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11 Jan 3:28pm Oprah Winfrey is less popular among Democrats than Joe Biden, poll says
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Poll of registered Democrats about the 2020 election found more voters have a favorable opinion of Joe Biden than of Winfrey, despite enthusiasm for her to run Oprah Winfrey is less popular among Democrats than Joe Biden, a new poll looking ahead to the 2020 election reveals.
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11 Jan 2:32pm Mira Sorvino: I am terribly sorry for working with Woody Allen
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The Oscar-winning star of Mighty Aphrodite has penned an open letter to Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to say she will never work with him again Mira Sorvino has penned an open letter to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow to express regret over starring in his 1995 comedy Mighty Aphrodite.
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Oscars 2018: the four big problems the Academy needs to fix 11 Jan 2:06pm Oscars 2018: the four big problems the Academy needs to fix
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From Casey Affleck and James Franco, to how to top the Golden Globes show of solidarity, this year’s awards ceremony has a number of difficulties to address The 90th Academy Awards ceremony has, as I see it, four main problems, though in the manner of large organisations with four problems you can see from space, these will probably multiply wildly between now and 4 March as they scramble to solve them. The first is that the Golden Globes has now started a solidarity arms race, or it will be taken that way by the Oscars, the organising principle of which is to be bigger and better. It wasn’t just that everybody wore black as a statement of sisterhood, right down to
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11 Jan 1:02pm Politics, star power and prison Shakespeare: how Josie Rourke rocked the Donmar
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Rourke, who will leave the London theatre in 2019, staged perky experiments, rapid-fire responses and invigorating revivals. Who will take her place? When Josie Rourke
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‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene 11 Jan 12:22pm ‘Partying runs through everything’: the roots of Manchester’s reggae scene
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In the late 70s, soundsystems began blasting out dub in dancehalls around Moss Side, Old Trafford and Hulme, providing a cultural cornerstone for the city’s black community. Now a reggae scene which rivalled London’s is inspiring a new generation
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Steven Spielberg: Oprah would make a brilliant president and I will back her 11 Jan 11:49am Steven Spielberg: Oprah would make a brilliant president and I will back her
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Calling her the ‘ambassador of empathy’, The Post director endorses Winfrey and says America needs ‘a mindful, empathetic human being in the White House’ The undeclared but burgeoning campaign to elect Oprah Winfrey the next President of the United States has received another boost, with the full-throated backing of one of Hollywood’s biggest figures: Steven Spielberg. “I think Oprah Winfrey would make an absolutely brilliant president,” the Oscar-winning director told the Guardian on Thursday. Spielberg, in London to promote his new movie The Post, said: “If she declares, I will back her.”
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11 Jan 11:21am Cirque du Soleil banned our critic after a one-star review – need they have feared?
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Lyn Gardner’s press ticket for the circus superstars was withdrawn after her verdict on their earlier show. So we bought her one and sent Sanjoy Roy along to get a second opinion on Cirque’s Ovo
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James Franco accused of sexual misconduct by five women including former students 11 Jan 10:26am James Franco accused of sexual misconduct by five women including former students
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Spokesperson repeats actor’s earlier denial over claims of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behaviour, describing them as ‘not accurate’ James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, including former students at the actor-director’s New York acting school. The allegations, which have been reported by the
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Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham to leave Donmar Warehouse 11 Jan 8:34am Josie Rourke and Kate Pakenham to leave Donmar Warehouse
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Artistic director and executive producer were the first female partnership to run a London theatre The first female partnership to run a London theatre have announced their departure from the
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Camila Cabello: Camila review – Havana hitmaker makes breakups look easy 11 Jan 7:30am Camila Cabello: Camila review – Havana hitmaker makes breakups look easy
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What girl band? The singer who left Fifth Harmony has, against the odds, really come up with the goods – from affecting piano ballads to breezy reggaeton For connoisseurs of the piquant moment when a manufactured pop band goes awry, Camila Cabello’s acrimonious
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11 Jan 7:07am The return of blaxploitation: why the time is right to bring back Shaft and Foxy Brown
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The 70s genre is set to dominate big screens again with a slew of remakes and reboots. But where will these films fit in contemporary America? If it’s true that the past is prologue, then it’s also fair to say that we live now in an age of remix, remakes and reboots. Everything old is new again in this world of popular culture and social media, where the lines between past and present are constantly blurred if not completely invisible. On Instagram, we celebrate Throwback Thursdays while the daily drama that comes out of the White House often makes it feel as though we are literally being thrown backwards into a past that many naively thought was long gone or perhaps never existed.
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11 Jan 4:30am Blankets by Craig Thompson review – one of the best graphic novels of all time
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This touching, passionate account of growing up in the American midwest is officially released for the first time in the UK
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11 Jan 4:00am Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman review – the mysteries remain
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A phenomenally researched life of the man who did more than any other to change Europe and the world in the last half of the 20th centuryIf Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, the same holds true for its most famous living citizen,
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11 Jan 2:00am From Fife to Fitzrovia: portraits by Niall McDiarmid - in pictures
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Niall McDiarmid has spent seven years travelling the length and breadth of the UK photographing people he crosses paths with. Town to Town, his new book, features more than 60 portraits of inhabitants of some of the 200 towns he’s visited
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BBC follows Blue Planet II with hard-hitting nature documentaries 10 Jan 7:01pm BBC follows Blue Planet II with hard-hitting nature documentaries
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David Attenborough’s landmark series inspires programmes exploring the impact of plastics and textiles on environment The BBC is to show two major documentaries about challenges facing the environment, and a landmark series in which animals are followed for more than two years, as it looks to build on the extraordinary success of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II. Drowning in Plastic will air on BBC1 and explore the damage that plastic is doing to the environment – an issue raised by Blue Planet II – while The Truth About What You Wear will investigate the impact of the clothing industry on the environment and wildlife.
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