Chris O'Dowd and his wife Dawn O'Porter have welcomed their second child into the world. Proud new mum Dawn announced the news with a funny post shared on her social media accounts, alongside a photo showing her newborn son dressed in a duck Babygro. "Happy to announce I am the proud owner of this chirpy little chap," she wrote. "Born 1st July, his name is Valentine O'Porter, and he is so delicious. Two sons, my goodness #soinlove." Dad Chris shared his own announcement on Twitter, telling fans: "We had a baby boy last week. Woohoo! His nappy expenses are ridiculous, so
Elizabeth Hurley has showcased her yoga skills in her latest Instagram post – and she appeared to be having fun while doing so! The 52-year-old smiled enthusiastically as she bent backwards into a bridge in her garden while wearing a bikini from her Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection. Sharing the photo with her 625,000 Instagram followers, Elizabeth wrote: "Day 2 of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g @elizabethhurleybeach." Many of The Royals star's fans were in awe of her yoga skills, with one commenting: "I've been doing yoga for 18 months and still can't do that, and you look great too." Day 2 of s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g 😘😘 @elizabethhurleybeach A
Former TOWIE star Jake Hall has confirmed that he is expecting his first child with Real Housewives of Cheshire star Misse Beqiri. The 26-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the exciting news, uploading a black-and-white snapshot showing him kissing his 29-year-old girlfriend's growing baby bump. He wrote alongside: "My world is complete… I can't wait to meet you. #boy or #girl." Jake Hall and Misse Beqiri are expecting their first baby together Prior to the official announcement, there had been a great deal of speculation that the couple were expecting. Misse and Jake have been dating since October last
Ariana Grande has been made an honorary citizen of Manchester in recognition of her response to the terrorist attack which took place at the Manchester arena in May. The 23-year-old, who returned to Manchester less than a fortnight after the horrific attack for the follow-up charity concert One Love Manchester, said that she was "moved" by the honour. READ: Ariana Grande thanks fans for 'wiping tears away' as European tour ends Ariana said she was "moved" after being made an honorary citizen Sharing a screenshot of the news on her Instagram account, the One Last Time singer wrote: "I don't know what to say.
Actress Alison Brie prepared her body to withstand slams in the wrestling ring by routinely performing four hardcore exercises. To prepare for her role as Ruth Wilder in the new Netflix show Glow about a real-life 1980s all-female wrestling group, the former Mad Men star trained with Jason Walsh, who had no qualms about pushing the pretty brunette to her limits during their exercise sessions. "We had to make her resilient, and in making her resilient, I wanted to make sure that she was really strong," the trainer told Health.com. "The type of stunt work that she was doing was,
Cristiano Ronaldo's family holiday encountered a minor setback when customs agents boarded the yacht he was travelling on with his family for an inspection on Wednesday, 12 July as he was on the high seas between Formentera and Ibiza. The routine check didn't disrupt the Real Madrid player's time with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, three children and a slew of family and friends as they were able to carry on without incident. Cristiano posted a group shot on the same day the yacht was inspected Photo: Instagram/@cristiano MORE: Cristiano creates lovely moments with his girlfriend and twins That same day, the 32-year-old shared a snap of his family.
