• Hayek pledges $100K for Mexico relief

    Actress Salma Hayek has called for donations to help victims of Mexico's earthquake, the country's deadliest natural disaster since 1985. The Mexican star has pledged to match the first $100,000 (£74,000) raised for Unicef through her Crowdrise campaign. "Many children and families are hurt and in terrible need," wrote the Oscar-nominated Frida star. "Please join me and contribute what you can." At the time of writing, her campaign had raised almost $230,000 (£170,500). "After the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City I was evacuated from my building," said the actress on Instagram. "A lot of friends died, including an uncle that was very, very close to me. "I have lived through the aftermath of a disaster

  • Game of Thrones star champions young film talent

    After starring in Game of Thrones and a string of indie films, Ellie Kendrick is one of British acting's rising stars. She's also doing her bit to give underrepresented young talent a leg up. It's not what you know, it's who you know - and that's particularly true in the film and TV industries, according to Kendrick. When it comes to going to drama school or funding your first short film, it's also about how much money you've got. "I've worked in the film industry on and off for about half my life and I've noticed that the worlds that are represented on our screens by no means mirror the worlds that we see around us in our everyday lives," the 27-year-old says. "Part of that is because it's such

  • Demi Lovato is not revealing her sexuality

    "I stand up for the things that I believe in and the things that I'm passionate about, but I like to keep my personal life as private as possible when it comes to dating and sexuality and all that stuff just because it has nothing to do with my music." Instead, Lovato advised fans to watch her YouTube documentary, "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer reiterated her position in a series of tweets Wednesday after a fan tweeted, "I love Demi Lovato, but her reason for refusing to talk about her sexuality is total bulls***." "Expectant and rude," Lovato tweeted back. "Watch my documentary and chill out." The singer then said, "Just because (I) refuse to label myself for

  • How Cher stays fabulous at 71 years old

    (CNN)Even if she wanted to, Cher says she couldn't fit into some of her most famous outfits. Cher has gained a whopping 20 lbs. "I have a friend, her name is Dr. Barbara Sturm, and she makes an eye cream and face wash that I love," Cher said.

  • Brain surgery revolution

    A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls. It's having a great impact on infection rates. Video journalist: Ed Ram

  • The adventure that didn't quite go to plan

    Mary Russell, a black woman with dwarfism, set off on a 21-day, 900-mile trip down the Ho Chi Minh trail with five other disabled people. She imagined it would be a unifying experience, but in fact she felt isolated among people she thought would be more like her. "What made it for me was the beautiful scenic views," she says. "How can you be miserable when you're looking at mountains?" But in fact, for some of the time at least, Russell would feel more isolated and different than she had done before as she filmed for the BBC One programme, Without Limits: Vietnam. Russell is used to her difference. She grew up as one of nine children, but the only one with achondroplasia - a common cause of

  • I survived an acid attack

    On average in 2016, there were two acid attacks a day. 2017 is now projected to be the year with the highest number of attacks ever recorded in the UK. Over the past few years there has been a change in the way acid has been used. No longer just associated with shame or honour attacks, acid is now a weapon used by moped thieves as well as a means of settling gang disputes.