Dakota Johnson has put an end to rumours that she and Jamie Dornan disliked each other by saying they “will be friends forever”. The pair filmed many intimate scenes together while playing couple Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades trilogy, but were rocked by reports that their real-life relationship was not as rosy as their on-screen one. Johnson, 28, also said filming Fifty Shades Freed back to back with the second film in the series, Fifty Shades Darker, helped the cast and crew.
Rita Ora has spoken for the first time about the duet with Liam Payne that fuelled rumours he had split up with his partner Cheryl. Ora, 27, said she never wanted to cause controversy with the performance of For You, the official single for the latest Fifty Shades film, on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in the US. A subsequent performance at the Brit Awards — with Cheryl, 34, in the audience — featured toned-down choreography.
Lisa Armstrong has revealed she has yet to hear from Ant McPartlin since finding out about his new relationship with her friend Anne-Marie Corbett. McPartlin was pictured with Corbett over the weekend, months after splitting from his wife of 11 years. The make-up artist, who is currently still married to the TV presenter, posted a string of tweets on Sunday night as she revealed she had not been informed about her husband’s new relationship before the news broke.
Iain Stirling is enjoying his moment in the sun. As the voiceover of a generation he’s become a national sensation, but his Midas timbre comes at a cost. This summer, Stirling is spending eight weeks in his own neighbouring villa (previously, he stayed in a hotel with the crew), leaving at 1pm to watch the editor’s cut, write and record the script, and then twiddle his thumbs until given the all-clear.
A new book on legendary music venue The 100 Club is being released this week to celebrate its 75-year history, via Ditto Publishing in collaboration with Fred Perry. Launched in 1942 as the Feldman Swing Club, the venue was frequented by GIs during the war, then by stars of the British and global jazz scene during the 1950s, including BB King and Muddy Waters. The '76 show was Siouxsie Sioux's - born Susan Dallion - first ever show, where she appeared in a slashed T-shirt, her sister's pinstripe jacket, and a black star painted over one eye.
Example surprised one of his fans by buying them a new car – all so they could listen to his new album. Twitter user Jordan asked the rapper whether his upcoming release, Bangers & Ballads, would be available on CD as: “I need some new bangers from you while I’m driving”.
Tommy Lee’s son Brandon has shared a video of the Mötley Crüe drummer in his underwear following a post on the difficulties of fatherhood. Marking Father’s Day, the 55-year-old musician shared a post on Instagram honouring his own father, as well as acknowledging his own experiences of raising children.
Beyonce and Jay Z have added their new album Everything Is Love to major streaming services including Spotify and iTunes. Featuring the single "APES**T", it is now available across Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, and is available to download for the first time on iTunes. In a review for The Independent, it was noted how Jay Z concedes his rap throne to Beyonce on the track, who raps more than she sings on the album.