Real grass (above) is all the top players are looking for in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Canada. Officials want them to play the tournament on an artificial surface. Photograph: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Attempts to force Canada to stage the Women’s World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with US football star Abby Wambach (...)

Actor and producer Charlize Theron walks up to me looking like . . . well, do you really need me to tell you she wasn’t exactly hammered with the ugly(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor (left) and director Steve McQueen. The film is   expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced. Photographs: PA Wire

The goats have been slaughtered. Their entrails have been spread about the place. And we can now make a fairly good stab at assessing who or what is g(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

Film review: All Is Lost

Gravity may have been the best shipwreck film released this year, but JC Chandor’s follow-up to Margin Call certainly runs it close. This is the real (...)

Judi Dench, pictured with Steve Coogan in a scene from the adoption drama Philomena,  has been nominated in the category of best actress in a drama for for her role in the film.

Judi Dench has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her role in Philomena. The film, which tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s search for(...)

Diane Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney

When Diane Disney Miller, who has died aged 79, was born, the Los Angeles Times announced: “Mickey Mouse has a daughter.” It was a testament to the fa(...)

Film review: Saving Mr Banks

It seems unlikely that the folk behind this sentimental if irresistibly scrumptious paean to mid-20th-century escapism would admit to any postmoder(...)

‘I’ve been at home in Los Angeles for the past two months with nothing on but the two kids,” says Colin Farrell as he stretches into his chair. “He(...)