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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Nestle products including Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Raisinets will have their artificial flavours and colours replaced with natural ingredients

Nestlé to be the first major US confectioner to remove artificial colours and flavouring from its chocolate

The company will use natural ingredients in more than 75 of its recipes after making similar changes to its UK products in 2012

Best supporting stylist: the late L’Wren Scott dressed Nicole Kidman in 1997

Oscars 2015: The people choosing the looks are the real stars of the Academy Awards

Never mind who they're wearing. Who styled them is what matters to red carpet A-listers. As Tim Walker discovers, there's big money riding on how good the talent looks
Jeb Bush has attacked the Obama administration for losing influence in world affairs

Jeb Bush claims 'I'm my own man', but he has a very familiar foreign policy team

His brain trust is composed almost entirely of former advisers to his father and brother when they were president

Lance Armstrong must pay possibly the largest award against an individual in US legal history

Lance Armstrong must pay record $10m damages after losing case brought by promotions company

Cyclist was stripped of his titles after he and his US Postal Service team were found to have used performance-enhancing drugs

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game; the film’s producer, Harvey Weinstein, said the UK government ought to honour its subject

Oscars 2015 predictions: Hollywood producers go all out in last bid to earn votes from Academy Awards members

In 1999, Harvey Weinstein, who produced The Imitation Game, is said to have spent $5m on the campaign for Shakespeare in Love to win Best Picture

Neil Patrick Harris is set to grace our screens tonight

Oscars 2015: Who is Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris?

From TV to the silver screen, via Broadway, nothing seems to faze Hollywood's biggest gay star. Next up, the Oscars

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In the eye of a mega-drought: Researchers warn US should prepare for 'unprecedented drought conditions' unlike anything in past 1,000 years

A great swathe of the United States is gripped by the driest spell for 400 years. Now scientists have warned that much worse is to come

David Carr, the popular New York Times media columnist, died suddenly at the paper’s newsroom, aged 58

David Carr dead: Popular New York Times columnist dies suddenly at paper’s newsroom

Carr became the unexpected star of Page One, a 2011 documentary

Amy Pascal recalled the hours after it became clear that Sony had fallen victim to a cyber-attack in November

Sony hacking: Amy Pascal describes the 'horrible moment' she realised her private emails would be leaked online

When quizzed on the reaction of 'notoriously sensitive' movie stars to the scandal, the departing studio chief agreed they were 'bottomless pits of need'

Jon Stewart took his place behind the Daily Show desk in 1999

Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show, but what next for the satirical news programme?

Larry Wilmore, the show's former 'Senior Black Correspondent' is considered a front-runner to take over

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions