Adam Sherwin

Adam Sherwin is a News reporter who specialises in entertainment, broadcasting, music and popular culture stories.

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The Oldie's agony aunt offers to mediate with publisher in bid to get Richard Ingrams reinstated as editor

The Oldie magazine’s agony aunt has offered to stage a mediation between Richard Ingrams and the magazine’s publisher in a bid to get the editor, who resigned last week, reinstated.

Dealers behind controversial 'buy a Banksy' exhibition announce plans for first 'street art' museum

The art dealers who tried to stage a controversial auction of Banksy’s murals have announced plans to establish a museum devoted to street art inside a disused London Underground station.

An artist’s impression of the Mars One colony on the Red Planet where 20 people are expected to live. About 200,000 people applied for the planned one-way trip to Mars in 2025

Big Brother creators to turn the first Mars colony into global reality TV event

The amateur astronauts competing for a one-way ticket to Mars must demonstrate the supreme physical and psychological skills which will enable them to survive in one of the universe’s most inhospitable landscapes.

Top Royal Ballet dancers boycott Russia tour over Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay stance

Two senior dancers with the Royal Ballet are to boycott the company’s first visit to Russia for more than a decade in protest at President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay legislation.

Gary Barlow performing on his current UK tour

FA drops Gary Barlow's official England 2014 World Cup song from starting line-up

When the FA announced that Gary Barlow was to record the official England 2014 World Cup song, the football body hailed the star for gathering an “incredible line-up” of “pop’s finest stars”.

Riffs of Noel Gallagher’s “AKA…What A Life” provided the soundtrack to a Vauxhall Motors advertising campaign backing the England football team

Cheques and plugs and rock’n’roll: how ‘sync’ is changing pop

When the Human League recorded their 80s smash Don’t You Want Me, they could not have imagined that 30 years on their song would be squawked by a team of performing chickens advertising Foster Farms’ “amazing nuggets”.

Life after Splash! Get ready to Tumble as BBC launches celebrity gymnastics series

After Splash!, get ready to Tumble. A celebrity gymnastics challenge, judged by former Olympic champion Nadia Comaneci, will be BBC1’s latest attempt at securing a Saturday night entertainment hit.

'A Very British Airline' starts next week

Don't hide dead bodies in the toilet, British Airways cabin crew warned in BBC documentary

It’s a delicate challenge for any cabin crew: how to deal with a passenger who has passed on mid-flight?

Piers Morgan and Joey Barton will appear together on Question Time

Joey Barton and Piers Morgan trade insults in bitter row ahead of Question Time debate

The Mirror editor and the QPR midfielder, who have previously clashed on Twitter, will join a panel on Question Time this week

One Direction enjoyed success at last month's Brit Awards

One Direction's credibility will hit new highs after 'dope' scandal, brand experts predict

Footage of band members smoking joint could be the making of a new, mature One Direction, according to PR experts

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution