Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ at the El Capitan Theatre  in Hollywood, California. Photograph:  Jason Merritt/Getty Images 1:17

An infamous red carpet prankster struck actor Brad Pitt in the face as he signed autographs at the Hollywood premiere of a film starring his partner A(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane at training in Saipan. Photograph:   Andrew Paton/Inpho

“He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion prepa(...)

A New York Winter’s Tale 2:53

We’ve had this conversation too many times. If there is one genre of fiction that almost never translates successfully to film, it is magic rea(...)

Actor Will Smith appears with host Jimmy Fallon on the first edition of NBC’s revamped Tonight Show. Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

A performance by U2 against a shimmering Manhattan sunset on the roof of NBC’s 30 Roc(...)

How does he do that? David Blaine with the actor Will Smith and his family

David Blaine, Real or Magic (Channel 4, Wednesday) begins with clips from a typical day for David Blaine. He stands glumly on the outskirts of a city,(...)

Twerking around: Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Twerk or die

Twerking, we’re told, is one of those suggestive new-fangled African- American-influenced dances. Like the Twist. Or the Hucklebuck. The word, sometim(...)

Four times a year the travel industry gathers in the banqueting hall of a luxury hotel to subtly flaunt their wares to each other and some invited med(...)

George Clooney: ‘If guys like this are given any weight because they’ve bought stock, this does great damage.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Onscreen, George Clooney has played a few heroic parts, but he seems to have a fondness for characters whose charms are balanced out by a ration of se(...)

We’ve been preparing this week’s column for close to a year. Delayed, delayed again, drastically rewritten, its budget soaring madly out of control, W(...)

Richard Matheson, author  of  1954 horror novel I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man, has died. He was 87. Photograph: Getty

US science-fiction and horror author Richard Matheson, whose novels and stories, including I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man, were adapted for the big(...)