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(...)

I’d be disappointed if Sigourney Weaver was any less of a presence. Dressed in classic black, towering over her publicists, with a chic bob, pearl (...)

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange 8:46

Lovely, bouncy Alfred Molina has been swelling the action for well over 30 years. The west Londoner, a cackling giant of Spanish and Italian parent(...)

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(...)

Members of Southall Shamrocks, a multi-racial GAA team from London, with their teachers outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday, where they took the 1916 tour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

In Dublin’s GPO yesterday evening it was a history lesson like few others for the group of London teenagers. “There wer(...)

August: Osage County

Welcome to Osage County, population: showily deranged. This is one heck of a place. Nobody is able to open his or her mouth without touching on some t(...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

Crafty: Elizabeth Gilbert in the shop she runs with her husband. Photograph: Tom White/New York Times

If an author is lucky, there comes a moment – a strange moment, quite likely – when, having laboured in isolation, one of their books is catapulted in(...)

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It’s unlikely that Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walkin’ would do quite as well today as it did in the year of its release, 1966, if the bo(...)