Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award for the 17th time, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. It’s hard to believe, but Streep hasn’t won since 1983 for Sophie’s Choice. but in Oscar history sometimes multiple nominations never guarantee you a prize. Words: Liam O’Brian, Graphic: Liz Gould.
Bradford rock band Smokie, who had a hit with Living Next Door to Alice in the 1970s, were the unexpected performers at a Kremlin dinner attended by Russian president Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin. Here are some other singers summoned for the pleasure of world leaders.
Louise Mensch has decried the fact female politicians are judged by their appearance, while posing for a shoot in GQ. She isn’t the first high-profile figure to cause a stir by posing in amagazine.
Stamps showing illustrations from books, including James and the Giant Peach and The Twits go on sale later this month in a celebration of Roald Dahl’s children’s literature. The author is the latest national treasure to be honoured with a set of Royal Mail collectibles. Here are some other notable figures who have put their stamp on history.
In light of the news that the indie folk singer Bon Iver, more renowned for hillbilly chic than physical prowess, will feature in an exercise video, i looks at other celebrities who have dabbled with fitness instruction.
As the relatives leave, the turkey sandwiches run out and the dust settles on Christmas, it’s time to decide which presents can safely join the wrapping paper in the recycling bin.
The world of 24-hour news has made false reports of celebrity deaths a commonplace. Jon Bon Jovi had to post a picture of himself online thisweek after a rumour he’d died in a New Jersey hospital following a cardiac arrest. Here are some other instances where obituarywriters might have been led astray.
Despite 2011 being the year of phone hacking, the Arab Spring and the death of Osama Bin Laden, Britain’s favourite viral videos were defiantly light-hearted. Here are the six most-watched YouTube clips in the UK over the past 12 months.
As it is revealed that an intrepid Prince Harry drove to rescue a friend whowas beingmugged,with only his SAS-trained bodyguard for protection, i considers other celebrities turned have-a-go heroes.
Private Bryan Johnson proposed to his girlfriend at Buckingham Palace yesterday after being awarded a
gallantry medal for saving a wounded colleague in Afghanistan.Were any of these other very public marriage proposals a source of inspiration for the soldier, we wonder…
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