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Universal BEAUTY

25 Aug

Miss Australia third… in that dress!

BRUSHING ASIDE the controversy over her choice of “national dress”, Jesinta Campbell finished third in the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas. […]


8 Aug

Michelle Obama… just a “normal” tourist

AFTER SETTLING into her luxurious accommodation at the Villa Padierna hotel, Michelle Obama and her entourage headed to Marbella for a walk around the Old Town and later dinner at a local restaurant on the first evening of a controversial  four-day visit to the Costa del Sol.


IN the RAW

17 Jul

Diamonds are for Elen

STUNNING Spanish model and mother-of-two Elen Rivas was asked to model Tesco’s spring-summer collection of lingerie, “Diamond Boutique” after fronting the autumn-winter collection last year. Not much doubt why! […]

Pre-wedding BLISS

2 Jul

Peter Andre on whistle-stop tour of Gib

IT WAS THE eve of ex-wife Katie Price’s UK nuptials with cage-fighter Alex Reid – but Peter Andre seemed to have other more pleasant things on his mind as he made a quick trip to Gibraltar. […]


29 Apr

Australian model woos Marbella

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SHIRALEE COLEMAN was doing the customary Australian working holiday tour of Europe when she found herself in Marbella last year. […]


25 Mar

Kristina Szekely: queen of the social scene

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THEY ARE A SELECT GROUP. Costa del Sol personalities whose names have become synonymous with Marbella glamour… one-time Puerto Banús resident Sean Connery; the late Deborah Kerr and James Hunt; Kevin Keegan; Julio Iglesias, Dolph Lundgren and Málaga-born Antonio Banderas (who still own homes in the area)… […]


8 Mar

Favourites take the main Oscars

penelope presentPENELOPE CRUZ had the honour of presenting the first award of the 2010 Oscars – but later missed out on her own chance of winning a second consecutive Academy Award for best supporting actress. […]

TIGER apologises

19 Feb

Plans to return to Tour – eventually

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IN HIS FIRST PUBLIC appearance in three months, since a car accident on 27 November precipitated one of most spectacular falls from grace in sporting history, Tiger Woods said he was sorry for his infidelities and said he would continue to undergo treatment before one day returning to the game.

“Now every one of you has good reason to be critical of me,” said Woods during a carefully managed press conference at the TPC Sawgrass clubhouse. “I want to say to each of you, simply and directly, I am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behaviour I engaged in.

“I do plan to return to golf one day, I just don’t know when that day will be. I don’t rule out that it will be this year. When I do return, I need to make my behaviour more respectful of the game.”



2 Feb

Third Oscar nomination for Penelope Cruz

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SPAIN’S MOST INTERNATIONALLY renowned actress, Penelope Cruz, has received her third career Oscar nomination: best supporting actress for Nine.

Pe, as she is affectionately known in Spain, was first nominated in 2007 for best actress for Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver. She missed out that time (though current boyfriend Javier Bardem did break through as the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar, as supporting actor for No Country For Old Men) but last year triumphed for her supporting actress role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona.



20 Jan

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Debut in Australia

PEDRO MARTÍNEZ de la Rosa, one of Formula 1’s nice guys and (with Antonio Lobato) the only member of last season’s commentating team for La Sexta that made their TV coverage bearable (the OzinSpain household depends exclusively on Spanish Digital+ channels) will be back in the driver’s seat this year as BMW Sauber’s second signing after Kamui Kobayashi.