Taylor Swift: “I’m so inspired by the work you do.” Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 (€100,300) to an LGBT+ group to support its fight against laws in the US state of Tennessee that would(...)

Jussie Smollett attends the world premiere of Alien: Covenant in London in 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

US actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago’s pol(...)

Kailee Combs, the vice-president of fitness at Mirror, works out with some of the demos on one of the Mirror products in their showroom in New York. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

Last Christmas, singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video on Instagram, in which one of her sons instructed her not to scream wh(...)

Border Angels founder Enrique Morones with colleagues in their office in San Diego, California. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The bea(...)

Beto O’Rourke, running for the US Senate seat, addresses supporters during a campaign rally at Texas Southern University in Houston last week. Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters

The footage of Beto O’Rourke nonchalantly skateboarding around a WhataBurger car park in Texas lasts just under one minute. Long enough for informed o(...)

A Muslim doctor living in Dublin has spoken of the insults and harassment she suffers for wearing a hijab. She was speaking after the release of a rep(...)

Dax Shepard: skilled listener with a deep-seated curiosity

Lately, there has been somewhat of a renaissance in the world of celebrity podcasts. Comedians Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick, along with director Kevi(...)

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 (...)

Allie Sherlock (12) chatted with US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

A 12-year-old Irish busker has described her experience of performing on The Ellen Show in the US as “amazing”. Allie Sherlock from Douglas in Cork s(...)

Emergency personnel carry a woman rescued from a collapsed house  in Montecito. Photograph: Kenneth Song/Santa Barbara News/Reuters

More than a dozen people are missing and at least 17 are known to have died after mudslides in southern California destroyed homes and swept away cars(...)

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