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Ed Sheeran has written a James Bond song just in case he gets asked1h 39m Ed Sheeran has written a James Bond song just in case he gets asked
The Independent
Singer-songwriter is currently in the running for Christmas number one
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3h James Corden 'spotted' in two-second Star Wars: The Last Jedi clip
The Independent
Late night TV host was apparently spotted near the beginning of the film
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Sara Pascoe: ‘All my ex-boyfriends become vegan, and it’s really annoying’4h Sara Pascoe: ‘All my ex-boyfriends become vegan, and it’s really annoying’
The Guardian
The comedian on food ethics, dieting – and running away to see Take That
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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final: Winner crowned5h Updated Strictly Come Dancing 2017 final: Winner crowned
BBC
The winner of Strictly Come Dancing has been decided by a public vote after the show's grand final.
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5h On my radar: Sally Rooney’s cultural highlights
The Guardian
The writer on Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas album, her appreciation of brilliant footballers and why Radio 4’s Saturday Review is perfect while washing dishesBrought up in Castlebar, County Mayo, Sally Rooney studied English at Trinity College, Dublin. From the age of 19 she started debating competitively, and by 22 was the top student debater in Europe. Earlier this year her debut novel,
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Minnie Driver calls Matt Damon comments on sexual assault 'Orwellian'5h Minnie Driver calls Matt Damon comments on sexual assault 'Orwellian'
The Independent
Damon received criticism for suggesting there was a 'hierarchy of abuse'
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Grenfell Tower fire: Steve McQueen to film tribute to victims6h Grenfell Tower fire: Steve McQueen to film tribute to victims
The Independent
The new artwork is being funded by McQueen, who comes from a council estate close to the site of the disaster
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7h Star Wars: The Last Jedi review – may the eighth be with you
The Guardian
Writer-director Rian Johnson delivers a fine mix of character, storytelling, explosions and something to think about on the bus home The core theme of the ongoing
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7h Strictly crowns Katya Jones and Joe McFadden in a sea of schmaltz
The Guardian
It was a sparkling sugar-rush of nerves for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing final, a culmination of the winning formula of fake tan, sequins and a little controversy As the
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9h The day I listened to Take That chat to adoring fans on the phone
The Guardian
‘You’d better get your smart knickers on to throw at me,’ was just one of the comments Chris Heath overheard It is 30 September 1993.
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Taking two million photos of Obama15h Taking two million photos of Obama
BBC
During Obama's eight-year presidency, photographer Pete Souza took close to two million photos.
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Strictly crowns Joe McFadden and Katya Jones in a sea of schmaltz15h Strictly crowns Joe McFadden and Katya Jones in a sea of schmaltz
The Guardian
It was a sparkling sugar-rush of nerves for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing final, a culmination of the winning formula of fake tan, sequins and a little controversy As the
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Anita Hill heads Hollywood harassment panel16h Anita Hill heads Hollywood harassment panel
BBC
The lawyer will head the group after a series of Hollywood sexual abuse and harassment allegations.
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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 week 13 recap: A stunning final sees a glittering victory for the last man standing18h Strictly Come Dancing 2017 week 13 recap: A stunning final sees a glittering victory for the last man standing
The Independent
'The mind is like a parachute' - judges, celebrities and fans alike must open their minds one last time for the Grand Final
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Who waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball?18h Who waltzed off with the Strictly glitterball?
BBC
Alexandra Burke, Gemma Atkinson, Debbie McGee and Joe McFadden competed for the coveted Strictly Come Dancing trophy.
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Great Egg Race presenter dies18h Great Egg Race presenter dies
BBC
The renowned scientist behind BBC Two's The Great Egg Race died on Friday, his family says.
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Strictly Come Dancing final – as it happened18h Strictly Come Dancing final – as it happened
The Guardian
Just four couples made it through, and each pairing had three dances to impress the judges and the viewers – who was this year’s Glitterball winner?
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19h Updated Strictly Come Dancing final – live!
The Guardian
The final four have made it through and each couple will have three dances to impress the judges and the viewers – who will be this year’s Glitterball winner?
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BFI event celebrates discovery of long-lost TV programmes20h BFI event celebrates discovery of long-lost TV programmes
BBC
Missing Believed Wiped at BFI Southbank celebrates programmes thought to have been lost forever.
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21h Updated Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Porgs, the Force and the future - discuss with spoilers
The Guardian
It gave us new powers, abundant alien creatures and a triumphant last hurrah for Luke Skywalker, but did Rian Johnson’s Episode XIII live up to the hype?
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21h Updated Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies
BBC
The renowned scientist behind BBC Two's The Great Egg Race died on Friday, his family says.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Force, the Porgs and the future - discuss with spoilers24h Updated Star Wars: The Last Jedi: the Force, the Porgs and the future - discuss with spoilers
The Guardian
It gave us new powers, abundant alien creatures and a triumphant last hurrah for Luke Skywalker, but did Rian Johnson’s Episode XIII live up to the hype?
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26h Updated Alexandra Burke and the trouble with reality TV and race
The Guardian
As a brilliant dancer fails to win votes on Strictly week after week, an unsettling interpretation emerges: that racial anxieties are the problem Few contestants have dominated the Strictly Come Dancing dancefloor like Alexandra Burke has this year. She received the first 10 of the season for her jive to Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, performed a flawless, Mary Poppins-themed charleston and impressed the judges with her salsa and her Viennese waltz. Despite her technical brilliance, Burke has found herself repeatedly in the bottom two – as voted for by the British public. And some observers have perceived a contempt for her, from both the media and the public, that is unlike anything directed towards her fellow contestants.
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Matt Damon slammed for 'tone-deaf' comments on sexual assault26h Matt Damon slammed for 'tone-deaf' comments on sexual assault
The Independent
Actor's former co-star Minnie Driver was among those to criticise him for his remarks
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27h Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival review: One of the world's most outer-edges music festivals
The Independent
Hip hop, cosy bar jams and sunset helicopter rides all feature in a memorable week
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Gruel, gin and mystery meat: Dickens’s Victorian meals in the age of ‘clean eating’27h Gruel, gin and mystery meat: Dickens’s Victorian meals in the age of ‘clean eating’
The Guardian
Many of Charles Dickens’s characters struggle to put food on the table – they certainly wouldn’t turn their noses up at a bit of mould on their adulterated bread If Charles Dickens is thought of as a food writer at all, it is as the Man Who Invented Christmas Dinner. And there is some truth in the idea that he anchored the seasonal food to the day itself; plum pudding was called “Christmas pudding” for the first time by
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19th century memoir by a female slave becomes best-seller in 21st century Japan28h 19th century memoir by a female slave becomes best-seller in 21st century Japan
The Independent
Translation of the book was first printed in Japan in 2013 and was published in paperback in summer this year
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29h The Last Jedi: the Force, the Porgs and the future - discuss with spoilers
The Guardian
It gave us new powers, abundant alien creatures and a triumphant last hurrah for Luke Skywalker, but did Rian Johnson’s Episode XIII live up to the hype?
