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Prosecution says soap star was lying when he denied sexually abusing five girls

Dennis Rodman admitted to alcohol rehab centre after visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Combination of alcohol and pressure to be a ‘super human political figure’ got better of former NBA star, his agent says

Bad trip: 'Moshi Monsters: the Movie' is garish hokum

Moshi Monsters: The Movie (U) - film review

Moshi Monsters is an online, interactive game that allows children to own their own pet monsters. This opportunistic movie spin-off will make no sense at all to most adult audiences and may well leave the kids frustrated as well.

David Oliver reportedly branded Kanye West 'as misguided as they come' in his open letter
I'm a Celebrity 2013: Westlife boy band member Kian Egan

I'm A Celebrity 2013 contestants: Kian Egan

Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?

Rolf Harris (second right) and his wife Alwen (centre) arrive at the City of Westminster Magistrates Courts

Rolf Harris in court: Entertainer faces child porn and indecent assault charges

Rolf Harris, the television presenter, will deny indecently assaulting two teenage girls in the 1980s, a court heard today.

Say 'fromage!' - François Hollande's moment of madness

Say fromage! Agency denies censorship after withdrawing 'gormless' picture of Francois Hollande

Agence France Presse transmitted the unflattering picture to clients on Tuesday, then quickly issued a 'Mandatory Kill' order

Daniel O'Donnell: My wife's breast cancer is gone

Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell has said his wife's cancer is "gone", less than three weeks after urging fans to pray for her.

Great escape: A crash course in summer holidays

School summer holidays are in full swing - but the Great British exodus to the sun is a relatively new invention

Bruce Forsyth poses for photographs after receiving his knighthood in 2011

Britain's Got Talent: Sir Bruce Forsyth renews attack on Simon Cowell over risk of 'emotional damage' on children

Sir Bruce Forsyth has criticised Simon Cowell, saying young acts on his Britain's Got Talent show face "emotional damage" from the pressure of performing.

Ronnie O’Sullivan celebrates winning the world title at the Crucible

Snooker needs another crank like me says Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning fifth world title

Every sport needs someone like your Alex Higgins or your Eric Cantona says world champion

The defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan in action yesterday

Snooker: Barry Hearn reduces toilet breaks to slam lid on gamesmanship

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn is cracking down on toilet breaks to avoid gamesmanship, having grown tired of the top stars wandering off mid-frame to spend a penny.

Rolf Harris has been arrested by Operation Yewtree over historical allegations of sexual abuse

Rolf Harris turns to art after sex abuse arrest

Entertainer Rolf Harris has turned to his passion for art to deal with the trauma of being accused of sex abuse, his wife revealed.

Freddie Starr has been arrested for a second time

Freddie Starr rearrested over further allegations of sexual offences by officers from Operation Yewtree

The comedian Freddie Starr has been rearrested over further allegations of sexual offences, it has emerged.

Novelist Tim Lott

One Minute With: Tim Lott, novelist

Where are you now and what can you see?

'The Daily Show' spoof reporter, John Oliver

Broadcasting: John Oliver - the Brummie who has the last laugh

Jon Stewart is taking a break from doling out biting political satire on The Daily Show for eight weeks this summer to direct his first film and will be lending his coveted seat to John Oliver. But who is the Brummie comedian who has just landed one of the hottest jobs in US TV comedy?

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003