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Grammys 2023: Kim Petras and Sam Smith break record and other takeaways (16 hours old)

From bizarre speeches to Ben Affleck's lack of interest, here are the ceremony's highs and lows.

Brit Awards: All Saints' Shaznay Lewis questions all-male best artist category (19 minutes old)

All Saints singer Shaznay Lewis says "female artists have suffered" as a result of recent changes.

Happy Valley: TV critics and viewers praise 'sensational' finale (15 hours old)

Critics and fans praise the show's "sensational" ending, calling it a "heart-stopping triumph".

Sir Salman Rushdie speaks for the first time about 'colossal attack' (10 hours old)

The novelist was stabbed at a talk in the US last year and says he's found it hard to write since.

Beyoncé North America pre-sale begins with Ticketmaster under scrutiny (3 hours old)

It is seen as the first test for Ticketmaster since the company was overwhelmed by demand last year.

Fleetwood Mac: Mick Fleetwood thinks band is 'done' after Christine McVie's death (7 hours old)

Mick Fleetwood says it's currently "unthinkable" for Fleetwood Mac to go on without Christine McVie.

Coronation official playlist picks golden oldies (5 hours old)

The government puts out its Coronation song choices, but takes down a Dizzee Rascal track.

Grammys 2023: Beyoncé makes history and Harry Styles wins album of the year (19 hours old)

Pop star Harry Styles wins album of the year, while Beyoncé receives a record-breaking 32nd trophy.

Grammys 2023: Red carpet fashion in pictures (1 day old)

All the looks from music's biggest stars at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Grammys 2023: Viola Davis becomes an EGOT (1 day old)

The star is only the 18th person to win each of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award.

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Jennifer Lopez seemingly snaps at Ben Affleck at Grammy awards (11 minutes old)

The hilarious moment begins with Ben whispering into JLo's ear, only for her to abruptly respond by seemingly snapping at him.

Stella Maxwell joins Lana Del Ray and Laura Dern at Taylor Swift's Grammys after-party (6 hours old)

Other guest's at the Chateau Marmont bash included Camila Cabello, Mae Whitman and Casey Affleck, who was joined by his girlfriend Caylee Cowan.

Lil' Kim dons a sheer black catsuit as she arrives at Grammys after-party (7 hours old)

The rapper, 48, exhibited her curves in a sheer black catsuit featuring a corset-style layer to cover her modesty, while elevating her height with sparkly heels.

Love Island's Coco Lodge sizzles in a black lace bra and matching suspenders (8 hours old)

The former Love Island contestant, 28, looked sensational in the asymmetric strappy set complete with sultry belt from PrettyLittleThing.

Holly Willoughby falls to the floor on This Morning after trying to demonstrate her party trick (8 hours old)

The TV presenter, 41, was left red-faced after attempting to throw her leg up in the air and land in the splits during the break.

Love Island SPOILER: The boys don gold briefs, transform into 'Ladiators' and lock lips with girls (9 hours old)

The Villa receives a text saying: 'Boys, all is fair in love and war so prepare to battle it out in the arena of love in today's challenge, Ladiators #GoHardOrGoRome'.

Ellie Goulding debuts a choppy new fringe as she makes a stylish arrival at BBC Radio 2 performance (9 hours old)

The songstress, 36, sported the stylish look with her brunette tresses tied back in a ponytail for her Radio 2 performance.

Wes Nelson hits back after ex Megan Barton Hanson called him 'vanilla' (9 hours old)

Megan Barton Hanson recently dubbed her ex Wes Nelson 'vanilla' in bed and said he has a 'lot to learn.' 

Love Island's Maura Higgins turns heads in a cut-out detail dress as she soaks up the sun in Dubai (9 hours old)

The Love Island sensation, 32, looked more glowing than ever as she posed in Instagram snaps while in Dubai. Maura flaunted a her enviable toned physique and a sexy tan in a stylish outfit.

Demi Rose exhibits her curves in a colourful skintight maxi dress during her Egypt getaway (9 hours old)

The model, 27, exhibited her jaw-dropping curves in a colourful skintight maxi dress featuring eye motifs and the year 1997.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (924 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? (923 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 (925 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? (924 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 (925 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' (925 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 (925 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' (927 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 (927 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 (927 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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