# United kingdom
Banijay Acquires ‘Help’ and ‘Marriage’ Producer The Forge, Bolstering U.K. Scripted Business
The company's dramas also include 'Becoming Elizabeth.'. Independent production giant Banijay‘s U.K. arm unveiled the acquisition of scripted producer The Forge, the company behind such dramas as Marriage, starring Sean Bean, Help, starring Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham, and Becoming Elizabeth.
Imelda Staunton to Star in HELLO, DOLLY! at the London Palladium Summer 2024
Performances will begin performances at the Palladium on July 6 for a strictly limited 10-week season ending September 14. Deadline has reported that Imedla Staunton will lead a revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's Hello, Dolly! at the London Palladium in summer 2024.
Musk’s private jet lands in Luton ahead of Sunak’s AI summit
Elon Musk’s private jet has landed in Luton as the billionaire arrives in the UK for Rishi Sunak’s AI safety summit. His private jet, a Gulfstream G650, touched down at Luton just before 2.20pm on Tuesday after an eight hour flight.
BBC Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice makes shock career move after Amanda Abbington exit
The Strictly dance professional was cut from the line-up last week after Amanda Abbington was forced to leave the contest - but now he has a new project to keep him busy. Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice has surprised fans by revealing a shock career move after unveiling his debut fragrance.
‘The Crown’ Director Says “Extraordinary” Sensitivity Was Given In Handling Tumultuous Scenes
Breaking Baz: ‘The Crown’ Director Who Filmed Diana And Dodi’s Final Moments In Season 6 Says “Extraordinary” Sensitivity Was Involved In Handling Tumultuous Scenes. EXCLUSIVE: The director of Netflix dramaThe Crown‘s episodes re-creating Princess Diana’s death in Paris 26 years ago has revealed the extraordinary efforts that went into ensuring it was handled with tact.
The Overtones share details of new festive single ‘Christmas Everyday’
Ahead of the launch of their biggest ever Christmas UK tour, The Overtones announce a series of super exciting new projects for autumn / winter 2023. First up the group (made up of Mark Franks, Darren Everest, Jay James and Mike Crawshaw) will release their brand new festive single ‘Christmas Everyday’ on Friday, November 10th! Described as being a “feel good, festive pop song”, the super catchy track (which we’ve heard, and know you will LOVE!) celebrates both the anticipation and joy of being able to spend time with family and friends during the ‘most wonderful time of year’.
Strictly's Layton Williams defends his right to be on the show
Strictly Come Dancing star Layton Williams has defended his right to be on the show, after receiving criticism from viewers who said he had an "unfair" advantage. Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Layton spoke of his theatre background and its irrelevance in reference to his journey on Strictly. "Anybody who ever saw me in Everybody's Talking About Jamie knows I didn't do a Salsa or Tango there on stage," he said.
Here At Last bring London to a standstill!
Here At Last mania reached fever pitch in London this past week, with the British boyband bringing Peninsula Square outside The O2 to a total stand still following an impromptu meet and greet with fans.
London’s greatest shows and businesses set to be celebrated at the London Lifestyle Awards® 2023
Highlighting the very best that the city has to offer, the London Lifestyle Awards® 2023 will take place at Grosvenor House in Mayfair next week. The prestigious ceremony will be an evening of celebration which gives recognition to those that make London so special.
Book expert takes a swipe at a woman's $12 book but she gets the last laugh when he looks inside
During an episode of an Antiques Roadshow in Wales, a woman brought in a really worn-out copy of an antique book that she had purchased for just 10 pounds ($12). Initially, the expert on the show took a swipe to say that the book was "horrible" referring to its condition but once he turned the pages, he had to change his mind.
Sheena-Rae Unleashes Stunning "Come Alive" Music Video
Following her debut four-track EP, "Soul-ty Tiers," London-based Sheena-Rae releases the electrifying single, "Come Alive." "Come Alive" does just that as any listener can feel the immense energy of the song. The record is mainly Pop and R&B/Soul, but it does have an Electropop flair to it as well. The former contestant of ITV’s “Romeo & Duet,” Sheena Rae, really wows in “Come Alive.”
Wales TV chief leaves role after 'behaving inappropriately' in bars at Rugby World Cup
Welsh broadcaster S4C have confirmed that their chief content officer Llinos Griffin-Williams has left the channel following allegations that she "behaved inappropriately" in French bars during the Rugby World Cup. Griffin-Williams had been in Nantes for Wales' final pool stage match against Georgia, before arguing with members of the production staff.
Tommy Fury reveals Bambi’s birth increased Molly-Mae’s boxing fears – ahead of KSI fight
While businesswoman Molly keeps fans up to date on her YouTube channel, as well as working with brands and owning her own brand Filter, Tommy is pursuing his career in boxing and is preparing to fight against KSI in the highly-anticipated bout this evening.
FRIEZE LONDON 2023: 20 YEARS OF AESTHETICS... AND FASHION
As Frieze London celebrates two decades of creative excellence, the stage is set for an extraordinary, complex-aesthetics moment. The more we delve into the excitement of this year's event, the clearer it becomes that Frieze has evolved into more than just an art fair, where the focus is as much on the people as it is on the art. Collectors, artists, gallerists, and visitors come together to create one of the most stylish gatherings of the year — a playground for interpreting the latest tailoring tendencies amidst the artistic backdrop.
KSI vs Tommy Fury time: When does fight start in UK and US this weekend?
KSI will box Tommy Fury in Manchester on Saturday night, in a bout that will surely be one of the most watched of the year. YouTuber KSI (real name Olajide Olatunji) has crossed into boxing, rapping and business in recent years, partnering with ex-opponent Logan Paul to launch the energy drink company Prime in 2022.
JK Rowling Takes Aim at Lisa Nandy Over Transgender Rights
K Rowling, the renowned author of the Harry Potter series, has sparked controversy over her criticism of Lisa Nandy, Labour MP, for her stance on transgender issues. Rowling has publicly accused Nandy of being one of the reasons why many women on the left no longer trust the Labour Party. The author’s comments have ignited a fervent debate about the intersection of feminism and transgender rights, with both sides presenting strong arguments.
Former One Direction star Liam Payne could face driving ban after admitting London speeding offense
Former One Direction star Liam Payne could face a driving ban after admitting a speeding offence. The singer was reportedly travelling at 43mph in a 30mph zone on the A40 Westway flyover in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, in a Ford Ranger pick-up truck on February 24.
Russell Brand faces second police investigation over ‘predator’ claim
Russell Brand is facing a second police probe from a separate force into allegations against the comedian. It comes after the Metropolitan Police launched an investigation into accusations of past sexual offences from the star following Channel 4 and The Times’ joint lengthy investigation, which aired in a Dispatches special in September.
Women’s charity cuts ties with Russell Brand amid rape and sexual assault allegations
The comedian denies all the allegations and insists all his relationships have been consensual. A charity that aims to end violence against women has cut ties with supporter Russell Brand after he was accused of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse during a seven-year period at the height of his fame.
Ex-boxing champ accused of sexual assaults before Anthony Joshua fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Former world champion boxer Glenn McCrory stroked the arms of teenage girls while winking and making flirtatious comments before an Anthony Joshua title fight, a court has heard.