Bobbi Kristina Brown photographed on  August 16th, 2012. Fle photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, has been moved to hospice care, five months after being found unresponsive in a b(...)

 Andy Lee defeated Matt Koborov to claim the WBO world middleweight title in Las Vegas. He will defend his title against Peter Quillin in Saturday’s big televised fight. Photo:  David Becker/Getty Images

Andy Lee’s first defence of his WBO world middleweight title against Peter Quillin in Brooklyn on Saturday night is likely to draw at least four times(...)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and of singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta on Saturday and was taken to the hospital where she was breathing.  Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia ho(...)

Sister act: Dolly Parton’s sequinned dazzle achieves the same end in her world as Angela Merkel’s buttoned-down sobriety does in hers: it triggers emotional appeal. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty

After almost a decade in office Angela Merkel is both the most powerful and, perhaps, the most understated woman in the world. With a huge 96.7 per (...)

Songwriter Gerry Goffin poses at the BMI’s 60th annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California on  May 15th, 2012. Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Gerry Goffin, the prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote hits such as Will You Love Me T(...)

Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss, leads choir practice at Panti Bar on Dublin’s Capel Street. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Heading home from boarding school, the Christmas of 1984, I took the bus instead of my usual train. I remember I had the back row to myself, and th(...)

A medical examiner’s report found that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of ‘acute mixed drug intoxication’. Photograph: Reutes

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2nd with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose (...)

The Sylvers perform on Soul Train in 1976. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It’s time for Soul Train to leave the station again. The classic US black music show introduced TV audiences to a host of r’n’b, soul and hip-hop acts(...)

It was B Day. Beyonce Knowles arrived into Dublin on her Mrs Carter tour (named after her husband Shawn Carter, otherwise known as Jay-Z) on a wave(...)