5 Sep 2013

Sofia Vergara is the highest paid TV star for second year in a row with earnings topping $30m

She's number one: Sofia Vergara is the highest paid television actress for second year in a row, pictured in Los Angeles in AugustSofia Vergara is the number one highest paid television actress for the second year in a row.

Madonna dons a blonde wig and black bra in violent third teaser for Secret Project

Pleasure and pain: Madonna delivers another memorable performance in a third teaser for her Special Project with photographer Steven Kleinshe's in her sixth decade, but it's clear Madonna loves to shock as much as she did as a fresh-faced teen.

Samsung unveils world's biggest home TV with massive 110 inch screen

Gargantuan: A 110 inch Ultra High Definition 4K television screen is displayed at the Samsung booth at IFAThis is the biggest home TV ever made to watch at home – with a huge 110in screen. The vast panel has been likened to looking through a window and will be on sale from next spring.

Photos of D'banj making his special Hennessy Cognac and tour of his luxury hennessy room

You have probably heard by now that D'Banj is in Cognac, Paris with his crew as guests of Hennessy. The pop star who is staying in a luxury room - same room former president of France, Charles De Gaulle stayed when he visited the Chateau de Bagnolet, shows off his room in this exclusive photos. 

Will Smith and wife Jada deny reports they are selling their $42million family property

The foundations are fine: Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have denied reports they were planning to put their dream family home on the market for $42million, after living there for just two yearsWill Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith have denied reports they were planning to put their dream family home on the market for $42million, after living there for just two years.

Elton John receive first ever BRITs Icon Award With Star Liz Hurley Present


Proud parent: Liz Hurley enjoyed a different kind of date night on Monday when she took her son Damian to see his godfather, Sir Elton John, receive the first-ever BRITs Icon Award at the London Palladium
She is usually accompanied to star-studded events by her fiance, Australian cricketer Shane Warne.
But Liz Hurley enjoyed a different kind of date night on Monday when she took her son Damian to see his godfather, Sir Elton John, receive the first-ever BRITs Icon Award at the London Palladium.

Baby face Bieber reveals his little whiskers in a failed attempt to make his look more manly


He's famous for his baby face, but Justin Bieber seems eager to make his look more manly.
However, his new attempt to grow a beard is proving to be more comical than cool.
The 19-year-old posted several pictures on his Instagram page on Tuesday evening in which he is  seen sporting the beginnings of a mustache and goatee.


He's not a Baby anymore! Justin Bieber is sprouting the beginnings of a mustache and goatee
He's not a Baby anymore! Justin Bieber is sprouting the beginnings of a mustache and goatee

The teenage singing sensation was enjoying a night out with friends at the Pinz Bowling Alley in Studio City, California.
In the snaps, in which Justin pulls several funny faces, small tufts of hair are visible around his chin and top lip.
Justin was also spotted leaving the bowling alley through the back entrance with his pals.
He covered his long hair with a backwards baseball cap and shielded his eyes with black sunglasses.

Diddy swaps his slick suit and expensive jewels to don a pink scarf and carry a pink parasol at Burning Man

He is privy and accustomed to a lavish lifestyle, enjoying the spoils of massive mansions, expensive cars and diamond jewels.
But Diddy put most of it aside to attend Burning Man last week.
The multi-millionare music mogul and his girlfriend, singer and model Cassie, were surprise attendees at the annual communal festival which is held for one week in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
In the pink: Diddy donned a pink scarf and carried a pink parasol as he partied at Burning Man last weekend in Black Rock Desert, Nevada
In the pink: Diddy donned a pink scarf and carried a pink parasol as he partied at Burning Man last weekend in Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Scarlett Johansson engaged to Romain Dauriac after he proposes to her with a stunning Art Deco diamond ring following a nine-month relationship

Sorry, boys, Scarlett Johansson is officially off the market.
According to People magazine, the stunning actress is engaged after accepting boyfriend Romain Dauriac's August proposal.
'I can confirm that Scarlett and Romain are engaged. They haven’t chosen a date for the wedding,' a rep for the 28-year-old told Harpers Bazaar UK.

Bride-to-be: Scarlett Johansson is engaged to Romain Dauriac after nine months of dating, according to reports
Bride-to-be: Scarlett Johansson has confirmed she is engaged to Romain Dauriac after nine months of dating

Niall Horan enjoys a peaceful round of golf with his family... two weeks before One Direction tour Australia

They’re currently enjoying a well-earned break before jetting off to Australia for the final leg of their Take Me Home world tour.
And with the One Direction boys making the most of their time off, Niall Horan headed for the putting green for a relaxing round of golf.
The 19-year-old singer was spotted making his way towards a London golf course with a large bag of clubs slung over one shoulder. 
Niall Horan steps out for a round of golf in London on Thursday
Peace and quiet: Niall Horan steps out for a round of golf in London on Thursday

Lewis Hamilton manages a smile as he gets back on track following split from Nicole Scherzinger on sun-drenched holiday with family


He's had a more than difficult year which has seen him split from long-term girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
But now Lewis Hamilton is managing to smile again, and was seen looking in good spirits as he joined his family on a sun-drenched holiday in Sardinia, Italy, earlier this month.
The 28-year-old racing supremo was seen making the most of the warm weather by relaxing with his holiday companions on the deck of the luxury yacht he had chartered.
Getting back on track: Lewis Hamilton managed a smile as he enjoyed a break with family in Sardinia over the weekend
Getting back on track: Lewis Hamilton managed a smile as he enjoyed a break with family in Sardinia over the weekend
Kicking back: Lewis grinned from ear to ear as he was pulled along with a friend on a Zip Ski ring
Kicking back: Lewis grinned from ear to ear as he was pulled along with a friend on a Zip Ski ring

Kelly Brook gets stuck into a work out in skin tight vest and leggings


She’s normally showing off her curves in a party dress or on set for a saucy lingerie shoot, but Kelly Brook has proved that that body really does look good in anything.
The 33-year-old displayed her stunning figure in her workout gear as she went for a jog in the steamy London weather on Wednesday.

Wearing skin-tight leggings and a hot pink vest, the brunette was spotted arriving back home following her work out.
Keeping up appearances: Kelly Brook arrives back at her London home following a jog in the sweltering temperatures
Keeping up appearances: Kelly Brook arrives back at her London home following a jog in the sweltering temperatures

B-Day girl Beyonce and Jay Z reveal beach bodies as they splash out for her 32nd birthday on champagne cruise

She is one of the coolest performers in the world, so it understandable that Beyonce Knowles would celebrate her birthday in a decadent style.

The Grown Woman singer turned 32 on Wednesday, and was surrounded by her loved ones - including husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy aboard a luxury yacht in Stombli, Italy, which appeared to turn into an impromptu champagne cruise.
As well as spending time with her loved ones, including her adorable daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce and Jay enjoyed posing with a Nebuchadnezzar size gold bottle of champagne.

Taking the plunge: Beyonce giggles to herself as she and husband Jay Z prepare to dive in off their luxury yacht... as she celebrates her 32nd birthday in style
Taking the plunge: Beyonce giggles to herself as she and husband Jay Z prepare to dive in off their luxury yacht... as she celebrates her 32nd birthday in style

Cher Lloyd gets dolled up to shoot new video in a less than glamorous Los Angeles carpark


She’s on a mission to crack the states with her catchy tunes and Cher Lloyd seems to be loving her time in Los Angeles, choosing to shoot her new music video in the sunny climes.
The 20-year-old was spotted enjoying a quick break as she shot scenes for the video for new single I Wish.
As well as sneaking in a cigarette and a sip or two of Red Bull, Cher kept her energy levels up with a quick smooch from her ever present fiancé Craig Monk.
Ready to shoot: Cher Lloyd was spotting refueling with a cigarette and an energy drink on the set of her new music video for I Wish
Ready to shoot: Cher Lloyd was spotting refueling with a cigarette and an energy drink on the set of her new music video for I Wish


The X Factor star is throwing herself into her new material, with her latest track I Wish featuring rapper T.I.
Every good single needs a great video and Cher was certainly dressed for the part as she shot scenes in a less than glamorous LA car park.
At least the star looked the part as she showed off her tiny figure in a black strapless playsuit which featured a sheer panel on her stomach.
Pucker up: Cher Lloyd is careful not to let her fiance Craig Monk ruin her lippie as they take a shooting break
Pucker up: Cher Lloyd is careful not to let her fiance Craig Monk ruin her lippie as they take a shooting break

California girl: The Brit singer looked gorgeous in a tiny playsuit and red and black high-topsNo tan here: Cher obviously hasn't had time to get a California tan as she showed off her English rose complexion

California girl: The Brit singer looked gorgeous in a tiny playsuit and red and black high-tops

I wish we could get started: Cher looked like she was keen to get back to work shooting the video for new single I Wish
I wish we could get started: Cher looked like she was keen to get back to work shooting the video for new single I Wish

With a wide belt wrapped around her waist, Cher ditched the heels for some comfy red and black Nike high-tops, which were no doubt a sensible choice for the video’s dance segments.
The singer finished off her red and black ensemble with a coordinating bandana wrapped around her brunette locks which were pulled into a chic up-do.
Cher’s fiancĂ© Craig was on hand to make sure no strand was out of place, with the star’s partner also her hair stylist.

