Oprah"s List of Favorite Things 2012: $238 for soap? Sales soar for luxury Lafco Soap Set

$238 for soap Sales soar for luxury must-have after Oprah includes it in her latest List of Favorite Things | UPDATED: 22:40 GMT, 23 November 2012 Midas Oprah Winfrey: Oprah's annual List of Favourite Things aired on November 18, and already sales of the products have skyrocketed Oprah Winfrey's hotly anticipated List of Favourite Things was released just five days ago on her OWN Network, and already it is having major effects on products she endorsed.

Mim Grey reveals how performing with Paul McCartney was "surreal"

'I nearly fell off the stage with shock!': Mim Grey reveals how performing with Paul McCartney was 'surreal' | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 22 November 2012 It’s a collaboration that most artists can only dream of, but for Mim Grey performing with Sir Paul McCartney became a reality. The British singer/songwriter was asked by the Beatles frontman to perform at one of his parties and of course she jumped at the chance. Speaking to the Mail Online, Grey says the experience was simply 'surreal'

Peaches Geldof expecting her second child with husband Tom Cohen

'It was quite a shock… I had a momentary panic!' Peaches Geldof expecting her second child with husband Tom Cohen | UPDATED: 10:33 GMT, 12 November 2012 Peaches Geldof is expecting her second child with husband Tom Cohen. The 23-year-old star is three-and-a-half months pregnant with a baby boy, and the couple have already picked out a name for their little bundle of joy, Phaedra, which is inspired by an ancient Greek play and one of the pair's favourite songs

Cameron Diaz reveals surprising fondness for British pub snack

'Pork scratchings are my favourite snack in the world': Cameron Diaz reveals surprising fondness for British pub treat | UPDATED: 02:08 GMT, 7 November 2012 She's known for having one of the best bodies in Hollywood. But despite her healthy lifestyle, Cameron Diaz admits to having a weakness for British pub snack pork scratchings

Downton Abbey fan"s boyfriend copies Matthew Crawley and proposes to his Lady Mary at Highclere Castle

Abbey ever after! Boyfriend of Downton fan proposes to his own Lady Mary at Highclere Castle…just like Matthew Crawley Downton Abbey is filmed at Highclere Castle in HampshireAndy Chapman, 38, proposed to Emma Harris, 30, from Kent on a tour Tour was organised by charity Young Epilepsy | UPDATED: 14:18 GMT, 30 October 2012 When Matthew Crawley got down on one knee before Lady Mary in the Christmas snow outside Downton Abbey, it seemed to be the quintessential fairytale proposal. And now one lucky super-fan of the TV series has had her own fairytale come true, after her clever boyfriend popped the question in exactly the same spot.

Samantha Cameron turns story teller as she reads her favourite book to young audience at Westfield

Samantha Cameron turns story teller as she reads her favourite book to young audience at Westfield Donned stylish blue dress with black waist belt Read her favourite book The Snail and the Whale to the group In aid of Save The Children's charity partnership with Westfield | UPDATED: 11:32 GMT, 23 October 2012 She is a devoted mother of three so has plenty of experience when it comes to story time. And today Samantha Cameron put that into practise when she read children's books to a young audience of schoolchildren at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush in aid of Save The Children's new partnership with the shopping giant. Donning a stylish blue dress and black waist belt, the Prime Minister's wife read one of her favourite books, The Snail and the Whale, to the group.

Homeland or Downton Abbey? What your favourite TV series says about you

Are you hooked on Homeland or dying for more Downton What your favourite TV series says about you | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 1 October 2012 After months of counting down the days, Homeland is back on our screens this coming Sunday night on Channel 4. But what is it about the show that has the nation hooked Yes, there’s the intrigue — plus the dashing male lead Damian Lewis and the beautiful Claire Danes — but according to psychotherapist Dr Gary Solomon, there are deeper reasons for what makes a TV series so important to us. ‘Sitting down to watch an entertaining TV show that delves into issues relevant to your life is a non-threatening way to start getting to grips with your own problems,’ he says

Essex mother slims from size 18 to 10 in three months as she copies Lauren Goodger"s new svelte look

Her friends must be well jel! Essex mother slims from size 18 to 10 in three months as she copies TOWIE star Lauren Goodger's new svelte look | UPDATED: 14:44 GMT, 11 September 2012 An Essex mother has credited TOWIE star Lauren Goodger for inspiring her to lose four stone in just over three months. Tess Giddings, 24, who slimmed down from a size 18 to a 10, reveals that watching the reality TV star shed the pounds on the popular ITV2 show spurred her on to change her diet. ‘The Only Way is Essex was my favourite thing on telly – all the girls look so glamorous, I’d never dream I could look like them in a million years,’ says Tess

Julian Clary, 53, escapes to his manor house in Kent once owned by Nol Coward

My haven: Comedian Julian Clary, 53, escapes to his manor house in Kent once owned by Nol Coward | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 21 July 2012 Comedian Julian Clary escapes to his manor house in Kent 1. Wise buy My bronze owl is my favourite thing of the moment. I saw it in a junk shop when I was doing panto last Christmas in Plymouth and I kept going back to look at this fabulous thing

Would you choose a salad over sex? How one in three singles would rather give up between-the-sheets action than their favourite food

Would you choose a salad over sex How one in three singles would rather give up between-the-sheets action than their favourite food | UPDATED: 18:28 GMT, 2 July 2012 They say chocolate is an aphrodisiac but for some, any kinky action that follows is just ancillary. In a surprising new study conducted by Today and Match.com, one in three singles admitted that they would rather go without sex for a year than their favourite food