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Jessica with her husband Cash Warren and their daughters Honor and Haven this week
There is an unwritten rule that Hollywood stars always act like the best of friends - even when they can't stand one another.

So it comes as a surprise that Jessica Alba has described herself as 'much more grounded' than Gwyneth Paltrow.

The
Fantastic Four actress and eco-friendly entrepreneur is busy promoting
her new book The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You.










Jessica Alba promotes her New Book The Honest Life at the Mondrian LA on March 15



Gwyneth Paltrow




'More grounded': Jessica Alba, seen promoting
her new book in LA this week, claims growing up poor makes her more
relevant to her fans than Gwyneth Paltrow, right



And while Jessica admits that
she and the Iron Man star probably live a 'similar lifestyle' these
days, she claims her tips are more relevant to readers than the advice
Gwyneth gives in her new healthy cookbook It's All Good.


Speaking to the New York Daily News, Jessica: 'Alicia Silverstone is a vegan, so she's the extreme side of it.

'Gwyneth
Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn't grow up
with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: repurposing
things and making things at home.'


The 31-year-old mother-of-two claims that her lifestyle tips are also much less expensive and extreme.





Family times: Jessica with her husband Cash Warren and their daughters Honor and Haven this week

Family times: Jessica with her husband Cash Warren and their daughters Honor and Haven this week


She said: 'I absolutely do these things. That's why I wrote the book.

'There's
lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is
organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that
are super-easy...You can take what you want from the book.'


Gwyneth
- who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin - recently came
under fire for admitting that her children Apple, nine, and Moses,
seven, sometimes feel hungry after dinner because they don't eat
carbohydrates.


The
40-year-old blonde star said: 'Sometimes when my family is not eating
pasta, bread or processed grains like white rice, we're left with that
specific hunger that comes with avoiding carbs.'





Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is seen exiting her taxi in New York on Monday; she has revealed she is taking steps to ensure she can have a family with boyfriend Nick Loeb
Sofia Vergara has confirmed that she is freezing her eggs with an eye to having a child with her boyfriend Nick Loeb.

The 40-year-old made the admission in a frank interview with Vogue magazine, in which she spelled out her plans.

'I have to be careful what I eat because they’re freezing my eggs!' she said.





Freezing her eggs: Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is seen exiting her taxi in New York on Monday; she has revealed she is taking steps to ensure she can have a family with boyfriend Nick Loeb

Freezing her eggs: Modern Family star Sofia
Vergara is seen exiting her taxi in New York on Monday; she has revealed
she is taking steps to ensure she can have a family with boyfriend Nick
Loeb


'They want to get as many eggs
as they can because usually you produce them but they’re not good. They
have to be perfect, perfect, perfect ones.'


Sofia already has one child, her 21-year-old son Manolo Gonzales, born when she was a teen.

But she explained that she was now thinking of staring a family with businessman Loeb, who is widely thought to be her fiance.





A Modern Family of her own: Sofia was reported to be using a surrogate to carry her child

A Modern Family of her own: Sofia was reported to be using a surrogate to carry her child






'My boyfriend is 37, younger than me, never had kids,' said Sofia.

The
Modern Family star was seen out and about in New York on Monday,
dressed in a black padded coat, suede wedge heels, and carrying a Chanel
handbag.


She looked preoccupied but smiled when she saw photographers.

Sofia's
revelation comes just days after the National Enquirer reported she and
Loeb were already expecting a baby via surrogate.


The magazine claimed Sofia chose one of her closest friends to act as a surrogate.




Sofia Vergara



Sofia Vergara




Baby on the way? Sofia is also reported to be expecting a child with a surrogate




‘Rather
than going through the trying process of hiring a stranger to serve as a
surrogate, Sofia hand-picked one of her healthiest and closest
friends,’ a source told The National Enquirer.


However
the publication alleges that Sofia’s hopes were almost dashed when the
surrogate was rushed to hospital late last month after suffering
symptoms of a miscarriage.


‘Sofia’s
surrogate had developed pain and went to the hospital, fearing that she
was going to have a miscarriage,’ the source claimed.






Planning a family: Sofia and boyfriend Nick Loeb at the SAG awards in January

Planning a family: Sofia and boyfriend Nick Loeb at the SAG awards in January


Sofia and Nick were seen leaving
a date night at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on February 22, and
reportedly headed straight to hospital from the restaurant after
learning the news.


‘After
several hours, it was determined that the baby was fine, and so was the
surrogate mom,’ the source added. ‘Sofia thanked God that everything was
OK.’






Isn't she sweet enough? Sofia shared an image of herself with co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson surrounded by candy

Isn't she sweet enough? Sofia shared an image of herself with co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson surrounded by candy






Say cheese: Vergara tweeted a snap of herself on Monday with Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland

Say cheese: Vergara tweeted a snap of herself on Monday with Modern Family co-star Sarah Hyland









Out and about: Sarah and fellow Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen were also spotted out in New York on Monday



Out and about: Sarah and fellow Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen were also spotted out in New York on Monday




Out and about: Sarah and fellow Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen were also spotted out in New York on Monday









Blood, sweat and tears: One clip showed Rory with a bleeding mouth after biting his tongue during a dive






This is the moment Keshia Knight Pulliam somersaulted straight off America's newest reality TV programme.

The actress was the first contestant voted off celebrity diving show, Splash - after failing to overcome her fears.

Keshia,
who shot to fame as child star Rudy Huxtable in sitcom The Cosby Show,
was forced to dive to survive at the end of the debut episode.






Diving to survive: Keshia Knight Pulliam (R) became the first casualty of Splash while Katherine Webb was in the bottom two but escaped elimination

Diving to survive: Keshia Knight Pulliam (R)
became the first casualty of Splash while Katherine Webb was in the
bottom two but escaped elimination


But she was beaten by rival Katherine Webb, who impressed the judges by diving from a higher platform than Keshia.

Ten
celebrities - basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 65, award-winning
comedian Louie Anderson, 59, actor Drake Bell, 26, extreme skier Rory
Bushfield, 29, Nicole Eggert, former Baywatch babe, 41, Keshia Knight
Pulliam, 33, beauty queen and actress Katherine Webb, 23, American
football star Ndamukong Suh, 26, former Playboy star Kendra Wilkinson,
27 and TV sidekick Chuy Bravo - are taking the plunge as they battle to
win the ABC show.


They were forced to undergo a six-week diving boot camp to get ready. Divemaster Greg Louganis - dubbed 'the greatest diver of all time' by the show - was in charge of their training.

And the 53-year-old Olympic gold medalist admitted he had his work cut out for him as he got to know the contestants.





Failing to face her fears: Keshia was booted out for playing it safe on the 10ft diving board

Failing to face her fears: Keshia was booted out for playing it safe on the 10ft diving board








Brave move: Katherine originally dived off the 16ft board, but chose the 23ft for the dive-off

Brave move: Katherine originally dived off the 16ft board, but chose the 23ft for the dive-off


'Becoming a real diver is more
than overcoming your fear of heights,' Greg said as viewers saw the
celebs - including Kendra doing pull-ups and Chuy attempting push-ups -
being put through their paces.
'We have such a broad spectrum of celebrities.'

He said he had struggled because he had to train such a wide variety of body types.
Chelsea Handler's chat show sidekick Chuy stands just 4ft 2 in tall,
while Kareem towers over the other competitors at 7ft 2 in.


And
while Kendra tips the scales at just 117lbs, Louie weighs 417lbs,
according to Greg. And he said some of them were even scared of going
into the pool.


He added: 'Some of them are overcoming a fear of water. Diving takes a lot of courage. And the water is not very forgiving.'

Earlier Greg showed why he was in charge by executing a perfect dive for the studio audience.
'I would rather get hit on the football field,' admitted Ndamukong.

'If you land on your face, it'll probably knock you out,' added Kareem.





