• Joan Rivers' funeral to take place on Sunday

    Joan Rivers will be laid to rest in a private ceremony on 7 September. The pioneering comedian will be remembered by family and friends at a funeral in her native New York City, three days after she passed away at the age of 81. According to CNN, the service will take place at Temple Emanu-El, a synagogue in Manhattan. Joan Rivers will be laid to rest on Sunday The news outlet reports that Elizabeth Fezrine, a spokeswoman for the temple, says details including the time of the service and if the public will be allowed to attend are not yet known. Many of

  • Singer and former X Factor contestant Simone Battle dies aged 25

    American singer Simone Battle has died at the age of 25. The G.R.L star and former US X Factor contestant was found at her Los Angeles home around 8am on Friday 5 September. "She will be greatly missed and loved," Simone's father Anthony E Battle told MailOnline. "She was an exuberant person and a very loved person." Simone Battle pictured out in New York in August The cause of Simone's death has not yet been made public as it is still under investigation. The LA native's record company and management issued a joint statement on her sudden passing, which read "We are deeply saddened

  • Inspirational performances in X Factor episode 3

    After last week's explosive comeback, the X Factor returned to our screens tonight for more room auditions in Manchester and Newcastle. From the 'British Lady Gaga' to fishmonger, Lola Saunders, episode three promised to be a night of laughter and amazement from the first act. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL GALLERY Episode three was full of surprises for the panel of judges At the beginning of the episode, Ten Senah admitted to being "still a bit drunk" from the night before and revealed to the judges that she hadn't slept as she'd been partying all night. The songwriter performed her own song, 15

  • The top five moments from Bestival 2014

    Here are our top five moments from Bestival, the Desert Island Disco-themed four-day extravaganza on the Isle of Wight… Sam Smith Sam Smith showcased his incredible talent on Friday night, wowing the huge crowd with a number of his ballads.   Disco ball During the Chic set featuring Nile Rodgers, an enormous disco ball was raised that went on to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest ever disco ball.   Fancy dress Festival-goers pulled out all the stops when it came to the Desert Island Disco fancy dress theme.   Nile Rodgers The entire festival was on their feet dancing