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Bryan Singer: Bohemian Rhapsody director reportedly facing sex allegations2h Bryan Singer: Bohemian Rhapsody director reportedly facing sex allegations
BBC
The film-maker denies reported allegations of assault and under-age sex made by four men.
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2h BBC News takes on the #10YearChallenge
BBC
What difference a decade makes in the worlds of politics, entertainment and sport.
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2h Jonas Mekas, titan of underground filmmaking, dies aged 96
The Guardian
The Lithunian director escaped the Nazis and moved to New York, where he became a totemic figure for artists including Andy Warhol and John Lennon The film-maker Jonas Mekas, widely regarded as the godfather of underground cinema, has died aged 96. Born in Lithunia, he fled the Nazis and went on to work with the cream of the New York 1960s avant garde, including Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Mekas’s death was announced on his Facebook page, which said: “Jonas passed away quietly and peacefully early this morning. He was at home with family. He will be greatly missed but his light shines on.”
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4h Sexy, stupid and still spot on: the timeless genius of Smack the Pony
The Guardian
As Smack the Pony announce their comeback, we look at the beloved sketch show’s best offerings so far … and find they haven’t aged at all
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4h Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek addresses Bryan Singer allegations
The Independent
'As far as I knew, I was considered before Bryan was even attached'
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4h New on Netflix in February 2019: Every movie and TV show joining, from Nightflyers to new Rebel Wilson comedy Isn't It Romantic
The Independent
Including a new Steven Soderbergh film and Jake Gyllenhaal's reunion with his Nightcrawler director
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Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row4h Alec Baldwin pleads guilty in New York parking spot row
BBC
The 30 Rock actor will take an anger management class as a part of his discharge agreement.
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4h From blaring bhangra to the new grime: 30 years of brilliant British Asian broadcasting
The Guardian
As Sunrise Radio marks three decades on air, British Asian stars from Bobby Friction to Nabihah Iqbal open up about roots, racism and rebellion While I was growing up in Hounslow, my grandmother lived with us for 10 years. I remember many things from that time: the rich smell of her cooking; the endless TV she would consume,
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5h Why the Fyre Festival documentaries were so terrifying
The Independent
In the new Hulu and Netflix documentaries, Billy McFarland said one thing about influencer culture that should alarm us all, writes our columnist Lucy Jones
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6h Guillermo del Toro leads drive to save horror bookshop Dark Delicacies
The Guardian
Pan’s Labyrinth director joins Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow and other readers in crowdfunding rescue of ‘amazing quarter-century institution’ A horror bookshop in California has been saved from closure after a host of high-profile fans including Neil Gaiman, Guillermo del Toro and Cory Doctorow offered their support. Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California, has been running since 1994, but co-owner Del Howison said the business had been put under enormous financial strain over the last few years, thanks to “skyrocket[ing]” rents. The store’s lease was up in May, and he and his wife Sue had “resigned ourselves to the fact that we would be forced to close, just shy of our 25th anniversary. We were heartbroken,” he wrote on
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7h The Favourite: The true story of Queen Anne and the Duchess of Marlborough as portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film
The Independent
Olivia Colman tipped for Academy Awards glory for role as sickly monarch but how many liberties does director Yorgos Lanthimos take with 18th-century history?
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7h Danny Dyer's 32 best quotes, from Brexit jibes to moaning about ducks
The Independent
'I hate that early bird. You know, the one who catches the worm. Get back in ya nest ya feathery little mug'
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7h Four men accuse Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer of sexual misconduct
The Guardian
Singer denies allegations contained in an article in the Atlantic magazine that the film-maker knowingly engaged in underage sex Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexual misconduct by four men after
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7h Top 10 musical novels | Rebecca Kauffman
The Guardian
Novelist Rebecca Kauffman chooses work by authors from Ann Patchett to Zadie Smith resounding with music and musicians Music can reach us, surprise us, and offer a story of its own in the most unexpected places. The ways in which writers employ music vary immensely, from an entire work chronicling the life of a virtuoso to a single song serving as strategic backdrop to a scene. They may use works that already exist, reimagine or recontextualise them, or create them anew. In my novel
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8h Bryan Singer 'sexually molested underage boys', according to new claims
The Independent
One accuser claims the director 'grabbed' his genitals when he was just 13
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In pictures: Stars at the National Television Awards8h In pictures: Stars at the National Television Awards
BBC
Some of the most striking pictures of the evening, from the red carpet to the ceremony.
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8h Origins by Lewis Dartnell review – how the Earth made us
The Guardian
Blood, hair, Labour votes ... we are the result of plate tectonics and ice ages. This is an inspired story of the human species as shaped by the environment It can be reassuring to reassess life by taking a long view. In this book about “how the Earth made us”,
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9h The Simpsons faces uncertain future due to forthcoming Disney-Fox merger
The Independent
The series has reportedly been a loss for Fox Broadcasting Company for a few seasons now
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Edwin Birdsong: Funk musician sampled by Daft Punk dies aged 779h Edwin Birdsong: Funk musician sampled by Daft Punk dies aged 77
BBC
Edwin Birdsong recorded the song that became Daft Punk's Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
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9h Dear Elizabeth at The Gate, London, review: Play of letters between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell is both tender and devastating
The Independent
Although you can understand the thinking behind the staging, it was rather like being at a tennis match, head flicking to follow their volleys
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Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads9h Updated Social media stars agree to declare when they post ads
BBC
Vlogger Zoella and pop star Rita Ora were threatened with court action over social media ads.
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9h Davos 2019: Bono tells protesters 'capitalism is not immoral – it's amoral'
The Independent
The social activist called on global business leaders to join the fight against extreme poverty
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Kevin Barnett: Sitcom writer and stand-up comedian dies aged 329h Kevin Barnett: Sitcom writer and stand-up comedian dies aged 32
BBC
He was known for co-creating the Fox TV sitcom Rel.
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Who won what at the 2019 NTAs? 11h Who won what at the 2019 NTAs?
BBC
Missed the 2019 National Television Awards? Here's an overview of this year's winners.
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11h Michael Caine would work with Woody Allen again: 'You can't go on hearsay the whole time'
The Independent
'If he had a trial and someone proved he had done something, I wouldn't do it'
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11h Hollywood A-listers and controversial documentaries head to Sundance
The Guardian
Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein exposés will premiere alongside new films from Keira Knightley and Jake Gyllenhaal Controversial documentaries about Michael Jackson and Harvey Weinstein are set to make waves at this year’s Sundance film festival. Leaving Neverland, a co-production between Channel 4 and HBO, will reportedly feature the stories of two men who claim that the singer sexually abused them as children. The film has already been labelled “an outrageous and pathetic attempt to exploit and cash in on Michael Jackson” by his estate.
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11h All Together Now? by Mike Carter review – taking the pulse of modern Britain
The Guardian
Following the route, decades later, of an anti-Thatcher march, a journalist asks what became of the country his father struggled to change It’s not up there with Peterloo, Jarrow or Orgreave, but the People’s March for Jobs in 1981 – when 300 men and women walked from Liverpool to London in protest against Margaret Thatcher’s government – was nonetheless a key moment in working-class history. Mike Carter should have been among the marchers. Though only 17 years old at the time, he’d already left school and experienced unemployment. More to the point, his dad Pete had asked him to come. And his dad – “one of the last of a breed of self-educated, working-class, chest-thumping orators” – was the march’s main organiser. There were good reasons for Carter’s absence and his life over the next three decades was too busy and peripatetic for regret. But after his father’s death, and the discovery among his possessions of a chipped commemorative mug from the march, he decided to make amends. In May 2016, he set out, alone, with a backpack, to walk the same route. The timing was propitious, just a few weeks before the
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11h Updated Cate Blanchett: 10 best films, from Lord of the Rings to Blue Jasmine
The Independent
As the Australian actor appears in a controversial new play at the National Theatre, we count down her most memorable on-screen performances
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Equal pay: BBC criticised by MPs again11h Updated Equal pay: BBC criticised by MPs again
BBC
A group of MPs say the corporation is refusing to admit it has a problem when it comes to equal pay.
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NTAs 2019: Five things we learned on the red carpet12h NTAs 2019: Five things we learned on the red carpet
BBC
Mostly that celebrities aren't mad keen on freezing cold weather.
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12h Chris Brown responds to rape allegations on Instagram
The Independent
The singer has denied any wrongdoing, calling the claims 'false'
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13h Border Districts and Tamarisk Row by Gerald Murnane review – meditations on memory
The Guardian
A cult Australian author tipped for the Nobel prize explores the ways our minds and memories mediate the world The novelist Gerald Murnane is something of a writer’s writer’s writer. He is celebrated but not much read in his native Australia, or in Britain (the last of his novels to be published here, so far as I can tell, was
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13h Updated The Many Saints of Newark: All we know about The Sopranos prequel movie
The Independent
The right people are making the film, but can it live up to the series?
