Friday, September 30, 2011

Where's the boom bang-a-bang? Forgetful Lulu tanks on Strictly as Holly Valance and Anita Dobson emerge as early favourites

By ANDREA MAGRATH

Flop: While Lulu had a lot of fun on the dance floor during the first episode of Strictly Come Dancing, she forgot most of her choreography and received the lowest score of the night

After the first episode of 2011's Strictly Come Dancing, the contestants to beat are Holly Valance and Anita Dobson.

The Australian pop star and former EastEnders actress tied first place on the premiere episode of the season with a score of 28.

Miss Valance was the first to take to the dance floor and despite looking gorgeous in a tiny glittering gold number and bouffant hair, the 28-year-old showed her nerves.


Impressive: Holly Valance was the first to perform and received the tied highest score of the evening, a 28 for her Cha-cha-cha to Who's That Chick


Sizzling: The Australian popstar looked gorgeous in a tiny gold dress and bouffant hair

'I'm struggling with the Cha-cha-cha,' the Kiss Kiss singer, paired with last year's winner Artem Chigvintsev, said. 'Artem doesn't give out compliments willy-nilly.

Artem's been hard enough to please, hopefully I'll impress the judges.'
She needn't have worried. Dancing to Who's That Chick by David Guetta, Valance dazzled the audience and judges with her natural rhythm.

Judge Alesha Dixon gushed over the performance. 'You are a very good dancer, you look sensation and you've got the sexiness down,' she enthused. 'Your technique is already at a very high standard. You're going to be sensational!'


One to beat: Holly showed some nerves after the performance but needn't have worried, winning high praise from the judges

Len Goodman admitted, 'It's not the best first dance I've ever seen... but it was close. It could have been a bit crisper. The rest have got to be bloomin' good to beat that though.'

'You are eye candy,' Bruno Tonioli told Holly, 'but you need more bite. You need to go for it with more strength - go for it because you've got it.'


Judges' favourite: Former soap star Anita Dobson gave Holly a run for her money with an elegant and emotional waltz to Three Times A Lady


High praise: Even Craig was uncharacteristically generous, telling her he 'thought that whole routine was gorgeous'

Craig wasn't too harsh either, telling Valance she needed 'sharper arm placement throughout. A lot to work on but a lot of good actually.'

The judges awarded Holly and Artem a high score of 28, with Alesha's eight the highest individual score of the evening.


Giggles: While many were expecting good things from singing superstar Lulu, hers was deemed the worst performance of the evening


Entertaining: 'It had the energy, but the steps went down the toilet,' Bruno told Lulu and partner Brendan


Stiff: Presenter Lobb performed a romantic waltz but was criticised for not showing enough love to partner Katya, and was told he 'looked like Adrian Chiles on the sofa'


Still impressive: Despite the criticism Lobb walked away with the next highest score of 24


Surprising: Boxer Audley Harrison said he was nervous but did very well with his waltz to Angel, receiving a score of 20


Powerful: 'You are so graceful for someone the size of Everest!' Bruno remarked


Standing still: The judges were unimpressed that Robbie Savage's partner Ola Jordan did most of the dancing while he stood still for much of the routine


Blondies: 'At least their hair matched,' said Len Goodman


'It couldn't have been camper if you tried': Russell Grant received a standing ovation for his performance to Venus by Bananarama


Dazzling: Craig was less complimentary, saying 'That was the birth of something darling, it certainly wasn't Venus'

Tomorrow night the remaining dancers Jason Donovan, Nancy Dell'Ollio, Harry Judd, Chelsee Healy, Alex Jones, Edwina Currie and Rory Bremner will take to the dance floor.


Russell Grant and Flavia Cacace - Cha Cha Cha - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Anita Dobson and Robin Windsor - Slow Waltz - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Robbie Savage and Ola Jordan - Cha Cha Cha - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Audley Harrison and Natalie Lowe - Slow Waltz - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Lulu and Brendan Cole - Cha Cha Cha - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Dan Lobb and Katya Virshilas - Slow waltz - Strictly Come Dancing 2011


Holly Valance Strictly Come Dancing 30-09-2011




source: dailymail

The mysterious case of Kate's disappearing ring: Why we saw the Duchess's sapphire sparkler... then it was gone

By TAMARA ABRAHAM

Mysterious case: The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her sapphire engagement ring when she arrived at the Royal Marsden in London yesterday (left) but it had vanished by the time she left two hours later (right)

It is probably the most famous engagement ring in the world. So it didn't take long for a few people to notice that the Duchess of Cambridge's ever-present sapphire and diamond sparkler had mysteriously vanished yesterday.

Catherine, who was with her husband, Prince William, for the opening of a new cancer centre, was wearing the £250,000 Garrard ring, once owned by Princess Diana, when she arrived at the Royal Marsden in south London.

It was a distinctive shock of colour against her oatmeal-coloured Amanda Wakeley dress.


The most famous engagement ring in the world: It didn't take long for a few people to notice that the Duchess of Cambridge's ever-present sapphire and diamond sparkler had vanished

But one inside the hospital, the only jewellery remaining on her left hand was her plain gold wedding band.

Of course, there was a simple explanation for the missing ring. Rather than misplacing it, or making some ill-timed statement about the state of her marriage, the Duchess had simply stowed it in her LK Bennett clutch bag for hygiene reasons on the advice of hospital staff.


Hospital protocol: The Duchess left her ring and clutch in the care of hospital staff for hygiene reasons. The Duke had removed his jacket, tucked away his tie and rolled his sleeves for the same purpose

A palace source told People magazine: 'The plan was always to take it off when she went into the ward in the same way the Duke and palace staff rolled up sleeves and tucked ties into their shirts.'

They revealed that William's jacket and Catherine's clutch were left in the care of hospital staff while they were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the Oak Centre.

And before their audiences with young patients, they followed strict hospital protocol by rubbing antiseptic gel onto their hands.


Sparking form: The Duchess also wore a small silver, diamond-studded cross on a chain and diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough, which she was not required to remove


Elegant: Catherine wore an Amanda Wakeley dress with an LK Bennett clutch and heels for the hospital visit




source: dailymail

Pictured: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reunite at Kabbalah centre for first time since cheating allegations

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Reunited: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore both visited a Kabbalah centre in Los Angeles today

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reunited today for the first time since the Two And A Half Men star was accused of being unfaithful to his wife on their six-year wedding anniversary.

The couple were seen at a Kabbalah centre in Los Angeles today and both were wearing their wedding rings.

Demi, 48, and Ashton, 33, arrived separately but left the establishment together, according to an onlooker.


Ring firmly on: Demi was wearing her wedding band during the outing

It comes amid claims their marriage is on the rocks following allegations that he had a fling with 23-year-old student Sara Leal earlier this month.

The couple have turned to the religion and have been receiving counselling throughout the summer in order to save their marriage, according to reports.


Mending bridges? The pair arrived separately but left the establishment together, according to onlookers

'Her and Ashton had been receiving counselling from Kabbalah over the summer to try to fix their marriage,' a source told Entertainment Tonight, who also said that the couple have been living apart.

Today is Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, and it is said to be the day where followers of the faith can 'wash away their sins'.


Symbol: Ashton's wedding band to Demi was also visible on his left hand

Today Ashton was spotted wearing a pair of beige trousers with a chocolate blazer and pink checked shirt and tie.

Looking downcast, he quickly dashed to his parked Lexus and zoomed off.

Meanwhile Demi, who is back in LA after a stint in New York where she was promoting her Lifetime movie Five, wore a flowing grey and purple skirt, a charcoal sweater and some leather ankle boots.


The other woman? Ashton is accused of having a fling with Sara Leal

She is said to have stayed with Ashton at their home last night.

Sources have told Entertainment Tonight that Demi has been left "sad, hurt and embarrassed' by the scandal.

They are yet to release a statement about the accusations, however, Ashton has addressed the matter through cryptic messages on Twitter.


Cryptic: She also posted this mysterious message on her Twitter account the Monday after her wedding anniversary


Clues? Ashton's Twitter background is a clock pointing to words anxiety and fear


Twitter response: Kutcher posted this message on his page on Wednesday


Timely tune: Kutcher posted this link to Public Enemy song Don't Believe the Hype on his Spotify account earlier this week



source: dailymail

'So nice to have a night off': Danielle Lloyd escapes to Ibiza with her girlfriends

By ANDREA MAGRATH

Time off: Danielle Lloyd is on holiday with her girlfriends in Ibiza

If all had gone to plan, Danielle Lloyd would have been at home right now recovering from childbirth with a five-year-old baby.

But, as her fans well know, the 27-year-old WAG has endured a stressful and emotional summer after her beloved son Harry was born a staggering ten weeks early in July.

With the baby doing well after five weeks at home, the mother-of-two obviously felt he was strong enough to be without her for a couple of days while she enjoyed some time off with her girlfriends.


Trim: The mother-of-two showed only the slightest hint of a post-pregnancy bump as she walked around in a pretty blue and white bikini



Trim: The mother-of-two showed only the slightest hint of a post-pregnancy bump as she walked around in a pretty blue and white bikini

Miss Lloyd escaped to Ibiza with some pals to soak up the sunshine and presumably catch up on some sleep.

But her family were never far far from her mind. Danielle tweeted last night: 'Pasha! so nice 2 have a night off from being mum having fun with the girls.' But she added, 'Love my kids & hubby.'

Today, she was clearly missing her sons and fiance Jamie O'Hara after a day apart, and posted a picture of her with her children with the caption, 'Me & my 2 beautiful boys! There (sic) my life love them so much.'


Fun in the sun: The WAG tweeted that it was 'nice to have a night off' as she enjoyed Ibiza with her girlfriends


Down time: Miss Lloyd lapped up the sunshine on the luxurious day beds

Miss Lloyd looked relaxed as she enjoyed the beach in Ibiza today, where she and her girlfriends will be attending the summer's closing parties.

She soaked up the sun in a pretty blue and white striped bandeau bikini and aviator sunglasses.

Danielle was pictured wading into the ocean with one of her friends, reclining on a sun lounger and checking in back home on her mobile.

Last weekend, the day she was due to give birth to Harry, the Miss Lloyd took her baby to watch his father play football.


What's for lunch? The group had a laugh as they selected from the menu


Party time: The 27-year-old tweeted pictures of herself in Pasha nightclub and enjoying the sunset at Cafe Mambo


Mother's love: Last weekend Danielle took her beloved baby Harry to watch father Jamie O'Hara play football on the day she was originally due to give birth

source: dailymail

Shakira's Ex Spotted With Daniela Ramos, Miss World Colombia 2009

You've got to hand it to Antonio de la Rúa, he definitely has great taste in women. The Argentine jet setter famously dated Shakira for 11 years and has now moved on to a former Miss World Colombia. According to reports, Antonio and Daniela Ramos are now an item.

Antonio de la Rúa

Daniela Ramos, Miss World Colombia 2009

Ramos and de la Rúa were caught displaying some major PDA this past week by Colombian paparazzi. Just 23-years-old, she a full 15 years younger than Antonio, but seems to be smitten nonetheless.

The Bogota beauty earned her crown back in 2009, nabbing titles like "Prettiest Face" in the national competition. De la Rúa met her last September, when he was still technically with the She Wolf. Could that have led to some issues with their breakup?

According to reports, the answer is no. Daniela and Antonio remained friends for several months and only after the breakup did things start to heat up. Hopefully the newly-single Shaki isn't too shaken up by the news.

By Michael Lopez

ABOUT SHAKIRA

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born February 2, 1977), known simply as Shakira, is a Grammy-award winning Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, composer, record producer, music-video director, dancer, choreographer, instrumentalist and philanthropist who has sold over fifty million records worldwide. She has been in the music industry since 1990, releasing her first album the following year. A child prodigy, she began writing poems and songs at age four and taught herself the guitar at age ten. The death of a half sibling and her father’s reaction to it inspired her to write her first full song at age eight.


Courtesy of www.last.fm

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Johanna Sansano is Miss Monde Saint Barthélemy 2011

Road to Miss World 2011

Johanna Sansano (21, 1.74m, Gustavia) is the first ever Miss Monde Saint Barthélemy 2011. She will represent Saint Barthélemy in Miss World 2011 in London, England on November 6. St. Barts Queens is the new national preliminary of Miss World in the Caribbean island under the direction of Moana Sarann Luu.

Miss Monde Saint Barthélemy 2011


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& http://shinymeteor.blogspot.com/

Manhunt International 2011 will be held from September 28 to October 12th, 2011


Manhunt International 2011 will be held from September 28 to October 12th, 2011 at the Central City, Seoul Millenium Hall, Seoul, Korea. Peter Menkey from the Slovak Republic, the winner of Manhunt International 2010, will pass the tittle to his successor at the end of the event.

Peter Menkey (C) from the Slovak Republic, the winner of Manhunt International 2010

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Snapping one up while you can? Vanessa Hudgens beats the Great Pumpkin Shortage by hitting the patch early

By HOLLY THOMAS

Getting hers early: Vanessa Hudgens does her pumpkin shopping in Studio City amidst a country-wide blight

One of America's favourite holidays has come under threat, as severe weather and disease have blighted the pumpkin harvest in swathes over the country.

But it seems 22-year-old Vanessa Hudgens is planning to beat the Great Pumpkin Shortage and ensure she at least enjoys a traditional Halloween.

The High School Musical star was spotted browsing a local patch with her younger sister Stella.


Is this the white one? Vanessa was joined by her sister Stella, and the pair checked out some unusual pale gourds

Looking casual in jeans and a white vest, Vanessa hit Ralph's food shop and a furniture store in Studio City Los Angeles before getting her hands dirty among the squashes.

The star looked at a variety of sizes, appearing interested in some unusual white gourds.

Vanessa is wise to snap up her Halloween accessory early, as the major celebration looks to be severely hit by the pumpkin shortage.


Size matters: The duo seemed interested in some very big pumkins


Tender moment: The sisters shared a hug in the patch

According to farmers in the Northeast, wholesale prices of pumpkins have doubled in some areas, with 'pumpkin profiteering' by unscrupulous traders being reported.

The dearth has occurred as a result of the heavy rains during the spring and summer, which aggravated a subsequent outbreak of fungus.

Hurricane Irene was also a crucial factor, with one New York farmer seeing '15,000 to 20,000 pumpkins, washed into Lake Champlain.'


Watch where you tread: Stella's sturdy red leather shoes were in danger of rushing some of the more delicate squashes


Revealing: Vanessa's top showed a little more than it should while she was in the furniture shop


Preserving her modesty: Vanessa had to pull her vest top up as it kept riding low and revealing her green bra


Quite a haul: The sisters seemed to be stocking up


Light refreshment: Vanessa stopped off for some cooling drinks and healthy snacks


More Halloween preparation? Vanessa bought an Epson Projector at Best Buy in Sherman Oaks


Steady on Stella! Vanessa's younger sibling looked keener to smile for the pap than the High School Musical star


Not a hair out of place: The duo checked their 'dos in unison

source: dailymail