The Barometer: Steve Coogan; Heavenly Planet Festival; MobileAct Unsigned
Friday 05 December 2008
Steve Coogan complete box set
The perfect Christmas present. Put in your requests for the 14-disc box with all Coogan's comic alter egos.
Heavenly Planet Festival
Hooray for the first all-weather music festival, twinning Reading with Italy's sunny Palermo. Booking now.
Joan as Policewoman
The alt-country star and Rufus Wainwright are a winning combination on her gorgeous new piano-led single "To America".
...and what's not
Another TV talent contest; another nail in the coffin of British indie music.
The panto factor
Gareth Gates (in Joseph), Graham Norton (in drag in La Cage aux Folles) and Justin Lee Collins (in Chicago) all to be catapulted into West End musicals this January? Really.
X Factor one-year-on albums
Clause in contract means last year's second and third couldn't release albums until now. Rhydian, Same Difference, same week. Nooo.
Maisie Williams single-handedly rises to the challengeTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Kim Kardashian on Bruce Jenner's 'story': 'We support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk'
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
The Jump 2015 line-up: Joey Essex, Mike Tindall, Jodie Kidd and co take to the slopes
Game of Thrones: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on
Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' goes viral 35 years later
Martin Scorsese 'in shock and sorrow' after death on set of new film Silence
The secret joke hidden in Silence of the Lambs' most famous line
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia