• Nicki Minaj hits it off with Princess Diana's nephew Louis Spencer: 'he said he wants to marry me'

    When Nicki Minaj met Princess Diana's nephew Louis Spencer at her London concert on Saturday the pair certainly hit it off. The rapper posted a photo of the pair together on Instagram, revealing that Louis had jokingly asked her to marry him after they chatted backstage at the O2 Arena. Nicki, 32, shared a picture of herself posing alongside Viscount Althorp, who is the eldest son of Charles Spencer, Diana's brother. "The Royal Family stopped by. @louisspencer Nephew of Princess Diana - he said he wants to marry me #LONDON #ThePinkprintTOUR (sic)", the Starships hit-maker joked on Instagram. The Royal Family

  • Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh 'facing the X Factor axe'

    The X Factor looks set for a serious shake-up. Following Dermot O'Leary's decision to quit the show, there are numerous reports that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Louis Walsh will be following him out the door. Simon Cowell is apparently keen to revamp the programme after it lost out in the ratings battle with Strictly Come Dancing last series. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE X Factor panel: Louis Walsh, Mel B, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell Cheryl – who only rejoined the X Factor last year after a four year absence – could lose her place on the panel, with reports that Simon is already

  • Perrie Edwards hits the shops with Zayn Malik's mum and sisters

    It's been a rollercoaster week for Perrie Edwards. In the wake of fiancé Zayn Malik's decision to quit One Direction, the couple have been hit by rumours of his infidelity – but Perrie showed her dedication to her man on Monday as she spent the day with Zayn's mum Trisha. Little Mix singer Perrie, 21, was spotted shopping with her future mother-in-law and Zayn's sisters at the Mall Wood Green shopping centre in north London. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Perrie Edwards hit the shops with Zayn Malik's mum Trisha and his sisters The group seemed in high spirits as they indulged in

  • Naughty Boy deletes Zayn Malik's solo demo after backlash from fans

    Naughty Boy has removed the demo of Zayn Malik's first solo track from music sharing service Soundcloud, just hours after posting the new music on Twitter. The producer received a backlash from One Direction fans after posting the demo online, with many accusing the music producer of stirring up trouble. "You literally want to fight so bad. Dropping Zayn's song while this mess, nice," wrote one fan, while another tweeted: "You know how upset we are and how much we want Zayn back in the band and then you post this!" The 30-year-old has not explained his decision to take down

  • Heston Blumenthal's roast leg of lamb

    "The combination of lamb with anchovies may sound odd but it really works – the savouriness of the anchovies brings out the best in the meat without tasting fishy at all," says Heston. Serves: 8 Ingredients 1.8 –2.2kg whole leg of lamb Sea salt 3 tbsp groundnut oil 12 anchovies in extra virgin olive oil, drained and sliced in half lengthways 6 garlic cloves, peeled and halved (germ removed) 20g pack fresh rosemary (7–8 sprigs) For the sauce: 100ml dry white wine 500g Heston from Waitrose Chicken Stock 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard Method 1. Season the lamb with salt. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan over a high heat. When the

  • Ruth Rogers' agnellomarinatoal forno (marinated roast lamb)

    "From the first day we opened The River Café, marinated leg of lamb has been on our menu. So that’s how I am cooking my lamb this Easter, but with the addition of milk," says Ruth Rogers, chef at and co-founder of the River Café. Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus marinating Cooking time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes, plus marinating Serves: 6, with leftovers Ingredients 5 garlic cloves, crushed 10 thyme sprigs, leaves picked 1 lemon, juice 4 tbsp olive oil 1 boned and butterflied leg of lamb (about 1.2kg) 300ml whole milk Method 1. Mix together the garlic, thyme leaves, lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil

  • Jacqueline Jossa defends boyfriend Dan Osborne amid violence allegations

    Jacqueline Jossa has shown an outpouring of support for her boyfriend Dan Osborne amid reports that the TOWIE star has threatened his ex-girlfriend Megan Tomlin in the past. Taking to Twitter, Jacqueline gave her side of the story and tried to clear up rumours that Dan was a "violent" man. "I can assure you I wouldn't stand by a man capable of everything Dan has been made out to be," wrote Jacqueline, 22. The EastEnders star, who last month gave birth to her and Dan's first baby, added: "He is my best friend, boyfriend and he is a brilliant father. Above

  • Heston Blumenthal's banbury cake

    "Dating from at least the 16th century, this classic English flat pastry has a wonderfully complex flavour – fruity,spicy and fragrant all at once. Served with a ramekin full of rich potted Stilton, it’s the perfect teatime treat this Easter," says Heston. Makes: 15 Ingredients 80g unsalted butter 120g caster sugar 170g currants 25ml sherry vinegar 1g powdered clove 1g nutmeg 1g cinnamon Zest of 1 orange 25g Amontillado sherry 1g orange flower water 35g mixed peel 500g pack puff pastry Egg wash (1 Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg yolkbeaten with 2 tsp milk) For the potted stilton 100g Stilton cheese 35g mascarpone cheese 90g unsalted butter, at room temperature 1g salt 1tsp sherry vinegar 30g Pedro Ximenez sherry Method 1. For

  • David Beckham: 'Victoria hated my beard and refused to kiss me'

    David Beckham has revealed that he decided to shave his beard after being given an ultimatum by his wife Victoria Beckham. The former England footballer had let his beard grow longer during a recent visit to Miami, but Victoria said she wouldn't kiss him if he kept the facial hair. "I was in Miami and Victoria actually saw the picture and was like, 'There's no way I'm kissing you unless you shave that off,'" David told James Corden on The Late, Late Show. "I left it for a day, and I was like, 'You know what, I'm going to have

  • Heston Blumenthal's caraway bath cake

    "This recipe really captures the essence of this 18th-century British classic. And since it's Easter, embellish the cakes with a little chocolate in the form of an oozy sauce and a sprinkle of my easy-to-make white chocolate 'soil'," says Heston. Makes: 9 Ingredients For the cakes 50g beurre noisette, plus a couple of extra tablespoons for the mould (see cook’s tip) 1 large Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Egg 30g golden syrup 60g plain flour 30g icing sugar, sifted 10g caster sugar 1 pinch of salt 3g caraway seeds, toasted 4g baking powder 15ml whole milk For the chocolate crumb 150g caster sugar 70g white chocolate To finish 100g Heston from Waitrose Chocolate Sauce Method 1. For the

  • Heston Blumenthal's coriander biscotti

    "Normally, these crunchy little Italian biscuits are flavoured with almond and perhaps pistachios. Here I’ve added coriander, which introduces a lovely citrussy aromatic edge to them," says Heston. Makes: 30 Ingredients 250g plain flour 50g ground almonds 7g baking powder 165g caster sugar Zest of 2 lemons 113g unsalted butter at room temperature, diced 1g salt 2 Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs 15g ground coriander 15g icing sugar Method 1. Preheat oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4 and line a heavy tray with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, ground almonds and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. Using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the sugar, lemon zest,

  • Jay Z joined by stars including Beyoncé, Kanye West and Madonna to launch new music streaming service Tidal

    Jay Z united some of the biggest names in music on Monday to launch Tidal, a new streaming service designed to rival Spotify. Rihanna, Beyoncé, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Usher, Kanye West and Daft Punk were among the artists named as co-owners of the service, which is being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video. At a special event in New York on Monday, the stars stood united and signed an unspecified 'declaration', before Alicia Keys shared the artists' hope that Tidal will "forever change the course of music history". CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE (L to R): Usher, Rihanna,

