Multiverse of Madness? Why the Marvel Cinematic Universe no longer exists in perfect isolation

The internet briefly looked up from its coffee and raised an eyebrow last week when Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson appeared to confirm that every Spider-Man movie since Tobey Maguire’s 2002 debut as the wisecracking web-slinger is now considered to be part of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. “All Spider-Man iterations are defacto MCU,” wrote Derrickson during a Twitter exchange with Moon director Duncan Jones. The film-maker,...

The Queen's unique wedding anniversary gift revealed

The Queen and Prince Philip have been married for 73 years

George Clooney cuts own hair

George Clooney hasn't visited a barber for over 25 years because he just cuts his own hair.

Lindsay Lohan gushes over Mean Girls co-stars and says they're 'all still good friends'

Lindsay starred as Cady Heron in the hit 2004 chick flick, alongside Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert

Aacta awards 2020: Cate Blanchett’s Stateless and Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth win big

Cate Blanchett-led refugee drama Stateless and Shannon Murphy’s coming-of-age film Babyteeth have blitzed the 2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) awards, sharing 22 wins between them at an unusual ceremony capping off an unusual year. A seemingly smaller than usual selection of films and TV shows graced the nomination lists this year, with the industry mainly celebrating productions that were completed before Covid-19...

And the Oscar goes to ... a movie by a streaming platform?

Usually at this time of year, thoughts are turning to awards season and an enticing winter of quality cinema ahead, but – and you’re probably utterly sick of hearing it – this year it’s different. Instead, we have got shuttered cinemas and no prestige dramas to put in them anyway. Hollywood is in hibernation. But the awards show must go on. Next year’s Baftas and Academy Awards are delayed until April, rather than the usual February. Deadlines...

Sir Elton says 'horrible' comments from Watford fans kept him grounded

Sir Elton John has said the "horrible things" football fans said about his clothes and music kept him grounded at the height of his fame.

The 20 best songs of 2020

We kick off our end of 2020 music coverage with Guardian critics’ favourite songs, with our album of the year countdown starting tomorrow. 

Michael Jackson's ex Debbie Rowe says he 'did parenting as she didn't want to be mum'

Debbie Rowe has said that pop legend Michael Jackson was willing to do all the parenting of his three children as he wanted to be a father whereas she had no desire to be a mother

Jennifer Lawrence's family's summer camp farm 'hit by fire as brother asks for help'

The summer camp that Jennifer Lawrence's family run from a farm in Kentucky was reportedly hit by a huge fire and her brother has asked for help in recouping their loss

I'm a Celebrity eliminates second campmate

"It was brutal."

Dolly Parton ‘cried all night’ over recording dispute with Elvis Presley

Dolly Parton has revealed that she once turned down Elvis Presley’s request to record a cover of her song “I Will Always Love You”. Parton released the song in 1974, but the song gained further popularity after it was covered by Whitney Houston in 1992, for the romantic thriller The Bodyguard. The country singer said in her recent Netflix documentary Here I Am that Presley had also wanted to record a version of the song, but she denied his...

Bill Roache likes 'peaceful' Coronation Street set following Covid-19 protocols

'Coronation Street' legend Bill Roache has admitted he "quite likes" the ITV soap's studios after coronavirus pandemic regulations were introduced, because it is "very peaceful".

Death in Paradise star's real-life wife to play onscreen wife in season ten - get the details

Tobi Bakere's wife Prisca will be making her Death in Paradise debut - by playing JP's wife Rosey

Duran Duran poised to play new music at British ­Summertime in 2021

Simon Le Bon has revealed Duran Duran are set to play new music at British ­Summertime.

Jodie Comer isn't 'interested' in having celebrity friends

Jodie Comer isn't "interested" in having celebrity friends.

Rita Ora 'breaks lockdown rules by partying with 30 pals'

The singer, 30, is alleged to have invited 30 friends to a restaurant in Notting Hill, West London, to mark the occasion with the group partying 'until the early hours'.

The biggest musical hit the year you were born

Which song was playing over and over on the radio the year you were born? From 1960 to 2009, here are 50 memorable hits that made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100!

The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan to be subtitled in new documentary about his life

The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan is set to be subtitled in a forthcoming documentary film about his life. Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan had initially screened for press without subtitles, but faced complaints that MacGowan’s speech was difficult to make out. Director Julien Temple told BBC News that interpreting MacGowan’s “strange mixture of Irish and English” was sometimes “an acquired listening skill”. However, he added...

Amanda Holden, 49, showcases her incredible figure in swimsuit

Amanda Holden sizzled as she slipped into a swimsuit for a festive dip in her hot tub on Sunday.

David Prowse couldn't say goodbye to family because of COVID restrictions

David Prowse’s family have shared the heartbreaking news that they weren’t able to say a final goodbye to him because of COVID restrictions. The actor, known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films and for his work as the Green Cross Code Man, died on Saturday. According to The Sun, his daughter Rachel, 50, said: “It’s horrible that COVID restrictions meant we did not get to see him and say goodbye. “But when we went to collect...

There's a Brideshead Revisited Television Remake in the Works Courtesy of the BBC and HBO

In can what can only be described as dream television news, it's been announced that a new adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited is in the works, with Luca Guadagnino at the helm as director and writer.

I'm a Celeb viewers annoyed at campmates after Giovanna left without treat from home

The star was left in tears after a tough twist.

