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Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record

As if it wasn’t enough being one of the downright coolest actors and musicians on Earth, Idris Elba has given the world yet another reason to love him: he’s just broken the British land speed record!The 42 year old actor...

By Ed Biggs on 06 May 2015

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Chris Evans And Chris Hemsworth Need Their Own Bromantic Comedy Show - Stat!

When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship...

By Stephen Caswell on 23 April 2015

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The Veronicas Reveal Tour Essential: Lubricant

Sometimes looking good is less than easy, and that doesn't ring truer than for Australian pop duo The Veronicas who had a little trouble getting into their skin-tight, plastic stage costumes as they hit London on their 'Sanctified' tour recently. Latex...

By Holly Williams on 10 April 2015

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Sesame Street's "Game Of Chairs" Lovingly Parodies 'Game of Thrones'

Ahead of the much-anticipated return of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ this coming Sunday, ‘Sesame Street’ has released an adorable parody video of the drama series. Entitled ‘Game of Chairs’, the spoof video of the violent and long-running fictional drama was...

By Ed Biggs on 07 April 2015

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Ever Wanted To Know What The Bible Would Look Like If Kanye West Had Created The World?

Ever felt lost, afraid and in need of spiritual guidance? Well, fear not – solace and wisdom as at hand via a new Bible called 'The Book of Yeezus', which replaces every mention of God with the word ‘Kanye’. Yes,...

By Ed Biggs on 07 April 2015

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Royal Mail Commemorates British Comedy Legends With Special Series Of Stamps

Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by creating a set of stamps featuring some of Britain’s most treasured comedians, including the Monty Python team and The Two Ronnies. The stamps went on sale on April 1st, and are of limited availability. The...

By Ed Biggs on 02 April 2015

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Snoop Dog And Hulk Hogan - The Best Combination Since Bread And Butter

By this point in modern popular culture, one could assume that all the greatest combinations have already been discovered or made. We already know of all the simple pleasures like peanut butter and chocolate and puppies in funny costumes, so...

By Stephen Caswell on 26 March 2015

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Jarvis Cocker Shares 'Nu Troglodyte' Manifesto Railing Against Modern Technology

Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has published an alternative ideal for living in the modern world, entitled the ‘Nu-Troglodyte Manifesto’ and which espouses the benefits of living “offline”. Writing in the latest edition of Another Man, the outspoken singer invited readers to imagine a...

By Ed Biggs on 13 March 2015

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"Air From Kanye West Gigs" For Sale On Ebay

How far would you go in pursuit of bizarre memorabilia from your favourite pop star? Locks of hair? Cigarette butts? Bags of air? That last one isn’t a joke. Sellers on eBay are currently offering bags full of air from...

By Ed Biggs on 08 March 2015

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British Schoolboy Punished For Dressing As Christian Grey For World Book Day

An 11 year old boy who dressed as a character from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was banned from his school’s World Book Day celebrations, according to a report by the BBC. Schoolboy Liam Scholes turned up to Sale High School dressed as Christian...

By Ed Biggs on 07 March 2015

Jack White Releases Open Letter Over Tour Rider's Guacamole Recipe Mockery

Jack White fires back at journalists for attacking him on his recently published tour rider in a long open letter, after the media took aim for his guacamole specifications and apparent anti-banana front. When writers at the University of Oklahoma...

By Holly Williams on 16 February 2015

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Gauguin Painting Becomes Most Expensive Art Work Ever Sold At $300 Million

A painting of two Tahitian women by French artist Paul Gauguin is reported to have been sold for $300 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold. The oil painting, entitled Nafea Faa Ipoipo (When Will You...

By Elinor Cosgrave on 08 February 2015

Welsh Plant Named After Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has brought education, enjoyment and flora, forna and animal appreciation to so many over his illustrious career that it was only a matter of time before he was recognised by the wildlife he so loves from his...

By Charlotte Court on 06 February 2015

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Helen Mirren May Be 'The Queen', But Even Movie Royalty Ride The Subway

She might've won an Oscar for her incredibly convincing performance in 'The Queen', but Helen Mirren proves she's no more regal than anybody else as she opts for a subway ride over a cab during a trip in New York...

