Amanda Holden has spoken of the tragic loss of her second child through Twitter.
She posted on her page last night:
“Chris and I would like to thank you all for the thousands of messages offering support and love during this horrendous time.xx”
Holden, a frequent ‘Twitterer’ had not since January 31, when she posted that she was finishing the last day of the Britain’s Got Talent auditions.
The Britain’s Got Talent judge tragically lost her baby son seven months into her pregnancy and has since gone away with husband Chris Hughes and daughter Lexi to grieve in private. Holden, 39, was admitted to hospital at the start of this month after she could not feel her baby kicking for a day. Tragically, doctors were unable to save his life.
A friend has described their little boy as “physically perfect” while adding, “There is no reason for this at the moment, the doctors have no idea what happened. Amanda was filming the BGT auditions in Birmingham the day before and just said she was popping to the hospital for reassurance as she had not felt the baby kick. Up until then, he had been really active and she kept saying that he was a real squirmer.”
Holden only recently announced her pregnancy and revealed that she waited for so long because of the pain she suffered after a miscarriage last year. She even waited until just three weeks ago to show off her bump.
JLS took in a London tourist attraction today as they visited the London Eye.
With a new single to promote, the X Factor band have been working into overdrive lately cramming in interviews and performances of Eyes Wide Shut and today was no different as the lads took to filming a guest spot with T4 presenter Jameela Jamil way above the capital in the London Eye.
Where JLS go, so do the girls – do they not go to school or work? Apparently not as hoards of screaming fans followed Marvin, Aston, JB and Oritsé to the capsule on South Bank.
Jameela and Marvin wait to board the capsule for their interview
London’s miserable weather didn’t make for a very impressive sight however they looked to be enjoying themselves before also visiting the nearby IMAX.
The movie Black Swan and Natalie Portman in particular are winning rave reviews for the portrayal of the ballet world however it’s also giving women increasingly bad feet due to the surging popularity of ballet pumps.
Now, we know pumps are by no means a new fashion craze and have in fact existed since the 16th century when men wore a similar shoe called pompes and ballet flats were popular in medieval times before going out of fashion when heels came into circulation. They then took off again after Audrey Hepburn wore them with skinny jeans in Funny Face in 1957 and more recently when style muses Kate Moss and Sienna Miller were seen wearing them everywhere.
Black Swan has seen a rise in popularity for the ballet pump again as the high street is swarmed with sales.
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists has warned thought that they offer little support and should only be worn for short periods.
Lorraine Jones from the society says, “Professional dancers are no strangers to the perils of ballet shoes, which offer the feet little cushioning, leaving the lower leg and foot to absorb the full impact of movement. This puts increased pressure on the knees, hips and back, which over time can increase a person’s chance of developing arthritis.”
A mere two months after they spent £8 million on a love nest in Highgate together, Brits Sienna Miller and Jude Law have split up. Again.
A spokesperson confirmed the news saying simply, “‘I can confirm that Jude Law and Sienna Miller are no longer in a relationship.”
It is believed that the couple split a couple of weeks ago and the split is believed to be both mutual and amicable.
Miller and Law met way back in 2003 on the set of Alfie, a remake of the classic Michael Caine movie. They became engaged the following Christmas before splitting up in 2006 when Miller found out Law had cheated with his children’s nanny. They had tried to make the relationship work at the time but got back together around 14 months ago when they were both in New York working on plays on Broadway.
Above: The house bought by the pair just 2 months ago
It had looked like the couple had finally managed to make things work with their decision to buy a property however it’s all over again, for now.
She had a tough time on last year’s X Factor but was stood by, by her mentor Cheryl Cole all the way, who reiterated her firm belief in Katie Waissel as a star but Waissel claims that she has not heard a peak from Cole since.
Waissel says she has not heard from Cole since the show finished two months ago and did not expect to, “Call me controversial, but she’s doing her own thing. She’s an artist herself, she had her Christmas break and I don’t expect anything from her.”
Cole had been seen out previously with Alexandra Burke, who was in her category and went on to win the show however she hasn’t bee pictured with her for a long time now. Other judge Dannii Minogue, meanwhile, is believed to keep in touch with many of her contestants.
Waissel gave her interview to Star magazine where she talked about becoming a UK hate figure as well as the revelations that her grandmother, 81, was an escort, “‘I don’t know why I was so widely hated. ‘At the end of the day it’s a TV show – it’s entertainment. The public hated me because they were told to. The power of editing is beautiful.” On her grandmother she said, “It was such a shock! I mean come on, it doesn’t get worse than that! You couldn’t even write that.”
Waissel is still hoping to secure a record deal but for the meantime, she will be joining the other X Factor 2010 finalists on the show’s live tour, which begins on February 19.
