Actress Emma Thompson arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Saving Mr. Banks' during AFI FEST 2013

Emma Thompson writes sex guide for daughter and reveals that she was 'sexually abused' during eighth birthday party

Emma Thompson is so worried about the sexual pressures children face in the age of social media that she has penned a handbook on sex and emotion for her teenage daughter, she has revealed.

The Villa di Colonnata, which inspired Pinocchio author Carlo Collodi, is on the market for £8.8m

Pinocchio villa for sale at £8.8m near Florence

The house's gardens feature in Carlo Collodi's 'The Adventures of Pinocchio'

The princess and the frock: one-of-kind gowns

These one-of-a-kind gowns fit for a fairy tale are sure to go for a princely sum

Boo came as Princess Leia

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Disney are genuinely looking for two members of the public, one man and one woman, to star in the seventh episode, to be released on 18 December 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII, directed by JJ Abrams, will be released in December 2015

Star Wars: Episode VII release date pushed back to Christmas 2015

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and James Cameron's Avatar scored huge box office numbers with a December release. Will Star Wars follow suit?

Twice as ice: Frozen heroines Anna (pictured) and Elsa are identical but for their hair colour

The difficult princesses: Animating female characters is harder, says Disney boss, because of their 'range of emotions'

With more than 75 years of cartoon history under its belt, you'd think that Disney would have nailed the animation of its heroines. But you would be wrong. It turns out that all those princesses are the cinematic giant's ultimate bugbear, and it's all down to those pesky XX chromosomes. Women, you see, are just too emotional to capture as cartoons. Or at least that's what Disney's head animator Lino DiSalvo thinks.

How Finns keep preying on success of Angry Birds

Spin-offs keep coming for Rovio, the firm behind the global phenomenon. Gideon Spanier reports

New sensation: Disney invents touchscreen that lets users 'feel' images

Scientists at Disney have taken the touchscreen experience to the next level by creating a textured screen that allows viewers to feel videos and images. 

Miley Cyrus angers health support charity after saying she sticks out her tongue because she 'keeps having mini-strokes'

The singer's latest controversial comments have now come to the attention of the UK's Stroke Association

Miley Cyrus Halloween costumes and slut-shaming

If one thing’s been made starkly evident by this whole debacle, it’s that Miley’s understanding of ‘sexy’ is flawed

Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil

Cruella de Vil film in the works at Disney

Will the 101 Dalmatians villain finally manage to craft the coat she so desires?

The News Matrix: Thursday 26 September 2013

Setback for women cocaine smugglers

Miley Cyrus is unrepentant over her controversial new image

Miley Cyrus: Twerking is less offensive than Breaking Bad's gory violence

The Wrecking Ball singer believes she could have pushed the boundaries even further in her controversial performance

The News Matrix: Wednesday 25 September 2013

Borrowing grows as confidence returns

Disney used to allow disabled visitors quick access to rides and other attractions

Disney resorts tighten up rules on queue jumping for disabled

Disney is changing the rules that allow disabled people to skip the queues at its US theme parks, after it emerged that wealthy, able-bodied visitors had been abusing the system.

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