  • Lucie Bennett's luxury simnel cake

    "This traditional Easter treat, based on an early Victorian recipe, is classically decorated with 11 toasted marzipan balls," says Lucie. Preparation time: 35 minutes, plus overnight soaking and cooling Cooking time: 2 hours 30 minutes Total time: 3 hours 5 minutes, plus overnight soaking and cooling Serves: 14 Ingredients 150g sultanas 150g raisins 100g soft dried apricots, chopped, plus an extra 6, halved, to decorate 100g glacé cherries, quartered, plus an extra 6, halved, to decorate 100g stem ginger in syrup, chopped, plus an extra ball, sliced, to decorate 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 50ml Amaretto liqueur 1 orange, zest and juice 1 lemon, zest and juice 175g unsalted

  • Izy Hossack's earl grey & orange hot cross buns

    "As an enthusiastic over-consumer ofearl grey tea, I often find a place for it in my baking – hot cross buns are no exception! The orange zest really brings out its bergamot flavour, ," says Izy Hossack. Preparation time: 40 minutes, plus steeping,cooling and proving Cooking time: 35 minutes Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes, plus steeping, cooling and proving Makes: 12 Ingredients 4 earl grey tea bags 7g sachet easy bake yeast 3 tbsp granulated sugar 440g plain flour 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp mixed spice 2 large oranges, zest and 80ml juice 100g currants or raisins 1 large egg, beaten 50g unsalted butter, melted and cooled Vegetable oil, for kneading and greasing For the

  • Coconut and lemon cupcakes

    Edible flowers, such as the petals from roses, are very popular in Persian cuisine — the floral flavour works well with other Middle Eastern ingredients such as pistachio and lemon. Preparation time: 10 minutes plus cooling Cooking time: 12 minutes to 15 minutes Total time: 22 to 25 minutes plus cooling Ingredients 125g Stork, at 
room temperature 225g golden caster sugar Finely grated zest 1 lemon 4 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs 225g self-raising flour 160ml essential Waitrose Coconut Cream, stirred 
until smooth 100g soft cheese 2 tbsp icing sugar, 
plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp lemon curd 1 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients 
Rose Petals Method 1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC, gas mark

  • Mark Sargeant's sea bass with creamed crab and chilli spelt recipe

    "Spelt is an ancient British grain that can be cooked in much the same way as risotto rice but which offers a bit more bite and a lovely nutty flavour. If you can't find sea bass, then bream, salmon and cod all make great alternatives," says Mark, chef-proprietor of Rocksalt and The Smokehouse in Folkestone, Kent. Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 sea bass fillets, scaled and pin boned Small knob unsalted butter For the creamed crab and chilli spelt 60g unsalted butter 2 echalion shallots, finely chopped 1 bay leaf ½ x 20g pack thyme,

  • Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter get matching tattoos

    They've been inseparable for over a year now, but Ellie Goulding and Dougie Poynter made a permanent display of their love for each other on Monday by getting matching tattoos. The loved-up pair have both had a skull and cross bone design inked on their middle finger, which they proudly showed off on Instagram. "Skullin ell", Dougie captioned the black-and-white image, showing his and Ellie's hands resting side by side. Ellie also shared the photo with her 4.8 million Instagram followers, with many commenting on how "cute" the couple were. A photo posted by elliegoulding (@elliegoulding) on Mar 30, 2015

  • 10 Easter recipes from Heston Blumenthal and other chefs

    Easter is the perfect time to spend a little more time in the kitchen, whether it's to roast a leg of lamb for Easter Sunday, bake fish for Good Friday, or have a go at making one of the nation's all-time favourite Easter treats, hot cross buns. To inspire you for the weekend, we have a selection of Easter recipes from Michelin-starred chef and Fat Duck owner Heston Blumenthal, as well as a range of sweet and savoury recipe ideas from our favourite foodies. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY OF EASTER RECIPES Heston Blumenthal's roast leg of lamb is perfect

  • One Direction fans to be comforted by 'tissue attendant' at band's waxwork

    When Zayn Malik made the shock announcement that he was leaving One Direction, some die-hard fans around the world were reduced to tears. The Madame Tussauds museum in London has responded to the surprise news – taking the step of appointing a "tissue attendant" at the boyband's wax figures. A total of 150 boxes of tissues were delivered to the museum over the weekend, to cope with the emotional reactions of visiting fans. From Tuesday onwards, a full-time "tissue attendant" will be manning the waxworks and be on hand to support inconsolable "Directioners". CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Zayn Malik's waxwork will

