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Sean Lennon to host anniversary show for his father, John, on his 80th birthday (11 hours old)

Sean Ono Lennon will interview Sir Paul McCartney and his half-brother Julian Lennon for Radio 2.

Gordi: The pop star doctor who answered the Covid call (11 hours old)

Australian singer Gordi is "reaching people" through medical consultations, as well as her music.

Tommy DeVito: Four Seasons founding member dies aged 92 (3 hours old)

The founding member of the US pop group had been admitted to hospital with coronavirus.

Ava Max: 'I need to make it, no matter what' (1 day old)

The pop star talks about her 14-year quest for fame, and the determination that kept her going.

Jackie Stallone, mother to actor Sylvester, dies at 98 (1 day old)

"She was a very eccentric and flamboyant person," writes her son Frank in tribute to the 98-year-old.

Ellen DeGeneres: Humbled host returns to TV with apology and admission (1 day old)

The TV host opens the new series of her talk show by addressing allegations of a toxic workplace.

Sam McBratney: Guess How Much I Love You author dies (1 day old)

The Belfast-born author is best known for the children's classic book about two nutbrown hares.

Salford's Lowry theatre to stage real-life legal dramas as makeshift court (1 day old)

The Lowry in Salford will be a makeshift courthouse by day and remain an arts centre at night.

Great British Bake Off: 2020 contestants revealed (8 days old [14/09/20])

A Samaritan, a student and a pantomime producer are in the mix for this year's securely-made event.

Friends stars reunite and 6 other highlights from the 'Pandemmys' (2 days old [21/09/20])

Monica, Rachel and Phoebe's reunion delighted fans during the virtual Emmys ceremony.

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Lauren Goodger criticises Boris Johnson's WFH measures (1 hour 36 minutes old)

The former TOWIE star, 34, has criticised Boris Johnson after he encouraged all workers who can work from home to do so from Wednesday in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Hilaria Baldwin, 36, reveals Alec, 62, stopped off to get pizza while she was having contractions (1 hour 36 minutes old)

The couple welcomed their son, Eduardo Pau Lucas, earlier this month and proudly showed him off via zoom during their interview on Ellen, set to air on Wednesday.

EastEnders star Sean Maguire becomes a US citizen 20-years after moving to America (1 hour 41 minutes old)

Taking to |nstagram on Tuesday, the actor shared an image of himself and wife Tanya Flynn as they went through the process of becoming permanent US citizens.

Michelle Keegan is 'tested for coronavirus after Brassic crew member shows symptoms'   (1 hour 41 minutes old)

The actress, 33, who plays Erin Croft on the hit Sky One series, is still in Essex and was due to start filming series three this week.

Great British Bake Off: A look at the best bits of Matt Lucas' 'fantastic' hosting debut   (1 hour 43 minutes old)

The Little Britain star, 46, who has replaced Sandi Toksvig as host, was praised by delighted viewers as the 11th season of the show kicked off

Emmerdale's Kris Mochrie discusses romance with former co-star Max Parker (2 hours old)

Kris starred as Lee Posner on the ITV series until he left in October of last year while Max continues to play Lee's brother Luke.

Leslie Mann looks casual in a white tank top as she and her husband Judd Apatow shop for clothes (3 hours old)

Leslie Mann and her husband Judd Apatow were spotted shopping for clothes in Malibu, but leaving for dinner in the area.

Courteney Cox looks chic in a tan sweater and heels as she joins friends for dinner at Giorgio Baldi (4 hours old)

Courteney Cox looked casual yet stylish in a tan sweater with matching pointy heels and slim jeans as she met up with some friends for dinner at the swanky Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Tom Cruise pulls off the Impossible (5 days old [18/09/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: No one breathe near Tom! The constant cry goes out, as megawatt Hollywood star Tom Cruise works in Norway on the seventh instalment in the Mission Impossible film series.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley gives us Christmas... with a twist (5 days old [18/09/20])

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Keira Knightley and the ensemble from Silent Night are preparing to complete post-production on the film, work that was interrupted by the pandemic.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (57 days old [27/07/20])

Director Philip Edgar-Jones says channel’s mission is to ‘champion and celebrate creativity’ Britain’s only television channel dedicated solely to arts and culture, Sky Arts, is to become free for everyone as part of what it said was a mission to “champion and celebrate creativity”.The channel has a dedicated, if sometimes niche, following and is only available to Sky customers. Continue reading...

