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Rihanna to headline Super Bowl half-time show (1 day old)

The nine-time Grammy winner will headline February's event in Arizona, the NFL has announced.

Queen's final knighthoods go to Williams and Iger (16 hours old)

The late Queen approved the honorary knighthoods for the US pair before her death earlier this month.

Ian Brown fans criticise Stone Roses frontman's 'disrespectful' gig (15 hours old)

Footage goes viral online after the Stone Roses star performs to a backing track in Leeds.

Star Wars: James Earl Jones steps back from Darth Vader role (19 hours old)

The 91-year-old's famous voice is now being digitally recreated by a Ukrainian start-up.

Bad Bunny turns music video into Puerto Rico doco (4 hours old)

The influential Puerto Rican rapper's latest music video lays bare the US island territory's problems.

Peaky Blinders dance show: 'Anyone who likes Strictly can love this' (1 day old)

The TV hit has spawned a dance show, which creator Steven Knight hopes will attract new audiences.

The Beatles: John Lennon's Liverpool home sells for £280k (13 hours old)

The house in Liverpool, dubbed the House of Sin, was expected to fetch £250,000 at auction.

Police drop probe into JK Rowling threat over Salman Rushdie support (1 day old)

Police were investigating a threat to the Harry Potter author over her support for Salman Rushdie.

Fi Glover and Jane Garvey to leave BBC for Times Radio (2 days old [24/09/22])

The hosts of the hit Fortunately podcast will host a new weekday afternoon programme and a podcast.

Roger Waters gigs in Poland cancelled amid Ukraine backlash (1 day old)

The musician was due to play gigs in Poland but faces outrage over his comments on the Ukraine war.

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Arctic Monkeys 'sign deal to headline Glastonbury 2023' (4 hours old)

Arctic Monkeys have reportedly signed up to headline Glastonbury Music Festival in  2023.

Millie Mackintosh stuns in pink feather mini dress in star-studded event for Lancome in Paris (4 hours old)

Arriving at Le Petit Palais after catching the Eurostar from London earlier on Monday, the TV personality brought the party as she wore an eye-catching cocktail dress for the occasion.

Joe Swash 'has flown out to South Africa to film I'm A Celebrity All Stars series' (5 hours old)

Former King of the jungle Joe Swash, who also used to host the hit spin-off show, has reportedly flown to South Africa to take part in I'm A Celebrity All Star series

Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid look edgy at Burberry catwalk show afterparty during London Fashion Week (5 hours old)

Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid donned edgy ensembles as they attended the Burberry Spring/Summer 2023 show afterparty at The Twenty Two during London Fashion Week on Monday.

Kerry Katona shows off her new mansion which includes a 'safe room' amid previous robberies (5 hours old)

The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, showed off her new mansion which is filled with a number of security features on YouTube on Monday.

Cassie opens up about posing in underwear for Kim Kardashian's SKIMS line: I've come to love my body (5 hours old)

Cassandra Ventura, the model and singer better known as Cassie, has opened up about body acceptance. 'I've also come to a place of loving my body for all that it's done for me,' she said.

Christina Ricci reveals she is still sleeping in the same bed with her eight-year-old son Freddie (5 hours old)

In an interview with People , the actress, 42, revealed her son still shares a bed with her while her daughter is already sleep trained.

Nina Agdal shows off her toned abs in a tiny white crop top (6 hours old)

The 30-year-old Danish model sported the brand's Parachute cargo pants, white crop top and matched with a PLT faux snakeskin clutch bag. Agdal's abs were on display.

This Morning editor Martin Frizell comes under pressure over Queuegate  (3 days old [23/09/22])

Pictures showing Frizell flicking his hair as he accompanied Holly and Phillip to the media fast track at the 'Queen's queue', are a particular source of schadenfreude.

Even George and Julia can't rescue this romcom: BRIAN VINER reviews Ticket To Paradise  (3 days old [23/09/22])

BRIAN VINER: We have seen it a thousand times before in better pictures; indeed, it's the most whiskery of comedic devices, stretching right back to the likes of The Philadelphia Story (1940).

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (791 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? (790 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 (792 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? (792 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 (792 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' (792 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 (792 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' (794 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 (794 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 (794 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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