Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
29 August 2013 08:45 AM
Academy Award-winning actors Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are "taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage", a statement released by her publicist said.
28 August 2013 12:28 PM
Steven Berkoff, a luminary of the British film and theatre scene, best known for playing Bond villain General Orlov in Octopussy, has been fined £400 after knocking a woman over in his car.
28 August 2013 11:43 AM
Twerking, the raunchy bum wiggling dance performed by Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards, is among a slew of new terms included in an update of the Oxford Dictionary Online.
28 August 2013 10:12 AM
Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends are set to enter the record books with the oldest boyband member to perform on a top-20 album.
27 August 2013 03:27 PM
Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks broke the rules when it broadcast a “violent and shocking” scene where a main character was killed by a speeding train, the media watchdog has found.
27 August 2013 12:14 PM
DC Comics is also reportedly planning to bring Matt Damon into the Justice League
27 August 2013 08:45 AM
With his cut-glass English charm and endearingly chaotic manner (not to mention the floppy hair) Hugh Grant has proven himself every bit the leading man. But the actor was actually the 72nd person to be auditioned for Four Weddings and a Funeral, and the was the first to make it seem funny, Richard Curtis has revealed.
23 August 2013 07:00 PM
The Isle of Wight-based festival started in 2003 with 4,000 party-goers. Now it attracts 50,000. Matilda Battersby meets its founder
23 August 2013 02:06 PM
A man found living in the pool house of Jennifer Lopez’s mansion in the Hamptons, New York has been charged with stalking.
23 August 2013 01:45 PM
The multiple-award winning director and actor will play Bruce Wayne opposite Henry Cavill's Clark Kent
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