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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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
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Homeless Veterans appeal

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Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
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Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
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Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
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The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
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Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

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The West needs more than a White Knight

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'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
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Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

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The stories that defined 2014

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