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Michael J Fox returns to full-time television

NBC is making it official: Michael J. Fox is coming back to series TV more than a decade after he left to concentrate on fighting Parkinson's disease.

Court rules Desperate Housewives' star not wrongfully sacked

Nicollette Sheridan was not wrongfully sacked from TV's Desperate Housewives, a US appeals court has ruled.

Consortium set to make Bradford Bulls offer

A consortium of Asian businessmen will submit a bid to buy Bradford Bulls tomorrow, according to the club's administrator Brendan Guilfoyle.

Rielle Hunter on 'Good Morning America'

Rielle Hunter tells of John Edwards split decision

Rielle Hunter, whose affair with the former US Senator John Edwards wrecked his presidential ambitions, said yesterday that they were no longer in a relationship.

John Leguizamo (right) in the role of Del made famous by Sir David Jason (left).

Observations: Del Boy and Rodders, US style. Pukka fare or a pair of plonkers?

ABC has greenlit the new US remake of the BBC's Only Fools and Horses, which stars John Leguizamo, known for his role as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, in the role of Del made famous by Sir David Jason.

George Zimmerman: The neighbourhood watch volunteer claimed to have been beaten up by Trayvon Martin, 17

Police video casts doubt on Trayvon killer's defence

The neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman's claim that he was viciously assaulted by Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager he shot in Florida five weeks ago, was cast into doubt yesterday as a film of Mr Zimmerman being taken to a police station showed no signs of blood or injury.

Actress Nicollette Sheridan arrives at the court with her legal team

Judge declares mistrial in 'Desperate Housewives' case

Like a good daytime soap opera, the so-called "Desperate Housewives" trial has ended with a surprising plot twist. The actress Nicollette Sheridan, who is suing for wrongful dismissal over the death of her character Edie Britt on the popular TV show, learned last night that the jury was unable to reach a verdict. As a result, the judge declared a mistrial.

BBC boss may step down after London Olympics

BBC director general Mark Thompson is to step down from his post after the Olympics this year, it was reported last night.

Posh pundits making a Royal Mint out of Wills and Kate

Global interest in next Friday's marriage has meant a bumper payday for well-connected Windsor-watchers

Don Meredith: Tough American footballer who became a much-loved commentator

When he felt a Monday Night Football game was decided, Don Meredith would sing "turn out the lights, the party's over". For Meredith it sometimes seemed the party was never over. He enjoyed two glamorous careers, first as a star quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and then as an announcer-cum-actor, and quit each when he stopped enjoying them.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette announce split

Friends star Courteney Cox and her husband David Arquette announced a "trial separation" today.

Zuckerberg: Facebook IPO "when it makes sense"

Facebook will sell stock in a IPO when the time is right, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an ABC TV interview, addressing persistent speculation about its stock market debut.

No intelligence on Bin Laden, US says

The US has not had good intelligence on Osama bin Laden's whereabouts for years, and al-Qa'ida is finding smarter ways to try to attack America, the CIA director said yesterday.

Josh Lewsey's Everest diary: Monty Python and SPAM

England rugby star Josh Lewsey is undertaking the ultimate challenge in attempting to summit Mount Everest in aid of Help for Heroes. He'll be writing an exclusive diary during the expedition which you can keep up to date with here at The Independent.

Beckham targets November comeback

David Beckham does not expect to return to competitive action until November, he told US television yesterday.

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