Still maintaining they are 'just friends', one is assuming this is just a PR safety exercise upon instruction of the show's bosses, and wisely so considering the amount of Twitter flack that would inevitably erupt upon such an admission. It is perhaps a sensible move, to secure Ella's sanity and safety... and her almost certain place in the X Factor final.
On to another of love's young dreams, on/off couple R-Patz and K-Stew were back in Blighty for the UK premiere of the final Twilight instalment, Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Having successfully completed their US premiere 'dress rehearsal' in LA on Monday, both stars seemed in good form and more than prepared for the onslaught of questions surrounding their complicated love lives.
Indeed it was Kristen Stewart who would have been feeling the pressure most, having being caught getting her kicks elsewhere at the beginning of the year, but clearly time is a healer, and the ever-increasingly LA-accented Robert Pattinson is a forgiving chap, as both stepped out looking happy, relaxed and, most tellingly, together.
The fact that the movie's leading lady looked knockout in a revealing backless lace jumpsuit also went some way to ensuring more 'positive' headlines came out of the event. It worked. Wow.
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Not a stranger to looking knockout herself, stunning model and wife to camp funny man David Walliams, Lara Stone is expecting a bubba in the New Year with her husband of two years. Such a lovely couple, and having met them last year and experienced a very embarrassing 'motor boat' situation with Mrs Walliams's ample assets (an attempt to hug and kiss her goodbye was not conducive to her supermodel stature and my vertically challenged lack of) I can bet you all the tea in china that this kid is going to be a post-six foot stunner.
And joining Lara in the New Year mums club is, already mum of one, Peaches Geldof. Revealing this week she is already over 3 months pregnant with a little brother to Astala, she and husband Tom Cohen have already picked out another suitably bizarre celeb name, Phaedra. Confusingly, though, the name has Greek female origins so perhaps the new Mrs Cohen is putting us off the scent somewhat...
Having been a li'l wild child in previous years, I salute Peaches for getting herself in check, putting the welfare of her growing family first (apparently a posh move to leafy Surrey is on the cards) and flying the flag for young mums. I never thought I'd ever say this but Peaches, if I had one, I'd doff my cap to you.
Completing the mum hat trick, Heidi Klum has been busy, not with her brood for once, but hosting the annual MTV European Music Awards in Frankfurt. Racking up at least six outfit changes, most of which were very questionable indeed (I don't care if they were Versace), the supermodel showed of her 'game' side as she joined rapper Psy in his YouTube record-breaking hit 'Gangnam Style'. Winners included One Direction, Taylor Swift and newly single Justin Bieber. A slightly less fortunate night for Rihanna and Lady GaGa, who surprisingly failed to bring home any of their nominations.
One of my highlights this week was the one-off musical spectacular that is Tommy. Starring X Factor and Popstar to Operastar cutie Joe McElderry in the title role, the 21-year-old took to theatre land's Prince Edward Theatre with an amazingly talented cast for the special charity performance. Based on The Who's original 1969 album, the cast also included fellow reality TV stable mate Zoe Birkett and former We Will Rock You star Hannah Jane Fox.
Coinciding with the launch of Pure Theatre's Development fund, which is designed to assist and encourage new writing and development in musical and straight theatre, it could not have been a more fitting and wow-factor night. The only thing now is for the show to be extended into a full-blown West End run. Here's hoping!
The telly event of the year kicked off this week with the return of Ant & Dec and nine celebrities (and Nadine Dorries) to boot. Yes my friends, you'd have to be living in a barn to not know that I'm a Celebrity is back. The show that just keeps on giving and giving, this series is merely a few days in and once again is serving as our guilty fix of water cooler gossip. OK, we're really only talking about MP Nadine 'who?' Dorries and Helen 'complete wuss' Flanagan at the moment, but with the arrival of battleaxe chef Rosemary Shrager and this years David Van Day, '80s popstar Limahl, we're in for some telly gold.
The tears (Hugo), the laughter (Brian), the testicle eating (standard!), the bikini VTs featuring 'big boy' Colin Baker (woof!), and David Haye's finely honed butt (phwoar); unlike some other ITV offerings, this programme shows no sign of wavering, and thank goodness for that!
Oh, and contrary to Twitter speculations, I can confirm I am NOT in the jungle... that girl with the American accent is Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts. However, the vague comparison hasn't gone unappreciated and I'll be dining out on that one for weeks.