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Monday 26 August 2013
View From The Sofa: There’s no getting away from the fact that a racist remark ended his career
Sunday 25 August 2013
The Way I See It
'Who they?' - Channel 5 boss admits he doesn't know who 'half' the contestants are on Celebrity Big Brother 2013
Saturday 24 August 2013
Dancer Louie Spence, football manager Ron Atkinson and model Sophie Anderton are among the 'famous' faces who have entered the house
Friday 23 August 2013
ITV's chief today called for "a new Big Brother" to safeguard the future of British television and warned that the supply of big entertainment shows "is drying up".
Channel 5 announces return to original British drama - putting further pressure on its rival Channel 4
Thursday 22 August 2013
Director of Programmes says commissions will 'add texture and diversity'
Monday 19 August 2013
Actor was exposed as mysterious rapper The Phantom
Saturday 17 August 2013
A dated and mild-mannered sitcom is saved by its casting, but a social experiment goes phut
Channel 4 announces 'Real Sex Season' series will be aired to investigate how pornography affects British lives
Thursday 15 August 2013
Programmes in the series will include 'Date a Pornstar' and 'Porn on the Teenage Brain'
Thursday 15 August 2013
Simon Cowell has avoided the prospect of a court appearance after the woman reported to be carrying his baby "resolved" her legal battle with her estranged husband.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Hysteria is the last thing you should give to those in or around the bear pit
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Outkast rapper Big Boi is reported to have signed to six figure deal to appear on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK.
Monday 05 August 2013
He was at Channel 4 when the ad market was soaring, left the BBC before the Savile scandal and has now inherited a booming New York Times. Ian Burrell reports on the latest chapter of a charmed career
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Richard & Adam thought their dreams of becoming recording artists were over when a member of the orchestra stormed the stage during their performance in Britain’s Got Talent’s live final and pelted judge Simon Cowell with a carton of eggs.
Thursday 25 July 2013
White housemate flipped black contestant's mattress over before goading her saying 'What you gon' do, girl?'
Wednesday 24 July 2013
It’s a song title that smacks of Simon Cowell-like levels of self-satisfaction. But One Direction, who are represented by the X Factor mogul’s Syco label, do not appear to have done themselves a disservice by calling their latest single “Best Song Ever” as it has rocketed into second place in the midweek charts and been watched 12.3 million times on Vevo in its first 24 hours.
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters