Recent articles by Charles Laurence

The Help

The Help: an Oscar surprise or a Hollywood embarrassment?

Fri 24 Feb, AT 07:43 Charles Laurence

70 years after Gone With The Wind, playing a maid still gives a black actress the best chance of an Oscar

Whitney Houston death

Houston was 'acting strangely' in the days before her death

Mon 13 Feb, AT 07:51 Charles Laurence

As Grammy awards are overshadowed by singer's death, reports emerge of drugs and a fight

Kim Dotcom

Megaupload megamaniac: the mad, mad world of Kim Dotcom

Wed 25 Jan, AT 07:26 Charles Laurence

Auckland judge orders Kim Dotcom to remain in custody as his colourful reputation soars

Newt Gingrich

Newt and Callista: oddest couple yet to aim for the White House

Mon 23 Jan, AT 07:31 Charles Laurence

Much will depend on whether the Gingriches can spread their peculiarly American charms beyond the Confederate states

NY schoolgirls hysteria doctor blames constant terror alerts

Fri 20 Jan, AT 10:36 Charles Laurence

Neurologist treating Le Roy girls tells The Week their condition is the result of Americans living in fear since 9/11

Beyonce baby talk: it's enough to put you off your foie gras

Mon 2 Jan, AT 10:00 Charles Laurence

Rumours swirl as New York media await the birth of pop princess's first baby

'Draft Hillary': attempt to push Obama aside looks serious

Wed 21 Dec, AT 08:31 Charles Laurence

Robocall campaign aimed at US women who have supported Hill before with votes and/or cash

Bradley Manning goes on trial: no remorse from 'snitch' Lamo

Fri 16 Dec, AT 07:54 Charles Laurence

As WikiLeaks leaker Manning faces possible life imprisonment, Lamo says 'I had to report him'

Callista Gingrich – mistress, wife and First Lady in waiting?

Tue 13 Dec, AT 07:44 Charles Laurence

A meat packer’s daughter from small-town Wisconsin, Callista is looking like the new Nancy Reagan

Does Panama’s Gen Noriega know something we don’t?

Mon 12 Dec, AT 08:30 Charles Laurence

Returning home, ‘Old Pineapple Face’ is due to spend two decades in jail – or is he?

As MPs await James Murdoch, pressure builds in New York

Thu 10 Nov, AT 07:12 Charles Laurence

Call for his removal from Sotheby's board on eve of second grilling by Commons culture committee

Shrieks of glee as Jacko doctor is convicted of manslaughter

Tue 8 Nov, AT 07:10 Charles Laurence

Conrad Murray will be kept in solitary confinement for his own safety as he awaits sentencing

Sexual harassment saga: who smeared Herman Cain?

Fri 4 Nov, AT 08:03 Charles Laurence

The finger pointing can't hide one fact – Herman Cain still tops the Republican poll

Was Boris right to compare himself to Churchill?

Fri 28 Oct, AT 07:49 Charles Laurence

He doubtless has more in common with Churchill than Ken, who has also invoked the wartime PM

Looter in Brixton

Rioters need to see it’s not fun, says US criminologist

Wed 10 Aug, AT 08:57 Charles Laurence

This sort of rioting is thrilling for the participants, says James Alan Fox – it is not a sign of entrenched criminality

Piers Morgan

Hacking row wipes smile off Piers Morgan’s face

Fri 5 Aug, AT 08:49 Charles Laurence

Charles Laurence in New York on the ‘cheeky chappie’ former tabloid editor now walking on very hot coals

Rick Perry

Can Rick Perry ride all the way to the White House?

Tue 21 Jun, AT 08:11 Charles Laurence

Charles Laurence reports on a pistol-packing Texas Republican who could give Obama a run for his money

US congressman Anthony Weiner resigns

Weiner: was he accepting an Oscar or resigning?

Fri 17 Jun, AT 08:32 Charles Laurence

Charles Laurence in New York on Weiner’s bravado as he addressed his constituents one last time

Beached white male, washed up on a beach

The beached white male: an American nightmare

Tue 14 Jun, AT 08:22 Charles Laurence

Charles Laurence: Plight of America’s jobless ‘suits’ raises big questions - like why would you marry one?

Dominique Strauss Kahn

Lawyers dig for dirt in bid to save Strauss-Kahn

Tue 31 May, AT 08:36 Charles Laurence

Private eyes and former CIA spies join lawyers in biggest defence operation since OJ Simpson trial


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