Arts and Entertainment Susan Boyle, here performing 'I Dreamed A Dream', has tipped Meryl Streep to play her in a film about her life

The 'Britain's Got Talent' winner has declined to star as herself in the film

The Saturday Quiz answers

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Being Modern: Lists

Though our telegram from the Queen appears to have been lost in the post, it must not be allowed to escape the nation’s attention that Being Modern is – as the more eagle-eyed among you may have noticed from the number above – 100 columns old today. Yay for us, etc.

Martin Richards: Producer

Martin Richards, who died of cancer on 26 November at the age of 80, was the producer of the original Chicago on Broadway and went on to win an Academy Award for producing the film version. He was also the Tony Award-winning producer behind such Broadway hits as Sweeney Todd and The Will Rogers Follies. His other films included The Shining, Boys From Brazil and Fort Apache, The Bronx.

Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks out about her battle with manic depression

Welsh-born actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has spoken frankly about suffering from manic depression in a magazine interview, in a bid to combat the “stigma” surrounding the mental illness.

Penguin said 'Fever Pitch' was chosen because it 'struck a chord with the popular imagination'

It all kicks off as Fever Pitch gets Classic status

Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby's bestselling depiction of life and love as a fan of Arsenal Football Club, is to join the likes of 1984, The Great Gatsby and Ulysses on the Penguin Modern Classics list – to the dismay of some critics.

Darling Buds star wins book award

A book penned by a TV actress turned author and scholar has won the first award handed out by an educational charity dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.

Farewell to fishnet tights: Final curtain for Chicago musical in London

Long-running West End show Chicago - which has featured an array of star names - is to close after nearly 15 years.

Benjamin Walker prepares to do battle in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

Rock of Ages, Adam Shankman, 125 mins (12A)
Polisse, Maiwenn, 127 mins (15)
A Royal Affair, Nicolaj Arcei, 128 mins, 15)

What happens when Tom wigs out? Not much sex, no drugs and naff-all rock'n'roll

Katy Guest: Wedding couples love, honour... and bankrupt the guests

Are you already depressed by the wedding fever, the dress speculation, the Wills 'n' Kate dolls, the Mills & Boon tie-in books, the crowds of otherwise sane people waving Union flag bunting as another perfectly nice-seeming girl is led to the slaughter? Well, just be grateful that the royal couple are not expecting to be paid for getting married. Prince William and Kate Middleton have asked that anyone thinking of buying them a wedding gift should give the money to a charity instead. For 35 per cent of Britain's other engaged couples, though, cash or vouchers is what they want.

Catherine Zeta-Jones: Darling bud with a steely core

She is blessed with charm, beauty and artistic credibility – but now the actress has shown courage in revealing a hidden illness

Zeta-Jones in clinic suffering depression

Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a clinic with depression after supporting her husband, Michael Douglas, in his fight against cancer.

Letter from the editor: No scapegoats, remember

Perhaps I was a touch premature writing what a treat it was to delve into the readers’ letters...

The Stranger in the Mirror: A Memoir of Middle Age, By Jane Shilling

I felt like a soft-boiled egg, a dissected frog, a jellied blob of sea anemone pecked by the cruel beaks of seabirds": Jane Shilling's memoir is an exuberant epitaph on youth, a girlie chat, an album of memories and reflections on identity, memory, the ageing female body and that other woman over there in the mirror who is not myself. Just cannot be. And is. Je est un autre. The book is a lovely, easy read: Shilling's style, dashingly cavalier and artfully artless, bubbles with wit and brio. Never was a lament less lugubrious.

The next Time Lord has to be a Lady

Fans call it 'heresy', but if Doctor Who is to become even better, says Ben Walsh, the show should consider a sex change
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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

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Through the stories of his accusers
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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible