Mary J Blige

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The Umbrella Academy: mixed-up superheroes

As its name suggests, The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, now streaming) is a catch-all kind of superhero show; providing a flimsy shelter for a number of (...)

Lady Gaga and R Kelly: “What I am hearing about the allegations against R Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible.”  Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Lady Gaga has apologised for working with R Kelly. Kelly has been accused by numerous women of violent and controlling behaviour, including keeping th(...)

Lauryn Hill performing at Brixton Academy, London in 1999. Photograph:  Chris Lopez/Sony Music Archive/Getty Images

At the 1999 Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill marked her coronation by singing a simple song about her newborn son. With legendary axe-man Carlos Santana car(...)

Sherlock Gnomes, Watson, Gnomeo and Juliet in Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures and MGM.

The movieverse is littered with horrible boyfriends: Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones, Josh Harnett in The Virgin Suicides, Anthony Michael Hall in Edward (...)

Alicia Keys: a key influence on the  young guns of R&B. Photograph:  Robert Mora/Getty Images

Nostalgia is a powerful force. That’s why pop’s harnessing of nostalgia is a habit some of its stars love to indulge in. A surefire sign you’ve crosse(...)

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 (...)

Rachel Morrison on the set of ‘Mudbound’.  Photograph: Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP

Last week, Rachel Morrison became the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for best cinematography, for the film Mudbound. Unusually, Mudbound i(...)

This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan in a scene from "Lady Bird." Ronan was nominated for an Oscar for best actress on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4.  (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE IRISH Have we got blasé about Saoirse Ronan’s record at these awards already? Only one other female actor has scored (...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

Jason Mitchell and Garrett Hedlund

In the 1940s Laura (Carey Mulligan), a 31-year-old “old maid”, meets and marries Henry McAllan (Jason Clarke), the sterner, sensible brother of dashin(...)

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