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Christian Dior has agreed a new partnership with The Princess Grace Foundation-USA.

The luxury French label has signed a three-year deal with the non-profit organisation, which aims to assist upcoming artists in the fields of theatre, dance and film, WWD reports.

The foundation was established in 1982 by Prince Rainier following the untimely death of his wife, Princess Grace - previously known as Grace Kelly - in 1982.

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Olivier Dahan: Grace Kelly And Nicole Kidman Have Similar Struggles


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Director Olivier Dahan says Nicole Kidman was perfect for 'Grace of Monaco' since they shared similar marital struggles.

The filmmaker's latest project opened the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month and tells the story of the former Hollywood star's (played by Kidman) struggle to be the perfect royal while battling her own identity and wanting a film career.

Dahan believes Kidman - who was married to Tom Cruise, who practises Scientology, before she wed Keith Urban - can relate to her alter-ego since she struggled with a ''power underneath the person''.

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Greatest Blonde Marilyn Monroe


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Marilyn Monroe has been named the greatest blonde of all time.

The late screen legend beat off stiff competition from a host of modern beauties, including Cameron Diaz, Madonna and Scarlett Johansson, to be awarded the title in a new poll.

In second place was actress Grace Kelly - who famously married Prince Rainier III of Monaco - French beauty Brigitte Bardot was third, while Cameron came fourth.

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Jordan's Wedding Named One Of Most Stylish Ever

By on 05 February 2007

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The wedding of Jordan and Peter Andre has been named as one of the most stylish of all time.

Upmarket bridal magazine Conde Nast Brides has named the Barbie-Pink ceremony the ninth most stylish in its list of the top 50 chic weddings ever.

Beating the cool white Yves St Laurent trouser suit worn by Bianca Jagger in 1971, the magazine had to hand it to Jordan for doing her own thing: "Jordan's Swarovski-crystal and tulle wedding dress transformed her from C-list to A-list overnight. Whether you love it or not, you have to admire her for living out her fairytale dream."

More predictably, the nuptials of classic Hollywood beauty Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 was named the ultimate in bridal glamour with Aussie star Nicole Kidman taking second place for the elegant one-shouldered gown worn to her wedding to troubled rocker Keith Urban last year.

The ex-wife of Tom Cruise, Nicole beat Katie Holmes in the magazine's style rankings. Katie wore a classic Armani gown to her nuptials to the Mission Impossible actor last year but couldn't do better than Jordan's huge pink gown, one-foot-high tiara and fairytale-style wedding carriage.

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Prince Albert Set To Wed?


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PRINCE ALBERT of Monaco's bachelor days are numbered following reports the European royal is set to wed former South African Olympian Charlene Wittstock. Blonde Wittstock, 28, has become a constant companion to Albert in recent months, accompanying the Monaco leader to the Winter Olympics in Italy and at the Monte Carlo Grand Prix last month (MAY06). Insiders claim the potential bride-to-be has been shopping around for an engagement ring and has reportedly met with BERNARD BARSI, the Archbishop Of Monaco, to discuss wedding ceremony plans. Reports of an upcoming engagement come after a difficult year for Albert, who took over from his father Prince Rainier as Monaco's ruler last year (05) following Rainier's death. Just weeks after Albert's coronation, he was forced to acknowledge he had fathered an illegitimate son with Togolese air stewardess Nicole Coste. Another love child emerged earlier this year (06) when Albert recognised 14-year-old JAZMIN ROTOLO as his daughter from a brief romance with a Californian waitress. The 48-year-old royal has had a string of high-profile girlfriends, including supermodels Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer.

Kelly Number One In Glamour Poll


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Grace Kelly's 1955 Oscar gown leads a new glamour poll of stylish stars drawn up by luxury car giants Jaguar.

The company looked at hundreds of awards night outfits to find The Gorgeous 100 - men and women who define Academy Awards fashion and style.

Kelly's EDITH HEAD-designed dress gave the HIGH SOCIETY star the edge just two weeks before she wed Monaco's Prince Rainier. She beat Audrey Hepburn's 1954 look and Marlon Brando's stylish tuxedo outfit also in 1955.

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Prince Albert Rules


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PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO officially succeeded his late father Prince Rainier yesterday (19NOV05) to become ruler of the European principality.

ARCHBISHOP BERNARD BARSI presided over the ceremony which was attended by 800 foreign royals.

A palace aide says, "The service was to mark the final phase of his ascension to the throne. It was not his coronation as Monaco doesn't have a crown."

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Albert Has No Plans To Put Illegitimate Son On The Throne


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European royal PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO's two-year-old love child will miss out on the chance of taking over from his father as Monaco's Crown Prince because he was born out of wedlock.

Albert, who took over the monarchy when his father Prince Rainier died earlier this year (05), shocked the world when he acknowledged claims he fathered an air stewardess's son were true.

And though he plans to financially support his son, Alexander, and leave him his legacy, the tot won't be able to ascend the throne when his unwed father dies.

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Albert: 'I Knew Love Child Wouldn't Stay A Secret'


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European royal PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO has broken his silence about his secret love child in his first TV interview since news broke of the scandal.

Albert, who took over his late father Prince Rainier's throne earlier this year (05), appeared on CNN chat show host Larry King's programme last night (26OCT05).

The prince admitted he knew the scandal would break, but was surprised it took two years: "I felt as though it would come out at some point."

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Prince Albert Accused Of Fathering Stewardess' Son


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Monaco's new ruler Prince Albert Ii has been accused of fathering an ex-flight attendant's 20-month-old son, according to a European magazine.

Nicole Coste, 33, claims the 47-year-old prince - who took over the regency of Monaco shortly before his father Prince Rainier died last month (APR05) - signed the child's birth certificate on the condition she gave it to the city hall after Rainier's death, reports French magazine PARIS-MATCH.

And Coste alleges she met Albert on a French flight from Paris to Nice in July 1997, and gave birth to baby ALEXANDRE in August 2003, after the Roman Catholic monarch persuaded her to keep the child.

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