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Protests growing against Dorchester Collection over 'stone the gays' and anti-women laws

Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

Golden Globes 2014: Red carpet flooded as stars arrive

Arrivals streaming into the Beverly Hilton for the Golden Globe had to navigate one unlikely obstacle - a part of the red carpet was drenched when a lighting rig set off a sprinkler a few hours before show time.

Jennifer Lawrence collapses as she goes up to collect her Best Actress gong at the Oscars

The bizarre reason Jennifer Lawrence fell at the Oscars: ‘Cakewalk, Cakewalk, Cakewalk’

Jennifer Lawrence fell over at the Oscars, not due to overwhelming nerves, or even, as Joan Rivers cruelly suggested, because she “tripped over her own ego”

Campest man on planet thinks Tom Daley’s coming out was ‘over-done’

Campest man on planet thinks Tom Daley’s coming out was ‘over-done’

Former X Factor star Rylan Clark was less than impressed by Tom Daley choosing to reveal that he’s gay on the internet

The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 9 - Winners and losers

1. Who was controversially given a free meal by Selfridges after an employee refused to serve him?

Actor Peter OToole Dies At The age of 81

Peter O’Toole: Film and theatre icon dies at 81

Actor's agent confirms eight-time Oscar nominated star passed away in hospital after a long illness

Hull City fans protest against the planned name change to Hull Tigers

Hull City 0 Stoke City 0 match report: Action is all off the field as Hull fans up the ante over name change

Furore over planned name change to Hull Tigers dominates lacklustre affair

How to stop Hollywood being so sexiest: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

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The Thelma & Louise actress is so disillusioned with the film industry’s attitude, she’s drawn up a manifesto

How to stop Hollywood being so sexiest: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

The Thelma & Louise actress is so disillusioned with the film industry’s attitude, she’s drawn up a manifesto

Idris Elba has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Golden Globes 2014: Black British actors Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor lead nominations

The actors have been nominated for their respective performances in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' and '12 Years a Slave'

Aron Ralston at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood in 2011

Aron Ralston: Inspiration for Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours starring James Franco arrested over domestic violence claims

38-year-old amputated his right forearm with a pen knife to free himself from a boulder after becoming trapped during a hike

Susan Boyle, here performing 'I Dreamed A Dream', has revealed she has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome

Susan Boyle 'relieved' after Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis

Scottish singing sensation hits out at claims she has ‘brain damage’, instead says she suffers from high-functioning form of autism

Dylan Neal has been cast as Anastacia Steele's stepfather in Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey movie: Dylan Neal cast as Anastasia Steele's stepfather

The actor will start shooting in the role this week alongside Rita Ora

Don’t be dazzled: the lights of Baku may be bright, but Azebaijan has its darker corners

The Independent is banned from Azerbaijan's Baku World Challenge for wanting to look beyond the marketing hype

The Independent was supposed to wake up this morning under the plushest sheets known to Azerbaijan. But a construction tycoon and friend of the President who had been due to host this reporter in Baku, the former Soviet republic's capital city, decided at the 11th hour that he was not welcome. So I'm still here in London, left out in the warmth.

Walt Disney seen smoking in 1946

Walt Disney’s chain-smoking habit that new film 'Saving Mr Banks' hides from view

Walt Disney was known to be an inveterate chain smoker, a habit which led to the lung cancer that would eventually kill him. Yet thanks to his own studio’s ban on screen smoking, a new film about the late Hollywood mogul will not depict him lighting up once.

Infamous US mob boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger sentenced to two life terms – plus five years – in jail

Boston gangster convicted at earlier trial of 31 crimes - including 11 counts of murder

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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

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