Local journalism is on its knees – endangering democracy. Who will save it? (57 days old [28/07/20])

Long struggling industry faces an ‘extinction event’ amid Covid-19, robbing large swathes of the US of news coverageOne of the worst affected industries during the coronavirus outbreak has been, ironically, a profession that should have been reporting on it.Scores of newspapers have laid off staff, or closed entirely, in the past four months, in what one expert has predicted will be an “extinction-level” event for the industry. Continue reading...

Web ads for junk food could be banned under UK government plans (58 days old [26/07/20])

Ban on unhealthy food TV adverts before 9pm could extend to all online adsJunk food adverts could be banned entirely online, after the government’s decision to bar any unhealthy food advertising before 9pm online or on television, as part of its strategy to tackle the “time bomb” of obesity.The measures have been cautiously welcomed though some health experts are concerned they place too much emphasis on individual responsibility for obesity, rather than addressing health inequalities. Continue reading...

Why are millennials and Gen Z turning to Instagram as a news source? (58 days old [27/07/20])

Young people are getting information about protests, police actions and stay-at-home orders from their social media feeds – but the trend isn’t harmlessFor many young people, clicking on to Instagram to get the latest news is now as second nature as picking up a daily newspaper once was to generations before. For a site that has traditionally been a platform for sharing lifestyle content rather than hard news, this is a shift in millennials and Gen Z, at a time when news updates seem more important than ever.Recently published data exploring how people accessed news and information about the c[...]

Trolls, tweets and famous friends: the vicious PR war between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard (59 days old [26/07/20])

As the court case between the actor and his ex-wife nears its conclusion, an even nastier battle is taking place in publicBy now those who actually wished to follow the libel war being waged by Johnny Depp against the Sun newspaper will know exactly who is said to have thrown what and who claims they didn’t do the appalling things others said they did. In truth, even readers who did not want to follow the ghastly twists and turns of the row between Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard, will also know more than they ever thought they would about an undisputedly miserable round of drug-taking, [...]

Roger McNamee: ‘Facebook is a threat to whatever remains of democracy in the US' (59 days old [26/07/20])

An early investor in Facebook outlines the unprecedented scale of power wielded by the social media giants – and sets out his blueprint for reformJohn Naughton on how Facebook could stop Biden’s progress to the White HouseQ&A with Facebook whistleblower Yaël EisenstatCarole Cadwalladr: If you’re not terrified about Facebook, you haven’t been paying attentionDoes Facebook have too much power?The scale of internet platforms such as Google and Facebook is unprecedented in the tech world and, I would argue, unprecedented since the Dutch East India Company. They are ubiquitous in almost every count[...]

China’s TV channel faces UK ban as complaints mount (59 days old [26/07/20])

Regulator Ofcom under growing pressure to block state-backed station for its broadcast of forced confessions Britain’s broadcasting regulator is under mounting pressure to bar China’s state-owned TV channel from the UK’s airwaves after accusations that it has repeatedly breached impartiality rules and aired forced confessions.There are currently three live investigations under way by Ofcom into China Global Television Network (CGTN), the country’s English-language news channel. The regulator has already ruled against the channel earlier this month, for airing a forced confession by the former [...]

UK junk food ad ban 'could force deep cuts on TV channels' (60 days old [24/07/20])

Broadcasters say Boris Johnson’s plan will drastically reduce revenue for industry already in crisisBritish television channels could be forced to make cuts of more than £200m to their programme budgets if the government pushes ahead with plans to impose a blanket ban on junk food advertising.In a further blow to a crisis-hit media industry, ITV would lose about £100m of income if a 9pm, pre-watershed ban is implemented, according to television industry estimates. Continue reading...

Seattle media must provide protest photos to police, judge rules (60 days old [24/07/20])

Judge says images are critical for investigations but newspaper argues move puts independence and reporters’ safety at riskA judge has ordered five Seattle news outlets to comply with a subpoena and give the Seattle police department unpublished video and photos from a 30 May racial justice protest.The King county superior court judge Nelson Lee sided with the city’s police department, ruling that its subpoena was enforceable, the Seattle Times reported. Lee found that the photos and video were critical for an investigation into the alleged arson of police vehicles and theft of police guns. Co[...]

Hungarian journalists resign en masse after claims of political interference (60 days old [24/07/20])

Firing of editor-in-chief at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet sparks protestThe editorial board and dozens of journalists at Hungary’s biggest independent news outlet have resigned, two days after its editor-in-chief was fired amid claims of political interference.More than 70 of roughly 90 editorial staff at index.hu, including all the desk editors, walked out of the newsroom on Friday after submitting their resignations in the wake of Szabolcs Dull’s dismissal earlier this week. Continue reading...

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