Ellen DeGeneres: The star who came out of the cold

Ellen DeGeneres at graduation - Tulane

In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in hell I'm wearing a gown." The audience erupted in cheers.

Charlotte Church weighs in to Miley Cyrus row

Miley Cyrus billboard

Charlotte Church has hit out at the oversexualisation of young female pop stars, criticising the "online pissing contest" between Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor and Rihanna's penchant for appearing scantily clad in raunchy music videos.