Arts and Entertainment Michael Buble

Canadian crooner Michael Buble has said he is "overjoyed and filled with gratitude" following the birth of his first child.

DVD & Blu-ray review: Looper (15)

“This time-travel crap, just fries your brain like a egg...” maintains Jeff Daniels's cerebral thug, and the first hour of this mind-bending sci-fi is a little too mind-frying.

Air New Zealand carried stars of 'The Hobbit' to the New Zealand premiere in a special Lord of the Rings branded plane.

#Leveson, New Zealand, #freezing: Why are they trending?

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#UKIP, Ukip, #Merlin: Why are they trending?

What's trending and why?

Students and campaigners march through the streets of London to protest against higher tuition fees

Why are they trending? #Demo2012, #susanalbumparty

What's trending and why? 21 November 2012

The things our children do online leave a permanent mark.

The danger lurking in laws to end cyberbullying

In an attempt to protect people, we risk curbing their right to be offensive, inane, or downright ridiculous. What a boring place Twitter would become.

Why are they trending? PCC, #myPCC, #movember

What's trending and why? 14 November 2012

Why are they trending? #BBC, Sir Rex Hunt, Girls Aloud

What's trending and why? 12 November 2012

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What's trending and why? 8 November 2012

Felix moments before he fell back to Earth

Why are they trending? Felix Baumgartner, #AskFelix, Stone Roses, #splashmeetandgreet

What's trending and why? 2 November 2012

Saddi Muhammad achieved a record by using his moustache to pull a 1.7 tonne pickup truck a distance of 60.3 metres. That's Mo-power.

Why are they trending? #nytbooks, #Movember, #NaNoWriMo, Patspetition   

What's trending and why? 1 November 2012

Water floods a street ahead of Hurricane Sandy in Atlantic City, New Jersey

Why are they trending? Hurricane Sandy, #Sandy, New York, This Morning

What's trending and why? 30 October 2012

Naomie Harris stars as an MI6 agent in 'Skyfall'

Why are they trending? James Bond, #Skyfall, #TEDxBrighton, Pippa Middleton

What's trending and why? 26 October 2012

No mercy: Emily Blunt, far right, glares at her rival Anne Hathaway as she usurps her advisory role to Meryl Streep, centre, in 'The Devil Wears Prada'

Be careful if you're beautiful... and at work

Pretty women should find out if their female boss is at peak fertility before asking for a raise

The film On the Road, from Jack Kerouac's novel, will be out next week - even though critics said it was unfilmable

Dude, where's my radical bohemian rush?

Jack Kerouac's cult novel On the Road, first published in 1957, has sold more than 10 million copies but has never before been filmed. After watching this Walter Salles-directed adaptation, you begin to understand why. The very term "cult novel" seems to include within it a warning to film-makers: don't go there. And the warning is always ignored. No doubt the book will still have many eager readers to come, but it's hard not to feel that this film will have chipped away some of its cultish glamour. The problem with "the romance of the road" is that so many movies in the last 40 years have gone there, most of them chasing the tail exhaust of Easy Rider in 1969. This adaptation, however faithful it may be to the book, looks awfully tame in 2012.

Prime Minister David Cameron applauds Boris Johnson's speech yesterday

Why are they trending? David Cameron, Mark Bridger, Gwen Stefani

What's trending and why? 10 October 2012

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