““I’m growing one for Movember. So are the lads. Everyone is doing it. It’s part of male health awareness,” said Vinny.

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Novelist Kathy Lette has long been known for a particularly fun kind of trouble courting: a sort of shouty, salty Antipodean who joyously ruffles t(...)

Steven Colbert points to the new sign bearing his name on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York where his  show takes places. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Stephen Colbert brought a mix of politics, patriotism and Hollywood glamour on his first night hosting the CBS Late Show on Tuesday, opening with the (...)

The collapse of FBD’s share price on Monday represented the Perfect Storm for the Irish insurer but without George Clooney as eye candy. Disastrous i(...)

Crowds applaud Rory McIlroy’s first birdie of the week: the world’s number one golfer missed the cut for the Irish Open at Royal County Down. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

It was a day at the Irish Open when Pádraig Harrington took his waterproofs on and off so often he was in danger of re-injuring the troublesome should(...)

US president Barack Obama was among  the high-profile guests David Letterman had on his show throughout the years. Recently, a parade of celebrities including Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and George Clooney paid their respects to the talk-show host. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

“You know what I’m going to devote the rest of my life to?” David Letterman said on his last night as the host of Late Show on CBS. “Social media.” Le(...)

Delicious diet: ‘Dinner will be a full-blooded, creamy shepherd’s pie.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

I’m on a diet. I’ve just polished off a piece of a carrot cake and a (non-fat) latte. Lunch will be a poached egg and toast, and dinner will be a full(...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

Chilly countenance: Claire Skinner as Lorraine Rappaport in ‘Critical’

As a committed fan of medical dramas since the days of ER, when George Clooney was a B-movie actor in scrubs and Julianna Margulies was a nurse and no(...)

Attorney General Maire Whelan. The Pat Finucane Centre has said it has informed her of this “new evidence”

New documents have been uncovered that confirm interrogations of detainees who became known as the “hooded men” were taped, according to the Pat Finu(...)