Designer to stars de la Renta dies

Chard & Ilminster News: Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82 (AP)

4:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Former US first lady Laura Bush has led tributes to Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than 40 years.

X Factor act plans Cowell revenge

Chard & Ilminster News: Chloe Jasmine is the latest act to leave The X Factor

5:30pm Monday 20th October 2014

The X Factor singer Chloe Jasmine has revealed she is planning to get her revenge on Simon Cowell - by making his namesake run around in circles inside a cage.

Radio 1 rebuked over swearing

Chard & Ilminster News: Lily Allen performing during Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow

12:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

Radio 1 has been rebuked by watchdog Ofcom for breaching the broadcasting code with swearing during its Big Weekend.

Holden: Cheeky pic is Gaga tribute

Chard & Ilminster News: Amanda Holden showed off her bare bottom on Twitter

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Amanda Holden has said her bottom flash is a "homage" to Lady Gaga.

DJ Mike Read in Ukip single release

Chard & Ilminster News: DJ Mike Read has released his ode to Ukip

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Former Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has launched a bid for chart success with a song singing the praises of Ukip and its leader Nigel Farage.

Dame Judi learns new poem every day

Chard & Ilminster News: Dame Judi Dench learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Dame Judi Dench has revealed she learns a new poem or word every day to keep her mind active after a survey found nearly half of pensioners were concerned about life in older age.

Walsh: Big boy band not my choice

Chard & Ilminster News: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

11:08am Monday 20th October 2014

Louis Walsh has hit back at Simon Cowell over The X Factor group Stereo Kicks.

Fire alarm disrupts Lorraine show

Chard & Ilminster News: Lorraine Kelly's ITV show was pulled off air because of a fire alarm

10:31am Monday 20th October 2014

Lorraine Kelly has apologised to viewers after her ITV show was pulled off air as a result of a fire alarm.

Cheryl and hubby in honeymoon phase

Chard & Ilminster News: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been talking about married life

11:08am Monday 20th October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has said she and her new husband are still very much in the honeymoon phase.

New ITV deal for Jonathan Ross

Chard & Ilminster News: Jonathan Ross is sticking with ITV

5:20pm Monday 20th October 2014

Jonathan Ross has signed a deal to keep him on ITV until at least the end of next year, the broadcaster has announced.

Loose Women tributes for Bellingham

Chard & Ilminster News: Lynda Bellingham has been fondly remembered by the Loose Women panel

1:26pm Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's co-stars on Loose Women paid a tearful tribute to her on the show only hours after her death was announced.

Privacy payout for Cheryl's husband

Chard & Ilminster News: Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, pictured with his wife X Factor judge Cheryl

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

The husband of X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has accepted substantial undisclosed privacy damages over a "very upsetting" magazine article about his family life.

Stone and Beck record poppy single

Chard & Ilminster News: Joss Stone, who has teamed up with guitar veteran Jeff Beck to record the official poppy appeal single for this year

11:47am Monday 20th October 2014

Soul singer Joss Stone and guitar veteran Jeff Beck have teamed up to record the official poppy appeal single for this year.

Christmas words from the stars

Chard & Ilminster News: Joanna Lumley has given her voice to an album of seasonal poetry set to classical music, called Christmas Words For You

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Screen stars such as Joanna Lumley and Jim Broadbent are hoping to take the words of Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Blake and Betjeman into the album charts.

Nesbitt: Hobbit role 'frustrating'

Chard & Ilminster News: James Nesbitt found working on The Hobbit frustrating

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

James Nesbitt has admitted that it was "frustrating" working on The Hobbit.

How Harry Potter star grew horns

Chard & Ilminster News: Daniel Radcliffe attends the UK premiere of Horns at the Odeon West End, central London.

7:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns.

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

Chard & Ilminster News: Lynda Bellingham has died at 66

8:28am Monday 20th October 2014

Lynda Bellingham's heartbroken husband has said he wants people to remember his wife for her acting rather than "as a celebrity".

Delevingne makes young rich list

Chard & Ilminster News: Cara Delevingne has entered Heat magazine's rich list of under 30s

12:03am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cara Delevingne has become the highest new entry in an annual list of wealthy young stars.

