Arts and Entertainment Kylie Minogue's arrival as a judge for The Voice saw the BBC show thrash ITV's Splash

BBC show thrashes ITV's Splash, where viewing figures dived

Simon Cowell and David Walliams are 'to wed' for Comic Relief

Simon Cowell 'couldn't care less' if people think he is gay

TV mogul Simon Cowell has insisted that he "couldn't care less" if people think that he is gay - and admitted that he hires some women because he fancies them.

Simon Cowell has risen to fame by cultivating the image of “Mr Nasty” and “most recognisable face”

Simon Cowell 'uncomfortable' about 'exploitative' TV shows Britain's Got Talent and X Factor

TV mogul Simon Cowell has admitted that there are moments on his TV shows - often accused of being exploitative - which make him feel "uncomfortable".

Iain Inglis has become an overnight sensation in China

Welsh singer storms China's Got Talent with songs in praise of Communism

A Welsh singer has become an overnight sensation in China after performing songs in praise of revolutionary Communism on a television talent show.

One Direction performing at The Brit Awards, Show, O2 Arena, London

One Direction to launch Simon Cowell's online talent hunt The You Generation

Chart stars One Direction are to launch Simon Cowell's latest worldwide talent hunt with a live online interview.

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon steps out for domestic abuse victims

Talent show judge Alesha Dixon took a walk in the sun this morning as part of a campaign supporting women affected by domestic violence, as it was revealed two women are killed by current or former partners every week in England and Wales - but she refused to comment on Rihanna's reconciliation with Chris Brown.

Bertelsmann in control of BMG

The German media giant Bertelsmann is buying out its joint-venture partner in music-publishing company BMG, thereby giving it full control of a catalogue boasting one million songs by artists including Bruno Mars, Duran Duran and Frank Ocean.

Simon Cowell has launched a new talent contest You Generation

The You Generation: Simon Cowell launches year-long global talent hunt via YouTube

TV and music mogul Simon Cowell is to launch a global talent search online allowing people to show off remarkable skills - with video auditions on YouTube.

Ant McPartlin is one half of duo Ant and Dec with Declan Donnelly

Ant McPartlin reveals he and his wife are having 'a tough time' trying to have a baby

TV star Ant McPartlin has revealed that he and his wife have been struggling to have a child.

Blockbuster UK has appointed the accountancy firm Deloitte as administrator

Morrisons buys 49 Blockbuster stores

Supermarket Morrisons has bought 49 stores from failed DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster as it steps up plans to expand its convenience business.

Investment View: Sky is thriving but now is the time to cash in

Sky's customer churn rate is growing, and it's going to get harder to replace lost customers and maintain growth

Pudsey The Movie starring the Britain's Got Talent dog to hit cinemas next Christmas

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and her performing dog Pudsey are heading for the big screen in a film about their rise to success.

Pudsey to go Gangnam Style for National Television Awards

Dancing dog Pudsey is going to bust a move Gangnam Style in front of a prime-time audience at the National Television Awards.

Morrisons' Christmas sales disappoint

Supermarket chain Morrisons admitted today that its Christmas sales were below par after feeling the heat from rivals in a “highly promotional” market.

Morrisons bets on Ant and Dect to turn around sales

Morrisons has turned to the TV duo of Ant and Dec to help revive its flagging sales ahead of an expected dire Christmas trading update on Monday.

Jack Whitehall, James Corden, Jonathan Ross and Jimmy Carr got into trouble for cracking off-colour jokes about the Queen

The Big Fat Quiz: what was offensive was the lack of funny, not the lack of taste

Ever since “Sachsgate”, certain areas of the press have been waiting for another opportunity to put the boot into modern comedy for its lack of reverence.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee