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By JULIE MOULT
The Born This Way singer hauled in the dollars despite having to cut short a lucrative concert tour after undergoing hip surgery.
She spent weeks in a wheelchair - a gold plated Louis Vuitton one of course.
Musical talent dominated this year's list.
Ranking an admirable second place was teen idol Justin Bieber, 19.
Despite more bad publicity than good over the last 12 months, Bieber isn't quite on the breadline with an annual income of $58 million.
Those teenage girls clearly have some spare money to spend.
And taking third place is the young country music star Taylor Swift. She clearly has more luck with her finances than with her string of disastrous boyfriends.
The 23 year-old You Belong With Me singer, who has dated 1D's Harry Styles amongst others this year, pocketed a cool $55 million.
Her earnings received a boost thanks to her album Red which sold 1.2 million copies in the first week.
Meanwhile Scottish singer songwriter Calvin Harris, 29, has made a fortune after morphing into a global DJ sensation.
He beat 25 year-old Rihanna into fourth place with earnings of $46 million.
Not bad for a boy who was discovered on MySpace.
Barbadian beauty Ri-Ri came in close behind with $43 million.
Songbird Katy Perry took sixth place.
Californian girl Katy, 28, who last month told Vogue how ex husband Russell Brand asked for a divorce by text message, is still a big earner making $39 million.
This whopping paycheck came despite a relatively quiet year.
The first of the non-musicians to make the list is the gorgeous Jennifer Lawrence who became Hollywood's darling this year with her Best Actress Oscar winning performance in Silver Linings Playbook.
Her earnings reached $26 million and things are only going to get better for the 22 year-old who can now command millions per movie.
And Londoner Adele, who won an Oscar this year for Best Original Song for Skyfall matched her age with her income this year. The 25 year-old earned $25 million.
Just behind Jennifer is Kristen Stewart, 23, with $22 million.
While her love life may have gone down the pan this year thanks to a highly publicized affair with married director Rupert Sanders and subsequent break up with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, her income remains unaffected.
And finally, Taylor Lautner may look like he has just stepped out of high school but he is yet another Twilight millionaire. The 21 year-old grabs the tenth spot matching Kristen's income with $22 million.
2013 Highest Paid Stars Under 30, according to Forbes Magazine
1. Lady Gaga (age 27) $80 million
2. Justin Bieber (age 19) $58 million
3. Taylor Swift (age 23) $55 million
4. Calvin Harris (age 29) $46 million
5.Rihanna (age 25) $43 million
6. Katy Perry (age 28) $39 million
7. Jennifer Lawrence (age 22) $26 million
8. Adele (age 25) $25 million
9. Kristen Stewart (age 23) $22 million
10.Taylor Lautner (age 21) $22 million
By IONA KIRBY
We are used to seeing her in all kinds of extravagant and unusual ensembles which never fail to shock.
But Lady Gaga is proving even more titillating in her latest photo shoot, which sees her stripping nude.
The singer bares for V magazine, posing on a stool with her legs apart while using just her hands to protect her modesty.
The 27-year-old’s face is also naked in the snapshot as she goes completely make-up free.
Gaga flashes a toothy smile as she proudly shows off her natural self, and sports full dark blonde ombre curls which cascade down her shoulders and cover one eye.
The Paparazzi hit-maker looks very slender in the revealing snap, while tattoos on her left arm can just be seen.
Gaga's Little Monsters no doubt can't wait for the new record. The star is seen here on July 11
The image as posted on photographer Vinoodh Matadi's Instagram page on Saturday along with the caption: 'Get ready world for our pics of @ladygaga for @vmagazine !kisses iv #artpop.'
Gaga is certainly doing well at drumming up excitement for her upcoming album ARTPOP.
Gaga was seen heading to the studio last week to work on the album, which is out November 11
As well as her birthday suit photo shoot, a strange video which is believed to be part of promotional work for the record has been leaked online.
In the 23 second clip, Gaga, who recently set tongues wagging about her under wraps album when she deleted her Twitter page, repeatedly licks a monster like hand in slow motion.
Gaga's nude snapshot is even more shocking than the bizarre outfits she usually sports, such as this one she wore in January
The claw pops up from the bottom of the screen and looks like a plastic mannequin hand, although parts of the yellowish paint have chipped off.
It was revealed earlier this month that ARTPOP’s debut track will be released on August 19.
Meanwhile the album itself will hit the shelves and be available for download on November 11, with pre-orders beginning September 1.
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Seeing a man cut in half at a traveling carnival may not shock you but what if you bumped into him walking down the street?
Magician and stand up comedian Andy Gross took his split-man prank out for a stroll recently, scaring the bejeezus out of innocent passersby.
In a hilarious video, the joker appears to be cut clean in half and carrying his legs.
He first marches into a park, surprising two women sitting on a bench having a refreshment.
One of the women is so terrified when the man approached them in two separate pieces, she sprints at full pelt to a sandpit and falls over face first.
The other woman bolts to her parked car screaming, and then speeds away.
In the creepy footage, the legless torso then walks down the pavement and frightens another couple of women out for a stroll.
Gross doesn't give away the secret behind the illusion, leaving you guessing.
In fact, he ramped up the scare-factor by growling at the unsuspecting strangers as he walks around holding his sawed off legs.
One woman can be heard on the video of the prank saying 'That is so not cool.'
But the priceless reaction of most of the victims will have you doubling over laughing.
By REBECCA ENGLISH, ROYAL CORRESPONDENT and MARTIN ROBINSON
The Duchess of Cambridge's parents have arrived to see their daughter, son-in-law and new grandchild, becoming the first family members to visit them in hospital.
Carole and Michael Middleton grinned broadly as they walked into the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in west London at just after 3pm, as it appeared that Kate, William and the future king looked to be on the verge of leaving for Kensington Palace.
Kate and William have asked the Middletons to visit them and their new child before the royal family
As they left the hospital, Carole Middleton said the baby was 'absolutely beautiful' and that Kate and William were coping 'fabulously'.
In a break from expected protocol, the Duke and Duchess asked the Middletons to visit them and their new child before any members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and the Queen.
Adding to speculation the world will soon get its first glimpse of the new prince, a member of the royal household also arrived carrying a car seat for the future king and fresh clothes for Kate and William earlier today.
The Duchess's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker, who has been her stylist since last year, also entered the Lindo Wing via its private rear entrance this afternoon, adding to speculation that mother and child were soon to be discharged.
Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, west London, today
Mrs Cook Tucker has been cutting William and Harry's hair for years, attended the royal wedding and was even flown in on their trip to the Far East in 2012 because Kate's hair started to droop in the 36 degree temperatures.
Earlier it was revealed that the family 'are all doing well' today and William and Kate expressed their gratitude to the St Mary's medical team for their 'tremendous care' over the past 24 hours, after their son was born there at 4.24pm yesterday, weighing 8lb 6oz.
The world is desperate to get see the unnamed baby, with royal sources saying that they will not leave before 6pm this evening and could even be tomorrow.
'We would like to thank the staff at the Lindo Wing and the whole hospital for the tremendous care the three of us have received. We know it has been a very busy period for the hospital and we would like to thank everyone - staff, patients and visitors - for their understanding during this time,' a joint statement from the couple said this afternoon.
A Kensington Palace spokesman added: 'Mother, son and father are all doing well this morning.'
The overjoyed couple have started their first full day as proud parents of a ‘beautiful’ baby boy, as Britain continues to celebrate the prince's birth.
Last night William slept at the hospital in a separate room so he could be near his wife and their little boy, with a huge crowd of media and well-wishers waiting outside to see them all leave.
The Queen’s Surgeon-Gynaecologist Marcus Setchell came to assess Kate this morning and will decide when the Duchess and baby can be discharged.
Kate, Prince William and their newborn baby travel home to Kensington Palace yesterday evening
Couple say they are ‘still working on a name’
William jokes his new son ‘has a good pair of lungs’ and tells crowd his child has Kate’s looks and more hair than him
Kate's parents Carole and Michael were the first members of the family to visit their daughter and her young son
Duchess says: ‘It’s been emotional’
William aces his first test of fatherhood as he gets the car seat right first time
Prince Charles and Camilla came two hours later and said the baby was 'marvellous'
Couple release new statement thanking St Mary's Hospital staff for how they have looked after 'the three of us'
William stayed in a separate hospital room overnight on Monday to be close to Duchess of Cambridge and their son
By REBECCA ENGLISH, ROYAL CORRESPONDENT and MARTIN ROBINSON
The world has seen the royal baby for the first time as the future king left hospital with his ecstatic parents yesterday evening, who revealed they had not yet chosen him a name.
Prince William and Kate waved and smiled broadly to the waiting cameras as they held their prince on the steps of the private Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, 26 hours after he was delivered, weighing 8lbs 6oz.
Speaking for the first time since giving birth, an obviously moved Duchess of Cambridge said: 'It's been very emotional. Any parent will know what this feeling is like.'
As they left St Mary's carefully cradling their precious child, the Duke of Cambridge followed the steps his parents Charles and Diana took with him 31 years ago, when he was born there on June 21, 1982.
'He's a big boy, quite heavy. We're still working on a name,' he told reporters, adding: 'Well he has a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure.'
Kate and William hold their prince outside the Lindo Wing in a genuinely historic moment for Britain
Confirming that the prince was overdue, William said: ‘I will remind him of his tardiness when he is older.’
With a huge smile he then added: ‘He’s got her looks thankfully’ to which the Duchess responded ‘No, no, no I’m not sure about that.’
The Duchess wore a lilac purple dress, with her long hair falling in waves around her face. The new father wore a blue open neck shirt rolled up to his elbows with black trousers.
She revealed that her clearly hands-on husband had already changed his first nappy.
The couple then returned to the hospital as William held his son, swaddled in a blanket, before bringing him out again in his car seat.
The Prince was heard to affectionately call Kate 'Poppet' as he ushered her back to the Lindo Wing.
William then visibly breathed a sigh of relief when he successfully installed his baby on the back seat with his wife, before driving them home to Kensington Palace cheered on by a huge crowd.
Their child is now third in the line of succession, displacing Prince Harry to fourth and the Duke of York to fifth, although he may not become sovereign for half a century or more.
Kate held her new son closely to her chest as she waved to the impressive crowd
The Duke, Duchess and Baby Cambridge travelled home to Kensington Palace, and will spend two weeks there while William is on paternity leave.
Palace officials confirmed for the first time last night that the couple will not have a nannyand rely upon their families help instead, saying: 'They have both got families that will care hugely for this baby.'
Duchess of Cambridge with her son who was born on Monday, but was thrown into the spotlight yesterday
Huge crowds of well-wishers and journalists from all over the world have been waiting outside the west London hospital ward for weeks, first to be there when Kate went into labour and now as the couple left with her firstborn child.
Meanwhile, last night the Queen told guests at a Buckingham Palace reception she was 'thrilled' at the birth of her great-grandson.
Earlier the royal baby's grandparents met him for the first time, and soon afterwards Kensington Palace confirmed the Duke, Duchess and baby would leave hospital.
Kate's sister Pippa was said to be there waiting for her.
William calmly carried his new baby to the Range Rover which he drove home himself with his wife and child on board
Carole and Michael Middleton were the first to arrive at the private Lindo Wing at around 3pm yesterday, with Prince Charles and his wife Camilla following them at 5.30pm after being rushed to London by helicopter after two-days carrying out official duties in Yorkshire.
Before mounting the St Mary's Hospital steps, the smiling Prince of Wales asked journalists who have been stood outside for almost three weeks: 'Have you been there long?'
When he left around 10 minutes later, Charles said the baby was 'marvellous' and told journalists: 'You'll see in a minute'.
Soon afterwards Kensington Palace confirmed: 'Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be discharged this evening.
'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son will travel home to Kensington Palace.
'Their Royal Highnesses would like to reiterate their thanks to the hospital for the care and treatment they have all received'.
Prince William carefully placed his new son in the back seat of the awaiting car in preparation for their journey back to Kensington Palace
Earlier doting grandmother Carole Middleton described her grandson, the future king, as 'absolutely beautiful' after she and her husband visited him.
The Duchess of Cambridge's parents said their first grandchild is 'absolutely beautiful' and his parents are coping 'fabulously'.
The Middletons spent just over an hour with their daughter Kate and son-in-law William, and a smiling Mrs Middleton, speaking about mother and baby, said: 'They are both doing really well, and we are so thrilled.'
When asked by the world's media, who have been camped outside for nearly three weeks, how the proud parents were doing, she replied: 'Fabulously.'
Asked what the first cuddle with her grandson was like, Mrs Middleton, who had been ushered forward by her husband to speak to the press, said: 'Amazing, It's all coming back.'
By HELEN COLLIS
While millions of Brits swap sun hats for brollies today, this resourceful little frog was snapped sheltering from the rain - using a leaf as an UMBRELLA.
Photographer Penkdix Palme, 27, caught the tiny tree frog sheltering from the rain in his neighbour's back garden.
The aqua-phobic amphibian clung on to the stem of the green leaf for an impressive 30 minutes as it was lashed by wind and rain. In this fascinating series of photographs, the two-inch high frog appears to angle the makeshift umbrella towards the direction of the downpour.
Large droplets of water gather at the bottom of the leaf and surrounding branch while the clever frog remains protected.
Penkdix, who only took up photography six months ago, said he was shocked when he stumbled upon the unusual scene in his hometown of Jember, East Java, Indonesia.
frog wasn't too fussy on which style of 'umbrella' to opt for
By DAVID MARTOSKO IN WASHINGTON, MEGHAN KENEALLY, LOUISE BOYLE and HAYLEY PETERSON
A 23-year-old political activist was last night revealed as the woman allegedly at the center of Anthony Weiner's latest sexting scandal - which took place a year after he resigned from office in disgrace.
The former congressman who was previously leading the race to become New York City's next mayor is now being called on by his competitors to drop out and was the subject of scathing editorials from the city's leading newspapers. Billionaire Republican candidate John Catsimatidis and Democrats Sal Albanese and Bill de Blasio have all made statements urging him to resign, with de Blasio saying: 'Enough is enough'.
Anthony Weiner speaks during the Gay Men's Health Crisis Mayoral Forum on HIV/AIDS in New York on Tuesday following another sexting scandal
The New York Times cited his 'marital troubles and personal compulsions' as reason for the 48-year-old Democrat to leave the race while The Wall Street Journal claimed he should be forced out 'simply because of what he's forced his wife to endure'.
The latest woman who shared her sex messages with Weiner was identified by Buzzfeed as Sydney Leathers, and her name became public just hours after she released copies of explicit conversations with the disgraced ex-Congressman and pictures of his genitals that she claims he sent her.
Anthony Weiner smiles as he attends a campaign trail stop on Tuesday following fresh revelations that he sexted with a 23-year-old girl
Sydney Elaine Leathers is a 23-year-old blogger for the Indiana Progressive Liberals and was a field organizer for Obama's re-election campaign. She once named Weiner as a political hero online.
Weiner and wife Huma Abedin made a joint appearance earlier on Tuesday saying that the latest revelations of extra-marital sexual exchanges will not cause him to drop out of the race for New York City Mayor.
Following the scandal, Weiner later carried on with his mayoral campaign, making a stop at a Gay Men's Health Crisis Mayoral Forum on HIV/AIDS in the city. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is now leading the race; she has not released a statement regarding the latest Weiner revelations.
Anthony Weiner poses with his wife Huma and son in this People magazine spread - which was published a week after he allegedly began he tawdry online affair
Anthony Weiner, seen here with his wife Huma and their son Jordan in May, resigned from office in 2011 but a new woman has come forward saying he maintained a virtual relationship with her in 2012
Eyewitnesses report seeing gasoline tank on fire outside California house
Placed under 5150 mental evaluation hold lasting up to 72 hours
Ignited her trouser leg and had pet dog with her at time of incident
Her parents Rick and Lynn reportedly may seek conservatorship but must act quickly
Amanda moved back to Los Angeles 'because she was broke'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Amanda Bynes ignited her trousers and screamed her dog had been burned after allegedly starting a fire on Monday night in a residential driveway.
The 27-year-old actress was found by sheriff's deputies about 9pm standing near the fire burning at a house in Thousand Oaks, California, said Captain Don Aguilar of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday.
The sheriff's department and fire department both responded to an emergency 911 call of a gasoline tank fire in a driveway, Aguilar said.
Amanda, shown with her pet dog in July, was with a small dog at the time of the fire incident
The homeowner said deputies later identified the woman as Amanda and said she had burned a part of her own clothing.
'It sounded like her clothing had been sort of singed,' the resident told TMZ.
A passerby named Andrew Liverpool said he was driving along when he saw a woman with her 'left pant leg on fire' and after he pulled over saw the woman grab her small dog.
Amanda tried to leave in a taxi, but Liverpool said he kept the cab from leaving.
'She was really frantic and she was like "my dog has been burned,"' Liverpool said.
A male caller to 911 reported a piece of cloth burning on a gasoline tank on a driveway and a second female caller confirmed a gasoline tank and fire, according to a report in TMZ.
Amanda was questioned by Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies who determined she met the criteria for a psychaitric hold and she was detained, Aguilar said.
The 5150 hold is named after the California state code that allows for involuntary hospitalisation for a mental health evaluation.
A person can be held against their will for up to 72 hours under such a hold.
Deputies asked the homeowner if she knew a shorter woman with 'fuzzy blonde hair and carrying a chihuahua' or any reason why a person would set fire to her driveway, the woman told TMZ.
Authorities told the woman that a young lady carrying a 'little red gas tank' had lit a fire in her driveway.
Amanda shopped in a blonde wig and long T-shirt at Bloomingdales in Santa Monica hours before she was involuntarily hospitalised for a mental evaluation
Amanda's parents, Rick and Lynn, are considering going to a judge to seek conservatorship of Amanda, but must act to take legal control quickly before she is released from her psychiatric hold, a source told RadarOnline.
And according to TMZ, they are refusing to pay for the fire damage their daughter allegedly caused, saying: 'Amanda needs to pay for it.'
Amanda was born and raised in affluent Thousand Oaks, which is about 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
She was forced to return home to Southern California after she went broke and was unable to find a place to live in New York City, according to RadarOnline.
Amanda, shown in May in a New York City courtroom, has exhibited strange behaviour recently
Chromecast connects straight to HDMI ports to stream content from users smartphones, tablets and personal computers
Google is desperate to make inroads into the living room as it would provide a lucrative new channel to sell more advertising
Tiny gadget offloads all data processing to the synced device, allowing Google to keep retail price competitive
By DAMIEN GAYLE
Google has unveiled a new streaming video gadget which will give users easier access to Internet content on their televisions - taking aim straight at Apple's attempt to move into the living room.
The new device, called Chromecast, is a small stick roughly the same size as a USB flash-storage drive that can be plugged directly into an HDMI port on flat-panel TVs.
It syncs with users' smartphones, tablets and personal computers to bring Netflix, YouTube and other Internet content to what is usually the biggest screen in households.
Chromecast dongle as it is announced during a Google event at Dogpatch Studio in San Francisco, California
Google wants to have a presence on TVs because it could open up a lucrative new channel for it to sell more ads, which bring in most of its revenue.
In a show of its determination to make inroads on TVs, Google yesterday began selling Chromecast for just $35 (£22.85). That price undercuts the most popular Internet-streaming devices made by Apple and Roku.
An Apple TV box sells for $99 (£65), while the least expensive Roku box capable of showing high-definition video goes for $80 (£50).
Roku, a company that formed within Internet video subscription service Netflix, also sells an Internet streaming stick similar to Chromecast for $100 (£65).
Chromecast providing an easy interface to display the content on the big screen
Chromecast, which leans heavily in Google's widely used Chrome Web Browser, is just the latest product from the company intended to make inroads into the living room. Previous offerings haven't worked out well.
The company initially tried to embed an operating system called Google TV into sets made by TV manufacturers, but that flopped.
Last year, Google introduced an orb-like device called the Nexus Q in hopes of delivering more Internet video to flat-panel TVs, only to quickly pull the product from the market.
With the Chromecast, in a move that has allowed Google to keep costs down, the hard work of processing video is done on the synced device, with the stick merely providing an easy interface to display the content on the big screen.
The Apple and Roku streaming boxes, by contrast, are standalone gadgets connected directly to the Internet which rely on a standard remote control to select content.
Chromecast shown controlled by a Google Nexus tablet: By offloading the hard work to a separate device, Google has been able to keep costs down to a very competitive $35 (£22), including three months of Netflix
By GEORGE STARK
They famously became an item after playing on-screen lovers Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton in the hit show True Blood.
So hopefully actor Stephen Moyer won't mind seeing his wife Anna Paquin's character move on with other male characters now that Sookie and Bill are no longer romantically entwined.
But in the latest episode of the vampire saga, perhaps Stephen, 43, could be forgiven for wanting to keep a watchful eye on set as his wife filmed her raunchiest scene yet - a naked tryst with new character Macklyn Warlow, played by Rob Kazinsky, 29.
While the show has certainly not been short of nudity over its six seasons, it is the first time new mother Anna, 31, has dared to bare in her first topless scene.
Rob has been setting pulses racing as the half-faerie, half-vampire since the start of the new season, but immediately had his sights set on Sookie.
And the pair certainly have great chemistry as they are seen locked in a passionate embrace, minus their clothes.
It was another opportunity for Anna to show off her impressively toned stomach, less than a year after she gave birth to twins Poppy and Charlie.
In the steamy clinch, Sookie finds Macklyn tied up to a gravestone.
Although the faerie/vampire hybrid warns Sookie he might not be able to control his vampish urges, the pair can't seem to resist each other.
It's not long before Sookie allows Macklyn to feed on her, as they writhe around in the graveyard.
Rob has clearly come a long way from playing Sean Slater in the British soap EastEnders back in 2006.
Speaking about his character's love for Sookie, Rob says: 'He's been waiting six thousand years for her,'
The passenger train derailed outside city of Santiago de Compostela
All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train derailed
The train was carrying 218 passengers when it smashed into the wall
Many were travelling to the area on the eve of a Christian festival
Foreign Office confirmed a British citizen is among the injured
Spanish PM has visited scene and declared three days official mourning
By STEVE NOLAN and JILL REILLY
A terrifying video has been captured the moment a Spanish passenger train hurtled off the tracks and smashed into a wall, killing at least 78 people.
All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train derailed near the city of Santiago de Compostela last night, leaving at least 140 people injured including one Briton.
Dramatic video footage from a security camera shows the train careering into a concrete wall as it came off the rails on the bend, before flipping onto its side and hurtling down the railway line with its terrified passengers on board.
train hurtled off the tracks and smashed into a wall, leaving at least 78 people dead and more than 140 were injured
One of the drivers was trapped in his cabin and told the railway station by radio that the train entered the bend at 190 kilometres per hour (120 mph), reported newspaper El Pais.
The speed limit on that section of track is 80km/h (50mph).
'We're only human! We're only human!' he told the station, the newspaper said, citing sources close to the investigation. 'I hope there are no dead, because this will fall on my conscience.'
Police have put an unnamed train driver under formal investigation - the Galicia government said one driver was in hospital.
train which had 218 passengers and an unspecified number of staff on board at the time of the accident hurtles down the track after falling on to its side
Newspaper reports cited witnesses as saying driver Francisco Jose Garzon,who helped rescue victims, had shouted: 'I've derailed! What do I do?' into a phone.
The accident is the worst train accident in 30 years and television footage showed one wagon pointing upwards into the air with one of its ends twisted and disfigured.
Another carriage that had been severed in two could be seen lying on a road near the track.
State-owned train operator Renfe said in a statement that 218 passengers and an unspecified number of staff were on board at the time of the accident.
train jumped the tracks on a bend just before arriving in the northwestern shrine city of Santiago de Compostela
Renfe said the derailment happened at 8.41pm local time on a high-speed section that was inaugurated two years ago.
After the crash, bodies were seen covered in blankets next to the tracks and rescue workers tried to get trapped people out of the train's carriages, with smoke billowing from some of the wreckage.
Some passengers were pulled out of broken windows, and one man stood on a carriage lying on its side, using a pickaxe to try to smash through a window.
train crash in north west Spain
Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in Indonesia on September 28. Natalia Kalinowski won second place and Yasmin Kassim finished third place.
By HANNA FLINT
On American Idol, Nicki Minaj is used to answering the question of singing talent.
But now the judge has to decide something of a more personal nature, that being whether to accept a marriage proposal or not.
DJ Khaled asked for Nicki's hand in marriage, via a special video posted online, and he's still waiting for an answer.
DJ Khaled proposes to Nicki Minaj in video message posted online
The 37-year old producer popped the question with a little help from MTV, stating his reasons why he wants to make Nicki, 30, his wifey: 'I want to be honest with you. I love you. I like you. I want you to be mine.'
'The only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I know that you’re busy...
'You need a man like me in your life that’s gonna take care of you and respect you,' he continued. 'You gotta take your time and think about it, I understand... but I know I have to be here today to let you know how serious I am and about how serious this is to me.'
'I want to let your fans know, my fans know, my family, your family, that I wanna marry you. I been working hard to get this ring... Nicki Minaj... will you marry me?'
The We The Best CEO held up a 10 karat radiant cut diamond ring from Rafaello & Co. worth $500,000 on Thursday while recording the message
Khaled and Minaj worked together on her latest single Twerk It - which also features Busta Rhymes and Pharrell Williams - but it is unknown if they are currently dating, or for how long.
Nicki has been posting a number of sexy photos to her Instagram over the last few weeks
He also features in the accompanying music video, in which Nicki twerks and gyrates over the producer.
The bootylicious rapper's dating history has been kept under wraps over the years but she has been linked to a number of hip hop artists.
Rumours in 2010 suggested Nicki was dating fellow rapper Drake following a joint tour, and she also was also linked to Safaree Samuel, although she maintained that they were just friends.
Nicki retweeted the video link to the proposal on her Twitter page
Although Minaj has yet to publicly respond to the proposal, she did retweet a link to the video via her Twitter page, which suggests her answer might be imminent.
Mail Online has contacted Nicki's representatives for comment.
By AMELIA PROUD
This mama couldn't be happier.
Miranda Kerr enjoyed a Central Park stroll with both her baby boys on Friday, as while toddler son Flynn sat in his stroller he gently held on to her Yorkshire Terrier, Frankie.
The touching sight looked almost set up; such was the poster potential of the two-year-old holding the cuddly canine.
And it shows just how well behaved her baby boys both are.
Many new parents find it difficult to integrate a dog they adopted before starting a family with young children, especially when the puppy is a small breed.
But both boy and canine behaved impeccably.
Flynn clutched onto his friend carefully and with a real sense of responsibility, while Frankie sat peacefully still throughout the walk., there was no sign of daddy Orlando Bloom, 36, on this walk out.
Even Cesar Millan would surely be impressed.
It's even more of an achievement when you consider the fact that Kerr travels the world on assignments.
She's just been touring Japan to launch and promote her very own KORA Organics skincare line, while her husband Orlando Bloom takes care of their baby Flynn in New York.
Earlier this year, Miranda spoke about the skincare line, saying: 'KORA Organics is a reflection of my passion for living a healthy, balanced organic lifestyle that I want to share.
'I wanted to develop a range of products that bring together the very best in skincare ingredients that are designed to nourish, replenish and hydrate the skin,' she continued.
'The KORA Organics range is exactly what I wanted for myself but was unable to find anywhere in the world.'
By MARTHA DE LACEY
Most of us spend time every morning daubing our faces with eye creams, moisturisers, foundations and powders in effort to minimise the eye bags that scream 'I had five glasses of Malbec and fewer hours of sleep last night' to our colleagues.
But women in Korea are doing everything they can to make their under-eye skin plumper - whether through make-up or by using little sticky strips of tape that make the skin beneath the eye 'pop' out. Some women are even having plastic surgery to achieve the look, while others are resorting to using commercial filler and fat grafts.
The new trend - considered to make you more attractive and youthful-looking - is called 'aegyo sal', translated as 'eye smiles' or 'cute skin', and involves accentuating the fatty deposits beneath eyes rather than drawing attention to the dark circles caused by sleep deprivation.
Blogger Patricia Cahiga, who has written a post on blog.myfatpocket.com about how to achieve the look, explains: 'Aegyo sal are not eyebags.
'Eyebags are caused by lack of sleep or if you're unlucky, caused by your genes and makes you look like a sleep deprived zombie or an unadorable panda, but aegyo sal is loosely translated as "cute/beautiful skin".
'Aegyo Sal is the layer of skin under the eyelids that gives your eyes more life and basically makes it look bigger.'
Chinese website Weibo demonstrates how to achieve the look using tiny strips of sticky plastic, and make-up bloggers have posted tutorial videos on YouTube showing how to use make-up alone to make eye puff more pronounced.
Asian Eyelid Surgery is a website run by plastic surgeon Dr Kenneth Kim explaining procedures often carried out on eyes in the Far East. They write: 'Youthful lower eyelid fullness is commonly seen in younger Asian females.
