Michael Jackson

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Former president Mary McAleese taking wine after receiving Communion at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, in 1997. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has been appointed among the first ever honorary lay ecumenical canons at the Church of Ireland’s Christ Chu(...)

Laurence Carpenter with costumes worn by Madonna (€16,500) and David Bowie (€7,600)  for sale at the 52nd Irish Antique Dealers Fair at the RDS. Photograph: Fran Veale

“I own a pair of Madonna’s latex knickers,” says Laurence Carpenter unexpectedly as he takes The Irish Times on a tour of just some of the music memor(...)

Jimmy Osmond: “I think I’d be good in prison, because I really keep myself entertained.” Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

The artist previously known for Long Haired Lover from Liverpool, soon to be performing in Dublin, is on stage in Cardiff. He’s in a silver suit so da(...)

Diarmuid Gavin in his ‘Garden of Pure Imagination’ at the Dundrum Shopping Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Diarmuid Gavin is trying to explain how eccentric humour like that from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory inspired his garden display at Dundrum(...)

Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin, co-recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award for ‘Stranger Things,’ during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photo AFP Photo / Frederic J. Brown, Getty Images

The annual Nerdenberg Rally that is Comic-Con has just ended in San Diego. The event is (away from the actually comic fair stuff) a huge promotional b(...)

Michael Jackson and vitiligo: the star began battling the condition some time around the release of Thriller, in 1982. Photograph: Jean-Marc Giboux/Liaison/Getty

It’s eight years since Michael Jackson moonwalked off this mortal coil, and are we any closer to nailing down his legacy? Pop’s eternal monarch left a(...)

‘Justin Bieber  stands, hands firmly placed on the crotch of his shorts, looking like a bored dudebro waiting for his Ryanair flight to Magaluf.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Let’s get this straight: Justin Bieber is the most heterosexual of pop stars. There’s no room for anything verging on the ludicrously camp, that willi(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

Sofia Boutella: 'All Americans think they are Irish. Right?' Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

“Ireland is beautiful. Though I suppose it rains all the time,” Sofia Boutella says. “I drove to Kerry on the wrong side of the road for the first tim(...)

People leave flowers in St Ann’s Square  in Manchester. Photograph:  J Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described the murder of so many young people in Manchester on Monday as a “cowardly attack on innocent citizens” which(...)

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