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X Factor 2014: Tulisa returns as a guest judge, Louis Walsh confirms

Tulisa Contostavlos has returned to this year’s X Factor as a guest judge, Louis Walsh has confirmed. The former N-Dubz singer, who was on the judging ...

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-up: Caroline Flack tells Scott Mills she will be joining him

Caroline Flack is set to join the new series of Strictly Come Dancing when the celebrity ballroom contest returns next month. The TV presenter is known ...

Celebrity Big Brother 2014: David McIntosh is first housemate to be evicted

David McIntosh has become the first housemate to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother house. The former Gladiator and fiancé of Kelly Brook was booted ...

Friends reunion: Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox perform mini sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jennifer Anniston, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox made Friends fans dreams come true last night when they ‘performed’ a five-minute sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live. ...

The Great British Bake Off rocked by Baked Alaska 'sabotage' scandal

The Great British Bake Off has seen its very own red wedding in week three (a 'bread wedding' if you will, only it's not bread ...

The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman, book review: This streetwise story packs a real punch

In 1768, the rake and diarist, William Hickey ventured into a low tavern in Little Russell Street, only to see the whole place in uproar, ...

Radio 4's Everything We Know Is Wrong was an eye-opening look into misappliance of science

Good news, everyone. You can stop drafting your funeral playlists. Step away from the Robbie Williams CD. It turns out that that steak won't do ...

The Great British Bake-Off, TV review

It was hottest day of the year in the The Great British Bake-Off tent. This week: desserts. It started off pretty steamy with "self-saucing puds". There ...

Hotel India, TV review: This entertaining visit to a swanky Indian hotel comes with some reservations

Anyone whose holiday accommodation wasn't everything they hoped for this August might have wished, after watching BBC2's Hotel India, that they had headed to south ...

The Great British Bake-Off, TV review: Full on sauce as the contestants tackled desserts

It was hottest day of the year in the The Great British Bake-Off tent. This week: desserts. It started off pretty steamy with "self-saucing puds". There ...

SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

I wrote Before I Go to Sleep in 2009. During that year I was working part time as an audiologist. For three days a week ...

Hotel India, TV review: This entertaining visit comes with some reservations

Anyone whose holiday accommodation wasn't everything they hoped for this August might have wished, after watching BBC2's Hotel India, that they had headed to south ...

Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

The crackle of a vinyl revival has been getting louder this year as dropping the needle on a record becomes ever more in vogue. But ...

Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

It was rather a curious experience as the hairs on the back of my neck all at once stood upright, as though a call to ...

Great British Bake Off, episode 4, review: Heat gets turned up – and Iain goes into meltdown

The remaining nine bakers have been tasked with one of the best things in the world: dessert. The question is, what on earth is a ...

Great British Bake Off, episode 4, review: Dessert meltdown as heat gets turned up

The remaining nine bakers have been tasked with one of the best things in the world: dessert. The question is, what on earth is a ...

Great British Bake Off, episode 4, review: Heat gets turned up as Iain goes into meltdown

The remaining nine bakers have been tasked with one of the best things in the world: dessert. The question is, what on earth is a ...

Comedy festival out to show that there’s more to Jewish humour than rabbi jokes

They’ve already given the world Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart, but now Jewish comedians are finally to have their own festival in Britain. In ...

Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

They’ve already given the world Woody Allen, Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart, but now Jewish comedians are finally to have their own festival in Britain. In ...

Banksy Mobile Lovers sold: Owner of youth club where artwork appeared in Bristol received death threats

A youth club owner who sold a piece of artwork by Banksy to keep the facility open, has spoken of how he was subjected to ...

Banksy's Mobile Lovers: Youth club owner who sold artwork in Bristol receives death threats

A youth club owner who sold a piece of artwork by Banksy to keep the facility open, has spoken of how he was subjected to ...

Two rare London scenes by LS Lowry go on show

A painting by the acclaimed artist LS Lowry is to go on public display for the first time, but only after it was sent to ...

