Pixie's the favourite for Strictly

This Is Local London: Pixie Lott is the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing

7:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Pixie Lott is the early favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing as the BBC unveiled the full cast of celebrity dancers who will battle it out in the new series.

Taylor-Johnson gun in police alert

This Is Local London: Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house

1:51pm Friday 29th August 2014

Fifty Shades Of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson was left red-faced after police were called to her home when a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house.

Clooney congratulates Brangelina

This Is Local London: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married at Chateau Miraval in France

11:42am Friday 29th August 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's celebrity friends have been sending congratulations after it emerged that the couple had secretly tied the knot.

Star Wars Ep VII back in production

This Is Local London: Filming has started again on Star Wars: Episode VII after Harrison Ford's injury called a halt to it

9:20am Friday 29th August 2014

Star Wars: Episode VII has started filming again following its break after Harrison Ford was injured on set.

Tasty! Wallace set to join Strictly

This Is Local London: Gregg Wallace is apparently headed for the Strictly dancefloor

9:15am Friday 29th August 2014

Dancing doesn't get tougher than this - Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace is set to join the line-up for this year's Strictly Come Dancing, according to reports.

BB boot for Will And Grace's Jordan

This Is Local London: Leslie Jordan has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house (Channel 5/PA)

11:06pm Friday 29th August 2014

Leslie Jordan has become the second housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Green sentenced on drugs charge

This Is Local London: Singer Cee Lo Green

7:02pm Friday 29th August 2014

Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.

Blake Lively in bday bee attack

This Is Local London: Blake Lively was attacked by a swarm of bees on a fashion shoot

1:29pm Friday 29th August 2014

Blake Lively has revealed how her birthday was almost ruined - when she was attacked by bees the day before her big day.

Bake Off's Iain: I'm a rising star

This Is Local London: Iain Watters became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off

1:58am Friday 29th August 2014

The baker at the centre of The Great British Bake Off's "bin-cident" row has admitted he allowed his frustration to boil over, but says since then, public support has been "crazy".

X Factor brings back ex musicians

This Is Local London: Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh are the judges in the new series of The X Factor

11:39am Friday 29th August 2014

The X Factor is set to feature two former music stars who are looking for a last ditch attempt at fame.

Spears splits up with boyfriend

This Is Local London: Britney Spears has split from David Lucado

10:42am Friday 29th August 2014

Britney Spears is a single lady once more.

Kidman: I've been to hell and back

This Is Local London: Nicole Kidman has talked about her marriage with Keith Urban

10:38am Friday 29th August 2014

Nicole Kidman has admitted that she has been "to hell and back" in her life.

Kristen: People don't know my life

This Is Local London: Kristen Stewart said people don't know the real her

10:31am Friday 29th August 2014

Kristen Stewart has insisted that despite the press scrutiny people don't know anything about her life.

Bake Off woman loses sense of smell

This Is Local London: The Great British Bake Off's Diana Beard feels she has been "stitched up"

3:35pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Controversial Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has said she left the show part way through the series after a freak fall severed her olfactory nerve, robbing her of her sense of smell.

Bush son Bertie to thank for shows

This Is Local London: Kate Bush says her son Bertie was behind her return to the stage

12:38pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Kate Bush fans have got her teenage son Bertie to thank for her comeback - the singer has revealed he convinced her to return to the stage.

Daly hails 'Girl Power' on Strictly

This Is Local London: Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman will co-host Strictly Come Dancing this year

12:02am Friday 29th August 2014

Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly said she and Claudia Winkleman have proved they are not past their "sell-by date" by fronting the show together.

Shakira expecting second child

This Is Local London: Shakira has announced that she is pregnant.

11:28pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Shakira has announced that she is pregnant with her second child.

Harrison jabbed over Maloney remark

This Is Local London: Audley Harrison has been reprimanded for his use of potentially 'offensive language'

10:50pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Audley Harrison has been reprimanded for his use of potentially "offensive language" when speaking about Kellie Maloney during "brutal" face-to-face nominations on Celebrity Big Brother.

Stars rally round comedy queen Joan

This Is Local London: Joan Rivers remains in a serious condition in hospital

6:33pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Joan Rivers remains in a serious condition in a New York City hospital, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Aniston: Baby pressure is unfair

This Is Local London: Jennifer Aniston is often questioned about her baby plans

9:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

Jennifer Aniston has said it's unfair to put pressure on women about having babies.

Lady goes Gaga for Queen guest slot

This Is Local London: Lady Gaga has performed on stage with Queen and Adam Lambert

1:08pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Lady Gaga has tweeted her excitement at joining Queen and Adam Lambert on stage in Australia.

Martin Freeman talks new Sherlock

This Is Local London: Martin Freeman already knows some of what will happen in the new series of Sherlock

12:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Martin Freeman has revealed the next series of Sherlock will be full of surprises and "so exciting".

Bake Off stars wade into 'Bingate'

This Is Local London: Iain Watters who became the fourth baker to leave The Great British Bake Off

9:20am Thursday 28th August 2014

The Great British Bake Off's stars have waded into "Bingate", which saw contestant Iain Watters booted off the show after he went into meltdown over a bad bake and tossed it in the bin.

Moretz: I only trust close family

This Is Local London: Chloe Grace Moretz thinks the media's interest in her is silly

9:51am Thursday 28th August 2014

Chloe Grace Moretz has admitted she tells people fake stories to see if they will spill them to the press.

Idris Elba's secret toy boy past

This Is Local London: Idris Elba says he dated a 19-year-old when he was 14

1:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Idris Elba has come clean about dating an older woman when he was 14, who had no idea she was romancing a toy boy.

Pitt and Jolie marry in France

This Is Local London: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have tied the knot

1:45pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married at the weekend in Correns, France, according to a spokesman for the couple.

O'Dowd, O'Porter reveal baby news

This Is Local London: Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd have revealed they are expecting their first baby

12:36pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter have revealed some happy news during their ice bucket challenge - that they are expecting their first child.

Pitt back on duty after tying knot

This Is Local London: Brad Pitt showed off his wedding band at a photocall for Second World War film Fury

2:44pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Brad Pitt flashed his wedding ring at a museum - just days after tying the knot in France.

Caroline Flack joins Strictly stars

This Is Local London: Caroline Flack has been confirmed as the 12th celebrity taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

Former Xtra Factor host Caroline Flack has crossed the floor to join rival show Strictly Come Dancing as one of 15 celebrities battling it out to win the glitterball trophy.

Theron sees plus side to ageing

This Is Local London: Charlize Theron believes women get better with age

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Charlize Theron has said she believes women "come into their prime" in their 40s.

Ora on board for 50 Shades sequels

This Is Local London: Rita Ora has signed up for the Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Rita Ora has signed up for the two Fifty Shades Of Grey sequels.

Ex-Gladiator David leaves BB arena

This Is Local London: David McIntosh has been evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house

10:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Kelly Brook is celebrating being reunited with her fiance after he became the first housemate to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

Lohan 'a Grand publicity seeker'

This Is Local London: The makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games claim Lindsay Lohan has sued them for attention

3:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The companies behind the Grand Theft Auto video games say actress Lindsay Lohan's legal action claiming the game's latest instalment features a character based on her is an attention-seeking bid.

Delevingne tipped for Zoolander 2

This Is Local London: Cara Delevingne is tipped for a role in Zoolander 2

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Cara Delevingne is reportedly being lined up for the female lead in Zoolander 2.

Fan defies Bush's pleas over video

This Is Local London: Kate Bush asked fans not to film her Before The Dawn concert at the Hammersmith Apollo

1:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Footage from the first night of Kate Bush's comeback gigs has surfaced online despite the star's plea to her fans not to film the show.

Military training for Harry Styles

This Is Local London: Harry Styles is going through tough military work-outs

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Harry Styles is apparently following a military fitness plan on the advice of Clint Eastwood.

Cavill does Ice Bucket as Superman

This Is Local London: Henry Cavill is among the latest stars to do the Ice Bucket challenge

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Henry Cavill stayed in character as Superman to take the Ice Bucket challenge.

Attenborough family in charity plea

This Is Local London: Lord Attenborough died at the age of 90

2:31pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Lord Attenborough's family have asked fans who want to pay tribute to the Oscar winner to make a donation to the care home where he spent his final years.

Pixie Lott to appear on Strictly

This Is Local London: Pixie Lott is heading for the Strictly ballroom

3:23pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pixie Lott has been confirmed as the 11th celebrity taking part in this year's series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Cowell turns back on sob stories

This Is Local London: Simon Cowell says he doesn't want any more sob stories on The X Factor

1:16pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Simon Cowell has said even he is sick of hearing X Factor contestants' sob stories and won't be lending a sympathetic ear to them this year.

Inbetweeners' Jay after Palace job

This Is Local London: James Buckley applied for the Crystal Palace job as his character Jay Cartwright

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

James Buckley has applied for the position of Crystal Palace manager - on behalf of his Inbetweeners alter-ego Jay Cartwright.

Neil Young and wife to divorce

This Is Local London: Neil Young is splitting from his wife of 36 years

10:16am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Neil Young is reportedly splitting from his wife after more than 36 years.

Simon: Cheryl has got better

This Is Local London: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini arrives at the X-Factor press launch at the Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London.

6:57pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has said co-star Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is a better judge for being away from the show for a few years.

Scott: Blade Runner 2 is written

This Is Local London: Ridley Scott said the Blade Runner sequel has been written

10:17am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Ridley Scott has revealed that Harrison Ford features in the Blade Runner sequel, which already has a "damn good" script.

Kate Bush albums climbing charts

This Is Local London: Kate Bush is heading back to the charts

5:06pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Kate Bush's records are set to return to the charts as she returns to the stage with 11 albums re-appearing in the top 100.

Tamzin: I wanted to save marriage

This Is Local London: Tamzin Outhwaite is getting used to the challenges of being a single parent

4:30pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Tamzin Outhwaite has said she would have done "anything" to save her marriage to Tom Ellis.

Miley: I've retired from twerking

This Is Local London: Miley Cyrus is hanging up her twerking crown

12:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Miley Cyrus has claimed she's giving up twerking - and is moving on to a different "psychedelic'"style of music.

Ora: I wanted to kiss Iggy at VMAs

This Is Local London: Iggy Azalea declined Rita Ora's offer of a kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards

10:18am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Rita Ora has revealed she wanted perform a sexy kiss with Iggy Azalea at the VMAs - but Iggy turned her down.

'Brightest star' Williams honoured

This Is Local London: Billy Crystal, left, pictured with Robin Williams, paid tribute to the late actor at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles (AP)

4:50am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Billy Crystal has paid tribute to his pal and comedy brother Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine".

Rave reviews as Bush wows critics

This Is Local London: Kate Bush performing her Before The Dawn concert at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London (Murray Chalmers PR)

8:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Kate Bush's return to the concert stage after 35 years has gone a storm with critics and fans alike who hailed her performance as "spellbinding".



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