A carpet fitter who smothered his frail mother to death after she threatened to write him out of her will has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years.
X Factor judge Louis Walsh has announced plans to form a new boy band to rival One Direction.
Former Westlife star Shane Filan has signed a solo record deal, just months after being declared bankrupt.
Music mogul successful in defamation fight
For all their scream-inducing skills, British boy bands such as Take That consistently failed to colonise the bedroom walls of America's teenage girls.
Westlife have left Simon Cowell's record label Syco.
"Corporate whores, morons, illiterates". So Stewart Lee branded those involved in the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy God poll back in July. The "banal" (Lee's word) survey was an inauspicious start for the lager brand's comedy sponsorship programme but now Foster's has pulled off an undeniable coup, securing the new series of Alan Partridge to screen exclusively on its website. The 12 short episodes, Mid-Morning Matters with Alan Partridge, will stream on www.fostersfunny.co.uk over the next few months.
This stage-schooled quintet have already justified their existence by inspiring the immortal headline "the Wanted attacked by window-licker".
On its release today, the Haiti fundraiser is likely to top the pops. Nina Lakhani spins the best and worst of philanthropic singles
For decades, megastars have felt the ignominy of coming second to a festive novelty record
Tributes were last night paid to the father of Westlife star Nicky Byrne, who died suddenly yesterday.
Michael Causer, an 18-year-old hairdresser, was battered to death while he slept upstairs at a party. But the acquittal of a teenager accused of his homophobic murder has sparked a campaign in Liverpool for justice