"I might be single forever": Taylor Swift is talking about romance and heartbreak again


"I might be single forever": Taylor Swift is talking about romance and heartbreak again


She confessed she doesn't know if she'll ever get married or have a family in new interview with Wonderland



She can basically take her pick of guys
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She’s won loads of awards and is one of the most popular singers in the world – but all people are interested in is her fling with Harry Styles.

And because she has basically written what feels like a million songs about her brief romance with the cheeky One Direction star it’s like we’ve heard it all before.

But in a new interview with Wonderland, the stunning 23-year-old got all personal and spoke about marriage, family and her (perma-)broken heart.

Taylor went all deep and philosophical saying: “I've kind of realized that I have no idea where I'm going to be next year, or in six months, or in two months.

“I mean, I know where I'll be on tour in two months, but no idea where I'm going to be mentally, emotionally, dreams, goals, wishes, hopes," she admits to the magazine.

"I have no idea if I'm going to get married or be single forever or have a family or just be on my own. You know, paint in a cottage by the ocean by myself."

Well, that sounds exactly the type of thing we would imagine the not-so-crazy country singer to do.

Just look at how amazing she is
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Taylor has quite an impressive list of celebrity ex-boyfriends including John Mayer, Taylor Lautner, Jake Gyllenhaal and others.

But she insists that she genuinely takes pleasure from the spontaneous and unpredictable romances.

The Love Story singer said: "I just have no idea and I'm kind of into that.

"You can make a board for all the goals you want in your life with the pictures on it, and that's great, daydreaming is wonderful, but you can never plan your future.”

And she’s obviously trying to conjure up some kind of new catchphrase of mantra to live her life: "Relationships are like traffic lights. And I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it's a green light."

The happier days when they were friends and, er, lovers
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Meanwhile, Harry has been having a few sentimental moments of his own.

When he was singing his solo in Little Things during the concert in Newcastle last night it appeared bandmate Louis Tomlinson added in a few choice words.

Harry sang: “Because I’m in love with you,” before pausing and another voice adds “Taylor Swift”.

Ever the professional, Harry remains completely deadpan and continues finishing the song.

Watch the video below and make your own mind up, yeah?

Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock wears very odd suspender style trousers on a night out with her boyfriend


Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock wears very odd suspender style trousers on a night out with her boyfriend


We've never seen legwear that does this before and we're not sure how to feel about it



Are they shorts? Are they tights? No! They are trousers (apparently)

They've just jetted in from LA where they have been laying down tracks with none other than Missy Elliot (see it below), but jet lag certainly wasn't stopping Little Mix's lovely looking Leigh-Anne from painting the town (and her legs kind of) red.

She went out with her main squeeze Jordan Kiffin in a parental advisory t-shirt (don't say she's not a badass) killer heels, great eyeliner flicky things and, despite the fact she was wearing the loopy cut-out trousers, she still looked like a smoking hot babe.

We all know that the collective style of the band is generally 'go hard or go home' resulting in a less Little Mix more Pic 'N' Mix vibe and to be honest we usually dig it in a crazy way but we're not sure we're on board with this pair of suspendery velvet ones, with clasps. A pair of Marks and Sparks sensible slacks they are not.





As the band's success soars , Leigh-Anne has got more and more experimental with her style as well as her body ink but we think on this occasion Leigh-Anne ran out of time and had no choice but to steal her trousers from a passing flamboyant circus master.

But not before he had a run in with a big cat who took a couple of large chunks out of the velvet pants, which she has skillfully pieced together with hooks.

Now we're far too worried about the poor bottomless circus master to enjoy them at all.

How do you feel about them? Puzzle it out with these pics...

Halle Berry admits: “Pregnancy was biggest surprise of my life” as she's pictured out with her bump


Halle Berry admits: “Pregnancy was biggest surprise of my life” as she's pictured out with her bump


Actress admits she was shocked after finding out she's expecting her first baby with Olivier Martinez



Halle and her bump in Buenos Aires

Halle Berry has a body to weep over, an Oscar on her toilet shelf and now a bun in the oven with her ridiculously fit fiancé Olivier Martinez.

But the news that she’s expecting a little bundle of screaming joy was a big shock to her, so she’s told CNN.

At 46, the yummy-mummy actress said: "I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth.”
Expecting her first sprog with Kylie’s ex, she said: “I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it's been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”

Morning sickness? Just sickeningly hot
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Although rumours have already circulated she’s having a boy – has someone seen a scan she hasn’t? – she said she didn’t know what the sex was.

She's been engaged to French hottie, Olivier, 47, for more than a year and already has five-year-old daughter Nahla with her ex-boyfriend, Canadian model Gabriel Aubry.

Their *slightly* soap-esque custody battle was resolved in November after she wanted to move Nahla to France. And let’s just gloss over the punch-up between Gabriel and Olivier in a car park, because now everything is black-eye-free in both camps.

There it is! Bump watch begins...
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Hiding her perfectly-rounded bump – just like the one we have after a big lunch – Halle is currently in Argentina promoting her new film The Call.

Given a bunch of flowers as she arrived, she even managed to look non-bin-lady-like in tie-dye baggy trousers and boots.

Is there anything this woman can’t do? Perhaps not wear her Catwoman suit for a while. Halle may want to check out fellow celeb mummy-to-be Kim Kardashian's maternity style - or she may not.

"I'm in love with you": Harry Styles gets romantic lyric altered with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift's name


"I'm in love with you": Harry Styles gets romantic lyric altered with ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift's name


A sneaky One Direction bandmate - we're looking at you, Louis - said Taylor's name down the mic during a brief pause in Harry's solo




Well, this is awkward
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For the second time in less than a week his One Direction bandmates have embarrassed him on stage.

In case you missed it, Harry Styles had his skinny jeans pulled down on around his ankles while performing for a sold-out arena crowd on Saturday and he properly struggled to tug them back up and cover his pants.

And in the latest bit of blush, the curly 19-year-old was interrupted when singing his solo of number one tune Little Things.

But it wasn’t just a standard fart noise or comical grunt, the lovey-dovey addition by a sneaky swine was dedicated to ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift.

The awkward moment was caught on video by a fan and shows Harry singing: “I’m in love with you.”

Those were the days
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During the pause immediately after his line someone – who we’re guessing is Louis Tomlinson because it a) sounds like him and b) is off camera so easy to blame – adds “Taylor Swift”.

Ever the professional, Harry remains completely deadpan and continues finishing the song.

Watch the video below and make your own mind up, yeah?





This little mention comes after Taylor opened up about her crazy love life and confessed she might be single forever. Shock. Horror.

Taylor went all deep and philosophical saying: “I've kind of realized that I have no idea where I'm going to be next year, or in six months, or in two months.

“I mean, I know where I'll be on tour in two months, but no idea where I'm going to be mentally, emotionally, dreams, goals, wishes, hopes," she admits to the magazine.

She is actually incredible
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"I have no idea if I'm going to get married or be single forever or have a family or just be on my own. You know, paint in a cottage by the ocean by myself."

Well, that sounds exactly the type of thing we would imagine the not-so-crazy country singer to do.

Chris Brown who? Rihanna gropes crotch on stage and posts thigh-flashing pics in bed while wearing heels




Chris Brown who? Rihanna gropes crotch on stage and posts thigh-flashing pics in bed while wearing heels


Singer stuns audience by having a public fondle and shares leggy photos on Twitter as she parties without Brown - or trousers



Crotch star Rihanna
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What do you do when you’re on stage and you’ve run out of dance moves? Go south and have a jolly good grope of yourself, that’s what. The ever-shy Rihanna gave fans an eyeful as she was all fingers and thumbs during her Diamonds tour on Monday night.

Supposedly single again after her and formerly heavy-handed Chris Brown are thought to have parted ways for the 75th time – she did her best crotch control at the Staples Center (not to be confused with the UK office supplies shop) in LA.

Various reports from over in the US reckon Rihanna’s ended it with him to focus on her music/perfume launch/fashion collection/a bit more world domination.

But don’t go defacing your scrapbook yet – even though Chris was spotted holding hands and doing his sex eyes at a blonde in an LA club at the weekend and Rihanna’s been papped bra-less at a basketball game – the surefire sign of a single girl.

