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Luttrellstown Castle near Castleknock in Dublin, which is set to be upgraded

The Luttrellstown Castle resort near Castleknock in Dublin, which is co-owned by JP McManus and John Magnier, is to get eight new bedrooms as part of (...)

Stanley Donen kisses  Lifetime Achievement Oscar  at the 70th Academy Awards in 1988 in Los Angeles. Photograph:   Reed Saxon/AP

Stanley Donen, who directed Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling, Gene Kelly singing in the rain and a host of other sparkling moments from some of Hol(...)

Hozier: new single ‘Movement’ is out now with an album to follow in 2019. Photograph:   Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

A bearded figure, glum and voguishly dishevelled, alights from a van and slouches towards a warehouse. He is tall, tortured and his long hair unquesti(...)

Dwayne Johnson succeeds because he has enormous charm and because he is disciplined in his choices. Photograph: Ryan Conaty/The New York Times

This weekend sees the release of two potentially huge blockbusters: The Incredibles 2 and Skyscraper. Already the highest-grossing animated film in th(...)

The ‘Normandie’ docking in New York. Photograph: Courtesy V&A

From Shall we Dance, featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers sailing from Paris to New York, to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Marilyn Monroe and Jane(...)

Ashford Castle sits on 365 acres overlooking Lough Corrib. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

As I pull up at the door of Ashford Castle and eyeball the beaming man in the racing green top hat and tails making his way towards my car, I marvel a(...)

Boom time: The aftermath of nuclear war has always been fertile ground for post-apocalyptic films, novels and TV series. Photograph: RomoloTavani/Getty Images

In January 1962, the cover of Esquire magazine trailed a feature on the influence of then US president John F Kennedy on men’s fashion, including his (...)

Caroline Flack: ‘I try not to look back. It comes up with the job. I never try to play the victim.’ Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Zeo

“Every time he comes off stage, and I’m coming on, he does this.” Caroline Flack pulls back her nostrils and starts making pig snorts at her co-star, (...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

Cartoonist Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow. Photograph: J.P. Trostle

Dan Perkins, aka Tom Tomorrow, is tired of drawing Donald Trump. Perkins has drawn him as an angry baby, as a deranged superhero/villain, as the sensi(...)

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