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Agent Anna's British links: Russian seized in FBI swoop spent five years living in London

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
By Daniel Bates, David Williams and Michael Seamark

Spy in the capital? Anna Chapman in London


Posing for a series of photos, this is the woman at the centre of the alleged Russian spy network uncovered in the U.S.

In one, Anna Chapman - the name she gave investigators - smiles coyly at the camera wearing a shiny green tracksuit top and black-and-white striped T-shirt as she poses in front of Big Ben.

The 28-year-old redhead apparently lived and worked in London for five years before allegedly becoming part of a spy ring based in the States which sent secrets back to the Kremlin.

The picture is thought to have been taken during her stay in the UK. It is unknown if she was engaged in espionage at that stage.

Miss Chapman is emerging as the femme fatal of the James Bond-style plot which saw ' sleepers' embedded in American cities, some more than a decade ago.


Posing: Miss Chapman pictured in London, left, and an image posted on her Facebook page, right


And she appears every inch the part, using her charm, beauty and high-society connections to move with ease through the circles of power and use other people to find out state secrets.

She is understood to have a masters degree in economics, an expensive flat in the financial district of New York, and runs a successful international online estate agency, a job which would have given her an excuse to make contact with people around the globe.

She is fluent in Russian and English and conversational in German and French.
On her Facebook page are a series of photos which show off her model-like figure.

With 187 friends all over the world, she writes that her motto is: 'If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.'

Last night Russia admitted some of the accused were Russian citizens, but insisted they were not working to harm U.S. interests.

And Miss Chapman's tearful mother Irina, 51, said in Moscow: 'Of course I deny that my daughter is a spy. It's all very shocking to us.'


The flame-haired femme fatale: Anna Chapman, dressed in in brilliant red, at a party in New York in March. She is accused of being a Russian spy


If records are correct then Miss Chapman was born in Soviet times in what is now the Kharkov region of Ukraine and seems to have been raised in Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, in southern Russia.

She studied at the Economics Department of the University of People's Friendship in Moscow, an institution with longstanding links to the old KGB.

Miss Chapman has strong links to Britain and it is thought she was married to a British citizen. She appears to have been here for up to five years from 2003.

She said she worked at Barclays as what she called 'a slave' in their investment banking division before joining hedge fund Navigator Asset Management Advisers in Mayfair.

She also worked for a luxury flight service NetJets Europe, a company from which the rich and famous buy flying time in executive aircraft.
A former colleague at Navigator said yesterday: 'I always wondered how a Russian would have a last name like Chapman and I thought she may have married a European.'


Accused: L-R, Anna Chapman, Vicky Pelaez, the defendant known as 'Richard Murphy', the defendant known as 'Cynthia Murphy', and the defendant known as 'Juan Lazaro' are seen in Manhattan federal court in New York last night


Barclays has no record of an Anna Chapman working in its investment side at the time she claims to have been there in 2004 and 2005.

It appears that she returned to Russia to work for asset managers before moving to America to further her own estate agency company, which organises rentals and sales around the world.

Miss Chapman had been making a name for herself as a socialite in Manhattan before her arrest. It was a very different picture from that painted in Manhattan's Federal Court, where she was accused of being a 'practised deceiver'.

Miss Chapman was accused of meeting an official from the Russian government and passing secrets to him every Wednesday since January.


Suburban spies? Neighbours point outside the residence of Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after their arrest


Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Farbiarz told the court that Miss Chapman was an 'extraordinary agent for Russia'.

Those charged alongside her include 'Richard Murphy' and ' Cynthia Murphy', of Montclair, New Jersey, and Vicky Pelaez and a man known as 'Juan Lazaro', of Yonkers, New York state.

Another three - Mikhail Semenko and a couple known as 'Michael Zottoli' and 'Patricia Mills' - appeared in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, after being arrested in Arlington, Virginia.

Two more - a couple known as 'Donald Howard Heathfield' and 'Tracey Lee Ann Foley' - were arrested in Boston, Massachusetts.

