Fellowes keen on older women roles

Oxford Mail: Julian Fellowes says older women are invaluable in Downton Abbey

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Julian Fellowes has said he likes to do his bit to increase the number of roles available to older women because he thinks they are vital to TV plots.

Claflin: I'm nothing like my role

Oxford Mail: Sam Claflin stars in The Riot Club

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Sam Claflin has said he's nothing like his alter ego in new film The Riot Club.

Hudson: Honesty is best with kids

Oxford Mail: Kate Hudson says she tries to be honest as a parent

6:53am Saturday 20th September 2014

Kate Hudson has said her parenting style is that honesty is the best policy, and she doesn't stress too much about knowing the answer to everything.

Abrams' Star Wars/Batman mash-up

Oxford Mail: JJ Abrams shared a video of the Millennium Falcon with a Batmobile twist

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

JJ Abrams has raised the stakes in his mash-up contest with Zack Snyder, tweeting a video of his Millennium Falcon - with a twist.

Carter: No limits on Downton love

Oxford Mail: Jim Carter says he hopes the Downton romance between Mr Carson and Mrs Hughes will continue

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and Gareth Neame have said they are proud that the programme doesn't just concentrate on romance for the younger generation.

Piper steps out for theatre gala

Oxford Mail: Billie Piper was among the stars at the Bright Young Things gala

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Billie Piper, Benedict Cumberbatch and Damian Lewis were among the stars turning heads at a glitzy theatre gala in London.

Tinchy teams up with Chuckle Bros

Oxford Mail: Tinchy Stryder is making music with the Chuckle Brothers (Tinchy Stryder/Instagram)

12:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

Tinchy Stryder has revealed he's working on a strange collaboration - with the Chuckle Brothers.

Bono: Free U2 album in punk spirit

Oxford Mail: U2's latest album Songs Of Innocence was automatically distributed for free to all iTunes users

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

Bono has defended U2's decision to give away their latest album for free - saying it was in the spirit of punk rock.

JK Rowling 'proud' after No vote

Oxford Mail: JK Rowling is delighted that the Union will remain

11:55am Friday 19th September 2014

Author and pro-Union supporter JK Rowling was among the first celebrities to hail Scotland's decision to turn down independence.

Watson to receive Britannia Award

Oxford Mail: Emma Watson will be honoured with a Britannia Award

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Emma Watson, Dame Judi Dench and Robert Downey Jr are among the stars set to be honoured by Bafta Los Angeles.

'Angelina effect' on cancer tests

Oxford Mail: In May last year, Angelina Jolie revealed to the world she had undergone a double mastectomy.

1:03am Friday 19th September 2014

Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the "Angelina effect".

Bono 'delighted' by album giveaway

Oxford Mail: U2's latest album was given away to 500 million iTunes customers last week in a deal with technology giant Apple

6:35pm Friday 19th September 2014

U2 frontman Bono has told of his delight that millions of people have heard the group's new album after it was given away - and joked that even the band have been known to delete their music.

Nick Frost for Doctor Who special

Oxford Mail: Nick Frost is delighted to have a guest role in Doctor Who

2:05pm Friday 19th September 2014

Doctor Who is keeping it in the family after show bosses announced Michael Troughton, the son of Patrick who played the second ever Doctor, will appear in the Christmas special - alongside Hot Fuzz actor Nick Frost.

Jackson song on new Queen release

Oxford Mail: Late music legends Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson duetted on a song that features on a new Queen album

12:45pm Friday 19th September 2014

Three previously unreleased tracks by rock band Queen, including one which sees singer Freddie Mercury duetting with Michael Jackson, are to finally see the light of day.

Cyrus in trouble for Mexico show

Oxford Mail: Miley Cyrus sparked anger with her show in Mexico

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Miley Cyrus is reportedly in hot water in Mexico after twerking on the country's flag.

Rylan Clark announces engagement

Oxford Mail: Rylan Clark and his boyfriend Dan Neal are engaged (Twitter/Rylan Clark)

9:53am Friday 19th September 2014

Rylan Clark has announced that he has got engaged to his boyfriend Dan Neal.

Daniels: C3PO will not be all CGI

Oxford Mail: Anthony Daniels says he'll be back in C3PO's gold suit for Star Wars: Episode VII

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Anthony Daniels has said C3PO will not be replaced by CGI in Star Wars: Episode VII because he refused to do the film if he couldn't wear the famous golden suit.

Ben Cohen and wife take time out

Oxford Mail: Ben Cohen and his wife have separated

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Ben Cohen has separated from his wife - becoming the third contestant from the last series of the ballroom show to announce the end of a relationship.

Sharon Osbourne's 'stupid' mistake

Oxford Mail: Sharon Osbourne said she regretted her actions

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Sharon Osbourne has revealed the "stupid" mistake she once made while trying to prove her love to Ozzy Osbourne.

Meera Syal heads to Broadchurch

Oxford Mail: Meera Syal has signed up for Broadchurch

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Meera Syal has signed up to join TV drama Broadchurch.

Grylls reveals skinny-dip liking

Oxford Mail: Bear Grylls says he once sent Dermot O'Leary a naked selfie

12:10am Friday 19th September 2014

Bear Grylls accidentally bared all in a text to showbiz buddy Dermot O'Leary.

Andre: Princess hates her name

Oxford Mail: Peter Andre with Princess and Junior (Rex)

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Peter Andre has revealed his daughter Princess Tiaamii doesn't like her name.

Brian Friedman back on X Factor

Oxford Mail: Brian Friedman is returning to The X Factor

10:25am Thursday 18th September 2014

Simon Cowell has recruited Brian Friedman back to The X Factor - in an attempt to spice up the show.

Clooney makes Dame Maggie swoon

Oxford Mail: George Clooney stars in a special Downton Abbey scene for Text Santa

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Laura Carmichael has revealed Hollywood hunk George Clooney will be seen planting a kiss on Dame Maggie Smith during his guest appearance with the cast.

Cut down on meat urges Sir Paul

Oxford Mail: Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat

6:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Sir Paul McCartney is urging fans to join his campaign to cut down on meat consumption in an effort to slow climate change ahead of next week's United Nations summit.

Doctor Who moving to later time

Oxford Mail: Peter Capaldi stars in Doctor Who

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Doctor Who is set to travel in time again after TV bosses decided to move the long-running sci-fi show to a later slot in the schedule.

Beckham named 'greatest style icon'

Oxford Mail: Designer Victoria Beckham has been named as the top 'style icon' in a new poll

1:39pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Victoria Beckham has been hailed as the greatest fashion inspiration for UK women.

Ben Whishaw to star in spy drama

Oxford Mail: Ben Whishaw has a new TV role lined up

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Ben Whishaw, who plays James Bond boffin Q in the 007 films, is to star in a new espionage drama set in the capital.

Kevin Spacey stalker sentenced

Oxford Mail: Kevin Spacey said it was 'difficult to measure the degree of terror' he felt over cyber threats

3:04pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A woman who threatened to blow up and torture Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Streisand hoping for Beyonce duet

Oxford Mail: Barbra Streisand has released a new album of duets

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Barbra Streisand has teased that a duet with Beyonce could be on the cards.

Cumberbatch is Mr Darcy for charity

Oxford Mail: Benedict Cumberbatch poses as Mr Darcy for Cancer Research (Jason Bell/Dundas Communications/Twitter)

12:34pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch has taken on the role of Pride And Prejudice's Mr Darcy in aid of cancer research.

Daley models teen clothing range

Oxford Mail: Tom Daley has been modelling for Adidas

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Tom Daley has made a splash as a fashion model as he launched a new range of outfits.

Braff: This film is my life's quest

Oxford Mail: Zach Braff co-wrote, directed and starred in Wish I Was Here

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Zach Braff has admitted his character's failure to succeed as an actor in new movie Wish I Was Here reflects his own frustrations about the film industry.

Downton's stars arrive in style

Oxford Mail: (left to right) Julian Fellowes, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Lesley Nicol and Gareth Neame attending an exclusive charity screening of Downton Abbey at the Empire cinema in London.

