Laugh out loud: Imelda Staunton has a girls’ night in Pride

One terrific scene among many terrific scenes in the consistently terrific Pride finds a political activist entering a record label’s offices to reque(...)

 Gary Barlow holding his OBE. The Take That star faces calls to hand back his OBE over claims he invested in a tax avoidance scheme. Photograph: PA Wire

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected calls for Take That star Gary Barlow to hand back his OBE over claims the pop star invested in a tax avoi(...)

David Baddiel: ‘The more famous you are, the less the version of you that’s out there is true. I am ridiculously obsessed with authenticity’

‘Fame is a silly thing that makes your life absurd,” says David Baddiel, once a quarter of The Mary Whitehouse Exp(...)

Marti Pellow: ‘What a classy pop song [Love Is All Around] – it never ceases to amaze me.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

In the summer of 1994, Marti Pellow’s toes ruled the airwaves. It was the year that Wet Wet Wet topped the charts for 15 straight weeks with their (...)

Terrific ensemble piece: Susan McFadden, Oliver Savile, Alicia Beck and Paul Monaghan in  Cats. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CatsBord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin****Cats is a curious beast; a musical almost entirely devoid of plot. Based on TS Eliot’s verses for children, it(...)

Niall Horan of One Direction performing in the O2 last year. He now ranks among the richest music performers in Britain and Ireland. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Despite not touring since 2011, U2’s combined wealth makes them the third highest-grossing music millionaires in Britain and Ireland. Wi(...)