File photograph dated May 2016 of Johnny Depp at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Photograph:   Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File

Former managers for the actor Johnny Depp have alleged he spent $3m firing the late author Hunter S Thompson’s ashes from a cannon. “All I’m doing i(...)

Ralph Steadman cartoon of Hunter Thompson, from the 2008 documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S Thompson directed by Alex Gibney

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Anthony Bourdain: “While it is a laudable ambition to prepare the best risotto in the world, that doesn’t mean shit if your guests are sitting around with their stomachs growling.”

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Roy Keane signing the back of Sadie McCarthy’s jacket at the book signing of his first autobiography in Easons, Patrick Street, Cork. Photograph: Alan Betson

Charles Dickens was the first literary superstar. On his legendary public reading tours, he enthralled audiences of thousands but as an old booksel(...)

Sally Vincent. Photograph: The Guardian

Sally Vincent, who has died aged 76, was one of the great interviewers of modern British newspapers. In her care, even the most reluctant and media-sh(...)