Entertainment (UK)

'Take Me Out': Charlie Watkins' Family Issue Statement After He Dies Following Appearance As Contestant

'We have lost a very special young man.'<p>The family of ‘Take Me Out’ contestant Charlie Watkins has issued a statement, after it was revealed he died following his appearance on the show.<p>The 22-year-old University of York student was seen on Saturday’s (22 April) episode of the ITV dating show and …

Obituaries

Most Haunted team claim to have caught 'ghost' on camera - are you convinced?

The makers of Most Haunted, the reality TV show in which 'paranormal investigators' visit sites of supposed hauntings, claim to have caught a ghost on camera for the first time in the show's 15 year history.<p>The footage, broadcast on Friday evening, appears to show a male figure walking down a dark …

UFOs

When the Happy Days were over: the tragic final years of Erin 'Joanie' Moran

There is nothing new to the story of Erin Moran. Be it her early stardom, her struggles with post-heyday employment, the fetishistic reporting of her personal woes, or her untimely death. Somewhere along the line, Happy Days actress Erin Moran became Troubled Erin Moran, yet another casualty of the …

TV

How we made Brassed Off

‘I spent months learning the flugelhorn – and I didn’t even have to play it’<p>Stephen Tompkinson, actor<p>Pete Postlethwaite, who was playing my father, took me down to Grimethorpe a week before filming to talk to locals and let them know this was their story. The miners were reticent at first. Not long …

Film (UK)

Top Gear: Has Matt LeBlanc saved the series?

<b>The latest series of Top Gear drew to a close on Sunday evening, with fans praising Matt LeBlanc for having "saved" the brand.</b><p>He, Rory Reid and Chris Harris now present the show as a trio after the departure of Chris Evans last year.<p>An average of 1.9 million watched the final episode of the current …

TV

Matt Damon: ‘Children are drinking water so dirty it looks like chocolate milk’

The Hollywood star reveals how a conversation with an ambitious 14-year-old in Zambia inspired a project to help people in dire need of clean water<p>Jetlagged after a flight from Australia, Matt Damon is wearing a smart dark suit with a crisp white shirt as he sits at the headquarters of the World …

Matt Damon

‘EastEnders’: Danny Dyer Isn’t Snubbing The British Soap Awards, Bosses Claim

The event will take place in June.<p>‘EastEnders’ bosses have denied claims that Danny Dyer is planning to skip this year’s British Soap Awards.<p>The star, who plays Mick Carter, is up for the Best Actor accolade at the June ceremony, which will be held in Manchester.<p>Despite the fact the actor is …

Entertainment

Citizens Theatre has just made the announcement we’d all been hoping for

Citizens Theatre has today confirmed Trainspotting will return to its stage after teasing theatre buffs with an upcoming surprise announcement at the …

Entertainment

The Fass and the furious: the remarkable career of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Aged just 37, the German director and relentless provocateur died too soon, but he left behind a biting body of work for us remember him by<p>The 35th anniversary of the death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder this year was grimly presaged two weeks ago by the death of his longtime, long-suffering cameraman …

Documentaries

REVIEW: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons at the BIC

MORE than 50 years after he first performed as part of the band, Frankie Valli is still a true showman.<p>Now 82-years-old, Mr Valli, accompanied by …

Entertainment

The Grand Tour season 2: when will it be on Amazon Prime? Plus, all we know so far

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have made the jump from the BBC to Amazon Prime, with the first series of their new motoring show The Grand Tour becoming one of the online streaming service's biggest hits. But what can we expect from season two? Here's …

TV

Steven Soderbergh's new heist film is a 'complete inversion' of his Ocean's 11 movies

Much was made of Steven Soderbergh's so-called "retirement", but he only ever saw it as a sabbatical, and this year releases a new comedy called <i>Logan</i> …

Movies

Rihanna Is Photoshopping Queen Elizabeth's Head Onto Her Body

Following a weekend of disco ball-inspired frivolity at Coachella, Rihanna began a photoshop project that has since caused a bit of an online stir. …

Rihanna

Why we should learn to stop worrying and love the blockbuster franchise

Each summer brings with it plenty of critical scorn for big-budget sequels but what can they teach us about the passage of time and the sociopolitical climate?<p>Summer movie season is fast approaching – or well under way depending on how you look at things. The Fate of the Furious may have set box …

Movies

Bananarama Announce Reunion Plans With Original Trio Heading On UK Tour

Siobhan Fahey has returned to the band, 29 years after their last performance as a threesome.<p>80s pop trio Bananarama have announced plans of comeback.<p>The group - made up of Keren Woodward, Sara Dallin and Siobhan Fahey - are reuniting 29 years after their last performance as a threesome.<p>They are …

Entertainment

Will Smith to make rapping return ... in Blackpool

The duo became hip hop stars after the release of their 1989 Grammy-winning single Parents Just Don't Understand, before going on to score hits with …

Music

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, tour review: Frankie's timeless voice is a thing of wonder

Whoever said rock’n’roll was a young man’s game forgot to tell Frankie Valli, says Rick Pearson<p>Whoever said rock’n’roll was a young man’s game forgot …

Entertainment

Margot Robbie To Play Queen Elizabeth In ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’? ‘Suicide Squad’ Actress In Talks

Harley Quinn is getting a royal makeover. “Suicide Squad” actress Margot Robbie may soon play a popular female monarch.<p>The 26-year-old actress is …

England

Fleur East Defends 'X Factor' Six Chair Challenge: 'It's Realistic'

'Speaking from first hand experience, it makes you want to fight even harder.'<p>Former ‘X Factor’ singer Fleur East has defended the show’s most controversial element, the always-polarising Six Chair Challenge.<p>Introduced in 2013, the challenge sees each judge whittling their remaining contestants …

One Direction

Edward Braun obituary

Along with Konstantin Stanislavski, Vsevelod Meyerhold was the leading theatrical innovator of the early 20th century, certainly in Russia and arguably the world. A victim of Stalin’s purges (he was shot in 1940), Meyerhold had anticipated the mid-century move away from naturalistic drama towards a …

Obituaries

Author who inspired Heartbeat television series dies

<b>The author who wrote the books that inspired the long-running TV series Heartbeat has died aged 80.</b><p>Peter Walker, a former policeman who wrote under the pen name Nicholas Rhea, lived at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire.<p>His daughter, Tricia, said her father's cancer had returned two weeks ago and he …

Obituaries

Idiot billionaires, stupid apps, and genius-level swearing: 10 reasons why Silicon Valley is the funniest show on TV

Mike Judge's tech start-up sitcom Silicon Valley <b></b>is one of the most underrated shows TV and the best HBO import you've probably never seen. Now it’s back for its eagerly awaited fourth series <i>(</i>10.10pm Mondays on Sky Atlantic). Here’s 10 reasons why it’s the sharpest comedy around…<p>1. <b>It’s created by</b> …

Silicon Valley

Lady Amelia Windsor- 'the most beautiful member of the royal family'- takes her next foray into the world of modelling

After society bible Tatler labelled her 'The Most Beautiful Member of the Royal Family' last February, there was really only one direction that Lady Amelia Windsor's fashion career could go. Since then, the Edinburgh University student has walked the Dolce and Gabbana catwalk, sat front row at …

Royal Family

Faye Dunaway says she felt 'very guilty' about Oscars envelope fiasco

Actor tells NBC she was ‘stunned’ after incorrectly announcing La La Land as best picture instead of Moonlight<p>Faye Dunaway has opened up about her role in the best picture envelope scandal at the Oscars, two months after the awards ceremony.<p>Speaking to Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News on Monday, the …

The Oscars

Lorraine Kelly And Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins Share Their Most Embarrassing Live TV Moments

Criiiinge.<p>Any regular daytime TV viewer will tell you that rarely a day goes by that everything goes off totally without a hitch, and plenty of presenters have been left red-faced over the years.<p>At this year’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ Health Star Awards, we were able to catch up with the stars of two …

Entertainment

Our ★★★★ review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is here

<i>James Gunn, 135 mins, starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell, Vin Diesel (voice), Bradley Cooper (voice), Michael Rooker,</i> …

Superheroes

One injured after fights at Alkaline gig in Brixton

<b>One person has been injured after fights broke out at an Alkaline gig in Brixton.</b><p>Officers dealt with "disorder" both inside the O2 Academy Brixton and outside the venue, the Metropolitan Police have told Newsbeat.<p>There have been no reports of any arrests.<p>Witnesses have shared photos and videos on …

West Midlands Police

When good TV goes bad: how The Simpsons ended up gorging on itself

You can hardly blame the legendary sitcom for 2014’s self-referential Treehouse of Horror special: after almost 600 episodes, it had nothing new to say<p>There was a time when The Simpsons wasn’t just the best thing on television, it was the best thing in life. At its zenith (which, as any true fan …

TV

Lamar's 'Damn.' scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart

Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album "Damn." sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake's "More Life."<p>"Damn.", the third album from Grammy-winning Lamar to top the Billboard 200 chart, sold a total of 603,000 album units that comprised …

Music

Why the Neighbours theme was heard at Anfield against Palace

Liverpool fans were left scratching their heads as the theme tune to Australia soap Neighbours echoed around Anfield at half time on Sunday.<p>Just …

Liverpool FC