Katherine Jenkins (born June 29th 1980) Katherine Jenkins is a classical singer from Wales.
Net worth: Katherine Jenkins has a net worth of $21 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).
Musical career: Katherine Jenkins was the first woman to win two Classical BRIT Awards in a row following the release of her debut album 'Premiere' in 2004 and her second album 'Second Nature'.
'Living a Dream', 'Serenade' and 'From the Heart' soon followed, and in 2007 she unveiled 'Rejoice' featuring songs written by Gary Barlow.
'Sacred Arias' was released in 2008 as was her autobiography 'Time to Say Hello', and after signing to Warner Music she released 'Believe' featuring Andrea Bocelli and André Rieu the following year. She also covered Evanescence's 'Bring Me to Life' at The Royal Variety Performance.
She released 'Daydream' in 2011 and 'This is Christmas' in 2012.
2014's 'Home Sweet Home' became her first album with Decca Records. That year she was honoured with an OBE.
Among her high profile performances are Pope John Paul II's silver jubilee in 2003, 2005's Tsunami Relief Concert and the 60th Anniversary of VE Day, Live 8, the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize Concert and the Royal British Legion Festival in 2006 and 2007.
She appeared with Darcey Bussell in the production 'Viva la Diva' in 2007.
She made a brief appearance in 'Emmerdale' in 2007 and sang 'Time to Say Goodbye' on 'Strictly Come Dancing' that same year. She also sang for a winning team in the fifth series of 'The Apprentice' and had a starring role opposite Michael Gambon and Matt Smith in the 2010 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special.
She became a runner-up in 2012's 'Dancing with the Stars', partnered with Mark Ballas.
Personal life: Katherine Jenkins grew up in Neath, Wales with her parents Selwyn and Susan.
She went to Alderman Davies Church and Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, and had singing lessons with John Hugh Thomas.
She was in the Royal School of Church Music Cathedral Singers and National Youth Choir of Wales, and eventually graduated at the Royal Academy of Music.
Before embarking on a singing career, she was a music teacher, a tour guide and a model.
She has previously revealed that she was attacked and robbed in the street as a teenager, and during her Iraq visit in 2005, her helicopter was targeted by missiles.
She has admitted to having used drugs as a student.
She had a brief engagement to Gethin Jones in 2011, and ended up marrying Andrew Levitas in 2014. She announced she was pregnant with her first baby the following year.
Katherine Jenkins and Andrew Levitas - Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins shields her baby bump with a blue Valentino clutch as she arrives at Scott's Restaurant in Mayfair with her husband, artist Andrew Levitas at Scott's Restaurant - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th May 2015
The singer and her husband Andrew Levitas will welcome their daughter into the world later this year.
Welsh classical singing star Katherine Jenkins has announced that she’s expecting her first child with her husband Andrew Levitas.
On Monday morning (April 13th), the mezzo-soprano made the revelation via Instagram and Twitter, posting an upturned picture of herself and her husband on their wedding day with a tiny pair of pink baby slippers – announcing that they’ll be the proud parents of a baby girl.
Katherine Jenkins is expecting her first baby with husband Andrew Levitas
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Jemima Khan is the latest celeb to take her #nomakeupselfie for Cancer Research UK, but what is it and who else has been getting involved?
For about a week now Facebook and Twitter have both been overrun with selfies of girls wearing no makeup. At first we were all a little confused, but things got increasingly clearer when we realised that the photos were part of what became a viral campaign to raise money for Cancer Research UK. No one is quite sure how the #nomakeupselfie trend started, although it has incredibly raised £8 million (over $13m) so far. Not bad for free advertising that Cancer Research UK didn’t even initiate themselves! The power of social media, eh?
Jemima Khan is the latest celeb to post a no makeup selfie
Never a bunch to miss out on taking a photograph of themselves for their fans, the celebs have recently been getting involved. The latest addition is journalist and campaigner Jemima Khan who snapped a bare faced pic of herself, after retweeting a Cancer Research UK post and adding that she is “always late to the party”. Unsurprisingly, Jemima looked stunning as usual, we’re still waiting for a #nomakeupselfie from a celebrity where they look anything other than flawless!
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The stars were out in full force for the 15th annual Pride of Britain Awards, honouring those who make their communities better places to live.
This year's Pride of Britain Awards were a bigger and brighter event than ever, as 2013 showed that there are more an more reasons to celebrate those who show bravery or go further to help their community or selflessly improve the life of someone else.
Carol Vorderman Helped Honour The Brave Actions Of A Lollipop Lady.
The awards celebrate Britain's unsung heroes, which this year included Welsh lollipop lady Karin Williams who threw herself in front of an out of control car to save a group of children. The kids also accompanied Ms. Williams to the awards. Attending the awards in a wheelchair, Ms. Williams' modesty was moving.
Welsh opera singer hits back at Jan Moir, Daily Mail columnist
Jan Moir, Daily Mail columnist (some would call her a troll but we’ll leave that down to individual judgement) has yet again managed to anger the public (and Katherine Jenkins… well, firstly Katherine Jenkins and then a ton of people afterwards), by suggesting that the Welsh opera singer was looking all too glam as she finished the London marathon last weekend.
Moir accused Jenkins’ marathon-running efforts of being yet another example of the “thick fog of self-interest that seems to cloak everything she does.” She highlighted the “lashings of pink lip gloss, sooty false eyelashes and sweeping, coal black eyeliner” that she thought Jenkins was wearing throughout the race. Hitting back at Moir via Twitter, Jenkins couldn’t quite contain her anger within one tweet, so used a handy tweet-extension service to allow her to get her full argument across in one swoop.
She wrote: “Jan (Moir), I wish you love & happiness in your life. I adore & support other women and I only wish you could do the same. I ran on Sunday in memory of my father & to raise money (£25,000) for an excellent charity (@macmillancancer) who helped him when he was dying. Yes, I twittered about it but I did so to share my progress & day with those kind people on twitter who had supported & sponsored me. I ran in sunglasses because it was sunny. I tied my hair back in a pony tail because I expected to sweat. As if you had some insider knowledge you wrote I was wearing eye shadow, eye liner& lip gloss. Wrong again - none of the above - I had Vaseline on my lips, handed to us by St Johns Ambulance on our way round the route. You can knock me all you like but you cannot take away from me what I know I accomplished last weekend. Next time you run a marathon Jan, I will be the first to sponsor you, because I know how much guts, hard work & determination it takes.” It doesn’t take a genius to figure out who won that one, now, does it...?
Margaret Thatcher's death has incited plenty of views on Twitter.
A website titled "Is Margaret Thatcher Dead?" has received a slew of criticism in recent years for its tasteless daily updates of whether or not the Baroness had passed away. Nevertheless, the website finally showed a huge YES today as reports came in that the former Prime Minister died from a stroke. She was the first female prime minister when she entered Downing Street in 1979.
Though the intellectuals, historians and biographers are having their say on Thatcher's legacy, the celebrities were also weighing in on her passing - among them, Harry Styles. The One Direction star came out as a Labour supporter last year, though he paid tribute to the former Tory leader in a tweeting this morning, saying, "RIP Baroness Thatcher.x" He and his One Direction pals buddied up with Prime Minister David Cameron for their Comic Relief campaign earlier this year.
Geri Halliwell, who has made no secret of her love for Thatcher, was another celebrity to pay tribute, saying, "Thinking of our 1st Lady of girl power ,Margaret Thatcher , a green grocer's daughter who taught me any thing is possible...x"
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It's that time of year again people. The Royal Variety Performance was taped on Monday evening (November 19, 2012) and featured a whole host of entertainment stars taking to the stage at London's Albert Hall in front of one very special guest. This year, the Queen witnessed performances from the likes of One Direction, Girls Aloud and Katherine Jenkins, reports the Daily Mirror.
Fresh from their stateside success, the 1D boys were back in London to perform new single 'Little Things', though we're not sure how it went down with her majesty. David Walliams' skit afterwards probably confused her even more; the Little Britain star bounding on-stage in a wig and red cardigan while pretending to be a stalker. "I've got a washing machine and I named it One Direction. You make me so happy," he yelled in a high pitched voice. "Was your song What Makes You Beautiful written about me? I love you so much. Will you marry me?" The group turned down his proposal before he approached heartthrob Harry Styles to ask him to "take a photo" of him with the rest of the boys. Walliams, 41, hosted the evening with Amanda Holden also on-hand to introduce some of the acts.
Elsewhere, a reunited Girls Aloud took to the stage to perform 'The Promise' and Cheryl Cole spoke of meeting the Queen afterwards. "The Queen is so delicate. She has hair like Candy floss and tiny dancing style shoes, awww. Another highlight was Alicia Keys, such an incredibly talented and down to earth woman," she said. The 100th anniversary of the Royal Variety Performance will air on ITV on December 3, also featuring performances from Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams and Neil Diamond.
Date of birth
29th June, 1980