• Soul singer Charles Bradley dies at 68

    But earlier this month, he canceled tour dates in the US, South America and Europe, saying his cancer has returned and spread to his liver, and he needed to focus on his treatment. "I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I'll come back strong, with God's love. With God's will, I'll be back soon," he said. Bradley found fame in his later years, releasing his debut album "No Time For Dreaming" at age 62. The album was named Rolling Stone Magazine's top 50 albums of 2011. His next album, "Victim of Love," was released two years later, followed earlier this year by his third and last album, "Changes." He expressed his love for legendary singer James Brown, and

  • The enduring appeal of Audrey Hepburn

    More than 50 years after her iconic turn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn's style is attracting the attention of a new generation of fashion lovers. A collection of the actress's little black dresses, trench coats and a sleeping mask are among thousands of personal items on display at Christie's in central London. Almost 500 lots are to be sold in the coming weeks, but it was not only potential buyers browsing the auction house as the exhibition opened on Saturday. A younger generation - many born after Hepburn's death nearly 25 years ago - are turning out to see the clothes worn by the 20th Century muse. Adrian Hume-Sayer, director of private collections at Christie's,

  • Strictly judge's other role

    Strictly Coming Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood is playing the tyrannical Miss Hannigan in Annie. He took us on a tour of his dressing room backstage at the Piccadilly Theatre. Camera Jess Fenton. Producer Claudia Redmond.

  • Marilyn Manson: Columbine massacre 'destroyed' my career

    The singer now says "If [the Columbine killers] had just bought my records, they would be better off. Certain people blame me for the shootings at schools." "That's going to be a great pull-quote for you," he told The Guardian. "But, honestly, the Columbine era destroyed my entire career at the time." Manson is currently promoting his new album titled "Heaven Upside Down." In 2012, he said the title for his "Born Villain" was influenced by having been been wrongfully vilified because of Columbine. "When it comes to things like Columbine, it would have been different if they [Harris and Klebold] had actually liked my music, but I think that I have had more blame accredited to me than any person

  • Trump says this is all a hoax. Mueller, Congress and Facebook disagree.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller and three congressional committees are investigating Russian interference in the election, but President Trump is still telling his fans it's a "hoax." Trump used the "Russia hoax" label on Friday for the first time in six weeks. He said in a tweet that scrutiny over Facebook ads from Russian-linked accounts was just part of the continuing "hoax." Then the president asked: "What about the totally biased and dishonest Media coverage in favor of Crooked Hillary?" Trump was echoing conservative commentators who say he won the election in spite of grossly unfair media coverage. The timing is curious. Hillary Clinton has been on a highly successful book tour for the

  • The famed painters who vanished into obscurity

    Two exhibitions open this month devoted to a group of working class artists from the East End of London who became art world celebrities in the late 1920s and 1930s - only to be forgotten after World War Two. They were known as the East London Group, and among their ranks were humble office clerks, a navvy, a window cleaner, a shop assistant, a printer, a basket-weaver and an errand boy. Now they're being rediscovered, with one exhibition devoted to their work in Southampton, and another, curated by the children's author Michael Rosen and radio producer Emma-Louise Williams, on their home turf of Bow in East London. Though they had no formal art school training, the paintings they produced were

  • ESPN viewers caught in middle of Disney-Altice cable fight

    Disney is warning Altice cable customers that they might lose ESPN and other Disney channels at the end of the month. Yes, this is the start of another public spat between two big media companies, with customers caught in between. This fight is especially high-stakes because ESPN is the most expensive channel on the cable dial. Disney charges cable distributors about $8 per subscriber per month for its highly valuable sports programming. ESPN's business is under intense pressure, but it is trying to ensure that distributors keep paying. So this carriage fee fight is going to be very closely watched. Altice (ATUS), previously known as Cablevision, provides cable TV to several million homes in