Trainspotting sequel wins over critics

Trainspotting's long-awaited sequel T2 has won over most critics' hearts, but expectations were far from great. Twenty years after the hit release of its 1996 original, the film reunites director Danny Boyle with the original cast for a loose adaptation of Irvine Welsh's...

Colbert responds to alt-right and LGBT backlash

Stephen Colbert has responded to an online backlash from alt-right supporters and LGBT activists on his Late Show. The US TV show presenter said he "would do it again", after being called "homophobic" and asked to apologise after making an on-air joke about...

Caitlyn Jenner considers running for office

Caitlyn Jenner has joined the list of celebrities who are considering running for US political office. Jenner, a former Olympic champion and father to supermodels Kendall and Kylie,...

Brother of Kardashian driver charged over heist

The brother of Kim Kardashian West's chauffeur is among four people charged in Paris over the £8m armed robbery involving the star. Gary Madar, 27, along with 44-year-old Florus H, are accused of tipping off the thieves about the celebrity's whereabouts in the...

Ex-Emmerdale star hits cancer crowdfunding goal

A campaign to raise £50k to send former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell for specialist cancer treatment in Germany has reached its target. The 52-year-old mother of two - who played Zoe Tate on the soap from 1989 to 2005 - and her partner launched the...

Laughing About Politics At Edinburgh Festival

An eclectic mix of veteran comedians and newcomers are gathering for this year's Edinburgh Festival, with an explosive 12 months of politics set to inspire the performers. More than 3,000 acts will perform some 50,000 shows this year, and topics including the rise...

'Superhero' Tom Hardy tackles motorbike suspect

Actor Tom Hardy has proved he is not just an action hero on screen after chasing down and catching a suspected thief in south west London. After seeing two youths on a motorbike jump a red light and hit a £50,000 Mercedes at...

Missing Foyle's War Actress Found Safe And Well

Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, who was reported missing amid concerns for her welfare, has been found safe and well. The 36-year-old star, from West Sussex, was discovered at a relative's property in London on Friday evening and the family member then contacted police....

Metallica Announce First Album In Eight Years

Metallica are to release a new album after an eight-year pause. Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct, the band's 11th studio album, contains two discs and nearly 80 minutes of music and will be released on 18 November. In a statement on their website, the...

Bieber announces break from music in letter

Justin Bieber has shared a message on social media where he explains why he is "taking time" from his career. Two weeks after cancelling the remaining 14 days...

Carrie Fisher's mother Debbie Reynolds dies

Film legend Debbie Reynolds has died aged 84 - a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, the beloved Star Wars actress. Reynolds' passing was confirmed by her son Todd Fisher, who said: "She's now with Carrie and we're all heartbroken....

Dylan finally ends Nobel silence: 'I'm speechless'

Bob Dylan has broken his silence after becoming the first musician to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature - revealing he had been left "speechless". The 75-year-old laureate had been accused by the Swedish Academy panel that awarded him the honour of being...

Heart Donation Gag Takes Top Fringe Award

A joke about heart donation has been voted the funniest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - an award previously won by Tim Vine, Zoe Lyons and Rob Auton. Comedian Masai Graham's gag impressed the 10 comedy critics that drew up a shortlist that...

Writer of Dad's Army Jimmy Perry dies, aged 93

One of the creators of comedy classics like Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!, Jimmy Perry, has died aged 93. Perry, along with co-writer David Croft, was responsible for many of the most successful sitcoms on TV between the 1960s and 1990s. Among the other titles...

Silence Of The Lambs director dies aged 73

Film director Jonathan Demme has died aged 73, his publicist has confirmed. He had been suffering from oesophageal cancer, and died surrounded by his wife and three children at his apartment in New York. Demme was best known for directing The Silence Of...

Jude Law hopes Pope role will spark debate

Jude Law, star of The Young Pope, has insisted his new series does not judge the Vatican but welcomes discussion into conservative Catholicism. The British actor plays the "troubled and conflicted" Pope Pius XIII in the fictional ten-part series - airing on Sky...

Ford 'in jet close-call after landing error'

Harrison Ford had a close call with an airliner after making a mistake landing his plane at a California airport, according to US media. The incident reportedly happened after the actor aimed his single-engined plane for a taxiway instead of the runway at...

Home Alone father John Heard dies aged 72

Actor John Heard, who played the father in the Home Alone films, has died at the age of 72. The US star, best known as Peter McAllister in...

It's over: Depp and Heard finalise bitter divorce

After months of highly publicised claims of domestic violence and counter-claims of financial blackmail, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's divorce has been finalised. Court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court detailed a splitting of marital assets and an agreement by Depp...

Clint Eastwood Slams 'Kiss-A**' Generation

Clint Eastwood has attacked the current generation of Americans in an outspoken magazine interview, describing it as weak and "walking on eggshells". Speaking to Esquire, the 86-year-old Oscar winner gave a harsh assessment of contemporary Americans while offering his tepid support for Republican...