Lily Allen wanted a fancy dress shop

Lily Allen wanted a fancy dress shopSinger Lily Allen had plans to open a fancy dress shop before she settled for a vintage store.

The "Not Fair" singer, currently expecting her first child, recently opened a vintage clothing store with sister Sarah Owens, reports

"When I got pregnant, I decided to wind down a bit. So Sarah and I thought it would be a good moment to open the shop we'd been thinking of doing for years. Originally, it was going to be a fancy dress shop but because of our passion for vintage clothing, we thought this would work better," said Allen.

She says the decision to open a high-quality vintage store came after she saw many girls dressed like her.

"One of my 'light bulb' moments came when I went to a Christmas party and five people had the same high street dress on as I had. Plus the quality doesn't compare," she said


Hiccup Girl Jennifer Mee faces murder charges

Hiccup Girl Jennifer Mee faces murder chargesJennifer Mee has been charged with first degree murder in Florida on Saturday. The 19-year-old became famous after appearing on the ‘Today´ show for her uncontrollable hiccups that lasted for five weeks in 2007. After her 2007 appearance Jennifer Mee, originally from Tampa Bay came to be known as the “Hiccup Girl.”

Now this girl is facing the biggest hiccup of her life as she and two other guys are facing charges of committing the heinous crime of murdering. The St. Petersburg Police Department’s Sgt. T.A. Skinner told that Mee and the other two guys killed a 22-year-old man named Shannon Griffin.

The incident happened when a robbery went wrong. Mee lured Griffin and then ambushed him when the two men held the victim at a gun point. When Griffin struggled, shots were fired and the man died.

Both the men and Mee accepted their involvement in the incident and till Monday Mee will be in the Pinellas County jail without a bond. It is not known whether she has an attorney for herself but no contacts could be made to her mother as the numbers listed were disconnected.

If she is proved guilty along with two of her partners in crime they might face death penalty. In 2007 she had 50 hiccups in a minute, now this hiccup is going to persist for how long no one knows.

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Madonna Prepares to Launch Fitness Chain

Madonna Prepares to Launch Fitness ChainFitness fanatic Madonna is preparing to open the doors to her first gym in Mexico City next month (Nov10).

The pop superstar, famed for her toned physique, is making plans to open Hard Candy Fitness global gyms in major cities around the world and will fly to Mexico to officially launch her first centre in Bosques de las Lomas.

Her manager Guy Oseary says, "Madonna's world tours have taken us to many of our favourite cities around the world. We are looking forward to opening Hard Candy Fitness in many of these same places".

Madonna's world tours have taken us to many of our favourite cities around the world. We are looking forward to opening Hard Candy Fitness in many of these same places

The gym will be equipped with dance, bike and yoga studios, saunas and steam rooms, as well as a juice bar.

The Material Girl also hopes to open 10 more locations in Argentina, Russia, Brazil and throughout Europe and Asia.


Kim Cattrall opens up about her sexual relationships

Kim Cattrall opens up about her sexual relationshipsSex and the City star Kim Cattrall has opened up about her sexual relationships and how she thought that sex would lead to love, but it never did. Cattrall, 54, revealed how she lost her virginity at 15 and was so disappointed by the experience that she did not expect it to be any better later.

“It is important to realise how important love is. I separated love from sex. Or just thought sex would lead to love. It did not, of course,” the Sun quoted her as saying. “Love gives you a chance to feel at ease and be prepared to try things. You cannot be so much at ease with someone you don’t really know. I would constantly make excuses for bad sexual experiences.”

“I wish I had not made an orgasm my only goal. It is more about all-round sexual fulfilment. I would advise girls not to lose confidence about their sex life. I had convinced myself that I was not sexual - and that sex was not that important,” she added.

She also said that talking is very vital and that she used to protect herself by limiting how much she felt, and added that she now knows not to be afraid to let go.


When Kim Kardashian wished she looked like sis Kourtney

Socialite Kim Kardashian wishes she looked more like her older sister Kourtney.

The 30-year-old is proud of her figure but grew up wishing she was as petite as her older sister, reports

"Kourtney and I are around the same age but I developed quicker and was curvier than her. There was never any weird competition, but there was just me wishing I looked a bit more like Kourtney," she said.

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Christina Ricci can't see herself in mirror

Christina Ricci can't see herself in mirrorHollywood actress Christina Ricci doesn't like to look at herself in a mirror because of the body issues she suffered as a younger actress.

The "Sleepy Hollow" star, who battled eating disorder anorexia after she was catapulted to fame, couldn't stand seeing herself in a mirror because she had such low self-esteem about her looks and figure, reports

"For years, I hated myself. I covered the mirrors in my house. I literally couldn't have a mirror in my room," said Ricci, who shot to fame when she was just 10 after starring in "Mermaids" alongside Cher, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins.

Even though she has got over her body issues, 30-year-old Ricci still doesn't like to see her reflection in a mirror.

"I still can't sit in a restaurant or someplace where I can catch my reflection. I get so paranoid," she said.

One role that helped her deal with her body hang-ups was her part in 2007 film "Black Snake Moan" - in which she starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson and had to appear for most of the movie in only her underwear.

"For that, I needed to lose any self-consciousness because I feel sometimes you can see that in a nude scene," she said.

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Singer Charlotte Church does everything differently in new relationship

Singer Charlotte Church does everything differently in new relationshipSinger Charlotte Church says she is "doing everything differently" in her new relationship with musician Jonathan Powell.

The singer, who split from Gavin Henson early this year, revealed she is happier than ever with her new musician boyfriend, reports

"I love it. I've learned lessons and I am going into the relationship differently. I am doing everything differently," she said.

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Lindsay Lohan to spend New Year in Rehab

Lindsay Lohan to spend New Year in RehabA California judge sent the 24-year-old troubled starlet back to rehab, telling her she was an addict and faced jail time if she relapsed again.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox ordered Lohan to remain at the Betty Ford Center until Jan. 3 and report back to court in late February.

"You are an addict, I hope you understand that," Fox told Lohan.

A prosecutor had advocated a six-month jail sentence for the "Mean Girls" star, but Fox opted for rehab after reviewing filings by probation and rehab officials and a letter written by Lohan. The actress cried after hearing the sentence.

The judge acknowledged that Lohan, 24, has been in-and-out of court and rehab since a pair of high-profile arrests in 2007.

He told the actress that he would not be manipulated by her, but was giving her a final chance to stay clean. "You're staying past the New Year's — there's a reason for that," Fox said.

Fox's sentence means Lohan will not be returning to a suburban Los Angeles women's jail for a fourth time. The judge had threatened to send Lohan to jail for 30 days for each drug test she skipped or failed.

He ordered her held for nearly a month during a hearing in September, but another judge overturned his ruling and Lohan has been free on bail and in inpatient rehab voluntarily since then.

Lohan is due back in court on February 25.


Rumer Willis Gets Smart For Windows 7

Rumer Willis Gets Smart For Windows 7Rumer Willis (in a James Icon tuxedo fit boyfriend blazer) attends the launch of the new Windows Phone 7 held at the Hotel de Rome in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday (October 20).

The 22-year-old actress helped promote the new HTC smart phone and operating system at the event.

Last week, Rumer was spotted holding hands with Glee’s newest star Chord Overstreet. Couple days later, she supported her dad, Bruce Willis, for the premiere of his new film Red.

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Kristen Stewart is comfortable stripping

Kristen Stewart is comfortable strippingKristen Stewart had absolutely no feeling of discomfort while stripping. In fact she says she was surprised by how comfortable she felt while stripping for her latest movie role in "Welcome to the Rileys", in which she plays a teenage stripper.

"I think what surprised me most is probably the fact that I was so unaware of the fact that I was walking down the street with my robe opened and fishnets and beyond caring at all. I wasn`t scared.".

"I had known about this for a while before it got up and running. I’m really glad that it took a while to do so, because I think I was old enough to play the part - as opposed to not ready.

I think I would have shied away from too much, so it was shocking to find myself in situations like that, being completely fine with them," she said.

The 20-year-old revealed she visited a strip club for the first time to research her role, and even took pole-dancing classes - which she admits "hurt".

"I learned how to pole dance, although you never really see it. You do for a second; it’s like in silhouette. It really hurts and you don’t realise, of course, it’s really going to show," she said.


Kim Kardashian hates wearing wrong foundation color

Kim Kardashian hates wearing wrong foundation colorReality star Kim Kardashian has sincerely wished women never made beauty blunders by wearing the wrong foundation color. "I hate when women wear the wrong foundation color, it might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light," Usmagazine quoted Kardashian as telling the Toronto Sun.

Karadashian, who turns 30 on 21 October, 2010, helped launch Fusion Beauty Colorceuticals collection earlier this week in Toronto. Her beauty routine is Toner, cleanser and moisturizers by Perfect Skin, little makeup, foundation and blush, when not working.

And the one beauty must-have the reality starlet said was, "definitely blot paper or powder," She said it has inspired her to know that women refer to her website and Twitter account for beauty and fashion tips.

"I do it for fun and put up fun beauty tips and fashion, so it's really amazing that people read it and follow it", she added.


Miley Cyrus to Perform at the European Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to Perform at the European Music AwardsMTV announced today that Miley Cyrus will make her first appearance ever at this year's MTV EMAs, which are scheduled to take place in Madrid on November 7. The "Who Owns My Heart" songbird is nominated for awards in the Best Pop and Best Female categories.

In a press release announcing the appearance, Cyrus enthused,

And no doubt the EMAs can't wait to find out what kind of stage show Cyrus will cook up for them.

The 2010 EMAs, hosted by Eva Longoria, will air live on MTV at 9 p.m. Central European Time on MTV, and will also stream live on Will you be tuning in to see Miley's performance? Let us know in the comments section. And make sure to hit up our photo gallery of Miley's Cutest Looks to get your US RDA of the divine Ms. Cyrus.


Cheryl Cole gets her wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Cheryl Cole gets her wax statue at Madame TussaudsSinger Cheryl Cole is the latest star to be honoured with her own wax replica figure by famous museum Madame Tussauds.

The singer unveiled her wax statue worth $237,660 Wednesday here.

"I can't explain how strange it is! It will take a little while to take in," quoted her as saying.

The waxwork reflects Cheryl's glamourous look and is styled in a specially-created scarlet floor-length Jean-Paul Gaultier dress with heels. The model also has the 27-year-old pop star's trademark flowing locks and can be seen posing with hands on hips.

The wax figure has been placed in the A-list party area which includes doubles of Dame Helen Mirren, Robert Pattinson and Russell Brand.

"As the reaction of the public here today confirms, Cheryl is one of Britain's hottest celebrities and we're delighted to welcome her to Madame Tussauds London," said Liz Edwards, public relations manager at Madame Tussauds.

