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

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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

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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”

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

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Actor Peter OToole Dies At The age of 81

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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

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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'

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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

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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.

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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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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
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Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

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