Dancing on Ice had a little more iciness than usual last night as ex judge and current mentor Karen Barber took on jibing judge Jason Gardiner.
Karen, 49, who is reportedly dating skating star and colleague Christopher Dean, was seen on camera with tears rolling down her face as Johnson Beharry VC failed to get the score from the judges that she felt he deserved.
Beharry, 31, had revealed that a friend was present in the audience and they had not seen each other since they were together in hospital some 5 years ago where the hero was recovering from the serious head injuries he had sustained in Iraq.
Karen voiced her opinion to which Jason jeered, “If your opinion still mattered you’d be on the panel.” Ouch!
Clearly irate, Karen then got up from her seat with the celebrity contestants and stormed over to where Jason sat on the panel and jabbing her finger in his face demanded that he repeat what he’d just said, ”You know Jason, you really are so offensive. You bring so little to this panel.”
Jennifer Metcalfe was later voted off the show as she went head to head in a skate off with Vanilla Ice.
Babe was infamously the movie pig that thought he was a sheepdog. The movie, adapted from a much loved book by Dick King-Smith was ridiculously cute and loved by all.
Well, cute just got cuter as we introduce you to Louie: the real life sheep pig!
Louie is a 9 month old pot bellied pig who, like any of man’s faithful friends, knows how to walk to heel on a lead, responds to his name, plays fetch and if you offer him a ginger biscuit at the end, he’ll even run a dog agility course for you.
Owner Sue Williams even hopes he will one day perform in her Cheshire county dog display team at Crufts. Williams, 42, is an animal behaviourist, and said that Louie had joined her pig menagerie at the age of three months. Because all of the other 8 pigs were so much bigger than little Louie, he was kept separately for his own safety and given the freedom to roam around in the grounds of her North Wales home.
Williams never intended for Louie to become an agility pig, he just took to it, “One day, when I was training my dogs, I was trying to get one to run through a tunnel, Louie decided to zoom through the tunnel instead. I was really taken aback. I thought, ‘Hold on a minute – the pig’s doing a better job than the dog.’”
Rather unsurprisingly, Louie is a winner with crowds who flock to see the agility courses, “The crowds are always totally amazed when they see what Louie can do, and how well he performs in comparison with the dogs. It just shows dog and animal owners that if you use the right type of training and reinforce good behaviour through reward you can do anything with any animal.”
The rumour mill has been going around for a while on this one, but latest reports have surfaced again saying that Kate Moss is to marry her rocker boyfriend, Jamie Hince, this summer.
The 37 year old supermodel is apparently set to wed this summer despite reports last October claimed the pair had already got married while they were on holiday in Sicily last summer. The reports were immediately denied.
The new claims come after the couple were spotted leaving a jewellery shop yesterday and claims that Hince proposed earlier this week and a “friend” of the supermodel claiming that “she’s delighted” after the couple rang family and friends to break the news.
The wedding is rumoured to be taking place on July 2nd with Kate’s 8 year old daughter Lila Grace as bridesmaid.
No official word has come from Kate or her spokesman.
Moss has recently celebrated her 37th birthday with a string of parties, including one in Paris and one back home in London as well as moving house from Maida Vale to Highgate.
The sounds of Goddamn Electric Bill were never meant
to leave Jason Torbert’s bedroom. But the one-man band, a propulsive
blend of ambient electronic, folktronica and post-rock music, made its
way out to the world anyway.
Since 2004, Goddamn Electric Bill has been
nominated for several San Diego Music Awards, licensed music for
television and film (including the 2010 Sundance Film Festival dramatic
competition film, Douchebag), released two full-length albums
on London’s, 99X/10 Records (run by former The Cure keysman Roger
O’Donnell), including the new 2008 release “Topics For Gossip,” and been
featured in San Diego CityBEAT, Music Matters Magazine and The San
Diego Union-Tribune. But Torbert isn’t new to the musical arena.
Torbert’s suburban childhood was spent playing trombone in high
school and college jazz ensembles. It was at University of Oregon that
Torbert began his seven-year stint as the bassist for a popular punk
outfit called Cigar. The band signed to a label run by Pennywise
guitarist Fletcher Dragge and toured internationally before calling it
quits. Jason tried his luck at a few other projects, including one
band that signed to Jim Ward’s (At The Drive-In/Sparta) label, Restart
Records, but Torbert figured out that the band life wasn’t for him.
It was the sounds Torbert made on his own – from bass, guitar,
rhodes, sitar, mbira, vocals, percussion and synthesizers – that turned
into Goddamn Electric Bill. And it is those sounds
that Slug Magazine called “jaw-dropping cinematic tracks” and Rip It Up
Magazine called “uplifting in both mood and subtlety.” And it is those
sounds that continue to cause a stir.
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