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    What did Steve Wright die of? BBC2 radio DJ’s cause of death explained

    HE was one of the most familiar voices on the airwaves in the UK.Sadly, the cause of death of veteran broadcaster Steve Wright has been revealed.The BBC radio broadcaster was one of the most familiar voices on the airwaves in the UKCredit: PAWho was Steve Wright?Stephen Richard Wright, an influential English disc jockey and radio personality, changed the airwaves of British radio by introducing the morning zoo format, characterised by its lively ensemble of humorous personalities. Born on August 26, 1954, in Greenwich, London, Wright’s passion for radio began in his youth. While attending Eastwood High School for Boys in Essex, he ran a fledgling radio show from a stock cupboard, broadcasting it over the school’s speaker system. Wright’s professional journey started in the early 1970s when he joined the BBC as a returns clerk in the Gramophone Library. More on Steve WrightHe transitioned to on-air broadcasting in 1976 with Thames Valley Radio Radio 210 in Reading, Berkshire. His major career breakthrough came in 1979 at Radio Luxembourg, where he hosted his own nightly show, cementing his status in the industry.What did Steve Wright do for a living?Wright was a prominent radio presenter known for hosting Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 1 for 12 years and BBC Radio 2 for 23 years. He also presented Sunday Love Songs on Radio 2 until his passing. Most read in ShowbizIn a major shake-up in September 2022, Wright stepped down from his afternoon show, and Scott Mills took over following a reorganisation.New Radio 2 Pick of the Pops presenter Mark Goodier pays tribute to the late Steve WrightWright’s radio career included international exposure as he began presenting Wright Around The World on BBC World Service starting January 5, 1999. This programme, which ran every Saturday afternoon, ended on October 25, 2003, marking a period when Wright broadcasted seven days a week.In October 2023, Wright took on a new role as host of the enduring Pick of the Pops chart show. His television credits include hosting shows like Home Truths, The Steve Wright People Show, Auntie’s TV Favourites, Top of the Pops, and TOTP2.Recognised for his contributions to radio, Wright received multiple accolades, including being voted Best DJ of the Year by Daily Mirror readers and Smash Hits in 1994. He was also named TRIC Personality of the Year in 1998. Wright pictured in 1979 when his career took offCredit: Evening Standard / Hulton Archive / GettyIn recognition of his service to radio, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2024 New Year Honours.Regarding his earnings, between 2018 and 2019, Wright’s salary ranged from £465,000 to £469,000, making him the fifth highest-paid presenter at the BBC at the time. This salary marked an £85,000 reduction from the previous year, in a bid to equalise pay between male and female presenters.What was Steve Wright’s cause of death?Wright passed away at 69 on February 12, 2024, with his death certificate, accessed by the BBC, citing acute peritonitis and a perforated gastric peptic ulcer as the causes. Wright was married to Cyndi RobinsonCredit: The SunThe NHS describes peritonitis as an infection of the stomach lining, whereas a perforated ulcer, a more unusual condition, occurs when the stomach lining splits open. Previously, the Metropolitan Police had commented on Wright’s death in central London’s Marylebone, stating it “was unexpected, but is not being treated as suspicious.” There will be no inquiry into his death as confirmed by Westminster Coroner’s Court. They issued a statement in May declaring, “An inquest will not be required for Mr. Wright. The coroner has now discontinued this case.” READ MORE SUN STORIESWright’s personal life included a marriage to Cyndi Robinson, an American journalist he met in Reading in 1985. They had two children together before their divorce in 1999. More

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    Steve Wright’s cause of death revealed as ruptured stomach ulcer after BBC DJ died aged just 69

