HOLLYWOOD actor Russell Crowe spent a night at Kilhey Court Hotel in Standish to talk to Warriors coach Michael Maguire who was moving to Crowe’s south Sydney team.
AND Kym Marsh made a fleeting appearance in Wigan to sign copies of her autobiography at Waterstones.
WIGAN actress Lucy Gaskell left BBC drama Casualty to have her first child.
RICKY Whittle landed a role in a Hollywood film - Austenland, which also stars Jayne Seymore.
SOAP couple Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh joined forces to take part in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for charity.
VERNON kay was revealed as the host of a new Through The Keyhole.
WIGAN resident Sherrie Hewson flew to Spain to film the latest series of Benidorm.
KYM Marsh returned to the set of Coronation Street, with her first scenes seen on screen the first week in November, whilst Sarah Jayne Dunn left Hollyoaks.
FORMER X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s album Letters is released, which was co-written by Starsailor’s James Walsh.
VERNON Kay has been named as the new host of a pilot version of Play Your Cards Right.
HELEN Flanagan announces she will leave Coronation Street to spend time with her boyfriend, former Latics player Scott Sinclair.
THE Ting Tings reveal details of their new album - Sounds From Nowheresville - which will be released in March.
RADIO Four comedian Mark Steel took a tour around Wigan as he performed at The Orwell for his show In Town.
SARAH Jayne Dunn revealed she had a part in a film - Advance to Contact.
VERNON Kay was busy at Christmas as he presented Home For The Holidays on Channel Four and All Star Family Fortunes, on ITV with the cast of Benidorm and TOWIE.
KYM Marsh was among a host of stars to take part in Text Santa, a fundraising campaign to help nine children’s charities.
SACHA Parkinson’s final scenes were shown on Coronation Street as her wedding days goes wrong.