 

The cute couple, who announced their engagement in March 2012, looked as loved-up as ever as they puckered up for a kiss during a shooting break

Can I have a kiss? Cher's fiance, and hair stylist, leans in for a quick kiss as they pass time in between takes
Can I have a kiss? Cher's fiance, and hair stylist, leans in for a quick kiss as they pass time in between takes
The star was understandably excited to shoot her brand new video, telling her Twitter followers before heading to set:
‘Good Morning!!! Busy but exciting day today!!! Time to shoot this video!!! (: #iWish
The UK star got a helping hand in her quest for stateside success when she joined Taylor Swift for a duet in front of thousands of fans last month.
The X Factor finalist was invited onstage while Taylor performed the first of two sold-out shows at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
‘You didn’t think we would do a show here and not have a special guest?’ teased Taylor as she paraded across the stage in a white t-shirt and red skirt.
As a drum roll preceded Cher’s arrival the country star added: ‘She is a long way from home – she’s actually from the UK, and she sings this song that has been in my head ever since it came out last summer.
‘I know you probably know it; the feeling that when you break up with somebody and then you’re like, “Ugh, I shouldn’t have done that. I want you back.”’
Showing off her bling: Cher accessorised her playsuit and high-tops with a chunky gold chain and some statement earrings
Showing off her bling: Cher accessorised her playsuit and high-tops with a chunky gold chain and some statement earrings
The audience – some 15,000 in total – roared their appreciation as the diminutive star took to the stage in a black leather outfit to perform a duet of Want U Back.
The track sold more than a million copies and climbed to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 following its release in 2012 – her biggest US hit to date.
While her popularity in the UK may have waned since her emergence on The X Factor in 2010, Cher’s career seems to be blossoming in the US, where debut album Sticks + Stones climbed to number nine on the US album chart.
I Wish featuring rapper T.I, was released as a digital download on September 2nd.

Melanie Sykes serves ice-cream for autism... and emulates the ad that launched her career

The last time we saw Melanie Sykes in an ice-cream van she was serving up frothy beer in a British ad.
This time round the 43-year-old TV presenter had a far more worthy reason in mind when she pulled up at Xscape Braehead in Glasgow on Thursday.
Indeed, Melanie’s appearance in the Scottish city was part of her charity drive from John O’Groats to Lands’ End on behalf of the International Pre-Autistic Network (IPAN). 
Melanie Sykes arrives in Glasgow as part of her fund-raising trek for the International Pr-Autistic Network
Don't mind if I do: Melanie Sykes arrives in Glasgow as part of her fund-raising trek for the International Pr-Autistic Network

Mel actively sought to help raise awareness of the condition after son Valentino was diagnosed with autism when he was 2-years old.
Shortly after his diagnosis the former Big Breakfast presenter took him to the Parent Infant Clinic – where his condition drastically improved.
Speaking in June, she said: ‘Things rapidly improved, definitely through their therapeutic means. It really helped him to communicate.’ 
The TV presenter has been serving up Mr. Whippy ice-creams during her fund-raising trip from John O'Groats to Land's End
Feeling flaky: The TV presenter has been serving up Mr. Whippy ice-creams during her fund-raising trip from John O'Groats to Land's End

Melanie Sykes and Vikki Flynn are traveling the length of the UK to raise awareness of pre-autism Melanie Sykes and Vikki Flynn are traveling the length of the UK to raise awareness of pre-autism
All for a good cause: Melanie Sykes and Vikki Flynn are traveling the length of the UK to raise awareness of pre-autism 
Melanie prepares for action after arriving in Glasgow on Thursday
Bit of a handful: Melanie prepares for action after arriving in Glasgow on Thursday

Accompanied by close friend Vikki Flynn, the former Big Breakfast presenter is now raising funds for the organisation, which helps raise money so diagnosed children can receive treatment at the Parent Infant Clinic for free.
Dressed in a ‘Mel’s Ice Cream for Autism’ T-Shirt, she was in high spirits as she served up Mr. Whippy ice-creams with Vikki – who also has an autistic child – from the back of the van.
Mel later retweeted a string of posts from those in attendance, including Britain’s Got Talent contestant Edward Read, who tweeted: ‘Great meeting you girls. Have fun on tour. What happens in and ice cream van stays I an ice cream van. Ex’ 
Melanie will be serving up ice creams at the Trafford Centre in Manchester on Friday
Fancy a treat? Melanie will be serving up ice creams at the Trafford Centre in Manchester on Friday

