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Elton John and Prince Harry sue Daily Mail publisher over 'privacy breach' (9 hours old)

Elton John, Prince Harry and other public figures take legal action against Associated Newspapers.

Adidas puts Kanye West Yeezy deal under review (3 hours old)

Earlier this week, the rapper and fashion designer wore a t-shirt that read "White Lives Matter".

Annie Ernaux: 'Uncompromising' French author wins Nobel Literature Prize (13 hours old)

The panel praises French author Annie Ernaux for her "courage" exploring gender, language and class.

Channel 4 Countdown: 'Absolutely phenomenal' student breaks records (14 hours old)

Tom Stevenson, 21, says he had something to prove after getting disappointing A-Level results.

Kevin Spacey on trial over New York sex abuse claim (16 hours old)

The actor denies inappropriately touching a 14-year-old boy at a Manhattan apartment party in 1986.

Edinburgh film festival and cinemas cease trading (18 hours old)

Centre for the Moving Image in administration, with the loss of 102 jobs in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Eric Weinberg: Scrubs writer and producer charged with 18 sexual assaults (21 hours old)

The Los Angeles County District Attorney says Eric Weinberg allegedly lured women to photo shoots.

Jeremy Clarkson told to shut Diddly Squat Farm's dining areas (21 hours old)

The district council says it has "worked" with Mr Clarkson but advice has been "ignored".

Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em writer Raymond Allen dies, aged 82 (19 hours old)

Raymond Allen created the character of Frank Spencer while working as a cinema cleaner in Ryde.

Simon Thomas thanks NHS after baby born prematurely (19 hours old)

Simon Thomas praises staff for delivering his daughter eight weeks early after his wife fell ill.

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Kate Garraway reflects on husband Derek Draper's difficult recovery from Covid (7 hours old)

The presenter, 55, appeared on the show with fellow presenter Alison Hammond to retrace her ancestry but began by telling how Derek 'remains very damaged'.

Super Mario Bros. film releases first trailer of highly-anticipated animated movie (8 hours old)

The very first trailer for the upcoming film, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, kicked off with a bang with Bowser (Jack Black) obtaining a gold star after facing off against an army of penguins.

Lori Harvey stuns in an architectural red dress that displays her toned legs and sculpted back (9 hours old)

Lori Harvey stunned in an architectural red dress in photos she posted on social media Thursday. The 25-year-old showed off her toned legs with the help of a thigh high slit.

Jane Fonda, 84, looks vibrant as she speaks on stage in first public engagement since cancer reveal (9 hours old)

Fonda, 84, spoke on stage during a conference on Thursday. This is her first public appearance since revealing in September she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

American Horror Story drops eerie bondage-themed teaser for New York-themed season 11 (9 hours old)

Hinting that it will focus on the 'deadliest year,' the sneak peek starring Zachary Quinto is full of hints at sexual bondage. Characters in sadomasochistic gear flash the flesh.

Victoria Hervey dazzles in a metallic bodycon dress as she attends her 46th birthday bash (9 hours old)

Victoria Hervey showcased her sartorial prowess once again as she attended her 46th birthday bash at London nightspot, Tramp on Thursday.

Survival expert Ray Mears criticises 'boring' Attenborough-style wildlife documentaries (9 hours old)

The survival expert and presenter said he falls asleep when watching 'wallpaper' shows that feature 'shots of gannets diving in slow motion'.

Will Disney's Avatar sequel trigger ANOTHER diversity backlash with new Maori-inspired clan? (6 days old [30/09/22])

Will Disney's Avatar sequel trigger ANOTHER diversity backlash? James Cameron's sci-fi fantasy to introduce new clan modelled on New Zealand's Maori people.

ALISON BOSHOFF: Alec Baldwin gun tragedy changed how we work, say Diane Kruger and Liam Neeson (6 days old [30/09/22])

ALISON BOSHOFF: Actress Diane Kruger has told how the gun tragedy in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on the set of Rust has changed her working processes.

We'll always have Paris. But maybe not Mrs Harris: BRIAN VINER reviews Mrs Harris Goes To Paris  (7 days old [30/09/22])

BRIAN VINER: On paper, the story of Mrs Harris Goes To Paris is an absolute charmer. On screen, however, it charms only intermittently, Lesley Manville notwithstanding.

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Sky Arts to become free to watch from September (801 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? (800 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 (802 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? (802 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 (803 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' (802 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 (802 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' (804 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 (804 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 (804 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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