Mel Gibson to have ninth child with partner, 26

Mel Gibson is to have his ninth child with his girlfriend of two years Rosalind Ross, his representative has told People magazine. The 60-year-old US-born and Australia-reared star is understood to be expecting the new arrival early next year. A friend of the couple told...

Skepta beats David Bowie to win Mercury Prize

Grime artist Skepta has been announced as the winner of the Mercury Prize, the UK's most prestigious music award. The north London-born singer won the award and the £25,000 prize for his fourth studio album Konnichiwa at the ceremony at the Eventim Apollo...

Status Quo return could kill me, says Parfitt

Rock guitarist Rick Parfitt has revealed how he narrowly survived a massive heart attack, but it may cost him his career. He has been forced to quit playing with Status Quo until next year at the earliest, and fears a return to the...

Hosts to step down after Bake Off moves to C4

The hosts of the Great British Bake Off will step down when it moves from BBC1 to Channel 4, they have announced in a statement. Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, who present the show, will not be returning when it reappears on commercial...

Poldark Actor: 'I Don't Feel Objectified'

The actor who plays Ross Poldark says he does not feel "objectified" by the attention he gets for his topless scenes. Aidan Turner, 33, set hearts aflutter when he bared his torso in series one of the Cornish period drama. Pulses were also...

Oliver Stone Feared Hackers Making Snowden Film

Oliver Stone has revealed he used encrypted messages to communicate while making his film about whistleblower Edward Snowden, due to fears of hacking. The drama - called simply Snowden - looks at how the former CIA employee leaked details about the National Security Agency...

Cowell: Zayn Malik 'Should Have Come To Me'

Music mogul Simon Cowell has expressed frustration with Zayn Malik, saying the singer should have consulted him before agreeing to a TV show. Malik, 23, is reported to be teaming up with producer Dick Wolf and Universal Television for a TV drama about...

Madonna's Son Rocco To Live With Father Ritchie

Madonna and her ex-husband Guy Ritchie have settled the long-running custody dispute over their 16-year-old son Rocco. Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen gave no details, but confirmed in New York on Wednesday that the singer and film-maker had reached a settlement. Madonna, 58, and Ritchie,...

Break It Off: Swift And Hiddleston 'Split'

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have reportedly split after three months together. The 26-year-old singer of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Love Story went public with the British actor, 35, in June. They were photographed kissing on a beach in Rhode Island, New England,...

Hazy Little Asteroid Called Freddie Mercury

An asteroid in Jupiter's orbit has been named after the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, on what would have been his 70th birthday. The asteroid was first discovered in 1991, the year of Mercury's death, and will now be known as "Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury"...

The Young Pope: Jude Law's Dark Side Unmasked

The dark side of Jude Law's character shines through as the head of the Catholic Church in a new television series. The British actor portrays a fictional pontiff, Pius XIII, in The Young Pope, a new 10-part programme on Sky Atlantic. Law will...

Pamela Anderson Brands Porn A 'Public Hazard'

Baywatch star and former Playboy Playmate Pamela Anderson has urged men to stop watching pornography. The actress and model teamed up with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach - an author, host and TV speaker - to write for the Wall Street Journal about the dangers of pornography. In the joint op-ed...

Jim Broadbent Joins Game Of Thrones Cast

Jim Broadbent has signed up to play a "significant role" in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Details of the character the Oscar-winning British actor will play in the hit HBO series, shown on Sky Atlantic in the UK, are being kept...

Challenge To Sir Cliff Abuse Charge Decision

The decision not to press charges in the abuse case against Sir Cliff Richard is being reviewed. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) confirmed one of the singer's accusers lodged a challenge to the decision under the victims' right to review scheme at the...

Willy Wonka Actor Gene Wilder Dies Aged 83

Comedy legend Gene Wilder, who starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died at the age of 83. The American actor, who also entertained cinema-goers in Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Blazing Saddles, and Stir Crazy, passed away on Sunday night in Stamford, Connecticut, according...

Hollywood Stars Pose For New Pirelli Calendar

Kate Winslet, Dame Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman are among a number of A-list actresses who will feature in the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, it has been revealed. This year's edition of the calendar hit the headlines when it was announced that nude models...

Worker Killed On Set Of Blade Runner Sequel

A Hungarian man has been killed in an accident on the set of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. The construction worker died work during the dismantling of the set on a sound stage at Budapest's Origo Studios. In a statement, Origo Studios said: "The worker was underneath...

'The Rock' Tops Forbes List Of Best Paid Actors

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named the world's highest paid actor by Forbes, raking in $ 64.5m. The 44-year-old former wrestler more than doubled his earnings from last year thanks to his role in the action comedy Central Intelligence, the eighth installment...

Prince Death: Mislabelled Pills Found On Estate

Pills recovered from Prince's Paisley Park estate were falsely labelled and actually contained a drug 50 times more potent than heroin, officials have revealed. A number of tablets discovered throughout the musician's Minneapolis home tested positive for the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl, an offical...

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...