Kobe Bryant  during the post-game news conference after scoring 60 points in the final game of his NBA career. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

‘Because what’s beautiful is all that counts, pal. That’s all that counts,” Jack Nicholson told Rolling Stone back in 1986. The same magazine this wee(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa clashes with Everton’s Gareth Barry before being sent off during the FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters /Livepic

Diego Costa maintains he did not bite Everton’s Gareth Barry during a confrontation in Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Everton, according to a club spokesman(...)

The Oscar nominations are out soon, and while awards season can be unpredictable, there are certain things you can also be damn sure will go down on (...)

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers stands on court during game two of the Western Conference Finals against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2008 NBA playoffs. Photograph: Getty Images

Among the deluge of tributes to Kobe Bryant floating around cyberspace now is one tweeted by Shane Battier, one of the few defensive players capable o(...)

It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

Detail from ‘Waltzers’ by Jack Vettriano: it is expected to go for £200,000- £300,000 at Bonhams auction next week

The Scottish self-taught painter Jack Vettriano (63) is one of Britain’s most successful artists. His most famous painting, The Singing Butler (1992) (...)

10. Cork man thinks he’s right and everyone else is wrong. Really? This is news? Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire.

1 Passion has been reduced to ad-speak, a banal corporate shortcut, another tired cliche for politicos and suits: if there’s a ticket to flog, air-tim(...)

Roy Keane’s lost film reviews -  E.T: People say he is cute and adorable, all this . . . but where’s his loyalty? Hides in your wardrobe and breaks your kids hearts and then f**ks off back to whatever planet he came from? No, a big disappointment for me, that little fella. Only out for himself. Worst behaviour I’ve seen since Veron.

What is the last film you saw, Roy? Roy Keane: Gone Girl. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish. I went with a couple of lads from the Irish team but if I wa(...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. R(...)

David Fincher: “There’s way too much risk in offending people now”. Photograph: Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty

David Fincher stops halfway into a biscuit. He looks deep in thought. “Enough bitching from me,” he says. “I’ve bitched so much. I’m embarrassed. Righ(...)