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Names in the News July 2015


July 30 2015


Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has signed a solo record deal with RCA.


John Legend is set to executive produce upcoming slavery thriller Underground, as well as produce the soundtrack for the show.

Dr Dre’s long-time collaborator Ice Cube has let slip in an interview with Power 99 that Dr Dre is set to release his first solo album in nearly 16 years.

Joanna Lumley has ended months of speculation by revealing that production on the Absolutely Fabulous movie will kick off this October.


Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation has only just hit cinemas, but Tom Cruise has told The Daily Show that he will be back for a sixth instalment.

Former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have signed a deal for a show on Amazon Prime.



July 27 2015


Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston has sadly passed away at the age of 22. 

Gigi Hadid has been named the face of Topshop’s 2015 autumn and winter collections.

Former Pussycat Dolls member Kimberly Wyatt is the 2015 Celebrity Master Chef Champion.

Drake has released three new songs on his Beats 1 OVO Sound radio show titled ‘Charged Up’, ‘Right Hand’, and ‘Hotline Bling’.

Naomi Campbell is the latest addition to Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story: Hotel, which also stars Lady Gaga.



July 24 2015


An EastEnders spokesperson has confirmed that Declan Bennet who plays the role of Charlie Cotton will be leaving the soap opera.

Universal Pictures has confirmed that a sequal for the hit film Jurassic World will be released June 22, 2018.

Model and actress Suki Waterhouse is the face of the new Amazon Fashion Europe campaign. 

The first trailer has been released for Experimenter, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.

Chloe Grace Moretz will star alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the sequal Neighbours 2. 


July 14 2015


X Factor stars Chloe-Jasmine and Stevi Ritchie have announced their engagement, they say that they want to set a date for next summer. 

Ex On The Beach returns next month with former TOWIE star Kirk Norcross and former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison entering the villa in Mexico.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released the music video for their new single ‘Lock All the Doors’.

Louise Redknapp is the new face of the Listerine Advanced White mouthwash campaign. 

Michelle Gomez and Ingrid Oliver are the latest additions to be in attendance at the Doctor Who Festival.

After it leaked online, the Suicide Squad trailer has been officially released:  


July 13 2015


Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his third Wimbledon title this weekend, beating seven time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer this weekend. 

Mila Kunis is the new Gemfields ambassador - a campaign has been released which features Mila and Gemfields’ Mozambican rubies. 

Bring Me the Horizon has released their first single ‘Happy Song’ from their upcoming fifth album. 

Over the weekend Serena Williams beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon finals and gained her sixth Wimbledon title. 

Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey and comedian John Oliver have joined the cast of Danger Mouse which airs on CBBC. 

The Despicable Me spin-off Minions starring Sandra Bullock took the no.1 spot at the US Box Office in its debut weekend bringing in $115M. 

The production has begun for the BBC’s adaption of Agatha Christies' And Then There Were None, which stars Douglas Booth, Sam Niell and Aiden Turner. 

Prison Break star Sarah Wayne Callies has confirmed that a revival is in the works.



July 9 2015


Taylor Swift donated $50,000 and sent a heart warming note to a fan who missed her concert due to Leukaemia treatments. 

After 10 years of hosting E! news Giuliana Rancic has announced that she is leaving the programme. 

Estee Lauder has released the ad for their new perfume Modern Muse Le Rouge which features model/reality star Kendall Jenner.

Calvin Harris will release his new single next week titled ‘How Deep Is Your Love’.

A new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s historical drama movie Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks has been released: 



July 8 2015


Serena Williams' dreams of winning her sixth Wimbledon title are still alive as she progresses to the semi finals, where she will play Russian Maria Sharapova.

Disney has announced that they will be creating a spin off film of the popular Star Wars series that will recreate and tell the back story of Han Solo. 

Girl group Neon Jungle has announced that they have broken up. They had released one album which reached number 8 on the UK charts.

After more than 21 years, presenter James Naughtie has announced that he will be leaving Radio 4’s Today programme. 

Independence Day actor Jeff Goldblum has announced that he and his wife welcomed baby Charlie Ocean into their family on July 4th. 

Former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and model Vogue Williams announced that they are splitting after 3 years of marriage.

Actress Ellen Page has been cast to play US Marine Lance Corporal Leslie Martz in a real life war movie based in Iraq. 



July 7 2015


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the July 7th suicide bomb attack that took the lives of 52 people on London’s transportation network. A minute’s silence was held today at 11.30am.

The producer of Ocean’s Eleven and The Karate Kid Jerry Weintraub has sadly died at the age of 77 after a long battle with his health. 

English rock band The Enemy have announced they will be releasing their fourth album and going on tour this fall. 

Another Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong is joining the cast of the Ghostbusters reboot, alongside Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.    

Dark comedy UnREAL has been commissioned for a second season meaning 10 more episodes will air on Lifetime in 2016.

The remaining four members of The Grateful Dead performed their last gig ever in Chicago over the weekend.



July 6 2015


After a long battle with her health, Simon Cowell's mother Julie Brett has sadly passed away from a stroke at the age of 89. The first round of auditions for The X Factor have been cancelled.

Due to a commitment on The X Factor, Rita Ora was forced to cancel her appearance at Manchester’s Key103 Summer Live concert.  


Princess Charlotte was christened in the Norfolk countryside at the Church of St Mary Magdalene this weekend.

The U.S. women’s national football team took home their third title last night in the World Cup finals after beating Japan 5-2.  

Lionel Richie & The Commodores’ album The Definitive Collection jumped 103 places to the number one spot, making it their first number one album in 23 years. 



July 3 2015


Eminem and Gwen Stefani have come together to record ‘Kings Never Die’ for the soundtrack of Jake Gyllenhaal’s new movie Southpaw.

Rafael Nadal is currently at his lowest ranking in a decade after he was defeated by German Dustin Brown at Wimbledon yesterday.

Josh Hartnett and Tamsin Egerton are expecting their first child together.  

Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has announced her first solo single ‘Threads’ which will be released August 7th.


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