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WandaVision opening credits tease arrival of MCU’s most terrifying villain yet

WandaVision has appeared to tease a terrifying arrival in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first Marvel project in over a year, WandaVision is an inventive new series featuring the characters Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany). In the shown, they’re revealed to be living a happily married lifestyle inside a 1950s sitcom, which in reality is an alternate… → Read More

WandaVision theory: Mystery behind toy helicopter revealed

WandaVision is here, and it marks the first new Marvel project in over a year. The nine-part series has launched its first two episodes on Disney+, and the reviews so far have been glowing. Many are highlighting how inventive the show is – it centres on Scarlet Witch, whose real name is Wanda Maximoff (Elisabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), who we last saw dying at the end of Avengers;… → Read More

WandaVision theories: The Easter egg that unlocks clue to entire show

It could have dire consequences for the other Avengers → Read More

Arctic Monkeys ‘eager’ to release new album that’s in ‘early stages’ of being written

‘We would have been doing it by now in a normal time,’ drummer said → Read More

Miriam Margolyes calls Boris Johnson ‘clown’ and anti-vaxxers ‘nuts’ on Good Morning Britain

She also had viewers in hysterics with her words on Trump → Read More

Night Stalker: Netflix users accuse true crime series of going too far – ‘I had to turn it off’

‘It’s hard going – and I don’t scare easily,’ one disturbed viewer wrote → Read More

Snoop Dogg appears to end rivalry with Eminem on Instagram

The public rivalry between Snoop Dogg and Eminem has seemingly come to an end. In 2020, the “Drop It Like it’s Hot” rapper revealed that he didn’t think Eminem was one of the greatest rappers of all time. Months later, Eminem referenced the comments on his latest album, which was released in December. On the track “Zeus”, Eminem raps: “As far as squashing beef I'm used to people knocking me /… → Read More

Rebel Wilson says she was ‘kidnapped’ at gunpoint in terrifying ordeal

Pitch Perfect star was taken to 'a house in the middle of nowhere’ → Read More

Lord of the Rings: New Amazon series to feature ‘familiar’ characters

Lord of the Rings fans finally have some idea what the new TV series will be about. Production on Amazon Studios’ high-budget series began in New Zealand last year, but is said to have wrapped filming in December. Now, Amazon has released a new synopsis for the forthcoming series, which has teased some details regarding what to expect. Firstly, the series will be a prequel set “thousands of… → Read More

Liam Payne says he regrets One Direction music video with Harvey Weinstein character

Liam Payne has expressed his regret over an old One Direction music video. In the band’s video for 2013 song “Best Song Ever”, Payne, 27, and his band mates dressed up as several characters, including one inspired by disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein. While Payne was not the one dressed as Weinstein – that was Niall Horan – he has now revealed that the video plays on his mind to this day.… → Read More

Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis accuse Friends of stealing their Mr Bean joke

Rowan Atkinson has accused Friends of stealing a joke from his Mr Bean sitcom. The comedy actor made the claims in a new ITV series honouring his comedy character for his 30th anniversary. In the show, titled Happy Birthday Mr Bean, Atkinson remembered a 1992 scene from his comedy show in which the character is seen running around with a turkey on his head. Six years later, US sitcom Friends… → Read More

Family Feud: It’s been a year since contestant went viral after hilarious incorrect answer

It’s been one year since a contestant on game show Family Feud – Canada’s version of Family Fortunes – went viral after confidently giving a wrong answer to a high-stakes question. The moment, which was hailed as “iconic” on Twitter, saw a family come crashing out of the chance to win big money in a moment that incited gasps from the audience. “Real simple,” host Gerry Dee said as a… → Read More

20 TV shows to look out for in 2021

From Unforgotten and It’s a Sin to Sex Education and Line of Duty, there’s a lot to choose from → Read More

Capitol riots: The Simpsons eerily predicted incident in 1996

Scene in question shows characters running up Capitol steps, firing guns → Read More

David Tennant returning to Doctor Who world with father-in-law and former Time Lord Peter Davison

Their return will 'trigger a temporal catastrophe’ → Read More

Marvel spoilers: New video shows unexpected Guardians of the Galaxy actors assembling for Thor 4

A new video shows a group of Marvel actors assembling to film scenes for new Thor film, Love and Thunder. Production is underway on Taika Waititi’s new film, which will see familiar faces from Marvel’s other franchises show up for appearances. Chris Hemsworth is returning to play the lead character alongside Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Natalie Portman, who’ll play Lady Thor. Christian Bale has… → Read More

Trump Twitter ban: Sacha Baron Cohen calls it ‘most important moment in history of social media’

‘The entire world thanks you,’ overjoyed Borat star said → Read More

People call for ‘Home Alone 2 extra’ Trump to be removed from film after Twitter ban

'Can someone call Christopher Plummer and see if he can replace him?' one person asked → Read More

Bridgerton season 2: Anthony spoiler teased in final episode of Netflix show

The first season of Bridgerton peppered in spoilers for what’s to come in season two. While a follow-up is yet to be officially announced by Netflix, the period drama is expected to return, having been a huge hit for the streaming service over the Christmas period. Viewers wondering what’s to come in a second season, though, should look no further than a small detail featured in the finale. The… → Read More

Capitol riots compared to Mad Max as false meme confuses fans

A divisive Mad Max meme is stoking confusion following the Capitol riots in Washington DC on Wednesday (6 January). The meme, which circulated around social media at the start of the new year, shows Mel Gibson’s character from George Miller’s original Mad Max film alongside the words: “Not to alarm anybody but Mad Max took place in 2021.” As footage of costumed Trump supporters storming the… → Read More