Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr was named the world’s top-earning actor on Tuesday by Forbes, taking first place on a list that featured leading men fr(...)

They’re gonna party like it’s 1981: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Netflix can make documentaries, dramas, even “dramedies”, but can it do comedy? That question will be answered at Camp Firewood, the all-American retr(...)

Queue outside Erath County courthouse for the first day of the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing American Sniper author and former navy SEAL Chris Kyle.  Photograph: Larry W Smith/EPA

A former US Marine acted with forethought and malice when he fatally shot Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose bestselling autobiography was turned (...)

Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper: both speak with what is known as ‘vocal fry’

Remember uptalk, the practice of ending all your sentences in a question? Even the ones that aren’t questions? You do? You can take your fingers ou(...)

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

Eddie Redmayne attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25th, 2015 in LA. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 2:00

Eddie Redmayne was named outstanding actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 and will be hoping at least one Hollywood tradition continues, as th(...)

Hosts Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone announce ‘American Sniper’ as one of the Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The success of Clint Eastwood’s new movie American Sniper at the US box office has reignited the political debate about the Iraq War. The discussion i(...)

Tomm Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’ has secured a nomination for best animated feature

No Oscar pundit would, a few days ago, have flinched if he or she had been told that Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel would tie for the most nomin(...)

Alicia Vikander: ‘I can read 30 or 40 scripts, and to find one character-driven complex part is difficult.’ Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

It is an exciting time to be Alicia Vikander. Poised on the cusp of fame, fortune and everything they entail, the Swedish actor has an impressive e(...)

Susanne Bier’s extravagantly cast adaptation of Ron Rash’s much-admired novel Sabrina has been searching for distribution for well over a year. To pu(...)