Londoner

Duchess Kate

Under flack for breaking the celeb boycott of hotels owned by death-to-the-gays dictator, the Sultan of Brunei, by sneaking in the back door of The Dorchester for a wedding on Friday.
'The wedding was a big boost for the hotel,' said a source. 'It shows that the royals will not let the Brunei business keep them away.' The Dorchester is not in LondonNet's hotel's guide.

Kiefer Sutherland

The 24 star, who has been filming over here for the new series, aims to buy a London pub. 'I would love to buy a pub in London, that would be so cool,' he said. 'It wouldn't be a super-trendy place, just a real British pub where real locals come for a drink.' Looks like he's accusing Londoners of not being trendy.

Pharrell Williams

The Happy singer has added a third date to his schedule in London later this year, with an extra show at the O2 Arena, on 10 October, on top of his appearance at the same venue the night before and at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park on 4 July.

Katy Perry

Worried about burping, the Dark Horse gave her beer to a fan during her 02 concert last night. 'Someone help me out with this beer,' she said. 'You sir have this and have my cooties forever.' Tickets for KP's shows at the O2 on Friday and Saturday are still available. Beers not included.

Jennifer Saunders

Hypnotherapy helped persuade JS to pen an Absolutely Fabulous movie. 'It's in the pipeline,' she said. 'I am hoping it will be released by the end of next year.'

Henry Winkler

Ayyyy, The Fonz plans to charge £20 for an autograph at this weekend's London Comic Con at the ExCel. Other stars, including Game of Thrones' king-maker James Cosmo, will let you have their scribble for £15. Bargain!

Rachel Erickson

Take a wee look at some of London's most famous toilets, via a BBC video featuring the star of Lou Tours, London's only walking tour of public toilets.

Love and Money

London is the most expensive city in the world in which to go on a date, even if you start your romantic session at McDonald's. All-in a 'cheap' London date costs £72, £15 more than second placed New York, according to a new survey.

La traviata

There's a free, live screening of Verdi's opera set in 19th century Paris at 7pm this evening on Trafalgar Square, beamed from the nearby Royal Opera House, directed by Richard Eyre. Tickets for the regular performances here.

The World's No.1 City for Business

That's London, which for the first time has hit the top spot in PwC's annual index of 30 major cities, taking the title from New York. New tech investment seems to have done the trick.

Tom Cruise

Hot on the heels of news that Tom cruised to a London burlesque club comes the International London Burlesque Festival, featuring over 100 performers with names like Hazel Honeysuckle and Advotia the Russian Doll. Runs until 25 May.

Lily Allen

She was offered the role of Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones, opposite her brother Alfie, but passed on the part when the incest plot line was revealed. 'He would have touched me up,' she said.

Harry Potter

He won't be in it himself, but Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spin-off from Potter's adventures, has a release date and a very specific one at that - 18 November 2016. 'The story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway,' said JK Rowling, who is writing the movie.

Underground Ring Road

London Mayor Boris Johnson plans a 22-mile, £30 billion, loop beneath the streets and river, connecting Camden and Battersea, the Elephant and Highbury.

Tony Hancock

The late comedy legend has been awarded a blue plaque on what would have been his 90th birthday. Hancock's memorial can be found at 20 Queen's Gate Place, Kensington, where he lived in the 50s.