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.
Why do we feel such a strong urge to share a juicy piece of gossip?
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Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips.
Formula 3 but what about Formula 1?
Bernie Ecclestone is wrong to think that women can't be taken seriously in Formula One.
Bowie went out as a trailblazer.
Rock and roll is getting old. And with this ageing, we are increasingly seeing different types of death claiming our idols.
John Legend poses with wife Chrissy Teigen after winning an Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
LaBeouf Rönkkö and Turner, Day 2 of #TOUCHMYSOUL.
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Shia LaBeouf's latest artistic performance interrogates celebrity, online community and the endless search for ‘true connection’.
There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.
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.