Rivers defiant over captives joke

Bridgwater Mercury: Joan Rivers has refused to apologise for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Ohio.

11:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Comedian Joan Rivers has refused to apologise for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the harrowing ordeal of three women kidnapped in Cleveland, Ohio.

Python farewell show on big screen

Bridgwater Mercury: Monty Python's final ever gig will be shown in 450 UK cinemas

6:35pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Cult comedy troupe Monty Python are heading back to cinemas after striking a deal to show their final ever gig on the big screen.

Barlow's latest single a chart flop

Bridgwater Mercury: Gary Barlow has achieved what is thought to be his worst ever performance in the UK singles chart

4:24pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Gary Barlow has achieved what is thought to be his worst ever performance in the UK singles chart - failing to even make the top 100.

Gambaccini to host music awards

Bridgwater Mercury: Paul Gambaccini will host the Ivor Novello Awards

1:19pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DJ Paul Gambaccini is to host a high-profile music awards this year more than six months after his arrest as part of Operation Yewtree.

Bill Ward: I miss Black Sabbath

Bridgwater Mercury: Bill Ward, second from left, misses his former Black Sabbath bandmates

1:07pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Bill Ward has said he misses his former Black Sabbath band members, but feels he has "lost a friend" in Ozzy Osbourne.

Soap star denies drink-drive charge

Bridgwater Mercury: Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox denies a drink-driving charge

12:55pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox has pleaded not guilty to drink-driving.

Ruffalo sorry for Avengers pics

Bridgwater Mercury: Mark Ruffalo has tweeted photos from the Avengers 2 set

11:45am Thursday 24th April 2014

Mark Ruffalo has apologised to Marvel after sharing some photos from the set of the Avengers sequel.

John Newman gets Ivors nomination

Bridgwater Mercury: John Newman has an Ivor Novello nomination

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

John Newman is in the running for a prestigious songwriting award for his debut single Love Me Again.

Olivia Wilde gives birth to son

Bridgwater Mercury: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have become parents

8:24am Thursday 24th April 2014

Olivia Wilde has become a mum - to a baby boy called Otis.

Jodie Foster weds Alexandra Hedison

Bridgwater Mercury: Jodie Foster tied the knot with her girlfriend at the weekend

7:21am Thursday 24th April 2014

Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison.

Gervais mulling Derek third series

Bridgwater Mercury: Ricky Gervais says he is thinking about making a third series of Derek

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Ricky Gervais has said he is thinking about making a third series of a programme for the first time ever, with his sitcom Derek.

Lupita, Scarlett 'for Jungle Book'

Bridgwater Mercury: Lupita Nyong'o could join the new Jungle Book movie

11:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson are reportedly in talks to join The Jungle Book.

Griff pulls out of university role

Bridgwater Mercury: Griff Rhys Jones has ruled himself out of becoming Cardiff University's new figurehead

9:44am Thursday 24th April 2014

Griff Rhys Jones has ruled himself out of becoming Cardiff University's new figurehead following the shambles over his appointment.

DLT denies indecent assault charge

Bridgwater Mercury: Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court

10:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

Dave Lee Travis has pleaded not guilty to indecently assaulting a woman.

Lavigne faces Hello Kitty backlash

Bridgwater Mercury: Avril Lavigne insists her new video Hello Kitty is celebrating Japanese culture

12:35pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Avril Lavigne has hit back at accusations of racism regarding her new music video Hello Kitty.

Madonna criticised over 'gay' tag

Bridgwater Mercury: Madonna used the term 'gay' to describe a vegetable that she doesn't like

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Madonna has been criticised after she used the word "gay" as an insult.

Victoria Beckham on her self-doubt

Bridgwater Mercury: Victoria Beckham says she has a positive outlook

12:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Victoria Beckham has said that despite her success she still has moments of self-doubt.

Bodyguard row delays Brown's trial

Bridgwater Mercury: Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed

1:27am Thursday 24th April 2014

R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial has been put on hold for months after prosecutors refused to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

Court rejects Jackson doctor review

Bridgwater Mercury: Michael Jackson announces plans for his last performances in London, shortly before his death

1:27am Thursday 24th April 2014

California's Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

Hamilton, Neville baby excitement

Bridgwater Mercury: Natasha Hamilton has said she is excited about her new baby with Ritchie Neville

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Natasha Hamilton and Ritchie Neville have talked about how excited they are for the arrival of their first baby together.

Dornan: I'm bored of tying up women

Bridgwater Mercury: Jamie Dornan says his recent roles have made him an expert in tying knots

10:22am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Jamie Dornan has admitted he'd like to play a role which doesn't involve tying up women.

Webb: I give audience a ticking off

Bridgwater Mercury: Mark Heap and Robert Webb star as Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

1:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Robert Webb has warned he may name and shame members of the audience who play with their mobile phones during his new play featuring Jeeves and Wooster.

Richard Osman lands new quiz show

Bridgwater Mercury: Richard Osman is getting his own quiz show

12:42pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Richard Osman has landed his own series - presenting a new quiz show.

Prepon: I'm not dating Tom Cruise

Bridgwater Mercury: Laura Prepon has denied rumours she is dating Tom Cruise

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Laura Prepon has dismissed reports that she's dating Tom Cruise - calling the speculation "unbelievable".

Bieber sorry for war shrine trip

Bridgwater Mercury: Justin Bieber said he was misled about the purpose of a war shrine in Japan

11:54am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Justin Bieber has apologised to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.

Barat teases Libertines reunion

Bridgwater Mercury: Carl Barat and Pete Doherty could be reforming The Libertines

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Carl Barat has revealed that The Libertines reunion is "very much a possibility".

Cameron Diaz: I'm no 'spinster'

Bridgwater Mercury: Cameron Diaz has plenty of children in her life

9:43am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Cameron Diaz has said that she can have a child at any point in her life.

Coldplay to headline festival

Bridgwater Mercury: Coldplay will take to the stage at the Big Weekend event

1:39pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Coldplay are to headline BBC Radio 1's major Big Weekend event in Glasgow next month.

Rough Copy land Epic record deal

Bridgwater Mercury: Rough Copy found fame after appearing on The X Factor in 2013

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Rough Copy have signed a record deal with Epic Records.

Hartnett: Don't date your co-stars

Bridgwater Mercury: Josh Hartnett says it's not a good idea to date co-stars

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Josh Hartnett has warned younger actors not to get romantically involved with their co-stars.

Cox shoots down Friends reunion

Bridgwater Mercury: Courteney Cox has said that a Friends reunion is unlikely to happen

9:06am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Courteney Cox has doused any hopes of a Friends reunion.

It's strictly Claudia for Tonioli

Bridgwater Mercury: Bruno Tonioli wants Claudia Winkleman to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth on Strictly

5:44pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has revealed he would like the show's stand-in host Claudia Winkleman to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Fresh complaints over BBC drama

Bridgwater Mercury: Jessica Brown Findlay stars in Jamaica Inn

4:32pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hundreds more viewers have complained about BBC drama Jamaica Inn despite the corporation saying it had adjusted sound levels "to address audience concerns" after viewers complained of being unable to hear some of the dialogue.

Second daughter for Drew Barrymore

Bridgwater Mercury: Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman have welcomed their second daughter

1:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Drew Barrymore has given birth to her second child, daughter Frankie Barrymore Kopelman .

Richard Gere seeing Padma Lakshmi?

Bridgwater Mercury: Richard Gere is said to be dating Padma Lakshmi

11:18am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Richard Gere has a new Pretty Woman, according to reports - Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi.

Jay Z and Beyonce 'buy London pad'

Bridgwater Mercury: Beyonce and Jay Z are said to have bought a home in London

10:51am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Jay Z and Beyonce have snapped up a London pad, according to reports.

Katy Perry transforms for video

Bridgwater Mercury: Katy Perry shows off some different looks in her new video

10:47am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Katy Perry has transformed from young pop star to a wrinkled old lady for her latest music video.

Justin Bieber's trial moved to July

Bridgwater Mercury: Justin Bieber's trial will now take place in July

3:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Justin Bieber's trial on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence has been delayed.

Nyong'o is People's Most Beautiful

Bridgwater Mercury: Lupita Nyong'o has been named the world's most beautiful woman

1:28pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Lupita Nyong'o has been named the World's Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine.

Playing psycho tough for Norton

Bridgwater Mercury: James Norton plays criminal mastermind Tommy Lee Royce in BBC's Happy Valley

8:29am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

James Norton has admitted he found it a challenge getting into the mindset of a psychopath for Happy Valley.

Hudson: Relationships aren't easy

Bridgwater Mercury: Kate Hudson is engaged to Matthew Bellamy

10:14am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Kate Hudson has admitted her relationship with Matthew Bellamy isn't easy, but has said that the couple work on making it last.

Top Gear 'regrets' Clarkson remark

Bridgwater Mercury: Jeremy Clarkson is known for his controversial comments on Top Gear

11:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Top Gear's producer has apologised after broadcasting a "light-hearted" joke by Jeremy Clarkson that sparked a complaint of racism.

Kanye 'loved' Franco video spoof

Bridgwater Mercury: James Franco made a spoof version of Kanye West's music video

9:31am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Kanye West asked Seth Rogen and James Franco to perform their spoof version of his music video at his wedding to Kim Kardashian.

Cat reveals pub garden pangs

Bridgwater Mercury: Cat Deeley misses a good British summer

9:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Cat Deeley has revealed how much she pines for British pub beer gardens when she is far from home.

Have a right Cockney knees-up at patriotic sing-a-long to mark St George’s Day

Bridgwater Mercury: There'll Always Be An England

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ENJOY a trip down memory lane and a right royal knees up for St George’s Day.

Tinie Tempah joins V Fest line-up

Bridgwater Mercury: Tinie Tempah has joined the line-up for this year's V Festival

1:33pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Tinie Tempah, CeeLo Green and Pixie Lott are among the latest names to be added to the bill for this year's V Festival.

Justin Bieber seeks to delay trial

Bridgwater Mercury: Justin Bieber is seeking to delay his trial for DUI

5:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Justin Bieber is seeking to delay his trial for driving under the influence (DUI).

Stone calls out Garfield 'sexism'

Bridgwater Mercury: Couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield star in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 together

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Emma Stone has told off her boyfriend Andrew Garfield for making a "sexist" comment about Spider-Man's costume.

Cyrus to make European tour dates

Bridgwater Mercury: Miley Cyrus will make it to her European tour dates

12:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Miley Cyrus will make her European tour dates as planned, despite postponing the American leg of her tour.

Spelling may not get happy ending

Bridgwater Mercury: Tori Spelling has been addressing her marriage woes

1:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Tori Spelling has said that she isn't sure whether she will get a happy ending to the cheating drama with her husband Dean McDermott.

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