His famously stinging critique of Martin Amis's writings on Islam helped to make his name as Britain's foremost literary critic. But Terry Eagleton has saved some of his most poisonous invective for a fellow critic.
X Factor twins Jedward have been signed up by Universal, just 24 hours after it was revealed they had been dumped by their former record label.
X Factor twins Jedward have been given the boot by their record label after their debut single failed to top the charts.
“Does anyone remember 1992?” shouts Hadouken! singer James Smith. Judging by the appearence of Smith and the fresh-faced crowd, I'd be surprised if anybody actually does. A smattering of grunts from the back proves my point.
When John and Edward touched down in Dublin Airport on Monday a wild chase ensued with new leads on their location swiftly followed by dead ends.
Jedward fans were in rhapsody last night as their idols breezed through another round of the X Factor thanks to the public vote.
Labour spin chiefs dubbed David Cameron and George Osborne the "Jedward" of British politics today, warning voters: "You won't be laughing if they win."
Simon Cowell has no need to play God. On Greek mythological lines, he is a god
X Factor's most controversial act has survived another week after the public gave their rendition of Queen's We Will Rock You the thumbs up.