Matt Smith to play cult leader Charles Manson in new film

The Crown star Matt Smith is poised to swap his role of the Duke Of Edinburgh for that of cult leader and murderer Charles Manson.

Pacific Rim Premiere ? London

Guillermo del Toro: Oscar noms mean I need to lose weight to fit in my tuxedo

Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro has said the downside of the Academy Awards is he will have to shed a few pounds to fit into his tuxedo.

Katie Price and her son Harvey leave Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee (Nick Ansell/PA)

Katie Price pleads for new law to combat online abuse

Katie Price told MPs that online abuse should be made a specific offence following social media attacks against her son.

Naughty Boy performed with Bollywood star Kanika Kapoor in front of Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall (David Mirzoeff/PA)

Naughty Boy ‘honoured’ to perform at Buckingham Palace

British rapper Naughty Boy has admitted he was “petrified” when he was first asked to perform at Buckingham Palace in front of the Prince of Wales.

David Baddiel called on platforms such as Facebook to come down harder on Holocaust denial (Yui Mok/PA)

David Baddiel: Anti-Semitism needs to be taken as seriously as other racisms

Comedian and novelist David Baddiel has told an anti-Semitism event in Parliament that he receives up to 300 social media messages a day which he could go to the police with.

Jamaican Reggae singer Bob Marley on stage (PA)

Ziggy pays tribute to Bob Marley on reggae superstar’s birthday

Bob Marley’s son Ziggy Marley has remembered his father with a family snap on what would have been the Jamaican superstar’s 73rd birthday.

Pete Doherty of The Libertines (Yui Mok/PA)

The Libertines and Jamiroquai to headline returning Y Not festival

The Libertines and Jamiroquai are among the headliners at Y Not festival which is to return despite being forced to abandon last year.

Dan Weiss and David Benioff (FilmMagic/Sky)

Game of Thrones creators to write new set of Star Wars films

Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss are to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.

Johnny Depp (Ian West/PA)

Johnny Depp to tour UK alongside Alice Cooper in The Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood star Johnny Depp is to bring his musical talents to the UK alongside Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

Coleen Nolan announced the split from her husband of a decade (Ian West/PA)

Coleen Nolan announces divorce from husband Ray Fensome

Coleen Nolan has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years Ray Fensome.

2014 MTV Video Music Awards ? Arrivals ? California

Kylie Jenner cooks up a storm as she appears to reveal daughter’s name

Kylie Jenner appears to have named her newborn baby Stormi.

Bryan Cranston (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Breaking Bad favoured by Netflix’s first-time binge-watchers

Breaking Bad is the first show most UK Netflix viewers binge on, the streaming service has revealed.

Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga (Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC)

Simon Schama: New BBC landmark programme Civilisations a daunting challenge

Historian Simon Schama, the co-presenter of the BBC’s new Civilisations series, has described the show as a “daunting” challenge.

Quentin Tarantino and Diane Kruger (Ian West/PA)

Working with Tarantino ‘pure joy’, says Diane Kruger after Thurman allegations

Diane Kruger has backed Quentin Tarantino over a scene in Inglourious Basterds in which she was choked by the director.

Kim Cattrall (Yui Mok/PA)

KIm Cattrall thanks Sex And The City ‘colleagues’ after brother’s death

Kim Cattrall has thanked her Sex And The City colleagues for their support after her brother, who had been missing for days, died.

Beyonce Knowles (PA)

Beyonce might not be as successful if she had darker skin, father says

Beyonce’s father and former manager has said she might not have been as successful as she is if she had darker skin.

Hyundai Mercury Prize 2017

Annie Mac criticises music festivals for male-dominated line-ups

Annie Mac has criticised the male-dominated line-up of music events and called out London’s Wireless festival for its lack of female performers.

Robert Smith (Andy Vella)

The Cure’s Robert Smith signs up to lead Southbank Centre’s Meltdown festival

The Cure’s Robert Smith is turning his hand to curating.

The Hateful Eight Premiere ? London

Uma Thurman’s Kill Bill crash is biggest regret of my life – Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has described Uma Thurman’s car crash on the set of Kill Bill as “the biggest regret of my life”.

Meryl Streep, from left, and Greta Gerwig react as JR, right, holds a cardboard cut-out of Agnes Varda at the 90th Academy Awards nominees luncheon (Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)

Meryl Streep and Greta Gerwig giggle at Agnes Varda cut-out at Oscars luncheon

A life-size cut-out of French film director Agnes Varda stole the show from Hollywood’s elite at the annual Oscar nominees luncheon.

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