Finally, Christopher Metsos - named as the mastermind of the operation - was arrested yesterday at Cyprus's Larnaca airport as he tried to leave the island for Budapest.


The 'practised deceiver': Above left, Chapman in a photo from her Facebook page wearing her signature red dress. Above right, the accused spy in a racy pose also taken from her Facebook page


Tracey Lee Ann Foley, who was posing as a naturalised U.S. citizen born in Canada, is believed to have been given forged British documents by her Russian handlers.

She used them to travel to and from Moscow with greater ease, the FBI has claimed. The Foreign Office said today it was investigating the claim.

If true, it will undo some of the work that Prime Minister David Cameron did during the recent G8 and G20 summits to improve relations with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.

The arrests are already likely to cause huge diplomatic embarrassment and chill relations between Mr Medvedv and U.S. President Barack Obama at a time when they had been thawing.

Today Mr Obama refused to answer questions over the arrests.

Meanwhile Russian premier Vladimir Putin - himself a former KGB hardman - said he hoped the case would not damage recent gains made in U.S.-Russia relations.

Miss Foley is believed to be in her 40s and the mother of two teenage sons. Her husband Donald Heathfield is also accused of being a Russian agent.

He was posing as a Canadian citizen, living with Foley in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Harvard University is located. The pair have lived in the U.S. since 1999.

Miss Foley, Mr Heathfield, and their nine co-accused allegedly used invisible ink, short-wave radios, steganography and wi-fi in cafés to pass coded messages back to Russia - including information on nuclear weapons.

Some of them are believed to have been operating for more than a decade.


'Highly trained agent': Chapman has also posted some less racy images of herself on her Facebook page


Miss Chapman is being held without bail after prosecutors called her a 'highly trained agent' and a 'practised deceiver'.

Miss Chapman is believed to have used her high-profile connections to pass American secrets on to a Russian government official every Wednesday since January.

On Saturday, an undercover FBI agent posing as a Russian agent met with Chapman at a restaurant in New York.

The agent was pretending to send the alleged spy on a mission to deliver a fake passport to another female agent, according to court documents.
'Are you ready for this step?' he asked.

'S*** yes,' was her emphatic reply.

She was told that her fellow spy would greet her by asking: 'Haven't we met in California last summer?'

Miss Chapman - who agents believe was operating under her real name - was supposed to reply: 'No, I think it was in the Hamptons.'


Suburban life: The Montclair, New Jersey house where'Richard Murphy' and 'Cynthia Murphy' were arrested by the FBI on Sunday

Once she had handed over the passport, she was to plant a stamp on a wall map to let her handlers know she had succeeded.

But the exchange never took place. The FBI court documents do not explain why.
One of her co-accused, Mikhail Semenko, was similarly set up in Washington by the FBI on the same day.

Unlike Miss Chapman, he did follow through with his delivery.

The FBI also watched Miss Chapman as she sat in a coffee shop in New York and used her lap top to, they claim, communicated with a Russian agent hiding in a mini-van nearby.

And she was once observed going into a Verizon mobile phone shop in Brooklyn to buy a phone using the name 'Irine Kutsov' - giving her address as '99 Fake Street'.

She intended to use the phone for her spying activities, the FBI claimed.
Miss Chapman's lawyer Robert Baum argued that the allegations were exaggerated.

'This is not a case that raises issues of security of the United States,' he said.

The alleged spies have been charged with acting as unregistered agents of a foreign government and with money laundering.

Ten were arrested in the U.S. yesterday and charged in American courts. An 11th man had been on the run - but was arrested by police in Cyprus yesterday morning.

However he was released on bail. Police have not yet explained why.

Among the accused were four couples, including Miss Foley and Mr Heathfield, living quietly in the suburbs of New York and Washington and Boston.
They are believed to have married as part of their cover.

One of the married women, believed to be working under her real name, is Vicky Pelaez, a Peruvian born reporter and editor.

She worked for several years for El Diario/La Prensa, one of the country's best-known Spanish-language newspapers.


source: dailymail

Cheryl Cole adopts military mode for X Factor audition fashion battle with glittering guest judge Katy Perry

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Sarah Bull

Simple but sexy: Cheryl Cole wears a khaki playsuit to The X Factor auditions in Dublin today

She likes to keep us guessing with her outfit choices for the X Factor auditions.
And today Cheryl Cole went for a relatively simple look in a low-key khaki playsuit, which she teamed with black Christian Louboutin heels and a black cinch belt.

The singer, who turns 27 on Wednesday, added extra glam with the help of some long gold earrings.

But then she knew she had to make an extra effort with Katy Perry as a guest judge on the panel.






Military style: She teamed the silk number with a pair of black Christian Louboutin heels and cinch belt


Katy, predictably, opted for all-out glamour in a pale blue sequinned number.

The 25-year-old American is the latest in a string of guest judges adding a bit of oomph to proceedings in the absence of Dannii Minogue, who is on maternity leave.

And the California Gurls singer was thrilled about the prospect about using her musical talents to help others, tweeting earlier today: 'X FACTOR DUBLIN!!! Can't wait to spot a star!!!'


Sparkling in sequins: Katy Perry shone in a shimmering blue dress


Cheryl and Katy were joined by fellow judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh as they hit the Irish capital, and Walsh, for one, was thrilled that the auditions were including Dublin.

He said: 'I really want the winner to come from Ireland this year. This is the seventh series and it's high time.


Big signing: Cheryl Cole gives her autograph to a fan outside the the Dublin Convention Centre


In the spotlight: Guest judge Katy Perry also paused to sign her name for fans


'The show hasn't been here since 2006. Simon said I better make it worth his while!'
Meanwhile, Kylie Minogue has revealed she would love to make a return to the judging panel.


New panel line-up: Katy and Cheryl pose with fellow judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh


Kylie joined sister Dannii in the judges houses' stage of the reality show last year, and proved a huge success as she helped her sibling put through acts including Stacey Solomon and Lucie Jones.

She told This Morning: 'Do you know, it was really much more personal than I thought it would be, with these girls in front of you with real emotion and so much riding on it.

'I found it really difficult. But if I could do the same with Dannii again this year, I definitely would.'


ain man: Simon Cowell arrives at the Dublin Convention Centre



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Baby you're looking cool! Now mothers can buy 'denim' nappies for their little ones

By Daniel Bates In New York

Red carpet, blue nappy: A toddller wearing the new Huggies product poses for the photographers in a promotional image


They are a fashion staple for the young and old alike.

But now even babies can wear the latest in jean fashion - thanks to 'denim' nappies.

The jean nappy has denim-style pockets at the side and the back along with the usual inner lining to stop unfortunate leakages.


Fashion nappy: A young boy models the new limited edition Huggies jean diaper


By combining fashion and practicality, manufacturer Huggies says parents only have to bother with one bottom layer for their children, instead of putting clothes over the nappies.

But the company runs the risk of foisting fashion on youngsters and making them scrutinise their appearance at an ever younger age.

It has also baffled many with its bizarre advertising campaign which shows onlookers going slack-jawed at the sight of a toddler clad in the denim diaper.

As the young boy walks through a street wearing nothing but the nappy and a white shirt, women peer over the sunglasses and a stunned man accidentally lets go of some balloons before the dubious slogan comes up on screen: 'The coolest you'll look pooping your pants'.

The jean nappies are modified disposable Huggies Little Movers and cost £8 for 29, in three different sizes.


Talking point: The nappy is light blue-coloured and appears to have pockets but is not made of denim


Dubious: The closing scene of the Huggies advert, which shows a box of the nappies costing £8 for 29


They are not actually denim but designed to look like jeans and are currently available in the US where they have been a huge success.

A Huggies spokesman said: 'Jeans have always been a Mommy fashion must-have, but now it's time for their little ones to steal the style.

'Denim has always been a summer style staple, and the Huggies Jeans Diapers are no exception - they are a unique, fun and stylish way to make your little one the coolest and cutest around.'

Jean nappies were first launched in Israel in 2007 and have been a success in more than 20 countries around the world including Russia, South Korea, Mexico and Singapore


'Chic': The child wearing the nappy is helped into a convertible, reinforcing the product's 'cool' image


Limited edition: The new nappy


On internet message boards and blogs opinion was divided over whether or not they were cute or damaging.

On Salon.com commentator Heather Havrilesky said ironically: 'It's about time someone recognized the need to turn innocent, joyful little babies into overstyled, self-conscious, world-weary old crones like the rest of us.'

However on YouTube, where the jean nappy advert has been a huge hit, others wrote: 'I love this commercial, it is so adorable', and 'Too funny. Awkward though'.

In the advert, the narrator says: 'My diaper's full. Full of chic. When it's number two, I look like number one. I poo in blue.'

Earlier this month there was fury when it emerged girls as young as three are being offered high heels by fashion stores despite growing concerns over the sexualisation of children.

The shoes have apparently become popular after the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes was seen wearing them aged three.

Suri Cruise has been pictured a number of times in public with heels and lipstick in what her mother claims is just a harmless dressing up game.

However, High Street chains have latched onto the trend and are trying to entice parents in this country to emulate the Cruises.

Shops including Asda, Next and GapKids have come under fire from parents on online forum by selling the footwear.



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There's only one World Cup winner: Slash provides alternative entertainment as he performs at Glastonbury during England's 4-1 defeat

Monday, June 28, 2010
Slash-tastic: Those who weren't interested in watching the football were treated to performances from artists including Slash among others


Thousands of music lovers at Glastonbury Festival today joined forces to watch England's World Cup humiliating 4-1 defeat against Germany.

But for those who were more interested in music than football, there was an alternative form of entertainment over on the Pyramid Stage - in the form of Guns n'Roses guitarist Slash.

The 44-year-old musician, who wore a top hat, black and red trousers and a white T-shirt, got the crowds going as he performed alongside Myles Kennedy.


Guitar hero: Slash wore a white T-shirt and black and red trousers for his performance with Myles Kennedy


One festival-goer explained: 'I came here to see bands, that's why you go to Glastonbury. It's not that I'm not interested in football, but I came here for the music.'

However, that was not the mentality of every Glastonbury-goer, as many opted to watch the World Cup match on giant screens that had been specially set up for the occasion in two designated fields.

And while England's defeat left many people upset and withdrawn, thoughts of football were quickly pushed to the back of their minds with a nighttime lineup which included Faithless and headliner Stevie Wonder.


Football fans: For those who wanted to watch England's match against Germany, screens had been specially set up in two designated fields


Atmosphere: There was jubilation among crowds when Frank Lampard scored, only to be replaced with shock when the goal was disallowed


The Motown legend took to the stage as the 40th anniversary festival, and one of the hottest to date, drew to a close.

Wonder, who has won more Grammy Awards than any other male solo artist, was a hit with both young and old proving his popularity spans the generations.

As well as performing classic hits including Higher Ground and If You Really Love Me, Wonder included the crowd in a quick rendition of Alicia Keys' Empire State of Mind.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis joined Wonder on stage as he sang his hit Happy Birthday in honour of the festival turning 40.

Eavis even took to the microphone himself but the view in the crowd was he should stick to his day job - dairy farmer and party host.


Motown legend: Stevie Wonder headlined the closing night of the 40th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival


Multi-talented: Wonder performed some of his classic hits including Higher Ground and If You Really Love Me


The night is coming: The sun sets over Glastonbury as the festival draws to a close after three days


Earlier festival organiser Michael Eavis hailed this year's Glastonbury as the hottest ever.

He said: 'I have not seen one person drunk - more than 100,000 and not one person. They have been civilised.

'This is the hottest Glastonbury ever. I hope not too hot. But getting nice weather makes such a big difference.'

Asked if Prince Charles' visit to the site, near Pilton, Somerset, on Thursday confirmed Glastonbury as part of the establishment he smiled and said: 'Non-conformity is the name of the game as far as I am concerned.'

But the 74-year-old would not be drawn on calls for him to be knighted.


Faithless: Maxi Jaxx shows off his toned chest as he performs on the Pyramid Stage with his band


Closing day: Fans looked happy and excited as they listened to Faithless's set at the festival


And as the sun set on a glorious Glastonbury weekend, Faithless rolled out their hits for a massive Pyramid Stage crowd.

Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo became festival favourites after their now fabled 2002 Glasto performance.

And tonight hits including God is a DJ and Insomnia had their fans just as enthralled.

Jazz said: 'Glastonbury you are amazing. I am so glad I got to see you this time in the sunshine.'


Full of hot air: Paloma Faith arrived on stage in an outfit which consisted of a parachute harness with balloons


Airwoman: Paloma wore a nude leotard and matching suspenders for her performance


Near the front of the stage the now famous Glastonbury flags were in full flutter for Faithless.

Other performers throughout the day included Norah Jones and Paloma Faith, who wore an incredible outfit of nude leotard, matching suspenders and a bizarre parachute style harness with attached balloons.

Glastonbury has also experienced a downfall in crime since last year, with only 345 reported crimes on site - down from 363 last year. There had been 112 arrests.

The medical team have treated 2,955 people - most for sun stroke in the incredibly hot weather.


Lady in red: Norah Jones wore a black skirt, white top and red cowboy boots to match her red guitar


Colourful: Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT performs on The Pyramid Stage


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Kelly Brook shows Danny Cipriani exactly what he's missing as she enjoys Barbados break

By Mail Online Reporter























Quick change: After starting the day in a royal blue number, Kelly Brook changed into a low-cut khaki dress for a boat ride with friends in Barbados


Kelly Brook showed ex-boyfriend Danny Cipriani exactly what he is missing in Barbados today when she wore a series of sexy outfits.

After starting the day in a royal blue number, Kelly changed into a green bikini which she wore under a low-cut khaki dress for a boat ride with friends.

Clutching a white bag, she waved excitedly as the boat came into the beach, before climbing onto the luxury vessel and enjoying a glass of chilled white wine.

Earlier in the day, the 30-year-old star had showed off her enviably toned curves in the blue bikini, which featured gold embellishments, as she relaxed on the beach.

Kelly flew to Barbados earlier this week after deciding to have some time to herself following her split from rugby player Cipriani.


Relaxing with friends: Kelly enjoys a boat ride as she makes the most of the sunshine in Barbados with friends


Out on the water: Kelly and her friends enjoyed a day trip on the Zanzibar


While Kelly had looked distant and withdrawn as she made her way to a waiting car following her flight, it appears the sunshine was just the thing she needed, as she looked happy with her close friends.

Kelly and Danny decided to 'take a break' from their relationship after 22 months together, despite Kelly having made the difficult decision to relocate to Australia with Cipriani after he signed up to play rugby with an Australian team.


Wet feet: Kelly holds up her skirt to stop her dress getting wet as she enters the water


Wine time: The 30-year-old looked relaxed as she enjoyed a cool beverage on the boat


Cheers! Here's to being single, Kelly clinks her glass with pals

However, while the break-up has undoubtedly taken its toll on Kelly, she is said to have put the past behind her and is now 'stronger than ever' following the split.

EastEnders star Preeya Kalidas, who went out with Kelly on a girls' night last week, told the Mirror: 'Kelly is my girl and she needed cheering up, so I took her for dinner. She is stronger than ever.'


Glowing: Kelly wears a green bikini under her dress in case she fancies a dip


Aides: Kelly is helped onto the boat after getting a ride to the vessel on a dinghy


Happier times: Danny Cipriani and Kelly split after 22 months together

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Sienna Miller in peace talks with Sadie Frost: Actress wants to clear the air with boyfriend's ex

Sunday, June 27, 2010
By Katie Nicholl

Star turn: Lily Allen performing on the Pyramid Stage at last year's Glastonbury


Actress Sienna Miller has set up clear-the-air talks with Sadie Frost.

