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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...


Meet Downton Abbey star Jim Carter's family – from co-star wife to children

The actor has been married to fellow Downton star and actress Imelda Staunton for many years – see their family here…


Stars behind masks: can you recognize these celebrities?


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...


Hervé Le Tellier wins Goncourt Prize, France's most prestigious literary award

French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel "L'Anomalie" (The Anomaly). France's top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Le Tellier, 63, is a mathematician by training and former journalist. He is president of the international literary group Oulipo, founded in France by poet Raymond Queneau and writer and scientist François Le Lionnais in 1960. Le Tellier's...


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.


Strictly's Anton du Beke to star in This Morning special alongside family

The Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer will be on our screens a lot more in the coming weeks...


Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, a love story


Nicole Kidman would be 'devastated' if she lost trust in Keith Urban

'The Undoing' star Nicole Kidman's "life would be over" if she lost trust in her husband Keith Urban.


This month's top movie releases, reviewed

What to spend your hard-earned dollar on.


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.


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


I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here camp terrorised by noisy crows

The ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ camp is being plagued by crows, who reportedly keep dive-bombing the celebrities and the crew.


Lily Collins cuts a casual figure as she heads out on an errand run

The Emily in Paris star, 31, appeared to be in good spirits on Sunday evening as she flaunted her engagement ring while shopping at Tailwaggers in West Hollywood.


I am your number one fan! 10 things you didn’t know about ‘Misery’

‘Misery’ tells the story of Paul Sheldon, an author who gets held captive by Annie Wilkes, a psychotic fan who forces him to write stories just for her. This year sees the 30th anniversary of ‘Misery’s’ release, so we wanted to pay tribute to one of the very best Stephen King adaptations. Here are 10 facts about the film...


Did Cara Delevingne break TWO lockdown rules at Rita Ora's party?

The model was allegedly among the 30 people who are said to have attended the secret bash at a restaurant called Casa Cruz in west London on Saturday - six days after stepping out in LA.


Dolly Parton was desperate to have Miley Cyrus on her Christmas album

According to Dolly Parton, she was intent on having Miley Cyrus feature on her Christmas album.


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.


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

Here's why


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".


Chris Brown leads Soul Train Awards winners


I'm a Celeb's Ant & Dec share brilliant reaction to wolf in Victoria's trial

Just an excuse for loads of dog pictures, really.


Anthony Daniels uses his C-3PO character to pay tribute to Dave Prowse

The Darth Vader actor died at the weekend aged 85.


Gregg Wallace: I'm a stooge for John Torode

'MasterChef' judge Gregg Wallace thinks he is a "stooge" for co-star John Torode as the BBC doesn't want him to cook.


George Clooney recalls proposing to wife Amal: 'I was on my knee for like 20 minutes'

George Clooney has come a long way from die-hard bachelor to devoted family man. In an interview withCBS Sunday Morning to promote his new Netflix film, The Midnight Sky, Clooney, 59, reflected on how marrying his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, and becoming a parent to two young children overhauled every aspect of his life.


I’m a Celebrity odds: Jordan North leads as favourite to win with camp leader Giovanna Fletcher close behind

BBC Radio DJ Jordan North is still leading as favourite to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, while author Giovanna Fletcher’s odds have been slashed again. Vernon Kay has also made a leap closer to the frontrunner position, with current odds of 6/1, according to Ladbrokes. North is one of the celebrity contestants taking part in this year’s show, which is set at a derelict Welsh castle instead of the usual Australian bush. Read more:...


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...


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


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


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,...


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...


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...


I milked a cat! Ben Stiller's best movies

Happy Birthday, Ben Stiller! The film star turned 55 on November 30, 2020, and to celebrate we take a look at his best big screen moments. He has starred in, directed or written over 50 movies, including ‘Zoolander’ and the ‘Meet the Parents’ trilogy, that have grossed more than $2.6 billion. Here are Ben Stiller’s top 10 films...


The 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot Has Apologised To Selena Gomez Over Kidney Transplant Remarks

The storyline also mentioned Justin Bieber


Jamie Oliver shares gorgeous new family photo with wife Jools to celebrate happy news

Jamie Oliver has posted the most gorgeous family photo with wife Jools Oliver to celebrate amazing news


Barack Obama wants Drake to play him in biopic

Former US President Barack Obama has given Drake the "stamp of approval" to play him on screen.


Prince William and Kate Middleton to release new family photo

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are always among the royals to share a new family photo for their annual Christmas card


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...


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.


Amazing gifts from the stars to their loved ones


I'm A Celeb's AJ Pritchard's won't be told his grandmother has died on show

"AJ will stay in the castle and continue making her proud wherever she is watching from."


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...


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...


Lady Frederick Windsor on her daughter's acting talent, charity work and royal baby excitement

Lady Frederick Windsor, also known as actress Sophie Winkleman, talks exclusively to HELLO! on her home life, charity work and the royal family


John Barrowman is accused of FAKING his Scottish accent on Lorraine

The I'm A Celeb star didn't move to the US until his father was relocated there for work, when John was eight. But from that point on, he picked up his American twang


Death in Paradise adds Call the Midwife star and more to new run

Saint Marie will be busy in series 10.


I'm A Celeb's Russell Watson 'spun like a rotisserie chicken' in Bushtucker Trial

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Russell Watson takes part in a trial called Rancid Rotisserie tonight and gets spun around like a rotisserie chicken


George Clooney: 'Batman & Robin' is 'a bad film, and I'm bad in it'

George Clooney has said that starring as Batman in Joel Schumacher's 1997 disaster picture Batman & Robin taught him to prioritise scripts over parts. In an interview with Empire, the screen icon said that valuable lessons were learned, and since then he's chosen consistently better projects.


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...


Sir Sean Connery's cause of death revealed

Sean Connery's cause of death revealed. The James Bond actor died at the age of 90 at his home in the Bahamas on 31 October