• Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke ordered to pay $4.7m for copying Marvin Gaye's music, jury rules

    A jury in America has ruled that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke – the writers of the monster hit Blurred Lines – copied a track by Marvin Gaye and must pay the late singer's family $7.3million (£4.8million) in damages. Jurors decided that Pharrell and Robin's 2013 song had breached the copyright of Marvin's 1977 single Got To Give It Up after a two week case at the US District Court in LA. Robin, who performed the song, and producer Pharrell denied the claims, with their lawyer saying the ruling set a "horrible precedent". Pharrell Williams and Robin

  • Kelly Osbourne breaks her silence on Fashion Police exit

    Kelly Osbourne has spoken for the first time about her exit from Fashion Police - and has nothing but good things to say about her five-year run. Kelly appeared alongside her mum Sharon Osbourne on US chat show The Talk on Tuesday, and was asked about her sudden departure. "You know what, it was the five best working years of my life," the 30-year-old said. "I am so grateful for the experience." CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Kelly Osbourne has spoken for the first time about her exit from Fashion Police The TV star went

  • Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter join Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace

    Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter joined high profile guests for a dinner hosted by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening. The newlyweds attended the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) reception following their return from their recent honeymoon. The pair looked thrilled to meet the Princess Royal at the charity event, and were all smiles as they chatted to the Queen's daughter in the Palace's white drawing room. Sherlock star Benedict looked dapper in a blue velvet suit jacket and trousers, while his wife highlighted her growing baby bump in a complementary blue maxi dress featuring

  • Johnny Depp flies back to US for surgery after being injured in Australia

    Johnny Depp has returned to LA after injuring his right hand while on location in Australia to film the latest instalment for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The 51-year-old actor required surgery after the incident and decided to return to the US for medical attention. Johnny wasn't working at the time he hurt his hand, the Wrap reports. Production of the film is expected to be "minimally impacted" by the star's absence, and the July 2017 release date remains unchanged. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Johnny Depp has returned to the US for surgery on his

  • Duchess Kate carries out two arty engagements in Margate

    As the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton's, due date swiftly approaches, she made one of her last high-profile appearances, carrying out her official duties with two engagements in the seaside town of Margate. Kate, who is expecting her second child in April, looked radiant in a £169 dalmatian-printed coat dress by Hobbs, one of her favourite high-street brands. The Duchess, who was embracing the sunshine with her hair scooped up in a ponytail, famously wore the coat during a cruise-naming ceremony in Southampton in June 2013, when she was also eight months pregnant – this time with her

  • Kim Kardashian spends time with her little monkey North West

    Kim Kardashian enjoyed some downtime with her daughter North West on Wednesday morning following a busy few days at Paris Fashion Week. The 34-year-old shared an adorable picture of the tot dressed up with a fluffy monkey hat on her head on Instagram. "Morning," she wrote, along with a monkey emoticon. The little girl is currently in Paris with her mother and father, rapper Kanye West. The family are in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week, where Kanye has performed four shows at the Foundation Louis Vuitton. Morning 🙉 A photo

  • Madonna on her marriage to Guy Ritchie: 'There were times I felt incarcerated'

    Madonna has spoken candidly about her seven-year marriage to British film director Guy Ritchie. Reflecting on their time together, the singer told the Sun, "I did sometimes find myself in a state of conflict. There were times when I wanted to express myself as an artist in ways that I don't think my ex-husband was comfortable with." She admitted, "There were times I felt incarcerated. I wasn't really allowed to be myself." Madonna has opened up on her seven-year marriage to Guy Ritchie Madonna, 56, and Guy, 48, were married at Skibo Castle in Scotland

  • Amal Clooney supports husband George as he champions human rights

    George Clooney may have been guest of honour at the 100 LIVES initiative, but it was an event that held as much resonance with his lawyer wife Amal. The couple stepped out on Tuesday to attend the New York event, which was marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Amal, who specialises in human rights, international law, criminal law and extradition, scored high in the style stakes as she joined her husband for the poignant affair. The Lebanese beauty flaunted her svelte figure in a quirky indigo dress, which featured sheer panels and embroidered cut out sides. CLICK

  • Lady Gaga called Julie Andrews for advice before the Oscars

    There was only one person Lady Gaga wanted to speak to ahead of her Oscars performance – Julie Andrews. The pop star paid tribute to cult classic The Sound of Music on stage at the prestigious film awards, and there was no one better placed to offer advice than the woman who made the songs famous 50 years ago. "She called me about ten days before and she said, 'I just want to talk to you and make sure I don't offend. That what I'm doing is okay with you,'" Julie told People. "It was very generous of her."

  • Chris Evans denies reports he is replacing Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

    Chris Evans has categorically denied claims that he will be taking Jeremy Clarkson's place on Top Gear. The Radio 2 host had been hotly tipped to take over the role on the BBC car show, following Jeremy's suspension this week, but shut down those reports in a tweet on Wednesday. "Re @SkyNews Top Gear debate. I can categorically say I am not and will NEVER be running for office. Pls discount my candidacy," the 48-year-old confirmed. Chris Evans has denied reports he is replacing Jeremy Clarkson Car enthusiast Chris is well known for his love

  • Downton Abbey Christmas special for 2015 confirmed

    Downton Abbey will feature a Christmas special in 2015, it has been confirmed. Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley in the popular drama series, confirmed the news at the TRIC Awards in London. Speaking to press, Hugh was asked whether the cast would be starring in a festive special. "We will," he replied. "We'll do a ninth episode which will come out at Christmas." The actor also gave details about what fans can expect to see in the upcoming sixth series, which is currently being filmed and is expected to be released in autumn. Hugh Bonneville, who plays