Holly Willoughby had her friends and family around her as she celebrated the launch of her new book, Truly Scrumptious Baby. The presenter of This Morning has shared a sweet photo from the event, showing her kissing her "megababe" sister on the cheek. Holly, 36, wrote: "Celebrating the launch of #trulyscrumptiousbaby with the ultimate brunette to my blonde… my sis @ladywilloughby... #megababe." Holly, who is the younger of the pair, was inundated with comments from her 2.3m Instagram followers, all complimenting the gorgeous siblings. "Two absolute beauties, you are both the image of each other lucky girls xx," wrote one
Andy Murray has been praised by his mother and fans alike after he corrected a reporter, who made a sexist comment following his quarter-final defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon. The journalist claimed that the Sam was "the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009". But Andy, 30, pointed out that the remark was only aimed at male players - Serena Williams, for example, has won an impressive 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009. STORY: Disappointed Andy Murray crashes out of Wimbledon The outgoing Wimbledon champion interrupted the question and reminded the reporter that his opponent was merely the first "male player"
Pamela Anderson has pulled out of her vegan restaurant venture due to "circumstances out of her control." The former Baywatch star helped launch pop-up eatery La Table du Marche in St. Tropez earlier this month, but the actress has now revealed she is no longer associated with the restaurant because "it did not meet expectations or agreements." "I have disappointing news," she writes on her website. "Due to circumstances out of my control, I have to remove my name from the collaboration with (chef) Christophe Leroy. This was a labor of love for the animals, to showcase a sexy vegan
Shia LaBeouf has apologised for his actions after being arrested for disorderly conduct in public during the early hours of Saturday morning. The Holes actor was filmed swearing and making racist remarks at a police officer while being arrested, and took to Twitter to release a statement regarding the incident. Shia has apologised for his actions "I am deeply ashamed of my behaviour and make no excuses for it," he wrote. "I don't know if these statements are too frequent, or not shared often enough, but I am certain that my actions warrant a very sincere apology to the arresting officers, and
It was a joyous celebration for Madonna and her family on Tuesday as the queen of pop opened The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care in Blantyre, Malawi. The centre was named after the singer's 11-year-old daughter Mercy, whom she adopted from the African country in 2009. Madonna opened the first pediatric surgery centre in Malawi During the official opening ceremony, Madonna delivered a moving speech about the importance of the new facility, which is the first of its kind in the country. "I want[ed] to celebrate the beautiful spirit of Malawi," she explained, adding how she never
Prince Harry attended his very first state banquet on Wednesday – and found himself seated next to a former fashion model, who also happens to be a close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Harry, 32, was paired with Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley, for the royal procession into the ballroom at Buckingham Palace, looking very dapper in white tie and tails. The pair chatted easily as they walked into the banquet together, before taking their seats; the Marchioness was seated on Harry's left, while the Spanish Prime Minister's chief of staff, Jorge Moragas-Sanchez, was on
Channel 4's creative executive Jay Hunt has opened up about the new series of Great British Bake Off revealing that the format of the show has been reinvented for the network. Stating that the show now has a more "modern" feel, she said: "We've got a new tone to it. It has a new comic riff to it and I feel it is modern and future facing. I think it is a show people will love with a Channel 4 spin." READ: Celebrate National Cream Tea Day with this GBBO winner's lemon and caraway scones recipe According to Jay, the new team have great chemistry Jay also spoke
Louise Redknapp has taken her sons Charlie and Beau on a summer holiday to Mallorca. The Strictly Come Dancing star jetted away with the youngsters and her friend Emma Rose Thatcher earlier this week, amid rising speculation that she has split from husband Jamie Redknapp after 19 years of marriage. STORY: Louise and Jamie Redknapp deny reports their marriage is in trouble The 42-year-old is yet to comment on recent reports that she and Jamie have parted ways, and has instead focused on showcasing her impeccable holiday style with photos posted on A Style Album, the blog she founded with fashion
Robbie Williams looked notably different when he arrived at Marc O'Polo's 50th anniversary in Germany last week. Showing off a smoother complexion and wrinkle-free cheekbones, the former Take That star looked noticeably younger as he posed for pictures with his wife Ayda Field. His transformation may not come as a surprise to many; Robbie has previously admitted to using fillers and Botox. He told Daily Mail last year: "I've had some fillers, and some Botox, and I've had something done to my chin which means I can't even move my [expletive] forehead." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Robbie Williams looked notably different
Queen Letizia of Spain was a vision as she attended the Queen's state banquet at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday night, wearing a bold red dress by her favourite designer, Felipe Varela. But it was the glittering Fleur de Lys tiara perched atop her head that caught the attention of her fellow guests and royal watchers. Letizia has only worn the tiara once before in February, at a gala dinner held at the royal palace in Madrid for the Argentinian President. The stunning headpiece is considered the crème de la crème of tiaras in the royal family's collection, and is truly
Maggie Smith and Ian McKellan caused quite a stir after attending Wimbledon together on Wednesday. The two national treasures were in the Royal Box at Centre Court to watch Andy Murray's match against Sam Querrey, and struggled to hide their emotions throughout the match. READ: Dame Maggie Smith dines with the Queen at Windsor Castle Ian and Maggie watched the match together The pair, who are clearly good pals, appear to share a pair of binoculars while watching the action, were spotted joining in on a crowd wave, and both look crestfallen when Andy lost the match and bowed out of the competition.