Djalili feels the heat for new show

Chard & Ilminster News: Omid Djalili feels the heat after taking a chilli challenge for his new show Hot And Dangerous on Quest

8:29am Sunday 19th October 2014

Omid Djalili has told how he was horrifically ill making a documentary about chillies.

Fury made me better father - Pitt

Chard & Ilminster News: Brad Pitt during a photocall for World War II film Fury

2:26pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has said playing a US army officer in his new movie Fury has helped him to be a "better father".

Robert Downey Jr's bathtub bonding

Chard & Ilminster News: Robert Downey Jr likes to have a long soak in the bath every day

8:09am Sunday 19th October 2014

Robert Downey Jr has told how he likes to do his father-son bonding in the bath.

LaBeouf reveals lack of confidence

Chard & Ilminster News: Shia LeBeouf and Mia Goth arrive for the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala screening of Fury at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

10:41pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Fury star Shia LaBeouf has said he pushes himself to extremes because he lacks confidence in his acting.

Pitt 'educates children about war'

Chard & Ilminster News: Brad Pitt arrives for the BFI London Film Festival closing night gala screening of Fury at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.

8:49pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt revealed the importance of educating his children about the effects of war as his latest movie Fury brought the BFI London Film Festival to a rousing close tonight.

Megan Fox: All good with Bay now

Chard & Ilminster News: Megan Fox as April O'Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie

8:20am Sunday 19th October 2014

Megan Fox has said her attitude to Hollywood has changed since becoming a mum and has revealed how she has made up with film director Michael Bay.

Vamps win at Radio 1 Teen Awards

Chard & Ilminster News: The Vamps arrive for the Radio 1 Teen Awards

7:38pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The Vamps were the big winners at the Radio 1 Teen Awards, walking off with three prizes.

Cheryl loses two acts from X Factor

Chard & Ilminster News: Chloe Jasmine has been voted off X Factor

9:52pm Sunday 19th October 2014

It was a bad night for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on the X Factor as she lost two of her acts on tonight's live elimination show.

Bargain Hunt's Tim leaves Strictly

Chard & Ilminster News: Tim Wonnacott has been kicked off Strictly Come Dancing (BBC/PA Wire)

8:02pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Antiques expert Tim Wonnacott proved he was simply the worst after being kicked off Strictly Come Dancing following his bumbling Paso Doble to Tina Turner.

Ella tops charts with debut album

Chard & Ilminster News: Ella Henderson tops the album chart

7:06pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Ella Henderson, a former X Factor finalist, is celebrating a dazzling debut at the top of the album chart.

Blunt: My hit song became annoying

Chard & Ilminster News: James Blunt says his smash hit was 'annoying'

12:04am Monday 20th October 2014

Chart star James Blunt has declared his own best-selling hit You're Beautiful was "annoying".

Susan Boyle tells of adoption hopes

Chard & Ilminster News: Susan Boyle has said she would like to adopt children

10:21am Sunday 19th October 2014

Singing star Susan Boyle has spoken of her desire to adopt a child, saying: "I want to give a youngster what I didn't have."

Winstone: Sex scenes a nightmare

Chard & Ilminster News: Jaime Winstone said it's tough filming sex scenes when she knows her famous dad will see them

11:03am Sunday 19th October 2014

Jaime Winstone has admitted shooting sex scenes is a "nightmare" as she knows her famous father will watch them.

Mel B accuses Fleur of 'cheating'

Chard & Ilminster News: Fleur East said she was definitely singing, after X Factor judge Mel B criticised her use of backing vocals (Syco/Thames TV/PA)

5:41am Sunday 19th October 2014

X Factor judge Mel B accused one of the show's contestants of cheating during yesterday's live edition.

Pixie steals the Strictly limelight

Chard & Ilminster News: Pixie Lott, pictured with Trent Whiddon, was reduced to tears during her romantic rumba

4:12am Sunday 19th October 2014

Television presenter Caroline Flack and EastEnders actor Jake Wood might have scored the highest marks on yesterday's Strictly Come Dancing but it was Pixie Lott and Alison Hammond who stole the limelight.


5:23pm Sunday 19th October 2014

WOMEN wear black more on a Monday than any other day of the week, research has revealed.

