Dan Wootton

23 May 19
News Review

Gemma Collins DUMPS James ‘Arg’ Argent after ‘social media humiliation’ ‘You’ve got more rolls than Greggs’: Gemma Collins’ pain at Arg’s fat-shaming slurs The GC dumped her Towie co-star boyfriend after he posted a photo of her snoring on Instagram – but it seems that wasn’t the end of his callous behaviour. Gemma Collins broke […]

22 May 19
The Sun
GERI Horner has returned to her ginger roots just in time for the Spice Girls reunion tour. The 46-year-old singer confirmed Ginger Spice is officially back as she shared snaps of her new orange locks. Geri Horner has returned to her ginger roots The mum-of-two also admitted it’s been more than two decades since she last rocked the bright hue. Geri told fans she was toying with the idea of dying her hair after sharing a throwback clip from her days as a red head. The video showed a younger Geri lying on a bed with her red locks – complete with blonde highlights – styled in edgy curls. She teased: “Return of Ginger? #HouseofGinger#spiceworld2019 👩🏻‍🦰 👑.” The Spice Girl enlisted the help of L’Oréal for her transformation Geri with her original red locks back in 1996 And the star went through with the colour transformation just hours later as she shared snaps of her new look, courtesy of L’Oréal, on Instagram. She wrote: “Ginger is back! Thanks to @lorealhair Preference shade 74 Mango. #Spiceworld2019  #girlpower #worthit#HouseofGinger 👑.” But while Geri has returned to her days as a ginger, it seems her iconic Union Jack dress is still very much a thing of the past. The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this month that Geri has shunned her old look for the Spice Girls’ new tour, and instead wants to wear more “age- appropriate costumes”. The star documented her hair transformation on Instagram The star admitted it was the first time she’d dyed her hair ginger in more than 20 years It seems Geri’s iconic Union Jack dress will be staying in the past [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”325″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The rest of the group are happy to embrace their old fashions — with Emma Bunton wearing pink, Mel B going for leopard-print and Melanie Chisholm in gym gear. But mum-of-two Geri — who wed F1 tycoon Christian Horner in 2015 — is insisting on a “middle-class housewife” look beloved by fans of online retailer Boden. The band have chosen acclaimed theatrical designer Gabriella Slade, the woman behind West End musical Six, to do their outfits. [bc_video video_id=”6039707185001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton speaks to Ginger Spice Geri Horner ahead of Spice World reunion tour”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
22 May 19
The Scottish Sun
GERI Horner has returned to her ginger roots just in time for the Spice Girls reunion tour. The 46-year-old singer confirmed Ginger Spice is officially back as she shared snaps of her new orange locks. Geri Horner has returned to her ginger roots The mum-of-two also admitted it’s been more than two decades since she last rocked the bright hue. Geri told fans she was toying with the idea of dying her hair after sharing a throwback clip from her days as a red head. The video showed a younger Geri lying on a bed with her red locks – complete with blonde highlights – styled in edgy curls. She teased: “Return of Ginger? #HouseofGinger#spiceworld2019 👩🏻‍🦰 👑.” The Spice Girl enlisted the help of L’Oréal for her transformation Geri with her original red locks back in 1996 And the star went through with the colour transformation just hours later as she shared snaps of her new look, courtesy of L’Oréal, on Instagram. She wrote: “Ginger is back! Thanks to @lorealhair Preference shade 74 Mango. #Spiceworld2019  #girlpower #worthit#HouseofGinger 👑.” But while Geri has returned to her days as a ginger, it seems her iconic Union Jack dress is still very much a thing of the past. The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this month that Geri has shunned her old look for the Spice Girls’ new tour, and instead wants to wear more “age- appropriate costumes”. The star documented her hair transformation on Instagram The star admitted it was the first time she’d dyed her hair ginger in more than 20 years It seems Geri’s iconic Union Jack dress will be staying in the past [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”6″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The rest of the group are happy to embrace their old fashions — with Emma Bunton wearing pink, Mel B going for leopard-print and Melanie Chisholm in gym gear. But mum-of-two Geri — who wed F1 tycoon Christian Horner in 2015 — is insisting on a “middle-class housewife” look beloved by fans of online retailer Boden. The band have chosen acclaimed theatrical designer Gabriella Slade, the woman behind West End musical Six, to do their outfits. [bc_video video_id=”6039707185001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton speaks to Ginger Spice Geri Horner ahead of Spice World reunion tour”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
22 May 19
The Irish Sun
GERI Horner has returned to her ginger roots just in time for the Spice Girls reunion tour. The 46-year-old singer confirmed Ginger Spice is officially back as she shared snaps of her new orange locks. Geri Horner has returned to her ginger roots The mum-of-two also admitted it’s been more than two decades since she last rocked the bright hue. Geri told fans she was toying with the idea of dying her hair after sharing a throwback clip from her days as a red head. The video showed a younger Geri lying on a bed with her red locks – complete with blonde highlights – styled in edgy curls. She teased: “Return of Ginger? #HouseofGinger#spiceworld2019 👩🏻‍🦰 👑.” The Spice Girl enlisted the help of L’Oréal for her transformation Geri with her original red locks back in 1996 And the star went through with the colour transformation just hours later as she shared snaps of her new look, courtesy of L’Oréal, on Instagram. She wrote: “Ginger is back! Thanks to @lorealhair Preference shade 74 Mango. #Spiceworld2019  #girlpower #worthit#HouseofGinger 👑.” But while Geri has returned to her days as a ginger, it seems her iconic Union Jack dress is still very much a thing of the past. The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this month that Geri has shunned her old look for the Spice Girls’ new tour, and instead wants to wear more “age- appropriate costumes”. The star documented her hair transformation on Instagram The star admitted it was the first time she’d dyed her hair ginger in more than 20 years It seems Geri’s iconic Union Jack dress will be staying in the past [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The rest of the group are happy to embrace their old fashions — with Emma Bunton wearing pink, Mel B going for leopard-print and Melanie Chisholm in gym gear. But mum-of-two Geri — who wed F1 tycoon Christian Horner in 2015 — is insisting on a “middle-class housewife” look beloved by fans of online retailer Boden. The band have chosen acclaimed theatrical designer Gabriella Slade, the woman behind West End musical Six, to do their outfits. [bc_video video_id=”6039707185001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”The Sun’s Executive Editor Dan Wootton speaks to Ginger Spice Geri Horner ahead of Spice World reunion tour”] Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
19 May 19
Sgôr - Dave Jones’ North Wales Sports Blog

Division One Unbeaten leaders Dolgellau stormed to a highly impressive 93-run victory at Hawarden Park. Opting to bat after winning the toss, the visitors recovered from 42-3 to set 222-9 off 50 overs, Mark Edmondson 39 not out, while Gareth Lanagan and Robert Lee both scored 32. Michael Wootton stood out for the hosts with 5-44 off 12 […]

18 May 19
The Sun
DATING is hard, even for celebrities. But as it turns out, sometimes the old ways really are the best – just as these hot celebrity couples are proving. Why not take a leaf out of their book and see whether your friends really do know you best. Emily Blunt, 36, and John Krasinski, 39 Who set them up? The Devil Wears Prada actress was apparently having dinner with a friend in 2009 and discussing how much she was enjoying being single when her friend spotted John, who she knew, and introduced them. And the rest is history. Emily Blunt met husband John Krasinski while having lunch with a friend and discussing the joys of being single First date: It reportedly involved pizza and John’s West Hollywood apartment, but Emily has said she would rather not discuss the details of their “special night”. Oo-er. He said: “I met her and I was so nervous. I was like: ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.’” She said: “Meeting John really changed my life. When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible.” Happily ever after? They got engaged 10 months after meeting and married in Lake Como in 2010. They now have daughters Hazel, five, and Violet, two. [bc_video video_id=”5978840824001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mary Poppins star Emily Blunt steals the show in a stunning blue gown at London premiere”] Kylie Minogue, 50, and Paul Solomons, 43 Who set them up? Mutual friends reckoned that together the pop queen and GQ’s creative director would be lucky in love (soz). Kylie Minogue said of meeting Paul Solomons ‘just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me’ First date: They were introduced in February 2018, but managed to keep it under wraps before going Insta official at Kylie’s 50th birthday party at London party spot Chiltern Firehouse last May. He said: At the GQ Awards at the Tate Modern in London last year, Paul wrote on Insta: “Simply no words to describe what an honour it was to escort this incredible lady.” Aww. She said: “Just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me.” Happily ever after? She’s trying to keep things private, but the many smushy snaps on Insta are enough to tell us things are going well for Kyles. Elsa Pataky, 42, and Chris Hemsworth, 35 Who set them up? The pair shared a dialect coach, who insisted they call each other. This married couple were set up through their mutual dialect coach and first spoke over the phone First date: Far from casual drinks in a bar, they decided to meet at a business function in 2010. How romantic. He said: “From the first time we met, we just made sense.” She said: “Before I met him, I heard his voice on the phone and that was what I loved. He was probably making it even deeper.” Happily ever after? They tied the knot on vacay in Indonesia just three months after meeting. Two became five when daughter India arrived in 2012, and then twins Tristan and Sasha in 2014. Courteney Cox, 54, and Johnny McDaid, 42 Who set them up? Ed Sheeran is the man behind this love affair. He’s a long-time friend of Court’s (we know, random) and Snow Patrol singer Johnny co-wrote his No.1 single Shape Of You. Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid were set up by none other than Ed Sheeran First date: After finalising her divorce from David Arquette in 2013, Courtney was keen to jump back into the dating game and agreed to go for drinks with Johnny. He said: “I don’t know if you can put a label on what makes us work, but I know that I’ve never loved like I love this woman.” She said: “He’s my guy, he’s my one. He’s my partner.” Happily ever after? It’s been a rocky road for the couple, who got engaged in 2014 but called it off 18 months later. They reunited in 2016, minus a ring, and are still going strong. Meghan Trainor, 25, and Daryl Sabara, 26 Who set them up? Chloë Grace Moretz, who thought Spy Kids actor Daryl and pop-star bezzie Meghan were the perfect match. Speaking about Meghan Trainor, Daryl Sabara says ‘it’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know’ First date: Bowling and karaoke on a double date with Chloë and her then-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham. He said: “It’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know. As soon as she walked in the room and I saw her, I just knew: ‘This is The One.’” She said: “It was kind of like a middle-school date. We had a great night and I’ve hung out with him ever since.” Happily ever after? They had an intimate wedding at their LA home last December on Meghan’s 25th birthday. She wore a stunning white Berta gown that had all the sparkles. Dreamy. Cameron Diaz, 46, and Benji Madden, 40 Who set them up? Former party girl and Cameron’s BFF Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji’s brother Joel, masterminded the whole thing. Cameron Diaz was set up with Benji Madden through BFF Nicole Richie First date: Cameron threw a dinner party at her Beverly Hills home in May 2014, which Nicole and Joel brought Benji to. He said: “I’m the luckiest guy. I love this woman!” She said: “The first thing I said was: ‘He’s hot.’ How come I didn’t know this before?” Happily ever after? They tied the knot in January 2015 in a ceremony at Cam’s home. Nicole was a bridesmaid, obvs. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Salma Hayek, 52, and François-Henri Pinault, 56 Who set them up? It was former Gucci exec Mimma Viglezio who suggested to pal Salma that she go on a date with her friend, French billionaire François – but at first the actress thought she meant his then-70-year-old dad. Awks. Salma Hayek says François-Henri Pinault came along and swept her off her feet First date: A romantic dinner in April 2006, which Salma didn’t realise was just for the two of them until she arrived. He said: Apparently when Salma told him she would only be with him if she could keep her financial independence, he replied: “I know. That’s why I want to marry you.” She said: “He came along, swept me off my feet, changed my entire universe and knocked me up.” Happily ever after? Their 2009 Venice wedding was said to have cost £1.5million, and they are parents to daughter Valentina, 11. [bc_video video_id=”5743212282001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Trainor opens up about her magical proposal in The Dan Wootton Interview podcast”]    
18 May 19
The Scottish Sun
DATING is hard, even for celebrities. But as it turns out, sometimes the old ways really are the best – just as these hot celebrity couples are proving. Why not take a leaf out of their book and see whether your friends really do know you best. Emily Blunt, 36, and John Krasinski, 39 Who set them up? The Devil Wears Prada actress was apparently having dinner with a friend in 2009 and discussing how much she was enjoying being single when her friend spotted John, who she knew, and introduced them. And the rest is history. Emily Blunt met husband John Krasinski while having lunch with a friend and discussing the joys of being single First date: It reportedly involved pizza and John’s West Hollywood apartment, but Emily has said she would rather not discuss the details of their “special night”. Oo-er. He said: “I met her and I was so nervous. I was like: ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.’” She said: “Meeting John really changed my life. When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible.” Happily ever after? They got engaged 10 months after meeting and married in Lake Como in 2010. They now have daughters Hazel, five, and Violet, two. [bc_video video_id=”5978840824001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mary Poppins star Emily Blunt steals the show in a stunning blue gown at London premiere”] Kylie Minogue, 50, and Paul Solomons, 43 Who set them up? Mutual friends reckoned that together the pop queen and GQ’s creative director would be lucky in love (soz). Kylie Minogue said of meeting Paul Solomons ‘just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me’ First date: They were introduced in February 2018, but managed to keep it under wraps before going Insta official at Kylie’s 50th birthday party at London party spot Chiltern Firehouse last May. He said: At the GQ Awards at the Tate Modern in London last year, Paul wrote on Insta: “Simply no words to describe what an honour it was to escort this incredible lady.” Aww. She said: “Just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me.” Happily ever after? She’s trying to keep things private, but the many smushy snaps on Insta are enough to tell us things are going well for Kyles. Elsa Pataky, 42, and Chris Hemsworth, 35 Who set them up? The pair shared a dialect coach, who insisted they call each other. This married couple were set up through their mutual dialect coach and first spoke over the phone First date: Far from casual drinks in a bar, they decided to meet at a business function in 2010. How romantic. He said: “From the first time we met, we just made sense.” She said: “Before I met him, I heard his voice on the phone and that was what I loved. He was probably making it even deeper.” Happily ever after? They tied the knot on vacay in Indonesia just three months after meeting. Two became five when daughter India arrived in 2012, and then twins Tristan and Sasha in 2014. Courteney Cox, 54, and Johnny McDaid, 42 Who set them up? Ed Sheeran is the man behind this love affair. He’s a long-time friend of Court’s (we know, random) and Snow Patrol singer Johnny co-wrote his No.1 single Shape Of You. Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid were set up by none other than Ed Sheeran First date: After finalising her divorce from David Arquette in 2013, Courtney was keen to jump back into the dating game and agreed to go for drinks with Johnny. He said: “I don’t know if you can put a label on what makes us work, but I know that I’ve never loved like I love this woman.” She said: “He’s my guy, he’s my one. He’s my partner.” Happily ever after? It’s been a rocky road for the couple, who got engaged in 2014 but called it off 18 months later. They reunited in 2016, minus a ring, and are still going strong. Meghan Trainor, 25, and Daryl Sabara, 26 Who set them up? Chloë Grace Moretz, who thought Spy Kids actor Daryl and pop-star bezzie Meghan were the perfect match. Speaking about Meghan Trainor, Daryl Sabara says ‘it’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know’ First date: Bowling and karaoke on a double date with Chloë and her then-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham. He said: “It’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know. As soon as she walked in the room and I saw her, I just knew: ‘This is The One.’” She said: “It was kind of like a middle-school date. We had a great night and I’ve hung out with him ever since.” Happily ever after? They had an intimate wedding at their LA home last December on Meghan’s 25th birthday. She wore a stunning white Berta gown that had all the sparkles. Dreamy. Cameron Diaz, 46, and Benji Madden, 40 Who set them up? Former party girl and Cameron’s BFF Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji’s brother Joel, masterminded the whole thing. Cameron Diaz was set up with Benji Madden through BFF Nicole Richie First date: Cameron threw a dinner party at her Beverly Hills home in May 2014, which Nicole and Joel brought Benji to. He said: “I’m the luckiest guy. I love this woman!” She said: “The first thing I said was: ‘He’s hot.’ How come I didn’t know this before?” Happily ever after? They tied the knot in January 2015 in a ceremony at Cam’s home. Nicole was a bridesmaid, obvs. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Salma Hayek, 52, and François-Henri Pinault, 56 Who set them up? It was former Gucci exec Mimma Viglezio who suggested to pal Salma that she go on a date with her friend, French billionaire François – but at first the actress thought she meant his then-70-year-old dad. Awks. Salma Hayek says François-Henri Pinault came along and swept her off her feet First date: A romantic dinner in April 2006, which Salma didn’t realise was just for the two of them until she arrived. He said: Apparently when Salma told him she would only be with him if she could keep her financial independence, he replied: “I know. That’s why I want to marry you.” She said: “He came along, swept me off my feet, changed my entire universe and knocked me up.” Happily ever after? Their 2009 Venice wedding was said to have cost £1.5million, and they are parents to daughter Valentina, 11. [bc_video video_id=”5743212282001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Trainor opens up about her magical proposal in The Dan Wootton Interview podcast”]    
18 May 19
The Irish Sun
DATING is hard, even for celebrities. But as it turns out, sometimes the old ways really are the best – just as these hot celebrity couples are proving. Why not take a leaf out of their book and see whether your friends really do know you best. Emily Blunt, 36, and John Krasinski, 39 Who set them up? The Devil Wears Prada actress was apparently having dinner with a friend in 2009 and discussing how much she was enjoying being single when her friend spotted John, who she knew, and introduced them. And the rest is history. Emily Blunt met husband John Krasinski while having lunch with a friend and discussing the joys of being single First date: It reportedly involved pizza and John’s West Hollywood apartment, but Emily has said she would rather not discuss the details of their “special night”. Oo-er. He said: “I met her and I was so nervous. I was like: ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.’” She said: “Meeting John really changed my life. When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible.” Happily ever after? They got engaged 10 months after meeting and married in Lake Como in 2010. They now have daughters Hazel, five, and Violet, two. [bc_video video_id=”5978840824001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Mary Poppins star Emily Blunt steals the show in a stunning blue gown at London premiere”] Kylie Minogue, 50, and Paul Solomons, 43 Who set them up? Mutual friends reckoned that together the pop queen and GQ’s creative director would be lucky in love (soz). Kylie Minogue said of meeting Paul Solomons ‘just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me’ First date: They were introduced in February 2018, but managed to keep it under wraps before going Insta official at Kylie’s 50th birthday party at London party spot Chiltern Firehouse last May. He said: At the GQ Awards at the Tate Modern in London last year, Paul wrote on Insta: “Simply no words to describe what an honour it was to escort this incredible lady.” Aww. She said: “Just when you think: ‘Will it ever happen?’ it came and surprised me.” Happily ever after? She’s trying to keep things private, but the many smushy snaps on Insta are enough to tell us things are going well for Kyles. Elsa Pataky, 42, and Chris Hemsworth, 35 Who set them up? The pair shared a dialect coach, who insisted they call each other. This married couple were set up through their mutual dialect coach and first spoke over the phone First date: Far from casual drinks in a bar, they decided to meet at a business function in 2010. How romantic. He said: “From the first time we met, we just made sense.” She said: “Before I met him, I heard his voice on the phone and that was what I loved. He was probably making it even deeper.” Happily ever after? They tied the knot on vacay in Indonesia just three months after meeting. Two became five when daughter India arrived in 2012, and then twins Tristan and Sasha in 2014. Courteney Cox, 54, and Johnny McDaid, 42 Who set them up? Ed Sheeran is the man behind this love affair. He’s a long-time friend of Court’s (we know, random) and Snow Patrol singer Johnny co-wrote his No.1 single Shape Of You. Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid were set up by none other than Ed Sheeran First date: After finalising her divorce from David Arquette in 2013, Courtney was keen to jump back into the dating game and agreed to go for drinks with Johnny. He said: “I don’t know if you can put a label on what makes us work, but I know that I’ve never loved like I love this woman.” She said: “He’s my guy, he’s my one. He’s my partner.” Happily ever after? It’s been a rocky road for the couple, who got engaged in 2014 but called it off 18 months later. They reunited in 2016, minus a ring, and are still going strong. Meghan Trainor, 25, and Daryl Sabara, 26 Who set them up? Chloë Grace Moretz, who thought Spy Kids actor Daryl and pop-star bezzie Meghan were the perfect match. Speaking about Meghan Trainor, Daryl Sabara says ‘it’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know’ First date: Bowling and karaoke on a double date with Chloë and her then-boyfriend Brooklyn Beckham. He said: “It’s super-cheesy, but when you know you know. As soon as she walked in the room and I saw her, I just knew: ‘This is The One.’” She said: “It was kind of like a middle-school date. We had a great night and I’ve hung out with him ever since.” Happily ever after? They had an intimate wedding at their LA home last December on Meghan’s 25th birthday. She wore a stunning white Berta gown that had all the sparkles. Dreamy. Cameron Diaz, 46, and Benji Madden, 40 Who set them up? Former party girl and Cameron’s BFF Nicole Richie, who is married to Benji’s brother Joel, masterminded the whole thing. Cameron Diaz was set up with Benji Madden through BFF Nicole Richie First date: Cameron threw a dinner party at her Beverly Hills home in May 2014, which Nicole and Joel brought Benji to. He said: “I’m the luckiest guy. I love this woman!” She said: “The first thing I said was: ‘He’s hot.’ How come I didn’t know this before?” Happily ever after? They tied the knot in January 2015 in a ceremony at Cam’s home. Nicole was a bridesmaid, obvs. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Salma Hayek, 52, and François-Henri Pinault, 56 Who set them up? It was former Gucci exec Mimma Viglezio who suggested to pal Salma that she go on a date with her friend, French billionaire François – but at first the actress thought she meant his then-70-year-old dad. Awks. Salma Hayek says François-Henri Pinault came along and swept her off her feet First date: A romantic dinner in April 2006, which Salma didn’t realise was just for the two of them until she arrived. He said: Apparently when Salma told him she would only be with him if she could keep her financial independence, he replied: “I know. That’s why I want to marry you.” She said: “He came along, swept me off my feet, changed my entire universe and knocked me up.” Happily ever after? Their 2009 Venice wedding was said to have cost £1.5million, and they are parents to daughter Valentina, 11. [bc_video video_id=”5743212282001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Meghan Trainor opens up about her magical proposal in The Dan Wootton Interview podcast”]    
18 May 19
Idris' space

Idris Martin Freelance Photojournalist Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Officer. 5 Hanover Road Weymouth Dorset DT4 7QP Tel.01305 776027 Mob. 07774 485186 Email, idris_martin@hotmail.com Website. http://idrismartin.wordpress.com 18/05/2019. Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship Division 3 Pool 2. Middlesex 18 pts v Dorset & Wilts. 20. Last weekend at Devizes against Bucks. the Twin Counties put their visitors […]

18 May 19
CauseACTION Clarion

ELTON JOHN has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton over criticism that a straight actor should not play the gay icon – branding it “bulls**t”. The sobbing singer watched the movie for the first time during an emotional world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night. null Elton John has defended Rocketman star Taron […]

17 May 19
The Sun
ELTON JOHN has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton over criticism that a straight actor should not play the gay icon – branding it “bulls**t”. The sobbing singer watched the movie for the first time during an emotional world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night. Elton John has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton Then, in an exclusive interview backstage at his private party, Elton tells me: “The last time I saw a movie in Cannes was Billy Elliot — and I had to be escorted out in floods of tears, it moved me so much. “I was very emotional just now as well. The movie floored me. But I’m very high. Taron is beyond belief. It’s like watching me. It’s quite extraordinary, he’s so me-like. He’s a megastar. “He was schooled by George Martin’s son Giles and he’s done the most amazing job. I wanted it to be a movie where the actor sang — and he sings.” When I ask about the ridiculous criticism from folk who say a heterosexual man shouldn’t play a homosexual character, Elton waves his hand dismissively and says: “That’s all bulls**t, I’m sorry. Some critics have slammed film bosses for choosing a straight actor to play a gay icon “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it’.” Five-star film Rocketman is an explosive tell-all look at the darkest moments in Elton’s life and is directed to perfection by Dexter Fletcher. Was Elton nervous about showing the world the extent of his issues with alcoholism, drugs and sex addiction? “No, I’m pretty open about things like that,” he says. “When Tantrums And Tiaras came out, it was the most honest documentary you could watch. Elton and Taron were both in Cannes for the World Premiere of Rocketman “With the film, and the book that’s coming out in the autumn, I’m as honest as I can possibly be. There’s no holds barred. I hope it inspires people to come out and I hope it inspires people to come off drugs.” Elton is delighted his long-time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin — played by Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell — “is the glue of the story”. He explains: “He comes out as, like, the hero — and that’s great because I am proud of our relationship. It’s extraordinary that we’re still together and we’re so close — this is a business, as you know, where people fall out very easily and we haven’t done that. “There were times where we’ve drifted apart because it’s been necessary for him to do something else for a while and me to do something else.” Elton spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton backstage at his private party Elton used the Cannes festival to catch up with his new pal Richard Madden, who stars as the Your Song singer’s abusive ex-manager and boyfriend John Reid. Bodyguard star Richard has moved to Los Angeles since his Golden Globe win for the BBC drama and Elton reveals: “He’s very happy and he’s got a lot of offers.” Of the trio of Rocketman stars, he adds: “I’ve made two great friends, with Taron and Richard, and have reconnected with Jamie who I hadn’t seen since Billy Elliot. He’s a wonderful actor and a lovely man.” Rocketman’s Cannes premiere has been a boost to the struggling film festival, which has not yet recovered from its inclusion in the #MeToo scandal because of the previous dominance of shamed film executive Harvey Weinstein. The new movie is likely to be a massive hit Speaking about the movement for the first time, Elton says: “I just think women have been s**t on from a great height for a long time. I grew up in the Seventies and I’d be in the office and men would always be touching women up. “I didn’t think women particularly enjoyed it very much but they went along with it. It’s time something happened where women are not patronised and not taken advantage of.” As Elton continues on his final ever tour, it’s clear he has started to think about his legacy — which is one of the reasons he is so proud of the film. Rocketman is out on May 22 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”330″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He says: “There’s lots of connections with my past and it’s nice to reconnect them — like the dancers from Billy Elliot feature in some of the scenes.” While becoming a generation-defining artist was never something Elton expected, he remains most surprised that he’s become a family man and dad of two. He says: “This is how life works. I’ve had the most incredible life and so many things have happened to me that I didn’t expect — like having two sons and meeting Bernie.” GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
17 May 19
The Scottish Sun
ELTON JOHN has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton over criticism that a straight actor should not play the gay icon – branding it “bulls**t”. The sobbing singer watched the movie for the first time during an emotional world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night. Elton John has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton Then, in an exclusive interview backstage at his private party, Elton tells me: “The last time I saw a movie in Cannes was Billy Elliot — and I had to be escorted out in floods of tears, it moved me so much. “I was very emotional just now as well. The movie floored me. But I’m very high. Taron is beyond belief. It’s like watching me. It’s quite extraordinary, he’s so me-like. He’s a megastar. “He was schooled by George Martin’s son Giles and he’s done the most amazing job. I wanted it to be a movie where the actor sang — and he sings.” When I ask about the ridiculous criticism from folk who say a heterosexual man shouldn’t play a homosexual character, Elton waves his hand dismissively and says: “That’s all bulls**t, I’m sorry. Some critics have slammed film bosses for choosing a straight actor to play a gay icon “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it’.” Five-star film Rocketman is an explosive tell-all look at the darkest moments in Elton’s life and is directed to perfection by Dexter Fletcher. Was Elton nervous about showing the world the extent of his issues with alcoholism, drugs and sex addiction? “No, I’m pretty open about things like that,” he says. “When Tantrums And Tiaras came out, it was the most honest documentary you could watch. Elton and Taron were both in Cannes for the World Premiere of Rocketman “With the film, and the book that’s coming out in the autumn, I’m as honest as I can possibly be. There’s no holds barred. I hope it inspires people to come out and I hope it inspires people to come off drugs.” Elton is delighted his long-time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin — played by Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell — “is the glue of the story”. He explains: “He comes out as, like, the hero — and that’s great because I am proud of our relationship. It’s extraordinary that we’re still together and we’re so close — this is a business, as you know, where people fall out very easily and we haven’t done that. “There were times where we’ve drifted apart because it’s been necessary for him to do something else for a while and me to do something else.” Elton spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton backstage at his private party Elton used the Cannes festival to catch up with his new pal Richard Madden, who stars as the Your Song singer’s abusive ex-manager and boyfriend John Reid. Bodyguard star Richard has moved to Los Angeles since his Golden Globe win for the BBC drama and Elton reveals: “He’s very happy and he’s got a lot of offers.” Of the trio of Rocketman stars, he adds: “I’ve made two great friends, with Taron and Richard, and have reconnected with Jamie who I hadn’t seen since Billy Elliot. He’s a wonderful actor and a lovely man.” Rocketman’s Cannes premiere has been a boost to the struggling film festival, which has not yet recovered from its inclusion in the #MeToo scandal because of the previous dominance of shamed film executive Harvey Weinstein. The new movie is likely to be a massive hit Speaking about the movement for the first time, Elton says: “I just think women have been s**t on from a great height for a long time. I grew up in the Seventies and I’d be in the office and men would always be touching women up. “I didn’t think women particularly enjoyed it very much but they went along with it. It’s time something happened where women are not patronised and not taken advantage of.” As Elton continues on his final ever tour, it’s clear he has started to think about his legacy — which is one of the reasons he is so proud of the film. Rocketman is out on May 22 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”9″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He says: “There’s lots of connections with my past and it’s nice to reconnect them — like the dancers from Billy Elliot feature in some of the scenes.” While becoming a generation-defining artist was never something Elton expected, he remains most surprised that he’s become a family man and dad of two. He says: “This is how life works. I’ve had the most incredible life and so many things have happened to me that I didn’t expect — like having two sons and meeting Bernie.” GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
17 May 19
The Irish Sun
ELTON JOHN has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton over criticism that a straight actor should not play the gay icon – branding it “bulls**t”. The sobbing singer watched the movie for the first time during an emotional world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday night. Elton John has defended Rocketman star Taron Egerton Then, in an exclusive interview backstage at his private party, Elton tells me: “The last time I saw a movie in Cannes was Billy Elliot — and I had to be escorted out in floods of tears, it moved me so much. “I was very emotional just now as well. The movie floored me. But I’m very high. Taron is beyond belief. It’s like watching me. It’s quite extraordinary, he’s so me-like. He’s a megastar. “He was schooled by George Martin’s son Giles and he’s done the most amazing job. I wanted it to be a movie where the actor sang — and he sings.” When I ask about the ridiculous criticism from folk who say a heterosexual man shouldn’t play a homosexual character, Elton waves his hand dismissively and says: “That’s all bulls**t, I’m sorry. Some critics have slammed film bosses for choosing a straight actor to play a gay icon “If people don’t like it, review-wise, or it doesn’t make one dollar, it’s the movie I wanted to make and that’s all that counts. I can look back and say, ‘You know what, I love it. I can live with it’.” Five-star film Rocketman is an explosive tell-all look at the darkest moments in Elton’s life and is directed to perfection by Dexter Fletcher. Was Elton nervous about showing the world the extent of his issues with alcoholism, drugs and sex addiction? “No, I’m pretty open about things like that,” he says. “When Tantrums And Tiaras came out, it was the most honest documentary you could watch. Elton and Taron were both in Cannes for the World Premiere of Rocketman “With the film, and the book that’s coming out in the autumn, I’m as honest as I can possibly be. There’s no holds barred. I hope it inspires people to come out and I hope it inspires people to come off drugs.” Elton is delighted his long-time songwriting partner Bernie Taupin — played by Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell — “is the glue of the story”. He explains: “He comes out as, like, the hero — and that’s great because I am proud of our relationship. It’s extraordinary that we’re still together and we’re so close — this is a business, as you know, where people fall out very easily and we haven’t done that. “There were times where we’ve drifted apart because it’s been necessary for him to do something else for a while and me to do something else.” Elton spoke to The Sun’s Dan Wootton backstage at his private party Elton used the Cannes festival to catch up with his new pal Richard Madden, who stars as the Your Song singer’s abusive ex-manager and boyfriend John Reid. Bodyguard star Richard has moved to Los Angeles since his Golden Globe win for the BBC drama and Elton reveals: “He’s very happy and he’s got a lot of offers.” Of the trio of Rocketman stars, he adds: “I’ve made two great friends, with Taron and Richard, and have reconnected with Jamie who I hadn’t seen since Billy Elliot. He’s a wonderful actor and a lovely man.” Rocketman’s Cannes premiere has been a boost to the struggling film festival, which has not yet recovered from its inclusion in the #MeToo scandal because of the previous dominance of shamed film executive Harvey Weinstein. The new movie is likely to be a massive hit Speaking about the movement for the first time, Elton says: “I just think women have been s**t on from a great height for a long time. I grew up in the Seventies and I’d be in the office and men would always be touching women up. “I didn’t think women particularly enjoyed it very much but they went along with it. It’s time something happened where women are not patronised and not taken advantage of.” As Elton continues on his final ever tour, it’s clear he has started to think about his legacy — which is one of the reasons he is so proud of the film. Rocketman is out on May 22 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN BIZARRE ” posts_category=”12″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] He says: “There’s lots of connections with my past and it’s nice to reconnect them — like the dancers from Billy Elliot feature in some of the scenes.” While becoming a generation-defining artist was never something Elton expected, he remains most surprised that he’s become a family man and dad of two. He says: “This is how life works. I’ve had the most incredible life and so many things have happened to me that I didn’t expect — like having two sons and meeting Bernie.” GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk
16 May 19
The Sun
A SENIOR civil servant ended up chatting to Gary Barlow after a bizarre No10 mix-up, it was claimed today. The government official rang Downing Street to try and speak to Gavin Barwell – Theresa May’s powerful chief of staff. A senior civil servant ended up talking to Gary Barlow The mandarin wanted to contact No10 aide Gavin Barwell But a phone operator accidentally put him through to Take That frontman Mr Barlow instead, the Daily Mail reported. No10 apparently had the singer’s mobile number thanks to previous chats between him and Government ministers. The Downing Street switchboard, known simply as “Switch”, is legendary for its 24/7 service and ruthless efficiency. Whitehall insiders say the skilled operators are able to contact more or less anyone, wherever they are in the world. A source told the Mail: “Switch has numbers for all sorts of people. “Anyone who has dealt with them will be on its database.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN POLITICS” posts_category=”318″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Mr Barlow, 48, is the lead singer and songwriter of Take That and was previously head judge on The X Factor. Mr Barwell, 47, was MP for Croydon Central until he lost his seat in the 2017 snap election. He is now the most senior official in 10 Downing Street and is key to helping Mrs May push her Brexit strategy through. The Downing Street switchboard is known for its worldwide reach [bc_video video_id=”5852406196001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Gary Barlow talks making up with Robbie Williams on The Dan Wootton Interview as X Factor judge reunites with Take That”] We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online politics team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours
13 May 19
The Irish Sun
CHRISSIE Teigen has posted a naked selfie throwback picture showing off her huge baby bump last year. The model took to Instagram to share the intimate snap as she celebrated Mother’s Day in America. Chrissie Teigen shares a throwback pregnancy snap -Fresh out the shower and wearing a towel around her hair, the gorgeous 33-year-old captioned the picture: “The best thing I’ve ever made are my babies. Thank you for making me a mommy and changing my life forever.” Fans were quick to shower her with compliments with one person writing: “Wish I had looked this amazing pregnant! It’s a stunning photo”, and another adding: “This is beautiful Chrissy”. Chrissie has two children – 3-year-old Luna Simone Stephens and 11-month-old Miles Theodore Stephens – with husband and singer, John Legend. View this post on Instagram love you for 40 more and into eternity ❤️ A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Dec 28, 2018 at 7:05pm PST View this post on Instagram just being my sweet, peaceful self A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Jul 29, 2018 at 12:21am PDT The mum-of-two is very open about breastfeeding her youngsters and would often posts candid shots of her small family. In funny shot from last year, Chrissy could be seen lying in a towel, with her tiny baby in one hand and the dolly in the other, as Luna, two, looked on. She captioned it: “Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now.” And in an episode of the Dan Wootton Interview podcast, husband John said: “Chrissy has been trying to destigmatise breastfeeding and I think other mums have been doing the same thing. “It’s not something they should be ashamed of. It’s natural, it’s vital for the kid and important for the kid. View this post on Instagram Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Jul 7, 2018 at 10:04am PDT Chrissy met singer-songwriter John Legend on the set of the video for his song Stereo in 2007 and in 2011 he proposed. His song All of Me was written about Chrissy and the video was shot just days before they married in Lake Como, Italy in September 2013. Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.