Radio rebels go straight: Pirates get a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later,...

Parsons: I'm in a profession that retires you

Nicholas Parsons says it's the "wonderful frissance in the air" that keeps him coming back to the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. At 93, he's one of the oldest...

Reality star avoids jail after ex-girlfriend assault

Reality TV star Jeremy McConnell has avoided jail after being found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Davis. McConnell, 27, denied the attack on 10 March, calling Miss...

David Letterman back from retirement at 70

David Letterman is coming out of retirement with a new talk show, two years after ending his 33-year-long stint at CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 70-year-old...

Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell dies

Glen Campbell, the singer known for hits like Rhinestone Cowboy and Wichita Lineman, has died aged 81. The US country and rock artist, who was also a well-regarded...

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separate

One of Hollywood's favourite couples have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris shared the news on social media, saying they...

Irvine Welsh: Poor people are pushed out of arts

Writer Irvine Welsh says his new musical addresses his own frustrations with how "poor people" are being pushed out of the arts. "Nowadays you get a lot of...

Comedian Sayle almost walked away from career

Alexei Sayle helped transform the face of comedy but he says he almost stopped for good after feeling "beaten" by the business. The comedian's show is one of...

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...

West sues insurer for $10m over cancelled tour

Kanye West's tour firm is suing Lloyd's of London for nearly $ 10m (£7.5m) over the cancellation of the rapper's concerts. Very Good Touring said in legal...

Playwright and actor Sam Shepard dies

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and renowned author, has died aged 73. He died at his Kentucky home from complications related to Lou Gehrig's disease,...

Clooney vows to sue magazine over photos of twins

Actor George Clooney has threatened a magazine with legal action following the publication of photographs of his children. He accused photographers from French publication Voici of illegally taking...

Diversity star killed in car crash

Former Diversity dancer and Britain's Got Talent winner Rob Anker has died after reportedly being involved in a car crash in Canada. The 27-year-old was named in...

First Mercury Prize nomination for Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is up against acts including Stormzy and Alt-J in the battle for this year's Mercury Prize. This is the first time Sheeran features on the shortlist...

MTV VMAs: Which is the best video of the year?

MTV has scrapped the gender categories of best female video and best male video as it announced nominations for this year's VMAs. Those two categories will be replaced...

Linkin Park hearts 'broken' by singer's suicide

Linkin Park have said their "hearts are broken" following the suicide of lead singer Chester Bennington. Bennington, 41, was found dead in the bedroom of his home in...

Spielberg warns VR will rule the future

Steven Spielberg has warned that a future ruled by virtual reality is coming "whether we like it or not". Presenting his upcoming sci-fi film at this year's Comic-Con...

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...

Linkin Park lead singer dies in apparent suicide

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has died aged 41 in an apparent suicide. The American rock singer was found hanged at his home in California shortly before...

OJ Simpson prepares for parole bid in the US

The 70-year-old sports star-turned-actor has served almost nine years of a maximum 33-year sentence for armed robbery and kidnapping at a Las Vegas Hotel in 2008.If he is granted parole at the hearing - which will be televised live - he will walk free...