Simon Cowell

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PrettyMuch: ‘We fit the mould of a boyband, but we’re a collective of creators who like to create’

I hear them before I see them. Behind the gates in an old stableyard in a part of London best described as leafy suburb, Simon Cowell’s latest discove(...)

Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

Westlife in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

AHEAD OF THEIR CROKE PARK GIGS NEXT WEEKEND, PATRICK FREYNE SPENDS THE DAY HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE WITH THE BOY BAND TURNED ‘MAN BAND’ AT THE START OF(...)

Paul McKenna, hypnotist, behavioural scientist, broadcaster and author of self-help books. “I had big ups and downs in relationships before,” he says. “My life was very much a pleasure-driven life, it was all about the next thing, the next achievement.”

When Paul McKenna veered away from his day job as a radio presenter and began investigating mind matters in the early 1990s, no wonder it was seen as (...)

This year’s X Factor winner Dalton Harris   stated in his first interview that he doesn’t want to be known as ‘the X Factor Guy’

Like the Ghost of Reality Telly Past or an embittered out of season panto dame, Simon Cowell squinted down the camera lens assuring one of his X Facto(...)

Buckley Galleries, 27/28 Sandycove Road in Co Dublin

Auctioneer brothers Michael and Sean Buckley are hanging up their gavels after a lifetime of selling all kinds of furniture and bric-a-brac from their(...)

Camila Cabello: her husky voice can wrap itself around big ballads or, with Pharrell Williams, Sangria Wine
Camila Cabello: Our New VBF

The journey to pop stardom has taken a different turn in recent years, thanks to little-known shows called Pop Idol, The X Factor and The Voice. You d(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

Ed Sheeran is the type of man who croons sweet songs to a lady lover until she shouts “Jesus Ed, I’m trying to sleep.” Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay

There has been a lot of talk recently about masculinity and male role models so I have decided to use recent news headlines to examine all seven kinds(...)

Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Martin Freeman and host Graham Norton at a taping of ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in London, England. Photograph: PA Images on behalf of So TV/PA Wire

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.30pm This week’s instalment of the Irish institution sees Ryan interview rising star Barry Keoghan about his j(...)

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