Actress Liz Smith, who played the role of Nana in The Royle Family, and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95. A spokesperson for the actress confirmed on Boxing day that she passed away on Christmas eve. Liz, who was awarded an NBE in 2009 and was also a Bafta-award winner, was a family favourite, having played roles in a plethora of TV shows including 2point4 Children and Lark Rise to Candleford. She also voiced the role of Mrs Mulch in Wallace and Gromit's The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and starred as Grandma Georgina in the 2005
George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz has opened up about finding the iconic star dead on Christmas morning. The celebrity hairstylist took to Twitter to write about finding George on the morning of his death, writing: "It's a Xmas I will never forget finding your partner dead peacefully in bed first thing in the morning… I will never stop missing you." He also changed his Twitter biography to a short caption with reads: "I will never stop missing you…" Fans were quick to offer their condolences, with one replying to Fadi's tweet: "Fadi my heart is broken cannot believe he's gone
Nick and Vanessa Lachey have had an extra special Christmas thanks to the arrival of their third child – a bouncing baby boy! The happy couple took to social media to announce the news, revealing that they have named their newborn son Phoenix Robert Lachey. Nick and Vanessa both shared a photo of little Phoenix's hand holding one of Vanessa's fingers, captioning the post: "It's a very Merry Christmas indeed! We had our Christmas Miracle. Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE you very much!" Fans were quick to
It looks like 2017 will be a year of big moves for Prince William, Duchess Kate, George and Charlotte. The young royal family is set to relocate will back to London in time for George to start school. The couple currently reside at Anmer Hall in Norfolk with their two children, Prince George, three, and one-year-old Princess Charlotte, but are expected to make Kensington Palace their main base some time this year. The Telegraph reports that the couple have already put the young Prince's name down for the Wetherby School in London, which was previously attended by Prince William and Prince Harry.
George Michael's ex-partner Kenny Goss left "heartbroken" by death of "dear friend and long-time love"
George Michael's ex-partner of many years Kenny Goss has revealed that he is "heartbroken" by the sad news that the iconic singer has passed away aged 53. In a statement, he wrote: "I'm heartbroken with the news that my dear friend and long-time love George Michael has passed. He was a major part of my life and I loved him very, very much. He was an extremely kind and generous man. The beautiful memories and music he brought to the world will always be an important part of my life and those who also loved and admired him." The couple first
Mariah Carey has paid tribute to the late George Michael with a touching tribute on her website. The All I Want for Christmas Is You singer posted a link to the article writing "Rest in Peace George" accompanied by a crying emoji. In the tribute to the star, she wrote: "George was only 53 at the time of his passing. He left us way too soon. He was a genius that gave us classics like Faith as well as boundary pushing singles I Want Your Sex and Father Figure. He also gave us the FIRST modern Christmas classic with Last
Cheryl and Liam Payne look as though they had spent a wonderful Christmas together after the pair posted cute snaps of their day on social media. Using a Christmas themed Snapchat filter, the Fight for This Love singer shared a selfie of the pair with rosy cheeks and elf hats, writing: "Merry Christmas from our families to yours. Hope you've had a great day." The One Direction band member also shared a beautiful photo of the couple's home complete with Christmas lights and Nutcracker figures on either side of the door, writing: "Have a very merry Christmas everyoneeee." Liam and Cheryl shared a
Catherine Zeta Jones has shared an adorable photo of herself with her family as they spent time together on Boxing Day. The Chicago actress shared the photo of herself snuggled on a sofa with her husband Michael Douglas and their two children, 16-year-old son Dylan and 13-year-old daughter Carys, captioning the sweet snap: "Totally laid back." The star also posted a photo of the family's Nutcracker Christmas decorations wearing sunglasses, joking: "Cool nutcrackers" and a snap of a stunning Christmas tree while wishing her followers a happy Christmas, writing: "Merry Christmas everyone!" Fans were quick to wish the family happy holidays,
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Debbie Reynolds breaks silence following daughter Carrie Fisher's death, Mark Hamill, others pay tribute
Hollywood icon Debbie Reynolds has broken her silence following her daughter Carrie Fisher's death. The Singin' in the Rain star took to Facebook to pen a message thanking everyone for their support of the late Star Wars actress. "Thank you to everyone who has embraced the gifts and talents of my beloved and amazing daughter," Debbie wrote. "I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers that are now guiding her to her next stop. Love Carries Mother." CLICK FOR FULL GALLERY Carrie died on Tuesday, December 27, days after suffering a heart attack on board a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Hilaria Baldwin is getting candid about her past struggles with eating disorders. In her new book, The Living Cleary Method, the 32-year-old documents how anorexia and bulimia took a toll on her young dancer's body. “A long simmering struggle with anorexia and bulimia began to hold me firmly in its grip,” she said in the book that was released December 27. “By the time I was 20 years old, my 5-foot-3 frame was at least 20 lbs. under a healthy weight. My nails were brittle, my hair was falling out, my period was MIA, and my energy had tanked.
Taylor Swift has proven that she is one of, if not the most generous celebrity in the world, again! The popstar donated $50,000 to an 11-year-old fan who is battling Leukemia. The "Swifty" and her parents posted a video online of her singing her favorite hit “Bad Blood,” which has become her new fight song against the cancer and also started a GO Fund Me page for support. CLICK PHOTO FOR ALL OF TAYLOR'S MOST GENEROUS MOMENTS: When the 25-year-old singer heard that Naomi Oakes couldn't attend the Phoenix, Arizona date of the "1989" tour because of her extended hospital stay, she contributed to the
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Princess Charlene and Prince Albert release Christmas card and video, plus new portraits of Monaco twins
It’ll be a merry and glamorous Christmas for Monaco’s royal family. The Prince’s Palace released Prince Albert and Princess Charlene’s annual holiday card, which stars their twins – Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – while paying tribute to the royal family’s late matriarch, Princess Grace Kelly. “May the joy and peace of the holiday season be with you in this New Year 2017,” a message inside the card read. CLICK FOR FULL GALLERY Photo: Vanessa Von Zitzewitz / Palais Princier The gorgeous family gathered for the photo taken in the palace’s Salon des Glaces, posing alongside an ornate Christmas tree. Charlene exuded elegance wearing a dazzling, Ralph Lauren
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