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Names in the News October 2015


October 27 2015


Ricky Gervais is set to return as host of the Golden Globes next year, after vowing 4 years ago that he would never return to the show.

Simon Cowell has reportedly said that the live Judges’ Houses won’t return to The X Factor, calling the experience ‘hell’.

Liam Payne has reportedly split with his girlfriend of 2 years Sophia Smith.

Kylie Minogue will switch on the Oxford Street Christmas lights on November 1, with guest performances from Foxes, Fleur East and Ben Haenow.

Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens will reportedly star along side Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis in sci-fi monster movie Colossal.  



October 26 2015


David Bowie has confirmed that Blackstar is the title of his next single and album - the single will be available from November 20.


Adele debuted her new single Hello on Friday October 23, and the music video has already amassed over 50 million views on YouTube.

Doctor Who writer Sarah Dollard has confirmed that Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will make a third appearance in Doctor Who series nine.

Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie starring Michael Fassbender earned just $7.2 million at the US box office this weekend, charting at number 7.

A reboot of Steven Spielberg's 1980s anthology series Amazing Stories is reportedly in development under Hannibal's Bryan Fuller.

Christopher Eccleston will star in the BBC's new drama series The A Word, which focuses on The Hughes family after their son is diagnosed with autism.



October 22 2015


Adele has confirmed her new album is called 25.

One Direction, Little Mix and Mumford & Sons are confirmed to perform at the BBC Music Awards this December.

Orange Is the New Black actress Laverne Cox will reportedly star as Dr Frank-N-Furter in Fox's remake of The Rocky Horror Show. 


Stephen Merchant is set to guest-star on The Big Bang Theory.

Cruel Intentions is getting a TV sequel, 16 years after the film's release. The show will reportedly focus on Bash Casey, the son of Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon's characters from the original movie.

Mary Berry will reportedly judge ABC's US series of The Great British Bake Off alongside pastry chef and author Johnny Iuzzini.

YouTube star PewDiePie is getting his own prank show on YouTube Red, the company's newly announced ad-free subscription video-streaming service.



October 19 2015


Keith Allen, Jill Halfpenny and Sally Bretton have joined the upcoming fifth series of crime drama Death In Paradise.

A duet between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez titled Strong was played on Drake's Beats 1 show OVO Sound over the weekend, and is rumoured to appear on Bieber’s upcoming new album.

Azealia Banks has revealed on Twitter she has been working with Fall Out Boy.

Director Matt Reeves has confirmed that filming has now begun on the third Planet of the Apes movie.   

James McAvoy is reportedly in talks to star alongside Charlize Theron in upcoming spy thriller The Coldest City.


October 16 2015


The West End production of the musical Aladdin, based on the 1992 Disney film, will premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre in London on June 9, 2016 (with previews from May 27).


FX has ordered a full season of music comedy series Atlanta, starring Community’s Donald Glover, which has been in development dating back to 2013.

Deadwood star Powers Boothe is joining the cast of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD as Gideon Malick, a power-broker with questionable loyalties.

Gwyneth Paltrow  is reportedly in line for Ryan Murphy's next project centred around one-off hitmakers from the 1990s.

20th Century Fox has denied reports that the Fantastic Four franchise is heading to Marvel Studios, and rights to the heroes and villains remain at Fox along with the X-Men.


A brand-new CG-animated movie based on Resident Evil titled Resident Evil CG 3  is in the works.

Mark Ruffalo is reportedly in final negotiations to star opposite Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok.



October 15 2015


Frozen star Josh Gad and his partner Ryan Dixon are reportedly teaming up with WWE Studios for a biopic about 1950s wrestling star Gorgeous George.

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros are teaming up for a Godzilla vs King Kong movie.  

The CW has announced that Tyra Banks's America's Next Top Model will not be renewed for a 23rd cycle.

Nick Grimshaw has confirmed that Mason Noise will return to the X Factor for judges’ houses following the departure of Tom Bleasby.

Children In Need has announced Ellie Goulding will give “an exclusive performance of her forthcoming single, Army” on the show next month.

The Grammy Awards will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra in honour of his 100th birthday at this year’s awards show, with performances from Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, John Legend and Usher.

Live Free Or Die Hard's Len Wiseman is reportedly returning to direct the upcoming sixth Die Hard movie - a prequel to the action series set in 1979.

Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist, will premiere on Sky 1 on October 29 – just three days after the US.



October 13 2015


Tom Beasby has quit the X Factor after securing a seat in Nick Grimshaw’s 6 chair challenge which aired on Sunday. He tweeted his decision is due to ‘personal reasons’. It is yet to be announced what will happen at judges’ houses regarding the vacant place. 

Congrats to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen who are expecting their first child together.        

Playboy magazine has announced it will stop publishing nude pictures 62 years after Marilyn Monroe stripped off for the first issue. There will still be alluring poses, but women will no longer be fully naked. The change will take place in March 2016.

