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BBC explains cutting Lady Gaga LGBT lyric

Image caption The One Show team went through to next week’s final with their version of Lady Gaga’s hit The BBC has defended cutting LGBT lyrics from two performances of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way in the past month. A group of One Show reporters performed the song on Let’s Sing and Dance for Comic […]

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Italy's state-owned broadcaster cancels 'sexist' talk show

Image copyright Rai 1 Image caption The controversial episode was hosted by talk show host Paola Perego An Italian talk show is taken off air after issuing sexist advice on dating Eastern European women, the Grand Mosque in Mecca poses as the backdrop for a Turkish proposal, and a Ghanian footballer mistakenly thanks both his […]

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Sesame Street to debut Julia, a muppet with autism

Image copyright Zach Hyman/Sesame Workshop via AP Image caption Julia, a new autistic muppet character, will arrive on screens in April Its much-loved muppets Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch have been charming viewers for almost 50 years. And now the children’s TV show Sesame Street is introducing a new muppet character with […]

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Man charged with damaging National Gallery masterpiece

A man has been charged with criminal damage after an attack on a celebrated painting by Thomas Gainsborough at the National Gallery. Staff and visitors restrained a man who allegedly scratched the work, known as The Morning Walk, with a sharp object. The gallery said the scratches had penetrated the paint layers but not torn […]

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Chuck Berry: Seven of his best songs

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption What are his best tracks? “There’s only one true king of rock ‘n’ roll,” said Stevie Wonder. “His name is Chuck Berry.” The St Louis bluesman, who has died aged 90, basically invented rock. Sure, there were other contributors: Bill Haley’s northern band rock ‘n’roll; Pat Boone and his […]

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Chuck Berry: Music stars pay tribute to rock 'n' roll icon

Media captionChuck Berry: The man who invented rock and roll Musical stars are paying tribute to Chuck Berry after the influential performer died aged 90. US singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones said Berry “lit up our teenage years, […]

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Are big budget TV dramas killing film?

Image copyright Alex Bailey/Netflix Sitting in a trailer on the set, the producer of Netflix’s The Crown declines to tell me how much it all costs. But a member of the crew later chortles that they “spent £750,000 yesterday”. It looks like a film, costs as much as a film and, according to executive producer […]

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Entertainment news round-up: 12-18 March

Another busy week in the entertainment world has ended, including the announcements of the new Bake Off line-up, the final Glastonbury headliner, and the title of JK Rowling’s new novel. Here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed: Image caption The BBC has ordered three more series of Call the Midwife Call the […]

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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Media captionChuck Berry: the man who invented rock and roll Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in the US state of Missouri report. The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime on Saturday, St Charles County police said. Berry’s seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven […]

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Obituary: Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry’s trademark four-bar guitar introduction and quickfire lyrics reflected the rebelliousness of the youth of the 1950s. He was one of that exclusive group who took rhythm and blues from its black roots and “crossed over” to make it part of most teenagers’ lifestyle. He influenced generations of succeeding rock stars, most notably the […]

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Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker are reportedly tipped for Strictly

Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker are reportedly being tipped for the next series of Strictly Come Dancing. The pair, who will be performing in Let’s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief on Saturday, are seen by TV bosses as a great signing for the next series, according to The Sun. The couple aren’t giving […]

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The sequels that should never have been made

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Russell Crowe starred in Gladiator, which was directed by Ridley Scott Gladiator is the latest film which might be receiving the sequel treatment. The film, which was directed by Ridley Scott, won the best picture Oscar in 2000. Before now, many of us thought a sequel was out of […]