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, was published in 2014.

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Actors Henry Cavill, left, and Ben Affleck appeared at Comic-Con International 2015 to promote their film, 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Comic-Con 2015: Star Wars, UNCLE, Warcraft and Batman vs Superman wow fans at convention

The annual pop culture extravaganza took place in San Diego from Thursday to Sunday

Tom Selleck and his wife have owned the ranch since 1988

Tom Selleck accused of stealing water from public hydrant in midst of California's devastating drought

A truck has allegedly been seen siphoning water from the hydrant on at least a dozen occasions in the past two years

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Hulk Hogan vs Gawker: Wrestling legend takes on website in $100m sex-tape legal battle

Gawker argues that the video they published extracts of was newsworthy

Jim Webb announced his candidacy in a lengthy blog

US Presidential campaign 2016: Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb joins race for Democratic nomination

But the 69-year-old will be an outsider in a field boasting Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Pop princess Katy Perry had offered the sisters $10m cash

Katy Perry stopped from buying California convent for $14.5m after nuns sell to local businesswoman instead

Archdiocese sues sisters after they turn down star's offer because they don't approve of her

US Secretary of State John Kerry remains hopeful of an agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme

Iran nuclear deal: John Kerry remains hopeful of agreement as deadline draws near

Diplomats from seven countries are locked in negotiations in Vienna

Gap Inc announced plans to close 175 Gap stores, almost a quarter of its total US footprint

Gap struggles to remain relevant as economy and internet take customers elsewhere

This week, Gap Inc announced plans to close 175 Gap stores, almost a quarter of its total US footprint

Game of Thrones, season 5 episode 10 review: From the cathartic to the heart-breaking – will anyone survive?

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Albert Einstein's private letters go up for sale at California auction

The 27 letters written by Einstein will be put under the hammer at the California auction house Profiles in History

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