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The actress tells Kaleem Aftab about her tricky transition from troubled teen roles to romantic lead
Like other correspondents, Robert Fisk has risked his life to 'witness history'. But after almost four decades, he feels ambivalent towards his profession
Bill & Ted star Keanu Reeves goes behind the camera for a new documentary, Side by Side. He tells James Mottram about what's clearly a passion project
Sloths are all the rage but, asks Simon Usborne, what is it about the curious creatures that appeals to us?
I've always loved the idea of playing an inspiring, rabble-rousing teacher I had an amazing teacher at my school called Alastair Langlands, who introduced me to my first love: storytelling. He made language, words and poetry magical, which has stayed with me. It's what attracted me to the role of a drama teacher in [my new film] Hunky Dory.
Silent film The Artist has won six awards including best picture, best actress and best director at France's answer to the Academy Awards.
Fighting off the men on screen is one thing, says Reese Witherspoon. But real-life, modern dating? You can keep it, she tells Gill Pringle
Fangs away but love still has bite for raunchy R-Pattz
Judd Trump has been a revelation at this year's World Championship. The 21-year-old has attracted an army of supporters ever since he caused a big upset by knocking out Neil Robertson, the defending champion, in the first round of snooker's biggest tournament.
Judd Trump showed exactly why he is the game's rapidly rising star with a sparkling start to his World Championship semi-final against Ding Junhui yesterday.
As World Championship begins, veteran urges O'Sullivan to play the underdog as best means to sharpen his appetite for winning
WTF, as Emily Brontë wouldn't say, is Radio 3 doing updating Wuthering Heights? Is the original not enough? Are they besieged with a new kind of audience that finds classic drama inaccessible and needs curse-ridden, reality-TV-style dialogue in order to relate?
The greatest tournament in sport ignored Africa for much of its history. Steve Bloomfield finds out how times changed
Mark Selby produced a stunning comeback at Wembley Arena last night to regain the PokerStars.com Masters title he lost to Ronnie O'Sullivan a year ago. In a thrilling final of high quality, the world No 1 established a lead in the afternoon session that he did not relinquish until Selby won the penultimate frame to take the game into a decider.
Ronnie O'Sullivan was again thoroughly underwhelmed with his performance after beating Peter Ebdon 6-3 in their Masters quarter-final at Wembley Arena yesterday afternoon.
Remember the Fast Show sketch about the trumpeter who, instead of blowing, sucked?