Londoner

Benedict Cumberbatch

To play Richard III just like his Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman. While Freeman tries to swap his kingdom for a horse in the Trafalgar Studios production of Shakespeare's classic, Cumberbatch is to take on the role for BBC TV.

Olympic Park

This Saturday, 05.04.14, sees the grand opening of large parts of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with thousands expected to try out the greenery, the water and the 114.5m high ArcelorMittal Orbit tower.

Nigella Lawson

The celebrity chef was stopped by security from boarding a first class Heathrow-Los Angeles flight, probably due to her previous cocaine habit. 'She did not look happy,' said a witness.

Kiefer Sutherland

The 24 star was shocked by the London traffic when filming the new series. 'I forgot how intense it is, it makes the roads in LA look empty,' he said. On top of that, he also found it hard to catch a Tube train, according to the latest promo.

Frankie Knuckles

The legendary Godfather of House has died, aged 59, at his home in Chicago. His last job was here in London, on Saturday night at the Ministry of Sound.

Ozzy Osbourne

The veteran rocker and reality TV show star is to bring his legendary band, Black Sabbath, to the British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park in July. The news has triggered some painful memories for Osbourne. 'The first time I came to London I didn't have a pot to piss in,' he said. Tickets for British Summer Time here.

Kate Winslet

Fresh from being handed a Hollywood pavement star she's in town for Sunday's premiere of Divergent, along with co-stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James. The whole of Leicester Square is to be revamped as a dystopian landscape in their honour. Divergent opens for real on Friday 4 April.

Kate Bush

The Wuthering Heights songstress is to add seven more nights to her run at the Hammersmith Apollo at the end of September. Tickets available right here.

Chris Martin

The Coldplay front man has has split up with Gwyneth Paltrow, his wife of eleven years. It seems London itself was part of the problem, as the Every Teardrop is a Waterfall singer wanted to come home, but Paltrow preferred LA.

Damon Albarn

The Blur frontman from Leytonstone has released previews of one of the songs - Heavy Seas of Love - from his forthcoming solo album Everyday Robots, out on 28 April. Heavy Seas of Love features the voice of Brian Eno - link here.

Boy George

The Culture Club singer says his sex life is 'boring'. 'My gayness takes up only about two hours a month, and that might be pushing it,' he said. George was let out of prison in 2009 after doing time for chaining a male escort to a radiator.

James Bond

007's new mission takes him to the London Film Museum in Covent Garden, where what's billed as the 'largest collection of James Bond vehicles' goes on show from today, 21 March. Includes our man's Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit.

Emma Watson

Looks like she'll be swapping her wizard legs for a slimy tail as the Harry Potter actress is favourite to star in a new version of The Little Mermaid, directed by Sofia Coppola, who worked with Watson on The Bling Ring.

Kevin Spacey

'I can't wait to be back on stage,' said Spacey as he announced his new one-man show - Clarence Darrow - at the Old Vic, where he has been director for ten years. Darrow was the lawyer in the famous Scopes Trial, which pitted evolution against creationism. Starts 28 May.

Cressida Bonas

She's moved into a flat in Shepherd's Bush so she can be within mwah-ing distance of Prince Harry, who beds down with Will and Kate at Kensington Palace. 'She has been hunting for somewhere nice and cheap but also close to Kensington Palace,' a source told Hello! magazine.