Emma Jones

Emma Jones is an entertainment journalist for UKCelebrityNews and other magazines. The author or coauthor of ten books, Emma has sold several million copies since 2006. She worked for eleven years as a writer and editor at the national news biweekly WORLD magazine.

‘I wear the trousers’ Celia Walden on Good Morning Britain

Life Stories is back as a host of celebrities open up about their personal lives. When it comes to Piers’ own personal life, his wife Celia Walden says she wears the trousers.

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories is a series of hour-long episodes which explore the personal lives of famous faces. Piers is unafraid to dig deep and ask sometimes difficult questions of his guests. This series will have seven episodes, with five guests revealed so far. These are Lord Alan Sugar, Michael Barrymore, Mel B, Harry Redknapp and Sir Michael Parkinson.

The latest episode was with comedian and television presenter Michael Barrymore, and Piers took to Twitter to tell his 6.66million followers to watch it. He tweeted: “Barrymore – the most extraordinary Life Stories show you will ever watch.”Piers’ wife Celia Walden has often spoken about life with the ITV Good Morning Britain Star, confessing she believes she wears the trousers.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain in May 2018 she responded to the question of whether she wore the trousers in their relationship, saying: “Uhh yes, I think so! I think women are always quietly in charge, I just think it’s best to let the men think that they are.

Piers is married to journalist Celia Walden, a journalist, novelist and critic, born in Paris,  but raised in London. She wrote for the Daily Mail before becoming the last editor of The Daily Telegraph’s diary section Spy. She and Piers have a five-year-old daughter called Elise, who is Piers’ fourth child and only girl. Piers and Celia began dating in 2006, marrying four years later on June 24, 2010.

Celia is not afraid to poke fun at her partner. She took to Instagram with a picture of Piers’ gimmick hairdryer – Morgan 3000 – blowing her hair over her face. The hairdryer blows hot air out of a model of Piers’ mouth and was debuted on Good Morning Britain. Celia captioned the image: “Does anyone know where the ‘off’ button on the Morgan 3000 is?“ Been looking for 13 years – and it smells like something’s gonna blow. “Might be our marriage #goodmorningbritain #morgan3000 #cantstandtheheat”

Watch Piers Morgan Life Stories in on ITV1 tonight at 9.35pm.

Katy Perry has bought ‘blood on her hands’ says nun amid convent property claims

Katy Perry’s battle with a Roman Catholic nun over a property purchase has intensified after one nun collapsed and died during a court appearance in March of 2018, and another said the singer has “blood on her hands”.

The singer has been in a legal battle over the sale of a Los Angeles convent for a number of years, and now Sister Rita Callanan, the only surviving nun who lived at the Order of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, spoke out against Perry over the death of Sister Catherine Rose Holzman. ‘I really don’t like Katy Perry. I’m sure she doesn’t like me,’ the 81-year-old told The New York Post. She added that the singer has ‘blood on her hands.’

According to Sister Callanan, Holtzman’s last words were: ‘Katy Perry. Please stop.’ The sisters of the Archdiocese have been trying to sell a convent in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of LA to a restauranteur named Dana Hollister. However, drama began when the Firework hitmaker expressed interest in the property in 2015, and eventually bought it for $14.5million (£11.38million), according to the Mail Online.

The nuns had attempted to sell the property to the businesswoman, but the archdiocese told them they had no right to do so, given that they had already approved a sale to Perry. In 2016 a judge declared the nuns’ sale invalid, and Perry was awarded millions of dollars in damages. Problems commenced in December 2017 when a court ordered Hollister to pay compensation to both the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Katy for interfering in a sale between the two parties.

The nuns lived on the eight-acre property for many years after it was purchased in 1972. The case has been put on hold following the nun’s death, although they had previously appealed to Pope Francis directly to give them their convent back. ‘We have an agreement with Rome. It’s in writing and it says if there are any disputes, they are to be settled in Rome,’ Sister Rita said previously. The nuns hadn’t wanted to sell the property to Katy Perry reportedly because they did not approve of the singer’s image.

