News In fact, the actor went as far as to threaten the One Direction star live on television, telling host Conan O’Brien: “That little prick’s gonna get it.”

The actor threatened the One Direction star live on television, telling host Conan O’Brien that he wanted to "beat the c**p of him" in a video

Hollyweird - Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg

It's no secret that one of Steven Spielberg's greatest heroes was the supreme auteur Alfred Hitchcock.

DVD rental machines to be launched in UK supermarkets

US success has led to a possible threat to 'traditional' British video rental shops

Shooting star: The extraordinary unseen photographs of Paul Newman

Next week, an extraordinary series of unseen photographs will be unveiled to mark the first anniversary of the death of Paul Newman. Carola Long is granted an exclusive sneak preview

Pirate Bay sails on despite Hollywood ire

A dozen Hollywood production companies have filed a new lawsuit against file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.

24-Hour Room Service: Capella, Sentosa, Singapore

Singapore can be a frazzling place. There are only two seasons here, they say: hot and humid or hot and wet. Morning humidity averages 90 per cent, and within moments of leaving Changi airport, my straight hair had puffed into a cloud and a just-laminated sheen glossed my skin.

John Tolos: Wrestler celebrated as one of the finest ring villains

John Tolos, "The Golden Greek", who has died aged 78, was one of professional wrestling's finest "heels" – a villain in wrestling parlance - for most of his 40-year career. He was a legend in southern California, where his rivalry with "Classy" Freddie Blassie, the self-proclaimed "King of Men" (Independent obituary, 11 June 2003), produced one of wrestling's greatest and most copied angles.

Screen Talk: 'The Ward' goes to...

Horror hit-maker John Carpenter is lining up a bevy of beauties for his latest psychological fright-fest.

Screen Talk: Reuniting for love and drugs

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, who played a doomed husband and wife in 'Brokeback Mountain', are in negotiations to reunite for 'Love and Other Drugs' directed by Ed Zwick.

Outcasts United, By Warren St John

Lovers of football (and those whose livelihoods depend on marketing it successfully) tend to credit the so-called beautiful game with quasi-magical qualities - bringing communities together, healing wounds, giving dispirited peoples reasons to carry on. Even leaving aside the famous 1969 "football war" between El Salvador and Honduras, plus hooligan outrages too numerous to mention, that's simplistic at best, and a rotten old cliché.

US gay lobby doesn't get the 'Bruno' joke

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen – creator of Ali G and Borat – has found a new constituency to offend with his latest movie satire

My Life In Travel: Anthony Head

'LA is a beach culture without sitting on a beach all the time'

Predatory hacker busted over teen porn blackmails

US authorities have arrested an Irish-born military contractor suspected of hacking into the computers of teenage girls around the world and threatening to post their personal information online unless they sent him revealing photos.

Enter The Independent's 'The Boat That Rocked' competition

To celebrate the release of Richard Curtis’ new comedy The Boat That Rocked in cinemas 1 April, The Independent is offering one lucky person the chance to experience life aboard the real boat that rocked.

Screen Talk - Fury frenzy

Hollywood has always been good at striking innovative deals, but a new agreement with Samuel L Jackson is unprecedented.

Spielberg's movie plans in limbo for want of $100m

Funding gap threatens to undermine director's aim to turn his DreamWorks studio into a major player
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The phoney war is over

Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Potatoes could be off the menu as crop pests threaten UK

The world’s entire food system is under attack - and Britain is most at risk, according to a new study
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

Seoul's plastic surgery industry is booming thanks to the popularity of the K-Pop look
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Creative geniuses who peaked too soon

After the death of Sandy Wilson, 90, who wrote his only hit musical in his twenties, John Walsh wonders what it's like to peak too soon and go on to live a life more ordinary
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Caught in the crossfire of a cyber Cold War

Fears are mounting that Vladimir Putin has instructed hackers to target banks like JP Morgan
Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years

Salomé: A head for seduction

Salomé's feminine wiles have inspired writers, painters and musicians for 2,000 years. Now audiences can meet the Biblical femme fatale in two new stage and screen projects
From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

Forthcoming exhibition Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination will be the UK's largest ever celebration of Gothic literature
The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?

Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

The restaurant chain's owners are currently embroiled in a bitter legal dispute
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In search of Caribbean soul food

Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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11 best face powders

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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

Di Maria and Ronaldo: A tale of two Manchester United No 7s

They both inherited the iconic shirt at Old Trafford, but the £59.7m new boy is joining a club in a very different state
Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone