Despite making her name in Newcastle as part of MTV’s Geordie Shore, Marnie Simpson is planning a move to TOWIE land so she can be close to new love Lewis Bloor.
In a recent interview with Star magazine, the 24-year-old reality star confessed that she’s hoping to buy a house in Essex where she says “it will be nice to be close to Lewis”, who she met while filming Celebrity Big Brother this summer.
The controversial star told the mag: “I'm meeting a mortgage adviser soon because I'm thinking of buying my first house…I've always wanted to move down south. Essex is a good location.”
Last month, he sent the rumour-mill into overdrive.
Posting of snap which showed him looking seriously comfy at the home he once shared with Kourtney Kardashian and their three children, countless fans inferred that the duo were on the cusp of getting back together.
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Not so, however.
Indeed, Scott Disick is very much NOT on the list at the gated Calabasas community in which Kourtney resides with Mason, five, Penelope, three, and Reign nine months.
Yes, TMZ snapped the 32-year-old reality TV star making his way into The Oaks residential complex in his eye-catching Rolls.
But instead of proceeding through as a resident, Mr Disick was forced to queue along with everyone else – subsequently showing ID to the guard on duty.
And if Kourtney doesn't give him nod by putting his name down in advance, then he simply doesn't get in.
TMZ has previously stated that shortly after their breakup, Ms Kardashian took her one-time partner of ten years off the register which had allowed him immediate entry with no questions asked.
And while that situation evidently hasn't changed, it could be that she's about to depart from The Oaks anyway.
In fact, just today it was reported that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is eager to move-on from the €9.4m mansion that the couple first acquired together in January 2014.
According to OK!, friends of the 36-year-old are delighted – they see her desire to find somewhere else to live as a clear signal that she has no intentions of reuniting with the businessman.
"Up until now, everyone thought Scott was going to slowly worm his way back into her life, but this is the first real sign she’s determined to get on with her life without him," an insider told the magazine.
We’ve always fancied ourselves as king of our very own castle.
And now it seems that our dreams could yet become reality – if we manage to come up with an EIGHT-figure sum, that is.
Yes, a wholly-romantic, castellated mansion with perfectly spectacular views of the surrounding Dublin coastline is currently on the market for an eye-watering €10.5m.
Dating from the Victorian era, Inniscorrig in south county Dublin’s plush Dalkey also has its own private, working harbour (one of only two private harbours in the capital) with direct sea access.
For when friends visit (and you know you’d suddenly be EVERYONE’S friend) there is a lodge house.
Otherwise the main abode stretches to 536sq metres and still has five generous bedrooms; so plenty of room for all really. Including the shoreline, the grounds additionally amount to 0.4 hectares.
Built in the mid 19th-century by renowned Dublin physician Sir Dominic Corrigan (who is commemorated in a granite bust over the front door), Inniscorrig was actually constructed as his summer retreat (as you do).
Guests included Kings Edward VII and George V of England (fancy) – and those visits have been commemorated by a crown and star set in pebbles into the patio terraces on either side of the front door.
In more recent time, William Harvey du Cros, a co-founder of the Dunlop tyre company, lived there in the early 20th century.
And in the 1970s, businessman Dermot Smurfit resided in the mansion with his wife Caroline and their children, including actor Victoria Smurfit, who has starred in the likes of The Beach, and About A Boy.
As well as stunning Italianate gardens, there is a decked terrace leading to a lawn terrace: we’re envisioning plenty of chic parties al fresco. Speaking of which, the property’s boat house would be perfect for a soiree.
Inside, the master bedroom suite comes complete with a dressing room and bathroom and there’s a cinema room on the ground floor for when you fancy a cosy night in.
Furthermore, for your security and convenience, electric gates are in place (natch) at the property's entrance.
In moving to the area, you'll also be counting the likes of Bono, Van Morrison, Ryan Tubridy, The Edge, Enya, and Pat Kenny among your new neighbours.
Should you be interested in a viewing, Inniscorrig is for sale through Sherry FitzGerald and the Christie’s International brand.
It sounds as if there are babies on the horizon for Professor Green and his wife Millie Mackintosh!
It wasn’t too long ago that Millie Mackintosh said that babies were not something she and husband of one year, Professor Green, had started to think about yet, saying: “I’m just so busy at the moment and the house is like our baby, our project. I have so many things going on at the moment work-wise.
However, the rapper must have other things on his mind as he reveals they plan to start a family soon: “Soon we’re going to start our family. Well, not quite yet, but it won’t be too far off hopefully.”
Now that the couple’s dream home is very nearly finished it seems they have started to think about the next step – what an exciting time!
Millie has been hard at work making decisions about their new home, from floors and colours to everything in between – we bet it's going to be beautiful!
Remember a few months ago when you finally made the decision to ditch the boys and get a nice, clean house? A house where you could do your dissertation in peace, where the floorboards would be free of mousetraps, the bathrooms free of, well, plenty of things we don’t want to discuss?
The time has come and it’s going to be great. But all-girl houses have their own clichés too you know – give it a couple of weeks and we defy you not to tick off each and every one of these…
1. You constantly talk about baking but come home with supermarket cookies
2. Ditto doing your own version of Come Dine With Me, while continuing to microwave cottage cheese
3. Though your single housemate somehow finds time to cook a three course meal when their date/your hot cousin comes to stay
4. Every available surface is covered in drying underwear of the animal print/brightly-coloured Primark variety
(You save the good silk stuff for the radiator in your room).
