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Names In The News May 2015


May 28 2015


Star Trek's Chris Pine is reportedly joining the DC Comics adaptation of Wonder Woman alongside Gal Gadot.

Jake Wood is taking a year out of EastEnders to pursue other projects.

Last year’s BGT winners Collabro are embarking on a 27-date tour of the UK next February.

Jack Pack have brought forward the release of their self-titled debut album from September to June 29.

Tilda Swinton is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Doctor Strange.



May 19 2015


Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that his character Hobbs will return for Fast & Furious 8, which is set for release on April 14, 2017.

Nigella Lawson will deliver the voting results live from London at the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday May 23. 

MTV's Finding Carter starring Skins actress Kathryn Prescott, has been renewed for a second series with 24 episodes - 12 additional episodes.

The Zac Brown Band are returning to the UK later this year for a headline show at London's Wembley Arena on September 25.

Extra tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival went on sale yesterday, selling out within just 15 minutes.



May 18 2015


Check out all the winners from this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards here

See all the winners from this weekend’s British Soap Awards here

Michelle Williams has joined the cast of mining drama Gold, alongside Matthew McConaughey.

Mumford & Sons have claimed the UK's number one album for the second consecutive week with their third studio album Wilder Mind. 

Jamie Foxx is reportedly joining the cast of Blink, which is directed by 300: Rise Of An Empire’s Noam Murro.



May 14 2015


Iconic Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride will be honoured at this year's British Soap Awards on May 16.

Seven Days With… is returning to ITVBe this summer with six hour-long episodes featuring Sinitta and Jason Gale, James and Ola Jordan, Jake Quickenden and Danielle Fogarty, Rebecca Adlington and Harry Needs, Michelle Heaton and Hugh Hanley and The Wanted's Tom Parker and Kelsey Hardwick.

Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy's songs from the Broadway musical Finding Neverland have been reimagined by the likes of Ellie Goulding, J-Lo, Nick Jonas, Rita Ora, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Paloma Faith, lead actor Matthew Morrison and Barlow himself for a new LP.


Rylan Clark, Sarah Harding, Keith Chegwin, Yvette Fielding, Arlene Phillips and Chesney Hawkes have been announced for tenth anniversary edition of Celebrity MasterChef 2015.

The BBC is reportedly adapting another novel by Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel – a screen version of 1992 French revolution novel A Place of Greater Safety.



May 13 2015


Jessica Alba is the latest celeb to join the all-star cast of Taylor Swift's upcoming Bad Blood music video.

Eddie Redmayne is in talks for the lead role in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman has joined the upcoming McDonald's biopic The Founder, alongside Michael Keaton.

Alesha Dixon, Olly Murs, Ricky Martin and last year's BGT winners Collaboro will all perform on the show’s semi-final week.

Rita Ora has announced her new single is titled Poison and will debut on UK radio on May 18. 



May 11 2015


Aaron Paul is to reunite with Breaking Bad executive producer Mark Johnson for his upcoming movie The Parts You Lose.

Ellie Goulding, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid, Hayley Williams and Zendaya have joined the cast for Taylor Swift's upcoming Bad Blood music video, which will premiere at 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17. 

Classic improvised comedy show Whose Line is It Anyway? is heading to the West End from June 20, featuring stars of the original TV programme. 

Co-creator of Sherlock, Steven Moffat has confirmed that the fourth series of the show will start filming in spring 2016.

Charlize Theron will reportedly star as a spy in the upcoming thriller The Coldest City.

Ellen DeGeneres will reportedly produce a US version of Channel 4’s reality series First Dates for NBC.



May 8 2015


ABC has picked up a full series of The Muppets, which is being written by The Big Bang Theory's Bill Prady.

Sam Smith has been forced to cancel further tour dates to have surgery on his damaged vocal cords.

Taylor Swift's new music video for Bad Blood will open this year’s 2015 Billboard Music Awards ceremony on May 17.  

ABC has officially renewed 22 of its shows including Marvel's Agent Carter, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Once Upon a Time.


Rob Lowe's new comedy series The Grinder has been picked up to series by Fox.



May 1 2015


Hilary Swank will star in Holocaust drama Denial - an adaptation of Deborah Lipstadt's book History On Trial. 

Pixar’s Ratatouille is to be screened at London's Royal Albert Hall in October for Live in Concer, accompanied by an orchestra performing Michael Giacchino's score.

Furious 7 director James Wan is reportedly attached to a big-screen reboot of classic anime series Robotech.

Furious 7's Jordana Brewster has reportedly joined FX's OJ Simpson drama American Crime Story as Denise Brown - the sister of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole, who was murdered in 1994.

Laura Linney has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.


Orange Is the New Black's Elizabeth Rodriguez has reportedly been cast in the Walking Dead spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead.



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