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Spring Awakening

The rock musical that has drawn stars including Bono and Bruce Springsteen to the stalls is taking its success into the West End later this month.

Rebecca Hall

Mesmerising in the Channel 4 drama, Red Riding, magnetic in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona, we can't wait to see her on stage in The Winter's Tale and The Cherry Orchard at the Old Vic in May.


Our favourite shouty food judges have been upgraded to BBC1 for the next series.

...and what's not


Their talented drummer Andy Burrows who co-wrote No 1 single "America" has upped sticks.


We will be online elsewhere, now the website has removed all official music videos.

Neil Young's new song

We love Young, but lyrics like "Got a pot belly/ It's not too big/ Gets in my way/ When I'm driving my rig"? No wonder his fans have been begging him not to release Fork in the Road after he put the embarrassing title track up on his site.