Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

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50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson has been arrested for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend and vandalising her home

50 Cent arrested after girlfriend claims he attacked her and vandalised LA home

Rapper 50 Cent has been charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend, believed to be the mother of his baby, and trashing her Los Angeles home.

Nice and sleazy: Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace

Lovelace trailer - Amanda Seyfried as notorious Deep Throat porn star Linda Lovelace

The first trailer for a biopic of Linda Lovelace, the notorious 1970s porn star who will forever be synonymous with Deep Throat, has been released.

Brooke Vincent pictured with an Aziendale gift bag in front of a description of the bogus company's

ITV threatens legal action over 'defamatory' Channel 4 Dispatches sting on Coronation Street stars

You might expect it of Rosie Webster, but not of her more sensible sister Sophie. The actress who plays one of Coronation Street’s most morally astute young characters is among a number of the soap’s stars who appear to have been caught in a sting by a Channel 4 Dispatches programme.

A lock of Mick Jagger's hair goes on auction at Bonhams in London

Rolling Stones heirloom? Lock of Sir Mick Jagger's hair snipped by ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton fetches £4,000 at auction

A clump of Sir Mick Jagger’s hair has fetched £4,000 at auction, twice its estimated sale price and more than four times the £900 raised for a lock of bandmate Keith Richards’ barnet.

<p>Kate Moss (bronze glitter), 2013</p>
<p>dye-destruction print</p>
<p>image 42 ¾ x 42 ¾ in. (108.6 x 108.6cm.)</p>
<p>sheet 50 x 50in. (127 x 127cm.)</p>
<p>Estimate: £20,000-30,000</p>

Kate Moss celebrated as 'great modern muse' in Christie's contemporary art sale

Portraits of supermodel Kate Moss by major contemporary artists from Sam Taylor-Wood to Chuck Close are to go on sale in an auction celebrating the fashion model’s influence as a “great modern muse”.

Palmed off on kids: Steve Carell voices Gru in 'Despicable Me 2', a sequel with nothing for adults

Despicable Me 2 and the Minions triumph at UK box office

Animated sequel Despicable Me 2 has dominated the UK box office on its debut week taking more than rebooted Superman film Man of Steel made on its first weekend.

Lead singer Marcus Mumford performs during a concert by Mumford & Sons at Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury 2013 exposure sends Mumford & Sons heading for number one in the UK album charts

The Rolling Stones might have been who everybody talked about, but Glastonbury’s final headliners seem to have benefitted most from their exposure on the Pyramid stage this weekend as Mumford & Sons are heading for number one – despite not having released a new record.

Mick Jagger performing at Glastonbury

Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury's 43 year history, says Michael Eavis

The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury’s 43-year history according to the festival’s ‘father’ Michael Eavis.

The animator behind the iconic opening credits to 1978 film Grease has died aged 93.

Grease and Lady and the Tramp animator John David Wilson dies aged 93

The animator behind the iconic opening credits to 1978 film Grease has died aged 93.

<p><strong>Batman</strong></p>
<p>Batman was first created by DC Comics in 1939 before being made into a 15-part film series in 1943. A film franchise based on the popular superhero began in 1989 with Tim Burton directing the first two titles <em>Batman</em> and <em>Batman Returns</em>. Christopher Nolan took over directing The Dark Knight series in 2005.</p>
<p>The latest Batman instalment, <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em>, took $1.1 billion in international box office sales. </p>

Christian Bale says his Batman days are over

Dark Knight star Christian Bale is planning to hand over his Batman cape and says he won’t appear in the upcoming DC superhero film Justice League.

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Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam