Streaming: in praise of new documentary platform True Story

Even with a larger captive home audience in times of coronavirus, launching a new independent streaming service is a challenge these days. With the best of artistic intentions, trying to get a suitably large subscriber base to support your niche programming amid the spangly distractions of Netflix and the like isn’t easy. Still, I recently encountered one that merits a second glance: True Story, a new-on-the-scene, UK-based global streaming...

Ant and Dec reveal what they really do in the I'm A Celeb ad break

I'm A Celebrity presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have confessed what they get up to when the show breaks for adverts – and it may not actually surprise you.

Are we the baddies? Pop culture’s grand reckoning with good and evil

If pop culture is any guide, we tend to be more honest with ourselves through our villains than our heroes. In crimefighters and caped crusaders, writers invest humanity’s most aspirational qualities, creating an ideal against which we can measure our own efforts to be and do good. In their antagonists, however, we see the flawed shadow-selves that we can’t help being. Jealousy, pettiness, vanity, selfishness: our commonplace mortal frailties...

Happiest Season review – queer festive cheer with Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis

This romcom delivers festive cheer with its premise alone: Kristen Stewart is brought home for the holidays to meet her girlfriend’s shrill, overbearing family. But Harper (Mackenzie Davis) is not out, and so Abby (Stewart) is amusingly deemed her “orphan friend” and shoved, quite literally, back into the closet. Directed by Clea DuVall, who starred in the 1999 queer classic But I’m a Cheerleader, the film cannily features a Drag Race cameo, an...

Glenn Close reveals Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar win didn't “make sense” to her

The veteran actress spoke candidly in a new interview

I'm A Celeb bosses introduce major shake-up after brutal criticism of last week's show

Fans were furious last week when they tuned in to I'm A Celebrity and discovered that the show wasn't live. Show hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have since addressed the issue

Kendall Jenner has 'struggled a bit' with her mental health this year

John Travolta thanks fans for support on first Thanksgiving since death of wife Kelly Preston

Hollywood legend John Travolta has thanked fans for their continued support on the first Thanksgiving since his wife Kelly Preston died. Travolta and Preston had been married for 29 years when she lost her two-year battle with cancer in July. The world mourned with the Grease star when the news broke, and the 66-year-old used Thanksgiving to take to social media to show his gratitude to fans. Read more: John Travolta shares birthday tribute to...

Jon Bon Jovi and friends urge New Jersey to 'wear a friggin' mask'

Part of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund's #MaskUpNJ campaign, the image can be seen on a billboard above the New Jersey Turnpike, reading: 'Wear a friggin' mask!'

Kristin Cavallari 'accepting applications' for boyfriends

'Very Cavallari' star Kristin Cavallari is "accepting applications" for boyfriends.

Strictly star Bill Bailey's spontaneous marriage proposal after wooing wife for a year

Bill Bailey and his Strictly partner Oti Mabuse are now among the favourites to lift year's Glitterball trophy

Why isn't I'm A Celeb live tonight? - Reason show will be different on Saturday

I'm A Celeb is in for a unique year, but it's not just the change in location that contestants and viewers have to get used to, but the change in the weekly schedule

Will and Grace star Megan Mullally is coming to the West End in 2021

The Karen Walker actress is setting sail in Anything Goes.

I'm A Celeb Hollie Arnold's brother defends her as Ant McPartlin mocks MBE habit

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! star Hollie Arnold's family appeared on Good Morning Britain on ITV to talk about her journey so far, before host Richard Arnold spoke about her MBE

Strictly star Jamie Laing's heartbreaking explanation for taking part in show

Jamie Laing scored the highest marks of the series after wowing the judges with his stunning street dance performance

‘Covid is causing all of us to think about purpose and meaning in our lives’

Co Antrim Americana singer/songwriter Ben Glover chats to JOANNE SAVAGE about having to cancel tour dates, surviving lockdown with the help of Zoom, music as soul survival sustenance and his new EP Wild Sweet Lily

Gemma Atkinson reveals sad milestone for baby Mia

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Gemma Atkinson is a doting mum

Young Thug criticises Andre 3000 – and hip-hop fans aren’t happy

Rapper Young Thug has left music fans confused after making disparaging comments about Outkast star André 3000. Despite André praising Young Thug in the past, the 29-year-old was quick to rubbish the star's influence on hip-hop during an interview on TI's ExpediTIously podcast. “I can’t rap you two André 3000 songs,” he said, adding: “I ain’t never paid attention to him. Never in my life.” Young Thug then accused André 3000 of having an inflated...

Fontaines DC review – post-punk in 360-degree VR

Certain artists fall over themselves to embrace technological innovation. Some other bands have technological innovation thrust a little awkwardly upon them. So it is that Fontaines DC – an intense post-punk band whose oblique poetics and disdain for showbiz could easily be mistaken for passive aggression – find themselves livestreaming a show in which there is nowhere for them to hide. The venue is London’s Brixton Academy, where this Dublin...

Rapper who filmed actor's daughter as she died grins in Instagram snap

Ceon Broughton, 31, who was jailed after filming his girlfriend dying from a party drugs overdose, is pictured grinning with a fellow rapper on a friend's Instagram for the first time since release in August.

Rebekah Vardy sports 'Be Merry, Be Kind' charity jumper

Rebekah Vardy was spreading positivity on Saturday, after it was claimed Coleen Rooney had a spy in the Vardy camp.

Iconic movie scenes about shopping

Bruce Lee would be 80 today: the story of his life and untimely death

Corrie explains why characters are breaking mask rules in episodes

"We had to take some dramatic license."

I'm A Celebrity stars warned not to mistake intensity for intimacy after Hollie's exit

EXCLUSIVE: Hollie Arnold became the first star to be evicted from I'm A Celebrity, and psychotherapist Noel McDermott has warned how the paralympian's departure could have a mental impact on contestants

Matthew Perry surprises fans with photo from inside his home - see why!

Matthew Perry delighted fans when he shared a glimpse inside his home and he has a framed quote about his Friends character proudly displayed

Andrea Riseborough: ‘Communicating your worth is not biting the hand that feeds you’

It’s 2am in Butte, Montana, and Andrea Riseborough is showing me the snow. “Can you see it?” says the star of Birdman and Black Mirror, holding her phone up to the empty streets of the old copper mining town. “Strangely, it settled when the presidential election result was called. It just seems really calm and peaceful since.” The 39-year-old is halfway through a month of night shoots for a film called Please Baby Please, so she’s been on a...

I’m A Celeb winners Joey Essex, Vicky Pattison, Joe Swash and Charlie Brooks ‘sent home’ after plans for stars to appear on show

I’m A Celebrity winners Joey Essex, Vicky Pattison, Joe Swash and Charlie Brooks had reportedly been isolating for two weeks after being sent home.

Coronation Street explains why pandemic storyline was ruled out a year ago

"Fast forward to now and it all looks horribly prescient."

Eric Clapton and Van Morrison team up for anti-lockdown charity single

Gwen Stefani is unrecognisable with short fringe and wavy hair

No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani thrilled fans with a photoshopped throwback photo with Blake Shelton and her hair blew them away

Sandra Bullock open to marriage

Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall are open to marriage.

Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert talks about a possible sequel

What would Gretchen be up to nowadays?

Strictly Come Dancing's week 6 songs and dances as Motsi Mabuse returns to judging panel

The remaining seven couples will be dancing for the Strictly Come Dancing judges tonight - and here's what we can expect

Gordon Ramsay shares photo of son Oscar rocking new hairstyle

Fans loved Gordon Ramsay's new photo of his youngest son

Josh O’Connor: ‘I had to advocate for Prince Charles on set. He’s always told: shut up’

When we meet at 4.15pm on a Saturday in late October, Josh O’Connor is in the middle of one of those hot streaks that British actors occasionally enjoy when everything comes good at once.

Snoop Dogg's festive track

Snoop Dogg has once again joined forces with food delivery company Just Eat and his Christmas song 'Doggy Dogg Christmas' will feature in the brand's 2020 Christmas advert.

Kris Jenner shows self-defence by 'attacking' pre-transition Caitlyn

The matriarch, now 65, proved she knows how to defend herself as she perfected her martial arts kicks in a 1994 fitness video that has resurfaced on Instagram.

Dougie James dead: Soul singer and dad of Ryan Thomas dies unexpectedly aged 72

Singer Dougie James, who toured with the Jackson 5 before settling down to have his boys Ryan, Adam and Scott Thomas, has died at the age of 72

Everything you need to know about Jamie Laing's dating history

Strictly Come Dancing's Jamie Laing has dated many of his Made in Chelsea co-stars…

The week in classical: Ariodante; Royal Northern Sinfonia; BCMG; HCMF; Bath Mozart festival – review

Elation at the miracles star musicians can achieve in an empty theatre; regret at not being there in person – both reactions made watching the Royal Opera’s Ariodante live online a vital and bittersweet experience. Handel wrote the opera for Covent Garden theatre’s 1735 season. Nearly three centuries on, this was its first performance at the Royal Opera House, which stands on the same site. An outstanding cast was led by the Irish mezzo-soprano...

Famous male celebs who have defied gender norms

In 2020, we'd like to think we are ready to take on a new era of masculinity, to question gender stereotypes and gender norms. What once signalled effeminacy now points to confidence, which is exactly what everyone wants in a man. But many stars had to make brave decisions to pave the path and some celebs are still widening that path today. We salute you! Let’s celebrate the men who defied gender norms... David Bowie David Bowie, the legendary rock singer who died in 2016 at the age of 6

Luther star Idris Elba interviewing music legend for BBC One

"What an honour!"

TOWIE's Gemma Collins wants to change her image saying she's 'ready to hang up the GC'

EXCLUSIVE: Popular Gemma says she’s had time to re-evaluate her life during lockdown – and she’s ready for the next chapter next year as she turns 40, without her alter ego the GC

Gabriel Latchin Trio: I'll Be Home for Christmas review – the gift that keeps on giving

For my money, London-born Gabriel Latchin is the best straight-ahead jazz pianist to appear in the past few years. Polished technique we now take as normal, but there’s a particular crispness in his playing and a lucidity that grips the attention. I was a bit taken aback to learn that Latchin was about to release a Christmas album, but this is no festive quickie. As he points out in the CD notes, the best Christmas songs were mostly the work of...

I'm a Celebrity set to bring back fan favourite trial despite fears of axe

A location change won't stop the challenge everyone loves.

17 couples who found love on Dancing on Ice, Strictly and other reality TV shows

Couples who found love on reality TV: see who has dated or married a partner from reality TV

Josh Groban misses live audiences

Josh Groban misses performing in front of a live audiences but says livestreams have helped him to connect with fans.

Chris Columbus thought he was going to be fired as 'Harry Potter' director

Chris Columbus, the director behind the first two installments to the Harry Potter franchise, has opened up about overseeing the adaptation of JK Rowling’s hugely popular books. During his recent conversation with Collider, Columbus admitted that the pressure was particularly intense because he knew that there was no way he could “screw up this book.” Read More: 'Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone' hits $1 billion box office, 19 years...

10 stars who never found a lasting love

A number of celebrities have coupled off and some have even gone on to build empires together. However, a handful of stars have chosen not to marry or take family matters into their own hands. Here are 10 who never found a lasting love...