Saoirse Ronan wins Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for ‘Lady Bird’. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Retuers

Saoirse Ronan, the most celebrated Irish actor of her generation, has won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical at the 75th Golden Globes.(...)

 Sting and Andy Summers performing with The Police at Croke Park in 2007, one of the gigs safety officer and event controller Sophie Ridley was responsible for. Photograph: Eric Luke

With so many gigs, festivals and shows happening on a regular basis, it’s easy to forget the amount of work that goes into putting on a well-run event(...)

Director Kathryn Bigelow attending the European premiere of Detroit in London. Photograph: Ian West/ PA Wire

“Are you okay with the sofa,” Kathryn Bigelow says kindly. “I found that you sink right down in it. So I chose the chair.” By this stage it’s already(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Writer-director-actor Warren Beatty in Los Angeles: “Rather than sit around and mourn the demise of the big screen and an audience of hundreds, we should be waiting for a revival of movies that are not sequels: a revival of the unknown.” Photograph: Emily Berl/New York Times

There’s a photograph of Warren Beatty that I’ve often wondered about. In it, Nancy Reagan is beaming like a star-struck teenager. Warren Beatty is bes(...)

An Oscar statue on the red carpet at last year’s ceremony. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Nomination day is usually a time to kick the Oscars around the gutter of shame. Oh, they’re so conservative. Oh, they favour films about themselves. O(...)

Director and comedian Judd Apatow knows how the game is played:  he wasn’t as surprised by the election results as most people. Photograph: Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Donald Trump: freak or geek? Who better to answer that question than Judd Apatow, the executive producer of Freaks and Geeks and the comedian, produce(...)

The house Hitler was born in was siezed by the  Austrian parliament

Following years of concern and speculation, the Austrian parliament has just passed a low allowing it to seize the house where Adolf Hitler was born. (...)

US president Barack Obama:  Lost touch with his revolutionary side and settled comfortably into being an Ivy League east coast cerebral elitist who hung out with celebrities. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

You know how desperate president Obama is – as he contemplates all his accomplishments going down the drain at the hands of a man he has total contemp(...)

Hillary Clinton on stage with Beyoncé and Jay Z in Cleveland, Ohio, last Friday. People resent high-achieving multimillionaires lecturing them about how they should vote. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

It was a supermarket celebrity sweep for Hillary Clinton last weekend as she appeared alongside power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a show in Ohio; anot(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »