A kiss from Elizabeth Hurley sold for $85,000 (£50,000) at a fundraising auction for Sir Elton John's AIDS Foundation on Thursday (04Sep14). The smooch was bought by lucky winner Julian Bharti as part of the auction and dinner at the music legend's Woodside End of Summer Party, which brought in money for the singer's charity.
Guests including Sir Ian McKellen, Ellie Goulding and Lulu splashed out $5,100 (£3,000) each on tickets to the exclusive gala, which was held in the grounds of Elton John's mansion in Berkshire, England.
Chrissie Hynde, Gary Barlow, James Blunt, opera singer Alfie Boe, DJ Fatboy Slim and singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed at the bash, and Elton John himself also took to the stage to celebrate the 21st anniversary of his charity.
Guests also included British singer Pixie Lott, comedian David Walliams and his model wife Lara Stone.
Joan Collins has landed a royal TV role as Elizabeth Hurley's mum. The Dynasty star, 81, will portray the Grand Duchess of Oxford in E!'s new series The Royals, opposite leading lady Hurley, who has been cast as Queen Helena.
The TV and movie veteran says, "I am delighted to be part of this very entertaining project."
The Royals will debut early next year (15).
Stars including Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley and Damian Lewis have shown their sporting spirit by reciting a new poem penned in support of England's World Cup soccer team. In a clip posted on video sharing website YouTube.com, the celebrities join members of the British public in the video montage to read lines from poet Henry Birtles' composition That Time Again.
Birtles, who also appears in the video, is known for writing horse racing-themed poems and uses the name The Racing Poet.
He previously recruited Lewis to read his poem Harvest in Westminster Abbey in 2013 and was asked by Hurley and her former boyfriend Shane Warne to write and recite a poem about the Ashes cricket series for a fundraiser to launch the sporting event last year (13).
The England soccer team play their first game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil against Italy on Saturday (14Jun14).
British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley is giving up the country life by selling off her farm. The Bedazzled star bought the rural property in England's picturesque Cotswolds region more than a decade ago, and she kept cows, sheep and pigs there, producing her own line of meat and organic foods.
However, Hurley has now put the six-bedroom mansion and 73 acres of land up for sale for around $9.6 million (£6 million), according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.
She has said of leaving the farm, "I'll miss sitting round the fire cackling with my friends, walking through the fields with my son, and the rose garden I created. But I'm taking my memories with me, so I'll be OK."
British actress/model Elizabeth Hurley has opened up about her heartache after her split from Shane Warne last year (13). The couple called off its engagement in September (13) only to reunite weeks later, but they later called it a day for good.
Now Hurley has revealed she is finally bouncing back after struggling to get over the Australian cricketer for several months.
She tells Hello! magazine, "We finally parted ways in November. It was a very sad time for both of us. Love isn't a switch that you can turn on or off at will. I still love him - we are part of each other's history.
"I struggled for a while but feel in a very good place. Everything is blooming."
Hurley and Warne began dating in 2010. She has since been linked to photographer David Yarrow.
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has urged female fans to have their breasts checked by doctors by publishing a picture of herself undergoing a mammogram scan. The Bedazzled star, who is a longtime supporter of beauty company Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, is in New York City to attend a fundraising event for research into the disease, and she publicised the importance of regular check-ups by going for a scan.
On Monday (28Apr14), Hurley published a picture of herself in a clinic, dressed in a robe and surrounded by medical equipment, adding, "After 40 you should have an annual mammogram. Had mine this morning. It's always nerve wracking but remember.... Breast cancer is 95 per cent curable if detected early."
"Oh Lord; uniforms, games kit, new shoes, haircuts, maths projects... yay, love the start of a new term... also slightly thwarted by a house guest driving off to London with my car keys in their pocket." Elizabeth Hurley's plans to get her 12 year old son Damian ready for his return to school were thrown into chaos when she lost her car keys.
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley was left petrified after she discovered her country home had been overrun with mice. The Bedazzled star spotted a rodent scurrying out from underneath a sofa last week (ends20Apr14), leaving guests at her house in a panic.
She told fans on Twitter.com, "Mayhem. A mouse just shot out from behind the sofa. Screaming women (me loudest) and children."
Hurley dealt with the situation by asking her mother to bring over her pet cats: "My mum on her way round with her two killer cats. I'm having a stiff drink."
She later added, "Operation Vermin started early this morning. On my hands and knees looking for evidence... Thank you for all your rodent killing advice... taking it all on board. Have declared war on them."
Glamorous stars including supermodel Naomi Campbell and singer Rita Ora descended on London on Tuesday night (01Apr14) to celebrate Italian fashion. The style crowd was out in force at London's Victoria & Albert Museum for the launch of The Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition, curated in honour of the country's iconic style.
Campbell attended the glitzy dinner alongside pop star Ora, model/actress Elizabeth Hurley, catwalk queen Eva Herzigova and socialite Poppy Delevingne. Italian fashion mogul Valentino also walked the red carpet with British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman.
The exhibition runs from 5 April (14) to 27 June (14).
A new royal drama, starring Elizabeth Hurley as a fictional queen, has been given a start date in the U.S. The Royals will become the E! network's first-ever original scripted series.
Hurley portrays Queen Helena opposite 300's Vincent Regan in the series about a fictional British royal family.
Created by One Tree Hill's Mark Schwahn, the show is set to premiere in America in 2015.