Lily Allen

Fears are growing that the singer's marriage to Sam Cooper is on the rocks after Allen revealed she has joined a dating site. 'Just discovered Tinder. *Waves goodbye to life*,' she tweeted. She's also changed her Twitter name from Lily Cooper back to Lily Allen.

Charlie the Parrot

Beat the feathered competition to land a job at Legoland as Parrot-in-Residence for the new Castaway Camp attraction, thanks to her ability to play dead. Charlie had 'that extra touch of piratey mischief,' said a spokesperson. Tickets here.

Prince Charles

Admits that he's 'been taking lessons in grandfatherhood', though it looks like he could do with some extra homework as he calls grandson, George, a 'thing'.'I know when something needs a bottle, or maybe it's something else,' he explained.

We Will Rock You

The Queen musical is to close after a 12-year run. Written by Ben Elton, the show will have racked up 4,600 performances when the curtain falls at the Dominion theatre for the last time, on 31 May. Book tickets for We Will Rock You.

Kate Winslet

To be awarded a pavement star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 'Fans around the world have been anxiously waiting for this special day to come,' gushed star organiser Ana Martinez. Winslet herself is staying modest, admitting her famous performance in Titanic was 'awful'.


Spotted having her dinner with rumoured boyfriend Drake at Nobu on Park Lane. The We Found Love singer seems to be a fan of the Japanese restaurant as she was also spotted at the New York branch recently.


First weekend for the new exhibition at the British Museum, featuring the skeleton of a thousand-year-old, 37-metre-long Viking warship, the longest yet discovered and the first time it's been on show in the UK.

Gary Barlow

He leads the team that will bring us England's World Cup song - a cover of Take That's Greatest Day. Also in the line-up are Katy B, Sporty Spice Mel C, Pixie Lott and footballers Gary Lineker, Michael Owen and Glenn Hoddle. The video for the track is to be unveiled as part of Sport Relief on 21 March.


To headline the Calling Festival on Clapham Common this summer. The festival, which takes place on 28 and 29 June, was previously known as Hard Rock Calling and took place in Hyde Park and the Olympic Park. Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, and Walking Papers are also on the bill.

Gemma Arterton

Says she's 'thrilled' to have the plum part of Rita O-Grady in a musical stage version of Made in Dagenham, which is due to open in November at the Adelphi theatre. 'It’s an important story that I’m passionate about telling,' added Arterton. Book tickets for the show here.

Steve McQueen

The Ealing born director was the toast of Hollywood last night as his harrowing film 12 Years a Slave won the Best Picture Oscar. 'I'm certain the dead are standing about you and they are grateful and so am I,' said Lupita Nyong'o, who earned the Best Supporting Actress prize, also for 12 Years. Video of McQueen's speech here.

The Cat Cafe

Moggies have their own eatery from Saturday in the form of Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, a Shoreditch establishment that promises tea for humans and a 'private two-story, cats-only garden' for their pets.

Angela Merkel

In London to give a speech at the Palace of Westminster to MPs and Lords, the first German Chancellor to do so since Willy Brandt in 1970. Could be a tough crowd. 'The Chancellor has long since come to terms with the fact that there will no longer be a path back to the centre of the [EU] for the British,' according to German sources.

Pippa Middleton

Made a speech about what she called her 'backside' at a business dinner at The Savoy last night. Talking about Will and Kate's wedding, she admitted her figure-hugging bridesmaid dress 'fitted a little too well'. Bummer.


A theme park dedicated to the grumpy ogre with a heart is to open on the South Bank in 2015. Called Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure, the attraction will be placed in the old County Hall, near where you'll also find the London Aquarium and the London Eye.