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One of Channel 4's Derry Girls schoolgirls is actually 31 years old


Twitter was sent into a spin after one of the 16-year-old Derry Girls recently celebrated her 31st birthday.

'I miss home - the English are no craic!' - Donncha O'Callaghan massive hit with viewers of Tommy Tiernan Show

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Irish rugby star Donncha O'Callaghan went down a storm with viewers of The Tommy Tiernan Show last night with his take on team bonding and assertion that the "English are no craic".

Love rat Robbie risks all on Fair City as passion gets the better of him and Aoife


Viewers are in for a shock tonight when Robbie - the husband of Fair City's feisty Carol Foley - finally gives in to temptation with his ex, Aoife.

Fire And Fury: controversial White House account to be made into TV series


Fire And Fury, the White House expose met with outrage from Donald Trump, is heading to television after the rights were purchased in a deal reported to be worth seven figures.

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Peter Wyngarde, star of Department S, dies aged 90


Jason King star Peter Wyngarde has been hailed as a “unique” talent following his death at the age of 90.

TV presenter Emily Maitlis: I fear stalker will never stop


Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis criticised a clear “systemic failure” in the criminal justice system as she revealed she fears her stalker will never stop.


TV star Chris Tarrant ‘very sorry’ after admitting drink driving


Radio host and TV presenter Chris Tarrant has apologised after he was given a road ban for drink-driving.

Royal Shakespeare Company announces The Mischief Festival


The Royal Shakespeare Company is tackling “truth, corruption and freedom” in two new plays.

Tommy Tiernan, Deirdre O'Kane among Irish comedy talent hitting 3Arena for Paddy's Night in support of Comic Relief


What better way to celebrate St Patrick's Day than with a laugh with the cream of Irish comedic talent at the 3Arena?

New album felt like good time to be honest – Kylie Minogue


Kylie Minogue has spoken about how “fragile” she felt when she started working on her new album, following her split from fiance Joshua Sasse.

S Club 7’s Paul Cattermole ‘not famous enough’ for I’m A Celebrity


Former S Club 7 star Paul Cattermole has said he was turned down to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! because he is “not famous enough”.

Talent from Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar to attend first Kilkenny Animated Festival hosted by Cartoon Saloon


Kilkenny-based animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, is hosting the first ever Kilkenny Animated Festival next month.


Fans pay tribute to Peter Wyngarde’s flamboyant dress sense


Alongside his acting roles, Peter Wyngarde was known as the best-dressed man in Britain.

Zac Efron shares first pic of himself as serial killer Ted Bundy


Zac Efron has shared an image of himself as Ted Bundy in 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile'.


'Flipping fab day' for Amy Huberman as Striking Out lands TV deal in US


RTE's Striking Out might have divided critics in Ireland, but it appears to have struck gold in the US after landing a broadcast date on US television.

Sir Ken Dodd ‘full of praise’ for NHS staff caring for him


Veteran comic Sir Ken Dodd is grateful to NHS staff who are giving him the “best possible treatment” after he was taken to hospital with a severe chest infection, his spokesman said.


Jason King star Peter Wyngarde dies at 90


Jason King star Peter Wyngarde has died at the age of 90, his agent has confirmed.

50 Cent takes a pop at Jay Z's new album: 'They don't wanna hear that s**t. They just wanna have a good time'


50 Cent is still poking fun at JAY-Z's 4:44 album, insisting he felt like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's nerdy character Carlton Banks when he listened to it.

From the Street to the throne - Sarah Lancashire is the best British TV actress of her generation


Sarah Lancashire's first terrifying brush with fame came as she stood on a railway platform, waiting for a train to take her from Manchester to Oldham. The young actress had recently secured her first screen role as bubbly Coronation…


Brigitte Bardot calls actresses alleging sexual harassment 'hypocritical'

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Brigitte Bardot has dismissed actresses who have made claims of sexual harassment in the #MeToo movement as “hypocritical”.


Kevin Spacey: third complaint of sexual assault investigated by Scotland Yard


Kevin Spacey is being investigated by Scotland Yard over a third complaint of sexual assault.


Carey Mulligan hits out at film over lack of strong roles for women


Carey Mulligan has hit out at the film world over a lack of leading roles for women, saying she was “fed up” of playing the wife or girlfriend.

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CBB’s Andrew Brady shows ‘true colours’ after accusing Ann Widdecombe of fear mongering


Andrew Brady was accused of showing his “true colours” by Celebrity Big Brother viewers after aired his frustrations with fellow housemate Ann Widdecombe.


‘Come on Eileen’: Corrie viewers urge Eileen to see sense over Phelan


Coronation Street viewers were left disappointed after police failed to arrest murderer Pat Phelan in Wednesday night’s episode.


Watch: Irish bride is completely shocked when her father leads flash mob at her wedding ceremony

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It's enough to warm the cockles of your heart on a bleak January day.


'The love of my life is gone' - boyfriend of Dolores O'Riordan pays tribute to his 'friend and partner'


The boyfriend of The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan has said he is mourning the loss of the love of his life following her death.

Dylan Farrow: Why shouldn’t I want to bring Woody Allen down ?


Dylan Farrow has said she feels “outrage” following years of being ignored over a sexual assault allegation against her adoptive father Woody Allen.


Stormzy, Dua Lipa and Donald Trump among NME Award nominees


The nominees for this year’s NME Awards have been announced, with Charli XCX and Lorde leading the pack.

CBB house left cold after nominations rule break


The Celebrity Big Brother house has been left without hot water after contestants broke the rules on talking about nominations.


Jeremy Corbyn earns NME Award nomination as Charli XCX and Lorde lead the pack


Pop stars Lorde and Charli XCX are the frontrunners for this year’s NME Awards which also see a surprise nomination for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.


Festival swamped by mud in 2017 to return this summer


A music festival abandoned after its site turned into a sea of mud is to make a return this summer.


Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo says Patrick Dempsey leaving show was 'defining moment' in negotiating her deal

Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo has told how she negotiated her 20 million dollar pay deal.


Danielle Lloyd on possiblity of gender selection: I want a family balance


Reality TV star Danielle Lloyd has defended her decision to consider gender selection when having another child because she wants a “family balance”.


'What next? Naming raindrops? It's ridiculous' - Channel 4 weather presenter criticises Met Eireann for naming Storm Fionn

The country may be feeling the effects of Storm Fionn, but a Channel 4 weather presenter has criticised Met Eireann for for naming it a storm at all.