By Holly Williams on 02 February 2015

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Tutankhamun's Burial Mask, Accidentally Damaged In 2014, Will Be Restored To Former Glory

King Tutankhamun's mask can be restored to its former glory after a previous reparation job left the mask crudely glued back together. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where the mask is housed, announced on Friday (23rd January) the mask would...

By Elinor Cosgrave on 25 January 2015

Video Showing Husband's Reaction To His Wife Revealing She's Pregnant Goes Viral With More Than 7 Million Views

A video showing the reaction of a husband at the moment his wife reveals she's pregnant has gone viral. The video was posted on YouTube by a couple from Minneapolis, Jessica and Michael Devins, and has already been viewed over...

By Elinor Cosgrave on 11 January 2015

BBC Correspondent Appears To Get Contact High Whilst Reporting From Drugs Raid - Watch The Video!

A BBC reporter was rendered speechless - but certainly not giggleless - after he received a contact high whilst reporting the aftermath of a drug raid in Afghanistan. A video of reporter Quentin Sommerville has gone viral after the BBC correspondent...

By Elinor Cosgrave on 24 December 2014

The Script Discuss Their Harrowing Roadside Rescue

"The things people do to meet a band, eh?" joked The Script's Mark Sheehan, shortly after the band heroically rescued a woman from a car crash. As The Script sat comfortably in their tour bus, driving M40 in England, they...

By Stephen Caswell on 05 December 2014

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Roger Daltrey Stuns Wedding Party With Impromptu Performance

Despite playing in one of the most influential rock bands of the 21st Century and encompassing all preconceptions that go along with that title, singer Roger Daltrey is clearly a big ol’ softie at heart after making one newlywed couple’s...

By Charlotte Court on 01 December 2014

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Painting By Adolf Hitler Sold At Auction For 130,000 Euros

A watercolour painted by Adolf Hitler in 1914 has sold at auction for 130,000 Euros ($185,000).Hitler, before he rose to power, attempted to be an artist and spent a number of years in Vienna, Austria. Between the years 1905 and...

By Elinor Cosgrave on 23 November 2014

Alaskan Birthday Party Sees Sarah Palin's Family Caught In Brawl

A birthday party in Anchorage, Alaska, turned violent recently, when members of former vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin's family were caught up in a fight between other party goers. The party, which was supposedly held as an unofficial birthday celebration, saw...

By Stephen Caswell on 13 September 2014

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No-One Is Safe! The Redemptoristine Sisters Of Dublin Accept Their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Nomination [Video]

Just when we thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge couldn't get any better (we honestly thought the swearing toddler topped them all!), an unlikely group of people have decided to take it on over in Ireland; they would be none...

By Holly Williams on 05 September 2014

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Why Wait For Halloween? Arachnophobes, Beware Of The Latest Viral Prank Featuring Chica The Spider Dog [Video]

What's your worst fear? Being attacked in the street by a mad axeman? Being burgled in the dead of night by armed raiders? How about being chased by a giant spider on your way to your evening gym session? You...

By Holly Williams on 05 September 2014

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Oxford Add 'Cray', 'YOLO', 'catfish' to Dictionaries

It's official, 'YOLO' has made it into the dictionary. There is no end in sight to the way pop culture and interenet slang are influencing the way we talk and communicate, and Oxford Dictionaries have reflected this by adding a...

By Hannah Woodhead on 15 August 2014

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Essex Woman Asks Plastic Surgeon For A Kim Kardashian

The world is no stranger to eerily obsessed fans spending money to look like their celebrity idol but every so often an individual comes along who tips the scale. Memories of the "youth-obsessed" Justin Bieber fan aren't buried deep enough in our minds...

By Lauren James on 15 July 2014

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"Omnomnom!": Boys II Men Turn Wendy’s Pretzel Tweets Into Hilarious Song

Remember the Fast Food Rockers with their "Pizza Hut, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Pizza Hut" lyrics? Or the "Dayum" YouTube guy convulsing with excitement for his fast food find? Well Boys II Men have just created what...

