6 Things You Need To Know Today - 9th September
Find out why Romeo Beckham is the luckiest boy in the world, Sam Smith triumphs at The GQ Men Of The Year Awards and the Queen is officially the longest serving monarch in British history.
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Monday 9th September:
Romeo Beckham Gets The Best 13th Birthday Present Ever
Okay, so we understand that having two of the world't most famous celebrities as your mum and dad has to come with a few perks… but even we get jealous of the Beckham brood at times!
From front row seats at fashion week, to highly enviable wardrobes and now this… proud daddy David has arranged possibly the most amazing birthday present for son Romeo.
The former England star couldn't help grinning from ear to ear as his son stepped out on the pitch at Wembley Stadium as a mascot to goal scoring champ Wayne Rooney.
The 40-year-old posted a snap of the two on Instagram with the caption: "My little man turns 13 today .. Into his teens and still an Arsenal fan lol... Happy birthday beautiful boy".
Read more: The Beckham Family Album
The Queen Is The Longest Serving Monarch in British History
It's official. Queenie rules all. Fair enough she does't have to ride into battle or besiege kingdoms like some rulers of past… but we still think the old bird does an absolutely brilliant job.
Her Majesty first took to the throne back in 1952, when Winston Chrichill was our Prime Minister and dictator Joseph Stalin was in control of Russia.
That's one heck of a stint. Hats off M'lady!
Read more: 13 Events That Had The Queen In Stitches
Fearne Cotton Gives Birth
Jesse and I are over the moon and buzzing with love, as our baby daughter Honey Krissy Wood came into the world this morning— fearne cotton (@Fearnecotton) September 9, 2015
The child's second name 'Krissy' is a lovely tribute to Jesse's late mother Krissy Findlay, who sadly passed away in 2005.
Read more: Celebrity Parents: New Mums And Dads
There's A New Queen Bee In Town
From one ruler to another… it seems that pop songstress Taylor Swift has knocked former reigning beauty Kim Kardashian off the top spot as the most followed person on Instagram.
A whopping 45.5million of you follow the 'Bad Blood' singer's Social Media account to check out what she's up to whilst she's out and about living her uber-glamorous life.
Read more: The Most Followed Celebrities On Instagram
Sam Smith Triumphs At The GQ Men Of The Year Awards
The 23-year-old is undoubtedly the man of the moment. Yesterday, all of Social Media was abuzz talking about his confirmed gig as the brand new Bond theme tune artist and last night the singer was ready to celebrate his massive success in style.
The crooner looked sensational as he cut a dapper figure to rival Bond's own and partied hard after being awarded the Solo Artist Of The Year accolade at the glitzy event.
Well deserved Sam!
Bye Bye Sombre Funeral Attire
Mourners are hanging up their drab garbs in favour of something slightly more cheery.
Many people are apparently tired of the traditional black attire required at funerals and are instead opting for more colourful clothes in celebration of the departed's life, according to a study by Co-Operative Funeralcare.
Hmm… time to get out that cute cocktail dress that's been hanging in your wardrobe then?
Tuesday 8th September
'Trainspotting 2': Danny Boyle Confirms Sequel With Original Cast Members
It's one of the must iconic cult films of all time and now fans of the the original 'Trainspotting' will be thrilled to know that the cast of the first movie will be returning for it's sequel.
Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner have all agreed to come on board with the project which is set to be released in 2016 to mark the original's 20th anniversary.
A New James Bond Novel Is To Be Released
As the release date of 'Spectre' draws nearer and Bond mania starts to take it's grip over the country, fans of the famous franchise will also be able to get their hands on a brand new book about the spy.
A new novel titled 'Trigger Mortis' featuring none other than Bond himself of course, is set to released.
The new book is written by Anthony Horowitz and an audiobook of the story will be read by David Oyelowo, who has been hailed as the first black Bond.
Refugee Crisis: Ordinary Britons Step Up
The plight of hundreds of thousands of desperate men, women and children fleeing their homeland in search of safety in Europe has moved many ordinary Britons to open up their hearts and homes.
Over 2,000 citizens have signed up to an online project volunteering to offer up an open door to those people forced to flee their war torn counties.
The database's originator, Dr Zoe Fritz, says the incredible generosity of Briton's response has moved her to "tears".
A New Sugar Tax Is To Be Debated
In another huge win for Jamie Oliver, the celebrity chef has forced the government to consider debating whether to tax sugary drinks.
The jolly cook who fears that sugar contributes to tooth decay and type-2 diabetes, gathered over the 100,000 signatures needed for Parliament to consider a petition and is clearly very pleased:
"We did it," he Tweeted to his followers. "To the 100,000 + ‘loverly’ people in the UK thank you for signing and supporting the petition."
Is there anything that man can't achieve?!
