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.
American football star Tom Brady badgers his supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen for attention by whining and pouting until he gets his way. The New England Patriots quarterback admits he has picked up a few tips from their kids Benjamin, four, and Vivian, one, to win the beauty's affection.
He tells Man of the World magazine, "I like attention from her. So when I'm not getting it, I let her know in immature ways, like a young, immature child would. You throw fits... you pout and you whine until you get what you want."
However, he confesses his tactics aren't working as well as they used to: "She's on to me... So now I have to learn new tricks."
The couple has been married since 2009.
Chrissie Hynde, James Blunt and Fatboy Slim have signed up to perform at a fundraiser for Sir Elton John's AIDS charity next month (Sep14). The star-studded line-up will also feature "pop-up" performances from Take That's Gary Barlow, singer/songwriter Tom Odell and tenor Alfie Boe. Elton John himself will also take to the stage during the event.
The inaugural Woodside End of Summer Party marks the 21st anniversary of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and guests will splash out $5,100 (£3,000) per ticket to exclusive gala, which is to be held in the grounds of the mansion the star shares with his husband David Furnish in Windsor, England.
Fatboy Slim will round out the evening with a DJ set in a secret nightclub.
The gala takes place on 4 September (14).
Singer Ellie Goulding has taken the charity ice bucket challenge to a whole new level by daring British royal Prince Harry to take part.
The Lights hitmaker has a connection to the heir after singing at his brother Prince William's wedding to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in 2011, and she hopes to convince him to join celebrities all over the world who have taken the plunge for the ALS Association.
Goulding reveals her manager turned down the challenge following her nomination, so she has called out Prince Harry to take his place. In a post on Twitter.com, she writes, "So my manager isn't going to do the ice challenge (but donate) so I renominate Prince Harry. Who told me with enough peer pressure..."
The challenge is raising money to battle ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and motor neurone disease. Harry has a personal connection to the cause as his aunt, Anne, Princess Royal, is a patron of Britain's Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have all doused themselves in ice water over the last few days to raise money for the charity.
All-girl group All Saints reunited for their first festival performance in a decade in Chelmsford, England on Saturday (16Aug14). The group, fronted by sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton, was among the big draws on the first day of the annual V Festival - and the ladies didn't disappoint, performing a string of big hits, including Booty Call, Never Ever, Pure Shores and Under The Bridge.
They also covered tunes by Kanye West, Jay-Z and Azealia Banks.
It was a big day for the ladies at the two-site festival - Lily Allen, Blondie, Rita Ora, Janelle Monae, Katy B and Sophie Ellis-Bextor were also on the bill at both Hylands Park, Chelmsford and sister site Weston Park in Staffordshire, England.
Justin Timberlake headlined the first day in Chelmsford, taking the stage with his big band in a Tom Ford suit. He thrilled one festivalgoer, who was celebrating her birthday, by posing for a 'selfie' with her during his set.
Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Elbow and Kaiser Chiefs were also among the highlights of Saturday's festival, while The Killers headlined the event in Staffordshire with Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen, Rudimental, Ora and Jason DeRulo among the top attractions there.
The Killers thrilled fans with their rendition of Iggy Azalea's Fancy, with frontman Brandon Flowers telling the crowd, "We've sort of been working on something and we wanted to show you a little bit of it, if you don't mind hearing it."
The low point of the first day came when rockers Manic Street Preachers had to scrap their planned performance at Hylands Park after suffering travel issues in Hungary.
The Welsh rockers were in the country for a gig at the Sziget Festival on Friday (15Aug14) and they were due to fly to the U.K. for their V Festival slot in Chelmsford, England on Saturday, but the band was forced to cancel after getting stuck on a plane for five hours at an airport in Budapest before the flight crew informed them the aircraft would not be taking off.
The band did make it to the stage for their set at the Staffordshire site on Sunday (17Aug14). All acts who played the Chelmsford site on Saturday repeated their performances at Weston Park on Sunday, and vice-versa.
Troubled British actress Daniella Westbrook has relapsed in her fight against cocaine addiction. The former EastEnders star, who shocked fans in 2000 when a photograph emerged showing she had lost the septum in her nose due to years of drug abuse, has confessed to snorting cocaine this year (14).
She blames her relapse on a one-night stand in Majorca, Spain in April (14), while she was attempting to overcome her split from fiance Tom Richards.
Westbrook, who was clean for 12 years, tells British newspaper The Sun on Sunday, "I have cheapened myself. I have cheapened who I am, but that is a direct example of what drugs and alcohol do... I was offered coke and I took it. The most frightening thing was I didn't think about it at all, I just f**king did it and that's probably more scary than planning it."
The actress admits she has used cocaine about half a dozen times since April (14).
She has since reunited with cage fighter Richards, who was arrested last week (ends15Aug14) following a heated argument at their home in Kent, England. He was later released without charge.
The fiance of British soap star Danniella Westbrook was arrested following a bust-up at her home last week (ends10Aug14). The actress and her cage fighter fiance Tom Richards were embroiled in a heated argument at her house in Kent, England and concerned neighbours called police officers to intervene.
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "This row was one of their worst yet and resulted in a lot of objects being smashed. Neighbours heard a screaming and shouting and decided to dial 999."
Richards was arrested and taken to a police station for alleged breach of the peace, and he was held overnight before being released without charge.
The pair, who were pictured arguing in the street just days before the incident, have reportedly called off their engagement.
Westbrook, 40, got engaged to Richards, 24, in April (14) after a two-month relationship.
British rocker Danny Jones tied the knot with model Georgia Horsley on Saturday (01Aug14). The McFly guitarist and singer exchanged vows with the former Miss England beauty at a ceremony held in North Yorkshire, England, becoming the third member of the band to wed.
Bandmates Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter were all in attendance, with Poynter's pop star girlfriend Ellie Goulding also a guest.
Other attendees included McBusted members James Bourne and Matt Willis.
Jones and Horsley announced their engagement in July last year (13) when the musician shared a picture of himself and his partner showing off her engagement ring on Twitter.com.
The couple began dating in 2009 following Jones' split from Horsley's Miss England successor Laura Coleman.
Tom Cruise surprised revellers at a horse racing event in England when he showed up on Ladies' Day. The Mission: Impossible star donned a grey suit, blue tie and sunglasses to visit the famous Glorious Goodwood racecourse near Chichester, England on Thursday (31Jul14).
He posed with guests and mingled with royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips.
Cruise received a special welcome to the races by the British Army's Yorkshire Regiment band, which played the theme tune to his famous action movie. He is currently filming the fifth instalment of the franchise in London.
Cruise even presented the Magnolia Cup trophy to English supermodel Edie Campbell, who rode the winning horse in the ladies' charity race.
Fans of hit BBC motoring show Top Gear will be given the chance to test out the racing track previously used by stars such as Tom Cruise and Hugh Jackman. Visitors to the track in Surrey, England have the choice of either completing a lap themselves or being taken for a spin by the show's famous racing driver, known only as The Stig.