"We've been inundated with requests to feature her figure in the attraction and we expect it to quickly become one of the most popular here. Like the real Ms Cole, the figure is a knock out and will fit in perfectly with the glamorous line-up of stars in our A-List party area," she said.


Matthew Leone Died on Operating Table

Matthew Leone Died on Operating TableMadina Lake rocker Matthew Leone died several times on the operating table as surgeons battled to save him following a savage beating.

The bassist was attacked in his native Chicago, Illinois in July (10) after he intervened in a domestic dispute between two strangers.

Now he's revealed he was so badly injured, he "flatlined" several timesduring surgery to his fractured skull - and experienced "peace and an energy" as his life slipped away.

Leone is suffering vertigo and partial facial paralysis as he recuperates from the incident, but he's aiming to be back on stage with his Madina Lake band mates early next year (11)

Leone tells Kerrang! magazine, "I was 15 minutes away from (dying), andthen the surgeons sawed my dome (head) open because I had extreme internal brain haemorrhaging... I also had a few flatlines on the operating table, resulting in some metaphysical experiences that were wildly interesting to see and feel. "I didn't see the pearly white gates with my mom and my bunnies waiting for me, but I did manage to see, feel and connect to a peace and an energy that I never knew existed - that affected me profoundly". Leone is suffering vertigo and partial facial paralysis as he recuperates from the incident, but he's aiming to be back on stage with his Madina Lake band mates early next year (11). He adds, "I have some intense rehabilitation ahead of me and I may have some more surgery, but my goal is to be back onstage by February and in the U.K. by March, when we release the new album World War Iii.

I can't wait to tour again!"

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Jean Claude Van Damme suffers minor heart attack

Jean Claude Van Damme suffers minor heart attackHollywood action man Jean Claude Van Damme is said to have suffered a minor heart attack on the set of his new film 'Weapon'. According to website, the 50-year-old martial arts star collapsed on the set of the film in New Orleans and was taken to hospital.

Production on the movie was halted to allow Van Damme time to recover at home in Belgium with his wife, Gladys Portugues. The movie star, dubbed the 'Muscles From Brussels', was likely to make a full recovery, according to a source.

"I'm hearing that production of the film hasn't actually 'halted', it's just worked around Van Damme's close ups. The film is as good as done. I'm also told that Van Damme, 50, had been feeling tight pains in his chest and took himself to hospital to look into it so not as big a drama as (the) headlines may make out." quoted Moviehole's Clint Morris as saying.


Julianne Moore talks of kissing women

Julianne Moore talks of kissing womenJulianne Moore, in a black swimsuit, is the cover girl of the November issue of Allure.

In the interview she talks about aging, plastic surgery and kissing women.

(Remember the hot make out scene between her Amanda Seyfried, in Atom Egoyan's new psychological thriller 'Chloe’?

Seyfried recalls shooting nude scenes with Moore as something she'll never forget. She also said her dad is not allowed to see the steamy scene.)

On kissing men vs. women, Moore says, "I don't really think it's different kissing a woman vs. a man. I don't think it really is.

The difference is kissing someone you know versus someone you don't."

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Nelson Mandela inspires Naomi Campbell

Nelson Mandela inspires Naomi CampbellSuper model Naomi Campbell has revealed that she looks up to former South African president Nelson Mandela for inspiration when times get tough for her.

The British beauty has formed a close bond with Mandela since their meeting in early 1990s and he fondly refers to her as his "honorary granddaughter".

She says his fight for freedom during South Africa's apartheid gives her the strength to overcome her troubles, reports

"I have to pinch myself sometimes because who in the world doesn't want to know Nelson Mandela? But I've been extremely blessed to have been in his presence many times...He's someone who I often think about when things get tough and life isn't full of roses. Nothing can be as hard as what he went through," she said.

"Now, I don't have his constitution for forgiving. I hope one day to acquire that. But I don't hold grudges either. When things happen, I just kind of want to move away from them for a while and hope that things will come back in a more positive light," she said.

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Rooney Mara's Piercing Tattoo Transformation

Rooney Mara's Piercing Tattoo TransformationRooney Mara has reportedly dyed her hair jet black and had her nipples pierced to fully transform herself into The Girl With The Drsgon Tsttoo.

Rooney was cast as tortured computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy movie, a role previously played by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish film.

A picture of Mara with a pierced lip leaked online earlier this month (Oct10), prompting speculation the actress was undergoing an image transformation to physically resemble Salander, who is described as looking anorexic in the book.

has made Mara bleach her eyebrows, dye her light brown hair dark, and even pierce her nipples for a topless scene

And now sources tell the New York Post director David Fincher has made Mara bleach her eyebrows, dye her light brown hair dark, and even pierce her nipples for a topless scene.

A spokesperson for the film has refused to confirm or deny the claims, but the rep insists, "She's going to look like the character as describedin the novels".

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At 52, Sharon Stone dons a bikini

At 52, Sharon Stone dons a bikiniSharon Stone has stripped down to a tiny bikini for a low-budget comedy flick 'Five Bucks A Day'.

The film, which has been directed by 'Calendar Girls' and 'Made In Dagenham' British filmmaker, had such a low budget that the props department couldn't afford to loan Stone a handbag, reports the Daily Mail.

The star, 52, posed in a tiny tiger print bikini in 'Five Bucks A Day' - complete with a packet of cigarettes down the front of her bottoms.

'Five Bucks A Day' also stars Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amanda Peet and former Superman star Dean Cain.

Although made in 2008, it only got a limited release last year, but is now out on DVD.

