• Cilla Black 'gave blessing' to stage musical about her life

    Cilla Black gave permission for her life to be turned into a West End musical before she died, meaning a production about the legendary entertainer – who passed away earlier this month aged 72 – could be in the pipeline. A source to The Sun: "Cilla had a meeting with producers interested in turning her life story into a musical. She had actually granted them permission but it wasn't the right time. "Now people are swarming around the rights. It seems the perfect time to bring her fairytale story to the stage." Her representative Nick Fiveash confirmed the reports: "…Prior to her

  • Carol Kirkwood confirmed as sixth Strictly star

    BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has been confirmed as the sixth celebrity contestant taking part in the new series of Strictly Come Dancing. The news was revealed live to the nation on Tuesday morning, with Carol getting into the spirit of things and wearing a white feather boa for the big announcement. "It feels really exciting, it doesn't even feel real yet, we haven't started dancing or training or anything yet," the Scottish 53-year-old said. "I think all the dancers are amazing but I do have a soft spot for Aljaz Skorjanec." CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE BBC Weather presenter Carol

  • Princess Beatrice takes an Uber taxi with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

    A taxi driver in New York got the surprise of his life when his customers turned out to be royalty and two Hollywood stars. Princess Beatrice took an Uber taxi when she visited the Big Apple with longterm boyfriend Dave Clark and met up with their newlywed friends Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis who got married in secret last month. I just met #Ashtonkutcher #Milakunis #princessbeatrice and #DaveClark we all had a crazy convo #lol #goodpeople #royalty #uber Una foto publicada por David Capellan (@davidcapa) el 16 de Ago de 2015 a la(s) 6:20 PDT The actors were in the city celebrating

  • Liv Tyler and partner Dave Gardner 'so in love' with six-month-old baby Sailor

    Liv Tyler and partner Dave Gardner are enjoying a blissful summer with their boys, especially baby Sailor, now six months old. To celebrate the mini milestone the couple have shared new pictures of their adorable son dressed in a cute romper suit. Football agent Dave, who is best friends with David Beckham, posted an image along with the caption: "Our gorgeous baby boy....Sailor Gene Gardner. Thank goodness he looks like his beautiful Mummy" and a number of heart emojis. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Sailor Gene Gardner was born on 11 February The Hollywood beauty also shared the image, writing "so so

  • Calvin Harris defends Taylor Swift in Twitter row with Zayn Malik

    Calvin Harris has come to the defence of his girlfriend Taylor Swift in a Twitter spat with Zayn Malik. The Scottish DJ was seemingly riled after Zayn retweeted a post critical of Taylor's refusal to stream her music for free on Spotify on Monday night, which gave a quote from Miley Cyrus saying she didn't care about making money. "The difference is astounding," the original tweet read. After his attention was drawn to the tweet, Calvin leaped to his girlfriend's defence, tweeting: "You've made your money? Cool…f*** the 99% of musicians who depend on these services to survive, right? Yeah f***

  • The 'very special' Scottish estate where Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz said 'I do'

    Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz tied the knot on Monday, and the Boyzone star and his TV executive and model fiancée chose to say "I do" in the wonderful surrounds of luxury estate and golf club, Archerfield House. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR FULL GALLERY Ronan and Storm chose to tie the knot in Archerfield House in East Lothian The country retreat in East Lothian, just outside the village of Dirleton, a short drive from Edinburgh and set amidst 500 acres of lush green countryside, has been firmly on the map for the Life is a Rollercoaster singer for some time – Ronan

  • Duchess Kate cancels wedding appearance last minute, Pippa attends with Prince William

    The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton was notably absent from a high-society wedding over the weekend. Kate was due to join her husband Prince William at the Devon nuptials, but she was forced to cancel at the last-minute, leaving William to attend with her younger sister Pippa Middleton. On Saturday Kate was expected at the wedding of estate agent Bear Maclean to Daisy Dickson at the All Saints Church in Thurlestone, South Devon. The 33-year-old royal was a late no-show, to the extent that her name still appeared on the seating plan. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Kate was due to attend

  • EastEnders star June Brown admits she is losing her hearing and vision

    June Brown has revealed that she is struggling with both her hearing and sight – but she won't let it stop her from continuing to portray Dot Cotton in EastEnders. The 88-year-old, who first joined the BBC soap in 1985, shared the news of her ailments after struggling to hear her former co-star Barbara Windsor speak during a Q&A on Saturday. Barbara, who played Peggy Mitchell, brought her friend on-stage at London's BFI with June commenting: "Are you talking to me Babs? Tell me, because I am deaf you see and it is very hard for me to hear so

  • Nick Gordon breaks his silence following Bobbi Kristina Brown's death

    Nick Gordon has broken his silence following the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 22-year-old took to Twitter for the first time since Bobbi Kristina's passing, according to Extra. "I look at our pics sometimes it makes me smile sometime I cry @REALbkBrown #happymemories," Nick wrote. "I'm so happy/blessed that I had @REALbkBrown in my life. I will always & forever love you." Nick's Twitter account is currently set to private and his tweets are not visible to the public. Nick Gordon has spoken out following Bobbi Kristina's death Bobbi Kristina was just 22 when she died on 26 July. Her funeral

  • Perrie Edwards opens up about Zayn Malik split to James Corden

    Perrie Edwards has revealed that her Little Mix bandmates are helping her to get over her split from Zayn Malik. The 22-year-old was comforted by James Corden following the band's performance on The Late, Late Show on Monday night. "Are you OK? It's been a tough few weeks," asked James as he pulled Perrie in for a hug. The Black Magic singer, whose fiancé Zayn called time on their relationship in July, replied to say she is "good" following the split. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Perrie Edwards spoke to James Corden about her break-up "Do you know what? I am good," Perrie said.

  • Duchess Kate 'to attend first state banquet' wearing glittering tiara

    She's perhaps one of the most photographed members of the British royal family, but the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton has only been pictured wearing a tiara twice in public. Royal fans are in for a treat, as it seems that Kate will don the fairy-tale accessory once again for a very important event in October. Kate and her husband Prince William are expected to attend a state banquet to welcome China's president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to the UK. The banquet, which will be held at Buckingham Palace, will be Kate's first. For the lavish event,

  • Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright jet to Spain for cousin Elliott Wright's restaurant launch

    Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have had a busy couple of weeks exploring Los Angeles, New York and the Hamptons, but their travels haven't stopped there. The newlyweds jetted to Spain on Monday for the opening of Mark's cousin Elliott Wright's new restaurant. Former Coronation Street star Michelle shared a picture from the restaurant in Malaga, telling fans: "At the launch of @oliviaslascala it's absolutely beautiful. Well done @elliottwright_ what a turn out. xx". At the launch of @oliviaslacala it's absolutely beautiful. Welldone @elliottwright_ what a turn out. xx pic.twitter.com/l3oRKZhWli — michelle keegan (@michkeegan) August 17, 2015 The image showed Michelle looking glamorous

  • Katie Piper reveals she is 'broody' in sweet Instagram photo

    After welcoming her first baby into the world last year, Katie Piper has focused all her attention on caring for her sweet daughter Belle. And it sounds like the inspirational star is ready to expand her family with her fiancé James Sutton. Sharing a picture of herself holding what appears to be a real baby, Katie beamed at the camera and looked completely in her element. The doting mum captioned the Instagram picture: "Mummy's bringing home a brother for you! #broody." Mummy's bringing home a brother for you! #broody A photo posted by Katie Piper (@katiepiper_) on Aug 18, 2015 at 3:14am

  • Special displays to open at royal residences to mark Queen's longest reign

    On 9 September 2015, history will be made. Queen Elizabeth II will officially become the longest-reigning British monarch, breaking the record set by her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. In celebration, special photographic displays will open at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, including official portraits and pictures of Her Majesty undertaking royal visits, as well as images of informal family moments. The outdoor displays, Long To Reign Over Us, will be arranged in the inner quadrangle of the official residences – areas of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle that are not usually included in the visitor route.

  • Ed Sheeran performs at Ronan Keating's wedding to Storm Uechtritz

    Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz had a special performer on hand at their wedding reception on Monday. The pair, who tied the knot at Archerfield House and Golf Resort in Scotland, were serenaded by Thinking Out Loud singer Ed Sheeran. The 24-year-old reportedly took to the stage to perform solo before being joined by Ronan and his Boyzone bandmates Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch for a song. We were confused!!!!!! @edsheeran pic.twitter.com/XOTweZ7Y4x — Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) August 18, 2015 Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden shared the news of the impromptu collaboration on Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing: "Last night had the

  • Emile Hirsch sentenced to 15 days in prison after pleading guilty to assault

    Emile Hirsch has pleaded guilty to assaulting a female film executive during the Sundance Film Festival in January. The Into The Wild star was given a 15-day jail term, a $4,750 fine and 50 hours of community service as part of a plea deal agreed with prosecutors. The 30-year-old actor had initially faced a felony count of aggravated assault relating to an attack on Daniele Bernfeld, which took place on 25 January at the Tao nightclub in Park City, Utah. The deal meant that Emile managed to avoid the maximum jail sentence of five years, and was told that if

  • Watch video: Groom surprises his bride with a spectacular wedding dance

    With professional dancers as newlyweds and a theatre as their wedding venue, the first dance of Kirk Henning and his bride Valerie Tellmann-Henning always promised to be pretty special. However the groom managed to surpass expectations by surprising his bride with a special choreographed dance routine on their big day in Richmond, Virginia. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Kirk gathered his best man and groomsmen for an incredible eight-minute routine to a medley of songs including Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' hit Uptown Funk and Britney Spears' Crazy. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Kirk Henning and his groomsmen performed to Uptown Funk The group, who

  • Prince Harry confirms visits to America, South Africa and Lesotho

    Prince Harry will undertake official visits to America, South Africa and Lesotho later this year. Following on from his hugely successful tour of the United States in 2013, the Prince will arrive in Washington DC at the end of October to attend promotional events for his Invictus Games, which are heading to Orlando in 2016. He will then visit South Africa and Lesotho from 26th November until the 4th December. Lesotho in particular is very dear to Harry's heart. In 2006, he co-founded his charity Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho - and he is returning there later this year

  • Emmerdale's Kitty McGeever, first blind actress on British soap, dies aged 44

    Kitty McGeever has passed away at the age of 44, a spokeswoman has confirmed. The star was best known for playing Lizzie Lakely on Emmerdale and she was the first blind actress to appear in a British soap. A representative for Emmerdale confirmed the sad news, saying: "Kitty was a great talent and a true inspiration to all who worked with her. The cast and crew are devastated at her passing and she will be missed tremendously and remembered fondly by all of us." She added that Kitty died on Sunday night, "surrounded by her loving family". Kitty McGeever played Lizzie Lakely

  • ​Lupita Nyong'o's hairstylist Larry Sims reveals the secret to her new look

    Lupita Nyong'o not only took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave, but her flawless style has also topped every best-dressed and beauty list alike. On Saturday, as she promoted her new films Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the live-action version of The Jungle Book at the Disney D23 Expo, the 32-year-old star, whose short natural hair has been her trademark, surprised fans with an equally chic longer hairstyle. Hair stylist Larry Sims, who helped create her new look, spoke to HELLO! about what prompted the star to make the change. A photo posted

  • Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are engaged

    Congratulations to Julianne Hough! The Dancing with the Stars champion is engaged to Brooks Laich, her professional ice hockey player boyfriend. The couple, who have been dating for almost two years, shared identical photos on Instagram expressing their happiness. "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love," wrote Julianne, 27, and Brooks, 32, alongside the photo. The picture showed the bride-to-be embracing her future husband and looking down at her engagement ring. We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love A photo posted by Julianne Hough

  • Newlyweds Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton are full of joy at Strictly rehearsals

    The honeymoon is over and it's time to get back to work for Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton. The new Mr and Mrs have hit the dance studios to rehearse for the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, which will return to TV next month. Kevin and Karen, who married on Saturday 11 July in a wedding exclusively covered by HELLO! magazine, eagerly threw themselves into a new dance routine which, judging by their Twitter photos, looked to involve top hats. The newlyweds were pictured dancing up a storm in their matching black sports gear, and were joined by other Strictly

  • Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz wed in Scotland

    Congratulations to Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz, who have tied the knot. The couple said their vows in a ceremony in Scotland on Monday in front of their family and friends. Close friends of the couple, including Dannii Minogue and Ronan's Boyzone bandmates Shane Lynch and Mikey Graham were all spotted arriving at the picturesque Archerfield House and Golf resort ahead of the highly-anticipated ceremony. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz married on Monday Other guests expected to join the newlyweds on their wedding day include Storm's family, who had flown over from Australia especially for her big day. Ronan

  • Ed Sheeran performs at Ronan Keating's wedding to Storm Uechtritz

    Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz had a special performer on hand at their wedding reception on Monday. The pair, who tied the knot at Archerfield House and Golf Resort in Scotland, were serenaded by Thinking Out Loud singer Ed Sheeran. The 24-year-old reportedly took to the stage to perform solo before being joined by Ronan and his Boyzone bandmates Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Shane Lynch for a song. We were confused!!!!!! @edsheeran pic.twitter.com/XOTweZ7Y4x — Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) August 18, 2015 Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden shared the news of the impromptu collaboration on Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing: "Last night had the

  • Johnny Depp packs on the PDA with Amber Heard at charity event

    Though Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married on February 3, 2015, it seems they are still very much in the honeymoon phase. While the actor told HELLO! that his performance at Music on a Mission, a benefit for the charity MendingKids.org in Los Angeles on August 16 "was fun," it was clear there was even more fun happening backstage where Johnny and his wife packed on the PDA. The Pirates of the Caribbean star and Amber were first spotted walking hand in hand and smiling back stage at the event, where he was scheduled to perform. The newlyweds were sweetly kissing and Amber lovingly

  • Hilaria Baldwin reveals her yoga, workout and diet secrets

    Hilaria Baldwin has never been one to shy away from posting pictures online, even showing off her bump progress when she was pregnant with her second child Rafael Thomas. So when people suggested a C-section was the reason her body looked so good after giving birth, the yoga instructor took to Instagram again showing a close up of her stomach. "I didn't feel like it would be a full journey if I didn't document my belly afterwards," Hilaria tells HELLO!. "The whole idea was I'm not going to hide my belly while I'm pregnant because it's nothing to be ashamed of. And there's nothing to be

  • Kim Kardashian's trainer Harley Pasternak reveals her pregnancy workout

    Kim Kardashian, who announced she was pregnant with baby number two earlier this month, openly struggled with her weight during her first pregnancy with daughter North West. Making sure she stays on track this time around, the 34-year-old has hired a nutritionist and is also again working out with celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak as part of her regimen to keep her looking and feeling healthy. Working out during pregnancy "is old habit for Kim", Harley told HELLO! Photo: Getty Images "Kim was very active throughout the first pregnancy, and I think she'll be just as active through this one," Harley told HELLO! at the smartwater

  • Cheddar-Green Onion Wedge Biscuits

    Serves 12 wedgesINGREDIENTS 2½ cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon granulated sugar½ teaspoon salt¼ cup butter, cold, diced1 cup grated aged cheddar cheese2 green onions, thinly sliced1¼ cups buttermilk, mixed with1 large beaten eggINSTRUCTIONS Set a rack in the middle of an oven preheated to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.Using your fingers, two forks, a pastry cutter or mixer, work the butter into the flour mixture until

  • Kate Middleton to wear a tiara as she attends her first state banquet

    It's time for tiara watch! Though she has only worn one of the sparkling fairytale headpieces twice, it looks like Kate Middleton is set to once again dip into the royal treasure trove as she attends her first state banquet at Buckingham Palace in October. Kate and her husband Prince William are expected to attend the banquet to welcome China's president Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan to the UK. To keep with royal protocol, the Duchess of Cambridge is expected to wear a tiara for the black tie event. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGEThe Duchess of Cambridge