Women still only account for 11% of film directors

January 10, 2018 11:40 am0 comments
Women still only account for 11% of film directors

Only 11% of the highest-grossing movies in the US last year were directed by women, researchers have found. The study, conducted by San Diego State University, looked at the top 250 films at the US box office in 2017. Overall, it found that women comprised just 18% of directors, writers, […]

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Lily James's 'inner battle' over social media

January 9, 2018 11:53 pm0 comments
Lily James's 'inner battle' over social media

“I am a hypocrite,” laughs Lily James. It’s not something you’d normally hear one of the UK’s top actresses admit to – but the reason for Daisy Ridley’s recent decision to leave social media has caused Lily to reflect. Star Wars actress Daisy deleted her accounts earlier this year because […]

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Dancing on Ice: Donna Air appeals over stolen skates

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Dancing on Ice: Donna Air appeals over stolen skates

Dancing on Ice contestant Donna Air has launched an appeal to help recover her stolen skates. Writing on Twitter, she said a thief broke into her car boot on Monday and took the skates, which are “moulded to her feet” and “impossible to replace” before Sunday’s show. The 38-year-old TV […]

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Bafta Film Awards 2018: The key nominees

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Bafta Film Awards 2018: The key nominees

The nominations for this year’s Bafta Film Awards have been announced. Here are the contenders in the key categories: Best film Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Outstanding British film Darkest Hour The Death of Stalin God’s Own Country […]

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Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey had a major Globes mix-up

January 8, 2018 12:35 pm0 comments
Meryl Streep and Mariah Carey had a major Globes mix-up

Seat fillers at awards ceremonies are normally paid a pretty penny to cover for celebrity guests when they go to the toilet. At this year’s Golden Globes, Mariah Carey did the job for free after accidentally taking Meryl Streep’s seat during an ill-timed toilet break. The diva tweeted that she […]

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Men's Fashion Week: How Craig Green conquered menswear

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Men's Fashion Week: How Craig Green conquered menswear

For most of us, January is the month you can finally relax. Christmas is done and dusted, New Year is out of the way, and you can watch half your friends attempt regimes with names like Dry Veganuary. But if you’re a menswear fashion designer, it’s a different story. While […]

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Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

January 7, 2018 1:18 am0 comments
Golden Globes: Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

Film awards season gets under way with the Golden Globes later – the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals. Stars of film and television are expected to wear black on the red carpet in a protest against misconduct. Acceptance speeches – and host Seth […]

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Will Gompertz reviews All The Money In The World ★★★☆☆

January 6, 2018 1:47 am0 comments
Will Gompertz reviews All The Money In The World ★★★☆☆

It doesn’t matter how many awards Ridley Scott’s film about the famous kidnap of the oil tycoon John Paul Getty’s grandson picks up, it is destined to be remembered for only one thing: the movie star who didn’t appear in it. It is called All The Money In The World, […]

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Ed Westwick removed from BBC Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence

January 5, 2018 2:16 am0 comments
Ed Westwick removed from BBC Agatha Christie drama Ordeal By Innocence

Ed Westwick has been dropped from the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence. The corporation made the decision after a number of sexual assault allegations were made against the actor. The TV drama had already been shot, but Westwick will now be replaced by Christian Cooke – who […]

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Meryl Streep says Dustin Hoffman 'overstepped' with slap

January 4, 2018 2:33 pm0 comments
Meryl Streep says Dustin Hoffman 'overstepped' with slap

Meryl Streep has said Dustin Hoffman “overstepped” the mark when he slapped her face on the set of her fifth film. It happened while they were shooting a scene for Kramer vs Kramer – and Streep says she had no prior warning. Speaking to the New York Times, she also […]

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