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.
British-Irish boyband One Direction have seen off competition from Justin Bieber to win a special prize from MTV.
The Story Of My Life hitmakers have been crowned the network's Hottest Summer Superstar of 2014 for the second consecutive year after gaining more than 56 million votes from fans. They trumped fellow pop star Bieber, who landed in second place with 47 million.
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson says of the award, "We are absolutely over the moon and we realise that obviously we couldn't do this without you so thank you so much for all your votes - you guys are the best fans in the world."
The top five includes Lana Del Rey at three, followed by Lady Gaga at four and boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer in fifth.
British pop star Pixie Lott has confirmed she'll be taking part in U.K. reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing.
Lott will compete against 14 other famous faces for the trophy, including fellow pop stars Simon Webbe and Frankie Sandford.
British pop star Pixie Lott was so mortified by a revealing paparazzi shot of her breasts, she now gives all her outfits a "flash test" to make sure they don't go see-through. Last month (Jul14), the Mama Do hitmaker was snapped on a night out in London wearing a top which had become transparent in the glare of the photographer's flashbulbs and showed off her bare boobs.
Lott reveals she was deeply embarrassed by the picture, and now tests all her outfits at home before she goes out.
She tells Britain's Fabulous magazine, "I do a flash test on my phone before I go out... I (previously) went out in Soho with my friends and when I was snapped by photographers, my top went see-through. I was just so embarrassed because I didn't intend for that (to happen). I thought people might have thought I did that on purpose, but I actually didn't. I just have to be more careful."
British singers including Marvin Humes and his wife Rochelle, Kym Marsh and Pixie Lott have recited war poetry, including pieces by Wilfred Owen and Laurence Binyon, to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Video footage of their readings will be released online daily until 4 August (14), the date when Britain declared war on Germany in 1914.
Stars including Colin Firth, Jeremy Piven and Luke Evans turned out to support Samuel L. Jackson at his cancer charity gala in London on Sunday night (15Jun14). The Avengers star hosted the One For The Boys Fashion Ball at the city's Natural History Museum to pull in donations for the cancer awareness drive directed at men.
A host of celebrities flocked to the event, which coincided with the London Collections: Men catwalk shows, and the bash had a strong fashion focus.
Jackson, Piven and Evans all took to the runway at the event to show off designs from brands including Fendi and Alexander McQueen. Other stars to strut down the catwalk included Simon Pegg, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, comic David Walliams, actor Jesse Metcalfe and male models David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire.
Supporting the men from the audience were pop star Pixie Lott, who is dating Cheshire, TV personality Amanda Holden, and Oscar winner Colin Firth.
Singer Paloma Faith performed at the event.
Pop star Pixie Lott competed with Miley Cyrus in the controversy stakes during a party for the American singer in London by flashing her nipples in a tiny mesh top. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker threw a party at top nightspot Madame JoJo's in Soho and invited a number of celebrity guests, including Kate Moss and Skunk Anansie singer Skin.
Lott was among the revellers and arrived with her model boyfriend Oliver Cheshire, but she left onlookers stunned as she showed off her bare breasts through a revealing sheer crop top.
Obviously trying to compete with Cyrus' outlandish style, Lott added a pair of kooky yellow sunglasses to her ensemble.
However, Cyrus refused to be outdone, and left the venue in the early hours of Friday morning (09May14) wearing just a bra and low-slung jeans.
Stars including Lily Allen, Chris Martin and Alesha Dixon have loaned their voices to a new musical campaign raising awareness of dementia in the U.K. Officials at Britain's Alzheimer's Society have launched a new drive called 'Dementia friends', urging Brits to sign up to free sessions which would provide them with the skills to deal with sufferers of the memory-stealing disease.
In a commercial to accompany the scheme, a dementia sufferer kicks off a rousing rendition of The Beatles' hit With A Little Help From My Friends. Allen and Martin appear in separate videos, providing back-up vocals.
The footage also includes a rousing chorus of singers, many of whom are celebrities, including the likes of Dixon, pop star Pixie Lott, actor Simon Pegg, Ray Winstone, and Sir Terry Pratchett, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2007.
British singer Pixie Lott is adamant she did not strip naked for a new pop promo, insisting she wears a barely-there bodysuit in the clip. The Mama Do hitmaker released Nasty, the first single from her new, self-titled third album, on Monday (10Mar14) and the video for the track features a scene of an apparently nude Lott with just a purse preserving her modesty.
However, the singer has now spoken out to assure fans she did not disrobe for the promo and was covered with skin-coloured fabric.
Lott tells U.K. daytime show Loose Women, "You know I'm not (naked). It's an illusion. Potentially it could be but I am not actually, I've got a little bodysuit going on."
Sir Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Irons and Dominic West were among the British stars who helped recreate Ellen Degeneres' Oscars 'selfie' photograph at an awards show in London on Wednesday night (12Mar14). The Academy Awards host attempted to set a new world record for the most re-tweeted photo by gathering attendees including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper together for a star-studded self-taken snapshot earlier this month (Mar14).
A group of British stars has now attempted to recreate the famous 'selfie' on the red carpet at the Prince's Trust awards.
The picture was taken by veteran actress Joan Collins and shows West, Kingsley and Irons squeezing into the shot along with pop star Pixie Lott, The Hobbit actor Luke Evans, and musician Jools Holland among others.