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Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe (3 hours old)

A serving of cauliflower comedy beat the rest of the funny offerings to be crowned "Joke of the Fringe".

MTV VMAs: How Missy Elliott broke the music video mould (1 day old)

The rapper is set to win the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs next month.

Strictly Come Dancing's Neil and Katya Jones announce split (17 hours old)

Neil and Katya Jones were the focus of a media storm after she and Strictly partner Seann Walsh kissed.

Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86 (1 day old)

Richard Williams won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 hit film.

Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79 (1 day old)

The 1969 cult classic, which Fonda also co-wrote and produced, earned him an Oscar nomination.

Ruby Wax cancels Edinburgh Fringe shows after horse fall (2 days old [16/08/19])

The comedian and broadcaster suffered serious back injuries in the fall while on holiday.

Backlash over Jay-Z's 'disgusting' NFL partnership (2 days old [16/08/19])

The rapper is accused of helping to "bury" footballer Colin Kaepernick with the new deal.

Liu Yifei: Mulan boycott urged after star backs HK police (2 days old [16/08/19])

Actress Liu Yifei reposted a comment supporting Hong Kong's police on social media platform Weibo.

Slipknot dethrone Ed Sheeran in UK album chart (2 days old [16/08/19])

The hard-rocking US band hit the top of the charts for the first time in 18 years.

Duchess of Sussex's TV drama Suits jokes about her royal role (2 days old [16/08/19])

The Duchess of Sussex's old TV show Suits makes a cheeky reference to her new life.

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Miley Cyrus 'went back to her old partying ways' after marrying Liam Hemsworth (1 hour 57 minutes old)

Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus are never getting back together, according to friends of the Australian actor.

Bella Thorne goes topless in bed in racy shots... after announcing her directorial debut for Pornhub (2 hours old)

Bella Thorne went topless for a series of sultry shots on Sunday after revealing last week that she would be making her directional debut of Pornhub.

Neil Jones is rumoured to get his first celebrity partner on Strictly Come Dancing (2 hours old)

The dancer, 37, may soon see himself return to Strictly Come Dancing with a celebrity partner for the first time since making his debut appearance on the show in 2016.

Love Island's Curtis Pritchard lands ANOTHER major TV show as he teams up with his brother AJ (2 hours old)

The Love Island star, 23, has landed himself yet another major TV show role as he and brother AJ Pritchard are set to present their very own segment on Lorraine.

Love Island's Amy Hart commands attention in a clingy red jumpsuit at charity drag event (8 hours old)

The TV personality, 27, appeared in great spirits as she attended A Mad Drag Night at Proud Embankment in London on Sunday evening.

Kim Kardashian credits her career to Paris Hilton in KUWTK clip before starring in her music video (9 hours old)

Long before Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim began her career with cameo appearances in Paris' reality show The Simple Life when she worked as the heiress' assistant and stylist.

Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter's co-stars saw trouble on the horizon ahead of their split (9 hours old)

Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter's Hills castmates say they saw their split coming. Sources also claim that her friend Miley Cyrus left Liam Hemsworth over his moodiness and partying.

Charlotte McKinney proudly parades her perfect body in unbuttoned shirt and hot pants in Malibu  (10 hours old)

The model and actress, 26, proudly paraded her perfect physique as she enjoyed a relaxing stroll along the sand in Malibu on Sunday.

BRIAN VINER reviews Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster:Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (3 days old [16/08/19])

Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood follows the grotesque series of murders that took place in Los Angeles fifty years ago.  

BRIAN VINER reviews Dora And The Lost City Of Gold  (3 days old [16/08/19])

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold is the live action film that brings the animated TV series to life. Here it is reviewed by Brian Viner along with Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood and Good Boys.

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Who Murdered My Child?: the Facebook pages keeping the memory of homicide victims alive (4 hours old)

Following their children’s death, parents are using social media groups to share stories, find justice and process their griefSign up for the project newsletterEarly on 20 April 2018, Joseph Alexander woke up to a multitude of text messages, missed calls, and voicemails. He turned on the local news and saw footage from a crime scene at a convenience store in Richmond, California, and a body lying on the ground covered by a yellow tarp. As he went through his missed calls, he realized that the body under the tarp was that of his 21- year old son, Joseph “Bunk” Alexander II.Alexander doesn’t rem[...]