    STEVE Wright’s cause of death has been revealed as a ruptured stomach ulcer after the BBC DJ died aged just 69.The radio star’s death certificate states that the causes of death were acute peritonitis and a perforated gastric peptic ulcer.DJ Steve Wright died from a ruptured stomach ulcerCredit: AlamyPeritonitis is an infection of the inner lining of the abdomen, which can be caused by a burst stomach ulcer.Scotland Yard previously said Steve’s death at a flat in Marylebone, central London in February was “unexpected”. But the force said the Radio 2 DJ’s death was not being treated as suspicious.In May, Westminster Coroner’s Court said: “An inquest will not be required for Mr Wright. The coroner has now discontinued this case.”Read More ShowbizSteve joined the BBC in the 1970s and hosted popular afternoon shows on Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than 40 years.He became one of Britain’s best-loved radio DJs and also presented TV shows including Top of the Pops.WHAT ARE STOMACH ULCERS AND PERITONITIS?ONE in 10 adults can expect to get a stomach ulcer at some point but most clear up with treatment.In some cases they can burst and split the lining of the stomach, which may lead to a more serious infection like peritonitis.Peritonitis is a bacterial infection of the lining inside your stomach that requires hospital treatment and can be fatal.Stomach ulcers are normally caused by bacterial infection or organ damage due to long-term use of anti-inflammatory pills like aspirin and ibuprofen.Men and over-60s are most affected, and being overweight or smoking raises the risk of developing one.Many people think they are caused by stress but the NHS says there is “little evidence” that is true.The main symptom of an ulcer is a regular burning pain in the stomach and one may also cause indigestion, heartburn, a loss of appetite, vomiting or weight loss.Peritonitis symptoms are worse and include a fever, stomach pain and swelling and a fast heartbeat.Both conditions should be seen and treated by a doctor.Michael Ball took over Steve’s Radio 2 show Sunday Love Songs last month.West End star Michael said: “Steve made Love Songs ‘appointment to listen’ radio. Most read in Showbiz”I’m beyond excited and more than a little nervous to be tasked with the chance to continue with his extraordinary legacy.”Beautiful, moving, relaxing and uplifting music to lift the soul on a Sunday morning.”Coupled with the stories, suggestions, requests and precious memories from you, the listener.”Michael added: “This won’t be just MY show, but OUR show.”Back in February, Steve’s family said: “It is with deep sorrow and profound regret that we announce the passing of our beloved Steve.”In addition to his son, Tom, and daughter, Lucy, Steve leaves behind his brother, Laurence and his father Richard.”Millions of devoted radio listeners had the good fortune and great pleasure of allowing Steve into their daily lives.”He was one of the UK’s most enduring and popular radio personalities.”As we all grieve, the family requests privacy at this immensely difficult time.”From bullied schoolboy to BBC legendBy Jane MatthewsSTEVE Wright went from being a bullied schoolboy cruelly dubbed ‘Big Nose’ to a BBC radio legend.Wright was born in Greenwich, London and attended Eastwood High School in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.It was there that he was cruelly nicknamed Big Nose and Concorde.His first job after leaving school was in marine insurance but after three years he realised it wasn’t for him.It was then that Wright left to become a local newspaper reporter.This led him to BBC, as a record librarian, which then went on to his own shows – and the rest was history.But in 2022 he announced he was stepping back from his Afternoon show after more than two decades.He said at the time: “Before we start the show proper, if I may, I’d just like to say thank you ever so much for all the messages that have come in, over the weekend after I announced on Friday on the afternoon that we are leaving the afternoon show.”The axing saw him take another step towards his Sunday Love Songs show – which he last appeared on just days before his death. More

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    Jodie Comer chased by terrifying zombies for new 28 Years Later movie – but gets giggles at naked living dead