Pretty in pink: It's not hard to see why Katherine is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model

Pretty in pink: It's not hard to see why Katherine is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model








Premiere: Katherine chatted to host Charissa Thompson during the show's first episode

Premiere: Katherine chatted to host Charissa Thompson during the show's first episode


In training the stars initially balked at jumping off the 10 metre board, the highest at the pool.
But then Katherine bravely said she would try.

'I've decided just to go ahead and get it over with,' she said as she disrobed and started the long climb to the top. 'I'm not usually afraid of heights but when you get up there it's a whole different ball game.'


As she peered over the ledge she had second thoughts. 'I'm shaking so bad.' The other contestants urged her to think again, with Kendra shouting: 'Don't!'

But she steeled her nerves - and took a running jump, pinching her nose as she plummeted down. 'It was so scary,' she said.

The
judges - American 2012 Olympic gold medal winner David Boudia, 23, and
Australian diver and now USA Diving-Performance director Steve Foley -
watched each diver and scored them, as did the live studio audience.


The divers with the lowest scores then went head to head in the 'dive-off' to determine who would stay and go home.





Good sport: Keshia took her elimination well and said she had done her best on the show

Good sport: Keshia took her elimination well and said she had done her best on the show








Making a splash: Competing on the show are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Rory Bushfield, Nicole Eggert, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Katherine Webb, Ndamukong Suh, Kendra Wilkinson, Chuy Bravo

Making a splash: Competing on the show are
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Rory Bushfield, Nicole
Eggert, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Katherine Webb, Ndamukong Suh, Kendra
Wilkinson, Chuy Bravo


Keshia was the first to go - and ran past the audience shaking hands in her cut-out, sparkly sequined swimsuit.

She said: 'I absolutely feel that I have a good chance to win this competition. I'm extremely competitive.'

As
viewers saw footage of her crashing headfirst into the pool when one
dive went wrong, she said: 'I definitely try to live my life in a very
fearless manner but there are no other sports that you jump from a
three-story building and land on your hands! Diving is a lot like life.
You just have to trust in what you know and allow it to happen.


'You can be the most confident person in the world but when you bellyflop on to that water, it's a whole new ballgame.'

As
she showed off the same smile that won the hearts of millions on The
Cosby Show, the actress walked on to the 10ft high board and then
readied herself before doing a handstand, then flipping over into the
water as her brothers watched in the crowd.






Fine form: Katherine gave it everything she had when it came to the dive-off

Fine form: Katherine gave it everything she had when it came to the dive-off








Somersault: The 23-year-old had failed to impress with her dive earlier in the show

Somersault: The 23-year-old had failed to impress with her dive earlier in the show


David said: 'You have this
fierce competitiveness and a natural ability. You're trying to impress
the judges, right? You've got to hold that handstand. Nice job, though.'
He awarded her a six point score.

Steve added: 'I think David hit the nail on the head. You had as much balance as a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest.' He also gave her six points - leaving her looking close to tears.

Host Joey Lawrence said: 'Going first is always brutal.'

Next up was larger-than-life comedian Louie Anderson, who donned a black and camouflage-coloured wetsuit for his big moment.

'Four
hundred pounds going in the water is a lot easier than 400 pounds
getting out of the water,' he joked as viewers saw his fellow
contestants struggling to lift him to the side of the pool.


'The
first time was my most embarrassing moment,' he confessed. 'It's
humiliating. My goal is that I'm going to be getting out of the pool on
my own. It's like a miracle that I was given this opportunity.'






Confident: Keshia was happy with her performance and revealed she is competitive

Confident: Keshia was happy with her performance and revealed she is competitive








No hard feelings: Keshia wrapped her rival in a hug after it was announced that Katherine would stay in the competition

No hard feelings: Keshia wrapped her rival in a hug after it was announced that Katherine would stay in the competition


That was six weeks ago - now he says he has come a long way.
He added: 'Tonight my goal is to shock everyone at how far I've
progressed. I had to find my inner diver. He was buried very deep
obviously,' he laughed as he readied himself to dive off the 16ft board.


He
looked nervous as he shuffled to the edge - then said he wanted to dive
off a HIGHER platform, as the other contestants looked stunned.
He then went to the 23ft high board and jumped off to huge applause.


Steve
Foley said: 'You looked like Tarzan as you took off, doing that swan
dive. As you got closer to the water it resembled [Tarzan parody] George
of the Jungle.'
He said he was 'inspired' to give Louie seven points.



 




David
added: 'You're breaking your goals left and right. You're taking a step
in the right direction for a healthier lifestyle and that's way better
than a score I'll ever give. I'm going to score you a seven-and-a-half
though.'


Louie said he dove for troops serving around the world. 'My dad was a veteran,' he said after his dive.

Next
up was Miss Alabama 2012 - also known as Katherine Webb - who got huge
cheers when she disrobed and paraded her swimsuit body around the
studio.
'Girls, we can't hate her,' said host Charissa.









Proving them wrong: Louie Anderson bravely took a plunge from a 23ft high diving board

Proving them wrong: Louie Anderson bravely took a plunge from a 23ft high diving board






He's come a long way: The comedian could barely get out of the pool when his training began

He's come a long way: The comedian could barely get out of the pool when his training began








The name of the game: The 417lbs star certainly made a big Splash when he entered the water from such a great height

The name of the game: The 417lbs star certainly made a big Splash when he entered the water from such a great height


Katherine shot to fame after US
sportscaster Brent Musberger singled her out during a game as she stood
in the stands cheering on boyfriend, Alabama quarterback, A.J. McCarron.
'Thanks, Brent Musburger... this dive is for you,' she said.

But
she insisted: 'I'm more than just a pretty face. Training is hard. The
fears that I do have are busting my face, or bellyflopping. I want to
prove that I'm not all about the hair and the make-up. I'm a
competitor.'


Despite some last minute-nerves, she did a respectable back somersault dive from the 16ft high board as her sister watched on.

David said: 'You have the natural given talent.' He gave her seven points.

'A
back somersault off a five-metre platform, that takes a lot of
courage,' said Steve Foley. 'And you really do have a lot of courage.
You are fearless.'
He gave her six-and-half points.

Then
it was the turn of extreme skier Rory Bushfield who showed off his
toned abs after taking off his robe and walking out in his green board
shorts.






Raising the bar: Extreme skier Rory Bushfield headed straight for the 33ft board and threw himself off it

Raising the bar: Extreme skier Rory Bushfield headed straight for the 33ft board and threw himself off it












Frontrunner: Rory managed to get a score of eight-and-a-half from one of the judges



Frontrunner: Rory managed to get a score of eight-and-a-half from one of the judges




Frontrunner: Rory managed to get a score of eight-and-a-half from one of the judges



'I like to jump off of things,' he
said. 'That sense of zero gravity calms my head. I don't think I'm crazy
but I think some people would tell you that I was crazy.'


As
he detailed his struggles to dive properly he said: 'You don't land on
your head when you’re skiing. My brain won't let me dive.'


He even showed off a bloodied face after biting his own tongue in one practice attempt.

'He's crazy', said Greg Louganis. And he wasted no time during the competition - going straight to the 33ft high board.

'I'm trying to land upside down,' he said, before launching into a backward flip and twirl, as his parents watched nervously.

'Relax,' urged Greg from below. 'I give him 10 but it's not up to me,' joked Charissa.





Inspiring: At 65, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest contestant

Inspiring: At 65, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest contestant








Off to a good start: The 7ft 2in sports star was rewarded for his bravery with a high score

Off to a good start: The 7ft 2in sports star was rewarded for his bravery with a high score


Steve Foley said: 'I'm in shock. A back double somersault with a single twist, that's unbelievable.' And he said he thought Rory had Olympic potential.

'When
I dived the definition of a diver was a swimmer with their brains blown
out. You're the new breed of diver. Just maybe 2016, we'll have a skier
win the Olympics in diving.'
He gave him seven-and-a-half - which saw the audience booing.

'I
don't think America knows exactly how high this is,' said David,
explaining that Rory had just jumped off the equivalent of a three-story
building.
'Next week I want to see you go on your head. That was phenomenal.' David gave him eight-and-a-half points.

The last diver of the night was NBA basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The sportsman - who played for the Los Angeles Lakers - said he feared his towering height would work against him.

'Even
though I'm 65-years-old I'm still enjoying the competition,' he said.
He looked to be struggling as footage showed him falling off the board.
'My height is not an advantage,' he said. 'Diving is a small person's game.'

Kareem, who donned a Lakers-coloured wetsuit, said he wanted to show that even people of his age can remain active.





Taking the plunge: Katherine had been the first star to throw herself off the high board during practice

Taking the plunge: Katherine had been the first star to throw herself off the high board during practice





Nervous: A shaking Katherine suddenly developed vertigo when she peered over the edge

Nervous: A shaking Katherine suddenly developed vertigo when she peered over the edge


'I think that everybody should
understand that they can be healthy and live a great athletic lifestyle
for their whole life. They don't have to stop at some imaginary number.'


When
Charissa asked him if his one-time teammate 'Magic' Johnson would take
part in the show, he joked: 'I don't even know if he knows how to swim.'


He then did a back somersault dive from the 10ft board, landing somewhat clumsily in the pool in a big splash.

David said: 'This is a young guy's sport. But the whole crowd is cheering for you.' He told him he had to use his arms more - then did a backwards somersault standing up to show him.

'The dive wasn't great but I'm going to give him a seven-and-a-half because he's seven feet tall,' David added. 'I didn't tuck my knees like I should have,' Kareem said.

Steve
added: 'When I dived I was 6ft 1in and that was considered tall. Forget
your height, you're 65. You should be watching at home counting your
pension. But you're here. One word. Inspirational.'

He gave him seven points.









Supportive: Katherine's fellow contestants applauded her gutsy attitude and cheered for her

Supportive: Katherine's fellow contestants applauded her gutsy attitude and cheered for her












Two extremes: Kareem is a whole three feet taller than 4ft 2in contestant Chuy

Two extremes: Kareem is a whole three feet taller than 4ft 2in contestant Chuy












It was then revealed that Katherine and Keshia had the lowest overall scores before the audience voted. They and Louie, Kareem and Rory were called forward.

But even with the audience votes, Katherine and Keshia were still in the bottom two. So they were forced to go into a 'dive-off' to determine who would go home.

'They either win or they go home,' said host Charissa Thompson. 'Remember to breathe,' said Greg.

Katherine went first - and chose to dive off the 23ft board. She looked poised and determined as she made her way to the edge before plunging headfirst into the water.

A less confident looking Keshia again opted for the 10ft board - and tried a backwards somersault.

'I don't want to see either one of you go home tonight,' said David, as the two wet ladies hugged one another.





'Humiliated': Louie said it was tough as in the beginning he struggled even to get out of the water

'Humiliated': Louie said it was tough as in the beginning he struggled even to get out of the water








Gently does it: Louie has come on leaps and bounds since he arrived for his first day of training

Gently does it: Louie has come on leaps and bounds since he arrived for his first day of training


'Keshia, you have not pushed yourself. You stayed on the same platform,' he added. 'Katherine, you're fearless but your dive was not all that great. But it's about the journey.'

He chose to save Katherine - to the anger of some in the audience who started to boo. And Steve made the same choice, sending Keshia home.

'Talk
about the hot seat. You both had mistakes. I wanted to see who could
overcome their fear so I have to save the person who went two-and-a-half
times higher than their opponent. I'm saving you Katherine.'


Afterwards Keshia said: 'I did my best and that is all that matters.' She then did one last splash - jumping off the 16ft board.

Next week will see the remaining five contestants diving.





Blood, sweat and tears: One clip showed Rory with a bleeding mouth after biting his tongue during a dive

Blood, sweat and tears: One clip showed Rory with a bleeding mouth after biting his tongue during a dive








Ouch: There were plenty of bellyflops as the stars attempted to learn how to dive. Kendra witnessed a smack which sounded particularly painful

Ouch: There were plenty of bellyflops as the
stars attempted to learn how to dive. Kendra witnessed a smack which
sounded particularly painful







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Meals containing too much processed meat such as cheap ham, bacon and sausages could send you to an early grave, a large-scale study has found.

Analysis of the diets and medical history of almost half a million men and women linked processed meat to deaths from cancer and heart disease.

The Europe-wide research, including work by Oxbridge scientists, found that processed meat is to blame for about one in 30 deaths.


The researchers suggested a limit of no more than 20g a day of processed meat – equal to one rasher of cheap bacon.

It may look good, but a major Europe-wide research, including work by Oxbridge scientists, found that processed meat such as cheap bacon or ham is to blame for about one in 30 deathsIt may look good, but a major Europe-wide research, including work by Oxbridge scientists, found that processed meat such as cheap bacon or ham is to blame for about one in 30 deaths

The warning comes in the wake of the horsemeat scandal which has caused many consumers to question the origins of their food.

Processed meat, made by combining the leftover parts of animals which cannot be sold as good cuts such as steaks and joints, contains high concentrations of fat, including artery-clogging cholesterol.

The researchers from ten European countries quizzed almost 450,000 people, many of them Britons, and tracked their health for an average of 13 years.
They said: ‘Men and women with a high consumption of processed meat are at increased risk of early death, particularly due to cardiovascular diseases but also cancer.’


Some 26,344 of the participants died over the course of the study, with those who ate the biggest amounts of processed meat being 44 per cent more likely to have died than those who ate the lowest amounts.

The figures for heart disease were striking – those who ate the most processed meat, more than 160g or three sausages a day, were 72 per cent more likely to die of heart disease.





Processed meat such as bacon and sausages could send you to an early grave, a large-scale study has foundProcessed meat such as bacon and sausages could send you to an early grave, a large-scale study has found




A study last year found that eating 50g of processed meat a day – the equivalent of one sausage or three rashers of bacon – raises the likelihood of cancer by a fifth.

But in the latest, much bigger study, those who ate the most processed meat were almost 50 per cent more likely to suffer an early death, with heart disease the overwhelming cause.

The study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, concluded that a limit of 20g a day of processed meat – equal to a rasher of bacon or one full English breakfast a week – would prevent about 20,000 early deaths in the UK each year.

Tracy Parker, a dietician at the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘With spring in the air, many of us may be looking forward to sunny barbecues. But this research suggests processed meat, such as sausages and burgers, may be linked to an increased risk of early death.


Diets laden with pies, sausages, and ready meals can lead to an early death, a major study has shownDiets laden with pies, sausages, and ready meals can lead to an early death, a major study has shown


‘However, the people who ate the most processed meat in this study also made other unhealthy lifestyle choices.


‘They were found to eat less fruit and vegetables and were more likely to smoke, which may have had an impact on results.’

Professor Karol Sikora, one of Britain’s leading cancer specialists and an unpaid member of the industry-backed Meat Advisory Panel, said the key to good health is a balanced diet.

He said: ‘Don’t worry about having a bacon sandwich. It is not going to kill you. But don’t have four bacon sandwiches every day for your whole life.’

The amount of white meat eaten, such as chicken, was not linked to death rates by the researchers, while small amounts of red meat appeared beneficial.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University, London, said: 'This study is yet another little plank going into the edifice saying we've got to down on [processed] meat.

'This is what we're saying, let's lower the amount of animals we are producing. We need to reduce the cattle culture in this country.

'The key issue is we don't know what a good diet is, we've had dietary guidelines based on a very narrow based idea of what is nutrition.

'For me, this study is another reminder of the need to go for a more sustainable diet.'

A Department of Health spokesman said: 'It's important that everyone eats a balanced diet. Eating well and being active can help prevent serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease later in life.


'Red meat can be part of a balanced diet. But people who eat a lot of red and processed meat should consider cutting down as regularly eating a lot could increase your risk of bowel cancer.


'For tips on how to eat well and be more active, visit the Change4Life website.'