Golden Globes: Actress Evan Rachel Wood urges stars to 'circle predators'

January 7, 2018 1:02 pm0 comments

US actress Evan Rachel Wood has suggested stars at the Golden Globes should “make a circle” around sexual predators to identify them to others. Sexual harassment in Hollywood is expected to be a focus at the event. The Westworld star is one of several celebrities backing calls for guests to […]

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Ray BLK: Sound of 2017 winner looks back

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Ray BLK: Sound of 2017 winner looks back

Ray BLK never expected to win the BBC’s Sound of 2017. “I just remember thinking it was a prank,” she laughs. “I wasn’t prepared for it at all.” The soul singer was the first unsigned artist to top the annual list, which predicts the biggest new stars in music – […]

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Was 2017 a tipping point for women in Hollywood?

January 6, 2018 1:39 pm0 comments
Was 2017 a tipping point for women in Hollywood?

How significant is it that 2017’s three top-grossing films had female leads? The #MeToo campaign was groundbreaking: it was both personal and anecdotal, yet also a collective roar by women all over the world, sharing stories of sexual assault or harassment. They were not just saying how pervasive the behaviour […]

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Men's Fashion Week: How Tinie Tempah went from charts to catwalks

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Men's Fashion Week: How Tinie Tempah went from charts to catwalks

It’s not often you get to interview one of the UK’s most successful musicians in a west London bathroom. But with just days to go until Tinie Tempah’s catwalk show for London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM), there’s limited space at rehearsals. Packed clothes racks and paper sketches fill the top […]

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First Dates Fred: More than a maitre d'

January 5, 2018 2:05 pm0 comments
First Dates Fred: More than a maitre d'

Meet Fred Sirieix, known to many as just Fred. In real life, he’s the French restaurant boss at London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel. But to TV viewers, he’s the charming maitre d’ of Channel 4’s First Dates eatery. The match-making show sees singletons venture into the Paternoster Chop House in […]

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Stephen Fry steps down as Bafta Film Awards host

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Stephen Fry steps down as Bafta Film Awards host

Stephen Fry is to step down as host of the Bafta Film Awards. Fry, who has fronted the ceremony 12 times, said it was “only right to stand down and let others take the Baftas on to new heights and greater glories”. He added: “What fun it will be to […]

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Lily Cole speaks out over 'prejudice' in Emily Bronte row

January 4, 2018 2:33 pm0 comments
Lily Cole speaks out over 'prejudice' in Emily Bronte row

Actress and model Lily Cole has spoken about facing “prejudice” in a row over her involvement in events to mark the bicentenary of Emily Bronte’s birth. Cole has been named “creative partner” for the celebrations by the Bronte Parsonage Museum in West Yorkshire. Bronte expert Nick Holland has quit the […]

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Lili Fini Zanuck: Director says 2017 'wasn't a turning point' for Hollywood

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Lili Fini Zanuck: Director says 2017 'wasn't a turning point' for Hollywood

Last year wasn’t a turning point for women in Hollywood, according to the producer behind the multi-Oscar winning film Driving Miss Daisy. Lili Fini Zanuck, who was only the second woman to ever win a best picture Oscar when she took the award for Driving Miss Daisy in 1990, also […]

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Paddy McGuinness 'duped' by fake Derek Griffiths charity 'scam'

January 3, 2018 3:01 pm0 comments
Paddy McGuinness 'duped' by fake Derek Griffiths charity 'scam'

Paddy McGuinness has claimed he was duped by someone posing as actor Derek Griffiths on Twitter. The Take Me Out host says he paid £600 on eBay for what he thought was a charity dinner with the former Coronation Street actor. Details of the dinner were posted on a verified […]

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Album sales up as streaming soars

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Album sales up as streaming soars

UK music fans streamed more music than ever before in 2017 – an astonishing total of 68.1 billion songs. That’s the equivalent of everyone in the country playing 1,036 tracks, or almost three continuous days of music, on sites like Apple Music and Spotify. Most of those songs were apparently […]

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