Entertainment (UK)

Obituary: Linkin Park star Chester Bennington's hurt made beautiful music

<b>The angst-ridden vocals of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, who died aged 41 on Thursday, helped lead the group to global critical acclaim.</b><p>The frontman's brooding charisma - added to the group's blend of rap, metal and electronic music - spawned a string of chart-topping hits.<p>The son of a …

Music

Ryan Reynolds grants terminally ill 5-year-old fan his greatest wish

The British Board of Film Classification might have graded <i>Deadpool</i> as only being suitable for over 15s but this has not stopped the film from being a …

Ryan Reynolds

Seven 'Love Island' Spin-Off Ideas That Would Ease The Pain Of This Series Ending

The reality of not having Olivia, Kem and co in our lives is too much to handle.<p>The ‘Love Island’ final is fast approaching, and to be quite honest, we’re not really sure how we’re going to manage when the series is over.<p>As seven weeks of sun, sex and silliness draws to a close, we’ve been thinking …

Love Island

Bryan Cranston: ‘I would go to malls, sit near arguing couples and watch them’

The Breaking Bad star’s new film Wakefield is a study of a man who vanishes, only to spy on his grieving family. Would his years of pre-fame voyeurism come in handy?<p><b>Hi, Bryan. Where are you today?</b><br>I am calling all the way from Chiswick. We could have done this over tea.<p><b>Why are you in Chiswick?</b><br>One of …

TV

The Mash Report comes to BBC Two: Everything you need to know about comedy website the Daily Mash’s new TV show

The show hopes to give the US late night format a UK flair<p>When it comes to satire, the UK is lagging far behind the US. While they have (late) …

TV

Nolan slams Netflix's 'mindless policy' on releasing films

<i>Dunkirk</i> director Christopher Nolan has criticised what he sees as Netflix's "mindless policy" when it comes to streaming its original films the same …

Netflix

French singer Barbara Weldens dies on stage in concert

<b>An up-and-coming French singer, Barbara Weldens, has collapsed and died in the middle of a concert at a festival.</b><p>The cause of her death is unclear but, according to one report, she was probably electrocuted.<p>Weldens, 35, had been on stage in a church in the picturesque village of Goudron, in the Lot …

Music

Netflix looks to become world’s entertainer as it hits milestone

2007 was a vintage year for technology. While there has been plenty of coverage of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, the same year also saw Netflix, …

Televisions

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Entertainment

People are sharing footage from Chester Bennington's last Linkin Park gig

Chester Bennington has died aged 41, the singer best known for fronting Linkin Park, an alternative band best known for releasing the iconic albums</i> …

Music

BBC’s Tony Hall confirms Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker will be paid the same as Peter Capaldi after salary storm

Hall said there would be “parity” between the two actors<p>New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker will be paid the same as current Time Lord Peter Capaldi, …

TV Series

Ill Behaviour review – cancer comedy from Peep Show creator Sam Bain

Countless series have used the disease as an exploitative shortcut to sadness but it is encoded into every scene of this new funny and relentlessly immoral thriller<p><b>What is it?</b> A comedy about cancer.<p><b>Why you’ll love it:</b> No, wait, come back. It’s not just about cancer. It’s also about kidnap, …

TV

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute CD review – an articulate, buoyant delight

Ashley Solomon (Channel Classics)<p>I restarted the first piece on this album about 20 times because the sound of Ashley Solomon’s opening note, played on a grenadilla wooden flute modelled on an instrument from 1750, is just astonishing. It’s so warm, grainy, broad and breathy that it sounds more …

Music

Time For A Reality Check On Reality TV Shows

There's little doubt that reality TV shows have become the nation's guilty pleasure, offering escapism and voyeurism. However, as contestants become more 'telegenic', perfectly formed and, reportedly, cosmetically enhanced, the growing dominance of these programmes seems to be doing little for …

Reality TV

Comic-Con 2017: What you should look out for

<b>More than 100,000 fans have descended on San Diego in California for this year's Comic-Con, the largest event dedicated to film, TV and pop culture.</b><p>Stars including Ryan Gosling, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron and the cast of the new Justice League film are expected to attend.<p>There will also be …

Movies

Insecure's Jay Ellis: 'Every time I've been pulled over, I thought I was going to get killed'

The actor, whose acclaimed HBO comedy returns for a second season, talks about the dangers of hyper-masculinity and his fear of racial profiling in America<p><b>At the end of the first season, we finally see your character, Lawrence, find out about his girlfriend Issa’s infidelity. In season two, we get</b> …

TV

The Dark Tower running time has been revealed - and Stephen King fans concerned

<i>The Dark Tower</i> has had a tumultuous journey to the big screen, leaving many Stephen Kings fans a tad concerned. Now, the film's confirmed running …

Movies

Doctor Who: Kris Marshall rumoured to be Jodie Whittaker’s assistant

The Death in Paradise actor may be about to replace Pearl Mackie<p>Kris Marshall is reportedly in the running to take on the role of Doctor Who’s …

TV Series

Stanley Cowell: No Illusions review – surprise-filled set from overlooked original

(Steeplechase)<p>The 76-year-old US pianist and teacher Stanley Cowell is an intriguing but overlooked jazz original – good enough to partner sax legend Joe Henderson in the 1970s; a visionary co-founder of the Strata-East label (it recorded Gil Scott-Heron); and an open-minded but under-recorded …

Jazz

Was a female Doctor Who deliberately announced ahead of BBC salary release?

While it at first seemed like announcing Jodie Whittaker as the new Doctor Who right after the Wimbledon final was an attempt to reach as wide an audience as possible, it has now been suggested that it may have been an early attempt at damage control in advance of yesterday's BBC salary …

TV Series

Emilia Clarke and David Tennant join ITV reboot of Thunderbirds Are Go

Some of the biggest names in television are set to make an appearance in ITV’s <i>Thunderbirds</i> reboot.<p>The latest stars to join the cast of the</i> …

Game of Thrones

Love Island baby Cash Hughes becomes online sensation as viewers call for him to win the series

Could the fake baby become the show's youngest ever winner?<p>Love Island baby Cash Hughes has taken Twitter by storm after the show’s couples were …

London

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge renew sporting rivalry with boat race

They have a long history of friendly spousal rivalry. It was the Duke of Cambridge who had cause to gloat today, after he beat the Duchess in a Royal boat race.<p>The Duke punched the air after his boat crossed the finish line narrowly ahead of his wife, during a so-called "friendship" race in …

Royal Family

Despacito censored: Malaysia bans 'unsuitable' hit from state stations

<b>Malaysia has banned state broadcasters from playing the hit single Despacito following complaints about the song's "steamy" lyrics, officials say.</b><p>A senior minister said the single, which features US singer Justin Bieber on a remix, was considered un-Islamic.<p>Malaysia has strict censorship laws and …

Luis Fonsi

The Walking Dead season 8 premiere date has been announced

AMC and FOX have confirmed when <i>The Walking Dead</i> will be returning to television screens.<p>A brand new poster teasing future episodes reveals that …

TV Series

Laucan: Frames Per Second review – a dreamy, come-hither folk debut

(Sunday Best)<p>As hotbeds of British folk go, Lewes shakes its bells loudly. Shirley Collins has long lived in the town, there is a huge celebration on bonfire night, and folk music is played in its pubs, clubs and a dedicated record shop. Townsman Laurence Galpin, AKA Laucan, dips elements of this …

Music

Pulse review – ho-hum plots and tin-eared dialogue plague bland medical drama

The ABC’s new medical drama has every reason to be a smash: a beloved format, top-notch crew and a diverse, talented cast. But it falls way short<p>When viewing the new homegrown medical drama Pulse, one is reminded of the ABC’s other recent, middle-of-the-road, play-to-the-back-seats drama: the …

TV

BBC Radio 4 - The Pin, Series 3, Party

"The most exciting new comedy duo working today" - David Walliams<p>Their hugely successful second series won critical acclaim and a slew of awards. Now double-act The Pin are back with more of their trademark offbeat nonsense.<p>In this episode, having been spurned from the BBC's official office party, …

TV

The keg party's over: why gross-out comedies are going down the pan

Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and the rest ruled comedy for more than a decade. But everyone’s wisecracking now – from Marvel heroes to current affairs anchors – and the gross-out gags are wearing thin<p>Before it landed in cinemas last month, the smart money would have been on gambling farce The House as …

Movies

The Pollyseeds: Sounds of Crenshaw, Vol 1 review – Terrace Martin's space-age soul

(Ropeadope)<p>For more than a decade, producer and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin has served as a conduit between LA’s jazz, R&B and hip-hop scenes, the missing link between artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Kamasi Washington and Robert Glasper. His latest project uses some heavyweight …

Jazz