Callanan’s legal team told The Post that Perry no longer wants the property.

Football star fighting killer disease posts tragic video about final appearance

Rangers cult hero Fernando Ricksen has revealed that a fundraiser later this month will be his last. Ex-Holland international Ricksen has been battling motor neurone disease since 2013.

Ricksen, 42, played for Rangers between 2000-6 and enjoyed a trophy-laden six years at the Gers, winning two titles, two Scottish Cups and three League Cups.

He is being treated at the St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie and admitted he is now finding it “very difficult” to attend events. In the video, during which he spoke through a special speech generating device, he said: “Hello. I’m having a special night on the 28th. Since it’s getting very difficult for me, this will be my final night. Come and make this a night to remember. “Hopefully see you soon, Fernando.”

The event is called ‘An Evening with Fernando Ricksen’ and will take place at the Goglasgow Urban Hotel. Tickets are on sale at £70 and also in attendance will be TV host David Tanner, former Rangers player Marvin Andrews, comedian Dee Maxwell and singer Lynsey Glen.

Since he became ill Ricksen has helped raise money for MND charities and also launched the Fernando Ricksen foundation in 2016.  He was also involved in a documentary named “Fernando Ricksen – The Final Battle” after director Ronald Top was inspired by a tattoo the ex-player got which reads: “I am a warrior. “A warrior with a fighting spirit. I will never give up and never surrender.”

Football fans from around the globe were quick to show their support for Ricksen in responses on social media. One user wrote: “There is only one Fernando Ricksen. No colours no rivalry- only love from one human being to another.” Another said: “I’ve said a prayer Fernando, keep strong, your family must be so proud of you”, while another added: “A true fighter in every sense & meaning of the word… keep strong Fernando.”

Ricksen won two Scottish Premier League titles during his time at Ibrox, and also played for the likes of AZ and Zenit Saint Petersburg. He also won 12 international caps for the Netherlands.

Make-up free Perrie Edwards looks amazing in selfie as she snuggles up with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Perrie Edwards has been enjoying a well-earned break in Ibiza with her hunky footballer beau, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – and judging by her latest holiday snap, the couple are more in love than ever.

The Little Mix singer, 25, drove fans wild with her latest sensual snap, which sees her lovingly wrap her arms around a shirtless Alex, also 25, as he snuggles into her chest. Showing off her freckles with the make-up free snap, Perrie simply captioned the image: ‘Sun kissed’.

Her followers were quick to compliment the couple on such a beautiful image, with one commenting: ‘Stop it! This is definitely the most beautiful picture EVER .’ Another gushed: ‘Perrie you’re a queen and your freckles are your crown’ While a third took the opportunity to advise Perrie that Alex is her soulmate, writing: ‘I believe everyone is meant to meet someone who is there other half.

Perrie and Alex were definitely made for each other they are both each other’s half.’ Perrie appears to be in the sharing mood as she enjoys her sun-soaked getaway. On Friday she shared some very raunchy photos, which saw Alex in a rather compromising position, posing with his head level with Perrie’s waist as she pushed him towards her and stuck her tongue out. In her caption, the singer joked: ‘He never takes photo ops seriously… If you can’t beat em, join em!’

The holiday follows Perrie’s recent trip to Madrid, where she jetted off to support Alex as his team, Liverpool, competed in and won the Champions League Final. Despite Alex being benched during Liverpool’s 2-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur, Perrie showed support, backing her man as she ran on the pitch to congratulate him as the match finished. The couple then smiled for photos, posing with the trophy in matching Liverpool shirts whilst looking as loved up as ever. We just love these two so much!

Avicii’s family launches mental health foundation

In the wake of his death last year, the family of DJ-producer Avicii has launched a new foundation. The Tim Bergling Foundation will raise money for a variety of causes including mental health and suicide prevention, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

Tim Bergling was the Swedish superstar’s real name. Avicii was found dead last year in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. The Swedish star had been open about his struggles and took a break from touring in 2016. “Creating music is what makes me happy and I have gotten to know so many great people in my days of touring, seen so many amazing places and created endless of good memories,” he posted on social media at the time. “The decision I made might seem odd to some but, everyone is different and for me this was the right one.”

After his death, his family talked about his difficulties. “Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions,” the statement obtained by CNN read. “An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most — music.” The statement continued: “He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.

Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.”

The family said the new foundation will also focus on issues including climate and nature conservation. “Tim wanted to make a difference — starting a foundation in his name is our way to honor his memory and continue to act in his spirit,” the family said in a statement.

Piers Morgan drops a ‘SEX’ bombshell

Piers Morgan stunned the entire Good Morning Britain studio today with a bizarre ‘SEX’ bombshell. The Good Morning Britain presenter seemed surprised with himself after making the shocking revelation.

Rylan Clark-Neal joked that Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby actually “hate each other”. When asked if they really get on, he said: “Oh no they hate each other. It’s awful up there. They don’t talk to each other. It’s terrible.”

Referring to her relationship with Piers, Susanna Reid asked: “So it’s actually like this but in real life?  Rylan replied: “Yeah but at half 10.”

Seizing his moment, Piers said: “It’s like this – only without the sex.” Even Piers seemed shocked with what he’d said as he covered his mouth with his hand. There was a stunned silence in the studio followed by a few muffled giggles.

Susanna did not look impressed with her co-host, who burst out laughing. Breaking the tension in the air, Rylan said: “Good Morning Britain. Thanks for having me.”

Charlotte Hawkins collapsed to the desk with her head in her hands. Susanna said: “You are a HR claim waiting to happen Piers Morgan.” Piers ignored his co-host and went straight to the competition.

Justin Bieber Slams Fan Who Said He Married Hailey To Get Back At Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber has lashed out at a troll who claimed he only married Hailey Baldwin to get back at ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.

The rude AF comment read: “You are NOT in love with Hailey! You only married her to get back at SG, plus Hailey sleeps with men like @ShawnMendes for fame and she’s racist.”

In response, Justin replied: “Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back and my ex, anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn’t talk or think this way. He continued: “I absolutely loved and love Selena she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over heals in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me period.  “I will never respond again to a message like this because I don’t like to even give it my energy but this is a reply to all the immature sick people who send Hailey hurtful messages like ‘he always goes back to Selena’ or ‘Selena is better for him’ YOU HAVE NO IDEA MY LIFE AND WHATS good for me!!”

The 25-year-old concluded: “Hailey is my Bride period if you don’t like that or support that that means you don’t support me and if you don’t support me your not a fan nor a good person”  This comes days after Hailey revealed in an interview with Cosmopolitan that she’s been forced to stop reading any of her Instagram comments because the abuse is getting too much for her to handle.

Dumbo remake fails to takeoff with the critics

Eva Green plays French trapeze artist Colette with Dumbo, Tim Burton’s re-imagining of the 1941 Disney animated classic Dumbo has failed to dazzle many film critics ahead of its release.

One critic  gave the film one star, calling it “pointlessly complicated and drawn out”. In his two-star review, Robbie Collin said it “has to be counted as a failure”.

The live-action/CGI film stars Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Green. Thandie Newton’s daughter Nico Parker makes her film debut as the daughter of Farrell’s former circus star, taking a shine to the big-eared baby elephant.

Burton is known for fantastical films like Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow, and for re-imagining Batman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.

Reporter David Rooney declared his new version of Dumbo a “frustratingly uneven picture” that “holds the attention but too seldom tugs at the heartstrings”.

Owen Gleiberman said it “transforms a miraculous tale into a routine story by weighing it down with a lot of nuts and bolts it didn’t need”. Other critics found it more endearing.

Ben Travis awarded it four stars, calling it “an enchanting blend of Disney twinkle and Tim Burton’s dark whimsy”.

However, Peter Bradshaw’s review called it “a flightless pachyderm of a film that saddles itself with 21st Century shame at the idea of circus animals”. While admitting there were some moments where Dumbo “teeters on the verge of flight”, those moments were “cancelled out by boredom, as the pointlessly complicated and drawn out story grinds on to its tiresome conclusion”.

Chris Hunneysett gave the film three stars, writing: “For a film set in the circus, it lacks the toothy grandstanding pizzazz which Hugh Jackman brought to his smash, The Greatest Showman… “This Dumbo story does occasionally fly – but only just.”

‘Looks glorious’ Jamie East’s three-star review said the remake “has all the darkness we expect from a Disney film”, such as death, abuse and bigotry. But he said it lacked heart. “It’s as if Tim Burton kept forgetting to be Tim Burton and felt like he should be making The Greatest Showman 2,” he wrote. “Having said that – It looks utterly glorious. The animals are perfectly rendered and the Art-Deco universe is splendorous.”

Lorraine Kelly sparks concern among female viewers as she confessed she never takes off her bra

Lorraine Kelly admits she never takes her bra off and even wears one in bed – prompting viewers to brand the habit ‘odd’ and ‘unhealthy’.

Presenter Lorraine Kelly, 59 from Glasgow, never takes off her bra and will sleep in it. Her confession sparked concern for her health among ITV viewers. The Lorraine host shared her secret with Loose Women panelist Coleen Nolan.

While many women love to ditch their bras in the comfort of their own home, Lorraine Kelly has admitted she’s so attached to her underwear that she never takes hers off – even to sleep.

The presenter said: ‘I even sleep in it. I don’t feel right when I take my bra off. I feel weird.  ‘I take my make-up off and scrape my hair up but my bra remains on.’

Sure enough, viewers took to social media to express their shock with one writing: ‘You are very odd. All women take their bra off’. Another tweeted: ‘Lorraine Kelly sleeps with her on?! God the thought of that makes me feel discomfort. I could never. I mean, honey forget the bed, as soon as I walk through the front door the bra is slid out through the sides in two seconds.’

However, Lorraine did have some supporters, who also feel much better keeping their bra on.  A separate person tweeted: ‘Bra on at all times hate the feeling of it being off.’ A second added: ‘I do. I only take mine off when I’m in the bath’, while another wrote: ‘I’m with you Lorraine …..sleep in mine too!!’

Shocking moment as woman is pushed into path of a bus

Police have launched a hunt for the ‘Pimlico Pusher’ after recently obtaining footage of the assault, which took place in May 2018. The appeal has been issued now after previous inquiries failed to establish any leads.

The dramatic moment a ‘mother’ shoulder-barged a woman in her 60’s into the path of an on-coming bus just moments after they rowed outside a Tesco Express in Warwick Way.

Footage shows the woman, who was with a small child, shove the victim forward, catching her completely off-guard while she was waiting at a pedestrian crossing in Pimlico, London.  The bus driver was able to slam on the brakes to avoid running her over, but the victim crashed into the vehicle’s doors, while the woman fled the scene while holding the hand of a small boy.

Witnesses rushed to aid the shocked victim, who was left sitting on the edge of the pavement close to the road while tending a head wound. The woman had previously barged the victim at the Tesco during the argument and then followed her to the pedestrian crossing after she left the shop.

Detective Constable Samantha Edwards, who leads the investigation into the incident which happened in May 2018, said: ‘This was an unprovoked assault which could have had much more serious consequences.  The woman collided with the doors of the bus after being shoved towards it. Bystanders went to aid the woman as the offender left the scene’.

A number of inquiries have been undertaken to locate the person responsible.

If you recognise this woman I would ask you to contact police immediately.  It goes without saying that he victim has been deeply affected emotionally by this whole incident.

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Crime Unit based at Westminster on 101 or tweet @MetCC.  You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.