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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

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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

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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Some of the detail about events here last night, Beijing time, will have been superseded by the time you are reading this article.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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