The British media stumbles into 2016 with its confidence undermined and its future still in doubt
He says Affleck was falsely percieved as a "talentless meathead"
US crime writer Elmore Leonard is recovering from a stroke in a Detroit hospital.
Beyoncé is to perform a U-turn on her ban on professional photography for tonight’s star-studded charity show in Twickenham.
Status symbols don't come much bolder than being ferried around in a chauffeur-driven car. It's a sure-fire way to let everybody know that you are somebody. Just ask Andrew Mitchell who, before resigning last week for "swearing" at Downing Street police, had put in an order for a chauffeur-driven Jaguar XF, despite most ministers making do with a Toyota Prius. His replacement Chief Whip, Sir George Young, promptly cancelled the flash car, saving the taxpayer an estimated £100,000. Mitchell never got the driver he longed for, but he should take comfort from the fact that chauffeurs, while being an enviable perk of any job, can often be more trouble than they're worth.
Andy Murray's Wimbledon box is awash with his management team – and not because they're fans, explains Tim Walker
Andy Murray's Wimbledon box is awash with his management team – and it's not because they're tennis fans...
Two leading French dieticians will slug it out in court tomorrow for the title of lightweight champion of the world.
One singing star in the Chris Martin household clearly isn't enough. Now Gwyneth Paltrow is set to release her debut album after impressing critics with her vocal performances. The Oscar-winning actress is reported to be in advanced negotiations with Atlantic Records to release a "country pop" album.
Jennifer Lopez would have children "a thousand more times."
It's Friday, so it must be J-Lo day. Last week, I reported the rumours that Jennifer Lopez's diva-like demands had so exasperated Fox execs that they struck her from their list of potential new judges on American Idol. (I illustrated it with a different picture. At least, I hope I did.) This week, said diva-like demands have become a feature of her hunt for a personal assistant. The thoroughly reliable Life & Style "Scene Queens" blog claims Ms Lopez has strict requirements of her staff: "The person has to be graceful under pressure, have a thick skin, and be resourceful in foreign countries... You'll be expected to travel at a moment's notice and know how to adjust in each city." Doesn't sound so bad, and nor does (ahem) helping Ms Lopez "dress for red carpet events and photo shoots". Apparently, the candidate should prepare for 12-hour days and six-day weeks with scarce vacation time, and be comfortable among "very high-profile people". Sounds just like my job. So what's the catch? "You have to change diapers." For £40k? Forget it.
Roll out the good ol' days and the next filthy joke – it'll wash off
They've tried remaking hits from the past – now Hollywood studios are planing to revisit the films that failed. Arifa Akbar reports on a plot so bizarre it might just work
The Rolling Stones charge £5 million to perform at weddings.
Her latest role sees her playing a single girl nursing a broken heart. At least life doesn't imitate art, Jennifer Garner tells Gill Pringle