies on Twitter. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Cheryl captures herself and the front row in a selfie "Xf.. Next audition.. But first.. Let's take a selfie!" wrote Mrs Fernandez-Versini. The ladies in the first row were delighted to

  • Billie Piper pulls out of West End play after collision with 16-year-old cyclist

    Billie Piper was left shaken this week after being involved in a collision with a cyclist. The actress, 31, was questioned by police after the vehicle she was driving made contact with a 16-year-old cyclist, who was taken to hospital with serious injuries. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Billie Piper, pictured with husband Laurence and son Winston, was recently involved in a collision with a cyclist Billie was travelling with her two sons, Winston, five, and Eugene, two, at the time of the incident. She was so affected by the collision that she pulled out of her performance in the West

  • Kanye West introduces North to his world of work before Kim Kardashian reveals real story behind wedding

    Sitting on her daddy Kanye West's knee and staring intently into the camera, baby North West looks bright as a button. The youngster seems to be thoroughly enjoying hanging out with Kanye West in his music studio – and the musician himself can't take his eyes off his little girl. Kim Kardashian shared the picture – which shows that one-year-old North now has a thick head of hair – on Monday, which turned out to be an exciting day for Kardashian fans.   Kanye West and North at the studio Not only were Kim's followers treated to a brand new snap of baby North,

  • Beyonce and Jay Z: Show goes on in spectacular form amid marriage speculation

    Beyoncé Knowles and Jay Z defied talk about the state of their marriage with a barnstorming performance in LA, watched by stars including Natalie Portman, Nicole Richie and Lea Michele. Also in the VIP audience were David and Victoria Beckham - with teenage son Brooklyn - Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba. Beyoncé posted pictures of the couple's show of unity to her website There was absolutely no hint of trouble as the concert came to an end with the duo singing Forever Young. Behind the power couple a montage of family pictures was played, featuring Blue Ivy, their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

  • Bernie Ecclestone to end bribery trial with £60million payment

    Bernie Ecclestone has offered to pay £60million to end his trial on bribery charges. Arriving in a Munich court on Tuesday morning, Bernie, 83, made the offer to avoid spending ten years in jail if found guilty. Bernie was accompanied by his 36-year-old wife Fabiana Flosi, who showed her support by speaking in court during the trial.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in April for bribery charges involving a German banker   The Formula 1 magnate had first gone on trial in April when he was charged with bribery and incitement to breach of trust. Bernie was accused of paying

  • Big Bang Theory cast sign new contracts worth $1million per episode

    The Big Bang Theory cast members Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki are thought to have signed new contracts which will net them a cool $1million per episode. The three stars from the sitcom are now reportedly financially on par with the Friends cast, who are understood to have earned the same figure per show when the New York-based programme was its final seasons. Kaley, Jim and Johnny's negotiations for new three-year contracts temporarily held up progress on season eight of the show – which airs on CBS in the United States and E4 in the UK. CLICK PHOTOS FOR GALLERY The Big Bang Theory cast have signed new contracts Now the stars’

  • Light beams and red poppies: London's WWI commemorations

    Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry were in Belgium on Monday to commemorate WWI. Back in Britain, services were held across the country to remember the fallen in the Great War, and striking installations put in place in the capital to mark 100 years to the day since it began. Scroll down to see striking photographs of the single light beam that penetrated the dark London sky as part of the national Lights Out campaign and artist Paul Cummins' installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies filling the dry moat of the Tower of London, which the

  • Sylvester Stallone's gorgeous girls steal the show at The Expendables 3 premiere

    Sylvester Stallone is used to being the star of the show - but he found himself sharing the limelight at the premiere of The Expendables 3 with his beautiful wife Jennifer Flavin and the couple's three daughters. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The star couldn't take his eyes off his leading ladies as they took to the red carpet in London's Leicester Square on Monday evening. Sylvester was proud as punch as he stood in the midst of his family looking dapper in smart trousers, a crisp white shirt, and a bottle green velvet jacket. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Sylvester Stallone poses with his

  • Adam Levine and new wife Behati Prinsloo share honeymoon selfie

    Meet Mr and Mrs Levine! Adam Levine and his new wife Behati Prinsloo have shared their first photograph since tying the knot on 19 July in Mexico. The newlyweds posed for a honeymoon snapshot, posted on the Maroon 5 singer's Instagram page this week. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Newlyweds Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have shared their first post-wedding selfie The picture shows Adam, 35, and Victoria's Secret Angel Behati, 25, posing together for a serious-looking selfie. "There is a strong situation going on here," Maroon 5 frontman Adam wrote alongside. It's not known where the couple are staying on

  • Amelle Berrabah nails iconic Dirty Dancing pose in Tumble rehearsal

    Amelle Berrabah looked like she was having the time of her life as she rehearsed for the BBC's new gymnastics show Tumble. The former Sugababes star, 30, headed to her local Guildford Lido on Tuesday to practise some moves with professional gymnast and her partner on the series Doug Fordyce. Wearing a white crochet bikini that showed off her washboard abs, Amelle showed no difficulty in perfecting the iconic Dirty Dancing pose as she was lifted above Doug in the water.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Amelle Berrabah and her gymnastics partner Doug Fordyce having the time of their life The scene

