Plans to build a huge lightning bolt memorial to David Bowie in his hometown of Brixton, south London, have been scrapped after a crowdfunding campaign failed reach its target. With support from Lambeth Council, fans of the late music icon had proposed creating a 9m (30ft) tall red and blue statue, dubbed the ZiggyZag, shaped in the style of the lightning bolt on Bowie’s Aladdin Sane album cover, just streets away from his Stansfield Road birthplace.
Actress Katee Sackhoff has revealed she is actually a “bit of a wuss” and was terrified by filming her new horror film in the dark. Sackhoff, who starred as maverick pilot Starbuck in the acclaimed reboot of Battlestar Galactica, plays the lead in new British horror Don’t Knock Twice. The American actress, 36, told the Standard: “I am a wuss.
Tom Hiddleston says he has been fighting to “hold on to reality” during his rapid ascent to Hollywood stardom and accepts there will always be interest in his private life. The actor faced being chased by paparazzi during his relationship with Taylor Swift last year and said he is now content with focusing on his career. It is just five years since Hiddleston, 36, won the Bafta rising star award and he has gone on to acclaimed roles in The Night Manager, High-Rise and the Marvel films.
Listings for air sealed in plastic bags have popped up on eBay following her Australian concerts. One seller, who has 100 per cent positive feedback on the online auction site, listed an air filled bag from the singer’s Adelaide gig on March 13.
Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels and Matthew Goode set about plotting one of Britain’s biggest heists in an exclusive clip from Hatton Garden Job. Directed by Ronnie Thompson, the film follows the real life story of four veteran British criminals who stole millions of pounds worth of jewellery from the exclusive Hatton Garden Vault in April 2015. The new clip shows the trio plotting the “largest burglary in English legal history” in a pub as they brainstorm who will be their driver and who will act as the “muscle”.
Living legend Dave Davies has teamed up with his son Russ for forthcoming album Open Road and released a video of its first single 'Path Is Long'. The Kinks' guitarist has collaborated with his son in the past and had been talking about creating another album together for the past few years. Russ Davies, who is a successful electronic musician in his own right, noted that he and his father "both seem to share some kind of psychic connection and understanding of how the song is forming and where we want it to go".
No one could accuse Bob Dylan of being predictable - particularly given his latest interview where he revealed a surprising appreciation for Welsh rock band Stereophonics. In a rare, long interview on his website that was conducted by Bill Flanagan, Dylan discussed the making of Triplicate - his new triple album of American songbook classics - and his favourite recent music. Answering the latter he revealed: "Iggy Pop's Après, that's a good record.
Londoners rallied together to stand in solidarity after yesterday’s horrific terror attack claimed the life of four people, but Katie Hopkins has shared a very different view of the emotions felt on the streets of our capital this morning. Appearing on the Fox news network, the controversial commentator, who is well versed in the art of ruffling a few feathers, claimed that the United Kingdom was paralysed with fear in the wake of the recent attack. Taking it upon herself to speak on behalf of the nation, Katie claimed: “The message is, ‘We will not be cowed by terror.
Shia LaBeouf has moved his anti-Donald Trump live stream to the UK after it was pulled from its location in New York. The US actor and activist has set up his ‘#HeWillNotDivideUs’ art installation at Liverpool’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, where it will remain for the duration of Trump’s presidency. LaBeouf and his collaborators claim that it isn’t ‘safe enough’ to carry on with the project in the US after a series of violent incidents took place at the original site.
The Kardashians have taken extreme measures to beef up their security after Kendall Jenner became the latest victim of jewellery theft last week, just months after her sister Kim Kardashian’s gunpoint robbery ordeal in Paris. Kris Jenner, the famous family matriarch, admitted that recent events had been an eye-opening experience, causing her to assess her family’s security to ensure they’re “protected to a crazy level” in the wake of these terrifying incidents. The 61-year-old momager – mother to Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – said: “It’s an eye-opener how many people have tried to access our homes.
Ryan Gosling laughed during the Oscars Best Picture mix-up as he was ‘relieved’ that no one had been hurt at the ceremony. The Best Actor-nominee couldn’t stop giggling as La La Land was mistakenly named the winner because he was convinced there had been some kind of medical emergency. “What really was happening as I was watching, it was surreal anyway, I was watching people start to have this panicked reaction in the crowd and guys were coming on with headsets and I felt like someone had been hurt,” Gosling said at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Kendrick Lamar has all but confirmed that the follow-up to To Pimp a Butterfly is on the way. This would seem to reference the albums that came before it: 2011's Section.80 (I), 2012's Good Kid mAAd City (II) and 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly (III). Little is known about the nature or genre of Kendrick's next album - his last two releases having seen him experiment with funk and jazz - as he gives few interviews and isn't particularly active on social media.