    JODIE Comer being chased by terrifying zombies has been seen for the first time as she films the highly-anticipated new 28 Years Later film.The 31-year-old was pictured on set of the upcoming sequel, directed by Danny Boyle.Jodie Comer is seen running as she escapes zombies while filming her new movieCredit: Click News and MediaThe terrifying zombies chase after the actress’s characterCredit: Click News and MediaThe 31-year-old actress looked in character while filming the sequel to 28 Days LaterCredit: Click News and MediaZombies descending on a roadside cafe in the scenes with JodieCredit: Click News and MediaJodie – star of BBC’s hit show Killing Eve – leads the film’s star-studded cast alongside Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Jack O’Connell.Scenes from filming in Northumberland showed dishevelled Jodie fleeing a pack of blood-thirsty zombies.Shots showed the hordes besieging a roadside cafe as survivors hid inside.But in another shot, Jodie appeared to get the giggles at some of the near naked living dead characters.READ MORE ON JODIE COMERPictures showed her appearing to hide her amusement with a scarf as she and the crew set up shots with the mud and blood covered zombie cast.The new 28 Years Later film follows the classic 2002 movie starring Peaky Blinders actor Cillian Murphy.He’s returning as an executive producer – and will even appear as original character Jim “in a surprising way”, according to Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tim Rothman.Speaking about her new film project, Jodie said: “Having met Danny [Boyle], he’s incredibly sure and confident and innovativeMost read in Showbiz”As an actor to be on a set with someone like that who’s leading the charge is so exciting.”I remember seeing 28 Days Later and I was so struck with how it was so rooted in reality, and it was more about the exploration of us as a species and our behaviour and how we react.Forgotten Cillian Murphy film soars up Netflix charts – despite terrible reviews and Rotten Tomatoes score”It felt like there was a lot of emotional truth within the film that really anchored it. That’s also what I felt when I read this script.”Meanwhile, Cillian says the 22-year-old movie is the only one of his films he watches back.”I never watch my own films, except that one. I have great affection for it.”He added: “I can’t give much more at this point, but I’ve always said I would love to be involved because that movie changed everything for me.”It’s always on around Halloween and during the pandemic people were constantly sending me clips. “And I’ve shown it to my kids. It’s really stood up, even though it’s 22 years old now.”READ MORE SUN STORIESThere’s even talk of the franchise being relaunched with THREE films lined up to entertain fans.28 Years Later is set to be released on June 20, 2025.She has been spotted on set filming the sequelCredit: Click News and MediaAlthough at one point Jodie looked as if she couldn’t resist a chuckle as a near naked zombie actor passed her byCredit: CLICK NEWS AND MEDIAJodie shares a laugh with a zombie extra and her cast matesA dishevelled Jodie takes a break after filming her scenesCredit: Click News and MediaJodie Comer’s rise to stardomJODIE Comer’s big break came when she was cast as Villanelle in Killing Eve back in 2017.The show then hit our screens in 2018 and ran for four seasons.The series also saw her win a BAFTA and an Emmy for the role.A 2015 version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover brought her first taste of original BBC drama, before she landed the lead role in Thirteen, about a girl who reappears after being abducted thirteen years previously.In 2016 she played “other woman” Kate Parks, a university graduate, in Doctor Foster, opposite Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel – she returned to the role again in 2017.The following year she appeared as Elizabeth of York in The White Princess, a sequel to the BBC series The White Queen.In June 2020 she starred in Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later, which was released 22 years agoCredit: RexThe actress has swapped her usual glamorous style for the new film roleCredit: Getty More

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    Watch the moment Robbie Williams shocks fans as he invites EastEnders legend Danny Dyer on stage at BST Hyde Park gig

    ROBBIE Williams shocked fans during his Hyde Park gig last night as he invited soap legend Danny Dyer on stage for a surprise duet.The crowd went wild at the BST gig in London as the Angels hitmaker, 50, welcomed the EastEnders favourite for an unexpected performance of the Blur smash, Parklife.Robbie Williams surprised fans as he invited Danny Dyer on stageCredit: InstagramThe pair performed a duet of Blur’s ParklifeCredit: InstagramThey both sported tracksuit tops for the unexpected momentCredit: Instagram“It’s the double act you didn’t know you needed in your life,” Robbie announced as Danny appeared.Both wore tracksuit tops, with Robbie in a sparkly red number and Danny sporting a blue one. “Let’s ‘ave it, Hyde Park,” Danny, who played Mick Carter in the BBC soap from 2013-2022, shouted to screams from the audience.At one point the pair linked arms and danced around in a circle.read more on robbie williamsDanny also took his fair share of the verses and was word perfect as he spat on the raps to a thrilled crowd of 65,000 fans.One fan commented on an instagram video of the footage: I loved this. Danny was amazing at Phil Daniel’s part.””I loved this moment!” chipped in a second.”Brilliant fantastic performance, ” added a third.Most read in MusicA fourth weighed in: “He was having so much fun, love to see it!”And a fifth said: “Robbie & Danny, who’da thunk it! Park Life! OMG love this.”Inside Robbie Wiliams’ huge London gig including surprising backstage rider and plans to bring on a pop -special guest The performance was accompanied by an incredible 44-strong brass band of Beefeaters, consisting of Coldstream and Welsh Guards, who filled the catwalk behind the lads.Other surprise performers at the gig were Seal, Gaz Coombes, Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape and Kate Nash.Robbie and Danny have been pals for some time and regularly play Soccer Aid matches together over the years.Robbie headlined the fifth day of this year’s British Summertime gigs in Hyde Park.Robbie headlined the fifth night at BST Hyde ParkCredit: GettyHe wowed the audience with hits including Rock DJ and No RegretsCredit: GettyHe came out on stage to his classic Let Me Entertain You and later bantered with the audience about England’s Euros win just hours earlier.“Thank f*** England won!” he shouted. “How are you feeling everybody? Are you excited to see me?”The two hour show saw him pay tribute to his Take That days with a performance of Back For Good, as well as storming through all his solo hits including Rock DJ, No Regrets and Kids.There was also an emotional moment as he paid tribute to his wife Ayda Field Williams and his four kids.“I’ve been with my wife for 18 years. I am the man that I am because you have allowed me to grow with you,” he said, looking up at his family in the VIP Tree Top section. READ MORE SUN STORIES“And Teddy, you were the first of your kind and you absolutely blew my friggin’ mind. Daddy is super, super proud of you. I’m going to dedicate this next song to Beau, aged four, Coco, aged five, Charlie, aged nine and Teddy, aged 11.”Robbie also paid tribute to his family during an emotional momentCredit: Getty More

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    Radio 1’s Kenny Allstar talks Headie One, how TikTok has changed rap and the ‘best job on the planet’

    LEGENDARY DJ Kenny Allstar is renowned for his passion on the rap and hip-hop scene and has continued to make waves up and down the UK.The Radio 1 host recently starred in a brand new show that spotlights four of the UK’s hottest rappers, showcasing the stories behind the fame.Kenny Allstar is the host of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Rap ShowCredit: BBCDocu-series Living Lyrics sees Kenny go behind the scenes with rappers such as Mist and Headie OneCredit: LIVING LYRICSFronted by Kenny the four-part docuseries which airs on My5 sees each act deliver two iconic performances before a deep dive interview.As a champion for Black music, Kenny told us all about why the show Living Lyrics is so important and why he thinks viewers should watch. The Radio 1 DJ, said: “I have to present such a special project and I always put the artists first with anything that I do.“When you put your neck on the line to do that, I think artists naturally have that trust for you. So for example, you could have got a well-seasoned presenter that does factual content to do Living Lyrics, right? Could be a Louis Theroux, could have been a Ross Kemp, it could have been anyone.Read more on Kenny Allstar“But I think the conversation that you get with them is completely different to the conversation you’ll have with me.”Going on to explain why viewers should watch the show, Kenny said: “I think naturally on the surface, we get to see the best sides of every artist, whether you’re a fan or you’re a casual listener, all you get to see is the best of them because that’s where we are in 2024.”  “I wouldn’t be nowhere without the rapper and rap as an art form is expression. “So I hope people take that from Living Lyrics and even if they don’t, I just hope that it’s just a good watch for them at the bare minimum,” Most read in MusicThe rise of TikTok has seen artists gain overnight success in just a few clicks.Kenny now admits how hard it can be for some rappers to get mainstream success and revealed his thoughts on how TikTok has changed rap.Radio 1’s newest star hits back at criticism after he was accused of ‘swanning in’ to BBC top job“More times out of none, artists now have to try and conform and what conforming looks like now is different to what it looked like in 2010.  “In 2010, a rapper would have to probably jump on a house song and repeat four bars and get a huge house DJ or garage or dubstep DJ at the time to remix it and then that’s their hit.“Now with the rise of TikTok and short form content, it’s all about how do I get your attention for 10 seconds? I will find the best 10 seconds of that and push that till the cows come home, even though you might not have another hit. “So now it’s more about the business, I’m not going to lie, it is.“The special artists do find a balance, the Dave’s of the world, the Stormzy’s of the world, and Central Cee – the list is endless.”In the docu-series fans get to see Kenny go behind the scenes with legendary rappers such as Mist and Headie One.Speaking on his relationship with rapper Headie One, Kenny said:  “There’s also other vulnerable moments speaking to Headie One, who has been through a lot in not just the world of rap, but just in life in general. “If you type in Kenny Allstar and Headie One, you’ll see a million and one songs, 3,000 moments and we’ve been there from the beginning.“I do feel like I’ve reached a certain stage in this rap world where I’m kind of like, that’s my responsibility now, to uphold the reputation of these individuals and help the media paint them in a good light for once.”In 2023 Kenny was named as the host of the Radio 1 Rap Show, where he broadcasts on the prestigious Saturday night slot at 9pm.The DJ took over from Tiffany Calver who stepped down from the role after four years.Speaking about his job, Kenny said: “Every day I wake up and I say that I’ve got one of the best jobs on this planet. “My mom always used to tell me that, I think my greater purpose on the planet is to put others before me, sometimes that might be a detriment, but I love that.“Sometimes it’s good to just be the guy in the background that just motivates everybody else.“Because you’ve done something great in the world, right? You’ve actually helped, you know, people change their perspectives. And through even the platforms that I have helped create, it’s gone on to help artists be multimillionaires in the UK rap world.” Kenny went on to reflect on his own legacy and how the DJ hopes to build it. The Radio1 host explained: “I think legacy for me is just making sure that I’ve helped change people’s lives.“I think that’s happening right now, I think you could probably speak to a few artists that could probably say, you know what? At a time when no one wanted to listen, at a time when they didn’t want to let us in certain buildings, Kenny helped get the key for us.“If that’s what I’m remembered for when this was all said and done.READ MORE SUN STORIES“I’m happy with that.” Living Lyrics is now available to stream on My5Headie One (real name Irving Ampofo Adjei) is a rapper and singer from TottenhamCredit: GettyThe DJ and presenter also hosts the Mad About Bars series on Mixtape Madness on YouTubeCredit: BBC More

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    Meet the Brit beauties taking over US TV – including actress discovered at Leeds Festival & star rejected by EastEnders

    HOLLYWOOD is home to some of the world’s biggest stars – but many of its finest young actors are UK born and bred.From House Of The Dragon to The Last Of Us and Fallout, casting agents in the US can’t get enough of talented Brits who cut their teeth in our top-class drama schools and theatres.Here, Josh Saunders looks at six homegrown celebs who are taking the States by storm.Aimee Lou WoodAimee Lou Wood is set for her biggest break to date next year on The White LotusCredit: The Mega AgencyAimee already won a Bafta for best female comedy performance in Sex EducationCredit: Netflix Inc.AIMEE LOU WOOD is set for her biggest break to date next year on season three of award-winning Sky Atlantic telly hit, The White Lotus.The star, 29, has already won a Bafta for best female comedy performance in Sex Education while critics hailed her portrayal of Sonya in 2020 film Uncle Vanya, which was shot during the pandemic. She is soon to appear in Netflix drama Toxic Town, based on the Corby polluted waste scandal, alongside acting heavyweights Robert Carlyle and Jodie Whittaker.READ MORE SHOWBIZ NEWSAimee, of Stockport, Cheshire, recently had a ­supporting role in acclaimed TV drama Alice & Jack, co-starring Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough – and picked up the best takeover performance gong for her part