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Dame Jenni Murray on why she's taking her clothes off on TV (11 hours old)

The former Women's Hour presenter will appear on ITV's The Real Full Monty On Ice.

Steps debate the merits of entering Eurovision (11 hours old)

The band seem like a perfect fit for the song contest but, they tell the BBC, "we have a split camp".

Gavin and Stacey Christmas Day show to air on BBC Radio Wales (4 hours old)

Although we won't be treated to another TV special, it promises to go some way to filling that void.

Turnip Prize 2020: 'Lockdown' wins spoof art competition (15 hours old)

Entrants in this year's Turnip Prize, which pokes fun at the Turner Prize, include a bundle of fur.

Elliot Page: Juno star announces he is transgender (15 hours old)

The Oscar-nominated actor says he feels lucky "to have arrived at this place in my life".

Paul Mescal stars in Phoebe Bridgers' music video for Savior Complex (19 hours old)

Paul Mescal, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and indie musician Phoebe Bridgers collaborate on a short film.

Spotify reveals 2020's most-streamed songs (1 day old)

The streaming giant reveals what its 320 million global listeners have been playing this year.

Netflix content given age rating by algorithm (23 hours old)

Staff watched and labelled films and series, then fed the data to an algorithm to generate an age rating.

The Grand Tour stars on pirate treasure, cycle lanes and electric cars (2 days old [30/11/20])

Clarkson, Hammond and May discuss their recent hunt for pirate treasure and their TV future.

Gary Barlow: 'I'm not as confident as I was at 21' (3 days old [29/11/20])

The star discusses writing Back For Good in 15 minutes, and how Morecambe and Wise inspired a new song.

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Kelly Brook wraps up warm in a cosy neutral ensemble (17 minutes old)

The former glamour model, 41, looked ready for winter in a nude ensemble while her hunky beau was dressed in sportswear and a cosy hat

Alexandra Daddario showcases her fit figure in black bikini (50 minutes old)

One of her most prominent film roles was as a beach babe. Alexandra Daddario was seen in her element on Tuesday, when she was spotted emerging from the ocean after snorkeling in Hawaii.

I'm A Celeb star Jordan North took care of his family when brother was diagnosed with cancer (1 hour 12 minutes old)

I'm A Celebrity star Jordan North's parents have spoken of the pride they have for him after he helped the family when his brother was diagnosed with cancer.

I'm A Celebrity's Beverley Callard reveals she has been offered a free facelift (1 hour 29 minutes old)

Beverley Callard revealed she has been offered a free facelift after leaving I'm A Celebrity. 

Pregnant Elsa Hosk discusses her struggle with anxiety and changing body in candid Q&A (1 hour 30 minutes old)

Amid her baby joy, the supermodel, 32, opened up about her struggle with anxiety which left her 'crying all day' in a candid Q&A session on her Instagram stories on Tuesday.

Jasmine Sanders looks incredible as she poses up a storm in a black bikini (1 hour 32 minutes old)

The model, 29, showcased her incredible figure as she donned a black two-piece with a floral print as she posed on a balcony in Miami Beach, Florida.

Georgia Harrison sizzles in a tiny nude swimsuit (1 hour 47 minutes old)

The Love Island star, 25, looked incredible as she posed in an elaborate nude swimsuit before going topless beneath a leather blazer in her hotel

The Undoing's Matilda De Angelis says she found filming naked for the show 'liberating' (2 hours old)

The Italian actress, 25, starred as Elena in the programme, who was found bludgeoned to death in her art studio on the first episode with fans having to guess whodunit out of a list of suspects.

It was touted as the first mainstream gay Christmas comedy: BRIAN VINER reviews Happiest Season  (5 days old [27/11/20])

BRIAN VINER: Despite the contortions required to pat oneself resoundingly on the back, everyone involved in making Happiest Season appears to have managed it.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Tuppence goes to Tinseltown  (5 days old [27/11/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Each morning Tuppence Middleton would draw back the curtains in her room at the fabled Villa Carlotta, nestled beneath the Hollywood sign, and gaze out.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (127 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? (127 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 (128 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? (128 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 (129 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' (129 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 (129 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' (130 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 (130 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 (130 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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