Flowers and a Oscar souvenir is placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star for US actor Robin Williams in Hollywood, California, today. Photograph: Michael Nelson/EPA

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at age 63 on Monday from an apparent suicide at his home in Northern California, author(...)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip their LA mansion and make a $15 million profit. Photograph: Los Angeles Times /Spencer Weiner

There’s nothing like a good house flip to pique the interest of property watchers. But throw in a big name and you’ve hit the mother lode. Even in Los(...)

Twitter chief engineer Chris Fry has stepped down to an advisory role at the microblogging service as the company revamps the site in a bid to broaden(...)

Comedian Jay Leno speaks during a rally protesting against Brunei’s new strict sharia law penal code outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Reuters

Beverly Hills City Council has joined celebrities including comedians Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno in a public campaign against the Sultan of Brunei o(...)

The Simpsons show editor Mike Bridge (L), executive producer Matt Selman (R) and co-executive producer Brian Kelley look at an upcoming Lego episode at the editing bay in 20th Century Fox Studios. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters  0:57

Fox’s hit animated show The Simpsons, which has used donut-loving Homer and his dysfunctional family to satirize US popular culture for 25 years, is c(...)

Game of Thrones Series 4: only 9,000 Sky Atlantic viewers in the UK were sufficiently die-hard to watch it at 2am

The Hound orders some chicken. Dennis Taylor pots the black. Ellen DeGeneres organises a Hollywood selfie. These “events” have one thing in common:(...)

David Letterman waves to his audience after announcing that he intends to retire in 2015. Photograph: Jeffrey Neira/CBS

David Letterman will retire next year ending the longest career in American late-night television hosting and sparking (...)

Well, the Oscars managed to entertain the interwebs this week. Host Ellen DeGeneres set a new record for most retweeted photo ever with her cel(...)

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(...)