Bafta Awards 2020: Joaquin Phoenix praised for calling out 'systemic racism'...

Joaquin Phoenix has received praise for using his Baftas speech to call out "systemic racism" in the film industry. Phoenix collected the best actor award for Joker on Sunday, and his comments followed an outcry about...
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04 February 2020, 10:24

George Steiner: Holocaust survivor and literary critic dies aged 90...

Questions about the Holocaust remained a central theme in much of Steiner's work Literary critic and essayist George Steiner has died in the UK, aged 90. The French-US scholar passed away in Cambridge, where he had...
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04 February 2020, 10:24

Wiggles singer Greg Page collapses at bushfire relief show...

Greg Page, seen here at a reunion show in 2012, retired from the group due to ill health Greg Page, a founding member of the popular children's music group The Wiggles, has collapsed at a bushfire relief show in Sydney....
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17 January 2020, 20:32

Mac Miller sounds 'at peace' on posthumous album...

that it's a "complicated process that has no right answer". There can be concerns over whether putting out someone's music after they've died is the right thing to do, with fans worrying about the impact it might have...
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17 January 2020, 16:21

Derek Fowlds: Yes Minister and Heartbeat actor dies aged 82...

Fowlds' character Bernard in Yes Minister was the principal private secretary to politician Jim Hacker Actor Derek Fowlds, known to millions for playing Bernard Woolley in Yes Minister, has died at the age of 82. He...
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17 January 2020, 13:52

Actor Stephen Graham vows to help under-represented film and TV talent...

Stephen Graham and wife Hannah Walters have launched Matriarch Productions Line of Duty and The Irishman actor Stephen Graham has set up his own production firm to give a platform to under-represented voices and...
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17 January 2020, 11:05

James Bond: Barbara Broccoli says character 'will remain male'...

No Time To Die will be Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond The producer of the James Bond films has ruled out making the character female after Daniel Craig's departure. No Time To Die, which will be released in...
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17 January 2020, 10:13

'First Middle-earth scholar' Christopher Tolkien dies...

The Tolkien Society described Christopher Tolkien as "Middle-earth's first scholar" Christopher Tolkien, who edited and published the posthumous works of his father, Lord of the Rings writer JRR Tolkien, has died aged...
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17 January 2020, 0:50

Spain billionaire guilty of trying to smuggle a Picasso...

The Head of a Young Woman is a registered national treasure in Spain A Spanish billionaire art collector has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and fined $58m (£44m) for trying to smuggle a Picasso abroad to sell at...
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16 January 2020, 19:37

Emily Maitlis: Man pleads guilty to breaching restraining order...

Edward Vines wrote to Emily Maitlis's mother twice last year A man who has stalked and harassed Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis for two decades has pleaded guilty to breaching a restraining order. Edward Vines, 49,...
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16 January 2020, 14:18

Harvey Weinstein trial: How do you select a jury?...

Hundreds of potential jurors have said they cannot be impartial in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial Harvey Weinstein is about to go on trial - and 12 men and women in New York will be responsible for determining whether he...
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16 January 2020, 14:18

Rocky Johnson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's wrestler father, dies at 75...

Rocky Johnson (R), pictured here with his son Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (C) and ex-wife Ata Johnson (L), was a former WWE tag team champion Rocky Johnson, a former professional wrestler and father of Dwayne "The Rock"...
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16 January 2020, 14:13

The Great British Bake Off: Sandi Toksvig to leave after three series...

Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding have hosted the show since 2017 Sandi Toksvig is to leave The Great British Bake Off after three series. In a statement, the presenter said she was leaving in order to focus on other work...
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16 January 2020, 14:13

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'...

Media playback is unsupported on your device China needs to tackle climate change - Attenborough "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. According to the...
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16 January 2020, 13:52

TV host Wendy Williams sorry for mocking Joaquin Phoenix's lip scar...

Joaquin Phoenix earned his fourth Oscar nomination for Joker this week TV host Wendy Williams has apologised after appearing to mock Joaquin Phoenix for a scar on his upper lip. The US presenter was accused of insulting...
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16 January 2020, 13:52