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CCTV appears to show Diddy beating girlfriend in hotel (21 hours old)

The clip seems to show an attack described in Casandra Ventura's lawsuit against the rapper last year.

First Apprentice wedding 'like an Alan Sugar task' (23 hours old)

Akshay Thakrar and Harpreet Kaur put their business skills to use as they plan the week-long party.

'My fake food was good enough for Barbie' (15 hours old)

A fake food artist is "stunned" by the response since her work featured in the hit film Barbie.

Tootsie actor Dabney Coleman dead at 92 (1 day old)

The actor was known for playing comic villains, as well as his trademark moustache

Sheeran ticket touts are second to fall foul of law (18 hours old)

Touts are using teams, or even bots, to harvest concert tickets online at the expense of real fans.

Bridgerton's back: The best yet or losing its bite? (1 day old)

Some critics say the Netflix show's as seductive as ever, but others feel its charms are wearing off.

Rave reviews for 'bold, brilliant' Billie Eilish (1 day old)

Critics call the album "explicit, sapphic and her best work yet", plus "confident and non-conformist".

British Museum finds 268 more missing artefacts (1 day old)

The British Museum says it has recovered 268 objects that went missing and were stolen from its collection

MP writes to Netflix over Baby Reindeer evidence (1 day old)

John Nicolson wants Netflix to substantiate what it told a committee about Baby Reindeer portrayal.

Row erupts over portraits of Australia's richest woman (1 day old)

Gina Rinehart's campaign to have two portraits removed has sparked debate about art and censorship.

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Ben Affleck seen WITHOUT his ring for the first time amid claims he and Jennifer Lopez have been living apart for 'several WEEKS' (1 hour 16 minutes old)

The pair had not been seen together for 47 days until Thursday, when they put on a united front to attend a school production for Ben's 15-year-old child Fin. One day later, Ben was without his ring.

Zara McDermott sizzles in a sheer lace dress as she makes an unlikely presence amongst Hollywood stars at Emilia Perez's Cannes Film Festival premiere (1 hour 43 minutes old)

The Love Island star, 26, looked nothing short of sensational as she took to the red carpet at the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

Giovanni Pernice is seen for the first time in Portugal since quitting Strictly after fleeing the country amid BBC probe into 'serious workplace misconduct claims' (1 hour 53 minutes old)

The dancer, 33, has been pictured for the first time since quitting Strictly as the BBC investigates 'serious workplace misconduct claims' by three celebrity partners.

Diddy 'is terrified other damaging videos will emerge after he was filmed beating up ex Cassie Ventura in hotel hallway and is holding crisis talks with lawyers as his career implodes' (3 hours old)

The rapper is said to be fearful that more videos will follow after he was filmed beating up Cassie Ventura in a hotel hallway in 2016.

Heartbroken Lisa Armstrong was grieving family member's death as ex-husband Ant McPartlin welcomed his first child with wife Anne-Marie Corbett (3 hours old)

The Strictly make-up artist, 47, paid tribute to her dad earlier this week on the fifth anniversary of his death as her ex-husband Ant McPartlin welcomed his first child.

Zoe Saldana exudes glamour in a black and rose hued gown as she graces the red carpet at the Emilia Perez Cannes Film Festival premiere (4 hours old)

Zoe Saldana cut a glamorous figure on Saturday as she graced the Emilia Perez red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Zara McDermott exudes elegance in a dramatic white frilled gown as she poses for a L'Oreal shoot during an unlikely appearance at the Cannes Film Festival (10 hours old)

The Love Island star, 25, posed for glamorous snaps during a L'Oreal photoshoot on the beach in the heart of the French Riviera.

Ant sets the record straight: TV star breaks his silence on THAT tattoo - as he shares new photo after fans accused him of 'snubbing' family member (11 hours old)

The presenter, 48, took to X to thank fans for their 'kind messages' after announcing the birth of his son Wilder.

Dr Ranj Singh 'fails to tell BBC bosses about £22,500 AstraZeneca advert before jabs feature' on Morning Live (11 hours old)

BBC Morning Live's Dr Ranj Singh has found himself caught up in a damaging row with the BBC over his financial links to pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

From spoon licking to dripping wet shirts and A LOT of sex: As Bridgerton returns for a third series, a look back at some of the Netflix period drama's raciest scenes to date (11 hours old)

Bosses of the hit Netflix show have promised to boost the number of sex scenes in the highly-anticipated third series, set to be released on May 16.

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How China is using AI news anchors to deliver its propaganda (17 hours old)

News avatars are proliferating on social media and experts say they will spread as the technology becomes more accessibleThe news presenter has a deeply uncanny air as he delivers a partisan and pejorative message in Mandarin: Taiwan’s outgoing president, Tsai Ing-wen, is as effective as limp spinach, her period in office beset by economic under performance, social problems and protests.“Water spinach looks at water spinach. Turns out that water spinach isn’t just a name,” says the presenter, in an extended metaphor about Tsai being “Hollow Tsai” – a pun related to the Mandarin word for water [...]

