Star DiCaprio given UN climate role

Dorset Echo: The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace (AP)

7:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

Thompson battles fear in stage role

Dorset Echo: Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

2:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd.

Jada: Gotham brings out dark side

Dorset Echo: Jada Pinkett Smith and Ben McKenzie at the Gotham series premiere event at the New York Library

2:02pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she loves exploring her dark side in new TV show Gotham.

Perry tops European MTV awards list

Dorset Echo: Katy Perry leads the MTV European Music Awards nominations

1:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Kate Perry h eads the nominations for MTV's European Music Awards as she competes for seven prizes, just ahead of Ariana Grande in the running for six.

'Substantial' damages for McFadden

Dorset Echo: EastEnders actor Steve McFadden has settled a damages claim

12:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the publishers of the News Of The World newspaper and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations.

Thicke: I didn't pen Blurred Lines

Dorset Echo: Robin Thicke has admitted he didn't help Pharrell Williams write Blurred Lines

12:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Robin Thicke has admitted that he didn't actually co-write his hit single Blurred Lines with Pharrell Williams.

James-Collier fears the Downton axe

Dorset Echo: Rob James-Collier says he worries his Downton Abbey character Thomas Barrow will be killed off

11:53am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Rob James-Collier has said he lives in fear that each new Downton Abbey script will bring his character's death because he is so horrible.

Cowell plans festive celeb contest

Dorset Echo: Simon Cowell is planning a festive celebrity competition

11:51am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Simon Cowell has revealed he has a plan to take on Strictly Come Dancing during the festive season - by poaching Sir Bruce Forsyth for an ITV talent show.

Clooney for Golden Globes award

Dorset Echo: George Clooney will receive a special award at the Golden Globes

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

George Clooney has been chosen to get a special award at the Golden Globes to recognise his outstanding contribution to film.

Knightley: I'm less neurotic now

Dorset Echo: Keira Knightley says she is less neurotic now

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Keira Knightley has said she is more relaxed about the way people perceive her now because she has stopped Googling herself.

Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters plans

Dorset Echo: Dan Aykroyd thinks Ghostbusters has so much more potential as a franchise

6:19pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has unveiled his plans to take the franchise in a whole new direction, with multiple spin-offs on both the big and small screen.

Damon, Greengrass 'in Bourne talks'

Dorset Echo: Matt Damon could be back as Jason Bourne

12:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could be teaming up once more for a new film in the Bourne series.

Cooper takes front row seat at LFW

Dorset Echo: Bradley Cooper was spotted in the front row at London Fashion Week

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bradley Cooper is just one of the stars who took up a front row seat at London Fashion Week.

Del Rey cancels tour due to health

Dorset Echo: Lana Del Rey appeared at Glastonbury Festival in August

12:07pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Lana Del Rey has cancelled all her European tour dates, including an appearance on Radio 1's Louder Lounge, due to ill health.

Kanye retort: I'm married Christian

Dorset Echo: Kanye West has defended himself against critics

12:59pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Kanye West has hit back at reports that he asked a wheelchair user at one of his concerts to stand up, declaring: "I'm a married, Christian man."

Reese does homework on date nights

Dorset Echo: Reese Witherspoon revealed her date nights aren't as romantic as they could be

10:37am Monday 15th September 2014

Reese Witherspoon has admitted she and her husband spend their date nights doing homework with the kids.

Calvin Harris tops chart with Blame

Dorset Echo: Calvin Harris shot straight to the top of the charts with Blame

10:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Calvin Harris's latest single has shot straight in to the top of the charts.

Jay Z fuels Beyonce baby rumours

Dorset Echo: Jay Z sparked rumours that wife Beyonce is pregnant

9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Beyonce is at the centre of baby rumours after husband Jay Z hinted she was pregnant.