The star, who was seen at Glastonbury yesterday, is keen to make amends with her boyfriend Jude Law’s ex-wife following a bust-up over Jude, 37, and Sadie’s children

Peace talks: Sienna Miller, pictured at Glastonbury yesterday, has set up 'clear-the-air' talks with her boyfriend's ex, Sadie Frost

When Sienna, 28, took their daughter Iris to the hairdressers for a style overhaul, Sadie, 45, Tweeted: ‘I think ya should get ya own child and then cut their hair!’
‘Sienna doesn’t want any animosity, so she’s organised lunch with Sadie and is open to any rules laid down about the kids,’ I’m told. ‘They will meet up within the next week or so.’


Sadie Frost was angry with Sienna Miller after she took her daughter to the hairdressers without her permission


Victoria Beckham, who has been notably absent from the World Cup, is planning to team up again with husband David at their chateau in the South of France.

It’s first things first for the couple though: Posh was due to fly out to France with their three sons on Wednesday but went instead to fellow designer Diane Von Furstenberg’s party at Claridge’s.

A friend says: ‘When she heard the elite of the fashion crowd were going she changed her flight.’

Meanwhile David, who is with the England team in South Africa, will be hoping to stay there all the way to the Final in two weeks...  if they get past Germany today.

Lily Allen is normally a star attraction at Glastonbury – but this weekend the singer has had to pay for a ticket like everyone else.

The 25-year-old has been going to the Somerset festival since she was five months old and has twice appeared on the Pyramid stage.


Peace talks: Sienna Miller, pictured at Glastonbury yesterday, has set up 'clear-the-air' talks with her boyfriend's ex, Sadie Frost


‘Lily is there with boyfriend Sam Cooper and her brother, and they have all paid for tickets, which can be £800 for VIP hospitality,’ says a friend.

‘Since she isn’t recording at the moment, she has become pretty self-sufficient. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her pitching her own tent.’



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Kylie Minogue beams as she takes to the stage for her Glastonbury debut in sexy see-through leotard and disco ball boots

By Sarah Bull

Gothic: Kylie Minogue wore a sexy see-through leotard teamed with thigh high boots and a cape as she took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury for her performance during the Scissor Sisters' set


Kylie Minogue beamed as she took to the stage tonight for her Glastonbury debut.

The 42-year-old singer wore a sexy see-through leotard and thigh high boots with disco ball-type mirrored detailing as she performed during the Scissor Sisters set.


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She performed Any Which Way at Glastonbury with the Scissor Sisters’ frontman Jake Shears, who co-wrote her new album Aphrodite, from which her new single All The Lovers is taken.






Delighted: Kylie couldn't stop smiling throughout her performance at the festival. She had to pull out in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer


It was a Glastonbury first for Kylie, who pulled out of the festival in 2005 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

And the broad smile on her face throughout her performance showed she couldn't have been happier to have finally made it to the world-famous music festival.

Speaking before her performance, Kylie said she couldn't wait to get back to performing live, explaining: 'It’s how I connect with people, that’s what I really wanted to do, get back on stage.'

The Scissor Sisters set was watched by thousands of people, including celebrity fan Kate Hudson, who is at the festival to support new boyfriend Matt Bellamy when he headlines the second night with his band Muse.


Happy: All three looked excited to be performing at Glastonbury, with Kylie grinning the entire time





Celebrity fan: Kate Hudson seemed to be enjoying herself as she watched the Scissor Sisters from her vantage point


Headlining act Muse's epic intergalactic rock sent Glastonbury into orbit tonight - and yet another top secret guest made an appearance - U2 guitarist The Edge.

U2 were booked to headline on Friday but had to pull out when Bono hurt his back.

The Edge joined the band on stage to play U2 classic Where the Streets Have No Name - to delirious scenes in the crowd.


Headlining act: Matt Bellamy of Muse takes to the stage as the headlining act of the second night of the festival






Enthusiastic: Bellamy, who was watched by new girlfriend Kate Hudson, thrilled the crowds with his songs


Muse stormed through a set that swooped from crunching guitars to delicate falsetto.

Singer Matt Bellamy gripped a mammoth crowd playing hits including Supermassive Black Hole, Plug in Baby and Time is Running Out.

And the light show which accompanied the music left many fans agog.

Bellamy, whose band last played the festival six years ago, said: 'Happy 40th Glastonbury - big cheer for Mr Eavis and his daughter.'


It's all too much: Security men were forced to get involved when fans at the front got a bit too rowdy


Earlier in the day, pop star Shakira proved that Hips Don't Lie - or indeed stay still - as she performed a series of body-contortions during her debut at Glastonbury.

The She Wolf singer wore a crop top, leggings and spangly-gold skirt as she took to the Pyramid stage this afternoon.

As if temperatures weren't hot enough at the festival, the singer managed to raise them further with her sexy routine.


Hips Don't Lie: Shakira shows off her amazing moves on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury earlier today




Stunning: The 33-year-old singer wowed the crowds with her belly-dancing moves and inventive routines


The 33-year-old shimmied her way around the stage - leaving many of the males in the audience transfixed on the big screens.

The Grammy-award winning singer packed in all her hits including Whenever, Wherever, She Wolf and Hips Don't Lie.

Before taking to the Pyramid Stage, Shakira wrote on Twitter: 'I'm so thrilled to be here!'

A message from 'Shakira HQ' later followed: '70,000 people doing the She Wolf howl sounds pretty darn amazing. Awwuuuuuu!'


In action: Thousands of male music fans were left transfixed by Shakira's amazingly flexible hips


She Wolf: The crowd certainly seemed to be enjoying Shakira's set, which included hit songs Whenever, Wherever, She Wolf and Hips Don't Lie


Shakira was just one of the big names making an appearance on Day Two of the world-famous music event.

Folksy singer Kate Nash donned a bizarre black and white striped dress, complete with red arm-warmers and dark maroon lipstick as she took to the Other Stage.

She told the crowd: 'Come on then, you're at Glastonbury for f***'s sake! Happy 40th anniversary Glastonbury!'


Lady in red (and black and white): Kate Nash wears heavy makeup as she takes to the Other Stage for her set


Colourful: Miss Nash's arm-warmers added some colour to her otherwise monochrome outfit


Super band The Dead Weather - featuring White Stripes frontman Jack White and The Kills singer Alison Mosshart - also received a rapturous welcome from the crowds, while Sting and Trudie Styler's daughter Coco Sumner made her Glastonbury debut with band I Blame Coco.

However, already tomorrow's crunch World Cup match is on many people's minds - the unanimous verdict being an England victory.

During their set on the Pyramid Stage, 90s favourites the Lightning Seeds prompted a mass singalong of 'football's coming home' during their hit Three Lions.

Lead singer Ian Broudie said: 'Go and win it England - beat Germany and Argentina and win the World Cup.'

A special big screen has been installed on site so festival-goers can watch the clash - and maybe their good vibes will come in handy if it goes to penalties.


The Dead Weather: Alison Mosshart of The Kills and Jack White on the drums take to the stage


Vocal adrenalin: Jack also showed off his singing skills when he took to the mike for a performance


So far Glastonbury is going well, with crime down from last year with just 277 reported incidents - compared with 23 more by this time in 2009.

However, police have seen a spike in thefts from tents. There have been 93 arrests of which 77 were drug related.

More than 2,000 people have been treated by the festival's medical team - most for heat related problems.

Doctors have advised people to cover up and drink plenty of water.


Glastonbury debut: Sting and Trudie Styler's daughter Coco Sumner in the Orange Chill And Charge area


But the heat is doing little to put off celebrities from coming to see their favourite stars perform.

Kelly Osbourne, Emma Watson, Pixie Geldof, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss and Sienna Miller have all been spotted enjoying the sights and sounds in Somerset.









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