BFI fellowship honour for Frears

Chard & Ilminster News: Stephen Frears arrives for the BFI London Film Festival Awards

11:11pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Director Stephen Frears has been honoured with a fellowship from the British Film Institute (BFI) which he joked made him feel "geriatric".

Clarkson gets points on licence

Chard & Ilminster News: Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been caught speeding

11:02am Saturday 18th October 2014

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is to receive points on his driving licence after being caught speeding, he has admitted.

Hugh Grant reveals face pinning

Chard & Ilminster News: Hugh Grant told how he had his face pulled back to smooth out the wrinkles filming a scenes for The Rewrite

7:05am Saturday 18th October 2014

Hugh Grant has told how he had his face pinned back to try and make him look 20 years younger for a scene in his new film The Rewrite.

Dockery: Mary is cruel but complex

Chard & Ilminster News: Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery says Lady Mary Crawley has a soft side

7:05am Saturday 18th October 2014

Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery has insisted her character in the show Lady Mary Crawley is complex, and does have a human side to her.

Jimmy Page: I'm a real hoarder

Chard & Ilminster News: Jimmy Page says a Led Zeppelin reunion is unlikely

7:05am Saturday 18th October 2014

Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page has revealed he has kept all his wardrobe from the band's early days.

Cowell: Global Got Talent is coming

Chard & Ilminster News: Simon Cowell is planning a global Got Talent show

10:44am Friday 17th October 2014

Simon Cowell has said that his plan for a global version of his Got Talent show could become a reality in the near future.

Maloney sex change op in New Year

Chard & Ilminster News: Kellie Maloney appeared on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year

9:29am Friday 17th October 2014

Celebrity Big Brother star Kellie Maloney, formerly boxing promoter Frank, will have her sex change operation in the New Year, she has revealed.

Winterbottom 'hadn't heard of Cara'

Chard & Ilminster News: Cara Delevingne has a role in Michael Winterbottom's film The Face Of An Angel

12:18pm Friday 17th October 2014

Director Michael Winterbottom has confessed he did not know who Cara Delevingne was before he auditioned her for his new film, The Face Of An Angel.

Davis announces Star Wars VII role

Chard & Ilminster News: Warwick Davis will be in Star Wars: Episode VII

10:22am Friday 17th October 2014

Warwick Davis has confirmed he will be in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Andy 'to watch Judy' on Strictly

Chard & Ilminster News: Judy Murray has revealed son Andy has promised to come and watch her on Strictly if she gets through to next week

4:42pm Friday 17th October 2014

Judy Murray has revealed she has to get through to the next week of Strictly Come Dancing - because her son Andy can come to cheer her on from the audience.

Jessie J: I turned down film roles

Chard & Ilminster News: Jessie J has turned down acting roles to focus on her music

12:57pm Friday 17th October 2014

Jessie J has revealed she has turned down movie offers from Hollywood - because she puts her music first.

Charlie Sheen splits from fiancee

Chard & Ilminster News: Charlie Sheen and his fiancee Brett Rossi have called it quits

10:02am Friday 17th October 2014

Charlie Sheen has split from his porn star fiancee just weeks before they were supposed to get married.

Blake Lively shows off baby bump

Chard & Ilminster News: Blake Lively is pregnant with her first baby

10:03am Friday 17th October 2014

Blake Lively has debuted her baby bump on the red carpet - where she said she feels she's "always been a mama".

Stars mourn actress Misty Upham

Chard & Ilminster News: Misty Upham has been found dead in Seattle

10:50am Friday 17th October 2014

Meryl Streep and Melissa Leo are among the stars who have paid tribute after actress Misty Upham was found dead.

Pacino on Broadway in Mamet play

Chard & Ilminster News: Al Pacino is heading back to Broadway next year

9:47am Friday 17th October 2014

Al Pacino is to return to Broadway next year in a new play by David Mamet written with the Oscar-winner expressly in mind.

'Game' Winslet praised by Rickman

Chard & Ilminster News: Alan Rickman attends the premiere of new film A Little Chaos at the Odeon cinema, London.

8:59pm Friday 17th October 2014

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet is "game" for anything, even being dunked in freezing water while pregnant, Alan Rickman has revealed.

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