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Shane Gillis: Saturday Night Live's new hire fired for slurs (10 hours old)

Gillis apologised for the remarks saying he was a comedian "who pushes boundaries".

Meet Me in the Bathroom: New York was 'a safe space for debauchery' (10 hours old)

A new art show brings the influential noughties New York post-punk scene to life in all its filthy glory.

Muna: Saving the world, one breath at a time (8 hours old)

The LA pop band explain why they stopped a recent gig to lead the audience in a breathing exercise.

BBC swaps Eurovision Song Contest selection vote for record label deal (22 hours old)

The UK entrant for next year's song contest will instead be chosen by music company BMG.

Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater' (21 hours old)

Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide.

Sir Rod Stewart says he's 'in the clear' after cancer diagnosis (23 hours old)

The rock legend reveals his prostate cancer was caught early two years ago.

BBC to switch off red button text in 2020 (17 hours old)

Viewers will no longer be able to read headlines, football scores, weather and more on TV sets.

Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, dies aged 75 (1 day old)

The Cars were one of the biggest bands of the 1980s and the front-runner of the new wave movement.

Ireland Baldwin lays into father Alec on notorious voicemail message (16 hours old)

The US actor's daughter skewered him over the notorious voicemail where he called her a "rude pig".

BBC ready for TV's 'second wave of disruption' (20 hours old)

BBC boss Lord Hall will say in a speech the arrival of new streaming services will change the game again.

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Kimberley Garner wows in a plunging dress as she and Lottie Moss attend Julien MacDonald's LFW show (1 hour 28 minutes old)

And Kimberley, 28, and Lottie, 21, went for memorable looks on Monday, when they stepped out for the spring/summer 2020 show, held at Southwark Cathedral.

Billie Piper reveals initial fears about having a daughter (1 hour 45 minutes old)

Billie Piper scaled things back as she went make-up free for her first ever bare-faced and untouched photoshoot as star admits she was fearful about having a daughter in candid new interview.

Gigi Hadid flashes her sheer bra under a tailored suit during night on the town at LFW (2 hours old)

The stunning California native, 24, wowed as she made her way into the LOVE & YouTube Fashion Week party, held at The Standard on Monday night.

Rita Ora makes a style statement in plunging print mini dress and matching hat at LOVE & YouTube (2 hours old)

Rita stood out among the a-list crowd in her quirky look as she strutted into The Standard.

Christina Aguilera stands out in over-sized silver coat with feather trim for LOVE & YouTube party  (2 hours old)

Posing up a storm outside Decimo at The Standard, Christina wowed in a fashion forward look, perfect attire for the ultra hip bash.

Nicole Scherzinger 'signs multi-million pound deal to RETURN to the Pussycat Dolls' (7 hours old)

It's reported that the X Factor judge, 41, has signed a 'multi-million pound deal' to return to the Pussycat Dolls, with talks of a huge worldwide tour and new music.

Tom Hardy sends fans wild as he returns to CBeebies Bedtime Stories in honour of his 42nd birthday  (8 hours old)

He's gained a huge following of fans thanks to his movie roles in Venom and Batman and small screen success stories like Peaky Blinders.

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman reveals two episodes she really didn't like (13 hours old)

The 62-year-old said she wasn't keen on the stalker plot in season three episode, The One With The Jam. or season two's The One With The Chicken Pox in a panel on Friday.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Nicole Kidman can't wait for her next play time to overcome her fear of stage-fright  (4 days old [13/09/19])

The Oscar-winning actress waited 17 years between doing The Blue Room at the Donmar Warehouse and on Broadway, and Photograph 51, writes BAZ BAMIGBOYE.

Jennifer Lopez takes pole position in a perfect hen night film: BRIAN VINER reviews Hustlers (4 days old [13/09/19])

BRIAN VINER: Jennifer Lopez's role in Hustlers is terrific and documents a world where sleazy men preyed upon prostitutes between 2007-2014. A journalist interviewed the women.

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BBC to switch off Red Button information service in 2020 (15 hours old)

Closure of system marks end of BBC’s teletext 45 years after it began as CeefaxThe BBC is to switch off its Red Button teletext service from the start of next year, the broadcaster has confirmed.Ceefax, the BBC’s analogue teletext service, finished in October 2012 with the switchover to digital. It was replaced by BBC Red Button, which allowed viewers to read news and sports content on their TVs. Continue reading...

