Manilow's duets from beyond grave

This Is Local London: Barry Manilow has recorded duets with some late music legends

4:48pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Barry Manilow has recorded an entire album of duets with superstars - all of whom are dead.

Grimshaw bids for twerking record

This Is Local London: Nick Grimshaw is hoping to make the record books with his twerking

2:54pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Breakfast show host Nick Grimshaw is undergoing intensive training in an effort to set a new world record - for twerking.

Elba releasing Mandela-inspired LP

This Is Local London: Idris Elba has been inspired to make music after playing Nelson Mandela on the big screen

5:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Idris Elba is releasing an album inspired by Nelson Mandela after he played the South African statesman in the biopic Long Walk To Freedom.

Murray 'to be dancefloor disaster'

This Is Local London: Craig Revel Horwood hasn't been impressed by Judy Murray's dancing so far

5:04pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Craig Revel Horwood is predicting Judy Murray will be a dancefloor disaster when she makes her debut on Strictly Come Dancing this weekend.

Tall tale for ex-Corrie star Keegan

This Is Local London: Michelle Keegan has a new TV role

1:39pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Michelle Keegan and Jason Manford have been cast in a new BBC One drama from the makers of hit show Happy Valley.

Smith up for clutch of Mobo Awards

This Is Local London: Sam Smith is up for four Mobos

12:24pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Sam Smith has been nominated for a clutch of gongs at this year's Mobo Awards.

Ora joins The Voice judges line-up

This Is Local London: Rita Ora who has been signed up to replace Kylie Minogue as a coach on The Voice

9:52am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Rita Ora has been signed up to replace Kylie Minogue as a coach on BBC One series The Voice.

Web trolls 'threaten' actress Emma

This Is Local London: Internet trolls have targeted actress Emma Watson hours after she made a speech to the United Nations

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Internet trolls on the site which hosted naked celebrity photos have made what appears to be a threat to film star Emma Watson just hours after she addressed the United Nations on gender equality.

Superheroes back Children In Need

This Is Local London: Kristina Rihanoff, Ben Cohen, Peter Andre, Sarah-Jane Crawford and Louie Spence are supporting BBC Children In Need

12:04am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Strictly Come Dancing's Kristina Rihanoff and Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford have donned capes and spandex to pose as superheroes to support this year's BBC Children In Need campaign.

Kardashians matriarch seeks divorce

This Is Local London: Kris Jenner is divorcing her husband Bruce

2:41am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Keeping Up With The Kardashians matriarch Kris Jenner is ending her 22-year year marriage to her Olympic decathlete husband.

Anderson: Coleman is Who veteran

This Is Local London: Samuel Anderson says Jenna Coleman has helped him out on the Doctor Who set

1:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Doctor Who newcomer Samuel Anderson has said Jenna Coleman was like a helpful big sister when he joined the show.

Jenkins back on air for Classic FM

This Is Local London: Katherine Jenkins is going back to Classic FM for a presenting role

1:19pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Katherine Jenkins has been snapped up for another presenting run by Classic FM for a 12-week series.

Grimshaw, Ora 'to host Brits'

This Is Local London: Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora could be the new Brit Awards presenters

1:12pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora are said to be the favourites to replace James Corden in his Brit Awards hosting duties.

Big Yin: Robin was saying goodbye

This Is Local London: Billy Connolly jokes with his friend Robin Williams after the late star ran the hill race at the Lonach Highland Games in Strathdon, near Balmoral

6:58am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Robin Williams regularly phoned Billy Connolly for advice on coping with Parkinson's disease days before taking his own life, the Scottish comedian has said.

Fry stars in post-war soldiers film

This Is Local London: Stephen Fry will star in a Martin Scorsese movie

12:28pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Stephen Fry and Joss Stone have signed up to star in a new Martin Scorsese film on soldiers returning home from the battlefield.

Pink Floyd launch arty new album

This Is Local London: Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades

3:07pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Pink Floyd have launched their first new album for more than two decades by simultaneously unveiling the artwork in locations around the world.

Lorraine's concern over thin stars

This Is Local London: Lorraine Kelly says many stars are scarily thin

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

TV star Lorraine Kelly has voiced concern about the thin appearance of today's celebrities and the pressure on young girls to look like them.

Iggy Pop to give John Peel Lecture

This Is Local London: Iggy Pop will give a lecture on free music in a capitalist society

11:42am Monday 22nd September 2014

Iggy Pop, often viewed as one of the pioneers of punk, has been chosen to deliver an annual BBC lecture in honour of the late broadcaster John Peel.

Sharon joins celebs against cancer

This Is Local London: Sharon Osbourne is standing up to cancer

10:28am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sharon Osbourne and a host of other celebrities are coming together to "show solidarity" in the national fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer.

Chris Brown: Prison changed me

This Is Local London: Chris Brown says prison has helped change him

4:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Chris Brown has credited prison with helping him to get his life back on track.

Thompson: I vacuum while writing

This Is Local London: Emma Thompson took part in Bafta's Screenwriters Lecture Series

12:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Emma Thompson has revealed how she does the vacuuming and yoga while she's writing screenplays.

Kim K and Rihanna in nude pic leak

This Is Local London: Nude pictures of Kim Kardashian West have been leaked online

10:34am Monday 22nd September 2014

Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna are amongst the latest targets in a second wave of naked celeb photo leaks on the internet.

Judy Murray's Strictly 'struggles'

This Is Local London: Judy Murray says it's difficult for her to let Anton Du Beke take control on the dancefloor

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Judy Murray has said she is "struggling" to let her Strictly Come Dancing partner Anton Du Beke take control on the dance floor.

Murphy condemns filming in theatre

This Is Local London: Cillian Murphy says he doesn't think theatres should allow their productions to be screened in cinemas

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Cillian Murphy has criticised the decision by theatre bosses to screen performances of their productions live.

Watson: Feminists don't hate men

This Is Local London: UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson launched the HeForShe campaign in New York

10:59am Monday 22nd September 2014

Emma Watson has revealed she became a feminist when she was eight years old, as she launched a new UN campaign.

Bawdy Bake Off banter defended

This Is Local London: Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present The Great British Bake Off

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Great British Bake Off's Sue Perkins has laughed off complaints about her saucy presenting style after viewers protested a bout "the constant smutty remarks" on the hit show.

Dawn French in Chancellor role

This Is Local London: Dawn French has a new university role

12:05am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dawn French is to become the new Chancellor of Falmouth University.

1D and Sheeran rock out US festival

This Is Local London: One Direction performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

2:18pm Monday 22nd September 2014

One Direction and Ed Sheeran wowed with their performances at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.

Hudson ticks Murray off bucket list

This Is Local London: Kate Hudson says working with Bill Murray was on her bucket list

10:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

Kate Hudson has said working with Bill Murray meant that she got to tick an item off her bucket list.

Connolly warns PM over pledges

This Is Local London: Billy and Pamela Connolly attending the premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday at the Odeon West End, London.

12:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Comedy star Billy Connolly says there will be "hell to pay" if David Cameron doesn't honour concessions made to Scotland over last week's independence referendum.

Hardy and Riley secretly married

This Is Local London: Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley married in France in July

10:36am Monday 22nd September 2014

Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley have secretly got married.

Connolly: Williams tried to say bye

This Is Local London: Billy Connolly and fellow comedian Robin Williams were close friends

12:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Billy Connolly has revealed that Robin Williams got very emotional before his death.

Tyson helps injured motorcyclist

This Is Local London: Mike Tyson has been thanked after coming to the rescue of an motorcyclist injured in a crash in Las Vegas

11:05pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has been thanked after coming to the rescue of an motorcyclist injured in a crash in Las Vegas.