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13h Erykah Badu feuds with Surviving R Kelly director Dream Hampton after singer's controversial Chicago speech
The Independent
Singer spoke during her concert in Chicago where she appeared to defend the R&B singer
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13h Acclaimed German novel banned by Nazis gets first English translation
The Guardian
Friedo Lampe’s At the Edge of Night was condemned in 1933 for its homoerotic story but has won growing renown for its magical realism A novel banned by the Nazis in the 1930s for its homoerotic content is to appear in English for the first time next month. At the Edge of Night, by Friedo Lampe, was first published in 1933. Set on a September evening on the waterfront of a German city, it is seen today as an early work of magical realism but was seized by the Nazis and pulled from sale. The regime objected to the novel’s inclusion of homoerotic content, and its depiction of an interracial liaison between a black man and a German woman. The book was placed on their list of “damaging and undesirable writings”.
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Social media influencers agree to change the way they post13h Social media influencers agree to change the way they post
BBC
Vlogger Zoella and pop star Rita Ora must declare if they are paid or sponsored.
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13h Ant and Dec in emotional NTAs win for best presenters
The Independent
Duo appeared emotional as they accepted the award over a broadcast from the Britain's Got Talent auditions
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17h Chris Brown released without charge after being held over rape claim in Paris
The Independent
Brown was taken into custody on Tuesday alongside two other individuals after the alleged rape was reported to French authorities
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NTAs 2019: Ant and Dec emotional after best presenter win21h NTAs 2019: Ant and Dec emotional after best presenter win
BBC
Despite Ant being absent from screens for most of 2018, he still claimed victory alongside Dec.
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21h Bodyguard named best new drama at National Television awards
The Guardian
BBC One drama’s star Richard Madden and EastEnders’ Danny Dyer also among the prize winners in London The BBC thriller Bodyguard has been named best new drama at the National Television awards, and its male lead, Richard Madden, won in the best drama performance category. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the O2 in London on Tuesday evening. Also among those honoured were This Morning, Strictly Come Dancing and Peter Kay’s Car Share.
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Chris Brown: US singer released in Paris rape inquiry22h Chris Brown: US singer released in Paris rape inquiry
BBC
The American singer denies wrongdoing after a woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room.
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22h Paris police release singer Chris Brown after questioning over rape allegation
The Guardian
American R&B artist will not face charges after being held overnight in French capital The American R&B star Chris Brown has been released without charge after being held overnight for questioning over a rape allegation in Paris, the prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. A 25-year-old woman accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of assaulting her in the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel last Tuesday night, a source close to the case said on condition of anonymity.
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23h Oscar nominations: Indian documentary about 'The Tampon King' makes Academy shortlist
The Independent
Film shows impact of Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention in one Indian village
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24h Forget Netflix - UK cinemas report best year at box office since 1970
The Guardian
Britons went to the movies 177m times in 2018, lured by local and Hollywood hits The British box office enjoyed its best year since 1970 as a combination of homegrown hits and Hollywood blockbusters kept cinemas packed last year. Britons went to the cinema 177m times in 2018, the
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25h Updated National Television Awards: Guide to this year's nominees ahead of London ceremony
The Independent
The British ceremony stands out for placing the decision in the hands of the viewing public – but will they get it right? Jacob Stolworthy breaks down what to expect
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Black Panther to A Star Is Born - the Oscars snubs and surprises26h Black Panther to A Star Is Born - the Oscars snubs and surprises
BBC
Who are the real winners and losers in this year's Academy Award nominations?
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26h The 2019 Oscars nominations prove change is coming – but nowhere near fast enough
The Independent
As Clarisse Loughrey argues, this year's picks have proven to be a mix of bold choices and disappointing old habits
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Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show28h Updated Chris Evans launches new Virgin Radio breakfast show
BBC
The former Radio 2 host broadcasts his first programme since moving to Virgin Radio.
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28h Hands off my anecdote! The couple who mine their love-life for laughs
The Guardian
When you and your partner are both standups, jokes are a competitive business. But are there any limits? Sarah Keyworth and Catherine Bohart reveal all “When something funny happens to us,” says standup
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28h Updated Oscars 2019: James Bulger mother 'disgusted' at nomination for film about brutal murder
The Independent
Denise Fergus previously called for the film to be removed from the Academy shortlist
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28h Oscar nominations 2019: Roma and The Favourite deserve acclaim, but no female directors is woeful
The Guardian
The Academy consensus has produced two blue-chip frontrunners, but passed over some exceptional films directed by women in the process
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28h Resident Evil 2 review – genre-defining horror, loaded with dread
The Guardian
Capcom’s survival horror classic returns with improved visuals, new controls and a whole host of monstrous surprises Let’s get this out of the way: Resident Evil 2 is the best game in Capcom’s long-running survival horror series and possibly the greatest example of the genre ever produced. Released in 1998, two years after the agenda-setting Resident Evil, it introduced the iconic characters Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield and Ada Wong. It had wonderfully horrible monsters (the tongue-lashing Lickers, the hideously mutated William Birkin, the indomitable Mr X), and it boasted a brilliant set-piece location, the Racoon City police department, housed within a scary old art gallery. Now, 20 years later, Capcom has taken the game by the scruff of its neck, fully updated the visuals and controls, and reshuffled the narrative structure to deliver a contemporary horror experience that plays like our blood-tinted memories of the original. There’s been a zombifying outbreak in Raccoon City and two characters, rookie cop Leon and student Claire, find themselves trapped in the seemingly abandoned police station, trying to work out what has happened while fighting off the greedy and persistent undead. As we encounter reams of mutated scientists and endless documents about synthetic viruses, it becomes clear that local employer Umbrella Corp has been a very naughty pharmaceutical megacorp.
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Oscars 2019: The Favourite and Roma lead nominations28h Updated Oscars 2019: The Favourite and Roma lead nominations
BBC
They are followed by A Star Is Born, Vice and Black Panther.
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28h Updated Chris Brown: US singer arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape
BBC
The American singer has yet to comment after a woman accused him of raping her in a hotel room.
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29h Singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape
The Guardian
American R&B artist in custody with two others after woman files complaint The American singer Chris Brown and two other people have been taken into custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. Brown was detained on Monday on suspicion of aggravated rape and drug infractions, a French judicial official said. Investigators have two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.
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29h Ariana Grande apologises for misunderstanding 'weave' comment about 7 Rings song
The Independent
She deleted her post and apologised for misinterpreting the comment about 'solving racism'
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29h Bohemian Rhapsody: Why the Oscar-nominated Queen biopic has suffered a backlash
The Independent
Glam rock blockbuster disliked by reviewers and criticised for handling of Freddie Mercury's sexuality but continues to triumph at box office and pick up award nominations
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Oscars 2019: The nominees in full29h Updated Oscars 2019: The nominees in full
BBC
Find out who'll be competing for the golden statuettes at this year's Academy Awards.
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29h Updated Roma review: Alfonso Cuaron's new drama is one of the best films of the year
The Independent
The Mexican filmmaker makes even the most banal moments seem lyrical in this brilliantly observed piece of filmmaking
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30h A bit of ruff: how Danny Dyer went from tinpot wideboy to TV treasure
The Guardian
Ten years ago the thought of Dyer fronting a show about the monarchy would have been laughable. Now it might just be the TV highlight of the spring Imagine if Danny Dyer had made Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family a decade ago. Everyone would have hated it. The thought of 2009-era Dyer – in the midst of a spate of brain-breaking documentaries like Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men, Football Hooligans International and Danny Dyer: I Believe in UFOs – would have been comprehensively depressing. The thought of the squeaky little cartoon wideboy – star of
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30h The Favourite review: A period drama with a laugh rate on a par with Airplane!
The Independent
Consistently, relentlessly hilarious, Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are on top form in this deranged court comedy
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30h Ben Bailey Smith on groovy dancing, UK rap stars and quiz show hell
The Guardian
The rapper, standup and actor – AKA Doc Brown – answered your questions on writing children’s books, the best of British hip-hop, Brexit confusion and rapping with Ricky Gervais
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30h National Portrait Gallery to face new direction with revamp
The Guardian
Redeveloped entrance will point towards Soho, despite wishes of a Victorian donor The
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30h Bao: Watch Pixar's Oscar-nominated short streaming for free
The Independent
It involves a sentient steamed dumpling and a mother with empty nest syndrome
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30h Updated Ben Bailey Smith (AKA Doc Brown) webchat – follow it live
The Guardian
The rapper, standup and actor is here to talk about his role in TV drama Cleaning Up, and answer your questions about his varied career
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Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite lead nominations30h Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite lead nominations
BBC
They are followed by A Star Is Born, Vice and Black Panther.
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30h Oscars 2019: Roma and The Favourite vying for glory with 10 nominations each
The Guardian
Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama and the Olivia Colman period comedy head list of nominees, with A Star Is Born and Vice each on eight
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30h The full list of nominations for the Oscars 2019
The Guardian
All the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, which take place on 24 February at the Dolby theatre in Hollywood Black Panther
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31h Guardian film Black Sheep nominated for best short documentary Oscar
The Guardian
Ed Perkins’ film about a young black boy’s response to a racist gang after he moves out of London is up for an Academy award
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31h Oscars 2019: Richard E Grant is among the nominees
BBC
The Withnail & I star is among the first nominees to be announced for this year's Academy Awards.
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32h US singer Chris Brown arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape
The Guardian
Twenty-nine-year-old in custody with two others after woman files complaint The American singer Chris Brown and two other people were held in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint. Brown was detained on Monday on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions, a French judicial official said. Investigators have two days to decide whether to let him go or file preliminary charges.
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32h When are the Oscar nominations announced? How to watch shortlist ceremony for Academy Awards
The Independent
'The Favourite' and 'A Star is Born' are expected to feature prominently as momentum continues following Golden Globes wins and Bafta nods
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Azealia Banks calls Irish women ugly in plane row33h Azealia Banks calls Irish women ugly in plane row
BBC
Azealia Banks took to Instagram to complain about Aer Lingus staff after getting off a flight to Dublin.
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33h Chris Brown arrested on rape claim in Paris, police officials say
The Independent
Police officials in Paris have detained the US singer Chris Brown following an accusation of rape, AP has confirmed.
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Oscar nominations: Seven things to look out for33h Updated Oscar nominations: Seven things to look out for
BBC
Who and what could be the main talking points?
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33h O Canada! Céline Dion and Drake each announce major UK concerts
The Guardian
Singer will play only European show of 2019 in Hyde Park, while rapper announces a UK arena tour, including six nights at London’s O2 Arena Céline Dion is to play her only European date of 2019 at London’s Hyde Park this summer, with her compatriot Drake also announcing a major UK arena tour. On Friday 5 July, Dion headlines the British Summer Time festival, announced in typically kooky fashion by saying: “I’ve got a big craving for some bangers and mash, and
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34h Oscar nominations 2019 – live: Academy Award shortlist set to be revealed in Hollywood
The Independent
The announcement follows what has been one of the tightest Oscar races in years
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34h Baby Driver 2: Edgar Wright teases sequel to heist film Ansel Elgort and Lily James
The Independent
The director has spoken about doing a London-based psychological thriller
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35h National Television Awards: Ant and Dec will not attend ceremony despite nomination
The Independent
Ant: 'If we do win – and I hope people still vote – then Dec deserves it'
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35h Hong Kong from the skies – in pictures
The Guardian
An urban photo essay of the Chinese territory made between October and December 2018
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35h Updated When are the Oscar nominations announced? Everything you need to know about the shortlist ceremony
The Independent
'The Favourite' and 'A Star is Born' are expected to feature prominently as momentum continues following Golden Globes wins and Bafta nods
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36h Oscars 2019: Six of the best feminist speeches, from Frances McDormand to Halle Berry
The Independent
Actor Frances McDormand paid tribute women in the film industry during her powerful 2018 acceptance speech
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37h Updated Abba reunion: New music delayed until late 2019
The Independent
The band will perform the tracks as their 'digital selves' for a virtual TV special
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37h Fyre Festival: GoFundMe campaign raises over $100,000 to repay Caribbean caterer Maryann Rolle
The Independent
She said she had a good faith agreement with the founder of Fyre Fest, who was sentenced to prison last year
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37h Updated Oscars 2019: Everything we know about the 91st Academy Awards ceremony
The Independent
No word on host yet but slimmed down format promised for next year's celebration of cinema
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37h Updated Oscar nominations 2019 predictions: From A Star is Born to Roma
The Independent
Will 'Roma' or 'A Star is Born' come out on top? And what are 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Green Book''s chances?
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37h Godsend by John Wray – review
The Guardian
Wray tackles questions of gender and faith in this tale of a young American woman who joins the Taliban disguised as a man This isn’t the book
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37h Everybody dance! Bauhaus hits 100 – in pictures
The Guardian
A century after its birth, the great German art school’s influence is still being felt An updated edition of 100 years of Bauhaus is available from
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Marie Kondo: Are charity shops feeling the effect? 21 Jan 8:54pm Marie Kondo: Are charity shops feeling the effect?
BBC
Shops say they have seen a spike in donations since the Netflix de-cluttering show launched.
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21 Jan 7:23pm Russian pop star linked to Trump cancels US tour amid fear of being arrested by Robert Mueller
The Independent
Emin Agalarov helped arrange controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting
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