Ukrainian TV reporter Vitalii Sediuk  arrested at the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, yesterday. Photograph: Getty

The Ukrainian man who struck actor Brad Pitt in the face at the LA premiere of the film Maleficent will be charged with battery and assault, said offi(...)

 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre  in Hollywood, California. Photograph:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images 1:17

An infamous red carpet prankster struck actor Brad Pitt in the face as he signed autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring his partner A(...)

The A-lister Oscar’s selfie that broke all records to become the most retweeted tweet of all time. Photograph: Twitter/ @TheEllenShow

Twitter could not cope with Ellen DeGeneres’s A-lister packed selfie that broke retweeting records and disrupted the social media. The ph(...)

Director and producer Steve McQueen (R) celebrates after accepting the Oscar for best picture for his film ‘12 Years a Slave’, with actress Lupita Nyong’o (L), at the 86th Academy Awards . Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:46

It was a strange sort of evening at the Academy Awards. We went into the show knowing that, for the first time in aeons, best picture was stil(...)

Gold and glory: Oscars waiting to be awarded at last year’s ceremony. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

In true Hollywood fashion, the Academy Awards tonight promised a cliffhanger ending in the race for best picture Oscar between favorites 12 Y(...)

12 Years a Slave

To say that Steve McQueen’s lacerating drama is the best American film about slavery is to say very little. It is sobering to note that, throughout it(...)

Naomi Watts in Diana: “vulgar, tasteless and nonsensical without ever skirting the status of camp classic”

Elsewhere in this issue we discuss those film-makers who are discovering new routes towards excellence. This fellow breaks fresh ground. This other ch(...)

Brad Pitt: Fifty isn’t as old as it used to be. Photograph: Getty Images

Tell us more about stuff that happened 50 years ago this month. It’s been 10 minutes since somebody pointed out that, by dying on the same day as Pres(...)

Film review: The Counsellor

THE COUNSELLOR *Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Rosie Pere(...)

Jane Carroll with her children, Lucy (12) and Will (9), in her kitchen at Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The modern kitchen is equal parts living, dining and cooking areas. It has evolved from the engine room of the home a space, where everyone congreg(...)