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Naya Rivera: Glee screen wife Heather Morris remembers 'loving friend' (2 hours old)

Rivera's Glee co-star Heather Morris writes a heartfelt tribute to their "beautiful friendship".

Nick Cannon to keep Masked Singer job after apologising for anti-Semitic comments (3 hours old)

Fox says it will continue to work with the presenter, after he apologised for anti-Semitic remarks.

Major drive-in tour cancelled over virus fears (5 hours old)

The tour was set to feature the hit musical Six, and performances by The Streets and Dizzee Rascal.

Maroon 5 bassist takes 'leave of absence' after domestic violence arrest (3 hours old)

Bassist Mickey Madden steps down from the band following allegations of domestic violence.

Megan Thee Stallion 'suffered gunshot wounds', apparently injuring foot (4 hours old)

The hit US rapper says she's "grateful to be alive" after apparently being injured in the foot.

Artist Quinn's Bristol protester statue removed (5 hours old)

An artist designed the sculpture of Jen Reid to replace the toppled Edward Colston statue in Bristol.

Edward Enninful: British Vogue editor 'racially profiled' at work (13 hours old)

Edward Enninful says he was racially profiled after being told to "use the loading bay" at his offices.

How updating Dolly Parton's Jolene helped Raye find her voice (1 day old)

"I feel I've stumbled on a sound," says Raye, whose new single is a modern retelling of Jolene.

Coronavirus: How Covid-19 hit the comedy industry (13 hours old)

With many sectors of the leisure economy hit by coronavirus, what has been the effect on comedy?

Naya Rivera: Why Glee's Santana was so important to young LGBT women (1 day old)

For some LGBT women, the lesbian cheerleader was the first gay woman they'd seen on screen.

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Ashley Roberts showcases her toned legs in a pinstriped shirt dress as she nails casual chic look (1 hour 2 minutes old)

The Pussycat Dolls star, 38, wowed in a pinstriped blue shirt dress after finishing her radio hosting job.

Imogen Thomas looks radiant for fun day with daughters Ariana, 7, and Siera, 4 (2 hours old)

The Big Brother star, 37, took part in a fun game of football at a local park with her two children, whom she shares with ex Adam Horsley.

Radio 1's Chris Stark welcomes a baby boy with wife Ria (2 hours old)

The presenter, 33, announced his wife had given birth to a baby boy named Troy Ian Bango Stark during Thursday's breakfast show, and told Scott Mills he 'couldn't be happier and prouder.'

Has Kris Boyson had a hair transplant? Katie Price's ex displays distinctive hairline marks (2 hours old)

Kris Boyson has sparked speculation he's undergone a hair transplant as he showed off a fuller hairline on social media.

Dawn O'Porter and Olly Murs share tributes to Caroline Flack five months after her tragic death (5 hours old)

On February 15, Love Island Caroline took her own life, age 40, at her London flat, hours after she was told she would face trial over the alleged assault of boyfriend Lewis Burton last year.

Love Island's Ellie Brown wows in white bandeau bikini during sunny break on Spanish coast (12 hours old)

She's been enjoying a sun-soaked girls' trip with her pals over the past few days, as they relax in Spain's picturesque Puerto José Banús.

Victoria Beckham 'to launch health and lifestyle brand which will rival Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop' (13 hours old)

The former Spice Girl, 46, has been given the green light to sell 'beauty and well-being products' across the pond, according to The Sun - and has trademarked 'Victoria Beckham' and 'VB'.

Andrea Bocelli, 61, and bikini-clad wife Veronica Berti, 36, relax on yacht in St Tropez (14 hours old)

The Italian musician, 61, continued to tap into full relaxation mode as he and his wife Veronica, 36, soaked up the sun on a yacht in St Tropez on Wednesday.

Charlize Theron film The Old Guard is reviewed by BRIAN VINER (6 days old [10/07/20])

Even before it has settled into its stride as a fantasy thriller of cherishable silliness, the action has shifted from Marrakesh to Afghanistan and a 'hostage situation' in South Sudan, says BRIAN VINER.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The venerable Vic fights for its independence (6 days old [09/07/20])

The Old Vic, one of London's landmark theatres, has rebuffed an attempt to take it over. The 202-year-old institution relies on deep-pocketed supporters and ticket sales to survive.

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Twitter hacked: panic and joy as verified users with blue tick forbidden from posting (8 hours old)

Twitter verified users with blue ticks prevented from getting their thoughts out during a two-hour lockoutThere was panic and joy on Wednesday night when verified Twitter users were forbidden from posting, for approximately two hours, for the first time.The unprecedented move followed the hacking of a series of high-profile accounts, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West and Apple. Continue reading...

