Pixie Lott turns soldier for the day as she heads to an RAF base to launch this year"s Poppy Appeal

Getting behind our boys: Pixie Lott turns soldier for the day as she heads to an RAF base to launch this year's Poppy Appeal | UPDATED: 15:22 GMT, 24 October 2012 You're more likely to see her on the dancefloor than on a training field, but Pixie Lott swapped her stilettos for Army boots on Wednesday. She might be known for her upbeat pop songs and nights out, but the young singer revealed her serious side as an ambassador of the Royal British Legion. The popstar stopped by RAF Northolt in London to kickstart this year's Poppy Appeal and meet the soldiers and their families

Now the Kardashian effect makes its mark on baby names – but for once it doesn"t start with a K, as Mason takes top spot

Now the Kardashian effect makes its mark on baby names – but for once it doesn't start with a K, as Mason takes top spot | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 5 October 2012 Inspiration: Many parents are following the lead of Kourtney Kardashian who named her son Mason A state-by-state breakdown of the nation's most popular baby names has revealed that a vast number of parents are taking their lead from Kourtney Kardashian. Mason is the most popular name for boys, ranking top in 22 states including Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Idaho

One Direction win big at the Teen Choice Awards on their second anniversary

One Direction win big at the Teen Choice Awards as they celebrate their two year anniversary since placing third in X Factor | UPDATED: 12:40 GMT, 23 July 2012 Following their stateside success it comes as no surprise that One Direction picked up three gongs last night at the Teen Choice Awards. The former X Factor contestants walked away with the awards for Choice Breakout Group and Choice Love Song for their Billboard Hot 100 hit What Makes You Beautiful.

The cougars-in-training? How high school senior girls are taking junior boys to prom

The cougars-in-training How high school senior girls are taking junior boys to prom | UPDATED: 22:24 GMT, 28 May 2012 An increasing number of teenage girls within the U.S. are attending their school proms on the arms of boys who are younger than them

Top baby names 2012: Mason is most popular for new parents as Kardashian effect strikes again

Kardashian effect strikes again as Mason is revealed to be hottest baby name for new parents (but Jacob still ranks top for 13th year straight) | UPDATED: 11:36 GMT, 15 May 2012 Her sense of style is coveted by many but now Kourtney Kardashian has influenced the world of parenting. While Jacob has been found to be the most popular name for boys for the 13th year straight, Mason has come in at second place according to a list made by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Niall Horan and Liam Payne of One Direction show their age as they goof around for the camera

Boys will be boys! Niall Horan and Liam Payne of One Direction show their age as they goof around for the camera | UPDATED: 16:31 GMT, 10 March 2012 With all the success they have had being an international boy band it is easy to forget that One Direction are still young lads. Yesterday, however, the X Factor stars reminded fans and photographers of their age as they goofed around in New York. The boys had performed at Radio City Hall earlier in the day and were heading back to their hotel when Niall Horan and Liam Payne began to mess around in their van.

Kirk Norcross and Frankie Cocozza are the centre of attention on a boys" night out

Double trouble! Partners in crime Kirk Norcross and Frankie Cocozza are the centre of attention on a boys' night out He promised to show the former The Only Way Is Essex star how to go out and have a successful night on the pull. And less than 24 hours after he left the Celebrity Big Brother house, Frankie Cocozza wasted no time recruiting his new best friend Kirk Norcross for a boys' night out. The two lads, who became close when they appeared on the Channel 5 reality TV show, were snapped enjoying the nightlife of Guildford in Surrey last night

Paul Weller, 53, and new wife Hannah, 25 welcome twins Bowie and John Paul

Paul Weller, 53, becomes a Modfather again to twins Bowie and John Paul with new wife Hannah, 25 Paul Weller's young wife has given birth to twin boys – one who the couple have named after his longtime rival David Bowie. The 53-year-old rocker now has seven children by four women after welcoming his sons with Hannah Andrews, 25, on Saturday. A statement on the former The Jam frontman's website announced the news today

Why we must save our sons: Young women now out-earn men and soon most doctors will be female

Why we must save our sons: Young women now out-earn men and soon most doctors will be female Time for a change: David Thomas, pictured with his son Fred, had written passionately about why he feels that boys are growing up in a world that is biased towards girls Feminised environment: Young boys at nursery and primary schools experience many female teachers who in some cases cannot relate to them and their behaviour Rocketing: The number of female graduates has soared in the past 17 years, meaning that for every two male graduates there are now three female On the scrapheap: The majority of white working class boys fail to maintain the basic level of educational attainment meaning they they will have virtually no chance of getting any kind of decent, well-paying job (posed by models) Full of potential: David feels all boys can realise their dreams if they are just given the encouragement and help that they need