Calvin Harris equals The Rolling Stones' chart record

Calvin Harris equals The Rolling Stones' chart record

Calvin Harris has scored his eighth UK number one – equalling The Rolling Stones’ chart record. The DJ’s latest single Feels, which features Katy Perry, Pharrell and Big Sean, knocked Despacito off the top spot on this week’s singles chart. It means he’s now level with The Rolling Stones, Oasis and Eminem – who also have eight number ones each. Cliff Richard is now the only British male solo artists ahead of Calvin – with…

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Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Gemma Atkinson joins line-up

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Gemma Atkinson joins line-up

Gemma Atkinson is the latest contestant to be unveiled for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. “Learning to dance is so out of my comfort zone – so I just want to challenge myself,” the actress and radio presenter told BBC Breakfast. So far, one celebrity has been revealed per day for the new series of Strictly, which begins on BBC One in September. Tess and Claudia will return to host, but it will be the…

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Arts suffering from 'class-shaped hole', Labour inquiry finds

Arts suffering from 'class-shaped hole', Labour inquiry finds

The arts industry is suffering from a “class-shaped hole”, a Labour Party inquiry says. The Acting Up report suggests the high audition costs for drama school is one of several factors deterring people from working class backgrounds from entering the arts. It also recommends more school trips to the theatre to encourage young pupils. The government said it was a “priority” to ensure everyone can take part in the arts and culture, including in schools….

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Chloe Grace Moretz says she was body shamed by male co-star

Chloe Grace Moretz says she was body shamed by male co-star

Chloe Grace Moretz is not a fan of body shaming. Earlier this summer, the actress said she was “appalled and angry” about a billboard advert for her movie Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs, which suggested being overweight made you less beautiful. And now, she’s spoken for the first time about a time she was fat-shamed on set by one of her male co-stars. She told Variety: “This guy that was my love interest was…

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Taylor Swift 'certain' she was groped by DJ, court hears

Taylor Swift 'certain' she was groped by DJ, court hears

Pop star Taylor Swift is “absolutely certain” she was groped by a Colorado radio DJ, a court has heard. Ms Swift, 27, accuses broadcaster David Mueller of slipping his hand under her dress while they posed backstage together at one of her 2013 concerts. Her lawyer said in his opening statement at the court in Denver, Colorado, that Mr Mueller had “grabbed her rear end”. Mr Mueller sued the singer in September 2015, calling her…

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Sinead O'Connor says she's 'suicidal' in Facebook video

Sinead O'Connor says she's 'suicidal' in Facebook video

Sinead O’Connor has said she feels “suicidal” in a video uploaded to her Facebook account. The singer is seen crying in the 12-minute video, which she said she was uploading in an effort to help people understand mental illness. “I am now living in a motel in New Jersey. I’m all by myself,” she said. “Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t [care] who you are, and equally what’s worse, the stigma doesn’t care who…

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Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Bake Off's Noel Fielding now says he loves cake

Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding has responded to reports that he would not be eating any cake on the Channel 4 show. The comedian and actor said he was joking when he told a journalist he wouldn’t be partaking in any nibbles during the baking contests. “No-one likes a tubby gut,” the Sunday Times reported. But Fielding tweeted that he had actually joked: “No-one likes a tubby goth.” The Mighty Boosh star added:…

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation after eight years

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation after eight years

US actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage in joint statements shared on social media. The couple, who met in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, said attempts to save their relationship had failed. “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt wrote in a post on Facebook on Sunday. Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, were married…

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