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

Sandra Bullock at the Oscars in February

Sandra Bullock gets restraining order against 'stalker'

Sandra Bullock has obtained a temporary restraining order against a man accused of stalking her since 2003.

Which Doctor? Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, William Hartnell,

Two Doctors get to meet in space and time

David Tennant returns for the 50th-anniversary programme with Matt Smith

Scottish singer, Amy MacDonald

Cultural life: Amy Macdonald, singer

Music

The way she is: Barbra Streisand at the Oscars

Barbra Streisand announces European tour

Following her high profile appearance at the Oscars last month Barbra Streisand has announced a European tour.

Surely the whole point of a quiz is its essential uselessness

Complaints have been made to the BBC that Barry Simmons shouldn’t be allowed to enter another quiz show because he is a ‘professional’

Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg

The film that defeated Kubrick: Spielberg to turn Napoleon, the greatest movie never made, into a TV mini-series

It’s widely considered the greatest  movie never made, and now it may  finally reach the screen – as a television show.

Keith Lemon, played by Leigh Francis, flaunts his hairy chest

Keith Lemon: The Film honoured at inaugural Barftas (British Academy of Rubbish Films and Terrible Acting)

Britain's answer to The Razzies honours Vernon Kaye's cameo on Keith Lemon for the line “I’ll have the bangers and gash”

With a shoestring budget, tenuous plot and excessive use of a blue screen, The Room was panned by critics and could have disappeared without a trace

Terrible acting, flimsy sets, wanton misogyny...Tommy Wiseau's The Room becomes a cult hit

This woeful vanity project was panned by the critics but a decade after its release The Room has become a surprise hit

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence's Silver Linings Playbook clothes up for sale

Outfits worn by Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook, the role for which she was awarded an Oscar on Sunday,  are being auctioned online.

Oscar nominated Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Senate investigation into making of Zero Dark Thirty quietly dropped

A high-profile Senate investigation into whether the makers of Zero Dark Thirty - the critically-acclaimed film charting the CIA hunt for Osama Bin Laden - were granted “inappropriate access” to classified material has been quietly dropped.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman: My desire as I get older is to play character roles

'I'm not good when I have to be the girl next door'

Jennifer Lawrence is in Dior once again - she's clearly fallen for new designer Raf Simons modern take on supreme elegance

Page 3 Profile: Jennifer Lawrence, Actress

A deserving Oscar winner?

Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars

'Inaccuracies' push Zero Dark Thirty out of the picture at the Oscars

It began the awards season as one of the favourites for Best Picture, but on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty was so comprehensively snubbed that it had to share its only win with Skyfall. For just the sixth time in Oscars history, a tie was announced, in the Best Sound Editing category, between Ms Bigelow’s film about the CIA’s hunt for Osama bin Laden, and the latest movie in the James Bond franchise.

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there