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Whoever came up with the Top 10 list of celebrities reading sections of 50 Shades of Grey REALLY knows what makes the internet tick. It's gold-dust. (So thank you, Flavourwire's Emily Temple.)
A French constitutional panel has thrown out a plan to tax the ultrawealthy at a 75 per cent rate, saying it was excessive.
A secretly-filmed campaign highlighting the dangers of drink driving has been released, urging the public to act to help prevent it this Christmas.
The majority of British adults watch four hours of repeats every week, according to a survey.
Instantly recognisable thanks to performances in dramas such as Hancock and Joan and The Street, the actress Maxine Peake has taken a more unfamiliar role: as narrator on a concept album that brings to life the infamous Pendle witch trials that occurred in her home county of Lancashire 400 years ago this month.
The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh
How do you write a song about murder? Adam Cork reveals all
America's love affair with British television drama continues to flourish after a host of UK talent received Emmy nominations, with Downton Abbey leading the charge.
The makers of a major new film about Snow White are facing stern criticism – and a "100-midget march" – from the disability rights lobby for using fully-sized British actors to play the seven dwarfs.
The Oscar-nominated director of Precious said today that there are not enough roles for African American actors in films.
Blake Harrison gained notoriety as Neil in 'The Inbetweeners'. But his new West End role will stop him being typecast as a dimwit, he tells Matt Trueman
In these austere times, it won't only be residents of Port Talbot who recognise the description of "a town with low self-esteem" where it "felt like there was little going on". But not every industrial town has a son like Michael Sheen to do something about it.
I've always loved the idea of playing an inspiring, rabble-rousing teacher I had an amazing teacher at my school called Alastair Langlands, who introduced me to my first love: storytelling. He made language, words and poetry magical, which has stayed with me. It's what attracted me to the role of a drama teacher in [my new film] Hunky Dory.
Fighting off the men on screen is one thing, says Reese Witherspoon. But real-life, modern dating? You can keep it, she tells Gill Pringle
Fighting off the men on screen is one thing, but real-life, modern dating? You can keep it, she tells Gill Pringle
No shame in short