Elf was nearly axed mid-production over lawsuit concerns, producers reveal

Elf was nearly axed mid-production because of a potential lawsuit, it has been revealed. The Christmas classic, released in 2003, stars Will Ferrell as an elf raised in the North Pole who discovers that he is actually human. But the movie was threatened by lawyers while it was being filmed, with one even suggesting it may not be allowed to be released. As revealed in the Netflix documentary series The Holiday Movies That Made Us, lawyers became...

Kylie Minogue says her beau won over her granny by learning Welsh

The pop legend, 52, has revealed that her family approve of her beau, 46, especially her Welsh grandmother, who met Paul for the first time at her 100th birthday party.

Mobo founder Kanya King: 'I’ve been fighting to break down barriers. It's isolating'

“It was almost like the world had woken up,” says Kanya King, the Mobos founder, who is discussing an open letter she sent to the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, in June. Released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, it was a personal account of the systemic racism she has faced since starting the music awards in 1996, from a hostile press to apathetic record labels. After it was published, friends and industry...

Who are the frontrunners in the 2020 European Film Awards?

In their 33rd year, the European Film Awards are going virtual. The prize will be distributed digitally from Berlin from December 8 to 12. Two German films are among those poised to claim the title.

Jeff Bridges turns 71: the story of a prolific actor and his battle against cancer

Daniel Radcliffe explains why he isn't on social media

Daniel Radcliffe thinks he’d get into “fights with random people” online if he had social media accounts, so chooses to stay away from the platforms.

Shawn Mendes says new album Wonder 'feels like freedom'

Shawn Mendes says his new album 'Wonder' - which was released on Friday (04.12.20) - "feels like freedom" as a songwriter.

2020 movies: The best films new to UK streaming this week - 4 December

Yahoo Entertainment is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. In this week’s selection of the latest films made available to streaming, expect some reflection on the injustices of Hollywood cinema. Most prominent is a Netflix original with a lot of prestige behind its name: the latest feature directed by...

First Game Of Thrones Prequel Images May Reveal Fiery Secrets

Like @GameOfThrones says, dragons are coming ... On Thursday, HBO surprised fans by announcing that the Game Of Thrones prequel, House Of The Dragon, will begin production in 2021. 

Robbie Williams forming new group with pals

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Award-winning team to give Animal Farm a musical touch

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Animal Farm, George Orwell's allegorical fairy tale, is being adapted into a musical by Olivier award-winning playwright James Graham.

Channel 4's best Christmas TV for 2020 – from Bake Off's festive specials to a Taskmaster treat

Here's what's in store...

After 25 years, Radio Disney is going off the air in 2021

Radio Disney has announced that after 25 years on the air, it will cease operations in 2021. Since launching in 1996, the station has faithfully promoted some of Disney's most well-known singers, like Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, and more. In a press statement, Disney explained that the closure had to do with "the fast-evolving media environment that provides more personalized music choices than ever," as well as...

Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song

Musicians from every country form Earth Orchestra to record unique song

Doctor Who season 13 and festive special in Digital Spy magazine issue 5

Plus exclusive interviews and festive TV picks.

Kate Garraway has been playing Elton John songs to husband in hospital

Kate Garraway has told how Sir Elton John has reached out to her amid her husband’s lengthy coronavirus battle, and how she plays his songs to her hubby in hospital. The Good Morning Britain star’s husband Derek Draper fell ill in March and has remained in hospital since then. According to The Sun, the Rocket Man singer has been supporting the TV star during the traumatic time. Read more: Kate Garraway's husband now longest suffering critical...

Britney Spears at 39, still caught up in controversies

TV tonight: a fascinating journey around the world of TV themes

The Sound of TV with Neil Brand 9pm, BBC Four Examining the world of TV music, composer Neil Brand opens his new series with a fascinating examination of the television theme tune – from the eerie electronic sound of the Doctor Who theme, to Coronation Street’s brass band and Game of Thrones’ epic orchestrations. First, Brand meets Simon May, the creator of the EastEnders theme, and revisits his childhood favourite Bagpuss. Then, collector Jonny...

Bryan Cranston still feeling effects of coronavirus

'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston admits he still hasn't fully regained his sense or smell months after his COVID-19 battle.

Robin Thicke's fiancee defends nude baby bump photo

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton 'set to tie the knot in intimate chapel early next year'

Country singer Blake, 44, proposed to the former No Doubt singer, 51, in October, but the pair wasted no time sorting out their nuptials arrangements

Curtis Pritchard resumes filming on Celebs Go Dating

Curtis Pritchard has resumed filming in the 'Celebs Go Dating' mansion after he tested negative for coronavirus four times in a row, following a recent positive test.

Fans can't get over how 'handsome' Ant and Dec are in hilarious throwback advert shared by TikTok user

TikTok users were left swooning over 'handsome' Ant and Dec in a throwback advert which sees the pair promoting Woolworths.

Kelly Clarkson: 'My daughter is a force'

Who Was Herman J. Mankiewicz in 'Mank'? And Did He Actually Write 'Citizen Kane'?

David Fincher's new Netflix film is a true underdog story, but many critics object to its truth

Burd Ellen: Says the Never Beyond review – brilliant wintersongs make an eerie snowglobe of sound

And so it is Christmas. Here’s what Burd Ellen have done: made a brilliant set of wintersongs from all across Britain that almost hovers in the air like an eerie snowglobe of sound. It begins with two minutes of buzzing drones, bowed cymbals, violin string scrapes, and distant murmurations of birdsong, setting a stage of pure ice and pitch blackness. Debbie Armour enters singing folk revival classic Please to See the King and when Gayle Brogan...

Stillwater review – panda pleasures, with a side order of mindfulness

The home-working parents of young children can develop an unusually involved relationship with their streaming services. To bestow co-parent status on an inanimate object may seem extreme – even if it does have Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology – but it’s whatever gets you through the pandemic, right? And if we must park them in front of a glowing screen every once in a while, it’s good to know there’s something not only harmless but actively...

I'm A Celeb star shares behind-the-scenes details including 'weird hostage situation'

Former I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Dom Joly has spoken about some of the mental stress that the campmates are put under while on the show

Stephen Colbert has positional vertigo

Stephen Colbert is battling positional vertigo, which he was diagnosed with in late October, and causes him to go dizzy when he stands up.

Gigi Hadid returns to work after giving birth

Gigi Hadid is ready to return to work two months after giving birth to her daughter.

Bad Bunny has recovered from COVID-19

Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny has tested negative for coronavirus and feels "great", just weeks after he was forced to miss his American Music Awards performance due to contracting the disease.

Love Actually: Martine McCutcheon says divisive ‘cue card’ scene is ‘not creepy at all’

Love Actually star Martine McCutcheon has spoken out in defence of the film’s divisive “cue card” scene. The Christmas-set romantic movie has been a staple of the season for many viewers since its release in 2003, but the climactic scene, in which Mark (Andrew Lincoln) professes his love for Juliet (Keira Knightley) using written cue cards, has been mocked and parodied countless times. Speaking to Digital Spy, McCutcheon, who played the role of...

GMB hosts variety show as Anton Du Beke and Chris Kamara show off vocal talents

Good Morning Britain is hosting a live-streamed variety show featuring the talents of Chris Kamara, Anton Du Beke, Emeli Sande and Britain's Got Talent's Magical Bones

Olivia Colman to reunite with Helena Bonham Carter for virtual Cinderella

The High Low goes out on a high – podcasts of the week

Picks of the week The Climate Question Far from being dry or doom-mongering, the BBC’s new podcast on the climate emergency offers an engaging, accessible look at the current state of play, from around the world. Topics covered so far include whether China and America can work together to tackle their mounting greenhouse emissions, and whether the pandemic has actually seen a rise in deforestation – and how this in turn could lead to the spread...

I'm a Celebrity 2020 eliminates last campmate ahead of final

One day to go.

Tess Daly's incredibly emotional reaction as husband Vernon Kay reaches I'm A Celebrity final

Tess Daly has shared her emotional reaction with fans as her husband Vernon Kay reached the final of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! on Thursday night

ADRIAN THRILLS: So who will rule the (air)waves this Yule?

ADRIAN THRILLS: With two Christmas albums to her name already (in 1984 and 1990), Dolly Parton was never going to let a pandemic disrupt her rhinestone-clad plans.

Taskmaster's Greg Davies in disbelief as entire celebrity line-up is disqualified from the same task

"It's a sad day. I think we'll have a couple of moments of silence."

Celebrity Crystal Maze review - rollicking fun with Richard Ayoade

I don’t know how they filmed Celebrity Crystal Maze under Covid-compliant conditions, and honestly I don’t want to know. Let’s assume they all self-isolated in separate chambers in a specially built quarantine zone, communicating by speaker tubes and sleeping on Murphy beds that lift up to reveal a climbing wall beneath. Or whatever other happy images fill your mind while still befitting the oddball, hi-tech-Heath Robinson vibe of this oddly...

Harry Styles: 'I was scared to get it wrong when I went solo'

Albums of the Week: Music Played by Humans, Good News, Carnival of the Animals

New releases from Gary Barlow, Megan Thee Stallion and The Kanneh-Masons

Rebel Wilson’s astonishing transformation

Taylor Swift drives fans wild with 'hint she's engaged' to Joe Alwyn in new lyrics

Taylor Swift sparked speculation she got engaged to her lover Joe Alwyn after she apparently tweaked the lyrics in her fresh re-recording of Love Story

The story of Elliot Page

The End of the Storm: Official Liverpool documentary full details & how to watch in Australia

Here's everything you need to know about the new documentary that dives into Liverpool's 2019-20 Premier League success

Megan Fox wants a quick divorce as she plans future with Machine Gun Kelly

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly plan to live together once her divorce from Brian Austin Green is finalised.

Carrie Underwood nixed plans for son to hit the stage for TV special

Lily Collins and fiance Charlie McDowell's feelings for each other 'solidified' in quarantine

Lily Collins says quarantine "solidified" what she and her fiance Charlie McDowell "already knew about each other".

Rumer Willis urges followers to 'wear a damn mask'

Rumer Willis urges her followers to "wear a damn mask" for the sake of other people after she was "exposed" to the coronavirus by someone without a face covering.