Nothing says Yuletide more emphatically than an American A-lister ripping into seasonal standards with the dial cranked to "joyous".
Here is a very odd but watchable animation. Where did they get the idea?
If the reclusive, controlling, JD Salinger had not died three years ago, inevitably he would be suspected as the source of the leak of three short stories, including an early version of The Catcher in the Rye, which he had ordered not to be published until decades after his death.
Like "modernised" Conservatism, digital cameras and rock music made by people under 50, the Christmas celebrity memoir may be breathing its last.
Arctic Monkeys and Katy Perry are to perform at the Brits for the first time next year, as part of new chairman Christian Tattersfield's plan to build the UK's annual music awards into a 10 million-viewer event.
Britney Spears's eighth album has been billed variously as a sequel of sorts to fan-favourite Blackout, her very own Ray of Light-style reinvention, and a personal album "specifically for my diehard fans".
Drop the cynicism, at least for the amount of time it takes you to read these quotes — and find one that resonates. It might make you a little happier. (Today.)
He is known for inventing New Journalism, mixing literary techniques with straight reporting, and for skewering New York social types in his best-selling fiction, and now the New York Public Library has bought an "incredibly rich" collection of Tom Wolfe's notebooks and other papers for $2.1m.
The idea seems to be one from some dystopian novel: a world where every celebrity has their own internet channel, exhaustively promoting their brand to eager fans, who pay to tune in and watch their favourite stars selling themselves online.
The US singer Chris Brown has had his visa application to tour in Australia formally denied on character grounds, the immigration minister, Peter Dutton, has confirmed.
There is not much life in the new movie 'Life' - the story of a Life Magazine photographer who took famous photos of James Dean