Tech firms like Facebook must restrict data sent from EU to US, court rules (2 hours old)

Long-running legal saga finds inadequate protections against snooping on personal data by US intelligence agenciesTech companies like Facebook could be prevented from sending data back to the US, after the latest ruling in a long-running European legal saga found that there are not enough protections against snooping by US intelligence agencies.The ruling of the court of justice of the European Union (CJEU) does not immediately end such transfers, but requires data protection authorities (DPAs) in individual member states to vet the sending of any new data to make sure people’s personal inform[...]

Vanity Fair cover is by Black photographer for first time (16 hours old)

Dario Calmese photographs Viola Davis for July/August issue, marking milestone in magazine’s 107-year historyFor the first time in its 107-year-history, Vanity Fair magazine has featured the work of a Black photographer on its cover.Dario Calmese, who has previously photographed the actors Billy Porter and George MacKay for the magazine, captured the the image of the Emmy-, Oscar- and Tony-award-winning actor Viola Davis for the July/August issue. Continue reading...

Guardian announces plans to cut 180 jobs (1 day old)

Revenues expected to be down by more than £25m as effects of pandemic hit media industryThe Guardian has announced plans to make job cuts in both editorial and commercial roles, as the economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the media industry.The proposals could affect up to 180 jobs – 110 in departments such as advertising, Guardian Jobs, marketing roles, and the Guardian Live events business, with 70 coming from editorial. Continue reading...

Bild, Merkel and the culture wars: the inside story of Germany’s biggest tabloid (8 hours old)

The newspaper Bild has long poured vitriol on the country’s left-wingers and ‘do gooders’. But now it has a new target: the chancellor. By Thomas Meaney‘It would be ideal if you could hit a deer,” Julian Reichelt, editor-in-chief of Europe’s largest tabloid, Bild Zeitung, told his chauffeur. “Guardian readers could do with a bit more colour.” We had reached escape velocity out of ice-encrusted Düsseldorf. The Mercedes S-Class locked into place like a bobsled on the Autobahn. I sat shotgun with Reichelt’s assortment of sports gear, a hockey stick between my legs. “We are lucky in our driver tod[...]

Johnny Depp did not retaliate to abuse from Amber Heard, court told (2 hours old)

Bodyguard claims Heard threw bottles and glasses towards Depp when she was drunk Amber Heard threw bottles and glasses at Johnny Depp and was abusive towards him when she was drunk, Depp’s bodyguard has told the high court. Depp, it was said, did not retaliate.Sean Bett, who has worked with Depp for 14 years, said he never saw the Hollywood actor inflict physical violence on anyone. Continue reading...

BBC announces further 70 job cuts in news division (21 hours old)

Cuts are on top of 450 previously announced, and are likely to hit Radio 4 and political showsThe BBC has announced plans to cut a further 70 jobs from its news division, with Radio 4 and political programming expected to be badly hit.Staff on shows such as Today, World at One and PM on Radio 4 are privately warning that audiences should expect less distinctive programmes, with more discussion of stories that have been covered across the rest of the BBC. Continue reading...

Amber Heard stole my sexual assault story, ex-aide tells libel trial (19 hours old)

Kate James also says she often received abusive text messages from Johnny Depp’s ex-wifeAmber Heard’s former personal assistant has accused the actor of stealing her own experience of being a victim of sexual violence and twisting it into a different story.In evidence given remotely from Los Angeles, Kate James also said she had regularly received a barrage of drunken, abusive and incoherent text messages from Heard between 2am and 4am. Continue reading...

New York Times moves staff out of Hong Kong amid press freedom fears (1 day old)

New national security laws prompt US media organisation to shift a third of its operation to South KoreaThe New York Times is moving part of its Hong Kong bureau to Seoul, amid growing concern about the impact of new national security laws on the freedom and safety of the press.The US outlet will relocate its digital team – about one third of its current Hong Kong bureau – to the South Korean capital over the next year, it said. Correspondents and print production teams for the International New York Times, the paper’s European and Asian edition, will stay in Hong Kong. Continue reading...

Premier League clubs move to boycott advertising with firms that 'fuel hatred' (1 day old)

EFL clubs also talking to Conscious Advertising NetworkZaha, McGoldrick and Kabasele have received online abusePremier League clubs are in discussions over joining an advertising boycott of companies that fail to promote inclusion and diversity, part of a new front in the battle against online abuse.The pressure group Stop Funding Hate is talking with top-flight and EFL clubs over the possibility of signing up to the Conscious Advertising Network (CAN), which seeks to stop advertisers funding companies that “fuel hatred”. It follows the arrest this week of a 12-year-old boy after racist messag[...]

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