Tim Walker

Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.

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Actors front row from left, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Bradley Cooper, Peter Nyongío Jr., and, second row, from left, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyongío and Angelina Jolie as they pose for a

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama

Matthew McConaughey and his son Levi at the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park on August 17, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Matthew McConaughey signs advertising deal with Lincoln Motor Company and joins host of A-list actors selling cars

‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ star is continuing a recent Hollywood tradition

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California students arrested over plot to massacre staff and classmates at Pasadena high school

The boys, aged 16 and 17, planned to acquire and use automatic weapons, knives, bulletproof vests and explosives

James Foley's car was stopped by armed men in Syria's Idlib province. Rebels searched for him without success

'An extraordinary son, journalist and person': James Wright Foley's mother pays tribute

Diane Foley implores Isis militants 'to spare lives of innocent hostages'

James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – as hunt begins for killer

Isis jihadist group says it will execute second journalist and warns US President second journalist could be executed

Go hardcore! How former Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer plans to help his ailing LA Clippers basketball team

Mr Ballmer hopes to revive the beleaguered NBA franchise through his trademark positive energy

Disneyland's famous 'It's a Small World' ride turns 50

As Disneyland’s classic ride ‘It’s a Small World’, which is about to be adapted into a film, turns 50, Tim Walker straps himself in for a trip through the eyes of the theme park’s famous creator

Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head

St Louis County Police Department tweeted reports that Molotov cocktails were being thrown at officers

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon holds a news conference on the shooting

Michael Brown shooting: Missouri governor ‘thunderstruck’ by images of riot police in Ferguson

The Governor of Missouri has criticised police in the town of Ferguson for their “over-militarised” response to protests following the death last week of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white officer.

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The future of blockbuster films? It's strictly reserved for superheroes

Batman v Superman opens in 2016 – and so does Captain America
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The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
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Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
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Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
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Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
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Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
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Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
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Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution