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Brian May thinks Adam Lambert's 'a keeper', and the audience agrees
Meet Mr T, the Hollywood veteran making his London debut in 'Dr Dee'
The late comedian Kenneth Horne, master of the double entendre, used to tell a joke about a town in London's commuter belt with a somewhat unfortunate name: "How to get rid of unsightly Staines – blow up the bridge and burn the cinema!"
The town formerly known as Staines has renamed itself to create a more genteel sound. But is it all a massive mistake?
It doesn't quite hit despot...
Our most famous footballer really is a good sport. He'd have to be, to tolerate the non-stop jokes at his expense
The sunbaked Cannes Film Festival got under way with Wes Anderson's “Moonrise Kingdom,” whose carefully composed whimsy stood in stark contrast to the zoo-like atmosphere at the annual French Riviera extravaganza.
'The Dictator' knows how to make a scene.
Spoof from Baron Cohen's film played by mistake at medal ceremony
And the first big winner at this weekend’s Academy Awards is... Sacha Baron Cohen. The British comedian won’t be getting within a country mile of a golden statuette, of course, but that hasn’t prevented him from already managing to successfully hijack Sunday’s event for PR purposes.
'Workmanlike' Kazakhstani next as British No 1 gathers momentum at Australian Open
Mike Leigh was a member – and so were David Baddiel and Sacha Baron Cohen. How did a club for 'hippy Jewish scouts' become a hothouse for the entertainment industry?
The new lo-fi documentary is one of the best indie releases of the year. But is it for real? Kaleem Aftab finds out
To some, the Tam Tam is famous for being one of the cheapest items in Habitat's seating department (the stool – in store since 2002 – costs just £12).
The sensational storylines are already in place, says Fiona Sturges, so why are biopics of music stars so frequently dreadful?
Readers review this week's big film