Craig 'to make Star Wars cameo'

Dorset Echo: Daniel Craig will apparently have a part in Star Wars: Episode VII

9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Daniel Craig has apparently filmed a mysterious cameo in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Clarkson rubbishes Top Gear axe

Dorset Echo: Jeremy Clarkson says he will be back for the new Top Gear series

10:37am Monday 15th September 2014

Jeremy Clarkson has squashed down claims that he and Top Gear could be facing the axe.

No more rom-coms for Tom Hardy

Dorset Echo: Tom Hardy starred with Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine in rom-com This Means War

10:37am Monday 15th September 2014

Tom Hardy has revealed making his one and only rom-com had been a "miserable" experience for him, and he wouldn't want to do it again.

Cumberbatch 'posh' plea rubbished

Dorset Echo: Freddie Fox has said he doesn't think Benedict Cumberbatch's posh background has harmed his career

12:07am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Freddie Fox has dismissed Benedict Cumberbatch's complaint that he has been the victim of "posh bashing".

Gino steps into Holly's TV shoes

Dorset Echo: Gino D'Acampo is filling in for Holly Willoughby on Keith Lemon's Celebrity Juice

12:07am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Gino D'Acampo is to become a team captain on popular series Celebrity Juice - replacing Holly Willoughby while she is on maternity leave.

Condou speaks out on family set-up

Dorset Echo: Charlie Condou has spoken about his family life for a new radio documentary

12:07am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Former Coronation Street star Charlie Condou has said that his family is just like any other despite its unconventional set-up.

Stars getting stuffed for charity

Dorset Echo: Craig Revel Horwood is supporting the World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:07am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Stars including Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood are getting their teeth into a fundraising challenge as they are pictured filling their faces for a good cause.

X Factor viewing figures tumble

Dorset Echo: Simon Cowell is back on The X Factor this year

12:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

Simon Cowell appears to have lost his pulling power, with new figures showing almost four million viewers departing the X Factor since he was previously on the show four years ago.

Imitation Game wins TIFF top prize

Dorset Echo: Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

3:07am Monday 15th September 2014

A Second World War codebreaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

X Factor Platt: I'm scared of Scary

Dorset Echo: Lauren Platt showed the X Factor judges she is a little girl with a big voice

3:06pm Monday 15th September 2014

X Factor hopeful Lauren Platt has confessed Scary Spice Mel B was the judge who made her the most nervous.

Cara and Kate are Burberry queens

Dorset Echo: Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss were guests at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk show

5:14pm Monday 15th September 2014

Cara Delevingne got to take it easy at the Burberry show at London Fashion Week - watching from the front row while pal Suki Waterhouse did all the hard work.

Price shows off her 'Bunny girl'

Dorset Echo: Katie Price has announced that her baby daughter's name is Bunny

4:03pm Monday 15th September 2014

Former glamour girl K atie Price has a bunny girl of her own now after revealing the name of her new daughter - B unny Hayler.

Watts 'mistaken for prostitute'

Dorset Echo: Daniele Watts was detained by officers in LA

9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts has said she was misidentified as a prostitute by police when she was only showing affection to her companion.

Jennifer Lawrence to chair Met Gala

Dorset Echo: Jennifer Lawrence is to host the Met Gala

9:47am Monday 15th September 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has been named as a co-chair of next year's Met Gala.

Sheridan too scared to call Cilla

Dorset Echo: Sheridan Smith plays Cilla Black in a new drama for ITV

6:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Sheridan Smith has confessed Cilla Black gave her her number but she was too scared to call her.

Doherty: Tough to handle 90210 fame

Dorset Echo: Shannen Doherty found fame in Beverly Hills 90210

6:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Shannen Doherty has told how it was tough dealing with her Beverly Hills 90210 fame in an era before sites like Twitter and Facebook.

Beyonce and Jay Z end tour in Paris

Dorset Echo: Beyonce and Jay Z perform during their On the Run tour at Stade de France (Rob Hoffman/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP)

2:07am Sunday 14th September 2014

An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run stadium tour in Paris, where the duo said they got engaged years ago.

X Factor's audience shrinks further

Dorset Echo: The X Factor judges

11:30am Sunday 14th September 2014

The X Factor has continued to shed viewers with the audience for Saturday night's show down one million on the launch a fortnight ago.

Hudson delight at 'blended family'

Dorset Echo: Kate Hudson is delighted at establishing a 'happy blended family'

7:34pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Kate Hudson has spoken of her delight at establishing a "happy blended family" despite divorcing Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson.

Crowd becomes fifth X Factor judge

Dorset Echo: Stevi Ritchie impressed the X Factor crowd (Syco/Thames TV)

9:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

A "brutal" audience booed off several contestants on tonight's X Factor before sending call-centre worker Stevi Ritchie through to the next round.

Strictly role 'wasn't real Bruce'

Dorset Echo: Sir Bruce Forsyth has stepped down after 10 years hosting Strictly

12:01am Monday 15th September 2014

Sir Bruce Forsyth has told how being the host of Strictly Come Dancing restricted his talents as an entertainer and did not allow him to be himself.

Birth was nerve-racking - Knowles

Dorset Echo: Nick Knowles has been talking about becoming a dad

12:01am Monday 15th September 2014

Nick Knowles has described the moment "the light completely went out" of his wife's eyes during an arduous labour before the birth of their son Eddie.

Downton star pics 'exploitation'

Dorset Echo: Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael

12:26pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has spoken of the "terrifying and upsetting" celebrity scandal which has resulted in nude images of her colleagues - and one co-star - being leaked onto the internet.

Music stars sing for independence

Dorset Echo: Edinburgh's Usher Hall was a sea of Saltires for a sold out gig with artists including Franz Ferdinand

10:47pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Some of Scotland's top musical talent has taken to the stage to urge voters to back independence.

Winehouse statue unveiled in Camden

Dorset Echo: Amy Winehouse's parents Mitch and Janis next to a statue of their late daughter at the Stables Market, Camden Town, London.

9:30pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Amy Winehouse has been immortalised with a life-size statue.

O'Carroll proud of Gibney already

Dorset Echo: Jennifer Gibney says her husband Brendan O'Carroll is looking forward to seeing her in Strictly Come Dancing

6:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Jennifer Gibney has said her husband Brendan O'Carroll is very excited to see her take part in one of their favourite shows, Strictly Come Dancing.

Piers: Firth gets mistaken for me

Dorset Echo: Piers Morgan has said people think he looks like Colin Firth

6:40am Sunday 14th September 2014

Piers Morgan has revealed that Americans can't tell the difference between him and Colin Firth - and the Oscar-winning actor is not so keen on the comparison.

Kardashian tops reality rich list

Dorset Echo: Kim Kardashian is reportedly worth £39 million

12:42am Sunday 14th September 2014

Kim Kardashian is the world's richest reality TV star, according to a new study.

Williams: LA makes me think surgery

Dorset Echo: Olivia Williams stars in David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire Maps To The Stars

3:54am Saturday 13th September 2014

Olivia Williams has confessed spending time in Hollywood makes her think about having cosmetic surgery.

Elbow back Mulvey for Mercury Prize

Dorset Echo: Nick Mulvey, whose First Mind album has been nominated for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize

2:52am Saturday 13th September 2014

Mercury Prize winners Elbow have backed singer songwriter Nick Mulvey to take this year's award as they performed at the 2014 iTunes festival.

Stars encourage charity bake-offs

Dorset Echo: Kimberley Walsh wants people to bake for BBC Children in Need this year (BBC/PA)

12:42am Sunday 14th September 2014

Kimberley Walsh and Denise Van Outen are among stars encouraging bakers around the UK to rise to the occasion, holding a cake sale for BBC Children In Need.

Cheryl comforts X Factor reject

Dorset Echo: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini comforts Amy Connelly on the X Factor (Syco/Thames TV)

9:32pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A tearful Cheryl Fernandez-Versini embraced Amy Connelly after the mother-of-two lost out on her chance of X Factor fame for the second time.


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