'Essentially, it is a bulge of fat immediately under the lash line that creates puffiness under the lower eyelid.
'Different from eye bags, which can make one appear tired and aged, youthful lower eyelid fullness gives the appearance of youthful, friendlier eyes as it is associated with smiling.
'Anatomically, it is a result of increased hypertrophy of the orbicularis oculi (under eye muscle), which becomes more pronounced when one smiles.
'This is a highly desired feature in Korea and other Asian cultures. Koreans call youthful lower eyelid fullness aegyo-sal; aegyo meaning cute and charming.'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
He hasn't exactly been keeping a low profile recently, becoming known for his 'pop brat' antics.
And Justin Bieber was at it again on Thursday as he was photographed spitting over a hotel balcony onto a crowd of waiting fans.
Showing just what he thought of the throng of adoring girls, the pop superstar can be seen hurling saliva over them ahead of his concert in Toronto as his amused friends looked on.
After the disgusting act, the star seemed to be pleased with himself, turning to his group of admiring friends to laugh.
His impressed pals joined in with the tearaway teen and then they all crowded around him as he took a snap on his phone.
Seeing the reaction from his legions of loyal fans, Justin seems to get even more amused and starts filming them on his phone.
Justin and his pals then took pictures of the crowd's reaction on his phone
With his friends looking on, the star grins as he snaps away at the people below him, who have just been showered in his saliva.
The star is seen in what appeared to be the same outfit he wore earlier in a video he posted on his Instagram account.
Hordes of fans were seen gathered outside his Toronto hotel and were filmed by Bieber in the video.
'I wake up this morning to this :) best fans in the world #beliebers #sexyfans' he wrote alongside the footage.
This is not the first time Bieber has been accused of spitting.
Bieber posted a video showing himself standing on his hotel balcony and a group of fans standing below
By ROBERT WILONSKY and ALAN PEPPARD Staff Writers
Kraddick was 53. His cause of death was not released.
“It has been confirmed that Kidd Kraddick passed away today in New Orleans at a golf tournament organized to raise money for his beloved Kidd’s Kids charity,” KHKSFM owner Clear Channel Communications Inc. said in a news release Saturday. The statement was attributed to Kelly Kibler, Clear Channel’s Dallas manager, and was confirmed by a Kraddick’s publicist, Ladd Biro.
Kidd devoted his life to making people smile every morning, and for 21 years, his foundation has been dedicated to bringing joy to thousands of chronically and terminally ill children,” the company said.
Kraddick’s family said: “We are all shocked and saddened by Kidd’s untimely passing. At this time, we ask that you respect our privacy as we mourn and grieve our family’s tremendous loss.”
New Orleans media outlets reported that Kraddick was taken to a hospital in the city and died just after 1 p.m.
Kraddick has been a staple in the Dallas market since his late-night debut in 1984 on “The Eagle” KEGL-FM (97.1). But his ascension to mainstay status began in 1992, when he moved to Kiss-FM and began broadcasting his morning show. By 2001 the show was syndicated, and, according to his website, is heard in more than 100 cities.
The baby swift was being fed at Wildlife Aid Foundation, Surrey
It opened its mouth wide enough to fit its carer's thumb in
Hospital manager Lucy Kells had been feeding the bird using tweezers
By JAYMI MCCANN
This baby swift tries to bite off more than it can chew as it attempts to swallow its carer's thumb.
The tiny swiftlet was being cared for at a wildlife rehabilitation centre after it had fallen from its nest at just two weeks old.
Hospital manager Lucy Kells had been feeding the bird using tweezers before she sat it in her hand.
And to her surprise the vulnerable chick then opened its mouth wide enough to fit the tip of her thumb in.
The little swift was handed in to the Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead, Surrey, after it had been found in the nearby village of Claygate.
The young bird was thought to have fallen about 20ft from its nest in the eaves of a house.
Weighing just 14g when the team at Wildlife Aid took it in, the bird was also very thin and incredibly dehydrated.
Lucy, of Wildlife Aid Foundation, said: 'The swiftlet was in a bad state when it was handed in to us.
'Any young swift that falls to the ground is in danger because the birds can't take off from the floor.
'We had to start off feeding it a diet of liquidised crickets before we could move it on to the juicy waxworms.
'We hope to be able to release the bird in about four weeks when its muscles have been built up and it is ready to fly.
'Swifts are migratory birds and their annual migration to South Africa usually starts in about eight weeks time so hopefully it'll be ready in time.'
The staff at Wildlife Aid hope the swiftlet will have doubled in weight to about 35g once it is ready for release.
Lucy added that Wildlife Aid is currently taking more swifts into their care than ever before which she puts down to the spell of hot weather.
Swifts are quite unique as a species in that they eat and sleep while flying and only land to have babies and feed them.
By PAUL COLLINS
Christian Benitez, who played for Birmingham City in the Premier League, has tragically died at the age of 27 after suffering a heart attack.
A summer transfer target for Tottenham, the Ecuador striker had only completed a £10million switch to Qatari side El Jaish from Mexican team Club America a few weeks ago.
He made his debut for the club on Sunday against Qatar SC, but was admitted to hospital after the game with stomach pains.
An Ecuador Football Federation statement read: 'The FEF regrets to inform you of the death of Christian Benitez, the striker of Qatar club Al Jaish and the Ecuador national team.
'Benitez, who was with his new club in Qatar, had a severe stomach pain, which was why he was rushed to a hospital, where after a few hours suffered he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest, which ended his life.
'The Ecuadorian Football Federation extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family - parents, wife, children - and friends of our striker Christian Benitez. May he rest in peace.'
Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley, who played with Benitez at Birmingham, said: ‘I remember he had outstanding ability, was very quick and was a bit of a free spirit.
‘He had a big personality and burst on the scene when he came on at Old Trafford (as a substitute in August 2009) and caused lots of problems. His ability and goalscoring ability were there to see. ‘He got a grasp of the Brummie accent quite quickly and was popular with everyone.
Benitez made 36 appearances for Birmingham City while on loan in the 2009-10 season
‘It is sad to lose anyone like this.’
El Jaish also released a statement confirming the news. It said: 'The club would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of the player.
'Benitez had recently joined the club from Club America for three seasons. The player participated for the first time with the team during yesterday's match against Qatar Sports Club in the Sheikh Jassem Cup without complaining of any health problems.
'His sudden departure is a big shock for each member of the technical and administrative staff. He was a player that over the short period he was here was regarded for his high moral character.'
Benitez netted 52 goals in 79 appearances for Club America before leaving for El Jaish
Benitez, nicknamed 'Chucho', was on loan at St. Andrew's for the 2009-10 season, making 36 appearances for the Blues. He won 58 caps for Ecuador, including appearances at the 2006 World Cup.
Manchester United winger Antonia Valencia led the tributes to his compatriot. Valencia took to Twitter to pay his respects, including posting a touching photo of the pair together.
Valenica posted in Spanish: 'Forever you'll be my brother, this pain hurts so much but brother we love you.'
Benitez holds aloft the Mexican league title, which he won with Club America this year, and in action
As tributes for Benitez from around the game began to pour in, it became clear that the striker had an impact on team-mates during his short time in Birmingham.
The club released a statement to mark their former striker's passing, saying: 'Birmingham City Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of former striker Christian 'Chucho' Benitez.
'The thoughts of all associated with the football club are with Chucho's family and friends at this very sad time.
Benitez, at the 2006 World Cup, is Ecuador's third-highest all-time goalscorer
'Chucho's passing will now be marked at St. Andrew's ahead of Saturday's fixture against Watford.
'The Ecuador international was an immensely-popular character during his time at the football club. During a season-long loan from Mexican club Santos Laguna in 2009/10, Chucho made 36 appearances scoring four goals.
Former Blues star Craig Gardner took to his Twitter account to register his condolences, posting: 'Can't believe Christian Benitez aka chucho has died had the pleasure to play with him he was a top bloke. My thoughts go out to his family.'
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
She is currently shooting a gritty drama centred around the notorious Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.
And now that Robert Pattinson is out of the picture, Kristen Stewart is turning to a furrier friend for some cuddles on her days off.
The 23-year-old was spotted cradling an adorable puppy as she headed to lunch in Long Beach, California on Monday.
Kristen was seen carrying the dog the whole way as she walked along the pavement
The Twilight star displayed her slender legs in denim shorts paired with a white vest and short-sleeved blue-striped shirt for her outing.
Kristen kept it casual in black trainers and wore a pair of trendy tortoiseshell reading glasses.
She wore her red hair long and curly over her one shoulder and kept her makeup natural, showcasing her clear, porcelain complexion.
Kristen donned trendy tortoiseshell reading glasses and wore her red hair curly over one shoulder
Kristen was seen gently carrying the black dog as she walked along the pavement alone.
She was then spotted a little later without the pooch as she stood outside a restaurant, perhaps waiting for somebody.
The star bore her trademark surly expression, appearing annoyed as she stood self-consciously with her arms crossed in the front.
Kristen bore her trademark surly expression as she appeared to wait alone outside the restaurant with her hands crossed in front of her
Kristen was taking a break from shooting Camp X-Ray, about a young army recruit who is sent to work at Guantanamo Bay.
Kristen's character Cole finds her self struggling to cope with her assignment to the detention centre, expecting she would be deployed to a war zone.
Of course, little does she know that Camp X Ray is its own war zone as she tries to negotiate her feelings towards the detainees and their treatment, as well as her own treatment at the hands of other American recruits.
While serving in the prison she befriends a man who has been imprisoned there for eight years.
The film, which is set to be released next year, also stars Prison Break actor Lane Garrison and rising star Tara Holt.
Kristen is currently shooting Camp X-Ray, about a young army recruit who is sent to work at Guantanamo Bay