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Strictly Come Dancing finalist Abbey Clancy says she is struggling to cope with the gruelling rehearsal regime as the big day looms and admitted: "My body's failing on me."
Matt Willis is joining the cast of EastEnders.
Doctor Who supremo Steven Moffat said there was "no ceremony" when Matt Smith handed over the lead role to his replacement Peter Capaldi.
X Factor winner Sam Bailey looks to be romping home for the Christmas number one after her single shifted more than double her nearest rival.
Police have launched an international appeal for evidence against Ian Watkins - with British officers linking up with counterparts across Europe and America.
Ian Watkins has been handed a 35-year sentence for a string of child sex offences which "plumbed new depths of depravity".
Beyonce has discussed her new album, saying it is about "finding the beauty in imperfection".
Wilmer Valderrama has landed a role in historical drama Castro's Daughter.
Olivia Wilde's film Lazarus will be released in 2015, it has been announced.
Sofia Coppola is set to make a big screen version of the novel Fairyland.
Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski are to work together on animated movie The Wind Rises.
The bar tzar Bill Wolsey, who owns one of the biggest portfolios of pubs, restaurants and hotels in Northern Ireland, can trace the roots of his vast empire back to Bangor. In the heady days of the Sixties and Seventies, Bangor was the seaside resort of choice for the middle classes. Later it became an oasis of relative peace and calm which remained largely immune from the Troubles and as a result of its blessed position was able to offer night time entertainment as Belfast's bars and clubs closed their doors at 6pm for security reasons.
There's a lot to be said for the efficiency of European city centre mid-range restaurants geared up for feeding shoppers, office workers and museum visitors. Pick any city between Amsterdam and Albufeira and in their centres you will find clean, formica-clad, brightly lit, food businesses offering a small range of dishes of the day at reasonable prices. They generally don't have much character or charm. They are there to service, not to entertain.
New restaurants should be treated with the same patience you would show a toddler taking his first steps. The nightmares experienced by owners choosing the cutlery, furniture and glassware are one thing. But the horror show which an executive chef will have suffered before finally agreeing the menu (strike the last one if you're opening a burger bar, fish and chip counter or pie stall) is worse than any torture.
Holywood, Co Down. The town with its own accent (pronounced: ex-sent) is a lovely little community of aspiring and arrived done-wells. Comedian Nuala McKeever immortalised them in her character, Hilary Hamilton.