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American actor Estelle Harris: other major credits included the movies Out to Sea  and My Giant. Photograph: Jason Redmond/EPA

Estelle Harris, who hyperventilated her way into the hearts of millions of Seinfeld fans as George’s mother, Estelle Costanza, died on Saturday in Pal(...)

Norway’s  heartwarming Christmas ad When Harry met Santa

Norway’s state-owned postal service Posten is marking 50 years since Norway decriminalised same-sex relationships with a heartwarming Christmas ad in (...)

Toy Story 4 sees Woody struggling to find purpose in Bonnie’s room.

There’s a moment in Toy Story 4 in which Bonnie (the little girl who inherited the franchise’s central characters at the end of Toy Story 3) and her p(...)

 Robin Williams:  always reaching out for that ‘little extra hug you can only get from strangers’

Looking back, it’s extraordinary to see how many times Robin Williams was asked to explain his thought processes. There was never an easy answer. In o(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf in “Lady Bird”

1. Did anybody actually see these films? Yes, they did. But this is still the lowest-grossing set of best-picture nominees since 2011. Dunkirk, which (...)

It’s the studio that rewrote the rules of animation, and it hasn’t let up since. So which is the best – and the worst – of Pixar’s 19 movies? 1. The (...)

The  funeral procession motorcade of Muhammad Ali on Grand Avenue in front of Ali’s childhood home in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Ty Wright/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people lined the route of Muhammad Ali’s funeral procession as the black hearse carrying “The Greatest” passed through his hometo(...)

Worshipers and well-wishers look on as the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali is brought for his jenazah, an Islamic funeral prayer, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Thousands of mourners descended on Louisville in Kentucky, the hometown of “the Greatest”, Muhammad Ali, to send off boxing’s most famous son and reme(...)

Xena: that she’s a lesbian won’t come as a huge surprise to fans who watched her bond with Gabrielle in fetish gear

Let’s ponder a story that doesn’t matter very much but that leads us towards one that matters a great deal. It has emerged that Xena Warrior Princess (...)

Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

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