Freddie Starr

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Gloriously daft: Steve Martin as Dr Hfuhruhurr in The Man with Two Brains

He’s a master of slapstick, a surrealist clown, the don of comic film roles from Roxanne to The Jerk. As he turns 75, comics including Sarah Silverman(...)

Roman Griffin Davis (left) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf and mother in  the second World War satire Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French

Philosophers still argue over what Theodor Adorno meant by “to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric”. We can, however, safely wager that those who(...)

Freddie Starr: the comedian as Adolf Hitler in 1977; his controversial act probably wouldn’t be tolerated today. Photograph: Graham Wood/Evening Standard/Getty

Freddie Starr, who died yesterday, at the age of 76, at his home in Spain, was an eccentric and unpredictable talent best enjoyed in a typically chaot(...)

The Jessica Harrington-trained  Sandymount Duke, which is owned by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, has been ruled out of Saturday’s Grand National. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ronnie Wood has learned you can’t always get what you want, as his colours will not be carried in the Grand National. The Rolling Stones guitarist own(...)

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather during the press conference at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London. Photograph:   Scott Heavey/PA Wire

Ah, made you look; job done. It’s rubbish, obviously. Even in a post-truth world everyone knows ‘Themcgregornator’ is a United fan. But as clickbait i(...)

Muhammad Ali, a few weeks shy of his 40th birthday, takes on Trevor Berbick in his last ever fight on  December 11th, 1981 in the Bahamas. Berbick won the fight in a ten-round unanimous decision. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

A couple of years back, I asked a roomful of college freshmen and women to name the world’s most famous living Muslim. “Barack Obama! ” stage-whispere(...)

 A file phoptograph taken on December 15th, 2006 in Paris, shows Greek singer Demis Roussos performing on the stage of the Zenith music hall. Roussos has died at the age of 68. Photograph: Agencies
Singer Demis Roussos dies aged 68
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  • January 26, 2015, 14:04

Greek singing star Demis Roussos, who had a string of hits in the 1970s and whose flamboyant style inspired satirists, has died aged 68.Roussos, with (...)

British celebrity publicist Max Clifford arrives to Southwark Crown court in London, this morning. Mr Clifford is on trial accused of a string of sex offences against children and young women. The jury has retired to consider its verdict. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Jurors have resumed their deliberations in the trial of publicist Max Clifford who is accused of a string of indecent assaults. The 71-ye(...)

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine.

Everybody under 60 has a television childhood, a sort of snowy screen in the memory that fizzes into life at peculiar times, most often these d(...)

 Rolf Harris officially unveils his oil portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace in December 2005. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Rolf Harris was today named as the veteran entertainer who was arrested by police investigating allegations of sexual abuse following the Jimm(...)

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