Kirstie Alley to be US vicar of Dibley

Dawn French can expect some post from actress Kirstie Alley, who’s set to follow in her footsteps on the US version of The Vicar of Dibley. Kirstie says she’s penned…

Helen coy about meeting Queen

Dame Helen Mirren is too embarrassed to meet the Queen – although Buckingham Palace said they were looking at organising a meeting for the pair. But the 61-year-old, before she…

David to say farewell to Frost?

Sir David Jason has revealed he’s ready to quit TV drama A Touch Of Frost after 15 years. The 67-year-old, who has a new role as jailbird Des Parker in…

That's just plain dumb Stacey!

Deciding to dump Max Branning is smart… deciding to take him back is so not, says EastEnders star Lacey Turner Stacey was so shocked by her declaration of love to…

Batmobile goes under the hammer

A Batmobile created to promote the Batman TV show will be auctioned in London on Tuesday – beside the Reliant Regal van made famous by the Trotters in Only Fools…

Stephen Merchant trumps Gervais again

Stephen Merchant has once again triumphed over his Extras co-star Ricky Gervais, earning a nomination at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards. Ricky hasn’t been nominated. Last year, Stephen won…

Cookery callers tricked nine times

Cookery fans were duped into calling fake ‘live’ editions of the BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen on nine different occasions. On Monday, it was revealed that host James Martin had urged viewers…

Jade Goody arrives in Delhi

Jade Goody has finally made her trip to India following the Big Brother race row. The star, 25, has left boyfriend Jack Tweed, 19, and her two sons Freddy, two,…

Baron Cohen ex suing over Ali G slurs

Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a British woman who claims he called her a ‘b****’ and a ‘minger’ in an Ali G sketch. The comedian also…

Toxic Tracy's trial: filming begins

Stars of Coronation Street crossed The Pennines today to begin filming the latest courtroom drama to hit the soap. A cold but sunny Bradford stood in for Weatherfield as the…

Ricky: Jim Royle will be back

Watch video of star Ricky Tomlinson talking about possible future series of the UK’s most loved TV sitcom family, The Royles. He says the show’s creator Caroline Aherne is in…

The Departed delivers more Brit Oscars glory

Martin Scorsese finally won his long awaited best director Oscar for The Departed, which also won best picture for British producer Graham King. As Scorsese accepted the award from presenter…

Dame Helen reigns over Hollywood

There was no over-emotional sobbing from this year’s best actress at the Oscars – instead in her acceptance speech Dame Helen Mirren paid tribute to the Queen. “For 50 years…

Dancing On Ice: Lisa gone for good

Lisa Scott-Lee became the sixth celebrity to be voted off ITV1’s Dancing On Ice on Saturday night. The former Steps star ended up in the skate-off alongside ex-Blue singer Duncan…

Dame Helen's pre-Oscar nerves

Dame Helen Mirren has confessed to a bout of pre-Oscar nerves. She is such a hot favourite to land the Best Actress award on Sunday for her starring role in…

Russell Brand to play stalker

Russell Brand is to play an obsessive stalker in the new series of ITV1 serial killer thriller Cold Blood. Coronation Street star Bill Ward (Charlie Stubbs) will also guest-star in…

Is Charlotte Church pregnant?

Charlotte Church enjoyed a booze-free 21st birthday party – sparking rumours that she might be pregnant. The singer turned chatshow host chose to cancel plans for a big birthday bash…

Richard & Judy con two series old

C4 admitted on Thursday that the premium phone line con had occurred on at least two series of daytime chat show Richard & Judy. They also said they would repay…

Ex Casualty star in Cold Blood II

Casualty fans will be delighted to learn Kwame Kwei-Armah is returning to TV in ITV1’s cracking crime drama, Cold Blood II. Former Stars in their Eyes host Matthew Kelly will…

Wife Swap's Lizzy avoids jail

Wife swap star Lizzy Bardsley escaped jail on Thursday despite being convicted of four offences of child cruelty. The mother of eight was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended…