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JLS 'sent stained men's underwear'

JLS 'sent stained men's underwear'
While music fans have been known to send some pretty outlandish gifts to their favourite singers or groups, some presents are welcomed more than others.

JLS are one band who can certainly vouch for this statement, as they told We Love Pop this week that some of their gifts have been quite unpleasant.

Marvin Humes from the boyband said: "Once we got some stained boxer shorts someone wanted us to sign. And sometimes people send hair to us. It's very strange!"

It wasn't just their fans the boys were happy to chat about as they also expressed their honest opinions on The Saturdays music.

Despite Marvin preparing to marry the girlband's Rochelle Wiseman later this year, bandmate Aston Merrygold admitted that their music wasn't always to his taste.

"Just Can't Get Enough annoys the hell out of me! I would tell the girls if I didn't like their music, and it's a cover - so I got away with that one scot-free," the pint-sized frontman revealed.

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Kate Middleton hats up for sale

Kate Middleton hats up for sale
Kate Middleton has fast become a fashion icon in not only the UK but the rest of the world, and it seems like everyone wants a piece of her signature style.

Two hats worn by the Duchess of Cambridge for social and ceremonial events attended with her husband William have now gone up for sale.

Both of the headpieces were hired, not bought and are being sold in June by Kerry Taylor Auctions, where they are expected to fetch between £1,000 and £1,500 each.

The first was a black and white Philip Somerville hat, which she wore to watch Prince William be invested as Knight of the Garter in June 2008.

Meanwhile two years later she hired a black Aurora picture hat to wear to the wedding of her husband's friend Harry Meade in October 2010.

The auction house has already sold Kate's famous see-through net dress she wore on the catwalk of a 2002 fashion show at St Andrews University, a garment which reached £78,000.

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Kristen Stewart 'has stopped going out in underwear'

Kristen Stewart 'has stopped going out in underwear'
Kristen Stewart has confessed that since rising to super stardom thanks to the first Twilight movie she has had to make some changes to her life.

The 22-year-old actress described to Vanity Fair magazine how her life changed overnight.

On the release of the film she said that unflattering pictures came out showing her smoking marijuana, portraying her as "a delinquent slimy idiot".

However, Kristen said that the furore over the snaps changed her daily life "instantly", adding "I didn't go out in my underwear anymore".

Her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattison has also recently revealed that the media deliberately went out to portray her as miserable, claiming: "No matter how many times she smiles, they'll put in the one picture where she's not smiling".

Kristen also went on to say how much she now loves fashion after growing up as a scruffy teenager.

The young actress was also named as the world's best dressed woman by Glamour magazine back in April.

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Michael Douglas caught wearing Catherine Zeta-Jones' underwear

Michael Douglas caught wearing Catherine Zeta-Jones' underwear
Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed the moment she caught her husband Michael Douglas getting into character while wearing her clothes.

The actress said she stumbled upon Michael trying on her underwear, an incident he defended, arguing that he was preparing for his upcoming film role.

He has recently been cast as Liberace, in a biopic about the actor and musician's secret gay life.

Intolerable Cruelty star Catherine said: "Michael had been in the bedroom and started putting on my diamonds and things.

"I'm like, 'Michael, please take off those pants. Take 'em off baby. Come on, give me back my rocks.'"

The film, which is to be called The Candelabra, is based on a book by Liberace's bodyguard and live-in lover Scott Thorson.

Matt Damon has been lined up to play the supporting role of Thorson in the movie, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

While the film has been in the pipeline since 2008, a release date is yet to be announced.

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Jessica Biel rocks fringed handbag

Jessica Biel rocks fringed handbag
Jessica Biel may have opted for a full fringe hairstyle recently, but it seems she is also keen to mimic this look elsewhere in her outfits.

Stepping out in Los Angeles this week the 7th Heaven actress was spotted with a matching fringed handbag, bringing bright colours to an otherwise plain ensemble.

The shopping bag was constructed out of nude leather and contained a lemon yellow fringed panel running down the centre, much like her trademark hair do.

Jessica kept the rest of her outfit relatively low key, with a mini beige trench coat, cuffed blue jeans and black smoking slippers, as well as a pair of staple oversized sunglasses.

The brunette beauty is rumoured to be planning a summer wedding to singer and actor Justin Timberlake, after he proposed at the end of last year.
Jessica and Justin have been dating on and off for four years.

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Justin Bieber teases fans with underwear glimpse

Justin Bieber teases fans with underwear glimpse
Justin Bieber is no stranger to media attention and it seems that he's more than happy to please his fans after giving them a sneak peek at his body in Madrid.

While standing by the window of the Vertice Studios the teen pop sensation flashed his underwear for a mob of screaming fans outside, displaying not only the top of his green boxer shorts but also his washboard stomach.

Justin was filming local show El Hormiguero and is currently promoting his new album Believe around the world with a series of concerts.

After the appearance he tweeted: "THAT WAS INSANE! I love that show. El Hormiguero is always fun. All the people outside… that was incredible. I LOVE SPAIN! Gracias. Te AMO."

Justin's underwear exposure isn't the first time he's given fans a sneak peak of his abs, as back in 2011 he showcased his toned chest on the Ellen show and revealed a pair of purple boxers.

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Sugababe Jade Ewen looks edgy in patterned leggings

Sugababe Jade Ewen looks edgy in patterned leggings
Sugababes member Jade Ewen went it alone on the red carpet, but she still appeared confident thanks to a standout outfit.

The 24-year-old singer arrived at the Fast Girls film premiere in London's Leicester Square wearing a pair of patterned leggings and a black leather biker jacket.

While her ensemble could have been viewed as laidback, Jade cleverly dressed it up with a pair of pointed black heels and a quilted Chanel handbag, adding a little extra glamour to her edgy attire.

The Sugababes star, who along with her bandmates are taking a break from group work, may be spending a lot more time on her own, as the girls look to pursue individual projects.

But this doesn't seem to have unsettled the former Eurovision singer, who looked comfortable posing next to some of the British film's stars, including Dominique Tipper, Dame Kelly Holmes and Leonora Crichlow.

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Are ankle socks a British summer staple?

Are ankle socks a British summer staple?
This summer there are more British outdoor events than ever before.

The Jubilee may have passed but there's still Euro 2012 to watch, the London 2012 Olympics and Wimbledon all on the agenda.

But when attending any outdoor occasions, UK weather can be very unpredictable, making it a veritable nightmare to decide what to wear.

Telegraph fashion editor, Lisa Armstrong recommends that while it can be tricky to choose the right legwear, ankle socks could be the perfect solution.

While when they are worn with sandals, it is usually consider a fashion faux pas, she suggests that more style conscious women could attempt to coordinate them underneath a strapped wedge heel, or perhaps poking out of a pair of brogues.

The trick is not to be too long as to shorten the legs, however it is also wise to consider the colour.

With socks on show it is also an absolute no-no for them not to be matching.

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Willow Smith looks eccentric in monochrome leggings

Willow Smith looks eccentric in monochrome leggings
Willow Smith is fast becoming known for her eccentric taste in fashion, regularly upstaging her entire family at media events.

At the New York premiere of Madagascar 3 the 11-year-old lived up to her style conscious reputation, sporting a pair of patterned black and white studded leggings.

She paired the legwear with a matching black jacket, which was covered in gold and white studs, as well as a baggy Star Wars t-shirt, a bright red hat and some platform loafers.

Willow's unusual outfit easily upstaged her mother Jada's glamorous look, as she stepped out in a gold dress with black strappy Jimmy Choo heels.

Meanwhile Will Smith looked particularly dapper in a three piece grey suit, accompanied by a black and white spotted tie.

The family were invited to the premiere as Jada reprised her role as Gloria the hippo in the animated movie series.

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Katie Price 'always wears matching underwear'

Katie Price 'always wears matching underwear'
Model Katie Price may not be best known for wearing many clothes, however she is surprisingly fussy when it comes to her bras and knickers.

The glamour model turned author and now fashion designer recently admitted that she hates to see people wearing mismatched sets of underwear.

"I always wear matching underwear. In fact when I did that [model search] show - 'Signed by Katie Price' - I couldn't believe how many girls came in not wearing matching underwear.

"It put me off. Underwear says a lot about a girl," Katie added.

As well as mismatched undies, the mum-of-three said that her other pet hate is when women wear white bras that have turned a dirty grey colour in the wash.

Katie also defended posing in her underwear, claiming that it makes sense to endorse your own products rather than relying on models.

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Johnny Vaughan 'used to wash prisoners' underwear'

Johnny Vaughan 'used to wash prisoners' underwear'
Johnny Vaughan may be a household name now, famous for his radio and TV presenting skills, however he has revealed that his life hasn't always been this glamorous.

In an interview with Metro, he admitted that he's had his fair share of bad jobs.

The worst being sorting out dirty underwear in a prison.

Johnny explained that prisoners got two pairs of pants, two vests and two pairs of socks a week, which he says is "not enough".

"If you're wearing a pair of pants for three days and the other for four, there will be soiling," he added

As well as talking about his previous employment, he discussed his new role as a presenter of Absolute Radio's new Olympic show.

After eight years on Capital radio he claimed it was time for a return to his favourite industry and that he was looking forward to commenting on the events.

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Australia prepares for annual Scarf Festival

Australia prepares for annual Scarf Festival
It may be June over here in the UK, but temperatures still remain low, meaning many people are looking back to their winter wardrobe's for inspiration and most importantly warmth.

Over in Australia it is officially winter and they are celebrating in style at the National Wool Museum as they begin the 2012 Scarf Festival.

In Greater Geelong the event will run until September, according to the Surf Coast Times stocking a wide range of woven, woollen and beaded designs.

As well as showcasing and selling textiles, the festival also features a competition with prizes awarded for best use of colours, sustainable practices, unusual techniques, student-made scarves and the much-coveted, scarf of the year.

Deb Sansom, cultural communications officer for arts and culture, claimed there has been a lot of local entries this year.

"It's fantastic, people love the scarf festival, and we received 275 scarves, which has been a 42 per cent increase.

"They are really pretty incredible, each thematically tells a story, and the stories behind them are really amazing," she said.

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Nicklas Bendtner underwear flash sparks controversy

Nicklas Bendtner underwear flash sparks controversy
The Euros are well under way, however they are already sparking plenty of controversy both off the pitch and on.

During Wednesday June 13th's match between Denmark and Portugal, further debate was caused after Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner gave spectators a little more than they bargained for.

The Arsenal player celebrated scoring in his side's 3-2 defeat by revealing his green underwear, which featured branding from Irish bookmaker Paddy Power.
Bendtner's actions were very much deliberate and part of an orchestrated marketing campaign.

After the match, Kevin Robertson from Paddy Power said: "I'm truly delighted for Nicklas, what a stunning performance tonight. I've no doubt that the luck of the Irish thanks to our lucky underpants helped him find the back of the net twice!"

Uefa are unlikely to react as positively, as the underwear exposure appears to be a clear violation of their strict rules on ambush marketing.

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Daisy Lowe layers up with black tights

Daisy Lowe layers up with black tights
Daisy Lowe showed she really is ahead of the trends when it comes to looking good, as she attended the Graduate Fashion Week Gala and Awards Show in London this week.

The 23-year-old beauty brought out the black opaque tights already, proving that while it might be June, there's no reason not to carry on enjoying this warmer legwear.

She looked effortlessly stunning in a pretty knee-length red printed dress, with black shoes and a funky leather jacket, a look which is fast becoming a summer staple purchase.

Also at the event in Earls Court was Xtra Factor presenter Caroline Flack, who wore a nautical outfit made up of a short red skirt and navy and white striped top.
She completed the ensemble by showing off her impressively long legs in a pair of nude heels.

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Kylie Minogue teases in fishnet tights

Kylie Minogue teases in fishnet tights
Kylie Minogue is famed as the queen of derrieres, and at 44 she's not willing to give up her crown anytime soon.

The Australian singer tweeted a picture of herself lying on a fur rug wearing nothing but black fishnet tights, as part of a photo shoot for Glamour magazine.

Underneath the snap, she wrote "finally, one courtesy of Simon Emmett," in reference to the photographer responsible for the risqué photo.

