News Suchitra Sen retired at the height of her career and became known as ‘the Indian Garbo’

Suchitra Sen was a legendary Indian actress known for her memorable roles in both Bengali-language and Hindi Bollywood films.

Paula Lane in her role as Kylie Platt wearing the earrings mentioned in the tweets

Coronation Street tweets show stars used soap to promote jewellery products

Two actors bragged to companies about ‘gifted’ items appearing on television

Bernie Nolan arrives for the evening Breast Cancer Care's London fashion show at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 5 October 2011 in London, England. The singer and actress died of the disease today aged 52.

Bernie Nolan, lead singer of The Nolans and star of Brookside, dies of cancer aged 52

The former lead singer of The Nolans, a 1980s girl group best known for hits "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" and "Don't Make Waves", has died of breast cancer aged 52.

Stern, left, gives John Vassos a $5,000 reward in 1981 for returning Stern's Marilyn Monroe pictures which had been stolen earlier that year

Bert Stern: Photographer who became best known for the 'Last Sitting' of Marilyn Monroe

Arguably the most influential advertising photographer of the 1950s, the time when, as portrayed in the television show Mad Men, Madison Avenue was at its self-confident peak, Bert Stern also excelled as a photographer of glamour. It was this talent which got him assigned to the shoot for which he will be best remembered, the so-called "Last Sitting" with Marilyn Monroe.

Chrissie Williams (Tina Hobley) with Sacha Levy (Bob Barrett). Hobley is to leave Holby City after a decade in the BBC hospital drama.

Holby City star Tina Hobley (nurse Chrissie) to leave the BBC hospital drama

Holby City star Tina Hobley is leaving the long-running medical drama after 12 years as ward sister Chrissie Williams.

Maggie Gyllenhaal is going to star in a new BBC spy drama

Maggie Gyllenhaal to star in BBC2 spy thriller The Honourable Woman

Oscar-nominated Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is to star as a high-flying businesswoman in a new BBC spy thriller.

11 March 2012: Erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, by previously unknown British author EL James, topped the New York Times best-seller list.
A limited print run of the book, the first of a trilogy, sold out while the majority of sales were e-books.

Fifty Shades of a summer blockbuster? Release date of Sam Taylor-Johnson's film announced

The US release date for the film adaptation of EL James’ Fifty Shades of Grey has been set for 1 August 2014.

Former Coronation Street star Denise Black, known to viewers for her role as hairdresser Denise Osbourne, is joining the cast of Emmerdale.

Ex-Coronation Street star Denise Black to join the cast of Emmerdale

Former Coronation Street star Denise Black, known to viewers for her role as hairdresser Denise Osbourne, is joining the cast of Emmerdale.

Actress Sue Johnston who is quitting Coronation Street and will film her last scenes at Christmas

Sorry to see you go, Glo: Sue Johnston to quit Coronation Street's cobbles

Royle Family star Sue Johnston is quitting Coronation Street.

Patricia Hodge and Ben Mansfield in Trevor Nunn's 'Relative Values' at the Theatre Royal, Bath

Theatre review: Relative Values, Theatre Royal, Bath

'Try to look as if nothing has happened, and when you analyse it, nothing much has.' Those words spoken by Patricia Hodge's character in Trevor Nunn's production of Noël Coward's Relative Values are factually accurate.

Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair together in 2012

Anger Management? Charlie Sheen fires Selma Blair as his onscreen therapist with expletive-filled text

Charlie Sheen is at it again. The volatile actor is reportedly up to his old tricks having allegedly fired co-star Selma Blair from his sitcom Anger Management via an expletive-filled text message.

Star Wars creator accepts his first Emmy Award
Rebecca Front as Nicola Murray in The Thick Of It

No longer in The Thick Of It? Nicola Murray actress Rebecca Front says new series is unlikely

Rebecca Front has said she does not think there will be another series of The Thick Of It and wouldn't go ahead without Armando Iannucci.

Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson as the White Queen

The White Queen with the common touch

If and when the present Duke of Cambridge is crowned King William V of Great Britain (perhaps without Scotland), Kate Middleton will not be the first “commoner” to become Queen, though you have to go a very long way back in our islands’ story to find another example – beyond the aristocratically connected Anne Boleyn, to the War of the Roses. For going against all the rules of dynastic Middle Ages marriages, Lancastrian squire’s daughter Elizabeth Woodville caught the fancy of the Yorkist King Edward IV, and theirs was a union of the heart. Unsurprisingly, it is also the stuff of romantic fiction – duly supplied by historical novelist Philippa Gregory in The White Queen, part of her The Cousins’ War series.

A character in the book is a body double of Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson sues bestselling author for using name in novel 'tribute'

Author insists comparison is meant as a compliment and tribute to star

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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform