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Potter stars among tributes to Sir Michael Gambon (7 hours old)

The actor, a four-time Bafta award winner, was best-known for playing Dumbledore in the hit film series.

Ofcom investigates Dan Wootton and Laurence Fox GB News row after 7,300 complaints (8 hours old)

Watchdog considers if Laurence Fox's comments broke offence rules, as the presenter apologises.

My Dad Wrote a Porno enters podcasting Hall of Fame (6 hours old)

The "most successful podcast in British history" is the first into the British Podcast Awards' Hall of Fame.

Anna Lapwood: How TikTok helped organist reach the Royal Albert Hall (4 hours old)

Anna Lapwood has become one of the world's most famous organists, with the help of social media.

Obituary: Sir Michael Gambon, star of The Singing Detective and Harry Potter (15 hours old)

The actor played memorable roles on film and TV but always professed that his stage work was most important.

Sir Michael Gambon: A career in pictures (9 hours old)

A look back at the work of the award-winning star of stage and screen

Gary Lineker: New rules for BBC flagship presenters after social media row (13 hours old)

The guidance has been issued following a review into BBC presenters' social media.

MailOnline ends Dan Wootton column after Laurence Fox row (13 hours old)

MailOnline terminates Dan Wootton's contract, a day after he was suspended from GB News show over Laurence Fox row

Rina Sawayama: Therapy made me realise I was groomed at 17 (1 day old)

The pop star shares, for the first time, the traumatic story behind her second album.

Blue star Lee Ryan given suspended jail term for BA cabin crew abuse (17 hours old)

The Blue boyband member racially abused a cabin crew member while drunk on a BA flight to London.

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ALISON BOSHOFF: Holly Willoughby's husband Dan Baldwin shrewdly signs up Gladiators to his OWN agency (2 hours old)

ALISON BOSHOFF: Nobody will be keener to see the success of the BBC's reboot of Gladiators than TV executive Dan Baldwin - also known as Mr Holly Willoughby.

Millie Mackintosh cuts a glamorous figure in sparkly silver dress as she attends Lancome event in the Louvre (4 hours old)

The former Made In Chelsea star, 34, ensured all eyes were on her for the event as she slipped into a shimmering sleeveless dress that highlighted her figure.

Great British Bake Off fans gush over Alison Hammond on Channel 4 spin-off Extra Slice: 'She's the best thing that's ever happened' (4 hours old)

Alison Hammond continued to impress The Great British Bake Off viewers on Thursday as she made her debut appearance on the Channel 4 spin-off Extra Slice.

Pamela Anderson, 56, lights up Paris in stylish yellow dress as she heads out to dinner during the city's fashion week (4 hours old)

Pamela Anderson radiated beauty in a yellow dress, which showed off her incredible figure, while arriving to dinner in Paris on Wednesday night.

Kylie Jenner puts on a VERY busty display in a figure-hugging gold gown as she leads the stars at Schiaparelli show during Paris Fashion Week (4 hours old)

Kylie Jenner once again sent temperatures soaring as she arrived at the Schiaparelli Haute couture Spring/Summer 2024 show during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday.

Big Brother 'in huge show shake up' as never before seen feature is spotted outside house as launch night approaches (5 hours old)

Big Brother is set to return with a huge shake up in its new series as leaked photos of the set showed a massive re-vamp.

Ice Spice reveals she was left 'so confused' by Matty Healy's racist remarks about her - before singer made groveling apology - as she opens up about VMAs with his ex Taylor Swift (5 hours old)

Ice Spice has revealed she was left 'so confused' by The 1975 singer Matty Healy's racist remarks about her on a podcast - before the star made several groveling apologies.

Kim Kardashian showcases her tiny waist in vintage Chanel pink and black cropped jacket with leggings for New York City outing (5 hours old)

Kim Kardashian was spotted rocking a Barbie inspired look as she stepped out in New York City. The mom of four, 42, looked chic in a vintage Chanel cropped tweed jacket.

Katy Perry carries Birkin bag to LA recording studio as real estate trial begins against dying vet over $14.2M Montecito mansion (5 hours old)

The 38-year-old pop diva is seeking $2.6M in damages from Carl Wescott, whose daughter-in-law Kameron pleaded Thursday: 'We have to be a little bit more kind to our elders'

Daniel Radcliffe reveals how Sir Michael Gambon pranked him on the set of Harry Potter following the star's death aged 82 (6 hours old)

Sir Michael's family confirmed on Thursday that the legendary actor had died peacefully in hospital following a bout of pneumonia .

