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Clive Tyldesley 'upset' at losing top ITV football commentator role (8 hours old)

"I'm upset, baffled; I won't be commentating on the big England games in the coming year," he says.

Banksy: New coronavirus-inspired artwork appears on Tube (3 hours old)

The enigmatic graffiti artist returns to his Underground roots for his new pandemic-inspired piece.

Major museums announce reopening plans, and expect 80% drop in visitors (12 hours old)

The Natural History Museum, V&A and Science Museum all announce they will reopen in August.

Naya Rivera: Glee cast and other stars pay tribute (15 hours old)

Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are among those paying respect, after the actress's death was confirmed.

ITV boss: 'We're fighting for every eyeball' (12 hours old)

Dame Carolyn McCall says competition from Netflix and YouTube is squeezing public service channels.

Grant Imahara: Mythbusters TV host dies suddenly at 49 (16 hours old)

He was known for Mythbusters and White Rabbit Project, and made models for the Star Wars prequels.

Pop Smoke: Four charged with rapper's murder (11 hours old)

The 20-year-old was shot at an LA mansion he had rented out in February.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: She was 'the abuser', says Depp's ex-PA (1 day old)

A libel case hears that Johnny Depp, who denies domestic violence allegations, was a victim of abuse.

Hollyoaks star Talia Grant says black people treated as 'disposable' on TV (1 day old)

Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant joins other cast members to discuss racism in the media and beyond.

Diversity: Arts in Wales 'failing to meet mark' (7 hours old)

The Arts Council of Wales admits its strategy to promote diversity has not gone far enough.

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Katie Price praises 'brave fighter' Harvey and confirms he's still in intensive care (3 hours old)

The glamour model, 42, took to Instagram on Tuesday to thank fans for their support as she gave an update on 'brave fighter' Harvey's condition.

Laura Dern in LA as Jurassic World: Dominion resumes UK filming (3 hours old)

Laura Dern was seen stepping out in Santa Monica, California on Monday, as production resumed on the blockbuster in the UK this week.

Love Island's Laura Anderson and Tom Brazier walk out in London (3 hours old)

The former Love Island star, 31, and her new beau stepped out in London on Tuesday.

Molly-Mae Hague wears black swimsuit on last minute Ibiza trip (8 hours old)

The Love Island stars were hoping to soak up the sun during their trip but Molly-Mae, 21, admitted they were tucked in bed to escape the cold.

Lily Allen's daughter Marnie and David Harbour watch film (8 hours old)

The singer, 35, shared an amusing video of the actor, 45, who was transfixed while watching Netflix's film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga via Instagram on Monday.

Ricky Gervais slams Kardashians for sponsored posts (8 hours old)

Ricky insisted stars should consider donating their fees to charity instead of pocketing thousands for a single photo.

Ian McKellen wishes Patrick Stewart happy 80th birthday (8 hours old)

After reciting the sonnet, Ian, 81, smiled at the camera and said: 'And a very happy birthday dear Patrick. Lots of love, Ian'.

Hollyoaks' Richard Blackwood reveals he tried to take his own life when he was declared bankrupt (9 hours old)

The former EastEnders star, 48, said he reached rock bottom after struggling with depression and filing for bankruptcy and even tried to shoot himself after purchasing a gun.

Charlize Theron film The Old Guard is reviewed by BRIAN VINER (4 days old [10/07/20])

Even before it has settled into its stride as a fantasy thriller of cherishable silliness, the action has shifted from Marrakesh to Afghanistan and a 'hostage situation' in South Sudan, says BRIAN VINER.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: The venerable Vic fights for its independence (5 days old [09/07/20])

The Old Vic, one of London's landmark theatres, has rebuffed an attempt to take it over. The 202-year-old institution relies on deep-pocketed supporters and ticket sales to survive.

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Removing offensive shows will be exception not rule, says Channel 4 boss (16 hours old)

Editor-at-large Dorothy Byrne says cleaning up archive erases evidence of past social attitudesChannel 4 has said it will remove offensive programmes from its on-demand archive only in exceptional circumstances, preferring instead to add warnings.The channel will announce this week details of a review of its principles for addressing or removing historical content now deemed potentially offensive. It follows high-profile cases such as Netflix’s removal of shows including Little Britain, The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen because of the use of blackface. In the US, HBO initially remov[...]

Amber Heard's claim she had two black eyes was false, high court told (6 hours old)

Stylist told court she saw no injuries, despite ex-wife saying Johnny Depp had assaulted herAmber Heard asked a US stylist “Can you believe I just did that show with two black eyes?” following a television appearance the night after she was allegedly hit by her then husband, Johnny Depp, the high court has been told.But Samantha McMillan, who worked with the couple when they were together and continues to work for Depp, disputed Heard’s claim as the stylist gave evidence at the actor’s libel trial. Continue reading...

Clive Tyldesley 'baffled and upset' after replacement as ITV lead commentator (12 hours old)

Veteran broadcaster reveals his displeasure on Twitter‘This is ITV’s decision not mine,’ says 65-year-oldClive Tyldesley says he has been left “upset, annoyed and baffled” after being replaced in his role as ITV’s lead commentator after 22 years.In an emotional video message posted on social media, Tyldesley insisted he did not know why the decision was taken and claimed he had been sacked from the role. Continue reading...

Steve Barker: the 'anti-John Peel' sidelined by the BBC after 43 years (8 hours old)

The 72-year-old DJ has been beaming leftfield music – plus interviews with Bono, Morrissey and more – into Lancashire since 1977, but drastic local radio cuts have ‘left us to drown’Not many people casually call themselves “Zelig-like”. But then not many people can say they were at Bob Dylan’s “Judas!” Manchester Free Trade Hall show as well as the Sex Pistols’ second ever gig, and that they gave A Guy Called Gerald’s acid house classic Voodoo Ray its first radio play.This is Steve Barker, the 72-year-old host of On the Wire on BBC Radio Lancashire, which has been taken off air after 36 years [...]

ITV chief: I wouldn't say no if my children wanted to go on Love Island (11 hours old)

Carolyn McCall’s comment comes during questioning by MPs about treatment of participants on reality TV showsITV’s chief executive, Carolyn McCall, has said she would be comfortable with her children appearing on Love Island, while being questioned by MPs angered by her responses to questions about the treatment of participants on the broadcaster’s reality TV shows.Julian Knight, the chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee of MPs, raised the issue of the treatment of participants on the now-axed Jeremy Kyle Show and Love Island. Continue reading...

Saudi Arabia bans beIN Sports to further complicate £300m Newcastle takeover (3 hours old)

Ruling makes it impossible to watch Premier League legallyEnglish top flight has been considering club’s sale for 16 weeksNewcastle United’s takeover saga has been cast into further uncertainty after taking an unexpected twist on Tuesday when the Saudi Arabian government permanently barred the Premier League’s Qatar-based Middle East broadcast partner from operating in the kingdom. BeIN’s £500m deal with the Premier League runs until 2022 and there is now no legal way for anyone in Saudi Arabia to watch England’s top tier till then. Related: Newcastle need a decision about Saudi takeover now, [...]

The Business of Drugs: inside the economics of America's longest war (8 hours old)

A half-century into America’s ‘war on drugs’, a new Netflix series uses dollars, cents and economic incentives to ask: is prohibition worth it?As a CIA analyst in Shanghai and Pakistan during America’s “war on terror”, Amaryllis Fox was familiar with drawn-out, intractable conflict. She’d studied the compounding effects of redoubling on failed policies, of redundant good versus evil arguments peddled into a quagmire, costing billions and an incalculable loss of life. But the situation in America’s longest military war, now nearing two decades, paled in comparison to the subject of Fox’s post-C[...]

Tucker Carlson announces vacation after writer resigns over racist remarks (9 hours old)

Fox News host also said ex-writer Blake Neff’s comments were ‘wrong’ but that he paid a ‘very heavy price’The Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded to the resignation of senior writer Blake Neff on Monday night, saying racist and misogynistic comments Neff made on an online forum were “wrong”, but adding that the writer had paid a “very heavy price”.Carlson also said he was taking a “long-planned” vacation. He did not say it was connected to Neff’s resignation, which was announced last week after a CNN investigation found that he had written on the online forum under a pseudonym for years. Co[...]

Stephen Lawrence's parents' fight for justice to be made into TV drama (1 day old)

Parents back project saying it has added resonance in light of Black Lives Matter protestsDoreen and Neville Lawrence’s long, difficult struggle to get justice for their murdered son, Stephen, is to be made in to a three-part television drama.ITV announced on Monday it had commissioned a sequel to its Bafta-winning 1999 single drama, The Murder of Stephen Lawrence, which was written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Continue reading...

Facebook, white nationalists and becoming the target of a hate campaign (1 day old)

In November, Julia Carrie Wong reported on the continued presence of white nationalist organisations on Facebook – and a weeks-long campaign of racist and sexist harassment followed. She discusses the impact it had on her and why she believes Facebook has played a role in creating the conditions that enable that kind of harassment to happenIn mid-November, Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong reported on the continued presence of white nationalist organisations on Facebook. She had provided Facebook with a list of groups that were using its platform despite its stated policies against w[...]

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