Vorderman is Rear of the Year again

Bridgwater Mercury: Carol Vorderman has become the first woman to win the Rear Of The Year title twice

1:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Carol Vorderman has been ranked top of the bottoms - for a second time.

Paddington trail to mark new movie

Bridgwater Mercury: The Paddington Trail is to launch in October and eventually the statues will be auctioned to raise money for charities including the NSPCC.

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Dozens of figures of Paddington are to invade London to celebrate the launch of a new movie starring the bear.

Cowell rejects private life claims

Bridgwater Mercury: Simon Cowell's lawyers say rumours about his private life brought up at Tulisa Contostavlos' trial were "untrue"

11:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Simon Cowell's lawyers have said claims about the media mogul's private life made during the collapsed trial of Tulisa Contostavlos were "untrue".

Avicii: Chris Martin like a brother

Bridgwater Mercury: Avicii has said Chris Martin is like a brother to him

1:21pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Avicii has said Chris Martin is "like a brother" to him because of all the advice he gives him, including nutritional tips.

Brand shelves Booky Wook instalment

Bridgwater Mercury: Russell Brand is not expected to continue with his My Booky Wook series

3:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Russell Brand has reportedly put a halt to the third instalment of his autobiography My Booky Wook because things are getting so serious between him and Jemima Khan.

Theroux adjusts to celebrity life

Bridgwater Mercury: Justin Theroux says he has had to get used to being in the celebrity spotlight with Jennifer Aniston

3:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Justin Theroux has said it has taken him a while to get used to his celebrity status now that he is engaged to Jennifer Aniston.

Paquin: Bisexuality not a problem

Bridgwater Mercury: Anna Paquin says her marriage to Stephen Moyer is not affected by her bisexuality

2:56pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Anna Paquin has said her bisexuality is not a problem for her marriage because she doesn't view the two things as mutually exclusive.

Toy deal for Pudsey the dog

Bridgwater Mercury: Ashleigh Butler's pet Pudsey is to be made into a cuddly toy

5:48pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Pudsey the dog has put his pawprint to a licensing deal which will see him turned into a cuddly toy.

Script want Adele collaboration

Bridgwater Mercury: The Script are to release a new single and album

3:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The Script have revealed they would like to work with Adele.

Stars out for Guardians premiere

Bridgwater Mercury: Bradley Cooper takes a selfie with a fan at the premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy in Los Angeles

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Zoe Saldana were amongst the stars who attended the world premiere of Guardians Of The Galaxy in Los Angeles.

Barrymore, Ifans settle hack claims

Bridgwater Mercury: Michael Barrymore's phone was hacked

1:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Entertainer Michael Barrymore and actor Rhys Ifans have settled their phone hacking damages claims.

Allen: Actors are difficult to get

Bridgwater Mercury: Woody Allen has done his first podcast

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Woody Allen has revealed he would like to work with great actors such as Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson - but said they are always busy.

Downey Jr leads Hollywood actors

Bridgwater Mercury: Robert Downey Jr has topped a list of the highest-earning actors in Hollywood for the second year running

12:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Robert Downey Jr leads the list of the highest-earning Hollywood actors for the second year running.

Kanye West: Kim is my 'dinosaur'

Bridgwater Mercury: Kanye West has talked about his wedding to Kim Kardashian (E!)

9:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kanye West has cleared up some rumours about what really went on during his wedding day and explained why wife Kim Kardashian is his "dinosaur".

Tulisa to tell of ordeal on TV show

Bridgwater Mercury: Tulisa Contostavlos will be the subject of a BBC Three documentary

3:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos is ro open up about her "horrific" ordeal in a BBC Three documentary to air next week.

Cheryl throws starry wedding party

Bridgwater Mercury: Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini arrive at their wedding party in London

9:51am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is thought to have had just four guests at her secret wedding - so it is no surprise she wanted to celebrate her nuptials with a bigger party.

Simon Fuller to get honorary degree

Bridgwater Mercury: Simon Fuller will get an honorary degree

10:50am Monday 21st July 2014

Media mogul Simon Fuller, who helped guide the Spice Girls to global stardom, is to receive an honorary degree.

Cheryl's plans for wedding party

Bridgwater Mercury: Cheryl married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7 in Mustique

10:29am Monday 21st July 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini could be celebrating her wedding with a UK bash.

SuBo takes part in Baton relay

Bridgwater Mercury: Susan Boyle has taken part in the official Baton relay for the Commonwealth Games

4:49pm Monday 21st July 2014

Susan Boyle has said she is very excited about the Commonwealth Games as she took part in the official Baton relay.

Hollywood gets cars and bikes show

Bridgwater Mercury: Paul Hollywood is said to be getting a new show about cars

10:51am Monday 21st July 2014

Paul Hollywood is reportedly set to present a new BBC series about his other great love - cars and motorbikes.

Zac Efron named 'hottest hunk'

Bridgwater Mercury: Zac Efron has been named hottest hunk of 2014 by Heat magazine readers

12:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Zac Efron has been named the "hottest hunk" of 2014 - ousting Tom Daley, who took top spot in the Heat magazine poll last year.

Tulisa hits out over 'entrapment'

Bridgwater Mercury: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London

12:56pm Monday 21st July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos said her life had been "ruined for a year" after her trial for allegedly brokering a drugs deal collapsed.

Kylie and Kasabian on iTunes bill

Bridgwater Mercury: Kylie Minogue is part of the latest iTunes Festival line-up

9:45am Monday 21st July 2014

Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams and Kasabian are among the acts lined up to play the annual iTunes Festival this year.

Davis replaces Paxman on Newsnight

Bridgwater Mercury: Evan Davis has a new role on Newsnight

11:22am Monday 21st July 2014

Evan Davis has been announced as Jeremy Paxman's replacement on Newsnight.

Pythons bid farewell in final show

Bridgwater Mercury: The Monty Python live shows have drawn to a close

4:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

Monty Python have bid farewell to their fans in the last of their live shows at London's O2, watched by admiring stars from the world of comedy.

Fonda, Kardashian voice animation

Bridgwater Mercury: Kim Kardashian will voice an alien in American Dad

10:25am Monday 21st July 2014

Jane Fonda is among the guest voices on The Simpsons this autumn, while Kim Kardashian lends her voice in the final episode of American Dad.

Black Keys end Latitude festival

Bridgwater Mercury: The Black Keys ended the Latitude festival in Suffolk

9:58am Monday 21st July 2014

Latitude festival has come to an end with The Black Keys headlining the final night of the arts and music event.

One Direction reunite for wedding

Bridgwater Mercury: One Direction attended the wedding of Louis Tomlinson's mum

10:14am Monday 21st July 2014

One Direction got suited and booted as Louis Tomlinson's mother Johannah got married.

Levine, Prinsloo marry in Mexico

Bridgwater Mercury: Maroon 5's Adam Levine has married South African model Behati Prinsloo

11:04am Monday 21st July 2014

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo had a wedding to remember.

Brangelina to be reunited on screen

Bridgwater Mercury: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will star together in By The Sea

11:20am Monday 21st July 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to star together once again in Angelina's new drama By The Sea.

BBC's 'talent pay' slashed by £6m

Bridgwater Mercury: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is thought to be one of the BBC's top earning stars

10:03am Monday 21st July 2014

The amount paid to the BBC's top stars was slashed by more than £6 million last year, the corporation has revealed.

Sherlock star measured for waxwork

Bridgwater Mercury: Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch is measured up for his wax figure

12:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has been measured up for a wax figure at Madame Tussauds and joked: "Finally, I can photobomb myself."

Stars try a new look for charity

Bridgwater Mercury: Abbey Clancy's new look photographed by Rankin, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Shave Or Style campaign. (Macmillan)

12:02am Monday 21st July 2014

Strictly Come Dancing winner Abbey Clancy shows her dark side - with a new hairdo for a charity campaign.

Actor James Garner dies aged 86

Bridgwater Mercury: Actor James Garner has died aged 86. (AP)

12:02pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Actor James Garner, the wisecracking star of Maverick who enjoyed a long career on the small and big screen, has died aged 86.

Wayne and Frankie tie the knot

Bridgwater Mercury: Frankie Sandford and Wayne Bridge have got married

7:09am Sunday 20th July 2014

Former England footballer Wayne Bridge has tied the knot with singer Frankie Sandford from pop group The Saturdays.

Sheeran album stays in top spot

Bridgwater Mercury: Ed Sheeran's album X has sold more than 367,000 copies.

7:01pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Ed Sheeran's new album X has become the longest-running number one album of the year.

Hynes adores pouty PR character

Bridgwater Mercury: Jessica Hynes loves playing pouty PR Siobhan Sharpe in W1A

7:09am Sunday 20th July 2014

Jessica Hynes has confessed she would love to be her W1A character - pouty and ditzy PR Siobhan Sharpe.

Christina Applegate at dance gala

Bridgwater Mercury: Christina Applegate and husband Martyn LeNoble (AP)

7:51am Sunday 20th July 2014

Christina Applegate was among the twinkle-toed celebrities who turned out for a charity gala to provide dance education to disadvantaged children.

Ashleigh: I'll train Simon's dogs

Bridgwater Mercury: Ashleigh Butler says she wants to train a few famous dogs

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

Ashleigh Butler has said she'd love to train Simon Cowell's pooches.

Pythons won't be touring the US

Bridgwater Mercury: Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones have enjoyed success with their live shows

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

The Monty Python stars have said they are not tempted to take their reunion show to the US.

Packham's bungled bee beard selfie

Bridgwater Mercury: John Smythe and Chris Packham present Hive Alive

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

Chris Packham has told how his attempt at a bee beard selfie went terribly wrong.

Ex-Blur bandmates rain supreme

Bridgwater Mercury: Sun cream was handed out to Latitude crowds on Friday

10:55am Saturday 19th July 2014

Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon staged a mini-Blur revival as rain fell on the Latitude festival.

Sheen: New discoveries for Masters

Bridgwater Mercury: Michael Sheen plays Dr William Masters in Masters Of Sex

2:04pm Friday 18th July 2014

Michael Sheen has revealed that the second series of Masters Of Sex will see the relationship between Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson evolve in surprising ways.

Body doubles for pregnant Scarlett

Bridgwater Mercury: Scarlett Johansson is pregnant with her first baby

9:33am Friday 18th July 2014

Scarlett Johansson had to have three stunt doubles to hide her baby bump in the new Avengers movie.

Linney: Bannatyne will be missed

Bridgwater Mercury: Piers Linney is one of the financial investors on BBC Two show Dragons' Den

9:33am Friday 18th July 2014

Piers Linney has said that Dragons' Den will not be the same without Duncan Bannatyne.

Aniston: My fiance is so beautiful

Bridgwater Mercury: Jennifer Aniston said Justin Theroux is so handsome to her

9:33am Friday 18th July 2014

Jennifer Aniston has gushed that she is knocked out by fiance Justin Theroux's looks every day.

Jagger tells of 'very hard year'

Bridgwater Mercury: Sir Mick Jagger has had to come to terms with the death of his partner L'Wren Scott

6:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

Sir Mick Jagger has spoken publicly for the first time about his "very hard year" following the death of his long-time girlfriend L'Wren Scott.

Depp rocking out with Aerosmith

Bridgwater Mercury: Johnny Depp jammed with Aerosmith at their latest gig

1:18pm Friday 18th July 2014

Johnny Depp has surprised fans by joining Aerosmith on stage during their Massachusetts gig.

Rowling plans more crime thrillers

Bridgwater Mercury: JK Rowling at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate

11:46pm Friday 18th July 2014

Author JK Rowling has revealed plans to pen many more crime thrillers and create "a series" that will run for longer than her hugely successful seven Harry Potter books.

Scott 'for Marco Pierre White film'

Bridgwater Mercury: Ridley Scott has bought the rights to Marco Pierre White's memoir

9:40am Friday 18th July 2014

Marco Pierre White's memoir looks set to be adapted for the big screen.

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