Notorious drug cartel hitman ‘Popeye’ Valasquez walks free from prison and sets his sights on Hollywood film about his life with kingpin Pablo Escobar

One of Colombia’s most feared drug cartel assassins walked free on Tuesday after serving 22 years in jail for scores of murders ordered by notorious ...

Peaky Blinders series 2: First images released showing Tom Hardy with a beard and trilby

The first stills of Tom Hardy in period gangster drama Peaky Blinders II have been released, showing the English actor with a beard and trilby. ...

BoJack Horseman season 2: Netflix renews Will Arnett and Aaron Paul cartoon

BoJack Horseman season 1 may have only just hit Netflix, but a season 2 is already on the way with the streaming service ordering 12 ...

Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Venice Film Festival opening, film review: Funny and poignant

Needy, self-obsessed actors are to the fore in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, a bravura backstage drama which looks bound to resurrect Michaerl Keaton’s faltering career ...

Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons wins fourth Emmy Award for best comedy actor

Jim Parsons has won his fourth Emmy for lead actor in a comedy for his role in The Big Bang Theory. The actor, who stars as ...

Burning Man festival delayed by severe rain as organisers close gates

Relentless rain has put an end to revelry at this year’s Burning Man festival before it could even begin. The annual free-spirited event takes place in ...

Emmys 2014: Sofia Vergara responds to claims 'sexist' pedestal gag 'objectified' women

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara found herself in the eye of a controversial Emmy Awards storm after a satirical segment on diversity in television she ...

Emmys 2014: Woody Harrelson to Matthew McConaughey: 'I'm grateful you had the plagiarised lines in True Detective'

Though the writer of hit TV show True Detective has been batting off claims of plagiarism, the subject was fodder for some awards ceremony banter ...

Strictly Come Dancing 2014 line-up: Radio 1's Scott Mills confirmed to hit the dancefloor

Radio presenter Scott Mills has announced that he will be joining the forthcoming new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Known for his entertainment slot on BBC ...

Strictly Come Dancing 2014: Radio 1's Scott Mills confirmed to hit the dancefloor

Radio presenter Scott Mills has announced that he will be joining the forthcoming new series of Strictly Come Dancing. Known for his entertainment slot on BBC ...

Gwen Stefani has Adele Dazeem moment at the 2014 Emmys with 'The Colbort Report'

'The Colbert Report' isn't the easiest phrase to say in front of a huge audience - all those plosive 'r' and 'p' sounds - but ...

Emmys 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Stephen Moffat win big awards for Sherlock

Sherlock was the big British winner of the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night (25 August). The BBC series saw Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with the ...

Emmys 2014: Orange Is The New Black and House Of Cards snubbed as Netflix goes home empty-handed

Netflix had a tough time at the 2014 Emmys last night, failing to garner a single Emmy for its main shows Orange Is The New ...

Billy Crystal leads Robin Williams Emmys tribute: Awards show criticised for choosing 'racist' joke about Iranian woman

"He could be funny anywhere. We were such close friends," Billy Crystal said of Robin Williams in a special tribute to the comedian aired midway ...

Emmy Awards 2014: List of winners in full

Breaking Bad dominates headlines following the 2014 Emmys with more awards than it could shovel into an acid barrel, but who else was honoured? List of ...

Emmys 2014: Breaking Bad cleans up with best drama award plus wins for Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn

Breaking Bad's fifth and final season dominated the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, picking up almost all of the drama prizes as ...

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, TV review: Not many young men would invite their mothers along on a weekend in Vegas

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy on Sky1 last night was no manual to matricide, but a rather sweet celebration of a relationship TV often ...

Furrie invasion: 2000 fans attended Eurofeurence in Berlin to celebrate their love of anthropomorphic animals

This weekend 2000 self-proclaimed ‘furries’ - fans of anthropomorphic animals in cartoons, anime movies, literature and computer games - checked into a conference hotel in ...

Miley's people: How MTV awards excess has been replaced by stars speaking up for good causes

The MTV Video Music Awards can always be counted on to provide sublime and ridiculous celebrity moments – whether it’s Lady Gaga turning up draped ...

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George Galloway attacked: Respect MP leaves hospital after being attacked by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'

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