• Screen siren Lauren Bacall passes away aged 89

    Lauren Bacall has died at the age of 89. The US actress, a star of Hollywood's golden age of cinema, passed away at home after suffering a stroke. In a short statement, her family said, "With deep sorrow, yet great gratitude for her amazing life, we confirm the passing of Lauren Bacall." CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Lauren Bacall, star of Hollywood's golden age of cinema, has passed away Lauren, who was best known for her husky voice and smouldering stare, had a Hollywood career that spanned a remarkable seven decades. Born Betty Joan Perske in Brooklyn, New York, in 1924, she made

  • Robin Williams' children issue heart-rending statements after losing their 'father and best friend'

    Robin Williams' three children have issued moving statements following the tragic death of their beloved dad on Monday. The Oscar-winning actor's eldest son Zak, 31, said: "I lost my father and a best friend and the world got a little grayer." Zak, whose mother Valerie Velardi was the comedy genius' first wife, continued: "I would ask those that loved him to remember him by being as gentle, kind, and generous as he would be". CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Robin Williams pictured with his eldest son Zak Robin's youngest son, 23-year-old Cody, from his second marriage to Marsha Garces, also shared a touching message

  • Frankie Bridge confirms her place on Strictly Come Dancing: 'I can't wait to get started!'

    The Saturdays star Frankie Bridge is the first celebrity confirmed to take part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Mum-of-one Frankie, 25, made the big announcement during an appearance on BBC Breakfast with her bandmates on Wednesday morning. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Frankie Bridge is the first confirmed celebrity taking part in Strictly "I'm such a huge fan of Strictly!," the singer said. "I've always wanted to be a part of the show – it looks so much fun and the costumes are just gorgeous. "Like so many little girls, I used to take dance lessons when I was in primary

  • Peter Andre makes a splash with daughter Amelia in Africa

    Peter Andre and his daughter Amelia had fun splashing around on their African adventure this week. The singer has been enjoying a holiday with his family and has allowed his millions of Twitter followers a glimpse into the fun break. In the latest image shared on the microblogging website the smiling 41-year-old is keeping cool in the water with his seven-month-old daughter. "Me and mills enjoying the pool," he captioned the arty snap, which features a sepia filter and splashes of colour. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Peter Andre cools off with baby Amelia during their African holiday Peter was showing off the cool cornrows he debuted

  • Blake Lively on starting a 'litter of kids' with Ryan Reynolds

    Blake Lively has revealed that she would like to start a family with her husband of two years Ryan Reynolds. "If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would," said Blake, speaking to Marie Claire about her home life and her new e-commerce website Preserve. The Gossip Girl star was echoing previous sentiments, having said in the past that she would love to have 30 children if she could. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds married two years ago Blake, who was born in Los Angeles, has four older siblings/half siblings, while her husband Ryan is the

  • Gordon Ramsay poses on the beach with his lookalike son Jack

    There's just one month to go until Gordon Ramsay competes in the Ironman Wales competition. By his side every step of the way as he prepares for the challenge is his 14-year-old son Jack. Gordon, 47, shared a photograph on Instagram this week that showed him posing on the beach with his boy. "Great swim this morning with my best mate," the celebrity chef wrote alongside the snap of him and Jack, who bears a strong resemblance to his famous father. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Gordon Ramsay shared this photo of himself with son Jack On 14 September, Gordon is

  • Ben Affleck thanks Robin Williams for making his 'dreams come true'

    Ben Affleck has paid a heart-breaking tribute to the late, great Robin Williams – the man who made his "dreams come true". Robin helped launch the careers of both Ben and Matt Damon by signing on to co-star in their 1997 film Good Will Hunting, which the childhood friends wrote the screenplay for. Robin won a best supporting actor Oscar for his portrayal of psychotherapist Sean Maguire. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Good Will Hunting co-stars Matt Damon, Robin Williams and Ben Affleck "Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world," Ben, 41, wrote on Facebook

  • Justin Bieber DUI court case to be resolved with anger management course

    Justin Bieber's court case following his arrest for driving under the influence in South Florida earlier this year is expected to conclude on Wednesday. It is understood that the pop star will plead guilty to the lesser charges of careless driving and resisting an officer without violence, take an anger management course and make a $50,000 (approximately £30,000) charitable donation, in addition to paying court fines, reports the Miami Herald. The 12-hour anger management course will be attended privately and feature online videos that depict the stories of real-life DUI cases. Justin Bieber will reportedly take an anger management course to resolve

  • Michelle Rodriguez makes maid of honour a musical star on Instagram

    Taking the microphone to do an impromptu performance at her friend's wedding, maid of honour Sarah Lane bowled over the entire wedding party. But unbeknown to the 26-year-old Bridgend County Council worker, Hollywood actress Michelle Rodriguez – happily attending her "first Irish catholic wedding" – had captured Sarah's rendition of What's up by 4 Non Blondes on camera, and was about to make her a star. Michelle Rodriguez posted video of maid of honour Sarah Lane singing on stage Michelle, a mutual friend of the bride Tonya Meli, posted the maid of honour’s vocal performance on Instagram, where it was

  • Prince Harry laughs off 'banter' as he introduces Invictus Games Team GB

    Prince Harry delivered an entertaining and heartfelt speech as he introduced the British team who will be participating in the Invictus Games next month. The games are a Paralympic-style sporting competition for wounded servicemen and women that the royal launched earlier this year. SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH VIDEO Arriving at Potters Field Park in Tower Bridge, London, Harry took to the stage to thank those who had supported him in his ambitious project.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Prince Harry laughs off 'banter' from wounded servicemen and women The popular Prince strode onto stage to laughter and light-heart heckles from the 130-strong team

  • Kim Kardashian finally reveals why brother Rob didn't attend her wedding

    When Kim Kardashian tied the knot with Kanye West in May, there was one noticeable absentee from the star-studded ceremony – her brother Rob Kardashian. Now Kim has spoken for the first time about her sibling's last-minute decision not to attend her wedding day. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Kim Kardashian has spoken about brother Rob Kardashian's decision to skip her wedding Asked by talk show host Andy Cohen whether she had reconciled with Rob, Kim replied, "He sent me a long email the morning of (the wedding), that he was going to leave. There was no fight." She continued, "I just thought,

  • Top 10 best looks from Michelle Keegan's second Lipsy range

    Following the success of her first Lipsy collection, Michelle Keegan has launched the second instalment of her clothing range in time for Autumn. The new collection features 20 new pieces including everything from glamorous lace jumpsuits to gorgeous dresses. "One of my favourite pieces is a black jumpsuit with lace panelling," she revealed exclusively in her HELLO! Online blog. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW to see the top 10 looks from the new range... Michelle Keegan wows as she models one of her favourite pieces from the collection "It’s a little more autumnal with darker colours of Ox blood, black,

  • Great British Bake Off 2013 winner Frances Quinn shares her recipe for success

    Now that the fifth season of The Great British Bake Off is underway, last year’s winner, Frances Quinn, reflects back on her time in the tent and shares her recipe for success for this year's baking contestants. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY, including Frances' Prune Pout Dodgers recipe Frances was crowned GBBO winner in 2013 "Try and enjoy the whole experience despite the inevitable stress of it all. Enjoy the moment of being in that tent and the opportunity to eat so many baked goods," she advises the hopefuls. Having experienced the highs and lows of BBC One's hit show,

  • Nicky Hilton engaged following romantic proposal at Lake Como

    Nicky Hilton has become engaged to her long term partner James Rothschild. The Hilton heiress and fashion designer said yes to James after he proposed last weekend at Lake Como, Italy. "They are both really excited and incredibly happy," a source told US Weekly magazine. Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild The source added: "They went on a romantic anniversary trip over the weekend. "He took her out on a boat into the middle of Lake Como and he proposed, got down on one knee and everything. It was incredibly romantic and beautiful." Congratulations @NickyHilton on your engagement! I'm

  • Celebrity lookalikes gallery: From Rupert Grint and Ed Sheeran to Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz

    Rupert Grint has admitted he often gets mistaken for his celebrity lookalike Ed Sheeran. The actor - who found fame in the Harry Potter franchise films – shared his plight about fans thinking they know him because of his musical abilities. Rupert, 25, confessed that despite the fact he grew up working with Daniel Radcliffe on the wizard-themed flicks, he purposely leads people on to keep thinking he penned tunes such as Sing and The A Team. “People think I’m Ed Sheeran!” he told BBC Match of the Day Magazine. “They compliment me on my music career and I

  • Robin Williams' daughter Zelda leaves Twitter and Instagram to 'heal'

    Robin Williams' daughter Zelda has retired from social media following the late actor's death on Monday. The 25-year-old actress is taking time to "heal" after being upset by comments posted on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, relating to her father's passing. "I will be leaving this account for a but [sic] while I heal and decide if I'll be deleting it or not," Zelda captioned an Instagram photo of a butterfly.    CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Robin Williams' daughter Zelda said that one of the actor's favourite things was to 'make you all laugh' "In this difficult time, please try to be

