Latest stories - Sam Haysom

14 Hours Ago   What do you do if you're working on a movie that's two days from wrapping and you still don't have any money to show for it?

14 Hours Ago   If you're one of those people who cheerfully joined up with Team Instinct after Pokémon GO came out only to find your neighbourhood gyms swamped with blue and red players, there may be light at the end of the tunnel.

Yesterday   In the battle for the most popular late night show, viewing figures are no longer the only metric. Nowadays there are plenty of ways to measure success, and YouTube is a big one.

Yesterday   If you were wondering when the jokes about Fyre Festival are likely to stop, the answer would appear to be: not anytime soon. This year's BRIT Awards took place on Wednesday, and the show wasted no time laying into the infamous festival that sparked two recent documentaries on Netflix and Hulu.

2 Days Ago   If for some ridiculous reason you needed further proof that Jake Gyllenhaal is pretty much a perfect human being, then look no further. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Gyllenhaal spoke to Fallon about Sea Wall/A Life — the play he's currently starring in at The Public Theater in New York.

3 Days Ago   Are the 2020 elections worth going into in any great detail at the moment? John Oliver isn't so sure. "The bar's pretty low now," the comedian and Last Week Tonight host told Seth Meyers.

3 Days Ago   Phrases like "close call" and "near miss" are often overused — but in this case they almost feel like an understatement. On Monday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets took on Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL.

4 Days Ago   Sometimes, all you really want is for the DJ to put on an old-school banger. And if there's one track that truly fits that bill, it's the memorably intense piano chords of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles".

4 Days Ago   Anyone who's ever revisited a meaningful place years after they were last there will know how poignant it can be. The surroundings are familiar, but that often only serves to draw attention to how much time has passed in between.

8 Days Ago   You know a book series is popular when it's still prompting regular, viral Twitter threads over two decades after it began. Today's observation concerns Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and comes from writer Anne Thériault.

8 Days Ago   For some terrible reason, "Jon Bovi" — a Jon Bon Jovi "opposite band" featuring Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis — didn't end up making the cut on SNL.

9 Days Ago   Kacey Musgraves may have won Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday, but frankly she deserved a different kind of award — an award for the greatest meme of the night.

9 Days Ago   Should billionaires actually be a thing? That was one of the first questions Stephen Colbert put to Bill and Melinda Gates during their appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday, where they spoke about philanthropy and taxing the wealthy.

9 Days Ago   Becoming First Lady of the US means a lot of big life changes, but the one thing it apparently doesn't put an end to are wonderfully awkward messages from your mom.

10 Days Ago   Ever wondered how Trump spends the majority of his days? Well, according to a recent leak, a big chunk of his daily schedule involves something mysteriously known as "executive time".

10 Days Ago   A BBC journalist has shared footage from Monday night's Trump rally which appears to show a cameraman being attacked. BBC Washington News Editor Eleanor Montague was at the president's rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday with cameraman Ron Skeans.

10 Days Ago   A superheroes' number one job is to protect the planet. And while there are probably plenty of threats to a country like America's national security, climate change has been identified numerous times as one of the biggest.

11 Days Ago   If you've been given the chance to perform at the Grammys, you might as well make the most of it. "Making the most of it" could mean using the platform to say something important, or simply just giving a belter of a performance.

11 Days Ago   When you've got an event that's already jam-packed with celebrities, it's no easy feat to find a surprise guest who's famous enough to get the crowd truly excited.

12 Days Ago   If you want to know about the stuff that really scares people, you could do a lot worse than asking R.L. Stine. The Goosebumps author has been terrifying kids for decades.

14 Days Ago   Friday was a big day for Ariana Grande fans. Not only did the singer post a brand new music video for her song, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored", but she also dropped her latest album, "thank u, next".

14 Days Ago   Fear of the unknown is a real thing, guys. Just ask Kim Kardashian West and Jimmy Fallon. In the evidently nerve-wracking game above, the two have to guess what's inside a mystery box by touch alone.

15 Days Ago   We probably wouldn't recommend riding a rubber ring through a river containing flying fish — it's evidently not great for the human or the fish involved — but if you are going to do it, you might as well capture the results in slow motion.

15 Days Ago   The people who wrote the questions for James Corden's "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts" segment really don't mess about. This week the game — which involves a celebrity choosing between a disgusting food item and an awkward question — featured Hailey Bieber.

15 Days Ago   Jasper DeWitt wasn't always a horror writer. Long before his work captured the interest of Ryan Reynolds, DeWitt's storytelling abilities were reserved for his friends. They'd play Dungeons and Dragons together, and their quests were based in the dark domains of the Ravenloft universe.

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