The memorial service for Motörhead frontman Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles, the US. File photograph: YouTube/PA Wire

Rock’s biggest names lined up to pay tribute to Motörhead frontman Lemmy at a star-studded Hollywood funeral. Dave Grohl, Slash and Metallica members(...)

 Emma Donohoe, who is nominated for a  Golden Globe  for best screenplay for Room, photographed at The Lighthouse cinema in Dublin on Thursday night.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The initial skirmishes have taken place. In September, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room won the Oscar-friendly People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festiv(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, speaking during a rally stop in Sibley, Iowa, on Wednesday, has 31 per cent support among Republicans in the state, ahead of Donald Trump who has 27.4 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ted Cruz stands casually dressed in jeans and a shirt with rolled-up sleeves before a blackboard listing the day’s specials – beef and chicken noodle (...)

Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump following the CNN debate in the Venetian casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Robyn Beck/ AFP/Getty Images

The Republican Party picked the Venetian, a Las Vegas casino modelled on a sinking city, as the venue for its fifth presidential debate. Gamblers kep(...)

A security guard guards the administrative offices of the Los Angeles unified school district. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Los Angeles shut more than 1,000 public schools on Tuesday over a threatened attack with bombs and assault rifles. Hundreds of thousands of students (...)

Filmmaker George Lucas attends the World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in Hollywood on Monday. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty

An army of Stormtroopers plus C-3PO and R2D2 were among the early arrivals at the world premiere of the highly-anticipated new Star Wars movie in Los (...)

Tashfeen Malik, (L), and Syed Farook are pictured passing through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in this July 27th, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters.

A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism borrowed about $28,000 from an (...)

David Bowdich of the FBI briefs the press outside the San Bernardino Police Department on December 7th, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. The husband and wife who killed 14 people in last week’s shooting rampage in California were both radicalised  “for quite some time” he said. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The couple who carried out a massacre in San Bernardino, California last week had taken part in target practice days before the attack, in which 14 pe(...)

Taylor Swift performs during her ‘1989’ World Tour in Sydney last month. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty

California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.”(...)

 Tashfeen Malik (left) and Syed Farook. Photograph: FBI/California Department of Motor Vehicles via AP

Islamic State (Isis) said on Saturday that a married couple who killed 14 people in California in an attack the FBI is investigating as an “act of ter(...)