Pippa Middleton spends day with kids and returns to wedding venue to support Mary Hare School for the deaf
Newlywed Pippa Middleton showed off her maternal skills earlier this month meeting with students at the Mary Hare School for deaf children in Berkshire, England. The Duchess of Cambridge's younger sister was on hand to support the school's Primary School Appeal on July 4. "There are many good reasons to support the Primary School project and I am delighted that the appeal launch has been so successful," Pippa said of her visit. Pippa shared a laugh with students during her visit to the school, which offer education to deaf children Photo: Twitter/@maryhareschool The 33-year-old, who married financier James Matthews in May, looked
With 365 beaches – one for each day of the year – and an impressive list of celebrity fans including Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani and Oprah Winfrey, Antigua is the Caribbean at its very best. With picture-postcard palm-fringed beaches, verdant tropical rainforests and a charming colonial capital, St John's, this West Indies island is ripe for exploration. It's also a honeymoon paradise with golden sunsets, aquamarine sea and plenty of gorgeous hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. In fact, Lionel Messi, the world’s greatest footballer, has chosen it for his honeymoon with new wife Antonella Roccuzzo , who's been
Cat Deeley has shared the cutest selfie with her husband Patrick Kielty. The 40-year-old TV star, who rarely posts pictures of her husband, thrilled fans when she uploaded the very sweet snap on Instagram. The couple looked more in love than ever, with Patrick hugging Cat from behind and kissing her on the back of her head. The So You Think you Can Dance host, who shares a son Milo with her husband, left the post uncaptioned, but it looks like the picture was taken at Gordon Ramsay's event in Los Angeles as Cat tagged the celebrity chef in her
Angelina Jolie made sure her twins Vivienne and Knox celebrated their birthday in style! The children, who turned nine on Wednesday, were treated to a special trip to Disneyland in California where they were joined by their other siblings Shiloh, 11, Zahara,12, Pax, 13, and Maddox, 15. A source told ET: "She was with her kids and a Disney tour guide. They all looked very laid back. She seemed relaxed and happy with the kids." STORY: Angelina Jolie moves family closer to Brad Pitt after divorce Angelina, who shares her children with ex-husband Brad Pitt, was reportedly spotted keeping a protective eye over
The top 10 most popular baby names for boys and girls this summer have been revealed. According to a new research from Emma's Diary, the trend this season for boys and girls is taking inspiration from nature, and in particular water, with 42% of parents choosing water-themed baby names. Overall, names themed around water, flowers and gems were popular for baby girls. For boys, parents also opted for names in keeping with water, nature and the sun. In the case of girls, 65 per cent of parents chose flower-inspired baby names, with the top three most popular names being Lily, Daisy and Rose.
Half the population reckon they are time poor, with eating dinner late at night and buying ready-peeled vegetables among the signs you are too busy, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults found ordering takeaways because you don't have time to cook the biggest indicator you need more hours in the day. Eating breakfast on the commute, multitasking while watching TV by sending emails or shopping online and still doing laundry late into the night are also among the top five signs you are short of time. Other 'time poor' indicators to feature in the top 30 include
Luisana Lopilato has opened up about the heartbreaking moment doctors in the US told her that her son Noah had cancer. The Argentinian model had flown with her three-year-old to a hospital in Los Angeles, where she was given the devastating news. She had taken her son to the doctors in Argentina, but his illness was dismissed as mumps. Luisana then consulted her regular paediatrician who suggested further tests on the little boy, and it was during the ultrasound that they found something in his stomach. In an emotional interview with Argentinian TV host Susana Gimenez, Luisana revealed that she
Emma Bunton was known to millions of fans as Baby Spice during her time in the iconic pop group Spice Girls, and it seems she has managed to retain her youthful looks. The 41-year-old looks sensational in a new make-up video, which she shared with her fans on Instagram. In the footage, Emma is being pampered in her dressing room, backstage at ABC’s show Boy Band, in which she is a judge. The video shows Emma sitting down as her make-up artist is shown working her magic, applying a lightweight powder on the base of Emma’s complexion and defining her cheekbones through
Penelope Cruz is set to portray Donatella Versace in the upcoming The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. On Wednesday, the talented actress shared a new photo of her in character on Instagram – and she looks remarkably like the Italian fashion designer. In the image, which she simply captioned: "Versace," Penelope’s wearing a long, platinum blonde wig, and has rimmed her large brown eyes in black liner and lashings of mascara to perfect her alter-ego’s trademark smoky eye look. The 43-year-old actress poses alongside Edgar Ramirez, who plays her brother Gianni in the much-anticipated FX crime series, which is
Lawyer who was portrayed by John Travolta in American Crime Story representing Rob Kardashian in Blac Chyna lawsuit
Robert Shapiro, who famously defended OJ Simpson with Robert Kardashian Sr back in 1995, has now been hired to represent Rob Kardashian. Rob's ex-fiancée, Blac Chyna, has been granted a temporary restraining order against him after he posted explicit photos of her on social media. Which Netflix original show should you be watching? Take our quiz to find out! Mr Shapiro, who was portrayed by John Travolta in the hugely popular miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, released a statement on behalf of the reality show star. It read: "I, personally, on Mr. Kardashian's behalf apologised and offered
Prince Harry was the perfect host as he accompanied King Felipe VI of Spain and wife Queen Letizia on a visit to Westminster Abbey on Thursday. The 32-year-old royal, who was taking part in his first UK state visit, greeted the Spanish couple as they met outside the church. The Dean of Westminster John Hall was on hand to welcome his guests of honour, and led the group inside for a tour. Felipe, 49, laid a wreath at the grave of the unknown warrior, after which prayers were said by the Dean. The royals were also shown the tomb of
Congratulations to Heida Reed and her boyfriend Sam Ritzenberg! The Poldark star took to her Instagram page this week to announce her engagement, sharing a sweet picture of her producer partner with the caption: "That's my fiancé. I told him he could call me Beyoncé." She also added an emoji of a diamond ring. That's my fiancé. I told him he could call me Beyoncé. 💍 A post shared by Heida Reed (@heida.reed) on Jul 8, 2017 at 11:02am PDT Poldark's Eleanor Tomlinson sparks dating rumours with co-star - find out who! Fans rushed to congratulate the happy couple, with one writing: "Huge congratulations
Tanya Burr and her husband Jim Chapman are enjoying a city break in New York. The couple have been exploring the Big Apple over the past few days, and have been documenting their trip on social media. The YouTube stars jetted out to the States at the weekend and wasted no time in exploring all that the city has to offer, including visiting tourist destinations such as Washington Square Park, Brooklyn and some of the city's popular restaurants and bars. Last night 😛💕🍸 A post shared by Tanya Burr (@tanyaburr) on Jul 12, 2017 at 7:19am PDT Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman
Elizabeth Hurley is renowned for her youthful good looks, and the 52-year-old looked young beyond her years in a recent Instagram photo which saw her getting ready for a photoshoot. In the image, Elizabeth’s make-up artist is pictured applying the finishing touches to her smouldering look. Elizabeth’s large brown eyes have been rimmed with a bold outline of black liner and lashings of mascara to create the perfect smoky eye. A sweep of rose-hued blush on the apples of her cheeks and a semi-sheer pink gloss applied to her lips adds an ultra-feminine touch. A heavy brow completes her
The voice of Kermit the Frog leaves role after 27 years: 'I am devastated to have failed in my duty to my hero'
Steve Whitmire has announced that he is stepping down from voicing Kermit the Frog. The voice actor and puppeteer has portrayed Kermit since 1990, and admitted that he was "devastated" by the Muppet Studio's decision to recast the role. Taking to his personal blog, he wrote: "As I am sure you can imagine, I have experienced every possible emotion since October 2016, when I received a phone call from The Muppets Studio’s executives to say they were recasting." Steve spoke about the role on his personal blog He continued: "Through a new business representative, I have offered multiple remedies to their two
Holly Willoughby has left her 2.3m Instagram followers baffled after she posted a photo and then deleted it hours later. The black-and-white snap showed Holly wearing a Love Island inspired T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan 'On paper he's my type.' The presenter looked thrilled to have bagged herself the newly released top from New Look, which costs just £7.99. She wrote: "Thanks @newlookfashion #loveisland" alongside three love hearts. The post proved particulary popular with Holly's fans, with one asking her friend: "Please can we get these for the hen do." Another wrote: "Need this." A third said: "Get me to new
Lily James is Mamma Mia's latest recruit, according to reports. The Downton Abbey star is believed to have signed up for the sequel which is the based on the 2008 adaptation of the stage musical based on ABBA songs. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Lily is set to take on the role of a young Donna, originally played by Meryl Streep. It seems the British actress will have no trouble with the musical, having performed A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes for 2015's Cinderella remake. Lily James is set to play Donna in the sequel of Mamma Mia STORY: Pierce
Rio Ferdinand's mother Janice St Fort has passed away, aged 58, following a battle with cancer. A statement issued by Rio, his brother Anton and the rest of the family announced the sad news on Thursday, describing Janice as a "devoted mother" and an "inspiration". It read: "We are heartbroken to announce that our amazing mum Janice passed away today after an ongoing battle with cancer. She was an inspiration to us all and was loved by everyone who knew her. She died at Guy's Cancer Unit, London Bridge Hospital, with her loving husband Peter and us, her four
Johanna Konta’s dream of being in the Wimbledon final ended on Thursday after the 26-year-old tennis star was defeated by five-times American champion Venus Williams in a straight-set semi-final. Venus, 37, who triumphed 6-4 6-2, will now play against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. After her win, Venus praised Johanna on her technique during the game. Speaking to the BBC, she said: "I thought the crowd was very nice to me actually. They could have been more boisterous but I thought the crowd was so fair. I know they love Jo. "There's a lot of pressure and I thought she handled it well. I think
Lisa Riley’s impressive weight loss journey has been publically documented by the star over the last few years, which has seen her shed an incredible 12 stone in weight and drop from a dress size 30 to a slim size 12. It therefore comes as no surprise that the inspiring TV star has decided to release a diet book later this year, title: "Lisa Riley’s Honesty Diet." STORY: Lisa Riley posts new photo of her dramatic weight loss on Instagram Well here's my VERY VERY VERY exciting news...that i am NOW allowed to announce...you have ALL been asking for it thebookseller.com/news/lisa-rile…💛💛💛you
Patsy Palmer became a household name for her portrayal as Bianca Butcher in EastEnders, and it appears as though acting runs in the family – with her two eldest sons already showing promise in the industry. The mother-of-four revealed the news on ITV's Lorraine, confessing: "My kids are looking like they want to do it. Fenton, 17, now wants to do it, he’s got an agent." Love my boy @fentonmerkell ✔️✔️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ @richardmerkell A post shared by Patsy Palmer Official (@patsypalmerofficial) on Jun 5, 2017 at 9:19pm PDT Patsy's son Fenton has already got an agent in LA Patsy then proudly spoke out about