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Larry King, talk-show titan who lit up worlds of politics and showbiz

A measure of Larry King’s impact on American television journalism was that for three decades, the easiest way of giving fictional cinematic politicians credibility was a scene in which they appeared on King’s CNN show. His peak year was 1998, in which King, who has died aged 87, shared the big screen with John Travolta as a minimally disguised Bill Clinton in Primary Colors, Warren Beatty as a maverick Democrat senator in Bulworth, and Will...


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Dancing On Ice star Rufus Hound to miss this weekend's show as he's forced to isolate

EXCLUSIVE: Dancing On Ice star Rufus Hound will miss the show this weekend after being forced to isolate as he's come into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19


20 song covers better than the originals

These songs were such hits when first released that they were recorded again, some of them several times. Many of these reprises even won public acclaim. Here are 20 songs whose remakes were better than the original version.


Ryan Seacrest hails 'American treasure' Larry King

Ryan Seacrest has heaped praise on Larry King, describing the late TV star as an "American treasure".


Nathalie Delon, a French cinema legend, dies at 79


Viewers praise new drama It's A Sin after 'powerful' and 'devastating' first episode

The new drama which premiered on Friday night has been praised for its positive LGBTQ+ representation and harrowing depiction of the 1980s AIDs crisis


Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel viewers in tears as deserving NHS nurse wins huge jackpot

As soon as contestant Teddy appeared on screen in the latest episode, viewers fell instantly in love with the hard-working nurse


Triple J's Hottest 100: Heat Waves by Glass Animals tops annual Australian song poll

The UK band Glass Animals have taken top spot in the Triple J Hottest 100 with their song Heat Waves. The pop group edged out a number of hotly tipped local artists to hit No 1 in Australia’s biggest song poll, which was broadcast on Triple J on Saturday. Heat Waves was one of three tracks from the group to place in this year’s countdown. The remainder of the top five was made up entirely of Australian artists. Perth four-piece Spacey Jane...


Tom Jones: The Voice judge's controversial love life and children revealed

Inside the legendary's singer's marriage to wife Linda - as well as his controversial affairs


Irish National Opera: 20 Shots of Opera review – every one a discovery

I’m so over Zoom… a personal best in the parkrun… cinnamon buns… two metre distance… Not my words, but a demonstration of how opera can mirror the zeitgeist as readily, and sharply, as any art form. Each of these random phrases is from Irish National Opera’s 20 Shots of Opera: short new filmed works by different composers (10 men, 10 women) for one or two singers and musicians from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Whether it’s Gerald Barry’s crazed...


David Arquette wants to say sorry to his daughter

Movie star David Arquette has revealed he wants to apologise to his 16-year-old daughter.


Bridgerton director tips hunky star Regé-Jean Page as next James Bond

Bridgerton director Julie Anne Robinson has declared Regé-Jean Page, who plays the suave Duke of Hastings, would be the perfect fit to take over as the next James Bond


Spiderman, Joker, Lara Croft by different actors. Who’s your favorite?


The Masked Singer: Who is Dragon? Here’s what we know

Speculation has been rife among viewers of the The Masked Singer about the real identity of Dragon. The ITV reality series returned for its second season on Boxing Day 2020, with 12 new celebrities vying to remain in the competition and keep their real identities anonymous for as long as possible. Contestants including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mel B (Seahorse) and Glenn Hoddle (Grandfather Clock) have already been unmasked and sent home from the...


Strictly Come Dancing pro Kevin Clifton will 'not return to the show'

The Grimsby native, 38, will not return to the show and will instead explore new work opportunities, it was reported on Saturday.


Priyanka Chopra opens up about meeting Nick Jonas

“I was shocked by his audaciousness”


TV’s 10 most controversial moments, from Punchgate to the Tom Cruise sofa jump

Television has been responsible for some of the biggest cultural shifts in history. It has the ability to change how we see celebrities, or discuss subjects that were previously deemed taboo. It can launch careers and also end them. One of the most recent controversies was dance troupe Diversity's performance on Britain's Got Talent. While the group were widely praised for the dance that paid tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, the...


Love Island's Tommy Fury reveals he wants to have '4-6 kids'

Love Island star Tommy, 21, was taking part in a Q&A on his Instagram on Saturday when he was was asked by a fan about how many kids he would like to have.


Adele and Simon Konecki reach divorce settlement

Watch: Adele finalises divorce from Simon Konecki Adele and her former husband Simon Konecki have reached a divorce settlement. It comes almost two years after the Hello singer and the charity entrepreneur went their separate ways. According to a report in Us Weekly, the pair will be officially divorced when a judge signs off on the agreement. Read more: Alan Carr reveals he's heard Adele's new music and that it's 'amazing' Adele, 32, and...


Mira Furlan, actress in ‘Lost’ and ‘Babylon 5,’ dies at 65


Kenneth Branagh to play BORIS JOHNSON in drama about COVID-19 pandemic

The politician, 56, will be depicted in the five-part series This Sceptred Isle which will chart events during the terrifying first wave of the crisis when it began in March.


Amanda Holden shares never-before-seen photos of daughters for special reason

Amanda Holden shared some magical photos of her two daughters on Saturday


Valhalla bangers: The Scandi bands redefining Norse folk music

If social media’s unlikely sea shanty trend has got you craving a more traditional kind of soundtrack this winter, then you’re in luck. With modern life so decidedly rubbish, the allure of ancient sounds has never been stronger, especially if you head to Scandinavia, where Nordic folk music is experiencing its biggest boom since the Vikings last took to the high seas of Iron Age Europe. Norway’s Wardruna are leading the charge. Myth and legend...


