Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
23 August 2013 11:11 AM
Rihanna’s sexy dance moves and skimpy outfits might shock your granny. But the singer and actress has nothing on legendary Jazz Age icon Josephine Baker whom RiRi looks set to play in a film biopic.
'As a gay man, I must decline' - Prison Break actor Wentworth Miller refuses invitation to Russia over their anti-gay laws
22 August 2013 01:48 PM
Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has published a strongly worded letter declining an invitation to attend a Russian film festival in light of the country’s new anti-gay laws.
21 August 2013 04:58 PM
Our appetite for The Great British Bake Off is bigger than ever, it seems, after last night's series was watched by almost double the audience which greeted the previous series launch.
Will Hollywood ever have a gay action hero? Report highlights lack of LGBT diversity among 'Big Six' film studios
21 August 2013 12:56 PM
GLAAD records not a single transgender character in films made in 2012 and just 31 identifiably gay or bisexual characters overall
21 August 2013 11:35 AM
French actress Marion Cotillard has played her fair share of hard-headed women. From her Academy Award-winning turn as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose to Miranda in The Dark Knight Rises, the slight, beautiful actress has skilfully subverted feminine stereotypes onscreen. But now she is set to take on one of Shakespeare’s most complex female characters: Lady Macbeth.
20 August 2013 02:57 PM
What is believed to be the earliest known portrait of a pet guinea pig has been uncovered by the National Portrait Gallery.
20 August 2013 02:18 PM
Last month Sir Kenneth Branagh added fuel to the curse rumours around Shakespeare’s Macbeth when he reportedly injured another actor during an onstage fight. But Sir Kenneth remains seemingly undeterred by the darkness of the “Scottish play” and is set to make his New York stage debut as the power-hungry Thane next summer.
20 August 2013 12:16 PM
“Born This Way” singer Lady Gaga has urged her fans, known as “little monsters”, to stop sending threats, using hateful language and provoking others on the internet.
Child star Lee Thompson Young found dead: Disney and Smallville actor 'tragically took his own life'
20 August 2013 09:03 AM
Former Disney star Lee Thompson Young has died aged 29 after apparently committing suicide.
20 August 2013 08:26 AM
Audiences have long marvelled at the apparently off-the-cuff erudition of panelists on BBC Two quiz show QI.
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'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 4 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned PR disaster