‘As a 40-year-old, two-term Fine Gael TD, who lost the whip for opposing the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Terence Flanagan is no ingénu.’ Above with Lucinda Creighton. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Never mind the politics, hear the sniggers. There were plenty of them. But for anyone with a grain of humanity, the sound of a mind-blank occurring(...)

US director Michael Bay received the Worst Director award at the 35th annual Golden Raspberry Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: EPA/JENS KALAENE

Cameron Diaz received the dubious honour of being dubbed the year’s worst actress at the 35th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards (aka the Razzies).And the(...)

The  unmanned  Antares rocket lifts off towards the International Space Station shortly before exploding on Tuesday evening. Photograph: AP

Has an explosion ever reverberated around the world quite as fast as the ill-fated Antares on Tuesday evening?The privately owned, un- manned rocket, (...)

Teens spell trouble: Olivia Cooke (centre) in Ouija

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Pretty girl Debbie (former Miss Teen USA Shelley Hennig) rejects a night out with her best friend in order(...)

Has ever an idea this thin been stretched into such lengthy Mozzarella strings? (That’s a pizza reference for you there.) Let’s not mess around(...)

Johnny Depp with Keira Knightly in Pirates Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Don’t worry, Timmy. Screenwriter isn’t dead. It’s being sent to a nice farm in the country where it can play with the horses, roll in the sun and chew(...)

You might well be haikued off with Japanese poetry by this stage. The art form is everywhere – if you don’t believe me, go and see the latest instalme(...)

Jack Reynor: If you have an opportunity to reach people on a broad scale, it’s not enough to just entertain people. You have to take responsibility. You has to do something substantial."

Two years is a long time in showbusiness. Just ask Jack Reynor. The last time I caught up with the star of Lenny Abrahamson’s What Richard Did,(...)

No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

Never mind Rolf Harris. What is the point in prosecuting the sexual molesters of yesteryear when right here, right now, Transformers: Age of Extinctio(...)