Music producer David Gest.  Gest has died at the age of 62. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Reality TV star and music producer David Gest, the former husband of Liza Minnelli, has died in a London hotel aged 62. The former Celebrity Big Bro(...)

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Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)

Graham Norton: “The only thing you can learn from celebrities is how best to deal with being a celebrity.” Photograph: Fergal Phillips

As a child in west Cork, Graham Norton would prepare stories for future chat show appearances. “I had fascinating anecdotes to tell,” he says. “I had (...)

Alan Cumming poses at the “Alan Cumming Snaps” Photography Exhibition in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage)

Actor, director, author, perfumer, activist: one can’t help but gasp at the polysexual polymath known to us mere single/double tasking mortals as Alan(...)