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Strictly to pay ‘heartfelt’ tribute to Sir Bruce

Executive producer Louise Rainbow said the show’s professional dancers will pay tribute to Sir Bruce in celebration of his life when the new series starts on 23 September. Sir Bruce, affectionately known to the nation as ‘Brucie’, died at the age of 89 on Friday. He was at the helm ...

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Foos swap rock for ‘Brit pop’ on new album

Kurstin wrote and produced three songs on Adele’s album 25, including the hit single Hello. The US producer has also worked with Lily Allen and Liam Gallagher. So the real question is: Are the Foo Fighters swapping rock for Brit-influenced pop? Over the weekend, Dave Grohl’s band “rickrolled” Rick Astley ...

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Has the new Doctor Who found her sidekick?

According to reports in the Mirror, the 57-year-old actor and comedian will star alongside Jodie Whittaker, who was recently unveiled as the first female Time Lord. Although reports have not been confirmed by the BBC, Walsh or Whittaker, fans have already expressed their excitement online. Image: Jodie Whittaker will be ...

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Porn site offers to save Netflix cancelled show

In an open letter to series creators Lana and Lilly Wachowski, xHamster’s vice president Alex Hawkins vowed to commit the adult website’s entire production budget to the show. “xHamster is currently one of the most trafficked websites on the internet,” Hawkins wrote. “We have the eyeballs, and the revenue. Unlike ...

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Total eclipse of the charts – Bonnie soars to No 1

The song became the unofficial soundtrack of Monday’s total solar eclipse after Tyler was invited to sing on board a cruise ship during the natural phenomenon. Taken from Tyler’s 1982 album Faster Than the Speed of Night, it has, for the time being at least, knocked off the song crowned ...

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Kill Jay Z song ‘not a Kanye West diss’, says rapper

In an interview with Rap Radar, the rapper spoke about allegations that his song Kill Jay Z is directed at his one-time collaborator. The track, from Jay Z’s latest album 4:44, features the lyrics: “You gave him 20 million without blinkin’. He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f*** was ...

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Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby score goes on auction

The piece of memorabilia, handwritten and signed by Paul McCartney and their late producer George Martin, is expected to fetch £20,000. The score includes notes specifying that it was to be recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studio number two and that four violins, two violas and two cellos were to ...

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Could Missy Elliott replace a Confederate statue?

The campaign, started by Virginia resident Nathan Coflin, seeks to take down a monument of a Confederate soldier in the city of Portsmouth and replace it with one of the Work It rapper, who was born there. “Missy is everything the Confederacy was not,” the petition, which seeks 25,000 signatures, ...

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US comedian Jerry Lewis dies in Vegas aged 91

Lewis, who starred in slapstick comedy films during the 1950s, died at his home in Las Vegas. “Famed comedian, actor and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side,” his family said in ...

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US judge refuses to end Polanski sex case

Samantha Geimer made a request to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon to end the “40-year sentence” she said had been imposed on both perpetrator and victim. She told the judge in June that the matter needed to be closed “as an act of mercy to myself and my ...

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Has Taylor Swift disappeared from social media?

The US singer deleted years of Twitter posts, with nothing showing after 2010. The page said she had 2,019 posts on Friday evening but none were loading and her profile picture had been removed. All of her Instagram photos and posts on Tumblr also disappeared. Her profile photo and postings ...

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Strictly host Winkleman: Forsyth was ‘King of TV’

As the news of the 89-year-old’s death broke, Ms Winkleman posted on Twitter: “He was the King of TV, the Prince of performers and the most generous of people… all toe-tapping twinkle, all kindness, all love….” She followed it with: “The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. ...

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