Jess Denham

Jess Denham reports on Arts + Entertainment for The Independent website

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The Downton Abbey cast have made light of the water bottle promo photo gaffe and turned the attention to WaterAid

Downton Abbey cast respond to water bottle gafe with Instagram photo

The stars are using the shot's viral attention to raise money for WaterAid UK

Touching lives: Robin Williams in 2011

Parkinson's drugs to blame for Robin Williams' death claims Rob Schneider: 'One of the side effects is suicide!'

The actor and 'close friend' took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the news

Gene Simmons faced a fierce backlash for comments he made about depression

Gene Simmons apologises for remark telling depression sufferers to kill themselves

The Kiss frontman faced a fierce backlash after commenting on mental health

Adversaries: Benedict Cumberbatch (left) as Sherlock Holmes and Andrew Scott as Jim Moriarty in the ‘Sherlock’ series-two finale ‘The Reichenbach Fall’

Sherlock and Moriarty are 'absolutely obsessed with each other', confirms Andrew Scott

The actor has also spoken about the amusing erotic fan fiction he receives

Justin Timberlake helped Julian Delan celebrate his eighth birthday in California

Justin Timberlake sings 'Happy Birthday' to eight-year-old boy with autism

The pop star led 25,000 fans in celebration of Julian Delan's big day

Quartet Stornoway began life on Oxford's Cowley Road

Stornoway, London Roundhouse, gig review: 'This humble band's strengths lie in stripped down simplicity'

Unplugged sea shanty 'Josephine' reveals Stornoway's rawer talent

Morrissey pictured in 2013

Morrissey not dropped from record label

Harvest Records has told Billboard that the singer remains under contract

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad'

Most popular baby names list: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Marvel prove strong influences

There were 37 baby boys named Thor in 2013 and 72 baby girl Skylars

Downton Abbey could go on for years, producers hint

Downton Abbey series 5: Crawley family 'soap' looks set to continue as producers reveal hopes to be 'back again next year'

Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge are feeling 'more compelled' by the cast

There'll be more of Lady Mary's rivalry with Edith in Downton series five

Downton Abbey series 5: Producers promise 'high drama, laughs and right angle moments'

The new series looks set to be more light-hearted than after Matthew's death

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment