Matilda Battersby is Online Arts Editor for www.independent.co.uk. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.
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
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters