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Lily Allen slams Katie Hopkins over 'weight gain'

Lily Allen has responded to criticism from TV personality Katie Hopkins about the singer gaining weight in motherhood.

In an interview with Heat magazine, former Apprentice contestant Hopkins said when the Smile star became a mother, it "largely involved gaining two stone and looking pretty hideous."

Allen has talked openly about suffering a miscarriage in 2008 and losing a child to stillbirth in 2010, before giving birth to her two daughters. She hit out at Hopkins' comments on Twitter:

Singer Lily Allen hits out at 'botoxed idiots' on showbiz scene

Pop star Lily Allen has attacked today's showbiz scene, saying it was full of fake and "sterile f****** Botoxed idiots."

The singer, 28, who retired from music four years ago, also said she had felt bullied by people who she had counted as friends when she became pregnant.

Lily Allen has spoken out about her negative experiences in the showbiz circle. Credit: Press Association

She told Esquire magazine: "I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends. But almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.

"There's a way that those people survive, and it's not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.

Allen, who returned to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, said of her new outlook on life: "I feel very lucky. I couldn't ask for much more really. And actually I'm not really asking for much more."

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Ed Miliband joins Lily Allen in 'Lilliband selfie'

Lily Allen has posted a "selfie" with Labour leader Ed Miliband on her Instagram account, writing, "#lilliband lol".

Lily Allen smiles with Ed Miliband in a 'selfie'. Credit: Instagram/lilyAllen

Allen's song for John Lewis ad misses out on top spot

Lily Allen's cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know which has been used on John Lewis' Christmas advert has narrowly missed out on the number one spot in the charts.

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, 17, sold 12,000 more copies than Allen's song with his debut single Animals.

The ad features a bear and a hare in an animated woodland tale, with Allen's tones providing the soundtrack.

The £7 million advertising campaign has also led to Keane's original version from 2004 climbing 74 places to re-enter the Top 40 at number 29.

Garrix, whose catchy dance tune is already a hit around the rest of the world, said he "didn't expect this success at all".

Report: Lily Allen gives birth to baby number 2

Lily Allen has become a mother for the second time after giving birth to a baby girl according to reports.

Although there has been no official confirmation it is believed that she and husband Sam Cooper have welcomed a second daughter to their family.

They already have a daughter called Ethel who was born 14 months ago.

Friends and fans were bombarding the star with congratulations this morning and she tweeted:

The Sun reports that the baby was born on Tuesday.

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Lily Allen accepts baby tweet apology

Singer Lily Allen has accepted an apology and said everyone should "move on" after her latest online spat.

Lily Allen accepted an apology from a man claiming to be a serving soldier. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Sniper Lance Corporal Harry Wilson, of the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, posted on social networking site Twitter: "All the best with your new family just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa #hero."

Allen reported the tweet to the Ministry of Defence but yesterday told fans: "I have just received some flowers and a hand written apology from Harry Wilson, which I accept. I hope we can all now move on. Thank you."

MoD probes Lily Allen 'soldier' row

The Ministry of Defence is investigating after singer Lily Allen reported an online spat with a man claiming to be a serving soldier.

The row started after a Twitter user, who said in his profile he was in the Army, told the singer he had "just seen you bought s*** I meant adopted a child from Africa".

Lily Allen reported an online spat with a man claiming to be a serving soldier. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Allen, who is a regular tweeter under her married name @lilyrosecooper, reported the comment to the MoD.

An Army spokesman said: "Racism of any kind is completely unacceptable and the Army has a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of harassment and discrimination."

Lily Allen believed to be 'pregnant with second child'

Lily Allen gave birth to daughter Ethel Mary in November 2011 Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Lily Allen is reportedly pregnant again with her second child with husband Sam Cooper.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the 27-year-old singer is said to be 'thrilled' at the prospect of welcoming another baby into their family, months after giving birth to daughter Ethel Mary.

A source told the Sunday Mirror: "Lily has started telling her friends and everybody in her close circle is so excited for her.

"It was a surprise but Lily and Sam are thrilled. The pair of them have loved every minute of ­parenthood so far and wanted to expand their brood quickly. So it’s great timing."

A spokesperson for Lily refused to comment on the claims.

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