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Gives An Impromptu Show
The rock singer blew fans minds in Moscow when he joined a Russian busker Alexander Anisimov for a rendition of his most famous ballad: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing".
The 67-year-old was greeted by cheers from the audience as he sand along with the street performer:
"I didn't recognise him at all," said Anisimov. "But when he started to sing louder and more confidently, it dawned on me who it was. I was stunned."
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Monday 7 September:
The Minogue Sisters Are Back In Town!
They're pop's most successful sibling duo and now it seems that Kylie Minogue and her little sis Dannii are reuniting for a rather special project.
The girls, who haven't collaborated together since 2008, have reportedly been spotted nipping in and out of the studio for secret recording sessions.
Kylie, 47, and Dannii, 43, are said to be working on a disco-themed Xmas album, including covers of Wham!.
Guess we'll be rocking around the Christmas tree with these two this year then… that calls for a glass of mulled wine!
Read more: Kylie's Career Highlights
'Stonehenge' 2 Uncovered
It's one of the most famous and mysterious locations in the whole of Great Britain… but now it seems that the magical Stonehenge might in fact have a twin.
A second gathering of unusually large rock slabs has been found just a mile from the ancient stone circle site.
No fewer than 90 of these giant 15ft stones have been discovered by archaeologists, who used radar machines to locate the 4,500 year old site.
Blimey… that puts things into perspective doesn't it!
Social Media Dictionary Launched For Parents
Ever feel a little lost when trying to hold a conversation with today's tech savvy 21st century youngsters? Struggle to remember the difference between your LOLs (that's laugh out loud to you and me) and your BTWs (by the way)?
Well we have some great news… it's all going to be OKAY!
A brand new tool (by the Department of Education no less), claims to decode popular chat acronyms and translate them into normal language.
So next time your teenager OMGs?! (oh my goodness) you in a message, you can POS (parents over shoulder) them right back. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing?
New £20 Note Will Be Made Of Plastic
It seems that the phrase 'flashing the plastic' won't just apply to getting out the credit card in future.
The Bank of England have revealed that the next £20 banknote will be printed on plastic to ensure they last longer.
The new note will be more durable… meaning you're money will literally go further.
Read more: Win With Heart's Money In The Music
Children Still Love Real Books
It might appear that all the little 'uns care about these days is playing with the latest gadget… but this is not in fact the case.
Sales of children's books increased by 9% last year, compared to the rest of the print industry which suffered a 1.3% decline in sales of physical books.
With the introduction of gizmos like the 'Kindle' more and more adults have turned to e-books. However, this change has not affected children's book sales as kids continue to see the value in holding an actual book in their hands and turning its pages.
Read more: 10 Books That Shaped Our Childhoods
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A US judge has denied a plea from Roman Polanski's victim to end the four-decade-old case against the fugitive director.
Taylor Swift, one of social media's most popular celebrities, appears to have wiped years of posts from her accounts.
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Sir Bruce Forsyth was as famous for his game show catchphrases as he was for his years as a performer and entertainer.
Strictly Come Dancing presenters Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly have paid tribute to "gentleman and true legend" Sir Bruce Forsyth.
Veteran TV entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his family has said.
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has revealed she is pregnant with their fourth child.
Viewers of the last night's show were left gripped by the young boy who expressed his concerns about coming out.
An actor who recently appeared in the cult TV show Twin Peaks has been accused of trying to murder his girlfriend with a bat.
Emma Bunton had a tattoo tribute to her fiancé inked on her finger while on a night out.
They really are true besties!
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Something tells us the news will go down a storm with the ladies, as a JLS member is slated to front the iconic British series.
A Star Wars spinoff focusing on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi is reportedly in the works at Lucasfilm.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has arisen to witness a phenomenon up close - while also catching a glimpse of a solar eclipse.
Elisabeth Moss has defended Scientology, saying it is not "at all" like the fundamentalist regime in her new show.
HBO is investigating a breach in their cyber security, after hackers took control of its social media accounts.
They did not see that coming!
Oscar-winner Emma Stone has been named by Forbes as the highest-paid actress of the year.
Fans of the popular show had to double take when they thought they saw the 'Silver Lining's Playbook' actor appear on the daytime show.
Production on the latest Mission Impossible film has been halted after Tom Cruise fell and broke his ankle during a misjudged stunt.
The BBC has accused Channel 4 of being "cynical" after it was forced to reschedule its new cooking show to avoid a clash with The Great British Bake Off.
Our favourite childhood movie could look a whole lot different when the latest instalment hits the screens.
But it's a headache for the BBC.
The sixth episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was briefly released ahead of schedule in a number of countries.
Forty years after his death, Elvis Presley remains the source of many hopes and myths - but what keeps him alive is his music.
Casey Affleck said he doesn't think his brother Ben will return for another Batman film after Justice League.
But there's a sting in the tale.