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 (...)

Scarlett Johansson’s initial reaction to Travolta’s ‘handsiness’ spoke volumes. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA

Dear John,Actually, let’s try that again. Dear John, Joe and anyone else out there in need of a refresher on the subject. There’s a certain etiquette (...)

Scarlett Johansson seen backstage during rehersals for the 2015 Oscars at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow were the star attractions at the Oscar rehearsals.Paltrow breezed into LA’s Dolby Theatre almost 20 minutes ear(...)

Bono: “oops” – how Bono began his apology for the Apple stunt in which U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album was automatically downloaded to iTunes accounts.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A is for Adnan Syed. Convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, the Baltimore man’s case is the subject of this year’s most talked-about investig(...)

Gabrielle Reidy (left) with Tony Flynn and Cathy Belton in the 2010 Abbey Theatre production of The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The actor Gabrielle Reidy has died at the age of 54 at her home in London. Ms Reidy was associated with the Abbey Theatre as far back as 1971 when, as(...)

“I am realistic to my detriment,” Woody Allen says. “There is no God. There is no purpose to the universe. One day the sun will burn out. Earth wil(...)

The destroyer of worlds: Scarlett Johansson in Lucy

The odd, ill-considered sponsorship deal aside, Scarlett Johansson has been doing very well for herself lately. Her and Under the Skin are among th(...)

 Luc Besson: “the number of connections in the human body is insane”

Luc Besson is discussing a car-chase scene from his new blockbuster, Lucy. Plus ça change, right? Mais non. The sequence in question featur(...)

Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with his digital virtual assistant Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) in the 2013 Spike Jonze film Her. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd/Alls

‘It’s not just an OS. It’s a consciousness.” This blithe tagline from Spike Jonze’s movie Her, released last December, sets the context for how the in(...)

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(...)