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James Franco: the actor denies sexualising his ‘power as a teacher and an employer by dangling the opportunity for roles’ in his projects. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty

James Franco is the subject of a new lawsuit claiming his acting school sexually exploited women. In the suit filed in Los Angeles, Sarah Tither-Kapl(...)

Netflix: The Sinner

Homecoming Amazon Prime Julia Roberts finally arrives on the small(er) screen, in this crafty psychological thriller directed by Mr Robot creator Sam(...)

‘Who would have thought the most boring thing about this was the f**king?’

Ruling on whether or not a film qualified as obscene, in 1964, one US Supreme Court Justice was famously candid about his definition of pornography: “(...)

Bosco: a ginger-haired, property-owning gaelgoir with an uafasach temper

The easiest way to get a television programme commissioned these days is to spend billions on physics research that will enable you to travel to the p(...)

 Actor  Sean Penn discusses his new book Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff: A Novel  at Barnes & Noble,  Union Square,  New York City. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Back in the heady days of 2015, it was thought that singer and eternal tester of patience Morrissey had taken the bad celebrity novel to the limit in (...)

Who bit Beyoncé? File photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Actor Tiffany Haddish’s claim that she witnessed another actor biting singer Beyoncé on the face has sparked a social media hunt for the alleged culpr(...)

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 (...)

M.M. O’Shaughnessy: presided over a series of  epic infrastructural projects

In the 2008 “stoner” comedy, Pineapple Express – the title referred to a new, supposedly powerful strain of marijuana – there occurs a typically out-o(...)

Hollywood’s film industry has skirted a conversation about its culture of harassment in favour of one about what an amazing job it is doing combating that harassment. Image: Taylor Callery/The New York Times

As last Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards approached, the show’s organisers announced that the ceremony would be different this time around, for obv(...)

Saoirse Ronan wins a Golden Globe for ‘Lady Bird’ at the 75th Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, US. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via Reuters

Every actor wants an award from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). That professional body has only been handing out its gongs since 1995, but, as they are(...)

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