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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

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DVD rental machines to be launched in UK supermarkets

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Pirate Bay sails on despite Hollywood ire

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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...

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Screen Talk: Reuniting for love and drugs

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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

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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

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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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