The Barometer: Glastonbury; Antony & The Johnsons; Rowan Atkinson; Russell Brand
Friday 23 January 2009
Tickets for the world's most famous festival are selling like hot cakes; 90 per cent of the 137,500 tickets are sold already, and they haven't even announced the headliners yet.
Antony & The Johnsons
Antony Hegarty and co return with The Crying Light, their first album since the I Am a Bird Now won the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. So worth the wait.
Milk, Valkyrie, Rachel Getting Married and Frost/Nixon all hit the UK screens today.
... and what's not
The Theatre Royal posted a stage-door notice claiming its star will give priority to autograph hunters who've bought Oliver! merchandise. Fagin would be proud.
Star Wars: A Musical Journey
John Williams's score is terrific, but will Force fans enjoy film clips backed by the Royal Philharmonic in this O2 spectacular?
Didn't take the swaggering comedian long to take his Andrew Sachs prank onstage.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food