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Angelina Jolie Gets Permission To Shoot In Bosnia

Angelina Jolie Gets Permission To Shoot In BosniaHollywood actress Angelina Jolie is out of trouble now. The actress' directorial debut 'Romeo and Juliette', parts of which were supposed to be shot at Bosnia, was been stalled for non-completion of legal documents.

However, the latest reports suggest that work on the film can begin as Angelina Jolie has received the much-needed permit and will now be able to film in Bosnia.

“Romeo and Juliette” tells the story of a Bosnian Muslim woman in love with a Serb with the Bosnian War as the backdrop of the movie. As the story progresses, the woman is shown being raped by her lover. The trouble for the Angelina Jolie starrer began when Bakira Hasecic, a rape victim during the War and the President of the Women Victims of War Association situated in Sarajevo lodged a complaint with the ministry of Bosnia speaking against the content of the film. It was Angelina Jolie herself, who took the responsibility of clearing all doubts and erasing the offense that anyone may have felt after watching her film.

A representative from the sets of “Romeo and Juliette” says that not only the rape but also the love story between the Bosnian and the Serb will be shown in the film, in fact it is the love that they share that ultimately leads to the condemnation that the man inflicts upon the woman. According to the latest reports, the ministry of Bosnia seems to have understood the storyline and have agreed to issue a working permit to Angelina Jolie. The filming will begin in late November.


Natalie Portman left red-faced at awards ceremony

Natalie Portman left red-faced at awards ceremonyHollywood actress Natalie Portman was left red-faced at the Environmental Media Awards after organisers aired a clip of her singing about recycling when she was just 11 years old.

The actress was presenting a prize at the ceremony in Burbank, California, Saturday when footage of her as a youngster, dancing and singing about the benefits of recycling, began to roll, reports

Portman laughed off the embarrassing gag and went on to hand the EMA Corporate Responsibility Award to Jeff Skoll, producer of "The Cove" and environmental movie "The Crazies".

Veteran Hollywood star Jane Fonda also showed up to honour her ex-husband Ted Turner for his foundation's work in stopping female genital mutilation.

The ceremony, which pays tribute to TV and films with a positive environmental message, also saw James Cameron's "Avatar" win the top movie prize.

Hit sitcom "30 Rock" and TV drama "Bones" were both honoured for episodes which tackled conservation themes, while HBO documentary "Gasland", about natural gas drilling in the US, was also celebrated.


Kim Kardashian feels 'too old to pose in the nude'

Kim Kardashian feels 'too old to pose in the nude'Kim Kardashian, who will turn 30 on Thursday, feels she is getting 'too old to pose in the nude again.'

Recently, Kardashian stripped for the November issue of W.

"I''m really honored they chose me for the art issue," quoted her as saying at Saturday''s 10th Anniversary party (which doubled as her second birthday bash) for TAO New York.

"It turned out beautifully, and I love it,” she added.

That spread, she said, may have been her nude swan song.

"I don''t know [if I''ll pose nude again]."

"I''m too old for that now...I wanted to get it all out of my system before I turned 30," she added.


Rapper T.I. jailed for 11 months after violating probation with drug arrest

Rapper T.I. jailed for 11 months after violating probation with drug arrestNew York, Oct 16 : Rapper T.I. has been sent back to jail for 11 months for violating probation with drug arrest.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., previously served behind bars for 10 months on federal weapons charges, reports the New York Daily News.

A federal judge revoked the rap superstar's probation in reaction to his arrest last month in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said.

Before the judge's ruling, the Grammy winner had pleaded for mercy, telling the court that he needs help for drug addiction.

The rapper and record producer documented his drug addictions and legal problems on the MTV reality series, "T.I.'s Road to Redemption."


Russell Brand and Katy perry to make sex tape

Russell Brand and Katy to make sex tapeRussell Brand joked that he and pop-star finacee Katie Perry would definitely make a sex tape together.

Brand, 35, answered in good humour when asked if he and pop-star finacee, 25 might ever work in a movie together. "We''ll do a sex tape! Give them what they want!" People magazine quoted Brand as saying.

"It takes up enough of my time to be in love with her. Negotiating in films is very, very hard. Imagine trying to direct someone you really love - it would be a [expletive] nightmare," Brand said.

"I've found someone who is singularly important to me, so it means compromise, growing up and all the things they tell you in school," he said.

"Love between two people is the most spectacular yet ordinary thing in the world," Brand added.

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Katy Perry Will Become Mrs. Brand on 23 October

Katy Perry Will Become Mrs. Brand on 23 OctoberPop star Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand will wed in a Hindu ceremony at a luxury hotel in Jaipur, India next weekend (23Oct10), according to the latest U.S. report.

They will return to the country where they became engaged on New Year's Eve in 2009 to exchange vows in front of 85 family and friends at the Taj Rambagh Palace resort on 23 October (10).

Perry's pal Rihanna let slip earlier this year (10) the loved-up pair would marry in India, but the comments were swiftly dismissed by the I Kissed A Girl hitmaker.

However, the New York Post's gossip column Page Six has backed up Rihanna's claims and allege the wedding party will be treated to a tiger safari at the Aman-i-Khas, near the Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, for a three-day adventure before the nuptials take place.

Brand recently admitted the wedding would be taking place "soon", although he refused to name an exact date.

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Kim Kardashian's big family doubt

Kim Kardashian's big family doubtKim Kardashian is having second thoughts about having a "big family".

