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James Arthur sued by The Script over Say You Won't Let Go

Image caption Say You Won’t Let Go has had more than 600 million views on YouTube alone The Script have confirmed they’re suing James Arthur for copyright infringement. They say his 2016 single Say You Won’t Let Go contains near identical beats and melodies to The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, which they released in […]

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Emilia Clarke's bizarre impact on baby names

Image copyright Lucasfilm Solo is, of course, a film named after one person, the infamous smuggler and all round scoundrel Han Solo. So it was always inevitable that the movie would to a greater extent focus on the male character at its centre. But Emilia Clarke was determined to ensure that that didn’t mean that […]

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Philip Roth: A life in literature

One of the great American authors, Philip Roth, has died aged 85. The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novelist’s work drew its inspiration from Jewish family life, sex and American ideals. His works included American Pastoral, I Married a Communist and Portnoy’s Complaint. Source link

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Maya Jama: I was 'ignorant' for mocking dark-skinned black women

Image copyright PA Maya Jama says she was “an ignorant, stupid child” when she tweeted a joke which mocked dark-skinned black women. The Radio 1 presenter said she didn’t understand “the seriousness of the joke” when she posted it in 2012. In April, she apologised after facing a backlash over the tweet. Speaking on The […]

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'Modern' Wembley Park theatre announced

Image copyright Troubadour Wembley Park Image caption An artist’s impression of the new theatre venue A 2,000 capacity theatre is to open in Wembley Park this autumn as part of regeneration plans. The venue, run by Troubador Theatres, will feature a flexible performance space, as well as a modern bar, restaurant and open-air terrace. The […]

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R Kelly: 'I'm handcuffed by my destiny'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The star has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, but denies the allegations Embattled R&B star R Kelly has been filmed telling a room full of people it is “too late” for his musical influence to be curtailed. The video was originally uploaded to Facebook on 17 […]

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New events plan for Hull former culture city

Image copyright PA Image caption The projections of Made in Hull opened the 2017 events Plans for two new large events have been revealed for Hull after last year’s City of Culture programme. A new company – Absolutely Cultured – has taken over from Hull 2017, which attracted an audience of more than five million […]

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Will Smith 'to release World Cup song' for Russia 2018

Image copyright Reuters It looks like Will Smith is involved with the official World Cup song for Russia 2018. Reports say he’ll release a new song on Friday to tie in with the tournament which begins next month. Will appeared to confirm his involvement by posting a picture on Instagram with the caption: One Life […]

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The artist who creates images from denim

Image copyright Ian Berry Image caption Ian Berry uses different washes of denim to create his artworks, which many say look like paintings from afar When Ian Berry cleared out the wardrobe at his mother’s house he found a pile of old jeans that needed to be sorted. Most people would take them to their […]

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UB40's Ali Campbell: 'We're still cool'

Image copyright Universal Music Image caption Ali Campbell (left) with his UB40 bandmates Astro and Mickey Virtue “I’m a reggae anorak,” says Ali Campbell, vocalist and founder of UB40. “My whole life, I lived and grew around reggae music. I was devoted to it. I was a bit of a nutter, actually.” It’s an obsession […]

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Call for action on UK's screenwriter gender inequality

Image caption Fleabag, Happy Valley and Ordeal By Innocence are among the few TV shows to be written by women The number of female writers working for film and television in the UK has not improved in the last 10 years, a new report suggests. Across the whole industry, just one in six screenwriters is […]

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Richard Gere to make TV return with BBC role

Image copyright Getty Images Pretty Woman actor Richard Gere is making a return to TV after nearly 30 years. He’s to play a US media mogul in the new BBC drama, alongside Peaky Blinders star Helen McCrory and On Chesil Beach’s Billy Howle. Gere said he was “so pleased” to make his small screen comeback […]