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Harry Redknapp in EastEnders, and five other surprise celebrity TV cameos (4 hours old)

The ex-football manager is EastEnders' shock loan signing. Here are five other TV celebrity cameos.

Noel Clarke: BBC shocked by allegations of harassment on Doctor Who set (16 hours old)

The Guardian newspaper reports that five women allege he sexually harassed them on the Doctor Who set.

Coldplay's Chris Martin says lockdown made him confront his ego (18 hours old)

The star says the lockdown forced him to ask: "Who am I without Wembley Stadium saying, 'you're awesome'?"

The Circle: Channel 4 decides not to re-commission the reality show (12 hours old)

The show began in 2018 and went on to have three regular series and one celebrity one.

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden singer's family settle case against doctor (19 hours old)

The rock singer's widow accused the doctor of overprescribing drugs that contributed to his death.

Hitman convicted of murdering T2 Trainspotting actor Bradley Welsh (11 hours old)

Sean Orman shot Bradley Welsh outside his Edinburgh flat in what the judge described as an "assassination".

Turner Prize honours art collectives who 'inspire change' (19 hours old)

After a year of closed galleries, the 2021 nominees are all groups who have all "inspired change".

Golden Globe Awards organisers vote in major reforms after controversy (19 hours old)

The Hollywood award organisers have been criticised for their lack of diversity and shadowy workings.

Rag 'n' Bone Man on fame, tattoos and fatherhood (1 day old)

The star explains why his second album took so long, and how his son inspired a new face tattoo.

Eurovision's noisy fans are back despite Dutch pandemic (1 day old)

It's Europe's most popular cultural event and the Netherlands will host it despite battling a third Covid wave.

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Bebe Rexha says she doesn't think Dua Lipa and Rita Ora's feud will ever end (4 hours old)

The singer, 31, has reportedly said that she has 'tried to always be the peace keeper' and 'bring the girls together' but her efforts have failed.

Katie Holmes is an NYC fashionista in a leather hat as she and daughter Suri Cruise, 15, step out (7 hours old)

Katie Holmes and her 15-year-old daughter Suri Cruise were both seen out in New York City this Friday. For her latest outing Katie, 42, demonstrated her fashionista credentials.

Dita Von Teese looks effortlessly chic in stylish black dress as she steps out in New York (8 hours old)

The burlesque star, 48, looked typically elegant in the demure number which featured a long sleeve design and flowing skirt as she stepped out in NYC on Friday.

Love Island's Kady McDermott confirms she's single after secret split from TOWIE hunk Myles Barnett (8 hours old)

During an Instagram Q&A session on Thursday, Kady was asked if she was single, with the reality star answering: 'yes' alongside a make-up free snap of herself

The Circle: Fans' fury on Twitter as Channel 4 show is CANCELLED (8 hours old)

The Circle fans shared their disappointment on Friday after it was reported that the Channel 4 show has been cancelled and will not be returning for a fourth series.

Gemma Collins says she's received 'signs' from her late pal Rhys Alan Smith (9 hours old)

Gemma Collins has revealed she's 'broken-hearted' following the tragic death of her friend Rhys Alan Smith, but has taken comfort from seeing 'signs' he's gone to a better place.

Alan Carr 'realised how fat he had got' in lockdown filming new show (10 hours old)

The comedian, 44, said he was asked to act in a section of the fourth series of There's Something About Movies where he was running from a zombie but then the director jokingly changed his mind.

Emma Thompson, 62, puts on an age-defying show in couture gowns at Vogue shoot (10 hours old)

The celebrated actress, 62, reflected on the watershed moment she turned 60 as she showed her playful side in a photoshoot for the June edition of Vogue.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: After 30 years, Linzi Hateley and Jason Donovan are together again in Joseph  (22 hours old)

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Thirty years after Linzi Hateley first clapped eyes on Jason Donovan as Joseph, the pair will reunite in the same show, on the same London Palladium stage.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley get ready to come to the Cabaret (1 day old)

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: A new production of Cabaret is due to begin performances at the Playhouse Theatre, near the Embankment in London, in early November.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (284 days old [27/07/20])

Director Philip Edgar-Jones says channel’s mission is to ‘champion and celebrate creativity’ Britain’s only television channel dedicated solely to arts and culture, Sky Arts, is to become free for everyone as part of what it said was a mission to “champion and celebrate creativity”.The channel has a dedicated, if sometimes niche, following and is only available to Sky customers. Continue reading...

Local journalism is on its knees – endangering democracy. Who will save it? (283 days old [28/07/20])

Long struggling industry faces an ‘extinction event’ amid Covid-19, robbing large swathes of the US of news coverageOne of the worst affected industries during the coronavirus outbreak has been, ironically, a profession that should have been reporting on it.Scores of newspapers have laid off staff, or closed entirely, in the past four months, in what one expert has predicted will be an “extinction-level” event for the industry. Continue reading...

Web ads for junk food could be banned under UK government plans (285 days old [26/07/20])

Ban on unhealthy food TV adverts before 9pm could extend to all online adsJunk food adverts could be banned entirely online, after the government’s decision to bar any unhealthy food advertising before 9pm online or on television, as part of its strategy to tackle the “time bomb” of obesity.The measures have been cautiously welcomed though some health experts are concerned they place too much emphasis on individual responsibility for obesity, rather than addressing health inequalities. Continue reading...

Why are millennials and Gen Z turning to Instagram as a news source? (284 days old [27/07/20])

Young people are getting information about protests, police actions and stay-at-home orders from their social media feeds – but the trend isn’t harmlessFor many young people, clicking on to Instagram to get the latest news is now as second nature as picking up a daily newspaper once was to generations before. For a site that has traditionally been a platform for sharing lifestyle content rather than hard news, this is a shift in millennials and Gen Z, at a time when news updates seem more important than ever.Recently published data exploring how people accessed news and information about the c[...]

Trolls, tweets and famous friends: the vicious PR war between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (285 days old [26/07/20])

As the court case between the actor and his ex-wife nears its conclusion, an even nastier battle is taking place in publicBy now those who actually wished to follow the libel war being waged by Johnny Depp against the Sun newspaper will know exactly who is said to have thrown what and who claims they didn’t do the appalling things others said they did. In truth, even readers who did not want to follow the ghastly twists and turns of the row between Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard, will also know more than they ever thought they would about an undisputedly miserable round of drug-taking, [...]

Roger McNamee: ‘Facebook is a threat to whatever remains of democracy in the US' (285 days old [26/07/20])

An early investor in Facebook outlines the unprecedented scale of power wielded by the social media giants – and sets out his blueprint for reformJohn Naughton on how Facebook could stop Biden’s progress to the White HouseQ&A with Facebook whistleblower Yaël EisenstatCarole Cadwalladr: If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attentionDoes Facebook have too much power?The scale of internet platforms such as Google and Facebook is unprecedented in the tech world and, I would argue, unprecedented since the Dutch East India Company. They are ubiquitous in almost every count[...]

China’s TV channel faces UK ban as complaints mount (285 days old [26/07/20])

Regulator Ofcom under growing pressure to block state-backed station for its broadcast of forced confessions Britain’s broadcasting regulator is under mounting pressure to bar China’s state-owned TV channel from the UK’s airwaves after accusations that it has repeatedly breached impartiality rules and aired forced confessions.There are currently three live investigations under way by Ofcom into China Global Television Network (CGTN), the country’s English-language news channel. The regulator has already ruled against the channel earlier this month, for airing a forced confession by the former [...]

UK junk food ad ban 'could force deep cuts on TV channels' (287 days old [24/07/20])

Broadcasters say Boris Johnson’s plan will drastically reduce revenue for industry already in crisisBritish television channels could be forced to make cuts of more than £200m to their programme budgets if the government pushes ahead with plans to impose a blanket ban on junk food advertising.In a further blow to a crisis-hit media industry, ITV would lose about £100m of income if a 9pm, pre-watershed ban is implemented, according to television industry estimates. Continue reading...

Seattle media must provide protest photos to police, judge rules (287 days old [24/07/20])

Judge says images are critical for investigations but newspaper argues move puts independence and reporters’ safety at riskA judge has ordered five Seattle news outlets to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle police department unpublished video and photos from a 30 May racial justice protest.The King county superior court judge Nelson Lee sided with the city’s police department, ruling that its subpoena was enforceable, the Seattle Times reported. Lee found that the photos and video were critical for an investigation into the alleged arson of police vehicles and theft of police guns. Co[...]

Hungarian journalists resign en masse after claims of political interference (287 days old [24/07/20])

Firing of editor-in-chief at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet sparks protestThe editorial board and dozens of journalists at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet have resigned, two days after its editor-in-chief was fired amid claims of political interference.More than 70 of roughly 90 editorial staff at index.hu, including all the desk editors, walked out of the newsroom on Friday after submitting their resignations in the wake of Szabolcs Dull’s dismissal earlier this week. Continue reading...

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