Last week UK comics voted Daniel Kitson the funniest man in Britain. But what books should budding stand-ups not put down?
Steven Tyler doesn't think 'American Idol' is the best way to find new musical talent.
Ne-Yo may be one of R&B's most-wanted, but he's intent on steering clear of the media's intrusive glare.
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A judge has refused to throw out the criminal case against a TV producer who is accused of trying to blackmail late-night TV host David Letterman.
The revelation that one of the NBA's star players brought guns into his team's changing room has exposed the uncomfortable links between the sport and gang culture
A Palestinian shopkeeper portrayed as a terrorist in the film Bruno is suing Sacha Baron Cohen, US talk show host David Letterman and others in a £67.5 million defamation case.
Following the David Letterman revelations, rumours are now flying about a rampant 'culture of depravity' at the cable channel ESPN
This week, chat show star David Letterman shocked his audience when he revealed he had slept with female employees, and as a result had been blackmailed for 2 million dollars.
US chat show host David Letterman made an extraordinary confession to a string of affairs on his top-rated TV show after an alleged two million dollar blackmail plot.
Chat-show host Jay Leno returns to the screen with A-list line-up, ousting drama from prime time slot
His first comeback bombed but the gridiron legend, 40 next month, won't stay away. Can he still cut it?
Russ Feingold, a Democratic US senator for Wisconsin who's been turning his attention to the more relaxed matters of pop music, posted a video on his website (www.russfeingold.org) last month entitled "Fein Tunes", where he discussed music that interested him, offering a shout-out to fellow Wisconsinite, Bon Iver. A later instalment discussed his fondness for Wilco, in particular for 'Mermaid Avenue' (1998), the album of Woody Guthrie songs they recorded with Billy Bragg. Feingold's timing is good as Wilco's new album is released in June, and already available to stream at their website, tinyurl.com/ppx8nn.
Who said satire was dead? In the US, at least, plenty did. Once President Bush left office, they argued, political comedy would be moribund, irrelevant – specifically that scourge of the Bush administration, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Tiger Woods has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage damage, his second operation in five years on the same knee. He is expected to be absent for at least a month while he recovers.
'It can be quite stressful when these ratings figures come out, which I don't believe in. I don't think anyone knows who's listening or not.'