Hannah and Ricky's marriage is over:
Hannah Waterman and Ricky Groves have ended their three-year marriage, it has been confirmed today. The couple, who met on EastEnders, split on New Year's Day after newly-slim Hannah confessed to Ricky that she no longer wanted to be with him. The actress recently lost 3st in just five months, going from a size 16 to a size 6 and bringing out a hugely successful Fat Loss DVD. Now friends claim her newfound confidence is the reason she decided to leave Ricky – and he is utterly devastated. "It seems Ricky no longer fits into her life,"says one pal. "She's enjoying looking sexy and wants to enjoy life as a single woman." The official reason the couple have given for their split is conflicting work schedules, with their spokesman explaining, "Both their careers have been hugely successful, but for most of last year their work has kept them apart." Hannah has said they will remain friends. Sadface.
Robbie and Leona to record duet
Robbie Williams and Leona Lewis are recording a duet together. The pair are said to be heading to the studio next week to record two tracks together, both of which are scheduled to appear on a new version of Leona's album Echo. Leona has always been a huge fan of Robbie's, and now Simon Cowell is on side, too, it was easy to organise the pair working together. It's even being rumoued that Robbie may join Leona on her arena tour this summer. One source explained, "Simon is really keen on the idea and hopes it will help Robbie come on board with The X Factor." Do you like the sound of this collaboration, and do you think Robbie would make a good X Factor judge?
Russell and Katy blessed by love guru
Russell Brand and Katy Perry have had their relationship blessed in an Indian spiritual ceremony. The couple have been holidaying since just after Christmas, and Russell wanted to do something extra special for his lady. During the ceremony, which took place just before midnight on New Year's Eve, a "love guru" granted them luck and divine happiness – and it all took place in a tent at the bottom of a mountain. Sounds very much like something out of a film, doesn't it? Still, we think these two are actually quite cute together, and this ceremony is traditionally supposed to lead to marriage, so you never know...
Jade Jones "inconsolable" over dad's death
Emma Bunton and Jade Jones are both in mourning after Jade's dad sadly passed away on Christmas Day. Former Damage singer Jade is said to be "inconsolable", with a friend saying the whole family is "shell-shocked" by the sudden death. Jade's dad was over in Jamaica for Christmas, but collapsed with a heart attack during the day and tragically died. Poor Emma and Jade. Our thoughts are with them.