Swift leads tributes to de la Renta

Dorset Echo: Designer Oscar de la Renta has died at 82

4:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Taylor Swift, Naomi Campbell and Zoe Saldana are among the stars who have led tributes to fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

Murs apologises for Swift gaffe

Dorset Echo: Olly Murs has said sorry to Taylor Swift for making comments about her music

1:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Olly Murs has apologised to Taylor Swift for poking fun at her songs after she said his comments were "sexist".

Timberlake and Biel settle lawsuit

Dorset Echo: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against Heat magazine (Rex)

12:05pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have settled a lawsuit against a top celebrity magazine over pictures it published of him at a party in a Paris nightclub.

Moss cameo in Walliams adaptation

Dorset Echo: Kate Moss has a cameo role in The Boy In The Dress

11:38am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kate Moss is to have a cameo role in BBC One's adaptation of David Walliams' children's book The Boy In The Dress.

James: Strictly 'mauling' of Mills

Dorset Echo: Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton got a low score for their American Smooth

11:12am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Greg James has stood up for his Radio 1 colleague Scott Mills, who he reckons has been on the receiving end of an "unfair mauling" on Strictly Come Dancing.

Cumberbatch's wax figure unveiled

Dorset Echo: The new wax figure of Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is launched at Madame Tussauds in London

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch is starring in another Imitation Game - as his likeness was unveiled at Madame Tussauds.

Cheryl: Cowell calls me at 3am

Dorset Echo: Simon Cowell calls Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the middle of the night to discuss The X Factor (Syco/Thames TV)

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has revealed The X Factor is keeping her awake at night - because Simon Cowell calls her at all hours to discuss the show.

Tulisa reveals new single title

Dorset Echo: Tulisa Contostavlos shows off her sexy side while announcing her new single Living Without You

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Tulisa Contostavlos has announced she will release a new single Living Without You.

Shia LaBeouf's dark role models

Dorset Echo: Shia LeBeouf has revealed he is drawn to dark role models because of his dad

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Shia LaBeouf has revealed how he looks to "darker" character actors such as Gary Oldman, Sean Penn and Joaquin Phoenix as role models, because they remind him of his father.

Kym Marsh moves in with Dan Hooper

Dorset Echo: Kym Marsh says she couldn't be happier after finding love with Dan Hooper

11:04am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Kym Marsh has revealed she and new boyfriend Dan Hooper are considering surrogacy as she is unable to have another baby herself.

X Factor act plans Cowell revenge

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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.

Nesbitt: Hobbit role 'frustrating'

Dorset Echo: 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.

Delevingne makes young rich list

Dorset Echo: 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.

How Harry Potter star grew horns

Dorset Echo: Daniel Radcliffe at the UK premiere of Horns

7:34pm Monday 20th October 2014

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

Fire alarm disrupts Lorraine show

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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.

Christmas words from the stars

Dorset Echo: 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

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

New ITV deal for Jonathan Ross

Dorset Echo: 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.

Privacy payout for Cheryl's husband

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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.

Loose Women tributes for Bellingham

Dorset Echo: 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.

Husband's tribute to Bellingham

Dorset Echo: 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".

Djalili feels the heat for new show

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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'

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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'

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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

Dorset Echo: 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.


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