Partying with your friends is all well and good but some prefer the simple comforts of a giant sofa and the embrace of a warm screen. With this in mi(...)

In a time when DVDs are more likely to be gathering dust in your living room than being used, there’s one subgenre of discs that often survives a cul(...)

Meeting Saoirse Ronan is not unlike meeting a movie industry veteran. Working out of a central Dublin hotel for interview purposes, she hallos most(...)

 Hannibal Buress attends t in Los Angeles, California in August. Photograph:  Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

I’m waiting for my call to connect to Hannibal Buress somewhat nervously, as our previous attempt had failed. He slept in, the consequence of a late-n(...)

Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/jokewiththepope.org

A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a compe(...)

Amy Poehler: ‘Oh, we were real Irish-American. This was Boston. That meant Jesus, JFK, illustrated pamphlets on St Patrick. Lots of beer and lots of potatoes. That’s the Irish-American version of it all. Ha ha!’ Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

The word is that Amy Poehler has jet lag. Busy on promotional duties for Pixar’s lovely Inside Out, in which she voices the personification of happ(...)

1 Bill Murray does not think Bruce Willis is a “jackass”. In a surprise appearance, Bill Murray opens the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. T(...)

Huff of Arklow sails out of Dún Laoghaire harbour 65 years on from her yacht racing debut. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The 409-strong fleet in the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta sailed out on Dublin Bay yesterday, but only one boat will eventually emerge overall winner (...)

Bill Murray: “The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can”

What do Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama have in common? Well, for starters, they’re not Bill Murray. The comedian and actor is one of a kind: while (...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)