At long last, Hollywood's great polymath is making his stage debut. Nikhil Kumar reports on the actor's role as a legendary tabloid journalist – and the thousands clamouring for tickets
Sydney's skyline erupted with tons of exploding fireworks as revellers cheered in the new year from the city's crammed harbour in the world's first major celebration for 2013.
Murder took place at about 8pm last night at the 40th Street station in Queens
The traditional shopping frenzy takes place the day after Thanksgiving in the US and marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season
Ben Gazzara managed a career that embraced critically acclaimed independent and art-house films, popular movies, television and stage. He may be best known for three searing performances in John Cassavetes films but also worked with directors such as Otto Preminger, Spike Lee, the Coens and Lars von Trier. He claimed that youthful idealism made him turn down a lot of roles but in later years he refused few jobs, simply to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. In such a prolific career his ability to make the smallest gesture register means he is often better than the films he is in.
Intercepted radio communications suggest militant chief died on 12 January
The end-of-year party rulebook demands fireworks – whatever the woes of the world – and as midnight ticked by in one timezone after another, 2012 was ushered in with a familiar bang and fizz.
It sounds an extravagant solution to the pre-Christmas blues, but if you want to escape the relentless gloom on this side of the Atlantic try a weekend in New York.
Blood Orange is the latest alias of former Test Icicle Dev Hynes, aka Lightspeed Champion. Now resident in New York, his operation stripped down to just a laptop and a guitar, he twiddles the latter prettily over slightly crap computerised drumbeats from the former while singing coded confessionals and third-person yarns. It's pleasant enough, but on the whole feels like Hynes' sketches towards an album, rather than the finished item.
The "Stacey's Mom" hitmakers will have to work hard, this late in the day, to shake off the perception of being essentially a poor man's Weezer.
As Ms Falco returns to the role of pill-popping Nurse Jackie, she tells Sarah Hughes that she knows all about addiction from her own life
Former IMF chief swaps Rikers Island jail for $50,000-a-month apartment in New York's trendy TriBeCa
Police in Long Island who earlier this spring rang the alarm about a possible serial killer preying on prostitutes and dumping their remains along lonely stretches of a beachside road now believe they are looking at the gruesome work of at least two murderers or possibly more.
'He sat next to me on the subway and asked for my number. I didn't give it to him'
View from Ground Zero
Joyous at the release of a decade's frustration, Americans streamed to the site of the World Trade Center, the gates of the White House and smaller but no less jubilant gatherings across the country to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden — cheering, waving flags and belting the national anthem.