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Published:Monday | November 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Simon Cowell
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyer's Club.
Lil Kim

Kim wants it all for baby

Lil Kim wants her baby to have "everything".

The 40-year-old rapper - who gave birth to her first child, Royal Reign, in June this year - said she wants the best for her five-month-old daughter. She told HipHollywood: "After I had my baby, I was like, 'I have to get right to it ... . I have to make sure that that baby has everything and doesn't want for nothing'."

Royal's father, rapper Mr Papers, shared a cute picture of his baby girl not long after she was born, captioning it: "Everybody say hi to my beautiful adaughter Miss Royal ... #LilPapers my lil Scooby snack. [sic]"

Thug hitmaker Lil Kim also recently dubbed pregnancy as "expensive" but "beautiful". She said: "[Pregnancy] is the most expensive gift God has ever given me and the most beautiful gift God has ever given me."

No to US$32m tour

The Monty Python troupe has turned down a world tour that would have earned them US$32 million.

John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam had been offered the hefty sum by promoters who wanted them to tour in the Far East, Africa, Australasia and America, but they said no to the deal because they are "grumpy old men."

Eric said: "It is really the end. I mean, we talked about it, we did it, we said 'no, let's just do it in London, we'll do 10 nights.' "We could've gone on to Australia, South Africa and then you spend the rest of your life wondering what town you're in."

"But we're all in our seventies, everybody has different things to do that interest them, so it's like a great farewell. It's like 'let's just take a final bow'. When you get old, grumpy old men, you go 'I don't care how much bloody money, I'm not going out, I'm staying home'."

Cool Cowell

Ella Henderson sees Simon Cowell as her "cool uncle".

The 18-year-old singer, who was a finalist on the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012, says that since signing with the music mogul she has seen more of him than her own parents.

The Ghost hitmaker explained: "I think of him as my cool uncle. When I see him he will always come and sit and have a chat. He is so normal, so down to earth, he will just sit there with a bottle of Becks in his hand."

"It's strange because he is the guy on the telly you're petrified of, but he is lovely. He has been so amazing and supportive through this process. He is just as excited as me about my album coming out and sharing it with the world."

"The day I signed my deal Simon said to me that so many young people come to the industry and forget to enjoy it. He said he wants me to enjoy it, you don't know how long it will last, you don't know the future, but he said he could tell I wanted it," Henderson said.

Matthew stays the same

Matthew McConaughey's mother insists he hasn't been affected by fame. Kay McConaughey claims the Interstellar actor is the same happy-go-lucky guy he's always been and hasn't changed since carving out a career in Hollywood.

She said: "As long as I can remember, he's been happy. He's the same thoughtful, kind, happy person he always was. He's just Matthew."

The 45-year-old actor was devastated by the death of his father, Jim, in 1992, but it helped him see the world differently. He said: "A boy loses his father, he quickly becomes a man. I was 22. I remember clearly the sobriety I felt in the pain of my father passing. The sorrow refined me, and I never looked at the world the same again."

"Everything I previously revered and looked up to suddenly dropped to eye level and felt more mortal and attainable, while everything I patronised and looked down upon rose up to a more respectful eye level and wasn't beneath me. The world was suddenly flat, and I looked it square in the eye with more courage and incentive than ever before."