“It-a-me … Chris Pratt?” Nintendo’s iconic video game character Mario returned yesterday to dominate the game developer’s presentation – but not as you might expect. Instead of announcing a new console rate, they instead said “Let’s gooo” to a new large-screen animated adaptation in which Chris Pratt will lead anContinue Reading

Screenwriter Russell T Davies will return to directorship of Doctor Who, the science fiction show he revived in 2005. Davies, who was the fantasy drama showrunner until 2009, will succeed Chris Chibnall next year. “I’m very excited to be back on my favorite series,” said Davies, who resumes his roleContinue Reading

Strictly speaking, star Gorka Marquez has said reports that some pro dancers on the show refuse to be vaccinated against Covid are “just speculation”. Saturday’s show is slated to go ahead as planned after The Sun released that three of the professional dancers are unvaccinated. The BBC said it hadContinue Reading

Four-time Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan has revealed she looked to the reality star Kim Kardashian for inspiration for her latest role. The actress is making her UK stage debut as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s tragedy at the Almeida Theatre, North London, opposite the Scottish actor James McArdle as Macbeth. “WeContinue Reading

A new headline act is being sought for the Mouth of the Tyne Festival after the Lighthouse Family pulled out. The duo, who formed in Newcastle in 1993, were due to perform on Saturday July 9 but announced they would no longer be touring or making music. Keane, Eliza Shaddad,Continue Reading

An average of 11.2 million people in the UK watched the Platinum Party in the Palace on BBC One on Saturday. The concert saw stars including Diana Ross, George Ezra, Queen and Elbow perform in front of a Buckingham Palace crowd including the Royal Family. It attracted the BBC’s biggestContinue Reading

A firm controlled by Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been accused of preventing access to paths on forestry estates in the Scottish Borders. Walkers and mountain-bikers claim that navigating a historical six-mile right-of-way has been hampered by the firm. Thistlelane Ltd owns the 290-hectare Sheperdscleuh estate as well asContinue Reading

Johnny Depp put his court battle with ex-wife Amber Heard behind him in his first public appearance since the verdict, playing a gig in Gateshead. The actor and musician joined guitarist Jeff Beck on the latest leg of his UK tour to the delight of hundreds of fans at theContinue Reading

Kate Bush has been popular with music fans for decades, but she has suddenly reached a new audience thanks to the latest series of Stranger Things. Season four of the hit Netflix sci-fi horror broke the streaming giant’s record for the biggest-ever premiere weekend for an English-language series. Bush’s 1985Continue Reading