Kylie's bottom was put in the spotlight during her video for Spinning Around, back in 2000, and has since gone on to rival curvaceous stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

The global fascination with shapely bottoms is apparently due to mathematics, according to associate professor Matthew Rockloff, deputy director of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research at Central Queensland University.

He told news.com.au: "A lot of women have a large butt, whereas many fewer have an ideal hip to waist ratio."

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Malin Akerman remains modest in underwear

Malin Akerman remains modest in underwear
Malin Akerman may be one of Hollywood's brightest stars but she recently admitted that she still attempts to be modest where possible.

The blonde beauty shares a heated sex scene with Tom Cruise in their new musical movie Rock of Ages, something which required her to be dressed in only underwear.

However, while this may have been a test for many actresses,  Malin joked to Collider that she did her best to remain as dignified as possible.

She described the set as "very closed" and added "I wasn't about to be frolicking in my skivvies with 50 gaffers around, God bless them".

"They're amazing. I love them. But, I was in compromising positions," she admitted.

As well as talking about some of the wilder scenes, she discussed how much she loved the film's 80s theme.

While Malin raved about her permed hair in the film she revealed that not every hairstyle of the decade was for her.

"I think we can leave mullets back in the 80s. I'm really not a big fan of them," she said.

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Cheryl Cole promotes album in leather leggings

Cheryl Cole promotes album in leather leggings
Cheryl Cole is firmly back in the public eye, and is already making her mark on this season's fashion.

The 28-year-old has been rocking an adventurous collection of outfits in recent weeks and she didn't hold back this weekend when she dropped into HMV at Whiteley's Shopping Centre in Bayswater.

Signing copies of her new album, A Million Lights, she turned up wearing a brightly coloured printed top, with perfectly matching high heels.

Along with her short-sleeved t-shirt and platforms, Cheryl teamed the look with a pair of tight black leather leggings, showing off her trim pins.

The former X Factor judge recently revealed to RWD TV that she understands that fans feel she hasn't been around much over the past year.

"I know people keep thinking that I've been away for a while but I haven't stopped.

"It took this long to record the album and finalise everything, shoot a video and all the other stuff that goes into making music, so I've actually been non-stop," the Geordie lass admitted.

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Tights 'are secret to good scarecrow'

Tights 'are secret to good scarecrow'
Residents and visitors to Elloughton were greeted by some unusual looking residents this weekend, as part of the annual village scarecrow festival.

More than 60 straw-stuffed mannequins lined the roadside to help raise money for charity and bring the community together.

Villagers of Elloughton and Brough were out in force, according to the Hull Daily Mail, to celebrate the Olympic-themed event in light of this year's competition.

The scarecrows included a horse and rider and an animated Torvill and Dean.

But for anyone looking to recreate these figures, it seems that old tights are the best place to start.

Festival organiser Daphne Alexander told the newspaper: "You use two pairs of tights, one for the body and one for the head and arms.

"Once you get started it's not that bad. You just have to raid somebody's tights drawer and go for it."

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Cher rolls back the years in leggings

Cher rolls back the years in leggings
Cher may be 66 years old, but with her youthful sense of style and impressive complexion, it's easy to forget her real age.

The singer made a surprise appearance in Los Angeles, according to the Daily Mail, as she arrived at the premiere of Morgan Freeman's new movie, The Magic of Belle Isle, to lend him some support.

She showed off her toned legs in a pair of black skin-tight leggings, paired with platform, peep-toe heels, as well as a black leather jacket.

Cher is famed for her love of wearing black, but she managed to tone down the gothic look by matching her outfit with a pretty printed teal scarf, bringing a little warmth to the dark ensemble.

She might have tried to hide her face under blue sunglasses, but earlier in the day she revealed that she would be attending the event to her Twitter followers.

"Gotta go get ready go 2screening new Morgan Freeman Film!Love him! [sic]" the raven-haired star wrote.

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Paloma Faith gives Angelina Jolie underwear washing tips

Paloma Faith gives Angelina Jolie underwear washing tips
Paloma Faith is one of the UK's most stylish singers, but she's also had her fair share of regular jobs.

The musician used to work as a sales assistant in a London clothing store before she found fame, however she still managed to brush shoulders with some A-list stars.

