The Rock crumbles as Mark Wahlberg earns best-paid actor title

The Rock crumbles as Mark Wahlberg earns best-paid actor title

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has lost his title as the world’s highest-paid actor after being knocked into second place by Mark Wahlberg. According to Forbes, the former wrestler earned $65m (£50.6m) over the past 12 months, with Wahlberg storming into the lead by pocketing $68m (£53m). Wahlberg’s starring roles in Transformers: The Last Knight and upcoming comedy Daddy’s Home 2 helped the ex-rapper take the number one spot. The annual list has also unearthed a…

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Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke on character’s ‘heartbreaking’ loss

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has commented on her character’s “heartbreaking” loss in last week’s episode. In an unexpected turn – even in a show known for its ruthless axing of characters – Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, lost one of her children. Viserion was struck mid-air by the Night King’s spear, died and then returned to life – but apparently under the White Walker’s control. “It’s a heartbreak,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly. “Not…

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Jay Z denies his latest song was written about Kanye West

Jay Z denies his latest song was written about Kanye West

Jay Z says he was hurt by remarks made on stage by Kanye, but that his song Kill Jay Z is not about his one-time collaborator. Jay Z has said his latest song is not aimed at Kanye West. In an interview with Rap Radar, the rapper spoke about allegations that his song Kill Jay Z is directed at his one-time collaborator. The track, from Jay Z’s latest album 4:44, features the lyrics: “You gave…

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Veteran TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth dies at 89

Veteran TV host Sir Bruce Forsyth dies at 89

The star of The Generation Game, The Price Is Right and Strictly Come Dancing set a world record for the longest-ever TV career. Veteran TV presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89. He was an all-singing, all-dancing star of British stage and screen for 75 years. The game show host, famous for his “nice to see you, to see you nice” catchphrase, even held the record for having the longest television…

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Tom Cruise’s broken ankle halts Mission Impossible 6 filming

Tom Cruise’s broken ankle halts Mission Impossible 6 filming

Production of the movie will take a break while the Hollywood actor recovers from an injury suffered during a misjudged stunt. Production on the latest Mission Impossible film has been halted after Tom Cruise fell and broke his ankle during a misjudged stunt. The American star, known for performing many of his own action sequences, was seen jumping between two high roofs while being supported by a wire during filming in central London on Saturday….

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Emma Stone top Forbes list as highest paid actress of the year

Emma Stone top Forbes list as highest paid actress of the year

Oscar-winner Emma Stone has been named by Forbes as the highest-paid actress of the year. The 28-year-old star scored £20m in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June, beating Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot for the first time since 2015. Stone has La La Land to thank for the boost, after the musical won her a best actress Oscar and made £345m worldwide. She saw a 160% increase on her earnings in 2016,…

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Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

The brother of the chief suspect in the alleged kidnapping plot has been arrested by police in Birmingham A second man has been arrested by police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested in Birmingham on a European arrest warrant on Wednesday, the National Crime Agency said. He is the brother of chief suspect Lukasz Pawel Herba, who has been charged in Italy with the kidnapping of 20-year-old…

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Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again in new 007 film Bond 25

Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond again in new 007 film Bond 25

The actor confirms he’s going to be 007 once more – hours after saying he was unsure and was weighing “personal decisions”. Daniel Craig has confirmed he will play 007 for the last time in the upcoming film Bond 25. The 49-year-old made the announcement on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night – hours after saying in a radio interview he was still weighing up “personal decisions”. When the US presenter pressed…

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Police cracking down on illegal streaming as Game of Thrones piracy grows

Police cracking down on illegal streaming as Game of Thrones piracy grows

Police are developing new techniques to disrupt piracy online as illegal streams and legitimate viewership figures for Game of Thrones both break record levels. Last week’s episode of Games of Thrones was viewed by even more people globally than the season’s opening episode – a record at the time, with 4.7 million viewers watching on Sky. That record viewership came despite the season opener being pirated by more than 90 million people around the world,…

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Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

Stuntwoman dies on set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver

A stuntwoman has died in a motorcycle accident while filming Deadpool 2 in the Canadian city of Vancouver. The stuntwoman, named by Canadian media as Joi SJ Harris, was killed on Monday morning, police said. Witnesses described how the woman lost control of the bike, jumped a kerb and crashed into a building. The Marvel Comics sequel stars Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and has been filming in his hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, since June….

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