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Apple might fancy another Steve Jobs, Berkshire Hathaway could be seeking a second Warren Buffett and Comedy Central might be on the hunt for replacem(...)

Bono speaks at the fourth annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images.

Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Pearl Jam were among the acts that performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday n(...)

‘During the 2008 campaign, when Clinton was being urged to show a more human side, Democratic pollster Mark Penn famously remarked that “being human is overrated”. So too is “authenticity”.’ Above, Clinton with host Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show in New York  on September 16th. Photograph:  REUTERS/Douglas Gorenstein/NBC

This week’s Republican presidential debate saw Donald Trump stumble as his rivals found their voice at last, offering the party’s establishment hope t(...)

Hillary Clinton dances with DJ Stephen ‘Twitch’ Boss and Ellen Degeneres during a taping of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ in New York. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

It was hard to say which was more awkward: Hillary Clinton dancing on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show or Jeb Bush explaining to Stephen Colbert on his fir(...)

US vice president Joe Biden has expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Photograph:Andrew Burton/Getty Images.

US vice president Joe Biden has expressed doubt about the likelihood of him runninng for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I (...)

Steven Colbert points to the new sign bearing his name on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York where his  show takes places. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Stephen Colbert brought a mix of politics, patriotism and Hollywood glamour on his first night hosting the CBS Late Show on Tuesday, opening with the (...)

‘That German banks wrecked the Irish economy is one of the most persistent legends of the crisis. German bankers lent recklessly to the innocent Irish and then sent in Angela Merkel, the Austerity Queen, to get back their bad investments.’  Photograph:  EPA/Wolfgang Kumm

At a friend’s dinner table in Berlin recently I sat opposite a woman visiting from Ireland who had an important announcement to make. She said how, on(...)

 Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show studio in New York. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

It’s been a very long goodbye, but US comedian Jon Stewart ended his 16-year stint at The Daily Show last night, leaving little hint of what he will d(...)

President Barack Obama on The Daily Show in July 2015. “I think we’ve done a very good job of making fun of Obama. It doesn’t get as much traction, because so many of the fans are left (leaning) and loved our (George W) Bush stuff,” said former executive producer and writer Rory Albanese. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Daily Show began in 1996 as a snarky chat-show parody hosted by Craig Kilborn, a place of breezy celebrity interviews and human interest segments (...)

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(...)