Tom Hanks will read from first book at London Literature Festival

Tom Hanks will unveil his first collection of fiction at the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival this year.


The Archers’ Jill arrested for flapjack throw on anniversary episode

The Archers stalwart Jill Archer was arrested for throwing a flapjack as the actress who voices her celebrated 60 years in the radio drama.

Laverne Cox

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox lead backlash over Trump’s trans ban

Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have joined the backlash of criticism aimed at Donald Trump after he said transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the US military.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie tells how turbulent family troubles led to Bell’s palsy

Actress Angelina Jolie has told how she developed Bell’s palsy following a turbulent year in her personal life.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner hits out at Trump over transgender military row

Caitlyn Jenner has hit out at Donald Trump after he said transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the US military.

Michelle Hardwick

Emmerdale fans in despair as Vanessa threatens Rhona’s rape trial

Emmerdale fans are in despair over the outcome of Rhona Goskirk’s rape trial after her friend Vanessa Woodfield lied in court to try to protect her.

Rihanna and Brigitte Macron

Rihanna meets French president over global education issues

Singer Rihanna has met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to discuss support for education around the world.

Kate Adie

Idiots make millions these days, says Kate Adie

Former BBC war reporter Kate Adie has said the huge salaries paid to some celebrity presenters are “an extraordinary inflation of money”.

Jodie Whittaker

Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker on challenges of playing real doctor in new drama

New Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker has said she responds well to “being taught something physically” when acting, while speaking about her role in a new medical drama.

New Wonder Woman film

Wonder Woman 2 gets 2019 release date

A Wonder Woman sequel will be released in 2019, Warner Bros has confirmed.


Usher polishes Walk of Fame star during Carpool Karaoke

Usher cleaned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as he joined James Corden for an instalment of Carpool Karaoke.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson reveals shaved head for film role

Kate Hudson has shaved off her hair for a film role.


Jason Bateman: Netflix series Ozark is most intense work of my career

Arrested Development star Jason Bateman has said the workload for his new Netflix show was “bigger and more intense” than anything he has previously done.

Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs

Robert Pattinson says he’s ‘kind of’ engaged to FKA Twigs

Actor Robert Pattinson has said he is “kind of” engaged to musician FKA Twigs but they have to shelter their relationship because of obsessive fans.

Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding to voice character in adult Netflix series by The Simpsons creator

Noel Fielding will voice a character in an animated adult series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.


BBC women made to feel ‘troublesome’ over equal pay queries – Rachel Burden

Women journalists at the BBC were made to feel as if they were being “troublesome” when they asked bosses if they were paid the same as their male counterparts, Radio 5 Live presenter Rachel Burden has said.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith: Will and I do not swing

Jada Pinkett Smith has addressed speculation about her relationship with husband Will Smith, insisting: “We do not swing.”


Banksy beats art heavyweights in Britain’s favourite work

Graffiti artist Banksy has beaten the likes of Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation’s favourite artwork.

BBC Broadcasting House

Radio 4 will not axe Saturday Review, controller says

Radio 4’s Saturday Review arts programme will continue to stay on air following previous plans to axe it, the station’s controller has said.


Jack O’Connell picture commissioned by National Portrait Gallery

A new photograph of This Is England star Jack O’Connell has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

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