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Thor out of five: Marvel's latest has critics raving

Chris Hemsworth is back as superhero Thor in what one critic describes as "a comedy with blockbuster spectacle".

Quest to save Cosgrove Hall children's TV treasures

Puppets from the animation studio behind Danger Mouse are to get repairs to stop them falling apart.

Pablo Neruda 'did not die of cancer', say experts

The left-wing poet died in 1973, weeks after a military coup led by general Augusto Pinochet.

Amber Tamblyn 'believes' husband David Cross's accuser in race row

The US actress says she believes comedian Charlyne Yi's claim that David Cross made racist comments.

Channel 4 show about Muslims accused of 'brownface'

My Week as a Muslim is met with criticism for dressing a white woman as a Pakistani Muslim.

Cheryl: Pregnancy was a break from 14 years' work

The singer says she felt able to "relax" and avoid stress, despite "hating" being pregnant.

Strictly Come Dancing: Bruno Tonioli to miss weekend shows

This will be the first time the judge has missed the live shows in 13 years.

Harvey Weinstein: Tarantino knew about film mogul's alleged misconduct

The famed director worked closely with the Hollywood producer accused of many sexual assaults.

David Blaine under investigation over UK model's rape claim

The US magician denies claims by British-born Natasha Prince that he attacked her over a decade ago.

Why Tina Turner came out of retirement

A new musical based on the singer's life is hitting London's West End in 2018.

Mary Berry, Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins reunite for Christmas show

The former Bake Off trio are hosting a Christmas special that sees them spring a surprise party.

Lupita Nyong'o accuses Harvey Weinstein of harassment

The Oscar-winning actress is the latest to make claims about the producer.

Solange Knowles tells magazine 'don't touch my hair'

The singer points out her braids appear to have been removed from the Evening Standard magazine cover.

Actress Tippi Hedren talks about being sexually harassed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Tippi Hedren on being sexually harassed in the 1960's by Alfred Hitchcock.

Tom Hanks: The film industry will have to change

Tom Hanks talks to the BBC about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying there will now be a "sea change" in Hollywood.

Armando Iannucci talks Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker

The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.

Living art: Meet Harajuku's ethereal fashion icon

Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.

Kit Harington, Game of Thrones and the Gunpowder Plot

Kit Harington on why Game of Thrones is so great, and his special connection to the Gunpowder Plot.

Sir Tom: Jones: Encounter ?made me feel terrible?

Sir Tom Jones says he 'felt terrible' after being propositioned early in his career.

Katy Perry gets stuck in mid-air during Tennessee concert

The pop star is left dangling above fans when a floating platform malfunctions during her concert.

Trump's Renoir painting is not real, Chicago museum says

The Chicago Institute of Art is "satisfied that our version is real" of the Impressionist work.

Meet Japan's 'living' artwork

Minori reinvented a Japanese street fashion style eight years ago that now has a worldwide following.

Philip Pullman's return 'a stunning achievement'

Critics greet the author's return to the world of His Dark Materials with eager delight.

Liam Gallagher's rock 'n' roll bananas - and other things we learned at the Q Awards

Liam Gallagher makes an odd banana confession plus other gems from the red carpet.

How common are nude casting calls?

A casting director says Jennifer Lawrence's experience is not representative of the acting industry.

Kwame Kwei-Armah: New Young Vic boss promises 'funky' future

The actor and new boss of the Young Vic theatre is excited for the venue's future.

Have the Manic Street Preachers made their final album?

Nicky Wire says "it's hard to see" the Manic Street Preachers releasing another album.

What Sean Hughes wanted to happen after his death

The comic, who died on Monday, wrote a poignant poem about his own death back in the 1990s.