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Rivers defiant over captives joke

Joan Rivers has refused to apologise for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Ohio.

Comedian Joan Rivers has refused to apologise for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the harrowing ordeal of three women kidnapped in Cleveland, Ohio.

Bodyguard row delays Brown's trial

Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge has been delayed

R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial has been put on hold for months after prosecutors refused to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

Court rejects Jackson doctor review

Michael Jackson announces plans for his last performances in London, shortly before his death

California's Supreme Court has refused to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

It's strictly Claudia for Tonioli

Bruno Tonioli wants Claudia Winkleman to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth on Strictly

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli has revealed he would like the show's stand-in host Claudia Winkleman to replace Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Fresh complaints over BBC drama

Jessica Brown Findlay stars in Jamaica Inn

Hundreds more viewers have complained about BBC drama Jamaica Inn despite the corporation saying it had adjusted sound levels "to address audience concerns" after viewers complained of being unable to hear some of the dialogue.

Webb: I give audience a ticking off

Mark Heap and Robert Webb star as Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Robert Webb has warned he may name and shame members of the audience who play with their mobile phones during his new play featuring Jeeves and Wooster.