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Names in the News September 2015


September 30 2015


Dwayne Johnson is warning pet owners to ‘be mindful of mushrooms in your yards’ after the death of his poisoned beloved puppy.

Lady Gaga has been announced as Billboard's 2015 Woman of the Year, succeeding Taylor Swift.

ABC Family are creating a new sitcom around Nicki Minaj’s life and upbringing. Set in the 1990’s, it will focus on her move from Trinidad and Tobago to Queens, New York.

Kiefer Sutherland has dismissed any chance of reprising his role as Jack Bauer, telling the BBC "24 is definitely over now for me."

According to showrunner Al Jean, The Simpsons could finish after season 30. 



September 29 2015


Chris Evans has revealed that he will quit Channel 4's TFI Friday after one final series of the show.

Reggie Yates is working on a new series of Extreme documentaries set in the UK.

Congrats to EastEnders actress Kellie Shirley (Carly Wicks) who has given birth to twins; a boy and a girl named Pearl and Louie.

X Factor 2014 winner Ben Haenow will release his new single ‘Second Hand Heart’ featuring Kelly Clarkson on October 9.


28 September 2015

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and her husband, tennis player Ryan Sweeting, are divorcing after 21 months of marriage.

ABC's Mistresses (based on UK series of the same name) has been renewed for a fourth season. The show has aired since 2013.


25 September 2015

Selena Gomez hosted a private gig in London last night. Guests included Little Mix, Suki Waterhouse, Camilla Kerslake & Lindsay Lohan.

Skins actor Will Merrick will play snooker legend Steve Davis in an upcoming BBC iPlayer snooker biopic with Luke Treadaway as Alex Higgins.

Jeremy Kyle has split from his second wife Carla Germaine after they grew apart. The couple were married for 13 years & have 3 children.

Congratulations to Leighton Meester and Adam Brody who have revealed their daughter, Arlo Day, was welcomed into the world on August 4.

Former star of The Apprentice James Hill was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother last night beating American model Austin Armacost.

UK fans of the new US drama Mr Robot have reason to celebrate as the series is coming exclusively to Amazon Prime in the UK from October 16.

24 September 2015

A spokesperson for Doris Day has spoken out to deny rumours that the Hollywood star and actress will star in Clint Eastwood’s new film.

Last night Eamonn Holmes entered the CBB house to host a quiz as Teams UK and USA go head to head for one last time before tonight’s final.

James May has revealed the new Amazon Prime car show he’ll be fronting alongside Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond is still without a name.

English actor and star of Waterloo Road Tom Payne has been cast as Paul 'Jesus' Monroe in season six of The Walking Dead.

To mark 60 years of ITV, Corrie fans were treated to a thrilling live episode last night in which drug dealer Callum Logan was killed.

Lorde and Disclosure have teamed up on new track ‘Magnets’. The song features on Disclosure's second album Caracal which is out tomorrow.


23 September 2015

One Direction have released the title and artwork of their fifth album ‘Made in the A.M’ which is scheduled for released on 13th November.

Robert De Niro walked out of an interview for his new film The Intern with Radio Times yesterday complaining of ‘negative inference’.

Gwyneth Paltrow confirmed she is dating Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk.The couple arrived arm in arm at the Hollywood premier of Scream Queens.

BAFTA-winning comedy show Mrs Browns Boys is going fully live for a one off special episode in Summer 2016.

22 September 2015

Chris Moyles fans are celebrating across the UK following the veteran DJ’s return to the airwaves as the host of new Radio X breakfast show.

New Disney album We Love Disney featuring stars like Jessie J & Ariana Grande has been leaked online ahead of its release date on 30 October.

An extra episode of The Xtra Factor, hosted by Rochelle Humes & Marvin Odoom, will air on Weds evenings from the start of November on ITV2.

After breaking box office records this year, director Colin Trevorrow has revealed he is planning an even bigger sequel to Jurassic World.

Despite disappointing box office returns for the recent Fantastic Four move, writer-producer Simon Kinberg has announced plans for a sequel.

Zoey 101 director Dan Schneider has released a video on Facebook hinting at a cast reunion and future new episodes. The show ended in 2008.

Liam Neeson will begin shooting next spring for yet another thriller, The Commuter, with Byron Willinger and Phil de Blasi behind the script.

21 September 2015

Congratulations to Sir Bob Geldof who married his long term partner, actress Jeanne Marine, on the French Riviera this weekend.

Simon Gregson, currently expecting his 3rd child, has announced he will take an extended break from Coronation Street for ‘personal reasons’.

It looks like Ernie Hudson will appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot after he was spotted on set on the film's final production day.

Doctor Who returned to screens this weekend with 4.6 million viewers tuning in - 2 million less than last series' opening episode.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones who broke an all-time Emmy Awards record last night, winning 12 Awards overall.

Tributes are pouring in for author Jackie Collins who sadly passed away in Los Angeles on Saturday from breast cancer at the age of 77.



