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.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Friends 20th anniversary: Alison Jackson photographs reunited cast
- 3 Friends 20th anniversary: The highs and lows of the cast's careers since 2004
- 4 The response to my Pizza Express review has been overwhelming, and taught me a lot about journalism
- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster