Two Jewish singers from a Nottingham University musical society are to compete for a place in the final of Channel 5 talent show “Don’t Stop Believing”.
Along with 16 others from the campus-formed group “Musicality”, Max Grant, 21, a medical student from Finchley, and James Lewis, 22, an English graduate from Watford, will face the public vote after a live performance this Sunday.
Both are used to the limelight, having starred in a number of Musicality concerts and musical theatre productions.
Simon Amstell is best known for bursting celebrity egos as the host of the BBC pop quiz, Never Mind the Buzzcocks. After three years of laying into the likes of Cheryl Cole and the Sugababes, he declared himself bored, quit the show and disappeared from our TV screens.
Now he is back, making his debut as an actor in an autobiographical sitcom he has co-written with Buzzcocks collaborator Dan Swimer.
A north London family have formed a band and beaten 8,000 competitors to reach the final stages of a new television talent show.
Parents Laurence, 57, and Bebe Jacobs, 55, and their three children Alex, 27, Avi, 24, and Shira, 21, will perform in front of a live audience on Channel 5's Don't Stop Believing on Sunday (August 1).
Presented by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and judged by singers Anastacia and Duncan James from Blue, former EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite, and High School Musical choreographer Charles "Chucky" Klapow, the show is based on the popular US series Glee.
Regular cyber-surfers may have come across this woman.
London actress Emma Pollard is the face of First TV, the new online children's news programme launched by Piers Morgan earlier this month. First TV is a spin-off from Mr Morgan's First News - the award-winning, and only, national children's newspaper.
Aimed at those aged between six and ten, First TV is a mixture of news, entertainment, sport, travel, high-profile celebrity interviews, competitions and attempts at breaking records - one in each episode.
American television presenter Larry King has announced he will be calling it a day this autumn.
The 76 year old, who has been a star interviewer for CNN for a quarter of a century, told his followers on Twitter that “it’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.” He is famed for wearing red braces while on air.
He said his departure would give him more time for his wife and children, although added that he would still present special programmes and remain “part of the CNN family”.