Tulisa aide sorry for Cowell remark

Chard & Ilminster News: Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant Gareth Varey has apologised for comments made when he was 'drunk'

2:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos' personal assistant has apologised for making claims about Simon Cowell's private life which were heard in court prior to the collapse of the singer's trial, and said he had been "drunk" at the time.

Paedophile Watkins refused appeal

Chard & Ilminster News: Ian Watkins has had his appeal bid against his sentence turned down

1:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Paedophile and former Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been told he cannot appeal against the length of his 29-year jail term imposed for a string of child sex offences.

U2 to release new album in November

Chard & Ilminster News: U2 are working on their 13th album

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

U2's new album - their 13th - is reportedly set to be released in November.

Adele's son wins privacy damages

Chard & Ilminster News: Lawyers for Adele's two-year-old son have accepted a five-figure sum in damages at the High Court over paparazzi photos

10:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Adele's toddler son has accepted a five-figure sum in damages in settlement of a privacy case brought by his parents over paparazzi photos of his "milestone moments".

Peaches Geldof killed by heroin

Chard & Ilminster News: Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after losing her battle against addiction to the Class A drug, an inquest has heard.

Johnson: Fast And Furious 7 special

Chard & Ilminster News: Dwayne Johnson plays Luke Hobbs in the Fast And Furious films

10:30am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that Fast And Furious 7 will be a tribute to his co-star Paul Walker.

Winslet film to close Toronto fest

Chard & Ilminster News: Kate Winslet will close the Toronto International Film Festival with her new film, A Little Chaos

10:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Kate Winslet's latest role in A Little Chaos is to close the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Cameron Diaz cuts short interview

Chard & Ilminster News: Cameron Diaz has been promoting her new film Sex Tape

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Cameron Diaz has cut short an interview after the host made a quip about her best friend Drew Barrymore.

Stone: I'm a big Colin Firth fan

Chard & Ilminster News: Colin Firth and Emma Stone star in Magic In The Moonlight

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Emma Stone has joked about how she "upset" Colin Firth by pestering him about his previous movies while they worked together on the new Woody Allen film.

Vorderman is Rear of the Year again

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

Takeaway tour guests announced

Chard & Ilminster News: Ant and Dec are taking Saturday Night Takeaway on tour

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Mel C, Keith Lemon, Joey Essex and Peter Andre are among the stars joining Ant and Dec on their Saturday Night Takeaway tour.

Harrison's tree killed - by beetles

Chard & Ilminster News: George Harrison's tree suffered an insect infestation

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A pine tree planted in memory of George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.

Rachel McAdams' Notebook cringe

Chard & Ilminster News: Rachel McAdams hadn't seen her audition tape for The Notebook

9:49am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Rachel McAdams has cringed after watching footage of her audition for a film she made 10 years ago.

Paddington trail to mark new movie

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

Script want Adele collaboration

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

Toy deal for Pudsey the dog

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

Tulisa to tell of ordeal on TV show

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

Barrymore, Ifans settle hack claims

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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'

Chard & Ilminster News: 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".

Simon Fuller to get honorary degree

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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'

Chard & Ilminster News: 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'

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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

Chard & Ilminster News: 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.

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