Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
Luvvies, actually: Sir Ian McKellen marries X-Men co-star Sir Patrick Stewart (Well, he officiates at the wedding to Sunny Ozell, that is...)
09 September 2013 12:32 PM
Sir Ian McKellen is believed to have married fellow theatrical knight of the realm Sir Patrick Stewart. Sir Ian conducted the ceremony at his friend Sir Patrick’s nuptials to jazz singer Sunny Ozell this weekend, that is.
09 September 2013 10:48 AM
The Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, shows “the good and the bad” aspects to the South African freedom fighter’s character, according to the actor who plays him.
09 September 2013 09:37 AM
Katy Perry has roared her way to the top of the UK Singles charts for the fourth time.
'Squirmingly embarassing, luridly sensational and a creepy weepie' - Diana film starring Naomi Watts savaged by the critics
06 September 2013 10:55 AM
Read a reviews round-up
05 September 2013 03:40 PM
Spoiler alert! This article contains plot spoilers
05 September 2013 12:42 PM
DC Comics may have made history last February when an edition of its Batwoman comic included the first lesbian wedding proposal in the genre. But now the writers behind the female Caped Crusader’s adventures have acrimoniously left DC claiming the female superhero’s marriage was “prohibited” by the publisher.
02 September 2013 11:37 AM
Lady Mary goes from abject despair to tiara-wearing flirtation in 55 seconds
02 September 2013 10:11 AM
The X Factor received a considerable ratings boost this weekend when more than 9 million people tuned in to watch the show's return in what has been branded the “Sharon Osbourne effect".
29 August 2013 10:47 AM
After her very public meltdown on Celebrity Big Brother one might have thought Vanessa Feltz would have sworn off reality television shows. But the broadcaster and DJ has been unveiled as the first contestant on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing competition.
'It takes two to Tango, but not necessarily of the opposite sex': World Championship of Tango welcomes same-sex couples for first time
29 August 2013 10:04 AM
Same-sex couples competed in the World Championship of Tango for the first time this year, with three male pairs and one female couple taking to the floor.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
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- 2 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
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- 4 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
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