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US President Barack Obama  participates in a taping of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart at the Comedy Central Studios in New York in October  2012. Reuters.

South African comedian Trevor Noah, a relative newcomer to US television, has been selected to replace Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s parody newscast(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki steps down after a growing number of Democrats and Republicans in Congress called for his removal.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Embattled US veterans affairs secretary Eric Shinseki resigned yesterday following a meeting with US president Barack Obama amid a firestorm of outrag(...)

“I didn’t say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode,” said Karl Rove. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

If Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 US presidential election are to be judged on the strength of Republican attacks on her, then the Demo(...)

Comedian Stephen Colbert, who describes himself as “an omnivore,” who loves everything from ‘A Man for All Seasons’ to ‘Jackass’. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear. I remember him coming into the make-up room to remind(...)

Comedian Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central’s satirical news show The Colbert Report , will (...)

Google has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom accused the Internet search company of posting its programmes on the YouTube vi(...)

Liam Neeson: has fought a high-profile publicity campaign for the New York horse-drawn carriage industry. Photograph: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson directly lobbied the Department of the Taoiseach seeking the Government’s support to stop pla(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

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