Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
04 July 2013 04:12 PM
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.
04 July 2013 03:01 PM
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.
04 July 2013 10:16 AM
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.
Rolling Stones heirloom? Lock of Sir Mick Jagger's hair snipped by ex-girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton fetches £4,000 at auction
04 July 2013 09:18 AM
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.
03 July 2013 04:10 PM
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”.
03 July 2013 03:29 PM
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.
03 July 2013 09:48 AM
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.
Satisfaction: The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury's 43 year history, says Michael Eavis
02 July 2013 02:52 PM
The Rolling Stones were the best headliners in Glastonbury’s 43-year history according to the festival’s ‘father’ Michael Eavis.
02 July 2013 11:32 AM
The animator behind the iconic opening credits to 1978 film Grease has died aged 93.
02 July 2013 10:54 AM
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.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
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