• Gary Barlow celebrates turning 44

    Happy birthday Gary Barlow! As the singer celebrates turning 44, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Gary and you… This is what Gary, who is an Aquarius, can be expecting today: In many countries where voting is not compulsory, the turn out is falling with each election. You know why? Because the forms are too complicated. They should just use simple phrases next to the box where you place your X. They should say 'the good party' or 'the bad party'. Then we would all know who to vote for! Ah, but

  • Anne Kirkbride: the life and times of Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow

    For 43 years the nation laughed and wept with Deirdre Barlow. Now millions of viewers are mourning Anne Kirkbride, the actress who brought the character to life in Coronation Street. The much-loved veteran has died aged 60 after a short illness. She first appeared on the cobbled streets of Weatherfield as 17-year-old Deirde Hunt. Her opening lines were in the Rovers Return when she said:  "I think it's time someone bought me another drink." CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Anne Kirkbride joined Coronation Street in 1972 Deirdre went on to marry four times and have a scandalous affair. Her most important

  • Kardashian family rally around Bruce Jenner after publication of 'mean' magazine cover

    The Kardashian family showed their support for Bruce Jenner in a photo shared on Instagram on Monday night. The 65-year-old had a difficult week after a US magazine published a controversial cover featuring a doctored image of his face, but he can always count on his famous daughters for support. In the snap Bruce sits on a sofa surrounded by his daughters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, along with his ex-wife Kris Jenner's daughters Kim Kardashian, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian. In a touching display of support, all of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars except Kendall shared the

  • Holly Branson shares adorable photos of grandad Richard doting on one-month-old baby twins

    Holly Branson has delighted fans by sharing photographs of her baby twins one month on from their birth. The daughter of business mogul Sir Richard Branson posted an adorable snap of her tiny tots, Etta and Artie, sleeping side-by-side wrapped up in a blanket on Twitter on Monday – just one day shy of them completing one month in the world. The new mum captioned the shot: "Sometimes miracles come in pairs…" – the same phrase shown in a sign lying on the sleeping babies.     Sometimesmiraclescome in pairs… http://t.co/hG1IKzVt8A @richardbranson pic.twitter.com/J3NWThdHNx   — HollyBranson(@HollyBranson) January19, 2015 Holly shared a snap of her adorable twins

  • Elizabeth Olsen and Boyd Holbrook 'call off engagement'

    Elizabeth Olsen and her fiancé Boyd Holbrook have split. The pair had been together for three years when they decided to call time on their relationship, Us Weekly reports. The news of their break-up comes after Elizabeth, 25, was spotted walking around a farmers' market in Los Angeles last week, sans her engagement ring. The younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who is two years their junior, had not been photographed for a few months but looked casual and relaxed as she chatted on the phone and spent the day out with her friends.   CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR

  • Song For Your Loved One

    Song For Your Loved One is the touchingly unique gift idea written and crafted by the hugely talented singer-songwriter Lotte Mullan whose music has featured in films by Ridley Scott, the LOVEFILM ad and BBC Radio 2. Once you have decided to indulge someone special in this thoughtful gift the process is simple; provide as much information on your Loved One as you can and Lotte will write the most beautiful song incorporating everything you have shared with her (this can be via her ‘Inspiration Form’, Skype or even meeting up in person if you wish). Your song will

  • Lilou et Loic – an everlasting love affair

    'Quality is our secret' Lilou et Loïc bring to you a range of luxury home, bath and body products that will inspire you and ensure you make the right gift choice this Valentines Day. Our collection comprises Scented Candles and a Bath and Body range with lines for both men and women. We offer inspirational gift ideas and just as when you meet ‘the one’ Lilou et Loic understand the importance of first impressions and are confident that the love affair with us will last a lifetime. Make the ultimate statement in style and affordable luxury – why compromise? Scented

  • Antonio Banderas breaks silence on divorce from Melanie Griffith

    Antonio Banderas has spoken for the first time about his separation from Melanie Griffith. The Spanish hunk wanted to make it clear there will always be a place in his heart for the American actress, saying he would always love her. The Mask of Zorro star was asked about the split on Spanish TV while promoting Automata, a science fiction film in which she also has a part. Melanie Griffith filed for divorce last June He replied: "It's been an intense year... Life goes on. I admire and respect for Melanie first and foremost as a great actress. I have always said

  • Kate Hudson and son Ryder volunteer for charity work

    Kate Hudson and her son Ryder showed their charitable side on Monday as they volunteered at a hearing aid charity in Mexico. The actress shared pictures on Instagram of her outing with the 11-year-old, which she said was an "amazing and spirited experience". "Ryder and I decided to take a trip to Mexico to help @starkeycares fit hearing aids to those in need," she wrote. "Seeing the smiles of people hearing clearly for the first time has been an amazing and spirited experience. Thank u for allowing us to be apart of this mission #Starkey #StarkeyCares #SoTheWorldMayHear." CLICK ON

  • Sophie Wessex celebrates 50th birthday: 20 facts about the royal

    The Countess of Wessex celebrates her 50th birthday on 20 January. Sophie, who has been married to Prince Edward for 15 years, will be spending the day carrying out engagements with her husband, showing it's business as usual for the dedicated royal. To honour the Countess' milestone birthday, HELLO! Online has gathered a list of 20 facts about the Queen's daughter-in-law.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Sophie Wessex will be spending her 50th birthday carrying out engagements with her husband Prince Edward   1. The future royal was born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones at Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, on 20 January 1965. She is the

  • The Countess of Wessex marks her 50th birthday with public engagements

    The Countess of Wessex marked her 50th birthday by carrying out two public engagements with her husband Prince Edward on Tuesday. Sophie attended the engagements in support of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Trust and charity Tomorrow's People.  CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The Countess of Wessex celebrated her 50th birthday on Tuesday The Countess was greeted by royal fans and well-wishers as she arrived at the Tomorrow's People Social Enterprises at St Anselm's Church in Kennington, London with her husband. The 50-year-old looked smart and stylish on her special day in a blush pink coat and dress teamed with knee high

  • Prince Charles has his name reinstated on skiing cable car in his beloved Klosters resort

    Prince Charles has long had an association with the skiing resort of Klosters – the Swiss hotspot where his two sons Princes William and Harry first hit the slopes. Naturally, eyebrows were raised when at the beginning of this year's ski season, the future King's name was removed from a cable car. Instead, Charles' title was controversially replaced by lift sponsor financial giants M&G. When locals and British tourists – who were proud of the royal connection – lobbied behind the scenes, the Prince's name was finally reinstated on Monday, an insider revealed to HELLO! magazine.   CLICK ON PHOTO

  • Happy birthday Queen Mathilde: 10 facts about the Belgian royal

    Queen Mathilde celebrates her 42nd birthday on 20 January. Marking her second birthday as a queen consort, Mathilde is expected to spend the day surrounded by family and friends. To honour Mathilde's birthday, HELLO! Online has compiled ten facts about the royal.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Queen Mathilde has been hailed as one of Europe's most stylish royals 1. The future queen was born Jonkvrouw Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz un Uccle, Belgium on 20 January 1973. Jonkvrouw translated means 'young lady'. 2. As the daughter of Count and Countess Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz, Mathilde was born into nobility. She met Prince Philippe

  • Michelle Keegan posts birthday message to 'better half' Mark Wright

    Michelle Keegan posted a touching birthday message to her "better half" Mark Wright on Tuesday. The actress ensured her fiancé's 28th birthday didn't go unnoticed by posting a photo collage of them together on both her Instagram and Twitter profiles. "Happy birthday to my partner in crime, my bestfriend and my better half. @wrighty_ xxx" she captioned her Instagram photo. The collage shows four pictures of the happy couple together, including one of Michelle standing with her arms draped around Mark's shoulders as they smile together in a club.   Happy birthday to my partner in crime, my bestfriend and

  • William Roache on losing Anne Kirkbride: 'I loved her dearly and she loved me'

    William Roache has paid tribute to his late co-star Anne Kirkbride. The Coronation Street actress passed away on Monday aged 60, after suffering from a short illness. Anne, who played Deirdre Barlow, starred on the ITV soap for more than four decades, with fans recognising her for her oversized glasses, husky voice and big heart. Speaking on This Morning the day after Anne's death, William – who played the star's on-screen husband Ken Barlow – gave an emotional interview.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE William Roache on his co-star Anne Kirkbride: 'I loved her dearly and she loved me' "We were

  • Paris Hilton rumoured to be dating Australian model Jordan Barrett

    Paris Hilton has sparked speculation that she has a new boyfriend after sharing Instagram pictures of herself partying with Australian model Jordan Barrett on Sunday. The duo, who are both in Milan for Fashion Week, looked incredibly close in the pictures taken at Just Cavalli club. "#GoodTimes at @JustCavalliMilano with @IblameJordan" wrote Paris, alongside a photo of herself posing in sunglasses while Jordan stands with his arm draped over her shoulder.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Paris Hilton posted a picture of herself with model Jordan Barrett on Instagram Jordan shared the same picture to his own Instagram account, writing "Did

  • Dermot O'Leary reveals he does want to return to The X Factor

    Dermot O'Leary has addressed the rumours that he wants to leave The X Factor after eight years. The 41-year-old had previously revealed that he hadn't yet mind his mind up about returning for a ninth season, but on Tuesday revealed that he would "love to do it." "We normally sit down in February and start talking about it", he told Nick Grimshaw on his BBC Radio1 Breakfast Show. Dermot O'Leary at the 2014 The X Factor press launch He added: "If they turn around to me next month and say, 'We want a fresh face', then I'd say

  • Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer cut wedding cake: see photo

    Stephen Fry has surprised fans by posting another photo from his recent wedding to Elliott Spencer – this time sharing a touching snap of the couple cutting their cake. The actor uploaded the photo on Twitter three days after the ceremony. "On Saturday afternoon we did have cake, @ElliottGSpencer and I. And it was good," wrote Stephen. The 57-year-old star was pictured holding onto the knife with his husband Elliott, as they enjoyed their first moments as newlyweds.   CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Stephen Fry and Elliott Spencer married on Saturday in the actor's home county of Norfolk Married life is clearly suiting

  • Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson: 'I think about my dwindling anonymity'

    Dakota Johnson is about to hit the big time thanks to her starring role in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey, and the 25-year-old actress is very aware that things are about to change. "I think about my dwindling anonymity," Dakota recently revealed in a new interview with Vogue magazine. She continued: "And that’s really scary because a very large part of me would be perfectly happy living on a ranch in Colorado and having babies and chickens and horses—which I will do anyway." Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards The actress, who previously had a small

  • Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, 50th birthday plans — supporting the Queen

    Well, she certainly is a dutiful daughter-in-law: Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has announced that she will usher in her 50th birthday on Jan. 20 by attending public engagements with her husband Prince Edward in support of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Trust and the charity Tomorrow's People. Sophie and Queen Elizabeth reportedly have a strong relationship The royal couple are set to first visit Tomorrow's People Social Enterprises, a national employment charity which helps disadvantaged adults and young people land a job. The royal, who is a patron of the organization, will be on hand to meet staff and

  • Queen Letizia's signature style color? Bold red

    Queen Letizia seems to have found her signature color: bright crimson red. The royal, 42, stepped out again in a bold red ensemble on Monday, on her way to attend a meeting at the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer). The Queen's signature style stands out on a chilly Madrid day Letizia, who loves to wear bright colors, wore a wrap coat over black pants, and accessorized with a chic print scarf. Platform boots and black slacks finish off the look This comes just days after the Queen attended the Investigation National Awards dressed in a bright red, scalloped-edge suit that exuded strength and

  • Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, spends 50th birthday with Prince Edward

    The Countess of Wessex marked her 50th birthday by carrying out two public engagements with her husband Prince Edward on Tuesday. Sophie attended the engagements in support of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Trust and charity Tomorrow's People. The Countess of Wessex celebrated her 50th birthday on Tuesday The Countess was greeted by royal family fans as she arrived at the Tomorrow's People Social Enterprises at St Anselm's Church in Kennington, London with her husband. She looked smart and stylish on her special day in a blush pink coat and dress paired with knee high boots and black tights. Sophie and Edward met