Entertainment (UK)

Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 18 years

"Zoolander" actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor said on Friday they had decided to separate after 18 years together.<p>"With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate. Our priority will continue to be …

Film (UK)

Roger Moore was Bond with manners

Adam Boulton, Editor At Large<p>James Bond is not a nice man. He slaps women and cheats on them, and he relishes his licence to kill (mainly) men.<p>Roger …

Roger Moore

12 Film Remakes That The Critics Hated

If it ain't broke...<p>The problem when you’re trying to remake a classic film is that the stakes are already sky-high, so it’s very easy for the result to be a crushing disappointment.<p>When done right - such as with ‘The Parent Trap’, ‘True Grit’ or even ‘Hairspray’ - your remake can end up being a …

Movies

Baywatch: Amazing or awful?

<b>It's strange to go to the cinema and come out feeling like you've seen an utterly brilliant film and a truly awful film at the same time - but the new Baywatch really does tick both boxes.</b><p>There's no getting away from it - the big-screen adaptation of the 1990s TV series is simply two hours of pure …

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Entertainment news round-up: 21-27 May

<b>This has been a grim and bruising week in the news, with 22 people killed and 64 injured in the Manchester suicide bombing.</b><p>The attack occurred after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on Monday.<p>In a hugely emotional week, we also saw warm-hearted tributes to the likes of former Bond star …

Movies

Has House of Cards been well and truly Trumped?

Despite his preposterously evil ways, President Frank Underwood now looks a bit of a snowflake. Can the new series possibly outdo Donald?<p>In the fourth season of House of Cards, President Frank Underwood chose his wife as vice-presidential running mate while stretching the US constitution to …

Netflix

Chris Cornell funeral: Brad Pitt and Christian Bale among stars who bid farewell to Soundgarden singer

Brad Pitt, Pharrell and Christian Bale were among the stars paying their respects to Chris Cornell at the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer's funeral.<p>The ashes of the 52-year-old grunge star were interred alongside punk musician Johnny Ramone in the Garden of Legends at the Hollywood Forever …

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Mario Testino to auction art collection to raise money for Lima gallery

Peruvian-born fashion photographer hopes to generate £8m from sale of 400 works by artists including Wolfgang Tillmans<p>He has turned his lens on some of the most beautiful people in the world, from Kate Moss and Princess Diana to David Bowie and Angelina Jolie.<p>But now the paintings and photographs …

Celebrity News

Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire police settle legal fight

Singer remains in dispute with BBC but settles with force in fight over reports naming him as a suspected sex offender<p>Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire police have settled a legal fight that started when the singer sued the force and the BBC after reports named him as a suspected sex offender, …

Celebrity News

BBC announce upcoming satire shows from Charlie Brooker, Frankie Boyle, and more

The BBC has announced numerous the latest wave of satire shows coming to their various channels, with Tracey Ullman, Charlie Brooker, and Frankie …

TV

Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson worried about Demelza cheating backlash

Eleanor Tomlinson has admitted that she is worried about fan backlash after her Poldark character cheats on husband Ross in the upcoming third series.<p>The 25-year-old actress is "bracing" herself for outrage from fans during the upcoming third season of the popular BBC drama, when Demelza cheats on …

TV

Bridget Jones would be fine now because the age of the singleton is over, her creator says

The age of the singleton is over, according to Helen Fielding, who says Bridget Jones's Diary would be a different book if it was written today.<p>The original 1996 book and the film adaptation divided the world into single people and 'smug marrieds', who looked at her with pity because she didn't …

Bridget Jones

'Celebrity Big Brother' 2017: Max George 'Declines Six-Figure Offer' For New Series

'He’s told pals he will leave any reality telly work to his ex-bandmates.'<p>Former The Wanted singer Max George has been met with a six-figure offer from ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ bosses.<p>According to The Sun, ‘CBB’ producers have come to him with an offer in the region of £150,000, but it seems they’re …

Entertainment

Harder? Better? Faster? Stronger? Why is every trailer soundtracked by Kanye?

The first look at moody Netflix thriller Ozark is yet another preview backed by a Kanye track, a trend that’s rapidly becoming as ubiquitous as that Inception noise<p>Ask yourself this: if a movie trailer doesn’t have a Kanye West song in it, then is it really a movie trailer? For some reason, Kanye …

Movies

Saturday's best TV: Doctor Who; Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors

The Doctor finds himself at war when the creepy monks invade Earth, and Lucy Worsley goes through the keyhole into the author’s homes<p>Doctor Who<br>7.45pm, BBC1<p>It’s war! Back to reality as those creepy monks land on the actual Earth, not a computer simulation, for a trip around the integral Who theme of …

TV

'The Crystal Maze': Channel 4 Teases New Pictures Of Richard Ayoade Ahead Of New Series

'It's nearly time.'<p>Channel 4 has teased first-look photos of Richard Ayoade at the helm of ‘The Crystal Maze’.<p>Back in January, it was confirmed that a brand new series of the cult game show was in the works, following the success of a one-off celebrity special, in aid of Stand Up To Cancer.<p>The …

British Humour

‘Coronation Street’ Spoilers: Soap Boss Kate Oates Reveals 6 Storylines To Look Out For This Summer

And we cannot wait.<p>‘Coronation Street’ fans are set for extra drama next week when the show moves to a 9pm slot, but boss Kate Oates has now revealed that there’s plenty more to come.<p>While we’re still reeling from the ‘Who attacked Ken Barlow?’ revelation, the ‘Corrie’ team are busy planning and …

TV

The titles of all six Black Mirror season 4 episodes have been revealed

The episode titles and directors of <i>Black Mirror</i> season 4 have reportedly been announced.<p>Charlie Brooker's anthology series, which originally aired on …

TV

Why the latest episode of The Leftovers season 3 was so hard to watch

<b>All episodes of The Leftovers will be available to view in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV from 4 July</b><p>I've got a confession to make: I've been …

TV

BBC iPlayer - Inside Versailles - Series 2: Episode 6

A closer look at the history behind Versailles. In this episode, Professor Kate Williams and Greg Jenner explore the use of aphrodisiacs and potions at the court of Louis XIV.

TV Series

‘Coronation Street’: Daniel Osbourne Revealed As Ken Barlow’s Attacked Ahead Of Bumper Week Of Episodes

Did you guess it correctly?<p>The truth finally came out in Friday (26 May) night’s ‘Coronation Street’, as it was revealed that Daniel Osborne was responsible for the attack on Ken Barlow.<p>For the past few months, the Barlow family have been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, as they’ve tried …

TV

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Former Finalist Tina Humphrey Dies, Aged 45 Following Battle With Cancer

RIP.<p>Tina Humphrey, who found fame on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ with her dog Chandi, has died at the age of 45.<p>The former music teacher and her beloved border collie came fourth in the final of the ITV show in 2012.<p>Tina’s husband, Steve, confirmed she died on 12 May after fighting cancer for the past …

Britain's Got Talent

The Handmaid's Tale on TV: too disturbing even for Margaret Atwood

Atwood’s harrowing novel – in which women are enslaved, raped and mutilated in the service of men – is now 30 years old, but she’s terrified by how real and raw the new TV update feels<p>Often, the small horrors we can imagine are more frightening than the big ones we cannot comprehend. There is one …

Literature

Dan Stevens wears hilariously enormous body suit in pre-CGI Beauty and the Beast footage

Besides the dancing cutlery and their wonky accents, Beauty and the Beast isn't exactly a laugh riot. But new footage from behind the scenes of the recent live-action remake reveals the film could have been easily turned into the funniest film of 2017. All they had to do was leave out the CGI.<p>As …

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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! review – the Beatles' Sgt Pepper … without the tunes

This documentary about Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band picks up where Ron Howard left off – without any of the band’s music or even images<p>It’s not easy to make a documentary about the greatest album in history when you don’t have access to a single note of the music, but this documentary …

Music

Boy drowns on hottest day of the year despite efforts of air ambulance piloted by Prince William

One of Prince William's final assignments as an air ambulance pilot has ended in tragedy, after he could not save a drowning 17-year-old boy.<p>The teenager, named by friends as Robbie Lea, got into trouble in a lake at the Lee Valley Park in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire on the hottest day of the year. The …

Royal Family

Rebel Wilson says alleged 'shakedown' by journalist prompted lawsuit

The actor says legal action against her was ‘final straw’ after publisher painted her as serial liar in an ‘orchestrated, malicious take-down’<p>Rebel Wilson decided to sue the publisher of an Australian magazine after a journalist launched an alleged “shakedown” against her over a tweet, the actor …

Entertainment

X-Men spinoff The New Mutants will be a horror film

Upcoming <i>X-Men</i> spin-off film <i>The New Mutants</i> will be “a full-fledged horror movie,” according to director Josh Boone.<p>The filmmaker, whose previous …

Comics

Paula is an unsettling and stylish drama to rival The Fall: episode one review

We’ve all been there. Call in a pest control company, end up sleeping with the exterminator and embroiled in a deadly revenge plot. This was the opening act of three-part thriller <b>Paula</b> (BBC Two), about a schoolteacher whose one-night stand sends her life spiralling out of control. I’ll never look …

TV

Doctor Who episode edited after Manchester bombing

An episode of Doctor Who set to air on 28 May has been edited out of respect for victims of the Manchester bombing.<p>The excerpt was removed from …

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