Taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t risk-free in the NFL.
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Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
I'm an edible invertebrate ... get me away from there.
One of English poetry’s most recognisable voices has been memorialised in Westminster Abbey.
Crime is declining, but people are getting more and more defensive about their homes.
Jack Bauer is now Tom Kirkman, designated survivor.
Trump is a Hollywood comedy blundering around in the 'real world' of American politics. Hollywood drama can show us what is needed instead.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato.
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When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
A wax model of Ernest Hemingway at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Bob Dylan is now a literary celebrity. And next week, the Booker Prize judges will anoint another. The tag is still chiefly attached to men but women authors shouldn't despair: fame and good writing can be uneasy bedfellows.
Oprah’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race was arguably the most successful celebrity endorsement in history.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Donald Trump lives by the ethos that confident and dramatic assertions get attention, and that such attention means people will buy into what he is selling.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
Fashion weeks are becoming less about fashion cliques, and opening up to the masses.
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Two sociologists recommend their favourite thriller for your summer reading.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court in Australia, 18 April 2016.
Why we're being asked to decide whether Amber Heard is one of two archetypes: the gold-digging, manipulative siren or the innocent female victim.
She has been through some trying times of late, but the Madonna machine has not been derailed.
Madonna, who attacked "sexist" criticism of her Rebel Heart tour, has always had a troubled relationship with feminism. And there is little about pop's perfectionist workaholic that is rebellious today.
Benedict Cumberbatch in full flow.
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Just because they are famous doesn't mean they know what they are talking about.
Glamour laboring ain’t easy…
Glamour labor is a phenomenon of the digital age, which is radically changing the way we think about work, success and privacy.
A mere celebrity poses on the red carpet.
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The 'cult of celebrity' is not as damaging to children as it may seem – but they do select their heroes and heroines from a fairly narrow world.
Will the real Kylie please stand up?
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An expert in copyright law explains who is better placed to win the trademark battle over the name "Kylie" – popstar Minogue or reality TV star Jenner.
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards.
From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
Beyonce struts onstage in her concerts as a kind of warrior goddess while the word ‘feminist’ lights up in colossal letters behind her.
They claim to be new-age feminist, but pop stars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift have – even if unintentionally – reinvented feminism as "getting paid" and "being sexy".
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.