She revealed to talk show host Graham Norton that she was stunned when one day Angelina Jolie came in to stock up on underwear.

Paloma processed the sale and them decided to impart an invaluable piece of advice on how the movie star should look after her newly bought knickers.

She told the chat show: "You're not meant to put expensive underwear in the washing machine so I said, 'Angie, babe, when you're in the bath stick some soap on the gusset, rub it together and hang them on the side to dry and you'll be sorted."

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Ascot ladies brave the rain in stunning hats

Ascot ladies brave the rain in stunning hats
Despite the wet and windy weather, this year's Royal Ascot horse racing event saw a menagerie of beautifully dressed women turn out for Ladies Day.

There was a range of extravagant and outlandish hats on display of all colours imaginable, as well as some humorous patriotic designs, which included a full English breakfast plate, a stamp, and teapot-inspired headgear.

This year's hats seemed to be even more extreme than previous years, which could be in rebellion against the stricter dress code laid down by organisers.

Dress Code Assistants were on hand to decipher whether skirts were below the knee, hats had a base of four inches or more and that no shorts, sheer or narrow straps were worn.

Hats and fascinators had to be worn at all times, according to the more rigorous code.

The official programme confirmed this sentiment, saying: "A day at Ascot is very special, and dressing accordingly is part of the experience."

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Kaya Scodelario braves mud at Isle of Wight festival

Kaya Scodelario braves mud at Isle of Wight festival
This year's Isle of Wight festival has been labelled a bit of a wash out thanks to the deep mud and torrential rain visitors had to endure.

However, not all festival-goers ended up covered in mud.

Actress Kaya Scodelario braved the swamp of tents and puddles as she posed happily for photographs with adoring fans.

The Skins star wore a pair of printed black tights, bearing letters scattered across them as she swung happily on a swing, wearing full-on festival chic.

With a light rain Mac, black mini dress, chunky heeled boots and a pair of oversized sunglasses she didn't seem distracted by the muddy chaos elsewhere at the music festival.

Some 55,000 fans' tents were washed away or covered in mud, during a month which forecasters claim could be one of the wettest Junes in 100 years.

While the revellers have managed to escape the mud after this weekend's event, police were drafted in to help drag vehicles out of the quagmire and ensure that everyone left safely.

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Andre Agassi reveals reliance on hats

Andre Agassi reveals reliance on hats
Andre Agassi has revealed that he relied on covering up his receding hairline, as he struggled to cope with it as a youngster.

In an interview with the Guardian, the Wimbledon-winning US tennis player, discussed his body image and when he felt at his most confident.

He explained that at the age of 19 he first noticed that his hair was falling out, something he was surprised at and which caused him to worry about his public appearance for perhaps the first time.

Andre admitted that he instead chose to hide it in the beginning.

"I wore headbands to cover my receding hairline, hats and then eventually wigs. I felt very fraudulent," he said.

He revealed that we "was so scared and couldn't come to terms with it," and it took until the age of 24 during Wimbledon 1994 when he finally decided to drop the charade and the various headgear.

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Charity walkers pin sunflowers to underwear

Charity walkers pin sunflowers to underwear
A group of charity walkers took part in a mass trip across Hull's Humber Bridge and back this weekend in remembrance of a friend whom they had loved and lost.

Friends and family of Nikki Fagg, who died from cervical cancer at only 33, each wore giant sunflowers pinned to their underwear and clothes to raise money for her charity, Hull Daily Mail reports.

More than 140 people participated in the first Nikki's Knicker Walk, which raised more than £1,500 for Nikki's Trust, a charity set up to increase awareness of the HPV vaccine while also raising money for pain control for cancer patients.

Nikki's husband Pete Fagg told the newspaper that everyone wants to make sure something good can come from her untimely passing.

"Anything like this that helps us to raise awareness of the trust is superb. We need to get the message out about the vaccine to girls and to parents as well, but we are heading in the right direction," he said.

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Footballers don handbags for charity match

Footballers don handbags for charity match
A carnival weekend in Cornwall kicked off this weekend with local men dressing up for a drag football match.

Residents of Sticker came together to watch the lads, who donned handbags and hairpieces as part of a charity game, The Cornish Guardian reports.

Player’s braved the wet and windy weather to celebrate the sixth annual carnival match which sees older villagers take on the younger ones.

Last year’s losing side had to play in drag and it seems that the older team will have to put their women’s clothing back on for next year’s match after being beaten by the youngsters 5-4.

Also at the carnival were 100 young people who took part in a fun run, and 400 runners who joined a five-mile road race before the traditional village fete.

Carnival chairman Malcolm Vian praised the event and told the newspaper: “Everybody has had a lot of enjoyment so far despite the weather and despite the happenings.”

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World's oldest handbag found in Germany

World's oldest handbag found in Germany
Archaeologists in Germany claim to have found the world's oldest purse, excavated from a site near Leipzig.

This Stone Age handbag was found in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 BC, according to the National Geographic and was decorated with more than a hundred dog teeth, giving it a very distinctive appearance.

Archaeologist Susanne Friederich explained that these teeth were probably covering the outer flap of the bag.

"Over the years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that's left is the teeth. They're all pointing in the same direction, so it looks a lot like a modern handbag flap," she told the publication.

The item was found during excavations of a 250-acre site, which could become an open-pit coal mine by 2015.

Other finds include stone tools, spear points, ceramic vessels, bone buttons and an amber necklace.

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Socks and sandals make fashion comeback

Socks and sandals make fashion comeback
This year's Milan Men's Fashion Week is finally here and showing off a lot of vintage ensembles.

One of the key trends of the first few days has been socks and sandals.

Collections from Burberry, Versace and Prada all put a special emphasis on bold and colourful legwear, with many happy to break the taboo of mixing socks with open-toed footwear.

In honour of next year's spring/summer 2013 season designers were quick to mix natural shades with more vivid coloured socks and also suggested that ankle socks could be a future hit for men's fashion.

According to recent reports from fashion retailers the luxury menswear market is growing, with footwear a great way to show off some creativity and personality, especially around the workplace.

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Fundraising mum inundated with hats

Fundraising mum inundated with hats
A fundraising mum has praised the support she has received after revealing plans to shave off all of her hair.

Katrina Thompson told local newspapers earlier this month that she is preparing to lose her locks for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Hartlepool Mail reports that her fundraising has rocketed to an estimated £268, and she hopes to hit her target of £300 by this weekend, when she completes her charity venture.

But it’s not just money that well-wishers have been sending Ms Thompson as she told the newspaper: “Lots of people have been telling me I am very brave and they are offering me hats.”

The 41-year-old Hartlepool mother will be having he head shaved at a salon this Sunday by hairdressers as well as her own family members.

She also added that she is helping the charity as she recently chose to become a registered boarder for the Association’s dogs.

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One Direction 'enjoy underwear being thrown at them'

One Direction 'enjoy underwear being thrown at them'
One Direction look set to be one of the biggest bands of 2012, largely based on their huge number of dedicated fans.

The boys don't take this for granted and seem to be revelling in the female attention being in a boyband brings.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson took time out this week to chat to OK! Magazine, where they admitted that they loved it when fans threw underwear at them in concert.

Liam even joked: "We've nearly fallen over knickers on stage," however Harry was quick to chime in, adding that he didn't mind it, saying: "I like knickers."

One Direction began life on the X Factor back in 2010 and haven't looked back since as they've gone to have number one singles around the world and even managed to crack the US market, signalling that they could be destined for even more fame.

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Mark Fast advocates holey tights

Mark Fast advocates holey tights
Fashion designer Mark Fast has fast risen to fame after re-launching Crystal Renn's career and even trying to spice up knitwear for a younger audience.

He's released a number of high end collections and has dressed a range of celebrities including Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Jessie J.

The Ontario-born London Fashion Week designer also has a huge passion for hosiery, and recently told Grazia Daily that women shouldn't be afraid to ladder their tights.

When asked what advice he had for fans he recommended: "If you get a hole in one of them, make more holes as a feature; be creative!"

Mr Fast went on to discuss his inspiration to become a fashion designer and described an occasion when he bought 400 pairs of vintage hosiery from a 1940s-style retro shop.

"I don't know what I will do with them, but at least I have them," he joked to the women's magazine.

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