Taylor Swift’s re-recorded album Fearless has become the star’s third to top the UK charts in less than 12 months – breaking a long-held record by The Beatles. Following Folklore on 31 July and Evermore on 18 December, this latest number one means Swift has achieved three in a row in just 259 days –
Jennifer Lopez and baseball star Alex Rodriguez have called off their engagement – a month after denying reports they had split. J-Lo and A-Rod played down the rumours last month, but did admit they were “working through some things”. On Thursday, in a joint statement to NBC’s Today show, the pair said: “We have realised
Disney has announced the first UK-made original productions for its streaming platform Disney+, with three new shows in the works. It comes after the entertainment giant revealed it had teamed-up with sporting legend David Beckham on a new show that will see him mentor young footballers in east London. The newly announced shows include what
Large-scale event pilots that are testing the viability of mass gatherings will be supported by a government-backed compensation scheme. Up to £300,000 will be made available to organisers should an event have to be cancelled. It comes after a minister previously said that such a scheme could end up “pulling the rug” from big events.
Guccio Gucci’s great-grandchildren say they are “truly disappointed” with their family’s depiction in a new film starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. The upcoming House of Gucci movie is based on a book about the 1995 murder of Maurizio Gucci, which led to the infamous trial and conviction of his ex-wife who served 16 years
Gavin & Stacey could be making its way back on to screens one day, with Rob Brydon suggesting there could be one more special of the show. Brydon, who plays Bryn West in the BBC sitcom said that writers left the show “hanging” at the end of the 2019 Christmas special. Nessa, played by Ruth
The popularity of rap and hip hop music in the UK has soared since the year 2000, with the genre accounting for a fifth of all singles listened to last year, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). British stars such as BRIT-nominated AJ Tracey, S1mba, Dave and Headie One have all been part of
TV detective Luther “doesn’t feel authentic” because he has no black friends and doesn’t eat Caribbean food, a BBC diversity boss has suggested. Idris Elba plays detective Luther in the critically-acclaimed BBC drama of the same name, which has ran for five seasons since 2010. Elba was praised by BBC creative diversity chief Miranda Wayland
Britney Spears has told fans she is “flattered” that people are concerned about her wellbeing. It comes after a string of reports about her conservatorship battle, and rumours that she is not in control of her own social media channels. Writing on Instagram, alongside clips of herself staring at the camera, Spears said: “Happy to
Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has teamed up with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl for a surprise lockdown-themed track. The thumping rock-song written by Jagger is called Easy Sleazy, and features the performer on vocals and lead guitar, backed by Grohl on drums, bass and backing guitar. A video released alongside the song shows both
The executive producer of Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes, has said she was “shocked” at the response to the exit of Rege-Jean Page from the show. Page starred as the show’s lead, the Duke of Hastings, and proved popular among fans of the raunchy Netflix period drama. However, earlier this month, it was revealed that he would
David Beckham will mentor young grassroots footballers in a new Disney+ factual series. The sports star, who has played for clubs including Manchester United and Real Madrid, will return to the east London pitches where his life in the game began, to support a struggling team. The former England footballer will take the players, their
The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a return for this summer, with three specially designed pavilions enabling the event to take place with the majority of shows outdoors for the first time in its 74-year history. Live performances will be held at a number of spaces across the Scottish capital, including at pavilions at Edinburgh
The trailer for romcom Wild Mountain Thyme went viral last year after the film was widely mocked on social media for its Irish clichés and the stars’ accents. Rather than gushing over the beautiful landscape or the touching love story at the film’s heart, all anyone could talk about was the thick Irish brogue rolled
Actor Hank Azaria has apologised for his role in upholding “structural racism” by voicing an Indian character on The Simpsons. Azaria, who is white, had performed the voice of Indian shopkeeper Apu Nahasapeemapetilon in the long-running animated show since 1990, but stepped back last year as part of a change in casting culture in animation.
Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin and Disney Channel actress Brenda Song have welcomed the birth of their first child, Dakota. The couple confirmed the happy news with a simple statement saying: “We are overjoyed.” Their new son, who was born on 5 April, has been named in memory of Culkin’s sister, Dakota, who died in