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16th September 2021
'I'm thrilled': Piers Morgan's new presenting job is revealed

Piers Morgan has revealed his next presenting job will be for new television channel talkTV - which is being set up by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company, which will launch its new service next year, said Morgan's nightly show will be broadcast in the UK, the US and Australia. He left Good Morning Britain […]

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16th September 2021
Whitney Houston's classic The Bodyguard set for a 21st-century reboot

Fans of iconic 90s films rejoice - because it looks like The Bodyguard is getting a remake. The 1992 film, which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, told the story of a music star and the man hired to protect her. It became a hit film across the world, and its soundtrack remains one of […]

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16th September 2021
'They run toward the struggle': Time magazine names Harry and Meghan as among 100 most influential

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are among those chosen as Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Harry and Meghan are on one of seven covers and the photo shows the prince behind his ex-actress wife, both of them dressed casually in front of a background of trees. Last year, the couple stepped down from […]

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15th September 2021
Amy Winehouse dress worn for final performance among items worth thousands at charity auction

Amy Winehouse's personal artefacts, designer clothing and underwear are going under the hammer for thousands of pounds, with the proceeds going to the young people's charity set up in the singer's name. The dress she wore for her final performance is among a collection of the late music star's clothes, handbags and personal artefacts that […]

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15th September 2021
'This was my reality': Michelle Heaton shares shocking photo from depths of alcohol addiction

Pop star and TV personality Michelle Heaton has shared a photograph of herself taken in the depths of her alcohol addiction to show fans how far she has come since giving up drinking. The singer, who rose to fame in 2001 as a member of reality TV band Liberty X, has spoken openly about entering […]

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15th September 2021
Cake mentioned 10 times more than climate change on TV, study finds

The word "cake" appeared 10 times more on British television than "climate change" in 2020 while "dog" was mentioned 22 times more, according to new analysis. Mentions of climate change and global warming fell by 10% and 19% respectively compared with 2019, a report from BAFTA-backed sustainability initiative Albert has found. This drop can be […]

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15th September 2021
Grime star Bugzy Malone cleared after attacking men he thought had tried to break into his home

Grime star Bugzy Malone has been cleared of unlawfully punching two men he believed had tried to break into his home. The 30-year-old rapper, from Manchester, had hit the men with single blows, fracturing their jaws, after receiving a call from his girlfriend at the time to say three men were breaking in. But after […]

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14th September 2021
R Kelly was recorded threatening and assaulting victim, prosecution claims

R Kelly threatened to "f*** up" one of his victims before assaulting her, according to newly submitted court documents. The prosecution in the sex-trafficking case against the 54-year-old singer - real name Robert Kelly - wants a recording of the incident to be admitted as evidence. According to papers filed at a federal court in […]

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14th September 2021
Chief medical officer says Nicki Minaj 'should be ashamed' over vaccine tweet

Chief medical officer Chris Whitty has said rapper Nicki Minaj "should be ashamed" after she tweeted that COVID vaccines are linked to impotence. Speaking at a Downing Street news conference, he said: "There are a number of myths that fly around, some of which are just clearly ridiculous and some of which are clearly designed […]

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14th September 2021
Idris Elba to return as Luther in Netflix film

Idris Elba is reprising the role of Luther for a film on Netflix, the streaming giant has said. It will follow the story of the gritty, haunted Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, played by Elba, and will also feature Cynthia Erivo and Andy Serkis in the film version of the critically-acclaimed BBC drama. Image: Andy […]

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14th September 2021
'We have to look after each other': Jennifer Saunders on why we all need to return to the stage

Not even Noel Coward's eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati could have predicted theatres would be left dark for 18 months by the pandemic - but as Jennifer Saunders returns to the stage in Blithe Spirit, she says her prediction has to be that we can get the show back on the road. Saunders told Sky News […]

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14th September 2021
Love Island star reveals death threat from 13-year-old and extent of social media abuse at inquiry into influencing

Former Love Island contestant Amy Hart has laid bare the extent of the abuse she regularly receives on social media to an inquiry into influencer culture - saying she has been trolled by everyone from nurses to parents, and received a death threat from a 13-year-old. Hart, who appeared on Love Island in 2019, said […]

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14th September 2021
'Dreams do come true': Belfast musician gets surprise visit from Taylor Swift at gig

It's not every day that global megastar and critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Taylor Swift swings by your local to check out the music scene. But that's exactly what happened to Tiernan Heffron, when the US performer visited a Belfast bar recently. The Shake It Off singer, who is preparing to release her next re-recorded album Red, was […]

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14th September 2021
Nicki Minaj tweets about COVID vaccines and her cousin's friend's swollen testicles

Nicki Minaj has got a lot of people talking following a series of tweets about the coronavirus vaccine, the Met Gala, and her cousin's friend's swollen testicles. The chart-topping rapper revealed she had recently contracted COVID-19 - explaining why she pulled out of the MTV Awards at the weekend - and also that she has […]

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14th September 2021
Wombles to champion Boris Johnson's green message ahead of COP26 climate change summit

The Wombles have joined a government campaign to promote eco-friendly living ahead of major climate change talks this November in Glasgow. The Wombles are well-known children's characters from the 1970s that came up with creative ways to reduce waste to protect the planet. The eco-warriors were "brought out of hibernation" this year with a CGI-makeover […]

