According to the rock-band cliché: "We just make music to please ourselves and if anyone else likes it, it's a bonus." For the Manic Street Preachers, that sort of talk has always been an unforgivable, bourgeois conceit. If you've got something worth saying, you want it to be heard by the maximum number of people. That, at least, is half the story.
‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Land of the Lost’ are this year’s contenders for Oscars spoof the Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) with seven nominations apiece.
When she left 'Coronation Street' in 2004, Suranne Jones knew she needed to wash the soap right out of her hair. She tells Gerard Gilbert how her choice of roles has boosted her credibility (...and why she fears John Barrowman's turkey baster)
When actor Ian Hart attacked a disruptive theatregoer, playwright Ben West wasn't surprised: audiences often behave appallingly, he argues
After cementing soap notoriety and making a few false starts beyond the small screen, Anna Friel has finally found her niche – and a house – in the Hollywood Hills. Gill Pringle talks to Britain's latest star export
Anna Friel has been cast as the lead in an upcoming stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany's. It's a brave actress who will step into the role immortalised by Audrey Hepburn, says Rhoda Koenig
Pre-watershed series will invite viewers to join in at home with life class
Whoops-a-daisy, they've lost the plot