  • Tony Bennett says he will sing at Lady Gaga's wedding to Taylor Kinney

    Legendary crooner Tony Bennett has revealed that he will perform at Lady Gaga's wedding to Taylor Kinney. The 88-year-old, who recently collaborated with Gaga on an album, said he was thrilled about her impending nuptials. "She's marrying a very wonderful man, very talented and very handsome," Tony told The New York Post's Page Six. "I think he's going to be highly successful in films. He's a very nice person." While they reportedly haven't set a date, Lady Gaga and her fiancé have at least got the entertainment sorted. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Tony Bennett said he will

  • Heath Ledger's daughter 'has an enormous number of his mannerisms', says actor's father

    Young Matilda Ledger was only two-years-old when she tragically lost her father, the actor Heath Ledger. But the Australian star's father has admitted that Matilda, now nine, keeps Heath's spirit alive with "an enormous number of his mannerisms". Kim Ledger revealed that the young girl is "very inquisitive", adding: "She’s got his energy… Heath never slept from when he was two and Matilda’s like that. "She’s just got this ball of energy and she radiates this little aura, Heath was kind of like that. So it’s fabulous really." CLICK ON PHOTO FOR GALLERY Heath Ledger with his young

  • Lionel Richie to headline 2015 Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball

    Lionel Richie will be headlining the Caudwell Children Butterfly Ball this year, HELLO! magazine can exclusively reveal. The Motown legend will be taking to the stage on Thursday 25 June at what is considered to be one of the UK's most prestigious charity events. Lionel – whose famous hits include Hello, Truly, All Night Long (All Night) and Three Times a Lady – will no doubt have guests up and dancing as he performs his crowd-pleasing tunes ahead of his UK festival debut at Glastonbury. This year marks a particularly special milestone for the charity Caudwell Children, who are

  • One Direction prepare for a new line-up in aid of Comic Relief

    One Direction are set to follow in the grand tradition of Take That and the Spice Girls, by unveiling a brand new line-up for charity night Comic Relief. The new line-up will be called No Direction and will be made up of comedians Jack Dee, Vic Reeves, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, and Nick Helm. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The spoof act will perform for one night only on Friday 13 March, and will see the five comedians perform the band's hit single Best Song Ever live on stage. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Jack Dee will

  • Duchess Kate admits she sometimes 'forgets' she's pregnant

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is due to give birth to her second baby in April, but the heavily pregnant royal has admitted that she sometimes "forgets" she's expecting. Kate made the revelation while she was carrying out double engagements in Margate, Kent on Wednesday. Former hotelier Jenny Cranstone, who was speaking to the Duchess as she visited an art studio, remarked that Kate was looking "very trim". Prince George's mum took the compliment with her usual grace, replying: "I sometimes forget I'm pregnant." CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE "I sometimes forget I'm pregnant," said Kate

  • Duchess of Cornwall and her children bring laughter to Cheltenham Races

    The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her two children at Cheltenham Races on Wednesday, and the three couldn't keep the laughter off their faces as they enjoyed the Spring sunshine. Wrapped up warm in winter coats, Camilla, her son Tom Parker-Bowles, and her daughter Laura Lopes watched the race from the royal box and cheered on the horses and their riders. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY The three are avid racing fans Joining the threesome were Tom's wife Sara Parker-Bowles and Laura's husband, Harry Lopes. Before the race began, top food critic Tom was

  • Bar Refaeli confirms her engagement to businessman boyfriend

    It looks like congratulations are in order for supermodel Bar Refaeli - the 29-year-old has confirmed that she is engaged to her partner, 40-year-old businessman Adi Ezra. The blonde beauty posted a romantic Instagram snap on Wednesday, showing a photo frame housing a picture of her and Adi kissing, with a gold 'love' necklace delicately hanging around the frame. Love A photo posted by Bar Refaeli (@barrefaeli) on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:50am PDT Her rep later told the Daily Mail: "We are pleased to tell you that

  • Julianne Moore has called the controversial mani-cam 'humiliating'

    At 54 years old, Julianne Moore consistently emerges as one of the best-dressed stars, competing with starlets half her age. In a new interview, she reveals how the controversial red carpet mani-cam is "humiliating" - and how working with a stylist has helped her style evolution. Julianne was a winner on the red carpet and at the Oscars "My style has gotten better, hopefully," she tells Harper's Bazaar. "It’s like everything: practice makes perfect. "There was one year when my kids were little, and every time I was photographed, I was wearing a pair of cargo shorts, a

  • Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter join Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace

    Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter joined high profile guests for a dinner hosted by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace on Monday evening. The newlyweds attended the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) reception following their return from their recent honeymoon. The pair looked thrilled to meet the Princess Royal at the charity event, and were all smiles as they chatted to the Queen's daughter in the Palace's white drawing room. Sherlock star Benedict looked dapper in a blue velvet suit jacket and trousers, while his wife highlighted her growing baby bump in a complementary blue maxi dress featuring an embellished

  • Pregnant Kate Middleton visits seaside town before maternity leave

    Although she is eight months pregnant, Kate Middleton has been busier than ever attending two engagements on Wednesday in the seaside town of Margate. The fashionable royal looked effortlessly chic as she met artists, gallery staff members and local school children. Kate was glowing during her visit to Margate Wednesday Photo: Getty Images As one of her final engagements before going on maternity leave, the Duchess of Cambridge showed off her growing baby bump in a $255 dalmatian-print coat by Hobbs. She paired the outfit with simple black heels and a matching clutch. And as a royal who likes to recycle her outfits, she