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The CBBC has come under fire on Twitter in response to a section of one of its audience guides entitled ‘Girls are girls and boys are boys’.

Hollyweird: Freddie Prinze

Hear the name Freddie Prinze and you might assume it refers to the teen hunk who starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer and She's All That. But that actor's name is followed by "Junior".

Nixon: the knockout

When David Frost met the shamed ex-president, it led to one of the most dramatic moments seen on TV. As the film <i>Frost/Nixon</i> opens in Britain, we are giving readers a free DVD of the interview with tomorrow's edition of <i>The Independent</i>. Ian Burrell looks back on the epic encounters

Leno: The new king of prime time

By giving Jay Leno its prized 10pm slot, NBC is recognising the power of a brilliant comic &ndash; and the demise of US TV drama

Hollyweird: Russ Columbo

The story of the demise of Russ Columbo is one of the weirdest in Hollywood history.

Lipstick revolt to save heirs of Carrie

Fans deluge NBC with make-up to keep <i>Sex and the City</i> follow-up on the air

Phelps goes on the record with statement of intent

Some of the detail about events here last night, Beijing time, will have been superseded by the time you are reading this article. It is quite possible, in fact, that Michael Phelps will have won his first gold medal of these Games – of a possible eight – in the men's 400 metres individual medley final. That was scheduled to start at 10.03am local time, or 3.03am in Britain.

US networks launch bidding war for the king of late-night TV

Will Jay Leno go jaywalking? That's the multimillion-dollar question hanging over the future of America's most bankable late-night chat-show host.

Tim Russert: Influential political journalist

Officially, Hillary Clinton did not concede defeat in her presidential bid until 7 June. In fact, the obituary that mattered had been pronounced exactly a month earlier. "We now know who the [Democratic] nominee will be, and no-one's going to dispute it," Tim Russert, NBC News' top political commentator, declared on the night of her stinging defeat by Barack Obama in the North Carolina primary – and she might as well have thrown in the towel there and then.

Dick Martin: Comedian and host of 'Laugh-In'

The comedian Dick Martin will be best remembered for the revolutionary comedy show he hosted and co-scripted with his partner Dan Rowan, Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In, which was a prime attraction on BBC2 on Sunday nights for three years (1968-71), and ran on NBC in the United States for nearly six.

The Gene Genie gets an LA makeover

'Life on Mars' leads charge of hit British shows being remade for American TV

Furore over Hitchens's sapphic slip

When is a lesbian not a lesbian? When the person in question is a gay, Catholic, conservative blogger by the name of Andrew Sullivan, it would seem.

Screen Actors Guild awards: the winners in full

The winners of the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today. Read the full list below

Striking writers pull plug on Golden Globes TV gala

There is to be no party for this year's Golden Globes usually the first big shebang of the Hollywood awards season because of a boycott urged by the entertainment industry's writers' union.

American TV to air secret Diana tapes

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee