Walking Dead stars earning less than other hit TV actors

Walking Dead stars earning less than other hit TV actors

The Walking Dead may have raked in a fortune for AMC since it started in 2010 – but compared to their big-money counterparts from other US TV shows, the cast of the hit zombie show are ‘paid a pittance’. According to a report from Upprox, the stars of The Walking Dead are earning far less money than other small-screen actors. This is despite the fact that The Walking Dead is the highest-rated drama on TV…

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Little Mix give Shout Out to Edinburgh on UK tour

Little Mix give Shout Out to Edinburgh on UK tour

Chart-topping girl group Little Mix have just announced a UK tour for the summer – which includes a massive outdoor gig at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on Friday, 30 June. The group, formed on the X Factor in 2011 before going on to enjoy a string of massive hits including Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Wings, will also be performing tracks from new album Glory Days in the Capital. Carlie Davidson of…

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The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr to make acting debut

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr to make acting debut

The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr will make his acting debut in upcoming film Newness, a love story directed by Drake Doremus and starring Nicholas Hoult. Hammond revealed on Facebook that he had a small role in the movie, which premieres at the Sundance Film Festival this month. “My name in lights. So excited to see this movie at Sundance,” he wrote. “I had a little role but it was a lifetime experience with amazing people….

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Woody Harrelson confirmed for Han Solo film

Woody Harrelson confirmed for Han Solo film

Hollywood star Woody Harrelson has joined the cast for the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off film about a young Han Solo. After months of rumours, the Natural Born Killers and True Detective actor has now been confirmed to play the role of Han Solo’s mentor in the origin film. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody,” said the film’s directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in a statement. “His ability to…

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World’s first national live music census to take pulse of UK scene

World’s first national live music census to take pulse of UK scene

A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first ever live music census. For one night in March, organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country – from lone buskers to massed choirs, from pub gigs to stadium concerts. They hope the survey – a world first – will help measure live music’s cultural and economic value, discover what challenges the industry is facing, and inform…

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Tom Hiddleston slated for Golden Globes rant – plus full winners’ list

Tom Hiddleston slated for Golden Globes rant – plus full winners’ list

The Golden Globes took place night, with musical La La Land the big winner on the evening, claiming no fewer than seven awards. You can see the full winners’ list below. Last night’s plush ceremony was also notable for British actor Tom Hiddleston’s badly-received acceptance speech – more about that later. Held at the The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, The 74th Annual Golden Globes honoured the great and the good of film and television….

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Ian Rankin announces dates for RebusFest

Ian Rankin announces dates for RebusFest

Edinburgh crime writer Ian Rankin has announced the dates for RebusFest, a celebration of 30 years of his iconic cop Inspector John Rebus. RebusFest, which takes place in Edinburgh from 30 June to 2 July, will be a festival of arts, literature, music and film and will be your chance to step into Rebus’ world and explore the making of much-loved iconic detective. Speaking about the event, Rankin says: “I had no idea when I published Knots…

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Ewan McGregor to attend Trainspotting 2 world premiere in Edinburgh

Ewan McGregor to attend Trainspotting 2 world premiere in Edinburgh

Scots-born Hollywood star Ewan McGregor is set to attend the world premiere of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting in Edinburgh. McGregor is expected to be joined on the red carpet by director Danny Boyle and co-stars Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner, among others. The world premiere of Trainspotting 2 – or T2 as it’s known – will be held on Sunday, January 22, at Cineworld, Fountain Park. The stars from the original…

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The Walking Dead will be epic when it returns, Andrew Lincoln promises

The Walking Dead will be epic when it returns, Andrew Lincoln promises

It’s the news fans of The Walking Dead have been waiting on – and reason to be very exited about the return of the hit zombie show next month. Andrew Lincoln, who plays leader of the survivor community Rick Grimes in the series, says fans can expect his character to come out fighting and put arch villain Negan in his place after the first half of season 7 saw the will of Grimes completely broken…

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Star Wars’ Mark Hamill writes touching new tribute to Carrie Fisher

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill writes touching new tribute to Carrie Fisher

Actor Mark Hamill has written a touching tribute to his friend and Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher, who died last week. The two actors, who played Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia respectively in the original Star Wars trilogy, enjoyed a close relationship that stretched back to their first time on screen together in 1977’s A New Hope. In a column for The Hollywood Reporter, 65-year-old Hamill recalled both his professional relationship and personal friendship with Fisher, who passed away on…

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