DJ JO Whiley has criticised Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice – saying that contestants do not know what they are letting themselves in for.1 comment
SAMUEL L Jackson has urged men to be more open about their health problems in an attempt to tackle cancer.1 comment
NIGELLA Lawson’s husband sought to play down the controversial pictures which appeared to show him gripping his wife by the neck, describing the incident as nothing more than a “playful tiff”.
Pete Cain will be performing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival at the Assembly Rooms.
ROYAL salutes have been fired at Edinburgh and Stirling Castle to mark the Queen’s official birthday.4 comments
DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has been crowned Celebrity Dad of the Year after a public vote.4 comments
A shy child with his nose permanently stuck in a book, Neil Gaiman grew up to become a publishing phenomenon writing scripts, graphic novels and fiction. He talks about Dr Who, his personal new novel and living on Skye
Lisa Riley was the surprise star of last year’s Strictly Come Dancing, so impressing judge and choreographer Craig Revel Horwood that he built a new stage show just for her
THE Duchess of Cambridge made her last public appearance before the birth of her first child when she joined thousands of well-wishers to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday at the Trooping the Colour parade today.2 comments
PRINCE William is a direct descendant of an Indian housekeeper and a Scottish merchant, according to DNA analysis.14 comments
SKYFALL singer Adele has added another award to her fast-growing collection with an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.1 comment
Kate Middleton gets Princess off to champagne start Picture gallery
THE Duchess of Cambridge christened a new liner in smashing style as she carried out her last solo engagement before her baby is born.4 comments
Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife Wendi Deng, who famously slapped a protester who threw a “custard pie” at the media mogul when MPs questioned him over phone-hacking.
A SCOTTISH designer has given the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay a handmade baby blanket for their new grandson or granddaughter – and future British monarch.
ANDY Murray relies on sweets to get him through gruelling ice baths after his workouts, according to a filmmaker who followed him for a year.2 comments
Queen visits hospital on Philip’s 92nd birthday Picture gallery
THE Queen visited the Duke of Edinburgh in hospital tonight as Buckingham Palace described him as “comfortable and in good spirits” following the exploratory operation on his abdomen.
LOCATED within a slice of the wide gorge between Princes Street and Waverley train station, the Waverley Market, the Victorian predecessor of the Princes Mall, was once the city’s premier vegetable and fruit market.5 comments
CANADIAN pop star Justin Bieber is headed into space, after signing up for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space programme.6 comments
THE Duke of Edinburgh has been admitted to hospital for an exploratory operation on his abdomen, Buckingham Palace said tonight. Philip is expected to remain at the London Clinic for up to two weeks.2 comments
PARIS Jackson, the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is in hospital after attempting suicide, a publicist last night confirmed.
STEPHEN Fry has said that he attempted suicide last year in what he described as “a close run thing”.11 comments
ONE of the Australian DJs who made a prank call to the central London hospital where Kate Middleton was being treated has been awarded the title of “top jock” by his employer.1 comment
POP star and former X-Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been arrested on suspicion of supplying class-A drugs.
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai.
A South African magistrate warned against “trial by media” of Oscar Pistorius as the athlete appeared in court for the first time since being freed on bail over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Television personality Dannii Minogue has revealed that she has spoken to Simon Cowell for the first time since she left her position on the ITV talent show X Factor.2 comments
THE Duke of Edinburgh withdrew from an official engagement tonight after falling unwell on the eve of a service to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
Pictures: Gunners salute Queen at Edinburgh Castle Picture gallery
THE 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation was today marked with a 21-gun salute at Edinburgh Castle.
EDINBURGH’S historic Tron Kirk dates from an age when New York was known as New Amsterdam, the Ming Dynasty still ruled over China and pre-Darien scheme Scotland had a substantial number of years remaining as an independent nation.3 comments
TOO many companies are posting financial information too frequently in a “mechanistic” fashion that doesn’t help shareholder understanding, claims the new chief executive of the powerful Investment Management Association.
Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since she revealed she had undergone a double mastectomy, as she and Brad Pitt walked the red carpet together.
FOUR of Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers are leaving the programme, the BBC has said.2 comments
Is the growing number of honorary degrees for the glitterati demeaning Scotland’s universities, asks Derek Lambie10 comments
AS A Hollywood A-lister, Michael Douglas has had his pick of blockbuster roles.3 comments
MATT Smith is leaving Doctor Who and will bow out in the Christmas special, when he will be replaced by a new incarnation of the Time Lord.
In a Royal first, the Duchess of Cambridge will have a baby shower for her and William’s baby and it will be organised by younger sister Pippa.1 comment
Hollyoaks actor Thomas Scurr was left with a broken cheek and a fractured eye socket following an unprovoked late night attack, it emerged last night.
TV ILLUSIONIST Derren Brown has been banned from a casino after being escorted from the premises.5 comments
Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall has said that her father’s death helped her walk away from her marriage.
STANDING at the corner of Napier Road and Spylaw in the capital’s affluent Merchiston area, the striking and impressive Rockville building is arguably the most extraordinary looking structure that the city has ever lost.
Dad’s Army star Bill Pertwee died peacefully today with his family around him, his agent said.
ANGELINA Jolie’s aunt has died of breast cancer, less than two weeks after the actress had a preventative double mastectomy.
Extra dates have been added to Rod Stewart’s opening concert at The Hydro due to “phenomenal” demand for tickets.2 comments
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has shocked and amused TV audiences after he fell asleep during a live interview.4 comments
A MAN masquerading as South Korean rapper Psy, who took the world by storm with the ‘Gangnam Style’ song, has been outed - after two days of partying with various celebrities on the French riviera.1 comment
A divorce judge today signalled the end of singer KT Tunstall’s marriage to drummer Luke Bullen.
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is almost unrecognisable after a few hours spent in a hairdressing salon in Los Angeles yesterday.1 comment
Hollywood star Brad Pitt has revealed how he felt drug use was causing his to waste his life, during his marriage with Jennifer Anniston.5 comments
TV bosses confirmed Sharon Osbourne will return to The X Factor judging panel to replace Tulisa Contostavlos.
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