Downton opens with smaller audience

This Is Local London: Downton Abbey is back on ITV

4:43pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Downton Abbey drew its lowest audience for the launch of a series for four years when it returned to TV.

Holden joins This Morning team

This Is Local London: Amanda Holden has made her This Morning debut

2:29pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Amanda Holden has admitted she suffered first day nerves in her new job presenting This Morning.

David Morrissey: TV no longer dying

This Is Local London: David Morrissey stars in The Driver

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

David Morrissey has said he's relieved to see that TV is no longer in the doldrums.

McQueen dismisses Oscar 'first'

This Is Local London: Steve McQueen appeared on Desert Island Discs

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

12 Years A Slave film-maker Steve McQueen has said becoming the first black director to win a best picture Oscar was "of no consequence".

Strictly dancers 'all wanted Evans'

This Is Local London: Strictly Come Dancing contestant Thom Evans with his partner Iveta Lukosiute.

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Hunky Strictly Come Dancing hopeful Thom Evans was the contestant all the female dancers were hoping to be paired with, his professional partner has revealed.

X Factor winner names baby Miley

This Is Local London: X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her daughter Miley

12:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

X Factor winner Sam Bailey has named her baby daughter Miley, but insisted it has nothing to do with US chart star Miley Cyrus.

The Script in at number one

This Is Local London: The Script have a number one album with No Sound Without Silence

7:20pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The Script have gone in at number one on this week's Official Albums Chart with their latest record No Sound Without Silence.

Liam Neeson: I like to play loners

This Is Local London: Liam Neeson plays a recovering alcoholic in A Walk Among The Tombstones

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Liam Neeson has told how he is drawn to playing mysterious, solitary men on the big screen.

Holly Johnson lives 'like a nun'

This Is Local London: Holly Johnson says he takes copious amounts of vitamins

1:33pm Sunday 21st September 2014

The former frontman of 1980s band Frankie Goes To Hollywood says he now lives "like a nun".

Kylie Minogue: I'm still a worrier

This Is Local London: Kylie Minogue is about to go on tour

6:41am Sunday 21st September 2014

Kylie Minogue has said she still suffers from anxiety about her career - despite her huge success.

Sharon joins celebs against cancer

This Is Local London: Sharon Osbourne shows her support for Stand Up To Cancer

12:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sharon Osbourne and a host of other celebrities are coming together to "show solidarity" in the national fundraising campaign Stand Up To Cancer.

Donny Osmond to judge on Strictly

This Is Local London: Donny Osmond is joining the Strictly judges

11:21am Sunday 21st September 2014

Donny Osmond will be joining Strictly Come Dancing's judging panel for a special one-off guest appearance - and he has warned he will be a "tough judge".

Hudson: Honesty is best with kids

This Is Local London: Kate Hudson says she tries to be honest as a parent

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Kate Hudson has said her parenting style is that honesty is the best policy, and she doesn't stress too much about knowing the answer to everything.

Fellowes keen on older women roles

This Is Local London: Julian Fellowes says older women are invaluable in Downton Abbey

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Julian Fellowes has said he likes to do his bit to increase the number of roles available to older women because he thinks they are vital to TV plots.

Claflin: I'm nothing like my role

This Is Local London: Sam Claflin stars in The Riot Club

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Sam Claflin has said he's nothing like his alter ego in new film The Riot Club.

Abrams' Star Wars/Batman mash-up

This Is Local London: JJ Abrams shared a video of the Millennium Falcon with a Batmobile twist

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

JJ Abrams has raised the stakes in his mash-up contest with Zack Snyder, tweeting a video of his Millennium Falcon - with a twist.

Carter: No limits on Downton love

This Is Local London: Jim Carter says he hopes the Downton romance between Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes will continue

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and Gareth Neame have said they are proud that the programme doesn't just concentrate on romance for the younger generation.



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