Shocking secret? How the tabloids saw it.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
Paul Weller brought a case over the use of images of his children.
Media pictures of the children of celebrities are now clearly off limits – unless their parents consent to publication.
Laura de Mingo
Glamorous award ceremonies and popular TV shows can only get you so far – finding the time to do the science is still the most important thing.
If you're a celebrity, avoiding a life after death is possible but needs to be very carefully legally framed.
Model and television host Heidi Klum poses for photographers prior to the start of the Project Runway show during New York Fashion Week.
Ageing is taboo in the world of the rich and the famous and it is represented as something terrible. Since when did looking old become something to laugh at?
Dehaan is a weedy James Dean – Robert Pattinson has all the energy.
Films like this are really just for mavens, academics and Twilight fans who want to stare at Pattinson’s profile.
Ah, Twitter. So quick to bear arms in righteous indignation. But so quick, too, to forget. This week “the internet”, which term has usurped what used to be known as “public opinion”, is upset about some…
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. She has been largely considered a bad influence on young women.
Musicians and performers have long been considered to influence young people in negative ways.
Benedict Cumberbatch and cast in rehearsal.
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What makes Hamlet the career defining role it is today?
Our lives are often shaped and made meaningful by the stars and celebrities who enter them.
When Bowie sang of aliens, cross-dressed, or emptied himself of colour and light, he demonstrated the power that music, fashion and performance can have in creating a landscape of endless possibility.
Screening may save lives but it comes with a cost - and sometimes unbearable decisions - that shouldn't be underestimated.
Asif Kapadia's documentary shows what it means for a life to be up for public consumption.
Isaac Newton was the most famous Lucasian Professor, but many other colourful figures have also occupied ‘Newton’s Chair’.
Some of history's most brilliant scientists have occupied the Lucasian Chair, including Newton, Dirac and Hawking. Others were not so stellar.
Pulling out all the stops.
Cannes manages to project a level of gravitas and glitter that is the envy of its rivals the world over.
When public figures such as Cate McGregor and Bruce Jenner speak about trans experience, how does it serve the development of trans rights?
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A number of high-profile trans people have come out in recent months, such as Cate McGregor and Bruce Jenner. Do these big media moments help advance trans rights across society?
The grass is always greener.
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Social media has responded to the news with unbelievable force. So what is it about this band that produces such a reaction?
Nutrition celebrities draw us in with fancy blogs, colourful cook books, stylised food photography and inspirational stories.
Nutrition celebrities often promote strict diets that eliminate entire food groups. Not only are they based on flimsy evidence, some of their advice can lead to serious harm.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is just one scientist celeb who already unofficially does the job of a science laureate.
A bill before congress would create a science laureate position akin to the poet laureate for poetry. But some science stars are already essentially doing the job now.
Dying at 70, Cocker effectively lost one day in eight off the life expectancy the average Englishman has today.
Joe Cocker, the Sheffield singer who died on December 22, will always be remembered as one of the most searing, unforgettable voices of the past forty years. Ten of his best songs can be found here. “Mad…
Band Aid is an apt name, addressing the symptoms of the Ebola crisis rather than the underlying reasons.
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It really doesn’t matter if you don’t like this song. It doesn’t matter if you hate the artists. What matters is that you buy the record. So said the Irish songwriter Bob Geldof last weekend, in anticipation…