8:56pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Downton Abbey's stars brought old-school glamour to London's Leicester Square tonight for the premiere of series five.

Flaky Kate gets the Bake Off boot

Oxford Mail: Kate Henry is the latest contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off

9:03pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Kate Henry saw her Great British Bake Off dreams crumble tonight when she became the latest hopeful to leave the tent - after a flaky performance with her pastries.

Lott rooting for Strictly co-stars

Oxford Mail: Pixie Lott says she and the other Strictly Come Dancing celebrities have been supporting each other

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Pixie Lott has revealed the female Strictly Come Dancing stars have set up an online support group for each other - and that Alison Hammond is her best friend on the show.

Driver not villain in Star Wars?

Oxford Mail: Adam Driver was originally thought to be playing a baddie in Star Wars Episode VII

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Adam Driver might not be playing a villain in the new Star Wars movie after all, after a set photo seemed to suggest otherwise.

Kylie reunion special: Nick Cave

Oxford Mail: Nick Cave (left) and Ray Winstone arriving for the gala screening of 20,000 Days On Earth, at the Barbican Centre, London.

8:36pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Rock star Nick Cave has told how special it was to reunite with Kylie Minogue for his new film 20,000 Days On Earth.

Jamelia 'scarred' by domestic abuse

Oxford Mail: Jamelia said she was punched in the face and at one stage her partner hit her while she was breastfeeding

7:02pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Singer and broadcaster Jamelia has said the mental scars of domestic abuse will be with her forever, as she tried to persuade women in similar situations to seek help.

Travolta: I ignore sex life rumours

Oxford Mail: John Travolta tries to ignore media attention about his private life

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

John Travolta has dismissed allegations about his sexuality - saying that they are "every celebrity's Achilles heel".

Jim Carter: No galloping romance

Oxford Mail: Jim Carter says he'd like to see what his character does on his day off

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter says fans might have to be patient when it comes to his character's love life.

Mendes and Gosling 'have baby girl'

Oxford Mail: Are Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling new parents? (Startraks Photo/Rex)

9:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling have become parents, according to reports, to a baby girl.

Star DiCaprio given UN climate role

Oxford Mail: The United Nations has named Leonardo DiCaprio a UN Messenger of Peace (AP)

7:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio has been appointed a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

Jada: Gotham brings out dark side

Oxford Mail: Jada Pinkett Smith and Ben McKenzie at the Gotham series premiere event at the New York Library

2:02pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted she loves exploring her dark side in new TV show Gotham.

'Substantial' damages for McFadden

Oxford Mail: EastEnders actor Steve McFadden has settled a damages claim

12:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Steve McFadden has accepted "substantial damages" from the publishers of the News Of The World newspaper and the Metropolitan Police after taking legal action in the wake of phone hacking revelations.

James-Collier fears the Downton axe

Oxford Mail: Rob James-Collier says he worries his Downton Abbey character Thomas Barrow will be killed off

11:53am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Rob James-Collier has said he lives in fear that each new Downton Abbey script will bring his character's death because he is so horrible.

Knightley: I'm less neurotic now

Oxford Mail: Keira Knightley says she is less neurotic now

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Keira Knightley has said she is more relaxed about the way people perceive her now because she has stopped Googling herself.

Perry tops European MTV awards list

Oxford Mail: Katy Perry leads the MTV European Music Awards nominations

1:58pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Kate Perry h eads the nominations for MTV's European Music Awards as she competes for seven prizes, just ahead of Ariana Grande in the running for six.

Aykroyd reveals Ghostbusters plans

Oxford Mail: Dan Aykroyd thinks Ghostbusters has so much more potential as a franchise

6:19pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd has unveiled his plans to take the franchise in a whole new direction, with multiple spin-offs on both the big and small screen.

Damon, Greengrass 'in Bourne talks'

Oxford Mail: Matt Damon could be back as Jason Bourne

12:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could be teaming up once more for a new film in the Bourne series.

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