‘I was told not to make eye contact with Tom Cruise’: meet the world’s most prolific film extra | Movies

Jill Goldston

Jill Goldston has only recently moved into this airy flat, on the site of the old Teddington television studios in south-west London, but there are already two framed items on prominent display. One is her […]

I can’t go for that: the vexed business of artists selling off their songs | Music

Bruce Springsteen performing in Edinburgh in May – the singer sold his catalogue for a huge sum.

The “ultimate partnership betrayal” is what Daryl Hall has accused erstwhile musical partner John Oates of, in court documents that allege a breach of their business partnership. Oates was moving to sell half of their […]

Girls Aloud are back – and pop will be better and weirder for it | Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud celebrate their first ever number one.

It came late last week; the news every pop fan worth their salt had been waiting for. The news every pop fan who recognises that Biology is one of the greatest bangers of the 21st […]

25 most covered country songs of all time

25 most covered country songs of all time

Stacker looked at data on recorded covers from Second Hand Songs and ranked the top 25 songs that fit in the country genre. – Photo Illustration by Stacker // Getty Images. Katrina Sirotta Music historians […]

‘Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas’: Her voice takes center stage

Hannah Waddingham, left, duets with Luke Evans in "Home for Christmas."

Years before Hannah Waddingham stole TV viewers’ hearts as Rebecca, the owner of AFC Richmond, on “Ted Lasso” or became a viral meme as Septa Unella, the shame nun in “Game of Thrones,” the 49-year-old […]

Gene Simmons and Neil Young Announce Departures from Twitter

Gene Simmons and Neil Young Announce Departures from Twitter

Musicians Gene Simmons and Neil Young have separately announced their decisions to leave Twitter (which owner Elon Musk has renamed “X”). Their announcements arrive amidst a flurry of companies choosing to pull advertisements from the […]

Daft Punk Release Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition): Stream

Daft Punk have released Random Access Memories (Drumless Edition) via Columbia Records. The re-release, which has removed all drums and percussive elements from their final studio album, arrives at the 10-year anniversary of the 2013 Grammy-winning […]

Emperor’s new clothes: why the French are ready to embrace Napoleon again | Napoleon Bonaparte

Joaquin Phoenix, Ridley Scott and Vanessa Kirby attend the UK premiere of Napoleon.

A Hollywood war epic about the world’s most famous Frenchman – directed by an Englishman – was bound to contain its share of historical inaccuracies. So Ridley Scott’s big-budget battle extravaganza, Napoleon, which opens worldwide […]