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Comic novel wins Man Booker Prize for first time

British author Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for <em>The Finkler Question</em>, the first comic novel to scoop the awards.

Posthumous praise for Jackson as fans flock to film

Michael Jackson fans poured out of cinemas around the world on Wednesday applauding a new movie about the singer.

Hilary Mantel scoops Booker fiction award

Bookmakers' favourite Hilary Mantel won the coveted Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for the historical novel Wolf Hall.

Beatles re-master, game drag band into digital age

The Beatles take a step closer to selling their music online on Wednesday with the release of the band's re-mastered catalogue and MTV video game.

Capitalism the villain as Moore movie hits Venice

The Venice film festival has capitalism in its sights this year, with premieres of Michael Moore's documentary on the US economic meltdown.

New show explores UK’s ‘phoney’ 1939 war

For months after the declaration of war against Germany in 1939, many Britons were convinced the conflict would be relatively brief.

Potter is back: Box-office big bucks assured

Boy wizard Harry Potter is back in cinemas later this month with the sixth instalment of the movie franchise.

Michael Jackson ‘too unwell’ to travel to UK court

Singer Michael Jackson may be too sick to travel to London to give evidence in a court case against him brought by a son of the king of Bahrain.

First-time Indian novelist wins UK’s Booker Prize

Indian novelist Aravind Adiga on Tuesday won the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary awards, with The White Tiger.

Stars pay tribute to Mandela ahead of 90th birthday

Stars of the screen, stage and sporting arena paid tribute on Friday to Nelson Mandela, whose visit to London was overshadowed by events in Zimbabwe.

Cannes critics cool as film competition nears end

A lack of memorable movies mean the 2008 Cannes film festival is unlikely to live long in the minds of many critics, who argue that after a solid start the main competition faded. With four out of 22 films in the main competition this year yet to screen, critics and journalists struggled to come up with many highlights.

The Song Remains the Same: Led Zep rocks London

British band Led Zeppelin blasted their way through more than two hours of high-octane rock'n'roll on Monday, turning back time on a night of passion and nostalgia. The quartet had a crowd of around 20 000 at London's 02 Arena calling for more at the end of 16 tracks ranging from their most famous numbers to less familiar fare.

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