Life and Style Rhodri Marsden: the embodiment of irresistible masculinity, obviously

While I was on holiday in Sydney last September, I got into a taxi with a dashboard festooned with five mobile devices, hanging off a variety of mounts, and all presumably providing critical information to the driver.

Apologising for using the word to describe her white son, Madonna claimed that it was meant as a term of endearment

Madonna apologises for Instagram racial slur gaffe

After initially dismissing as 'haters', those who criticised her for using the racist term to describe her white son, Madge later said sorry

A Superman and Batman film is in the pipeline

Batman vs Superman pushed back to 2016 by Warner Bros

Studio pushes release date back by ten months

Page 3 Profile: 'Hurricane Joanna' Shields, businesswoman

And to what does today’s Page 3 profilee owe her distinguished position?

Devil's Due: Film review - shock tactics are combined with subtlety and humour

(15) Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, 89 mins Starring: Allison Miller, Zach Gilford

Dee Roberts, 32, featured on Benefits Street on Monday Night

Benefits Street: Working couple filmed 'extensively' were cut from final episodes

Unnamed couple claim they were filmed for a year by series producer Love Productions but were cut from episodes because they were employed

Director Steven Spielberg was the third most powerful celebrity on the Forbes list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities

Steven Spielberg tops Forbes Most Influential Celebrities of 2014 list

Because the secret, it seems, to clawing your way to the top of the Hollywood pack is being white, male and slightly grey around the hairline

Kristen Stewart: The new (long) face of Chanel

Kristen Stewart: I can’t believe I agreed to do 1984 remake Equals, it's too hard

Actress said her signing up to the film came with a disclaimer

When Jennifer Lawrence started her acting career, Christian Bale was high on her list of potential co-stars to make out with.

Jennifer Lawrence on kissing Christian Bale: ‘He's Fatman, not Batman’

The Christian Bale of her teenage mind was the muscle-bound crime fighter of The Dark Knight series, not the balding Irving Rosenfeld

Tarantino is donning his cowboy hat again for an upcoming Western

Quentin Tarantino's next Western to be called The Hateful Eight

The Django Unchained director may have written a part for Christoph Waltz

On the set of the short film Belle, which provided work experience for 13 trainees from job centres in London

Coming to a cinema near you Belle - a jobcentre production starring Britain’s unemployed

A short produced by trainees from the jobcentre queue in collaboration with industry professionals will have its premiere at the ICA in London

Get the picture: Despite the positive spin, Benefits Street creates more Others for us to dismiss as diabolical

As 'Benefits Street' shows, we are quick to demonise and slow to understand

In its attempt to chase ratings, the Channel 4 programme merely reinforces stereotypes about people who rely on the state

In the Red: Bay-watch, Samsung’s telly and why I don’t comment on news

Unless you’re a stranger round these paaaaarts, you’ll be aware that I don’t normally make any sort of comment on what you might describe as being actual news stories.

British director Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen to make epic BBC drama about black British experience

The series will follow black Britons from the Sixties to the present day

The Square (15) - film review

Jehane Noujaim’s film is inspirational and dispiriting by turns. It follows the Egyptian protest movement in Tahrir Square from 2011 until late 2013. The enormous idealism of the young protesters campaigning for President Mubarak’s fall is self-evident. The film-makers are there in the Square at what seems the start of a revolution. Then, the politics kick in. The Muslim Brotherhood win power in an election that leaves many of the protesters feeling betrayed. The army lurks menacingly in the background. Noujaim very skilfully interweaves the intimate  stories of half a dozen main protagonists with the bigger story of what is happening in Egyptian society as a whole.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

Deaf community outraged by La Famille Bélier

The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
10 best high-end laptops

10 best high-end laptops

From lightweight and zippy devices to gaming beasts, we test the latest in top-spec portable computers