September 18 2015


Jenna Coleman has confirmed she is leaving Doctor Who during the upcoming ninth series to play the young Queen Victoria in ITV’s new drama series.  

The Taken films are being turned into a TV series for NBC, although Liam Neeson will not star in the prequel adaptation. 

Megan Fox is joining the fifth season of New Girl next year while star Zooey Deschanel is on maternity leave. Her character will rent out Jess’ room while she is away on jury duty.

Downton Abbey star James Faulkner and Bad Education's Samantha Spiro have reportedly joined the cast of Game of Thrones’ upcoming sixth season.

After reuniting to make their first album in 11 years, The Libertines have announced an arena tour for January 2016.


September 17 2015


Ellie Goulding's upcoming third album is called Delirium and will be released on November 6.

Rihanna stars on the cover of the first free issue of NME’s revamped weekly music magazine this week. 


Liam Neeson will star in a new action-comedy movie The Revenger, helmed by Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.  


X-Men producer Simon Kinberg has confirmed that there are plans for an X-Men, Deadpool and Gambit crossover movie.

Woody Harrelson has been cast in a villainous role for the second sequel to the reboot of Planet of the Apes; War of the Planet of the Apes.

Although Universal Pictures and Legendary have set an August 4 2017 release date for Pacific Rim 2, the project has reportedly been delayed indefinitely.

Ed Sheeran is releasing a concert film next month called Jumpers for Goalposts, which brings together his performances at Wembley Stadium this summer, along with a look into his life on the road.



September 16 2015


The X Factor bosses have decided not to broadcast the entirety of the Judges’ Houses stage live as previously intended. They claim it would be a ‘logistical nightmare’.

Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, Avril Lavigne and Chinese pop star GEM have confirmed they will produce a track together, written by Fall Out Boy, for the soundtrack of new film Charming which all 4 ladies will star in next year.

The Vamps have announced the release date for their first track off their second album along with tour dates for April 2016. The title track Wake Up will be released on 2nd October and the album on 27th November. Tickets go on sale 7th November.

Spencer Matthews, Louis Walsh, James Arthur, Paul Gascoigne, Gemma Collins and Caitlyn Jenner are some of the celebs rumoured for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here this November.

Mary Berry is reportedly wanted for the American version of the Great British Bake Off; with bosses claiming she is ‘the secret ingredient’ to the UK show’s success.

Jenna Coleman is rumoured to be quitting Doctor Who after 3 years, in order to take the lead role in ITV’s new drama Queen Victoria. Her role as Clara will reportedly be written out before the 2015 Christmas special.



September 15 2015


Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Marvel’s Doctor Strange movie alongside Benedict Cumberbatch.

Disney has confirmed plans for a new sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins, teaming up with Into The Woods director Rob Marshall.


Rita Ora's follow up album to her 2012 debut Ora will reportedly be released this November.

Nickelodeon are reportedly launching a new channel with nothing but classic '90s shows.

Ricky Gervais is releasing a David Brent soundtrack album for his upcoming film Life on the Road.

Ant & Dec will return to host the Brit Awards for a second year in 2016.



September 14 2015


See all the winners from this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards here

Guardians of the Galaxy actress Zoe Saldana has joined the cast of the graphic novel adaptation I Kill Giants.

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are reportedly set to star in Netflix's adaptation of Kent Haruf novel Our Souls At Night, which was released on May 26.

Joe Jonas is returning to music with his brand new band DNCE. 


Hologram USA CEO Alki David and President of the Whitney Houston Estate Pat Houston have revealed plans for a 2016 Whitney Houston world tour, featuring a hologram of the singer.

The Babadook's Essie Davis has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming sixth series of Game of Thrones.

No Offence actor Ben Tavassoli and The Mill's Mark Strepan will take on the lead roles in James Bond author Anthony Horowitz’ new BBC One crime drama New Blood. 

Patrick Schwarzenegger has joined Ryan Murphy’s new horror-drama series Scream Queens alongside Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle. 

Minions has become the second highest-grossing animated movie of all time with a worldwide box office total gross of $1.08 billion – pushing Toy Story 3 into third place.



September 11 2015


Jack Dee has replaced Dara Ó Briain as host of the new series of The Apprentice: You're Fired.


One Direction’s Liam Payne has been voted the sexiest man of 2015 by Attitude magazine readers.

The final two instalments in the Divergent franchise have been given brand new titles: The Divergent Series: Allegiant and Ascendant.

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher is making her comeback to primetime TV on CBS sitcom The Odd Couple.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has released a series soundtrack, the digital album is available now. 

The Walking Dead’s Tovah Feldshuh (who plays Deanna Monroe), Alexandra Breckenridge (Jessie Anderson) and Austin Nichols (Spencer Monroe) have reportedly been promoted to series regulars.


Lady Gaga and Amy Schumer are confirmed to present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.

Netflix has announced its Marvel Comics adaptation Jessica Jones series will be released worldwide at 8.01am UK time on Friday 20 November.



September 9 2015


See all the winners from last night’s GQ Men of the Year Awards here.  

The Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan will release his next movie in July 2017 - although we're still to find out what it's called and what it's about.

The release date for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the UK has been moved to a day earlier than originally advertised on December 17.

Peter Andre’s new album Come Fly With Me will be released on October 16, featuring his versions of classics including 'Mack the Knife' and 'Ain't That a Kick in the Head'.

Geri Halliwell has confirmed that the Spice Girls have been talking about a possible reunion.

According to Forbes, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara are the highest-paid actresses working in TV right now, both having earned $28.5 million between June 2014 and June 2015.

Charlie Brooker is reportedly making more episodes of his dark anthology series Black Mirror for Netflix.



September 8 2015


Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has passed the $500 million (£325m) mark at the global box office.

After months of speculation Sam Smith has confirmed he will sing the theme for upcoming James Bond film Spectre, titled 'Writing's on the Wall'.

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt have issued a joint statement confirming that they have split up after 18 years together.

Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood have joined the line-up for this month’s Apple Music Festival.

Richard E Grant has reportedly joined the cast of Game of Thrones' sixth season.

The Graham Norton Show returns on Friday 25 September with guests Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi.

Sia's upcoming seventh album This Is Acting will be comprised entirely of songs she initially wrote for other artists. Her comeback single Alive, which is reportedly released this month, was originally written for Adele.



September 7 2015


Strictly Come Dancing returned to BBC One this weekend with 8.69m viewers – beating The X Factor. 

Kate Hudson has joined the voice cast of Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda 3, after Pitch Perfect actress Rebel Wilson was forced to leave the project.

James Arthur has confirmed he has signed a new record deal with Columbia Records and will release his second album in 2016. 

After 3 years since leaving Radio 1, Chris Moyles appears to have confirmed he will be Radio X's new breakfast show presenter.

An ‘Avengers-style’ crossover movie project is reportedly in the works titled ‘Nicktoons’, featuring 90’s Nickelodeon cartoons such as Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy and Angry Beavers.


Zoe Ball and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo will present BBC One’s new game show Can't Touch This, which will see contestants take on a larger-than-life assault courses and literally touch prizes to win them.


Birdman actress Andrea Riseborough has joined Netflix's Bloodline as a new series regular.

Barry Sonnenfeld and Mark Hubis are reportedly in talks to direct and produce Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The Beatles management contract with Brian Epstein, which launched their career, is up for auction and is expected to sell for more than half a million dollars.



September 3 2015


Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger have confirmed that they are ending their marriage after two years.

Bill Bailey, Al Murray, Rhod Gilbert and Shappi Khorsandi have teamed up with Stoptober for this year's 28-day mass quit campaign in October.

Steven Spielberg's production company Dreamworks is reportedly set to split from studio Disney with talks of moving to Universal. 

Tom Cruise's action thriller sequel Jack Reacher 2 will reportedly be released in October 2016.  

Kaiser Chiefs and The Voice UK’s Ricky Wilson is set to host Sky 1’s new music panel show Bring the Noise, with team captains Nicole Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah. 

Take That, The Weeknd and The Chemical Brothers have joined the line-up for the Apple Music Festival this month.

This Is England and Once Upon a Time star Michael Socha will lead E4's new sci-fi sitcom Aliens, alongside Michael Smiley, Ashley Walters, Holli Dempsey and Trystan Gravelle.


September 2 2015


Justin Bieber is on course for his first-ever UK number-one single with 'What Do You Mean?'.

Doctor Who's Karen Gillan has joined the cast of sci-fi thriller The Circle alongside Star Wars' John Boyega and Harry Potter's Emma Watson.

Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany and Olivia Cooke are reportedly frontrunners for the female lead in Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry has landed his first major theatrical role in a tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Bill Turnbull has confirmed he is leaving BBC Breakfast in 2016 after 15 years on the show.

NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton has debuted at number one at the UK box office chart.

Max Beesley has joined season 5 of Homeland, and will reportedly play an ex-Royal Marine named Mike Brown.

Vloggers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee are to star in a one-off feature-length special Joe & Caspar Hit the Road for BBC Worldwide.


Alex Kingston is set to return to Doctor Who as River Song for this year's Christmas special.



September 1 2015


Sir Bruce Forsyth will return to host both the festive special and Children in Need episode of this year’s Strictly Come Dancing series.

Jon Hamm will guest star as himself in Matt Berry’s Toast of London which returns to Channel 4 this autumn. 

Nicholas Hoult will play legendary American author JD Salinger (author of Catcher in the Rye) in a new movie titled Rebel in the Rye.

Check out all the winners from this weekend's MTV VMAs, hosted by Miley Cyrus, here.

The new series of The X Factor kicked off this weekend with 7.11million tuning in, the lowest viewing figures for a launch night since 2006.

David Bowie is currently working on a song for the new SpongeBob SquarePants musical, joining musicians John Legend, Cyndi Lauper & Steven Tyler.

Tributes have poured in over the weekend for American Horror film director Wes Craven, who sadly passed away on Sunday. 


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