• Simon Cowell on losing his mum: 'I didn't want to burden anyone else with my problem'

    After losing his mum Julie earlier this month, Simon Cowell has opened up about the heartache he has suffered. The X Factor judge revealed that his 89-year-old mother had been unwell for some months, but that he never spoke about it in public because he didn't want to "burden" anyone with his problem. Simon, 55, took two days off The X Factor to grieve, but the music mogul went straight back to holding auditions to find the nation's next pop star. Speaking backstage at the London auditions, Simon said: "She had been ill for a very long time. It really happened

  • Rita Ora puts on brave face following split from Ricky Hil

    It was hard to tell that Rita Ora was going through a break up as she headed to Liverpool to headline the Radio City Summer Live concert on Saturday. The 24-year-old gave a flawless performance on stage, just hours after the news of her split from Ricky Hil, Tommy Hilfiger's son, had come to light. Dressed in a gladiator-style mini dress and matching leather jacket, Rita looked on top of the world and stronger than ever. The blonde bombshell had the crowds dancing and cheering her name, while she showed no signs of heartbreak. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE The How We Do

  • Kara Tointon and Matt Johnson enjoy string of dates together

    It sounds likes Kara Tointon has a new love interest. The former EastEnders actress, who was best known for playing Dawn Swann on the soap, has been spotted enjoying a string of romantic dates with TV presenter Matt Johnson. Kara, 31, and Matt, 32, were recently seen at a West London pub together, and according to sources, the pair seemed to only have eyes for each other. "They looked very close, touching each other, and Matt put his arm around her at one point," a source told The Mirror. "They held hands as they walked. They looked very loved-up." CLICK ON PHOTOS

  • Prince Albert reveals details of nephew Pierre Casiraghi's upcoming wedding to Beatrice Borromeo

    Less than a week remains before Pierre Casiraghi and his fiancée Beatrice Borromeo say "I do", and in the lead-up to the wedding, the groom's uncle Prince Albert of Monaco has given away some exciting details about the big day. Pierre and Beatrice will have a civil ceremony on Saturday 25 July in Monaco, followed by a second bigger, religious wedding in the bride's native Italy the following week – on her family's Borromean Islands. The first service may be a smaller affair, but according to reports, some 700 guests have been invited to the palace. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Pierre

  • Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff go public with romance, as wife 'files for divorce'

    When Ben Cohen and his estranged wife Abby announced their split last September, the pair stated that no third party was involved in the breakdown of their marriage. New reports have claimed that Ben is now in a relationship with his former Strictly dance partner Kristina Rihanoff – and that his wife has filed for divorce. Ben and Kristina are said to have only just started dating, and decided to go public with their romance last weekend. The 36-year-old rugby star, who was paired with Kristina in the eleventh series of Strictly, brought his new girlfriend to a family day out

  • Stephanie Davis breaks silence following Hollyoaks exit

    Just a few days after the news broke that Stephanie Davis had been axed from Hollyoaks with immediate effect, the actress took to Twitter to break her silence. Stephanie reached out to her fans on her social media account, which she last used in June 2014, to thank them for their support. On Thursday it was announced that Stephanie, 22, would no longer reprise her role as Sinead O'Connor on the soap, after she was deemed "unfit to work". "I would like to thank all of the fans for your continued support and not believing everything you read," wrote Stephanie. "I'm

  • Inside Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton's glamorous wedding

    Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton have shared exclusive photographs of their wedding day with HELLO! magazine. The couple tied the knot in a ceremony held at One Great George Street in Westminster. And Kevin told HELLO! how competing on the hit BBC1 show was nothing compared to the nerves he felt on the day itself. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton married in front of close family and friends "Dancing in front of millions of people is way easier than that," he said, adding that his bride looked absolutely breathtaking. "I've never seen anything more beautiful