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Dolittle: This nothingness doesn’t even have the good grace to be a bad movie

Spare a thought for the executives at Universal Pictures. You spend your Christmas weathering the ill-effects of Cats and head into a new year with – (...)

Dominic Cummings, special adviser to UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

The other week at Heathrow I picked up a free copy of GQ men’s magazine and spent several cheering minutes thumbing through the 27 pages devoted to it(...)

Scarlett Curtis. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Back in May, Scarlett Curtis travelled to Dublin to record a live episode of her podcast Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. The sold-out crowd consisted (...)

Ben Elton: ‘You may not like it, but I don’t think there’s anybody like me.’ Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

They say you shouldn’t meet your heroes – but my inner 13-year-old would never forgive me if I spurned a chat with Ben Elton. The Young Ones, Blackadd(...)

Fiona Shaw, who has been nominated for her first two Emmys. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Two Irish actors are among the nominees for this year’s Emmy awards. Fiona Shaw received her first two Emmy nominations – in the categories of Suppor(...)

New this week: Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in Men in Black: International

ALADDIN ★★☆☆☆ Directed by Guy Ritchie. Starring Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The ongoing campai(...)

Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) and Agent M (Tessa Thompson) in Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black: International. Hemsworth is never bad, but he seems stranded here in a himbo role

Since the second Men in Black film was released – shortly before the Crimean War, as I recall – critics have been making cracks about the team’s memor(...)

Audiobooks can be an expensive habit, so this offer means you don’t have to burn through your Audible account too quickly

For those of you who burn through your Audible credit in the first week, audiobooks can be an expensive habit. At £7.99 (roughly €9) per month, it’s n(...)

Tony Slattery: most of his celebrity chums and hangers-on vanished ‘when the money dried up, which was saddening. Yes, very saddening’. Photograph: Atrium

When I moved to London in 1990, I knew that, in order to fit in at school, I had to educate myself about the important British celebrities. While my c(...)

Actor Emma Thompson takes part in the Extinction Rebellion protest at Oxford Circus in London

Bank of England governor Mark Carney forged an unlikely – and no doubt unwitting – alliance with London’s climate change protesters this week: a warni(...)

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