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Laurence Fox apologises to Ava Evans for ‘demeaning’ comments on GB News (8 hours old)

Fox posts 15-minute video on X after suspension by rightwing channel and says he expects to be sacked on FridayLaurence Fox has apologised to the journalist Ava Evans over misogynistic comments he made about her on the GB News channel that led to him being suspended.The actor and Reclaim party founder released a video on Thursday evening on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, acknowledging he was “demeaning” about her during a discussion on the Dan Wootton Tonight programme on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Dan Wootton sacked by MailOnline a day after GB News suspension (14 hours old)

Journalist’s column and contract terminated after comments made by Laurence Fox on his GB News showDan Wootton has been sacked by MailOnline the day after he was suspended by GB News for his part in an on-air discussion with actor Laurence Fox about a female journalist.The TV anchor has been suspended from his lucrative MailOnline column since the summer over accusations he used the pseudonym “Martin Branning” to send sexually explicit messages to former colleagues. GB News declined to investigate these claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour against one of their star presenters, arguing they[...]

No rule to stop Tory MP interviewing minister on GB News, says Ofcom boss (9 hours old)

Melanie Dawes says regulator will consider any complaints about Lee Anderson’s interview with Suella BravermanOfcom’s chief executive has said there is nothing under current rules to stop GB News using the Conservative MP Lee Anderson to interview the Tory home secretary, Suella Braverman.Melanie Dawes said she did not want to pre-judge the interview, which will be broadcast on Friday night, because the media regulator was “not a censor”. She said Ofcom defended “freedom of expression” but would consider any complaints about the programme after it aired. Continue reading...

BBC updates ‘Lineker clause’ to restrict presenters airing political views (16 hours old)

Rule names several high-profile presenters banned from sharing certain views on social media while programmes are on airThe BBC has updated its social media guidelines to include a strengthened “Lineker clause”, in an attempt to stop high-profile presenters expressing strong views on party politics.Gary Lineker almost brought down the BBC director general, Tim Davie, earlier this year when he refused to apologise for tweets about the language used by the home secretary, Suella Braverman, to describe asylum seekers. Davie suspended Lineker, only to reinstate him after a staff rebellion.Antiques[...]

China’s manipulation of media threatens global freedoms, says US report (8 hours old)

Censorship, data harvesting and purchases of foreign news outlets could lead to ‘sharp contraction’ of freedom of expressionChina is manipulating global media through censorship, data harvesting and covert purchases of foreign news outlets, according to a new report from the US state department, which warned the trend could lead to a “sharp contraction” of global freedom of expression.The report released on Thursday found that Beijing had spent billions of dollars annually on information manipulation efforts, including by acquiring stakes in foreign media through “public and non-public means”,[...]

Musk ditches X’s election integrity team ahead of key votes around world (15 hours old)

News comes after EU says platform formerly known as Twitter has highest disinformation of social networks surveyedElon Musk, owner of X, has confirmed he has ditched his team working to prevent disruption to elections, just days after the EU announced the platform, formerly known as Twitter, had the highest proportion of disinformation in three European countries.Ahead of 70 elections around the globe in the coming year, the controversial businessman confirmed on X: “Oh you mean the ‘Election Integrity’ Team that was undermining election integrity? Yeah, they’re gone.” Continue reading...

Michael Gambon, star of Harry Potter and The Singing Detective, dies aged 82 (16 hours old)

The Olivier award-winning actor, whose major film roles included Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series, has died• ‘An actor who let his heart and soul crack open’: David Jays on Michael Gambon• A life in pictures – gallerySir Michael Gambon, whose extraordinary acting career took him from Laurence Olivier’s nascent National Theatre to screen roles in The Singing Detective and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 82.A statement on behalf of his wife, Lady Gambon, and son, Fergus, issued by publicist Clair Dobbs, said: “We are devastated to announce the loss of Sir Michael Gambon[...]

TikTok videos on deadly bodybuilding drugs viewed 89m times by young people in UK (17 hours old)

Report into toxic content aimed at young men finds drug use being promoted and risks downplayedYoung TikTok users in the UK have viewed videos that promote deadly and illegal bodybuilding drugs 89m times, a report has found.The report, titled TikTok’s Toxic Trade, by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), looks into the promotion of bodybuilding drugs and a rise in toxic content aimed at young men. Continue reading...

Jared Kushner pressured Washington Post to fire editor over Russia, book says (1 day old)

Marty Baron says Trump’s son-in-law leaned on Post publisher to withdraw support of Russia election interference investigationDonald Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner, tried to persuade the publisher of the Washington Post to fire its editor over coverage of the Russia investigation, that editor, Marty Baron, writes in a new book.“With no delay and without pause during his four years as president,” Baron writes, “Trump and his team would go after the Post and everyone else in the media who didn’t bend to his wishes. Continue reading...

‘Please cast me as a footballer’s wife!’: Boiling Point’s Vinette Robinson on making the year’s most stressful TV (14 hours old)

She starred alongside Stephen Graham in the high-octane chef film, and is back for the BBC’s adrenaline-fuelled new adaptation. Ahead of its release she talks racism, raves – and MatildaWhen it comes to tense, claustrophobic viewing, almost nothing matches Boiling Point. The Observer described the film – which follows a hectic London restaurant on the most catastrophic night of its existence – as “conjuring the raw experience of an inexorably accelerating panic attack.” Watching Stephen Graham battle debt and addiction as volatile head chef Andy – while his team try to contain his combustible [...]

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