With suggested restaurant gratuities now reaching 30per cent, is America"s tipping culture out of control?

With restaurants suggesting gratuities of 30per cent, is America's tipping culture getting out of control | UPDATED: 22:19 GMT, 19 September 2012 In a bid to boost their wages, New York food servers are now suggesting diners leave tips of up to 30per cent. With many U.S. restaurants permitted to pay staff as little as $2.15 per hour, workers often rely on service charges to supplement their income

Australian DJ ties the knot in Sydney in a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding style live on air

There is no sign of a barbie, but LOTS of tan, tulle and tiaras: Australian DJ ties the knot in Sydney in a Big Fat Gypsy Wedding live on air | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 31 August 2012 Big Fat Gyspy Weddings are famed for their elaborate colourful meringue dresses, lavish receptions and wild perma-tanned party-goers. And one Sydney-based radio DJ pulled out all the stops to celebrate her wedding in true traveller style live on air

Madonna spills out of her basque onstage as she defends gun imagery in her concerts

Bringing a whole new meaning to low cut! Madonna spills out of her basque onstage as she defends gun imagery in her concerts | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 29 August 2012 She may have shocked parts of the world with her use of gun imagery and onstage antics but last night, Madonna managed to leave concert goers open-mouthed yet again. The 54-year-old singer took her risque style a bit too far when she took to the stage in Philadelphia wearing an extremely low cut basque that almost bared her nipples. Despite being joined onstage by her son, Rocco, Madonna didn't seem embarrassed about showing off so much flesh and instead continued her controversial show as she launched the American leg of her tour

Dry shampoo sales soar as MEN catch on to spray-and-go beauty secret

The great unwashed: Sales of dry shampoo soar as MEN catch on to spray-and-go beauty secret | UPDATED: 10:38 GMT, 10 August 2012 Dry shampoo has been flying off the shelves and it's not just women who are snapping up the time-saving hair product. Perhaps inspired by the tousled locks of stars like boyband One Direction (or as an excuse to skip a wash), men have also been stocking up on the cans which gives the appearance of clean and styled hair without using water. Supermarket chain Asda have reported that sales of dry shampoo have increased by 37 per cent since this time last year, with one in five of the products purchased by men.

Henley Festival 2012: Sting keeps concertgoers entertained with an energetic performance

Still sexy at 60! Sting keeps concertgoers entertained with an energetic performance at this year's Henley Festival | UPDATED: 14:27 GMT, 30 July 2012 He might be 60 but Sting is showing no sign of slowing down. The legendary singer was one of the lead acts at this year's Henley Festival, and proved that despite his advancing years, he still has the ability to delight his fans with renditions of some of his most famous tracks. Literally bounding on to the stage at the event, held in a stunning location overlooking the water, Sting performed songs such as the ever-exciting Roxanne, the moving Fields Of Gold and the energetic Every Little Thing She Does In Magic

Denise Van Outen EXCLUSIVE: My Vajazzling days are over and I"m planning for baby number 2 next year

EXCLUSIVE: My Vajazzling days are over! Denise Van Outen says she's calmed down now she's a mum- and planning for number two next year | UPDATED: 18:31 GMT, 23 July 2012 Denise Van Outen is clearly not letting motherhood cramp her style after she was snapped two weeks ago grooving under a fountain as onlookers cheered her on.

Elizabeth McGovern sheds her title to get down and dirty on stage at the Isle of Wight

From the manor to a mud bath! Downton's Elizabeth McGovern takes to the stage at the Isle of Wight – and still looks like a Lady | UPDATED: 09:06 GMT, 24 June 2012 It's enough to have the Dowager Grantham reaching for her smelling salts, seeing her daughter-in-law pick up and guitar and rock out with tens of thousands of people. But Elizabeth McGovern couldn't have been further from her Countess Grantham character as she got her music groove on and took to the stage at the Isle of Wight Festival today. However, she still managed to look like a lady as she joined 80s Scottish rockers Big Country on the main stage at the music event

Reebok forced to pull controversial "Cheat On Your Girlfriend, Not Your Workout" ad campaign after public backlash

Reebok forced to pull controversial 'Cheat On Your Girlfriend, Not Your Workout' ad campaign after public backlash | UPDATED: 19:31 GMT, 21 March 2012 A controversial Reebok ad has been removed from display following widespread complaints. The poster, which ran at a gym affiliated with the brand in Germany, was intended to motivate, with the slogan: 'Cheat on your girlfriend, not on your workout.' Instead, however, it was met with a consumer backlash, and the sportswear firm pulled the ad and acknowledged that it was 'offensive'.

Ascot orders cover-up for race-goers amid accusations Queen"s favourite meeting is dumbing down

Ascot orders cover-up for race-goers amid accusations Queen's favourite meeting is dumbing down Crackdown: Ascot wants its guests to dress with more refinement In recent years, efforts to broaden appeal have seen the stands at Royal Ascot become increasingly popular with a less distinguished – and rather more casually dressed – breed of race-goer. Now, following accusations that the Queen’s favourite annual meeting is dumbing down, the racecourse is again tightening up its dress code outside of the already stringent royal enclosure.

Holly Valance looks like a young Miss Welch as she comes out of her cave for EuroMillions draw

Raquel, eat your heart out! Holly Valance looks like a young Miss Welch as she comes out of her cave for EuroMillions draw She became a sexy new pin-up for millions of young male movie goers when she first flashed onto the scene in her fur bikini. But 45 years on and Raquel Welch could find herself upstaged by a young sexy Australian who has brought the sexy cave girl look into the 21st century. Holly Valance is the face of this weekend”s EuroMillions draw and got her prehistoric groove on for the campaign, which sees her in a sexy fur bikini.