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Strictly Come Dancing finalists discuss their ups, downs and future plans (9 hours old)

Ashley, Faye, Joe and Stacey look back on the past 14 weeks and ahead to Saturday's Strictly final.

Gary Lineker criticised for voicing political views (23 hours old)

Jonathan Agnew advises Gary Lineker on Twitter to remain impartial.

Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig? (18 hours old)

A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.

Kanye West vs Drake: What's the story behind their war of words (and emojis)? (23 hours old)

Everything you need to know about Kanye West's astonishing Twitter tirade against Drake.

J Hus jailed for eight months for carrying knife (19 hours old)

The 23-year-old rapper - real name Momodou Jallow - says he was "utterly stupid" to carry a blade.

Talking horses and perfect faces: The rise of virtual celebrities (1 day old)

From animated YouTubers to computer-generated Instagram models, new meaning is being given to the term 'manufactured personality'.

David Dimbleby signs off from Question Time (1 day old)

From ejecting members of the public to questions about his robotic alter ego, the QT host has had some memorable moments during 25 years in the hot seat.

Sondra Locke: Any Which Way You Can actress dies aged 74 (19 hours old)

Locke was best known for starring in the six films she made with her then-partner Clint Eastwood.

Janet Jackson finally joins her brothers in the Rock Hall of Fame (1 day old)

Def Leppard, Roxy Music, The Zombies, Stevie Nicks and The Cure will also be inducted in 2019.

Sir Paul McCartney's London home targeted by thieves (1 day old)

It is unknown if the star or his wife Nancy Shevell were home at the time of the break-in.

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Ellie Brown stuns in little black dress with plunging neckline as she joins Gabby Allen (2 hours old)

Ellie Brown, 20, was all smiles as she joined fellow islanders, including Gabby Allen the Boohoo Christmas party at Hilton Deansgate in Manchester on Friday night.

Strictly Come Dancing: Ashley Roberts confesses show has been 'a mental and emotional strain' (2 hours old)

Ashley Roberts has admitted taking part in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing has been 'a mental and emotional strain'.

Ed Westwick pictured for first time after rape charges are dropped as he returns to White Gold set (8 hours old)

Ed Westwick was pictured for the first time on Tuesday in Essex, England, since his rape charges were dropped against him earlier this year.

Annabelle Wallis looks elegant in black ensemble and camel coat (9 hours old)

Annabelle Wallis looked sensational as she touched down in Los Angeles  on Friday.

Strictly's Kevin Clifton gets teary as he talks about 'craziest year of his life' amid Karen split (10 hours old)

He's had a difficult 12 months after splitting from his wife and professional dance partner Karen. 

Mary Poppins' Dick Van Dyke is in high spirits as he celebrates 93rd BIRTHDAY in Universal Studios (12 hours old)

The actor donned a fawn blazer with a black jumper and blue jeans for the day out, where he paid a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Karen Gillan looks sensational in cropped suit as she promotes latest movie in New York City (14 hours old)

The Scottish actress, 31, looked sensational as she made her way through the city, donning a navy blazer jacket with white faux-fur lined sleeves and matching cropped pants

Tess Daly urges viewers to vote for Ashley Roberts in 'closest ever Strictly final' (14 hours old)

Tess Daly has urged viewers not to boycott voting for former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, 37, ahead of Saturday night's final of Strictly Come Dancing.

The Grinch heads up five festive TV films to catch this Christmas (20 hours old)

We’ve scoured through this year’s festive TV schedules to pick out five brilliant Christmas films that we know you’ll love.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Emily Mortimer commuted from her Brooklyn home to film Mary Poppins Returns in London (1 day old)

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Mortimer commuted between her Brooklyn home, which she shares with husband Alessandro Nivola and children Samuel and May and the Poppins set in London.

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BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters (17 hours old)

Lineker versus Agnew spat intensifies debate about how impartiality rules are appliedBrexit has already split a nation, enraged millions on both sides of the debate and left a country teetering on the brink. Now it has come for the nation’s sports stars, with leading former footballers and cricketers squabbling about an exit on World Trade Organisation terms.To confuse things further, many of these sporting figures also work for the BBC – prompting further handwringing at the corporation and a debate over whether the broadcaster’s sports presenters should be subject to the same impartiality ru[...]

