Percy Jackson author promises change to TV show after film regret

The early 2000s were filled with epic teen franchises and riding that wave came beloved book series Percy Jackson but it’s movie form failed to make a splash. While The Lightning Thief may have cemented star Logan Lerman as everyone’s favourite white boy of the month, those who had read the original Olympians book series were less than impressed. Despite introducing his books to a wider and eager audience, author Rick Riordan has never watched the original adaptation and told Metro.co.uk how i

I'm Gen Z and I watched Home Alone for the first time. I hated it

I adore Christmas movies, every year I eagerly watch the classics like The Holiday and The Muppets Christmas Carol as well as new releases. Watching Love Actually is a Christmas Eve tradition as I open my new pyjamas and hide our little cardboard Grinch somewhere in the tree. I am far from a Scrooge when it comes to the festivities. Every year, festive movie rankings declare Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone is at the top of Brits’ must-watch list but until this year, I had managed to dodge it comp

Zack Snyder reveals the one film that is his biggest regret

Recently released from his duties as king of the DC Cinematic Universe, Zack Snyder isn’t slowing down as his new sci-fi epic Rebel Moon Part One hits Netflix. From his fans clamouring for the four-hour Snyder Cut of Justice League to the upcoming multi-part Rebel Moon series, Zack has long established himself as a titan in the industry. The 57-year-old director has an unmistakable style which has shaped blockbuster superhero movies over the past decade but also left him a somewhat polarising

'I'm in The Holiday but even my own daughter doesn't recognise me'

Miffy Englefield might not be a name you recognise – but fans of The Holiday will almost certainly remember her cherubic face as Sophie in the Christmas classic. Starring Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black, the film is a holiday favourite with Miffy taking on the role of Jude’s older and outspoken daughter. Almost two decades on, the now 24-year-old actress looks very different to her days of asking for Mr Napkin Head – so much so her own daughter doesn’t recognise her. That

Strictly's Joe Sugg landed girlfriend Dianne Buswell in 'trouble'

Dianne Buswell has been a fan favourite on Strictly Come Dancing with Bobby Brazier but she got into a little ‘trouble’ thanks to her boyfriend, Joe Sugg. This year has seen Bobby, 20, and Dianne, 34, storm through the weeks and secure a spot on the coveted Blackpool stage with the Glitterball trophy firmly in their sights. Joe, who was runner-up in 2018 with Dianne, has been happily cheering them on albeit with caution – let’s not forget he is also the definitely impartial co-host of the show

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Film ‘unlike anything we've seen' but fans want more

The Eras Tour film is finally in cinemas with Taylor Swift’s fans flocking to see the three hour long masterpiece – but Swifties aren’t easy to please. Concert films rarely get this much attention but Taylor’s fans wouldn’t let their idol down with booked out screenings and over 600 pre-sale tickets sold at Westfield London’s Vue. The excitement is palpable as fans arrive, buying limited edition popcorn buckets and cups, dressed in their favourite Taylor merchandise. ‘There’s a lot of hype ar

'Drunk' Jason Momoa 'wanted Amber Heard fired from Aquaman 2'

The Aquaman 2 set was reportedly an uncomfortable work environment for Amber Heard as her co-star Jason Momoa allegedly arrived drunk while dressed as Johnny Depp. Fans weren’t sure if Heard, 37, would return to the DC franchise after a highly-publicised defamation battle with her ex-husband threatened to impact both parties’ careers. The case saw a jury asked to determine if Heard had defamed Depp, 60, in a Washington Post op-ed written in 2018, in which she discussed experiencing domestic ab

Marvel ruthlessly scraps huge plans for highly anticipated reboot

Superhero behemoth Marvel has secretly given a popular character a major shakeup, even though the series had already started shooting. The Marvel Cinematic Universe branched out into television with high hopes for heroes like Loki, Scarlet Witch, and Moon Knight. However, fans will know this wasn’t the first time it’s heroes had joined the multiverse – with many begging the studio to integrate its Netflix shows. These cries proved successful and Daredevil was the first to be rebooted into the

'An ice cream mix-up on Lorraine cost me my music career - until now'

There are few people who can say a mistake over banana ice cream on Lorraine could end their career – but that’s exactly what Alexis Strum says happened to her. The now 46-year-old was enjoying a blossoming career in the early noughties when her promotion for a new song went horribly wrong. She had a spot on the popular TV show hosted by Lorraine Kelly, to promote upcoming single Addicted but in a blur her segment was axed, nobody would return her calls, and her label left her in the dust. It

Expert explains why we're all so obsessed with Taylor Swift's relationships

Taylor Swift and her ‘new boyfriend’ Travis Kelce have been an instant hit with fans but the NFL Player needs to tread carefully around Swifties. On his podcast with his brother Jason, the Kansas City Chiefs tight-end shared how it was beyond his wildest dreams that Eras Tour mastermind, Taylor, had come to see him play. The 33-year-old is no ordinary guest though as clips of her at the game quickly went viral with Swifties ecstatic at the possible relationship. While Taylor and her new man w

'Bill Turnbull sent three haunting words - I realised he had cancer'

Cancer is a scary time for both patients and their loved ones, which Nick Robinson knows all too well having been diagnosed in 2015. The broadcaster had a neuroendocrine tumour on his lungs, with his throat and vocal chords damaged during the treatment leaving him unable to speak for a time. Nick is thankfully in remission but some colleagues and friends have not been so ‘lucky’ as Nick puts it, with fellow broadcasters George Alagiah and Bill Turnbull both dying recently. Speaking to Metro.c

Adrian Chiles stunned as he appears on barber shop window advertising nose wax

A strange snap of Adrian Chiles has been popping up in barber shops across the UK, showing the presenter getting his nose waxed. Back in March, the presenter’s likeness was used by an OnlyFans creator impersonating him for money and now he’s being used to advertise nose and ear waxing. Adrian’s face appeared in a window in east Bristol, according to a viral tweet, amid other pictures advertising their various hair-cutting services. The barbers were probably hoping to drum up some business usi

'Ed Sheeran taught me how to survive as a young singer'

Despite being a global superstar, Ed Sheeran is still a down to earth guy, as rising pop star Dylan can attest to. The musical phenomenon behind hits like No Romeo and You’re Not Harry Styles has been named as an opening act for Ed’s Las Vegas shows. Dylan is gearing up for her own tour Rebel Child – named after her brand new single – and couldn’t speak more highly of her fellow Brit. The duo have worked together before with Dylan, real name Natasha Woods, supporting the Lego house singer on

John Wick TV show The Continental has it all - guns, grief, and Mel Gibson

The unexpected prequel from the John Wick universe is set to arrive on Amazon Prime, hoping to impress fans with its 70s mafia vibes and familiar setting – The Continental. The titular and ominous hotel exists as a safe haven for assassins with no messy business allowed on the premises, all owned by the mysterious Winston Scott. John Wick’s original films give very little information on Winston’s rise to power and how he came to own such a hotel but this limited series sets out to fill in thos

Mel Gibson defended by John Wick director after TV show casting backlash

Fans of John Wick are excited to see how the universe expands without Keanu Reeves starring as the leading man in The Continental: From the World of John Wick. The prequel miniseries focuses on the rise of Winston Scott, played by Colin Woodell, as he takes on the famed hotel for assassins – owned by Mel Gibson’s Cormac. When the trailer dropped, fans were excited to see Merlin alum Katie McGrath as the Adjudicator and other younger versions of favourite characters. However, casting Gibson as

Girl in Red reveals the biggest life lessons Taylor Swift taught her

There’s no doubt that Taylor Swift rules the music industry at the moment and her Eras Tour opening act Girl in Red shared the reality of working with such an icon. Girl in Red, real name Marie Ulven Ringheim, previously named Taylor as one of her biggest musical influences and opened for several shows during the US leg of the Eras Tour. Marie, a relatively new artist from Norway, was shocked when the Ronan singer revealed her love for her debut album If I Could Make It Go Quiet. The 24-year-

Griff 'frustrated' by 'social' pressure from TikTok chasing record labels

At just 22 years old, Griff has firmly cemented herself as a vocal powerhouse and a must-have on any playlist but life as a new artist is rarely easy. She’s toured with massive stars like Dua Lipa and Coldplay since her debut record Mirror Talk was released in 2019, followed by her first mixtape two years later. Griff, real name Sarah Griffiths, has undeniable stage presence and thrilled crowds as she performed at London’s All Points East festival. While she might look comfortable belting out

Taylor Swift's expected setlist for the UK includes Long Live

Brave Swifties who won the great war, we have less than a year to prepare for the international leg of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. Tickets have been hard to come by, with platforms AXS and Ticketmaster crashing and bots reselling online for extortionate prices but the lucky ones are keen to see the set list. While you buy your cowboy boots, bedazzle your bodysuits and make the friendship bracelets, how can you possibly whittle down which of Taylor’s songs to listen to? There’s no way of knowing

Dolly Parton jokes she'd rather 'drop dead on stage' than retire

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 11 Grammy wins, philanthropist, activist, and godmother to Miley Cyrus – is there nothing Dolly Parton hasn’t done? Instantly recognisable both vocally and visually, the blonde bombshell is known for her cheeky sense of humour and upbeat attitude which has made her a star with staying power. At 77, the country icon has announced her first-ever rock album, aptly titled Rockstar, and has no plans to slow down any time soon. Although Dolly has said she is not

Doctor Who unveils pink Barbie Tardis in London

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the unbelievable marketing from the team at Barbie, whoever thought of a hot pink Tardis is our hero. The iconic blue police box that serves as The Doctor’s ‘time and relative dimension in space’ machine has appeared in London but with a little twist. A Barbie-fied Tardis appeared next to Tower Bridge in the city on Tuesday, July 11, having undergone a hot pink paint job, with a small section of that familiar blue uncovered. Doctor Who’s official Twitter acco
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