The Walking Dead season 6 finale made Andrew Lincoln sick to his stomach

The Walking Dead season 6 finale made Andrew Lincoln sick to his stomach

The Walking Dead’s season six finale is just days away, and its leading man, Andrew Lincoln, has said the story made him “sick to his stomach”. Lincoln, who plays the leader of the show’s group of survivors, Rick Grimes, said he couldn’t sleep after he found out what happens. The Walking Dead season 6 climaxes this Monday with a 90 minute finale that will introduce Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) – a long-awaited villain from the comic books who is thought…

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Paul McCartney to release 67-track greatest hits album

Paul McCartney to release 67-track greatest hits album

Sir Paul McCartney is to release a 4CD ,67 track, career-spanning collection album, titled Pure McCartney, which he promises will take his fans through his ”musical adventure”. Featuring songs from his 1970 debut solo album, to 2012’s My Valentine, 2014’s Hope For The Future and 2015’s Say Say Say remix, more than 40 of the tracks were top 40 hits. Talking of the release, the Beatles legend said, “Me and my team came up with the idea…

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Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

As it’s been on the go for more than 40 years, it’s easy to forget just how much fun the Rocky Horror Show can be when performed by a truly talented, energetic and fearless cast. Running at The Edinburgh Playhouse all this week, the latest touring incarnation of the sci-fi musical is a non-stop explosion of stomping tunes, filthy jokes, audience interaction and more fishnets and corsets than you’d expect to find in Courtney Love’s…

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Ronnie Corbett’s Best Jokes

Ronnie Corbett’s Best Jokes

Edinburgh-born entertainer Ronnie Corbett, best known for BBC TV sketch show The Two Ronnies, sadly died today aged 85. “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family,” Corbett’s publicist said in a statement. “They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.” Corbett, who was educated at the James Gillespie School and the Royal High School, appeared alongside the late comedian Ronnie Barker in…

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Ewan McGregor says Trainspotting 2 script is ‘really, really, really good’

Ewan McGregor says Trainspotting 2 script is ‘really, really, really good’

Ewan McGregor has confirmed that the eagerly-awaited Trainspotting sequel will start shooting in May – and he says the script is “really, really, really good”. The 44-year-old Scottish actor, who will reprise his role as Mark Renton in Danny Boyle’s film, said: “We haven’t started yet, we start shooting at the end of May. The script only arrived very recently, which was really, really, really good. “I think, if that had not happened, none of us would…

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Ian Rankin to teach budding crime writers the tricks of the trade

Ian Rankin to teach budding crime writers the tricks of the trade

Edinburgh crime writer Ian Rankin is set to embark on an exciting new chapter in his storied career when he begins lecturing on creative writing later this year, it has been reported. The Inspector Rebus creator will teach students in the field of crime writing when he takes up his new post in September – although he is still to confirm where he will teach. “I am taking up a creative writing post later in the year, so I…

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Noel Gallagher ‘thrilled’ as Wonderwall is named Best British Song

Noel Gallagher ‘thrilled’ as Wonderwall is named Best British Song

Noel Gallagher has spoken of his delight after Wonderwall by Oasis was named as the Best British Song of All Time in a special Radio X poll. “What can I say? The people have spoken,” said the 48-year-old rock star. “The fact that there wasn’t one single Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song in the top 20 makes think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham! “Saying that, though, I’m thrilled,” he added….

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JK Rowling shares rejection letters to ‘inspire’ budding authors

JK Rowling shares rejection letters to ‘inspire’ budding authors

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has posted two rejection letters she received from publishers whilst working under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith – to encourage other aspiring writers. The Harry Potter creator has published three books of the Cormoran Strike series under her Galbraith moniker – 2013’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, 2014’s The Silkworm and 2015’s Career of Evil. Rowling’s pseudonym is intended as a nod to late US politician Robert Kennedy, while the surname refers to a…

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John Cleese may sue makers of hit Edinburgh Fringe show

John Cleese may sue makers of hit Edinburgh Fringe show

Legendary comedian John Cleese is threatening legal action against the production company behind a smash-hit Edinburgh Fringe show over what he claims is a “rip-off” of his comedy sitcom Fawlty Towers. The television icon said he was unaware of the “astonishing financial success” of the Faulty Towers Dining Experience from Imagination Workshop. The interactive show – which started in Brisbane in 1997 but has become a feature of the Edinburgh Fringe, where it sells out almost nightly at…

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The Weeknd quits Rihanna’s world tour – including Hampden Park gig

The Weeknd quits Rihanna’s world tour – including Hampden Park gig

The Weeknd will no longer support Rihanna at her summer gig in Scotland – or any of the other dates on her current world tour. Rihanna recently kicked off her tour in support of latest album ANTI and is due to visit Glasgow’s Hampden Park on June 27 – but Grammy-winning R&B singer The Weeknd has reportedly quit the tour due to ‘unforeseen changes with upcoming projects’. A statement from promoters Live Nation reads: “Due to some unforeseen…

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