By Lauren James on 11 July 2014

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Other Activities Aside, The CIA's Twitter Account Is Pretty Hilarious

Whoever runs the CIA’s new Twitter account really wants to convince the world that the agency is fun, quirky, down with the cool kids and not at all a slightly scary government organization. Cue their one-month Twitterversary celebration. The agency’s...

By Victoria Pavlova on 08 July 2014

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'The Fault In Our Stars' Bench In Amsterdam Disappears, Fans Left Confused

The Amsterdam bench that was used in The Fault in Our Stars has mysteriously gone missing. Even representatives from the Dutch city aren't quite sure where the wooden seat upon which Shailene Woodley's Hazel and Ansel Elgort's Augustus sit and...

By Lauren James on 01 July 2014

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Soon, People Will Be Walking Around Smoking E-Joints

If E-Cigarettes satisfy the cravings of smokers attempting to quit, then the E-Joint satisfies those who want to smoke marijuana without the health risks attached to tobacco. This is a real thing, and it comes from Holland. 'Fast Eddy' has a...

By Jack de Aguilar on 24 June 2014

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Rare Historical Stamp, The 1-Cent Magenta, Sells In New York For $9,5 Million

In another installment of “people do the strangest things” a 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has been deemed the most expensive stamp in the world. On Tuesday, the piece of historical iconography sold...

By Victoria Pavlova on 18 June 2014

Change.Org Petition Begs Beyonce To Comb Blue Ivy's Hair, It's "Disturbing"

We’ve heard some pretty crazy things in our time but this one really takes the cake. Someone has actually taken the time to set up a change.org petition to get Beyonce to comb Blue Ivy’s hair. Yep, there are people out there that care that much about Beyonce’s...

By Sophie Miskiw on 13 June 2014

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Not A Fan of Johnny Cash? May We Suggest Deep Brain Stimulation? [It Works]

Most of us can agree that Johnny Cash is one of the greatest recording artist of all time, right? Well for one 60 year old Dutch man it took a ‘deep brain stimulation’, before he fell in love with the...

By Stephanie Chase on 30 May 2014

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Alliteration Alert: 'Reading Rainbow' Reboot Raises Record Resources

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, launched by LeVar Burton and his team on Wednesday managed to reach and pass its $1 million goal in less than a day. To thank the supporters of the Reading Rainbow initiative, Burton posted an emotional...

By Victoria Pavlova on 30 May 2014

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What Exactly Is So Significant About Tracy Emin's 'My Bed'?

 With the recent announcement that British artist Tracey Emin's most recognisable piece 'My Bed' will be auctioned off at Christie's Auction House in London, the controversial artwork has gained widespread attention once again.Since this news was confirmed, there have been several queries about the expected price it will be...

By Nick Hill on 29 May 2014

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Pete Doherty Denies Rumours That He Lives With Macaulay Culkin

Former Libertines frontman, Pete Doherty, is fighting the allegations that he is sharing a home with 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin. Doherty moved to Paris in 2009 in order to help kick his growing drug habits and rock 'n' roll...

By Steven Williams on 31 July 2013

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Cannes In Love With Amour , Winner Of Palme D'or

Michael Haneke's Amour has won the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. The movie, about an elderly woman, played by Emmanuelle Riva, who suffers a series of strokes, and the husband, played by Jean-Louis...

By Lew Irwin on 28 May 2012

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Travis Tritt's Son Almost Loses Leg In Boating Horror

Country music sensation, Travis Tritt, almost saw his son lose his foot when a boating trip went horribly wrong for the child. Tritt and his family - wife Theresa and three children: 13-year-old daughter Tyler, and sons 12-year-old Tristan and...

By Steven Williams on 07 September 2011

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Psychic Claims Princess Diana's Death Was A "Well-Planned Accident"

Hollywood psychic Kenny Kingston has supposedly channelled the spirit of the late Princess Diana, leading to the former royal's revelation that her 1997 death was a "well-planned accident". The Duchess of Windsor had been a client of Kingston's when she...

By Steven Williams on 31 August 2010

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Gary Coleman: Emergency Call Released

Gary Coleman's wife told emergency services there was "blood everywhere" when the late actor fell ill.A recording of the 911 call made by Shannon Price, the widow of the late 'Diff'rent Strokes' actor - who passed away last Friday (28.05.10)...

By Bang Showbiz on 03 June 2010

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Billy Joel Explains His Dark, Yet Comic, Failed Suicide Attempt

'New York State Of Mind' singer, Billy Joel, has confessed to an embarrassing suicide attempt in his early 20s, when he tried to poison himself. His failure came when he made the decision to drink furniture polish instead of bleach...

By Steven Williams on 16 July 2008

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Chris Tucker Didn't Know Kanye West Would Berate George Bush Over Hurricane Katrina

'Rush Hour' star Chris Tucker is insisting that he was not aware that Kanye West was planning to use the televised live benefit concert for 2005's Hurricane Katrina as a stage to rant about US President George W. Bush. In...

By Steven Williams on 10 July 2007

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Janice Dickinson Claims Liam Neeson Has "The Biggest Penis Of Any Man Alive"

The self-proclaimed 'first Supermodel', Janice Dickinson, has related stories of her sexual encounters with various celebrities; her favourite being Liam Neeson. Dickinson praised her former Irish actor lover, stating that the 'Batman Begins' actor has "the biggest penis of any man...

By Steven Williams on 26 September 2006

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David Copperfield Plans To Impregnate A Woman On Stage

Magicians are fun. Magician rivalries are even more so. And with illusionist David Copperfield currently in bitter competition with endurance extraordinaire David Blane, he has announced plans to really step up his game. Not content with merely making the Statue...

By Stephen Caswell on 02 June 2006

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Sharon Stone Suggests Oral Over Unprotected Sex

Actress Sharon Stone has gone on record as a supporter of oral sex for young adults, as it is often far safer than the alternative. According to the 'Total Recall' actress, has spoken out about how there is far less...

By World Entertainment News Network on 28 March 2006

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A New Conspiracy Theory About Princess Diana Emerges

Since the tragic passing of Diana, Princess of Wales, there have been numerous conspiracy theories and claims about the death, suggesting that it was more than an accident. In fact, the accident has been the basis of many weary theories...

By WENN on 06 February 2006

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Michael Jackson Rents Waterpark And Offers Free Admission

Following the massively controversial series of court-cases and trials, Michael Jackson rented out an entire water park in Dubai so children and their parents could have fun for free. The pop superstar is known to own a tremendous home called...

By WENN on 14 September 2005

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Cassandra Peterson Claims Sex With Tom Jones Left Her Hospitalized

Cassandra Peterson admits that losing her virginity to Tom Jones was a little more painful than she expected, and left her needing medical assistance. No matter what Jones sings, we have to say that's certainly 'unusual'.The horror icon responsible for...

By Steven Williams on 27 August 2005

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Steven Spielberg Surprised By Drop In UFO Sightings

Steven Spielberg, the acclaimed multiple Academy Award-winning Hollywood director, has expressed a sincere confusion about how the number of UFO sightings has dropped significantly over the last 20 years. Especially considering how the technology to spot and monitor UFOs has...

By WENN on 28 June 2005

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Counting Crows Frontman Explains His Peculiar Dreadlocks

Adam Duritz, the frontman for Counting Crows, has revealed the secrets behind the odd hairstyle that has kept fans bemused for a while. Apparently, the long dreadlocks are not his actual hair and are, in fact, a wig given to...

By Steven Williams on 19 October 2004

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Jenna Jameson Reveals Marilyn Manson Is "Obsessed With Anal"

According to porn-star Jenna Jameson, her ex-boyfriend (shock rocker Marilyn Manson), was "obsessed with anal" sex while they were dating. Jameson, who starred in 1997's 'Private Parts', met Manson at the film's premiere before going on to indulge in a...

By Steven Williams on 23 August 2004

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Meghan Trainor Performs On NBC's "Today"

The 'All About That Bass' hitmaker Meghan Trainor was snapped as she performed live on NBC's "Today" show in Manhattan,...

World Premiere of 'San Andreas' - Arrivals

Dwayne Johnson - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the World Premiere of 'San Andreas' which...

68th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala - Arrivals

Jake Gyllenhaal - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they arrived to the 68th Cannes Film Festival for the...

68th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR

Zoë Kravitz - 68th Cannes Film Festival - A variety of celebrities were photographed as they arrived to amfAR's Cinema...

Benji and Joel Madden go shopping together

Benji Madden - Founding members of the american rock band 'Good Charlotte' Benji and Joel Madden were spotted out together...

Macy Gray running errands in Beverly Hills

American R&B singer Macy Gray was spotted out and about sporting a pair of baggy red trousers and a loose...

Justin Bieber leaves Il Pastasio restaurant

American pop star Justin Bieber was snapped although he was a little camera shy as he left the Il Pastasio...

Kim Kardashian And Kourtney Kardashian Take Their Kids To Have Ballet Class In Tarzana Los Angeles

Kim Kardashian and North West - Reality TV stars and Sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were spotted as they took...

Brandon Flowers performs at The Brixton Academy

Former front man for the american band The Killers, Brandon Flowers was photographed as he performed live in concert at...

6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration

Pink and Alicia Moore - 6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration presented by eBay - Arrivals at BOULEVARD3 -...

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter in London

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter - British actor Benedict Cumberbatch who recently starred in the biopic 'The Imitation Game' and...

Gerard Way Performs In Toronto

Gerard Way - Former front man of the american rock band My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way was photographed as he...

Celebrities at the Ed Sullivan Theater for the last show of 'Late Show with David Letterman'

Tina Fey - A host of stars were snapped outside the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the last 'Late Show...

Steve Carell is seen on the set of 'The Big Short'

American actor Steve Carell was snapped on the set of 'The Big Short' in New York City, New York, United...

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Michelle Rodriguez - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended the...

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Michael Caine - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended a...

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson hand and footprint ceremony

Dwayne Johnson and The Rock - American actor and WWE wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was photographed as he attended...

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Mariah Carey arrives at Disneyland

American pop super star Mariah Carey was snapped as she arrived to take part in a live taping of the...

40th Anniversary Gracies Awards

Maggie Gyllenhaal - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived for the 40th Anniversary Gracies Awards which honor...

Hozier outside the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studios

Irish musician Hozier was photographed outside the Jimmy Kimmel Live! studios ahead of his appearance on the chat show in...

Late Show with David Letterman

Bill Murray - Stars were photographed outside Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the final 'Late Show with David Letterman' in...

Pete Wentz arrives at Los Angeles International Airport

Bassist from the American rock band Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz was spotted as he arrived in to Los Angeles...

Melissa McCarthy recieves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Melissa McCarthy - American comedy actress Melissa McCarthy was photographed as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood...

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Sicario' - Premiere

Cate Blanchett - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended the...

3rd Annual CBS Television Studios Rooftop Summer Soiree

James Corden - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 3rd Annual CBS Television Studios Rooftop Summer...

'Texas Rising' premiere

Ray Liotta - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for History's new miniseries...

68th annual Cannes Film Festival 2015 - Chopard Party

Uma Thurman - A host of celebrities were photographed as they attended the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival 2015 for...

Al Pacino dines out at Scott's restaurant

American actor Al Pacino who has starred in movies such as 'The Godfather' and 'Scarface' was snapped as he dined...

Emma Stone at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

American actress Emma Stone who has starred in movies such as 'Birdman' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man' was snapped as she...

2015 Billboard Music Awards- Press Room

Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and and Harry Styles of One Direction - Shots of the winners from the...

Hugh Jackman dressed in a suit leaving his home

Australian actor Hugh Jackman who recently starred in the movie 'Pan' as Black Beard was spotted wearing a suit as...

Rita Ora at Heathrow Airport

British pop star and actress Rita Ora, who is also a coach on The Voice UK was snapped as she...

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Inside Out' - Premiere

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2015 Billboard Music Awards

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