Behind the beaming smile, the funky shades and the crazy dance is a man who has a drink problem.
J.K. Rowling says her crime-writing alter ego Robert Galbraith had respectable sales and two TV adaptation offers before he was exposed as a pseudonym for the Harry Potter novelist, and she wishes she could have kept her identity secret a little longer.
A real-life mystery over who blew the cover on JK Rowling writing a detective novel under a pseudonym was uncovered on Thursday when the culprit was revealed to be – her law firm, which apologised unreservedly for the leak. Rowling, whose Harry Potter series made her Britain’s best-selling author, posed as a retired military policeman called Robert Galbraith to write The Cuckoo’s Calling that was released in April to strong reviews but minimal sales.
JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under a false name. The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the Harry Potter author had published The Cuckoo’s Calling in April using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith
Australian soap Home and Away will be screened on TV2 at 5.30pm from August 19.
Nigella Lawson is holed up in her apartment in tears after learning from a newspaper that her husband, Charles Saatchi, was divorcing her. The Sun reports that the TV chef had no idea Saatchi had filed for a divorce until he issued a statement to the Mail on Sunday announcing it
Tragedy has struck Pierce Brosnan for a second time.
The funnyman actor billed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” wants to add his vocal chords to Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. Michael Winslow – famous for his role as Sergeant Larvelle ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the Police Academy movie series – is bringing his standup comedy routine to New Zealand from August 6-17
BBC presenter Jo Whiley will be the face of UKTV’s six-hour simulcast highlights package of the famed Glastonbury Music Festival next Monday morning. She talks to James Croot about what viewers can expect, and her own colourful history with the event.