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'Homeland' stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis

Homeland hit by security breach as 100,000 people illegally download series three premiere

The first episode of the forthcoming episode of Homeland has been leaked online a month before its official US premiere.

The sharp End: Hugh Jackman bears his claws and loses the plot in The Wolverine

The Wolverine: Hugh Jackman claws his way to the top of the box office

The Wolverine slashed monsters and minions to smithereens to debut atop the American weekend box office.

Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine

Film review: The Wolverine - Hugh Jackman's turn as Marvel's hairiest hero is deeply boring

 (12A) James Mangold, 126mins Starring: Hugh  Jackman, Rila  Fukushima

Ryan Ackroyd admitted using the persona of a 16-year-old girl to hack Sony and 20th Century Fox

Lulzsec members admit cyber attacks on CIA and Serious Organised Crime Agency

Jake Davis and Mustafa Al-Bassam also pleaded guilty to blocking access to Sony, News International and the Westboro Baptist Church

Bruce Willis (left) as John McClane in the five-film Die Hard series

Welcome to the party, Pal: 'Die Hard' and Bruce Willis's John McClane make it to 25, just about intact

It's 25 years since Die Hard was released. Yippee-ki-yay to that, says Tim Walker

Screen Talk: Cary's ready to rock and roll

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A woman of contradictions: Han Suyin

Han Suyin: Author whose best-selling 'Many-Splendoured Thing' became a Hollywood hit

Han Suyin came to the notice of the Western world with her bestseller love story published in 1952, A Many-Splendoured Thing. The novel, an account of her affair in Hong Kong with the journalist Ian Morrison, was made into a film, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, starring Jennifer Jones and William Holden, in 1955, which won two Academy awards.

The winning contribution could be aired at the beginning of next season's finale in May 2013

Television: Take over the most famous sofa in the US

Simpsons fans can now submit 'couch gags' for the show's opening credits. It's the best seat in the house

News Corp shares rise on stock buyback

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation last night doubled the size of a stock buyback programme that has been mollifying its shareholders while scandals have raged around the company.

Spine-tingler: Knox, left, with Lon Chaney Jr in the 1942 cult classic 'The Mummy's Tomb'

Elyse Knox: Actress who became queen of 1940s B-movies

Elyse Knox was one of the most popular and prolific leading ladies of 1940s B-movies, the heroine of such diverse fare as the spine-tingler The Mummy's Tomb; the slapstick comedy Hit the Ice, and the film noir I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes. A beautiful blonde, she usually epitomised all-American wholesomeness, as in Sheriff of Tombstone, co-starring the singing cowboy Roy Rogers. But she also could be seductively sultry, as demonstrated by her voluptuous harem girl in Arabian Nights (1942). A fashion designer and Vogue model before entering films, she was a popular pin-up during the Second World War.

Was girl in 'stag' film the young Monroe?

The protectors of Marilyn Monroe's image say a collector who wants $500,000 for a short 1940s stag film is committing fraud and violating the actress's intellectual property rights by claiming it shows her having sex when she was under age.

Screen Talk: Royal flush

Fox Searchlight has marked a comedy spec script from Easy A writer Bert Royal with a gold star.

DVD: Never Let Me Go, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

This is an evocative, lyrical adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel, with a subtly sinister atmosphere, and sensitive performances from Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley.

DVD: 127 Hours, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Danny (Slumdog Millionaire) Boyle directs the true story of Aron Ralston (James Franco) – a peppy climber who was pinned to the bottom of a canyon by a boulder – with all of his usual hyperactive verve. And that's the problem.

DVD: Conviction, For retail & rental (20th Century Fox)

Hilary Swank stars in this true-life drama as Betty Anne Waters, a high-school dropout and a mother of two who decides to qualify as a lawyer, just so that she can overturn her brother's murder conviction.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there