Kate rocks on

March 15, 2016

Kate Hudson has given up on striving for perfection. Born into showbiz royalty, as the daughter of Goldie Hawn and step-daughter of Kurt Russell, her life might be based in Hollywood, where a glossy megawatt veneer is the order of the day, but she insists her own outlook is firmly rooted in reality. “Some days I feel quietly confident, and other days I don’t,” explains the 36-year-old. “Certain days I feel like, ’Wow I’ve come so far’, and I feel really open. And other days I feel like, ’Should I have done that? Should I do this? I don’t know...’. “It’s life, isn’t it?” she reasons. “We’re always trying to figure it out.” Clearly it’s a subject Hudson, whose biological father is the musician Bill Hudson, has been thinking about a lot recently.


Hoffman on racism, sexism and Donald Trump

March 14, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards have been doled out to the winners and a new chapter of Hollywood history has been written, but for Dustin Hoffman, the central problem of this year's Oscars - the lack of diversity among the nominees - remains.


Knock-out role for Will Smith

February 22, 2016

Soon after Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was boycotting this year’s Oscars because of the lack of diversity among the nominees, her husband Will Smith (along with director Spike Lee) followed suit.


Cinema reviews: The Finest Hours & How to be Single

February 18, 2016

THE FINEST HOURS (12A) 3 stars Heroes emerge in times of adversity and in Disney’s resolutely old-fashioned drama of gallantry at sea, the unlikely hero is a shy 1950s coastguard, who is a stickler for the regulations and willingly risks his life because the job demands it.