J-Law, Angelina and Emma Stone head to Toronto

Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Emma Stone are set to head to this year’s Toronto Film Festival. They’ll be hoping to create an early buzz around their upcoming films going into awards season. Toronto is seen as a key launch pad for Oscar contenders. Previous films to have won the festival’s top award and then the best picture Oscar including Slumdog Millionaire and last year’s La La Land. Stone will…

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Netflix to air Simpsons' creator Matt Groening's new show

Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening has a new adult animated comedy fantasy series heading to Netflix next year. Disenchantment is set in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland and according to Groening, is about “life and death, love and sex”. It will be released 10 episodes at a time. Groening is also an executive producer on the show. “Matt’s brilliant work has resonated with generations round the world,” said Netflix vice-president Cindy Holland. “We couldn’t be…

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Love Island breaks ITV2 audience record

The final episode of Love Island helped ITV2 reach its biggest ever audience on Monday night. An average of 2.43 million viewers tuned in live to see Kem and Amber crowned the winning couple – a huge figure for a non-terrestrial network. A further 150,000 watched the show on ITV2+1, and the total number of viewers is likely to rise dramatically when catch up services are included. ITV2 have already confirmed the show will return…

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James Bond 25: New film announced – but where's Daniel Craig?

The 25th James Bond film will be released on 8 November 2019, producers have confirmed. The currently-untitled movie will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked on the last six films. But it has not yet been announced whether Daniel Craig will return to play Bond for the fifth time. The BBC understands the actor has not yet signed a contract, but The New York Times reports his return to the role…

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Love Island final: Where are other reality TV couples now?

The third series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2004 saw the pairing of one of the UK’s most notable couples, glamour model Katie Price (previously known as Jordan) and singer Peter Andre. After starring in more than 10 of their own reality shows, having two children and even releasing an album together, the two divorced in 2009. After a five-year feud, they are now on more amicable terms. Let’s block…

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Justin Bieber cancels remaining Purpose World Tour dates

Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his Purpose World Tour because of “unforeseen circumstances”, his publicist has said. The move will affect 14 dates in Asia and North America over the next three months. Bieber has performed more than 150 shows since the tour promoting his 2015 album Purpose began in March 2016. The tour grossed $ 93.2m (£71.5m) in the first half of 2017, with an average of almost 40,000 ticket sales per…

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Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park have released their first official statement after the death of frontman Chester Bennington last week. “Our hearts are broken. The shock waves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened,” it read. “You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realised,” it continued. Bennington’s body was found at a private home in Los Angeles on Thursday. The LA County Coroner…

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Shakespeare's Globe: Michelle Terry named as new director

Actress and writer Michelle Terry has been named as the incoming director of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. She said she was “so proud and excited” about her new role, describing it as “a dream come true”. Terry, who has performed at the Globe in As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost, will take over from Emma Rice in April 2018. Terry won an Olivier award for her performance in Tribes at…

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