JK Rowling ‘deeply honoured’ to be made Companion of Honour

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has told of her pride at being made a Companion of Honour at Buckingham Palace.

O2 Silver Clef Awards ? London

Status Quo cancel two more concerts in Germany following Rossi illness

Status Quo have announced the cancellation of two more performances in Germany after lead singer Francis Rossi was taken ill.

Danny Boyle (Ian West/PA)

Danny Boyle and Banksy stage ‘alternative nativity’

Film-maker Danny Boyle and graffiti artist Banksy have made an “alternative nativity” for BBC Two.

A group of Star Wars fans attend an advance screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in Leicester Square, London, in 2016 (Matt Alexander/PA)

The Last Jedi faces box office battle to be 2017’s biggest film

The new Star Wars film faces two tough tests at the UK box office.

Katie Price

Katie leaves Loose Women in tears after talking about her mum and Keith Chegwin

Katie Price broke down in tears and walked off Loose Women on Tuesday, after speaking about her mum, who has the same incurable disease as the late Keith Chegwin.

BB8 in The Last Jedi (Lucasfilm/Disney/PA)

The Last Jedi praised as ‘best ever’ Star Wars film

The Last Jedi has been hailed as the best Star Wars film ever, while critics and fans have praised Adam Driver’s star-making performance as Kylo Ren.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Blue Peter (Dan Vernon/BBC/PA)

Duke of Cambridge jokes about comparing his Blue Peter badge with the Queen’s

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have followed in the footsteps of the Queen by being awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.

Daisy Ridley at the Star Wars: The Last Jedi European premiere in London (Ian West/PA)

Daisy Ridley promises ‘fun and emotional journey’ in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi star Daisy Ridley has promised fans a “fun and emotional journey” in the latest instalment of the hit sci-fi franchise.

Daisy Ridley in The Last Jedi (Lucasfilm/Disney/PA)

Questions The Last Jedi needs to answer

When Star Wars returned to screens in 2015 with the record-breaking The Force Awakens it thrilled fans around the world but also posed some burning questions.

James Blunt (Isabel Infantes/PA)

James Blunt: I pretended I’d played church organ at royal wedding

James Blunt has confessed he tricked people into thinking he had played the church organ at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Lily Allen (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

Fans thrilled by Lily Allen’s comeback track Trigger Bang

Singer Lily Allen’s frank words on drug addiction, life in the public eye and former lovers have proved a hit with fans in her latest track.

Harry and William have cameo roles as stormtroopers (Neil Hall/PA)

William and Harry set to join showbiz royalty for Star Wars premiere

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are set to join a host of famous faces for the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Tuesday.

Robert Smith of The Cure (Yui Mok/PA)

The Cure to celebrate 40th anniversary with Hyde Park show

The Cure will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a headline performance in London’s Hyde Park next summer.

John Boyega as Finn (Lucasfilm/Disney/PA)

John Boyega: I tell all Star Wars spoilers to one close friend

Star Wars actor John Boyega has said he lets slip all of the secrets and spoilers of the film to one close friend.

Morrissey performs at Glastonbury (Ben Birchall/PA)

Morrissey denies defending Kevin Spacey in Der Spiegel interview

Morrissey has hit out at a write-up of an interview he gave about the Hollywood sex scandal.

The Times BFI London Film Festival 2008 ? The Brothers Bloom Screening

The unknown director chosen to take Star Wars forward

Rian Johnson was a relatively unknown writer and director when he was chosen to take on a Star Wars film.

Jenna Coleman as Queen Victoria in ITV?s drama series Victoria (ITV)

Victoria to return for third series

Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes will return for a third series of royal drama Victoria, ITV has confirmed.

Len Goodman (Guy Levy/BBC)

Ex-Strictly judge Len Goodman praises Shirley Ballas for use of technical terms

Len Goodman says he was told viewers would not understand what he was talking about when he employed technical terms – now also used by Shirley Ballas – as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 (Ian West/PA)

BBC accidentally airs man making insensitive comment about Keith Chegwin’s death

Television viewers were outraged after the BBC accidentally broadcast a man making an insensitive comment about the death of Keith Chegwin.

Theresa May

Gag about Theresa May voted best modern Christmas cracker joke

A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May has won a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke.

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