Arts & Entertainment

New Doctor Who companion is middle-aged bricklayer

DOCTOR Who's new assistant is an overweight man from Watford called Geoff.

Dictators' Wives storm Mid-East album chart

A NEW album by Queen Rania of Jordan, Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad, and the four wives of Bahrain's Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has hit number one across the Middle East.

Girls celebrate anniversary of Warhammer 40,000

WOMEN are celebrating the science fiction-themed tabletop wargame that has been the default female entertainment of the last 25 years.

Bez on standby for Bond theme

BEZ, the maraca player for the Happy Mondays, has declared his readiness to compose the score for the new James Bond film.

Explosion is new film hero

AN explosion is the central character of forthcoming action/superhero film Avengers Assemble, it has emerged.

Babestation launches feminist jiggling

HYPNOTIC adult television channel Babestation has unveiled three new types of quasi-sexual writhing to celebrate International Women's Day.

Doherty asked for seven more pints of artwork

BOHEMIAN-impersonator Pete Doherty has been inundated with requests for more of his art, especially if it involves an organ.

Silent films were rubbish, say experts

HOLLYWOOD'S silent era was not magical, it was rubbish, according to new research.