The 29-year-old single socialite has always dreamed of having several children but us having second thoughts after seeing how tough her sister Kourtney finds bringing up her 10-month-old son Mason.

She explained: "I've always wanted a big family. But seeing how much hard work brining up Mason is for Kourt has given me a reality check. I don't think I'll be rushing into that just yet!"

I've always wanted a big family. But seeing how much hard work brining up Mason is for Kourt has given me a reality check. I don't think I'll be rushing into that just yet!

The brunette beauty also admitted she thinks Kourtney's partner Scott Disick has "really matured" since he sought help after he was seen smashing a up a bathroom mirror in a drunken rage while filming reality TV show 'Kourtney and Khloe take Miami'.

Kim added: "I think I'm the most tolerant of Scott in our family. Kourtney and Scott have been through some rough patches but Scott has really matured.

"Hopefully he's got proper help now, so it won't happen again."


Jessica Biel in awe of Meryl Streep

Jessica Biel in awe of Meryl StreepHollywood actress Jessica Biel is in awe of the Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and hopes she can emulate a career like her.

"Meryl Streep can do 'Mamma Mia, 'Doubt' and then 'Julie and Julia' and nobody questions it. I would hope that for my future, that I can be challenged by different genres and characters, but at the same time I'll never look back and think, 'Oh I've made it now, you can relax', because I don't think successful women ever feel that way," quoted her as saying.

The "Elizabethtown" star admits there are other actresses she admires for their versatility including 61-year-old Streep.

"There are lots of people I look up to, like Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet as well as Meryl. Those are the women that can do anything," she said.

Pattinson-Stewart planning a secret wedding

Pattinson-Stewart planning a secret weddingAre Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart planning to tie the knot in a secret ceremony? The media have always been rife about the relationship the duo share not only in the famous Twilight series but also off screen, after the couple were spotted sharing dinner at romantic getaways. Now, reports claim that the couple have decided to marry in a secret ceremony by the end of the year.

Both Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart have maintained a low profile on their relationship status, always projecting themselves as 'only good friends'. But now, it seems the couple have decided to admit that there is more to this friendship than what meets the eye. Now, news as startling as a secret marriage is sure to shock the media and their fans alike. Kristen and Robert, though want to take their commitment to the next level and that is why they have decided to tie the knot as soon as possible.

If reports are to be believed, the couple’s wedding
may be presided by a voodoo priestess from New Orleans. The couple have been trying to keep their relationship personal in spite of being under the constant glare of Hollywood cameras. And that is probably why they have decided to take their love for one another to the ultimate stage.

It has also reported that since the marriage will be concluded in a secret ceremony, the couple will not be seen wearing traditional wedding rings, but matching tattoos on their hips to pledge their love for each other.

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Christina Aguilera splits from husband

Christina Aguilera splits from husbandAccording to reports by the US Weekly, singer Christina Aguilera has separated from her husband Jordan Bratman for ‘a few months’. They also have a son together – Max, who is 2 years old. They met for the first time 8 years ago. They dated for a while before deciding to tie the knot in 2005.

There were reports that the 29-year-old singer and the 33-year-old music executive Jordan Bratman have already been separated for a few months. The reason responsible for the separation is yet to be clearly known.

It does seem surprising that the couple decided to separate for a while, because some time ago, in an interview the singer had said that she was very happy in her marriage.

However neither Christina nor Jordan have firmly decided whether they want a divorce or not. According to sources, this is just a trial separation and they both want to see how things turn out eventually.

According to sources, “They were very much in love. But over the last six months, it ­became clear they were more like friends than husband and wife.”

The singer also tried to rekindle the romance in their marriage with a proposed vacation but things didn’t turn out the way that she expected.


Demi Moore to sell 2 19th c. paintings in NYC

Demi Moore to sell 2 19th c. paintings in NYCDemi Moore is selling two 19th-century European paintings at auction, including a French work the actress says inspired her because of the artist's depiction of strong women.

William Bouguereau's "Frere et Soeur," an oil painting of a young woman tenderly holding her baby brother, could fetch up to $1.5 million at Sotheby's on Nov. 4.

It was painted in 1887 by the French artist whose work is enjoying renewed interest.

Moore's other painting, "Mere et Ses Enfants" by Belgian painter Alfred Stevens, is estimated to bring up to $200,000.

While she loves both paintings, Moore said, "with the renovation and new direction our home is taking, it is time for a change."

The actress acquired the works in 1995 at a Christie's auction, paying $178,500 for "Frere et Soeur" and $200,500 for the Stevens painting.

"I find Bouguereau to be particularly engaging for me personally and have chosen to hold on to a smaller piece to carry with me throughout the years," said the star known for her work in such films as "Ghost,""Indecent Proposal" and "A Few Good Men."

Moore, who has appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair while pregnant and is married to actor Ashton Kutcher, said she was particularly inspired by Bougeureau's depiction of women "with incredible strength."

Bouguereau was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1850, which enabled him to travel throughout Italy. His study of classical sculpture is evident in the pose the figure strikes and the drape of her skirt in the large work, which measures 6-feet by nearly 3-feet.

Stevens painted several versions of "Mere et Ses Enfants," including one commissioned by the Belgian government to pay tribute to sailors lost at sea and their families. The one in Moore's possession was painted in 1883 and shows a mother in a cream-colored ruffled skirt smiling at her infant while her older daughter stands and looks out to sea.

A Stevens' retrospective at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last year described him as one of the most well-known artists in Paris in the second half of the 19th century.

The two paintings will be sold with other 19th century masterworks, including Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "The Finding of Moses." It was painted in 1902 when the British artist was in Egypt. It is being sold by a private collector but was once owned by "Candid Camera" creator Allen Funt, whose Alma-Tadema collection was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1973.

The brightly colored painting, depicting a festive procession with the baby Moses in a decorated basket, has a $3 million to $5 million pre-sale estimate.


Mischa Barton Furious Over Cotton Documentary

Mischa Barton Furious Over Cotton DocumentaryMischa Barton regrets filming a documentary about her life with U.K. TV presenter Fearne Cotton - because the actress felt betrayed and "cried hereyes out" after watching the unflattering interview.

The O.C. star agreed to let cameras into her home for an episode of Cotton's series, Fearne And..., but she was appalled by the final cut, whichdepicts a frustrated Cotton waiting for hours outside the actress' apartment.

And the 24 year old wishes she never agreed to the project.

Barton tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I think that Fearne Cotton's showis a joke and she's a joke. I can't hear Fearne's name without seeing red, because it seems to me that she just wants to further her career by talking about young actresses and not in a particularly positive way. "I wish I hadn't done it and that's bad because there are enough misconceptions about me in the press.

And Barton is furious with Cotton for pretending to be friendly during the shoot, only to later criticise the star behind her back

She's got nothing to lose if she makes a more salacious story, she's only got everything to gain.

I just find her messed up to be honest". And Barton is furious with Cotton for pretending to be friendly during the shoot, only to later criticise the star behind her back. She adds, "Fearne never let on that she was irritated about waiting.

She acts like everything's so great and she loves you and they cut it together and make it seem like it was a terribly painful experience for them.

I don't want to start a feud with her, it's not worth it to me.

She likesthe fame, it doesn't affect her like it affects the people she's documenting.

"I cried my eyes out when I first saw it because I was like, 'Are you kidding me? This is the way you want to portray me? I've let you into my life.'"


Kim Kardashian bowls in mini-dress

Kim Kardashian bowls in mini-dressIt looks like Kim Kardashian is one of those who are always ready to risk comfort for fashion.Instead of wearing the standard issue bowling shoes, the brunette beauty donned a metallic skin-tight dress and five-inch stilettos over the weekend as she tried her hand at bowling at the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino's bowling alley in Connecticut.

"I can't remember the last time I bowled, but now I'm kind of excited, Kardashian," the New York Daily News quoted Kardashian as telling The Hartford Courant at the event Saturday night.

Kardashian, 29, reportedly christened the "high roller" complex by throwing a gold-colored bowling ball down a VIP lane - only to have it land straight into the gutter.


Lindsay Lohan under cocaine dependence treatment

Lindsay Lohan under cocaine dependence treatmentActress Lindsay Lohan is reportedly being treated for cocaine addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic in Los Angeles. She is undergoing a rehab treatment programme as she has a dependency for the Class A drug.

"Lindsay's primary problem is cocaine. She went through a thorough assessment, and it was discovered that she has a high dependence for cocaine," quoted a source as saying.

Earlier, Lindsay had confessed to experimenting with drugs.

"At this point, Lindsay is at a critical point of her detoxification and recovery, and she is doing well," the source added.

Lindsay, 24, has her own treatment team in the facility which is comprised of a personal physician, nurse, psychologist, primary counsellor, case manager, spiritual care counsellor, family counsellor, dietician, fitness trainer and chemical dependency technician.

After failing two drug tests last month, Lindsay is now due in court Oct 22 for a probation hearing.

The actress, who served 13 days of a 90-day jail term behind bars in July, returned to prison following the failed tests, but ended up spending just a matter of hours behind bars after posting $300,000 bail. She then voluntarily checked into the Betty Ford Clinic.


Prom queen Dannii edges ahead of Cheryl in X Factor style wars

Prom queen Dannii edges ahead of Cheryl in X Factor style war
Round one saw Dannii Minogue as the clear winner over Cheryl Cole on Saturday night's live show.

But as the bell rang for the second round last night, it proved to be a close call between the the two judges, with the Australian pop star just nudging ahead in an outfit that gave her Geordie counterpart a run for her money.

Dannii looked younger than her 38 years in a very chic prom queen-style dress, her hair swept up and back from her face in a sexy swinging ponytail.

Cheryl, 27, however, had dressed to kill in a short, sexy and lacy green and grey dress which complimented her petite frame.

Both ladies wore towering heels, Dannii in black lace platforms and Cheryl in purple velvet Christian Louboutins.

It proved to be a close call in the fashion stakes between them but Dannii's seemed to be the robe du jour as she played it sexy but safe in her simple but very gorgeous prom dress.

Both looks were certainly a far cry from the outfits that they arrived at the X Factor studios in yesterday afternoon ahead of the elimination show.

Cheryl looked like a teenager with her fresh-faced, clear complexion totally make-up free with her hair swept back in a rough bun.

Not quite the glamourpuss that she walked onto the show as, Dannii wore minimal makeup apart from bright red lips as she arrived in a floral dress and heels.

For Saturday's first live show of the series, on which both ladies were reunited, Dannii happened to trounce Cheryl in the X Factor style wars.

The Australian beauty looked more of an English rose than Cheryl, who'd appeared to have overdosed on the fake tan to look a very seasonal pumpkin-like colour.

The Girls Aloud singer had also backcombed into what some viewers felt was an overly-severe quiff, though her off-the-shoulder LBD was deemed chic and understated.

Her rather safe style choice however somewhat flew in the face of her earlier statement that she wanted to 'be a bit edgier' this year.

Dannii meanwhile looked stunning with a fresh, pale complexion and minimal eye make-up to complement her figure-hugging lacy white dress with directional shoulders, but opted for dramatic bright red lipstick

Talking last month however, Dannii was convinced that Cheryl would trump her in the fashion stakes, as son Ethan was commanding all her time.

The Marks & Spencer model said: 'Last year at this time I had pretty much organised every outfit, but this time I am only just starting to get stuff together and we are only a couple of weeks away.'

She added: 'I am completely unorganised so I will be excited if I get out with a frock on the right way and I haven't got my shoes on my head.'

Dannii, 38, also said she hadn't put herself under any pressure to starve herself back to her pre-baby figure.

She claims to have gained 49lb while pregnant — but was looking exceptionally trim already last night behind the judges' desk.

She insists: ‘I definitely haven’t been exercising, I haven’t had the time or the energy.’

She mused: 'You can only do the best you can do and I have not been crazy about losing the baby weight because it is just important for me to concentrate on being a good mum right now.'

However, cynics have mused that Dannii's protestations may have been somewhat over-egged, considering she's just launched her own fashion range Project D and her last appearance on television before her X Factor return was ITV2's Dannii Minogue: Style Queen in August.

Cheryl had no such qualms about her food intake apparently last night, and tucked into some popcorn after the live show, as revealed in a photo posted up on Twitter by her PR.

The results on show last night meanwhile - which was watched live by former Spice Girl Mel B - are the result of up three hours with the hair and make-up team, with touch ups in ad breaks.

As previously reported by MailOnline, Cheryl is styled by Frank Strachan, known as the 'Ferrari of stylists', with her budget for hair and make-up said to be an astonishing £80,000 and clothes £70,000.

Dannii meanwhile was said to spend around £2,000 per live show for her wardrobe and relies on Australian designers to lend her clothes.

This year, fearing that it might be her last X Factor and determined to make an impact, it's said she's tripled her budget to £60,000.

As for the boys? It was a case of same-old, same-old, with both Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell playing safe with white shirts minus a tie and dark suits.


Katie Price had sex with Alex Reid on first meeting

Katie Price had sex with Alex Reid on first meeting
Katie Price a.k.a Jordan has revealed that she slept with her husband Alex Reid the first night they met.The former model wed the cage-fighter early this year and was so attracted to the hunky sportsman that she had sex with him on their first meeting.

"I got it off him the first night. I'd been looking at pictures of him and texting him before that, though. Then I met Alex, slept with him and have stayed with him since. How could I resist the power of Alex?,” quoted her as saying in her autobiography, ‘You Only Live Once.’

Jordan is now planning to start a family with Alex."All Alex wants is to be good at what he does, have a family and settle down. I've always said I want a big family. I can be myself 100 per cent with Alex,” she said.

Katie, who is stuck in a severe courts battle with ex Peter Andre, is so determined to make her current relationship work, she is treating it differently to her previous romances in a bid to keep their union equal.

"I said to Alex, forget my house, we should buy a house together. I'm going to downsize so we can both afford it. Whatever we earn together will go in one pot and everything will be paid out of that. I've never done that with a guy. Alex is perfect in every way,” she concluded.

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Susan Sarandon's love for depressing roles

Susan Sarandon's love for depressing roles
American actress Susan Sarandon has revealed that she relishes roles in depressing movies-as she loves cheering up her co-stars onset.

The Thelma & Louise actress has done a string of dark, gritty parts including a prison-visiting nun in 'Dead Man Walking'and the mother of a seriously-ill child in 'Lorenzo's Oil.'

"The more depressing it is the more fun I am to work with, because I can't bear the idea of not having a good time, so Lorenzo's Oil was a laugh riot," the Daily Express quoted her as telling Stella magazine.

"I think you need to have a respite and anything that is really extreme becomes funny," she added.


Is Lady GaGa Engaged?

Is Lady GaGa Engaged?
OMG… first it was Katy Perry, then wannabe kook Rihanna (maybe) who decided to get hitched, and now it looks like the queen of bonkers herself, Lady GaGa might also be swanning down the aisle.

One source told Heatworld: "Lady GaGa has told everyone she plans to get married. She has said she wants a fairytale wedding in a castle. We finish the European leg in London just before Christmas and the timing is perfect for the wedding."

If the reports are to believed, it looks like GaGa will wed her boyfriend Luc Carl in a super exciting ceremony, and is even hoping to have celebrity burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese jump out of their wedding cake.

Do you think she'll tie the knot?


Brook struggles with her bust‎

Brook struggles with her bust‎
Model-actress Kelly Brook admits it's hard to find clothes that keep her breasts covered.

The 30-year-old says it is difficult to make fashion choices that go well with her curvy shape.

According to British newspaper the Daily Star, she said: 'Finding clothes that suit my curvy shape has been a struggle.

'When I was younger I was a trend follower without thinking if it suited by body shape.'

The brunette beauty added: 'Now, I stick to accentuating my waist as it helps to balance out my hips and boobs.'

Brook has recently been roundly criticised for appearing in a bikini in nearly all of her scenes in the new movie Piranha 3D.


Brand Gatecrashes Wedding on His Bachelor Party

Brand Gatecrashes Wedding on His Bachelor Party
Russell Brand prepared for his forthcoming wedding to Katy Perry during his bachelor party last weekend (26Sep10) - by gatecrashing an Indian marriage ceremony.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star, who proposed to the singer during atrip to India, was celebrating his last weeks as a single man with rocker Noel Gallagher and comic David Walliams at The Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire, England.

