Bolton-born Lady Showbiz, aka Karen Walters, casts an eye over this week's celebrity news. An entrepreneur, she has worked in entertainment for more than 12 years and is also a presenter on Bolton FM, as well as patron to Bolton Hospice and on the board of Boot Out Breast Cancer​

WHOOP! The festival season has commenced and Coachella, the California festival did not disappoint.

While Hollywood couple, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, showed up in embarrassing 'naff' outfits, former Loose Woman Denise Welch will probably have embarrassed her son Matt Healey, as she grabbed a snap with Jared Leto, while watching her son perform with The 1975.

Super cool Sylvester Stallone was seen hanging with Guns N Roses bassist Duff McKagan - and on the day Rhianna gave her performance, her ex Chris Brown admitted in a new documentary 'Welcome To My Life' that he considered killing himself after attacking her in 2009.

So very sad to hear that the big 'C' that is cancer struck again and with our very own Phil Sayer, at the age of 62.

Not least because it is another great talent gone too soon - he will no doubt be remembered as the voiceover artist whose smooth tones advised millions of passengers to 'Mind the gap between the train and platform'.

To me he will be remembered as an old friend who, when he was on Piccadily Radio and BBC News, would be happy to drive me back to Bolton from Cheshire - a witty, fun and generous down to earth guy who would 'pop the kettle on' at his (then) home in Riding Gate.

Cancer can affect any one of us at any time, which is why I believe we need to come together and support charities and why I am pleased to announce that Boot Out Breast Cancer raised more than £100,000 at the weekend, to purchase vital equipment for hospitals in the Lancashire Area - well done to everyone involved!

Thrilled too that the Zak Vali Foundation, which saw the launch on Friday, has already helped a family with funeral costs - sadly the girl, who was a cancer patient on Ward 84, passed away on Friday.

Sitting here in the Spanish sunshine, sipping a cocktail (it would be rude not to) I have been left astounded.

While in search of the 'perfect property', in what I am told is the best time to buy, it would seem agents and companies are ruthless in their quest for commission and with no thought for the client.

It may be the best time to buy, however take care when choosing companies - and their agents!