Michael Bublé's half naked pregnant wife Luisiana Lopilato looks amazing in bra in knickers for Ultimo


Michael Bublé's half naked pregnant wife Luisiana Lopilato looks amazing in bra in knickers for Ultimo


Yes, there's a four month old baby somewhere in there. No, we don't get it either



Doesn't matter if it's black or white - she still looks unbelievable

As you read this you may be able to hear the faint chorus of millions of men practising their singing voices, because apparently if you're a half decent crooner with a penchant for dodgy nineties pop songs then you could be in with a chance of bagging yourself a wife as hot as Luisiana Lopilato .

Some people really do have the blessings of the Gods when it comes to looks and this multi-zillion record seller's pregnant (yes, pregnant) wife is one of them.

Yeah we're a bit confused about the pregnant thing too. In fact, the only hint that she could be with child at all are one pair of insanely good boobs.

The 25 year old model aka Mrs Booblé, is fronting the new SS13 campaign for Ultimo and unlike many recently pregnant women she is clearly not spending her days in a Slanket eating ham straight out of the packet, no Siree.

So good, but so very confusing
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Instead, she is blowing the world's socks off, with one of the most eye-wateringly good (let alone with child) bodies we've seen in a while.

We've been gazing at it so long our tea has actually gone cold.

The gorgeous model said of her new job: “I'd like to thank Michelle [the creator of Ultimo] for being so supportive in doing this sexy shoot whilst I'm pregnant. I can't wait for our baby boy to arrive!"

We're still struggling to get our heads round the idea there is a baby Bublé in there, but when he does arrive, that is going to be one genetically superior little sprog.

Warning: these pics are extremely hot

Meet the incredible teenager who taught himself 23 languages - including Swahili, Pashto and the African dialect of Wolof - mastering each one in just a few WEEKS



New York is known for its multi-cultural makeup, but one native son took his exposure to people from across the globe as a reason for him to learn some of the many languages present.

Now teenager Timothy Doner is a proven polyglot, having learned 23 different languages.

Doner is only 17-years-old but he has a grasp on languages that are only spoken in lands far from the East Village apartment that he shares with his parents.


WATCH THE VIDEO HERE








American hoping to communicate: Timothy Doner learned Pashto and Farsi, which are both spoken in Afghanistan







The American teen speaks 23 languages


In addition to the expected European languages- French, Spanish, Italian, German- he has linguistically into some much more remote territories, mastering a number of African dialects.

THE FULL LIST OF 23 LANGUAGES



English French
Hausa Wolof
Russian German
Yiddish Hebrew
Arabic Pashto
Farsi Mandarin
Italian Turkish
Indonesian Dutch
isiXhosa Swahili
Hindi Ojibwe
Persian Croatian Spanish


isiXhosa, an official language of South Africa, is one of the more unexpected tongues in his vast vocabulary, as is Wolof (spoken in Gambia), Swahili, and the Native American language of Ojibwe.

Doner began receiving attention from language enthusiasts across the globe when he started posting videos of himself speaking in the different dialects on YouTube.

Urged on by enthusiastic commenters, he continued his work, largely teaching himself new languages in either a few weeks or months with the help of instructional books and flashcard apps on his iPhone.


In one video where he speaks from 20 consecutive languages, he also mentions how he meets with an Iraqi language partner to perfect his Arabic and watched WWII movies to help him learn German.


He was the subject of a profile in The New York Times in 2012, where experts included the then-16-year-old in a small and scattered group of language fiends who are deemed 'hyperpolyglots' because of their ability to pick up and master languages so quickly.



Truly different: The clicking noises that are a part of the South African language of isiXhosa really distinguishes the language from the other two-dozen that he has learned






Faraway: The African languages of Wolof and Swahili are not typically on high school curriculum lists

While his voracity for languages doesn't seem to be slowing down, Timothy, who is a junior at the prestigious Dalton prep school in Manhattan sees the lighter side of his skill.

He's been able to quip back at people insulting him in different languages- like one group of diners at an Israeli restaurant who said that Doner and his father were trying to be cultural by eating at the establishment. He then politely told them that he spoke fluent Hebrew as they left the restaurant.

'Learning a serious number of languages kind of helps you become a bit of an eavesdropper. I find most of the time that I accidentally follow people perhaps for a little bit longer than I should,' he told ITN.

Timothy has no plans of stopping soon, as he talked about how 'now I want to learn to speak Sudanese or Malay'.


WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

'Senile' man ties adorable puppy Banjo to train tracks - but hero railroad engineer manages to save him before he's run over



A lucky pup has been rescued after his senile owner tied him to a set of train tracks in California.

Banjo, a 10-month-old poodle-terrier mix, was strapped to the tracks in Mecca, Riverside County on April 2, by the unnamed 78-year-old man who walked away as a train was approaching.


But a quick-thinking Union Pacific Railroad engineer managed to stop the fast-moving locomotive just moments before it ran over the cute pet, saving Banjo's life.



Lucky: Banjo, a 10-month-old poodle-terrier mix, pictured, was strapped to the tracks in Mecca, Riverside County on April 2

According to LAist.com, the hero engineer, who hasn't been identified, saw the elderly man leave something on the tracks and walk away, but it was only at the last minute that he realized it was a live puppy.



Union Pacific Special Agent Sal Pina responded to the scene after the engineer stopped the train, and was the one who untied little Banjo.


'It's probably one of the worst things I've seen,' Agent Pina said. 'I've never seen something like this.'



Track: The unnamed 78-year-old man strapped him to the tracks, pictured, then walked away as a train was approaching

Authorities managed to track down the owner who was taken to a field office to be interviewed.


'The man said that the family didn't want the dog and didn't know what to do with him,' John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Services said in a statement.

Welsh said the man avoided animal cruelty charges because he seemed to be 'confused or senile and didn't fully understand what he had done.'



Hero: A quick-thinking Union Pacific Railroad engineer managed to to stop the fast-moving locomotive before it ran over Banjo, pictured



Up for grabs: Banjo, pictured, now 'appears very healthy and friendly' vets said and he is up for adoption

Instead, he was released into the care of relatives. Banjo, however, headed to the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms, where he got an exam and a bath.


On-site vets said he 'appears very healthy and friendly.'


The puppy is now up for adoption and anyone interested in giving the little guy a loving home is being asked to e-mail shelterinfo@rivcocha.org and explain why their family should be chosen as his new owners.

Adorable 5-week-old kitten weighing just 1lb survives being thrown from a third floor window during a domestic argument



A 5-week-old kitten named Precious has survived being tossed out a suburban New York third-floor window during a domestic argument.

Officials say the 1-pound female kitten suffered a mouth injury but no broken bones.

Westchester County SPCA enforcement director Ernest Lungaro says the kitten apparently landed on all fours.



Victim: This kitten named Precious, who only weighs one pound, was thrown out a window during an argument



Scene: The 5-week-old kitten was thrown out the third story window in this Yonkers apartment building (at left)

He says the kitten was thrown from the window in a Yonkers apartment building on Waverly Avenue on Sunday and hit the sidewalk approximately 30 feet below.

At the time, the kitten's owner was having a dispute with her ex-boyfriend, identified as Craig Morejon.


Lungaro says Morejon fled and a warrant has been issued for him, alleging assault and animal abuse.

Lungaro said Tuesday he has seen many instances of animal cruelty during domestic violence.






Suspect: The kitten's owner's ex-boyfriend Craig Morejon (pictured left and right) fled the scene

'When I initially got this call, I was expecting a cat that was going to have severe injuries,' Mr Lungaro told local radio station 1010 WINS.

'Three stories up is quite a distance for a cat to fall and survive.'

The fuzzy, white kitten with brown and black markings is now back with her owner.

Love is in the air! Pilot writes heartfelt message on a series of flash cards while flying a plane over Afghanistan in emotional video tribute for his brother's wedding



A Marine pilot serving in Afghanistan may not have been able to make it to his brother's wedding this week, but that did not stop him from sending his wishes to the happy couple in a special way.

Capt Matthew Krivohlavy, with Marine Attack Squadron 231, was unable to attend the nuptials of his brother Brandon and his fiancee, Mandy Takacs, in Austin, Texas, over the weekend, so instead he made a video from the cockpit of his Harrier jet using flash cards to express his feelings on the joyous occasion.

'Needless to say, it brought everyone to tears,' the groom, Brandon Krivohlavy, wrote in a description of the YouTube video.

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Touching gesture: Capt Matthew Krivohlavy was unable to attend the nuptials of his brother Brandon and his fiancee, so instead he made a video from the cockpit of his Harrier jet using flash cards








High-flying congrats: Matthew Krivohlavy is serving in Afghanistan with Marine Attack Squadron 231 and could not make it to his brother's wedding






Words of praise: Of his new sister-in-law, Matt Krivohlavy said: 'Mandy, you are very beautiful, and exceptionally sweet. You are a perfect match for my brother'




Capt Krivohlavy, who has been serving with the armed forces since 1998, filmed the touching two-and-a-half-minute video tribute while soaring over Afghanistan.

'I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for the both of you,' the pilot says at the start of the video as he shows note cards featuring congratulatory messages. 'And I wish I could be there to share it with you.'







Lovebirds: Brandon Krivohlavy, 30, married Mandy Takacs over the weekend in Austin, Texas


Of his new sister-in-law, Matt Krivohlavy said: 'Mandy, you are very beautiful, and exceptionally sweet. You are a perfect match for my brother.'

The pilot then joked that he wished he had 'a horribly embarrassing story to tell' about his brother 'as payback,' but noted that what he is really trying to say is how great of a sibling Brandon has been.







Just kidding: The captain joked that he wished he had 'a horribly embarrassing story to tell' about his brother 'as payback'




Special bond: The pilot noted that what he is really trying to say is how great of a sibling Brandon has been to him

Krivohlavy offered a few words of wisdom to his 30-year-old sibling and his new wife, saying that ‘marriage is a journey,’ and that the newlyweds have a 'very exciting future together.'

'There will be ups and downs, so make the best of it,' he said, 'and go nuts together.'

The high-flying tribute concluded with the pilot sliding down his visor and performing a dizzying 360-degree roll in the sky before waving goodbye to the camera.






Words of wisdom: The pilot reminded his brother and sister-in-law that marriage is a journey, and that the two of them will know both good and bad times






Gone viral: Since the groom posted the video on Reddit, it has drawn hundreds of comments, with users praising the pilot as possibly the best brother ever



Love is in the air: The high-flying tribute concluded with the pilot performing a dizzying 360-degree roll before waving goodbye to the camera

‘Everyone in the room was either crying or completely speechless. It was a very moving moment for everyone there,' Brandon Krivohlavy commented on Reddit.

Since the groom, an art director living in Austin, posted the video on Reddit, it has drawn hundreds of comments, with users praising the pilot as possibly the best brother ever.

Wanted (but not for crimes against fashion): FBI hunting 'well-dressed thief' who holds-up banks at gunpoint in suits, ties and even a dapper hat



Federal officers are now on the lookout for a 'well-dressed' bank robber who holds up banks in suits and ties after a string of armed heists.


The FBI is searching for the stylish thief, who has robbed at least four banks in Pennsylvania within the last year.

In each robbery, the man has worn a suit and tie, latex gloves, and either a ski mask or a pillowcase to cover his face.



On the hunt: The FBI is searching for a man who wears suits and ties while robbing banks at gunpoint; this is video from a March 30 robbery at a PNC Bank in Ambler, Pennsylvania








Clyde without Bonnie: Left, the thief robbing the Colonial American Bank in Horsham on June 8, 2012, left, and the First Federal Bank in Wrightstown on September 28, 2012, right


The man’s last robbery is believed to be a PNC Bank in Upper Dublin on March 30th.

The man, who is believed to be between 5ft10 and 6ft2, is seen on security video holding up tellers at gunpoint.



The FBI said in a press release today that they think the man is responsible for three other robberies as well, which include a robbery of a Colonial American Bank on June 8, 2012 in Horsham, Pennsylvania, as well as the First Federal Bank in Wrightstown, and a Wells Fargo branch in Yardley.

Each time, the robber displayed a black semi-automatic handgun. In the latest robbery in March, he yelled for everyone in the bank to get on the floor, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.



Laundry day? Though he's wearing a grey hoodie in the January 19 robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank in Yardley, Pennsylvania, the FBI believes it to be the same man, based on the use of green latex gloves

They added they believe the man to be white with a stocky build, and think he could have blue eyes, adding he should be considered armed and dangerous.

An FBI spokesperson told the paper that though the man was pictured at the Wells Fargo robbery wearing a hoodie rather than a suit, the latex gloves matched those of the well-dressed thief.Tips may be made anonymously to the FBI at 215-641-8910.

'Gratuitous' American Apparel adverts banned once again- this time for using 'overtly sexual' images of women



Controversial US retailer American Apparel has once again flouted advertising regulations, this time for using images of women in 'vulnerable poses', a watchdog has ruled.


The clothing brand, which has regularly broken advertising rules for using exploitative images of young women, posted six photos of a model in a bodysuit and thigh-high socks on a bed without her face shown, from the front showing her legs open or in a kneeling or reclining position.

Others, which carried text saying the model was a store consultant, showed her wearing only a jumper while her bottom half appeared naked, reclining on a bed with her legs in the air.



Two of the images which appeared in the advertising campaign, which overall the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled was 'likely to cause serious offence'

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled the pictures were 'likely to cause serious offence' to visitors to its website.

The watchdog investigated a complaint that the models appeared vulnerable and the adverts were offensive because they were overtly sexual and objectified women.






Responding to the complaint, American Apparel said it 'did its best' to abide by the standards of the industry as well as creating 'authentic, honest and memorable images' relevant to its customer base.


Part of the advert the ASA found to be 'gratuitous, particularly in an ad for knitwear'

The ASA noted that the first ad did not show the model's face and emphasised her groin, buttocks and breasts, although they were covered.

It said: 'Although we considered it was reasonable for ads for hosiery to feature women in limited clothing, we considered the images and the model's poses were gratuitous.


'We considered the images were overtly sexual and that they demeaned women by emphasising the model's groin, buttocks and breasts and by not including her face.'

Regarding the second advert, it said: 'We considered the image to be gratuitous, particularly in an ad for knitwear.


'We also considered the model's facial expression appeared blank, if not unsure, and were concerned that she appeared vulnerable. We considered the image was overtly sexual.'

The ASA concluded: 'We considered there was a voyeuristic quality to the images, which served to heighten the impression that the women were vulnerable and in sexually provocative poses.

'For the reasons given, we considered the ads were likely to cause serious offence to visitors to American Apparel's website. We concluded that they breached the code.'It ruled that the ads must not appear again in their current form and told American Apparel to ensure that its future advertising contained nothing which was likely to cause serious or widespread offence.

Two wives of Sir Mark Thatcher to attend funeral of his mother at her request



The two wives of Sir Mark Thatcher will attend the funeral of his mother at her request, it has been reported.


First wife Diane Beckett, who lives in Dallas, Texas, will fly to London next week to attend the service. Daughter-in-law, Sarah Thatcher, Sir Mark's second wife, will also be present.


It is believed Baroness Thatcher requested before she died that both her daughter-in-laws attend.



Margaret Thatcher with son Mark and wife Sarah on her 87th birthday today. The former PM is said to have requested that both of her son's wives attend her funeral

Sir Mark, 59, was flying back to the UK last night after spending 25 years living and working abroad.


Mrs Beckett will be accompanied by the couple’s two children Michael, 24, and 19-year-old Amanda – Baroness Thatcher’s only grandchildren - and new husband James Beckett, a multi-millionaire sports publisher.

Mrs Beckett told The Telegraph: 'She led an incredible life, and she will be dearly missed.

'My children and I are of course heartbroken, but we also have some wonderful memories.'


She said she did not want to make any further statement but added that her enduring memory for Baroness Thatcher would be an 'incredible respect for her legacy.'






It is believed Mrs Beckett had remained friends with Baroness Thatcher after her and Sir Mark's marriage broke down.


A close friend told the paper that there was never any animosity and that Lady Thatcher had always 'loved Diane'.

Sir Mark lives in Spain with his second wife Sarah, whom he married in secret at a register office in Gibraltar, but he is said to have has made frequent visits, typically every four to six weeks, to see his mother in recent years.




A close friend told the paper that there was never any animosity and that Lady Thatcher (left) had always 'loved Diane', Sir Mark's first wife (right)



Baroness Thatcher leaves The Guards Chapel following a memorial service for her late husband Sir Denis Thatcher, with daughter-in-law Diane, Mark Thatcher, granddaughter Amanda, Baroness Thatcher, grandson Michael and daughter Carol

The couple were reportedly joined by just three guests. Neither his mother, nor Sir Mark’s twin sister Carol were among those at the ceremony.

He was holidaying in Barbados when his mother died.

Sarah is the sister of Viscount Rothermere, the former wife of Lord Francis Russell and the eldest daughter of Terry Clemence, a millionaire developer.


In 2005, Sir Mark received a four-year suspended jail term and a £265,000 fine in South Africa, for his involvement in a plot to overthrow the president of the oil-rich African state of Equatorial Guinea.

His conviction meant that Sir Mark could not enter the US to visit his children, whose mother was given custody in the divorce.

Michael Thatcher, is said to have been an accomplished American football player at high school, hoe ent on to study at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.


He has recently worked for a Republican-aligned political organisation that aims to 'educate and empower the Hispanic community with conservative values'.

Amanda Thatcher, who is said to be an excellent runner, and most closely resembles her father, enjoys baking and horse-riding and singing.

A family friend told The Telegraph they had loved their grandmother veyr much and had recently been to see her.


'They’re grieving now, but they are also very moved by all the outpouring of emotion around the world.'

Things must be bad... Obama's CHEF could be on the chopping block as deep budget cuts take effect



Looks like there are too many cooks in the White House kitchen.

White House assistant chef Sam Kass, who cooks weekly for President Obama, said Tuesday that he is facing a furlough brought about by crippling federal budget cuts.

The chef, who is also the president’s senior nutrition policy adviser, is one of nearly 500 White House employees who are expected to receive furlough notices because of the so-called sequester.



On the chopping block: Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass, pictured in 2009, is one of 480 White House staffers facing furloughs





Staying active: Mr Kass, right, was named a Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives in 2010, working with First Lady Michelle Obama on her 'Let's Move!' initiative to reverse childhood obesity

Speaking with food reporters Tuesday, Mr Kass said: ‘We’re being furloughed,’ according to Reuters.

A White House spokesman who accompanied Kass to the press briefing declined to comment on the matter.






News of the possible White House staff furloughs comes days after several members of the Obama administration announced that they would return a portion of their salaries to the federal government as a sign of solidarity to the austere days ahead in Washington.

The chef cooks dinner several times a week for the president and while he likely won’t be preparing all of the president’s meals in the coming weeks, the New York Times’ Caucus blog cheekily notes that it is unlikely the president will miss any meals.






Make our garden grow: First lady Michelle Obama waters wheat seedlings during the spring planting of the White House garden last week; Kass helped create the vegetable garden on the South Lawn

It is unclear whether notices have gone out to other Obama aides informing them that they must take days off without pay.

Mr Kass, who was trained in Chicago and Vienna, joined the White House Kitchen staff in 2009 and was named a Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives a year later, working with First Lady Michelle Obama on her ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative to reverse childhood obesity.

He also helped create the vegetable garden on the South Lawn that has yielded 3,000 pounds of fresh produce for the first family.

Mr Kass told reporters that effort won't be affected, according to the Associated Press.

The sequester – which consists of $85 billion in cuts – went into effect last month after Congress failed to stop it.


Hundreds of thousands of workers could be forced to take unpaid leave if those on Capitol Hill don’t reach an agreement to undo the cuts.



Tough times: President Obama, pictured yesterday leaving the Oval Office, will give five percent of his salary back to the federal government as a symbolic gesture that all of government has been hurt by the sequester