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Molly Ringwald Lobbied John Hughes to Cut a Problematic Scene From The Breakfast Club

In Molly Ringwald's remarkable essay in <i>The New Yorker</i> on Friday wrestling with the gender and consent politics of John Hughes films in our current era, the actress reveals that even as a somewhat naive teenager in the '80s, she knew the male gaze when she saw it, and lobbied to cut a gratuitously …

Fashion Week

Princess Caroline Says She Was Closer to Her Nanny Than to Her Mother, Grace Kelly

It's no secret that the transition from movie star to Monaco royal to mother couldn't have been easy on Grace Kelly, but a new book reveals just how difficult it was for the whole family to stay close. Prince Albert and Princess Caroline, the son and daughter of Kelly and Prince Rainier, were …

The Oscars

CFDA Awards 2016

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Pop Music

While My Eyes Were Closed

• <b>Author:</b> Linda Green<p><b>THE #1 BESTSELLER: a</b> <b>nail-biting psychological drama for fans of WHEN YOU DISAPPEARED and THE SILENT WIFE.</b><p><i>One, two, three . . .</i> <b>Lisa Dale</b> shuts her eyes and counts to one hundred during a game of hide-and-seek. When she opens them, her four-year-old daughter <b>Ella</b> is gone. …

Smiling Rita Ora dons low-cut red dress and matching lipstick for Calvin Harris dinner date

Music’s hottest new couple Rita Ora and Calvin Harris headed out on a dinner date followed by dancing – showing their fledging relationship is going …

5 Reasons To Watch The 2013 Billboard Music Awards This Weekend

It's May, which means you may or may not have a wedding, bridal shower, graduation, etc this Sunday. But we promise, you're going to want to clear …

Pop Music

Samantha Womack to return to 'EastEnders'

<b>Samantha Womack</b> has confirmed she will make a dramatic return to <b>EastEnders</b> this summer, two years after her character departed.<p>Samantha will reprise …

Natalie Cole: "American Idol Ought to Be Ashamed at Themselves!"

Last night, Candice Glover totally won <i>American Idol.</i> In a related story, Natalie Cole totally lost it.<p>Glover was joined by former <i>Idol</i> starlet …

Beyonce Is Pregnant With Her Second Child, So Have a Great Weekend

<b>Things Beyonce has given us in 2013:</b><p>Now there's one more thing to add to the list: According to reports from E! News, Beyonce is going to give the …

What Should Jay-Z and Beyonce Name Their Second Child?

It's official: Beyonce's pregnant. But what should she and Jay-Z name their second child? We've got some ideas:<p><b>KEEPING THE PATTERN</b><p>"Blue Ivy" was a …

Ethical shopping: how the high street fashion stores rate

On 24 April when the Rana Plaza factory complex on the outskirts of Dhaka fell down like a house of cards killing 1,127 workers, the fashion myth …

Daft Punk: Random Access Memories – review

On YouTube, you can find cameraphone footage of an advert for Daft Punk's fourth studio album that was beamed out from the main stage at last month's …

Lana Del Rey: The ascent continues apace

As she begins a UK tour, with one of 2012's bestselling albums behind her, Lana Del Rey is also thriving on the new Great Gatsby soundtrack, says Bernadette McNulty.<p>Whatever the critical opinion of his films, <b>Baz Luhrmann</b>’s taste in <b>music</b>has been consistently voted a winner by the thousands who’ve …

Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Alt-J win at this year’s Ivor Novellos

Emeli Sande and Calvin Harris also among those to take home gongs<p>Noel Gallagher, The Maccabees and Alt-J have picked up major awards at this year’s …

Will Daft Punk Score The Fastest Number One In Chart History?

<b>Daft Punk</b> could be on course to notch up the fastest selling album in the history of the UK charts.<p>It's been a long time coming. Daft Punk's previous …

Dr. Dre Back In The Studio, N.W.A. Film On The Way

<b>Dr. Dre</b> is heading back into the studio, with reports that the much rumoured N.W.A. biopic is finally off the ground.<p>One of the most iconic producers …

Sky Ferreira to play NME Showcase in partnership with H&M

Singer to appear in London's Oxford Street branch in June<p>Sky Ferreira has announced an exclusive instore performance in London for <b>NME</b> and H&M later …

Sharleen Spiteri: 'I'd cut off my arm for someone to call us a pop band'

Reading on mobile? Click here to view video<p><b>Hello Sharleen. Where are you right now?</b><p>I am in Glasgow, in my mum and dad's house. I'm upstairs in my old …

Paisley Underground: the 1980s LA psychedelic scene that inspired Prince

When Steve Wynn moved back to Los Angeles in 1980 after finishing college, he looked at the music being made in his home city and realised he was out …

Alt-J debut technology to stop people recording gigs on their phones

Reading on mobile? Click here to view video<p>Alt-J have debuted a pioneering new piece of gig technology that aims to stop people recording shows on …

Calvin Harris won songwriter of the year at the Ivors. But is he actually a songwriter at all?

What happened to songwriting as an art? Asks Neil McCormick.<p>Scottish dance pop superstar Calvin Harris was named songwriter of the year at last night’s <b>Ivor Novello Awards</b>. It was an unusual, perhaps even bold choice for an award named after a classic British songwriter, dedicated to the art of …

Liverpool Sound City 2013: Martin's Day 3 Roundup - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

Bands of the day: <b>Goonam, Ilona, Night Engine</b><p>Venue of the day: <b>Mello Mello</b><p>The previous two days of <b>Liverpool Sound City 2013</b> had seen the music kick off …

Noel Gallagher urges David Beckham to take up songwriting following retirement

Gallagher also says he 'hated' Beckham when he played for Manchester United<p><b>Noel Gallagher</b> has said that David Beckham should take up songwriting now …

Bonnie Tyler: ‘It wouldn’t be nice to come last’

As she gets ready for Eurovision, Bonnie Tyler tells Neil McCormick about a career of ups and downs.<p>‘When people meet me, I’m sure they think I’m going to be a six-foot tall girl with big hair and shoulder pads, because they go, ‘Oh you’re only little!’ ” cackles Bonnie Tyler, half outraged, half …

Get Teched For Success

Cinema is about bringing amazing stories to life. A film can have the most intuitive director, a writer with the vision to craft huge worlds from …

Daft Punk launch ‘Random Access Memories’ at Australian outback country fair – watch

French pair celebrate release of new LP in Wee Waa, Australia<p>Daft Punk celebrated the launch of their new album ‘Random Access Memories’ in the …

Are young people being priced out of music festivals?

It used to be that a youngster's rite of passage would be a weekend away at Reading or Leeds festival, so they could see the sort of bands that, when …