Stormzy launches third year of #Merky Books writing prize

Grime star Stormzy has launched the third year of the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize. The annual prize aims to discover unpublished and under-represented writers aged 16-30 from the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Writers can submit fiction, non-fiction and poetry – with the winner receiving a publishing contract with #Merky Books, an imprint with...

Crystal Palace residents complain South Facing Festival even louder than 'house shaking' Wireless

After the rap festival last month residents complained of feeling 'seasick' due to the bass vibrations, but now some are saying things have got worse

Louis Theroux stars in rap video with Jason Derulo visiting London chicken shops

The much-loved documentarian has unintentionally found success with his music

'Dungeons & Dragons' Comic-Con Interviews With Regé-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez And More!

Watch our exclusive interviews with the cast from "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves" From San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

Celebrity MasterChef 2022 announces quarter-finalists

Who buckled in the kitchen heat?

'Rise' Film to Stream Across Disney Bundle

Disney Plus's basketball-theme movie based on lives of Antetokounmpo family debuts on Hulu, ESPN Plus on August 18

Johannes Brahms: Complete Symphonies review – constantly fascinating performances

Though these days we generally hear the Brahms symphonies performed by a full-sized symphony orchestra of 70 or 80 players, the composer himself is said to have preferred smaller forces. The orchestra in Karlsruhe, which introduced his First Symphony, had 49 players, the Meiningen Court Orchestra, responsible for the premiere of the Fourth, numbered 48. Thomas Dausgaard recorded the four symphonies with a band of that size for BIS, and now Adam...

Stars who have been involved in ugly custody battles

The end of a relationship is never easy, and it's even worse when there are children involved. For personalities in the public spotlight, the situation can be especially difficult, and when celebrities divorce it often ends in a court battle over the children. Some cases go on for years. Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis were together for 10 years before what appeared to be a rather sudden split in 2020. The two share a son, Otis, and a daughter, Daisy, and have reportedly been working out their co-parenting arrangement ever since. In 2021, Sudeikis brought a case against Wilde over where their children would live. Wilde is based in California, while Sudeikis was living in the UK filming 'Ted Lasso' at the time. However, he declared his desire to live in New York and make the state the primary residence for his children. The judge dismissed Sudeikis's petition and determined that the children's home state is California. This is the first win for Wilde in what may become a messy legal battle. She filed a petition to “determine parental relationship in Superior Court of California, in LA,” in May, and it's likely that the custody case will continue there. Things already got ugly in April when Wilde was served with custody papers while giving a presentation live on stage at CinemaCon. Court documents obtained by the Daily Mail reveal that Wilde accused Sudeikis of acting with malice by choosing to serve her in such a public and embarrassing way. "Jason's actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard," Wilde reportedly says in the documents. "He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible." Check out the gallery and see the celebrities who have already battled it out in court for custody of their children.

20 facts you might not know about 'Minority Report'

Here are 20 facts you might not know about the sci-fi extravaganza. Unless you are a Precog who already knows all of them, of course.

Actors you didn't realize may never act again

From Bruce Willis to Daniel Day-Lewis, many actors have made the decision to step away from their trade, whether for health reasons or due to a sense of satisfaction with what they've achieved. Steve Martin has had a distinguished career spanning several decades and is experiencing renewed success as one of the stars of the hit series 'Only Murders in the Building.' However, he's considering hanging up his hat for good after this role. "When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others. I’m not going to seek other movies. I don’t want to do cameos," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "This is, weirdly, it." This isn't the first time Martin has made moves towards retirement. “My wife keeps saying, ‘You always say you’re going to retire and then you always come up with something,’” he revealed. While he feels ready to take a step back, the entertainment industry might not allow him to slip away! New projects and ideas keep popping up to delay his departure. His close friend Lorne Michaels had this to say: “He’s kind of at another career peak, of which he’s had way too many. It’s just never an accident when people are still standing — and right at the front.” While some actors went out with a bang and made a big retirement announcement, others slipped away quietly. Whatever the case, check out this gallery to discover some actors you didn't realize may never act again.

28 Surprising 'Dawson's Creek' Facts You Probably Never Knew

In case you're bingeing it on Netflix right now like we are.

Tim Westwood was always an embarrassment to rap

In 2010, Nicki Minaj was arguably the biggest breakthrough artist on the planet, climbing to the top of a male-dominated rap world with intricate wordplay and a hyper-confident energy that showed women could be alphas too. As she started a live interview with BBC Radio 1’s Tim Westwood, then the biggest rap DJ in the country, Minaj joked: “Aren’t y...

Heartstopper's Will Gao explains new climate change play has on-site therapist for cast

This dystopian climate change play is hardcore.

Mike Patton: "Prog? I've been called worse..."

No one's really suggesting Mike Patton's a cape-wearing prog rocker. But he admits that with some of his musical ventures, he does come close...

The worst movie sequels of all time

Bad sequels are a trend that has plagued Hollywood for decades. There's definitely something to be said for a director who respects their art enough to call it quits at the right moment. Just because a sequel might make money doesn't mean the integrity of the story can be maintained. Time and time again we've seen the proof of this on the big screen. The phrase "let sleeping dogs lie" is extremely appropriate here! Click through this gallery to see some of the most awful, disappointing, and laughable sequels ever made.

Conan The Barbarian Director Shares Honest Thoughts After Jason Momoa Admitted He Thought The Movie ‘Sucked’

Does Conan the Barbarian director agree with its lead?

15 canceled video game movies we never got to see

The video game movies that ran out of lives before they made it to the big screen

Charlotte Crosby announces that she’s going to give birth on TV

Charlotte Crosby announces that she’s going to give birth on TV - The former Geordie Shore is having a baby with her boyfriend Jake Ankers

20 pandemic films worth watching

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for all, which has left many people looking for some sort of escape to take their minds off everything going on. Whether that escape includes watching pandemic-centric films or not might depend on your tolerance for content that could hit too close to home. However, if you’re curious to see Hollywood’s portrayal of what a pandemic could look like, here are 20 of the best ones.

The Best Free TV Shows Online And Where To Watch Them

Yes, there are streaming services online that allow you to watch TV shows completely for free, and these are our picks of the best series available.

Villains from '80s movies we love to hate

Those of a certain age group are still stuck in the 1980s, especially when it comes to movies. More specifically, we still can't get enough of those '80s villains, bad boys and girls. Whether they were in action films, comedies, or teen romantic dramas, here are our favorite '80s villains.

Looks Like Hallmark Is Quietly Working Lori Loughlin Projects Back Into The Fold

Hallmark and Lori Loughlin previously parted ways, but looks like that could be changing.

BBC Strictly Come Dancing star Kym Marsh's love life from dating EastEnders and Coronation Steet actors, having children with a builder to marrying an army major

The star has dated men from Corrie, Hollyoaks and EastEnders

Following The Gray Man, The Russo Bros' Movie With Millie Bobby Brown And Chris Pratt Is Adding Even More Top-Notch Stars

Following on the heels of The Gray Man, the Russos are putting together The Electric State with Millie Bobby Brown and Chris Pratt, and more actors have been added to the Netflix movie.

Thunderous facts about Chris Hemsworth

The tall, blue-eyed Aussie heartthrob is known for his role as Thor, and in just a few years has become a coveted A-list Hollywood star. But how much do you really know about the handsome God of Thunder? Well, this is the time to find out. Click through the following gallery and get to know more about Chris Hemsworth.

When is Marriage on BBC One? Start date, who’s in the cast with Sean Bean and how many episodes there are

The show is already receiving rave reviews as a character study of how two people grow together after 30 years of marriage

Classic cinema's most notorious villains

Who are the most notorious heavies in Hollywood? In fact, most of them hail from cinema's golden years, when the gangster movie was the hottest ticket in town. But film noir and the Western also features some memorable bad guy actors. Browse the gallery, turn nasty, and take a villainous look at characters you wouldn't want to meet on a dark night.

The Best Dystopian TV Shows

Zombies, extraterrestrials, and alternate universes - oh my!

Cool Facts About 23 Iconic Movie Songs

You'll never forget the movies you first heard these songs in.

Scream's Melissa Barrera praises Neve Campbell on movie exit

Campbell plays protagonist Sidney Prescott in the original films.

Brad Pitt has a list of actors he won't work with, according to Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Brad Pitt's making a list, he's checking it twice

Madonna wants to collaborate with Kendrick Lamar

Madonna would like to collaborate with the "brilliant" Kendrick Lamar on a song. During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, the superstar noted that her new compilation album, Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones, features guest appearances from Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Nile Rodgers....

Globe Theatre makes Joan of Arc non-binary in new play

Joan of Arc has been made non-binary in a new production at Shakespeare’s Globe, prompting claims from campaigners that the French heroine has had her achievements “erased from history”. The Maid of Orleans, known for leading the French fight against the English in the Hundred Years’ War despite being a woman in a patriarchal medieval society, has ...

All the Royal Family's Most Gorgeous Tiaras: Your Official Guide to Who Owns What

The most interesting history lesson we've ever had.

Nope: Everything we know about the new Jordan Peele film

Jordan Peele's new release looks out of this world.

The Bachelorette Spoilers: How Is Rachel And Gabby's Season Rumored To End, And Do They Get Engaged?

Spoiler alert! We now know the rumored results for how Gabby Windey and Rachel Recchia's season of The Bachelorette ends.

These celebrities have the strangest middle names

Celebrities are often the sources of new trends: fashion, food, and sometimes even names. Who wants to bet a whole generation of Gigis and Kendalls are on the way? That being said, not all stars were blessed with beautiful names. Even the ones who got to pick their own names later in life made questionable choices. Click through the gallery to see what unusual middle names these celebrities are hiding!

Why Halloween Ends Is Rated R

Halloween Ends will arrive in theaters this October, marking Jamie Lee Curtis' final performance as Laurie Strode.

The best duets in music history

Some of music's most iconic songs have been created by pairing up sensational singers. Indeed, teaming great talent to sing as one voice is what makes a duet so appealing... and often quite intriguing. In a groundbreaking collaboration, Beyoncé created a remix of her 'Renaissance' hit single 'BREAK MY SOUL' with the one and only, Madonna. Titled 'BREAK MY SOUL (THE QUEENS REMIX),' the song samples Madonna's iconic 1990 hit 'Vogue.' Madonna shared a photo of the flowers Beyoncé sent to her along with the thank you note, which read, "I'm so grateful for you. You have opened so many doors for so many women. You are a masterpiece genius. Thank you for allowing me to sing in your song and thank you for naming the remix." The Queen of Pop responded with the caption "Thank you!! From one [queen] to another. I love the re-mix!" Click through and take a look (and a listen) to more terrific twosomes.

20 super-fun dance routines to challenge yourself at home

If you’re looking for a few good moves to learn before the next time you hit the dance floor, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up 20 of the biggest dance challenges and routines from the past few years and compiled videos of each for you to practise your moves to.

Our Captain: Robin Williams' hilarious and heart-wrenching legacy

From his unparalleled improvisational skills, both in comedy and drama, to his unapologetically silly antics, Robin Williams was, for many years, the beating heart of Hollywood. One second he could make you laugh till it hurt, and the next he’d reduce you to a puddle of tears, and for both you would feel extremely grateful. The shining star went out too early, however, as Williams took his own life on August 11, 2014, after silently battling depression and Lewy body dementia. His loss was a huge lesson to the world that you really never know what a person is going through, no matter how gleeful or entertaining they seem. Though he left too soon, Robin Williams left us all with the greatest gift: his life’s work. Click through to look back at the unforgettable icon.

How budding actors can land a role in the new Sayers brothers film

Filming for A New Breed of Criminal will start later this year

I Saw Olivia Wilde Get Served Onstage At CinemaCon. Jason Sudeikis Opens Up About How Harry Styles Factored Into Decision To Serve His Ex There

The fallout from Olivia Wilde's legal issue at CinemaCon continues, and now Harry Styles factors in.

Encanto: Every Song From The Disney Movie, Ranked

Will We Don't Talk About Bruno top another chart?

'House of Hammer' and other controversial docs you need to watch

Armie Hammer's shocking fall from grace and the complicated life that proceeded it will be explored in the upcoming docuseries, 'House of Hammer.' The three-part discovery+ documentary features two of Hammer's ex-girlfriends, Courtney Vucekovich and Julia Morrison, as they describe how their relationships with him evolved from love-bombing, to possession, to perversion. In the trailer, Hammer's aunt, Casey Hammer, reveals that she was sexually abused by her father and claims to have more dark secrets about the family to share. Multiple women have accused Hammer of abusive behavior and having perverse sexual obsessions, and he was named the "main suspect" in a sexual assault allegation made by an anonymous woman in 2021. Want to know more? Click on to discover other documentary films that have struck up controversy.

Ken Jennings Is Technically Banned From Playing Jeopardy Now, But Here’s Why The EP Says That Could Change

Jeopardy GOAT Ken Jennings is ineligible to compete in future tournaments per the rules, but EP Michael Davies still won't shut the door completely.

Actors You May Have Forgotten Were On Criminal Minds

Back when these actors were "criminally" underrated...

The most memorable Agatha Christie adaptations

Sure, Arthur Conan Doyle gave us Sherlock Holmes, fiction’s foremost detective. However, Agatha Christie gave us multiple notable characters. Like Doyle, Christie has been adapted for TV and film many times over. These are the most memorable.

The most shocking lies ever told by celebrities

We all tell lies—it's just part of being human. And, of course, celebrities are no exception. Some of their lies, however, do have a much bigger impact, because they obviously reach (and often affect) a lot more people. And while lying about your temporary lip fillers might not be a big deal, lying about drug use, plagiarism, and adultery might just be a bit more serious! In this gallery, we bring you some of the most shocking and highly-publicized lies ever told by celebrities. Click through to find out what exactly they were.

‘Better late than never’: how Brian Eno and David Byrne finally laid a musical ghost to rest

In early 1970s Lebanon, a young singer from a hill town north of Beirut was on the up. Before the civil war in 1975, the capital was the Arab world’s thriving artistic centre, where folk-dance traditions were reaching new heights. There, Dunya Younes was a rising star, appearing in musicals and collaborating with pillars of Lebanese music such as Zaki Nassif and Wadih el Safi. You can still hear her signature song Waynak Ya Jar – about having a...