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14th September 2021
Emma Raducanu shines at Met Gala: Britain's US Open champion joins celebs at fashion fundraiser

Fresh from her US Open victory, British tennis sensation Emma Raducanu has been rubbing shoulders with celebrities at the Met Gala. Raducanu, 18, wore a black and white Chanel ensemble at the annual extravaganza, which was returning after a year off due to the pandemic. The event delivered its usual mix of the weird and […]

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13th September 2021
Missing British actress Tanya Fear has been found, LA police confirm

Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed it has been told by its missing persons unit that British actress Tanya Fear has been found alive. The actress, who starred in Doctor Who in 2018, was last seen leaving her Hollywood Bowl apartment, in Los Angeles, on Thursday 9 September. A statement posted on the FindTanyaFear Twitter […]

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13th September 2021
Wiley given extra time to prepare for assault and burglary court case

Wiley has been given more time to apply for legal aid and speak to his lawyers in relation to allegations of assault and burglary at the home of a former kickboxer. The rapper, whose real name is Richard Kylea Cowie Jr, is accused of breaking into a flat in Forest Gate, east London on 28 […]

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13th September 2021
Deathloop, Bethesda's spiritual successor to Dishonored, released tomorrow

Bethesda's new AAA game, Deathloop, hits the UK market on Tuesday, and though it's a fresh title, its DNA is all too familiar. Building on the success of the immensely popular Dishonored title, Bethesda has created a new beast entirely. Drawing on elements of stealth and supernatural powers found in Dishonored, the game integrates those […]

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13th September 2021
Alanis Morissette reportedly claims in new documentary she was raped at 15 by multiple men

Singer Alanis Morissette will reveal in a new documentary that she was raped at the age of 15 by multiple men, industry reports say. Jagged, named after her famous album Jagged Little Pill, will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and reportedly contains the allegations, the Washington Post says. She will apparently […]

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13th September 2021
Strictly producers learning sign language ahead of first deaf contestant's appearance

Strictly Come Dancing producers have revealed the adjustments they are making to help Rose Ayling-Ellis as she becomes the show's first deaf contestant. Ayling-Ellis, who plays Frankie Lewis in EastEnders, joins the rest of the celebrities this weekend when the long-running dancing show waltzes back on to screens. Sarah James, the executive producer of Strictly […]

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11th September 2021
Drake makes surprise appearance at Wireless - performing for first time since pandemic began

Drake has made a surprise appearance at the Wireless Festival in London. The impromptu performance came after his album Certified Lover Boy shot to No 1 in the charts. He appeared on stage alongside Future, Friday night's headline act, for a five-song set - performing their collaboration Way 2 Sexy live for the very first […]

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10th September 2021
Mel B says she will 'make sure' Spice Girls tour in 2023

The Spice Girls will reunite for a tour in 2023, Mel B has said. The singer said the Spice Girls' plans to do another tour were interrupted by the pandemic. Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, said she would "make sure" a tour happens in a couple of years. Image: Mel B, real name Melanie […]

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10th September 2021
'They can jail me again. My music will not stop': The musician risking it all to release his album

For more than nine months, musician and composer Mehdi Rajabian kept himself hidden away in an underground room in Sari, northern Iran, working to create his latest album undercover. While many artists will tell you they pour blood, sweat and tears into their art, this is much more than just a throwaway phrase for Rajabian. […]

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10th September 2021
Backstage With... Jennifer Hudson: The journey from American Idol to Queen of Soul

When Jennifer Hudson auditioned for American Idol in 2004, she sang an Aretha Franklin song. Not only did the performance of Share Your Love With Me take her through to the next round, but her time on the show ultimately led to a music and acting career far eclipsing those of most winners. She has […]

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10th September 2021
Steven Tyler, Axl Rose and 'lots and lots of others': Rock stars and the abuse hidden in plain sight

"There are so many stories," says Sophie Cunningham, wearily. "So many I was just not able to tell, and that's because of money and power - success and celebrity goes a hell of a long way to keeping people quiet." Cunningham is the director and producer of a new documentary confronting the music industry's dark […]

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10th September 2021
Stereophonic announced Second show at Cardiff Principality Stadium due to unprecedented demand

Due to phenomenal demand Stereophonics have added a second show at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and will now perform on Friday 17 December as well as on Saturday 18 December - tickets for these two special shows "We'll Keep A Welcome" are now on sale via https://myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics.  Their 2021 show will be a special end-of-year celebration not to be missed and […]

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10th September 2021
Billions star Damian Lewis leads stars at finance company's annual 9/11 charity event

Billions star Damian Lewis has led celebrities taking part in a finance company's annual charity day to raise millions in memory of workers who lost their lives 20 years ago on September 11th. The British actor, who plays hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod in the hit US series, took part in the BGC event in […]

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10th September 2021
'Lucky to be alive': Skins star seriously injured after being hit by cement truck in New York

British actress Kathryn Prescott has been left with serious injuries and is "lucky to be alive" after being hit by a cement truck in New York, her twin sister has said. Kathryn, best known for TV series including Skins and Finding Carter, has broken both her legs and her pelvis in two places, and is […]

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10th September 2021
Use of vaccine passports could be extended if there is a 'public health need' - minister

