Imelda Staunton says filming Downton film was ‘like eating a box of chocolates’

Not many people would relish a tongue-lashing from Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess in Downton Abbey. But award-winning actress Imelda Staunton could not get enough of sparring with caustic Violet Crawley while filming the upcoming movie of the popular drama. In fact, after years of demanding stage roles, she found the 10-week shoot to be a nice relaxing break. “Downton was just luxury,” Imelda explains, with a big grin. “It was like a nice box of chocolates. It’s so much easier doing filming, I’m telling you. “I’ve done…

Jade Goody and Jack Tweed’s destructive romance before heartbreaking lies turned to love

Jade Goody and Jack Tweed’s romance attracted a slew of criticism in the noughties, with many unfairly accusing Jack of using her for fame. And his decision to propose after Jade’s terminal cervical cancer diagnosis only fuelled the unjust suspicion – despite the coupe being mad about each other. But over the years they’d certainly given fans plenty to talk about. From nasty brawls to cheating rumours and lies, here’s a look back at their tumultuous romance and how they turned it around completely… Jack and Jade met in a…

Love Island’s Amy Hart quit air stewardess job as she’s too famous to keep passengers safe

Love Island star Amy Hart quit her job as an air stewardess because she’s now too famous to be in charge of a plane. The reality TV star, 27, handed her pass back today after eight years working for British Airways. She shared some pictures from her time working at Gatwick Airport and posted a video explaining her decision. After handing in her notice back in May, Amy said she’s only just found time to make it official. Amy said: “A lot of people are asking why I’ve left BA.…

Why Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s Feud Might Be Back On

Jason Kempin/Theo Wargo/Getty Images Nicki Minaj and Cardi B‘s feud might’ve been reignited this week. The “Bang Bang” artist and the “I Like It” rapper, who have a long history of tension between them, appear to be throwing some subtle digs at each other. While talking about her career and the music industry on the Joe Budden Podcast, Nicki referenced the posts going around on social media listing the 50 greatest rappers of all time. “This is what I want to say, I would feel so f–king crazy if I had…

Jorginho’s shirt caught fans’ attention in Liverpool vs Chelsea UEFA Super Cup final

The all-Premier League UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea in Istanbul was always going to feel a little strange, and so it proved for the Blues midfielder Jorginho. Jurgen Klopp’s European Champions took on Frank Lampard’s Europa League winners in the Turkish capital, for what was the first time that European football’s traditional curtain-raiser was contested by two English sides. Many saw the Reds as favourites for the contest given both sides’ rather different starts to the Premier League season at the weekend. Liverpool swept aside newly-promoted Norwich…

Michael Jackson doc Chase The Truth brands Leaving Neverland accusers ‘lying money-grabbers’

Michael Jackson ’s friends have called his Leaving Neverland accusers lying money-grabbers in a shocking new documenatary. Friends of the superstar came together to defend him in new movie Chase The Truth over the sexual abuse allegations in the previous Channel 4 doc. The new film was released this week and features a number of Jackson’s closest pals including former bodyguard Matt Fiddes and actor Mark Lester. Fiddes, who worked for Jackson for 10 years, insists James Safechuck and Wade Robson’s sexual abuse were motivated by money. He says: “It’s…

Todd and Julie Chrisley Turn Themselves In After Tax Evasion and Fraud Indictment

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley have turned themselves in after being indicted on multiple counts of conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia said the two self-surrendered on Wednesday. According to the office’s press release, the Chrisley Knows Best stars have been accused of conspiring to defraud several banks by allegedly providing falsified information while applying for millions of dollars in loans. They’ve also been accused of using the proceeds obtained from these loans for personal benefit. This allegedly took…

Louise Redknapp poses in Bridget Jones pants and jokes it’s ‘big knickers day’

Louise Redknapp has shared a snap of herself lounging on a bed wearing “big knickers” just like Bridget Jones. The sexy singer posed for a picture in nothing but a black strapless bra and a pair of pants that stretched all the way up to her waist. Mum-of-two Louise, 44, appeared to make a reference to the famous character’s love of Spanx by joking: “A big knicker day… keeping it all in today.” She’s currently on holiday with her mum and her two sons, Charley and Beau, from her marriage…

Pitch invader disrupts UEFA Super Cup between Liverpool and Chelsea

The UEFA Super Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea was disrupted by a pitch invader in Istanbul. Eight stewards were needed to chase down the man, who sprinted across the field towards the end of the ground housing Chelsea supporters before sliding on his knees and being uphended. The incident occurred around 15 minutes into the game with the scores still goalless and caused a brief delay as he was removed from the field. Footage showed him sprinting around to avoid stewards before performing the knee slide and being quickly…

Petrol, Diesel prices reduce as Kerosene increases

Motorists will beginning Thursday enjoy slight relief following a reduction in the retail price of super petrol and diesel. Consumers of kerosene will, however, see an increase in the cost of the commodity, which is used by many Kenyans for cooking and lighting. Super petrol will come down by Sh2.86 per litre to Sh112.53 in Nairobi while diesel will decline by Sh3.28 to Sh100.60 per litre in the capital. Kerosene will now retail at Sh103.95 per litre, after an increase of Sh1.98 per litre, making it more expensive than diesel.…