Kylie Minogue and Andres Velencoso Split

Kylie Minogue and her boyfriend, Spanish model Andres Velencoso, have ended their five-year relationship.

The singer’s spokesperson has confirmed that the couple agreed to go their separate ways, but remain amicable. They were last seen out together dining in London in August.

Minogue, 45, started dating Velencoso, 35, in 2008 after they met filming an ad for her fragrance range.

While Minogue has been busy recording her 12th album in L.A. due out next year, as well as her new role as mentor on The Voice in London, Velencoso spends most of his time in Spain where he owns a cafe, while also trying out his hand at acting. It’s believed being away from each other so often led to the separation.

Last year the Aussie singer gushed about her man: “He’s the one. Sound the alarm, four years. I think I’m pretty settled.”


October 13, 2013

Grammys Lowdown

Grammys Lowdown

Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue, our favourite Aussie songbird, who now calls London home, took away her first Grammy for Best Dance Recording. The track “Come into my world” from her recent Fever album, beat records by pop queens Madonna and Cher. The win makes Kyles the first Aussie to take out a major category at the Grammy’s since the 80’s icon band “Men at Work” were voted best new artist in 1982. Kyles said “I am thrilled and cannot wait to bring it home”. Go Girl!

Beyonce Knowles
Even though it was delayed by at least 5 minutes, (to make sure no one showed too much flesh), the 46th annual Grammy awards were presented Sunday night in Los Angeles. It’s “music’s biggest night” when the America music industry honours its own. The evening’s big winner was 22 year old, Beyonc? Knowles. Nominated in six categories, she took home five Grammys, including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best Female R&B Performance, on the strength of her debut album, Dangerously in Love. Beyonc? shared two awards with her boyfriend, Jay-Z, for the song “Crazy In Love.” Denying Beyonc? a clean sweep was British rock band Coldplay, who claimed the Record Of The Year Grammy, with Clocks.

Finally someone in television programing has worked out that we are much more interested in the red carpet interviews and live performances rather than the actual presentations. The three-and-a-half-hour worldwide telecast featured 19 live performances but the best news of the night was that although more than 100 awards were given out, only 11 were presented during the broadcast. Yippee finally!

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake obviously still had his recent Super Bowl fiasco with Janet Jackson on his mind, when he accepted the award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Cry Me A River. “Listen, I know it’s been a rough week on everybody,” he said. “What occurred was unintentional ? completely regrettable, and I apologize if you guys are offended. This has been a dream of mine. This is officially the greatest moment of my life. Thank you!”

February 10, 2004

Natalie Imbruglia’s wedding secrets

Natalie Imbruglia’s wedding secrets

Gorgeous pop star Natalie Imbruglia and Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns tied the knot at the close of 2003 on a beautiful tropical beach in far north Queensland. The high-profile bride and groom managed to keep the dreaded paparazzi guessing, the location of their nuptials was a closely guarded secret right up until the last minute. Celebrity guests including including Kylie Minogue flew in to Cairns airport, the invitation’s instruction to dress for warm weather the only hint to the wedding’s location.

A fairytale ending

Attendees were whisked away to the exclusive Thala Beach Lodge for the ceremony, where they were each issued with a pair of super cool white Haviana thongs. Ever-stylish Natalie wore a stylishly simple silk chiffon v-necked gown with a layered handkerchief hem. Rockstar Daniel wore, as expected, a vintage pale blue suit. The couple posed for an official photograph after the ceremony, which will be sold to media outlets, the proceeds being donated to the couple’s favourite charities. Insiders have revealed that the wedding was indeed a fairytale ending for the couple, and apparently, one of the most romantic events of the year!

Hot gossip: Fellow former Neighbours star Kylie Minogue caught the bridal bouquet!

Jennifer Aniston and friends say farewell

Want to know how everything ends for Monica and Chandler, Rachel and Ross, Phoebe and Joey? The final episode of epic sitcom Friends is about to be filmed in the US, but there will be no plot spoilers of this most anticipated series finale. Long-time cast members seem to have been rehearsing their goodbye speeches already. Jennifer Aniston said “It’s just absolutely painful in the weirdest way, because it’s the most fun and joyous place to be.” Lisa Kudrow was surprised at how intensely she felt about the end of the series. “It just kind of hit me over the head. It feels like a really deep, deep-down loss.” Recently pregnant Courteney Cox Arquette said “I can’t imagine my life without these people.”

It’s curtains for Friends

Series creators have struggled to come up with the penultimate scene for the ending of a series that has been one of TV’s top-rating sitcoms for 10 years. “What was great about this year is that we knew from the beginning it was absolutely the last season, so we could really plan for it and sort of start trains running in January and February, so hopefully the last episode feels earned and organic,” said one of the show’s writers. “I kind of imagine that [this] must be what it’s like to get divorced from someone you still love when you still have all the good feelings and you care so deeply,” Kauffman said. “You know it’s the right time and the right thing, and it doesn’t make it any less painful.” Sounds like it’s a tough time for these entertainment types – perhaps someone should remind them it’s only a TV show!

January 20, 2004

Gossip predictions 2004

Get togethersRomance will bloom for some lucky ladies in 2004.Kylie Minogue finally ties the knot.

Nicole Kidman remarries – will it be Jude or Lenny. Or Tom?

Claire Danes and Billy Krudup face the music.

Robbie Williams finds an Aussie bride.

Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger stroll down the aisle.

Baby news

The pitter patter of little feet will be keeping some of our favourite celebrities busy in the coming year.

Gwyneth and Chris will have a baby girl.

Toni Collette will have a baby with new husband Dave.

Madonna will adopt a Cambodian orphan.

Gwen Stefani from No Doubt will have a baby boy with husband Gavin.

Portia de Rossi has a baby with her Hollywood wife.


It’s been a rocky 12 months for some celebrity couples. Who won’t make the distance in 2004? Here’s our predictions…

Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz.

Julia Roberts and Danny Modena.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe

Liz Hurley and the Bombay Bonker.

Elle Macpherson and Arki Busson.

Hot chicks for 2004

You’ll be hearing a lot more from these sassy mammas!

Renee Zellweger

Danielle Spencer-Crowe

Kate Hudson

Angelina Jolie

Naomi Watts

December 16, 2003