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  • I'm not that black actor, Samuel L Jackson tells newsman

    Samuel L Jackson has criticised a television news presenter for confusing him with Laurence Fishburne, another Hollywood actor. "I'm not Laurence Fishburne. We may be all black and famous, but we all don't look alike. You're busted," Jackson told Sam Rubin on the station KTLA in Los Angeles. Rubin...

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 9:27am
  • Half-sister of Julia Roberts found dead in 'drug overdose

    The half-sister of Julia Roberts has been found dead in a Los Angeles bathroom from a suspected drug overdose, after apparently criticising the Oscar-winning actress in a series of Twitter posts. Nancy Motes, 37, who fought a long battle against obesity and depression, had claimed the Hollywood...

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 9:04am
  • Harry Potter and the philatelists' moan

    His own letters arrive by owl but the character of Harry Potter is now at the centre of a row involving some of America's most influential philatelists. The US Postal Service is releasing 100 million stamps featuring the boy wizard, his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, and a myriad...

    Thursday, 21 November 2013 - 8:24am
  • Scientology a factor in my divorce, says Tom Cruise

    Cruise has admitted that Holmes, an actress, cited the religion as one of her reasons for wanting to end the marriage.

    Saturday, 9 November 2013 - 8:37am
  • Tinseltown loses its allure for film-makers

    When millions of Americans tuned in to Breaking Bad, the most talked-about television drama for years, they were beguiled by the stunning desert landscapes near Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the show's main character, crystal meth magnate Walter White. But White was not supposed to live in...

    Sunday, 3 November 2013 - 8:00am
  • Army major is sentenced to death for Fort Hood massacre

    A military jury of 13 officers, who had previously convicted Hasan of 13 counts of murder and more than 30 of attempted murder, took only an hour to decide on the sentence.

    Thursday, 29 August 2013 - 9:43am
  • Romance for Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell

    Mrs Jobs married the Apple co-founder in 1991 after they met at Stanford University.

    Sunday, 11 August 2013 - 8:00am
  • Boston bombing suspect minus the soft focus

    He said an officer who lost his life in the pursuit of the Tsarnaev brothers, and another who was severely wounded, were "real people, with real lives, with real families".

    Saturday, 20 July 2013 - 7:33am
  • The manhunt continues for America's most wanted man

    The Los Angeles Police Department has been stretched to the limit after five days hunting for Christopher Dorner.

    Tuesday, 12 February 2013 - 8:20am
  • 2013 will be the year of the film sequel

    Cinema audiences will be hit with a battery of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots in 2013 as Hollywood, stung by a series of recent flops, banks on safe follow-ups to successful blockbusters.

    Saturday, 29 December 2012 - 3:44pm