  • Jonathan Bricklin confirms his split from Susan Sarandon – weeks after denying reports

    Jonathan Bricklin has confirmed the end of his five-year relationship with Susan Sarandon. "We're taking some time apart to really refresh," he told Page Six on Monday. "But she's someone I love more than anyone I've ever been with and that won't change. We're going to figure out how life proceeds from here." Earlier this month, Jonathan spoke out to deny reports that the couple had split - allegedly because of the stress of appearing in the reality series Connected, for which they spent six months filming themselves going about their everyday lives. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Jonathan Bricklin has confirmed

  • Robin Williams' daughter Zelda speaks out after estate dispute heads for mediation

    The legal dispute over Robin Williams' estate could be coming to a close after his widow Susan Schneider Williams and three children Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams have agreed to a group mediation session. The group appeared at a probate court in San Francisco on Monday in a bid to resolve a disagreement over the property left in the late star's will. Robin had stipulated how he wanted his $45million fortune to be divided up, but Susan – his third wife – formally contested it. The Mrs Doubtfire actor's will entitles his three children to clothing, jewellery and personal photos taken

  • Una Foden posts photo of baby Tadhg: 'Can't believe he's 2 months old'

    Una Foden is full of love for her newborn son Tadhg so it's no surprise that The Saturdays singer is celebrating every possible milestone. Sharing the cutest photo on Instagram of her little bundle of joy, Una noted the eight week mark since the birth of her baby boy. "Can't believe this little lad is 2 months old already! #Tadhg," she captioned the photo. Tadhg – pronounced Tai-g – was pictured looking up at the camera with his bright blue eyes and even showing a hint of his mummy's trademark pout. Can't believe this little lad is 2 months old already!

  • Prince William and Kate's royal baby names: bets on Alice soar

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is set to name her second royal baby Alice, if bets made by the public are anything to go by. According to William Hill, the bookmakers have seen a fresh wave of punters believing that Prince William and Kate's second baby will be called Alice. The name is a traditional one in the British royal family and has been thrown around in recent weeks as a popular choice. Bookmakers noted that a group of royal fans in Tunbridge, Kent have placed a large amount of bets on the name Alice, causing them to slash

  • Kim Kardashian reveals contouring secrets

    Kim Kardashian, 34, is renowned for rarely stepping out without flawless make-up, often experimenting with edgy and glamorous looks. However, the Keeping up with the Kardashians star has repeatedly admitted that contouring and highlighting play a major role in her daily beauty routine. On Monday night, she delighted fans when she revealed how she uses this popular method to achieve her look. A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Mar 30, 2015 at 3:11pm PDT Kanye West's wife took to Instagram to share a selfie in which she poses with her make-up only half finished. "Kontour!!!! Not finished

  • Harrison Ford released from hospital

    Harrison Ford is on the mend. The actor has left hospital following his plane crash three weeks ago. Harrison crashed his vintage World War 2 plane on Penmar Golf Course in California on 5 March, and was quickly taken to UCLA Medical Centre, where he was treated for a number of injuries. He has made a good recovery, and was seen driving around LA at the weekend, according to new reports. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Harrison Ford has been released from hospital following his plane crash An eyewitness told E! News that Harrison was spotted on the road on Saturday, driving around

  • Stacey Solomon on Steve-O romance: 'We're taking things slowly'

    Stacey Solomon has opened up about her budding romance with Jackass star Steve-O. The couple hit it off while filming Channel 4 reality show The Jump and have since gone on to start dating, although Stacey admits they're taking things slowly. "I have no idea how it happened – I get really embarrassed (mentioning it). We're just seeing how it goes at the moment," she revealed during an interview with Free Radio. "I remember feeling like this independent woman who was like 'No! I don't want to be with anybody. Stay away.'" The mother-of-two admitted that her two sons Zachary and

