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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

The Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants

Great British Bake Off, episode 2, TV review: 'Corny puns remain part of endearing appeal'

It's not going to set the comedy world alight but it's a gentle evening watch

Robin Williams stars as inspirational English teacher John Keating in Dead Poets Society

Secret Cinema to show Dead Poets Society in tribute to Robin Williams

Proceeds from the event will go towards mental health charity Mind

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Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
From Mozart to Orson Welles: Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival

In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

Sweep away shiny skin with our pick of the best pressed and loose powder bases
England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone