Singer Demi Lovato.

One by one, celebrities came forward this week to say they were sick of the misinformation and hate speech on Instagram and its parent company, Facebo(...)

Only one other performer has managed as many Oscar nominations at a younger age than Saoirse Ronan. By this measure and a few others, Ronan already counts as the most successful Irish film actor ever. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

Moments after Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination, Sky News identified her as British. The surge of online fury confirmed the affection(...)

Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Photograph: Lionsgate

Author Suzanne Collins is writing a prequel to her best-selling Hunger Games trilogy with a potential movie adaptation also on the way. The currently(...)

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(...)

Jessica Chastain manages to instill slightly more feeling into her lines than Sophie Turner in 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix'

Your mind wanders when watching an X-Men Babies film. The wider franchise dates back to 2000. Correspondents to The Irish Times’ letters page would ar(...)

Frances McDormand finished her speech at the 2018 Academy Awards with just two words, ‘inclusion rider’. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

It’s been a year since Oscar viewers feverishly began Googling “inclusion rider” on their smartphones while watching the awards show. Frances McDorma(...)

A passenger bus drives past an advertising poster for an underwear brand, showing a picture of Cristiano Ronaldo in downtown Rome. Ronaldo faces rape allegations after US police re-opened an investigation into claims by former American model Kathryn Mayorga that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/Getty Images

When the #MeToo movement began, it brought down Hollywood’s most powerful man in Harvey Weinstein and enabled other women to come out and tell their t(...)

Kyna Rushe, special educational needs  co-ordinator at Naul National School, Naul, Co. Dublin, with left-handed students Alannah, Róisín, Aaron, JP, Heather, Harry and Jack. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times.

Ciotóg, claw hand, wrong hand – historically left-handedness was seen as a curse. The word “left” has long been associated with wrongness or devianc(...)

What makes a beautiful woman? Art and science have debated this since art and science began. Is it symmetry? Scent? The distance between her eyes? Som(...)

Criticims of Scarlett Johansson  comes a year after she drew scrutiny for taking on a role that was originally Japanese

Scarlett Johansson faced a storm of criticism this week after it was reported that she would play a transgender man in a movie, a year after she drew (...)

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