Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell are at teh helm of this year’s X-Factor. Photograph: Syco/Thames TV/PA

It turns out that rumours of its death were greatly exaggerated. The X Factor returns to a screen near you on Saturday. Last year, chesty guru Simon (...)

The Circuit: Gabe (Adeel Akhtar) and Nat (Eva Birthistle) have inexplicably left their “wonderful old life” and relocated to a place where their neighbours are “highly strung and psychopathic”

‘Channel 4 invites you to the worst dinner party that’s ever happened in the world anywhere.” That’s the pitch for The Circuit (Thursday), a comedy p(...)

 Prince performs  at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark,  July 2010. Photograph: Jens Dige/EPA

The world of showbusiness has paid its respects to Prince, who has died aged 57. Chic frontman Nile Rodgers tweeted: “#RIP our dearly beloved #Prince(...)

A Washington Metro bus is seen with an Edward Snowden sign on its side panel last week. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters
Snowden warns of loss of privacy
  • World
  • December 25, 2013, 13:58

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, wa(...)

T he old dear’s had more work done on her face. She looks like someone beat a swarm of bees off Sharon Osbourne’s face with a pair of running spikes. (...)

Sharon Osbourne’s return boosted ‘X Factor’ ratings

What with all the talk about radio this week – all those column inches devoted to Pat Kenny versus Sean O’ Rourke, Newstalk vs RTÉ, radio has never be(...)