Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

Comedian Stephen Colbert, who describes himself as “an omnivore,” who loves everything from ‘A Man for All Seasons’ to ‘Jackass’. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear. I remember him coming into the make-up room to remind(...)

Comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central’s satirical news show The Colbert Report , will (...)

David Letterman waves to his audience after announcing that he intends to retire in 2015. Photograph: Jeffrey Neira/CBS

David Letterman will retire next year ending the longest career in American late-night television hosting and sparking (...)

François Hollande arrives at city hall in San Francisco yesterday.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

French president François Hollande sought to breathe life into France’s sluggish economy by wooing investment from the new media world on a whi(...)

Mr Peabody & Sherman 2:30

Well, this sounds like an impressively terrible idea for a family film. The title characters – an urbane dog and his perky adopted human son – first a(...)

The cast of ‘Girls’: Twelve hours after it premiered in the US on HBO, the pay-to-view station released the first two episodes of the comedy series free to watch on YouTube.

So HBO and now Sky are on YouTube. It’s not so much a truce as a you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours acceptance by TV networks that the video strea(...)

Publisher Arianna Huffington told students at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts:  “What I urge you to do is not just take your place at the top of the world, but to change the world”. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university lawns to thousands o(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks at the opening ceremony of the George W Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

People sit around a fountain basking in the Texan sunshine as a sculptor chisels the names of the board of directors into a stone at the entran(...)

Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford celebrates his victory with a large crowd in the South Carolina first district congressional race at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph: Randall Hill/Reuters

Sanford, a Republican, won 54 per cent of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, a sister of the political sa(...)