Khashoggi killer heard saying 'I know how to cut' on audio – Erdoğan (18 hours old)

Turkish president says tape has been shared with US, Germany, France and CanadaOne of the killers of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was heard saying “I know how to cut” on the audio of the murder, which Turkey has shared with US and European officials, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said on Friday.Erdoğan criticised Riyadh for its changing account of how Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 Oct. The journalist had gone there to collect documents for hi[...]

Facebook admits bug allowed apps to see hidden photos (18 hours old)

Bug let developers access pictures people had uploaded but chosen not to postA Facebook bug let app developers see photos users had uploaded but never posted, the social network has disclosed.For two weeks in September, an error in the way Facebook shares photos with third parties meant that apps could see not only photos users had posted on their newsfeed, but also pictures in other parts of the site – on Facebook Stories or Facebook’s Marketplace, for instance. Continue reading...

Big-screen boom: UK cinemas on track for best year since 1971 (23 hours old)

Box-office success is attributed to a more diverse film slate and rise of boutique theatresThe British box office is heading for its best year in almost five decades as cinemas continue to defy the stay-at-home lure of Netflix.When the final ticket stubs are counted it is expected that British cinemagoers will have attended 176m times this year, a number not seen since 1971 when the hits included Diamonds are Forever, French Connection, Dirty Harry and Fiddler on the Roof. Continue reading...

UK advertising watchdog to crack down on sexist stereotypes (1 day old)

Ads will no longer be allowed to depict men and women in gender-stereotypical rolesAdverts showing a woman struggling to park a car or a man refusing to do housework while his wife cooks dinner will be banned from next year as part of an industry-wide crackdown on sexist stereotypes.Under the new rules, British companies will no longer be able to create promotions that depict men and women engaged in gender-stereotypical activities, amid fears that such depictions are contributing to pay inequality and causing psychological harm. Continue reading...

Gary Lineker criticised by Jonathan Agnew for 'political' Brexit tweets (1 day old)

BBC’s cricket correspondent says he would be sacked if he copied Match of the Day host• ‘Doesn’t know his arse from his elbow’: ex-England players argue over Brexit BBC Sport host Gary Lineker has been criticised by his colleague Jonathan Agnew for expressing his political views on Twitter.The former England football captain, who hosts the BBC’s flagship Match of the Day programme, has been outspoken in his political opinions, in particular his opposition to Brexit, which he regularly tweets about. Lineker also appeared at a rally in London campaigning for a second referendum in November. Cont[...]

Betting firms to ban pre-watershed TV adverts during live sport events (2 days old [13/12/18])

Voluntary plan agreed after bookmakers bend to pressure over children’s exposure to gamblingThe gambling industry has confirmed plans to press ahead with a voluntary ban on betting adverts during sport programmes from next summer, amid mounting pressure to protect children from excessive exposure to gambling. Related: Children 'bombarded' with gambling adverts on I'm a Celebrity app Continue reading...

Facebook holds privacy pop-up event in New York after year of public troubles (1 day old)

Company had staff on hand to ‘help people manage their privacy’ and answer questions following controversy-plagued 2018Facebook held a one-off privacy “pop-up” in New York City on Thursday, part of the company’s ongoing public relations efforts to heal its image following a controversy-plagued 2018. Related: 'They don't care': Facebook fact-checking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties Continue reading...

National Enquirer owner admits coordinating 'catch and kill' payment with Trump campaign (2 days old [12/12/18])

AMI told prosecutors it worked with Trump’s campaign to pay for and suppress story of a sexual affair to ‘prevent it from influencing’ US electionTrump’s former fixer Cohen sentenced to three years in prisonThe publisher of National Enquirer has said it coordinated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to pay a Playboy model $150,000 in hush money, placing the president and his inner circle in further legal peril. Related: From fixer to inmate: Michael Cohen reckons with his 'blind loyalty' to Trump Continue reading...

BBC's new EastEnders set over budget by £27m, watchdog finds (2 days old [13/12/18])

Delays mean rebuild will not deliver value for money, according to auditorsIt’s the kind of financial headache that would have driven Phil and Grant Mitchell to angry showdowns in the Queen Vic. An ambitious BBC plan to rebuild the familiar set of EastEnders will cost £27m more than expected, a report by Whitehall’s spending watchdog has found. Related: New EastEnders set may include mosque Continue reading...

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