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Linda Lovelace in a scene from the film Deep Throat, 1972. Photograph: AMMA/Getty Images

Plans are afoot for a US re-release of the most profitable film of 1972. There is talk of digital restoration and public screenings with Q&A sessi(...)

Alan and Marilyn Bergman in Beverly Hills, California, US, in May 2008.  Marilyn Bergman has died at the age of 93. File photograph: AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Marilyn Bergman, the Oscar-winning lyricist who teamed with husband Alan Bergman on The Way We Were and hundreds of other songs, has died at her Los A(...)

George Clooney: ‘In general there just aren’t that many great parts.’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

George Clooney is smoother than a cup of one of those Nespresso coffees he has advertised for two decades, for which he has earned a highly caffeinate(...)

 Stephen Sondheim in 1994:  One of Broadway’s songwriting titans, whose music and lyrics raised and reset the artistic standard for the American stage musical, he died at his home in Connecticut early on Friday, November 26th. He was 91. Photograph: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who helped American musical theatre evolve beyond pure entertainment and reach new artistic heights w(...)

The latest data from the UK on boosters is very encouraging. Above, Pfizer/Biontech vaccine shots. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

It isn’t easy to explain why Ireland, one of the most vaccinated countries in the world, also has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. The(...)

Daniel Craig as James Bond

We need a more pungent cliche than “eagerly anticipated”. Delayed more times than Frank Sinatra’s retirement, the latest James Bond film carries a res(...)

 Roxy Music perform on stage at London’s Wembley Arena during the Avalon tour, on September 22nd, 1982. Photograph: Pete Still/Redferns

When it comes to classic albums, there can surely be none more sophisticated and seductive than Roxy Music’s Avalon. Released in 1982, it fused Bryan (...)

Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

Charlene: seven years after its original release, in 1975, I’ve Never Been to Me began to climb back up the charts.

It’s one of those songs; you recognise it instantly, but you’re hazy on the details . If you’ve seen Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, you’ll know it fr(...)

Workers leaving Tillie and Henderson’s shirt factory in Derry. Born in 1920, Granny left school at 14 and went to work in one of the city’s many  shirt factories. Photograph: Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Granny always claimed she was sacked for laughing. Born in Derry’s Bogside in 1920, she left school at 14 and went to work in one of the city’s many t(...)

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