Owen Jones: attackers targeted me for my politics (14 hours old)

Guardian columnist says divisive rhetoric in politics and media is emboldening far rightThe Guardian columnist Owen Jones has said he believes he was targeted in an unprovoked late-night attack over the weekend because of his anti-fascist politics and warned that divisive rhetoric is emboldening some on the far right to become violent.The writer and activist was out celebrating his 35th birthday and was leaving a bar near King’s Cross at around 2am on Saturday morning when a group of men “charged out of the pub with military precision” and hit him from behind while he was saying goodbye to fri[...]

BBC using strong-arm tactics over iPlayer, say independent producers (21 hours old)

Small TV companies claim BBC trying to get them to lease shows for longer for same feeThe BBC has been accused of trying to strong-arm independent TV producers into extending the availability of their shows on the iPlayer from 30 days to one year without paying millions in additional licensing fees.Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, this month gave the green light for the biggest expansion of the BBC iPlayer since its launch in 2007, to enable the corporation to fight back in the streaming war against Netflix and Amazon. Continue reading...

Alvin Baltrop: remembering New York's forgotten queer photographer (3 hours old)

The Bronx-born photographer captured gay culture on the outskirts in 70s Manhattan and his work is finally receiving the attention it deservesBronx-born photographer Alvin Baltrop spent days on end documenting gay life at the piers lining Manhattan’s west side. At times, he did so while living in a van. Now, his intimate imagery, mostly unseen, is finally receiving the attention it deserves in a new exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York.In The Life and Times of Alvin Baltrop, which opened last week, over 200 photos from his overlooked archive shed light on the city’s gay cultu[...]

Johnson urges social media firms to block anti-vaccine messages (11 hours old)

Prime minister seeks to halt rise of measles after more than 230 cases in three monthsBoris Johnson will call on social media companies to do more to stop anti-vaccination messages spreading online as he visits a hospital in the south-west of England.The prime minister will lay out his plans to halt the resurgence of measles in the UK after more than 230 cases were diagnosed in the first quarter of the year. Continue reading...

Paul Dacre to front TV series on Daily Mail and modern Britain (22 hours old)

Channel 4 signs up former editor for documentary on media influence in UK politicsPaul Dacre is to step in front of television cameras after Channel 4 signed up the former editor of the Daily Mail to take part in a documentary series exploring how he helped shape modern Britain.In The World According to Paul Dacre, the journalist will talk about his quarter of a century in charge of the newspaper and how he used it to exert influence over the UK’s political life. Continue reading...

Google loophole allows anti-abortion clinics to post deceptive ads (3 hours old)

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ seek to discourage women from getting abortions by ‘deceiving them about services they do or do not offer’A new Google policy that was meant to rein in deceptive advertising by “crisis pregnancy centers” has a loophole that is allowing the centers to continue to post misleading ads on the search engine.Crisis pregnancy centers often seek to aggressively discourage women from getting abortions and have earned the ire of abortion rights groups for often seeming to resemble abortion clinics. Continue reading...

Owen Jones attacked outside London pub (1 day old)

Guardian columnist claims attack was ‘premeditated assault’The Guardian columnist and activist Owen Jones has been physically assaulted in London while celebrating his 35th birthday with friends.In an attack he called “a blatant premeditated assault”, Jones said he was kicked, punched and thrown to the ground by a group of men in the early hours of Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Brexit party MEPs’ links to alt-right media agenda exposed (1 day old)

Nigel Farage and his MEPs have appeared on shows hosting conspiracy theorists and Holocaust deniersBrexit party politicians appeared on programmes that have hosted conspiracy theorists and promoted the views of prominent figures on the hard right, an analysis has found.Nigel Farage’s party, which won the most UK seats in the European elections only months after its launch, is still scoring above 10% in the polls and could prevent prime minister Boris Johnson securing a majority in a snap general election. Continue reading...

In no man’s land: anger as publisher puts book criticising army on hold (1 day old)

Penguin group rejects claim of censorship after halting publication of Simon Akam’s The Changing of the GuardAfter beating four other publishing houses in an auction, William Heinemann was in no doubt that The Changing of the Guard would more than reward the five-figure advance it paid to its author, Simon Akam.The publisher boasted that the 182,000-word book examining the evolution of the British Army after 9/11 would be “an explosive, intimate authoritative account … based on exclusive interviews, rigorous research and on-the-ground reporting”. Continue reading...

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