  • Celine Dion cancels Las Vegas residency indefinitely

    Celine Dion has put her Las Vegas residency on hold and cancelled her remaining tour dates indefinitely to focus on her husband, René Angelil, as his health declines. In a statement Celine said: "I want to devote every ounce of my strength and energy to my husband's healing, and to do so, it's important for me to dedicate this time to him and to our children." Celine Dion and René Angelil Speaking to People magazine, Celine added: "I also want to apologize to all my fans everywhere, for inconveniencing them, and I thank them so much for their

  • Pistachio shortbread recipe

    Servings: 28 Preparation time: 20 minutes Baking time: 15 - 18 minutes Ingredients 50g (2oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar 10g (½oz) Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Demerara Cane Sugar 110g (4oz) unsalted butter, softened 175g (6oz) plain flour + extra for rolling 50g (2oz) semolina or ground rice a pinch of salt 1 tbsp milk 10g (½oz) shelled unsalted pistachio nuts 2 baking trays lined with parchment paper Method Cream the butter and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Golden Caster Cane Sugar together in a bowl, then gradually add the flour, semolina or ground rice and salt, mix and then lightly

  • GBBO winner Frances Quinn's California prune pout dodgers recipe

    Ingredients Biscuits 100g Slightly Salted Butter, softened
 100g Icing Sugar 1 Egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp Almond Extract
 100g Ground Almonds
 200g Plain Flour Filling 300g California Prunes 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or paste Method Pre-heat the oven to 180C, 375F, Gas Mark 5. Cream together the butter and icing sugar, then gradually beat in the egg and almond extract.
 Sift and stir in the flour and ground almonds and mix to a fairly soft dough.
 Cover or wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight. While chilling, create the prune puree. Place the prunes

  • Ciara 'ends engagement' to Future, three months after giving birth

    Ciara has reportedly called off her engagement to rapper fiancé Future. The new mum, who gave birth to the couple's baby son three months ago, is said to have ended the relationship amid cheating allegations, according to TMZ. The American website added that Ciara is seeking full custody of their little tot Future Zahir Wilburn, who is named after his father.  CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Ciara and Future welcomed their baby son three months ago "She's devastated," another source told Us Weekly. "Ciara's focus now is the baby." While the duo have yet to address the speculation, Ciara was all

  • Rita Ora claims Calvin Harris 'didn't approve of the Teen Choice Awards'

    Rita Ora hit out at her former boyfriend Calvin Harris on Tuesday, claiming that it was the Scottish DJ who stopped her from performing her hit single I Will Never Let You Down at the Teen Choice Awards. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO. But Calvin soon responded on social media site Twitter, revealing fans would never hear his side of the story. Rita Ora and Calvin Harris Talking to Ryan Seacrest live on air, Rita said: "Unfortunately we couldn't do the Teen Choice Awards", before adding: "Ask Calvin!" when asked by Ryan she did not end up performing. "[Calvin's] an incredible song writer and I'm

  • The Great British Bake Off episode two: a night of snap, crackle and pop.

    After bidding farewell to Claire last week, the bakers returned to the GBBO tent to don their aprons to face their biggest challenge yet- Biscuit week. The first challenge required the contestants to make thirty-six savoury biscuits in two hours. The heat was on for the hopefuls as Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry asked for biscuits that were consistent in size, bake and colour. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL GALLERY The contestants returned to battle for the Star Baker crown "It’s got to be the best of its type," demanded Mary. Biscuit flavours ranged from Jordan's sough dough and chilli cheese

  • Simon Cowell reveals softer side with sweet snap of baby boy Eric

    Simon Cowell is known for his harsh words on The X Factor but it looks like he is the happiest man in the world in a new snap posted on Twitter. The picture shows Simon holding his young son, Eric, in matching sunglasses. "Taking after Daddy" Simon captioned the shot. Taking after daddy pic.twitter.com/O16zcTZEL2 — Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) August 13, 2014 Little Eric was born in February to Simon and his partner Lauren Silverman, and although it seems that the music mogul may not have initially seemed the fatherly type, it appears he is eager for another baby. According to Lauren, the 54-year-old

  • Peter Andre makes a splash with daughter Amelia in Africa

    Peter Andre and his daughter Amelia had fun splashing around on their African adventure this week. The singer has been enjoying a holiday with his family and has allowed his millions of Twitter followers a glimpse into the fun break. In the latest image shared on the microblogging website the smiling 41-year-old is keeping cool in the water with his seven-month-old daughter. "Me and mills enjoying the pool," he captioned the arty snap, which features a sepia filter and splashes of colour. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR GALLERY Peter Andre cools off with baby Amelia during their African holiday Peter was showing off the cool cornrows he debuted