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Rose McGowan: 'Weinstein tried to contact me'

Image caption Ms McGowan said the response since she had gone public with her allegations had been “nothing short of cataclysmic”. Actress Rose McGowan has told the BBC Harvey Weinstein has tried to contact her since she went public with her allegations that he raped her. She said she had received “texts, things like that”, […]

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Simpsons Apu actor 'willing to step aside' from role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Hank Azaria has also appeared in Friends and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Hank Azaria says he is “willing to step aside” from his role voicing Simpsons character Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. It follows a documentary made by Indian-American comic Hari Kondabolu that argued the Indian character is based on racial […]

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Critics hail 'bedazzling' Avengers: Infinity War

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBenedict Cumberbatch at the Avengers premiere The latest Avengers blockbuster is getting almost as many raves as it has superheroes, with one critic calling it “a supremely entertaining showdown”. Avengers: Infinity War, writes The Guardian‘s reviewer, is an “utterly confident comic-book movie mash-up.” Featuring most of the […]

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Sierra Boggess: Broadway star pulls out of BBC West Side Story Prom

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boggess said she would “allow an opportunity to correct a wrong that has been done for years” Broadway star Sierra Boggess has withdrawn from a concert performance of West Side Story at the BBC Proms after complaints about “whitewashing”. Boggess, from Denver, Colorado, was due to have sung the […]

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Meek Mill released from prison after 'nightmare' five months

Image copyright Getty Images Meek Mill has been released from prison – five months after being sentenced for breaking the terms of his probation. “While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive,” he said in a statement. The 30-year-old was due to […]

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Joanna Lumley: 'Terrified all men are seen as bad'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lumley said ‘it felt right to wear black… in support of MeToo’ Joanna Lumley says she is “terrified that all men are seen as bad” in the wake of the Hollywood sex scandal. The actress told Good Housekeeping magazine: “This year I do feel the spirit of the suffragettes […]

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20-year Kirkcudbright gallery dream nearly complete

Image copyright Dumfries and Galloway Council Image caption The gallery will open to the public in June this year A new art gallery of “national significance” will open in southern Scotland in less than two months’ time. The idea for the facility in Kirkcudbright was first suggested nearly two decades ago. Work on the £3.1m […]

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The Debrief: Female-focused digital brand faces closure

Image copyright The Debrief Image caption Launched in 2014, The Debrief aimed to reflect contemporary issues facing young women Digital media brand The Debrief has announced it is facing closure. In a statement, the website said it could not “see a viable future”, despite its recent success at the British Media Awards. Launched in 2014, […]

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Bruce Campbell says he's retiring Evil Dead Ash role

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campbell starred in the original Evil Dead films Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams is no more. The news comes following Friday’s announcement that Sunday’s final episode of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 would also be the series finale. Campbell, who has played anti-hero Ash Williams in the horror/comedy on […]

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The Middle: Demi Lovato among artists who rejected hit song

Image copyright Getty Images No-one likes rejection, so spare a thought for the writing team behind The Middle by Zedd, featuring Maren Morris. The song’s producers say 12 top female singers all recorded versions of the song but decided not to release it. Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and Anne-Marie are all said to have given […]

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Raye's racism accusation denied by London restaurant

Image copyright Getty Images A London restaurant has denied accusations of racism by Raye. The singer claims her friend was not allowed in to the Ivy Chelsea Garden because he’s black. The restaurant says Raye’s friend was refused entry “because he was wearing non-smart casual clothing”. Raye was upset because her white, female friend was […]

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Jacqueline Wilson call for books industry plastics ban

Image caption More than 40 million of Dame Jacqueline’s books have been sold in the UK alone Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Chris Riddell are among 50 writers and illustrators calling for the book industry to ditch plastic. Authors4Oceans wants publishers, bookshops and readers to find eco alternatives to plastic bags, straws, bottles and single-use cutlery. […]