Harry and Meghan 'can't comment' on 'The Crown'

Here's why

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, a love story

Andrea McLean shares stunning never-before-seen wedding pictures for this special reason

Loose Women star Andrea McLean shares stunning never-before-seen wedding photos for this special reason

'Saved by the Bell' apologises for 'offensive' Selena Gomez kidney jokes

"Saved by the Bell" wants to make amends with a donation to the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.

Tom Fletcher left 'heartbroken' after watching wife Giovanna break down in tears on I'm A Celebrity

I'm A Celebrity's Giovanna Fletcher was reduced to tears after missing out on a gift from husband Tom and their children during a challenge on Sunday night...

TV style icons of 2020: Michael Jordan's sartorial slam dunk

The Last Dance, the Netflix show about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, scored 24 million viewers around the world within a month of its April release. An audience held captive by lockdown almost certainly drove those numbers up, but still, that is a lot of eyeballs for a documentary about basketball games that happened 23 years ago. Which makes sense when you realise that The Last Dance isn’t really a sports documentary at all, but a...

This New Documentary Takes a Deep Dive Into the Glamorous and Tumultuous Life of Audrey Hepburn

Who was the real Audrey Hepburn?

Anton Du Beke to front baking special with his family on This Morning

Anton du Beke will return to This Morning to front a brand new baking series called 'Anton du Bake, At Christmas'.

Cardi B apologises for hosting Thanksgiving dinner during pandemic: ‘I wasn’t trying to offend’

Cardi B has responded after her large Thanksgiving dinner attracted criticism from fans. Yesterday (29 November), the rapper revealed that she hosted nearly 40 people during her holiday celebrations, with guests consisting of “12 kids and 25 adults”. Fans were quick to condemn the 28-year-old’s decision to host a party amid the ongoing pandemic. One user wrote: “Doesn’t sound like something to be proud of.” Another added: “I hope it was worth it...

Stars behind masks: can you recognize these celebrities?

Ariana Grande channels sixties glam in snaps from Positions video

The singer, 27, posted the photos to her social media on Sunday. Positions, from the album of the same name, was released in October.

Celebs Go Dating filming paused after positive Covid test

Filming on E4 show 'Celebs Go Dating' has been temporarily paused following an "unexpected" positive coronavirus test, despite the individual, who has not been named, quarantining prior to entering the house.

Carrie Brownstein writing and directing biopic on rock group Heart

Carrie Brownstein is writing and directing a biopic on the rock group Heart, according to the band's lead vocalist Ann Wilson.

TV tonight: Anton Ferdinand on racism in football

Anton Ferdinand: Football, Racism & Me 9pm, BBC One Following a highly publicised account of alleged racial abuse on the pitch while playing against the ex-England captain John Terry in 2011, the footballer Anton Ferdinand now fronts this startling documentary examining why racism has been on the rise in the game in recent years. Speaking for the first time about the impact the incident has had on his life and career, including continuing online...

Rita Ora surprised by Mariah Carey and Idris Elba birthday messages

Melanie C confirms Spice Girls 'talking' about 25th anniversary

Melanie C has teased the Spice Girls are “talking” about their 25th anniversary but refused to confirm their plans.

Amazing gifts from the stars to their loved ones

Happy news for British royals following surprise engagement announcement

Happy news for the Queen and Prince Charles as India Hicks reveals she is marrying her longterm partner, David Wood

Who is Grand Admiral Thrawn in The Mandalorian? And have we met the Star Wars character before?

An important Imperial leader is potentially making a reappearance

Strictly fans split after fifth celebrity leaves 2020 series

Strictly fans left divided after Clara Amfo and partner Aljaz Skorjanec become the fifth couple to leave the 2020 series

Spotify adds Stories, trialling new feature with clips from Kelly Clarkson and Meghan Trainor

Spotify is testing its own version of Stories, bringing the feature into its app as a way for artists to interact with their audience. The new feature, which was spotted on Twitter and is available in some users’ apps, has been added to Spotify’s updated playlist of Christmas music with artists talking about their favourite festive memory. Tapping on a playlist in the streaming service’s iOS or Android app might now bring up a series of familiar...

Halsey joins Grammy nominations criticism: ‘It’s not always about the music’

Halsey has weighed in on this year’s controversial Grammy nominations. The singer, who was among the artists shut out from the 2021 ceremony despite releasing work that was both critically and commercially successful, shared her thoughts on Instagram Stories. “I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations,” she wrote, via Deadline. “The...

John Travolta Posts Emotional Message To Fans After Wife's Death

John Travolta has posted a heartfelt message on social media thanking his fans for reaching out to him after his wife’s death from breast cancer. The actor’s wife, actress Kelly Preston, died in July after a two-year battle with the disease. She was 57. “I just wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting me in such an incredible way this year,” the star said in a video Instagram message. “Happy Thanksgiving, and...

Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1983 Australia Tour Marked the Fracturing Of Their Relationship

The Crown accurately depicts the jealousy lurking beneath the surface of the royal couple.

Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli 'forced to take £125K PAY CUT this year'

Bruno Tonioli 'will only receive around half' of his usual £250,000 Strictly Come Dancing salary this year after not appearing in person for any live shows, according to new reports.

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley has healed rift with Steve Norman

Singer Tony Hadley revealed he's healed a rift with his Spandau Ballet bandmate, Steve Norman.

Chris Brown leads Soul Train Awards winners