in Cabaret at the WhatsOnStage Awards.Emily CareyEmily Carey, 21, has already notched up top acting creditsCredit: GettyEmily played teen Harriet Manners in Netflix hit Geek GirlCredit: NetflixSHOWBIZ runs in the family for Emily Carey, who began helping backstage at her grandmother’s theatre shows when she was just a young child.Now the 21-year-old, from Barnet, North London, has notched up top acting credits – including playing teen Harriet Manners in Netflix hit Geek Girl.The Brit-Canadian series got to No2 in the streaming giant’s Global Top Ten list of English shows in its second week. Most read in CelebrityIt comes after Emily played a young version of ­Alicent Hightower – Olivia Cooke portrays the character as an adult – in House Of The Dragon in 2022.Emily was also in West End productions of Shrek The Musical and The Sound Of Music. She played Grace Beauchamp in Casualty, a young Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and Wonder Woman as a child in the 2017 film.‘Legendary’ Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey makes epic debut on His Dark MaterialsBella RamseyBella Ramsey won legions of fans for their ­portrayal of Lyanna Mormont in Game of ThronesCredit: GettyBella Ramsey was praised for their incredible performance in The Last Of UsCredit: AlamyAFTER joining the Game Of Thrones cast aged 11, non-binary Bella Ramsey won legions of fans for their ­portrayal of Lyanna Mormont in the HBO series.Nottingham-born Bella, now 20, went on to play ­Mildred Hubble in CBBC’s The Worst Witch, before landing their biggest role in end-of-the-world drama The Last Of Us. Starring with Pedro Pascal, they were praised for having crafted “a complex, turbulent blend of childlike innocence and white-hot violence”.Among many accolades, Bella has been nominated for an Emmy and Golden Globe, and won two Critics’ Choice Super Awards. They also featured on the Time 100 Next list, which highlights top rising stars.And with a second series of The Last Of Us in the works for 2025, the future is looking bright.Olivia CookeOlivia Cooke left school before finishing her A-levels after landing her first big role in BBC drama BlackoutCredit: Savage FentyOlivia Cooke plays Queen Alicent Hightower in House Of The DragonCredit: Avalon.redIN Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon, Olivia Cooke plays Queen Alicent Hightower – and in showbusiness, the Oldham-born star, 30, also reigns supreme.She landed her first agent at 14 and went on to appear in a 2012 tour video for One Direction, in which she got a piggyback ride from Harry Styles. That same year, she left school before finishing her A-levels after landing her first big role in BBC drama Blackout alongside Christopher Eccleston.Olivia was turned down by acting school Rada and rejected by soaps Hollyoaks and EastEnders, but refused to be deterred.Instead, she moved to New York to star in TV’s Bates Motel, a prequel to Psycho, before her breakthrough role as a cancer-hit teen in 2015 film Me And Earl And The Dying Girl. It led to her being hand-selected by Steven Spielberg for the lead in film Ready Player One and further plaudits for her starring role in ITV’s Vanity Fair.Emma LairdEmma Laird is tipped for big things despite just six acting credits to her nameCredit: GettyEmma Laird in The Mayor of Kingstown, starring along Jeremy RennerCredit: InstagramDESPITE having just six acting credits to her name, Emma Laird has been tipped for big things. The star, 25, from Chesterfield, Derbys, set tongues wagging after being hailed as a Brit to watch by Variety magazine in 2021.It followed her accepting a lead role in the Paramount+ series Mayor Of Kingstown, which co-stars Jeremy Renner. In the US series, which is currently airing its third season, she plays Iris, a charming dancer and escort who initially works for the Russian mafia. She has also starred with Spider-Man’s Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried in The Crowded Room, and Kenneth Branagh, Jamie Dornan and Tina Fey in A Haunting In Venice.Emma found fame as a model after being scouted in Leeds. She was unveiled as the face of jewellery brand Pandora in 2019.She switched to acting around six years ago after becoming ­disillusioned with the industry.Ella PurnellElla Purnell attended the acclaimed Sylvia Young Theatre School at nineCredit: AFPElla is the star of Prime Video’s second most-watched show, FalloutAROUND a decade ago, Ella Purnell considered quitting acting for good to become either a writer, therapist or teacher.But now the 27-year-old, from Bethnal Green, East London, is the star of Prime Video’s second most-watched show Fallout, which was viewed by 65million people in just 16 days.Ella attended the acclaimed Sylvia Young Theatre School at nine and beat hundreds of girls to star in Oliver! at London’s Theatre Royal three years later. The role led her to be cast as younger ­versions of Hollywood A-listers including Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go and Margot Robbie in The Legend Of Tarzan.READ MORE SUN STORIESAt 18, Ella took time out and says returning to acting felt “bittersweet at first”, but it would prove a wise and lucrative decision.In 2021, she moved to Los Angeles to film Yellowjackets, about a girls’ football team whose plane crashes in the Rocky Mountains. More

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    Inside Ariana Grande & Paul Mescal’s box office battle as Wicked and Gladiator 2 go head-to-head during awards season

    AFTER deliberately pitching Barbie and Oppenheimer against each other at the box office last year, Hollywood bosses are at it again.In another savvy move, Gladiator 2, starring Normal People’s Paul Mescal, will hit cinemas on November 15 – just a week before Ariana Grande’s big-budget adaptation of Broadway classic Wicked.Ariana Grande, right, with Cynthia Erivo in the big-budget adaptation of Broadway classic WickedCredit: Universal Pictures / Supplied by LMKGladiator 2, starring Paul Mescal, will hit cinemas on November 15Credit: TNI PressMuch like with Margot Robbie’s Barbie, the release of Wicked, which also features Cynthia Erivo, is set to be flanked by countless brand deals and stunts to get the nation talking.Gladiator 2 is also set to be a big money-spinner for execs, who are keen to repeat the success of the original 2000 film starring Russell Crowe.Sadly I don’t think Wickedator or Gladicked has the same ring to it as Barbenheimer, but I’m excited to see which comes out on top.PINK has been forced to cancel a massive gig tonight after falling ill.READ MORE IN SHOWBIZThe US superstar was told by her medical team not to perform in Bern, Switzerland.Insiders told us she was “gutted” to miss part of the European leg of her Summer Carnival Tour.A source said: “Pink has been working so hard on the road and the performances are always high octane, with loads of stunts. “This takes a toll on her and she has been advised to take a break.”Most read in BizarreShe is due to play in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday.I CAN reveal the surprising secret behind Salma Hayek’s wrinkle-free face.Salma Hayek’s beauty secret is a prickly pear oil from MarrakeshCredit: GettyThe Hollywood star, below, is a fan of prickly pear oil from Marrakesh, Morocco. A friend visited the city this month and the shop Herboriste La Sagesse had pictures of Salma with the owner.Watch as Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar Jones meet up at Glastonbury – but crowds don’t recognise themA friend visited the city this month and the shop Herboriste La Sagesse had pictures of Salma with the owner. They told us she has been buying the £20 oil, which reduces inflammation, for years.We’ve started ordering in bulk. I’ll let you know if I start to resemble Salma. Wishful thinking, I know.Lourdes cut out to stunLOURDES LEON had a hole lot of fun at Marc Jacobs’s latest fashion show.Lourdes Leon donned this black number at Marc Jacob’s latest fashion show in New YorkCredit: GettyCardi B also attended wearing this floaty floral dress paired with mustard yellow tightsCredit: GettyMadonna’s eldest daughter,  turned up in this dress that looked as though it had been served up as a banquet for ravenous moths.Not many A-listers could get away with a look like this, so all power to Lourdes for pulling it off in style.Also standing out from the crowd at the New York bash was Cardi B – thanks to her floaty floral dress, mustard yellow tights and Spice Girls-inspired platform heels.The WAP rapper made the most of her big fashion moment, posing on the steps of the city’s public library before going inside to spend time with Marc backstage.MIQUITA MET MESSIAH ON A BOOZE-UPMOST people remember Miquita Oliver as a former T4 presenter, but perhaps we are underestimating her.She has claimed she once met Jesus . . .  albeit after copious amounts of alcohol – and who knows what else – following a 12-hour squat party in the Nineties.Unfortunately, Miquita, can’t remember him saying anything, though.She said on her Miss Me? podcast: “One time we were walking back and I saw Jesus Christ.“Had a moment with Jesus Christ in the sky. “I remember exactly. “The whole sky went yellow.”Asked what he said to her, she added: “That, I can’t remember.