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Former X Factor panelist Dannii Minogue is returning to British TV screens as a judge on Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model.

A cinematic turkey that's ripe for a critical roasting

' "Gigli" includes the most excruciating line since Victor Mature told Hedy Lamarr, "Ye're beautiful in yer wrath" '

Penn and Bing in legal showdown

'I am health spokesman. I would have known if our leader was fond of a drink'

The IoS interview: Evan Harris Liberal Democrat health spokesman

Pick of the Day: Digital, Cable and Satellite

WHO WOULD have thought that a lad from Canada who once had a minor role in British children's breakfast TV would blossom into one of the world's biggest box- office draws? But Mike Myers has succeeded because of the sheer accessibility of his comedy. The humour in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (8pm Sky Premier, right) may be broad, but that's the point. The idea of a spy with 1960s values who's frozen and then revived in the politically correct 1990s is universally comprehensible. It is also played with a delicious sense of relish by Myers (in a dual role as Powers and the baddie, Dr Evil) and Elizabeth Hurley as his glamorous, no-nonsense sidekick.

Highland village battles to save a school with only one pupil

YESTERDAY, CARL Hobbs, 13, went to his secondary school alone. When he arrived at 9am, he opened his English and maths textbooks with no one to chatter to about the previous night's homework. The reason? Carl is the only pupil.

Welcome to planet porn

Today, The Independent begins a major new series on pornography and popular culture. The first part looks at how our attitudes have changed over the years - and asks, can anything shock us now?

Women give sexy image short shrift in Britain

BRITISH WOMEN would rather look healthy and confident than sexy or elegant, according to research published today.

Monitor: Liz Hurley And Hugh Grant

When the earth shook

Film: It's a comic masterpiece - not

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me (12)

Letter: Uncivilised brutes?

Sir: The sultry Liz Hurley passes effortlessly as a sophisticate in her Delilah garb ("Philistines: people of taste - and such nice crockery", 19 July) but you do the Philistines a grave disservice by suggesting that they have suffered 2000 years of bad press as the "uncivilised brutes of history".

Fury as BBC turns Question Time into `celebrity showcase'

THE BBC yesterday refuted claims that it was trivialising its flagship Question Time television programme after it emerged it was lining up a host of celebrities as guests - including Elton John and Peter Stringfellow.

Somebody to lean on

She's your mate but she's old enough to be your mum. CAYTE WILLIAMS on the friends who really know how you feel
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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