Next stop for Melanie and Vikki will be the Trafford Centre in Manchester on Friday, where they will be serving up ice-creams from three until six in the afternoon.
The TV presenter opened up about her son’s condition after taking part in a celebrity version of game show The Cube, during which she won £50,000 for IPAN. 
She said: ‘When I first found out, I just felt completely in the dark. It wasn’t something I knew anything about.’
Melanie was serving up something a little different in this mid-90's Boddingtons ad
Previously: Melanie was serving up something a little different in this mid-90's Boddingtons ad

 Melanie Sykes' career was launched following her appearance in this commercial for Boddingtons
No ice ream here: Melanie Sykes' career was launched following her appearance in this commercial for Boddingtons

Naomi Watts stuns as she steals the show at the Diana premiere in white gown

It's been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year with everyone keen to see how Naomi Watts will portray royal icon Princess Diana.
And Thursday evening was her big night when she finally walked the red carpet in Leicester Square for the premiere of movie, Diana.
While she may have flashed a bit more flesh than the late Princess Of Wales would have opted for herself, she would have still no doubt have approved of Naomi's stunning choice of outfit.
Leading lady: Naomi Watts steals the show at Thursday night's Diana premiere in Leicester Square in a white gown with large side split
Leading lady: Naomi Watts steals the show at Thursday night's Diana premiere in Leicester Square in a white gown with large side split
Familiar: Naomi channels Diana in various outfits throughout the film and even managed to look similar at the premiere compared to Diana seen here in 1996, the year before her deathFamiliar: Naomi channels Diana in various outfits throughout the film and even managed to look similar at the premiere compared to Diana seen here in 1996, the year before her death
Familiar: Naomi channels Diana in various outfits throughout the film and even managed to look similar at the premiere compared to Diana seen here in 1996, the year before her death

The actress, 44, wowed in a figure hugging white frock with a large side split up one side and a cross-over cut exposing her chest.
She showed off her impressive physique in the ensemble which emphasised her petite frame.
Naomi even gave a hint of her toned legs as well as she put her left leg on display through the split and wore a pair of black high heels.
She's got style: Naomi knew all eyes would be on her for the coveted role so made sure she stunned for the eveningShe's got style: Naomi knew all eyes would be on her for the coveted role so made sure she stunned for the evening
She's got style: Naomi knew all eyes would be on her for the coveted role so made sure she stunned for the evening
Toned: Naomi looked confident as she paraded around for the cameras on Thursday evening
Toned: Naomi looked confident as she paraded around for the cameras on Thursday evening

The wait is over! It has been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year and is finally set for release on 20 September
The wait is over! It has been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year and is finally set for release on 20 September

The star wore large earrings and a simple bracelet around her right wrist, but she kept her hair 'do simple.
Watts opted for an up 'do for the occasion with her long fringe hanging loose.
Naomi revealed at the premiere that she wanted to play Princess Diana because she was such a "complex" woman.

Stunner: Naomi walked the red carpet outside the Odeon in Leicester Square along with her castmates
The 44-year-old actress portrays the late royal in new movie Diana - which is based on the book Diana: Her Last Love and focuses on the last two years of her life including her romance with Dr. Hasnat Khan.
Naomi initially turned down the part twice but was compelled to take on the role because she found Diana - the mother of British Princes William and Harry - so fascinating.
Speaking at the world premiere of the film at the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square tonight, she said: 'Any woman I take on (on screen) I want them to be all things.
Stunner: Naomi walked the red carpet outside the Odeon in Leicester Square along with her castmates
Stunner: Naomi walked the red carpet outside the Odeon in Leicester Square along with her castmatesCrowd pleaser: Before she headed inside for the screening she ensured she greeted the waiting fans and signed autographs
Crowd pleaser: Before she headed inside for the screening she ensured she greeted the waiting fans and signed autographs

Photo opp: Naomi posed up next to her movie co-star Juliet Stevenson, who wore a floorlength silver lace gown
Photo opp: Naomi posed up next to her movie co-star Juliet Stevenson, who wore a floorlength silver lace gown
Camera ready: Naomi made sure all camera angles were covered as she twirled around in her dress
Camera ready: Naomi made sure all camera angles were covered as she twirled around in her dress
I'm fascinated by women who are complex, full of contradictions, who are fun, intelligent but fragile at the same time.
'Someone who is going through something, some kind of transformation and this story is definitely that.'
Naomi did a lot of research on Diana - the ex-wife of Prince Charles who tragically died in a Paris car crash in 1997 - and found her to be a very funny and mischievous person.
Reunited: Naomi cuddled up to Naveen Andrews, who plays Dr. Hasnat Khan in the film, the doctor she once dubbed Mr Wonderful
Reunited: Naomi cuddled up to Naveen Andrews, who plays Dr. Hasnat Khan in the film, the doctor she once dubbed Mr Wonderful

Centre stage: Naomi got camera ready as she posed in her stunning white dress
Centre stage: Naomi got camera ready as she posed in her stunning white dress
Her big night: Watts has previously admitted she's nervous about how the film and her portrayal will be perceived
Her big night: Watts has previously admitted she's nervous about how the film and her portrayal will be perceived

All together now: Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews were joined by Stephen Jeffreys (writer), Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Pirrie and director Oliver Hirschbiegel
All together now: Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews were joined by Stephen Jeffreys (writer), Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Pirrie and director Oliver Hirschbiegel

All white: Naomi greeted guests before finally making her way to her seat to watch the film and the all important reactions
All white: Naomi greeted guests before finally making her way to her seat to watch the film and the all important reactions
The Hollywood star was determined to bring that side of the princess to the movie.
She added to BANG Showbiz: 'It seemed to me, in the research that I did, that Diana had a great spirit and a great sense of humour and a mischievous way and I definitely wanted to incorporate that in my portrayal.'
Naomi was joined on the red carpet by Naveen Andrews - who plays her on screen lover Dr. Khan - the film's director Oliver Hirschbiegel, Douglas Hodge, who portrays Diana's butler Paul Burrell, and star guests including Andy Serkis.
The British-born actress - who moved to Australia at the age of 14 - also recently spoke out about how nervous she feels about the upcoming release of Diana.

'I might go into hiding,' Naomi told Instyle magazine. 'More than twice I thought about not doing this.'

The talented star even added that she 'might have to leave the country' if the film doesn't get a good reaction.

Diana - a biopic that traces the life of Princess Diana of Wales - is scheduled for release on September 20 in the UK and November 1 in the USA.



She also recently revealed that during that process she fell 'in love' with the late Princess of Wales.
Actress Laura Dern has interviewed Naomi for a feature on the star in Hamptons Magazine, and Naomi reveals how she admired Diana's quest to survive some of her most testing times.
'I can't really think of many people who can survive that level of fame,' Naomi told Laura.
Proud: The pair looked happy to finally be showing off their hard work at the screening
Proud: The pair looked happy to finally be showing off their hard work at the screening

Interacting: She made her way down the row of waiting fans taking her time to chat to them
Interacting: She made her way down the row of waiting fans taking her time to chat to them

Taking her time: She accessorised with some large earrings and her blonde locks in a simple up 'do
Taking her time: She accessorised with some large earrings and her blonde locks in a simple up 'do

Star status: The movie will be seen on cinema screens later this month in the UK and from November in the US
Star status: The movie will be seen on cinema screens later this month in the UK and from November in the US

'It's horrible to imagine that life. But she kept trying to get better - that's why I fell in love with her.'

'She was doing so much work to survive that, and fighting to be happy. Already she was going to have a tough time because of being separated from her mother for such a long time, then getting thrust into the royal lifestyle at 19, and being pushed out of it with the breakdown of her marriage.'
At Thursday night's premiere she was also joined by her co-star Naveen Andrews, who plays Dr. Hasnat Khan, the last man she ever loved.
Focusing on the public pressure and media spotlight affecting their romance, a trailer that was released last month proves to be a harrowing insight into the movie's focus on the private life of the former Princess of Wales.
The production have done well to recreate classic images of Diana throughout the film, focusing on the last two years of her life as she continued her charity work, supporting AIDS victims and campaigning against landmines with the Red Cross.
But it was her little known relationship with a heart surgeon that grips our attention as the truth behind their failed union comes out in the trailer.
At first, Diana's attraction to Khan stems from his treatment of her as a normal person, with her saying to a friend: 'He doesn't treat me like a princess, it's almost like he doesn't know who I am.'
And while the trailer shows a montage of clips of the two enjoying the early stages of their romance, it seems the media attention surrounding the princess was far too much for Hasnat to handle.
ON the night Naveen was reunited with Watts once more and cuddled up to photos with her as he showed of his dapper style in a suit.