Bella Emberg: Tributes as 'huge comedy talent' dies

January 12, 2018 10:20 pm0 comments
Bella Emberg: Tributes as 'huge comedy talent' dies

Tributes have been paid to the “huge comedy talent” Bella Emberg, who has died, aged 80. The British actress will be remembered for her character Blunder Woman, the comic sidekick of hapless superhero Cooperman in the 1980s television programme The Russ Abbot Show. She was “a woman of immense warmth […]

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Sigrid interview: 'Making pop is like a treasure hunt'

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Sigrid interview: 'Making pop is like a treasure hunt'

“Writing a good pop tune is difficult,” says Sigrid, the Norwegian pop star who’s just won the BBC’s Sound of 2018. “It’s a challenge, but it’s a good one – and when you find that one brilliant hook, it’s the best feeling.” The 21-year-old only started writing music four years […]

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BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over Carrie Gracie pay jokes

January 11, 2018 10:49 pm0 comments
BBC 'deeply unimpressed' over Carrie Gracie pay jokes

The BBC is “deeply unimpressed” with an off-air chat in which two of its presenters joked about the gender pay gap, a corporation source has said. BBC Radio 4 Today presenter Humphrys and North America editor Jon Sopel were discussing Carrie Gracie, who hours earlier had quit over equal pay. […]

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Meryl Steep says Oprah Winfrey has 'the voice of a leader'

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Meryl Steep says Oprah Winfrey has 'the voice of a leader'

Actress Meryl Streep has said Oprah Winfrey has “the voice of a leader”, as speculation swirls that the chat show queen may mount a presidential bid. Referring to Oprah’s speech at this weekend’s Golden Globes, Streep told the BBC’s Andrew Marr: “That is how you rouse people. That is how […]

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Director who wouldn't be silenced at Golden Globes

January 10, 2018 11:19 pm0 comments
Director who wouldn't be silenced at Golden Globes

“Lower the music, guys, one second.” Guillermo del Toro was mid-acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Golden Globes when the orchestra began playing him off. “It’s taken 25 years [to win this award],” The Shape Of Water director laughed. “Give me a minute. Give me a minute!” Not only did his […]

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Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

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Blue Planet II tops 2017 TV ratings

David Attenborough’s underwater documentary series Blue Planet II was the most-watched TV show of 2017. The 29 October episode – the first of the series – attracted more than 14 million viewers to BBC One. Blue Planet II occupied the top four slots in the end-of-year top 10. Strictly Come […]

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Big name stars lined up for BBC Les Miserables TV series

January 9, 2018 11:52 pm0 comments
Big name stars lined up for BBC Les Miserables TV series

The BBC is bringing Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables to the small screen and has announced an all-star cast. Dominic West will play the leading role of Jean Valjean, while Lily Collins takes the role of Fantine. David Oyelowo will star as Valjean’s nemesis, Javert, with Erin Kellyman as Eponine in […]

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Radio 4 host Winifred Robinson taken off air after tweet backing Carrie Gracie

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Radio 4 host Winifred Robinson taken off air after tweet backing Carrie Gracie

Winifred Robinson, presenter for Radio 4 show You and Yours, was taken off air on Tuesday – a day after posting her views on the BBC and equal pay. The consumer programme’s focus on Tuesday was the issue of gender pay following Carrie Gracie’s resignation as the BBC’s China editor. […]

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The Shape of Water leads Bafta nominations

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The Shape of Water leads Bafta nominations

The Shape of Water leads this year’s Bafta film award nominations, with 12 nods in total. The fantasy romance tells the story of a janitor who forms a relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri have both received […]

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Bella Thorne 'sexually abused' until she was 14

January 8, 2018 12:35 pm0 comments
Bella Thorne 'sexually abused' until she was 14

Bella Thorne has revealed she was sexually and physically abused as a child in a candid Instagram post. The actress, who starred in Disney’s Shake It Up and is now aged 20, said the abuse took place “from the day I can remember till I was 14”. She said she […]

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