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How old is Rita Ora, what are her biggest songs, where’s she from and who has she dated?

RITA Ora has taken the entertainment industry by storm since bursting onto the scene in 2012. But what are the singer’s biggest hits and what Hollywood blockbusters has she appeared in? Here&…

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RITA Ora has taken the entertainment industry by storm since bursting onto the scene in 2012.

But what are the singer's biggest hits and what Hollywood blockbusters has she appeared in? Here's what we know…

 Rita Ora released her debut album in 2012Getty Images Rita Ora released her debut album in 2012

Who is Rita Ora, how old is she and how did she start her career?

Rita Ora is a 26-year-old singer, actress, presenter, judge and model of Albanian heritage.

Born in Yugoslavia in 1990, Rita grew up in London after her family fled from Kosovo for political reasons.

She auditioned – but later withdrew – for the BBC's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You before signing a recording deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation label in 2008.

Rita's debut album, Ora, was released in 2012 and spawned several chart hits – R.I.P, How We Do (Party), Shine Ya Light and Radioactive.

She scored her fourth number one in 2014 with the release of I Will Never Let You Down which was intended to launch Rita's second album.

Rita released Poison in 2015 which reached the top 3 and was followed by Chris Brown collaboration, Body On Me, but the album never saw the light of day.

When will Rita Ora release her second album?

Rita, 26, said earlier this year that her long-awaited second album would be released in November 2017.

Announcing the news in an Instagram live session, Rita said: "The album is going to come out in November and it's going to be major. I've been working on it for ages.

"There's some amazing people on it and amazing surprises."

However, more recently it has seemed likelier that the record will drop next Spring.

Rita released her highly-anticipated comeback single, Your Song, in June 2017 and the tracked peaked at 13 on the UK chart.

Your Song was produced by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac who has worked with the likes of Shakira, One Direction and Clean Bandit.

 The singer, 26, has also turned her hand to TV and film workGetty Images The singer, 26, has also turned her hand to TV and film work

When is Rita Ora's next tour?

Rita goes on tour in May 2018 with tickets available from Ticketmaster right now.

She will start in Glasgow on May 11 and end up in Bristol on May 19, playing at Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London on the way.

Why did Rita Ora take legal action against Roc Nation?

In June 2016 Rita left her record label after a lengthy legal battle.

She filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation and claimed she'd been left “orphaned” by head honcho Jay Z as he pursued other projects.

The rapper then countersued Rita for £1.6million in a late twist after alleging it was her who failed to deliver a promised five albums stipulated in the contract.

When was Rita Ora a judge on The X Factor and The Voice UK?

Having previously taken on a guest judge role on The X Factor in 2012, Rita was given a full-time job on the 2015 series where she led Louisa Johnson to victory.

She appeared on the panel alongside Cheryl, Nick Grimshaw and Simon Cowell for just one series and chose not to return to the show in order to focus on other projects.

But she did feature on Simon Cowell's charity single for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Before X Factor, Rita had served as a coach on The Voice UK alongside Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones.

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What other TV projects and movies has Rita appeared in?

Rita replaced Tyra Banks as the main judge and host on the 23rd season of VH1's America's Next Top Model but it's been announced that Tyra will return for the next run.

Rita is currently working on another US reality show, Boy Band, where she will appear opposite Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and producer Timbaland.

She made her big screen debut in 2013's Fast & Furious Six before being cast in the record-breaking Fifty Shades Of Grey movies.

Rita portrayed Christian Grey's sister, Mia, in the 2015 film adaptation and reprised her role for the 2017 sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.

She's already filmed scenes for the trilogy finale, Fifty Shades Freed, due to be released in February 2018.

 Rita has found international fame since signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label in 2008. But the star recently walked away from the deal after a lengthy lawsuitKen McKay/Thames TV Rita has found international fame since signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label in 2008. But the star recently walked away from the deal after a lengthy lawsuit

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Who is Deborra-Lee Furness? Hugh Jackman’s wife and Aussie actress who has starred in movie Shame

Deborra-Lee Furness has been at Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman’s side since the mid ‘90s – however she is far more than a famous actor’s wife. The Australian actress and producer is also a …

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Deborra-Lee Furness has been at Hollywood superstar Hugh Jackman’s side since the mid ‘90s – however she is far more than a famous actor's wife.