James Murdoch: 'There are views I really disagree with' on Fox News (18 hours old)

Rupert Murdoch’s younger son gave subtle but pointed criticism of the network in an interview with the New YorkerFor decades the Murdoch name has been synonymous with the type of monolithic conservative thinking broadcast and printed by the family’s media empire around the world. More recently, and in particular the Fox News brand, has likewise become synonymous with almost universal praise for Donald Trump. But recent comments given by James Murdoch, younger son of Rupert, point out that not all members of the family are necessarily ideologically aligned.In an interview with the New Yorker, J[...]

RNLI donations surge after Tory criticism of its work overseas (18 hours old)

Rise follows lifeboat charity’s robust response to critics of its support for projects outside UKThe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has enjoyed a surge in donations after the charity was criticised for its work helping to save people from drowning abroad.Both the Times and MailOnline had highlighted that the RNLI was sending millions of pounds to projects overseas at a time when it was facing a funding crisis that forced it to cut posts in the UK. Coverage included comments from two Tory MPs attacking the policy and led some donors to say they would stop supporting the charity. Con[...]

Protest held outside trial of Moroccan journalist accused of illegal abortion (18 hours old)

Hajar Raissouni says charges are fabricated and motivated by her work, which is critical of governmentDemonstrators have staged a protest outside a court in Rabat to coincide with the latest hearing in the trial of a Moroccan journalist accused of undergoing an illegal abortion and having sex before marriage.In a letter written from prison, Hajar Raissouni said the charges were fabricated and motivated by her work, which had been critical of the government. Continue reading...

Nike's 'Dream Crazy' advert starring Colin Kaepernick wins Emmy (17 hours old)

Campaign featured NFL star turned social activistDonald Trump was among critics of advertA Nike advert starring Colin Kaepernick has won the award for outstanding commercial at the Creative Arts Emmys.Nike released the advert, titled Dream Crazy, in September last year. It featured the former NFL quarterback and the slogan: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Just do it.” In 2016, Kaepernick started to kneel for the pre-game national anthem in protest at racial injustice in the United States. He has been out of the NFL since leaving the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, [...]

BBC scraps public vote and TV show to choose Eurovision song (20 hours old)

In a ‘turning point for the UK at Eurovision’, the corporation is teaming up with a record label to choose the artist and track for the competitionThe BBC is overhauling how the UK act for the Eurovision song contest is selected, scrapping the public vote in favour of teaming up with a record label to choose the singer and the song.Mel Balac, the creative director of BBC Studios, the corporation’s commercial arm, described the deal with the record label, BMG, as a “turning point for the UK at Eurovision”. This year’s contestant, Michael Rice, came last. Continue reading...

Unbelievable: the quiet power of Netflix's fact-based rape drama (3 hours old)

The series, focused on two rape investigations - one gone awry, one dogged and empathetic - shows the refreshing power of depicting hard, sensitive workIn the second episode of the Netflix drama series Unbelievable, detective Karen Duvall, played by Merritt Wever, conducts what I imagine could be a high-budget training video for sexual assault investigators. Duvall finds the victim, a college student named Amber, processing in the stairwell of her apartment building in Golden, Colorado, one morning in 2011. Duvall already knows the outline of the crime – breaking and entering, a rape that last[...]

TV industry entering 'second wave of disruption', claims BBC chief (1 day old)

Tony Hall believes arrival of new streaming services by likes of Disney will be opportunity for the broadcasterBBC director-general Tony Hall believes that the television industry is about to enter “a second wave of disruption” because of new entrants in the streaming market.However, Lord Hall said the changes presented an opportunity for the BBC and that people would still choose it for “ethical reasons”. He believed the main impact of newcomers such as Disney and Apple could be on established services such as Amazon and Netflix. Continue reading...

Peaky Blinders fans fill Birmingham festival with flat caps (1 day old)

The first Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival promised ‘an immersive re-creation’ of the hit BBC showPeaky Blinders is among the most-watched dramas on television and has grown into a cultural phenomenon around the world thanks to Netflix viewers. Now the Birmingham-based gangsters are going about conquering the festival world.The two-day Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival took place this weekend in Digbeth, the area of the city centre closely associated with the historical gang, with performances from Primal Scream, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Anna Calvi and Liam Gallagher. Continue rea[...]

David Chase on why he wrote The Sopranos: 'I needed help. I needed therapy' (1 day old)

As his mobster-in-therapy masterpiece is named the best TV of the century, its creator says he was just thrashing out his own issues with his domineering, suffocating motherThe 100 best TV shows of the 21st centuryThe first image David Chase had in mind for the show that became The Sopranos was a closeup of Tony Soprano opening his eyes, “waking up for the day”. That scene ended up falling later in the pilot. The opening scene, as any of the show’s superfans will happily inform you, watches Tony eyeing up a sculpture in a therapist’s waiting room with baffled rage. The show is 20 years old thi[...]

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