5. Dream: Getting ready for nights out together, doing each other’s hair
Reality: Running off to separate rooms to fake tan and make up, then hollering up the stairs to discuss outfits
6. And that’s on a good day – usually it’s a full selfie/Whatsapp discussion to check they’re not wearing a similar dress before you can leave the room
7. Seminal housemate questions are not about bills. More like: ‘Are you wearing heels tonight?’ and the age-old, ‘are you going to bother with tights?’
8. You will wake up one morning to find a random guy eating (your) food in your kitchen wearing one sock, probably more than once. You’ll learn to go about your day as normal. He won't look like this:
9. At some point, your housemate’s boyfriend will move in. This will never be discussed. Quiet resentment for him, his muddy football boots and food-scavenging friends ensues
10. Reality shows reign supreme, regardless of how highbrow your degree subject is
11. Birthdays are taken pretty seriously
12. As is fancy dress
13. At some point, washing day will clash. This is what hell looks like
14. At least you’ll think that’s what hell looks like, until the plug gets clogged with hair that’s DEFINITELY not yours
15. Your clothes and shoes routinely go missing
16. At which point you’ll curse yourself for not living with guys
17. But then someone comes home with your favourite chocolate bar and does the hoovering so all is forgiven
18. There’ll be one girl who’s so busy they may as well not live there
19. And one hermit who only leaves the house for bread and cigarettes
20. You’ll attempt to be the housemate who lies somewhere in between
21. There is no escaping the drama
22. All will agree to keep the place spotless. All will forget this rule when hungry, tired, busy, dating someone, going home for the weekend or during exams
23. But group cleaning sessions with the Spice Girls blaring make the grime build-up worth it
24. Post night-out feasts are beyond epic
25. At some point, you will hate your housemate and/or your housemate will hate you. You will continue to pretend you are friends
26. Someone’s hot school friends will come to stay for the weekend. Your house will be taken over by guy friends you haven’t seen in weeks
27. And when they invite you over to theirs, you feel so grateful to live with girls you could cry
28. Because it might be catty, but there are no actual RATS. And someone will always want to cuddle and watch Friends
29. And you’ve got wine, crisps and dip at home. There’s always wine, crisps and dip…
Whether you live at home or share a house with your friends (or strangers for that matter), there are times when no matter how well you get on, they are just going to do something that gets on your nerves. It’s inevitable when you share the same space with other people. If you’re lucky, these things will rarely happen. But if not, well, you could always move. Or just retaliate, whatever’s cheaper.
1.Drinking Straight Out Of The Carton
It doesn’t matter how big the thirst is that you’re trying to quench, you can take the extra ten seconds to pour the drink into a glass and drink from that. Your saliva and our milk don't mix. Ever.
2. Putting Empty Boxes/Bottles/Containers Back In The Fridge
The only reason that people do this is that they aren’t concentrating while they’re tiding up after themselves. Please think about what you’re doing and don’t get our hopes up that there’s still some M&M’s left in that big empty bag in the fridge.
3. Blatantly Eating Your Food
Just buy your own – or at least ask!
4. Leaving Dirty Dishes In The Sink
Don’t even get us started.
5. Noisy Eating
Some people, in fairness, are just noisy eaters, and there’s not a lot that they can do about it, it’s just the way they chew and the shape of their face or something. (Not to be confused with people who chew with their mouth open. Those people can’t be helped.)
6. Leaving The Cap Off The Toothpaste
Hard, stale unusable toothpaste is never good, how is it that much harder to just put it back on?
7. Not Hanging Up The Towel After A Shower…
It can’t dry properly down there, and becomes smellier in a much shorter space of time.
8…Or Opening The Window
We can't see in the fogged up mirror to do our make-up every morning – can't you be a little considerate?
9. Leaving The Toilet Seat Up
One for the boys. How many times do we have to fall into the toilet bowl before we either start looking down first, or you learn to put it down after?
10. Using Your Shampoo
Like stealing your food, there’s only a certain amount of people that it could be. Only this one is much easier to figure out, especially when they come out of the bathroom smelling like coconut conditioner.
11. Eating In Their Room And Leaving The Stuff Behind
By “stuff” we mean all of the cutlery, bowls, plates and cups they seem to be gathering into some sort of personal collection, meaning that there's nothing to eat cereal with in the morning, or any meal throughout the day for that matter.
12. Not Replacing An Empty Toilet Roll
Or even worse, not buying more when they’ve used up the last roll in the house. Tissues and kitchen roll will only do for so long!
13. Not Cleaning The Oven After Use
Obviously the oven doesn’t need to be cleaned after every time it’s used, but it’s common courtesy to clean up any spills that may have been caused by any of the food you were cooking.
14. Stinking Up The Fridge With Smelly Food
Blue cheese? Reeeally?
15. Hair In The Sink
No. Just, no.
16. Not Flushing The Toilet
17. Stealing Your Charger
When someone asks to borrow something, the standard thing to do is to return whatever it is once they’re finished with it. Not keep in their room indefinitely until you have to be asked for it.
18. Leaving Used Tea Bags On The Counter
Taking the teas bag out of the mug and leaving it on the spoon while you pour your milk in or get the biscuits is a pretty common habit. But don’t just leave it there, throw it out before you leave the kitchen. The bin is 5 feet away from, it’s not hard.
19. Having The Television Really Loud
20. Bringing Home Unwelcome Couch Surfers
And they stay for way longer than you expect them to. They make relaxing in your own house awkward.