  • David Cameron claims he is related to Kim Kardashian

    David Cameron has made the astonishing revelation that he is related to queen of reality TV Kim Kardashian. The British prime minister confessed to the truth during a televised interview, just weeks before he faces the election results in May. When asked by heat's Lucie Cave whether he watched Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the politician said: "No, but I'm related to them. Did you know I'm 13th cousins with them?" According to genealogy website geni.com, the link between the Camerons and the Kardashians hails from their mutual ancestor Sir William Spencer who was born in 1555. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL

  • David Beckham reveals he accompanied son Brooklyn on his first date

    David Beckham showed that he is just like any other dad by embarrassing his son Brooklyn Beckham on Monday night. The 16-year-old was left noticeably red-faced after his dad discussed his dating history with James Corden during an appearance on The Late, Late Show. James initiated the chat by asking David if his eldest son had started dating yet, to which David replied: "Yup, that's happening. He's going to hate me for this," before revealing that he had chaperoned the teen on his first date in 2013. Brooklyn, who was sitting in the audience, laughed along as his dad shared details

  • Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reteam for new Netflix show Grace and Frankie

    The last time Hollywood actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin starred alongside each other was the 1980 classic Nine To Five. Now the two are back together again for an original Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. The two play rivals whose lives are rocked forever by a revelation. The series then follows the pair as they come to terms with the actions of those around them, and as friendship blossoms. CLICK ON PICTURE FOR FULL GALLERY Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Jane and Lily remained friends in the 34-years between Nine To Five and filming on Grace and Frankie, and 77-year-old Jane says

  • Pregnant Kate Middleton steps out for last engagement before giving birth

    Prince William and Kate Middleton have made their last public appearance together before they become parents for the second time. On Friday, the royal couple showed their support for young people in south London, stepping out in Deptford, Gipsy Hill and Sydenham, to see first-hand how several charities help and provide services to youngsters in schools and local communities. The pregnant Duchess, who is due to give birth around mid to late April, dressed her baby bump in a cerise coat by British fashion house Mulberry which she previously wore during her two-day visit to New York in December. The

  • Cute new photo of Prince George with grandfather Prince Charles surfaces

    Eagle-eyed royal fans were excited to spot a never-seen-before photo of Prince George and his proud grandfather Prince Charles this week. The framed family snap had pride of place in a video released in support of Earth Hour UK 2015. In the sweet picture, which appears to have been taken in the summer, Charles can be seen holding the young Prince, who is wearing a sun hat and dungarees.The 66-year-old royal released the video clip to support the world's biggest environmental event, Earth Hour on Saturday March 28 at 8.30pm. Charles said he would take part in the event

  • Monaco's Princess Charlene misses ball to nurse baby daughter back to health

    Members of Monaco's royal family stepped out for the annual Rose Ball over the weekend, but several members were forced to miss the event. Along with Princess Caroline's son Andrea Casiraghi, who skipped the party to be by the side of his pregnant wife Tatiana Santo Domingo , Princess Charlene was home as well. Monaco royals dazzled at the annual Rose Ball Photo: Getty Images The royal, 37, opted to stay home to take care of her 3-month-old baby daughter Princess Gabriella, who had reportedly fallen ill. The new baby caught a cold, so doting mother Charlene preferred to stay at home and nurse her back

  • Characteristics of Kate Middleton's royal baby no. 2: Aries vs. Taurus

    Aries or Taurus, that is the question! Kate Middleton recently told a mother during a charity visit that her and Prince William’s second baby will be born “mid to late April.” As the world patiently waits to find out if Prince George will be joined by a baby brother or sister, HELLO! explains the characteristics of both signs. With the help of astrology connoisseur Angie Banicki, see below for a guide to each. In a month's time, this will be William and Kate once again with their new bundle of joy Photo: Getty Images Aries baby (March 21 – April 18) Angie says: “If the child is born before