Niall Horan’s debut album goes to the top of the US charts

Niall Horan.

Niall Horan’s debut album Flicker has gone to the top of the US charts

With Niall Horan’s debut album Flicker going to the top of the US charts after selling 152,000 copies last week, he follows Harry Styles and Zayn Malik in taking the much-coveted No1 slot in the US album charts.

And with Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, who performed new single Bedroom Floor on the X Factor on Saturday night, yet to release albums, the boyband who are on a hiatus could even end up surpassing the Fab Four’s record, which has stood since 1971.

The Beatles have had 19 number ones on the other side of the pond and Sir Paul McCartney was the first to experience that level of solo success stateside with debut solo album McCartney.

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Macca has six post-Beatles US No1s in total, including those with band Wings.

John Lennon has three and George Harrison two, while the only member who failed to achieve a solo US No1 is drummer Ringo Starr.

However he did earn a US No2 slot in 1973 with his self-titled album.



Daisy Ridley confessed she felt unworthy of her role in the new Murder On The Orient Express

Daisy feels unworthy

Daisy Ridley, who stars as Rey in the Star Wars franchise, confesses she felt unworthy of her role in the new Murder On The Orient Express film.

The 25-year-old appears alongside Dame Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp as well as lead actor and director Sir Kenneth Branagh.

“I thought I shouldn’t be here,” admits the actress who is the great niece of Dad’s Army actor Arnold Ridley.

Daisy plays Mary Debenham in the murder-mystery, which comes out on Friday.

“I was surrounded by people who have worked for years and years and have proven themselves again and again. I’ve done neither.

“I’d done one film, which people were very nice about. I was so nervous.”


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Benedict Cumberbatch filming series Melrose

Some fans unhappy about Benedict Cumberbatch filming on their doorstep

With Benedict Cumberbatch filming series Melrose in Glasgow, you might have already seen pictures of the Scottish city being turned into Manhattan.

However while some Glaswegians are pleased to have a top show filming on their doorstep, others are less happy with the 41-year-old’s presence.

One miserable local took to Twitter to remark: “Benedict Cumberbatch mucks up your bus route!”

Yet, to be fair, many comments were positive with one woman stating: “Just a simple day out in town turned into walking into the set of a new Benedict Cumberbatch film. Hi Sherlock!”

Another female fan added: “It’s very bizarre to think that Benedict Cumberbatch is in Glasgow right now. It’s my one chance!”

His wife Sophie Hunter might have something to say about that!


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Chris Tarrant has apologised to his children ‘tucking into Paddington Bear’

Chris Tarrant apology for 'tucking into' Paddington

Chris Tarrant has apologised to his children for “tucking into” Paddington Bear while filming his latest documentary for Channel 5 in Estonia.

The former Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? host, 71, visited a restaurant in Tallinn which serves “brown bear cooked over a fire with rare spices”.

In the series Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways the presenter travels around the Baltic states and says of his Estonian meal: “Bear is very tasty actually but if my kids are watching, I’m really sorry – I’ve just eaten Paddington! I’m feeling really full but slightly guilty.”

And so he should.


Sigourney Weaver.

Sigourney Weaver is set to appear in Doc Martin

Sigourney Weaver set to appear in Doc Martin

Following her surprising cameo in Doc Martin two years ago, Sigourney Weaver is set to appear in the ITV show once again.

And so keen was the 68-year-old to reprise her role as tourist Beth Traywick, she managed to convince the powers that be on blockbuster Avatar 2 to rework her scenes so she would be able to film in the fictional Cornish village of Portwenn.

“I made Avatar rework their schedule so I could be here,” the Alien star tells Radio Times.

“People expect me to behave in a grand manner but it’s not like I’m John Travolta! Having a cameo in Doc Martin is a dream job for me.”

And her words will no doubt be backed up by Martin Clunes who previously said Sigourney had approached him about a role having revealed she was a fan when the two met on The Jonathan Ross Show.

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