And after realising he was sharing the venue with an Indian wedding party, he joined in the festivities, posing for snaps with guests and dancing before he was hoisted onto the shoulders of a young reveller - much to the annoyance of the groom.

But Russell just kept on dancing. A party-goer tells Britain's News of the World, "Russell completely took over and was dancing away at the reception. The groom wasn't very happyabout the fact that the spotlight had been taken away from him and his new bride. "He went over to the DJ who was playing English tunes and asked him to change the music to more Asian music in a bid to get Russell to stop dancing.

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Gemma Arterton’s granny commits suicide

Gemma Arterton’s granny commits suicide
Bond Girl Gemma Arterton’s granny has committed suicide by stabbing herself into heart, an inquest heard. Helen Sarfas, 69, who suffered from manic depression
, was distressed over what she saw as a lack of psychiatric care and used a kitchen knife to stab herself several times while in bed.

Husband Rodney Peacock, 85, discovered her body and found the blade still sticking in her as he tried to wake her at their home in Gillingham, Kent. Gemma, 24 - MI6 agent Strawberry Fields in the Daniel Craig Bond film Quantum of Solace - was not at the hearing. The actress was unhappy when her gran gave a newspaper 'unflattering' childhood pictures of her.

"My nan, God bless her soul, was quite delusional before she died," the Sun quoted Quantum of Solace star as saying. Peacock also said that,” she was unhappy with the psychiatric system. It was bad and must be exposed." He told her family she would have died within 30 seconds of stabbing herself.


Dan Radcliffe in Facebook campaign

Dan Radcliffe in Facebook campaign
It is official now. There are only 50 days left for the exclusive and theatrical release of the final Harry Potter flick. It is called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. To popularize the film, a particular social network based campaign has been launched.

The official and exclusive Harry Potter UK Facebook page has gone ahead and has released an entirely new video for the “Join the Battle” campaign. This particular Facebook page features Harry Potter himself. Daniel Radcliffe, the face of Harry Potter would be seen in the video.

Radcliffe also talks about how rapidly the time has passed by, in concern with the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was the first ever movie of this billion dollar franchisee and was released way back in 2001.

Daniel still doesn’t believe that the filming of the last Harry Potter movie is done and dealt with. He speaks about all the friends that he has made over the years and also mentions all the “Seven Potters” scenes, to look out for in the film. He also makes a special mention of the exclusive premier of the film, due in the month of November.


Bonnie and Clyde’ director Arthur Penn dies at 88

Bonnie and Clyde’ director Arthur Penn dies at 88
Director Arthur Penn has died, a day after his 88th birthday. The legendary director’s daughter Mollu Penn confirmed that the legendary director, who was best known for making ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Little Big Man’, died at his Manhattan home of congestive heart failure, reports the BBC.

Penn made his name directing Tony-award winning Broadway shows such as ‘The Miracle Worker’ and ‘All the Way Home’. He began to carve out a career in film in the 1960s with his work, which was inspired by the decade's political and social upheaval.

But it was the 1967 hit movie ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, based on true story of famed outlaws, which he will mostly be remembered for. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including best director and Estelle Parsons won the prize for best supporting actress. A memorial service has been planned for the filmmaker before the end of the year.

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Supermodel Heidi Klum quits Victoria's Secret

Supermodel Heidi Klum quits Victoria's Secret
Supermodel Heidi Klum has walked her last runway for lingerie giant Victoria's Secret - she has quit the brand after 13 years.

The German beauty started modelling for the company in the late '90s, becoming 'Head Angel' in 2002, and has been a regular fixture of the underwear firm's campaigns and popular catwalk events.

She stole the show at last year's fashion bash when she strode out wearing revealing lingerie just five weeks after giving birth to baby Lou.

But Klum has decided to leave Victoria's Secret behind and handed in her resignation to bosses.

She says, "All good things have to come to an end. I will always love Victoria's Secret. It has been an absolutely amazing time."


Madonna prowls around with eye-popping cleavage on show in Dolce&Gabanna advert

Madonna prowls around with eye-popping cleavage on show in Dolce&Gabanna advert
Just in case anyone needed reminding, Madonna has once again set out to prove she's not letting age change her ways.

The 52-year-old has posed for yet another racy Dolce&Gabanna advert, this time while wearing an incredibly low-cut black body suit and hold-up stockings.

Accessorised with sunglasses, a crucifix and a red string Kabbalah bracelet, she prowls around an unmade bed with her cleavage threatening to spill out of her lingerie.

In another frame, she reclines on white sheets accompanied by a black and white cat.

Madonna struck up a friendship with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana while she was filming Dick Tracy in the early Nineties and they were invited to designer her costumes for The Girlie Show tour in 1993.

The Italian designer duo announced their new collaboration with Madonna last year, which came after she spent her birthday with the pair on-board this yacht in Italy last August.

They said at the time: 'To have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true.'

Madonna has since launched a fashion label of her own with her teen daughter Lourdes called Material Girl.

Meanwhile, there are mounting rumours Madonna will be performing on the X Factor's first live broadcast on October 9.

The show is already renowned for drawing in some of the biggest names in the music business, with past performers including Beyonce, who dueted with 2008 winner Alexandra Burke on the programme.

A source told the Daily Mirror that she has verbally agreed to appear on the show, saying: 'Madonna would be perfect to kick-off the last stage of the competition.'


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