British TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins is expecting her first child. The Good Morning Britain co-host announced her happy news during the U.K. show on Tuesday (12Aug14). She married partner Mark Herbert in 2008.
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has dismissed suggestions she is broke after frittering away her fortune, branding the story a "fiction" and insisting she is not selling her home to pay her bills.
The former child star hit headlines this week (beg07Jul14) when a report emerged suggesting the millions she made as a young singer had dried up, forcing her to return to work.
She was quoted by BBC Wales as saying, "The tax man is looking at my accounts wondering where I'm hiding all my money. But it's exaggerated because it makes a better story. I will have to work for the rest of my life. Not because I want to but because I have to."
However, Church is adamant speculation about her finances have been overblown, and she is not struggling to get by.
In a series of posts on Twitter.com, Church refutes the story, and urges fans to watch her upcoming BBC Wales documentary, which charts her recent return to the music industry.
She writes, "So the tabloids want to make me out to be a profligate waste of space... If you want to know what I ACTUALLY said watch this (documentary) on Saturday... Maybe I should thank them for the bad publicity, so all the honest folk they've duped tune in to my doc thinking I'm a turd. #not-a-turd... The Mail (British newspaper The Daily Mail) says I've put my house on the market due to poverty. Strange I have no recollection of doing that. Stop trying to sell m'crib (sic)... To anyone who still hasn't got it: the recent story about my wealth is a fiction."
Welsh singer Charlotte Church has been forced to return to work after admitting her fortune is dwindling. The former child star stepped out of the spotlight to focus on motherhood, but has recently tried to relaunch herself as a credible artist, funding the release of new music herself.
Her worth has also taken a blow, dropping from an estimated $42 million (£25 million) to $18.7 million (£11 million) in recent years, and now Church admits she will be working for the rest of her life to pay the bills.
In a new interview with BBC Wales, she says, "The tax man is looking at my accounts wondering where I'm hiding all my money. But it's exaggerated because it makes a better story.
"I will have to work for the rest of my life. Not because I want to but because I have to. I always understood that all that stuff isn't important and (my career) was not the be and end all. My life is so full and so rich I definitely feel like I've had the good side of the deal."
Pop punk Pink, actress Rachael Leigh Cook and pregnant former wrestler Stacy Keibler have stripped for a new magazine photoshoot to celebrate beauty at the age of 34. The trio has joined TV stars Dania Ramirez and Laura Prepon to pose for People magazine's Naked at 34 feature, which was inspired by a recent study, which suggested that women feel best about their bodies at that age.
Pink admits she learned to love her body as a child, training as a gymnast, and now she is teaching her daughter, two-year-old Willow, the importance of self-acceptance.
The singer says, "She said to me the other day, 'Mama, on Tuesday I think we should get naked and have a naked booby butt dance party'. I was like, 'I'm in'."
Meanwhile, newlywed Keibler, who is expecting her first child with husband Jared Pobre, is learning to embrace her new curves as she adjusts to motherhood.
She tells the publication, "Being pregnant really gives me a confidence I didn't even know I had. Just yesterday, I asked my husband, 'What do you love most about my body?' and he said, 'Your growing belly'."
And new mum Cook, who gave birth to daughter Charlotte in September (13), reveals she agreed to strip off as a keepsake for her future self: "I'm here for 90-year-old me. I'm here so that future me can look back and be like, 'Hey, you were all right'."
Former child star Charlotte Church is planning to head back to school to obtain a degree in physics. The Welsh opera singer-turned-pop star has become fascinated by the world of natural science in recent years and now she is seriously considering returning to her studies.
She tells the BBC, "I want to go and do a degree in physics - I will have to do an A-level (high school qualification) in physics and maths first though.
"I just think it's important to keep the brain active and keep educating yourself. I have an interest in it and I should try to follow it. It's something I've been interested in for the last year or two."
But Church, 28, insists she has no intention of hanging up her microphone to pursue a new career path: "Music is in my veins, so I'm going to have to carry on. It's my lifeblood."
Meanwhile, the singer will be putting her industry experience to good use by helping to find 12 new artists to support in Wales as part of the nation's Horizons music talent scheme, which aims to showcase "the most exciting unsigned acts with the potential to make a real breakthrough in Wales and beyond".
Church will be part of a panel of music industry experts who will select the aspiring stars.
Actress-turned-fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen is reportedly engaged to her French banker boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy. The former child star, 27, began dating Sarkozy in 2012 and now editors at UsMagazine.com claim the couple is ready to walk down the aisle.
The news emerges months after Olsen and her 44-year-old boyfriend were allegedly spotted shopping for engagement rings at Los Angeles' Neil Lane boutique in November (13).
If the report is true, it will be Olsen's first wedding, while Sarkozy, the half-brother of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was previously married to Charlotte Bernard, with whom he has two children.
Welsh singer Charlotte Church fears her complaints about record company bosses sexing-up her image leave her open to accusations of hypocrisy as she made a "stupid and ridiculous" decision to pose for a best butt competition at the age of 16. The former child star relaunched herself as a sexy singer in her teenage years but she has since claimed she was uncomfortable with her new image and is an outspoken critic of the industry's over-sexualisation of young girls.
However, Church now acknowledges her comments betray her "double standards" as she posed for Britain's Rear of the Year contest in 2002, but she still blames her advisers for not telling her to pull out of the competition.
Church tells British newspaper The Times, "It was sort of double standards in a certain way, because I did Rear of the Year when I was 16, which was a ridiculous choice, a stupid thing to do but, you know, there was a whole host of people that I was working with who should have said, 'Woah, woah, woah. You shouldn't do this. This is bad. You're 16, for f**k's sake.'"
Former child star Charlotte Church predicts Miley Cyrus will be ashamed of her twerking antics when she looks back on her career. The Welsh singer shot to stardom at the age of 12, but struggled with her high profile during her teenage years and eventually decided to step away from the limelight and release records on her own label instead.
Church has kept a close eye on fellow young singer Cyrus - who found fame aged 11 with her role in U.S. TV show Hannah Montana - and she is convinced the 21 year old's recent outrageous image overhaul and sexy onstage antics will leave her red-faced once she moves on.
Church tells British newspaper The Times, "She was even younger than I was when she became well-known and it's never gone away from her. I was able at some points to get away from it and also I come from a really normal family, really working class. She was a child star and her father's famous.
"To have perspective is a difficult thing when you've had a really unusual upbringing. So she's not necessarily making decisions that she will always be proud of, or uphold."
Former child star Charlotte Church has accused pop giant Beyonce of hampering the progress of feminism by peddling a "f**ked up" message to her fans, and releasing a sexist and "stupid" song. The fallen singer sold millions of albums in her heyday but has since walked away from the limelight and now releases small-selling experimental records on her own label.
Church is adamant she is glad to no longer be part of the music industry treadmill, and she has now turned her guns on one of its biggest stars, accusing Beyonce of giving the wrong message to her fans.
She tells British newspaper The Times, "Look at Beyonce. Beyonce is one of the most important women in the world and one of the most influential women in the world, and her message is so f**ked up. While it's pop music, it's fun, it's frivolous, don't live your life by it!... But that song, If I Were a Boy, is really sexist to men. It's stupid and it takes the whole cause back."
Grace Kelly's granddaughter has welcomed a son. Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, gave birth to Raphael on Tuesday (17Dec13).
The little boy is the 27 year old's first child with her partner, French actor Gad Elmaleh.
Raphael is Princess Caroline's second grandchild - her son, Andrea Casiraghi, also welcomed a boy, called Sacha, in March (13).