Convicted trafficker leaves Bulgaria’s Celebrity Big Brother after protests

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Rapper Ivan Glavchev departs show for personal reasons, amid complaints over his jail term for coercing women and a child into prostitution A Bulgarian rapper who was convicted of trafficking multiple women and a child into prostitution has announced his sudden departure from Bulgarias Celebrity Big Brother following protests from womens rights campaigners. The sight […]

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Insatiable is just the latest example of Netflix not understanding teenagers

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The new show has been heavily criticised for its depiction of obesity, and it follows the similarly poorly received 13 Reasons Why. So is Netflix selling younger viewers short? If theres one thing more painful than watching Netflixs newly-released teen sitcom Buzzfeeds hollow, harmful, and hateful or Hollywood Reporters trite, way over the top, unfunny […]

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Oscars’ new ‘popular film’ category sparks Hollywood backlash

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Rob Lowe joins industry condemnation of desperate Academy Awards shakeup to improve TV ratings The film industry has reacted with consternation at the changes proposed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) for its annual Oscars ceremony. Ampas Variety magazine reported that Disney-ABC executives had for years pressed the Academy to impose […]

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Barry Chuckle, one half Chuckle Brothers duo, dies aged 73

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Manager says comedy entertainer died peacefully at home with his wife and familyBarry Chuckle a life in pictures The entertainer Barry Chuckle, one half of the comedy duo #Chucklevision Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) One of my favourites from childhood years, teenage years and as an adult! Gutted. Barry Chuckle RIP sir. August 5, 2018 It has […]

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Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star’s ‘abhorrent’ tweets

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Network pulls Barrs revived show and condemns racist tweets towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett Roseanne Barrs revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet that attacked former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett. The sitcom star falsely alleged that Jarrett, who was born in Iran to American parents, has connections […]

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Oprah Winfrey: one of the world’s best neoliberal capitalist thinkers

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Oprah is appealing because her stories hide the role of political, economic and social structures in our lives. They make the American dream seem attainable In Oprah Winfrey lore, one particular story is repeated over and over. When Oprah was 17, she won the Miss Fire Prevention Contest in Nashville, Tennessee. Until that year every […]

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Cannes takes on Trump with highly politicised lineup for 2017 film festival

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Al Gore, Vanessa Redgrave and Claude Lanzmann among those who will screen films on the Croisette, alongside new work from Lynne Ramsay and Sofia Coppola The Cannes film festival reinforced its status as the home of politically charged cinema with the announcement of a lineup that encompasses the refugee crisis, climate change, mental health and […]

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