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Sir Jimmy Savile buried with cigar and tracksuit

Sir Jimmy Savile is to be buried with one of his iconic cigars. The TV presenter and charity campaigner – who died on Saturday (29.10.11) aged 84 after suffering from pneumonia – will be buried with a number of his trademark items, including his most-treasured tracksuit and chunky jewellery, in accordance with his dying wishes. [&hellip...More

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Kelly and Tulisa end X-Factor feud, make friends again

Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos have ended their X Factor feud.  The warring judges – who fell out after the N-Dubz singer branded Kelly’s act Misha B a “bully” live on air – have put their differences aside following a “clear the air” chat at the weekend. With Kelly set to return from Los Angeles [&...More

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Russell Grant to quit Strictly Come Dancing?

Russell Grant could be forced to quit Strictly Come Dancing because of his knee injury. The astrologer – who has become the fans’ favourite on the BBC One show – has been told by doctors he should undergo keyhole surgery to repair the tear in his knee lining.  However, if he does, it could see […]...More

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Making cash from cash points: Product placement arrives in Coronation Street

After the relaxation of TV product placement regulations last year it was only a matter of time until real products began to arrive in Weatherfield. We’ve become used to Corrie own brand products such as Newton & Ridley ale and the Weatherfield Gazette but the Nationwide Building Society have now signed a deal to put […]...More

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Paddy Doherty and Sally Bercow share home in When Paddy Met Sally. Wonder what John Bercow thinks?

The Irish traveller and the wife of Commons Speaker John Bercow, who became friends after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother together in the summer, will live alongside each other for new Channel 5 programme When Paddy met Sally in Paddy’s caravan in north Wales. Rosemary, the wife of the former bare-knuckle fighter will move out […]...More

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X Factor 2011: Bosses tell hopefuls to ‘up their game’. Frankie is obviously s****ing himself!

X-Factor bosses have warned the show’s contestants to up their game. Producers of the ITV1 talent series are said to be furious with the behaviour and attitude of the hopefuls as they don’t think viewers can connect with them, and so have hauled the wannabe stars in for an urgent crisis meeting. During the showdown, […]...More


Is Tom Jones set to join The Voice

Tom Jones is in talks to join the judging panel of BBC One’s The Voice UK. The Welsh singer will reportedly team up with Jessie J and two other as-yet-unconfirmed celebrity coaches for the British version of the US TV singing competition – which sees hopefuls perform for the judges without them seeing their face […]...More


Pics of the day: Dalek toys at Brand Licensing Europe 2011


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Louis and Kelly’s X Factor feud, Frankie Cocozza furious with Coldplay song choice

According to newspaper reports, Louis Walsh and Kelly Rowland are no longer speaking and Frankie Cocozza has fallen out with Gary Barlow following a last minute change of song choice – though whether this is a ploy to give the ratings a much needed boost who knows? The Irish music manager is reportedly furious with […]...More

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X-Factor 2011: Kitty Brucknell’s casts 126 votes for herself

Kitty Brucknell cast 126 votes for herself following Saturday night’s (15.10.11) X Factor.  The eccentric hopeful – who wowed judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland with her rendition of Bjork’s It’s Oh So Quiet – reportedly spent at least £50 on voting for herself, as she was so convi...More

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EastEnders’ Jane Beale to covert to Islam

The downtrodden cafe worker- pictured right – who left Albert Square when her marriage to Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) failed – returns to find close friend Masood Ahmed (Nitin Ganatra) has split from wife Zainab and they embark on a romance. However, Jane’s new man asks her to convert to his religion, and while she […]...More


Simon Cowell furious with X Factor after it’s beaten by Strictly Come Dancing in ratings

Simon Cowell is reportedly “furious” after The X Factor lost more than two million viewers.  The music mogul – who is still in charge of the ITV1 talent show despite quitting the judging panel to concentrate on the US version – has told producers to “sort it out” because he doesn’t think enough attention i...More

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Coronation Street’s Betty Driver dies at 91

Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has died at the age of 91. Driver, who first joined the ITV soap in 1969 as barmaid Betty Turpin – later Williams, “died peacefully in hospital” in the early hours of Saturday. She had played the role of Rovers Return barmaid Betty Williams (Turpin) in the soap for 42 […]...More

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World’s first remote control London Black Cab unveiled for Dave’s Driving Wars

Here’s a tech gadget you probably wouldn’t want to take down the park on a Sunday – not unless you wanted terrified kids fleeing for their lives. Described as the ‘ultimate boy’s toy’ it’s a full-sized London Black Cab with one big difference. It’s controlled by a handheld remote. For a ‘gadget’ w...More

Rentaghost is to be given a Hollywood makeover, starring Ben Stiller

Rentaghost goes Hollywood. We look at Top 5 1970s Kids Shows that should be movies!

So apparently Rentaghost is set to get the Hollywood treatment, with Ben Stiller – star of Meet the Parents and Zoolander – in the lead role (yes I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true). For those who can’t remember (or who are too young)  the cult 1970s TV series was basically about a temping […]...More


Pics of the Day: Bruce Forsyth get his knighthood – at last

Didn’t he do well? Sir Bruce Forsyth gets his knighthood from the Queen at an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.  Brucie, who started in showbusiness at the age of 14,  has spent nearly 70 years entertaining on stage and screen. The Strictly Come Dancing host got his knighthood after years of campaigning by fans. Photo […]...More

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Michael Le Vell returns to Coronation Street

Michael Le Vell returned to work today (13.10.11). The 46-year-old actor took a break from Coronation Street last week after a teenage girl accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was six. However, the star is believed to have been at the Granada Studios complex in Manchester, for meetings rather than to film scenes […]...More

Sue Johnston to star in Christmas Comedy Lapland

Sue Johnston to star in Christmas comedy

Sue Johnston is to star in a one-off Christmas comedy special.  The Royle Family actress will appear in Lapland – a 90 minute show to be broadcast on BBC One over the festive season – alongside ‘This Is England’ actor Stephen Graham and Waterloo Road star William Ash. The show, which will also star Elizabeth […]...More

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Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan moves back to parents. Is relationship with Scott Sinclair over?

Helen Flanagan has moved back into her parents’ home amid rumours she is planning to quit Coronation Street. The 21-year-old actress – who has portrayed Rosie Webster in the ITV1 soap since she was nine – has left the apartment she rented in Manchester’s exclusive Alderley Edge suburb to head back to her mum and […]...More

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Channel 5 secure rights to Dallas – to star Josh Henderson and Jess Metcalfe

Channel 5 is to air Dallas next year.  The broadcaster has won the rights to the updated US soap opera, which will star original cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, who reprise their roles as wealthy JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen, though the programme is expected to focus on the Ewing family’s […]...More