  • Prince William and Kate unveil poppy tribute to fallen World War I heroes

    Looking sombre, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, continued their commemmoration of World War I by unveiling an art installation at the Tower of London. Joined by Prince Harry, the royals walked, heads bowed slightly, among a sea of ceramic poppies which poured out of the Tower into the moat below to symbolise the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in the conflict. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry each planted a ceramic poppy at the installation Kate, who had recycled a deep blue LK Bennett dress for the occasion, was seen chatting

  • Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton's date at the White House

    With Formula 1 grinding to a halt until the end of August, Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger have been making the most of some free time together. The couple, who recently celebrated their six year anniversary, have been touring Washington DC, where, thanks to Nicole's role as the global ambassador for the special Olympics, Lewis had the chance to meet Barack Obama at the White House.   Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton at the White House "I had the pleasure to go to the White House & meet the president of the United States & 1st lady thanks to my lady @nicolescherzy, thank you :)," he wrote

  • Cinnamon and orange carrot cake recipe

    Servings: 16 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients 200g (7 oz) self-raising wholemeal flour 115g (4 oz) plain flour 350g (12 oz) caster sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda Zest of 1 orange 250g (9 oz) Stork, softened 3 large carrots, peeled and grated 4 eggs, medium 100g pack pecans Topping: 200g pack cream cheese 100g (3 ½ oz) Stork 350g (12 oz) icing sugar 1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 dessertspoons orange juice 100g fresh raspberries Method Mix together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix in carrot and gradually beat in Stork and eggs.

  • Sylvester Stallone reveals he suffered his worst injury to date while filming Expendables 3

    Veteran action hero Sylvester Stallone has revealed he sustained one of the worst injuries of his career filming the new installment of The Expendables. "I usually grade the quality of a film by the intensity of the injury," said the star.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Sylverster Stallone says he grades the quality of a movie by the intensity of the injury "When I do The Expendables I break my neck, my spine, and dislocate shoulders. I fell on my back and had to put some metal in there, so if I'm squeaky, then deal with it, it's not my shoe,

  • Michelle Keegan laughs off Coronation Street co-star Jack P Shepherd's image spoof

    Michelle Keegan has made light of a joke aimed at her by former Coronation Street co-star Jack P Shepherd. The 26-year-old actor – who plays David Platt in the ITV soap – spoofed a look HELLO! Online blogger Michelle had posted on the weekend. She had shared a snap with her two million Twitter followers that flaunted her toned abs, tanned skin and flowing brunette locks, which promoted her friend to replicate the look. Exaggerating just how sculpted the Lipsy designer’s stomach muscles are, he drew on an eight-pack over his hairy belly, donning a ladies top to copy the

  • Get ready for Great British Bake Off with 10 cake recipes

    As baker hopefuls on-screen get ready to make cakes on the first episode of the fifth series of Great British Bake Off, HELLO! Online has leafed through the sweetest cookbooks to find 10 of the best cake recipes for you to get baking – off-screen. Put your baking skills to the test with Bake Off queen Mary Berry's chocolate torte, GBBO finalist Kimberly Wilson's exploding cake – perfect for the summer – a beautiful butterfly chocolate layer cake, or maybe actress Jane Asher's garden festival cake. If you're feeling ambitious, pull out all the stops and go for a chocolate brownie meringue

  • Dame Helen Mirren on getting 'queen-itis' in front of The Queen

    Dame Helen Mirren has admitted that she gets "queen-itis" when she finds herself in the presence of the Queen. The legendary actress, who played the royal in 2006's film The Queen, was speaking to funnyman Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. "When you meet the Queen, almost everyone gets it," said Helen. "You get this thing I call 'queen-itis,' which is like a terrible virus that suddenly hits you the minute you're in front of the Queen. You start saying weird things like, 'Oh, it's terribly good fun, wasn't it?' and 'Frightfully nice to meet you, ma'am.' This weird

  • GBBO finalist Kimberley Wilson's orange and rose exploding cake recipe

    Serves: 16 Preparation time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients Orange sponge: 225g self-raising flour 225g unsalted butter, very soft 225g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 1tsp of Dr. Oetker baking powder Pinch of salt Zest of 1 orange 85g ground almonds 1-2tbsp Juice of 1 orange 1 tube of Dr. Oetker neon orange colour gel Rose Sponge: 225g self-raising flour 225g unsalted butter (president) very soft 225g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 1tsp ​ Dr. Oetker​ baking powder Pinch of salt 85g ground almond 1-2tsp Dr. Oetker Limited Edition Rose Flavour 1 tube of Dr. Oetker hot pink colour gel Buttercream: 150g

  • Victoria Beckham selling 600 items from her wardrobe to raise money for charity

