This week started of a with a mud-bath at the Isle Of Wight Festival, but, despite it being plagued by downpours and traffic disasters, in amongst all the chaos were three stellar performances from a trio of US rock legends.
Friday night saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform a two-hour set, from the epic Learning To Fly, to the catchy and heartfelt I Won't Back Down. Saturday saw Seattle grunge rockers Pearl Jam delve into their back catalogue, covered the Beatles' Rain, in tribute to the weather, and frontman Eddie Vedder made a heartfelt tribute to The Clash frontman Joe Strummer. And on Sunday the sun came ahead of a fantastic closing gig from The Boss and his band.
Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam rocking the Isle Of Wight
Meanwhile, in London Rihanna was tearing up the stage at Hackney Weekender, with a little help from her friend Jay-Z. The biggest pop star in the world treated the crowd to a greatest hits set on Sunday, kindly informing everyone that they "rock". But although the American closed the show, Brits such as Florence + The Machine, Plan B and Jessie J also held their own during the two-day event.
Rihanna performs at the Hackney Weekend
In the world of TV, This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield did well to restrain his wrath on Tuesday, when he was forced to say sorry over an on-air blunder.
The host had to apologise to viewers for a segment in the show covering porn star lovers, which turned out to be a load of rubbish.
Phillip Schofield apologises to viewers, with Holly Willoughby at his side
After four years in the waiting, all five Spice Girls reunited to launch their Viva Forever musical. Mel B, Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham came together for the launch of the West End production at London's Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras - which was the setting for their first video, Wannabe.
The Spice Girls today found their way back to the staircase where they filmed their original Wannabe video
And finally, this week ended on a sad note with the news that beloved screenwriter Nora Ephron had died at the age of 71.
The wonderful Nora Ephron
Ephron brought to life award-winning films including Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and, most recently Julie & Julia. She belonged to America's top tier of filmmakers, but her talents extended far beyond Hollywood. Ephron was also an accomplished essayist, novelist and reporter, without forgetting her role of Editor-at-Large of The Huffington Post. Here are 10 things we should thank Nora Ephron for.
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