The director of a Bafta-nominated film about a young student having an illegal abortion in 1960s France says her own abortion led her to make the movie. Audrey Diwan was nominated for best director at this year’s Baftas and won the prestigious Golden Lion at last year’s Venice Film FestivalContinue Reading

Britain’s Got Talent has denied claims of a fixed show, after criticism from fans over professional acts. It comes as two acts – singer Loren Allred and comedian Axel Blake – were given the golden buzzer to go through automatically to the final. Loren, 32, previously recorded Never Enough forContinue Reading

Acclaimed composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle has died at the age of 87, his publisher has confirmed. He is perhaps best known for 1972 orchestral work The Triumph of Time, as well as operas The Mask Of Orpheus, Gawain and The Minotaur. Publishers Boosey & Hawkes and agency Rayfield Allied announcedContinue Reading

Two former Doctor Who companions will appear in Jodie Whittaker’s final adventure later this year. Tegan and Ace will join the 13th Doctor in the special episode being broadcast this autumn. The news was revealed in a trailer that followed the show’s Easter special. The short teaser also revealedContinue Reading

Piers Morgan has said his controversial exit from ITV’s Good Morning Britain last year was “a farce” but it “focused everyone’s minds” on free speech. The presenter is about to launch his first TV show since the row over his comments about the Duchess of Sussex. Piers Morgan Uncensored willContinue Reading

“This is the best welcome home ever,” says Dua Lipa, a couple of songs into the first UK show of her world tour. “We’ve been waiting so long, so long to put this show on. We’ve moved it and postponed it and finally we’re here.” Moments earlier, the 26-year-old hadContinue Reading

Three independent artists – Wet Leg, Father John Misty and Jack White – have taken the top positions in the UK albums chart for the first time in more than 11 years. Wet Leg, the much-hyped Isle of Wight indie duo, went in at number one on Friday with theirContinue Reading

Jurors at the defamation trial of Johnny Depp will hear opening arguments Tuesday in the movie star’s legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for $50m (£38m) over an article she wrote in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. Heard isContinue Reading

Britney Spears has announced she is pregnant, months after she escaped the legal arrangement that gave her father control over many aspects of her life. The singer told her 40 million Instagram followers she was having a baby with partner Sam Asghari. The 40-year-old, who has two teenage sons, alsoContinue Reading

Henry Patterson, the best-selling author of The Eagle Has Landed, has died aged 92, his publisher has said. Patterson, who began writing when he was a teacher, penned 85 novels between 1959 and 2017. HarperCollins said Patterson died at his Jersey home surrounded by family. The Eagle Has Landed, aboutContinue Reading