    It's been a few months since Victoria Beckham shared photos as she sorted through her fashion archive – now, it seems, we know why. The designer is selling off more than 600 items from her own wardrobe in aid of the charity mothers2mothers. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Victoria Beckham is selling more than 600 items from her wardrobe for charity In a video posted on theoutnet.com, the website hosting the unique sale, Victoria explains, "Every single piece that I have put in to be sold brought back a lot of memories, a lot of really, really happy memories of myself

  • Sandra Bullock named Hollywood's highest paid actress – see the top ten list

    Sandra Bullock earned $51million (£30million) last year, making her the highest paid actress of 2014. Forbes complied the list, which covers June 2013 until June 2014. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Sandra Bullock: Hollywood's highest paid actress of 2014 Sandra, 50, saw her pay cheque rocket in the past year thanks to her starring role in the Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, for which she received a best actress Oscar nomination. The sci-fi thriller took $716million at the worldwide box-office, while Sandra’s other film, The Heat, also starring Melissa McCarthy, earned $230million. Jennifer Lawrence In second place was Jennifer Lawrence. The 23-year-old starred in

  • Megan Fox on her strict diet: 'I don't have any cheat days'

    Megan Fox has opened up about her tough exercise regime and how she stays in shape. It may be hard to believe that the 28-year-old actress gave birth to her second child Bodhi in February, but Megan admitted that she pulls out all the stops when it comes to maintaining her flawless figure. "I cut out all bread and those sort of carbohydrates," she told E! Online. "No crackers, no pretzels, no chips. Nothing unhealthy. The worst thing I put in my body is coffee, once a day."   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Megan Fox gave birth to her second

  • Pippa Middleton's favourite breakfast recipe revealed in celebrity cookbook

    Pippa Middleton has shared her favourite breakfast recipe in a bid to raise money for charity. The younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, served fans up the recipe for her full English frittata, which is made with bacon, Portobello mushrooms and cheddar. Pippa's contribution will feature in the cookbook Morning Sunshine that has been released by children's charity Rays of Sunshine, which grants wishes for children suffering from serious and life-limiting illnesses.   Pippa Middleton shared a recipe for a full English frittata "All the profits from this book will help our charity to continue to brighten up

  • Holly Branson reveals she is expecting twins with husband Fred Andrews

    Holly Branson had a very special announcement to make this week – she is expecting twins with her husband Fred Andrews. The mum-to-be, 32, shared the news through Richard Branson's website, explaining to her fans that she would not be taking part in a charity event due to her pregnancy. Holly Branson is expecting twins "As one of Big Change's Trustees, some of you have been asking why I'm now not taking part in the Virgin STRIVE Challenge myself. Well, Freddie and I are delighted to share the happy news that we are expecting twins!," she revealed. Holly married Fred

  • GBBO success story Holly Bell shares some words of wisdom with new contestants

    As the fifth season of The Great British Bake Off kicks off, HELLO! Online speaks exclusively to series two runner-up, Holly Bell, about her experience on the hit BBC One show and how her life has changed since she faced judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.  CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Holly Bell was runner-up in the second series of GBBO This series will see the youngest contestant to ever appear on the show, 17-year-old Martha, who was studying for her A-levels during filming. As the youngest in series two herself, Holly sympathises. "I didn't have the experience that the others did. I was the youngest woman in my year. I

  • Review: The Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar, San Francisco

    There are hundreds of thing to do in San Francisco, as any travel guide will tell you. But we believe that a trip to the city wouldn't be complete without visiting the Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar in the Fairmont Hotel. The Tonga Room offers delicious Polynesian Cuisine in a tropical setting. Tables are located around a swimming pool that the hotel turned into a tropical rain forest 70 years ago. Thunder, lightning and hourly showers occur in between live entertainment which consists of a band floating out on a barge. The waiters are delightful – we learned about the history

  • Review: The Hotel Zephyr, San Fancisco

    Heading to San Francisco and looking for a reasonably priced, quirky hotel? Let us introduce you to Hotel Zephyr. This upscale boutique hotel is on the waterfront and offers direct views of the San Francisco bay and elegant cityscapes, including panoramic views of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower and the Bay Bridge. With a nautical theme taking centre stage, guests are made to feel as if they are staying in the captain's quarters – the best accommodation on the ship. The rooms are stylish and immaculate, with clean and modern decoration providing a spacious feel. Communal areas boast

  • Review: Hotel Palomar, Los Angeles

    Looking for a luxury Los Angeles hotel that isn't totally overpriced? Let us introduce you to Hotel Palomar. Located on Wiltshire Boulevard, within easy walking of the hustle and bustle of Westwood Village – important when you're in a city where driving is almost always imperative – the Hotel Palomar is a lovely hotel that guarantees style and comfort. Generous sized guestrooms and suites make for a wonderful Los Angeles setting – especially with the panoramic views of the city that many of the rooms offer. We were lucky enough to experience a King Spa Suite –a luxuriously spacious living quarter with