The pair are related, equally randomly, through 19th century Vanity Fair writer William Thackeray
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Friday 14 June 2013
A day after George Lucas predicted that going to the cinema would soon cost “50 bucks”, Paramount Pictures is offering audiences in five US cities the chance to buy an unprecedented $50 (£32) “mega ticket” to its new blockbuster, the Brad Pitt zombie epic World War Z.
Alexander Fury: After regrets, rehab, reconcilliations and repentance, it's time the fashion world brought John Galliano back into the fold
Sunday 09 June 2013
Wear, what, why, when?
'I didn’t mean it': John Galliano redesigns his reputation two years after intoxicated anti-Semitic rant
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Recovering alcoholic gives first interview since racist outburst
Saturday 18 May 2013
The American invasion of London continues. It seems only yesterday that Keith McNally opened a simulacrum of his New York brasserie Balthazar, to reviews that found the food pedestrian. The Shake Shack burger franchise will soon explode upon Covent Garden, along with the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co in the Trocadero, Piccadilly, while the hip New York hotelier André Balazs will open a new joint with a fancy grill in Marylebone. Soon you won't be able to move in London for luxuriantly-priced USDA steaks, seafood platters and ingenious deployments of quinoa.
Angelina Jolie's decision to tell the world about her double mastectomy is truly brave and truly inspiring
Tuesday 14 May 2013
'Raising awareness' is usually just an empty celebrity culture cliché, but Jolie's article for The New York Times could make a real difference to women's lives.
Thursday 18 April 2013
After writing hit song "Achy Breaky Heart," starring in Disney Channel show Hannah Montana and raising a famous daughter, country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus has found himself at a crossroads.
Saturday 13 April 2013
'I love Venice at night – you can hear the gondoliers calling across the canals'
Taliban shooting survivor Malala strikes publishing deals 'to tell story of 61m children who can't get education'
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old who survived being shot after standing up to the Taliban, is to tell her story "and the story of 61 million children who can't get education" in a memoir.
Monday 18 March 2013
How much do you know about the soon-to-be-closed TV landmark?
Thursday 14 February 2013
While Europe is engulfed by its horse-meat scandal, Lebanon is battling its own food crisis: wood shavings in its beloved zaatar manakeesh.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Monday 05 November 2012
Berlin likes to honour its animal legends. Knautschke was the name of the city's beloved hippopotamus – a brave creature born in Berlin's zoo at the height of the Second World War, he survived the trauma of the Allied air raids which killed his mother.
Thursday 01 November 2012
The One That Got Away is a potent figure in novels, films, love songs – and real life. A quick poll of the Trending desk reveals that men are as likely to have an OTGA as women. It's not necessarily an ex-partner who you have unfinished business with – it can be a crush that never came good or someone you were at college with that you still wonder about.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
If you hate having your picture taken, you're in good company - supermodel Kate Moss does as well.
Monday 22 October 2012
A flying saucer chased by a foxhunt and tables laid for a party and suspended in trees are some of the fashion photographer Tim Walker's more extravagant gestures.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
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- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'