The Australian actress and producer is also a campaigner for adoption and does an incredible amount of charity work as well as boasting an impressive film and TV career of her own. Here is all the info…

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Who is Deborra-Lee Furness?

Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress and producer and an adoption activist.

She was born in Perth, Australia, on 30 November 1955 and is 13 years older than her husband Hugh Jackman.

Deborra-Lee was raised in Melbourne and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, graduating in the early '80s.

A very special day with @RealHughJackman almost 20 years ago… First day of our honeymoon! #tbt #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/kOPJY2TUJV

— Deborra-lee Furness (@Deborra_lee) August 6, 2015

When did Deborra-Lee Furness marry Hugh Jackman?

Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman met in 1995 on the set of her 10-episode Australian television show, Correlli, in which Deborra-Lee played prison psychologist Louisa Correlli.

The couple tied the knot on 11 April 1996 in a ceremony in the Toorak suburb of Melbourne.

Husband Hugh designed the engagement ring he used to propose to Deborra-Lee and their wedding rings carry a Hindu inscription that translates to: “we dedicate our union to a greater source”.

While many would be thrilled to be married to Hugh, Deborra-Lee has said she hates when people say she is ‘lucky’ to be married to the X-Men star.

“That to me is a putdown,” she told the October 2014 issue of Australia’s Woman’s Weekly magazine, adding: “[It's] like you suggesting I won the chook raffle.”

 Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh JackmanGetty Images Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman

Why did reports wrongly suggest Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman were breaking up?

In February 2017, reports emerged suggesting Deborra-Lee and Hugh had been living separate lives following a break down in their 20 year marriage.

A source had claimed to Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine that: “The spark seems to have gone out of their marriage… They’ve been spending a lot of time apart over the past four or five months, and neither of them seems to mind.”

However Hugh hit back at the report to vehemently deny the allegations, with his agent saying: “This story is 100 per cent fabricated.”

Thanks for an awesome 1st night Sydney! #BroadwayToOz

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How many children do Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have?

Deborra-Lee Furness and her husband Hugh Jackman have two adopted children – a son named Oscar Maximillian and a daughter named Ava Eliot.

Son Max was born on 15 May 2000 and Ava was born on July 10 2005.

Deborra-Lee and Hugh had tried to conceive children previous to the adoptions – however Deborra-Lee suffered two miscarriages.

 Deborra-Lee is the founder of Australia's Adopt Change Deborra-Lee is the founder of Australia's Adopt Change

What charity work does Deborra-Lee Furness do in relation to adoption?

Deborra-Lee Furness is a huge advocate for adoption – working strenuously to make the process faster and fairer in her native Australia and beyond, and founder of the National Adoption Awareness Week in Australia.

The activist is the founder and patron of an organisation called Adopt Change which aims to: “pave the way for every child to grow up in a permanent, loving family”.

“Take action gives you access to more detailed information about how you can help Adopt Change,” Deborra-Lee says in a video for the organisation, which encourages volunteer work and fundraising as part of their mission to improve the lives of children through faster adoption processes.

The star has suggested there is: “an anti-adoption culture [in Australia]” and says the adoption process Down Under “is not moving fast enough.”

Her campaign work and fundraising on the subject led to her being honoured as the New South Wales Australian of the Year in 2014.

 Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have been married since 1996Times Newspapers Ltd Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman have been married since 1996

What other charity work does Deborra-Lee Furness do?

Deborra-Lee Furness also works with World Vision which works to help those in need all over the world.

Through the organisation, Deborra-Lee serves on the Advisory Committee for Film Aid International to help refugees.

As part of campaign work, Deborra-Lee and her family have travelled to countries including Cambodia and Ethiopia to learn about poverty and work to help.

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What TV shows has Deborra-Lee Furness appeared in?

Deborra-Lee has been working in television since 1975 when she had a role in Aussie police drama Division 4.

She has since appeared in legendary Aussie soaps Neighbours and The Flying Doctors – as well as starring in police psychiatrist drama Correlli which brought Hugh Jackman into her life in 1995.

More recently, she has offered her vocal talents to the Disney animated TV show Phineas And Ferb.

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Jamie Oliver’s wife Jools wows fans with snaps inside their quirky £8.9million mansion with seven bedrooms, super-king-sized bed and his ‘n’ hers sinks

JOOLS Oliver has sent fans wild after sharing a series of snaps of the plush Grade II home she shares with her husband Jamie and their five children on Instagram. Having splashed out a reported £8.…

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JOOLS Oliver has sent fans wild after sharing a series of snaps of the plush Grade II home she shares with her husband Jamie and their five children on Instagram.

Having splashed out a reported £8.9 million on the property – which is located in the suburbs of Hampstead – it's no surprise the wife of the celebrity chef has been quick to give her followers a glimpse of the opulently bedecked property.

 Jools Oliver has been sharing insights into the lavish home she shares with Jamie Oliver and their children on social mediaInstagram Jools Oliver has been sharing insights into the lavish home she shares with Jamie Oliver and their children on social media

The 43-year-old former model set tongues wagging over the weekend when she uploaded a picture of the couple's son Buddy, seven, sprawled out on her lavish Louis XV bed with his boots on.

"That is one hell of a bed!!" one fan remarked, before a plethora of others described the palatial furnishing as being that of "bed goals".

Other snaps show Buddy playing on an antique grand piano in a room that is lined with huge windows and an entire wall filled with photos of the children.

Another picture depicts River Rocket, one, sitting upright in a huge, free-standing bath, complete with a his-and-hers sink, though it's just one of many bathrooms in the property, which also boasts three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.

 The couple sold their home in Primrose Hill after moving to the suburbs of Hampstead in 2015INSTAGRAM The couple sold their home in Primrose Hill after moving to the suburbs of Hampstead in 2015  Baby River can enjoy bath time in a free-standing tub complete with his-and-hers sinksInstagram Baby River can enjoy bath time in a free-standing tub complete with his-and-hers sinks

After growing out of his first bed, Buddy was recently treated to a £1,895 tree house bed, with a vintage feel running throughout all of the children's bedrooms and playrooms.

Sharing a snap of River's nursery, Jools revealed it had been carefully decorated by a team of interior designers who are based in Denmark.

Admitting it is the room she has the biggest soft spot for, Jools wrote earlier in the year: "My absolute favourite room in the house. Little Rivers nursery ✨ thank you Vivi and Carina @styleplaydk you are so talented, brilliant and lovely your help was invaluable ❤ now I just need to get River out of his little cosy Moses @sebrainterior your cute cots are lovely 🌙xxx."

When it comes to her restaurateur husband, it seems Jamie chooses to work in an environment that is equally relaxed.

 After growing out of his first bed, Buddy was recently treated to a £1,895 tree house bedInstagram After growing out of his first bed, Buddy was recently treated to a £1,895 tree house bed  River's nursery was designed by a team of interior specialists from DenmarkInstagram River's nursery was designed by a team of interior specialists from Denmark  Jamie's work den is equally relaxed, boasting vintage movie posters and Star Wars memorabiliaInstagram Jamie's work den is equally relaxed, boasting vintage movie posters and Star Wars memorabilia

Sharing a snap of the celebrity chef – who is worth an estimated £240 million – working hard in the office of the family home, Jamie was pictured sitting against a backdrop of vintage movie posters and Star Wars memorabilia.

Meal times see the family sit around a large solid wood table, while the vibrant living room boasts a table that would be fitting for a medieval banquet – as well as a quirky pink corner sofa.

However, they won't be needing a table quite so large this Christmas, after Jamie revealed he had banned the couple's family from having Christmas dinner at their home after tiring of cooking for 30 people for the past 15 years.

Jools and Jamie moved to their Hampstead home after selling up their Primrose Hill property, which saw them merge two homes together to form a ten-bedroom pad.

 Buddy is learning to play music on a grand, antique pianoBuddy Oliver Buddy is learning to play music on a grand, antique piano  The vibrant living room boasts a table that would be fitting for a medieval banquet - as well as a quirky pink corner sofaInstagram The vibrant living room boasts a table that would be fitting for a medieval banquet – as well as a quirky pink corner sofa

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Who is Carla Connor actress Alison King, what’s her Coronation Street comeback storyline and what else has she starred in?

ALISON King is set to make a huge return to Coronation Street after her character Carla Connor ran off to Devon following her fling with Robert Preston. Hurtling back onto our screens this Christma…

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ALISON King is set to make a huge return to Coronation Street after her character Carla Connor ran off to Devon following her fling with Robert Preston.

Hurtling back onto our screens this Christmas, the former Underwold boss is set to cause mayhe. Here's what we know about her festive return…

 Alison King is returning to Corrie as fan fave Carla ConnorRex Features Alison King is returning to Corrie as fan fave Carla Connor

What will Carla Connor's return storyline be?

The Sun exclusively revealed earlier this month that Carla Connor will be giving old flame Peter Barlow a dose of his own medicine when she ends up bedding his half-brother Daniel Osbourne.

A source said: "Carla has always been a character who gets what she wants.

“On her return to the Cobbles this Christmas, she’ll really stir things up by sleeping with Daniel, Peter’s half-brother."

They added: "Peter tries to play it like he doesn’t care, but he clearly does and Daniel takes great pleasure in winding him up, knowing their history together."

Who is Alison King?

Alison King is a 44-year-old English actress who is best known for her role as Carla Connor in Coronation Street.

She was raised as a Christadelphian in Leicester and attended the Christadelphian Church at Westleigh.

Alison moved to Newquay when she was 18 before later enrolling at the North Cheshire Theatre School when she was 22.

She managed to bag her first TV role while she was there and played hair salon crimper Helen in Brookside.

Alison appeared in a number of TV series including Cutting It, Cold Feet and Doctors before landing her role in Coronation Street. She also starred as Lynda Block in Dream Team and Rebecca in Help.

Since leaving the cobbles last year she has taken some time off acting.

 

 Carla Connor and Peter Barlow played by Chris Gascoyne get marriedRex Features Carla Connor and Peter Barlow played by Chris Gascoyne get married

Who is Alison King's character Carla Connor on Coronation Street?

Carla Connor is a feisty businesswoman who had a number of major storylines in the soap.

This included cheating scandals, gambling addiction, alcoholism and dobbing in her murderer half-brother Rob Donovan (Marc Baylis).

Carla first arrived on Coronation Street in 2006 after inheriting her late husband Paul's (Sean Gallagher) share of Underworld after he died in a car crash.

Paul was the older brother of Michelle (Kym Marsh) and Liam (Rob James-Collier), who he worked with.

Carla and Liam were in denial about their feelings for one another and she ended up marrying Tony Gordon (Gray O'Brien). Meanwhile, Liam married Maria (Samia Longchambon).

The pair ended up having a fling after Liam was left devastated by his the death of his baby son, who was stillborn.

Tony ended up finding out that they had slept together and killed Liam in a hit-and-run.

She later fell for Peter Barlow, a recovering alcoholic, as she began to develop a drinking problem.

 Carla is attacked by Frank Connor, played by Andrew Lancel, from an episode in 2011PA:Press Association Carla is attacked by Frank Connor, played by Andrew Lancel, from an episode in 2011

However, Peter rejected her to marry Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) and Carla ended up going out with nasty business owner Frank Foster (Andrew Lancel).

She ended up breaking off their engagement after finally realising that he was just a substitute for Peter. Frank didn't take this well and ended up raping Carla, which led her to attempt suicide.

Carla and Peter later began an affair, which was exposed in court and helped Frank get acquitted. But he met a grisly end when he was murdered by his own mum in the knicker factory.

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