Soundgarden rocker Chris Cornell dead at 52

Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the grunge rock band Soundgarden, has died aged 52. The musician's representative described his death on Wednesday night...

Disney held to ransom over 'stolen' film

Disney chief Bob Iger has revealed the company is being held for ransom by hackers threatening to leak an unreleased movie. Mr Iger said on Monday the hackers demanded a "huge sum" to be paid in Bitcoin, or they will release parts of...

Game Of Thrones: Fifth new spin-off revealed

Game Of Thrones creator George R R Martin has revealed there is a fifth spin-off in the works. The announcement comes two weeks after HBO said it had already hired four writers to work on four different series part of the "vast universe"...

BAFTA TV nods reflect streaming sites shake-up

The Crown, one of the most expensive TV series ever made, leads the way at tonight's BAFTA TV Awards. The big budget royal drama's five nominations demonstrate how streaming sites are shaking up the establishment. In previous years, because of how the programme...

Making waves: Artist uses newspapers for tsunami

He's a man who knows how powerful a little imagination can be. Artist David Mach says the UK definitely needs to encourage more artists to "start making stuff". "Boy, do we need to make things now, with Brexit, with the way our industry...

The Rock considering run for president after Trump

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he considers a White House run "a real possibility". In an interview with GQ magazine, the wrestler turned Hollywood producer responded to fans calling for him to take on another role - president of the United States. The...

Dance music star Robert Miles dies at 47

DJ and dance music star Robert Miles has died at the age of 47, it has been reported. The Swiss-born Italian artist, who scored an international number one hit in 1996 with Children and later won a Brit award, is said to have...

Is Natalie Portman returning to Marvel?

The director of the upcoming Thor sequel Ragnarok has posted a cryptic image of actress Natalie Portman on social media. Taika Waititi, the New Zealander in charge of the God of Thunder's new instalment, left fans scratching their heads over the weekend by...

Conrad Hilton held for alleged car theft

Paris Hilton's younger brother Conrad has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stealing a car and violating an ex-girlfriend's restraining order. Police went to the Hollywood Hills home of the 23-year-old's ex-girlfriend, Hunter Daily Salomon, before dawn on Saturday. According to reports...

Dolly Parton gives millions to wildfire victims

Country music legend Dolly Parton has given nearly 900 families $ 10,000 each after they were forced from their homes by deadly wildfires in Tennessee last year. The singer-songwriter said the last payments had been made this week to help those affected...

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...

Led Zeppelin reunion rumours triggered by Plant

Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant has sparked a frenzy of rumours about a possible reunion of the legendary rockers. A decade after the group last performed together, speculation is rife they could reform after the singer posted a brief cryptic message on his...

'Disaster' celebrity festival sued for $100m

Organisers of the Bahamas celebrity festival branded a "complete disaster" have been hit with a $ 100m lawsuit alleging fraud. Rapper Ja Rule and his business partners were forced to abort the luxury-themed Fyre Festival on Friday, after hundreds of ticket holders...

Godfather cast reunites for 45th anniversary

The surviving cast of The Godfather have gathered in New York for a 45th anniversary reunion. Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, James Caan, Talia Shire and Robert Duvall watched The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974)...

Swayze's Dirty Dancing jacket sells for £48,000

A leather jacket that Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze wore in the film Dirty Dancing has sold for $ 62,500 (£48,260). It was among hundreds of items that went under the hammer in an auction of the late star's memorabilia in Los Angeles....

100 days of Trump, according to the Simpsons

The Simpsons have presented their own take on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. The short animation released online shows the US President in bed at the White House counting his accomplishments. Among the achievements were the lowering of his golfing handicap...

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...

'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...

Work begins on FOUR sequels to Avatar

Work on the next four Avatar films is under way, director James Cameron has said. The original 2009 3D blockbuster won three Oscars for its stunning visual effects, cinematography and art direction. In a Facebook post Cameron wrote: "Great to be working with...

Happy Days star Erin Moran dies at 56

Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said the 56-year-old former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received a 911 call. The cause of her...