Smallville’s Allison Mack ‘recruited sex slaves for secret society’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The women were allegedly branded with Raniere’s initials, put on extremely restrictive diets to stay thin and forced to have sex with him. On Friday night a New York judge remanded Mack, 35, who denies sex trafficking and conspiracy, in custody until tomorrow morning. Raniere, 57, who leads the NXIVM group, was arrested by the FBI in Mexico last month and charged with sex trafficking. If found guilty, he and Mack face at least 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say Raniere oversaw a “slave and master” system with women expected…

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Rachel Riley: Countdown star, 32, as you’ve NEVER seen her before amid GOTH makeover | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The presenter, who took over from Carol Vorderman on Countdown in 2009, is unrecognisable in snapshots from tonight’s Playing For Time alongside host and comedian Rob Beckett. The 32-year-old’s blonde tresses were nowhere to be seen while her pins took centre-stage after being transformed into a goth with her presenter companion. Wearing a wild and voluminous black wig, Rachel was a long way from the Channel 4 show’s letter board in her studded get-up. With plenty of dark lipstick, the television favourite boasted a lip piercing as she modelled over-the-knee…

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Gemma Atkinson announces shock career move post-Strictly and it leaves some ‘DEVASTATED’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The actress, who made it to the final of Strictly Come Dancing last year, has seen her career go from strength-to-strength since the BBC series and now her next move has been announced. The 33-year-old took to Twitter to confirm that she would be fronting a new breakfast show for Hits Radio, and she was soon inundated with replies from her 234,000 followers. Gemma Atkinson started: “So excited to be joining forces with @GethincJones and @davidvitty on the brand new Hits Radio breakfast show.” The former Hollyoaks favourite continued: “Starting…

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Sir Ian McKellen news: Lord of the Rings actor reveals accepting death and funeral plans | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 78-year-old has spoken out about how he often thinks about the prospect of death, and admitted that he has spent an evening planning his funeral in the past. The Lord Of The Rings star, who is a recipient of every major theatrical award in the UK, went on to reveal he created a “wish list” for the funeral and a service to commemorate his life. Opening up about his plans in a documentary, McKellen: Playing the Part, Sir Ian explained it had been “the most enjoyable evening” thinking about…

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Britain’s Got Talent: Simon Cowell PROMISES Ant McPartlin can return next year | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The talent show starts its 12th series on ITV tonight and features auditions recorded earlier this year, with the show’s long-time presenters Ant and showbiz partner Declan Donnelly chatting to wannabe stars. But later in the run – when the live semis and grand final air – Ant will not be involved. Speaking last night, Simon said: “In times like this you stand by your mates.” He praised the Geordie star – who last year sought treatment for drink and painkiller addiction – for owning up to his problems and…

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Timmy Matley death: Overtones star travelled home to Cork just weeks before he died | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The Overtones hitmaker’s death aged 36 was confirmed by his bandmates on Twitter yesterday, two years after he was diagnosed with skin cancer. The tragic tweet, shared with their 55,000 followers, read: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear friend and brother Timmy has passed away. “We know this news will be as heartbreaking for you all as it is for us. We appreciate your love and support at this difficult time. Mike, Darren, Mark and Lachie.” Timmy had returned to his hometown…

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Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner’s secret Instagram account EXPOSED – see pics here | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 22-year-old actress, who plays Sansa Stark in the epic HBO fantasy drama, has been branching out into food writing after launching an Instagram page dedicated to sausages. With just six photos of juicy offerings, the blonde beauty has already amassed an incredible 22,000 followers, all eagerly scouring her short reviews. Five days ago, the Game of Thrones favourite shared her first shot of a Cumberland, saying: “#nofilter London, England. A classic Cumberland. “Juicy on the bite. Skin not too tough,” she continued. “Around the size of my middle finger:…

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The Quiet Place horror film: Emily Blunt had husband John Krasinski SACK actress | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 35-year-old stars alongside John, 38, who also wrote and directed new horror film, The Quiet Place. “I actually didn’t want to do it to begin with,” said Emily, who has daughters Hazel, four, and Violet, 21 months. “I’d just had our second baby and I’d done Mary Poppins, so was in a state of joy. But when I read the script, I really wanted to do it. John had already approached another actress – a good friend of mine – so I told him he had to ring her…

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Sky News presenter Kay Burley reveals awkward moment with Oliver Reed | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The 57-year-old journalist appeared on ITV show TV-am back in the 1980s, before making the move to Sky News. During her career, Kay has clocked up more hours of live television than any other news presenter. However, the news anchor has admitted that she’s suffered plenty of embarrassing moments during her time on TV. In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, the Lancashire-born star opened up about her most cringeworthy moment from throughout her television career. Reminiscing about interviewing one particular guest on TV 25 years ago, the presenter explained that…

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Austin Powers star Verne Troyer rushed to hospital with ‘alcohol poisoning’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The US star, who played Mini-Me in Austin Powers, was taken away for medical examination yesterday after the emergency call was made around 7.30pm, TMZ has claimed. The US publication reported he was then taken to hospital where he’s being held for 72 hours with possible alcohol poisoning. Verne’s representatives appeared to confirm the news on his official Instagram page yesterday. A statement released on his account, shared with his 328,000 followers, said: “Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and…

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