BBC to scrap £10m cuts to local radio, says Lord Hall

November 8, 2017 6:58 pm0 comments
BBC to scrap £10m cuts to local radio, says Lord Hall

The BBC is to scrap its plan to cut £10m from its local radio budget, in a bid to become “more local”, director general Lord Hall has said. Speaking at an event marking the 50th birthday of BBC local radio, he promised a “renaissance” for the broadcaster’s 39 regional stations. […]

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Disney v the LA Times: What's the story?

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Disney v the LA Times: What's the story?

There’s been a row between Disney and the LA Times, which has raised issues about journalism and censorship. Disney temporarily banned the newspaper from preview screenings of its films after it published negative stories about Disneyland. That ban has now been lifted, but it threatened to affect more than just […]

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Stranger Things cast respond to fan criticism and “gross” sexualisation

November 7, 2017 7:36 pm0 comments
Stranger Things cast respond to fan criticism and "gross" sexualisation

Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things returned last week, bringing back its cast of monster-fighting kids. They’ve had a lot of attention since the show started last year – not all of it welcome. A furore has erupted after some of the young stars were sexualised in the press and social […]

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Weinstein accuser says spy allegations are 'terrifying'

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Weinstein accuser says spy allegations are 'terrifying'

Actress Asia Argento has described a report that Harvey Weinstein used ex-Israeli agents to spy on his accusers as “terrifying”. The New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow has published a story claiming Weinstein used private investigators to try to cover up sexual abuse claims. The Italian actress and director has accused […]

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Anne Robinson: Older people need to be 'clever AND thin' to be on TV

November 6, 2017 7:56 pm0 comments
Anne Robinson: Older people need to be 'clever AND thin' to be on TV

The Weakest Link host Anne Robinson says that older people have to be “clever and thin” to be on television. In an interview with the Radio Times, Robinson revealed she is “permanently on a diet” and never eats breakfast. The 73-year-old, who’s hosting a one-off celebrity version of the quiz […]

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Strictly: Aston's exit shocks fans but who's to blame?

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Strictly: Aston's exit shocks fans but who's to blame?

Strictly fans are calling it the biggest shock in the show’s history following the exit of Aston Merrygold on Sunday’s show. Aston landed a score of four from judge Craig Revel Horwood and found himself second bottom on the leaderboard with partner Janette Manrara. After the public vote, the pair […]

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Meet Muna: The 'queer pop' band who caught Harry Styles' eye

November 4, 2017 9:55 pm0 comments
Meet Muna: The 'queer pop' band who caught Harry Styles' eye

Since September, pop band Muna have been setting the scene at Harry Styles’ solo gigs. The trio, who identify themselves as a “queer band”, were hand-picked by the singer after he fell in love with their debut album, About U, for its messages of inclusivity and acceptance (oh, and also […]

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Kevin Spacey: Netflix severs ties amid sex assault allegations

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Kevin Spacey: Netflix severs ties amid sex assault allegations

Entertainment company Netflix has severed ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its House of Cards show, amid a number of sex assault allegations against him. Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. Netflix also said […]

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Teen Vogue: How will going online-only affect readers?

November 3, 2017 10:24 pm0 comments
Teen Vogue: How will going online-only affect readers?

Clicks don’t lie. And Teen Vogue gets a lot of them. A highly-successful website. Six million Facebook likes. A huge following on Snapchat. Three and a half million Twitter followers. There’s no doubt Teen Vogue’s digital game is strong. The quarterly print magazine, however, hasn’t been having quite the same […]

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Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

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Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim

Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault. The Sun newspaper said a man, aged 23 at the time, made a complaint on Tuesday about the alleged incident in the London borough of Lambeth. The Metropolitan Police confirmed that they are investigating an alleged assault […]

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