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‘What’s this disease that keeps us making bad choices?’: Bill Hader on murder, misery and his hit comedy Barry
The actor and comedian rose to fame as ‘the impressions guy’ on Saturday Night Live. Now he’s the star of an Emmy-winning sitcom, which he also writes and directs. If only he could be less anxious about it all …

Hadley Freeman

25, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The Palace Papers by Tina Brown review – the good, the bad and the indefensible
It’s hard to look away as Tina Brown delves into decades’ worth of royal scandals

Hadley Freeman

23, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sarah Solemani on TV post #MeToo: ‘I used to think, I don’t want to frighten them off with “female stuff”. Not any more’
From an awful encounter aged 19 to being told her ideas are ‘too female’, the actor and writer has battled sexism for 20 years. But, she says, things are changing

Hadley Freeman

16, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sharon Horgan: ‘When you’re in your 50s, a sort of madness descends’
From dead-end jobs to disasters at the school gates, the Irish actor and writer is a master at mining real life for laughs. What inspiration will her most ‘intense’ decade bring?

Hadley Freeman

09, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Don’t mention that slap! Why no one was talking about Will Smith and Chris Rock at the Oscars afterparty
Everyone from Larry David to Lady Gaga dodged questions or hid behind their PRs. If only their goodie bags had included a few opinions …

Hadley Freeman

28, Mar, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Gift bag v freebie lounge: backstage rivalry sums up the Oscars’ opulence
From luxury watches to trips to Tahiti, the big names needn’t spend a cent. But how will such decadence be received in a time of crisis?

Hadley Freeman

25, Mar, 2022 @1:27 PM

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‘I’m very happy with where I am’: the one and only Chesney Hawkes
He spent five weeks at No 1 in 1991, then dropped out of sight, but his hit song never left us. The singer talks about feeling washed up at 23, gigging at Butlin’s – and why he feels so lucky

Hadley Freeman

22, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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This American Life’s Ira Glass: ‘We do stories where we think: that seems messed up’
As he prepares to bring his new live show to the UK, Ira Glass – host of the hit radio series This American Life – talks about fairness, ‘podcast voice’ and why Steve Martin has got it all wrong

Hadley Freeman

15, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Clapping fatigue, Covid smooches and sprayed canapés: inside the Oscar nominees luncheon
Will Smith spurns my advances, Kenneth Branagh makes new friends and Coppola chardonnay flows at this year’s socially distanced nominees lunch

Hadley Freeman

09, Mar, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Ideas to change the world: Margaret Atwood talks to seven visionaries fighting for a brighter future
The author’s hand-picked panel share their ideas on music, mushrooms, zombies and more

Hadley Freeman

19, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Margaret Atwood on feminism, culture wars and speaking her mind: ‘I’m very willing to listen, but not to be scammed’
At 82, the Canadian author has seen it all - and her novels predicted most of it. Just don’t presume you know what she thinks

Hadley Freeman

19, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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I finally met Ivan Reitman three months ago - my Hollywood hero was a truly lovely man | Hadley Freeman
I’d been a fan of the Ghostbusters director for years before I discovered he was that rare thing – a humble and generous celebrity

Hadley Freeman

14, Feb, 2022 @12:25 PM

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