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Brit couple’s Shrek-themed marriage!

Brit couple’s Shrek-themed marriage!London, Apr 24: A Brit couple took their love for the film ‘Shrek’ to a different level all together, when they married donning costumes of the green ogre and Princess Fiona.

Groom Keith, 44, and bride Christine, 40, of Barnstaple, Devon, expressed their love for the flick by covering themselves in green paint and wearing full costumes, while walking down the aisle .

Keith revealed that his wife always thought that there is a similitude between him and Shrek.

Kate Middleton ‘has literary heritage’

Kate Middleton ‘has literary heritage’London, Apr 24: Kate Middleton, touted as the royal bride-in-waiting, traces her lineage to the literary world, according to a new book.

Prince William’s famous girlfriend is not only a distant cousin of the late children’s author Beatrix Potter, but is also a long-lost relative of ‘Swallows And Amazons’ creator Arthur Ransome.

Claudia Joseph’s revealing new biography, ‘Princess In Waiting’, has claimed that Ransome’s sister Joyce was married to Hugo Lupton, the cousin of Kate’s great-grandmother Olive.

Sharon Osbourne signs up for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Sharon Osbourne signs up for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’London, Apr 24 : TV personality Sharon Stone is geared up to make ratings of `Strictly Come Dancing' soar high, as she has been signed up to participate in the show, it has emerged.

BBC bosses are thrilled and hoping that Sharon would add some spice to the show.

Sharon would be judged by Arlene Phillips, 65, and Craig Revel Horwood, 44.

This means she will go head to head in the Saturday night ratings against her old ITV show The X Factor.

Recession-hit Elton John loses a quarter of his wealth

Recession-hit Elton John loses a quarter of his wealthLondon, Apr 24 : Even Elton John could not fight the ill effects of recession. He has lost a quarter of his hard earned wealth in the last year.

The ''Candle In the Wind' hitmaker has seen his fortune drop from 75million pounds to 55 million pounds, reports The Mirror.

But Elton is not the only one, who has been a victim of the credit crunch, as celebrities like Sir Paul McCartney have also witnessed the negative effects of the ongoing economic fall.

He has lost his 60 million pounds within the year.

Judge dismisses Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Da Ali G Show’ slander lawsuit

Judge dismisses Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Da Ali G Show’ slander lawsuitLondon, April 24 : A judge has dismissed the lawsuit a woman filed against British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his former show `Da Ali G Show.'

The woman filed the lawsuit over claims Cohen defamed her during a sketch on the show in 2004.

Throughout the legal proceedings, she was referred to only as Jane Doe but has now been named as Heddi Cundle, a British woman who lives in the U. S.

Cundle, who met Cohen 20 years ago in Israel, sued him after the comic used her name in a skit as wannabe rapper Ali G.

Tarnished cricket tycoon Stanford ''living on charity''

Denise Richards’ fun bags up for grabsWashington, Apr. 24 : Tarnished cricket-loving Texas billionaire Allen Stanford is living on charity, according to his 30-year-old fiancée Andrea Stoelker.

When the FBI found him, Stanford, who was once known for his larger than life existence, was served with fraud charges related to an eight billion dollar Caribbean pyramid scheme, had taken refuge at the family home of his 30-year-old fiancée, Andrea Stoelker, a modest town house that was a far cry from the mansions and castles of his privileged life further south.

Britain’s Got Talent bosses frantic over Susan Boyle’s brunette looks

Britain’s Got Talent bosses frantic over Susan Boyle’s brunette looksLondon, Apr 24 : Britain's Got Talent's singing sensation Susan Boyle's new brunette look has got bosses on the ITV1 talent show frantic, as they had wanted to keep her just the way she was ahead of the finals.

Boyle, 48, went for a 35 pounds hair makeover and got her wiry grey locks coloured brown, and straightened.

Mel B shows off ‘incredible figure’ during sunshine break with hubby

London, April 24 : Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown turned Saucy Spice when she recently showed off an impressive six-pack.

Jennifer Hudson laughs off baby rumours

Jennifer Hudson laughs off baby rumoursLondon, Apr 24 : Jennifer Hudson has laughed off rumours suggesting that she's pregnant.

Essence magazine had earlier alleged the Dreamgirls actress/singer was expecting her first child with fiance David Otunga, claiming they had received confirmation "through two sources close to" Hudson, reports The Daily Express.

However, the star''s representative has dismissed the happy news, saying there is "no, no, no, no way" the rumours are true, reports TheCelebrityTruth. com.

Jade Goody: The Musical on the way?

Jade Goody: The Musical on the way?London, Apr 24 : Jade Goody''s life and death is to be the subject of a musical, according to one of her closest friends.

It has emerged that producers are searching for an actress to play the former Big Brother star, reports The Telegraph.

Goody died last month aged 27 after losing her battle with cervical cancer.

According to Danny Hayward, who runs a photographic agency and was one of the best men at Goody''s wedding, the musical would premiere this year.

Jolie lands never ending role

London, Apr 24 : Actress Angelina Jolie has landed a role that could go on and on.

The stunner has been signed up to portray the forensic pathologist Dr Kay Scarpetta in a Hollywood adaptation of Patricia Cornwell''s best-selling crime novels.

Dr Scarpetta has featured in 16 books written by Cornwell, but the flick will not be based on one particular story, reports The Telegraph.

Instead Fox 2000, the Hollywood studio, is planning the thriller to be one of the many thriller series featuring the `Gia' actress.

Although the author was very protective of her literary property, she only gave her nod after meeting Angelina.

WAG Abbey Clancy’s nip slip

London, April 24 : England football star Peter Crouch's girlfriend Abbey Clancy suffered wardrobe malfunction after her boob popped out during an award function.

Mount Everest ice collapse stops climbers

Mount Everest ice collapse stops climbersLondon, April 24 : An ice collapse near the base of Mount Everest has blocked the route of scores of climbers hoping to scale the world's highest peak.

According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, no one was reported injured in the ice collapse, but the route has been blocked for a few days, Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told The Daily Telegraph.

The section of the route called the Khumbu Icefall just above the base camp is one of the riskiest areas on the way to Everest's summit.

Harry’s ‘texting relationship’ with TV presenter Caroline Flack

Harry’s ‘texting relationship’ with TV presenter Caroline FlackLondon, Apr 24 : Looks like a new love is on the cards for Prince Harry. According to reports, the royal has been swapping texts with pretty TV presenter Caroline Flack after a wild poker night.

Harry and the Gladiators host hit it off after meeting at a poker night in West London on April 17.

The duo the spent the rest of the evening chatting and giggling before exchanging numbers at midnight.

Van Persie, Clichy out of first leg of Euro semi

Van Persie, Clichy out of first leg of Euro semiLondon - Arsenal will be without forward Robin van Persie and full-back Gael Clichy for next week's Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester United, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed Thursday.

Van Persie had a groin injury while Clichy has a back problem.

Wenger confirmed that goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, defender Johan Djourou and striker Emmanuel Adebayor could all return for Sunday's Premier League game against Middlesbrough.

"We will rotate a little bit again, but we have no major injuries from Liverpool," Wenger told Arsenal TV Online.

Hitler's "hardly Picasso" works fetch 95,000 pounds

Hitler's "hardly Picasso" works fetch 95,000 pounds Hitler's "hardly Picasso" works fetch 95,000 pounds London  - A rare collection of early paintings by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler fetched more than 95,000 pounds (139,000 dollars) at auction in Britain Thursday.

The 13 pictures, including oil and water colours, were painted between 1908 and 1914, when the Nazi leader was in his 20s and hoping to become an artist, specialist auctioneers Mullock's said.

Britain's Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs could be freed in July

Britain's Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs could be freed in JulyLondon - Britain's Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, who gave himself up to police in 2001 after 36 years on the run, is likely to be freed from jail in July in time for his 80th birthday, his lawyer said in London on Thursday.

Biggs, who is partially paralyzed after a series of strokes, seizures and heart attacks, is currently held under medical supervision in Norwich hospital, in south-east Britain.

Inquiry to be held into UK anti-terror operation

Inquiry to be held into UK anti-terror operationLondon, Apr. 23: The anti-terrorist operation that led to the resignation of a senior policeman, armed raids, the search of 14 properties but ultimately no charges, is to be the subject of an independent inquiry.

The Times quoted Lord Carlile of Berriew, the reviewer of terrorism legislation, said that he would carry out “a snapshot review” of the detention of 12 men picked up a fortnight ago in Manchester, Liverpool and Lancashire, amid claims of an Easter bomb plot. Gordon Brown said at the time that the authorities had foiled “a very big terrorist plot”.

Eminem's dying mother wants to end their decade-long feud

Eminem's dying mother wants to end their decade-long feudLondon, Apr 23: American rapper Eminem’s dying mother Debbie Mathers has expressed her wish to end the decade-long feud that has been going on between them.

The feud started when Eminem, real name Marshal Mathers III, rapped about raping and killing his mum.

His mom tried to sue him for slander and wrote revenge book ‘My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem: Setting the Record Straight on My Life as Eminem''s Mother’.

X-Files star Gillian Anderson lined up for Doctor Who

X-Files star Gillian Anderson lined up for Doctor WhoLondon, Apr 23: X-Files star Gillian Anderson is being considered to appear in a forthcoming episode of Dr Who, it has emerged.

The 40-year-old actress, who’s known for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the sci-fi drama, is likely to be cast opposite the new Doctor Matt Smith.

She will play the role of the renegade Time Lady The Rani, a glamorous but evil scientific genius previously played in the series by Kate O''Mara in the 80s.

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