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Sunday, October 31, 2010

X Factor 2010: Tearful Cher Lloyd is queen of the night but it's a Halloween horror as Aiden murders thriller and Wagner mangles his languages

By Donna Mcconnell

The stage was set for a showdown between bitter rivals Katie Waissel and Matt Cardle.

But on the night it was the fragile Cher Lloyd who was queen of the X Factor night with a powerful rendition of Shakespeare's Sister song Stay.

However, the young singer struggled to hold it together towards the end when she was overcome by emotion and the tears started to flow.

Emotional: X Factor finalist Cher Lloyd struggled to hold it together during a stunning performance of Shakespeares Sister song Stay

Dressed in a full length black dress with no sign of her favoured hip-hop style, the tiny singer held on tight to the microphone as she sat on a throne of twigs and sung her way right to the front of the competition.

Mentor Cheryl called it 'epic' but show boss Simon Cowell anointed her as the show's frontrunner saying, 'That wasn't just performance of the night, it was the performance of the entire season.

Gothic glamour: Cher dispensed with baggy jeans for some dark glamour on the Halloween themed night

No holding back: Cher said it was emotional but that she really enjoyed herself

'I think you are special, you proved a point this week. You're only 17 years old and that performance, by any standard, was absolutely incredible.'

But in a well-observed comment he added: 'My only criticism is Cheryl trying to turn you into her!'

Louis said: 'Cher I don’t know why you’re crying, this was an absolutely incredible performance and tonight you proved that you really can sing, you’re not just a one trick pony rapper. That was probably the best performance of the night.'

Tortured: Cheryl said she would like to see Aiden 'smile more' after another intense performance

Murderous: Aiden Grimshaw sang a tortured version of Michael Jackson's huge hit Thriller

Judge Dannii called it a 'beautiful performance.'

Mentor Cheryl gushed: ' Cher it was epic, it was so beautiful, I'm so proud of you tonight.'

But the same could not be said for the car-crash performances by Brazilian born Wagner and Aiden Grimshaw, 18.

Demented: The Brazilian singer sang a mashup of Meatloaf¿s Bat Out Of Hell and the classical masterpiece O Fortuna by Carl Orff

Aiden's rendition of Thriller wasreminiscent of Darius Danesh's Britney Spears moment, as he completely murdered the song making it and angsty, tortured mess.

Louis said: 'Aiden, my feeling is that was a big, big challenge; Dannii you gave him a really big challenge.

'I liked the way you totally changed the song. Very intense performance, you’re very intense performer.'

One Direction managed to avoid disaster tonight and put in a good performance accompanied by plenty of screaming

Showdown: The main competition on the night was between warring finalists Katie Waissel and Matt Cardle but they were both overshadowed

While Cheryl said: 'Not every song requires that intensity. I’d like to see you smile a little bit more.'

Simon said 'it was bizarre... It was indulgent. It was too much to the left. It was frustrating because it could have been fantastic, it was too slow, for too long.'

And Wagner's medley of O Fortuna/ Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell was particularly hard to understand as he stumbled through it was his heavily accented take on it.

The judges: The X Factor judges opted out of Halloween fancy dress preferring to wear their regular clothes

Simon asked: 'What the hell was that? Louis what are you drinking. I didn’t understand a single word!

'Having said that, people like you and if they vote for you I can always leave the country! I like you, you’re a trier, good luck to you. Dannii called it 'unusual' while Cheryl said: 'It was a little out of time.'

However, for once the judges in-fighting was put in the shade by some stunning performances on the night from Rebecca Ferguson, Mary, and Paije.

Simon gave high praise to Rebecca's stunning performance of Chris Isaak song Wicked Game: 'I can tell that you’re nervous tonight. But that was total utter class.

Turning into a star: Simon said that Rebecca Ferguson is turning into a star week by week

'You’re beginning to remind me of when Leona Lewis was on this show and I saw somebody who week after week was turning into a star. Great, great choice of song.'
Bookmakers Coral slashed her odds from 5-1 to 3-1 to win the show after her performance.

Cole told her: 'You are exactly what this show is about. You are world class.'
Dubliner Mary Byrne sang an "incredible" rendition of Could It Be Magic and One Direction, wearing torn clothes with white face make-up and red eyeliner, sang an upbeat version of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart.