The government will look at extending the use of vaccine passports if there is a "public health need" to do so, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has said. Mr Dowden told Sky News the government "want as few restrictions for as short a period as possible", but that if the situation with coronavirus worsens, ministers will […]

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9th September 2021
'Someone gave me the finger': Clarkson holds village meeting over farm shop traffic concerns

Jeremy Clarkson has held a meeting with Oxfordshire villagers amid concern about the traffic created by his Diddly Squat farm shop, featured in the Clarkson's Farm TV show. As he arrived at the Memorial Hall in Chadlington, there was an early sign of potential controversy to come. "Someone gave me the finger on the way […]

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9th September 2021
Arlo Parks wins this year's Mercury Prize with album Collapsed in Sunbeams

Arlo Parks has won this year's Mercury Prize, with their album Collapsed in Sunbeams Parks picked up the award at the ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, bagging herself a cheque for £25,000 as well as the coveted winner's trophy. She also performed a track from the winning album Too Good, with the […]

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9th September 2021
The full list of winners from the National Television Awards

Ant and Dec and Line Of Duty bagged two awards each at this year's National Television Awards. The show took place at the O2 Arena to a packed audience, and celebrated the best in TV entertainment from the last year. A full list of winners is below: Challenge Show Winner: The Great British Bake Off […]

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9th September 2021
Ant and Dec win 20th presenting award in a row at National Television Awards

Ant and Dec have bagged their 20th presenting award in a row at the National Television Awards. The pair also won in the entertainment category with the show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here which took the award. They fought off competition from This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond, The Chase's Bradley […]

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9th September 2021
Jennifer Hudson, film festival buzz and what to watch

Welcome to Backstage - the film and TV podcast from Sky News. This week, Claire, Stevie and Amy chat about some of the buzziest movies coming to London Film Festival. Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker Claire has a chat with the esteemed Jennifer Hudson about her legendary role […]

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9th September 2021
'A great piece of suspense': Agatha Christie thriller Witness for the Prosecution reopening at iconic venue

Agatha Christie is a British institution - a revered writer whose work has outlived her for decades on the page, the screen and stage. Witness For The Prosecution, a play which she adapted from her novel Traitor's Hands, will reopen in London this week, after being shut down with the rest of the theatre sector […]

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9th September 2021
'It's just thrilling': Susanna Clark wins prestigious Women's Prize for Fiction with Piranesi

Susanna Clarke has been crowned this year's winner of the highly-coveted Women's Prize for Fiction, with her fantasy novel Piranesi. The 61-year-old writer walked off with the £30,000 prize at a swanky event in central London on Wednesday night, thanking the judges for honouring her "very odd book indeed". It is set in an alternate […]

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9th September 2021
'Am I crazy?': Neo and Trinity are back as first trailer for Matrix Resurrections is released

It's finally here - the trailer for the next chapter in one of the biggest film franchises of all time has arrived. Originally unveiled at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month, the trailer shows the return of Keanu Reeves's Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss's Trinity back in explosive action. The last film, Matrix Revolutions, was released […]

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9th September 2021
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is expecting her first child with art dealer husband

Oscar winning actor Jennifer Lawrence is expecting her first child, a representative for the star said. Lawrence, 31, is pregnant and expecting the baby with New York City art dealer husband Cooke Maroney. The pair first met in 2018 and were engaged in February 2019. They got married in October that year during a ceremony […]

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8th September 2021
Bob Odenkirk returns to Better Call Saul after heart attack

Bob Odenkirk has returned to work on Better Call Saul less than two months after his heart attack. The 58-year-old shared a picture of himself in the makeup chair on Twitter, writing: "Back to work on Better Call Saul! So happy to be here and living this specific life surrounded by such good people." "BTW […]

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8th September 2021
'I'm feeling pretty good': Tom Parker announces The Wanted comeback after brain tumour diagnosis

The Wanted have announced their comeback - with bandmate Tom Parker telling Sky News he is feeling "pretty good" following treatment for a brain tumour and excited about performing with the group once again. The chart-topping boyband will play together for the first time in seven years later in September, at a charity gig organised […]

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8th September 2021
Peter Kay records audiobook of his first autobiography - and is planning a third

Peter Kay has revealed he is writing a third autobiography and was inspired by recording his first one for an audiobook. He recorded The Sound Of Laughter, which holds the record of being the biggest selling hardback autobiography in British history, from home during lockdown, and said: "Hopefully it'll lift people's spirits." At the time […]

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8th September 2021
I'm A Celeb castle damaged just hours before it was handed over to the show

The Welsh castle being used by ITV as the site of I'm A Celebrity this year has been damaged, just hours before it was due to be handed over to the show, the venue has said. Gwrych Castle is hosting the reality show for the second year in a row, with producers still unable to […]

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8th September 2021
Rihanna 'drops lawsuit' against father after claiming he used her name to make money

Pop star Rihanna has reportedly dropped a lawsuit against her father, just weeks before they were due to appear in court over claims he used his daughter's name without her permission to make money. The Umbrella singer, who is the world's richest female musician, has apparently reached a settlement out of court with Ronald Fenty […]

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7th September 2021
'Never been happier': Lily Collins marries film director Charlie McDowell

Actress Lily Collins has tied the knot with film director Charlie McDowell. The Emily in Paris star, 32, shared a picture on social media of herself kissing her 38-year-old husband in Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado. The British-American star, who is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and his ex-wife Jill Tavelman, wore a floor-length white […]

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7th September 2021
Ten things to watch out for at this year's London Film Festival

One the film calendar's flagship events was launched this week - the prestigious London Film Festival. Starting next month, it will return to a physical, in-person event, after the pandemic forced last year's online. And while the industry continues to find its feet amid the spread of the delta variant and new filming protocols, the […]

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7th September 2021
'We are so overjoyed': Cardi B gives birth to second child with Migos star Offset

Cardi B has given birth to her second child with husband rapper Offset, who she filed to divorce from a year ago. The WAP rapper revealed the news on Instagram, with a picture of her newborn son wrapped in a blue blanket. Partner Offset, who is part of the group Migos, is pictured looking at […]

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7th September 2021
Nicole Scherzinger hits back at lawsuit over Pussycat Dolls reunion

Nicole Scherzinger has been hit with a lawsuit which claims she demanded "complete creative control" for the upcoming Pussycat Dolls tour. Choreographer Robin Antin, who founded and runs the Pussycat Dolls, claims that Scherzinger is refusing to take part in the group's reunion tour unless she gets a controlling share of the the business PCD […]

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7th September 2021
Nominations Announced for the 30th British Academy Cymru Awards

The BAFTA ceremony celebrating the very best in film and television from Wales has revealed its nominations. The top nominated programmes are: Gangs of London leads with eight nominations The Pembrokeshire Murders receives seven nominations His Dark Materials receives five nominations TV presenter Alex Jones to return as host for the digital ceremony on Sunday […]

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7th September 2021
Wendell Pierce, Dwayne Johnson and Spike Lee lead tributes to Michael K Williams

Tributes have been pouring in for Michael K Williams, the Boardwalk Empire star who was found dead in his apartment on Monday. Williams, who was known for his role as Chalky White in the hit TV drama, was found by family members at his Brooklyn home at around 2pm on Monday. His death is being […]

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6th September 2021
Only Fools and Horses star John Challis cancels speaking tour due to ill health

Only Fools And Horses star John Challis has cancelled a speaking tour due to ill health. Challis, 79, began a 30-date schedule which has now been axed "with immediate effect" after just one show. The actor is most famous for starring as second-hand car dealer Boycie alongside Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst. In a […]

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6th September 2021
The Wire actor Michael K Williams found dead aged 54 at his New York home

The Wire actor Michael K Williams has died at the age of 54, police in New York say. Williams, who was known for his role as Omar Little in the hit TV series, was found by police at his Brooklyn home at around 2pm on Monday. The PA news agency said his death was confirmed […]

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6th September 2021
The Wire and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael K Williams found dead aged 54 at his home

The Wire actor Michael K Williams has died at the age of 54, police in New York say. Williams, who was known for his role as Omar Little in the hit TV crime drama, was found by officers at his Brooklyn home at around 2pm on Monday. His death is being investigated as a possible […]

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6th September 2021
A 'brilliant comic' and 'the loveliest man': Comedians pay tribute following star's death, aged 42

Tributes are being paid to the "incredibly kind and talented" comedian Phil Jerrod, who has died of cancer. His agents, Off The Kerb, announced the news on social media, saying the star, who was 42, died with his wife, Beck, by his side. The Brighton-based comedian had been a writer for radio and TV shows […]

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6th September 2021
'At a loss for words': Cheryl pays tribute to 'stunning, unique' Sarah Harding

Cheryl has paid tribute to former Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, who died on Sunday after battling breast cancer. In an Instagram post, the 38-year-old said: "Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft-hearted girl has departed. […]

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6th September 2021
The force is strong with this one: Star Wars actor Mark Hamill goes viral... for tweeting his own name

An iconic role in one of the most loved movie series of all time had long secured him a lifetime of adulation from millions. And the force appears to be so strong in Star Wars actor Mark Hamill that he now needs only to tweet his own name to trigger an avalanche of approval from […]

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6th September 2021
Breast cancer - what to look out for: Charities share advice after death of Sarah Harding

Breast cancer charities are sharing details of warning signs to look out for and advice on how women can make checks following the death of Sarah Harding. The Girls Aloud star died on Sunday, aged 39, just over a year after she revealed she had been diagnosed with the disease in 2020. Breast cancer is […]

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6th September 2021
Sarah Harding 'fought incredibly hard' but it was 'very, very difficult', says her consultant

Sarah Harding "fought incredibly hard over fifteen months" before she died from breast cancer - and was a "really resilient woman", her consultant has told Sky News. The 39-year-old popstar, who found fame with Girls Aloud, died on Sunday morning. Dr Sacha Howell said: "It was a very, very sad day - clearly for the […]

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6th September 2021
Stereophonics announce special Christmas show with Tom Jones at Cardiff Principality Stadium

Stereophonics have announced a return to Wales for a very special show "We'll Keep A Welcome" at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday 18th December 2021 and joined by very special guests, Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen. Tickets go on sale on Friday 10 September at 9am via https://myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics Their 2021 show will be a […]

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5th September 2021
'I am absolutely devastated!': Former Girls Aloud member leads tributes to Sarah Harding

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has led the tributes to former bandmate Sarah Harding, who died on Sunday morning at the age of 39. Harding's mother revealed on Instagram on Sunday that the singer passed away that day, after her "battle with cancer". Sharing a picture of Harding laughing on Instagram, Coyle said: "I am […]

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5th September 2021
Behind her pop hellraiser image, there was always much more to Sarah Harding

Before she died, Sarah Harding wanted to tell her story. Hers was a "wonderfully full and colourful life", she said, and she was grateful to have achieved "above and beyond anything I dreamed of when I was a little girl". So at the same time as going through treatment for breast cancer, which had quickly […]

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5th September 2021
'Bright shining star': Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding dies aged 39

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has died aged 39, her mother has said. The singer had announced she was diagnosed with advanced-stage breast cancer in August 2020, saying the disease had spread to other parts of her body. On Instagram, her mother Marie wrote: "It is with deep heartbreak that today I'm sharing the news […]

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4th September 2021
Music producer Mark Ronson marries actress Grace Gummer - Meryl Streep's daughter

Music producer supremo Mark Ronson has married partner Grace Gummer - the daughter of Hollywood actress Meryl Streep. Ronson, who was celebrating his 46th birthday on Saturday, announced the news of his nuptials in an Instagram post to his 900,000 followers, sharing a black and white snap of their wedding day. He wrote in the […]

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4th September 2021
'I’ve never felt love like this before!': Perrie Edwards shares name of new-born son

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has shared the the name of her new-born son, two weeks after giving birth. Sharing two pictures of her new bundle of joy swaddled in a blanket and wearing a blue woolly hat, she wrote: "2 weeks of loving you. I've never felt love like this before!" Edwards then shared […]

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4th September 2021
Jeremy Kyle felt 'scapegoated' when his TV show was axed after the death of a guest

Jeremy Kyle has said he felt "scapegoated" after his TV show was axed following the death of a guest. ITV suspended the talk show indefinitely in May 2019 when Steve Dymond, 63, died a week after taking part in an episode. Breaking his silence more than two years later, Kyle told The Sun how he […]

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4th September 2021
Piers Morgan pictured with ITV boss - days after being cleared by Ofcom over Meghan comments

Piers Morgan has been pictured with a senior ITV executive - days after Ofcom ruled that his controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex did not break broadcasting rules. The presenter, who stormed off Good Morning Britain and later left the show, was seen alongside the channel's director of television Kevin Lygo in a box […]

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3rd September 2021
ABBA through the years - from Eurovision in 1974 to their digital stage production in 2022

Since their spilt in the 1980s, ABBA vowed never to reform. But in a move that delighted fans around the world, the Swedish pop quartet announced they were releasing their first new album in 39 years, and taking their hits to the stage once again. Their new digital production has been created by the same […]

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3rd September 2021
'Our hearts are broken': Richard E Grant announces the death of his wife Joan Washington

Richard E Grant's wife of 35 years, Joan Washington, has died, the actor has said. Washington, a vocal coach, died on Thursday evening. He did not give a cause of death. Grant, 64, shared a video of the pair dancing on Twitter, writing: "ONLY YOU! Joan - Love of my Life & Giver of Life […]

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3rd September 2021
Love Island's Camilla and Jamie tie the knot four years after meeting on show

The runners-up from the 2017 series of Love Island, Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt, have got married. Thurlow and Jewitt stayed together after leaving the villa and have a child together. Jewitt proposed in February by dressing up their daughter Nell with an outfit that said: "Mummy, will you marry my Daddy?" Guests at the […]

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3rd September 2021
Grey's Anatomy character to make a return to the long-running medical drama

Long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy will welcome back a former character to the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital when it returns for season 18. Kate Walsh will reprise her role as gynaecological and neonatal surgeon Dr Addison Montgomery, who was last seen in the show nearly a decade ago in 2012. She will reunite with former […]

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2nd September 2021
Abba announce nww music and hologram stage show

They changed their mind and now we're the first in line - after vowing to never reform, ABBA are back, and they are finally getting (sort of) back on stage. It has been nearly 40 years since they decided to split up for good, but the record-breaking pop icons are officially back together. Anni-Frid, Agnetha, […]

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2nd September 2021
Sir Elton John will play his final London tour date in Hyde Park next year

Sir Elton John's London swansong will be at the BST Hyde Park festival next June, the singer has said. The 74-year-old announced his final set of performances, dubbed the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour - The Final Tour, in 2018, and had planned to take his music around the world one final time. BST Hyde […]

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2nd September 2021
Simu Liu, Camila Cabello and what to watch

Welcome to Backstage, the film and TV podcast from Sky News. In this episode, we hear from Simu Liu, the star of Marvel's newest movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Subscribe to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker We also talk about the new version of Cinderella starring […]

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2nd September 2021
Backstage With… The stars of Cinderella on modernising the classic fairytale

As Cinderella stories go, Camila Cabello's is a good one. After initially failing to make it as a solo singer on American Idol, she was then chosen to become part of Fifth Harmony - the girl group that went on to become hugely successful producing three hit albums and winning a variety of awards. Cabello […]

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2nd September 2021
Sky looking for people to take part in new TV show The Great Debate

Sky is looking for people to take part in our new weekly discussion programme, The Great Debate. We'll be joined by some of the biggest names to tackle the issues dominating the week's news agenda - and we want your questions and comments. The Great Debate will feature topics that put viewers at the heart […]

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2nd September 2021
Tom Cruise must wait to fulfil his need for speed as Delta surge delays M:I and Top Gun sequels again

Tom Cruise fans will have to wait a while longer to see his post-pandemic big screen return, after two of his highly-anticipated blockbuster sequels were pushed back again due to a surge of COVID-19. Top Gun sequel Maverick and the latest Mission: Impossible film, which is currently shooting in the UK, have both seen their […]

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2nd September 2021
Celebrated Greek composer and political activist Mikis Theodorakis dies aged 96

Celebrated Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis has died aged 96. His death at his home in Athens was announced by state TV in Greece, and came after a number of hospital admissions for a heart problem. Theodorakis had a wide and varied career, but is perhaps best known as composer of the film Zorba The Greek, […]

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2nd September 2021
ABBA announce new album and hologram stage show

They changed their mind and now we're the first in line - after vowing to never reform, ABBA are back, and they are finally getting (sort of) back on stage. It has been nearly 40 years since they decided to split up for good, but the record-breaking pop icons are officially back together. Anni-Frid, Agnetha, […]

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2nd September 2021
'I'm still traumatised': Sexual abuse and harassment 'rife' in UK music industry, report claims

Sexual harassment and abuse remains a prominent problem in the music industry, despite progress made thanks to the #MeToo movement, a new report claims. The Musicians' Union is calling on the government and music industry organisations to protect those in the sector from victimisation and harassment, particularly as it bounces back from the pandemic and […]

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2nd September 2021
'I'm excited for my next chapter': Raye speaks out after leaving record label

Raye has said she is "excited" to make new music "without boundaries" after leaving her record label following claims she had been prevented from releasing an album. In a Twitter thread in June, the British singer-songwriter said she had signed a four-album deal in 2014 with Polydor, but added she is "sick of being slept […]

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2nd September 2021
Podcast host who suggested young people should not get vaccine tests positive for COVID

The controversial but popular podcast host Joe Rogan has tested positive for COVID-19. The stand-up comedian, who has faced criticism for suggesting that young, healthy people should not take the COVID-19 vaccine, said he became ill while returning from a show in Florida, where infection rates are high. Rogan said he had a headache and […]

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1st September 2021
Ed Sheeran, Team GB and Oxford vaccine inventors among winners at GQ Awards

Ed Sheeran, Team GB and the team behind the Oxford vaccine have all been honoured at this year's GQ Awards. The GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021 in association with Boss were hosted by Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina on Wednesday evening, with a star-studded room of award winners and celebs at London's […]

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1st September 2021
'He should never have been allowed to operate': Christian Slater on the real-life horror story of Dr Death

After listening to almost two weeks of evidence against disgraced neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, the jury in Dallas, Texas, reportedly took just a few hours to find him guilty of maiming patients. Following at least a year of botched surgeries, which resulted in the deaths of two patients and left dozens of others paralysed or seriously […]

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1st September 2021
'It's a big moment for our community': Simu Liu on being Marvel's first Asian lead

In 2018 Simu Liu sent a tweet in which he asked Marvel "are we gonna talk or what?", and used the hashtag #ShangChi. Now, in a storyline perhaps worthy of its own Hollywood movie, the actor's first film as the superhero is hitting cinemas across the world. And Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten […]

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1st September 2021
'Britney Spears will not be extorted': Star's lawyers pile pressure on father to end his conservatorship

Britney Spears' lawyers have accused her father of trying to "extort" her - and have renewed demands for him to step down as conservator. Jamie Spears, 69, previously agreed to step down from handling his daughter's finances, but has refused to set a date for when he might do so - adding there are "no […]

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1st September 2021
Will Smith hands over Fresh Prince role as he reveals who will play him in show's reboot

Will Smith has handed over the role of the Fresh Prince ahead of the reboot of his classic 90s show. Smith, who started his career as the kid from Philadelphia adapting to life with his wealthy cousins in California, told Jabari Banks that he will be playing the character of Will in the new series […]

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1st September 2021
'Do I get my job back?' - Piers Morgan reacts as ITV cleared by Ofcom over his comments about Meghan

Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code over Piers Morgan's controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex, Ofcom has said. The regulator had received more than 50,000 complaints about the programme in March, including from the Duchess of Sussex herself, which focused on Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey. Although […]

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1st September 2021
The wait is over: Final Bond trailer released for No Time To Die

The final trailer for James Bond film No Time To Die has been released ahead of its premiere this month. No Time To Die, which is Daniel Craig's final outing in the role, hits cinemas on 30 September after 18 months of pandemic-related delays. In the clip, we see Bond talking to Spectre villain and […]

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31st August 2021
Jesse Lingard buys Rainbow Six Siege e-sports team and rebrands it JLINGZ

England footballer Jesse Lingard has acquired the Rainbow Six Siege competitive gaming team Audacity Esports. The self-confessed gaming fan's new team is currently competing in the UK and Ireland Nationals under the title of Team JLE, though it will now be rebranded as JLINGZ. Manchester United forward Lingard told Sky News he had high hopes […]

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31st August 2021
Sharon Stone pays tribute to 11-month-old nephew following his death

Sharon Stone has paid tribute to her 11-month-old nephew, who has died after suffering total organ failure. The actress, 63, shared the news on Instagram after telling fans last week River Stone was critically ill and the family was praying for a miracle. She said River, the son of Stone's brother Patrick, died on Monday, […]

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30th August 2021
UK drummer, 11, performs live on stage with Foo Fighters at US gig

An 11-year-old drummer from Ipswich has performed live on stage with her musical hero Dave Grohl in a thrilling climax to a Foo Fighters concert in California. Nandi Bushell described her experience as "epic" when she played on the band's 1997 hit Everlong at The Forum in Inglewood. Following the realisation of her dream, Nandi […]

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30th August 2021
James Bond star Colin Salmon felt he was 'slipping away' during battle with COVID

James Bond actor Colin Salmon has said he felt he was "slipping away" after becoming ill with COVID-19 - and has praised doctors for saving his life. His wife, Fiona Hawthorne, and their four children also fell ill with coronavirus. Salmon caught COVID on New Year's Eve and revealed that without the treatment he received […]

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29th August 2021
Kanye West finally releases new album Donda - and reinstates Jay-Z after fan uproar

Kanye West has released his long-waited 10th album, Donda. Named after his late mother, the record was originally due to drop last summer, but West's perfectionist tendencies have meant he has delayed its launch several times. The 27-track album, its cover art a black square, is 108 minutes long and available for streaming on services […]

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29th August 2021
Fire rips through TV chef Nick Nairn's restaurant in Scotland

More than 30 firefighters have battled a huge blaze that engulfed celebrity chef Nick Nairn's restaurant yesterday evening. Crews arrived to find a "well developed" fire in the kitchen at restaurant Nick's in Stirling, Scotland, around 8.17pm. The restaurant is said to have been packed when the flames ripped through the building. Image: Flames ripped […]

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28th August 2021
Barry kids enter Tad-cu's world in new TV show

Two schoolchildren from Barry star in a brand new S4C series for young children.

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28th August 2021
Actress Lupita Nyong'o leads tributes to Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman a year after his death

Actress Lupita Nyong'o is leading tributes to Chadwick Boseman on the first anniversary of her Black Panther co-star's death. Boseman, 43, died from colon cancer after a four-year battle with the disease, keeping his diagnosis private. The Hollywood star was best known for playing the title role in Marvel's superhero box office smash hit, Black Panther. […]

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27th August 2021
Diversity front and centre at Edinburgh TV Festival as industry told to do better

Diversity and equality were at the heart of discussions last week, when TV titans rolled into Edinburgh for its annual festival. Okay, so it was a virtual festival, but the flagship industry event tackled the issue head-on, centreing largely on disabled representation and black talent. The timing could not have been better, with a new […]

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27th August 2021
'It isn't glamorous. Far from it': The story behind cult films spawned by notorious triple gangland murder

It became known as the Essex Boys murders, one of the UK's most notorious gangland killings. On a snowy December morning in 1995, the bodies of three drug dealers were discovered inside a Range Rover parked up on an isolated, snow-covered farm track in the quiet village of Rettendon. The car's occupants, Patrick Tate, Tony […]

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27th August 2021
Kan(Ye) brings estranged wife Kim Kardashian on stage in wedding dress at latest Donda event

Kim Kardashian West has appeared on stage with Kanye West at yet another listening party for his-yet-to-be-released album Donda. It is the third such event West, who has filed to be legally known as Ye in recent days, has held, with the latest taking place in his home city of Chicago. Donda, named after his […]

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26th August 2021
The weekend they've been waiting for: Vaccine tents join line up as 170,000 descend on festivals

This is a weekend festival goers have been craving for a long, long time. The sun is set to complement the sounds across the Bank Holiday weekend as over 170,000 revellers are expected to descend on Reading, Leeds and Creamfields festivals, all who missed out last year because of the pandemic. But the virus is […]

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26th August 2021
Porn actor Ron Jeremy pleads not guilty to more than 30 charges of sexual assault

Porn star Ron Jeremy has pleaded not guilty to more than 30 counts of sexual assault. Jeremy is facing the charges in Los Angeles, where he was indicted by a grand jury last week on claims which relate to 21 women aged between 15 and 51 over a 23-year period. The charges include 12 allegations […]

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26th August 2021
Olivia Rodrigo credits Paramore as songwriters on Good 4 U

Teen sensation Olivia Rodrigo has added two members of Paramore as official songwriters on her smash hit track Good 4 U. Hayley Williams, the band's singer, and Josh Farro, former guitarist, are now credited as being writers on the track, which spent five weeks at the top of the US charts. It comes after fans […]

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26th August 2021
Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus 'almost done' with cancer treatment, ex-bandmate says

Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus is "almost done" with his cancer treatment, the band's former guitarist Tom DeLonge has revealed. Hoppus, 49, previously said he had been diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. DeLonge, who was one of the group's founding members and known for his recognisable pop-punk voice, wrote on Instagram: "@markhoppus is […]

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25th August 2021
'I teared up': Wicked composer on returning to theatre and being honoured by the industry

Legendary Broadway writer Stephen Schwartz says that live theatre is going to "bounce back" even stronger as the industry continues to reopen. Schwartz, 73, is one of the biggest composers and lyricists in musical theatre, with shows such as Wicked, The Prince Of Egypt and Godspell to his name. He is being honoured by the […]

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25th August 2021
ITV boss 'not worried' about number of Love Island complaints - as he denies show has peaked

ITV's director of television has said he's "not so worried" about the large number of Ofcom complaints Love Island received this year.  Some 24,763 people complained to the television watchdog after a row between contestants Faye Winter and Teddy Soares. Winter launched into a lengthy outburst at Soares after the islanders were played a clip […]

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25th August 2021
'We've been to hell and back': Image of car released after arson attack on TikTok stars

Police have released an image of a Fiat Punto they want to trace as they investigate an arson attack on a family who are famous on video-sharing site TikTok. The car, which has a noticeable dent on the front-right wheel arch, is believed to be linked to the fire at the southeast London home of […]

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25th August 2021
Six decades of rock 'n' roll: The extraordinary life of Charlie Watts in pictures

Charlie Watts, the Rolling Stone's long-time drummer and lover of all things jazz, passed away this week. He was 80 years old. Watts, who had celebrated his birthday in June, joined the Rolling Stones in 1963. He had grown up in Wembley, north London, and met fellow Stone, Mick Jagger, as a teenager. Sky News […]

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25th August 2021
'The world has let us down': Afghan pop star describes 'horrifying' escape from Kabul

An Afghan pop star and activist has told Sky News of her "horrifying" escape from the country, saying it is a miracle she was able to leave and feels "the world has let us down". Aryana Sayeed, who has used her international fame to amplify calls for women's rights and has 1.4 million Instagram followers, […]

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25th August 2021
The Matrix 4 gets its full title and a trailer which sees Keanu Reeves reprise his role

The fourth instalment in The Matrix franchise has finally been given its name after Warner Bros screened a trailer at a film convention in Las Vegas. The upcoming action film, which sees Keanu Reeves reprise the role of Neo, will be called The Matrix: Resurrections - carrying on the franchise's naming conventions of using words […]

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25th August 2021
Queer Eye's Tan France says diversity in British TV 'light years' behind US

Diversity in British television is "light years" behind the US, and it only pays "lip service" to fixing the problem, Queer Eye's Tan France has said. The 38-year-old from Doncaster found global fame when he joined Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye in 2018, and is now the international editor of the Edinburgh TV festival. The […]

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25th August 2021
Nirvana's Nevermind baby sues band over child pornography claims

Nirvana's 1991 album Nevermind has one of the most famous covers of all time - but now the man who was featured on it as a baby is suing the group. Spencer Elden, who was pictured naked while swimming underwater towards a dollar bill, says the image constitutes child pornography. The album artwork is seen […]

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25th August 2021
Kanye West asks LA court to legally change his name to Ye

Kanye West now wants to be known as Ye. The 44-year-old US rapper and fashion designer has filed court documents to legally change his name. He wants to get rid of his full name - Kanye Omari West - in favour of just his longtime two-letter nickname, Ye, with no middle name or last name, […]

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25th August 2021
Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards lead star-studded tributes to Charlie Watts

Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have lead the star-studded tributes to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts following his death aged 80. Watts had been the beating heart of the band since 1963 and played on legendary rock hits including I Can't Get No Satisfaction, Paint It Black and Brown Sugar. He died "peacefully" at […]

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24th August 2021
Tom Cruise spotted filming Mission: Impossible at Birmingham railway station

Tom Cruise has been spotted filming scenes for Mission: Impossible 7 at Birmingham's New Street Station. The station has been transformed to look like an airport for camera crews, with the Hollywood actor seen in a dark suit and sunglasses. Airport signs had been hung up in the station, which was opened in 2015 following […]

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24th August 2021
Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80, his publicist says. In a statement, Bernard Doherty said: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family. "Charlie was a cherished husband, […]

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24th August 2021
Sir Michael Parkinson apologises to Meg Ryan over infamous 2003 interview

As awkward TV interviews go, Sir Michael Parkinson's frosty chat with Hollywood star Meg Ryan in 2003 is one of the most infamous. The chat show king, now 86, was faced with a stony-faced Ryan, who delivered one-word answers as she promoted her poorly received erotic thriller The Cut. Despite a long and industrious career […]

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24th August 2021
Katie Price alleged attack: Man bailed after arrest for 'assault, theft and coercive behaviour'

A man who was arrested following an alleged attack on Katie Price has been released on police bail. The 32-year-old had been held on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour, Essex Police said in a statement, following an incident in Little Canfield in the early hours of Monday. Former model and TV […]

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24th August 2021
TV star Paddy McGuinness calls for less judgement and more education on autism

TV presenter and comedian Paddy McGuinness has called for less judgement and more education around children who have autism. Speaking as Cambridge University launches the UK's biggest-ever study into autism, McGuinness told Sky News that parents often fear the judgement and prejudices of others - making even something as simple as going to the supermarket […]

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23rd August 2021
Millie Court and Liam Reardon win Love Island and split £50,000 prize

The winners of Love Island 2021 have been announced as Millie Court and Liam Reardon. The couple - who were favourites to win the competition - beat fellow finalists Chloe Burrows and Toby Aromolaran to claim the £50,000 prize. After the result was revealed, the couple had to decide whether to stick or split the […]

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23rd August 2021
R Kelly trial latest: Singer gave girl, 17, herpes 'on purpose'

The latest witness in the R Kelly sex abuse trial has claimed the singer gave her herpes on purpose, after he assaulted her while she was underage. The singer - real name Robert Kelly - is currently on trial in New York on charges of racketeering, sex abuse and bribery, but has strongly denied any […]

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