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R Kelly’s manager has been charged with threatening to open fire on a New York cinema – forcing an evacuation and police to cancel the screening of a documentary alleging the singer sexually abused women and girls. Donnell Russell was arrested before being charged with conspiracy and threatening physical harm by interstate communication over the incident. The […]

EastEnders bosses have confirmed the long-running soap will return on 7 September after nearly three months away from our screens. Filming resumed in Albert Square at the end of June after being put on hold since mid-March due to the national lockdown that forced all UK soaps to cease production. The number of weekly episodes […]

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have announced that they are expecting their third child together. The model and the singer first hinted at the happy news in Legend’s latest music video, which featured Teigen and their two children Luna, 4, and Miles, 2. Image: They already have two children together – Luna and Miles Shot […]

Hot… sweaty… no, we’re not reviewing Little Birds again! It’s just been absolutely baking here in England, and Stevie can’t believe Bethany and Katie don’t have air conditioning. :: Listen to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker There’s still plenty to talk about this week, despite the heat! Katie’s favourite Bear […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber is taking part in a coronavirus vaccine trial, saying he will do anything to “prove that theatres can re-open safely”. The trial is being run by the University of Oxford, which has teamed up with drug company AstraZeneca. They are currently working on the new vaccine ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. The trial is currently […]

A fund set up by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Olivia Colman to support UK theatre professionals through the COVID-19 pandemic is getting a half-million-pound boost. The Fleabag actresses say they’re “utterly blown away” by the donation from Amazon Prime. It is part of an overall £4.6m committed by the streaming service to support the recovery of […]