J.J. Abrams is set to release the the next Star Wars film in 2015

Star Wars 7: JJ Abrams confirms Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons in talks, script is finished

The actor played Todd in the popular AMC drama series

Bailing out: Ian Bell fails to make his ground at The Gabba on Friday

The Last Word: England must tear up cook book and find better recipe

The only way is not Essex as tottering management and coaching structures need dismantling

Insane Clown Pose are suing the Justice Department and the Feberal Bureau of Investigation

Insane Clown Posse sue the FBI for classifying their fans as criminal gang members

The documents claimed that the United States government had made the “unwarranted and unlawful decision” to classify fans as gang members

Things You Didn’t Know About Tupac Shakur: He once auditioned to be a Jedi in Star Wars

More than eight years after his death, he’s still making headlines. This time? Because he apparently auditioned for the role of a Jedi Master

6-year-old boy from US starts petition to save Nasa

Connor Johnson has been obsessed with space since the age of 3, and his petition to the president to save NASA needs some help

Darth Vader takes a selfie but gets the technique slightly wrong...

Star Wars launches Instagram page with Darth Vader selfie

The popular franchise is attempting to engage with younger fans of the series

An enthusiast of The Experiment during the MCM Birmingham Comic Con
Boo came as Princess Leia

Hopefuls have Star Wars in their eyes: The UK open auditions for the next unknowns to join the cast have started

Disney are genuinely looking for two members of the public, one man and one woman, to star in the seventh episode, to be released on 18 December 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by JJ Abrams, will be released in December 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII release date pushed back to Christmas 2015

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and James Cameron's Avatar scored huge box office numbers with a December release. Will Star Wars follow suit?

Christopher Lee will be honoured with a BFI fellowship

Sir Christopher Lee to receive British Film Institute Fellowship

The Wicker Man and Lord of the Rings star follows collaborator Tim Burton in being handed the prestigious BFI honour

Review: Doctor Sleep, By Stephen King

All work and no play... has the master of horror lost his shine?

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in a scene from 'Star Wars' movie released by 20th Century-Fox

Star Wars theme voted UK's favourite film soundtrack

John Williams' score took almost a quarter of all votes

Chewbacca poses at Star Wars premiere

Chewbacca strikes back? Star Wars: Episode VII looking to cast new Wookie

Actor must be a slim, 7ft tall man with upright posture

Breaking Bad season 5 episode 15 preview: What will happen in 'Granite State'?

Spoiler alert: Last week's episode of Breaking Bad was one of the most shocking in TV history. Can they top it this week?

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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