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 freelance radio presenter

Sadly another legend has left us shocked, bewildered and questioning our own mortality.

At the young age of 52, actress and writer Caroline Aherne died at the weekend after a long, brave battle with cancer.

The Bafta award-winning writer and comedy actor died at her home in Timperley, Greater Manchester.

Best known for her work in The Royle Family - my favourite of Caroline’s work, particularly as it reminds me of the fun times I’ve had mimicking Denise’s character with my mum.

The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show equally brilliant – Aherne changed the format of TV comedy paving the way for the likes of The Office.

She was a true comedy genius and a lovely human being who will be greatly missed.

WOW! Absolutely Fabulous the movie is celebraitng the biggest UK film opening since Spectre, taking £4 million in its debut weekend.

It’s been nearly 25 years since Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) first launched, ok staggered, onto our television screens and now they have finally made their big-screen debut. 

The booze-storming performances from Saunders and Lumley give us a sozzled succession of fun.

Lumley, as always giving a ‘fabulastic’ Patsy, she has so perfected that deathly leer of a smile and Saunders equally entertaining.

With over 60 celebrities appearing in the film - including Kate Moss, Jerry Hall and Tinie Tempah - it really is vintage comedy at it’s best, even if it does lack a cameo from Lady Showbiz....

Elswhere Scott McGlynn has been sharing his experiences of homosexual adolescence in South Wales and the hideous treatment he received, in a bid to encourage and support others going through similar torment.

Scott, 28, has written a book called ‘Out’. The very honest book chronicles his struggles against homophobia and coming to terms with his identity through self-acceptance – from happy child to troubled teen before coming to terms with his lifetyle thanks to his loving family and supportive friends.

The celebrity interviewer and blogger has been recognised as an inspiration for isolated LGBT teens by securing a place in the Guardian's top 100 LGBT influencers alongside Sir Ian McKellen.