Ian McKellen says he turned down $1.5m (£1.14m) to officiate at Napster billionaire Sean Parker’s wedding dressed as Gandalf the wizard.
The idea of going to a spa to relax is popular indeed, but I had heard that a spa visit in Germany involves more than lovely massages, facials and fluffy towels, so I was keen to explore.
New east London drinking space will make excellent vintages available to all
Joni Mitchell has made her first public appearance since being hospitalised in 2015 following a brain aneurysm.
When David Bowie lived in Berlin between late 1976 and 1978, the late singer-songwriter once told Uncut magazine, what he learned to appreciate most about the city was that he could move around in “virtual anonymity … For some reason, Berliners just didn’t care.”
The great railway journey, that staple of mid-evening TV, has just morphed into an album, a tour and a chunk of pop mythology.
David Brent is not just the greatest comic creation of Ricky Gervais’s career, he is the leering, preening poster boy for an entire comedy movement.
As Morrissey points out, 2016 has been the “year of the reaper” in terms of losing great artists and pop icons.
“To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams,” the French fashion designer Roger Vivier once said, or in the words of Kanye West:“Reebok, baby, you need to try some new things, have you ever had shoes without shoe strings?”
Thirty years ago this week, Pixar released its first computer-animated short film, and therewith started a new era. To honour the anniversary, we compare the success of the 17 animated feature films published by Pixar in the last three decades.
Pet charities have reported a surge in the numbers of mutilated, murdered and kidnapped cats. Are we a nation of animal-maimers? Or is something else going on?
It is unquestionably diverse.
My first job as a new arrival in London was at BZW – the venerable and illustrious predecessor of Barclays Capital that had its offices in Tower Hill and London Bridge. And although I was based at Royal Mint Court, we spent a lot of time at the London Bridge office on Angel Lane - for work and pleasure, as it happened.
The membership club scene is getting crowded, and Londoners have never had it so good. Assuming you can get in, of course.
What is it with people that complain about the weather in this country? Winter is either too cold or not cold enough for snow, while summers are either too wet, or too hot.
From India to Belgium and Brazil to Poland, meatballs, meatloaves, burgers and koftas have all had an egg added to rival our gastropub favourite
The Comedian’s Guide to Survival is available on digital download and DVD now.