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Wallows: Putting Hollywood on hold for the sake of music (2 hours old)

Fronted by 13 Reasons Why actor Dylan Minnette, US band Wallows are balancing music with movies.

Love Island attracts six million viewers to break ratings record (11 hours old)

The ITV2 show attracted more than six million viewers for the first time earlier this month.

Philip Glass: I once had Salvador Dali in the back of my cab (10 hours old)

The great composer on driving Dali, soundtracking Stranger Things and his new show in Manchester.

Karl Shiels: Irish TV and theatre star dies at 47 (9 hours old)

Karl Shiels appeared in RTE's Fair City and had roles in Batman Begins and Peaky Blinders.

Poldark's 'pure windswept melodrama' welcomed back for final series (10 hours old)

Series five had "a thoroughly enjoyable start" but is still "shameless twaddle", critics say.

JK Rowling charity boss leaves post amid 'culture challenges' (14 hours old)

The foundation said there were "management and culture challenges" that needed "immediate action".

Meghan meets Beyonce at Lion King premiere (13 hours old)

The Lion King stars meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the film's European premiere.

Pink defends Holocaust memorial photo after criticism (15 hours old)

Pop star Pink accused of 'disrespect' over a picture of her children running in a Holocaust memorial.

Duo's 'surreal' promotion to festival headliners (13 hours old)

Sink Ya Teeth go from playing to 2,000 to 30,000 people after the headliner cancels.

Gavin and Stacey: James Corden and Ruth Jones buy ice creams for fans (12 hours old)

As crowds watched filming, an ice cream van arrived with a note from James Corden and Ruth Jones.

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Kate Winslet admits she would be 'disgusted' to discover her ancestors had been rich or royal (2 hours old)

The Titanic star, 43, told how her 'socialist' parents 'frowned upon the wealthy' after tracing her family tree for the new series of the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?

Lottie Moss puts on a daring display in a see-through metallic minidress while Kendall Jenner (2 hours old)

Lottie Moss and Kendall Jenner were every inch the style icons as they led a host of famous faces attending the star-studded #MOVINGLOVE dinner at Bellanger restaurant in London on Tuesday night.

Nicole Scherzinger, 41, slips her incredible figure into a white cut out swimsuit (2 hours old)

Nicole Scherzinger set temperatures soaring on Monday as she uploaded a collection of sultry photos from her impromptu poolside photoshoot.

Sofia Richie shares another sexy bikini photo while partying it up with Kylie Jenner during vacation (3 hours old)

Sofia Richie shared another sexy photo to Instagram on Monday while on her vacation with Kylie Jenner and friends in Turks and Caicos. Richie wore a hot pink bikini while sitting on the rail of a boat.

Love Island's Tina Stinnes sets pulses racing in a racy high-waisted navy bikini (5 hours old)

Tina Stinnes set pulses racing as she showed off her incredible figure in a navy bikini while holidaying in Los Angeles on Monday.

Kerry Katona's ex-husband George Kay 'died after eating cocaine at Holiday Inn' (5 hours old)

Kerry Katona's ex-husband George Kay, 39, reportedly died after eating 'a quantity of cocaine' at the Holiday Inn hotel in Sutton Weaver, Runcorn, Cheshire.

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special: Alison Steadman joins Mathew Horne and James Corden on set (5 hours old)

Joanna Page transformed into Stacey as she turned up to the filming of the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special in a bubblegum pink dress in Barry, Wales on Monday.

Hayden Panettiere's family and friends are 'begging' her to leave abusive boyfriend Brian Hickerson (6 hours old)

Hayden Panettiere's loved ones are 'begging' the actress to end her relationship with allegedly abusive boyfriend Brian Hickerson.

BRIAN VINER: You won't die laughing. This quirky comedy has its moments (3 days old [12/07/19])

BRIAN VINER: Jim Jarmusch is the determinedly quirky filmmaker whose last picture, 2016's Paterson, was a small masterpiece about a kindly New Jersey bus driver.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: From assassin to bank robber - Jodie Comer is aiming for big time (3 days old [12/07/19])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The Killing Eve actress has been filming the movie Free Guy, an action adventure comedy picture, in Boston.

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4.5 million Britons watch Cricket World Cup final on Channel 4 (13 hours old)

Viewing peaked for drama of super over but still lagged behind Wimbledon finalEngland’s cricket World Cup victory attracted a peak TV audience of 4.5 million people on Channel 4, as live international cricket returned to free-to-air television for the first time in 14 years.The figures peaked during the deciding super over when a combined total of 8 million were watching on Channel 4 or Sky’s pay-TV channels. Around half that number tuned in for the entire match. Continue reading...

