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News Cate Blanchett at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she picked up the award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

Blanchett highlights the fact that women in Hollywood are still honoured for their appearance first, talents second in new GIF

`It puts your own life in perspective'

How did Neil Morrissey, an actor best known as a TV lad, come to be helping children in peril?

Anger at Japanese execution

THERE CAN be no such thing as a good hanging, but by any standard the death of Teruo Ono was particularly cruel.

How we met: Johnny Marr & Bernard Sumner

Born in Ardwick, Manchester in 1963, Johnny Marr formed The Smiths with the singer Morrissey in 1982. The band had numerous hits before its acrimonious split, when Johnny returned to Manchester, and worked with, among others, The Pretenders and Talking Heads. He formed Electronic with Bernard Sumner in 1991. He lives with his wife, Angie, and their two children

Wings evolved to help birds run - not fly

FEATHERED WINGS evolved to help the first birds to run faster and only later were they used for flying, according to a study of how flight was invented.

Fifteen years ago today: So what difference did they make?

Maeve Walsh recalls the release of the Smiths' debut album into the Eighties electro-pop scene

Pop: This Week's Album Releases - Gene Revelations (Polydor)

ON GENE'S fourth album, the self-pitying swoons no longer dominate, as they did when the band trod too reverently in The Smiths' footsteps. Instead, Martin Rossiter and co have discovered political commitment, just as the New Labour administration appear to have lost theirs.

Misery for pop star told to give up pounds 1m

THE POP singer Morrissey, who carved a career out of self-absorbed misery, must hand over pounds 1m to a former member of his band, The Smiths, after the Court of Appeal upheld a judge's ruling that described him as "devious, truculent and unreliable".

Arts: I wanted to be Gene Kelly

Looking for utter derangement? Meet actor David Morrissey.

Crimea medals go for auction

Crimea medals go for auction

Music: Soundbites - Courtney Taylor, lead singer, the Dandy Warhols

How were the gigs in England? They were too hyper. In England you can't just play some music and chill. Some were good, especially when they put the barricade further away from stage. If all the screaming teenagers who are jumping on heads are far enough away, you can settle into it and make some music.

Pop music: Morrissey: Kenneth Williams meets Elvis

Morrissey's new album, `Maladjusted', is good enough to put him back on the musical map, writes Nick Hasted. Trouble is, who's going to listen?

Rock: Morrissey: our friend in a coma

That Pink Floyd album cover doesn't do the Battersea Power Station justice. Up close, this gargantuan brick cathedral is like a Gotham City prison: as searchlights flit across its walls, you half expect to spot the Joker clambering out of a window. In its shadow is "the world's largest temporary indoor arena" (I bet you never even realised there was a league table), an outsized builders' hut which is currently housing a fortnight of gigs under the banner of Midland '97. In these unconventional surroundings, any gig becomes an occasion - and these days, Morrissey gigs need all the help they can get.

CV: MARK FRITH Editor, Sky magazine

`The year was 1988 and students were still getting over the demise of The Smiths - so I slagged off Morrissey just to piss them off'

Pop: Old values, new treats from Cornershop

Backed by a glittering review in `Rolling Stone', Cornershop could soon receive recognition that is long overdue at home, writes Ben Thompson.

Viva Morrissey

NHS black-rimmed specs, quiffs, gladioli... Bunty Clynch knew it was serious when she joined the ICA's `I Dream of Morrissey' convention
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