US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91. Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at...

Tributes to 'king of TV and prince of performers'

Strictly Come Dancing presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly have paid tribute to "gentleman and true legend" Sir Bruce Forsyth. Sir Bruce, best known for hosting shows such...

Has Taylor Swift disappeared from social media?

Taylor Swift, one of social media's most popular celebrities, appears to have wiped years of posts from her accounts. The US singer deleted years of Twitter posts, with...

'Terrified' usher stands in for concert soprano

It is a story that a classical singer could only dream of coming true. Milly Forrest, a music student who was working as an usher, found herself stepping...

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...