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29h Eminem: Revival review – puns and witless beats in a total rejection of hip-hop
The Guardian
There are tiny twitches of genius on the rapper’s first album in four years, but to get there you have to wade through acres of bad gags, filler and formulaic fury Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. For the last 20 years, two technically versatile and emotionally literate rappers have been vying for the title of “biggest tin ear for beats”. Sorry, Nas: you’ve been roundly trounced at last. Production-wise, Revival is a trainwreck. If Eminem thinks his verbal box of tricks can overcome the weakness of any backing track, his recent albums have demonstrated otherwise. Revival begins with the Beyoncé-featuring Walk on Water, a song as thrilling as shopping for shower curtains – but were it put at the end of this exhausting LP it would at least provide some sweet respite. Its beat is relatively subtle, lacks bombast and doesn’t have you questioning the sanity of all involved. Much worse are the negligible scribblings of frequent collaborator Alex da Kid, on studio speed-dial for album filler, or the decision to flip
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29h Peter Jackson admits blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino after 'smear campaign' by Harvey Weinstein
The Independent
Director says he was told to avoid casting two actresses in Lord of the Rings because they were difficult to work with. Several of Weinstein's accusers claim their careers were ruined after they refused his advances
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Glenn Close: ‘You lose power if you get angry’29h Glenn Close: ‘You lose power if you get angry’
The Guardian
From vengeful mistress to Agatha Christie matriarch: the actor talks about Harvey Weinstein, mental illness and growing up in a cult
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores second-biggest Thursday preview ever with $45m30h Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores second-biggest Thursday preview ever with $45m
The Independent
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was previously the second-highest with $43m
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David Guetta: ‘Who would play me in the film of my life? Ryan Gosling’30h David Guetta: ‘Who would play me in the film of my life? Ryan Gosling’
The Guardian
The DJ and music producer on grumpy people, watching TV in bed, and what type of love he prefers Born in Paris,
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Two views of Jerusalem – a short reading list for Donald Trump30h Two views of Jerusalem – a short reading list for Donald Trump
The Guardian
A collection of poetry and a book of walks round the city might help the US president with his foreign policy
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BBC broadcasts Glastonbury video of man waving sex toy during Stormzy interview31h BBC broadcasts Glastonbury video of man waving sex toy during Stormzy interview
The Independent
Presenters didn't seem to notice the moment but viewers were delighted
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The book that made me a feminist31h The book that made me a feminist
The Guardian
In the week that feminism was declared word of the year by a dictionary, writers including Margaret Atwood, Mary Beard, Naomi Klein, Kamila Shamsie, Jeanette Winterson and others champion the books that first empowered them
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31h Howard Jacobson: ‘Larry David is a warped version of Don Quixote’
The Guardian
Where would comedy, or indeed philosophy, be without the easily hurt? The Germans have an expression for that maddening song or melody that invades your brain and won’t leave it. They call it an Ohrwurm. We translate that as earworm, but the German more effectively suggests the impending insanity, the way a tune can twist like a drill bit into your inner ear and lodge for what you fear will be forever. In my experience, a single word can do the same. Take “incommensurate”. Incommensurate snaked into my ear during a recent episode of
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Royal Court U-turn over play axed amid harassment claims32h Royal Court U-turn over play axed amid harassment claims
BBC
The Royal Court will stage Rita, Sue and Bob Too following accusations of censorship.
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Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius32h Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography by Walter Isaacson review – unparalleled creative genius
The Guardian
Flamboyant, illegitimate and self taught, he was unreliable and an unashamed self-publicist. He was also one of the most gifted and inventive men in historyIn 1501, desperate for Leonardo to paint her portrait, the immensely rich Isabella d’Este employed a friar to act as go-between. The friar met Leonardo in Florence but found his lifestyle “irregular and uncertain” and couldn’t pin him down. “Mathematical experiments have absorbed his thoughts so entirely that he cannot bear the sight of a paintbrush,” Isabella was told. With promises he’d get round to it eventually, Leonardo kept her dangling for another three years. Pushy to the end, she changed tack and asked him for a painting of Jesus instead. Even then, he didn’t come up with the goods. The story encapsulates contrasting versions of Leonardo that have been in play ever since
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32h Black Mirror, Doctor Who and Alan Partridge: your festive TV guide
The Guardian
Is the League of Gentlemen fun for the family? Should you watch Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas while elbow-deep in turkey giblets? Here’s what to watch this Christmas – and who to watch it with
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Tupac murder weapon was found after his death – and then went missing 15 Dec 8:33pm Tupac murder weapon was found after his death – and then went missing
The Independent
Detail is a new piece in the puzzle of the rapper's mysterious death
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Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned 15 Dec 7:12pm Strictly Come Dancing 2017 champion to be crowned
BBC
Four celebrities are in with a shot of lifting the Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy.
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