Strictly celebs bring the glamour

Bridgwater Mercury: Caroline Flack attending the launch of Strictly Come Dancing 2014, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

12:23am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Pixie Lott, Caroline Flack and Frankie Sandford brought the glamour to this year's troupe of celebrities taking on Strictly Come Dancing.

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

Bridgwater Mercury: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the GQ Men of the Year Awards

10:37pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.

Barlow offers tax row 'apology'

Bridgwater Mercury: Gary Barlow has apologised following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

9:48pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to "apologise" on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

Independent label signs New Order

Bridgwater Mercury: New Order have signed with independent label Mute

8:05pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Pop pioneers New Order have signed for independent label Mute more than 30 years after making their name with Factory Records.

Morgan parts company with network

Bridgwater Mercury: Piers Morgan joined CNN more than three years ago when he took over the prime-time slot from veteran host Larry King

5:32pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Piers Morgan, the newspaper editor turned television host, has announced he has left US network CNN, six months after his show was cancelled following plummeting ratings.

Mirren savours tasty new role

Bridgwater Mercury: Manish Dayal, Dame Helen Mirren and Om Puri star together in The Hundred- Foot Journey

4:52pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dame Helen Mirren prepared for her latest role as a fierce French restaurant owner by forcing her co-star to eat snails.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Bridgwater Mercury: Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault

4:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault, according to Canadian police.

Stars angry over hacked nude photos

Bridgwater Mercury: Jennifer Lawrence was one of the stars who was targeted

1:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Celebrities have hit out at hackers suspected of leaking hundreds of naked pictures and explicit videos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

Brangelina release wedding photos

Bridgwater Mercury: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married in France on August 23

9:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have shared some pictures from their wedding.

Cara and Kate snuggle for campaign

Bridgwater Mercury: Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss star in the latest My Burberry Campaign (Burberry/Testino)

11:02am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have become bosom buddies - for a new Burberry campaign. pulls out of X Factor

Bridgwater Mercury: has helped advise Cheryl on The X Factor in the past

10:54am Tuesday 2nd September 2014 has reportedly pulled out of helping Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the judges' houses stage of The X Factor.

Carrie Underwood expecting a baby

Bridgwater Mercury: Carrie Underwood is expecting her first child

7:07am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Carrie Underwood has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

Chris Brown enters assault plea

Bridgwater Mercury: Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to assault

2:54pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.

FBI and Apple probe photos hack

Bridgwater Mercury: Jennifer Lawrence was one of the stars to be targeted

8:44am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Apple and the FBI are investigating an online hack that led to the posting of hundreds of explicit photos of some of Hollywood's most famous female stars.

Cannon writing children's poems

Bridgwater Mercury: Nick Cannon is writing a book of children's poetry

12:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Nick Cannon is working on a book of poems for children.

Walker had fun with action stunts

Bridgwater Mercury: Paul Walker played an undercover cop in crime drama Brick Mansions

9:52am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Late star Paul Walker told how much he enjoyed doing death-defying movie stunts in the last interview before he died.

Spears addresses Lucado break up

Bridgwater Mercury: Britney Spears has split from lawyer David Lucado

9:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Britney Spears has revealed she is ready to move on after her split from David Lucado.

Bake Off Berry fears being a burden

Bridgwater Mercury: Mary Berry doesn't want to live beyond 90

12:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Mary Berry has said that she does not want to live beyond 90 and that she would like her children to be able to "give me a pill" if her health deteriorated and she became a "burden".

Clock ticking for Strictly co-host

Bridgwater Mercury: Claudia Winkleman believes that as a 40-something woman 'you have a window' for doing television

12:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Claudia Winkleman believes that she is coming to the end of her shelf-life as a presenter.

Paxman peeved at demise of satire

Bridgwater Mercury: Jeremy Paxman has lamented the lack of political satire on TV

12:03am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Jeremy Paxman has lamented the dearth of political satire on the small screen and taken a swipe at "self-regarding" actors.

Stourbridge author's best-selling story set to hit the big screen

Bridgwater Mercury: Before I Go To Sleep poster

5:09pm Monday 1st September 2014

HOLLYWOOD'S take on the bestselling debut novel by Stourbridge author SJ Watson is finally set to hit the big screen this week.

Hamm helps Rinku's US citizenship

Bridgwater Mercury: Jon Hamm plays sports agent JB Bernstein in Million Dollar Arm

2:38pm Monday 1st September 2014

Jon Hamm has revealed how his latest film has inspired him to support Indian baseball player Rinku Singh's application for American citizenship.

Donnie Wahlberg weds Jenny McCarthy

Bridgwater Mercury: Donnie Wahlberg has married actress and TV host Jenny McCarthy

3:49am Monday 1st September 2014

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy have tied the knot.

Katy Perry's angsty teen tour video

Bridgwater Mercury: A video of a teenage Katy Perry on tour for the first time has been released

10:36am Monday 1st September 2014

Katy Perry as an angsty teenager has emerged in a video filmed during her first ever tour.

Brook shares miscarriage trauma

Bridgwater Mercury: Kelly Brook has written about a second miscarriage in her autobiography

10:45am Monday 1st September 2014

Kelly Brook has talked about the devastation of having a miscarriage at six months pregnant, and revealed she later lost a second baby.

Ross takes break over drug problem

Bridgwater Mercury: Paul Ross is taking a break from the airwaves

10:36am Monday 1st September 2014

Presenter Paul Ross is taking a break from the airwaves after admitting to drug use and a lengthy affair with another man whom he met while dogging.

King leaves CBB for mystery illness

Bridgwater Mercury: Claire King has left the Celebrity Big Brother house to go to hospital

11:47am Monday 1st September 2014

Claire King has been forced to leave the Celebrity Big Brother house because of a mystery illness.

Lawrence hit by nude photos hacker

Bridgwater Mercury: Jennifer Lawrence is one of the celebrities to be targeted by a hacker

9:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has fallen victim to a computer hacker who has leaked intimate photos of 101 celebrities.

Brown reveals Amy-Mandela jail joke

Bridgwater Mercury: Amy Winehouse performs during the Hyde Park concert marking Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday

4:33am Monday 1st September 2014

Nelson Mandela had a soft spot for singer Amy Winehouse after a quip she made about his time in prison - former prime minister Gordon Brown has revealed.

10 million watch Cheryl's TV return

Bridgwater Mercury: The Judges reacting to X Factor auditions

6:37am Sunday 31st August 2014

A peak of 10.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the return of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor, ITV said - exactly double the peak audience of Doctor Who.

Izzard wants good finish to acting

Bridgwater Mercury: Eddie Izzard says he wants time to wrap up his career properly before going into politics

6:47am Sunday 31st August 2014

Eddie Izzard has said he needs a bit more time to finish up his acting career before he goes into politics full time.

Gray: Hagman has left Dallas void

Bridgwater Mercury: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and the late Larry Hagman were part of the original Dallas line-up

6:47am Sunday 31st August 2014

Linda Gray has admitted that Larry Hagman's death has left a huge void on the set of Dallas.

Djalili: Crowe told me where to go

Bridgwater Mercury: Omid Djalili has revealed how Russell Crowe thought he was coming on to him

6:47am Sunday 31st August 2014

Omid Djalili has revealed Russell Crowe misinterpreted his gesture of friendship on the set of Gladiator and thought he was coming on to him.

Clarke: Shadows not TV crime cliche

Bridgwater Mercury: Noel Clarke didn't want his character in Chasing Shadows to be just another cynical TV detective

6:47am Sunday 31st August 2014

Noel Clarke has promised his new show Chasing Shadows is not another cliched detective drama.

Chloe Moretz drawn to strong roles

Bridgwater Mercury: Chloe Grace Moretz plays injured cellist Mia in If I Stay

6:47am Sunday 31st August 2014

Chloe Grace Moretz has said she isn't interested in playing girls who sit around waiting to be saved.

Liv Tyler speaks of family life

Bridgwater Mercury: Liv Tyler has spoken about family life

9:53am Sunday 31st August 2014

Family life "possibly will not flourish" if people focus all their attention on their career, according to actress Liv Tyler.

I can beat the booze, says Gazza

Bridgwater Mercury: Troubled ex-England star Paul Gascoigne says he can overcome his alcohol addiction

6:00am Sunday 31st August 2014

Troubled former England football maestro Paul Gascoigne has said he can overcome the demons which saw him admitted to hospital in a drink-fuelled stupor.

Status Quo strip down for album

Bridgwater Mercury: Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi bare all on the cover of new album Aquostic (Stripped Bare)

12:02am Monday 1st September 2014

Status Quo stripped down, down, deeper and down to pose naked on the cover of a new acoustic album.

Family 'hopeful' over Rivers health

Bridgwater Mercury: Joan Rivers remains in hospital after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office

9:40pm Sunday 31st August 2014

Joan Rivers' daughter said loved ones are hopeful about the comedian's condition as she remains in hospital three days after going into cardiac arrest at a New York City doctor's office.

Lemon wants juice on Cowell home

Bridgwater Mercury: Keith Lemon is back for more Through The Keyhole

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

Keith Lemon has revealed celebrities are no different from you or I when it comes to hoarding junk in their spare room, and admitted he would love to have a snoop round Simon Cowell's house.

Jethro Tull bass man Cornick dies

Bridgwater Mercury: Jethro Tull performing at the Barbican in London in 2009

2:22am Saturday 30th August 2014

Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in rock band Jethro Tull, has died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii.

Chris O'Dowd: I'm a suit thief

Bridgwater Mercury: Chris O'Dowd is often suited and booted at red carpet events

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

Chris O'Dowd has revealed that he doesn't return designer suits.

Towie star Argent 'safe and well'

Bridgwater Mercury: James Argent had gone missing

6:37am Saturday 30th August 2014

The Only Way Is Essex star James Argent is "safe and well" after he was reported missing.

Deja vu on Cheryl's X Factor return

Bridgwater Mercury:  Cheryl Fernandez-Versini cries during contestant Amy Connelly's audition on The X Factor

7:14am Saturday 30th August 2014

The new series of X-Factor kicks off with "a flashback" for a tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini when one of her old acts returns in a bid to re-start her career.

Tasty! Wallace set to join Strictly

Bridgwater Mercury: Gregg Wallace is apparently headed for the Strictly dancefloor

9:15am Friday 29th August 2014

Dancing doesn't get tougher than this - Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace is set to join the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

Green sentenced on drugs charge

Bridgwater Mercury: Singer Cee Lo Green

7:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.

Blake Lively in bday bee attack

Bridgwater Mercury: Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees on a fashion shoot

1:29pm Friday 29th August 2014

Blake Lively has revealed how her birthday was almost ruined - when she was attacked by bees the day before her big day.

BB boot for Will And Grace's Jordan

Bridgwater Mercury: Leslie Jordan has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house (Channel 5/PA)

11:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

Leslie Jordan has become the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Bake Off's Iain: I'm a rising star

Bridgwater Mercury: Iain Watters became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off

1:58am Friday 29th August 2014

The baker at the centre of The Great British Bake Off's "bin-cident" row has admitted he allowed his frustration to boil over, but says since then, public support has been "crazy".

X Factor brings back ex musicians

Bridgwater Mercury: Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh are the judges in the new series of The X Factor

11:39am Friday 29th August 2014

The X Factor is set to feature two former music stars who are looking for a last ditch attempt at fame.

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