• Keith Urban pays last tribute to father Robert at funeral

    Keith Urban paid his final respects to his late father Robert Urban at a funeral service held in Queensland, Australia, on Thursday afternoon. To honour his father one last time, the grieving country singer drove to the service in his father's treasured Lincoln Continental car. Keith, 48, was joined by his brother Shane and mother Marienne. His wife, Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, was not present. The actress is thought to be busy filming – just last week she shared a photograph of herself on the set of her latest film How To Talk To Girls At Parties. Keith Urban pictured leaving

  • Prince Charles and Camilla's sweetest Christmas card ever

    Cuddling up with huge smiles on holiday in Scotland, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall couldn't look any happier. The image was taken by a friend in the summer as the couple relaxed in the countryside away from the cameras. It was never intended for publication, but the heir to the throne and his wife loved it so much they decided to use it on their Christmas card. CLICK HERE TO VIEW GALLERY The image was taken by a friend on a private estate in Scotland While it's a loving portrait that might be of any other rock solid couple there

  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian welcome baby girl

    Christmas has come early for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and his girlfriend Lauren Hashian. The couple have welcomed their first child together, sources have confirmed to HELLO! Lauren gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Wednesday, just days after she revealed how much she was enjoying her pregnancy in a sweet Instagram post. Sharing a photo of herself and the San Andreas actor together as she proudly showed off her baby bump, Lauren wrote: "I know I'm late to the party… Sometimes life gets full and busy in the best ways :)… So grateful and in awe of this

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    Ingredients Chestnut & wild mushroom stuffing 25g dried porcini mushrooms 25g butter 2 shallots, finely chopped ½ pack thyme 100g cooked chestnuts, crushed 200g good-quality pork sausage meat small pack parsley, roughly chopped zest 1 lemon, roughly chopped 2 tbsp breadcrumbs Method 1. Soak the porcini in 300ml boiling water and set aside for 20 mins, then drain, reserving the liquid, and finely chop. 2. Heat the butter and fry the shallots for 2 mins, then add the mushrooms and cook for 3 mins more. Leave to cool. 3. Mix with all the other stuffing ingredients and set aside to cool slightly. 4. Pre heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and just before

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  • Heston Blumenthal's smoked salmon cocktail

    "The Lapsang Souchong Tea Smoked Salmon I have developed with Waitrose is delicious simply served on brown bread and butter with a squeeze of lemon but these canapés are great for a Christmas party. Try stirring a spoonful of horseradish sauce through the mixture for an extra kick," says Heston. Makes: 8 Ingredients 75g mayonnaise ½ vanilla pod 75ml soured cream 100g pack of Heston from Waitrose Lapsang Souchong Tea Smoked Salmon, diced A squeeze of lemon ¼ small iceberg lettuce, finely shredded (outer leaves removed) Elsinore Salmon Caviar Finely chopped chives, to garnish Method 1.Using a sharp knife, split the vanilla pod in half lengthways. Scrape out the seeds with

  • Carrie Fisher takes James Blunt, Stephen Fry and her dog to Star Wars premiere

    Carrie Fisher was in good company at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens' London premiere. The Princess Leia actress was supported by good friends James Blunt, Stephen Fry and her beloved dog Gary. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Carrie Fisher was James Blunt's landlady in LA The irrepressible Hollywood star had a ball posing with Stormtroopers and gamely trying to get the French bulldog to stay in one place. Stephen, who attended with husband Elliot Spencer, bonded with Carrie several years ago over the fact that they have both suffered from manic depression. She has been close to soldier-turned-musician James ever since they were

  • Heston Blumenthal's vodka, orange and cranberry sauce

    "Make this a couple of days in advance and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. The fruit sugar and vodka really bring out the fruitiness in the cranberries and give the sauce a nice kick," says Heston. Serves: 6 Ingredients 300g fresh or frozen cranberries 75g Tate & Lyle Fruit Sugar 2 oranges, grated zest of 1, juice of 2 1 tbsp vodka Method 1.Put the cranberries into a small saucepan, add the fruit sugar,orange zest and juice. Add the vodka and stir to combine. 2.Place the pan over a medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for 10 minutes then set

  • Olly Murs reveals Rita Ora has apologised for her X Factor comments

    Olly Murs has revealed that Rita Ora texted him to apologise after insinuating his music hasn't made an impression during the X Factor final at the weekend. The Kiss Me singer said he wasn't offended by Rita's comments, despite fans going into uproar on Twitter. The incident occurred as Rita made a passionate speech about Louisa Johnson on Sunday night, saying: "There's only two people in my opinion that have made this impression and that's Leona [Lewis] and Louisa." CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Olly said he wasn't offended by Rita's comments Many fans pointed out that Rita had been standing next to

  • Heston Blumenthal's spiced popping candy chocolate tart

    "Add some bling to your Christmas! This tart is indulgent in every way from the hazelnut shortbread base and the orange chocolate ganache to the spiced popping candy topping and the decadent gold leaf. Any leftover spiced popping candy can be kept in an airtight container and eaten by itself or sprinkled on top of ice cream," says Heston. Serves: 8 Ingredients For the base: 125g unsalted butter 80g icing sugar 70g chopped roasted hazelnuts 160g plain flour 35g beaten egg (approximately half an egg) ¼ tsp salt Zest of 1 orange For the chocolate ganache: 225g whipping cream Pinch of salt 100g dark chocolate (minimum of 60% cocoa solids), broken into small

  • Ryan Reynolds celebrates baby James' first birthday

    When Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcomed their first child last year, the notoriously private couple left fans guessing the date of their daughter's birth. But the 39-year-old actor has now revealed that baby James was born on 16 December as he took to Twitter to wish his little girl a happy first birthday. "Happy birthday to my baby girl!" wrote Ryan, before joking: "Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter." The proud dad, who is keen to raise his daughter out of the spotlight, rarely shares photos of his first-born on social media. He did, however,

  • Heston Blumenthal's champagne punch

    "In the 1700s, gin was vilified as 'mother's ruin', but this lively gin-and-Champagne cocktail will be a hit with everyone, mother included," says Heston. Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus chilling Cooking time: 5 minutes Total time: 10 minutes, plus chilling 10 minutes Serves: 40 Ingredients 500g caster sugar Zest of 2 grapefruits (cut with a peeler) 750ml Heston from Waitrose Earl Grey & Lemon Gin 500ml The King’s Ginger Liqueur 80g cherry brandy Twists of grapefruit zest, to garnish Chilled Champagne, about 4 x 75cl bottles Method 1. Place the sugar in a pan with 500ml water and the grapefruit zest. Bring to a simmer, until the sugar has dissolved, remove from the

  • Heston Blumenthal's roast turkey

    Heston uses a brine solution to produce wonderfully succulent, flavoursome results. Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus brining Cooking time: 3 and a half to 4 hours, plus resting Total time: 4 hours Serves: Serves 6, with leftovers Ingredients 3 onions, sliced 2 carrots, sliced 3 leeks, sliced (white and pale green parts only) 50ml dry white wine 15g rosemary 15g thyme 4 to 4.5kg free range turkey 800g salt 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature Method 1. Chop the wing tips off the turkey and reserve for the gravy. 2. Brine the turkey on Christmas Eve. Mix the salt and 10 litres water in a clean container and stir until the salt has dissolved. Submerge the

  • Eva Longoria jumps for joy as she says 'yes' to Jose Antonio Baston – again!

    She announced her engagement to Jose Antonio Baston on Sunday, but Eva Longoria was prepared to do it all over again during a romantic trip to India. The Latina actress and her new fiancé Jose staged another "proposal" in front of the sacred Taj Mahal in Agra. Getting down on bended knee, Jose clutched his future wife's hands as he beamed at the camera, while Eva said "yes" for a second time. The loved-up couple couldn't keep their hands off each other as they posed for another photo, with Eva affectionately leaning into her fiancé. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Eva Longoria had

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  • Heston Blumenthal's roast potatoes with garlic and rosemary

    "The secret to perfect roast potatoes is sharp corners – rounded potatoes will not get as crispy as those with right angles – then pre-cooking the potatoes until they are almost falling apart. The generous amount of oil in the roasting pan will make for an extra-crispy crust," says Heston. Serves: 6 Ingredients 1.25kg large Maris Piper 150ml olive oil 8 garlic cloves, bashed 15g rosemary 15g thyme Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4. 2. Cut the potatoes into quarters and wash them in water to rinse off the starch. 3. Cover the potatoes with water in a large saucepan, bring to the boil and cook

  • Kendall Jenner and Scott Disick avoid each other while partying at same club

    There appears to be no love lost between Kendall Jenner and Scott Disick following his split from Kourtney Kardashian. The Victoria's Secret model was spotted partying in the same club as her sister's ex on Tuesday, but the pair are said to have completely ignored each other. Both Kendall and Scott were invited to a listening party for mutual friend Chris Brown's new album Royalty at Hyde in Los Angeles. While Kendall arrived with a group of friends, Scott turned heads as he showed up with an entourage that included a "really, really pretty young brunette". CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Kendall

  • Watch son surprise his mum as he returns home for Christmas after three years in New York

    A young man gave his mother the best Christmas surprise by arriving home unannounced for the holidays. John McAleenan, who has been living in America for three years, left his mum overjoyed as she discovered him sitting in the living room of their home in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland on Saturday morning. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The Irishman has been living and working in New York since 2012 and hadn't been home all year, so he decided to surprise his mum by flying back for an extended Christmas break. After being picked up from Dublin airport by his brother, John set up

  • Why are Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian sending supportive messages to Rob?

    Concerns have been raised for Rob Kardashian after his sisters Kourtney and Khloé have been sharing messages of support to him on social media. The 28-year-old is said to be continually "struggling" with personal issues, despite the ongoing love and support of his family. "Rob is still struggling and it makes the family sad," a source told People. "He deals with depression, weight issues and low self-esteem but that's been going on for a long time." Both Kourtney and Khloe have reached out to Rob on social media The former Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has avoided the public eye for

  • Martine McCutcheon shares the magic of Christmas with baby Rafferty in New York: HELLO! exclusive

    It's been 12 years since Martine McCutcheon lit up screens in the ultimate Christmassy film, Love Actually. And now the actress, her husband Jack McManus and the couple's ten-month-old son Rafferty are enjoying their own fairytale story in New York. Read the full interview in this week's HELLO! magazine, on sale now in all good newsagents and available to download on iPad, android, kindle fire and more formats. Or subscribe today to make sure you don't miss an issue! "The Christmas tree was up before the end of November," Martine told HELLO!. "I am nuts about Christmas and start getting really

  • Sally Humphreys covers up baby bump as she makes first pregnancy outing

    Making her first high-profile appearance since the announcement of her pregnancy, fans were hoping to catch a glimpse of Sally Humphreys' baby bump. But the theatre producer showed no signs that she is expecting twins with her husband Ronnie Wood as she stepped out on Wednesday night. The 37-year-old was attending a charity fundraiser in London with the Rolling Stones rocker. Joining the couple were the singer's ex-wife Jo and two of Jo and Ronnie's children, Leah and Tyrone. While Sally kept her baby bump hidden under a black stripy top, there were a few telling signs that she is expecting.

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    Christmas promises to be an extra special occasion for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this year as they celebrate as a family of four for the first time. The royal couple have already been making preparations to ensure the day is as enjoyable as possible for their children Prince George, two, and Princess Charlotte, seven months. The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, has been spotted shopping for lights and baubles with George, who is said to be "bouncing around like a rabbit" with excitement about the big day. His proud father Prince William made the revelation in a recent interview

  • All aboard? The Queen takes train to Sandringham to kick-start Christmas holidays

    She's just like one of us – almost. The Queen shunned royal transport on Thursday morning to take an ordinary passenger train to Norfolk, where she will be spending the Christmas period at her country estate Sandringham. But unlike other commuters, Her Majesty was, naturally, given VIP treatment and a first class carriage was cordoned off for herself and her husband Prince Philip. As they do most years, the royals took the 10:44am train from King's Cross in north London to King's Lynn in Norfolk. The small train station is located just a few minutes' drive from Sandringham. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY

  • Fuller House is here! Release date and first trailer revealed

    The Tanner family is back and the house is looking a lot Fuller! Picking up from the adventures that began in 1987, Fuller House, the sequel to Full House, will be aired on Netflix on 26 February. The 13-part series will be available in all territories where Netflix is available. There's a double dosage of good news for fans, as the first trailer from the popular family sitcom has also been uploaded on YouTube, and gives viewers a taste of what they can expect. Like the original series, the show is set in San Francisco. Many of the original cast members

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  • The Great British Bake Off named most watched TV programme of 2015

    The Great British Bake Off has risen to success and dominated the TV ratings in 2015. More than 15 million people tuned in to watch Nadiya Hussain become crowned the Bake Off champion in October, with the increasingly popular show also taking third to eighth place on the top 40 most-watched shows of the year. Its closest rival was Britain's Got Talent, which attracted 12.75 million viewers for its grand finale at the end of May. Meanwhile Strictly Come Dancing came in ninth position with 11.93 million viewers for the quarter-finals on 5 December. CLICK TO VIEW FULL GALLERY Great British Bake

  • Britney Spears shows off new chic hairstyle for winter

    Britney Spears has shared her go-to look for the winter. The 34-year-old posted a striking selfie on Instagram, showing off her luscious and long hair extensions, revealing that she preferred a longer length during the colder months. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on Dec 16, 2015 at 7:09pm PST Britney Spears flaunted her hair extensions on Instagram In the close-up snap, Britney rocks tumbling wavy blonde tresses worn in a half updo, a stark contrast to her natural blonde bob. She has added a touch of extra glamour to her look, opting for stunning dark smokey

  • Exclusive video: Prince Albert's pride over his 'wonderful' twins turning one

    Prince Albert and his wife Princess Charlene celebrated their adorable twins Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella turning one on December 10. The first year has been a delight for their father, who spoke exclusively with HOLA! TV, describing his babies as "wonderful." SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The Monaco royal seemed overjoyed with his twins on their special day, saying: "It was wonderful. We had a little bit of a public celebration with some school children and some people from Monaco at the marketplace and we also had, of course, a private celebration. "They're wonderful, wonderful babies. They're doing very well and we're

  • Watch dancing doctor Adnan Khera show off his Jackson-style moves to raise money for children

    Doctor Adnan Khera is used to changing lives while working as an anaesthetist at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, but the resident doctor has many talents beyond medicine. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO The doctor is known in Boston for his Michael Jackson-style dance moves. He has taken to the streets to share his energetic dancing in the name of charity, receiving support and donations for the project named Doctor Be Dancing. Dancer of the day: This #adorable #kid : "This is awesome!" Turns to her parents, "Can I have money??" Then dances while still on her #bike ! #doctorbedancing #dancingdoctor #inspiration