“I don’t think there was anything said. “We were just aware of each other.“Just an agreement: I can see you and you can see me.”PRINCESS BEATRICE didn’t waste any time after leaving Glastonbury on Sunday morning.She went straight to watch Kings Of Leon at BST Hyde Park alongside celebrities including Pierce Brosnan and Abbey Clancy.I’m amazed she made it given the state of the roadworks on the M25.Frontman Caleb Followill, told the crowd: “It’s such a joy to be here, we haven’t been here in seven years. “It’s one of my favourite places.”He added at the end: “I was hoping we’d have fun tonight. “Didn’t have any idea we’d have this much fun.”He certainly got the royal seal of approval.Cami a cosmic talentI THINK Camila Cabello might have been listening to Cosmic Girl by Jamiroqai, because she looked like a real-life baby Barbarella on a day out in London.Camila Cabello stunned in a lace miniskirt and thigh-high boots on a day out in LondonCredit: Click News and MediaThe singer had clearly made a quick recovery from her turn at Glastonbury as she headed to meet her label bosses in London wearing these thigh-high boots, a black jumper and lace miniskirt.READ MORE SUN STORIESAfter her incredible set, I’m sure there was a glass of Champagne waiting for Camila when she got to the Universal offices because she absolutely smashed it.Her whole set from the Other Stage is on BBC iPlayer now and I can highly recommend sticking it on the TV – and turning it up loud. 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    Furious Paloma Faith hits back at Glastonbury trolls as SZA and Dua Lipa are slammed for sound issues

    PALOMA Faith has blasted Glastonbury trolls after Dua Lipa and SZA suffered backlash over their headline sets.Shania Twain also fell foul of BBC viewers who moaned about tech and sound issues on the Pyramid Stage.Glastonbury viewers hit out at sound issues on the Pyramid StageCredit: RexAmerica singer SZA closed the festival but also suffered problems on the Pyramid stageCredit: GettyPaloma Faith defended the female stars who performedCredit: PAPaloma Faith, who took to the iconic stage earlier on Sunday, accused Glasto commentators of targeting female performers. Writing on X, she said: “The way people criticise the women who performed a @glastonbury online is absolutely appalling.”Women are not on stage to be ridiculed and shamed we are there in all our female boss b***h power and we stand by one another … Give women a goddamn break!”Dua also reacted to accusations she mimed some of her lyrics during her stunning dance set – retoring with a three word response.READ MORE ON DUA LIPAMeanwhile, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, from Devon, was also knocked by fans for his apparent new accent.Following her Glastonbury headline slot on Friday, Dua , 28, announced her next big move.The Sun revealed she will play her biggest ever show headline show at Wembley Stadium next June, following in the footsteps of pop greats Taylor Swift and Madonna.She’ll perform new album Radical Optimism, with early access tickets available for O2 and Virgin Media users.Most read in MusicTom Cruise dances with Mission Impossible co-star Simon Pegg at Glastonbury as pals watch Coldplay in VIPA source said: “This really is a ‘pinch me’ moment for Dua.”Her last tour was as good as sold out, but it was an arena tour. To make the jump to stadiums is amazing, especially when she’s only on her third album.”It’s looking like she will play one date at Wembley in June and a full-scale tour across America.”It’s going to be quite an emotional moment, especially as Dua has been working towards something like this since she moved to London (from her native Kosovo) aged just 15.”She now only lives a few miles from the stadium, so it will really be a coming home moment for her.”Dua looked on top of the world when we saw her hanging out at Glastonbury on Saturday.She spent the afternoon with her friends and family, before heading out into the crowds with her boyfriend Callum Turner.She’s due to play Wembley next yearCredit: RexGLASTONBURY, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Dua Lipa and Callum Turner during day four of Glastonbury Festival 2024 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 29, 2024 in Glastonbury, England. Founded by Michael Eavis in 1970, Glastonbury Festival features around 3,000 performances across over 80 stages. Renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and iconic Pyramid Stage, the festival […]Credit: Getty More