From mining to Meta: the slow decline of Broken Hill’s only newspaper (4 hours old)

The NSW town’s 126-year-old Barrier Daily Truth closed its doors last month – and more regional newsrooms could follow without funding certaintySign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the communityWhen Craig Brealey started his journalism cadetship at Broken Hill’s union-run Barrier Daily Truth newspaper in 1978, it was a thriving newsroom.“There would be people coming and going all night, doors slamming, people yelling, it was a lot of fun,” says Brealey. “The door was always open, people could come in off the street.” Continue read[...]

‘It felt like a historic moment’: the Hollywood strikes one year on (15 hours old)

Last summer’s strikes, as writers and actors took on the studios, led to historic change – but how is the industry faring now?Fans of Pete Davidson who tuned in to watch him host Saturday Night Live were disappointed to find a rerun instead. Viewers of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel found they too had gone dark. While late-night TV had found ingenious ways to stay on air during a global pandemic, this was different.It was a year ago this month that screenwriters hit the picket lines. Actors followed suit with a walkout in mid-July, the first time that the two unions had been on[...]

Baby Reindeer: MP asks Netflix to prove ‘convicted stalker’ allegation (1 day old)

Firm asked to back up claims about Fiona Harvey after executive’s appearance before select committeeAn MP has asked Netflix to provide evidence that the woman who inspired the character Martha Scott in Baby Reindeer is a “convicted stalker”, claiming that a record of her conviction has not yet been found.Netflix’s director of public policy, Benjamin King, told the culture media and sport committee on 8 May that the show was “the true story of the horrific abuse that the writer and protagonist, Richard Gadd, suffered at the hands of a convicted stalker”. Continue reading...

Have I Got News for You to launch in the US in autumn (1 day old)

Adaptation of hit comedy quiz will begin airing on CNN on Saturday nights to coincide with presidential electionArch, ironic and understated, Have I Got News for You is the quintessential British comedy quiz, but its creators are hoping a US version of the show can translate its particular brand of political humour across the Atlantic.A US adaptation of the show will be broadcast by CNN in the autumn, to coincide with the presidential election. It will hit screens on Saturday nights – part of a double-bill with Bill Maher’s Real Time. Continue reading...

YouTube star Ms Rachel describes ‘bullying’ in response to fundraiser for children (1 day old)

Creator of popular videos for children drew backlash as online commenters alleged she purposely ignored children in IsraelRachel Accurso, the popular YouTube star for young children known as Ms Rachel, says she is facing “bullying” after launching a fundraiser for children in Gaza, Sudan, Ukraine and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Accurso, who has more than 9 million subscribers on YouTube and is known for her colorful, educational videos that weave in music and dancing, has faced online backlash after being accused of failing to include children in Israel in a fundraiser she launched. C[...]

Tom Davies obituary (1 day old)

In his Fleet Street heyday in the 1970s, my husband, the journalist and author Tom Davies, who has died aged 82 from dementia and pneumonia, worked on several broadsheet papers, writing the diary columns Atticus for the Sunday Times and Pendennis for the Observer. Always unconventional, he was described by his fellow journalist Peter Deeley as an “idiosyncratic volcano”.He had started out as a teacher, with Voluntary Service Overseas in Indonesia and Malaysia, after graduating in 1963, and then taught at a secondary school in Cardiff, before joining the Western Mail as a trainee in 1966. He mo[...]

Love Island and Towie stars charged with promoting trading scheme on Instagram (2 days old [16/05/24])

Financial regulator brings charges against nine people including Lauren Goodger in crackdown on ‘finfluencers’The UK’s financial watchdog has charged seven reality TV stars, including former Love Island contestants and cast members from The Only Way is Essex (Towie), with promoting an unauthorised foreign exchange trading scheme on Instagram.The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has brought charges against nine people in a crackdown on “finfluencers” who have a total of 4.5m followers on the social media platform. Continue reading...

Chinese social media companies remove posts ‘showing off wealth and worshipping money’ (1 day old)

Targeting posts boasting of personal wealth appears to be part of campaign to ‘purify the internet cultural environment’Chinese social media companies have launched a new crackdown on user content, targeting posts that show off personal wealth and financial extravagance.In a statement posted online on Wednesday, Weibo said it had spent this month carrying out special management work on “undesirable value-orientated content”, including content “showing off wealth and worshipping money”. Continue reading...

‘At the start you get molested and by 45 you’re too old to work’ – the secret misery of women working in TV (2 days old [16/05/24])

One female director hides that she has a child; younger women face a 39% gender pay gap; and harassment is widespread. Insiders say it’s a wonder the television industry has any women left at all‘When is the good time to be a woman in TV?” asks Michelle Reynolds, a former TV producer and director. “In the start you get molested and infantilised, in the middle if you have babies they won’t let you work flexibly, then when you get past 45 you’re too bloody old.”Now is not the best time for women in TV. According to recent research by the Creative Diversity Network, whose Diamond report collects [...]

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