Piers Morgan has officially joined the Good Morning Britain team with co-host Susanna Reid. 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company will reportedly to adapt the story of the Volkswagen emissions scandal into a movie with Paramount.



October 12 2015


Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin is having his 1980s novel turned into a TV series - supernatural tale The Skin Trade.

Janet Jackson has made history by debuting a seventh number one album on top of the Billboard 200 chart, with new album Unbreakable.

Nicki Minaj and Eminem have both recorded official remixes of The Weeknd’s track 'The Hills'.

The Saturdays singer Mollie King has signed a deal with Island Records.

The Newsroom actress Whitney Frost has been cast in season 2 of Agent Carter as Frost - who is also known as Madame Masque.



October 8 2015


Nadiya Hussain was crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off last night. The show’s final became the most-watched show of the year with a whopping 13.4 million viewers.

Rihanna has confirmed her upcoming eighth album is called Anti.

Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford have reportedly welcomed their first child together.

Will Mellor has sparked rumours he is entering the I'm a Celebrity jungle after posting a picture on Twitter of himself in the show’s uniform, which has since been deleted. 

The Power Rangers reboot has cast The Martian's Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger.

Joey Essex, Pete Bennett and Charlotte Crosby will all be dropped in a remote Eastern European location at night for a Halloween special of Reggie Yates’ ITV2 show Release the Hounds.


October 7 2015


Top Gear returns to BBC in May 2016. Chris Evans has signed a three year contract to host 2 series of the revamped show, with 8 episodes in each series.

Jennifer Aniston and Jack Huston are set to star in Iraq War drama The Yellow Birds, due to be released in 2016.

Iggy Azalea has announced her new upcoming album will be called Digital Distortion.

Kerry Katona has ended her third marriage with husband George Kay. In a statement she reports her decision comes ‘with deep sadness’ and her focus will ‘now be on her gorgeous children.’

Pharrell is confirmed to perform at the MTV EMA’s in Milan on October 25th.

Louis Walsh has confirmed he has been in talks with I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here for this year's show. He says he has met with the producers twice but has yet to confirm whether he’ll be appearing in the Australian jungle this winter.



October 6 2015


Charlie Simpson has formally agreed to rejoin Busted with plans for an arena reunion tour in the near future. 

Will Smith has confirmed the long-awaited Bad Boys 3 is ‘12 to 16 months away’. The release is pencilled in for 17th February 2017.

After 2 years, The 1975 are releasing a new song ‘Love Me’. The song will first be played on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 Show at 7:30pm on Thursday.

Justin Bieber has announced his fourth album will be called ‘Purpose’, set to be released in 6 weeks.

80’s sensations Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff are reportedly planning a world tour next summer, along with a new solo album to be released in 2016.



October 5 2015


Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie is set to reprise her role as Gwen Dawson on Downton Abbey.

Former X Factor singer Fleur East has announced that 'Sax' will be the first single from her debut album.


Glastonbury 2016 sold out this morning in just half an hour.

Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson have reportedly joined the cast of upcoming video game adaptation Assassin's Creed alongside Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

James McAvoy has reportedly joined the cast of M Night Shyamalan's upcoming mystery project.

Ridley Scott's The Martian, starring Matt Damon, debuted at number one at the US Box Office this weekend with $55m.

The president of Hasbro Studios Stephen Davis has revealed that four more Transformers films will be released over the next decade.

Warner Bros Television is teaming up with Fox for a new Lethal Weapon TV adaptation.



October 2 2015


Congrats to Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black who have announced their engagement in the Births, Marriages and Deaths section of The Times newspaper.

Kylie Minogue will release her Christmas album ‘Kylie Christmas’ on November 13. The album features collaborations with James Corden and Iggy Pop, and sister Dannii Minogue on the deluxe version.

‘All About That Bass’ singer Meghan Trainor will join Rita Ora at Judges' Houses on The X Factor. Mark Ronson will join Nick Grimshaw while Jess Glynne will join Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

The sequel to The Ring titled Rings has reportedly been delayed until 2016.

Terminator Genisys 2 has reportedly been put on hold by studio Paramount.

Sony Pictures Animation is reportedly working on an animated version of Ghostbusters with original director Ivan Reitman on board as producer.

Prison Break star Robert Knepper has reportedly joined the cast of Twin Peaks.



October 1 2015


See the full list of nominees for this year’s MOBO Awards here.  

Friends star David Schwimmer has joined Channel 4’s new six-episode British sitcom Morning Has Broken.


Congratulations to Katherine Jenkins and Andrew Levitas on the arrival of their first child together – a baby daughter named Aaliyah Reign Levitas.

Doctor Who's Gugu Mbatha-Raw and The Knick star Eve Hewson are reportedly both up for the female lead in Robin Hood: Origins alongside Taron Egerton.

Ed Sheeran and Orange is the New Black's Ruby Rose will host this year's MTV Europe Music Awards on October 25 in Milan.

Carly Rae Jepsen has joined the cast of Fox's Grease: Live as Frenchy.



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