Paije Richardson, who was criticised for his clothes style by Cowell in the past, donned a black suit jacket and red bow tie for his performance of Back To Black.

The 11 hopefuls will have to wait until the results show tomorrow night to find out who will bow out of the show next.

Scary: Danni said she found Katie's make-up a bit scary, but she had nothing but praise for Matt Cardle

Solid: Mary and Paije both turned in solid performances but were pipped by Cher's standout vocals


Secret affair: Cher Lloyd 'smitten' with One Direction's Zain Malik - despite Simon Cowell's 'love ban'

By Jody Thompson

Cher Lloyd has found love with fellow X Factor finalist Zain Malik - despite Simon Cowell's 'love ban' amongst the show's contestants.

The fragile 17-year-old has been trying to keep her blossoming romance with the One Direction heart-throb - also 17 - secret to avoid the show boss's wrath.

But it has emerged that Simon found out about it almost as soon as they got together - but has chosen to ignore it rather than give them a rollicking over the relationship.

Young love: One Direction's Zain Malik, left, is said to be equally smitten with Cher Lloyd, while the boyband's Louis Tomlinson, right, is thought to be in a secret relationship with old school friend Hannah Walker

Smitten: The 17-year-old wannabe stars got together after the Judges' Houses

Cowell issued an edict early on in the competition that he would not tolerate any physical contact between contestants this year.

But a source told the News Of The World: 'Cher and Zain are very much an item. Neither of them are your typical X Factor contestant. They're not prepared to change their image or compromise who they are.'

The pair apparently got together after they'd got through the Judges' Houses stage of the show and made the live finals.

Tears: The 17-year-old broke down in tears on last night's X Factor after singing the Shakespears Sister song Stay

Since living together in the contestant's £3.5million rented mansion in Mill Hill, north London, the pair have become less guarded however.

Last week, they apparently became the talk of the house when they kissed in front of fellow contestants.

However, mentor Cheryl Cole is said to be worried about what will happen if the young sweethearts split while still competing in the live finals.

Cher is already an emotionally fraught young girl, as demonstrated when she broke down in tears live on the show last night after singing her version of Shakespears Sister's Stay.

Fan favourites: One Direction had the girls screaming on X Factor last night when they did a spooky Halloween themed cover of Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart

It's the second time the teen from Malvern in Worcestershire has dissolved in tears on camera.

She caused controversy after breaking down at the Judges' Houses stage of the show and failing to sing her audition song - but was put through to the live finals anyway at the expense of Gamu Nhengu.

It's also being reported that One Direction - who last night covered Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart and who Cowell also mentors - are sitting on two more secret relationships.

Forbidden love: As well as Zain, Liam Payne, second from left, and Lousi Tomlinson, far right, are also in secret relationships despite Simon Cowell's 'love ban'

Apparently, Louis Tomlinson is dating former Doncaster schoolmate and fellow 18-year-old Hannah Walker.

Meanwhile Liam Payne, 17, is said to be with childhood sweetheart Shannon Murphy, 16.
However, rumours that Matt Cardle had bedded Katie Waissel turned out to be false - with Matt furiously accusing Katie of making up the story for the tabloids.


I don't! Danielle Lloyd calls off wedding to Spurs footballer Jamie O'Hara following 'string of rows'

By Jody Thompson

Wedding's off: Danielle Lloyd and fiance Jamie O'Hara out with their three-month-old son Archie in London earlier this month

They had a whirlwind romance and got engaged just seven months into their relationship when she fell pregnant - but now Danielle Lloyd has shown her footballer fiance Jamie O'Hara the red card and called off their wedding.

The pair got engaged in November 2009 and they had a big money magazine wedding planned for June this year.

But following a string of rows since becoming parents to three-month-old son Archie, Danielle, 26, has called a halt to the plans.

A spokesman for glamour model Danielle - who was at the centre of the 2007 Celebrity Big Brother racism row along with the late Jade Goody - told MailOnline:
'Like any young couple with a newborn baby, Danielle and Jamie have seen how easy the pressures of parenthood can affect a relationship.

'With this in mind, they have decided to postpone their wedding next year and concentrate on raising Archie and working hard on their respective careers.

'They are very much in love and want to make things work.'

