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Kidman slams adoption talk

Nicole Kidman's people have shot down rumours that the star is looking to adopt again.

Mandy attack: 'Green slime on his face? I thought he was leaking'

Lord Mandelson was spattered with dyed custard last week. He managed to respond with more aplomb than fellow protest victims

Pandora: I was nervous, says Rourke of Bafta gaffe

Mickey Rourke has offered an explanation to organisers for his expletitive-laden speech at the Baftas on Sunday.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: Scapegoat for the banking crisis? Look no further

The convenient scapegoat for the collapse of Britain's banks has emerged in the person of the former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Fred Goodwin. He has all the best kinds of qualifications for a scape-goat,being not only extremely rich but arrogant, overbearing and fond of sacking his employees in large numbers – in other words, not just incompetent but unpleasant with it.

Tom Cruise is in control

The Hollywood actor has suffered a critical backlash since his sofa-hopping declaration of love for Katie Holmes and espousal of Scientology. Now he's back with a true-life Nazi thriller. Gaynor Flynn meets him

Ross apologises again as BBC ban ends

Jonathan Ross marked his return to television today by repeating his apology for the Andrew Sachs scandal.

Why cinema can't get enough of the Nazis

Valkyrie, Inglourious Basterds, Defiance, The Reader – more than six decades on, the Second World War is still taking Hollywood by storm. Why? It's got more to do with the modern psyche than history, argues Geoffrey Macnab

Tom Cruise and the world of 'E-meter'-wielding Scientologists

When Ian Halperin went undercover to investigate the lives of struggling actors in Hollywood, he soon found himself in a world of 'E-meter'-wielding Scientologists...

Two die as Top Gun pilot crashes into San Diego suburbs

A US F-18 military jet crashed into a San Diego suburban neighbourhood yesterday, killing two people on the ground, while attempting to land at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

Nicole Kidman: 'I've been through a lot in my life'

Her career has arced from gauche newcomer and Tom Cruise's wife to stardom in her own right. Now, the Baz Luhrmann epic Australia is a spectacular homecoming for the actress. She talks to Elaine Lipworth

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/open-air-cremat.html">Minority Report: Open air cremations, a seriously hot potato</a>

On Tuesday we published a report about how a 69-year-old Hindu "guru" from Newcastle is launching a High Court battle next month to try and enshrine in law the right to cremate bodies in the open.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/sikh-and-muslim.html">Minority Report: Freshers week 'seduction website' angers Sikhs</a>

Sikhs have angrily condemned a website (left) which appears to be run by young male Muslims and boasts about seducing Sikh women during freshers week at university.

First night: Rain Man, Apollo Theatre, London

Film star fails to shine in dull stage performance

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/minority_report/index.html" target="_blank">Minority Report: Has Ian Blair shot himself in the foot?</a>

So the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has finally succeeded in forcing out his increasingly troublesome nemesis and No 3 Tarique Ghaffur (the pair are pictured together in 2005).

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/minority_report/index.html" target="_blank">Minority Report: Is there really any animosity between Britain's Sikhs and Muslims?</a>

In the past few days two reports have highlighted what may indicate rising tensions between Britain's Sikh and Muslim communities and if they are correct should we be worried?

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

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Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
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Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links