Theresa May refuses to defend journalists’ right to publish leaks (15 hours old)

No 10 declines to comment on police threat to prosecute under Official Secrets ActDowning Street has refused to stand up for the right of journalists to publish leaked official documents in the public interest after police warned last week that editors could face prosecution if they reveal any further diplomatic cables from the British ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch.No 10 declined to say that the police should not be telling journalists what they can print, with Theresa May’s official spokeswoman only saying that she believed in a free press. Continue reading...

Meghan and Harry can't cut out the media completely | Jane Martinson (20 hours old)

By accepting the public purse, the royal couple cannot expect to keep their lives fully privateShamefully perhaps, I’d never heard of “mum-shaming” until I read that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was being trolled on Instagram for not holding her new baby correctly. When I Googled it, the top stories were all of Meghan holding baby Archie in the Sun, the Express and the Daily Mirror.Although these “cruel trolls” were largely anonymous, they were widely quoted by the papers. One, according to the Mirror, wrote: “Why can’t she hold the baby properly after two months? Clearly the nanny looks after h[...]

Vicky McClure: ‘I couldn't stay in London. I begrudge paying so much for a pint' (10 hours old)

As she returns to our screens in a new drama about an abusive relationship, the actor talks about sexist directors, ignoring Line of Duty – and why people think she’s living on the moonOne of the best stories about Vicky McClure concerns the time she flew by private jet to attend the Berlin film festival in 2008 with Madonna. “It was, like, wow, a whirlwind.” And the next day, McClure was back at her office job sorting out the mail. “Answering the door: ‘Hello, postie? Yeah, I’ll let you through.’”The film, Filth & Wisdom, wasn’t too well received, alas. But being handpicked by Madonna for her[...]

True crime author's claims to have interviewed serial killers contested (11 hours old)

Mind Games by Paul Harrison withdrawn from sale, after his accounts of interviews with Ted Bundy, Peter Sutcliffe and others were called into questionPublishers of a true crime book by an “experienced criminal profiler” have pulled his work from sale, after his claims to have interviewed serial killers including Ted Bundy and Peter Sutcliffe were called into question.Described as “the master of the true crime genre” by Martina Cole, Paul Harrison is the author of more than 33 books, including his latest, Mind Games, issued by Urbane Publications in October 2018. The Doncaster author says he wo[...]

Accounts posing as Dominic Raab and Liam Fox among Twitter takedowns (1 day old)

MoD, DExEU and DHSC lodged complaints requesting removal of fake accounts pretending to be associated with governmentTwitter accounts masquerading as official outlets for Dominic Raab and Liam Fox were revealed as among those the UK government succeeded in shutting down after complaining to the social media company.Details of complaints to Twitter by various departments about suspected fake accounts posing as original have been revealed by freedom of information requests from the Guardian, showing it has not always gone in favour of the UK government. Continue reading...

How do we tackle this contempt for honest reporting? | Jane Martinson (1 day old)

From Saudi Arabia to the UK, misinformation is fuelling hostility towards journalistsShortly after the BBC director general Tony Hall last week warned of increased threats facing journalists, notably in places such as China and Nigeria, protesters attacked a BBC news crew in Westminster.The fracas, in which supporters of Tommy Robinson, furious with his jail sentence stopped a live BBC news broadcast, was an almost perfect illustration of how, in Hall’s words, “reporting the news has never been more dangerous”. Not because the attack, largely carried out it seems by a man wielding a tripod, le[...]

'A couple of black eyes': Johnson and the plot to attack a reporter (1 day old)

The intended victim of a beating planned by the politician’s friend has called for an apologyAs a veteran News of the World reporter, Stuart Collier spent much of his Fleet Street career exposing villains. But the only criminal he investigated who prompted a threat to him and his family’s safety was Boris Johnson’s close friend Darius Guppy.Guppy’s secretly recorded plot in 1990 to have Johnson – then a young Daily Telegraph Brussels correspondent – supply him with Collier’s address so he could send over heavies to beat him up came to nothing. Continue reading...

Suspected leaker of Kim Darroch cables on Trump 'identified' (1 day old)

GCHQ reportedly to join police investigation, as Mail publishes further leaks about Iran deal The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s ambassador to the US has been identified, it has been reported, as fresh details of their content was published.Sir Kim Darroch resigned last week after the Mail on Sunday published extracts from the memos, in which he described Donald Trump’s administration as “clumsy and inept”. Continue reading...

The Netflix cash machine needs the kind of hits that money can’t buy (2 days old [13/07/19])

It is worth $166bn and has 150m users. But as it loses the rights to other networks’ best shows, it must create its own classicsNetflix is a multibillion-dollar programming machine in dire need of homemade hits – and it can no longer rely on Friends for help. Last week the streaming giant announced it would be bidding farewell to the perennially popular comedy from its US service at the end of the year, as it was confirmed that WarnerMedia would now offer it exclusively on its rival service, HBO Max, when it launches in 2020. Friends is the most watched show on Netflix, but traditional media c[...]

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