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Nobel Prize-winning novelist Nadine Gordimer has died at the age of 90. The South African author, who also won the 1974 Booker Prize for her work The Conservationist, passed away at her home in Johannesburg on Sunday (13Jul14) after a short illness. Gordimer began writing stories in her childhood and had her first book published at the age of 15. She went on to write more than 30 works, including July's People and My Son's Story, and was also a vocal opponent of apartheid. Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, with organisers praising her "magnificent epic writing".
British pop star Cheryl Cole has secretly married her boyfriend of three months, Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini. The former Girls Aloud star stunned fans on Sunday evening (13Jul14) when she posted a photo of a massive diamond ring and wedding band on her left ring finger on Instagram.com. In the caption, she wrote, "I usually do not discuss my personal life but to stop the speculation I want to share my happy news... Jean-Bernard and I married on 7/7/14... We are very happy and excited to move forward with our lives together." Cole quietly began dating the French restaurant owner in April (14) and they went public with their relationship a month later (May14), when they attended various events at the Cannes Film Festival in France together. Cole divorced soccer player Ashley Cole in 2010 amid allegations of his infidelity, and her last relationship, with dancer Tre Holloway, ended in 2013.
Beyonce and Jay Z are taking their On The Run Tour to America's HBO network.
The hip-hop supercouple is currently in the midst of its first joint tour, and in September (14), fans will be able to experience the hit concert with a TV special titled On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z.
The programme will feature the pair performing its impressive 42-song set at the Stade de France in Paris on 12 and 13 September (14).
The new special is just the latest collaboration for Beyonce and the TV network - last year (13), her documentary Life Is But a Dream aired on the channel, and in June (14), performances from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour began airing in four-minute segments as part of The Beyonce: X10 series.
Actress Pamela Anderson penned a poem about splitting from husband Rick Salomon for a second time, confessing she knew it was "wrong from the start".
The former Baywatch beauty wed the film producer and poker professional in 2007, but the couple had the union annulled two months later. They called it quits yet again last week (03Jul14), when Anderson filed legal papers to end their marriage after just six months.
Now the actress has opened up about the split by sharing an emotional 1,200-word poem on her Facebook.com page. Although she never mentions him by name, she appears to question her decision to remarry Salomon, writing, "What have I done...? I knew it was wrong from the start - primitive - base instinct.. Never marry a rich man... A mirrored action. obsessive love... unhealthy, hopeless- knocked sideways"
Anderson, 47, continues to reflect on the broken relationship, admitting that she fell for the idealistic marriage she had hoped they would have, confessing, "I love being in love - but expectations, make it impossible to be happy- or satisfied... I've tried... so hard.. maybe it's not in fashion- Tradition...just seemed so romantic... I guess it's a used up ideal - or the old fashion... not modern... No man knows what to do with me- I blame myself"
"Against my better judgement- fell for it- dammit- it all backfired- It doesn't feel good to be used, neglected, ignored - controlled.... I'm not doing this- It's humiliating - I have to turn this around".
Anderson was also previously married to rockers Tommy Lee and Kid Rock, while Salomon became infamous for co-starring in Paris Hilton's sex tape, One Night in Paris.
Jennifer Lopez made a special trip from Paris, France to New York City to support her best friend Leah Remini during her appearance on U.S. late night show Watch What Happens Live on Wednesday (09Jul14). The singer/actress even served as a bartender by handing Remini and host Andy Cohen shots of tequila.
Rocker Varg Vikernes has been convicted of inciting racial hatred, according to reports in his native Norway. The Burzum frontman was arrested in Salon-La-Tour, France last year (13) over allegations he was planning a massacre but he was released days later because of insufficient evidence.
He was subsequently charged with inciting racial hatred over allegations he made offensive remarks about Muslims and Jews online, and he has now reportedly been convicted of the offence.
According to Norwegian newspaper The Local, officials at a court in France have given the rocker a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of $10,880 (£6,400).
Self-confessed neo-Nazi Vikernes, who was released from a 21-year prison sentence for murder in 2009, had previously denied being responsible for the online comments, claiming others had written them.
Veteran actress Sharon Stone is throwing herself back into the dating scene now her children are older.
The Basic Instinct star, 56, is mother to three adopted sons - Roan, 14, Laird, nine, and Quinn, eight - and she admits romance was a low priority for her while her boys were small, but she is now sure they are old enough to understand if she has a boyfriend.
Stone, who divorced her husband Phil Bronstein in 2004, tells Extra, "I am available for dating... What's happened is my kids have reached the age where I feel comfortable to date. I didn't want to date when they were little... who needs a bunch of people running in and out of their lives? Now I feel comfortable dating."
British actress Eva Green has been named the face of alcohol brand Campari for its 2015 campaign.
The Casino Royale star will pose for the Italian liqueur giant's annual calendar, which has been previously fronted by Hollywood beauties including Uma Thurman, Penelope Cruz and Eva Mendes.
She will model for photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten, who is the first female snapper to be involved with the calendar in its 16-year history.
The series of pictures will celebrate the company's classic cocktails and will be unveiled later this year (14). Green says, "To work with an iconic worldwide brand such as Campari is an honour and a privilege. There is something very special about this year's theme as it strikes a balance between the classic and the contemporary."
"It's a thing of incredible beauty and clearly shows that while some of these recipes are over 100 years old, they are still relevant to and adored in today's world."
Actor Alexander Ludwig has landed a new role as a brand ambassador for jewellery and luxury goods company Bulgari.
The Lone Survivor star, who also played Cato in The Hunger Games, joined his fellow Bulgari spokesman, Eric Bana, and the design firm's muse, singer and former French First Lady Carla Bruni, at a party in Paris, France on Tuesday night (08Jul14) to celebrate his new appointment, which was announced during the city's haute couture fashion week.
Ludwig, 22, says, "I feel very privileged to be associated with such an incredibly prestigious brand. I've long admired its tradition of impeccable design and it is also very appealing to me because the product is very youthful and modern. "I am also proud of their fundraising work on behalf of Save the Children and look forward to working more closely on their humanitarian projects in the near future."
Oscar winner Jared Leto, The Vampire Diaries beauty Nina Dobrev and Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto were also in attendance at the party.
Actress Zoe Saldana has fuelled rumours she is pregnant with her first child after attempting to hide her stomach while shopping on Saturday (05Jul14).
The Avatar beauty wed Italian artist Marco Perego in a secret ceremony in London last summer (13), but the famously-private star only confirmed the news in December (13), admitting she wanted to "maintain some kind of sanity" by keeping details about her personal life under wraps.
Saldana first sparked speculation she was expecting last month (Jun14), when the usually-svelte actress was photographed sporting what appeared to be a small baby bump while shopping for groceries in Los Angeles and again as she celebrated her 36th birthday on 19 June (14).
She did little to silence the gossip on Saturday after stopping at the Beverly Hills, California branch of retail store Barneys New York, where she was snapped strategically holding a bag in front of her stomach.
The rumours continued to swirl on Sunday (06Jul14), when Saldana was pictured in workout gear which clung to her protruding belly, although on Monday (07Jul14), she opted for a loose-fitting navy blue blouse to hide her figure as she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport.
Representatives for Saldana have yet to respond to WENN's requests for a comment. If the baby news is true, Saldana won't be the only new mum in her family - her sister Mariel Saldana Webb is due to give birth later this month (Jul14).