The 'Britain's Got Talent' winner has declined to star as herself in the film
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Saturday 12 January 2013
1. John Cage.
Sunday 23 December 2012
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.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
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.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
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.
Thursday 09 August 2012
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.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
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.
Friday 13 July 2012
Long-running West End show Chicago - which has featured an array of star names - is to close after nearly 15 years.
Lay The Favourite, Stephen Frears, 83 mins (15)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Timur Bekmambetov, 100 mins (15)
Silent Souls, Alexsei Fedorchenko, 74 mins (15)
Sunday 24 June 2012
The President prepares to make some savage cuts
Rock of Ages, Adam Shankman, 125 mins (12A)
Polisse, Maiwenn, 127 mins (15)
A Royal Affair, Nicolaj Arcei, 128 mins, 15)
Sunday 17 June 2012
What happens when Tom wigs out? Not much sex, no drugs and naff-all rock'n'roll
Sunday 17 April 2011
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.
Saturday 16 April 2011
She is blessed with charm, beauty and artistic credibility – but now the actress has shown courage in revealing a hidden illness
Thursday 14 April 2011
Catherine Zeta-Jones has checked into a clinic with depression after supporting her husband, Michael Douglas, in his fight against cancer.
Monday 28 February 2011
Perhaps I was a touch premature writing what a treat it was to delve into the readers’ letters...
Friday 21 January 2011
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.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'