Justin Bieber reflects on 'confused' time when he was arrested for DUI

On Saturday, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter shared a snap to his Instagram story showing him getting on a light green-blue bike that had been stored in a crowded garage.


Celebrity Best Home Cook: a warmingly wholesome answer to MasterChef

I know what you’re thinking: how is Celebrity Best Home Cook (Tuesday, 9pm, BBC One) any different from Celebrity MasterChef? Er, well, there are three judges instead of two. The kitchen they prepare their dishes in is kitted out in fancy bricks-and-wood decor, instead of MasterChef’s anodyne white-on-white. They don’t have to go to a restaurant and baste duck breasts during a busy lunch service. They are incredibly different shows, where celebs...


Dancing on Ice star Angela Egan was packing shelves for Amazon before ITV gig

Angela Egan will be making her debut as a professional skater on Dancing on Ice this Sunday but before her big break she was working for Amazon


Naomi Campbell pays touching tribute to tragic godson


Katie Price says son Harvey is staying in separate house packed with CCTV ahead of residential college move

Katie Price has revealed her son Harvey is living in his own home filled with CCTV cameras to help him prepare for residential college.


Cardi B: I want to own an owl

Chart-topping rap star Cardi B has revealed she dreams of owning an owl.


The Masked Singer: Bush Baby’s identity revealed in latest episode - get the details

The Masked Singer UK saw its fifth celebrity go home as Rita Ora, Jonathan Ross, Mo Gilligan and Davina McCall eliminated Bush Baby


Duchess of York says Princess Eugenie will be a hands-on mother

Princess Eugenie will be a very hands-on mother, according to the Duchess of York.


JoJo Siwa: Paris Hilton, Lil Nas X and Ellen DeGeneres respond after YouTube star comes out as gay

A number of celebrities have sent messages of support to YouTube star JoJo Siwa after she came out as gay. The singer and dancer, 17, who rose to fame on the reality show Dance Moms, excited fans with a post earlier this week that appeared to allude to the fact. A TikTok video showed Siwa dancing to Lady Gaga’s empowering song “Born This Way”, widely regarded as an LGBTQ+ anthem, and miming the lyrics. Siwa has since posted a more definitive...


Jennifer Lopez makes surprising confession about marriage to Marc Anthony

Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez opened up in a new interview about therapy, self-love and her marriage to Marc Anthony


Paula Abdul: 'Michael Bolton was the worst babysitter'


The worst TV series finales ever


The books that inspired Bridgerton: Everything you need to know

Bridgerton has been a Netflix success – bringing us bright and beautiful escapism amid the pandemic – but did you know that there is a book series of the same name which the show is based upon?


Prince Harry denies claims he’s quit social media and reveals plans to return

Prince Harry has shared his thoughts on social media when speaking to Fast Company


Nothing lasts forever! These celebrity couples were married for less than a year

Many celebrity couples don’t stand the test of time. Of course, there are some Hollywood relationships who do have their happy ever after ,but today we look at 10 couples who were married for less than a year...


Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Who is Russell Grant's partner?

Everything you need to know about TV personality and astrologer Russell Grant's partner, relationship and career


Are these photos proof Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are dating?

Have things turned romantic between Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker?


New Marvel TV shows: Every MCU and Spider-Man series in the works

Exploring the new Marvel TV shows, including several new announcements


Larry King: Remembering the time he was kissed by Marlon Brando, in one of his most famous interviews

Fans are celebrating the life and career of TV legend Larry King, who has died aged 87. The veteran journalist interviewed numerous public figures over the years, including Sir Paul McCartney, Barack Obama, Oprah, Prince, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra. Arguably one of his most memorable interviews – certainly one King himself admitted he “couldn’t stop thinking about” – was with Marlon Brando. King visited the late actor at his home in Los...


Celebs Go Dating actors offered £500 to flirt with stars including Wayne Lineker

Celebs Go Dating reportedly scouted actors and models for the new series starring Chloe Ferry and Wayne Lineker, and were paid £500 to star in the show


Kyra Sedgwick stuns in photo as husband Kevin Bacon declares he's a lucky man

Hollywood star Kevin Bacon shared a gorgeous photo of his wife Kyra Sedgwick on Instagram and wrote the sweetest message


Kris Jenner is identical to daughter Kourtney Kardashian in filter-free family photo

KUWTK star Kris Jenner wowed fans in a throwback snapshot in which she looks identical to daughter Kourtney Kardashian.


Meghan Markle opens up about 'scary' sex scene with Suits co-star in Larry King interview

MEGHAN, Duchess of Sussex, had admitted to TV legend Larry King that she was "terrified" when she had to act out an intimate scene with her now former Suits co-star, Patrick J. Adams.


Elisabeth Shue is so proud of the lasting legacy of her 1980s movies

'The Karate Kid' and 'Adventures in Babysitting' actress Elisabeth Shue is so proud that the movies she made in the 1980s still have such huge fan bases.


Larry King obituary

The founding in 1980 of Cable News Network by the US businessman Ted Turner changed the face of television. The 24-hour news cycle pioneered by CNN has been credited with everything from helping bring down the iron curtain to changing the television menus in hotels all over the world. Yet while CNN sold itself with news, for a quarter of a century its most-watched programme was not a news show at all, but Larry King Live. Primarily a celebrity...


Larry King dies aged 87 - details

TV legend Larry King has died at the age of 87