British gymnast Louis Smith has put his retirement plans on hold and declared he wants to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.
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Friday 30 September 2011
Some of them are still famous, and are letting off one last blast. Keith Richards (pictured) looked back and concluded that "life is an experiment, and it's just a matter of getting the alchemical or chemical combination right". Jilly Cooper has revised a guide to love and marriage. Joanna Lumley has been laying down the law, too. It is just fine for an older woman to wear clothes designed for teenagers, she has said. As for the idea that she should have short hair after the age of 40, "Bollocks to that! I want my hair long and I'm going to keep my long hair".
Thursday 18 August 2011
US comedian Margaret Cho has never minced her words. She once called Sarah Palin "the worst thing to happen to America since 9/11" and her stance on gay rights has drawn fire from conservatives at home.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The international success of hit shows including Doctor Who and Sherlock saw the BBC's commercial arm post record profits last year. The strong performance also meant that the head of the division's total pay packet overtook that of the Director-General.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The BBC's commercial wing has reported record revenue and profits, leading to a rise of more than 8% in the amount being ploughed back into BBC programmes in the past year.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
The BBC presenter Danny Baker launched a tirade of invective against his employers yesterday as it was announced that the Television Centre building in London was being put up for sale.
Friday 27 May 2011
Last year, a highbrow glossy magazine asked me to nominate one classic drama that might well not get the green light in our current cultural climate. With my tongue hovering close to my cheek, I proposed George Bernard Shaw's acute, glittering comedy Pygmalion (1913). I suggested that in our era of job-swap, wife-swap and life-swap programmes, Shaw's concept would be found wanting. His Professor Higgins conducts an experiment to prove the arbitrariness of social distinctions by training a cockney flower-seller to talk posh. But given our present-day appetite for the inauthentic and the provisional, Shaw would be forced to invent a situation whereby the professor and Eliza Doolittle switched roles for a week, with Eliza trying to fake it as a phonetician and Higgins struggling to come over all gor-blimey flogging blooms.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Former Wigan Warriors and Great Britain star Martin "Chariots" Offiah believes it is time for Rugby League to make itself a sport that everyone wants to be part of.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Claudia Winkleman is pregnant with her third child.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
Ann Widdecombe is enjoying getting her own back on 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood.
Sunday 23 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
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