A ruthless brunette with a killer set of pipes who bulldozes through high school with starry ambitions? Takes one to play one. Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry in hit TV show Glee, speaks to Ruth McCann.
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A few months ago, I found myself in the middle of a rather surprising debate over the merits of Breaking Bad, which opens its second season on C4 on Monday night.
Latin America's pop princess has launched another assault on northern hemisphere ears, reports Reed Johnson, of the Los Angeles Times.
Dhani Harrison, son of George, is not in a band. Or maybe he is. Randy Lewis, of the Los Angeles Times, reports.
The story of Amelia Earhart is taking wing again. Rachel Abramowitz, of the Los Angeles Times looks at where the film-makers went for their facts.
Eat, drink and be healthy. Vitamin D: it's an essential nutrient, but getting enough of it is not necessarily easy. Jennifer Huget reports.
Tony Hawk, the former professional skateboarder and the name behind a billion-dollar video-game franchise, hasn't had a runaway hit in a while.
The family comedy has undergone some transformations of late, thanks mostly to US cable television and its restless search for buttons and/or envelopes to push.
The Smithsonian Institution gives a fantastic performance in Ben Stiller's family comedy; the museum sparkles, but the movie is awfully dull.
Some story lines just never get old - star-crossed lovers, mistaken identity, lizard men from outer space.
The Wild Things in the film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's book needed to remain just that, director Spike Jonze tells Chris Lee, of the Los Angeles Times.
On a cloudy Friday afternoon in West Los Angeles, nearly three weeks ago, about 50 people were waiting to buy a video game that was not supposed to go on sale for four days.
When the spotlight was turned on the career of fashion designer Valentino Garavani, he was not initially overwhelmed, Chris Lee, of the Los Angeles Times, reports.
I was prepared to hate, or at least be supremely bored by, Top Chef Masters, the spinoff of TV3 popular cooking competition show.
Shackled by the racist system of apartheid, the South Africa of 20 years ago was an international pariah. Now it has the world's attention for very different reasons, reports Reed Johnson, of the Los Angeles Times.
Actor Hugh Dancy (34), seems to be on the verge of Colin Firth-ery.
Ruben Fleischer didn't think his motion picture directorial debut would involve 45 days of filming disfigured zombies being maimed by a roller coaster, shooting hundreds of bloodied corpses running at full speed or capturing a flesh-eating bride as she lunges at her groom.
Eli Finkel was still an undergraduate student when he realised "somebody could spend his life asking questions about relationships, trying to find the answers to those questions and then teaching interested young minds about the research."
A sunbeam with steel and fiddles
Mention Shawn Fanning, and most people picture a teenager at Northeastern University in Boston cooking up Napster, the file-sharing website that triggered a financial tsunami in the music industry.