A source had told the News Of The World: 'Danielle and Jamie have hit the rocks. Last week in particular was tough for them. They're trying to work through their problems.'

Tottenham midfielder Jamie, 24, who's currently out of action with an injury, got down on one knee during a romantic break in Paris.

At the time Danielle said: I thought maybe I'd have some of my celebrity friends. It's definitely going to be a big celebrity do - Jamie's got all his footballer mates and I've got my celebrity friends too.

'We want a big wedding down south. But I would like to have maybe a blessing in Liverpool cathedral as it means a lot to me and my family.'

Danielle got together with Jamie - the third Spurs player she'd dated - in April 2009 after meeting him down her local gym in Essex

Danielle leapt to fame as the girlfriend of retired England and Spurs player Teddy Sheringham in 2006, who she met while he was a judge on the Miss Great Britain panel.

Roll with it: Danielle was spotted yesterday smiling through her heartache with her hair in rollers whilst carrying baby Archie

Up-do: Danielle appeared to be channelling her inner Hilda Ogden, though the Coronation Street matriach never dabbled with fake tan

Ms Lloyd insisted their relationship didn't start until after the beauty pageant, which she won.

However, Lloyd was later stripped of the title after she did a nude shoot for Playboy later that year.

Sheringham famously dumped Lloyd after her controversial appearance on 2007's Celebrity Big Brother, in which she, Jade Goody and Jo O'Meara were accused of the racist bullying of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty.

Later that year, she went on to date Birmingham City striker Marcus Bent and Juventus star Armand Traore.

She also had a brief two month romance with Spurs striker Jermain Defoe in early 2008 and dalliances with Liverpool winger Ryan Babel and Gladiator Tornado, aka David Mcintosh.

Lloyd was also briefly engaged to popstar DJ Ironik in 2008.

Yesterday, the model was spotted out unusually dressed down and with her hair in rollers - just like Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden.

Her mumsy look was in stark contrast to the glossy model look she's normally known for.

And it appears baby Archie is set to follow in his mother's foosteps with a career in fornt of the cameras too.

Danielle has recently been rallying her followers on Twitter to vote for him in the 2010 Next Baby Boutique Model competition.

The beauty contest run by the high street store lands the winner a prize of a £500 gift card.

Grandma holds the baby: Danielle leaves a shopping centre with her mother and baby Archie in her hometown of Liverpool while fiance Jamie stayed down south


Transformed! How ambitious Rosie went from schoolgirl to lingerie model to Hollywood movie star - helped by a VERY skimpy bikini

By Claudia Joseph and Caroline Graham

Hollywood legend has it that when her predecessor, Megan Fox, auditioned for
the blockbuster movie Transformers, its director Michael Bay filmed her washing his Ferrari Spider.

So it was only natural that ambitious British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley would use her own assets to impress the director.

Star quality: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley pictured with co-star Shia LaBeouf on the set of Transformers 3 earlier this year

In a skimpy bikini, she turned up at a beach barbecue with her actor boyfriend Jason Statham, a neighbour of the Hollywood director, and ‘somehow’ persuaded him to give her the role of Shia LaBeouf’s love interest in the third and final Transformers film, Dark Of The Moon.

It was a cunning move by the 23-year-old model known for her pouting lips and extremely long legs, who once breathlessly told a men’s magazine: ‘You have to know how to use your body. I’m not a shy person when it comes to doing my job.’

Flower girl: Rosie at a cousin's wedding aged ten

With no acting experience – apart from playing a lap-dancer in a promotion for Agent Provocateur – she knew she had to make an impact in another way.

A producer said: ‘She was wearing a tiny bikini which showed off her amazing body and none of the guys there, including Bay, could keep their eyes off her.

‘Next thing we know, she’s landed the most coveted role in Hollywood. Every girl in town wanted to replace Megan.

‘Rosie’s got this incredible act. Provocative and sexual, and yet so very English. The Americans are crazy about her.’

More proof of her stunning transformation from Devon schoolgirl to international It Girl came last week when she was named Britain’s most sought-after date in Tatler magazine’s Little Black Book.

Surfer: Rosie pictured having fun on the beach at the age of 11 (left) and as a 12-year-old in her school photo

Beating a clutch of Royals to the top spot – including Prince William’s cousin Lady Marina Windsor and Prince Harry’s former girlfriend Chelsy Davy – she was earmarked by the magazine for stardom.

A source said: ‘Transformers turned Megan into a massive star and it will do the same for Rosie. She’s never had any formal acting lessons but who cares? Transformers isn’t about winning Oscars. It’s about wearing skimpy outfits and looking drop-dead gorgeous.’

So was it luck or sheer determination that took Rosie from a small village outside Tiverton in Devon to Hollywood?

A hint comes on her Facebook page, which claims: ‘She is a distant relative of Queen Victoria.’ In truth, she is connected to Royalty only through the marriage of one of her distant relatives, Lieutenant-Commander Miles Huntington-Whiteley, to Queen Victoria’s great-great-granddaughter Victoria.

Rosie, the eldest of three children of Charles Huntington-Whiteley, a land agent and chartered surveyor, and Fiona, a fitness instructor, grew up in a farmhouse in the hamlet of Quither.

Top model: Rosie modelling for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Tatler has named her Britain's most sought-after date

Even while at St Peter’s Junior School she was ambitious. ‘I knew I was going to leave Devon and that whatever I did, it would be big,’ she said later.

But it was only after she arrived at Tavistock College in 1998 that she first showed the characteristics that would propel her to stardom.

She says she was a ‘massive flirt’, landing her first boyfriend Kyle Hunn. A keen musician who wanted to become a DJ or start a band, he was one of the in-crowd, a hallmark of all her future boyfriends.

In her school yearbook, she was voted the ‘person most likely to become a supermodel’ as well as ‘the girl with the best legs’ and the ‘biggest Barbie’. She came second on the lists for ‘prettiest girl’, ‘best-dressed girl’ and ‘prettiest bum’.

Seven years ago, just before sixth form, Rosie did work experience at Profile model agency.

Model booker Laura Manktelow said: ‘When she walked in, I just thought, “Oh my God”. She was only 15 and had bad teenage skin but she was really, really striking. Now she’s shot up to 5ft 9in, her skin is clear and she is just gorgeous.’

The next summer she became a full-time model for Profile, getting her big break on the New York catwalk alongside Naomi Campbell. She then moved to Models One, which landed her a coveted contract as the face of Burberry in 2008. But she was dropped after one season when a photo emerged of her in a club looking rather as if she was holding a bong to smoke cannabis.

Since then she has modelled for Victoria’s Secret and Agent Provocateur, is in this year’s Pirelli calendar and has been in videos with rappers Pharrell and Kanye West.

Her personal life has made headlines too. After breaking up with her schoolboy boyfriend, she dated model Chris Howe. When they split, she upgraded to British rock royalty, meeting Ronnie Wood’s son Tyrone three years ago at a Rolling Stones gig.

They were widely expected to marry, but they parted last November, leaving Tyrone ‘heartbroken’. Rosie then dated French actor Oliver Martinez, Kylie Minogue’s former squeeze, before moving to LA where she met Statham, 38.

While filming Transformers, a rumour surfaced that she had attracted the attentions of her co-star LaBeouf. Although he and Rosie vigorously denied it, he has since split from his British actress girlfriend Carey Mulligan.

Additional reporting: Simon Trump


Friday, October 29, 2010

Katie Price transforms into a sexy blonde librarian as she launches fourth autobiography

By Daily Mail Reporter

Buy my book: Katie Price dresses up as a sexy librarian as she promotes her fourth autobiography You Only Live On at the Waterstone's flagship store in Piccadilly, London

When Katie Price usually promote her books, she created maximum publicity by turning up in a variety of garish, flesh-baring costumes.

But as she turned up at a book signing to promote her latest autobiography You Only Live Once, the mother-of-three shocked fans with an unusually formal new style.

The 32-year-old was obviously going for her own take on the sexy librarian look in a satin blouse, pencil skirt, a hat and a veil, Fifties-style glasses and towering platform heels.

With You Only Live Once being her fourth autobiography in six years, perhaps the mother-of-three decided a sophisticated make-up would help her gain more attention.

Being half-term, Katie was greeted by a host of young fans and also a male admirer dressed in a knight's costume carrying a big heart with 'I [heart] you Katie' on it.

Katie posed for a photocall before signing copies of the book at the lunchtime appearance, before jumping into a car to head up to Derby for a second meet-and-greet with fans at an Asda supermarket.

How do I look? Katie covered up her black hair with a blonde wig, hat and veil

New look? Ms Price was relatively covered up compared to the usual flesh-baring outfits she wears to previous book launches

You Only Live Once comes over two years after she released her last autobiography Pushed To The Limit.

Her latest bio details her high-profile split from first husband Peter Andre, her whirlwind romance and subsequent marriage to cagefighter Alex Reid and her struggle to conceive a child with him.

While Price's books may not be popular with the critics, she has become quite the literary force over the past few years.

Waiting for Katie: Young fans - and a 'knight in shining armour' crowed around Katie's car as she arrives at Waterstone's

Another outfit: Katie later changed into a black and red outfit for an evening signing at an Asda in Derby

As well as her autobiographies Being Jordan, A Whole New World, Pushed To The Limit and You Only Live Once, she has also published fictional novels, children's books and a style guide.

Her last literary release, her fifth fictional novel Paradise, reached the top of the bestsellers chart when it was released in July.

Last October, she got her now-husband Alex, brother Danny Price, horse trainer Alex Gould and friend Phil Turner to dress up in some of her famous costumes to launch her style book Standing Out: My Look, My Style, My Life in Selfridges in London's Oxford Street.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Healthy-eating teacher shrinks from size 28 to 12 after deciding she should practise what she preaches

By Daily Mail Reporter

Deb Thomas lost eight stone in just 16 months. The teacher was inspired after teaching her primary school class about healthy eating

A teacher went from a size 28 to a size 12 after feeling guilty she was teaching her children to eat healthy when she was piling on the pounds.

Deb Thomas, from Newport, South Wales, weighed 18 stone 4lbs just 16 months ago when she was teaching lessons in health education at her primary school.

But the self-confessed 'obsessive eater' started to beat the bulge after one day realising she was giving mixed messages to her class.

Pupils at Nant Celyn Primary School were being told to eat healthy meals but Deb was ignoring all the advice herself.

Now in an amazing turn-around Deb has lost eight stone and dropped to just 10 stone 4lbs.

Mother-of-three Deb, 49, - who is 5ft 3ins tall - said: 'In my teaching there's also a strong focus on young people eating healthily, and I felt so hypocritical delivering lessons like that when I wasn't abiding by it myself.

'I was becoming really unwell, and just knew I was headed for big trouble.'

Before her weight loss Deb ate a fried breakfast, would graze on biscuits and cakes through the day and have a take away, such as curry or pizza in the evening.

She replaced this with a melon and a low fat yoghurt first thing, a salad for lunch and home made pasta for dinner. If she gets peckish she snacks on fruit or cereal bars.

Ms Thomas, said: 'Apart from the fact I feel fabulous now, problems with my feet have cleared up and I can't believe the improvement in my eye sight.'

She said she also feels more comfortable speaking to her classes about healthy living, and hopes she can be a role model for others.

Deb said: 'I would be really happy if any of the children wanted to ask me for advice, because now I can teach from experience.'


Being a pop star is hungry work! Olly Murs grabs a late-night snack at KFC

By Sarah Bull

Late-night snack: Olly Murs grabbed some fast food from KFC in Leicester Square with his manager

He's taking the charts by storm with his cheeky personality and catchy tunes.
But Olly Murs is finding being a best-selling pop star hungry work, as he showed when he popped into Leicester Square's KFC restaurant for a late-night snack.

Wearing a smart black suit, Olly stuck out slightly in the cheap eatery, but looked happy to be getting some sustenance from the fried chicken.

Meanwhile, the former X Factor contestant was seen last night after filming the ITV2 show Celebrity Juice, and obviously found filming alongside Keith Lemon, Diana Vickers, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby and Dermot O'Leary absolutely hilarious.

He sent a message to his fellow stars on Twitter after the show, saying: 'Guys!! Had a fantastic time on CELEB juice!!! Can't wait to see it tomo night!! See you all soon xx'

However, things may have got slightly out of hand as Olly later posted a picture on his Twitter account showing himself, Dermot and Keith shirtless, posing next to their female co-stars.

Filming time: Olly flashed photographers a wide grin as he arrived to shoot Celebrity Juice

X Factor fame: Olly and Diana Vickers both appeared on Celebrity Juice

Olly reached the chart top spot earlier this year when his debut single Please Don't Let Me Go got to number one.

Now, the Essex-born singer is preparing to release his follow-up track Thinking Of Me on November 21st, and admits he can't believe how much his life has changed since appearing on The X Factor.

He said in a recent interview: 'It seems like yesterday. Time flies when you're having fun, and that's the God's honest truth. I've been having such a good time. We finished the show in December, and I wasn't really thinking about what was going to happen.

Fun all round: Olly appeared topless with Dermot O'Leary and Keith Lemon in this Twitpic

'I've never looked too far ahead, and if you'd told me when I finished the show that I was going to get signed, have a single in August and an album in November, I'd have taken that!

'The things I've done this year though, I'd never in my wildest dreams thought that I would do them.

'I always dreamed of having a fanbase and fans, and this week I've got to write my thank yous on the album notes. It's all coming to a head.'

Olly's single Thinking Of Me is out on November 21st, with the album Olly Murs following on November 29th.

Night out: Kym Marsh arrived to watch the filming of the show after announcing she is pregnant


It's a family Affair: Toned and trim Kate Hudson spends time with parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell in Santa Monica

By Daily Mail Reporter

Family affair: Kate Hudson steps out in Santa Monica with mother Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

She spends most of her time in New York, so it's unsurprising that Kate Hudson and her parents looked so thrilled to see each other.

The actress jetted into Los Angeles yesterday from her New York base and was quick to stop by mother Goldie Hawn and stepfather Kurt Russell's Santa Monica home.

The trio took advantage of the warm California weather by heading out in relaxed summer clothing.

After rugging up in New York last week in a coat and scarf, California native Kate looked happy to be back in the sunshine in a sheer white top and matching cropped tracksuit pants.

She added some gladiator sandals and a pair of oversize black sunglasses to the summery look, which showed off her toned beach body.

Mother Goldie Hawn looked svelte for her 64 years in a black vest and yoga pants, while Kurt Russell kept it casual in a green T-shirt ad jeans.

The Bride Wars actress has been racking up the air miles between the two cities in the past fortnight, making the trip back to son Ryder in Manhattan last week after attending the Elle’s Women in Hollywood Tribute in Los Angeles on October 19.

Mother-daughter day: The lookalike pair share a joke as they leave Goldie and Kurt's home

Goldie and Kurt, 59, also attended the event, where they spent time with 31-year-old Kate's boyfriend, Matt Bellamy.

The Muse frontman appears to get on very well with his girlfriend's parents. He was seen switching seats to talk to Goldie at the Elle party, and is is understood to be giving Kurt guitar lessons.

After meeting in July after three months of dating Kate, 32-year-old Matt is practically one of the family, and was even spotted joining the clan for a bike riding day on the Santa Monica seafront in September.

Good spirits: Kate and step-father Kurt were all smiles in the warm California weather

The English musician, who grew up in Teignmouth, Devon, revealed at the time: 'I'm quite nervous. It's embarrassing when you meet someone's family for the first time.'

He added: 'It's a little bit too soon to talk about weddings and stuff. Ask me again in a few months though.'

Kate has also said it is a conversation for down the track: 'Marriage is definitely not something I’m looking for. But the divorce doesn’t put me off. I’ll just see what happens,' she said in a recent interview with Elle magazine

Visiting: Goldie and Kurt appeared happy to see Kate, who lives primarily in New York with son Ryder

'I think a lot of times people are terrified of love and stop themselves from experiencing it.

'I don’t ever want to get that jaded. I do believe in love. I believe that when you really open yourself up to love, it’s the most beautiful thing.'

Matt and Kate got together in April at the Coachella music festival in California, where Muse played.

They had met several times before but previously each were in other relationships.


Smiling Beyonce keeps her stomach firmly covered at basketball game... as Jay-Z denies pregnancy rumours

By Daily Mail Reporter

Smiles all round: Beyonce and Jay-Z looked happy and relaxed as they watched a basketball game in New Jersey

They have consistently denied they are expecting their first child together.
But last night Beyonce and Jay-Z couldn't stop smiling as they watched the New Jersey Nets take on the Detroit Pistons in New Jersey.

And while 29-year-old Beyonce kept her stomach firmly hidden under a loose T-shirt, her husband Jay-Z, 40, is the latest person to come forward to deny his wife is pregnant.

He said: 'It's not going to happen. I'm just shooting down the rumours before they start.'

Referring to magazine reports the couple are expecting, Jay-Z added: 'They do that every slow news day. This is like the fifth time. I think we have five kids now.

'No truth, but I wonder when people will stop giving it relevance? You can’t do the same subject. At least change the subject, they have to find a new one.'

Jay-Z is the latest person from the Knowles family who has been forced to publicly deny the reports.

Earlier in the week, Beyonce's mother Tina appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she insisted: 'No, no. It's not true. Not right now.

Not expecting: Jay-Z has come forward to deny rumours Beyonce is pregnant

Stylish: The trendy pair looked more in love than ever as they sat in the front row

'I'm looking forward to it. But with all the rumours, by now I should have about five or six grandchildren.'

Beyonce and Jay-Z - real name Shawn Carter - started dating in 2002 while working on the single '03 Bonnie And Clyde.

The couple have always remained very private about their relationship, refusing to discuss each other in interviews.

They married in a secret ceremony in New York in April 2008.

In an interview with the Mail On Sunday's You magazine in August, Beyonce refused to divulge when she was planning to start a family.

She said: 'My ambition is to continue to learn about the world and to eventually have a family. There are no dates, no times – it will happen when I am ready.'


Miley Cyrus's siblings rally around their heartbroken mother as Billy Ray files for divorce

By Daily Mail Reporter

Support: Tish Cyrus was comforted by son Braison Chance and daughter Noah as she arrived at a lawyer's office in LA today

Miley Cyrus's siblings are seen here rallying around their mother as it emerged her 17-year marriage to country singer Billy Ray Cyrus is over.

Leticia Cyrus, who goes by the nickname Tish, was comforted by her son Braison, 16, and daughter Noah, 10, as she arrived at a lawyer's office in Los Angeles yesterday.

The 43-year-old blonde, who was not wearing her wedding ring, was showing the strain as she hid her eyes behind dark sunglasses.

Gone: Tish has removed her diamond wedding ring, seen right with a jewellery-free hand and a tattoo on her wedding finger

There was no sign of the 17-year-old Hannah Montana star, who was spotted dining with friends at the Bourgeois Pig restaurant in Los Feliz the night before.

Billy Ray, 49, famous for the 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart, filed papers today in Tennessee citing irreconcilable differences.

'As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family,' the couple said in a joint statement to People magazine.

'We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.'

Billy Ray is seeking shared custody of the couple's three minor children - Miley, Braison and Noah.

Documents show he is also asking for an 'equitable distribution of the marital estate.'

Family drama: Miley dined with friends at the Bourgeois Pig restaurant in Los Feliz on the eve of her parents' announcement

Showing the strain: Tish appeared to be holding back tears following the news her 17-year marriage is over

Billy Ray adopted Tish's two children from a previous marriage, Trace, 21, now a singer and guitarist, and Brandi, 23.

He also has a son, Christopher Cody, 18, from a previous relationship with Kristin Luckey.

Billy Ray split from Luckey when she was still pregnant with Christopher. By the time they had split, Tish was already pregnant with Miley.

Billy Ray and Tish began dating in 1991 and secretly decided to marry on December 28, 1993, at the singer's home in Nashville, Tennessee.

And the pair decided to keep the ceremony low-key, with Billy Ray wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt and Tish wearing a casual dress over a catsuit.

Billy Ray, who divorced sales representative Cindy Smith in 1991 after five years of marriage, has previously hinted he wasn't sure if the marriage would last.

He said in 2004: 'You know what, this train may come off the tracks, but I'm going to be a dad. I'm going to be a husband, and try to have something in my life that is right.'

All American family: Billy Ray and Tish with (from left) Miley, Brandi, Braison, Trace and Noah (front)

Miley is incredibly close to both of her parents, and said in a recent interview that anyone she goes out with would have to be entirely accepting of her large family.

She explained: 'My parents are a little loco. We have five kids and my mom and dad and my grandpa plus like my 10,000 dogs - so if you love me after you see my lifestyle then you’re good. You’re a keeper.'

Miley became a teen sensation on her Hannah Montana Disney Channel television series.

Country music star Billy Ray also appears on the Hannah Montana TV show and featured heavily in the film spinoff, Hannah Montana: The Movie.

In the show, Miley portrayed Hannah Montana, a normal teenager by day, but really a singing star by night. As the wholesome programme grew in popularity, Cyrus followed in her father's footsteps to build a career as a singer.

The teenager became a huge star for young women and released solid albums such as Best of Both Worlds and Breakout.

Out and about: Tish's daughter, and Billy Ray's stepdaughter, Brandi stepped out in Los Angeles after the announcement

And Miley said it was her father who first inspired her to follow him onto the stage.

She said: 'When I was four, my dad was performing with Aretha Franklin and, even though he made sure I was backstage with the nanny, I wanted to get up there and dance so much that I ran on to the stage. I was passed around all these great artists and Aretha held on to me so tight. All I wanted to do was entertain.'

But as Miley, who turns 18 next month, grew older, she became the subject of some public scorn for sexualizing her squeaky clean image as Hannah Montana first in a racy Vanity Fair photo shoot and then showing some raunchy dance movies in videos.

And now it is Miley's 10-year-old sister Noah who has been causing controversy with a series of revealing outfits in recent years.

Billy Ray, who has staunchly defended his daughters in the face of criticism, broke into the music world with his 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart.

While several albums and numerous songs followed, Billy Ray seemed destined to be a one-hit wonder.

But he enjoyed a career revival starring alongside his daughter in Hannah Montana.


Who's the dummy responsible for this? Taylor Swift unveils a waxwork model that looks nothing like her

By Daily Mail Reporter

Country music sensation Taylor Swift unveiled her new wax statue today at Madame Tussauds in London.

The singer gave her doppelgänger a thumbs up as she posed alongside it in a shimmering black and silver dress by British designer Jenny Packham.

But the statue didn't actually bear that much of a resemblance to the 20-year-old, who managed to be terribly polite nonetheless.

Spot the difference... there are a few!: Taylor Swift unveils her new wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London

The makers of the wax statue seemed to have used a mystery blonde girl as a model for the statue, which slightly resembled Swift around the eyes but not anywhere else.

And even the matching dress and guitar didn't make it look more like her.

But the You Belong With Me star is remaining upbeat and positive about her new twin.

She even posted a picture of herself with the statue on her Twitter page, with the caption 'Bring on the pretenders'.

Cool, I guess? Taylor looks slightly on the fence about her new twin

Wax on, wax off: Taylor stares her wax self down and posts the picture on her Twitter account

With a new album to promote, Swift needs a lot of clothes, especially on busy days in the Big Apple, America's fashion capital.

Swift, 20, pulled off four different looks yesterday during a hurried morning and evening in New York City to talk up her new CD, Speak Now.
The songstress started out the morning in a sparkly silver dress for a performance on the chat show Today.

Bright start to the day: Taylor Swift pulls off a sparkling silver look during a performance on the Today Show, Tuesday in New York

A few hours later she wore three different outfits as she sang, performed in skits and sat down on David Letterman's Late Show to talk about the album and her song writing process.

Among the looks-- a bouncy pink dress, fitted jeans with a plaid shirt, and a stunning yellow dress with red shoes.

But Swift's interview with the controversial talk show host wasn't completely sunny.
It took a bizarre turn when Letterman, 63, made a weird comment about Swift's perfume saying it smelled 'like expensive wood,' noting that the scent is subtle and pleasing.

However, the charming singer played it off, at first looking shocked then laughing and saying: 'That is the most unique compliment I've ever gotten.'

Quick change: Swift wears a pink dress then changes into jeans and a plaid shirt for skits on David Letterman's show

Bright sunny look: Swift leaves Letterman's show wearing a yellow dress, red shoes and red lipstick

Speak Now, Swift's third album, was released in the U.S. Monday.
She said it is her first international release, so she’s been all over the world promoting it.

Swift also bragged that she had learned a few phrases in other languages, showing off her Japanese on Letterman saying: 'Are you having fun,' 'I love Japan,' and 'Japan is awesome.'